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Discussion in 'Communications' started by Coruscant, Aug 26, 2020.

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  1. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    A valid concern.
     
  2. 3sm1r

    3sm1r Force Ghost star 5

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    Yes, if you use a laptop, your tweet looks HUGE, and it takes 2 seconds to load. Anakin's picture is even bigger, and it's obviously not formatted in line with the tweet and the text. Then there is a bit of text and another huge tweet with shiny blue colors.

    Perhaps I'm a weirdo, but all these things combined makes it less pleasant for me to scroll the page. I feel overstimulated and more tired when I get to the end.
     
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  3. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

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    I really don't think it's so bad that it's worth getting worked up over.

    There are points where threads have a couple of pages of nothing but jokes and sarcastic remarks. Then there's tweets, gifs, and images. Then there's some serious discussion. I think the conversations ebb and flow perfectly fine.
     
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  4. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    Does your browser support a "reader view" format that shows only the text and leaves out all graphics?
     
  5. Point Given

    Point Given Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm speaking personally, not as a mod, but in that case I would prefer for you to say it in your own words. The fact of the matter is that you cannot engage with the original tweet poster if you wish to discuss the tweet on these boards. It feels weird to engage with a poster who has only posted the tweet, and nothing in their own words...because they haven't said anything for themselves.
     
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  6. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I got tagged in the OP. Saw the thread. Played a game. Four pages!

    It was a nice gesture Cor but ultimately doomed. Princess_Tina is never going to show understanding and will only dig in. Plus you get Wocky huffing all over the place. This thread won't bring people closer together.

    But it does show that people are willing to post if there's something up. That should be kind of a wake-up call when it comes to the JCC.
     
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  7. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    Oh? Really? Is someone trying to litigate posting styles irritating for you? How exactly do you think people felt about your earlier behavior then?

    Introspection is an interesting and useful skill.
     
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  8. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

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    Fair enough. I was just using that as an example. I can definitely see your point about it feeling weird engaging with a poster who only posts the tweet. Me personally, I usually add some context for why I am posting a tweet. Even if all I'm saying is that I agree with the person posting the tweet.

    But I do still think there is a value to posting a tweet by itself. Sometimes it's just news that also provides a source. Or it can simply bring that sentiment into the JCC discussion, and let it be known that this is also a discussion being had outside of the JCC. And it doesn't necessarily mean that that particular post containing the tweet has to be engaged with either. It's just part of the ongoing discussion. Now, if a poster is doing that back to back to back, then yea, there's a problem. But nobody is really doing that. I think things ebb and flow appropriately. Sure, some do it more frequently than others, but I don't think it's worth having multiple discussions in Comms over.

    Man, you're username here really fits with your posting style. I literally just imagine Watto flying through and saying something nasty when I see a lot of your posts.
     
  9. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    OK, let me throw a wild idea there and if you don't like it, you can shoot it down.

    Could we just have one dedicated news events thread in the JC Community section that is allowed to be text-heavy (meaning tweet links, news photos, etc) but that does not constitute any of the so-called "****-posting"? Meaning, it's just stuff that doesn't really rely on snarky posts or memes, but just brings up straight-up news events as they are reported?

    Anyone who doesn't like heavy graphics for aesthetic reasons, or whose laptop cannot handle so many graphic elements swiftly, like Esmir, can simply choose not to click on that thread.

    Then we can ask all other Senate threads be allowed to remain mostly graphics-free save for rare exceptions (to be determined by the mods)?

    I feel this would be a win-win for everyone, the discussions in the Senate can then be mostly free of memes, gifs, photos and tweets, and those of us who don't mind them can find them where they won't bother anyone.

    Sound good?

    Yeah, that doesn't sound judgmental at all.
     
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  10. Point Given

    Point Given Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Nah, there's too many things happening in the world. One dedicated news events thread wouldn't be enough. Heck, I barely participate in the general US Politics Thread anymore, outside of modding it, because it's so broad a topic that it jumps around too much.
     
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  11. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I like to take the opportunity to write "Wocky huffing all over the place" whenever I can. It's meant in jest. You know I have come to appreciate the thought you put into your posts.

    But what I meant by it was that if it was Coruscant's aim to create understanding for some kind of JCC forum culture, it's doomed to fail.
     
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  12. 3sm1r

    3sm1r Force Ghost star 5

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    I love her idea for the opposite reason, so that the shiny objects will finally be removed from the senate threads.

    If it was for me I'd eliminate colors in the signatures lol
     
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  13. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    Believe it or not, I'm actually not against making the Senate threads 99% graphics-free, so long as the rest of us who don't mind those graphics could have another place where we can share and read up.
     
  14. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    Fair enough, Watto. Apologies.

    I really was irritated with today’s events and guess I got a little too on edge.
     
  15. Lordban

    Lordban Chosen One star 6

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    I'm a very literal person, so feel free to take this with a grain of salt, but from an uninvolved person's perspective (mine :p ), the 2020 thread looked like it had battle lines drawn across it earlier, and at times it seems they've been redrawn in this one.
     
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  16. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You know, Wocky, this is the result of the battle we fought years ago. You and Ender Sai and harps (of all people) were in favour of the Senate merger, and Darth Boba, Lowbacca and I were against it. You argued it would bring Senate and JCC people together. We argued it would bring down the level of discussion in Senate threads.

    Turns out we were both right on the money.
     
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  17. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    I wouldn't trade you senate freaks for anything in the world, so no regrets.

    Why "harps (of all people)," though?
     
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  18. The Maverick

    The Maverick Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    thought it was a daft thing to do when they did it too years ago, truth be told.
     
  19. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 9

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    it's not a out a gotcha...it's about having the flow of conversation make sense. You made a post and I responded to it, but because you edited the post it made my post look nonsensical and out of the blue. This lead Darth weavile to respond in a way that he might not have had you not edited your post. When you retroactively edit posts after they're responded to it makes the conversation look like nonsense.
     
  20. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    So, first you act in ways that make me feel safer just putting you on ignore most of the time, then I'm supposed to unignore you exclusively when it suits you to protect the "flow" of a thread?
    If you could please stop posting in a way that almost always feels inherently angry and adversarial towards those who don't share your political leanings, it would do a lot more for the "flow" of a thread. It's totally possible to disagree on issues without becoming disagreeable towards others. I welcome honest disagreements but you could try a little harder to keep the conversation friendly.
     
  21. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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  22. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 9

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    I'm sorry but what the hell does the ignore function have to do with my complaint here. My complaint is that you retroactively edit your own posts after people respond to you, thus making them seem like fools arguing with the air. I don't care whether you have me on ignore or not. I just want the misuse of the edit function to stop do that people can have a conversation in threads you're involved in without you causing confusion.

    lmao get outta here with this ****.
     
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  23. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Because you're now defending the values we defended then.
     
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  24. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    You guys gave me your senate herpes. I am now 100% serious business. I even dedicated a Grateful Dead song to J-Rod.
     
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  25. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    And I couldn't possibly know what your response was if I had you on ignore at the time, could I?
    Only mods cannot be ignored. It seems like you want mod-like powers, as well?
    If you want to make it a policy issue, then it should be a policy that's implemented across the whole JCC and applied equally to all forum users. You can't make it just about the people you dislike or disagree with.
     
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