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Off Topic reorganization

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ori, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Takhisis

    Takhisis is it fall yet

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    No infraction without post count representation!
     
  2. Moss

    Moss CFC Scribe Retired Moderator

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    Infractions aren't needed. Bans are more useful anyway.
     
  3. Takhisis

    Takhisis is it fall yet

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    No they're not. It's a death sentence. Since when has the death sentence ever worked?

    No infraction without post count representation!
     
  4. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    This is an objectively incorrect statement.
     
  5. Moss

    Moss CFC Scribe Retired Moderator

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    Death sentence? Naw...more like a momentary trip to Alcatraz (we don't perm ban people often, just ban).

    How so?
     
  6. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Maybe a few people will, so what? Far more people will spam in a forum several mods have directly called and designated as a spam forum. Don't want to encourage spam? Then don't call it a spam forum.

    Besides, someone spamming to gain PC shouldn't be hard to spot and deal with, and a few users have been posting a constant stream of drivel for years with nothing or very little done about it anyway,
     
  7. kramerfan86

    kramerfan86 Chieftain

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    It would be one thing if the split was along the lines of joke/mundane/spammy and political/scientific/historical, but the split is nonexistant. Both forums cover the same topics just with different moderation rules, the silliness of the idea manifests itself in how the topics were split between the two forums when they were born. Its just a weak idea that will lead to weaker and less active topics as discussion will be split between forums that likely will have significant overlap in topics.

    I mean just look at the activity in this forum, its relatively dead. This will be the forum topics get sent to die it appears.
     
  8. IdiotsOpposite

    IdiotsOpposite Boom, headshot.

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    Dear god you guys complain a lot.
     
  9. Berzerker

    Berzerker Warlord

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    wheres the babe pics?
     
  10. ori

    ori Repair Guy Super Moderator

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    We have not designated the forum a spam forum, we are saying we are letting more spam be than we have previously - there is a world of difference there. We are generally relaxing moderation, this does include moderation of spam.
     
  11. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    Did we decide if this was a joke or not? I was away most of the 1st.

    If it is, well, well played sirs, but I think its time to end the joke. If it isn't...while I respect what you all are trying to do, in typical OT mod fashion, you've ended up making things worse. This creates a logistical mess, when far less heavy handed tricks would have worked.

    I'll prob bail for good if this continues.
     
  12. Antilogic

    Antilogic --

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    They posted several times it wasn't a joke on the 1st, and they seem to be sticking to it.

    I don't see how it is possible to separate the one-liners and "spam" posts from the more insightful stuff. Sometimes, you need a little spam to get the conversation going, or you need some crazy X-winger to post a spam comment that leads into a more interesting discussion.

    Most people seem to be staying in FT (in protest or otherwise) anyway.
     
  13. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    So the new OT-lite would not only not count for anything, but it would have dirty jokes and pictures of animal abuse (ie. "bonsai kittens")?

    Bravo, guys. :rolleyes: Way to improve the place.

    And to think I'm wasting precious Script Frenzy time commenting on this nonsense.

    It's not often Azzaman and I agree, but this is one of them.

    Why don't you make ALL the subforums in the staff forum pc free? I mean, even the CFC-bot has a post count!

    Might cut down on some of the spam you (plural sense of "you") say you don't like...
     
  14. Leoreth

    Leoreth 心の怪盗団 Moderator

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    My point exactly.

    Right. And to be honest, people like JollyRoger or Ziggy Stardust often manage to make a point with short one-liners better than I could with page long posts. On the other hand, other posters can ramble on with dozens of quotes and repetitions of their first page arguments while adding nothing to the discussion.

    I have the feeling that the latter is seen as the inherently superior kind of post.
     
  15. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Just a passenger

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    ^ Good points.
     
  16. Winston Hughes

    Winston Hughes Wrathful Warlock Retired Moderator

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    I'm outraged by the changes for any number of reasons. :mad:

    (Can I be one of the cool kids now?)
     
  17. Save_Ferris

    Save_Ferris Admiring Myself

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    I know that months ago I supported this idea, but now that OT is split, I feel as if our community has split. You said this was an experiment, and I think that this experiment has failed.
     
  18. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    I agree. Some of the best threads on CFC have been started when some nutter posts some silly stuff and we all start bashing it. Great fun is had by all!
     
  19. NickyJ

    NickyJ Retired Narrator

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    Agreed. I think the moderators have succeeded in destroying a good idea.
     
  20. Truronian

    Truronian Quite unfamiliar Retired Moderator

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    It's only been three days. It's far too early to make such judgements.
     

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