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Re: Where did my thread go?!

#16 Post by C_Death » Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:07 am

nanaki wrote:If you all want to kill one thread to start another, have the author of the game or as a group decide to close it and start anew.
I just realized that once a thread has replies the OP can't delete it. So I'm assuming that by "closed" that the OP will rename the thread to "closed" or "delete" or whatever, then a new one will be made so that a mod can delete the thread?
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Re: Where did my thread go?!

#17 Post by SpeedFreak » Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:24 pm

or a sugestion...since people are losing posts...make it so any posts on that board do not affect the post count. thats what this one other forum i was apart of did. it set the games forum so it would not add posts for a game. that way you actully have to be a good member of the forum to get to 1K 2K....22K o.o
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Re: Where did my thread go?!

#18 Post by Fireball0236 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:02 pm

Isn't that what I said earlier? O o.

Fireball0236 wrote:If the simple reasn is post count, can't phpBB (like invision fora) disable post count increments in certain boards?
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Re: Where did my thread go?!

#19 Post by FastChapter » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:38 pm

Deja vu! XD

If you guys can figure out how to set Forum Game posts to count as 0 towards the post count, more power to you. But then again, I'd garauntee some people would stop playing games as a result, ;)

Like Luca Fox said, post counts don't really amount to much if all you post are one-liner "lol" posts, or flood games. ;) Attentive members are able to pick up on those types of things pretty quick.

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#20 Post by Fireball0236 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:46 pm

I have never been an admin on a phpBB Board, however, if it is possible (which I can pretty much assume it is), you need at least Administrative powers to do so. And it'll probably be around the setting for that board, and option or so to disable post count.
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Re: Where did my thread go?!

#21 Post by Kinuki » Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:24 pm

A quick Google turned this up: http://startrekguide.com/community/view ... &sk=t&sd=a

I have NO IDEA if any of that's correct, so don't neither of you admins go tinkering until you can verify. :P But that'd certainly be a better solution than having to police the board to keep it under control. Is there anyone on the board with phpBB3 experience? Perhaps someone ought to give the techies here a poke and see if they know. :)
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Re: Where did my thread go?!

#22 Post by AzeNaku » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:42 pm

FastChapter wrote:Deja vu! XD

If you guys can figure out how to set Forum Game posts to count as 0 towards the post count, more power to you. But then again, I'd garauntee some people would stop playing games as a result, ;)

Like Luca Fox said, post counts don't really amount to much if all you post are one-liner "lol" posts, or flood games. ;) Attentive members are able to pick up on those types of things pretty quick.
I see what you mean. Ever since my post count dropped, I stopped flooding the Forum Games forum. But hey, I must contribute atleast slightly, otherwise my post count would be much lower.
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Re: Where did my thread go?!

#23 Post by FastChapter » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:04 am

;) No worries, the forum games are a good place for members to have goofy fun, but at the same time there should be a limit. My worry was when we began discussing the restrictions was that if there were none, we'd get tons of games that would subsequently drain activity away from the other boards that require some gray matter to participate in.

Don't feel bad, though. Having 100-200 posts go poof from the deleted games isn't much when you look at how many posts could be obliterated if Tom or Nanaki ever got it in their heads to reset the Newbie Board, XD

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Re: Where did my thread go?!

#24 Post by AzeNaku » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:07 am

FastChapter wrote:Don't feel bad, though. Having 100-200 posts go poof from the deleted games isn't much when you look at how many posts could be obliterated if Tom or Nanaki ever got it in their heads to reset the Newbie Board, XD
It wouldn't affect me so much. But, I would dread to see what it would do to others.
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Re: Where did my thread go?!

#25 Post by FastChapter » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:16 am

;) It's not even being considered, though people were throwing the idea around a few months back when the average newbie thread had 3 pages of "Hello" and 47 pages of "GLOMP LOL ROFL COOKIES!"

Hoooboy, those were fun times.

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#26 Post by AzeNaku » Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:42 am

FastChapter wrote:;) It's not even being considered, though people were throwing the idea around a few months back when the average newbie thread had 3 pages of "Hello" and 47 pages of "GLOMP LOL ROFL COOKIES!"

Hoooboy, those were fun times.
That sounds... interesting...
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Re: Where did my thread go?!

#27 Post by FoobyKamikaze » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:12 am

FastChapter wrote:;) It's not even being considered, though people were throwing the idea around a few months back when the average newbie thread had 3 pages of "Hello" and 47 pages of "GLOMP LOL ROFL COOKIES!"

Hoooboy, those were fun times.
Fun for you, maybe. :o

My welcome was destroyed, almost along with my impression of the site...
Makes me wonder what happens to all the newbies who say "hi" and never return.

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Re: Where did my thread go?!

#28 Post by AzeNaku » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:16 am

FoobyKamikaze wrote:
FastChapter wrote:;) It's not even being considered, though people were throwing the idea around a few months back when the average newbie thread had 3 pages of "Hello" and 47 pages of "GLOMP LOL ROFL COOKIES!"

Hoooboy, those were fun times.
Fun for you, maybe. :o

My welcome was destroyed, almost along with my impression of the site...
Makes me wonder what happens to all the newbies who say "hi" and never return.
I'm sorry to hear that. Well, atleast you can't blame it on me. :mrgreen:
I wasn't here yet.

How was the situation handled? It doesn't seem THAT bad now.
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Re: Where did my thread go?!

#29 Post by Sithil » Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:10 am

azenaku wrote:
FoobyKamikaze wrote:
FastChapter wrote:;) It's not even being considered, though people were throwing the idea around a few months back when the average newbie thread had 3 pages of "Hello" and 47 pages of "GLOMP LOL ROFL COOKIES!"

Hoooboy, those were fun times.
Fun for you, maybe. :o

My welcome was destroyed, almost along with my impression of the site...
Makes me wonder what happens to all the newbies who say "hi" and never return.
I'm sorry to hear that. Well, atleast you can't blame it on me. :mrgreen:
I wasn't here yet.

How was the situation handled? It doesn't seem THAT bad now.
People got talked out of it. Received a few scoldings, some harsher than others. Though yes, it was Hell before. Much better now.

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Re: Where did my thread go?!

#30 Post by AzeNaku » Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:01 am

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