Please Stop the Insanity It's like Endless September all over again...
Posted 22 October 2011 - 05:12 PM
Posted 22 October 2011 - 06:08 PM
FUCK NO, CUNT.
Ban everyone who joined 8 July 2008 or later! They're the worst.
Oh, you think I wasted my thousandth post, huh?
Here's the celebratory music. Everyone, turn your headphones all the way up, because this shit is Japanese.
This post has been edited by Ice Nine: 22 October 2011 - 06:35 PM
Posted 22 October 2011 - 07:05 PM
Posted 22 October 2011 - 07:21 PM
This may be something to consider, one of the Aussie forums has had some success in devoting an entire section to relatively noobish questions, which has at the very least stopped most of such stuff from being posted in the other sections. Those who are in a helpful mood can stick their heads in there, those who don't can ignore it.
That said, as a still very new guy, the above is worth about as much as you paid for it.
Posted 22 October 2011 - 07:23 PM
Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:33 PM
Don't you love me anymore?
But in all seriousness... this is the inevitable fate of all online communities, but I would argue that it is beneficial in the long run. There is a confirmation bias in effect when we reminisce about the good old days when all the fucking new guys weren't here. The problem is that (in our minds) we are comparing the known contributions of older member to the unknown future contributions of new members. It is easy to simply dismiss them, to insist that they will never amount to anything. But noobs don't stay noobs forever.
This post has been edited by Daniel Beaver: 22 October 2011 - 11:36 PM
Posted 23 October 2011 - 05:01 AM
Posted 23 October 2011 - 06:05 AM
Stop making it so easy.
Seriously, if you post in correct English (capitalization, spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.), and your posts have substance (something new as opposed to "Hai, gaiz! I shoved a crayola into my NF and it shoots 75' angled!") then you're not dragging down the site.
But, so many posts seem lacking even these basic requirements.
Another thought might be to prevent FNGs from starting new threads. So many new threads from new names are abysmal. That still doesn't prevent them from necro'ing, posting a one-line text-only message in the Mod/PJ thread, or failing to search.
Posted 23 October 2011 - 06:07 AM
This post has been edited by spencerak: 23 October 2011 - 06:07 AM
Posted 23 October 2011 - 06:13 AM
Posted 23 October 2011 - 06:18 AM
Don't be too harsh on him taer he's only 12.
Anyways I agree the FNG's are becoming a problem. However mass banning and just complete shut down of the system isn't the way to go. The post count per day would be a good way to start. In every bunch of grapes there's always a couple ones bigger and better than the rest and a couple that shrivel up and become tartar. Vacc and Langley have been doing a good job handling the bad ones and for that they deserve a round of applause. If any of us ran this site there wouldn't be many people on here. The real issue with tbhe FNG's is not that they are young and stupid but that they don't pay any fucking attention when Vacc shuts down a thread and says the exact reason why. That would help everyone.
Rants over. Here's to none of us getting banned.
I forgot all about taers kiddy pool idea.
I think we could have a new sub forum made where FNG's can only post. After they post a certain amount in there then the admins could review and see if they are worthy of becoming members. This way we root out the stupids without putting them in the main flow of things.
This post has been edited by evilbunnyo: 23 October 2011 - 06:23 AM
Posted 23 October 2011 - 07:19 AM
I open guns with my feet.
Posted 23 October 2011 - 08:03 AM
Maybe a simple couple of questions could be given to determine basic brian ability. This would filter all FNG with brains out from all the other FNG. Just an idea for thought.
Posted 23 October 2011 - 09:10 AM
From my experience in lurking this site, however, I understand that these radical suggestions are not ours to make. Vacc or Talio once stated that this site is governed in a totalitarian manner; it is different from other free for all sites. If this is what they want to do that is not something we lose our heads about. Keep reporting the bad threads and let the admins deal with the garbage.
Someone on this post also stated that they are only 12. That is not an excuse. Regardless of your age, these simple rules must be followed. End of story.