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02-16-2009 11:36 PM
BigJohn
Re: Locked Hahaha threads.

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Originally Posted by habibko View Post


why then?
Because the Noletards, in all their glorious douchebaggery, went beserk in the Hahaha-Nole-lost-thread and the mods decided not to moderate but to kill the fun for everyone.

I would like to see exactly how popular a decision this is.

How's about a poll?
02-16-2009 01:43 AM
habibko
Re: Locked Hahaha threads.

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Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Have you considered that there were complains about those threads, i.e. there were posters who were not having fun and reported those threads? And the mods came in and made a decision?

Also have you read the thread that was referred by scoobs there? Do you really believe there would be something new to discuss about Fed crying in AO ceremony? Also, if there are new points really worth discussing, a poster can always start a new thread about them.
I was one of those who are having fun so I spoke from my point of view.

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Originally Posted by l_mac View Post


That is not why they were closed.
why then?
02-15-2009 04:33 PM
l_mac
Re: Locked Hahaha threads.

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Originally Posted by habibko View Post
btw I enjoyed the GOAT cheese/roasting/haha threads very much, I even posted many pix in the GOAT cheese one, which is supposed to be bashing my favorite player, so I feel sad they were closed, but if someone was getting personally offended then I'm sure the mods had a good reason to close them.


That is not why they were closed.
02-15-2009 03:36 PM
Lee
Re: Locked Hahaha threads.

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Originally Posted by habibko View Post
I agree with you and deboogle on about everything you have discussed here so far, I have been a mod in non-English (Arabic) forums for a long time and I know how hard it is to please everybody and to balance things out for the community and how hard it is for the forum to go the way you want it as a mod personally let alone for the forums to go the way every single poster wants.

however I want to discuss the part I quoted here, I know about this rule but I believe it should be revised, this is a rule solely based on the mod's perception and anticipation of the flow of discussion which could change anytime or a new poster could come with new points to discuss in any instant. I believe the ultimate job of the mods is to keep the forum a civil and fun place, what some mods perceive as "redundancy" and "not generating useful discussion" is highly subjective when in fact many (if not all) posters who are participating are having fun, which is one of the purposes of forums.

all I'm asking for here is to revise this rule if possible or apply more leniency toward such threads, I remember most of Clay Death's threads were locked because of such enforcements which was a shame IMO given how much fun they were plus there were points and useful posts going on from many posters' point of view.

btw I enjoyed the GOAT cheese/roasting/haha threads very much, I even posted many pix in the GOAT cheese one, which is supposed to be bashing my favorite player, so I feel sad they were closed, but if someone was getting personally offended then I'm sure the mods had a good reason to close them.
Have you considered that there were complains about those threads, i.e. there were posters who were not having fun and reported those threads? And the mods came in and made a decision?

Also have you read the thread that was referred by scoobs there? Do you really believe there would be something new to discuss about Fed crying in AO ceremony? Also, if there are new points really worth discussing, a poster can always start a new thread about them.
02-15-2009 02:22 PM
«Ivan»
Re: Locked Hahaha threads.

Quote:
Originally Posted by habibko View Post
I agree with you and deboogle on about everything you have discussed here so far, I have been a mod in non-English (Arabic) forums for a long time and I know how hard it is to please everybody and to balance things out for the community and how hard it is for the forum to go the way you want it as a mod personally let alone for the forums to go the way every single poster wants.

however I want to discuss the part I quoted here, I know about this rule but I believe it should be revised, this is a rule solely based on the mod's perception and anticipation of the flow of discussion which could change anytime or a new poster could come with new points to discuss in any instant. I believe the ultimate job of the mods is to keep the forum a civil and fun place, what some mods perceive as "redundancy" and "not generating useful discussion" is highly subjective when in fact many (if not all) posters who are participating are having fun, which is one of the purposes of forums.

all I'm asking for here is to revise this rule if possible or apply more leniency toward such threads, I remember most of Clay Death's threads were locked because of such enforcements which was a shame IMO given how much fun they were plus there were points and useful posts going on from many posters' point of view.

btw I enjoyed the GOAT cheese/roasting/haha threads very much, I even posted many pix in the GOAT cheese one, which is supposed to be bashing my favorite player, so I feel sad they were closed, but if someone was getting personally offended then I'm sure the mods had a good reason to close them.
they were right,you're good habibko

imac,stop crying for once.you're just a member just like chooper.buahhaa,buahhaa,buahhaa....bored woman.
02-15-2009 09:31 AM
habibko
Re: Locked Hahaha threads.

