Bitcoin Forum
December 03, 2016, 12:37:39 AM *
News: To be able to use the next phase of the beta forum software, please ensure that your email address is correct/functional.
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Split up General Discussion forum?  (Read 978 times)
airdata
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 406


View Profile
July 02, 2011, 10:29:37 PM
 #1

Should the General Discussion forum be split into 1 main forum with serious threads and another where people can post all their doom+gloom threads?

I endorse something like this.  Mods can swiftly move all retard threads to the retard room or however they would like to aptly name it.  It's like joining a Coca Cola forum just to make threads saying how awesome pepsi is.
1480725459
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1480725459

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1480725459
Reply with quote  #2

1480725459
Report to moderator
1480725459
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1480725459

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1480725459
Reply with quote  #2

1480725459
Report to moderator
1480725459
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1480725459

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1480725459
Reply with quote  #2

1480725459
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1480725459
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1480725459

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1480725459
Reply with quote  #2

1480725459
Report to moderator
fascistmuffin
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 56



View Profile
July 02, 2011, 10:32:24 PM
 #2

It's like joining a Coca Cola forum just to make threads saying how awesome pepsi is.

That pretty much describes how all forums eventually look.
giszmo
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1568


¡ɥɔʇɐʍ ʇsnɾ &#7


View Profile WWW
July 02, 2011, 11:24:39 PM
 #3

bitCoin is not coke. It's way more complicated and I'm happy that all my questions got answered when I was more of a noob than I am now. Split the forums if you want to keep the masters of bitCoin separated from the apprentices.

I mean I wouldn't mind when moderators were more active about those SELL SELL SELL trolls but enthusiasm and doubt about bitCoin in the General Discussion should be fine.

Slightly off-topic: Is it possible to jump to the first unread post in a thread? I don't even recognize any distinction between read and unread.

jackjack
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 868


May Bitcoin be touched by his Noodly Appendage


View Profile
July 02, 2011, 11:44:24 PM
 #4

Slightly off-topic: Is it possible to jump to the first unread post in a thread? I don't even recognize any distinction between read and unread.
Just click on the purple "new" image instead of clicking on thread name

Own address: 19QkqAza7BHFTuoz9N8UQkryP4E9jHo4N3 - Pywallet support: 1AQDfx22pKGgXnUZFL1e4UKos3QqvRzNh5 - Bitcointalk++ script support: 1Pxeccscj1ygseTdSV1qUqQCanp2B2NMM2
Pywallet: instructions. Encrypted wallet support, export/import keys/addresses, backup wallets, export/import CSV data from/into wallet, merge wallets, delete/import addresses and transactions, recover altcoins sent to bitcoin addresses, sign/verify messages and files with Bitcoin addresses, recover deleted wallets, etc.
giszmo
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1568


¡ɥɔʇɐʍ ʇsnɾ &#7


View Profile WWW
July 03, 2011, 12:02:32 AM
 #5

Slightly off-topic: Is it possible to jump to the first unread post in a thread? I don't even recognize any distinction between read and unread.
Just click on the purple "new" image instead of clicking on thread name

OMG thanx so much. I hovered over that icon trying to find out what it tries to tell me but there was no tooltip.

koin
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 874


View Profile
July 03, 2011, 12:23:41 AM
 #6

That pretty much describes how all forums eventually look.

which renders them as useless as the yahoo! finance forums.
BitcoinPorn
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 560


Posts: 69


View Profile WWW
July 03, 2011, 02:22:57 AM
 #7

Maybe all the threads about the price of bitcoin going up/down/sideways should be put in the TRADING board, since the price is all about trading?

And this topic should be moved to 'Meta'.

There just needs to be a little more hands on moderation for better thread placement.  But I mean, technically almost anything could be Bitcoin Discussion, so maybe delete Bitcoin Discussion, yes this forum, make 4 or so more subforums (Bitcoin Marketing/Media, Bitcoin Theory, Bitcoin Love, and something else), the end.

People will be forced to keep their Bitcoin related discussions more focused into established Bitcoin subforums and the newly created ones, people can vote for what is important as the new subforums.   Anything else is Off Topic, which on any forum is the dumping ground, but that is basically what the main forum here has become.   I think this is a very possible solution too.

giszmo
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1568


¡ɥɔʇɐʍ ʇsnɾ &#7


View Profile WWW
July 03, 2011, 11:19:29 AM
 #8

agree.

people tend to post to the "general" forum everywhere as others read it there. i barely click through the other parts but if moderation enforces correct placement i'm sure noise could be reduced.

on the other hand i'm not so much for moderation but rather for some voting system that includes categories. allow all users to rate threads 1-5 for any of:
* quality
* insight
* fun factor
* bias
* ...
and display the most rated categories on the overview.

"MtGox again ...|Insight:1.2|Fun:4.3" would be totally different at first sight than
"MtGox again ...|Quality:2.3|Insight:4.3"

AtlasONo
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 551



View Profile
July 03, 2011, 03:07:00 PM
 #9

doom+gloom = criticizing bitcoin = TROLL ALERT  Huh

If this is the case then no the forum shouldn't quarantine criticism.
Tx2000
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 182



View Profile
July 03, 2011, 03:38:10 PM
 #10

doom+gloom = criticizing bitcoin = TROLL ALERT  Huh

If this is the case then no the forum shouldn't quarantine criticism.

You're right.  Criticism shouldn't be "quarantined" or banned.  But trolling should; i.e. doom+gloom+misinformation+unfound+slander, should be.
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!