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Maybe the forums already have them and I don't know it because I tend to be... wordy... but a couple forums I've visited have a minimum number of characters required to make a post. I like that because it cuts down on waste-of-bandwidth posts where someone might only reply 'LOL' or 'GREAT'.

Any possibilty that something like this will be on the new version Jay?
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Okay, here's my problem with this. Forum software has gotten to the point where site owners can turn what would be a free-flowing, natural community into the forum equivalent of Chinese government-controlled internet access. Post this. Post that. Don't post this. Don't post that. You can post this, but only on Tuesdays between midnight and 1 a.m. while clenching a Sailor Moon VHS tape in between your ass cheeks.

There's also the ignore functionality that has become very popular in online forums, introduced by vBulletin I believe. I personally can't stand the idea of an ignore function and what it represents (fingers in the ears screaming "Nanny nanny boo-boo!"), but I knew if I didn't include it in the new software, people would throw a shitfit. I come from the old UBB days when you gathered your forces and flamed the shit out of trolls until they either gave up or the mods nuked their account. What can I say? I'm more like young X than MLK that way.

Besides, there are always workarounds. What's to prevent a user from entering a bunch of junk into the text field to get the post to go through? Now, in addition to a simple LOL reply, there's some random trash to go with it.

I'm just a bit fired up because people (not you) complain about the quality of the posts here. So do something about it already! Quit expecting the mods and forum software to shape this place into a community you find acceptable. What do these people do in real life when they have to interact with someone they don't like? There sure as hell isn't an ignore button for that. Why should there be one here?

I almost forgot. No, I don't think I'll implement such a feature
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Just kidding.

No I understand that position entirely. And yes apparently there are some 'lil toe-sies that get stepped on much too easily around here...
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Heh, yeah, same here. Besides when some other user starts yelling at a troll, I want to make sure I know what the hell is going on!

There is no lingerie in space…

C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don’t exist… then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks… and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming… Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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No kidding, eh? Woulnd't that be hard to read, all this shouting at the Invisible Man?
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I come from the old UBB days when you gathered your forces and flamed the shit out of trolls until they either gave up or the mods nuked their account.


Sounds good to me!

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Originally posted by: Nanner Split
I come from the old UBB days when you gathered your forces and flamed the shit out of trolls until they either gave up or the mods nuked their account.


Sounds good to me!
Yeah but when I flame trolls I usually get told to ignore tham and let them be. Personally I'm all for telling them to go f**k themselves, but when I'm the only one doing it, it doesn't have the desired affect. I need back-up, people!!

War does not make one great.

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I, for one, will have no problem putting AWK on my ignore list. I don't see why not, since 90% of his posts are quotes of other posts that I've already read, with the cleverly added "Ditto", "Me too", "Agreed" or "Burn!".

I won't lose sleep over missing those fun retorts.

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
<span class=“Bold”>JediRandy: They’re certainly beyond any repair you’re capable of making.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: You aren’t one of us.
<span class=“Bold”>Go-Mer-Tonic: I can’t say I find that very disappointing.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>JediRandy: I won’t suck as much as a fan edit.</span>