Enough with the "-EST" topics

Wednesday, August 14, 2002 5:37 AM

Traffic has been rising again on CoasterBuzz, and while it isn't because of anything in particular, there are still a lot of new folks popping up everyday.

Please, if you haven't read our terms of service, please do so. We know everyone has at least seen them, because you can't make your first post without doing so. Please read all ten points carefully.

No, seriously, read them. You'll make moderation easier for all of us. Too many recent topics have been so uninteresting and inconsequential that the people who started them don't even miss them or complain they're gone.

Read, read, read. Read again.

Thank you.

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"Let's stop saying 'don't quote me,' because if no one quotes you, you probably haven't said a thing worth saying." - Dogma, KMFDM

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 7:20 AM

since we're on a "how to 'buzz" thread, how's about everyone learning how to quote from others' posts.....NO need to leave their whole post in the quote if you're responding to a specific point.....editing quoted material is simple, saves space, and makes it easier to follow....everyone wins!

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 7:26 AM
I'm just waiting for the post that says, "Read? This ain't skool!!! You SUCK!!!"

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 7:26 AM
Also, there is no need to quote posts that are so close together. I've been seing alot of people quoting the post just before them!

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 7:40 AM
"Reed! dis aint skuul U suk 'n fac, dis hole sight sux!"

But seriously, I dont mind so much the quoting of a post just above (if the post is lengthy) because you may be just addressing one point. But I can appreciate your sentiment.
lata,
jeremy
--who only quotes Beavis because he knows no Thoreau

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 7:46 AM
How about "-ER" topics? ;)

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 7:47 AM
I have for one and I'am being honest, have had all of the threads that I have started shut down.

I think all of my threads have been interesting but they still get shut down.

The only thing i can think of is that because I'am new to this site and don't respond and post to everything.

But I post threads that I think are of some importance to me and everyone else in this coaster community.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 7:48 AM
can I nominate darienlakefan for jackass of the day?

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Why do you have to have a license to own a dog, but not to have a child?

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 7:51 AM

I think he'll have a tough run from the guy who said Wicked Twister was being torn down. Ladies and Gents, let the campaigning begin! =)

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 7:55 AM

No, we're not having that contest. Sorry.

Being new to the site has nothing to do with it, darienlakefan.

And the thing about quoting people... I don't understand why people can't write in such a way that makes sense, when the context indicates who you're replying to. For example, if I were to respond directly to rollergator, I might start my post with, "I agree with you rollergator," or, "With regards to quoting a post." Mass quotation made some sense in the days of Usenet, but in a linear thread it doesn't. It's like repeating back everything someone said to you before you reply.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"Let's stop saying 'don't quote me,' because if no one quotes you, you probably haven't said a thing worth saying." - Dogma, KMFDM

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 7:58 AM

the cool thing about quoting is that it's a great way to give props for those salient little "nuggets"....

...personally, I probably quote Cartman more than anyone else, just 'cause Trey and Matt let him SAY what everyone else just thinks....and then decide on the whole "discretion is the better part of valor" B.S....

If you don't want your topics closed, try posting stuff that's of interest to OTHERS...and start one thread for every five you think of...

edit: since I see Jeff's post, I should say SOMETHING along the lines of "what would you want to agree with ME for"...LOL...

*** This post was edited by rollergator on 8/14/2002. ***

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 8:00 AM
I don't really understand that when I make a post i have to be berated like being called a jackass if that is the way i feel respect it don't berate.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 8:05 AM
I believe you were given that term because of a post in the CBuzz Suggestions forum... Go check it out...

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 8:06 AM
you are such a girl darienlakefan

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 8:09 AM

Agreed dlf -- what's up with those posts anyway? But most people (including myself) probably think that post belonged in the Suggestions forum or in a personal email to Jeff. But my suggestion is, if you post an opinion of any kind be ready to take some flaming because it's coming...

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 8:17 AM
With this topic on the board, it's kinda funny that there is still the, "What's the scariest ride you've ever been on?" topic on the board too!

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 8:20 AM
Well there is a bunch of terms that come to my mind for those posts but i won't lower myself to that.

Whooooa, I was just responding to a post from jeff if i knew it was going to be like this i would have just ignored it.

It seems to me I'am not the only one that needs to check out the Cb suggestions.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 8:33 AM

DJV.....Hey, my "what's the scariest ride you've been on" topic received a great response!! I should remind detractors that the purpose of such a forum is to promote discussion. This topic generated a lot of very interesting opinions, as opposed to just "xyz is Brilliant or sucks etc..."

*** This post was edited by BeyondOblivion on 8/14/2002. ***

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 8:39 AM

OK, if '-est' topics are not good material and rumors are not that welcome, and things in the news cannot be posted on the General Buzz board, what are some examples of thread topics that will not be deleted because they violate rules?

Let me just say that I love this site and I think everyone does a great job and the info is very extensive. I also am aware with the cost of running a page of this magnitude so I mean no disrespect. However, I cannot help but feel that since I am a paying Coasterbuzz member, that I should be able to post a topic like 'What is your favorite...?' or 'Of the top 10 coasters, which one should not be...?' without it being deleted. These topics draw attention and provide people with ways to express opinions, which is one thing coaster enthusiasts live for.

There are also a lot of people on this board who are very impolite and/or use foul language quite a bit and I tend to think that goes unnoticed. Or, at the very most, more attention is paid to the topic as opposed to the individual posts. I do not think it is moderated too much, but I do feel that some of the moderation is unbalanced, like the areas I specified above.

*** This post was edited by Vipper on 8/14/2002. ***

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 8:47 AM

I guess this means that I can't vote for this as the dumbest thread ever?!?!

Happy Coastering!

Sean

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