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Re: New guys (and some old guys) READ THIS THREAD

Reply #10 on: August 03, 2007, 02:54:37 am
I will ban you.
Now that's not very nice. :D

Also, I don't like that idea, Adarias. I mean really, 100 characters?
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Re: New guys (and some old guys) READ THIS THREAD

Reply #11 on: August 03, 2007, 04:12:10 am
Let's not lose focus here and make everybody be overly complex about what they say though.  If one's only two-cents is "I think the anatomy on the back needs to be adjusted to compensate for the new head." and it's pointing out an entirely blatant mistake that has been overlooked, wouldn't it be wasteful to force the critic to go on?  It's poor practice to add fluff into writing--I mean sure, for those writing assignments with word-count requirements, who doesn't add fluff?--but I think we should strive to be concise,  as being so does translate into the pixel environment (using 8 colors to do the Mona Lisa opposed to using 256-color gradients).

I vote that the whole 'one-liner deletion' reaction should be modified to include a review of content before deletion.  I hate the omg-post as much as the next forum reader, but I'm a big fan of hard-hitting, blunt comments.
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Re: New guys (and some old guys) READ THIS THREAD

Reply #12 on: August 03, 2007, 05:49:04 am
We tried a character limit once in pixelation, it didn't work out very well.

And the moderators see a dump of one-liners so they know what has been deleted? I don't really see the usefulness of having that dump be public (I can see a lot of people pointing and laughing at some users that literally have had their one-liners deleted 10 times in two days or something) and you shouldn't worry about actual critique getting deleted, it never does (as far as I've noticed).

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Reply #13 on: August 03, 2007, 10:51:43 am
I suppose it would require massive codework to implement something like a collasped (rather than deleted) post the way they have on that digg thingy?
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Reply #14 on: August 03, 2007, 11:27:24 am
Policy:
I'm not sure it's the short comments that are the worst ones. Moderating one-lines is much easier (easy to rule out) than moderating longer posts hence the bad rap for one-liners.

Technically:
I once implemented a function that showed posts that where under 32 chars in a compressed form with just the name of the poster, the message and the quote button. That worked out quite well because then those posts didn't take that much space. No need to collapse the message, just skip the avatar, sig etc.

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Re: New guys (and some old guys) READ THIS THREAD

Reply #15 on: August 03, 2007, 11:36:22 am
Policy:
I'm not sure it's the short comments that are the worst ones. Moderating one-lines is much easier (easy to rule out) than moderating longer posts hence the bad rap for one-liners.

You can be sure that the admins and mods read EVERYTHING that is posted.
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Reply #16 on: August 03, 2007, 12:39:55 pm
You can be sure that the admins and mods read EVERYTHING that is posted.

Hell not just the admins either, im sure im not the only non-mod who reads every new post everyday, almost religiously.

quite often i look back through all the old posts too to see what i can find.

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Reply #17 on: August 03, 2007, 12:53:29 pm
You can be sure that the admins and mods read EVERYTHING that is posted.
Hell not just the admins either, im sure im not the only non-mod who reads every new post everyday, almost religiously.
You are not alone :P
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Reply #18 on: August 03, 2007, 12:56:47 pm
same here ;)

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Re: New guys (and some old guys) READ THIS THREAD

Reply #19 on: August 03, 2007, 01:47:38 pm
I think that if you'd remove the post-counts and ranks, you'd see less newbies posting one-liners.