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"this" = +1

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

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  1. Kev-Mas_Colcha

    Kev-Mas_Colcha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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

    TheMadHatter Jedi Knight star 4

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

     
  3. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    I agree with jp-30. The snappy one-word reply becomes an impossibility with minimum word counts.
     
  5. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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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

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    I'm sure Flare is enjoying the satisfaction.
     
  7. TwiLekJedi

    TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This



    ... hits the nail on the head.
     
  8. TheMadHatter

    TheMadHatter Jedi Knight star 4

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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

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So... "this."
     
  10. TheMadHatter

    TheMadHatter Jedi Knight star 4

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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

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    TheMadHatter Jedi Knight star 4

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    it looks annoying.

    i've nothing more to add

    happy debating people.
     
  13. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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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

    SLR Jedi Knight star 5

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  15. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    FlareStorm Jedi Master star 6

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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

    Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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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

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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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

    Brandon Rhea Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    FlareStorm Jedi Master star 6

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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

    TheMadHatter Jedi Knight star 4

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  22. FlareStorm

    FlareStorm Jedi Master star 6

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

    Charn Jedi Master star 8

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    am I?
     
  24. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

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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

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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