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Author Topic: Points
Mordeth
Lord of Flies
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posted 17 September 2004 05:25 PM      $post_id   Email Mordeth   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I was thinking, I know it's dangerous, that the spam section should be worth half points, or at least less points because alot of the stuff that goes into that thread is going to be cut and paste from websites and alot of rambling that doesn't really contribute to the board in anyway. So I think, if it was easy to adjust, that it shouldn't be worth as much because people could just use it to jack up their point totals to gain higher ranks.


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Antacid
Fist of Lightning
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posted 17 September 2004 08:00 PM      $post_id   Email Antacid   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I agree.
And in general, there should be some anti-crap mechanism, when people get carried away and post bullshit. A way to let the staff know about them, or a way to vote them down, or whatever.


"Sometimes it's damned hard to tell the dancer from the dance." - Corwin, prince of Amber.


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Drizzt Do'Urden
Lord Tranquility
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posted 17 September 2004 09:52 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Well, Hopefully the moderators will be reading what goes into their respective forums, and if there's too much crap from one person, they can let an Admin know, and they can dock points from a person. That'd be good to implement.

And I agree with lowering the points for spam.


I make a new vow, one weighed in experience and proclaimed with my eyes open: I will not raise my scimitars except in defense: in defense of my principles, of my life, or of others who cannot defend themselves. I will not do battle to further the causes of false prophets, to further the treasures of kings, or to avenge my own injured pride.


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Ishamael
Throne of Decay
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posted 18 September 2004 10:19 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
This has been addressed. Please check here for details.

We will allow users to give points to other users for good posts and such, but I don't want an atmosphere were users go to war subtracting points or voting down other users. If one users posts too much crap (is tehre such a thing in spam?) it's the job of the moderator (or in this case a vetaran moderator from somewhere else in the category) to deal with it. That's what they're there for.

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Drizzt Do'Urden
Lord Tranquility
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posted 18 September 2004 10:23 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Not really, but it COULD happen.

Oh, who am I kidding! Spam to your heart's content!

Actually, I was thinking of how proper threads can sometimes degenerate into spam, and there's one obvious person who keeps propagating it.


I make a new vow, one weighed in experience and proclaimed with my eyes open: I will not raise my scimitars except in defense: in defense of my principles, of my life, or of others who cannot defend themselves. I will not do battle to further the causes of false prophets, to further the treasures of kings, or to avenge my own injured pride.


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Antacid
Fist of Lightning
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posted 19 September 2004 03:06 AM      $post_id   Email Antacid   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Also, remember, this site in the end is about Fantasy, SF and Horror, it would be good to have an AI who could read the posts and grant more points to the ones who are on those topics, cause, sometimes it pisses me off to read on a fantasy board about the great new book Grishm or Clancy released, hey, if i wanted to read about those i'd go to boards for those genres, but obviously, we don't have Hal 9000 here.
In any case, i don't think it's good for users to be able to grant or take points from posts of other users, because of the reason you mentioned Ish, maybe only trusted high level users, and/or have an option of Alert the Moderator To This Post, give a reason for the alert, and let the moderator decide what the right action, take points, give warning, ban from board, etc.

edited by Antacid on September 19th, 2004


"Sometimes it's damned hard to tell the dancer from the dance." - Corwin, prince of Amber.


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