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HokiePokie wrote:

Old threads back to life isn't such a bad thing... as long as people have reason and don't quote people from one month ago. And all the good threads that have been abused/used poorly could be cleaned like Mauz said he would... and it'll make it a "renewed" thread. Which I think is good enough..


Oh I just got what you meant. I meant threads that have been active at max 1 day ago, not started and not been active. Just clearing that up (also kinda tired).


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I am pretty sure that a spammer won't stick to or even read the "extra guidelines" for this section (which could well be applied to the whole forum in my opinion), so how about introducing instant bans for breaking the extra guidelines of this section? I'm sure it would much help get the point across.


At first glance, it's kind of harsh, but if that is what it takes to get the point across (probably is), then I'm all up for that =3
Though, maybe they should have a way of trying to appeal for an un-ban, in case of misunderstandings and such.
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Well, maybe deletion and a warning is good enough at start. Multiple posts before the warning, will be deleted. And not count towards more punishment, but obviously if that person is trolling. Instant ban, nobody needs to warm a troll, ban them instantly. Lets get to reality, not everyone is smart, we don't have to be THAT strict. I mean let the idiots learn, and then they won't be much of idiots anymore. And may actually be an intelligent person in life.
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CR points is likely the main reason why they do it. I think that some do it to access the things which are locked because you don't have enough CR points. And maybe that some do it to increase their CR points because they think a high CR point will make them look cool. What I said also applies to me, sometimes I really think that way. Sometimes some posts have "Please buddy me." so I also thought that one of the reasons they post is that others might buddy them and get to know them.
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Posted 1/26/08

Gabcom wrote:

Oh I just got what you meant. I meant threads that have been active at max 1 day ago, not started and not been active. Just clearing that up (also kinda tired).


Both factors will be taken into consideration, thread's activity and subject. If the subject is interesting enough but no one has posted in it (maybe because is not a retarded one so they have no clue as to what to post) why not?

anyways XD shinji left a bug or something because when I try moving them it tells me I am not a moderator

haha were are up to a nice start here. Oh well I'll just clean them in the meantime
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AHTL wrote:

Boredom most likely, spend some time in WoW EU's OT or the American one and you'll see ~_~



hah i love reading those forums the stupidity of the threads makes me laugh, sometimes its more fun than playing the game
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roy135 wrote:

Sometimes some posts have "Please buddy me." so I also thought that one of the reasons they post is that others might buddy them and get to know them.


Not really... I doubt people who hoard buddies in the ranks of a couple thousand hardly have the time to even have a decent conversation or "get-to-know-you" with any of them.

As far as it goes, collecting as many buddies as you can is just like collecting as many points as you can. The more you have, the cooler you appear.

And really, if you correlate CR points to money, and buddies to aquaintances (as we would the internet vis-a-vis real life), you'll notice that such attitudes are rather explainable.


But as far as stupidity, ignorance, and stubbornness are concerned, it can be due to reasons besides the CR points... but I won't deny the fact that CR points play a big role in increasing the spam in this site.
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I doubt it too Edsamac, I mean it does play a role.. but I doubt it's that big of a role. Just people are bored without the new Naruto episode out, which they'll watch 10 times. Then get bored of it, they think the forum is the escape for their boredom.. then we have threads which are completely stupid threads, duplicates and etc. And the large amount of post which are just answering the first post. And there is no discussion whatsoever, mostly threads that have a question as their title, everyone will answer the question. But there won't be any good discussion going on, and just now I realized that. O.o Hmm... Anyways, Cr points do play I role in the spammy posts, but I think the main reason is boredom.
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There really isn't much wrong with *most* of the topics in the general forum. Hopefully the differentiating factor between that forum and this one is the number of idiotic and one-line posts there are.

I'm pretty new here, and I'm impressed with the amount of activity there is in the forums, but after a while, I've decided not to even look at topics that have more than 100 replies, even if the topic title sounds interesting and I feel like I might have something to contribute. The reason is, I'm already almost absolutely sure that more than 80% of the replies in the topic are going to be something posted with little or no thought, and I just don't want to have to scroll through all that crap only to miss something insightful.

It's my only hope that someone will keep this place in check with a crack of the whip.
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main reason is boredom
Ah! yes, boredom. True that it's probably the main reason why most of posts here are not well versed/organized or should I say idiotic but that alone isn't enough to be the main reason why mosts threads/posts here are not worth reading or to be much more precise, trash. I think that boredom fueled/paired by immaturity is the main reason why this forum has so much trash. Also, peer pressure plays a somewhat charismatic role that makes one post an answer to threads that usually asks for your opinion on a question that can be answered by yes or no and doesn't necessarily contain why or threads that asks for about your preference which again doesn't necessarily have to contain why.

