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December 11, 2017, 01:36:34 AM
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The Politics & Society Forum has died and been Reborn as the Sub OFF Topic forum.

It used to be interesting discussing Russian,American,Chinese Etc. Ideology,ways of life for certain countries. Problems,Solutions,Theories Etc.

Now it has become a Cesspool of shit with mainly off Topic...Topics.

The Moderator Running that Should be fired Immediately.

WTF happened to that forum?
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December 11, 2017, 01:53:47 AM
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I've been saying the exact same thing for months. It has become off topic v2.0 because most campaigns don't pay for off topic posts but they do in politics. I've literally seen people create threads in there such as 'do you prefer mountains or beaches' and 'would you chose your wife over your mother' etc. This is what happens when the forum is over run with south east asian shitposters who can barely speak English but need to find somewhere they can easily churn out rubbish to get paid.

Also, there is no mod of that sub forum but this is also something I've been urging for months.

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December 11, 2017, 02:07:17 AM
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You can now rename it from Politics and Society to Relationship and then some...

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December 11, 2017, 02:21:03 AM
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The Politics & Society Forum has died and been Reborn as the Sub OFF Topic forum.

It used to be interesting discussing Russian,American,Chinese Etc. Ideology,ways of life for certain countries. Problems,Solutions,Theories Etc.

Now it has become a Cesspool of shit with mainly off Topic...Topics.

The Moderator Running that Should be fired Immediately.

WTF happened to that forum?
i used to frequent that section, havent visited it in a while though. just taking a peek into it, it's gotten quite bad honestly, much worse than  when i used to browse it anyways.

Also, there is no mod of that sub forum but this is also something I've been urging for months.
it'd be tricky moderating that section though, with political and religious (and many more) discussions going on, deleting some posts equates to censorship, or preferring one side of the argument over another (not the best phrasing maybe, but you get the idea). of course, deleting obviously off topic posts would be easy, but i'd feel that many people would try to push the rules on posting there, just adding bits relevant to the discussion while having 95% of the post be off topic garbage. just my thoughts though, no saying how it would actually go in practice.

there's nothing here. message me if you want to put something here.
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December 11, 2017, 06:30:32 AM
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I used to be a frequent poster in the S&P sub.

This shit started way earlier as if the shitposters knew they have to prepare for the über bull run in 2017 --->like around 2016? it just started to become a real shit show because nowadays everyone has like 30 accounts.

It is impossible to have a real discussion or just to find and read an non shit thread in that sub.
TBH if i would be a mod i would probaly nuke 3/4 of all people posting there LOL
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December 11, 2017, 08:57:46 AM
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Maybe this thread gives one a clue as to the reason -
How popular are you at your school?

Perhaps it explains the low quality posts on some of the other boards. Note the use of the word "are". Smiley

I've added a photography section to Fit to Talk -  The photography and content production board

Hopefully we can use this to help members earn from using budget photo kit whilst they practice their English
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December 11, 2017, 09:03:08 AM
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TBH if i would be a mod i would probaly nuke 3/4 of all people posting there LOL

Nuke one, and ten more pop up in their place. It's become a colossal game of Whac-a-Mole, and we mods are getting our butts kicked. Sad
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December 11, 2017, 11:30:05 AM
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TBH if i would be a mod i would probaly nuke 3/4 of all people posting there LOL

Nuke one, and ten more pop up in their place. It's become a colossal game of Whac-a-Mole, and we mods are getting our butts kicked. Sad

Yep, i know that. It is a fight against windmills - thus the reason i made the profit/expenses thread and asked if it is possible to get more mods/patrollers in the case we dont see some rule changes regarding this problem.





Maybe this thread gives one a clue as to the reason -
How popular are you at your school?

Perhaps it explains the low quality posts on some of the other boards. Note the use of the word "are". Smiley


Im not sure if people think we are joking when we say that whole families from SEA (majority of people come from there because SEA is now mostly developing nations where people have internet access but still live with a salary of around 400$ or less per month) are now creating accounts here to spam.

