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Old 01-04-2011, 04:29 PM
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It seems more and more often topics are becoming derailed due to people commenting on others comments and in return, the entire conversations begins to sound like a bunch of monkeys.

For example, lets say the topic is "Bananas"

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Hey, I love bananas so much guys, but I have a problem with mine. When I grab the top part it doesn't open. Any advice on how to get to the delicious center without smashing it?

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Well, you can probably try grubing it harder.

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Well, you can probably try grubing it harder.
You spelled grabbing wrong. I think maybe you don't know what you're talking about.
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:16 PM
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Really? This would eliminate discussions period. People often add valuable information to a thread that needs to be elaborated upon. This is probably the worst idea, and probably the second grossest censorship attempt I've seen on this forum.
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:46 PM
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Maybe I should reword and expand it then. "No criticizing a comment without giving input regarding the current topic".

Also, it may be censorship, but without that this forum (and just about any other) would be a complete nuisance of unprofessional, or just pointless conversations. Also, might I ask what the first grossest is?
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It seems more and more often topics are becoming derailed due to people commenting on others comments and in return, the entire conversations begins to sound like a bunch of monkeys.

For example, lets say the topic is "Bananas"
Should be let's not lets so I can't take your idea seriously.

To be honest I don't think a rule like that is practical or enforceable without an army of moderators. I think it would just cause more problems with people commenting about illegal commenting. I also don't think there is a particular problem with it at this forum. It's just how people tend to discuss things offline and online.

Also the collective noun for monkeys is team.

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Also the collective noun for monkeys is team.
Really? I have heard them called Troops.

A group of Kangaroo's is a mob, I like that one.
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Really? I have heard them called Troops.
Not when they're playing football.
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:59 PM
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It was a deliberate error so you could quote me
Clever!

Ok, I will contribute. I don't think that rule is anywhere remotely enforceable in any sense of the word. Only the epic threads turn into what you are describing. I think the vast majority if < 2 page threads work fine and aren't too far off track. Besides, this happens everywhere there are forums.
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I'm starting to warm to the more 'mob-justice' style of forums like youtube or http://serverfault.com/: threads and replies get voted up/down, and members actually earn public points for making useful contributions.
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I'm starting to warm to the more 'mob-justice' style of forums like youtube or http://serverfault.com/: threads and replies get voted up/down, and members actually earn public points for making useful contributions.
have you actually read youtube comments? lol
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Really? I have heard them called Troops.

A group of Kangaroo's is a mob, I like that one.
And a group of sheep is a flock.....as in "let's get the flock out of here"

Edit: Ooops, looks like I commented on a comment, and am now commenting on my own comment. Ah, well, there's a word for that. It's called......tough

Don't censor me bro.

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