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germanfryfan

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« Reply #120 on: 11-18-2004 10:34 »
« Last Edit on: 11-18-2004 10:34 »

hmm seeing that more and more Peelers want some more space for music and games, I too would prefer the "It's got a TV" to be openend for it, since it is entertainment as well.

About that post counting thing Melllvar proposed, I guess it isn't doable. I think the old UBB engine Peel uses doesn't provide such a feature, that can devide between counting and not counting different threads. But seeing that [-mArc-] already got some spare parts into the old lady, it might be possible (i.e. every thread would need an extra boolean-value in its Database-table, and the posting cgi's have to read out this value, whether they should count or not.)

But the question is if that even makes sense, since it doesn't affect the problem of spamming in general (as Tweek said, spammers would still spam).
The databases would still grow as fast as before or even a "bit" faster with every new thread.

A question: how big is the database anyway now?

Rage Dump

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« Reply #121 on: 11-24-2004 00:55 »

I'm getting pretty sick of all these people making threads in this forum, thinking that they're more important than everybody else.

So i propose the following:


Which will quickly change The Wish Void to something like this.

If people really think that another thread should be opened, they can ask in this thread.
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #122 on: 11-24-2004 01:21 »

Meh, just do what I do and change your default view to "Posted in the last day"
Tweek

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« Reply #123 on: 11-24-2004 03:39 »

That still wouldn't help you see good active threads  hidden in the rubbish, in fact it would be worse as they would be totally hidden.
winna

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« Reply #124 on: 11-26-2004 11:30 »

You know what I realize?  Probably not, but I'll tell you...  I hear people complaining about there not being a separate forum for either games or for music or for a combination of the both.  So I have found a solution.  You could start posting at another message board on the side at http://www.pimpbunnies.de/forum  Now, I know what you're thinking... I don't wanna post at some new message board, I still wanna be a PEELer.  Well that really isn't a problem, since Pimpbunnies is really just a sister extension of PEEL itself, and mostly the only people that post there are PEELers themselves, some oldsckool peeps been postin there.  It's slow right now, but if it got more active members it might pick up and you could get relatively active discussion about the stuff you want to talk about.  Pimpbunnies is not for everyone, it really isn't supposed to be child appropriate since there is a forum where people can post pornography (although that doesn't really happen that much).  Pimpbunnies is also slightly more spam friendly than PEEL, which may or may not be a good thing. 

It sounds like I'm just advertising another board, but in reality I'm just giving the PEELers out there another option.  You might wanna at least consider it, thank you for your time.  smile
M0le

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« Reply #125 on: 11-26-2004 22:06 »

That's the site where Slimmy posts his comics, right?
winna

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« Reply #126 on: 11-26-2004 22:42 »

Am I supposed to say yes? 

Yes... it's the site where slimmy posts his comics....  roll eyes
Guineapig Trick

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« Reply #127 on: 11-28-2004 00:34 »

I know this is really dumb to ask and stuff, especially because I was part of the reason the thread was closed, but I'd like the PEEL comics thread to come back, could we have it back If there was a "no avatar comics/incredibly rude comic rule" and those who disobeyed got their comic taken out, or something like that?

I've seen a couple of Lampy's comics on Pimpbunnies, and they're pretty funny....
jerkberg

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« Reply #128 on: 11-28-2004 09:08 »

dumb suggestion: what if you could activate a button and it lets you veiw a forum without the closed topics
catindisguise

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« Reply #129 on: 11-28-2004 16:30 »
« Last Edit on: 11-28-2004 16:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Guineapig Trick:
I know this is really dumb to ask and stuff, especially because I was part of the reason the thread was closed, but I'd like the PEEL comics thread to come back, could we have it back If there was a "no avatar comics/incredibly rude comic rule" and those who disobeyed got their comic taken out, or something like that?

I've seen a couple of Lampy's comics on Pimpbunnies, and they're pretty funny....
I too would like the comic thread back, but bear in mind that not all avatar comics were bad. I agree, buy the end of the thread, some of them were just scenes of carnage where grammar and spelling were thrown out of the window and nonsense (not the good kind mind you) ruled, but a select few were genuinely funny. (I'm not saying my comics were a heap of laughs, but some people liked them, and if enough people had asked me to stop making them and given me a valid reason, I would have).

However, I agree that there should be some sort of restraint on comics that are just flames/piles of rubbish and that if we are going to have one people must have more control over what they do in paint and at least make them with some faint outline of plot.

