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Up/down vote: Board members can only start one new thread per week

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Vinny Fins, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. Vinny Fins

    Vinny Fins Feisty Brooklyn dolfan ️‍

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    Just a thought, humor me, call it a sociological experiment:

    Would you support a rule that posters could only create 1 new thread per week?
     
  2. resnor

    resnor Derp Sherpa

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    No, I wouldn't support that.
     
  3. danmarino

    danmarino Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is. Club Member

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    No, I wouldn't support that.
     
  4. tirty8

    tirty8 Well-Known Member

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    no
     
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  5. gilv13

    gilv13 Well-Known Member

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    Yes please
     
  6. Puka-head

    Puka-head My2nd Fav team:___vs Jets Club Member

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    Not in America. Free speech includes having to listen to, or read, lot's of stupid ish. God Bless us All
     
  7. Pauly

    Pauly Season Ticket Holder

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    No. I can have more than 1 good idea in a week. Sometimes.
     
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  8. dWreck

    dWreck formerly dcaf

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    idk about one per week but i think id agree with *some* kind of thread count restriction.
     
  9. Georgia Fin

    Georgia Fin Fin For Life

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    No, I am tired of the PC police of the world trying to regulate what is acceptable. Everyone's opinion is just that. thephins.com is like the grocery store, you don't eat and buy everything inside, you go in and find what you like. Do the same with the threads around here and you will be much happier.
     
  10. brandon27

    brandon27 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    No, the conversation here is lifeless as it is. The more the better. It's when the new threads are the same topic as currently active ones though that bothers me :up: No need to limit conversation because someone wants to start it. That's a good thing for the board. We need more of it.
     
  11. CitizenSnips

    CitizenSnips hmm.

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    Post what you want. Read what you want. Don't worry about others.

    Go dolphins.
     
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  12. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Post Hard, Post Often Club Member

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    Yes, great idea. Would force more critical thought.


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  13. Finster

    Finster Finsterious Finologist

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    I think there are more efficient ways of ruining the site.

    My problem though, I don't want to ruin the site.

    I'm also pretty dead set against fascist ideology.
     
  14. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    Absolutely not, this place can be dead enough as it is without restricting members further. Just stay out of threads you don't like, or go join the high roller club.
     
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  15. Boik14

    Boik14 Admin Club Member

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    Two things...

    1. No chance id support this. Its basically a veiled way to try and eliminate reading some posters whose ideas you dont like. Be a little more open-minded (ironic coming from one of the most stubborn people you will meet).

    2. Stop using this thread to take shots at other people. If it persists there will be repercussions.
     
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  16. Vinny Fins

    Vinny Fins Feisty Brooklyn dolfan ️‍

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    i am "politically correct" but thatas just being a good person, if you say things to intentionally offend people, you are a schmuck.

    that said: i dont see what that has to do with post spamming though lol. im just saying use a damn search function and post in a preexisting thread, it aint rocket science. its a bit unruly to navigate with 7 threads on the same topic.
     
  17. Finster

    Finster Finsterious Finologist

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    The problem as I see it, this isn't what you said at all, if you had said this, there wouldn't have been the push back, likely there would have been much agreement.

    Also, you didn't think this post was going to offend people? Really? I'm just being honest here, but I find that hard to believe, free speech is one of the cornerstones of this country.
     
  18. Vinny Fins

    Vinny Fins Feisty Brooklyn dolfan ️‍

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    message board etiquette is an attack on free speech now? i think its fascinating that each ideological side in this country thinks freedoms are imperiled in different ways. yall do you. its your board. the equation of freespeech and post whoring strikes me as a bit of a stretch though.

    and to be honest im probably as far left as youll find on this board. you can say whatever you want as long as you dont tell me what to do in my life on account of your beliefs! wading through six different TRADE PARKER FOR X threads seems a little excessive though, but thats me!
     
  19. Tin Indian

    Tin Indian Rockin' The Bottom End Club Member

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    No. Completely contrary to what a forum is all about.
     
  20. Tin Indian

    Tin Indian Rockin' The Bottom End Club Member

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    Well I refuse to be politically correct but that does not mean I am going to go out and say things with the intention of insulting people either. I will speak my mind about things though and I put it to anyone out there that finds offense that you are the one that has the problem. I do not know when this country became so thin skinned but it does not serve anyone well. Even the ones who are supposedly offended.
     
  21. Phinsfan92

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    Dirty Landry can only post once a week...in all seriousness not at all, that's what the forums are for.
     
  22. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    No...

    You guys shut down the PoFo when all you had to do was not visit that forum.

    Same thing here. If someone starts what you believe is a stupid thread....DON'T OPEN IT!!!

    Pretty simple
     
  23. Georgia Fin

    Georgia Fin Fin For Life

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    There were "good people" long, long before there were politically correct people. Not being politically correct doesn't automatically make you a schmuck, it means you are an individual. No two individuals are exactly the same, nor should they be.

