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PEE Poll: Should there be a spammer central?
Yes (please explain).   -4 (44.4%)
No (please explain).   -5 (55.6%)
Total Voters: 9

Oasis
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« on: 02-11-2011 02:30 »
« Last Edit on: 02-11-2011 02:31 »

What is a spammer's central?
A spammer's central, like the name would suggest, is a place where you would post spam or off-topic things that would be considered "too spammy" for the normal forums (for example, "What are you listening to right now?" threads and "count to x number" threads).

But why should peel have one?
I believe that a spammer's central would allow members of peel to communicate more easily, as they have no need to worry about going too off-topic. Plus, I have noticed that this forum is kind of...inactive. I don't know if it's because Futurama got canceled for a good 5-6 years or because I'm a new member, but I believe that a spammer's central will effectively get rid of some of the monotony of this forum.

But won't some people go overboard with spamming?
Well, there obviously should be the same universal basic rules of every forum in order to prevent flooding (spamming threads over and over again), prevent double/triple/etc posting, and to limit the content of the material posted in the spammer's central (just because it's spammer's central doesn't mean that a person has a right to post 18+ year old material there). Also, to obviously prevent people using this as an easy post-count booster, post counts should be removed for the spammer's central.

So, what do you think? Should peel have a spammer's central or not?
King ZOIDY

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« Reply #1 on: 02-11-2011 02:31 »

PEE poll?
Oasis
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« Reply #2 on: 02-11-2011 02:32 »

PEE poll?

I'm 99.9% confident that that was not a typo on my part.
Bend-err

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« Reply #3 on: 02-11-2011 02:36 »

PEEL = Planet Express Employee Lounge.
So calling it Planet Express Employee Lounge Poll would make no sense, since it's obviously a Planet Express Employee Poll. That's why it's called PEE Poll, duh.


And if you just want to do chitchatting go to the chatroom.
Oasis
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« Reply #4 on: 02-11-2011 02:40 »
« Last Edit on: 02-11-2011 02:42 »

PEEL = Planet Express Employee Lounge.
So calling it Planet Express Employee Lounge Poll would make no sense, since it's obviously a Planet Express Employee Poll. That's why it's called PEE Poll, duh.


And if you just want to do chitchatting go to the chatroom.

"Error 500: Internal Server Error!"

I've been part of forums where there's both a chatroom and a spammer's central. Threads are more useful for long-term discussions, and the intellectual quality of posts overall on the forums don't decrease because of it.
Bend-err

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« Reply #5 on: 02-11-2011 02:44 »

You can easily have lengthy conversations on irc.

If you want a spammer's central go to the board that has it.




What's with all the noobs demanding stuff these days?
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #6 on: 02-11-2011 02:45 »
« Last Edit on: 02-11-2011 02:59 by ~FazeShift~ »

Nutmeg1729

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« Reply #7 on: 02-11-2011 02:51 »

Spam has previously caused serious problems for this board.

Also, I wouldn't say we're seriously inactive... I post most days, as do several other PEELers and we have many, many active threads at once.

There's just little need for OnTopic while there's nothing new Futurama-wise.
Oasis
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« Reply #8 on: 02-11-2011 02:53 »
« Last Edit on: 02-11-2011 02:57 »

You can easily have lengthy conversations on irc.

If you want a spammer's central go to the board that has it.




What's with all the noobs demanding stuff these days?

On a IRC, I can have a chat about something, like say, GIFS for a couple minutes tops with some people. But won't it be awkward and frustrating to keep saying "hey, remember that conversation about GIFS we had x days/hours/etc ago"? And what about the people who weren't on at the time of the conversation? Should they miss out on an interesting discussion just because they were doing something else at a moment? With threads, this can be easily prevented.
And I am part of a board that has a spammer's central:
http://www.southperry.net/forum.php
Just because I joined a forum, that doesn't automatically mean I am forever bound to that forum. Granted, I am a player of Maplestory, but that doesn't mean I can't also be a fan of Futurama (why else would I join a Futurama forum?).
I am not demanding anything, I am just making a suggestion. I am not ordering whoever's in charge to make a spammer's central right now, and I have backed my suggestions with evidence instead of simply just stating my suggestion.
And just because I am new on this forum, it doesn't make me a noob, and it does not detract from the intellectual qualities of my post. I suggest you get that "old members>new members" mentality out of your head, and then come back to me. I also suggest you look up the definition of the word "noob", as it seems to me that you do not know the correct definition of the word noob.
Good day to you sir.

EDIT: @Nutmeg
I understand that spam can be a problem on forums, which is why the set of universal rules should be set on the spammer's central.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #9 on: 02-11-2011 03:01 »

The idea is not to have any spam, unless mArc jumps in and thinks this is a great idea (after some head trauma) I'll lock this.
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