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Old 01-15-2013, 10:45 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Part of what's wrong is too much fighting, off-putting to new people and some of us who have been here a while.

I have seen the ban-from-thread feature used on another forum. (On me. For a weird reason, a rule specific to that site.) If it can be implemented here for proper usage, try it. But from what I've seen, it's not one-on-one fights that are a problem; it is usually multiple people against one. If people are chronically starting fights, more than banning from threads needs to be done. Sometimes the attacking is a response to suspected trolling.[/venting]
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:02 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Perhaps you should stop starting arguments then.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:04 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I have seen the ban-from-thread feature used on another forum. (On me. For a weird reason, a rule specific to that site.)
Let me guess, everyone was against you there too.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:43 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Part of what's wrong is too much fighting, off-putting to new people and some of us who have been here a while.

I have seen the ban-from-thread feature used on another forum. (On me. For a weird reason, a rule specific to that site.) If it can be implemented here for proper usage, try it. But from what I've seen, it's not one-on-one fights that are a problem; it is usually multiple people against one. If people are chronically starting fights, more than banning from threads needs to be done. Sometimes the attacking is a response to suspected trolling.[/venting]
Not sure what you're getting at. To me, it feels like you're using this as an opportunity to vent about something personal, which is fine I guess, but it wasn't exactly what I had in mind with this suggestion.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:42 AM   #26 (permalink)
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"it is usually multiple people against one" - people here should break the habit. On the other site, it's rarely more than 2 vs. 1, and I don't think I am the biggest whipping boy there. Just because someone makes a point (maybe in the premise of a new thread) that isn't popular doesn't mean scorn should be the result. If handled carefully, rarely would anything but self-promotional and duplicate threads need to be closed.
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I had a neat idea: if fighting happens and the original poster is reacting to it, the moderator contacting him or her should apologize for it. Makes the site seem friendlier that way. Of course that presupposes the moderator isn't one of the fighting few, which too often is the case.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:28 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Ki I'm so so so sorry that sopsych has made your thread go off topic despite you already telling him once that this isn't what you were talking about when you started the thread.

Would you like me to delete his posts from this thread and ask him to apologise to you for taking your thread off topic?
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:15 PM   #29 (permalink)
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^ not really necessary. Doesn't really derail the topic of the thread too much


Thanks though.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:28 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Generally, this is how we try to do it. I'd be hard pressed to find a thread that generated some good discussion that got closed permanently. Sometimes we will close them for a short period just to deter the trolls/off topic posters from continuing. Such is what happened with the Numerical Dimensions thread (and this is being taken care of).

If you had something more specific in mind, though, what would you suggest?
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^This has nothing to do with Urban. Like I said, it's either a good idea or a stupid idea, but I wanted to just put it out there.
you just wanted to start a thread like this with nothing in mind?
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