    Anyhow, if the topic was post spamming, you sure would't have known if from the opening post. It boils down to those of us who are not Club Members get to use this site for free and should be very appreciative. If these redundant threads are a problem for you, pony up to Club Level and leave it all behind. Otherwise, be thankful for a free, uncensored site to talk Dolphins football and accept it with it's imperfections.
     
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  24. Finster

    Finster Finsterious Finologist

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    The thing is, your OP has nothing to do with "message board etiquette", like I said, if it did you would have gotten a much more positive response from people.

    Lets stay on point, your OP was "can we restrict fans to X amount of threads?", on the surface it has nothing to do with MBE, we can't read your mind.

    Being totally honest, not trying to personally attack anyone, I'm just giving my honest thoughts, I thought it was a troll thread, I thought it was a veiled attack at a couple posters that would in turn punish all posters.

    What would this site become in TC with Galant, DLandry and Travis limited to 1 thread a week? It would become an ex-site.

    "you can say whatever you want as long as you dont tell me what to do in my life on account of your beliefs!"

    However, it's ok for you to tell others what they should do based on your beliefs? Because that is exactly what you suggested in your OP.

    Your sociological experiment didn't have the desired results and you don't seem to like that so you've now contoured your OP.

    I actually agree with your MBE message, your OP however did not cover that.
     
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  25. Finster

    Finster Finsterious Finologist

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    I think I have to add, I wasn't calling anyone a fascist, I hope you didn't take it that way, just the idea of squelching free speech at all smacks of a fascist ideology, as in anti-liberal democracy.

    Perhaps I used the wrong word, but it was pointed at the idea, not the poster, and also with a bit of humor, that entire comment was an emphatic no sprinkled with dry humor.
     
  26. danmarino

    danmarino Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is. Club Member

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    lol...

    This has nothing to do with "free speech". This is not a Constitutionally protected web site. The owners/admins can allow or not allow anything they wish.

    However, I think limiting possibly good threads would harm the site.
     
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  27. Agua

    Agua Reality: Try It!

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    LOL... typical fascist idea. NO.
     
  28. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Post Hard, Post Often Club Member

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    How many good* threads do you believe are created in a week?

    *Presenting either empirical evidence in support of an existing theory, an original idea, or critical thought


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  29. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Post Hard, Post Often Club Member

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    The more likely result would be slowing of the transformation of the forum into Twitter. These posters would be forced into creating threads that represent more than a random question or hot take.


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  30. danmarino

    danmarino Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is. Club Member

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    Too subjective to comment on. What I find good you may find horrible and vice versa.

    I'd rather have 10 crappy threads with 2 good ones than 1 crappy thread with 1 good one.
     
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  31. Fin-O

    Fin-O Initiated Club Member

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    Uh oh. You made a joke that may offend someone.

    Your comment was harmless, but these are sensitive times round here.


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  32. jdallen1222

    jdallen1222 He can smell your fear

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    They would usually be merged if more than one thread on the same topic is created.
     
  33. Finster

    Finster Finsterious Finologist

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    I do agree with you, but there are all the good posts as well.
     
  34. Tin Indian

    Tin Indian Rockin' The Bottom End Club Member

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    At it's heart a forum is just conversation among people with a common interest. How could restricting that conversation be of any possible benefit? No rule out there says you must participate in every thread in the forum, I sure don't. If I feel like commenting on a post I do, if I dont, I don't. I emplore all of us here to do the same.
     
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  35. P h i N s A N i T y

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    the mods won't support this proposition... Partially because it came to light due to their incompetence ! This wouldn't be an issue on a forum with active moderators.
    Obviously we have posters that think their opinion on thread deserves a new separate thread, and it drives down the quality. But I'm learning that chaos is preferred, starved for quantity and if there's morons flooding the mains, maybe it will draw more guys to pony up some dough for VIP. So basically the scheme is to have nuscences in the mains that convince you to spend.... The more the merrier.
     
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  36. cdz12250

    cdz12250 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Whoever runs this site owns it and can make whatever rules he or she wants. Having said that, and to the extent that my opinion is wanted, there should be a good reason for making a restrictive rule, and the reason should be so substantial as to outweigh members' freedom to post what they please. I leave that decision to the moderators, but my personal preference is no.


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  37. Dorfdad

    Dorfdad Well-Known Member

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    No that's counter productive to what a forum is! you already have the clubhouse for those who look down upon us 700 section level members.
     
  38. Fin-O

    Fin-O Initiated Club Member

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    Tell me how you really feel tho,

    Don't hold back.


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  39. Superself

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    Only if you want to shut this board down.


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  40. danmarino

    danmarino Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is. Club Member

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    lol...I don't think it's against the rules to make threads, so how is it that not enforcing a rule that's not being broken incompetence? lol
     
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