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#1 Foamfoot

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 05:31 PM

I've noticed that the off-topic section tends to have at least a third of it's topics closed. It seems that the "nothing retarded policy" could work in an ideological vacuum of sorts (where everybody thinks the exact same way), but has not been helpful as a guidelines for preventing bad topics.

I was just thinking, it would save the moderators a ton of time if we just had some actual written guidelines for off-topic. Just a topic by a moderator, which would be closed before people could post and argue about it. While not everyone would read it, it might be a helpful sticky in the off-topic board. Hell, the way I see it, it takes up less than a half hour or so to write up, and may very well save the moderation staff some serious time.

The reason why I'm posting this in a thread rather than just pming an admin, is it might be good to hear a little bit of feedback. But, by all means, close the thing if it gets out of hand (or becomes "retarded").
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QUOTE(Bedhed117 @ Aug 14 2009, 03:49 PM) View Post

Damn it Foamfoot. Why is it that you kill every good topic with a retarded response a few days late.


#2 One Man Clan

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 07:32 PM

How about just don't post anything there? Years ago, problem topics used to fade away, but dumb shit members keeping fanning the flames so we have to keep closing them.
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#3 Foamfoot

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:11 PM

How about just don't post anything there? Years ago, problem topics used to fade away, but dumb shit members keeping fanning the flames so we have to keep closing them.

Eh, I don't post there too much anymore. I don't see why we can't have a couple of specific guidelines.
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Damn it Foamfoot. Why is it that you kill every good topic with a retarded response a few days late.


#4 Poseidon

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:34 PM

In a perfect world, guidelines would work great. Unfortunately, we're far from perfect. The exact same people who are posting useless topics in the Off Topic section are the ones who wouldn't read the guidelines anyway. Essentially, the guidelines would just be telling the more err... enlightened? members what they already know.
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 09:46 PM

I would have not gotten two off topic threads closed if there were specific guidlines. However, I've since learned that the only things you can post there are movie threads and videogame community threads. I just stick by this and do fine.

I'm not saying there should or shouldn't be guidlines, just posting my experiences with off topic.
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#6 Talio

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:06 PM

End of discussion.
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 07:41 AM

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