Also there is the influence of our very own interest. Sometimes, even if you know that a thread is trash or that the thread has already been resolved (thanks to the posts/explanation of about 10 different people which only contains 1 idea), you just can't help but post your opinion about it (which will make you the 11th person to support/build that idea). I for one admit that sometimes I post crap on different forums and not just this(crunchyroll) forum.

And before I wrap up my opinion, I'd just like to say that age does not in any way play a particular role in the number of trash that is circulated/discussed around here. It's maturity that plays that role and it just happened that people mature at different ages and most if not all or the average of matured people that are considered or can be called mature are 18+. As they say, with experience comes wisdom and with wisdom comes maturity because intelligence can be learned anytime if you are willing to.
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Now that I think about it, Boredom might really be the main reason. I didn't say this because someone disagreed with me. It is because I thought that spamming, for the sake of a high CR point, is limited because when you reach 500 points, maybe you will stop spamming and you can get tired of it. While boredom on the other hand, can occur often like what was just said by HokiePokie. And that boredom may contribute to your liking of having a high CR point which will trigger you to spam more. I think what is often better is the quality of the posts, which this section have, than the quantity of the posts. Though I sometimes fail to remember that.
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Posted 1/26/08

Gabcom wrote:


ahojcookie wrote:
I am pretty sure that a spammer won't stick to or even read the "extra guidelines" for this section (which could well be applied to the whole forum in my opinion), so how about introducing instant bans for breaking the extra guidelines of this section? I'm sure it would much help get the point across.


At first glance, it's kind of harsh, but if that is what it takes to get the point across (probably is), then I'm all up for that =3
Though, maybe they should have a way of trying to appeal for an un-ban, in case of misunderstandings and such.


Read the guidelines = no misunderstandings ;3 It may sound harsh, but it should help to make it less work for the mods to moderate this section if they don't have to delete the same person's spam over and over but just ban them right away and are not open for discussion about the ban. That means less spam, less annoyance, less reports hopefully
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Hehehe more wonderous CR points as well as curing my boredom i get sometimes. so tis very useful for those two reasons says i XDD
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wow... i really love this kind of forums! at last "Forums with sense in it" i wud actually learn something here...
im really pissed of by some people that all they do is say something and dont even know about what they are really talking about! but yeah i really do think its because of the CR points.. maybe the idea is this... the more CR points... the higher they think of you..

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I'm not certain how feasible it is to expect a "serious discussions" forum to actually reserve itself to intelligent, well-thought out posts showing respect and decorum. I think the task of removing posts that are thoughtless or offensive is an inordinately daunting one for the moderators, and i fear that the stated purpose of this forum will eventually have to collapse into a second "general" forum. If anything, it'll turn out to be a more sullen and cynical version of the general forum, as the handful of folks who actually do have some sense of grammar, coherence, and manners try to contend against pubescent jerks like wolzen who, in their noble quest to be contrary, find it necessary to say that this thread is "gay" and the posters are "fags."

I'm not saying this from any sort of personal disillusionment with the human race, or pessimism, or any of that fun stuff, but just because of where we are. What is crunchyroll? It's a site for people to watch asian media. Mainly, animes and kdramas. People aren't here to discuss the political/social/religious/etc issues of the day. They're here to watch TV shows from the same media machine that brought us "fanservice" and the "harem comedy." True, there are some films on crunchroll, even a handful of animes, that don't directly appeal to the adolescent voracity for sex and violence, or, in the case of our soap opera dramas, resort to shamelessly pulling the heart strings and emotionally titillating viewers. Now, liking, or even, I daresay, being a hardcore fan of this trash doesn't mean that someone is hopelessly lowbrow and misogynistic/emotionally needy/whatever. I think most people are indeed capable of coherent thought. It's just, when they're exploiting the online medium of crunchyroll to indulge their decidedly less intellectual entertainment needs, they're not going to be in the best frame of mind for intelligent discussion. To expect someone to turn around from a four hour Naruto marathon and give their opinion on the state of political affairs in the Middle East following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto is a little much, don't you think?

All that aside, though, I do sincerely hope that there are a few intelligent threads in this forum.
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well i guess it's like a "speak easy" topic
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