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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

We're done with his bullshit. If he pops up, he's gone the instant we spot him. We are not going hunting, but if he comes up on our sights, he's getting popped.

Apart from his posts, how would you identify him. He would use a proxy right?
post #11492 of 15037
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

"shadow forum"

This sounds rad as hell why would you get rid of it.

More important topic: Bring back Miran, ban Moo.
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

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lol. This happens in communities that believe in the goodness of human nature. Idiots.
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Originally Posted by xCrunchx View Post

Apart from his posts, how would you identify him. He would use a proxy right?

We don't need evidence. We just need a hunch.

You guys are thinking that we are like, cops. No, we are like Judge Dredd. I hope that clarifies things.
post #11497 of 15037
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

SVB - i think you misunderstood fok. not that the thumb comments as a whole were not helping the community, but rather, the shadow community that was forming was not helping the forum.

 

On second read, it appears you're right. Still, my response contained points I wanted to make anyway.

 

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

We were getting a fair number of complaints about the thumb comments, particularly from the SW&D side. In the end, our inability to moderate the comments is what tipped the scales. I do realize that there are good reasons for the comments in the thumbs sections, but felt that on the whole, that they were doing more bad than good. Remember, not so long ago, there were no thumbs at all.

 

 

I don't see any of the behind-the-scenes stuff that the mods do so I suppose I can't continue to argue that thumb comments are worth whatever downsides there were, but certainly from the casual user's standpoint, I didn't see such a glaring issue. I'll take your word for it that it was there, but I still think it's a shame that the solution that was chosen was to dump the whole system entirely.

 

I do remember not having thumbs at all, which is why I feel like this is a step backwards.

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what are the chances now of upping, or removing entirely, the limit of thumbs per user per day. i have seen a couple people already post along the lines of,

"i wanted to "like" this post, but i am over my limit for the day."
post #11499 of 15037
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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post

On second read, it appears you're right. Still, my response contained points I wanted to make anyway.

indeed you did. it was a well thought out post, with some valid points. still, from the mods point of view, i can understand how unless a realistic and improved system is suggested, we will continue to have no thumb comments.
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

This. We couldn't delete thumbs comments, and it was too much of a hassle to engineer notifications, etc... As for the suggestion of self-policing - it's a nice concept, in theory, but we found, in practice, that it doesn't work if there aren't actual moderator powers.

How much did this SF platform cost? Like $30k or more? This stuff could be built into any free forum software by any decent developer for a few hundred bucks, or hell, nothing!

I'm not saying that you should switch platforms, but Huddler is screwing you over on some stuff, seriously. The whole solution feels hacked together. Now we've got this import images thing with a notification EVERY DAMN TIME I want to upload an image, no, it's not offensive, and even if it was this thing wouldn't stop me.

I was originally approving of the thumb comments being removed, but SVB convinced me it's done a lot of good. And now people are making useless posts in threads all the time. I was wrong about it.
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

We don't need evidence. We just need a hunch.
You guys are thinking that we are like, cops. No, we are like Judge Dredd. I hope that clarifies things.

So true. Trust this man.
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Have you checked out Gawker's system? I don't think it's perfect either, but you can spawn off new threads of discussion from each post. Similar to giving a thumbs comment response but with the ability to build a discussion around it and you could moderate it.
post #11503 of 15037
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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

How much did this SF platform cost? Like $30k or more? This stuff could be built into any free forum software by any decent developer for a few hundred bucks, or hell, nothing!

Software developer working for a few hundred bucks? No.
post #11504 of 15037
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Software developer working for a few hundred bucks? No.

LOL... I laughed so hard when I read that.

Hell, maybe even free!!
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I'm glad the thumbs comments are gone. I haven't lurked in the SWD forums for months, but that's one of the reasons I stopped posting there - it was precisely because of the incessant trolling in the thumbs remarks. It was beyond 3rd gradeish, and that so many can willfully support it and promote its continued use says something right there.
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