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#1 flush

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 01:41 PM

I've recently noticed how many topics are being closed in the off topic section, and it seems a little random to me. So we can prevent the buildup of closed topics that take up space, what are the regulations (i.e. what we are allowed to post about in off topic) for what we can start topics on? By the way, I'm asking the admins this.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 02:43 PM

Nothing. No one is allowed to post anything. Ever.

http://nerfhaven.com...?act=boardrules
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#3 BritNerfMogul

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 02:50 PM

Nothing. No one is allowed to post anything. Ever.

http://nerfhaven.com...?act=boardrules


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If you are unsure about the subject matter, PM an admin member. They can point you in the right direction.

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#4 VACC

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 02:56 PM

No, I kinda like what Soothsayer said. I think he's on to something here.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 02:58 PM

No, I kinda like what Soothsayer said. I think he's on to something here.


Yeah, way to improve the site...... Make sure no-one ever posts. Shear brilliance. Why didn't I think of that before?

Look, yes, shit gets posted in Off Topic. But it just needs direction. That's all.

Not the admins saying nothing can be posted. Ever.
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#6 Talio

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 03:06 PM

It's probably for the best though. Those who know how to post interesting shit in off topic should do so. Unicycles however are not interesting and I think I speak for a majority of members. District 9 however is something that most of us probably enjoy. So is xbox. And with Xbox we can get together and play together. That's good. But not Unicycles or Magic Cards. Those things are boring to everyone except the few who do it.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 03:32 PM

Yeah, way to improve the site...... various misguided outrage


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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:14 PM

It's probably for the best though. Those who know how to post interesting shit in off topic should do so. Unicycles however are not interesting and I think I speak for a majority of members. District 9 however is something that most of us probably enjoy. So is xbox. And with Xbox we can get together and play together. That's good. But not Unicycles or Magic Cards. Those things are boring to everyone except the few who do it.


So, when it comes down to it, it's the opinion of a single moderator (the one that chooses to close the topic) that decides whether or not a topic is "interesting" to all of the members of Nerf Haven? I don't care about District 9 or Xbox (I think they're boring), so I just don't open the topic. I don't think it's fair that a topic is closed and not allowed to be discussed by anyone just because one mod disagrees with it. If there are clear cut rules that the thread is breaking, then yeah, close it. But, I don't see anything in the CoC restricting off-topic content.

Maybe there should be some written rules stickied in the off-topic category instead of "what I say goes" with no limitations or expectations of the moderators.
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On the other hand, the guy who posted before me used the word 'fuck' a lot so he probably knows what he's talking about.


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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:26 PM

Seriously guys, I know you want a place to "hang out" and post whatever you feel like at the time but this is a nerf forum. It's been said many times before, if you don't want to talk about nerf go to NHQ or FU.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:56 PM

Seriously guys, I know you want a place to "hang out" and post whatever you feel like at the time but this is a nerf forum. It's been said many times before, if you don't want to talk about nerf go to NHQ or FU.


Then if NH is used to strictly discuss Nerf, why do we have an off-topic anyway? I see your point, but the off-topic category does say discuss anything not related to wargames. Which means not Nerf.

However, I also see the point that topics that only a few people care about are going to get closed. Stupid topics that only the creator thinks are worth anything should get closed.

What I think would be useful for members/moderators alike would be to specify which topics to stay away from in off topic, like the topics that are eventually going to get closed. It would help the potential unicyclers from posting topics that don't belong, while also letting everyone know what is appropriate to discuss in this board. That way it would be easier to know if you broke the rules, and topics would only get closed that should be closed.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:31 PM

I'd just like to say that the people who own this site are under no obligation to let us talk about anything at all. They don't charge its members anything to join and can therefore do whatever they want to it. It has nothing to do with fairness or providing a good service to anybody. Nerfhaven is a privilege, not a right.

I'm not trying to kiss ass or anything, it's just how I see this whole situation.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 10:06 PM

There used to be a time when members knew what to post and when. Topics did not need to be closed. Off topic was meant to be used sparingly; laid-back discussions with some kind of value every now and then. A member's focus should be on practicing the hobby we all joined for. I look at this section about once a month, it's honestly rarely of any interest.
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#13 flush

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 11:30 PM

It's probably for the best though. Those who know how to post interesting shit in off topic should do so. Unicycles however are not interesting and I think I speak for a majority of members. District 9 however is something that most of us probably enjoy. So is xbox. And with Xbox we can get together and play together. That's good. But not Unicycles or Magic Cards. Those things are boring to everyone except the few who do it.


I think that we should decide whats boring and what isnt. If a thread isnt really being replied to, then by all means close it. But if people are replying at a relatively steady rate, and not just two or three people, then it should be allowed to stand a little longer.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 11:48 PM

It's probably for the best though. Those who know how to post interesting shit in off topic should do so. Unicycles however are not interesting and I think I speak for a majority of members. District 9 however is something that most of us probably enjoy. So is xbox. And with Xbox we can get together and play together. That's good. But not Unicycles or Magic Cards. Those things are boring to everyone except the few who do it.


I think that we should decide whats boring and what isnt. If a thread isnt really being replied to, then by all means close it. But if people are replying at a relatively steady rate, and not just two or three people, then it should be allowed to stand a little longer.


I agree to that *flush

Another note I may add to his reasons, that I believe making the "Off topic section" more of a hangout, you know, to actually make friends and then may later meet up with them at a war.

Now I know you might go "That's what the PM system is for.. blah.. blah" well, see why make one friends at a time when you can make a lot, especially ones with the same interests as you, and with friends, just like in the real world, ideas will spread, projects can be finally developed, newer creations at a faster rate, and soon enough we might actually destroy hasbro at it's game: Nerf


But yeah, if we are to have a said "off topic section" why be so strict about it? It's not against the CoC and if it's not, I just don't see any reason to shut it down... especially ones that connect the nerf community together

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 01:02 AM

You automatically don't have a say in anything if you're trying to make friends in the off-topic section of a nerf forum.
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 07:03 AM

Truthfully, I'd rather do away with this section entirely at this point. I cannot think of a single thing, unrelated to nerf, that really NEEDS being said on nerfhaven. There are other mediums of discussion for such conversations.

If people really have a problem with the regulation of the off-topic section, removing it entirely would be the easiest solution.

Now if someone could just open a thread in the trading section, bitching about the regulations, so I could close that cesspool down for good.

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#17 DX-Robert

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 10:06 AM

I don't think anyone who matters would exactly miss it. I mean if someone really wants to discuss something other than Nerf, why not do it at a war in between rounds? If someone really wants to make new friends, why not do that at wars too, where you can talk to their face rather than a forum mask?

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Topics 2164 Posts 32243

It's kinda sad that off topic is bigger than wars, by like double the topics.
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:28 AM

I don't understand why there was a single post after mine. That's how it is. There ain't no discussion.
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