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Forum Clean Up Suggestion for Arn

03-28-2009, 06:46 PM
#1
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 32
Forum Clean Up Suggestion for Arn

Arn,
I love this forum, but its constantly flooded with useless threads that have titles like "Best 99cent game" being started by every newbie.

We all know there is the search button, and we all know so little people use it.
I believe it is because people still do not consider toucharcade as big perhaps as howardforums, and think that if they dont see anything on the first two pages no one has thought about their question before.

I would like to suggest that you implement a system very much like digg.com where before starting a new thread , a search is done on the title topic automatically for the poster and the results are shown for them. IF they still don't find what they are looking for, they can click "My post is totally original - I swear" ... or something along that line.

I believe this will help cut the clutter and will make our stay at TA more enjoyable.
03-28-2009, 07:17 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,393
I don't know if that service is available using the type of forum arn has subscribed to and is using...

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03-28-2009, 08:21 PM
#3
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: East Coast, USA
Posts: 916
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Originally Posted by touch_me View Post
Arn,
I love this forum, but its constantly flooded with useless threads that have titles like "Best 99cent game" being started by every newbie.

We all know there is the search button, and we all know so little people use it.
I believe it is because people still do not consider toucharcade as big perhaps as howardforums, and think that if they dont see anything on the first two pages no one has thought about their question before.

I would like to suggest that you implement a system very much like digg.com where before starting a new thread , a search is done on the title topic automatically for the poster and the results are shown for them. IF they still don't find what they are looking for, they can click "My post is totally original - I swear" ... or something along that line.

I believe this will help cut the clutter and will make our stay at TA more enjoyable.
If that is possible with this forum then it sounds like a great idea!

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03-29-2009, 09:05 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2009
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I know with VB their is a hack where, when posting a new thread you can enter a title, and press a "check to see it already posted" button, and it searches to see if threads with similiar title have been posted before or not
03-29-2009, 09:31 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by touch_me View Post
Arn,
I love this forum, but its constantly flooded with useless threads that have titles like "Best 99cent game" being started by every newbie.

We all know there is the search button, and we all know so little people use it.
I believe it is because people still do not consider toucharcade as big perhaps as howardforums, and think that if they dont see anything on the first two pages no one has thought about their question before.

I would like to suggest that you implement a system very much like digg.com where before starting a new thread , a search is done on the title topic automatically for the poster and the results are shown for them. IF they still don't find what they are looking for, they can click "My post is totally original - I swear" ... or something along that line.

I believe this will help cut the clutter and will make our stay at TA more enjoyable.
I hate to say it, but you are a Junior Member, who is calling who a n00b?

Also, ipodtouchfans uses vBulletin, and has some of the best anti-spam measures out there. Search as you type, automerge double post, and many other things. Horrible community, but the features are top notch. TA needs to implement these things.

Last edited by brewstermax; 03-29-2009 at 09:33 PM.
03-29-2009, 09:35 PM
#6
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 757
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Originally Posted by brewstermax View Post
I hate to say it, but you are a Junior Member, who is calling who a n00b?

Also, ipodtouchfans uses vBulletin, and has some of the best anti-spam measures out there. Search as you type, automerge double post, and many other things. Horrible community, but the features are top notch. TA needs to implement these things.
double post stopper has been implented (had it just today. if you post the exact same thing in the same thread within five minutes, it notifies you)
03-29-2009, 10:13 PM
#7
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Originally Posted by brewstermax View Post
I hate to say it, but you are a Junior Member, who is calling who a n00b?
Being a junior member does not make me handicap enough to push the search button. I am a member on more than just one forum and I know if I am looking for something, the first thing to do is press the search button ! Exactly like I would Google something. I will not be making a new webpage to ask my question everytime !
03-30-2009, 05:37 AM
#8
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I suggested something similar a while back.

I thought that having a disclaimer when you start a new thread, requiring you to tick a box stating that you've searched for similar threads would be enough. Especially if you can't post the thread without ticking the box.

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03-30-2009, 08:08 AM
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I hate to say it, but you are a Junior Member, who is calling who a n00b?
Yeah, he should totally go spam a Pocket God thread, then we can take him seriously!

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03-30-2009, 05:32 PM
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Yeah, he should totally go spam a Pocket God thread, then we can take him seriously!

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good point . . .