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post #41 of 61
[quote]Originally posted by lundy:
<strong>90% is for no discernable reason</strong><hr></blockquote>Ninety percent? Really? Please, do show me where you see nine threads locked without reason for each one thread that has a reason for closing.

Seriously, I'd like to know where you people get this kind of idea.
post #42 of 61
[quote]Originally posted by Brad:
<strong>Ninety percent? Really? Please, do show me where you see nine threads locked without reason for each one thread that has a reason for closing.

Seriously, I'd like to know where you people get this kind of idea.</strong><hr></blockquote>

At least 1/3 of the threads were locked in FH the last few days. Looking into these, the reasons given were stated as "already in another thread" (without giving a link to the other thread), "not funny", "has moved into a thread about whether Steve likes to open stores in Paris" (how about a little post to get the original topic going again - that's what MODERATION means), "Good thread covering many different things, current and future..software and hardware", then leave it alone dammitt. Also: "These sorts of predictions could have gone into any number of other threads about new PowerMacs. This stuff is just wild, opinionated speculation." Sure, it could have, but it is specifically titled "Expectations for the new G4". What the hell do you think so many people come here for? This place is BETTER than ANY other Mac forum for this type of discussion. Don't kill it! Do any of these new people have any &lt;i&gt;experience&lt;/i&gt; in this? The behavior would indicate otherwise.

"I think this is being discussed in a few other threads, please do not post redundant things."

Oh please. Stop cutting off an active discussion for silly reasons like this. What's redundant? the fact that Apple is announcing new Powermacs? Only one comment allowed on that subject?

Look, what readers are saying is that this place used to be a very very good read. Period. Several times a day. And lots of enthusiastic new posts. If a thread wiggles a little off track, sometimes that just brings in more new opinions and ideas and references. As others have said, if it starts to get boring, it will fall off the radar. But by splitting hairs and locking one thread after another for the bullshit reasons listed above, people will think twice before composing a well-written and researched post - by the time you go to post it, the thread is already locked. Or someone cracks a joke to part of your comments and your post goes to neverland because of them.

This happens very often when new mods are armed with a lock button. Those that don't get tired of their new toy in a week or so need to let somebody with a little less gleefulness take over.

EDIT: Now that I've gone through these threads, it appears to be 100% locked without reason.

[ 08-12-2002: Message edited by: lundy ]</p>
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post #43 of 61
When I used to moderate at MacNN I liked to "keep it all in one thread". Some times a thread would get started and a good discussion going .. but redundant. Rather than kill a topic with a living discussion in it I would just leave it. When in doubt leave it open.
post #44 of 61
Thanks for the advice scott_h_phd

I'll print it out and stick a copy in the AI bathroom.

J :cool:
post #45 of 61
[quote]Originally posted by Jamie:
<strong>Thanks for the advice scott_h_phd

I'll print it out and stick a copy in the AI bathroom.

J :cool: </strong><hr></blockquote>

AI has a bathroom?! To think all this time I've been peeing in a cup
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post #46 of 61
[quote]Originally posted by Willoughby:
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AI has a bathroom?! To think all this time I've been peeing in a cup
<img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

Sorry, man. It's for mod and admin use only
post #47 of 61
[quote]Originally posted by Jamie:
<strong>

Sorry, man. It's for mod and admin use only </strong><hr></blockquote>

just like the forums...
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post #48 of 61
Tie 'Ole Yeller to the tree and shoot him, he's got distemper.

SQUEEZE, ARMY!

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post #49 of 61
is that the asshole sip in you talking, or the controlling moderator? it can't be both...
or can it...? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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"If curling is an olympic sport, then oral sex is adultery. If anything, oral sex should be an olympic sport...cause it's...
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post #50 of 61
Asshole: yes
Sip: no, I drink deeply
Controlling moderator: you wish, sexy.


Select your favorite, I am generous!

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post #51 of 61
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>Asshole: yes
Sip: no, I drink deeply
Controlling moderator: you wish, sexy.


Select your favorite, I am generous!

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i think i should be made a moderator so i can have an even playing field against this powertrip you seem to be having of late. better watch yerself grover. just like i watch my back, in case you intend to have yer way with me while im not paying attention...
"If it weren't for my horse...I wouldn't have spent that year in college."

