"this" = +1

Discussion in 'Communications' started by FlareStorm, Sep 18, 2009.

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  1. Kev-Mas_Colcha Force Ghost

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    For it to be spam, it has to be stupid, pointless and annoying. The status of "this" as spam is shaky. In one instance it may not be spam, but in another, it may very well be spam.

    However, I think that it still should be banned, or at least looked down upon, with strict and clear guidelines made about it in a sticky. Even if it isn't spam, I don't think it should be there, and that quality posting should be encouraged.

    It doesn't make you look very smart if you post one liners, it makes you look either lazy or stupid. It definitely doesn't support the person you are supporting, and it may even hurt their point. Some people will see who is agreeing, and then assume that they are wrong (or at least be less likely to agree), despite how good their argument might be.

    If only there was a minimum word limit for a new reply/topic. Like the submit button would be disabled until enough words were input in the textbox, or it displayed an error message when there wasn't enough words, and not post it until it was fixed. Probably not possible though.
  2. TheMadHatter Jedi Grand Master

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    yes I agree with the first post on this issue actually.

  3. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    There are plenty of situations where a single word answer is perfectly valid. Why force people to babble on when they can be concise?
  4. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    I agree with jp-30. The snappy one-word reply becomes an impossibility with minimum word counts.
  5. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Under these guidelines, yes: "this" could be considered spamming.

    It all depends on context, of course; a user posting "this" in a number of threads is clearly spamming, while a user quoting a post and adding a "+1" is obviously showing agreement in a l33t manner.

    Meaning: we're not likely to start banning people for posting "QFT".
  6. Everton Chosen One

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    I'm sure Flare is enjoying the satisfaction.
  7. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    This



    ... hits the nail on the head.
  8. TheMadHatter Jedi Grand Master

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    uhhm, one would think that this is the point of comms,

    otherwise why would one post?

    the days comms becomes nothing but mod squad updates will be the time to put this already pointless forum to rest.



  9. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    So... "this."
  10. TheMadHatter Jedi Grand Master

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    yes pretty much [face_laugh]

    it's not so much quoting and agreeing

    it's just annoying

    it's like

    "word"

    or

    the insanely annoying "QFT"

    of course some people don't mind it as is their privilege, I like the opening poster dislike it.
  11. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Right, so being there is really fundamentally no difference between "yes I agree with the first post on this issue actually" and "this" I don't really see the big deal.
  12. TheMadHatter Jedi Grand Master

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    it looks annoying.

    i've nothing more to add

    happy debating people.
  13. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    People seem to follow up "this" with elaboration more often than they do for "QFT" or something.


    And whenever I absolutely agree with something, I just quote the reply and leave it. It's spammeriffic!
  14. SLR Jedi Grand Master

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  15. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    This.

    +1 on other sites might be common use to express "I agree with this", but really when on these boards have you seen it used as such?
  16. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    I actually don't like it, and its a reason I don't post here as much (that and only a youtube link posts). Its stupid, nobody cares, nobody reads/clicks, and in the day and age when you are looking for more posters, content over # of posts should be encouraged.

    Many of you have argued that "this" is NOT the same as "+1" or "QFT" I'm not seeing it.
  17. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    I agree with Grimby as well.

    Although I see that it would be nice to have some text after "this/QFT", +1 =/= "this" or "QFT".
  18. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    Fine. But seeing as everyone else posting in this thread does see it, and your arguing about an issue of how the community perceives something, you sort of just have to except at this point that your reading of the phrase is in the extreme minority, and therefore in regards to the supposed issue in this thread, you are wrong.
  19. Brandon Rhea Manager Emeritus

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    I'd rather people said more than "this" in a post, considering just saying that adds absolutely nothing to a conversation, but at the end of the day it's much different than "+1" and just not important.
  20. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    Fair and truthfull enough Jabba-wocky. I actually found it very surprising that nobody agreed.

    Yay for Comms! Even problem users can learn something :p
  21. TheMadHatter Jedi Grand Master

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  22. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    You are just a one-starrer [face_tired]
  23. Charn Jedi Grand Master

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  24. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    I didn't disagree. I said they absolutely can mean the same thing but on this particular message board they don't.
  25. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Which means, on this particular message board, the argument falls apart. ;)
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