Just say "no" to pointless threads

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Just say "no" to pointless threads

Postby paizuri » Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:26 am

I'm going to lock them from now on. Really, what's the point in arguing over if Goku can beat Vash can beat Kenshin can beat Pikachu can beat your mailman if you drew him in an anime-style? The simple fact of the matter is that Batman always wins.

So what's a good thread? The anime vs western tv thread is a good thread that sparks intelligent conversation and thought. Any of the myriad random character vs. another random character is just people's personal and unwavering opinions relayed over and over and over again.

Addendum 6/20/04:
A thread will be deemed pointless on a case-by-case basis. There is no easy generalization which won't offend someone's intelligence, but these threads tend to follow a certain pattern which often goes down the path of progressive off-topicness, spam, and/or flames. My goal in trying to reduce these threads is to keep the forum more fun for the general public rather than a select few.

A few suggestions:
- Give a good intro to your thread. Don't just make a thread title and "Discuss. 8)" in your post. If you're going to present an argument/ask a question, at least provide your opinion on it from the get-go. The more interesting and involved a thread is from the beginning, the more likely that it will get replies of the same quality.
- Keep the signal-to-noise ratio down. For instance, if you're going to make a character vs. character thread, especially if the characters are from different series, try to keep your viewpoints as objective as possible. If all you're doing is basically stating that you like one character over another one, then don't bother posting. You want to present new information either by introducing it for the first time into the thread or by refuting someone else's post.
- Try to avoid making pissing contest threads such as "What anime have you seen? List them all." There is no real conversation in these threads, just lists and eventually responses like "O_O. Whoa dude, that's a LOT of anime."
- Try to avoid making threads that encourage one word posts.
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Postby )v(ajin Koji » Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:31 am

THANK YOU
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Postby Jnzk » Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:34 am

paizuri wrote:The simple fact of the matter is that Batman always wins.

It's all settled then.
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Postby El Banana » Mon Jun 07, 2004 12:05 pm

Yup. 8)
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Re: Just say "no" to pointless versus threads

Postby Scintilla » Mon Jun 07, 2004 12:19 pm

paizuri wrote:So what's a good thread? The anime vs western tv thread is a good thread that sparks intelligent conversation and thought.

Wow, and this is a thread <i>Bum</i> started? :wink:
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Postby Hitori » Mon Jun 07, 2004 12:21 pm

Agreed! 8)
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Postby *inverse* » Mon Jun 07, 2004 12:51 pm

No kidding - Thank you, Paizuri
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Postby OzzieArcane » Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:01 pm

While you're at it why don't you mod the "I want hot pics of girls from this series!" type threads while you're at it too? I mean it seems insanely pointless when there is already a thread on the first page for hot, sexy anime pics. I just posted in the Tenchi Muyo one for shits and giggles.
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Postby angelx03 » Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:50 pm

I SO LOVE YOU! :P

OzzieArcane wrote:While you're at it why don't you mod the "I want hot pics of girls from this series!" type threads while you're at it too? I mean it seems insanely pointless when there is already a thread on the first page for hot, sexy anime pics. I just posted in the Tenchi Muyo one for shits and giggles.


As long each post contains like 5 or less images per post or something. :?
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Postby TheMadOne » Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:57 pm

Thanks. Even if I know that some jackasses will post something like "GOKU WILL KICK ASS OUT OF SAILOR MOON!!!!!1111ONEone
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Postby ZeWrestler » Mon Jun 07, 2004 2:17 pm

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Postby Yukina_Raven » Mon Jun 07, 2004 3:01 pm

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Postby Feria » Mon Jun 07, 2004 4:37 pm

Well, that should certainly decrease the Anime threads by half :roll:
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Postby HeartbreakerByZep » Mon Jun 07, 2004 4:58 pm

That's crap. Granted, I love intelligent discussion, or even better, intelectual discussion, but why stop people from making versus threads? It's just as much opinion as the Anime vs western TV thread, not a bit more. You *can* make intelligent responses about who would win and why, sometimes people even do.
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Postby Char the second » Mon Jun 07, 2004 5:20 pm

thanks this might cut half the threads out but it is for the good of the people. :twisted:









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