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Turboman
15-06-2007, 12:41 AM
Hi

Just seen this new policy on LB

It has been decided that posts which have been made in the ("read Vineyard & Have your say etc" ) will no longer count towards your total post count, therefore any posts already made in these forums will have been deleted from your original count....!!!

What an excellent idea-I've seen threads in CAG (& elsewhere) where people try to get their post count up with absolute trivia-and don't post much at all on anything serious.

Turbo
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thebetterhalf
15-06-2007, 07:54 AM
That's fine, but what you have to remember is that many people will join here with no experience of such forums, but with a great deal of anger and frustration. Those people may be lacking in conidence about posting and may use the Vineyard etc as a way of getting into the site by posting about everyday stuff until they feel confident enough to post their 'issues'.

I agree that banter type postings in these places perhaps should not count towards their post count, but those posts are still important. :)

Tamadus
15-06-2007, 07:18 PM
LB? I may sound dumb here but I have the settings so ALL posts count.

I actually believe that forums like the vineyard are very helpfull, as TBH says they help build confidence. From my own experience they go off topic far more and throw up some excellent posts occasionally that we can use in the fight ahead.

Turboman
15-06-2007, 08:13 PM
It was only a observation--I'd seem all the trivia on CAg-& everlasting threads like Blind Mans Bluff etc..

Turbo

Dragonlady
15-06-2007, 08:20 PM
We can always clean up the threads after a couple of days to remove the off topic posts, so long as they don't detract from the subject. Of course if the OP objects to their thread going off topic we will ask the off topic posters to edit their own posts and if that hasn't been after a couple days we will remove them.

The Vineyard is the playground where there is more tolerance allowed, but if it gets out of hand, it can be pruned back.

HONESTLY
17-06-2007, 10:33 PM
Especially that one going on about the last post. Shows how desparate some of the mods are over the road.

Tamadus
18-06-2007, 06:25 PM
Most threads and off topic sections of serious threads actually die of their own accourd very quickly after a few posts have been made and the thread soon gets back on track.

m55dlc
18-06-2007, 08:17 PM
I think in Turbomans defence, a couple of the never ending pointless threads on CAG where nothing of merit has been, or ever will be disgussed, if these could be weasled out of a post count that would be good. But I also see that certain threads within the non-serious topics can throw up valid points too. I personally believe that the level of banter on the CCAA thread never actually detracted from the task at hand, but following on from the observations of others, it did make it a bit cliquey at times. I think we would all (in our roles as mods etc) see who are posting vast numbers of entries within the frivolous threads and either consider or dismiss any posts made by such members on such merits.

As a rule of thumb, anyone with a post count in the stratosphere with a reputation of one green blob might just give away how useful the advice some people were giving.

HONESTLY
18-06-2007, 08:43 PM
I yes that twice i had blobs removed because they thought i should be taught a lesson.

Dragonlady
18-06-2007, 08:46 PM
Emerald necklaces are very hard to earn....LOL...I had to settle for a black diamond

Tamadus
18-06-2007, 09:22 PM
lmao DL,

Any threads which do emerge that become frivalous I can soon remove from the post count, :)

m55dlc
18-06-2007, 09:54 PM
That's an interesting level of control there Tam, I didn't think it would allow you that degree of control.

HONESTLY
19-06-2007, 12:03 AM
If only they has the same rules over the road then we would get proper postings. Also where has zooman gone from over the road ?

Dragonlady
19-06-2007, 06:44 AM
I think Zooman had enough. he does hang around but doesn't post regularly over there

HONESTLY
19-06-2007, 08:11 AM
I think that zooman has gone as all of his posts have n/a underneath and you cant score him neither can you report his posts etc.

Tamadus
19-06-2007, 08:45 PM
actually m55 there is a lot of control in vbulletin. What really annoys me is not being able to make some global changes I would like.

An example is adding moderators to a forum. I can add a particular mod to any individual forum but if I want to add that mod to all forums then I have to do it forum by forum, imagine 15 mods and I had to add each of them individually to about 6 new forums recently :(

Dragonlady
19-06-2007, 08:56 PM
Tam,

Did you read the manual, or is it still in the box? Is there a Dummies book published for it?

m55dlc
19-06-2007, 09:10 PM
Careful DL, that's something you should NEVER ask an IT professional. If it aint intuitive, it must be ****. If you need to RTFM then the people who wrote the software have failed

Tamadus
19-06-2007, 09:51 PM
Tam,

Did you read the manual, or is it still in the box? Is there a Dummies book published for it?

Manual? you mean it came with a manual?

You should know better than to ask that question as I did manage to put you on moderation for 2 days lmao.

Tamadus
19-06-2007, 09:53 PM
Careful DL, that's something you should NEVER ask an IT professional. If it aint intuitive, it must be ****. If you need to RTFM then the people who wrote the software have failed

A very true statement :D

Almost as true as 98% of IT faults exists between the back of the chair and the keyboard :rolleyes:

kippy
20-06-2007, 12:39 AM
I did manage to put you on moderation for 2 days lmao.


nooooooooooooooooo :D i cant cope with anymore name changes, email addresses.........passwords........;) good god.....


pmsl :D

Dragonlady
20-06-2007, 06:51 AM
Manual? you mean it came with a manual?

You should know better than to ask that question as I did manage to put you on moderation for 2 days lmao.


So that is what happens when your MD asks a question? Nice goings on.:cool: