LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

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    LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

    Since not everyone is paying attention to the mod thread, lets try it this way.


    There have been several complaints about certain posters starting too many threads in a day as well as repetitive threads about the same topic.


    Question: should the number of threads per individual (some individuals have more than one username) be limited? If so, how many threads per day is reasonable? Should we as mods take a larger role in deleting redundant threads or should we let them die a natural death?


    I will go with whatever is the consensus here.

     
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    Re: LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

    In response to Mod2's comment:
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    Since not everyone is paying attention to the mod thread, lets try it this way.

     

    There have been several complaints about certain posters starting too many threads in a day as well as repetitive threads about the same topic.

     

    Question: should the number of threads per individual (some individuals have more than one username) be limited? If so, how many threads per day is reasonable? Should we as mods take a larger role in deleting redundant threads or should we let them die a natural death?

     

    I will go with whatever is the consensus here.

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    4 per day should be plenty.

     
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    Re: LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

    I think 2 thread starts a day per person is enough.  The catch is 'per person' not 'per screen name'.  I'm pretty sure that Commy/Imagyd/Free-UB are the same person. 

     
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    Re: LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

    I am for the free market approach.  Most of the duplicates die a natural death real quickly as do the ones that are pointless.  This will also make your job easier monitoring the forum.

     
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    Re: LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

    One a week more like.

     

     
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    Re: LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

    Commy/Imagedy/Free-UB also starts multiple threads a day on the Pats and Celtics sites.

    If that ONE obnoxious person with 3 usernames was limted to 2 threads a day on ALL of BDC forums, maybe he would finally go away?

    It is not like he contributed anything useful

     
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    Re: LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

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    Commy/Imagedy/Free-UB also starts multiple threads a day on the Pats and Celtics sites.

    If that ONE obnoxious person with 3 usernames was limted to 2 threads a day on ALL of BDC forums, maybe he would finally go away?

    It is not like he contributed anything useful

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    This is true. He has multiple names which should become against the TOS if you decide to enforce a cap. I two or three thread a day would be more than enough for most people.(Maybe mod2 could start the game day threads to ease someone's burden)

     
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    Re: LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

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    Commy/Imagedy/Free-UB also starts multiple threads a day on the Pats and Celtics sites.

    If that ONE obnoxious person with 3 usernames was limted to 2 threads a day on ALL of BDC forums, maybe he would finally go away?

    It is not like he contributed anything useful

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    This is true. He has multiple names which should become against the TOS if you decide to enforce a cap. I two or three thread a day would be more than enough for most people.(Maybe mod2 could start the game day threads to ease someone's burden)

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    Two/day would be plenty, but I'd go along if it were 3 or even 4. But, that should be it.

     
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    Re: LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

    Commy & Company should be banned from starting more than 2 threads a day ever starting threads. Mod2, make it happen!

     
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    In response to BosoxJoe5's comment:
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    In response to rameakap's comment:
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    Commy/Imagedy/Free-UB also starts multiple threads a day on the Pats and Celtics sites.

    If that ONE obnoxious person with 3 usernames was limted to 2 threads a day on ALL of BDC forums, maybe he would finally go away?

    It is not like he contributed anything useful

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    This is true. He has multiple names which should become against the TOS if you decide to enforce a cap. I two or three thread a day would be more than enough for most people.(Maybe mod2 could start the game day threads to ease someone's burden)

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    Two/day would be plenty, but I'd go along if it were 3 or even 4. But, that should be it.

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    I agree

     
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    Re: LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

    Seriously, though, quality of threads is important, not just quantity. 4 threads started by Moonslav might be more legitimate than 1 thread started by Commy or Bill, but I don't know how to set an objective standard for that.


    Encouraging people not to start a new thread if there's already a thread on that subject on the front page, and the poster doesn't have anything groundbreaking or new to say, might be a start. It might be nice if the mods had the power to merge threads, but it doesn't sound that way.

     
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    Re: LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

    I say thread the needle, get it done by a thread, and don't dread the thread.

     
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    Re: LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

    Do we really want "big government" micromanaging our forum? I don't.  Let the "free market" handle the situation.  If you don't like a thread don't post on it, we all know it will die.  It is easy enough to scroll down to the thread you like.


    Next we will be limited to the number of posts we can make on a thread because we may be repeating what others say or some may deem what we say as nonsense or useless.  