I haven't seen lamp's comics (or lamp around for a while) so I can't comment on that last part.

In the end though, it's up to the all powerful mods, or marc...   hmpf

EDIT: On reflection, I think it would be best to have another rule to these comics: No superfry.

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Rage Dump

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« Reply #130 on: 11-28-2004 17:30 »
« Last Edit on: 11-28-2004 17:30 »

 
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dumb suggestion: what if you could activate a button and it lets you veiw a forum without the closed topics
I'd much rather them not be there at all. Besides, i still want to read closed topics, just not in the wish void, where every thread could have, and should have been a part of the larger topics. Not that i know much about the whole thing, but i can't imagine that about 20-odd extra threads a month can be all that good for PEEL. I'm sure it's not devestating, but it's still unnecessary.

Nick: I'll start posting there actively when there's actually some people there to be bantered with.   tongue
M0le

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« Reply #131 on: 11-29-2004 00:14 »
« Last Edit on: 11-29-2004 00:14 by Nixorbo »

On topic with the comics thread, I think it's a good idea. The main reason (I believe) that it was closed previously was because of ooy constantly posting annoying comics about himself and how he felt.
winna

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« Reply #132 on: 11-29-2004 05:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Rage Dump:
 
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Nick: I'll start posting there actively when there's actually some people there to be bantered with.    tongue

Either that or you'll start playing with the HTML enabled feature... roll eyes tongue
ooy

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« Reply #133 on: 12-02-2004 00:34 »

 
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Originally posted by M0le:
On topic with the comics thread, I think it's a good idea. The main reason (I believe) that it was closed previously was because of ooy constantly posting annoying comics about himself and how he felt.

Well, I do have feelings [Still] I won't make avatar comics if we can have them back!
Idan_Aharoni

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« Reply #134 on: 12-04-2004 04:02 »

I got a suggestion. Why not remove/change the "Classical episode"? I think it's about time that it either got changes, or if the people in charge don't want alot of work, just change it with "Last updated threads in all forums" or something like that. I don't know, the fact that the poll hasn't change since July (or more, I just got here then) - kinda bugs me.
Zeep

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« Reply #135 on: 12-19-2004 20:16 »

yeah, something really needs to be done with that.

i remember mArc was going to do something, but never did.

i would be good to have a "Classical Episode" thing that people can rate/review, maybe with a link to hat episode's thread in the general disscussion board, but just sitting there on raging bender isn't going to do anyone any good.

also, we should have a music/gaming board(s). it would get at least as much traffic as the tv board.
Rage Dump

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« Reply #136 on: 12-22-2004 16:58 »

It isn't getting changed; get over it. It's been brought up millions of times before, and it hasn't made a difference. It isn't going to make a difference this time either.

From what i can tell; It has to be changed manually every time, too much of a pain in the ass, now that there's no new episodes.
winna

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« Reply #137 on: 12-22-2004 18:42 »

I bet a nice javascript could rotate through the episodes though.... Other than that... maybe more people need to email marc.... repeatedly.  roll eyes
RCS

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« Reply #138 on: 01-09-2005 01:03 »
« Last Edit on: 01-09-2005 01:03 »

Suggestion: Far too often, I see new topics closed because another topic exists, even if the other topic is extremely old, however the ones that are too old, and are closed upon a reply are still active.  This seems to be a very poor allocation of resources, as well as being quite unorganized.  Perhaps it would be more feasable to close these older ones, instead of closing them when they are replied to, by people who are just trying to follow the rules by not making a new thread.  After all, when it is suggested in the rules, it seems to be quite pointless to close based on the following of those rules.

Suggestion 2: Also, if bandwidth is the real concern of closing topics, then why not actually delete the old topics, as well as the closed ones.  After all, it still uses bandwidth for when people open those closed topics up, therefore partially nullifying the reason for closing, based on bandwidth limitations.


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winna

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« Reply #139 on: 01-09-2005 03:51 »
« Last Edit on: 01-09-2005 03:51 »

People don't tend to visit old closed topics often though...
aslate

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« Reply #140 on: 01-09-2005 08:19 »

1) Old threads that are bumped with something that adds to the conversation aren't closed. At what point do you close an old thread? Moderators will be sick of going through and closing threads X days old, and it won't help anything.

2) Bandwidth is a problem, but that is not the same thing as space. The space and resources for an old thread, closed or not, is miniscule and not  relevant to anything. It's the constant posting brought about by Test threads that caused problems, although currently we're not racing through them.

