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^ Sounds like a good idea. Thanks.
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^ Thanks for that post. I really wish we could merge threads.
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It's already been said, just categorize the general forum into more sections, like intellectual discussion, and the sort. Instead of just 'censoring' the entire general forum, make a said intellectual section to where threads must and must not consist of certain things.
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The forums need help. IMO If you've seen how many were locked today, you'd be suprised, as it's not a weekend. And I too do not like the "2 options" type of threads. Or just a options thread. All they do is list... list.. and list.... nobody even discusses sh*t in those threads. Just list... list.. list... click wait for load. list list list list...
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Posted 5/22/07
well.... this thread is a lame one cause its asking the the ppl who were classified lame to start spam the noob word at ya
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Posted 5/22/07
^ What the hell did you just say?
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Posted 5/22/07
Well i admit that my "BATH" thread is kinda lame, but its entertaining too...
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Posted 5/22/07
^^^eh? you don't make sense n00b
^ Morthoseth post early was kick ass. #4 is a good idea, but it would be like entering hell though. I would die in minutes.
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No, I find it quite great. It's not like a spam thread, it actually has people put their feelings into it besides people going, like in the Race/nationality thread "I'm viet" "I'm white" "I'm --" and so on and so on people spamming it. This time they actually have to think for over a minute. I don't know anyone I would take a bath with on CR lol, so I never posted there.
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Posted 5/22/07

ll-Shota-ll wrote:

well.... this thread is a lame one cause its asking the the ppl who were classified lame to start spam the noob word at ya



yeah, yeah, sorry for insulting you <_<


Morthoseth wrote:

1. Some threads may potentially have very interesting topics but the thread poster doesn't know how to sell the topic and it may end up just being a one-word response thread. At the same time, the thread poster may think the thread title is all it takes for a thread topic to be understood and doesn't elaborate or explain what is being discussed.

2. For threads which require only short answers such as two options, on some forums I've been to, they lock the thread and only allow members to participate in a simple poll. They would have a huge section dedicated to participating in polls and once they've participated, they no longer are able to post in that thread anymore. It cuts down on the threads which are very easy to post in so there is less spam.

3. Some forums actually have a moderator who has to approve a particular thread and works with the member who created it before it can be posted in the forums. Basically, if the thread topic is irrelevant, useless, pointless, etc.--all of those things--the thread does not get put up and it really hinders a lot of threads which may only promote spam. As a side effect, there is also a particular kind of fear or aspiration to get a certain thread topic approve so the members seem to generally think twice about the thread topic before they send in a request.

4. Alternatively, on some forums, threads which encourage spam and not much discussion are moved to a spam section where anything goes in those threads but it does not give points or raise post count.

5. Some forums also have a thread-posting guideline and list down some thoughts to help create interesting thread topics. The members are encouraged to read through the guideline before posting a thread. Essentially the threads are encouraged to promote some sort of discussion.

6. Some forums prohibit newbie members from posting in a thread. They are encouraged to stay on the site and accumulate various amounts of posts before they are able to post in certain sections of the forums.

7. Certain threads may have similar topics so all of those are closed and the moderator simply merges or consolidates all of the corresponding thread topics into one new, universal thread. For instance, if there was a topic on amusement parks, the first post of the thread would list down as many amusement park related questions the members can answer instead of having them all in different threads. Basically, anything amusement park related goes into one thread.

8. Something interesting I've seen is a thread which actually goes into discussion about what kinds of discussion threads can be posted and how to make them good before they are put up. It's a slow process but the result produces some really great discussion threads which are bursting with activity.

As for some other thoughts I had:

Some members may not have too much experience creating thread topics. Also consider the varying age of members. Perhaps the thread created by a 12 year old will radically have a topic less complex compared to someone who is 20 years old and knows the topic well, knows what he/she wants to address on it, etc.--This is just an example.


There are some really good points here. As said before, I think it'd be a good idea to raise the required cr points to make threads to 500 or something like that. Anyway, as the one who started it, I'm pretty much done with this thread now. Those suggestions of yours were worth reviving it though. Hopefully some will be considered.

Btw:

amka wrote:

Well i admit that my "BATH" thread is kinda lame, but its entertaining too...


Any thread is justified through entertainment =D
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rocklee101 wrote:

I wish we could bump the really awesome old threads back in November and December. The young CR forum was much more fun, had less stress, and less lame threads. Where is that stupid thread coalition that I saw the other day.


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Posted 5/22/07
the CR forums are kinda lame nowadays, but atleast spending time here is better than being on 4chan
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Posted 5/22/07
^ If someone leaks out what you said you'll be attacked and spammed by underage b&, who make fun of underage b&, just to not look like underage b&.
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HokiePokie wrote:

^ If someone leaks out what you said you'll be attacked and spammed by underage b&, who make fun of underage b&, just to not look like underage b&.


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