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Some changes (reverting back to old rules) to forums

Discussion in 'Forum announcements' started by dRD, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    In the end, it is the beer which really counts -

    The beer and perhaps leaving A/D well enough alone -


    I do like the idea of a splash screen though - One that is in place for say, 15 seconds and, displays our forum rules. At least then they will be forced to read them and the chances are, will violate them a little less often -

    One can often hope :)

    Pete


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  3. Sophocles

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    A month and a half later and it still rings true.
     
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    Yes it does, now Bear, could you please pass me another "cold one",

    Thanks, buddy -


     
  5. Sophocles

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    Here's to Scubabear. I believe that it's an unregistered AKA,LOL
     
  6. brobear

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    This Bud's on me. Hey there Scubapete, Sophocles. I'm no Scubabear, but may be the bear in question. I'll just toss it in the tank, I'm not one of those swimming polar bears. Haven't been here since August.
     
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    Anyone who posts this link again will go bye-bye.
     
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    An example falls in our laps. A newbie padding his post count with worthless posts. Any merit and it would have to go to advertising.
     
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    Hey, hey Brobear,

    Speaking of which, if you want to see some padding, you should checkout the "Testing" thread ?

    There's some who are doing sooo much testing there they'll make Senior in no time and they're not just Newbies -


     
  10. Prisoner

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    Ya I have been watching that too. The tests are really just to test post count I think. Odd with new rules, I think we will see more test threads.

    I always thought it was about helping people. I guess I am just dumb.
     
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    What can be done ?



     
  12. brobear

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    I've seen the test thread. Used to be, there was only one and only a few people got carried away. I don't think the mods needed to pad their counts. It was an out of the way thread to test signature setups with gifs and such. However, now they close them and new ones crop up. Post counts really mean nothing anymore. I say just let everyone play and be happy as long as they don't go around trying to start arguments like some of the new members. Seems some newbies think it is sport to indulge in being a nuisance. I no longer make any comments that may seem to be political or refer to member level. dRD said he would personally get rid of anyone doing so. ;)

     
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    Ok, I understand, pretend it isn't happening -

    Works for me -

    By the same token, you better that Newbie behavior isn't happening either - I do that ! LISTEN UP - I got the word, everything is beautiful, in it's own way -


    I never said it - - -


     
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  14. Prisoner

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    What thread did you pull the quote from?
     
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    Time will answer the question as to whether or not the changes in the rules are of benefit to the forum. We can conjecture about what the possible long-term effects these changes are going to have, but in a few short months we'll begin to see its results.
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    Sophocles, Your name fits your wise statemant. Only time will show the long term results to the forum. However I already see some negative changes along with the useless posts. Members I looked up to for answers as a Newbie very seldom post anymore. Others I remember never post. I'm sure some have moved on to other tasks. I use to make about 15 to 25 posts per night at one time trying to answer honest questions. Now I post maybe 5 a night and some of those are to say hello to friends I have made on here. It just doesn't seem to be the same as when I joined. It will be a year next month. I just don't know what the answer is. With the amount of members this forum has, it's surprising Drd and company are not all wearing those white jackets with the arms that tie behind your back. Anyway I was just reading through and thought I'd add to the comments by you, Pete and Brobear. Later Guys.

    Jerry
     
  18. brobear

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    Good reply Jerry, pass the beer Pete. In the end...
     
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    Jerry746

    Yes it seems there are also some short-term effects to consider. I've noticed that many of the older members have slowed there repsonse frequency rate considerably and some have virtually left the forum altogether.

    Hmm! Beer!
     
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    Prisoner,


    I'm sorry I was late answering your query,

    The quote was from this thread, the opening post by dRD.

    Cheers,

    Pete


    Hey Sophocles, brobear,

    I've got a cold keg of Guinness (sp) sitting in our lounge area, over by the cooler, under the potted palm - Come on over and help yourself to a frosted mug - :D)

     
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