"If curling is an olympic sport, then oral sex is adultery. If anything, oral sex should be an olympic sport...cause it's...
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"If it weren't for my horse...I wouldn't have spent that year in college."

"If curling is an olympic sport, then oral sex is adultery. If anything, oral sex should be an olympic sport...cause it's...
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post #52 of 61
What exactly have I done/said to you that requires a moderator status at all?
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post #53 of 61
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>What exactly have I done/said to you that requires a moderator status at all?</strong><hr></blockquote>


uhh...something to hide behind...?
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"If curling is an olympic sport, then oral sex is adultery. If anything, oral sex should be an olympic sport...cause it's...
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post #54 of 61
OK, admittedly, I'm new (posting) here. But I just visited the FH threads and...Holy F**cking Sh*tskeez! 24 out of 40 threads locked or moved??? Wow! Come on! A little of that is to be expected on an announcement day, but...wow.

I was really enjoying the 'New PowerMac Specs' thread. And then what? It gets moved because of this?

I might point out, of course, that The Mod is in direct violation of the new Posting Guidelines (see my reply in Suggestions).

New Posting Guidelines Quote for CURRENT Hardware:
"This area should be used to discuss...hardware that is CURRENTLY shipping" (caps mine).

These machines are NOT shipping. The 1.2GhzDP will not ship until September. The thread in question actually discussed the relevance of a 1 vs. 2 L3 cache (amongst everything else) which will not be resolved until September. Is this not STILL Future Hardware?

- G

(Sorry, I really hate it when I see nothing but little 'locked folder' icons, and today it just pushed me over the edge).
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post #55 of 61
I'd just like to say that I think the mods are doing a great job. Its just the attitude of certain mods that needs to change.

Ahhh see that, I didn't mention any specific names, so I stayed within posting guidelines
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post #56 of 61
90% sounds about right. Is posting sexually explicit images and saying...hmm I should lock it using this a reason for the thread being locked. Get over the power trip guys. Did somebody beat you up in kindergarten?
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post #57 of 61
[quote]Originally posted by _ alliance _:
<strong>uhh...something to hide behind...?</strong><hr></blockquote>

uh... like I was a big 'ole teddy bear sweetie all the time beforehand?

There is no conspiracy, sexy.

I love you bunches.
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post #58 of 61
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>

uh... like I was a big 'ole teddy bear sweetie all the time beforehand?

There is no conspiracy, sexy.

I love you bunches.</strong><hr></blockquote>

thats what im afraid of. you just want me for my body...
"If it weren't for my horse...I wouldn't have spent that year in college."

"If curling is an olympic sport, then oral sex is adultery. If anything, oral sex should be an olympic sport...cause it's...
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"If it weren't for my horse...I wouldn't have spent that year in college."

"If curling is an olympic sport, then oral sex is adultery. If anything, oral sex should be an olympic sport...cause it's...
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post #59 of 61
I only want you to squeeze army for me.
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post #60 of 61
[quote]New Posting Guidelines Quote for CURRENT Hardware:
"This area should be used to discuss...hardware that is CURRENTLY shipping" (caps mine).

These machines are NOT shipping. The 1.2GhzDP will not ship until September. The thread in question actually discussed the relevance of a 1 vs. 2 L3 cache (amongst everything else) which will not be resolved until September. Is this not STILL Future Hardware?

- G

(Sorry, I really hate it when I see nothing but little 'locked folder' icons, and today it just pushed me over the edge). <hr></blockquote>

yeah, moving threads can be a pain. one thing to keep in mind though is that the thread was talking about all of the models. some are shipping (1-3 days) some aren't. (6-8 weeks.)

for the most part the moves were just to keep from having duplicate threads in both future hardware and current hardware discussing the exact same things. it can be tough keeping track of which are covering what. (at least that would be why i would move them)

you can still follow them in current hardware. it's not as lively as future hardware, but i promise there can been some good discussions there as well.

(and if you look on the CH front page, only 2 locked threads, and both were plain old moved threads.) good god, one was even moved to future hardware. :eek: go figure.

seriously, for the most part, if you don't want to see locked threads (i think most are for moves) then post them in the right place.

after a new product release there's bound to be a massive move of threads as what was once future hardware becomes current hardware. *shrug*

not much you can do about that.
post #61 of 61
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>I only want you to squeeze army for me.</strong><hr></blockquote>

kinky...
"If it weren't for my horse...I wouldn't have spent that year in college."

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