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Thread: Forumtopia... join the cause!




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    Okay, guys, crunch time.

    I've been a member of the TweakTown forums from quite a while (quite a bit longer than November 2001, in fact, that was just the last server crash/update/whatever).

    I was here back in the good old days when the Off Topic thread was actually called Off Topic. I was here when signatures (if you actually had one) were text-only.

    Now, I realise this doesn't automatically make me know what's best for the forums - there are others who have been around for longer, others who have had more experience with forums around the net.

    But, I do know when I'm not having fun, and I'm not having fun with the TweakTown forums anymore. Sure, I'll flick through the threads, maybe learn something new, maybe try to help someone out - but it's hard to do these days without being innundated with a 50:1 spam/pointless to useful post ratio.

    Talking to a few other people, I've discovered that they have pretty much experienced the same thing. A lot of users have just left the forums for these reasons (where are you, Grim Reaper? Oldbugger? RDR?), users that didn't just post crap, but helped people. And helping people is, after all, the main reason that the TweakTown forums exist - not, as some people seem to think, to spam and play word games.

    So, I'm proposing a serious, interesting, and, above all, on-topic discussion about the possibility of changing the status quo. What the hell am I talking about? ForumTopia, the perfect forums. Basically:

    --- No post counts. No post counts, less spamming. Less spamming = good.
    --- Users do, however, get stars/a rating of some sort - it is - gasp - based on how helpful a user is, voted on by other members that have been helped.


    I expect about a grand total of zero people to like this idea. But basically, I just need to get it off my chest and out there.

    What do you think?

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    I'm all for it. I'm in total agreeance with you, which is why at this point I'd like to announce my retirement from TT. I tried before but Wiggo simply deleted the post and then deleted / hid the thread. Thanks for everything guys, but I'm with Osiris on this one.

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    yeah i would have to agree with Osiris and Beefy...

    TweakTown just doesnt have the same old kick as it used too...

    i just flick through, and i agree there is alot of spam and crap out there, like asking the same question multiple times.

    a revamp is in need, here here...
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    It's good to see some of the old schoolers in here...

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    i'm in, i've been saying the same thing for a little while now.
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    Well I'm sorry guy's but my only blame for the way things are now (and for the last couple of months) is 1 stupid person, 1 bad idea and 1 big fire from the hip overreaction that has done these forums no good at all.

    I've said my part and now I'll go back to the other areas of this site.

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    yeah well im just putting in my opinion....:thumb:

    who is this '1 person'?
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    Sounds good, I'm all for it.

    Those prob tho, are unfortunatly associated with the growth of the forums :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thoric
    yeah well im just putting in my opinion....:thumb:

    who is this '1 person'?
    me.

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    ummm well i havent read the forums, just some of the hardware topics....

    could someone please fill me in as to why beefy is at fault? and this stupid idea, and stupid fire? :confused:

    thanks
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