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Message started by Aussie on Sep 4th, 2016 at 9:11pm

Title: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Aussie on Sep 4th, 2016 at 9:11pm
Freediver..............are there any Rules, edicts, conventions, protocols or whatever, other than these?

Link.

If so, where are they?

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Setanta on Sep 4th, 2016 at 10:24pm
Sticky on the feedback forum.

http://www.ozpolitic.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1172571481

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Aussie on Sep 5th, 2016 at 9:59am

Setanta wrote on Sep 4th, 2016 at 10:24pm:
Sticky on the feedback forum.

http://www.ozpolitic.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1172571481


Yeas, thanks.  I thought I read somewhere here an edict that commencing duplicate Threads was not to happen, but I cannot find it.

Anyone?

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Redmond Neck on Sep 5th, 2016 at 10:17am
Sorry Aussie cant help you!

I prefer to steer clear of rules wherever possible!

;)

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by freediver on Sep 5th, 2016 at 6:34pm
If someone floods a board with duplicates so that it pushes the other threads off the first page, they will get deleted and the account will be disabled for spamming. If people respond to a thread, it is not spam.

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Secret Wars on Sep 5th, 2016 at 6:57pm

Aussie wrote on Sep 5th, 2016 at 9:59am:

Setanta wrote on Sep 4th, 2016 at 10:24pm:
Sticky on the feedback forum.

http://www.ozpolitic.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1172571481


Yeas, thanks.  I thought I read somewhere here an edict that commencing duplicate Threads was not to happen, but I cannot find it.

Anyone?


Speaking of duplicate threads how many now have you started questioning forum rules?   :)

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Aussie on Sep 5th, 2016 at 6:59pm

Secret Wars wrote on Sep 5th, 2016 at 6:57pm:

Aussie wrote on Sep 5th, 2016 at 9:59am:

Setanta wrote on Sep 4th, 2016 at 10:24pm:
Sticky on the feedback forum.

http://www.ozpolitic.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1172571481


Yeas, thanks.  I thought I read somewhere here an edict that commencing duplicate Threads was not to happen, but I cannot find it.

Anyone?


Speaking of duplicate threads how many now have you started questioning forum rules?   :)


Dunno, but whenever I do, there are always idiots who make dumb arse comments like that, so I am quite safe.

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Secret Wars on Sep 5th, 2016 at 7:08pm
You could start your own forum and mod away to your hearts content.  You could make the rules and enforce the rules and indulge yourself in all your little control fantasies.

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Redmond Neck on Sep 6th, 2016 at 8:21am

freediver wrote on Sep 5th, 2016 at 6:34pm:
If someone floods a board with duplicates so that it pushes the other threads off the first page, they will get deleted and the account will be disabled for spamming. If people respond to a thread, it is not spam.


Hope you have saved a copy of this Aussie for future posting!  ;)

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Bam on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 10:28am

Aussie wrote on Sep 5th, 2016 at 9:59am:

Setanta wrote on Sep 4th, 2016 at 10:24pm:
Sticky on the feedback forum.

http://www.ozpolitic.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1172571481


Yeas, thanks.  I thought I read somewhere here an edict that commencing duplicate Threads was not to happen, but I cannot find it.

Anyone?

I have occasionally created duplicated threads because the first thread title was too vague or misleading. I do check for duplicates but I don't have time to waste checking the content of every thread with a vague title.

If we want to have a rule against the creation of duplicate threads, we must also have a rule that discourages the creation of threads with vague or misleading titles. We should also look at ways of increasing the length of a thread title. 50 characters is not enough IMO.

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by bogarde73 on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 6:51pm
When you say misleading thread titles - and I appreciate you are a person of a didactic tendency, which is by no means a bad thing - I feel you have to allow some consideration for those of us who might have the urge to be creative with our thread titles and exercise a certain amount of poetic license.

We don't want thread titles to become chapter headings in an economics textbook or titles of Acts of Parliament.

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Aussie on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 6:52pm

bogarde73 wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 6:51pm:
When you say misleading thread titles - and I appreciate you are a person of a didactic tendency, which is by no means a bad thing - I feel you have to allow some consideration for those of us who might have the urge to be creative with our thread titles and exercise a certain amount of poetic license.

We don't want thread titles to become chapter headings in an economics textbook or titles of Acts of Parliament.


I'll buy anything which reduces the number of Threads on exactly the same topic.

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by freediver on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 7:05pm
Poorly judged thread titles are a pet hate of mine. By all means be creative, but make them relevant so people have some idea what the topic is. This is especially important for popular news articles, as they often get posted multiple times, often from different news outlets with different titles to the articles, but people should notice they are already there if the thread title is thoughtful.

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Aussie on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 7:44pm

freediver wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 7:05pm:
Poorly judged thread titles are a pet hate of mine. By all means be creative, but make them relevant so people have some idea what the topic is. This is especially important for popular news articles, as they often get posted multiple times, often from different news outlets with different titles to the articles, but people should notice they are already there if the thread title is thoughtful.


Yeas, that is what Members have already said.  So, what about a proposal or edict from you which has some teeth in it?  Multiple Threads on the same topic is at epidemic levels and ought be stopped.  Why not ~ at least ~ have them merged into the original Thread, for example?

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Andrei.Hicks on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 8:01pm

Aussie wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 7:44pm:
Why not ~ at least ~ have them merged into the original Thread, for example?


