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April 22nd 2004, 07:01 AM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
I've watched the rapid influx of posts by a few individuals with a wary eye. The space between my ears asks, "are a few people post-whoring to try to acheive a worthless ranking in the worthless contributors list"?

My gut says yes.

So, I think I might remove the Board Posting Rank column from the Contributors page soon, or change it a bit. Perhaps there will only be 3 or 4 ranks instead of however many there are now.
April 22nd 2004, 07:02 AM
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glennglenn
Peasant Male Norway steam
GlennGlenn doesn't want a custom title. 
what is the rank names if you changes it??
April 22nd 2004, 07:07 AM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
I have no idea.
April 22nd 2004, 07:10 AM
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glennglenn
Peasant Male Norway steam
GlennGlenn doesn't want a custom title. 
it could be relative newbie,regular poster and uber poster they are good
April 22nd 2004, 07:10 AM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
Post whoring? Nah, I think some certain people are just.... magical.
April 22nd 2004, 07:12 AM
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glennglenn
Peasant Male Norway steam
GlennGlenn doesn't want a custom title. 
i dont think you should remove it!
April 22nd 2004, 07:16 AM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
Ok man. We gotcha. There's no need to post more than two or three times in a thread that's only been open for about 15 minutes when your point has already been demonstrated. And please don't say "ok sorry."
April 22nd 2004, 07:34 AM
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legolas
Peasant Male
 
lol... Well, my point is: the people are not over-posting for a sick little rank: they just have some idiot things they really HAVE to say. Like me I sometimes just have to say something idiot...
April 22nd 2004, 07:36 AM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
or you just don't count glennglenn's posts.
April 22nd 2004, 07:55 AM
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Simeon
Peasant Male Netherlands
Any fool can use a computer. Many do. 
Yeah, my thoughts exactly in this thread... every topic wasted with useless and bad grammar posts. Just use the Search with glennglenn as Username, a page filled with posts made the last 10 days(!)
April 22nd 2004, 08:03 AM
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legolas
Peasant Male
 
GlennGlenn, he posts better than that he makes d-mods...

EDIT: The link didn't work...
April 22nd 2004, 08:08 AM
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Simeon
Peasant Male Netherlands
Any fool can use a computer. Many do. 
Search: glennglenn.

...he posts better than that he makes d-mods...

Well, clicking the Submit button that is.
April 22nd 2004, 09:11 AM
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joshriot
Peasant United States
keep it real 
my thoughts: who cares? at least the board is active.
April 22nd 2004, 09:28 AM
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legolas
Peasant Male
 
You're right. Who cares, it's an active board. Just use off-topic more if you want to talk about nothing .
April 22nd 2004, 10:49 AM
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Simeon
Peasant Male Netherlands
Any fool can use a computer. Many do. 
Not true. Is it an active board because there are dozens of posts everyday by a single individual with (be it the case) not that much discussion value? I don't think that's the way a board should gain its activeness.
April 22nd 2004, 03:01 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
I think WC's quote applies perfectly here (edited for spelling and grammar):

I have learned from participating in (and lurking around) many message boards and communities that ranks like these mean jack shoot. It is NOT the quantity of your posts, files, et cetera, but the quality rather. I don't care if you have made 10,000 posts; if they are all mind-numbingly stupid, you will still be treated as a newbie. But on the flip side, if you ask intellegent questions, contribute what you can once in a while (answering questions, maybe adding a decent file to the community), you will more quickly be accepted as a regular.
April 22nd 2004, 05:54 PM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
Personally, I would greatly prefer to visit a board that gets few posts but very intelligent posts, as opposed to this board being swamped with posts (well, considering the amount of people who visit, anyway) that are absolute trash. But what can I say, I've been around for so long that I've developed an unbreakable affection for this place, regardless of any abundant idiocy.

And I think it's funny that you quoted that.
April 22nd 2004, 06:01 PM
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i'd like one n00b canon to go, please
April 22nd 2004, 08:07 PM
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Drake
Peasant Male
 
I'm sorry guys. I guess not having anything to do all day isn't the boards fault and i'll stop taking it out on the dink network.
April 22nd 2004, 09:49 PM
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legolas
Peasant Male
 
an active board is a board with many posts by many persons and not many posts by one person
April 22nd 2004, 10:11 PM
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I agree that most of the posts of certain recent ones are pointless AND that we've ALL been guilty of it. And something such as whatever redink is thinking of doing is a good thing that is needed before the pointless and/or annonying posts goes too far, BUT, I think the way redink raised the issue was a much better way to go about it than the way others might/have put it.
April 23rd 2004, 06:11 AM
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WC
Peasant Male United States
Destroying noobs since 1999. 
Personally I don't think 'ranking' liek these work. It's cool to kinda see where you are post wise, but when people that have been here for a year kick people like me and you who have been around with 1998, it's a bit retarded. Personally if I still helped run this site, I would probably Axe the whole contributors thing. Just my opinion though.

