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Discussion in 'Support' started by black-jack-shalack, Dec 20, 2005.

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  1. belly Brown Belt

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    Dumb idea about keeping white belts from starting threads. I have been following MMA for a long time and could very easily have a colored belt if I chose to make a comment in every single topic like a lot of people do. Wouldn't a simpler solution be to not open threads that look familiar? You can chose which ones you go into. I can't stand the people who open a thread, which is interesting, just to bash it for being a rerun of an earlier thread. I'm not going to search for something before I open it and I also don't spend every day on this website looking for someone to flame.
     
  2. Hopscotchalong Banned Banned

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    last few months?.... where the hell have you been, this is the standard here, for a long time now.

    Hell, they support this kind of thing here, by making ppl have alot of postes before they can have and avatars. Stupid ass thing.
     
  3. KrazyKanadian Gold Belt

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    Why not just delete stupid threads and ban memebers who start them frequently?
     
  4. 86_religion Purple Belt

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    The n00b's got you beat by three years.
     
  5. Conrete Blue Belt

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    That would not fix the "problem." Members would still complain about threads which they just shouldn't read.
     
  6. I personally don't have a problem with whitebelts starting threads. A lot of them are very knowledgeable, and aren't noobs to MMA, just noobs to the site, and some of them have been here for more than a year. And stopping whitebelts from starting threads isn't the answer anyway, because there are guys that get their yellow in 4 days, and hit the 1,000 post mark in a month or less, and they are the ones that constantly say shit like "STFU noob", or "search", or "wasteland".
     
  7. I will also add that all postwhores aren't idiots. Although they post a lot, some of them actually do make 25-30 good posts per day, and actually post something relating to the topic. The only thing i can think of is for mods to get stricter on dumb threads, and give out more warnings for "wasteland" type responses that add nothing to a thread, and actually keep it up near the top so more people have to see it.
     
  8. TopCat The Most Tip-top

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    What would help is maybe a little option that can be used to "flag" a thread for moderator attention. Make it so that if it gets so many votes the moderators get alerted and can check the thread out and take action, if needed. Though I can see that being abused with the immature schmucks here.
     
  9. Corporal People have died for less.

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    That might not be a bad idea. Don't they have a "report post" function though?
     
  10. nunchukskillz Orange Belt

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    They could screen all threads before they are posted, but that is a bit labor intensive.
     
  11. BigFootLives Blue Belt

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    I don't think you need to ban white belts, but maybe when starting a thread (no matter who it is), it should go to a moderator for quick approval. Not to mention, it seems like there has been a large increase in the amount of bashing going on from posters to fighters, etc.

    I have only been posting a little while but have enjoyed sherdog.com and reading the post for years. It used to be a place to find some useful and fun information. While some of it is still good, the personal attacks have gotten crazy as of late.
     
  12. IRON-E Purple Belt

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    Also limit non-platinum members sigs to one line especially when its dumb shit like below->
    ESTELLE: I don't understand you. I really don't. You have nothing better to do at three o' clock in the afternoon? I go out for a quart of milk, I come home, and find my son treating his body like it was an amusement park!
    GEORGE: (Stern, trying to shut her up) Ma.
    ESTELLE: Don't give me "Ma". It's a good thing I didn't hit the table. I could of cracked my head open.
    GEORGE: Ma, people can hear you.
    ESTELLE: (Heavy in sarcasm) Too bad you can't do that for a living. You'd be very successful at it. You could sell out Madison Square Garden. Thousands of people could watch you! You could be a big star!

    Seinfeld: "The Contest" episode #51
     
  13. Vlad76 Purple Belt

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    You know what can really help? if everyone would stop reading threads they dont like or think is over due...threads like that will die soon and you all can be happy...

    But no, instead of ignoring everyone goes on post on them, "wasteland" "search function" "noob" etc etc...and all you do is keep those alive...not difficult to solve is it?
     
  14. MarcusAuerelius Blue Belt

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    It is CLASSIC. TO CREATE A NEW USELESS THREAD TO TRASH USELESS THREADS.
    Shalack you don't like useless stupid threads - don't participate in one.
    You don't like white belts - just create a new thread 'I LOVE TO HATE WHITE BELTS'
    You want to talk to moderators - write them a private message.
    Applying common sense a person who posts 3000 posts in 3 months is not a brown belt, he is a dickhead, ask Evangelos!
    If I wanna say something I will post it. If I cant find appropriate thread I will make it. If I am banned I will create a new user. You don't like it? Go screw yourself
     
  15. panos29 Purple Belt

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    The 90% of the crap threads are white belts ones. So.. I propose 150 posts AND 1 month here before being able to start threads. Nothing against the new posters, its good to see new guys here. But this could help the forums become better, and would give time to the new ones to get used here use, read the FAQ, and use the searcs function. And that would help the mods too as they would have some time to ban the worst ones before they start making shitty threads.
     
  16. turboawd94 Orange Belt

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    Thank you, you took the words right out of my keyboard! I suggest taking of the belt and post counts this would discourage trollers from posting just to get a belt and run up the post count. Instead they should award belts by time on the forum.
     
  17. black-jack-shalack Silver Belt

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    I disagree. it wouldn't stop anyone from posting jsut from starting their own thread unitl they ahve shown they aren't a retaed who's going to fill up the board with useless threads about stupid ass crap that nobody is interested in and the quality threads get pushed father down teh ladder and then people don't see them.
     
  18. I disagree. You should just use common sense. Wouldn't this cause them to postwhore more and make more stupid posts until they get a yellow belt? There would be thousands of Evangelos'! I think that would be worse...
     
  19. Vlad76 Purple Belt

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    hahahahahaha..we hear you bro..we hear you....
     
  20. nhbfan8080 Red Belt

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    Not allowing whitebelts to start threads would deluge the whole board with nonsense posts from white belts to enable them to move up for the privilege of starting threads. Its bad enough now as it is with white belts getting thousand sumthin posts in 3 months.

    Maybe some other form of ranking is more useful. Time onboard perhaps and some kind of point system for good insightful posts.
     
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