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Can we do something about posting for posts sake?

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

  1. StevieOpossum

    StevieOpossum Active Member

    This happens a lot in other fandoms to the point of no one being bothered by it anymore, but on MC, it just seems...weird.
     
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  2. StevieOpossum

    StevieOpossum Active Member

    There are lots of pointless posts going on in the Gen. Discussion section. When my alerts say "[x] quoted your post", I can kinda tell what the post is gonna say depending on the user. This is the first time that I've been getting "ok", "lol", "I like watching green haired horses fight crime while playing the guitar", and "i agree" type messages, though I know it's been happening to other users. These spamposts have even crawled their way into this very thread. (said posts have been deleted, though)
     
  3. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    All I can say is that a moderator or member of staff should be contacted so they can alleviate the situation, temporarily, by deleting the spammish posts. Other than that, all I can recommend is you contact the forum administration to inform them of the ongoing problems here on the forums. Thanks, hope this helps, and have a good weekend.
     
  4. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Just want to ask Phillip to please close the "Which Do You Prefer?" thread in the General Discussions section due to multiple spammers unable to follow the simplest of gameplay rules, clogging and spamming the thread with their junk, causing it to go off-track from its intended purpose. Thanks. :(
     
  5. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    That is to bad, that has been a long going thread on here, and I have even played from time to time. Ed I know you have been working your little batty tail off getting rid of spammers and things. Are there any other threads that need to be watched maybe we could divide and conquer? If there is anything I could do to help let me know.
     
  6. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Dwayne, the only other thread I can think of is the One-Word Story (which seems like an exercise in post-padding to me). Other than that just be alert as there's been a lot of spamming taking place in older fics and threads throughout the forums.
     
  7. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Yes Sir! I'll keep a look out and report anything that dose not look right sir. Private Dwayne over and out! (marches off into the sun set)
     
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  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, they really were going at it quite a bit yesterday.

    If I may make a suggestion, I think in addition to the "Which Do You Prefer?" thread (which I personally felt passed its prime a loooong time ago when people started repeated questions that had already been done before), the "Can I Have a Hug?" thread needs to be closed as well, as they've pretty much just polluted that thread like nothing else.

    PERSON #1: Can I have a hug?
    PERSON #2: Ok. Now, will you hug me back?
    PERSON #1: Yeah. And will you hug me again?
    PERSON #2: Sure. Will you give me another hug?
    PERSON #1: Ok. How about another hug for me?
    PERSON #2: Ok. If you'll also give me another hug.

    On and on and on and on.
     
  9. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yep, I tried dremmelling off as much of their crud in that thread too. And don't we already have the "The Kiss Kiss Hug Hug Thread" for that anyway? *Shakes head.
     
  10. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    You know I have kind of had to look at the way I have been posting as of late. I started to kind of do what your talking about, but noticed it myself, and I stopped. Sorry if I cluttered anything up. I think that maybe the reason these threads are having problems is the fact that there are some newer members who may not have read the rules or understand what is going on. I think if anything we need something like a welcoming committee, where some of the older members try and take some newer members under there wing, and help them show them the ropes and whatnot.


    I always thought that the "Kissy Kissy" thread was a fan fic, but if it's not then why do we need to hugging threads?
     
  11. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    The "I Need A Hug" thread was probably started due to the bulk size of the former "Kiss Kiss Hug Hug" thread and/or the latter got buried down the forum by newer threads, that tends to happen which leads us to the former complaint of people starting multiple threads on the same subject or serving the same purpose when not really needed.

    The "I Think I'm Going Out of My Head" thread is also breeding grounds for spam. Unfortunately, because of it's bulk size I'd have to call in the forum administration to help with the problem.

    As to Dwayne's suggestion, maybe said welcoming committee could be newly-promoted Junior Moderators. But since that doesn't seem likely, so long as people help out the new members realize what's okay and what isn't we should end some of these spammish shenanigans.
     
  12. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    It almost sounds like we need to do some spring cleaning of some threads. Is there not a way that after a thread has been "inactive" for an un said certain amount of time that it would be closed and deleted? Then just before that happened the creater of the post would receive notification that it was about to be closed, and if they wanted to bump the thread they could. Or am I thinking to much?
     
  13. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    That's a good idea, but you'd have to submit it to the forum administration as I have no control over that. The only thing I can do at this moment is either delete posts or entire threads. And it should be noted there are certain members who just don't get the hint, even after bludgened with it through their skulls not to bump old threads.
     
  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Some forum services actually do that; Hubert's Arthur forum, for example, if you bump certain threads, you actually get a message that tells you the thread hasn't been active in over X-amount of days, and that you should only post if you're absolutely sure that what you're posting is actually relevant to the discussion, or otherwise, just leave it alone.
     
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  15. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Closing a thread after a specific time yes, having it deleted, no, because then your post count will go down by a lot and people aren't going to like that. A warning isn't going to deter spammers. Warning after warning, they keep doing it so they are clearly not listening and things need to be done with the members in question.

    I am so sick of going to my watched threads list and see miles of 'ignored user.' You shouldn't even be seeing a notice an ignored user posted. It defeats the point of ignoring a user.
     
  16. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well instead of banning the said members, why not put them on a probation like situation. where there posts are monitored by a mod or senior member? Then if it continues go ahead and ban them.
     
  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure if it's still practiced or not, but in the old days, if a member was acting up, ignoring rules, brushing off warning from the staff, they would be suspended for 30 days.
     
  18. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    That sounds very reasonable, and I think would be better then banning them for a long period of time.
    When I start a thread I try to stay active in that thread, and try to set the tone of the conversation. I think that people that create there own thread should have a little bit more control over what goes on in it, but then again that might cause more problems of members fighting against themselves.
     
  19. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I never said we had to start banning people...I just said something had to be done :/
     
  20. StevieOpossum

    StevieOpossum Active Member

    Isn't the "I Think I'm Going Crazy" thread just meant for spam and random posting? So that it won't spread to other threads?
     
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