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Post #21 · Posted at 2009-09-29 09:46:32pm 4.5 years ago

Online Kyzentun
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People tend to forget there are many guest users lurking around the site, and if they want to read up on a thread, I don't want them having to go through pages of crap to find something they are trying to find.

Have you ever clicked on a topic only to find there's hardly any discussion on the said topic because it went off topic? Annoying isn't it? I'm trying to make it so it's a better experience for everyone in general, hence why I'm bringing it up.

Or what's more common here, clicking a thread on the Latest 10 Posts bit on the front page only to find the post isn't relevant to the topic at all.
If you want the DDR game specific threads to be useful to people looking for info on the games, then split them into two threads. One for info, the other for speculation. 300 pages of the DDR X AC thread goes into "Speculation". But having those threads be useful for finding info that might not have been put in the first post isn't something you care about. I've brought up the fact that speculation massively crowds out any info before, and you didn't care. So whatever.

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Post #22 · Posted at 2009-09-29 10:12:15pm 4.5 years ago

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But the first page of most game release threads contains all the official information. I think splitting discussion into two threads just makes things overly complicated. Plus, there's often times when speculation becomes information, such as videos, hacked data and magazine findings.

Post #23 · Posted at 2009-09-29 10:17:43pm 4.5 years ago

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When did I ever say speculation is off topic? Read properly Kyz.

Post #24 · Posted at 2009-09-29 11:05:32pm 4.5 years ago

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"I read Barefoot Boy too much."
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When did I ever say speculation is off topic? Read properly Kyz.
I didn't say it was off topic, I said it interfered with finding information that isn't on the first post for whatever reason.
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Post #25 · Posted at 2009-09-29 11:28:40pm 4.5 years ago

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I guess that could be an annoyance, but doesn't warrant deletion as speculation isn't necessarily going off topic as some posts clearly have nothing to do with the topic at hand.

Post #26 · Posted at 2009-09-29 11:33:29pm 4.5 years ago

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"No."
The idea of having a forum thread is to discuss the information that was given. Al does a good job at keeping first posts up to date with details and dates. Have speculation is discussion based on information that was given.

In other words, look at the OP if you really want info. It's fine the way it is.

Even if you're looking for something that people have been discussing, there's always the search function.
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Post #27 · Posted at 2009-09-30 12:11:49am 4.5 years ago

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The Let it out thread is a good idea, though what could be even better would be a random thread such as this to pique people's entertainment. (fyi this thread link was borrowed from a Starcraft-centric forum)
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Post #28 · Posted at 2009-09-30 12:15:38am 4.5 years ago

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"posting the pokemon fan lore"
For the next CS games, I suggest you make the thread on the day of release to minimize any possible derailments, just like how it happened in the X2 thread.

Post #29 · Posted at 2009-09-30 12:27:50am 4.5 years ago

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Hell, Howie has posted tons of risque photos. The reason I've never objected is that they're not exposing anything (and personally, I prefer that over full nudity anyway). A few people have given him snide remarks on the various nipple teases, which also are not as bad as the aforementioned nudity that continually slides, but even those Al hasn't tried to delete everytime they were posted.

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The Let It Out thread is lax in rules. It doesn't really have a "topic" so it doesn't matter much what you post in there. I haven't kept up with the Let It Out thread but any form of adult nudity should be reported to me via PM or something so I can remove it.

Things have to remain suitable for minors across the entire site.

I think half the fun of posting those teaser and/or saucy images is seeing the reaction I'll get from them. But don't worry, Al. I'll never post full-blown nudity.

I love pushing the envelope, but I won't tear it to shreds.

Post #30 · Posted at 2009-09-30 12:35:09am 4.5 years ago

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"posting the pokemon fan lore"
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I love pushing the envelope, but I won't tear it to shreds.

We have the minors and idiots for that.

Post #31 · Posted at 2009-09-30 12:36:28am 4.5 years ago

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...i think i am the biggest guy on speculation topics for certain games >_>

I just love the "What if this..." factor, but i now ten to follow it up with some facts/tid bits of info from the game...

...as a matter of fact, excuse me while i go "speculate" on the X2's "Request Mode" and DJ Hero's "Career Mode".

Oh, and for the off-topic stuff, i also look at it as a way to entertain/laugh at a few quirky things the members post on the site. Yes, i would like nonsensical things to diminish from threads, but sometimes it get's dull and boring at times.

...basically, thank goodness we have the Let It Out thread Puppy Face.

I have also noticed that we have members/possible guests here that are aged 9 through...34? And i would like this site to not be blocked from school's thank you very much Tongue.

Post #32 · Posted at 2009-09-30 12:45:03am 4.5 years ago

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Yeah, too many "What if...?" speculation gets rather annoying if there's pages and pages of it, so maybe in future it'll be a rule in a thread not to go out of hand with the speculation unless the situation really calls for it.
     
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