Closing new threads is done because we've already argued and talked about stuff in the old thread, there's often a lot of useful info if they're bumped.
RCS

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« Reply #141 on: 01-09-2005 18:01 »
« Last Edit on: 01-09-2005 18:01 »

 http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/14-000497-1/

Can you honestly say that if I had made a newer topic, that it would not have been closed instantly, or re-directed to this old one?  Granted, this is a privately owned message forum, and I am not attempting to tell you all how to run it, just suggesting that if you are not going to close old topics, at least post a certain limit in the FAQ as to the maximum age of a topic.  After all, the users of this board not informed of when to make a new thread, and when to continue an older thread only creates more work for you.
aslate

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« Reply #142 on: 01-09-2005 18:09 »

Well, there should be no maximum age. Complain to the mod that closed the thread, or try and find the one that did.
RCS

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« Reply #143 on: 01-09-2005 18:41 »
« Last Edit on: 01-09-2005 18:41 »

Well, it is not my intention to complain about the mod.  The last thing I want is to get on a mod's bad side, especially when I enjoy these boards as much as I do.  However, it seems to be quite (if you'll forgive the Spock moment, here) illogical to close without giving reasons, unless the reason is perfectly clear, which in that particular case, was not.  After all, if reasons are given, chances are anybody who reads that post, and the reason for it's closing, will not attempt to recreate the situation... well, aside from the spammers, much like that booboo fellow from the IRC chat, last night.    smile
Nixorbo

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« Reply #144 on: 01-09-2005 21:35 »

That particular thread was closed because it was from an era where we were more lax on individual movie threads.  The situation has changed, so the thread was closed.
RCS

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« Reply #145 on: 01-09-2005 21:57 »

Understandable, and I thank you for telling me.
Logan Fils

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« Reply #146 on: 01-09-2005 22:00 »
« Last Edit on: 01-09-2005 22:00 »

Why are the plebs unable to delete their own posts?
aslate

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« Reply #147 on: 01-10-2005 11:56 »

 
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Originally posted by Logan Fils:
Why are the plebs unable to delete their own posts?

Because it's very easy to create a flamewar if you delete an intermediary post, thus putting the others out of context.

winna

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« Reply #148 on: 01-10-2005 18:38 »
« Last Edit on: 01-11-2005 00:00 »

You can still do it by editing your post... it's just slightly more difficult.

It makes it even more difficult if someone decided to quote you before you edit it..
aslate

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« Reply #149 on: 01-10-2005 18:54 »

 
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Originally posted by winna:
You can still do it by editing your post... it's just slightly more difficult.

Yes, but it shows that there was a post in the middle and that it's been subsequently edited.

Rage Dump

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« Reply #150 on: 01-20-2005 16:47 »

I posted something recently, and i used the
Code:
brackets. Went back to add something, hit the edit button, and in the edit window, everything before the code brackets was gone.
Is this a bug, or just a one-off thing?
z0idberg

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« Reply #151 on: 02-26-2005 18:39 »

I had an idea. How about a whole new section of the website where the new people who are new and have nowhere to post their questions and just post them anywhere would be welcome to post them in. It would be called Show questions or something and they can ask their questions there
Teral

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« Reply #152 on: 02-27-2005 07:46 »

The point being? They can ask them in General Disscussion.
z0idberg

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« Reply #153 on: 02-28-2005 00:59 »

but people just say don't do it or they are spamming or something, and then it gets closed. i think it's a good way for all the stupid people who don't know any better to find answers to their pointless questions
M0le

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« Reply #154 on: 02-28-2005 01:35 »

All they have to do is make a thread, their questions get answered, and the thread gets closed. No problem. At least, there shouldn't be a problem.
z0idberg

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« Reply #155 on: 02-28-2005 02:06 »

i still think my idea is better
winna

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« Reply #156 on: 02-28-2005 03:26 »

I agree whole heartedly... your idea is better, but we'll just go with the other half-ass idea of just closing the threads; it's extra work and we're getting nowhere fast, but that's what I call progress and a good team effort! *thumbs up*
z0idberg

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« Reply #157 on: 02-28-2005 03:46 »

i have no idea what that means... smile
*thumbs up*
Nixorbo

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« Reply #158 on: 02-28-2005 03:50 »

So ... it would be General Disscussion, only without moderation.
z0idberg

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« Reply #159 on: 02-28-2005 04:39 »

no because people wouldn't start intelligent topics or play forum games
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