TO all those noobs who want to look big and bad: If you want to impress me, make a dang good D-mod, or file that will help the community. Then I will give you respect rather then posting 1000 useless posts a day.
April 23rd 2004, 12:46 PM
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Drake
Peasant Male
 
In responce to wc's post in "A Thread to be bumped", i know that my posts were very inapropriate, but they weren't to earn posting rank. I could care less. I'm just a bored lonely person. OK! I have nothing to do and no one to talk to, and i'm online all the time. I'm sorry i was spamming the board, and to WC, go fudge your self.
April 23rd 2004, 01:05 PM
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WC
Peasant Male United States
Destroying noobs since 1999. 
What is the point of making those posts though? Your ass is going ot be lonely when no one here likes you too right?
April 23rd 2004, 04:24 PM
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you say that as if there are still people who do like him.
April 23rd 2004, 05:29 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Drake, just to let you know, your name wasn't in my thoughts when I posted this topic. Ignore the childish banter of WC and fing.
April 23rd 2004, 08:36 PM
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Kat
Peasant Female Canada
We can out-drink most Americans! 
So is everyone still fudge-ing themselves or others?? 'Course that has been going on as long as I have been here <long time now>. Names may change, but the words remain the same. Who thought of that word fudge anyhow? I like the word effin, myself.

See now I am not making any sense at all, and no I haven't been into the katnip today.

>^@@^<
April 23rd 2004, 09:56 PM
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legolas
Peasant Male
 
I don't know if you think I make a lot of unneaded posts... But if that's so just say it, I'm just a weird kid...
April 23rd 2004, 10:41 PM
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my apology to the board. i'm sorry that i've been flaming people for their posting etiquette. i'm just sad that most of the intelligent people don't post more often. and, i promise to stop making so many posts, becuase i highly doubt that i have many useful things to say. for those of you who i've offended, please ignore my childish banter and i'll leave you alone. i know i'm one of the ones contributing to the degradation of the quality of this board, so once again i'd like to apologize to everyone for that. i'll take wc's advice and please everyone by making a really kickass dmod.
April 24th 2004, 12:47 AM
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safmoor
Peasant Male
 
Who are these "intelligent people"? I thought the dink board turned everyone into drooling mindless slobs.
April 24th 2004, 03:40 AM
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magicman
Peasant Netherlands steam duck
Mmmm, pizza. 
So is everyone still fudge-ing themselves or others??

That's going since the very beginning of our planet
April 24th 2004, 11:43 AM
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Kory
Peasant Male Croatia
 
WTF? Every goddang forum has the nr. of posts that people make and they don't post-whore! What's the fudgeing problem with you guys? When WC brought up the post counter. I made normal posts, no spamm. Then he "pulled" those posts down and he blamed ME!

fudge YOU WC! *shows him middle finger*
April 24th 2004, 12:50 PM
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WC
Peasant Male United States
Destroying noobs since 1999. 
Oh, I see kory is still is good old normal self. Oh, and btw, you were being a little whore and I was not the only one who thought so.
April 24th 2004, 04:15 PM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
Well, there probably are some forums where the majority of folks are mature enough not to spam like there's no tomorrow, but this board is unfortunately not a part of that group. This isn't the only board I've seen chock-full of worthless posts, either; I can probably think of many junkyard forums from my old days of message-board-surfing, such as Infoceptor. All we can do here, really, is hope that redink1 devises some sort of grand plan to smite the "LOLs" and "yeps" and "well I don't like that so I won't say anything oh wait I just did post count plus ones" that plague the board.
April 24th 2004, 08:09 PM
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WC
Peasant Male United States
Destroying noobs since 1999. 
Yup, hopefully they might devise a pill that redink can take that will help him grow some. Maybe then he will start smacking the taste out of peoples mouths.

Oh come on, give me my admin back, then it will be good.
April 24th 2004, 08:26 PM
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I don't get it... We had this problem before, but since redink put up an "Off Topic" forum, is it really a problem? Its not like you go to the off topic forum to look for important info tid-bits on programing or game solving.

