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Not trying to rock the boat

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by cu2x, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. cu2x

    cu2x Club Member Club Member

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    Like a lot of people, I don't have time to read all 8 or 10 forums on AllBuffs. Some I have never looked at. The football and basketfall threads do it for me most days.

    I posted a link to a Brooks article (just below) and replies to the thread were stopped, becuase the same link is on the 'news' forum. At the same time, 250 people have viewed the link I posted - so, you might guess, that is 250 people who also don't have the time to check 8 forums. My point being, maybe you have too many forums, or, maybe, you should stop cutting off responses, just because something is posted elsewhere.

    Go Buffs!
     
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  2. Swish

    Swish Half a bubble off Club Member

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    Like you I don't have time to consider every thread on this board. I usually click on "new posts" and sort through what intrigues the most based on the time I have. It is also a useful tool for a quick look see if someone else has already started a thread on a subject I might be interested in starting something on

    In defense of the godlike entities that started and maintain the excellence that is Allbuffs it is probably a good idea to check carefully to see if a thread has already been started on a subject before doing one yourself. It would cut down on the dupes which are in and of themselves time consumers on this board.
     
  3. FlatironsBuff

    FlatironsBuff Club Member Club Member

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    I don't always go to all the forums, but if I find a article that I want to post a link to, I do check the news forum, because that is where it would most likely be posted. If something happend that I find interesting that is not CU sports related, I will try to look briefly through the Pub to see if someone is already tlaking about it. Often not only is it being talked about, but in reading through the thread someone already may have posted the point I wanted to make, or what I found interesting. Which certainly saves time from have 10 threads on the same thing. I understand what you are saying, but in most cases, they will simply merge threads into the proper area so that topic is covered in one combined thread. Which actually will save you time. The dupes is what takes up needless time when perusing the board.
     
  4. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    You should try reading with Whats New tab you get to sift through 8 different threads of the same article. Thanks rssbot!
     
  5. zbuff

    zbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Probably like a lot of others, I saw 96's response and vectored over there, where there are comments. So, you pointed this out to people, there just aren't other responses in the thread you started. And they didn't delete your thread, so no big deal, yes?
     
  6. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    I hate it when there's eight threads out there about the same thing. Props to the junta for staying on top of things.


    :)
     
  7. 4DemBuffs

    4DemBuffs Most admired poster Club Member

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    why is this guy trying to rock the boat?
     
  8. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    This. It fascinates me that people don't go look to see if there's already a thread out there about a subject before starting a new one.
     
  9. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    I am sure you know this but for others who are new to the board, if you login to a forum and click on the "forum tools" link in the upper right you can mark the whole forum read and take those threads out of your "whats new" feed, this is how i keep the politics board from driving me insane.
     
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  10. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    You are easily fasclnated.
     
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  11. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    :nod: I find that useful for the fantasy sports forum, and sometimes for the newsroom.

    As for the original post, I would think that for people who don't have time to read everything here, having it broken down into forums by subject would actually make it easier to find just the stuff you care about. If all the bull **** that gets posted here was dumped into one forum, I would feel sorry for anybody trying to pick through and find just the stuff they care about.
     
  12. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Fascinated was a way of putting it nice. :smile2:
     
  13. 4DemBuffs

    4DemBuffs Most admired poster Club Member

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    however, in defense of the op....

    its not like its the first time that an article that is in the news forum has been reposted in the bb/football forums. many times over the history of the board, those articles have led to some good discussion. also, for posters like me who do not generally look at the news forum, a repost in the football forum may make me aware of something that i had missed because i only read the BDC.

    now, in the grand scheme of things.... its just not a big deal. its not like the football board is over run with people addressing things from the news forum.

    my advice would be that considering how infrequently it happens, let the memebership be the judge. if someone finds something interesting from the news forum and wants to add it to the specific sports forum. fine. if no one else is interested in commenting further, then the thread will go away over a day or two and its really no harm or foul to anyone or anything.

    if others want to comment for any number of reasons, then it helps the board.

    closing a thread because its already in the news forum is just a bit much, imo. its not like its happening daily. it happens once or twice a month. maybe. i think we can survive this. especially when a relativly newer poster does it. if we want new people to engage and be participants, locking the threads they create because the article was already in the news forum is kinda stupid and shortsighted, imo.

    its just not that big of a deal. so, suck it junta!!!! :thumbsup:!!!!!!

    :lol:

    :sorry:
     
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  14. Matt

    Matt Nerd Drone Pilot Club Member

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    **** you
     
  15. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    I wasn't sure what thread CU2x was talking about (I hadn't seen or noticed it), so I was talking more about his comment that there might be too many forums and he didn't have time to read them all.

    As far as the thread itself goes, like I said I don't know the details, but I have no argument with what you said.
     
  16. 4DemBuffs

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    from the op....

    here is the thread....

    http://www.allbuffs.com/showthread.php/59835-very-good-Brooks-article
     
  17. Swish

    Swish Half a bubble off Club Member

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    Man you are such a hater :smile2:
     
  18. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    retort from the stone age:

    rock. smash head. **** you!

    retort from the classical era:

    i am fiddling, while a giant mound of cow poo, somewhere in nebraska, burns.

    retort from the renaissance era:

    now is the whining of your discontent.

    retort from the pre-revolutionary era:

    let them eat burritos!

    retort from the industrial revolution:

    walk softly and smack them with a giant neg rep stick.

    retort from the 40s:

    that was a post that shall live in infamy.

    retort from the 60s:

    i have a dream, that one day all posts will not suck.

    retort from the 80s:

    mr. junta, tear down that thread.

    retort from today:

    what was this thread about?
     
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  19. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    Silky Johnson!!!!
    [video=youtube;7Dzxef1muoQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Dzxef1muoQ&NR=1[/video]
     
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  20. zbuff

    zbuff Club Member Club Member

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    I don't see the problem at all. The point was to bring the article to people's attention. The mods stopped comment in the thread in the football forum, but left it there. That's how I found the newsroom thread, and I'm sure others, too. I think the system is working.
     
  21. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    Isn't there already a thread about this?
     
  22. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    Brb starting thread about this thread.
     
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    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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  24. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    You don't even have to login to the forum. You can just double click the forum's icon (if there are new posts, it's a little dialog bubble filled in with gold and a black buffalo, if there are no new posts it is just grey) on the main forum page.
     
  25. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Fine. Next time I'll delete the thread and ban the user. And I'll also ban 4DB just for ****'s sake.
     
  26. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    burn the witch! burn the witch! burn the witch!

    :rofl:
     
  27. 4DemBuffs

    4DemBuffs Most admired poster Club Member

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    :lol:
     
  28. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    So you're saying that you're thankful that a mod made it so you didn't have to visit 2 different threads to read commentary on this article?

    :wink2:

    P.S. Damn 1* mods!!! :pissed:
     
  29. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    huh, you learn something new everyday, thanks wispy.
     
  30. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    :stupid:

    Just a warning, though. If you try the same thing with a thread it locks the thread.... :wow:
     

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