That's usually what happens Aussie.

Doesn't help when Imcrook starts 50 threads on the same topic going back 12 months.

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Aussie on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 8:18pm

Andrei.Hicks wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 8:01pm:

Aussie wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 7:44pm:
Why not ~ at least ~ have them merged into the original Thread, for example?


That's usually what happens Aussie.

Doesn't help when Imcrook starts 50 threads on the same topic going back 12 months.


In the time I have been here, Mr Hicks, I cannot recall any merging of Threads in Politicians Suck.  How many gay marriage Threads can you see right now, for example?

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by freediver on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 8:56pm

Aussie wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 7:44pm:

freediver wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 7:05pm:
Poorly judged thread titles are a pet hate of mine. By all means be creative, but make them relevant so people have some idea what the topic is. This is especially important for popular news articles, as they often get posted multiple times, often from different news outlets with different titles to the articles, but people should notice they are already there if the thread title is thoughtful.


Yeas, that is what Members have already said.  So, what about a proposal or edict from you which has some teeth in it?  Multiple Threads on the same topic is at epidemic levels and ought be stopped.  Why not ~ at least ~ have them merged into the original Thread, for example?


I used to do that. Now I can't be bothered. It's a bit too OCD for me. In Politicians threads get bumped down very quickly anyway. 90% of what is there is rubbish in my opinion. I am not going to spend my time sorting rubbish into neat piles of rubbish.

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Aussie on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:47pm

freediver wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 7:05pm:
Poorly judged thread titles are a pet hate of mine. By all means be creative, but make them relevant so people have some idea what the topic is. This is especially important for popular news articles, as they often get posted multiple times, often from different news outlets with different titles to the articles, but people should notice they are already there if the thread title is thoughtful.


Yeas.  Like this:


Quote:
Spare us from these bleeding-heart luvvies ....


~ for example.

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Setanta on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:49pm

Aussie wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:47pm:

freediver wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 7:05pm:
Poorly judged thread titles are a pet hate of mine. By all means be creative, but make them relevant so people have some idea what the topic is. This is especially important for popular news articles, as they often get posted multiple times, often from different news outlets with different titles to the articles, but people should notice they are already there if the thread title is thoughtful.


Yeas.  Like this:


Quote:
Spare us from these bleeding-heart luvvies ....


~ for example.


The horse is close to death Aussie.

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Aussie on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:50pm
Mayhap, we stop people flogging it then.

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Setanta on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:52pm

Aussie wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:50pm:
Mayhap, we stop people flogging it then.


Be my guest.

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Aussie on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:53pm
I don't have the buttons.  You do.

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by AiA on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:57pm

Aussie wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:53pm:
I don't have the buttons.  You do.


and that is the problem with any forum Aussie visits, friends ...

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Setanta on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:57pm

Aussie wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:53pm:
I don't have the buttons.  You do.


You have the keyboard, your choice or do you like trying to force others hands?

edit: No that is not an invitation to go on the offensive, you know who you are.

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Aussie on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 10:00pm

Setanta wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:57pm:

Aussie wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:53pm:
I don't have the buttons.  You do.


You have the keyboard, your choice or do you like trying to force others hands?

edit: No that is not an invitation to go on the offensive, you know who you are.


Force?  I can't force anyone.  Is what FD said rubbish?


Quote:
Poorly judged thread titles are a pet hate of mine. By all means be creative, but make them relevant so people have some idea what the topic is.


Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Setanta on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 10:01pm

AiA wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:57pm:

Aussie wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:53pm:
I don't have the buttons.  You do.


and that is the problem with any forum Aussie visits, friends ...


And that is why you should not engage someone that...

I'll lock the thread 'til 11pm.

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Setanta on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 10:51pm

Aussie wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 10:00pm:

Setanta wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:57pm:

Aussie wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:53pm:
I don't have the buttons.  You do.


You have the keyboard, your choice or do you like trying to force others hands?

edit: No that is not an invitation to go on the offensive, you know who you are.


Force?  I can't force anyone.  Is what FD said rubbish?


Quote:
Poorly judged thread titles are a pet hate of mine. By all means be creative, but make them relevant so people have some idea what the topic is.


Unlocked.

You know what I mean by forcing a hand, playing the rules, this happened, why not this. This is not a court of law, it's a forum.

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Setanta on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 10:56pm

AiA wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:57pm:

Aussie wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:53pm:
I don't have the buttons.  You do.


and that is the problem with any forum Aussie visits, friends ...


Irrelevant post. Others don't have the same history you two do. Spare them please.

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by Setanta on Sep 23rd, 2016 at 2:55am

AiA wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:57pm:

Aussie wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:53pm:
I don't have the buttons.  You do.


and that is the problem with any forum Aussie visits, friends ...


Please AiA. I vouched for your unban(is that a word?) from feedback. Just Skip(He He) his posts.

Title: Re: Forum Rules etc.
Post by AiA on Sep 23rd, 2016 at 3:29am

Setanta wrote on Sep 23rd, 2016 at 2:55am:

AiA wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:57pm:

Aussie wrote on Sep 22nd, 2016 at 9:53pm:
I don't have the buttons.  You do.


and that is the problem with any forum Aussie visits, friends ...


Please AiA. I vouched for your unban(is that a word?) from feedback. Just Skip(He He) his posts.


i am drinking to forget ...

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