If the only problem is "post whoring" for the sake of ranks, than tear the rankings down.

I believe the fact that we have so many off topic posts indicates a level of comfort among the members - and thats kinda cool. Yeah, some are dumb, but hell, your bound to see the dumb ones when your looking for them (in "off Topic").

If its really an issue, take down the rankings, but I personally wouldn't discourage any non-discriminatory posts.
April 24th 2004, 09:54 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
WC: Didn't you forfeit your admin rights, or did I not hear the whole story?
April 24th 2004, 10:40 PM
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WC
Peasant Male United States
Destroying noobs since 1999. 
Pretty much. Everytime I did something to the site (such as temp ban retards), redink came in behind me and un did it, so there wasn't a real point of me being on the site for staff purposes.
April 24th 2004, 10:45 PM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
Any goofiness in the Off-Topic forum is not the issue. The problem is that people are posting replies in various threads with no merit whatsoever, over and over again (see my previous post in this thread for examples). The "oh my god, you started a thread about bologna and not Dink, you must be cleansed!" situation definitely ended loooong ago.
April 25th 2004, 12:24 AM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
First point-whoring, now post-whoring. How come we don't have more money in the community fund, eh?
April 25th 2004, 12:35 AM
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Phoenix
Peasant Male Norway steam
Back from the ashes 
If people had been good-dmod-whoring or great-and-helpful-files-whoring or something, then it'd be nice around here, eh? But then again, would that really be whoring?
April 25th 2004, 12:42 AM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
Upper class, and highly expensive courtesans maybe?
April 27th 2004, 12:38 PM
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Kory
Peasant Male Croatia
 
WC go out and play some CS with your friends, okay?
April 27th 2004, 02:55 PM
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...which also brings up the point of "STFU n00b!"-whoring...
April 27th 2004, 07:36 PM
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WC
Peasant Male United States
Destroying noobs since 1999. 
Kory, go out and play on the freeway ok?
April 27th 2004, 10:24 PM
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legolas
Peasant Male
 
but keep the freeway a bit clean...
April 27th 2004, 11:49 PM
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sjoerdje
Peasant Male Netherlands
Lava pig to the rescue! 
Hahaha lol! But where can you see those rankings?
April 27th 2004, 11:56 PM
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legolas
Peasant Male
 
April 28th 2004, 02:28 AM
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Kory
Peasant Male Croatia
 
When are we gonna come to peaceWC? When pigs fly?
April 28th 2004, 05:26 AM
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more likely when people stop being so stupid
April 28th 2004, 10:37 AM
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Kory
Peasant Male Croatia
 
Well illusivefing I offered him a few times peace by us 2.
When I wa sIM ing him 1 time we were talkin' all good
He started to hate me because when I IMed him the 1st time and ased him about uploading and such. (The n00bish stuff that a staff member must help someone)
That's da beginning of it!
April 28th 2004, 10:29 PM
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legolas
Peasant Male
 
hmm, I'm missing a post here? where are you post?
April 29th 2004, 03:55 AM
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MTG
Peasant Male
 
I better start posting again...Ive been little lazy on that...
April 29th 2004, 07:29 PM
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Striker
Noble United States steam
Daniel, there are clowns. 
Yeah, despite my veteran status, I'm not even super-regular yet... I guess I'll have to go spam the boards! *rolls eyes*

EDIT: Which is my donkey way of saying that while I think there is a bit more post whoring going on than usual, I don't think we should get rid of the rankings.
April 30th 2004, 01:49 AM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
I post a lot, and I always have. And as always, it's sometimes a load of rubbish. But I do a lot of dinking too, even if my projects don't always get finished.
But the main reason? They make me.
April 30th 2004, 05:41 AM
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what are you doing, slave? clean my kitchen! that's right, you better call me massah!
April 30th 2004, 06:19 AM
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WC
Peasant Male United States
Destroying noobs since 1999. 
Sabre posts a lot and always has, but a mahority of his posts are decent, so when he posts a rubbish post, no one really cares.
April 30th 2004, 07:36 AM
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joshriot
Peasant United States
keep it real 
know what i think about everyone who is crying over posts that dont relate to their own notions of worthiness? uptight losers. kiss my ass and spend your time training puppies for blind people or something. live a little. life is susposed to be silly.
May 1st 2004, 10:11 AM
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allow me to take the time to point out WC not whipping someone's leg in post form.
May 1st 2004, 01:39 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
I think that's the first time you've ever come close to complimenting me WC. Thank you.

And Kory... oh dear.