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Posted 2/21/12
How about starting a good topic
Posted 2/21/12

kat_37 wrote:

yeah once... stupid duplicates who wants to go through the whole freakin list of fourms just to check for dupes though? o.O i'm too lazy for that




And that's the problem.

If users are "too lazy" to use a simple search function to see if a thread is a duplicate, then mods shouldn't give a shit when we lock them. If we can take the time to do it, then so can everyone else.
Posted 2/22/12 , edited 2/22/12

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kat_37 wrote:

yeah once... stupid duplicates who wants to go through the whole freakin list of fourms just to check for dupes though? o.O i'm too lazy for that




And that's the problem.

If users are "too lazy" to use a simple search function to see if a thread is a duplicate, then mods shouldn't give a shit when we lock them. If we can take the time to do it, then so can everyone else.


meh...mods are different though, cause they have to go through that stuff cause they run/moderate (whatever you want to call it) the site, not regular users
Posted 2/22/12

kat_37 wrote:

meh...mods are different though, cause they have to go through that stuff cause they run/moderate (whatever you want to call it) the site, not regular users


The mods only enforce the rules. The rules are there for people to follow it so it doesn't cause disorganization in the boards. Neither the moderators nor the users are excluded from the rules unless there's specification.

The problem is that users feel 'lazy' to do a search for duplicates when it takes less time than creating the thread itself.

Necroposting is a rather different issue though.
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Posted 2/22/12 , edited 2/22/12
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-751748/if-you-were-rich?pg=3#39236026


check out the last post, than compare my first post compared to the supposed "original" thread

i think there is a difference.. but oh well you decide
Posted 2/22/12 , edited 2/22/12

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http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-751748/if-you-were-rich?pg=3#39236026


check out the last post, than compare my first post compared to the supposed "original" thread

i think there is a difference.. but oh well you decide


I did decide :)

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Posted 2/22/12

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killaf0x wrote:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-751748/if-you-were-rich?pg=3#39236026


check out the last post, than compare my first post compared to the supposed "original" thread

i think there is a difference.. but oh well you decide


I did decide :)



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Posted 2/22/12 , edited 2/22/12
haha, i remember the good old days when you needed 500 cr points to post threads, and i worked my ass off to get the 500 cr points without spamming.
my first thread was locked.
i made so many thread in those day, but someone always beat me to them by like 8 seconds once. that or most of em don't get enough people to converse and just dies away.

funny thing was kippu was the one who always locked my thread. i honestly haven't heard of any of the other mods until after my year hiatus from cr after the legalization. and i was a forum addict back then.

i remember the birth of the "lock if dup"
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Posted 2/22/12 , edited 2/22/12

papagolfwhiskey wrote:

Of course not every forum has this obsession with dupes. Other online discourse sites instead hate 'necro' threads or 'necro'ing threads. I'm not sure how idle a thread has to be to be declared dead. but I've seen 'necro' complaints come up on threads that have been brought back to life after only a week.

arbitrary rules are arbitrary.


I've seen this too. On a site I used to go on when I was younger, (the forums were small and I hate no concept of date) whenever I'd reply to an old thread, I'd get bashed for it and I never understood it. If you want to revive and old one, I don't really see an issue with it. I mean, if the topic has already been made, why not? (And usually the ones I 'revived' were little, stupid things like RPGs. If it's a news story that's been dead for a while, I get it. But little things, I don't.)
Posted 2/23/12
Haaaaah.
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Posted 2/23/12
This thread made my brain hurt. Moved to the feedback section.
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This thread made my brain hurt. Moved to the feedback section.


Do you need ice kind sir?

Anyways back on topic, my thoughts about duplicate thread creations is that sometimes if someone does find the thread that is being duplicated, that forum thread probably has not been updated for say 6 months+ and then suddenly posting in that one is like "bumping" a forum, which does not comply to the rules, right?

