A little bit too much spam?

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Zealous Veil
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A little bit too much spam?

Post by Zealous Veil » Mon May 26, 2008 9:06 pm

As of late, I've kinda been seeing an excess of useless posts in the Coffee Lounge section. Now of course, the section is mainly used for topics that do not fit the main gist of the forum, which is Animorphs. However, there are threads existing in the section that surpass the realm of general chat, mainly useless threads that clog up the section, or threads asking questions that can be solved in a single post.

Is it possible to clean up the Coffee Lounge section of the forum and introduce a single thread for such purposes? A random sort of thread in which topics that do not necessarily warrant its own thread can reside in? Perhaps may be even a chat based thread where users can discuss any sort of topic and change it on a whim? It will definitely decrease the flow of traffic that goes into the Coffee Lounge section, and will definitely lighten the load on the servers.

Just a suggestion. I enjoy this site, and it's kinda disheartening to see spam plaguing certain sections of the site.

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Re: A little bit too much spam?

Post by darkflame91 » Tue May 27, 2008 6:29 am

I'll try...I'll just move all the non-important stuff to the Chat section...I'll do it next Sunday, if Ellimist hasn't done it by then...

but a lot of those useless threads actually move on to something worth discussing...like mrgiggle's MS-Paint editing of Hilary Clinton's pic lead to a discussion of today's US Government...lemme know what stuff is actually supposed to be moved and I'll do it...
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Re: A little bit too much spam?

Post by Snoopy » Wed May 28, 2008 6:23 pm

I tend to agree with Zealous Veil’s point of view… it’s nice to have only a few topics with high information content. This makes it easier to find what you’re looking for. On the other hand, I agree with Darkflame91 in that worthless threads can grow into more worthwhile discussions. How ‘bout this: We keep a thread for a certain amount of time, a month or so. If there is no significant activity, we bump it over into the chat section.
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Re: A little bit too much spam?

Post by darkflame91 » Thu May 29, 2008 1:15 pm

Yeh, that's good...I'll do it Sunday...
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