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Old 01-27-2009, 12:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is not a new argument, but I'm been burned enough that now I'm on a crusade.

Outside of the Lounge and its associated sub-forums, there needs to be a minimum length for a post. Too many sub-15 post phantoms come in here, say "I like it" and vanish into the e-ther. Why do I care?

It kills threads.

If you look at this on paper, theres no reason threads can't survive bad posts, but they don't. In reality its a death sentence for anything that isn't a politically charged firecracker...which goes on in the lounge.

I'd like there to be some effort made to preserve discussion out there, even if its not executed in the manner I'm suggesting.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If your talking about having a minimum number of characters per post it doesn't work.

Instead of getting..
"I like it"

you'll just end up getting..

"I like it"

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Old 01-27-2009, 12:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't like it
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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And I don't like the either of you.

Sitting around doing nothing doesn't work, we chastize the furious few who outright attack these people, and we don't have any method of shunning.

Institute the minimum requirement, and all asterisk-junkies will be identified as spammers.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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We're not sitting around doing nothing though.

Whenever a 15 post spammer comes along they're instantly banned & all their posts deleted. I know I do this when I see one , I'm pretty sure RT , Jackhammer , Piss Me Off , Ethan & Seltzer does this too.

Occasionally a few might get through or get left up for a while because there are no mods on to get rid of them.

If i'm going to be expected to go meticulously through every thread judging whether every post in it is worthy of staying then i'll hand in my resignation right now.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Institute the minimum requirement, and all asterisk-junkies will be identified as spammers.
Big3 you were a moderator for a long time and you know the practicalities involved in realising your proposal.
The only way to institute a minimum length for a post is to encourage members to post more detailed replies outside of the Lounge area.
The one word spammers are a different animal that I believe are dealt with pretty swiftly.

I can't think of any other way to control post content other than to moderate every post in every thread and as Urban pointed out and as I suspect you already know...that'd be damn near impossible.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You should not have resigned Big3. For unpaid work I think we do a bloody fantastic job.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You should not have resigned Big3. For unpaid work I think we do a bloody fantastic job.
This is true.

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Old 01-27-2009, 08:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You should not have resigned Big3. For unpaid work I think we do a bloody fantastic job.
Why do you say that? I think I know where I'm going with this.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Why do you say that? I think I know where I'm going with this.
Ego stroking is good for the soul. U should not have resigned. For all the crap we get, it sometimes can be a satisfying job. Crap pay though!
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