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    Ah, I think we have a new problem that is taking over

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    And now THIS is getting off topic.

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    And now THIS is getting off topic.
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    It happens. (Smilies and one liners!)
    Don't ask Marvin Harrison what he did during the bye week. "Batman never told where the Bat Cave is," he explained.

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    I was just complaining about this very issue last night to my girlfriend. I think its' a good problem for a forum to have, but the quality of the threads has really suffered as of late. It's important not to turn off folks from visiting the boards by acting like we are a bunch of elitist A-holes. Kinda like Jack Black's character regarding music in "High Fidelity". I like some of the solutions offered up here, but lets avoid being too rash and wait for the real season to start before making a decision. Time is an ally, there should be no big rush to judgement.
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    Ah, I think we have a new problem that is taking over
    I'm sorry, was this directed at me? Or did it just happen to follow my post? If it was, could you explain? Am I not getting a joke? (it wouldn't be the first time, BTW.) Thanks.

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    Go look at how many "What song describes...." threads have popped up on the Pacer forum today......
    I have less of a problem with silly threads, as I do with posting that is more relevant for a personal IM. There have been alot of those and they are annoying. I started the Neil Diamond thread as an attempt at humor, kind of a rip on the Green Day thread. I was being sarcastic and I understand that not everybody here has that same sense of humor. Thats life.
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    Obviously Able is a mind reader. Just last night I asked Kegboy if the board would get better once the regular season starts.

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    It's been a good year or 2 since we've had the reall fun discussions and message board. Hopefully these can come back.
    Don't ask Marvin Harrison what he did during the bye week. "Batman never told where the Bat Cave is," he explained.

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    Sorry you guys! I know I'm guilty...

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    Contexual one liners are fine. If that were a problem, I wouldn't be able to post at all anymore. Constantly bumping a thread or mulitple threads with one smilie is tiresome.


























    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    I still think eliminating post counts would really help things out.

    What they do, in the eyes of a lot of younger people, is create a certain hierarchy. In an attempt to one day gain the same "status" as those that are at the top of the chain, I find that new posters end up spamming the boards with meaningless posts in an endless pursuit to "catch up".

    Why not try it out? I think most of us can agree that they're worthless.

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    It's been a good year or 2 since we've had the reall fun discussions and message board. Hopefully these can come back.
    Last year was such a crapshoot after 11/19, what was there to really talk about? Sure there were story lines along the way, but at least this year we should (jinx!) get back to talking about reaching new heights.

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    Last year was such a crapshoot after 11/19, what was there to really talk about? Sure there were story lines along the way, but at least this year we should (jinx!) get back to talking about reaching new heights.
    Oh without a doubt. I think hopefully this year should be fun.
    Don't ask Marvin Harrison what he did during the bye week. "Batman never told where the Bat Cave is," he explained.

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    Yeah, watching every other thread become a joke and/or hip-hop parody thread has gotten old.

    Obviously nothing drastic HAS to be done, such as the post counts, but that one is really something I think is a good idea for the long-term. I think the forum still keeps track, but to remove the visibility should cut down on people (usually younger/newer ones) fretting about it, and it would be interested to see how people treat each other without that reference to judge them.

    And if there's any confusion, I'm not getting rid of smilies.

    I think this is a good idea. If remove the visibility, people won't get caught up, as rcarey has mentioned, in posts.
    Don't ask Marvin Harrison what he did during the bye week. "Batman never told where the Bat Cave is," he explained.

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    I don't mind one-liners when they pertain to the thread. I view forums as a conversation, and I usually don't talk in paragraphs. I don't mind the long posts either such as Pecks or UB's. I love reading those, but if somebody wants to add a thought or a comment, and it's a one-liner, than they shouldn't be looked down upon......................as long as it pertains to the threads.

    And you can get rid of smilies for all I care.

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    Awesome - thank you, Hicks.

    I am willing to bet this will work out much better.

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    Awesome - thank you, Hicks.

    I am willing to bet this will work out much better.
    I hope so. If not, it's easy to reverse.

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    But...we live in a society where the majority suffers because of the actions of a few.

    Hicks, don't make the minimal character count for posting too short. Sometimes an "agreed" or "exactly" can also move a conversation forward, or simply serves as acknowledgement that someone made an excellent point, which isn't a bad thing, in my opinion.
    I totally agree with this point and I'm not agreeing to be sarcastic considering the topic we're discussing. It's nice to know when someone thinks you've said it all, or said something so well that they only want to be counted as agreeing. Especially true if you have made a controversial stand. It's nice to know you aren't alone. It's not always necessary to elaborate (much like I just did here) as that wastes bandwidth as well (as hopefully this was not)

    And on the idea of "character counts" does it factor in the sig (in a post)? If so, then that pretty much makes it a moot point.

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    It's set at 8 right now. I agree. fits that (with the period).

    I could make it 4 or 5.

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    Sigs do not count towards the limit. Sigs have their own limit.

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    I'm sorry, was this directed at me? Or did it just happen to follow my post? If it was, could you explain? Am I not getting a joke? (it wouldn't be the first time, BTW.) Thanks.

    Yes it was directed at you, and the problem is that you never agree with me in the polictical forum. Oh wait, no it was what Btown said.

    I've always thought I should leave the humor to the professionals

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    It's been a good year or 2 since we've had the reall fun discussions and message board. Hopefully these can come back.


    I am asking a serious question here. What do you mean the real fun discussions and mesage boards. What do you want more of

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    Hicks, the removal of post counts looks good.

    I agree with most that it's only a couple posters, and it nothing major enough to warrant removing smilies altogether, that would take away from everyone else.

    At least with no post counts visible, it might remove the motivation to spam threads to increase post numbers, and as you said, it can always be reversed.

    Way to steer the ship there, Cap'n.

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    I aim t' misbehave.

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    I've always thought I should leave the humor to the professionals
    Humor is a funny thing....

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