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5/19/2004 5:07:53 PM
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Massive Locking

How can we get it through to these people that the Septagon is a place for bungie.net and not halo. I mean theres almost 10 threads locked on the front page of the Septagon, and I don't think Red and blue mix... :-P. They spend to much time trying to get a post stickied and popular, instead of actually paying attention to what they are doing. People now only care about "power" or "popularity" here, and it gets really annoying. I mean I can handle it at times because i realize they have only been a part of the site for a few days or so, but we (being the trendsetters for everyone, banshee barron, rip saw, anyone else, you know who you are) need to find a way to get these people to start reading what the Septagon is for, because im sure the Mods get tired (shiska :-P) of locked thread after thread because people are being...well....idiots. It would make it easier on the Mods and everyone else if we didn't have to go through a list of locked threads just to find an actual sensible thread that doesn't have some type of a flame war going on in it. I may be like that sometimes, but I hardly every flame anyone, and I'm sure its not fun to be flamed, but I mean come on people [color=yellow]READ THE SIGNS[/color], it says [color=white]"Improve the Seventh Column and take over the world"[/color]. Now I know we all want to take over the world and all, but talking about Halo 2 won't improve the Seventh Column anymore than it has already. Bungie needs to come up with a way to like make us sign something saying, [color=red]Clicking "I agree" will bound you to improving the Seventh Column in this forum and anything other than input on improving it will result in a short time blacklisting from The Septagon.[/color] I think that would really cut down on all of the locked threads and make the Septagon a place where mods can take a rest. :-P [Edited on 5/19/2004 9:09:18 AM]
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  • [color=white]Ile give you credit next time, now that I know. ;D[/color]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Rewin But about the topic at hand.. eventually we're going to have hundreds of pages of threads (The Underground) and it's just going to be all cluttered. Maybe after a certain date, the mods clear out the older threads to unclutter it? I dunno. Or make an "Old Threads" archive and sort them into a category for reference?[/color][/quote] [color=red] How many times have I suggested that the old threads disappear after a while? 4.5? I don't know, but I think that its a good idea. [/color]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Baerdog7 I didn't know grunts could blush! Maybe instead of moving the locked threads to another forum, send the locked threads to the end of the forum and have a canned message that can be sent to the poster ot tell him/her where their thread is. A "trash bin" in the forums for locked threads might be a good idea also. I think that it would just unclutter the rest of the forum for the rest of us and it would allow more posts to stay on the front page longer.[/quote] [color=white]There's more about us Grunts than you may know. ;D But about the topic at hand.. eventually we're going to have hundreds of pages of threads (The Underground) and it's just going to be all cluttered. Maybe after a certain date, the mods clear out the older threads to unclutter it? I dunno. Or make an "Old Threads" archive and sort them into a category for reference?[/color]
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  • The least they could do is move all the locked threads to the 2nd page, so it doesn't look like all the mods know how to do is lock threads ( and i know thats not what they do...*cough* stosh *cough* ) lol jk.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Rewin [color=white]Awe, I'm blushing. ;D[/color][/quote] I didn't know grunts could blush! Maybe instead of moving the locked threads to another forum, send the locked threads to the end of the forum and have a canned message that can be sent to the poster ot tell him/her where their thread is. A "trash bin" in the forums for locked threads might be a good idea also. I think that it would just unclutter the rest of the forum for the rest of us and it would allow more posts to stay on the front page longer. -Baerdog7
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  • Hey, I help too, just not alot...because end of school we have all the finals....I have at least 5 tests within the end of this week and the rest of the next week. After that be prepared to see me helping like crazy :-D. (politely!...heh..shishka..)
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Shishka For now, I suggest you follow Rewin and Just Another Fan's examples and (politely!) point out that they have posted to the wrong forum.[/quote] [color=white]Awe, I'm blushing. ;D[/color]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] DarkFire329 Hey I have...LoL...I envy you alot... :-P... I try..but sometimes i just take time off from helping them and let just another fan, rip saw, banshee barron, and all the others help em, but I do help the new people when i can :-D. One day maybe being recognized for it... ( dream on...)[/quote] I have been helping out alot in the underground the last couple days. I normally help out from like 5 pm-10 pm ET but my internet has been slow as hell. I have been here for an hour and haven't even seen all the newer topics in the septagon. I welcome every member, direct them to another thread if this thread has been made already, another forum if it goes there etc. Its good to see that some of the new members are helping out and fitting in, too, as well as the vets.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Shishka If we move the threads, the poster comes to the forum, sees his thread missing, and then posts it again.[/quote] Hm, only way to fix that is to message the user and tell him his thread is in The Septagon. ...but it would be a pain in the ass to do that for every thread, so I guess you can check that idea off the list.
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  • If we move the threads, the poster comes to the forum, sees his thread missing, and then posts it again.
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  • Couldn't you just move the threads, rather than locking them?
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  • Hey I have...LoL...I envy you alot... :-P... I try..but sometimes i just take time off from helping them and let just another fan, rip saw, banshee barron, and all the others help em, but I do help the new people when i can :-D. One day maybe being recognized for it... ( dream on...)
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  • As long as there are new people coming to the community, there will be those that post haphazardly. Nothing short of filling the first page with locked stickies saying "Don't post here unless you need support or have b.net suggestions" will prevent people from posting incorrectly, and from what I've seen in past forum experiences, even THAT might not be enough. For now, I suggest you follow Rewin and Just Another Fan's examples and (politely!) point out that they have posted to the wrong forum.
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  • Yeah...I hate to say this but new people are becoming a neusance..
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  • True, but alot of new people are joining this place. And new people just make those kind of mistsakes.
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  • Yeah i know, a click of a button locks it, but I mean people shouldnt make them do it in the first place, I mean look at the front page of the septagon, at least 7 locks...There shouldn't be that many.
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  • Actually stosh said that it isn't much of a problem to lock or replace those threads. But i don't know how shiska thinks about it. Also, the discription of the Septagon might be a little too vague for the majority.
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