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Stop double posts and threads easily

01-16-2009, 07:27 AM
#1
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Holland
Posts: 128
Stop double posts and threads easily

Hey Everyone,

I'm noticing that there are some forum problems here. Everyone's talking about it, while these are easy to reduce!
  • Solutions are simple: 2 warnings -still causing trouble? Ban!
  • Subforum for mods, devs and senior members to discuss the behavioir of other members.
  • Subforum for promo codes.
  • Forum-plugin that automaticly combines 2 posts of 1 member after double post.
  • Forum-plugin that (this is hard to explain...) shows you a list of tiltles that you want to give your thread. For example (!examples!): User007 made a thread called 'Exampletitlecheck, new game, out'.
    Now another member adds a new thread and sees there's already a thread about exampletitlecheck, and now he sees a link and can post his comment there.

I saw these things at other forums and they work really well.
I'm don't know how these exactly work, but there must be people around here who know what I'm talking about, maybe that these can work this out?

TheOnePb

2010. Games. To buy!
01-16-2009, 07:31 AM
#2
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 893
The double posting thing is a standard IPB feature I think... This is vB

01-16-2009, 07:34 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Holland
Posts: 128
Thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by rootbeersoup View Post
The double posting thing is a standard IPB feature I think... This is vB
Hi,

These are the things I mean I know nothing about. I think your comment means these "plug-ins" can't be used on TA?

Thanks

2010. Games. To buy!
01-16-2009, 10:26 AM
#4
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Earth
Posts: 5,252
more power has to be given to users. we should be able to delete our own posts and threads (when we realize whoops! and no mods online). we should be able to edit our forum titles. this would help

I'M ON A MAC MOTHAF*@%!

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01-16-2009, 10:37 AM
#5
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 1,351
No. If we're allowed to delete our own posts, discussions become unreadable. If you decide to remove your post (the one I'm replying to) but my post remains here, it would look like I'm replying to TheOnePb and my post wouldn't make any sense.

Also, if you'd be allowed to remove your thread, you might remove information that's valuable for me.

If you've posted text that you want to remove, you can always edit your post and remove the text you want to be gone.

If there are no mods online simply press the Report button (the red triangle next to the post number) and the mods will delete it as soon as they come online. They may even get an e-mail notification and check out the report right away.

As for forum titles: I made a new topic today and I was able to edit my title. Maybe that becomes impossible after someone has seen (or replied to) the topic, but immediately after posting you can still change spelling errors etc.

I wouldn't mind seeing the suggestions by TheOnePb being implemented, they seem to make sense. (I do believe you posted this earlier, didn't you? I seem to recall reading those suggestions before)

Groeten uit het bewolkte Gelderland!
(Dutch for "Greetings from a cloudy Gelderland", which is a province in the Netherlands where both TheOnePb and me come from )

Stefan
01-16-2009, 11:17 AM
#6
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Earth
Posts: 5,252
Quote:
Originally Posted by spmwinkel View Post
No. If we're allowed to delete our own posts, discussions become unreadable. If you decide to remove your post (the one I'm replying to) but my post remains here, it would look like I'm replying to TheOnePb and my post wouldn't make any sense.

Also, if you'd be allowed to remove your thread, you might remove information that's valuable for me.

If you've posted text that you want to remove, you can always edit your post and remove the text you want to be gone.

If there are no mods online simply press the Report button (the red triangle next to the post number) and the mods will delete it as soon as they come online. They may even get an e-mail notification and check out the report right away.

As for forum titles: I made a new topic today and I was able to edit my title. Maybe that becomes impossible after someone has seen (or replied to) the topic, but immediately after posting you can still change spelling errors etc.

I wouldn't mind seeing the suggestions by TheOnePb being implemented, they seem to make sense. (I do believe you posted this earlier, didn't you? I seem to recall reading those suggestions before)

Groeten uit het bewolkte Gelderland!
(Dutch for "Greetings from a cloudy Gelderland", which is a province in the Netherlands where both TheOnePb and me come from )
well if u quote then the post would make sense. but just forget my ideas.

I'M ON A MAC MOTHAF*@%!

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01-16-2009, 11:21 AM
#7
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 1,351
You're right. If everyone uses quotes then indeed your suggestions make more sense.
However, I hardly ever quote if I'm replying to the person above me since it clutters the page (it makes the page longer for no apparent reason since I'm continuing the discussion in a linear way by adressing the post directly above mine) and lots of other people also don't quote.

Stefan
01-16-2009, 11:50 AM
#8
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Birmingham, UK, dull corner of the world
Posts: 2,367
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheOnePb View Post
1) 2 warnings -still causing trouble? Ban!

2) Subforum for mods, devs and senior members to discuss the behavioir of other members.

3) Subforum for promo codes.
1) This is why we use infractions. When we give someone an infraction, it will stay for so many days, and give that user a yellow card so to speak. If we have a further issue with that member within that time we can see they have already had an infraction. It is then up to us if we want to take more drastic action.

2) Why should devs and senior members discuss the behaviour of others? If a member has an issue with another, report the post as spmwinkel stated.

3) This has already been discussed on another thread.


Quote:
Originally Posted by spmwinkel View Post
If there are no mods online simply press the Report button (the red triangle next to the post number) and the mods will delete it as soon as they come online. They may even get an e-mail notification and check out the report right away.
Just so everyone is aware, yes we get an email when a post is reported. Reporting posts is a great help to us, and we appreciate members doing so.

Last edited by wastedyuthe; 01-16-2009 at 12:18 PM.
01-16-2009, 12:05 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wastedyuthe View Post
1) This is why we use infractions. When we give someone an infraction, it will stay for so many days, and give that user a yellow card so to speak. If we have a further issue with that member within that time we can see they have already had an infraction. It is then up to us if we want to take more drastic action.

2) Why should devs and senior members discuss the behaviour of others? If a member have an issue with another, report the post as spmwinkel stated.

3) This has already been discussed on another thread.




Just so everyone is aware, yes we get an email when a post is reported. Reporting posts is a great help to us, and we appreciate members doing so.
I hate infractions. It just looks bad, but it is always my own fault.
01-16-2009, 12:11 PM
#10
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Location: Birmingham, UK, dull corner of the world
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brewstermax View Post
I hate infractions. It just looks bad, but it is always my own fault.
Hehe! I think that's the point