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February 12, 2012, 07:26:06 AM
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Reading through posts it seems there is an off topic reply in every thread.

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February 12, 2012, 05:27:27 PM
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Reading through posts it seems there is an off topic reply in every thread.

Report them.

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March 12, 2012, 03:04:22 AM
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Off-topic replies have become a big problem. From now on, I will be deleting such replies without notice, forum-wide. If your replies disappear, this is probably why.

All replies must respond to the topic's original post in some way, even if they are replying to an on-topic reply. If your reply has nothing to do with the topic post, either add some content that is relevant or create a new topic.

Please report off-topic posts as soon as you see them.

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March 12, 2012, 04:54:56 AM
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Do you need more people to help move them to a more appropriate place?
I spend an ungodly amount of time on this forum, and am usually not doing much else...  Except procrastinating school work  Tongue

Please report them whenever you see them. This is very helpful.

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April 29, 2012, 01:22:34 AM
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And are we allowed to post "bump" with no furthur comment?

Bumping is necessary, so I ignore these. Do not bump more than once a day or many times in a row, though.

I very occasionally feel the need to bump, but I don't just say 'bump' when I do so. I think of something intelligent enough to add that it makes sense that I'm posting again. I find 'bump' a bit annoying. But then, I wouldn't care enough to delete it, so... Wink

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May 23, 2012, 05:17:44 PM
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Do you need more people to help move them to a more appropriate place?
I spend an ungodly amount of time on this forum, and am usually not doing much else...  Except procrastinating school work  Tongue

Please report them whenever you see them. This is very helpful.

Report them! Or find yourself a girlfriend. (on or off topic?)
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May 23, 2012, 06:32:30 PM
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Do you need more people to help move them to a more appropriate place?
I spend an ungodly amount of time on this forum, and am usually not doing much else...  Except procrastinating school work  Tongue

Please report them whenever you see them. This is very helpful.

Report them! Or find yourself a girlfriend. (on or off topic?)
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May 23, 2012, 10:24:33 PM
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Well no offense Theymos but you really need to get some help with running the forum (not applying for the job here) because it's seriously under-administered. It should have a much bigger crew relative to the number of members. And I'm not just talking about mods, a good developer would be handy.
These are all very good points. Unfortunately, the original subject of the thread was deletion of off-topic comments, not the forum's administrative load. Under a strict interpretation of the forum's rules--the alternative being arbitrary censorship at the moderators' discretion--this perfectly reasonable comment must be deleted.

Personally, I would prefer to see off-topic replies merely hidden by default (with a show/hide toggle) rather than deleted outright, doubly so if the forum does not retain a copy of the deleted comment in the poster's profile. It's much easier to delete a comment than it is to get it back, and a comment which is off-topic can nonetheless be insightful and/or informative in a more appropriate context. In any case, the problem of off-topic replies is really more a reflection on the forum's lack of threading than any fault of the users.
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May 23, 2012, 10:42:33 PM
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In any case, the problem of off-topic replies is really more a reflection on the forum's lack of threading than any fault of the users.

I agree, but since the forum doesn't yet support threading, it's necessary to enforce on-topicness to keep the forum usable.

Substantial off-topic replies are usually split.

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May 24, 2012, 04:10:00 PM
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In any case, the problem of off-topic replies is really more a reflection on the forum's lack of threading than any fault of the users.

I agree, but since the forum doesn't yet support threading, it's necessary to enforce on-topicness to keep the forum usable.

Substantial off-topic replies are usually split.

Actually reading back through my (deleted) drunken posts it makes sense - but it would be nice if the forum had some way for posters to post jokes and irrelevant bullshit from time to time (within the thread)
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May 29, 2012, 07:16:26 AM
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Do you need more people to help move them to a more appropriate place?
I spend an ungodly amount of time on this forum, and am usually not doing much else...  Except procrastinating school work  Tongue

Please report them whenever you see them. This is very helpful.

Report them! Or find yourself a girlfriend. (on or off topic?)
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May 31, 2012, 12:20:51 AM
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Thanks...How should we report?

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May 31, 2012, 12:25:11 AM
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There should be a link in the bottom left of the post pane that says report to moderator

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May 31, 2012, 05:34:14 PM
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There should be a link in the bottom left of the post pane that says report to moderator

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June 06, 2012, 02:23:46 AM
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What about these posts which consist of nothing but "+1", or "-1"? And are we allowed to post "bump" with no furthur comment?

Could be COMPLETELY phased out with a +/- rating link for posts.
I'd rather see that a trusted lender agrees with a post than the number 10 which could be composed of 3 scammers and 7 people trying to start a scam...

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June 09, 2012, 03:15:42 PM
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Makes perfect sense. Only relevant things should be posted on topics. If your desperate to say something about something else make your own topic Tongue

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June 14, 2012, 01:29:37 PM
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Well, you better get over to the Bitcoinica thread and get your 'delete' button working!
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July 19, 2012, 08:14:51 PM
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What classifies as an off-topic reply in THIS subject?

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July 30, 2012, 04:07:10 AM
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What classifies as an off-topic reply in THIS subject?


Anything not related to off-topic replies.   Cheesy

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August 02, 2012, 09:28:21 PM
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Would it be possible to let users delete off topic posts in their own threads? I have had a problem several times with people hijacking marketplace posts for trades who have no interest in an exchange but feel it is their duty to intervene or offer advice on every little thing even if it is completely counter productive to trading. If a user was abusing his ability to remove posts, nothing is stopping others from making their own threads to point this out, or for that matter reporting it to staff. Since forum policy states the OP should be able to dictate the post rules anyway, I think this could both serve the community and reduce staff workload.
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