Off Topic does not mean SPAM

AdminAdmin Santa Fe, NMAdministrator RarePosts: 5,372

Enough already of the trash being posted in the off topic section.  I am getting sick and tired of the crap being posted in all of these forums.  If you don't have something decent to post about, don't waste our forums with your worthless crap.

I am working on a more effective system for banning users this weekend, and will be looking forward to using it to clean up the garbage around here.

This is a warning - post legitimate stuff or you will be removed.

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  • SamusicSamusic Fairfield, OHMember CommonPosts: 466
    That being said, does off topic really not mean spam? It sounds like you're getting a bit tired of the off topic forum.

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  • Odin1985Odin1985 maracaiboMember Posts: 342
    god bless you, this place is really getting a lot of not useful post, posts that are being compleatly use to max post count and not to talk about things like they are suppose to do, plus i think that the spam forum should be use to set the threads taht are just spam and close them so no one can tlak in there anymore

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  • AdminAdmin Santa Fe, NMAdministrator RarePosts: 5,372



    Originally posted by Samusic
    That being said, does off topic really not mean spam? It sounds like you're getting a bit tired of the off topic forum.



    What I am getting really tired of is seeing people post a bunch of trash:

    a) topics about other members (ie. "Here is a pic of <insert name> - he is a dork")

    b) anything that is a pointless post, intended to boost a post count

    c) a post that changes the topic completely


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  • AdminAdmin Santa Fe, NMAdministrator RarePosts: 5,372

    I am not really here to single anyone out.  But yes, it is seemingly just a few people doing this.

    I am quite sure they know who they are.

    I would just like to see the forums become full of good discussions - not something that looks like an Instant Messenger conversation.

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  • DjinDjin New London, CTMember Posts: 3,263

    This shouldn't be like this...  enough is enough.

    After Admin, kT and myself still have given fair warning,  this still continues. . .

    Last warning. . .  for everyone.

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  • BurningManBurningMan New Bedford, MAMember Posts: 613
    admin but it meens off-topic dont that meen anything 8)

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  • AdminAdmin Santa Fe, NMAdministrator RarePosts: 5,372

    If that were the case we would not have a spam forum.  Off topic still requires that you have something usefull to discuss.  Examples:

    a) other types of games
    b) movies
    c) music
    d) etc, etc

    What angers me is to see a legitimate topic started and then see people run it off course with stupid posts that have absolutely no purpose other than to raise a post count.

    I think I am going to remove the post count from peoples profiles very soon.  We are going to come up with a unique system to gauge peoples activity in the site.  Either that or we just need some really tough moderation around here.

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  • killerTwinkiekillerTwinkie Eau Claire, WIMember CommonPosts: 1,694
    If this does not stop, I will take time out of my daily workouts to crack down.  If i'm going to have to do that, there are going to be a lot of deleted posts w/ hardcore moderation.

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  • SamusicSamusic Fairfield, OHMember CommonPosts: 466
    The post count thing I've always thought to be kind dumb. You must think of a different system, I think.

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  • SamusicSamusic Fairfield, OHMember CommonPosts: 466
    Too many people. Then people start writing short posts apparently to raise their post count, which makes admins actively look for spam which, in turn, makes other people have to worry that their post is going to be deleted because somebody thought it was spam.

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  • SamusicSamusic Fairfield, OHMember CommonPosts: 466
    *Exasperated sigh* If an admin has to constantly and actively watch for spam they may delete a short post that wasn't really spam when otherwise, they would not.

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  • killerTwinkiekillerTwinkie Eau Claire, WIMember CommonPosts: 1,694
    Yeah, a lot of the people at this site do things like that.  You guys are teenagers +, you know better.


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  • killerTwinkiekillerTwinkie Eau Claire, WIMember CommonPosts: 1,694
    Most of the people creating the havoc are around the age of teens.  So, therefore I singled them out. Makes sense, yeah?


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  • Gamer1337Gamer1337 Atlanta, GAMember Posts: 106

    ahh ok ok

    about how many teens do we have on this site?

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  • killerTwinkiekillerTwinkie Eau Claire, WIMember CommonPosts: 1,694
    I dont know. They just create a lot of bull shit that shouldnt be here. They proclaim to be teenagers

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  • Gamer1337Gamer1337 Atlanta, GAMember Posts: 106

    you should REALLY set a minimum age to join the site...

    it would help with this "Bullshit" you speak ofimage

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  • killerTwinkiekillerTwinkie Eau Claire, WIMember CommonPosts: 1,694
    Who's to say an older member wouldn't have a maturity spasm and act ten again. It wouldn't help anything! Besides, the teenagers are cool, they just need to keep the flame wars to an Instant Messenger conversation

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  • Gamer1337Gamer1337 Atlanta, GAMember Posts: 106

    ahh i see

    sometimes though, this is the only way of coomunication for them...

    KillerTwinkie, i started a thread that i THOUGhT was in the spam seciont...but i acidently put it under off topic....

    could u move it without getting mad plz?

    thanks

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  • killerTwinkiekillerTwinkie Eau Claire, WIMember CommonPosts: 1,694
    No problem!  The only thing I'm mad about is all of the Immaturity, this is a business that Admin is running image

    So, until it all cools down, it's gonna be hardcore mod from me for a few days


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  • SamusicSamusic Fairfield, OHMember CommonPosts: 466
    The difference between a spam board and an off topic board is.....?

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  • Gamer1337Gamer1337 Atlanta, GAMember Posts: 106

    off topic if off topic games...

    as in movies, other non mmo games and music

    spam is just....everything else hehe

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  • SatansDiscipleSatansDisciple Fleetwood, PAMember Posts: 2,782

    spam is like the trash heap of the boards. off topic means theres still a topic, its just off from mmorpg's.

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  • Odin1985Odin1985 maracaiboMember Posts: 342
    yeah everyone is right, here, kt, dj, jj and admin should be hard mods for the members here, like admin that works very hard to get this place up todate bu then some ppl just flood the "forums" with useless or posible to reply posts like, lol ir yeah, or just simple words that won´t provide anything t the site, i mean i don´t care for the post count, i have been here longrer than some ppl and i stil haven´t got the 300 posts, or something like that, just becuase i just reply to thread i care about and i know is right to do that, like to ask for something or just give my idea, i think the post count should be kept but it will have  minimun of words so it counts as 1 post, i.e. 10 words in a post is considered minimum so it counts as 1 post, if the person doesn´t provide more than 9 then they won´t have a post, so wçthis will make ppl that want to boost the post count to post atleast intelligent things, like images won´t be count as 1 word and so, i can provide tons of ideas if you guys are interested image

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  • SamusicSamusic Fairfield, OHMember CommonPosts: 466
    WeepWeep, you might as well not exist on this site. Every post I see by you is deleted. I wonder why that is...

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  • SamusicSamusic Fairfield, OHMember CommonPosts: 466

    Lately they've been getting deleted pretty damn quickly.

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