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2 suggestions to cut out some of the BS

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by springer98, May 28, 2009.

  1. springer98

    springer98 Regular Member

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    1. Make threads that have gone stale, like no posts for 30 days, auto-lock so some moron can't resurrect an old thread with some trivial, crap post.

    2. Maybe there's a way that a "I have read this post" check box can be put into all the posts, so the numbnuts in the D/L section HAVE to read ALL the posts, and verify they did, before they can post a response, so they can't beg for a re-upload after a link has been removed because of a rule violation.

    I can't count the number of times a moderator or admin has posted that a link was removed because it was on the DNS list and, the very next post is from some lame-brain asking for a re-up. GEEZUS!!

    I notice there are very few people who have been here for any length of time, and have made intelligent posts, that do either of the above. So, maybe make people have to check the box in each post for at least their first 30 days here. That ought to get them in the habit of READING before making themselves look like idiots.

    Here's an example that covers both...

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/member-downloads/37963-plr-massive-download.html

    That's only ONE example. There are hundreds of other examples just like it.

    Thanks for reading. Even if neither of these suggestions is ever implemented, writing this has been cathartic for me. ;)
     
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    TJ Junior Member

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    Could always add Gravedigging to the infraction list. ;)
     
  4. springer98

    springer98 Regular Member

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    Yeah, y'know... I really, REALLY like this place and don't normally complain about much. I usually overlook a lot of things that make others go on insane rants. Last night I was just in one of those moods where I couldn't resist.

    It seems to me the D/L section is like flypaper for idiots and, if it didn't exist or there were some restrictions, things here would be oh-so-much better. I'm not advocating eliminating the D/L section... there are a LOT of useful things there and I browse it frequently. It seems some of the people who wind up there and make these insane posts that aggravate people aren't really blackhats, they're beaniehats and have come here purely to leech.

    At least make it locked, like the CS section, so the knob-polishers have to wait 30 days to see it. That might cool 'em off a little. Then, make them read and accept some rules and/or all the stickies in that section... or something... to gain access.

    Just my opinion for improvement of our environment.

    That is all, over and out!
     
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    towerjunkie Regular Member

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    I don't like the first suggestion.. There are tons of old methods that still works, and people might have new ideas/twists that will help - so old threads should stay open.

    I like your second suggestion tho.
     
  6. springer98

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    OK, I'll kinda give you that one. There are some older posts that are valuable but, if they're that great, they wouldn't really get stale and languish without any new posts, would they?

    Plus, even if new posts couldn't be added, they can still be read. I search out old threads to read all the time but don't feel the need to resurrect one by making a dumbassed comment just for the sake of seeing my words in print.

    If a thread is locked for new comments, someone with a new idea can always begin a new thread and make a reference to the old one.