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View Poll Results: What can be done about the spam in this section?

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  • It's fine as it is, who cares about this section anyway.

    4 25.00%
  • Turn post count back on in the Off-topic Poll section and in Funny Stuff.

    4 25.00%
  • Turn post count back on everywhere, including the lounge.

    2 12.50%
  • Delete this section and the Off-topic Poll Section

    1 6.25%
  • Other (Please to be explaining)

    5 31.25%
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Thread: This Section Has Become a Spamfest.

  1. #1
    manker's Avatar effendi
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    There used to be some fairly good, serious discussion in here but just recently it has turned into a place where people bump several 2 year old threads in order that they can get more posts - or reply to six or seven threads with one word answers. Usually so they can request invites in the BitTorrent section.

    Threads with a modicum of discussion get buried. It's only happened since post count got turned off in the Off-topic Poll section and Funny Stuff.

    I rarely check here now and suspect others do likewise.

    Poll Question:

    What can be done about it?
    I plan on beating him to death with his kids. I'll use them as a bludgeon on his face. -

    --Good for them if they survive.

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    DanB's Avatar Smoke weed everyday
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    Turn off topics poll post countsback on?
    Last edited by DanB; 07-12-2005 at 10:10 AM.

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    manker's Avatar effendi
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanB
    Turn off topics poll post countsback on?
    Option two, I think.

    I had a phonecall inbetween writing the thread and finishing typing the poll options
    I plan on beating him to death with his kids. I'll use them as a bludgeon on his face. -

    --Good for them if they survive.

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    DanB's Avatar Smoke weed everyday
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    Quote Originally Posted by manker
    Quote Originally Posted by DanB
    Turn off topics poll post countsback on?
    Option two, I think.

    I had a phonecall inbetween writing the thread and finishing typing the poll options
    I thought i didn't see them to start with

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    Snee's Avatar Error xɐʇuʎs BT Rep: +1
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    Turn post counts off everywhere

  6. Lounge   -   #6
    Moderate the section more. Having a laugh and spamming is all good in certain sections, but other sections are for serious talking and shouldn't have the stupid spam in them.

    :nazi:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerzy
    Moderate the section more. Having a laugh and spamming is all good in certain sections, but other sections are for serious talking and shouldn't have the stupid spam in them.

    :nazi:
    That's the thing tho' - some of the spam is on-topic (oxymoron, I know). Some people reply to six or seven threads with one word replies which are on-topic but add little to the discussion.

    Example:

    Q: Do you agree with abortion?
    A: No.

    I don't believe that's what this section should be about.

    Also the bumping of old dead polls with only one poll option is very annoying.



    I don't believe the modulaters can undulate their way around this problem with stricter measures. I think it's about coercing teh spammers into other areas.
    I plan on beating him to death with his kids. I'll use them as a bludgeon on his face. -

    --Good for them if they survive.

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    Turn post count off everywhere and attribute the stars (for those who need them) basing on the amount of time spent on the board and date of joining the said board.
    There should be a way to calculate some sort of ratio.

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    nerd...

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    Just kidding...wanted to balance the votes.

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