We are not racist (99% of us arent) - it is totaly fine if they would just participate in discussions and not just spam bullshit one liners to get their ratio filled...
I can even understand them for doing that but that doesnt change the fact that they are literally destroying this forum and the genuine user base with it.
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December 11, 2017, 11:57:16 AM
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Half of the boards have turned into off-topic/garbage boards. That section isn't special and it is not likely that much will be done given how theymos is handling, or rather isn't handling this situation.

TBH if i would be a mod i would probaly nuke 3/4 of all people posting there LOL
Nuke one, and ten more pop up in their place. It's become a colossal game of Whac-a-Mole, and we mods are getting our butts kicked. Sad
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December 11, 2017, 01:43:54 PM
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The Politics & Society Forum has died and been Reborn as the Sub OFF Topic forum.

It used to be interesting discussing Russian,American,Chinese Etc. Ideology,ways of life for certain countries. Problems,Solutions,Theories Etc.

Now it has become a Cesspool of shit with mainly off Topic...Topics.

The Moderator Running that Should be fired Immediately.

WTF happened to that forum?

Dont worry bro!

It is just some days before christmas and just like those remaining days, useless threads in P&S will be removed hopefully by A SANTA MODERATOR who is in his/her right mind that can somehow realized the useless space it is eating up in our web screens and such. But I totally respect those guys who take every questions in that forum seriously and answered them.

 
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December 11, 2017, 03:02:36 PM
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It is impossible to have a real discussion or just to find and read an non shit thread in that sub.
TBH if i would be a mod i would probaly nuke 3/4 of all people posting there LOL

I nuke/permaban many people who are shitposting exclusively in there, but I'm just wasting my time really as they're like flies round shit that have laid eggs everywhere. You ban one account but they'll very likely spawn elsewhere from their stockpile army of alts that just carry on as if nothing ever happened. Having a few accounts banned is probably just accepted as an occupational hazard right now.
 
Maybe this thread gives one a clue as to the reason -
How popular are you at your school?

Perhaps it explains the low quality posts on some of the other boards. Note the use of the word "are". Smiley

Yeah, you can really tell the age of a lot of these kids (which is what they are). Imagine how stupid the average person is in their early teens - myself included - then imagine someone who can't even speak English very well and add on top of that a person who probably has very little knowledge or understanding of bitcoin other than his school mates told him you can earn a decent wage here just by posting and it's a recipe for disaster.

TBH if i would be a mod i would probaly nuke 3/4 of all people posting there LOL

Nuke one, and ten more pop up in their place. It's become a colossal game of Whac-a-Mole, and we mods are getting our butts kicked. Sad

I've used the phrase playing whack a mole with ghosts before. It's also like trying to plug holes on a sinking ship whilst you've got multiple other submarines torpedo-ing even more holes into the side constantly. How can you compete against that? It's pretty much pointless even banning people at this point because often times they just keep evading their ban on their numerous other accounts and admin's never look into alts.

Half of the boards have turned into off-topic/garbage boards. That section isn't special and it is not likely that much will be done given how theymos is handling, or rather isn't handling this situation.

We either need to really go gung-ho and crack down on all the abuse with very strict punishments for spammers and those that pay them to do so or just get rid of essentially 99% of the rules and just let the forum run itself into further into the ground. The latter is not something I think we should do but I can't be expected to try clean this place up all by myself.

TBH if i would be a mod i would probaly nuke 3/4 of all people posting there LOL
Nuke one, and ten more pop up in their place. It's become a colossal game of Whac-a-Mole, and we mods are getting our butts kicked. Sad
Over 90% of the problem could be solved within 7 days with a few policy changes by theymos.

I've messaged theymos about some solutions and I'm hoping he'll get back to me soon but he rarely acts on these things as you well know. The signature guidelines was meant to be a way to put a stop to all the nonsense but it's futile if theymos won't enforce it. At the bare minimum crappy ICO campaigns that do nothing but pay spammers to post or copy and paste whatever crap they can be bothered to make need to be hardly punished. Once their accounts start getting banned and threads get trashed they'll soon get the message once their cash cow is threatened.