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Originally Posted by scoobs View Post
Thanks for your opinion - there is a clause in the rules about threads that may be closed if the mod feels they are not generating useful discussion any longer, so if and when that seems appropriate, it's what we can do if there seems like reasonable cause.
I agree with you and deboogle on about everything you have discussed here so far, I have been a mod in non-English (Arabic) forums for a long time and I know how hard it is to please everybody and to balance things out for the community and how hard it is for the forum to go the way you want it as a mod personally let alone for the forums to go the way every single poster wants.

however I want to discuss the part I quoted here, I know about this rule but I believe it should be revised, this is a rule solely based on the mod's perception and anticipation of the flow of discussion which could change anytime or a new poster could come with new points to discuss in any instant. I believe the ultimate job of the mods is to keep the forum a civil and fun place, what some mods perceive as "redundancy" and "not generating useful discussion" is highly subjective when in fact many (if not all) posters who are participating are having fun, which is one of the purposes of forums.

all I'm asking for here is to revise this rule if possible or apply more leniency toward such threads, I remember most of Clay Death's threads were locked because of such enforcements which was a shame IMO given how much fun they were plus there were points and useful posts going on from many posters' point of view.

btw I enjoyed the GOAT cheese/roasting/haha threads very much, I even posted many pix in the GOAT cheese one, which is supposed to be bashing my favorite player, so I feel sad they were closed, but if someone was getting personally offended then I'm sure the mods had a good reason to close them.
02-13-2009 04:13 AM
pogotheorist
Re: Locked Hahaha threads.

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Originally Posted by scoobs View Post
leaving GM alone apart from moderating gross violations would just turn the place right over to the flamebaiters, the trolls, the incessant whiners, the posters who just love to cause trouble... more clearly defining the forum rules and enforcing them more rigourously has been a good thing for GM.
In answer to why a thread was closed:
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Originally Posted by scoobs View Post
Because I've read through it and it's the same discussion going around and around again - I didn't feel like it was generating useful discussion anymore yet it's at nearly 400 posts and counting.
Closing a thread for being "not useful", while 400 posts made showed that board members regarded it as worth participating in? Clearly defined rules sound great. If the rule is any thread a mod considers undefinably "unuseful" can vanish, despite no problems with civility - then the actual rule is simply arbitrary authority. Which, by laws of human nature, will always be resented.

My concrete constructive suggestion, made months ago, was a mods-think-this-is-garbage zone. At which point those who find your judgment sound know where not to look, and those who disagree are free to socialize among each other, in the forum safely marked with your seal of disapproval.
02-09-2009 01:54 PM
tennizen
Re: Locked Hahaha threads.

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Originally Posted by FairWeatherFan View Post


Keep fighting the power man
I know you are trying very hard to return my compliments to you but trust me you are way funnier and I could never ever hope to catch up to your levels of awesomeness.
02-08-2009 06:32 AM
FairWeatherFan
Re: Locked Hahaha threads.

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Originally Posted by Tennizzen
That can be due to inaction. No need to think they are happy with the system. I can show you 50 posts from the Fed forum and elsewhere where a lot of discontent was expressed. Still feel free to be satisfied. This role suits you


Keep fighting the power man
02-07-2009 03:06 AM
Mimi
Re: Locked Hahaha threads.

there are many funny and creative photos in Hahaha, Roasting pigs etc, even though I am fans of Nadal, I am ok with them, in my opinion, there are lots of threads which are worst than hahaha etc i.e. those "1859-2008, Tennis rest in peace thread
02-06-2009 12:14 PM
JolánGagó
Re: Locked Hahaha threads.

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Originally Posted by mimi View Post
yup, where are those hahaha, grilling pig threads
right now, splashed all over GM

great job Mods
02-06-2009 02:49 AM
Mimi
Re: Locked Hahaha threads.

yup, where are those hahaha, grilling pig threads
02-05-2009 11:11 PM
l_mac
Re: Locked Hahaha threads.

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Originally Posted by scoobs View Post
Perhaps not but I'd rather they kept it on the one thread if they must whine on about the death of tennis.
Hmm.

The reason again for closing the Haha threads? I'm getting a lot of mixed messages from the moderating team. It hurts my tiny fangirl brain.
02-05-2009 11:04 PM
scoobs
Re: Locked Hahaha threads.

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Originally Posted by l_mac View Post
No, is the same old crap over and over and over.

You think something new can be/has been said?
Perhaps not but I'd rather they kept it on the one thread if they must whine on about the death of tennis.
02-05-2009 10:46 PM
l_mac
Re: Locked Hahaha threads.

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Originally Posted by scoobs View Post
It's generated new discussion since August...useful...? Well...

I'm trying to keep an eye on it, if it deterioriates further then it'll be closed.
No, is the same old crap over and over and over.

You think something new can be/has been said?
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