View Poll Results: What should we do about bumping of old threads?

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  • Have all threads that haven't had a new post in them after a certain amount of time locked

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  • Let it be - it is fun to see old threads

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Thread: Bumping of old threads

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    They were at the start, then they did nothing cause they were too weak.

    Now they are wonderful.
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    As soon as someone gives a good reason why bumping old threads is bad, I'll consider this. Until then, much ado about nothing.

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    Why is it good?
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    So we're now banning things because they're not beneficial? Your diet is in for a heck of a change.

    They're good like any threads are good. They spark discussion. They give you something to look over. They kill time. And they generally only happen when the boards are dead. So its no threads or bumped threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osiris View Post
    So we're now banning things because they're not beneficial? Your diet is in for a heck of a change.

    They're good like any threads are good. They spark discussion. They give you something to look over. They kill time. And they generally only happen when the boards are dead. So its no threads or bumped threads.
    They spark more complaints than discussion. The new thread button is there for you to use if the forums are dead.
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    So I should start a new thread saying 'Hey guys, rember that thread where buck called lou big smitty?' and then post a link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hole View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Osiris View Post
    So we're now banning things because they're not beneficial? Your diet is in for a heck of a change.

    They're good like any threads are good. They spark discussion. They give you something to look over. They kill time. And they generally only happen when the boards are dead. So its no threads or bumped threads.
    They spark more complaints than discussion. The new thread button is there for you to use if the forums are dead.
    where are these complaints?

    Last I checked the poll was winning by twice as much in keep things as they are

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    As usual, Hole and Hun believe themselves to be the majority. With Taff and Tucho fueling it. They are the enemies of freedom.

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    If they're bumped because there's something new or relevant to an old discussion, or maybe someone just wants to offer their take on a previously discussed issue, that's cool. When they're bumped to go "hay guyz remember this" or to make a misguided attempt to be "subversive", or to respond to a point made two years ago that no one even remembers let alone cares about, it's annoying.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGuapo77 View Post
    where are these complaints?

    Last I checked the poll was winning by twice as much in keep things as they are
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    I've received enough complaints about this that I'm creating this poll. I can set threads to lock after a certain amount of time(ie: a month without a new post in them) and that would stop the bumping of old threads. Do you want this? Vote in the poll.
    Mod forum at a guess.
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    We know what Tejas does when something is annoying. They fire up the 'lectric chair.

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    Way to respond to my criticisms.


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    'zany' splits rarely generate discussion.
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    It annoys me? Well, with a well-though out critique full of empirical evidence what chance did I really have? Its like arguing against water being good or ground being dirty.

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    It annoys a lot of people. What more do you want? Do we have some larger goal here other than to keep ourselves and each other generally amused or entertained? You're right, it doesn't inhibit our chances at figuring out cold fusion, but it's annoying for a significant part of the board and serves no redeeming purpose like prompting discussion or something to make up for that. So stop whining about getting punished for random smileys and bumps and stop being such a Troy Faggot.


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    It doesn't annoy me. It doesn't annoy a lot of people. If the basis of the argument is whether or not something annoys people, not really a lot of room to debate the issue is there?

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    The room to debate is does it serve some redeeming purpose or would it be unfair for some reason. Got anything?


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    I forgot how tough it is to read discussions you're interested in when 1 of the 3 people discussing it are on your ignore list. Thanks to those who quoted though I get the gist of it.
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    Scots I don't know why you're trying to shit on one of the few things that actually gets accomplished around here anymore. I get you have a history of fucking with Shaft but don't drag the whole contest down so the rest of us have to suffer if he decides it's not worth it anymore.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Osiris View Post
    As usual, Hole and Hun believe themselves to be the majority. With Taff and Tucho fueling it. They are the enemies of freedom.
    I voted don't care. And keep up, we all hate taff now.

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    you're a mod, have an opinion. It served you well last time.
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