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Posted 11/17/16

Werina wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:

Politics


i hope this is sarcasm


It's Ryu so yes it is
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Posted 11/17/16

Werina wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:

Politics


i hope this is sarcasm


You know it Whistle blower
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All threads suck until I post in it.

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Only slightly relevant, but I laughed so hard when I first saw this.
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Posted 11/17/16

MakotoKamui wrote:


...being a mod again, in some ways I find it's kind of hard to post in a lot of threads. I don't want people to confuse my personal opinion with how I mod, you know? It's one reason I try to only post in ones where I don't think I'll have to deal with issues - and if issues come up, I make sure to pass off reports to other mods just so it doesn't look like I'm enforcing my opinion. I know, that might seem off topic a bit, but it really does play into this!

And now I'll get into philosophy So, to me a good OP is like the roots of a tree. It grips things, and guides the rest in general. The first several posts will be the trunk, winding the way through some discussion points, and generally showing how the rest will go. More posts will be branches, leaves, and flowers - mostly related to the original still, but sometimes simply replies to what was said. Once they spin off too far, they should become their own tree, so that the first one isn't weighted down to one side by that single discussion.

Okay, taking that hat off since it felt weird. Really, an OP needs to be meaty enough to get people interested, and hopefully express an opinion. A sole link to a news article isn't a useful post, someone could just go to the news site for that. A series of news posts comparing and contrasting views, that's interesting and can generate discussion! Because, really, an OP should be about generating discussion, and yes, that sometimes includes dissenting opinions. Insults and attacks tend to shut down discussion rather than fostering them, which is one reason I dislike them.

Also, troll/useless posts tend to just clutter discussion, so in general, if the first page has a few of those, I won't post there for the most part. Making an exception here, since while I'd call a few of those posts off-topic/trolling, they weren't reported and I won't touch since they do figure into my post as well as of this paragraph.


I like your view on this.

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Posted 11/18/16
One where the OP content allows anyone to state their thoughts, and not exclude or deter others from posting without snark or verbal lashings. I find some threads better if anyone can relate to the question or statement in some way; a call-to-action to respond to the OP without malice.
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