View Full Version : The Free For All Forum!


Cheezy the Wiz
Jun 18, 2006, 07:18 PM
No this isnt a spam thread. well technically it is, but then again it SOOO isnt.
We just ought to have a free-for all forum. In this forum, there would be two sub-forums, called A) The Sub Forum for the Manner of Threads Which Would Have Otherwise Been Clasified as Spam and B) The Sub Forum in Which We Discuss Topics in a Mature and Civilized Manner by Bashing the Poster Not the Idea.
My idea for this stems from the fact that i see what are interpereted as spam threads or posts all over this site all the time and I'm sure it gives the mods a real headache to hunt down, close, move warn, what-have-you. Also, people seem to find it easier to beat the living cyber-crap out of each other, especially in OT ( the bloody DIE PERFECTION picture comes to mind). Well, if we had our own forum for this, then you wouldnt have to close the spam/abuse threads, you could just move them. Unless, of course, it is still sufficiently salvagable, then do with it what you will. The point is, that there is a time and a place for everything, so if we had such a forum there would be a place for it. Imagine, once the forum gets up and running, how much easier it will be to patrol the other forums! This new one would probably require a mod or two, to make sure that the material and converstations in this new forum were sufficiently abusive and or off topic, else they need be warned and have the thread moved. I know it seems like a renewal of the old work we'd be getting rid of with the creation of the new forum and all, but its really not. In fact, it's much easier, since now its realy just two mods who have to guard against not spamming or abusing, which is going to be much less common in a fourm made for such activities.
Of course, the abuse forum, aka The Sub Forum in Which We Discuss Topics in a Mature and Civilized Manner by Bashing the Poster Not the Idea would be much like the OT is now, but it would be allowed to evolve as the conversation/argument/slugfest carries on.
The need for this new forum and sub-forums is apparent. I believe CFC requires a place for such nonsense i mean creative expansion of the capabilites of one's language comprehension to take place. In the least, it would be a source of entertainment for the mods and users.
The only question that remains is: who amongst us is most capabe of tackling the inexorabe march of the spammers and abusers as a moderator?

ainwood
Jun 18, 2006, 07:20 PM
Why would this be any different to allowing abuse etc in OT?

Spam forums have been tried before - and failed.

Bad idea.

Cheezy the Wiz
Jun 18, 2006, 07:23 PM
It would be different because then there would be a place for it. If people wanted to participate in this kind of thing, then they could go to the new forum. If they were more for the quiet discussion, they could remain in OT. Let's face it, there are dfinietly people out there who come into Dodge looking for a fight, and this gives them a place to do it, at the very least only to themselves.

How did a spam forum fail? I would think it would have no end to new threads?

ainwood
Jun 18, 2006, 07:30 PM
How did a spam forum fail? I would think it would have no end to new threads?

Because even spam gets very tiresome after a while. You may think that spam would encourage lots of humour etc, but the reality is that often threads get filled with lots of one-liners, smily-only posts, and general garbage that is plain boring (go look on other forums that do allow spam). It is a novelty that wears-off very quickly.

Yes, there are *some* that tend to be OK & mildly amusing, but I think they're the minority.

Cheezy the Wiz
Jun 18, 2006, 07:33 PM
i see. okay i write this one off as a bad idea. Unless someone can improve on it. Yea folks thats a challenge: come make my idea better!

Tycoon101
Jun 18, 2006, 07:46 PM
Make it no posts are counted and I'm in!

Ainwood, heres what I think. If we have a spammish place to let off steam (Nothing serious is allowed) it'll really cut down of the annoyance factor. And here you go: There could be special "Moderators (Me and Perfection :D ) who would "moderate". It could let dome of us let some steam off, AND have a fun time.

I'm all for this proposed new section!

Cheezy the Wiz
Jun 18, 2006, 07:50 PM
ha, you would SO not be a mod, no more than I. Now Perf, maybe. We might have to bring back some true masters of the spam, like Stratego! Perf and Bozo would have to rock paper scissors for the other slot though

Tycoon101
Jun 18, 2006, 07:54 PM
ha, you would SO not be a mod, no more than I. Now Perf, maybe. We might have to bring back some true masters of the spam, like Stratego! Perf and Bozo would have to rock paper scissors for the other slot though

I was thinking along the lines of those who know even more than Lefty and Thunderfall, I.E. Perf, Curt, and TLC. They would be excellent minimods! They would know whether spam is good or bad.

Cheezy the Wiz
Jun 18, 2006, 08:11 PM
perhaps youve never seen some of Stratego's spam. It is truly humbling:
What type of Vanilla are you neutral to?
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=120984
Improvement on color coded terror alert
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=107390
In the future, people brush your teeth for you
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=94804

Tycoon101
Jun 18, 2006, 08:51 PM
perhaps youve never seen some of Stratego's spam. It is truly humbling:
What type of Vanilla are you neutral to?
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=120984
Improvement on color coded terror alert
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=107390
In the future, people brush your teeth for you
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=94804

:lol: Fine, we'll include Stratego. We really need some funny posters come here and rally for a spam forum.

Cheezy the Wiz
Jun 18, 2006, 08:54 PM
ill dig around, gather some people. you know this isnt gonna work, right?

RameNoodle
Jun 18, 2006, 08:55 PM
I dunno, I think it would be fun. Maybe make it have its own seperate post count. But, in regards to smiley-only posts, etc., maybe we could make threads for that. Then, people could have their fun doing that. If we started to have singular posts like that, the punishment would be that that entire thread would be merged into one of the smiley threads.

EDIT: Ouch. Reading that, it sounds like it was written by a twelve year old, and is filled with stupid ideas anyways. Next time, bash me when I post like this in our newly created spam forum.

Thunderfall
Jun 18, 2006, 10:25 PM
If you want a spam forum, you would need to create one yourself on one of those free forum sites.

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