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PoeJoe
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10/21/2008 10:07:28 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
I will make this absolutely clear: After this post, I will not reply to any subsequent replies in this thread. I do this to avoid a flame war / massive, undecipherable 10+ page thread.

Because moderator presence is practically nonexistent, I believe we must work together to implement basic forum rules on here. I am not trying to emulate newgrounds.com specifically in any way, but rather, I am trying to emulate most all forums on the Internet. s0m31john can confirm this; he is an established user of many other forums.

As far as basic forum rules go, we must try to emulate general conduct of other forums because they have been tested to work. Without them, a forum becomes spammy and unwelcoming. We want to have a good environment to post, so let's take steps towards doing so.

I will start off with some VERY basic things we must discourage:

1) Double/triple posting. Correcting the occasional grammar/spelling mistake is fine, but when you continually double/triple post, you tell other people you don't care about reading over your post before posting it. This degrades the quality of posts. Also, double/triple posting inflates your post count unfairly, and, on any other forum, you'd be banned.

2) +1 threads. +1 threads are bannable offenses in almost all other forums for a reason. They denigrate the quality of threads. They encourage mindless +1 posts. They lower the expectations users will have while posting.

3) Flame wars. Arguing, especially on a debate site, is fine. However, when we start attacking each other personally, and when we start getting emotionally involved, something has gone wrong. Gravely wrong. Flame warring on any other forum would get you banned. And, if serious enough, a perma ban.

4) Bumping REALY old topics. With the occasional exception, if a thread is not on the first page and has therefore been forgotten, don't post in it. Doing so clutters the front page, and makes finding new, more interesting threads more difficult.

5) Mindless revolution. This isn't really much of a consensus sort-of-thing on any other forum, but I still think I should mention it. I understand that many users are frustrated with the way some users have made this site less desirable. However, that is by no means reason to call for any radical changes; the webmasters already have a lot on their plate. Let's work our way to change, doing it slowly and safely.
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10/21/2008 10:10:04 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
Ahhh, I lied, slightly. I hope this gets up before anyone else posts.

6) Hacking accounts=bad. So don't. Don't get so emotionally involved!
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10/21/2008 10:11:52 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
I understand most of this. But....

2) +1 threads. +1 threads are bannable offenses in almost all other forums for a reason. They denigrate the quality of threads. They encourage mindless +1 posts. They lower the expectations users will have while posting.
I don't know what this is. Example please somebody kthx.

3) Flame wars. Arguing, especially on a debate site, is fine. However, when we start attacking each other personally, and when we start getting emotionally involved, something has gone wrong. Gravely wrong. Flame warring on any other forum would get you banned. And, if serious enough, a perma ban.
And what exactly is wrong with emotional arguments?
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Just in case I get into some BS with FREEDO again about how he's NOT a narcissist.

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So... what's there to destroy evil inside of and above the constitutional government?
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10/21/2008 10:13:50 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
I am not trying to emulate newgrounds.com specifically in any way

Oh really? Why would you think people would get that impression?

Forum Conduct < Removing Nuisances from the site and improving the quality of this site
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10/21/2008 11:06:46 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
I prefer /b's rules, with maybe an amendment for elimination of true spam :D.
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10/22/2008 7:00:24 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
/a/nons > /b/tards
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Just in case I get into some BS with FREEDO again about how he's NOT a narcissist.

"The law is there to destroy evil under the constitutional government."
So... what's there to destroy evil inside of and above the constitutional government?
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10/22/2008 8:05:18 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
down with the CO$
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10/22/2008 10:28:14 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
I'm still thinking it would ne nice to have a rules page for the forums. The site TOS is pretty good, but a simplified and specific one could be made for the forum, maybe with more lax rules.
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11/18/2013 11:22:04 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/18/2013 11:21:02 PM, YYW wrote:
At 11/18/2013 11:10:53 PM, yay842 wrote:
ok

Fuck you for necroposting.
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11/18/2013 11:25:20 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/18/2013 11:22:04 PM, imabench wrote:
At 11/18/2013 11:21:02 PM, YYW wrote:
At 11/18/2013 11:10:53 PM, yay842 wrote:
ok

Fuck you for necroposting.

Seriously necroposting can be cool in very rare circumstances. Yay842 doing it constantly is so lame that it makes me want to punch myself in the jaw until I pass out
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11/18/2013 11:27:15 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/18/2013 11:25:20 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 11/18/2013 11:22:04 PM, imabench wrote:
At 11/18/2013 11:21:02 PM, YYW wrote:
At 11/18/2013 11:10:53 PM, yay842 wrote:
ok

Fuck you for necroposting.

Seriously necroposting can be cool in very rare circumstances. Yay842 doing it constantly is so lame that it makes me want to punch myself in the jaw until I pass out

really thought that said negroposting not going to lie
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11/19/2013 12:25:45 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/18/2013 11:25:20 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 11/18/2013 11:22:04 PM, imabench wrote:
At 11/18/2013 11:21:02 PM, YYW wrote:
At 11/18/2013 11:10:53 PM, yay842 wrote:
ok

Fuck you for necroposting.

Seriously necroposting can be cool in very rare circumstances. Yay842 doing it constantly is so lame that it makes me want to punch myself in the jaw until I pass out

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11/20/2013 5:17:18 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/21/2008 10:07:28 PM, PoeJoe wrote:

Since Captain Flatulence necroposted this, I now have to do what must be done.

2) +1 threads. +1 threads are bannable offenses in almost all other forums for a reason. They denigrate the quality of threads. They encourage mindless +1 posts. They lower the expectations users will have while posting.

+1.

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