    I'm not for people attacking one another but I think people should have the freedom to start threads and post on any thread they want.


    I don't want to fundamentally change this forum and yes I'm using politically charged words.  Get over it.



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    Re: LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

    2 Threads a day are plenty and if the 2nd post in either thread is a bump by the originator it should be immediately deleted.

     
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    Re: LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

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    Do we really want "big government" micromanaging our forum? I don't.  Let the "free market" handle the situation.  If you don't like a thread don't post on it, we all know it will die.  It is easy enough to scroll down to the thread you like.

    Next we will be limited to the number of posts we can make on a thread because we may be repeating what others say or some may deem what we say as nonsense or useless.  

    I'm not for people attacking one another but I think people should have the freedom to start threads and post on any thread they want.

    I don't want to fundamentally change this forum and yes I'm using politically charges words.  Get over it.


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    I thought you and Eleanor had left, Darn it!

     
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    Re: LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

    How about two threads a day except for weekends when everyone has more time to post then it can be four.  Oh wait, what about trade deadline day or the winter meetings.  Maybe we should just shut down the forum when the Bruins or Celtics are in the playoffs so we don't take attention away from those sports.  Better yet, why don't we have the government (moderators) post for us.  Ain't socialism grand? 

     
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    Re: LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

    I think any poster who starts any stupid post should just be abused by the other posters. This will work on most posters, but there's one who is immune to it.

     
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    Re: LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

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    How about two threads a day except for weekends when everyone has more time to post then it can be four.  Oh wait, what about trade deadline day or the winter meetings.  Maybe we should just shut down the forum when the Bruins or Celtics are in the playoffs so we don't take attention away from those sports.  Better yet, why don't we have the government (moderators) post for us.  Ain't socialism grand? 

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    You hit the nail on the head!

     
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    Re: LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

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    In response to jam789123's comment:
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    I am for the free market approach.  Most of the duplicates die a natural death real quickly as do the ones that are pointless.  This will also make your job easier monitoring the forum.

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    +1.

    I think particularly egregious offenders should be warned individually. I do not think a blanket rule is necessary or appropriate.

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    Great suggestion.  

     
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    Re: LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

    In response to djcbuffum's comment:
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    In response to jam789123's comment:
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    I am for the free market approach.  Most of the duplicates die a natural death real quickly as do the ones that are pointless.  This will also make your job easier monitoring the forum.

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    +1.

    I think particularly egregious offenders should be warned individually. I do not think a blanket rule is necessary or appropriate.

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    I agree this is probably the best solution.

     
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    Re: LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

    In response to 67redsox's comment:
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    In response to djcbuffum's comment:
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    In response to jam789123's comment:
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    I am for the free market approach.  Most of the duplicates die a natural death real quickly as do the ones that are pointless.  This will also make your job easier monitoring the forum.

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    +1.

    I think particularly egregious offenders should be warned individually. I do not think a blanket rule is necessary or appropriate.

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    Great suggestion.  

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    Yeah, that'll work!  <Smirk>

    Here's the story on that, and we all know what I'm going to say:

    Those people who are multiple posting KNOW they're doing it and they KNOW that they're being obnoxious.  They also know that they are disrupting the forum.  HELLLOOOO!!  THAT'S WHY THEY'RE DOING IT!!

    A "warning" with no penalty for further infractions means absolutely nothing.  I'm all for something called "progressive discipline" but until we're willing to ban posters for what most of us could call "anti-social behavior" there are no real incentives for the offenders to stop doing whatever it is they're doing.

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    Re: LImiting the number of threads a poster can start

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    In response to S5's comment:

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    A "warning" with no penalty for further infractions means absolutely nothing.  I'm all for something called "progressive discipline" but until we're willing to ban posters for what most of us could call "anti-social behavior" there are no real incentives for the offenders to stop doing whatever it is they're doing.

     

     

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    Obviously, continued offenses after being warned would be grounds for temporary and/or permanent bans.

     

    Further, I would have no problem with the mods deleting redundant or harassing threads. I simply oppose a blanket rule.  

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    If the consensus is that it should be left to our discretion, that's fine. However, in that case a judgement would be made about who is starting too many threads and which threads are redundant. If we say that two thread a day per person (not per username) is the right number, for example, then that rule can be fairly enforced in an unbiased manner.

    I'll leave this thread up over the weekend and see where it leads early next week.

     
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