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Old 11-09-07, 05:50 PM   #1
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I'm pretty sure this will be locked soon.

Wouldn't want to discuss this like decent human beings.
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you mean, noone is telling you why they have closed your thread?
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Either one.
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As a forum user, I don't care. I never viewed the original thread until it was brought up by some other moderators. But the original thread was an unmoderatable mess with plenty of potentially NSFW images sprinkled throughout. You are welcome to discuss the merits of a GIF thread, but seeing as the new thread didn't get off to any better a start in this regard, for the time being, this line of posting is closed.
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It gives a pretty interesting insight into this place as a whole IMO.
 
Old 11-09-07, 05:56 PM   #6
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, but seeing as the new thread didn't get off to any better a start in this regard, for the time being, this line of posting is closed.
The thread was open for 5 hours. It hadn't even left the front page.
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it was fun while it lasted but I wouldn't fall on my sword over it, let it rest and start another one in a month or two when things have cooled down. you never know, someone might even have a change of heart about it and resurrect the old one if you're nice and don't get too pushy about it
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That's true, Randya. Something like that happened to the picture thread and it came back after a while.
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it was fun while it lasted but I wouldn't fall on my sword over it, let it rest and start another one in a month or two when things have cooled down. you never know, someone might even have a change of heart about it and resurrect the old one if you're nice and don't get too pushy about it
Both have been deleted. Hard to resurrect something that isn't there.
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You are only one person. Surely it crossed your mind that your opinion might not be reflective of the community?


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I never viewed the original thread until it was brought up by some other moderators. But the original thread was an unmoderatable mess with plenty of potentially NSFW images sprinkled throughout.
At the end of the day who's fault is that? More to the point how many complaints were registered by the community regarding the content of the thread. How many? Honestly.

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but seeing as the new thread didn't get off to any better a start in this regard, for the time being, this line of posting is closed.
With such overpowering logic, rationality and common sense how can any of us disagree. It all makes perfect sense now.
 
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Both have been deleted. Hard to resurrect something that isn't there.
makes it harder to go see where exactly the NSFW images were. ( I was about to, since it was only locked a few minutes ago)

and also, if someone doesnt explain to you what the problem is with your thread, guess it makes it harder to correct those problems when you opened your second thread if you were not notified of what the problem was to begin with.

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damn i missed it what happened?
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damn i missed it what happened?
Somebody felt like Bruce Almightying the original Gif thread. The same fate awaited the second GIF thread that I dumped a ton of time into creating.

All of this with nary a mention of why... until now.
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Both have been deleted. Hard to resurrect something that isn't there.
they may not be viewable, but they are still around somewhere, nothing ever gets deleted completely. The Word Association thread and some other game threads were resurrected in their entirety after Koffee Brown deleted them during her final meltdown.
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damn, i posted like 200 gif's in that thread.
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damn, i posted like 200 gif's in that thread.
Ditto, man.
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I attempted to view the new gif thread, a single page tool several minutes to load on a DSL connection, with the majority of the posts by Cypress. I have to agree with jschen and the rest of the moderators who discussed the closer of the thread that it was needed. As jschen stated, it had become unmoderatable, and basically to the point of unviewable for many. It is the moderators job to maintain the quality of the forum and the threads within it. It's never an easy decision to remove a long standing thread from a forum like Foo because of the life of their own that they take on, and the members who are impacted when it does have to be done. However know that it is never a personal thing against any one member who started, contributed, or otherwise was a part of the thread.
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well, i didnt look at it cause it really didnt hold any interest for me. teh other reason was i felt i might get a picture which wasnt appropriate to be seen at work...anyways, i dont really care one way or the other..
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a single page tool several minutes to load on a DSL connection
It took a long-ass time to load (especially if you're set to 30 posts per page), but it was totally worth it. Just open it in a new tab, and read some other threads for a bit. No biggie.

I honestly don't recall seeing anything that I'd consider NSFW (though there were probably some you might not have wanted to set as your wallpaper at work), but I understand that my standards for such things are different than others.

Mark me down as a vote in favor of it returning in some fashion. I really liked it. It brought me countless laughs.
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Man I don't miss this crap. Its closed, suck it up, ciao. Why do people dwell on dumb stuff, it was closed and I am sure the mods had their reasons, they run the site based on the rules layed out by the owner, if the owners don't like the way the mods do stuff they will deal with it. Think of the mods as mere supervisors. If you have a problem, goto the foreman (the admins) if life still sucks go to the owner, but keep in mind, the owner might be busy with important **** and ignore the uselessness of a simple rant that holds very little merrit.
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Man I don't miss this crap. Its closed, suck it up, ciao. Why do people dwell on dumb stuff, it was closed and I am sure the mods had their reasons, they run the site based on the rules layed out by the owner, if the owners don't like the way the mods do stuff they will deal with it. Think of the mods as mere supervisors. If you have a problem, goto the foreman (the admins) if life still sucks go to the owner, but keep in mind, the owner might be busy with important **** and ignore the uselessness of a simple rant that holds very little merrit.
you're having moderator flashbacks, eh?
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I attempted to view the new gif thread, a single page tool several minutes to load on a DSL connection, with the majority of the posts by Cypress. I have to agree with jschen and the rest of the moderators who discussed the closer of the thread that it was needed. As jschen stated, it had become unmoderatable, and basically to the point of unviewable for many. It is the moderators job to maintain the quality of the forum and the threads within it. It's never an easy decision to remove a long standing thread from a forum like Foo because of the life of their own that they take on, and the members who are impacted when it does have to be done. However know that it is never a personal thing against any one member who started, contributed, or otherwise was a part of the thread.
That's it?

If you had of run a legitimate 'look we just had too many complaints from members about content in that thread' then FAIR CALL.

If you had of run a legitimate 'look it was just messing with server load times or something' then FAIR CALL.

But deleting the thread purely because you couldnt be bothered to wait for the gifs to load to see if you needed to tidy it up is quite pathetic really.

Talk about obfuscation of duty. It was your job to maintain a fair degree of moderation over the life of the thread. To just come along and say 'oh well we never looked at it and now we cant be bothered going through it so hey lets just delete it cos none of us really care about it'.

How many complaints did you have about content in the thread? How many?
 
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