Now what I want to know is from the community (i.e. you who are reading this thread) what are your suggestions on how we solve this (and no, stop regulating duplicate threads is not a suggestion ). I want inputs on this as this topic is starting to have some interesting thoughts so far from what I have read, despite some disagreements among some.
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Posted 2/23/12 , edited 2/23/12

mochacafe wrote:
Anyways back on topic, my thoughts about duplicate thread creations is that sometimes if someone does find the thread that is being duplicated, that forum thread probably has not been updated for say 6 months+ and then suddenly posting in that one is like "bumping" a forum, which does not comply to the rules, right?

Now what I want to know is from the community (i.e. you who are reading this thread) what are your suggestions on how we solve this (and no, stop regulating duplicate threads is not a suggestion ). I want inputs on this as this topic is starting to have some interesting thoughts so far from what I have read, despite some disagreements among some.

My opinion on this is that old threads in the 2007-2009s be recycled or any thread that have not been posted on (say 6-9 months) be recycled. That way, duplicates/near duplicates don't show up. I think that everyone at some time (especially new users) may forget to check for duplicates before posting despite how relatively easy it is.

In other words, threads that have not been posted for long periods of time should be labeled as expired and automatically locked by some sort of system.
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mochacafe wrote:
Anyways back on topic, my thoughts about duplicate thread creations is that sometimes if someone does find the thread that is being duplicated, that forum thread probably has not been updated for say 6 months+ and then suddenly posting in that one is like "bumping" a forum, which does not comply to the rules, right?

Now what I want to know is from the community (i.e. you who are reading this thread) what are your suggestions on how we solve this (and no, stop regulating duplicate threads is not a suggestion ). I want inputs on this as this topic is starting to have some interesting thoughts so far from what I have read, despite some disagreements among some.

personally, i think complaining about "bumping" or "necro-ing" a thread (in a natural, relevant fashion of replying to the topic) is just being silly. the"hey why is nobody replying?"bumping is just pointless, tho. nobody is replying because it's not a very good thread. come up with something better next time.

as for how to manage duplicates in the here and now though... i like what stark700 just said. anything over 2 years since last post should get auto-mulched. this will cut down on the "omg too much to dig thru" whining. anything 1 year+ since last post... if a dupe is created, lock the -old- thread. (and then it'll get mulched when it hits the 2 year mark anyways). or maybe a 6mo / 1 year timeline might be more appropriate? active threads would automatically be protected, since they would never reach the "time since last post" requirements.
and inactive threads.. well.. are inactive. they aren't much gonna be missed.


@OP and others;
for the lazy, Kippu posted: The Forum Rules [edited for the lazy people that don't want to read too much]
now, once you've read the rules (they're really quite simple).....
google for it. seriously. we all know the current CR search is painfully lacking. but there are lots of options.
try searching "crunchyroll forum" + your topic idea, ie "crunchyroll forum abortion", minus the quotes, so you can see if there are already posts on the subject...

now you reach the point where you can decide if you should post in an existing, or start a new thread.
--IF there is an existing thread, read it (or read them, if there are multiple). assuming that the threads are well written, make sense, and of course are actually about the same topic you wanted to post about, just post there.
--If the existing thread(s) are about something different, then it doesn't really count, does it? and it should be ok to post your new thread.

i ran into a situation where i found what might be a dupe... but it was so poorly written i couldn't be sure. also it was very old. so when i posted my thread, i included a link to the old thread and an explanation that the other thread appears very old, abandoned, and terribly written. AND i made sure that my thread was clearly written, and clearly named, and in the appropriate section. so far it's still around.


TL;DR version: read the simple rules (as linked above), and google for dupes before you spam up everything.
Posted 3/1/12

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kat_37 wrote:

meh...mods are different though, cause they have to go through that stuff cause they run/moderate (whatever you want to call it) the site, not regular users


The mods only enforce the rules. The rules are there for people to follow it so it doesn't cause disorganization in the boards. Neither the moderators nor the users are excluded from the rules unless there's specification.

The problem is that users feel 'lazy' to do a search for duplicates when it takes less time than creating the thread itself.

Necroposting is a rather different issue though.


great, get in shit for stating my opinion- i didn't sign up for any sort of debate last time i checked...

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