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Can we do something about posting for posts sake?

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Drtooth, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah... Someone posted a reply to one of the RPG threads where the last post was from ten years ago. :sigh:
  2. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    That's been getting on my nerves too. Bleah.
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Here's the thread in question.


    At least the poster after my sarcastic comments at least mentioned a "what if" scenario. I just think the one who bumped it up wanted to desperately list as many obscure characters as possible to say they know obscure characters.

    But seriously... the toy line is LONG GONE! How can someone access something from 10 years ago? Was there that little activity on that part of the board or what?

    Edit: OH! And get this certain someone's post in this thread http://www.muppetcentral.com/forum/threads/rip-johnny-winter-1944-2014.58145/#post-1113763

    As if the member posted something without reading the entire opening post!
  4. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks for the Mupdate regarding these posts Drtooth, they've all been dealt with accordingly.

    As to the post in the RIP thread... Oh, that member. :rolleyes:

    If someone wants to post potential wishlists, we already have threads for that, no need to bump up a ten-year-old thread for that kind of list-posting.
    Then again, I should have known something like this would happen when I got a PM from one of those members asking me what I thought accessories for various Muppet/Sesame Street figures would be... And I had to ask if the person knew Palisades Toys was no longer an active company, let alone making more figures. :news: :sigh: :grr:
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I know, right? Same guy who would endlessly post Non-updates on a certain movie that's never going to happen. But seriously, if you don't know who a person that a thread is about, why would anyone bother posting in it? that guy, that's who.

    I'd also love to complain about a certain jokes thread that's full of non-jokes , but then I'd come off as a tattletale.
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  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

  7. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, now I got back from some afternoon errands, that post has been dealt with.

    Also, there's this particular member who keeps posting in some fanfics solely for the purpose of padding their own post total. These replies say nothing about the chapter themselves, nor do they engage the author about something they liked or didn't understand, nor do they contribute any valid point to the fic. All these replies consist of are variations of simply "Aww, more please!" Seriously? :rolleyes:
    Yes, all of us who participate actively in the Fanfic section as either authors or frequent readers/reviewers have nagged from time to time to get the fic moving to an eventual conclusion... But there's nagging, and then there's spam-nagging. Feh!
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  8. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

  9. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

  10. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    Thanks Count for all you do.
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  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    No, that member—a "she"—posted a second post that as mentioned above has been dealt with.
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Was that response still "what is this?"

    Someone's got to tell that member that if that memeber doesn't know what the post is about, that member shouldn't be posting there... especially if that member can't be bothered to read the first post explaining what the thread is about in the first place.

    That's just lazy.
  14. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Count I have a suggestion, perhaps it would benefit the forum to somehow either remove those threads, or lock them somehow so that they can't be posted in rather than getting upset over them being "bumped".
  15. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    We've had that discussion here and in other threads, asking which threads should be point-blank closed and which should be deleted and which should be left open for continuous conversation. Unfortunately, I can't lock threads, so the only thing I can do is delete the unnecessary bumper posts.

    No, the second post by "that member" was just more spam, so it got deleted.
  16. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Oh, BTW, we just got confirmation as to why the April Fools thread should be labelled as such... At least the day after so everybody knows they're that, April Fools threads instead of confusing them for actual news.

    The forums' latest newest member, named the Newsman posted a question asking about the release of TMS Season 4, thereby bumping up an AF thread from earlier this year. Guess :news: completely missed the "April Fools" tag. Meh.
  17. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hey people... Stop posting RPG's as fanfics! ! !

    First of all, they're not fics!
    Secondly, we have a Game Suggestions thread for you to propose an RPG before mod approval to get it started.

    It's like you know you can't post a new thread in the Games section without mod help, so these RPG-fics get posted in the Fanfic section, and are then promptly deleted for being nothing but spam, as well as trying to get around the protocol that's been set up and respected here doubly annoying the forum staff with each new thread of this type that pops up. :grr:
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  18. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Is that why my fanfic got deleted? It wasn't an RPG.
  19. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Nooooo. Of course it wasn't an RPG, especially when you replied that it was after BeakerJanice directly asked you about it.
  20. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    What's an RPG?

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