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#61 Caboose

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:19 AM

No to this. Members are only banned when they're acting like complete morons with little hope of improvement. We've tried allowing people back in the past and the failure rate is 100%. Trolls will always be trolls.


Fair enough.

Did the merge of the Gaming forum and WLaOS cause that massive lag spike? When did that occur?

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:22 AM

Fair enough.

Did the merge of the Gaming forum and WLaOS cause that massive lag spike? When did that occur?


Quote possibly. That was 20ish mins ago.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:25 AM

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 11:50 AM

"massive slackening of rules" was terrible wording on my part. More an adjustment of moderation style to account for different or more varied content, if that makes sense. I agree necroposting and spam will not help anything, and I'm definitely leaning more to increasing quality by removing trash/spam threads altogether.


I completely agree. I believe what made the old Off Topic great was the real sense of honesty and integrity while allowing a wider range of content. I've used the word conversation in this thread a few times already, but that's what made the Off Topic forum so charming between 2006 and 2007. Greater tolerance of more types of threads would make Off Topic a more diverse place with more types of posters.

I feel gimmicks and trash threads, however, do not belong. I am opposed to the posting of suggestive or vulgar images, and I do feel, in particular, "game threads" need to be more heavily moderated. I do not want Off Topic to be flooded with the types of threads we currently see in White Noise; if game threads are to be made, I feel each should be significantly different in premise, or else they should be locked for being a duplicate thread.

I recall, in 2007, we had 2 or 3 game threads in Off Topic, each of which required a few moments of thought in order to contribute. One of them, for example, was a riddle thread; members would answer a riddle, then post the next one. We certainly do not need a 4 or 5 threads each asking users "What is your favourite _____?" The simpler games, such as the ones asking posters to "count to _____," or "post when ______," "this or that," and "ask _____" need to be eliminated entirely; those are trash threads with little substance. Trash threads would need to be locked. Trolling attempts, likewise, should be locked.

Perhaps the culture has changed, but I don't think things have changed enough from 2007 to make a combined Off Topic/White Noise less successful. A more diverse approach to Off Topic, a greater tolerance for more types of threads and "banter", as well a greater crackdown on duplicate threads and trash threads would make Off Topic a great place for everybody to visit and contribute.

I think, if we were to merge White Noise and Off Topic, it shouldn't be a literal merging of the two forums. I would rather we incorporate some of the aspects of White Noise, but actually delete/lock the current White Noise and start over. This would prevent the mess that merging the two forums would cause.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:01 PM

I completely agree. I believe what made the old Off Topic great was the real sense of honesty and integrity while allowing a wider range of content. I've used the word conversation in this thread a few times already, but that's what made the Off Topic forum so charming between 2006 and 2007. Greater tolerance of more types of threads would make Off Topic a more diverse place with more types of posters.

I feel gimmicks and trash threads, however, do not belong. I am opposed to the posting of suggestive or vulgar images, and I do feel, in particular, "game threads" need to be more heavily moderated. I do not want Off Topic to be flooded with the types of threads we currently see in White Noise; if game threads are to be made, I feel each should be significantly different in premise, or else they should be locked for being a duplicate thread.

I recall, in 2007, we had 2 or 3 game threads in Off Topic, each of which required a few moments of thought in order to contribute. One of them, for example, was a riddle thread; one would answer a riddle, then post the next one. We certainly do not need a 4 or 5 threads each asking users "What is your favourite _____?" The simpler games, such as the ones asking posters to "count to _____," or "post when ______," "this or that," and "ask _____" need to be eliminated entirely; those are trash threads with little substance. Trash threads would need to be locked. Trolling attempts, likewise, should be locked.

Perhaps the culture has changed, but I don't think things have changed enough from 2007 to make a combined Off Topic/White Noise less successful. A more diverse approach to Off Topic, a greater tolerance for more types of threads and "banter", as well a greater crackdown on duplicate threads and trash threads would make Off Topic a great place for everybody to visit and contribute.

I think, if we were to merge White Noise and Off Topic, it shouldn't be a literal merging of the two forums. I would rather we incorporate some of the aspects of White Noise, but actually delete/lock the current White Noise and start over. This would prevent the mess that merging the two forums would cause.


