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Greg Chamberlain

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Less heated forums
« on: April 23, 2014, 10:23:44 PM »

One of the biggest problems with this forum is that some users dominate conversations by filling threads with things copy/pasted from the internet.

It would be nice to have an area where this was prevented. It could work by preventing users from posting to threads they've already replied in until X number of replies from other people have been posted.
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Re: Less heated forums
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2014, 10:27:38 PM »

'Fry hasn't even been on the forum for days. Are you pre-emptively whining about his future posts?!

Go crawl back under your rock, Greg.
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Re: Less heated forums
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2014, 07:12:10 AM »

Wow - a topic on less heated forums gets an attack on post #2.

Not a bad idea.  I personally wouldn't want more than 1 reply limit though - I would hate to cut off the ability to discuss a topic back and forth between a few individuals.  Of course if it was only one board - no problem!

Maybe this could be a setting that the person who starts the topic could choose?
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Re: Less heated forums
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2014, 09:03:53 AM »

Wow - a topic on less heated forums gets an attack on post #2.



No surprise here.   8*



I think it's an interesting premise.  It deserves further thought.
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Re: Less heated forums
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2014, 09:07:31 AM »

I agree with Greg.  Some posters probably don't even read all the copy/paste items they put on here.  Maybe if there was a limit, they would just choose one copy/paste and then tell their own point of view.
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Re: Less heated forums
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2014, 09:18:06 AM »

I agree with Greg.  Some posters probably don't even read all the copy/paste items they put on here.  Maybe if there was a limit, they would just choose one copy/paste and then tell their own point of view.

I have challenged the poster(s) on some of the copy/paste content.   It was quite unmistakable by their reply that even they had not read the items that they were posting.

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Re: Less heated forums
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2014, 09:20:53 AM »

I would suggest only putting a link to the whole article with a few sentences and/or a short description of what is is about.  I tend to avoid most long copy/paste articles on web boards, but will go to the original site if it interests me. 
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Re: Less heated forums
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2014, 09:21:35 AM »

How does "less heated" = limiting one person's posts? 'Cuz you're all talking about Frenchfry.

If you really want less heated conversations, stop the people who troll all day every day, the passive aggressive bullies, the pot stirrers, and the creepy stalkers. THEN we might get somewhere.
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Re: Less heated forums
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2014, 09:26:43 AM »

FF is not the only one who does long copy/paste posts. I think limiting the length of what anyone copy/pastes is good; if  I go to the site to finish what was posted, I often find myself going on to other links from that page... actually get more out of it that way.   

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Re: Less heated forums
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2014, 09:28:39 AM »


If you really want less heated conversations, stop the people who troll all day every day, the passive aggressive bullies, the pot stirrers, and the creepy stalkers. THEN we might get somewhere.


Do you realize that there are MANY people on this forum who consider YOU to be one of those people?
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Re: Less heated forums
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2014, 09:32:37 AM »


Do you realize that there are MANY people on this forum who consider YOU to be one of those people?
I'm sure every good member of Team Red does! And I could NOT care less <<(done properly).
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Re: Less heated forums
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2014, 09:34:58 AM »

I'm not entirely sure who "Team Red" is, but whatever. 

I gotta get out and get clearing trees.  Y'all have fun.
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Re: Less heated forums
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2014, 09:38:05 AM »

FF is not the only one who does long copy/paste posts. I think limiting the length of what anyone copy/pastes is good; if  I go to the site to finish what was posted, I often find myself going on to other links from that page... actually get more out of it that way.   

 JMO
Skitt, I can't think of anyone else who does a lot of copy/paste posts. There are some windbags, sure, but no one else who does what the original poster is talking about.

This is a troll topic that picks on one poster.
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Re: Less heated forums
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2014, 09:53:36 AM »

How does "less heated" = limiting one person's posts? 'Cuz you're all talking about Frenchfry.

If you really want less heated conversations, stop the people who troll all day every day, the passive aggressive bullies, the pot stirrers, and the creepy stalkers. THEN we might get somewhere.

I have attempted to assist police the forum.  I retired my badge when you attacked me for my efforts.
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Re: Less heated forums
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2014, 09:54:37 AM »

I have attempted to assist police the forum.  I retired my badge when you attacked me for my efforts.
Because you are the Hall Monitor for Team Red. You are not objective. And you troll right along with the rest of them!! Especially for 'Fry!!
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