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December 11, 2017, 03:52:34 PM
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Finally somebody touched this thing. In past there was lot of interesting discussions about politics. But now we can find only idiotic topics made by newbies and spam mega threads (I don't know why nobody locks it). It's to find something worth attention on that board.
But I think that Politics and Society section should be part of Off-topic board. We hardly can find discussions about cryptocurrencies, so it belongs to off-topic. Or not?




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December 11, 2017, 04:33:44 PM
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Dont worry bro!

It is just some days before christmas

Just think of all those Christmas laptops that will arrive here asking how to get Bitcoin so that they can buy a new siren for their bikes. Smiley

I've added a photography section to Fit to Talk -  The photography and content production board

Hopefully we can use this to help members earn from using budget photo kit whilst they practice their English
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December 12, 2017, 10:27:56 AM
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Actually I was wondering if I am the only one who notice about that. Glad to read this post that I am not alone. It seems that the topics posted there every now and then are not mean the subject of the section. It becomes the Jack of all thread forum now. Off topics, about bitcoin, although coins, a topic about newbie is also there. An aware person to the meaning of the name of the section there will visit, surely will be confuse.

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December 12, 2017, 10:35:51 AM
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Take a look at this thread in Politics & Society - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2423191.0 ...

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December 12, 2017, 10:46:01 AM
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Take a look at this thread in Politics & Society - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2423191.0 ...
Don't you know that anime is a matter in congress?



In all seriousness this is starting to get beyond a joke. If theymos doesn't do something about it soon the majority of this forum will be unusable.
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Not surprisingly he's copy and pasting as well, as do the vast majority of those Politics & Society shitposters:

Yes, Bitcoin is one step above ETH in the market cryptocurrency market. Bitcoin is the most accepted cryptocurrency worldwide, has the biggest market cap, biggest trading volume, and it has proven to be more profitable than ethereum in the long-term (this allows btc to get an influx of new money more frequently), so inverstors and the like are more 'attracted' to btc. ETH price was stagnated for a long time but It's only now that is gaining more attention due its surge in the price and faster transactions/low fees. It is true that Ethereum is the biggest altcoin in the market,  but I think it's fair to say that Btc, with almost 54% dominance in the market, is the most important cryptocurrency in the world, and there's a reason why Ethereum is considered just an "altcoin".

Is Bitcoin More Important Than Ethereum?
Yes, Bitcoin is one step above ETH in the market cryptocurrency market. Bitcoin is the most accepted cryptocurrency worldwide, has the biggest market cap, biggest trading volume, and it has proven to be more profitable than ethereum in the long-term (this allows btc to get an influx of new money more frequently), so inverstors and the like are more 'attracted' to btc. ETH price was stagnated for a long time but It's only now that is gaining more attention due its surge in the price and faster transactions/low fees. It is true that Ethereum is the biggest altcoin in the market,  but I think it's fair to say that Btc, with almost 54% dominance in the market, is the most important cryptocurrency in the world, and there's a reason why Ethereum is considered just an "altcoin".



18 year's old and from the Philippines (as the vast majority of copy and pasters are, sadly). I bet he's not even 18 either but just said that because he's scared you have to be an adult here or something.

Gonna go through that thread and ban/nuke all the other shitposters. I often wonder if there's some site that is telling people to sign up here and just copy and paste posts or are they just smart enough to figure out that's all they have to or can do if they can't speak English or be bothered to write original content? Or maybe, as I mentioned before, the news of this forum must be spreading like wildfire through the playgrounds of schools in Asia and I guess they just get told to copy and paste an older post if they can't speak English very well which I'm guessing the majority of Filipino teenagers can't. 

In all seriousness this is starting to get beyond a joke. If theymos doesn't do something about it soon the majority of this forum will be unusable.

It really is. I honestly can't tell whether theymos is oblivious to the problems here because he's not that active at all or just doesn't care or can be bothered with all the headaches.

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