I completely and wholeheartedly agree with this 100%. Thank you for saying what I was thinking.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 01:43 PM

I completely agree. I believe what made the old Off Topic great was the real sense of honesty and integrity while allowing a wider range of content. I've used the word conversation in this thread a few times already, but that's what made the Off Topic forum so charming between 2006 and 2007. Greater tolerance of more types of threads would make Off Topic a more diverse place with more types of posters.

I feel gimmicks and trash threads, however, do not belong. I am opposed to the posting of suggestive or vulgar images, and I do feel, in particular, "game threads" need to be more heavily moderated. I do not want Off Topic to be flooded with the types of threads we currently see in White Noise; if game threads are to be made, I feel each should be significantly different in premise, or else they should be locked for being a duplicate thread.

I recall, in 2007, we had 2 or 3 game threads in Off Topic, each of which required a few moments of thought in order to contribute. One of them, for example, was a riddle thread; members would answer a riddle, then post the next one. We certainly do not need a 4 or 5 threads each asking users "What is your favourite _____?" The simpler games, such as the ones asking posters to "count to _____," or "post when ______," "this or that," and "ask _____" need to be eliminated entirely; those are trash threads with little substance. Trash threads would need to be locked. Trolling attempts, likewise, should be locked.

Perhaps the culture has changed, but I don't think things have changed enough from 2007 to make a combined Off Topic/White Noise less successful. A more diverse approach to Off Topic, a greater tolerance for more types of threads and "banter", as well a greater crackdown on duplicate threads and trash threads would make Off Topic a great place for everybody to visit and contribute.

I think, if we were to merge White Noise and Off Topic, it shouldn't be a literal merging of the two forums. I would rather we incorporate some of the aspects of White Noise, but actually delete/lock the current White Noise and start over. This would prevent the mess that merging the two forums would cause.


I nominate you to moderate your suggested merger

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:55 PM

Also Vintage, you really need to post less. Every once in a while I actually start worrying about the health of certain posters. You are one of them.


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PS, if you wanna get rid of Spam threads, go right ahead. Then merge White Noise with Off-Topic.

Edited by Vintage Canuck., 12 May 2012 - 06:57 PM.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 07:02 PM

Also Vintage, you really need to post less. Every once in a while I actually start worrying about the health of certain posters. You are one of them.


I know, right? 29,000 posts in 2 years. That's ridiculous. I think this calls for an...

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 07:11 PM

If you guys are interested in stats, Off-Topic is the fourth most frequented forum right now, after Canucks Talk(which dwarfs everything else), Trades & Rumours, and General Hockey. White Noise is 8th, behind Prospects, doing about 1/10 the traffic of Off-Topic.


I don't really think 'Junior Hockey Discussion' needs it's own forum. It's only the Big Draft that occurs once a year and some young decent prospects that need to be discussed about most of the time. We can probably merge it with 'General Hockey Discussion'.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:14 PM

Vintage, how old are you?

(Just curious, not setting you up for a personal attack)
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:58 PM

Vintage, how old are you?

(Just curious, not setting you up for a personal attack)


Well, I guess he thinks he's old enough to drive because he said in a status update a day or two ago he goes and gets gas in the States.

We all know that's a crock of crap though.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:29 AM

White Noise needs a 'can I tap that' thread

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:48 AM

White Noise needs a 'can I tap that' thread

is that a thread where people post objects and you say whether or not you can knock your finger/knuckles against it to create a tapping sound?
I'll create that right now!

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:47 AM

I've made the Entertainment forum, as a few people have asked for that in the past.



Just to confirm......

If I want to talk about movies now I have to wade through all that gaming crap?
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:57 AM

Just to confirm......

If I want to talk about movies now I have to wade through all that gaming crap?


Other sports is in there too. Not sure if I like that. Those might be better suited for OT.

Movies are in Entertainment, but TV shows are in OT?
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 08:46 PM

Obviously the merger needs some ironing out.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:21 AM

is that a thread where people post objects and you say whether or not you can knock your finger/knuckles against it to create a tapping sound?
I'll create that right now!


Yeah actually, that's exactly what I meant. I'm glad you figured it out on your own without explanation. You're awesome avelanch!

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:01 PM

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