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PEE Poll: Character limits on posts?
Yes   -1 (5.9%)
No   -12 (70.6%)
Wouldn't work   -4 (23.5%)
Total Voters: 17

Luis

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« on: 10-09-2003 04:39 »
« Last Edit on: 10-09-2003 04:39 »

I just wanted to see what you people think about this idea of mine, so save any nasty comments on how this is a mods issue. I've seen people complain about spam, and the wizard jokes on this and other message boards. Should there be a limit on how short a message can be?
I'm voting yes, i think those "Yep", "I do" and "A/The wizard/s did it" posts shouldn't be anywhere. If you agree or disagree with the previous post, you could further explain why instead of just posting "I agree", coulnd't you?
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #1 on: 10-09-2003 05:29 »

No, because sometimes a short post might be all you need. No point clogging up the board with stupid long posts which just repeat themselves either.
Teral

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« Reply #2 on: 10-09-2003 05:38 »

While I agree that these kind of posts are annoying and should be kept to a bare minimum, I don't think this is a good idea.

Aside from the bureaucracy issue, there's the problem of determining what constitute an appropiate post-length. 20 characters? 40 characters? 100 characters? Not every post need to be doctoral thesis (joke  wink ) sometimes they don't require more than a few words.

Take the trivia-threads. If someone ask a question, the answer is usually pretty short.

Q: Who said "Girls like swarms of lizards right?"
A: Fry in "Xmas Story"? (16 charaters)

When someone answers my question correctly, I don't see any reason to post anything but "yes", yep" or equally short confirmation.

POTM nominations, again I just post the names and nothing more.

A new member asks a quick question "In what episode did this aor that happen?" My reply would be just to post the episode name.

etc.

The intentions are good, and people need to restrain themself, but I think it'll be too disruptive.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #3 on: 10-09-2003 06:29 »

Teral's right.  Quantity and quality aren't always the same thing.  Total and I fired several lenghty posts at each other on Saturday, but I doubt any of them had much point to them.

As my accounting tutor once said "brevity is appreciated".  The best arguments are the ones that put their points across as clearly as possible and as concisely as possible.
Rage Dump

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« Reply #4 on: 10-09-2003 06:56 »

I'm with you guys, and even if this system was implemented, it would just encourage (More) people to add crap to the end of thier messages to by-pass it. It would be an annoyance to do, and to look at...
winna

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« Reply #5 on: 10-09-2003 11:30 »

I say we GET Luis for ever bringing this subject up!  HEHE... >: D
Gleno

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« Reply #6 on: 10-09-2003 11:48 »

....meh....
Margarita

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« Reply #7 on: 10-09-2003 11:51 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Teral's right.  Quantity and quality aren't always the same thing.  Total and I fired several lenghty posts at each other on Saturday, but I doubt any of them had much point to them.

indeed. teral's right.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #8 on: 10-09-2003 11:52 »

Okay, I think we've established that Teral is right...
Tweek

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« Reply #9 on: 10-09-2003 12:38 »

No
boingo2000

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« Reply #10 on: 10-09-2003 15:06 »

[Blazing Saddles]PCC Fred is right about Teral being right![/BS]
Luis

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« Reply #11 on: 10-09-2003 15:54 »

Yes, Teral brung up several things i didn't think about, thanks. Ok, now i'd change my vote if i could, but i can't, so screw it. It's a bit ironic really, since Teral's post is a long post(I'm not being sarcastic, it seems ironic and funny to me).
SuperFry

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« Reply #12 on: 10-10-2003 07:29 »

I don't think that would work because if someone wanted to put Me too and you had to have 10 words they would just put Me me me me me too too too too too. Also if we had limits on are posts like 15 posts a day people that had a computer like my computer could hack around that because when I get stopped by Flood Control I hit back and my post is there and I would get around Post Limits too and there are other reasons it would not work.
winna

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« Reply #13 on: 10-10-2003 09:11 »

no you don't get around flood control... Idiot!
Tweek

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« Reply #14 on: 10-10-2003 11:17 »

SuperFry, that doesn't get around flood control, it just means that by the time you submit your post a second time over a minute has elapsed since your previous post.
aslate

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« Reply #15 on: 10-10-2003 12:34 »

It sounds like SuperFry's hitting "Submit" twice, thus he gets the "Cannot post for 60 seconds" but goes back and the first attempt got through. I've had that happen. And it is not hacking!
SuperFry

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« Reply #16 on: 10-10-2003 18:02 »

No I click submit once I get stopped I go back and my post is there.
Luis

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« Reply #17 on: 10-10-2003 20:06 »

Ok, I only got one thing to point out. Who said anything about a post limit? i don't recall suggesting or even mentioning a limit on how many posts you can make in a day...
PCC Fred

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« Reply #18 on: 10-10-2003 20:45 »

A post limit's a bad idea anyway.  Some PEELers can make 50 on-topic posts a day, others apparently turn up here for the sole purpose of spamming/trolling.
Luis

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« Reply #19 on: 10-10-2003 20:49 »

Of course, you all know i've been here for like a month, so i'd be a hipocrit to suggest a daily posting limit. That's why i never suggested it in the first place.
SuperFry

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« Reply #20 on: 10-11-2003 00:28 »

Oh I thought when you put Character Limits on Posts you ment thats only a specific number but now I know that it ment words.
mikey

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« Reply #21 on: 10-11-2003 02:27 »

Characters arent words SF, there just a single letter, number or punctuation..
Beamer

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« Reply #22 on: 10-11-2003 03:38 »

Ugh... moron. *hits SuperFry over the head with a stale loaf of bread*

Anyway, like most people here - I say no. There are rarely any large posts made at this board, and they hardly effect loading times anyway, so a character limit would just be useless.
aslate

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« Reply #23 on: 10-11-2003 10:20 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
Anyway, like most people here - I say no. There are rarely any large posts made at this board, and they hardly effect loading times anyway, so a character limit would just be useless.

Actually there are some of the longest posts i've seen made here, and they've been made relatively frequently.

Anyway, by a character limit i presume they're talking about stopping 5 or so word posts which are normally useless, and making sure we have slightly longer posts that make up a few sentences.
sheep555

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« Reply #24 on: 10-11-2003 10:27 »

 
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Originally posted by SuperFry:
Also if we had limits on are posts like 15 posts a day people that had a computer like my computer could hack around that

No, you couldn't. Although post limits are a bad idea, and I know Luis never even mentioned it, but I just have to get the point across.

You can't "hack" around post limits, assuming that the number of posts you've made per day is linked to your account, and is stored on a remote server. Your "computer" could do nothing about it.

To "hack" something is to break into it - (not crash it), and what you're describing certainly isn't hacking.

Yes, I know you could in theory hack around a remote server based post limit, but I somehow doubt SuperFry could a) Launch an on mass DDoS, or b) learn how to use a cracker
PCC Fred

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« Reply #25 on: 10-11-2003 10:39 »

*imagines a bewildered SuperFry turning a cream cracker over looking for the "on" switch*
SuperFry

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« Reply #26 on: 10-11-2003 11:20 »

*Imagine PCC Fred jumping off a bridge with a rock tied to his head thinking it's a "roller coaster"*
[-mArc-]

Administrator
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« Reply #27 on: 10-11-2003 11:53 »

*Imagines people not spamming threads*

sigh ...


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