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Am I SUppose to read every topic forum before I post.
Posted 10/6/12 , edited 10/6/12

selloutsho wrote:

Ok, as a guy who is paying for a membership on CR... I find it kind of ridiculous I have to scan every article before I post... I have posted a few forum posts and been reported because it was a duplicate... I am sorry i don't read a ton of older forums especially day old forums that have no action on the forum front page... but I am not hunting responses... generally I am just seeking opinions... so I mean either we all got to quit hating on anybody who post the same thing as us (It isn't a fucking popularity contest/Or high School) If we are getting the answers we seek .. why not have more than one post...? Anyway it is the internet.. more than one person is going to post the same question and maybe he words it better than the first person.... or makes more since.. each post is unique.. and I think the lock out post need to stop especially towards newer members.. Moderators should contact them and let them know about what they are doing .. but as I said... Not everyone has time to read every article about everything.... WE have jobs... But I digress...

Any Opinions... and please don't respond like an ass.


and mods don't have JOBS either?
This isn't a paying gig sir.

I do have a job. and a damn good one.

As for your suggestions, no.

It is upon you to familiarize yourself with the forums rules/site rules on CR as per your terms of service agreement
when you signed up for crunchyroll. That is ALL on you. The excuse of " oh I didn't see it so i didn't know about it"
won't work.

If you're doing 100mph down the highway and get pulled over, you can't tell the cop.
" oh I didnt see a sign. "

Secondly it doesn't take long to do a quick search, if your thread gets locked.. oh well.
Don't get butt hurt over it.
If you begin posting new threads for every episode then expect a lock everytime.

You want to have a good discussion about it, create a group where the forums are moderated by you
and others who you with to be moderated.. but if you post on the official site forums there are rules
that need to be followed.


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Posted 10/6/12 , edited 10/6/12

selloutsho wrote:

I find it kind of ridiculous I have to scan every article before I post...

You don't need to scan every article, you can use the search function and scan a few articles.

I have posted a few forum posts and been reported because it was a duplicate. I am sorry i don't read a ton of older forums especially day old forums that have no action on the forum front page

I'm glad you're sorry.

I am just seeking opinions

Believe it or not, opinions exist in old posts too. In fact, by definition, an older post has MORE opinions by virtue of the fact that it must have at least one to start it, and a new topic can only have exactly one when it starts. So, if you just post your opinion under an existing topic, the older topic has MORE opinions.

(It isn't a fucking popularity contest/Or high School)

You're right of course, but locking duplicate posts isn't about keeping the popular posts open, it's about keeping the efficient ones open.

If we are getting the answers we seek .. why not have more than one post...?

If it is a duplicate, then by definition, it is the same topic. If your goal is to seek opinions, why would you want opinions on the same topic divided into multiple posts? That means that in order to find opinions, you need to search multiple posts. As you have stated, scouring the forums for answers is a pain in the ass. If you have all of the opinions in one place, you do less searching.

more than one person is going to post the same question

More than one person is going to get their thread locked.

each post is unique

No, it's not.

and I think the lock out post need to stop especially towards newer members

With any community of people, internet or otherwise, there are written and unwritten rules and customs that people choose to take up for the good of everyone involved. When you join a community, it is your responsibility to find out how people in that community treat each other. If you break an unwritten rule, people sort of understand and just tell you how or why you are considered in the wrong. It's a little different if it's written though, because you have immediate, direct access to the rules.

You did make one point, however, that I think is pretty reasonable. If a newer post makes more sense, or the older post is years old, then it is probably better to keep the new one. BUT, Moderators frequently lock old posts and keep new posts when they think it makes more sense to keep the new ones. From what I've seen, your posts only detracted from already active posts, which is why they were locked. For example, I thought your SAO discussion posed a good question. BUT -- it was a subset of the general SAO discussion, which means that every opinion that someone posts in your topic is also relevant to the other one. Thus, in order to find all the interesting opinions you can on a certain topic, you must look in two places instead of one. I don't have the time to scour multiple topics to find an interesting answer. I do have a job after all.

Edit: Also, the mods aren't insulting your topic by locking it, they are just asking you to put it in a more reasonable place. Mods aren't being "mean" by locking your post, they are just informing you that there is a better place to put it. Although I do agree that there are some users that get a little anal about duplicates. At any rate, my point is that whether you are a new user or not, the point of locking a thread is not to insult your idea, but rather to put you in the best place to express your idea. Locking new users is probably even better than locking older ones -- they can learn quicker that way.
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Posted 10/6/12
my rule of thumb is give other more works and less work for yourself... if it gets lock, so be it.

Personally, I really hate those who make you find duplicate threads, if there are duplicate, it shouldn't be your job to find it. We're just regular user who just want to post something and get some responses. Why bother doing searches at all...
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So much rage on the OP. Lets tone down that negativity a bit.
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Posted 10/6/12
"Am I suppose to read every topic forum before I post"


Answer: No.


But can you imagine if everyone doesn't bother searching and just kept asking, "What is your favourite colour" every hour?

This is not exaggeration... some forums are cluttered with repeated questions like that...
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Posted 10/6/12
First world problems.
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Hmm, - take this topic for example

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-710/The-Tech-Thread-Computer-Geek-Stuff.html?pg=60

The last post is from 10/24/09! There are many valid points to just make a new topic, especially if it has to do with tech because news that is 3 years old is simply... not useful anymore.
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Posted 10/6/12
don't be lazy and look around...search button is good too
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Posted 10/6/12
My spidey senses tell me that a mod with close this in no time however I agree with you. I think any forum topics that are dead for a year or more should be deleted. However at the same time I think you should use some common sense. A topic like...(when was your first kiss?) is bound to be on this site so don't repost that bullshit.
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Posted 10/6/12 , edited 10/6/12
What's wrong with using the search function? Sum up your topic in 1 or 2 nouns (if you can't, just don't post it), and put it in the search bar. If something comes up, glance through it to see if it's on the topic you want.

Mods don't go around looking at every single thread and, using their photographic memory, delete duplicate posts. If it really sticks out, they'll probably double check then go ahead and remove it. If you use the same method as the mods to check for double posting topics, you will probably not do it too often.

Also, Necroing threads is rather popular on this forums from what I've seen.
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