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Fun and Games Forum Discussion Thread

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

  1. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    I'm going to keep calling it the spam forum, because to me, that's what it is. People have been labeling the JCC the Wretched Hive or whatever for years. I don't care.

    You want some respect for spam; you won't get it from me. I don't like spam or the spam forum. I'm not going to pretend otherwise. I think it's enough that I simply stay out of the forum. Which I generally have. I also don't mention it outside of comms. I don't go around talking **** about it all over the JCC.

    People aren't segregated to the spam forum, spam is. You're all welcome to visit the JCC and post non-spam. Have you seen me tell even a single person who frequents the spam forum to get out of the JCC? Have you seen me treat them any differently? No, you haven't. I haven't seen anyone else behave that way, either.

    Yeah, I saw your point, and I reject it. It's a spam forum. One I'm glad is gone, and want no part of. I suppose I could play in the Would You Rather thread in the Spam Forum, but I don't want to, and won't. It's not any fun there for me.

    It's not quite identical. See my response to bacon below. I'm trying to reduce the number of insults.

    First, it is us and them. I don't know if you've noticed, but JCCers generally haven't traveled to the spam forum. There hasn't been a great deal of crossover.

    We needed a spam forum to get rid of spam. We created a spam forum, and it's been incredibly successful, and a number of people have said as much. The JCC is livelier than it has been in years. Threads that were consistently buried 5+ pages back are now active again, because they aren't being buried by spam. If we didn't need this, then why have people celebrated it? You can't argue with success.

    No, it doesn't. It's JCCers who generate discussion. Put it in the spam forum, and you'll get the same old spam. It's borderline, but it's more of a spam topic by nature (not going to bother with a detailed argument), which is why I said kick it to F&G after a week.
     
  2. Dandelo

    Dandelo Chosen One star 10

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    that is the whole crux of why people took issue with you calling it a spam thread. You don't need to "respect spam" or whatever else. Respect or don't respect what you like. I doubt Iron-lord cares what you think about spam threads. It's the I'm not going to visit that forum it's beneath me to do so attitude people are taking umbrage with
     
  3. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrel Rangler of Fun & Games star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I don't care what you call the new forum, it is the Fun & Games forum and as so many wanted the threads moved out of the JCC (Which is not the JCC but the Community forum) you got your wish.

    If that thread is a game it should be moved asap, not when you feel the JCC is done with it.
     
  4. Coruscant

    Coruscant Force Ghost star 7

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    To me, it seems like the kind of thread that falls in a crack between a discussion thread and a game thread. It could honestly be either. It’s like Schrödinger’s cat.

    In the JCC, it’s a simple discussion thread. In Fun and Games, it can also be a lively discussion, but regarded as a game as well.
     
  5. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrel Rangler of Fun & Games star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    And still a new forum was created for fun and games... while some may think it's for spam only, it is not.
     
  6. Coruscant

    Coruscant Force Ghost star 7

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    I don’t think it’s a spam forum. I’ve posted there a bunch myself, but not in the last few days, since I’ve been busy. I also haven’t posted very much in the JCC in the same time.

    I reiterate, I don’t think it’s a spam forum. I think a lot of the posts could be characterized fairly as spammy, which is probably the rationale behind disabling posts in Fun and Games from adding to post count. However, it’s already clear to me even in the forum’s incipience that it’s a community builder and has brought posters closer together to enjoy the things they love. This is a substantial consequence, which elevates the forum above being merely designated as “spam.”

    I also think the Would You Rather thread is one of those “fall-in-a-crack” style threads that could go honestly go in either Community or Fun and Games.
     
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  7. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrel Rangler of Fun & Games star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I wasn't saying you were Cor, at all.

    Just reiterating the fact a whole new forum was created for game threads.
     
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  8. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    This was always going to be one of the obstacles with creating a new forum. I'm not sure what the solution is for the "in-between" threads. Maybe you do have to see what course the thread ultimately takes and decide from there, I dunno.
    Wasn't this just a technical error and not intended?
     
  9. Coruscant

    Coruscant Force Ghost star 7

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    Leona: Ah, cool cool, haha

    I adore the avatar change! [face_love]

    @Boba_Fett_2001 news to me, I might be a behind the times
     
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  10. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrel Rangler of Fun & Games star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Not an error at all and fine by me.
     
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  11. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    The fact that posts aren't counted there was intentional. However, the reduction in post counts for people who had posted in threads that were moved there wasn't.
     
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  12. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    It was stupid that thread was moved. People were talking. It wasn't a +1 thread, Now it's moved to a place I don't post. Good job?
     
  13. Dandelo

    Dandelo Chosen One star 10

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    Aug 25, 2014
    forgive me for being flippant, But is there a reason you cannot post anywhere else on the forums. Is it a technical issue?
     
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  14. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrel Rangler of Fun & Games star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    A game thread was moved to the Fun & Game forum. It doesn't need to be a +1 game to be there.

    Sorry you won't post there.
     
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  15. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Personally I like FNG, and I think it’s got a lot of potential. I elected to move “Would you rather” over for the same reasons @Coruscant so eloquently said - “it’s in a crack”. It’s just one of those nonsense short event threads that hangs around for a few days, we all have a play, then it sinks without trace in the JCC.

    Over in FNG it might have a longer lifespan. It’s only two clicks from Community, piece of cake to navigate there, far enough away if you don’t.
     
  16. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Am I to assume this lack of post count is temporary?
     
  17. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I believe we'd have to turn the post count back on in that forum to get the individual counts back. That would be up to @JoinTheSchwarz .
     
  18. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    No, that was intentional. That the post counts would be retroactively affected was unexpected, but that’s not something that can be fixed.
     
  19. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    I propose we add a third forum for such threads, The Inbetweeners.

    what say you, mod ****ers?
     
  20. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    We have one. It’s the unban request section.
     
  21. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Way to become part of the establishment [face_plain].
     
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  22. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrel Rangler of Fun & Games star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Didn't take long at all.
     
  23. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    rip, darth "punk" @};-
     
  24. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval TV Screaming Service / FFS! star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    He's still punk. This is just his "Cut the Crap" phase.
     
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  25. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony JCC Game Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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    Mar 9, 2003
    It sounds like that if you turn the post count feature on in F&G forum, it will only start to count new post only and not existing posts in the forum, is that correct?