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post #21 of 223
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Originally Posted by abimommy View Post
I understand.

It can be hard to threads where horrible situations have occurred as it can be so hard to find something to say. However it isn't those threads that are a concern.

There is a huge fad going on the boards with power posting and it is annoying people.

This is simply experimental. I like it, but I might be in the minority.
i do agree in part with a charater minimum, maybe just not so long? would 30 characters be easier to work with, ive noticed mods even having to add smilies etc just to meet the minimum

also, like eVC, would games be exempt? i couldnt imagine posting on the word association thread where you are only supposed to put a word, and suddenly having to make it up to 50 characters.
post #22 of 223
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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
The subject lines are all wonky. LOL. (not lined up properly)
It looks like a couple of things are wonky. I'll check on it.
post #23 of 223
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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
The subject lines are all wonky. LOL. (not lined up properly)
I can't start new threads because I can't type in the title box. So it's not just you.
post #24 of 223
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Originally Posted by wonderwahine View Post
i do agree in part with a charater minimum, maybe just not so long? would 30 characters be easier to work with, ive noticed mods even having to add smilies etc just to meet the minimum

also, like eVC, would games be exempt? i couldnt imagine posting on the word association thread where you are only supposed to put a word, and suddenly having to make it up to 50 characters.
The word association conga line is what I thought of when you mentioned that.
post #25 of 223
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Originally Posted by fullofgrace View Post
I can't start new threads because I can't type in the title box. So it's not just you.
I can't start new threads either.

I whined about it to Cynthia.
post #26 of 223
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sometimes someone has said everything you would have, so a is all that really fits after that
Copy and paste as needed:

I wholeheartedly concur with what the above poster has written. So a big :
post #27 of 223
I actually like it too, except for the really hard threads. I never know what to say when someone has lost a child or has had another tragedy.

Even this is still too short for the 50 requirement:
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I am so very sorry for your loss.
50 is too much. How about 25? I think if it isn't lower you will have a lot of "drive by readers" who read and then don't post, which is really discouraging to someone who is dealing with something so sad. 100 views and 10 posts.

ETA: I run co-ops, and sometimes all I need to post is...you total is 32.14.
What the heck else am I supposed to add to that?
Also, participants post...funded paypal sent ...etc. There's going to be a lot of fluff going on, no offensive to the diaper boards.
post #28 of 223
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Originally Posted by Cutie Patootie View Post
I actually like it too, except for the really hard threads. I never know what to say when someone has lost a child or has had another tragedy.

Even this is still too short for the 50 requirement:


50 is too much. How about 25? I think if it isn't lower you will have a lot of "drive by readers" who read and then don't post, which is really discouraging to someone who is dealing with something so sad. 100 views and 10 posts.
Yeah I understand, it can be really hard on those sort of threads.

I'll ask about turning it on for certain forums and not in others.
post #29 of 223
I didn't notice - I rarely post less than 50 characters, I tend to be extremely wordy!
post #30 of 223
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Originally Posted by anoyingreader View Post
i totaly agree with that statment. also just saying that you agree, like i am trying to, need alot of extra characters.
But why? Why do you need to respond to something when someone has already responded the same way? Just silently nod your head and move on to another thread or think of something eloquent to say.

I think it's a fantastic idea.
post #31 of 223
im usually pretty blabbery myself. But certain threads dont need much in the way of talking

maybe if it was less thn 50, 30 or 40. so that phrases like "I am so sorry for your loss " etc will qualify.
post #32 of 223
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Originally Posted by Hatteras Gal View Post
But why? Why do you need to respond to something when someone has already responded the same way? Just silently nod your head and move on to another thread or think of something eloquent to say.

I think it's a fantastic idea.
because its discouraging to the OP when only a few people post and theres over 100 veiws. They post to a public board for opinions for lots of people, not just a tiny few, so they like when people show agreement for solution or advice given on either side. Some topics there really isnt much left to say once you offer both sides.
post #33 of 223
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Originally Posted by anoyingreader View Post
this rule is supposed to stop posting for the sake of a higher post count, aka stop fluff posting, and instead it is making people add fluff to all of their posts.
Or maybe it is to make the poster stop and think, do I really need to be a part of this conversation?

I don't know how to solve the sorry for your loss threads but on the whole, I'm all for it.
post #34 of 223
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Originally Posted by wonderwahine View Post
because its discouraging to the OP when only a few people post and theres over 100 veiws. They post to a public board for opinions for lots of people, not just a tiny few, so they like when people show agreement for solution or advice given on either side. Some topics there really isnt much left to say once you offer both sides.
I get that. I do. But maybe we can exercise some creative writing skills and make our posts more thoughtful. Because serial posting to yourself (and this is not directed at you, but general you) and posting lots of smilies is annoying and it's causing some server problems, apparently.
post #35 of 223
I like the 50 characters but with it set lower for specific forums. I'm thinking the limit will have people add substance to their posts instead of a drive-by
or : or : or :.

You also don't have to post to subscribe to a thread. (which a lot of people don't know)
post #36 of 223
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Originally Posted by Hatteras Gal View Post
I don't know how to solve the sorry for your loss threads but on the whole, I'm all for it.
If we could disable the limit in the grief forums, then that would be good. I agree.
post #37 of 223
I personally like it. I'm a bit tired of the constant one smilie additions to threads plus all the 'I agree" or stuff like that when only 100 people before that person said the exact same thing. I think maybe a 20-25 limit would be better, but I like the fact that there's a min limit at all. :
post #38 of 223
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Originally Posted by anoyingreader View Post
but sometimes people post about things like that in tao, to get more views.
Yes, except they're not supposed to and the thread ends up getting moved and they get a warning for posting it there.
post #39 of 223
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Originally Posted by anoyingreader View Post
but sometimes people post about things like that in tao, to get more views.
You mean like the "See my thread in x forum!" posts? I am not sure if links count as characters. I think they probably will.

However if this function is left on then TAO will not be one of the forums it is turned off for, maybe games, but not TAO or FYT.
post #40 of 223
I Just wanted to add that I, too think the requirement is a good idea, but that it should be lower. There are always quirks that the admins have to work out for the different forums, and I think feedback here helps a lot. Let's try to be patient. In the mean time, There are a LOT of new smilies to try out. Plus, you can always do...
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