Newly Adopted Community Forum Guidelines

Discussion in 'Customer Service' started by Huss, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. Visca...

    Visca... Member

    Sep 13, 2004
    ATL
    Nat'l Team:
    Peru
    gee Huss, thanks for pointing out the avatar size issue, but ignore the rep problem completely. :confused:
     
  2. Oscar

    Oscar Member+

    Nov 30, 2001
    Holland
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Maybe doing some finger excercises to build up the massive strength needed to make that extra click on the mousebutton possible to view somebody's rep, could be a problem solver.

    Go buy one of these
    [​IMG]
     
  3. monster

    monster Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    Hanover, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just because he hasn't done what you want doesn't mean he has ignored it, Hoss.
     
  4. maturin

    maturin Member

    Jun 8, 2004
    But it would be prudent for him to justify what he's done in light of the large amount of negative feedback he's gotten, no?
     
  5. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    You could restrict newbie posts on a forum by forum basis. If someone wants to ask where to meet up with other fans, they should be able to, but I can't imagine a burning need for a newbie to start a thread in an N&A type forum.

    Or you could rate limit newbies. Sort of they can only start five threads in their first 50 posts.
     
  6. Henry Porter

    Henry Porter Member

    Dec 9, 2005
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They alreadly explained it in the first post. They felt that it no longer was serving as they first designed it so they made this decision. You can disagree with it but they did clearly state (to me at least) why they did it.
     
  7. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    "Large amount"

    Hah. What I've seen is a pittance. And almost as much positive response.
     
  8. monster

    monster Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    Hanover, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If you look through this thread, it's obvious that the people complaining about it are - at the least - balanced by those who either don't care or are for the changes. And just because a couple dozen or so people feel the need to announce they are leaving the site because of rep or can't possibly function without a system that tells who is popular, that can hardly outweigh the 70,000 or so registered members.

    It's like most things in life - the overhwleming majority don't give a ********, but the martyrs among the crowd will try to yell loud enough to make it seem like everyone agrees with them.
     
  9. maturin

    maturin Member

    Jun 8, 2004
    Not really. He could have reset it to zero, closed any rep threads that are started and yellow-card anybody who posts in one. This would accomplish the same end without making such a large-scale change.
     
  10. Henry Porter

    Henry Porter Member

    Dec 9, 2005
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I disagree. Doing something like that would have been a huge drain on the mods and it would be very difficult to enforce a decision like this. I think they tried to compromise and ended up pissing alot of people off, unfortunately.
     
  11. antifan

    antifan Member+

    Aug 14, 2004
    The Scottie
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, the only real change is that people lost the rep they had, and its no longer shown in the posts. But i've already seen rep whore threads, and the people that whored before will continue to do the same. I'm sure that the people who bitched about it before will continue bitching about it. The rest of us will just go along as usual.
     
  12. Henry Porter

    Henry Porter Member

    Dec 9, 2005
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You're spot on Antifan. Eventually it will just be removed, which is a shame.
     
  13. mpruitt

    mpruitt Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    E. Somerville
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    I live the changes I think they were all pretty prudent. I like the fact that we have updated guidelines. I think having a focus and clearly defined policies is a very good thing. I liked the old design of the front page a bit more but that's a bit of a non-issue. Everything else to me seems like a nice step in the right direction.

    For those who are furious about the change in rep policy, I think that in itself is good enough reason to make the changes that were made. The fact that people took it so seriously as some mark of social status is good enough reason as any to reduce its visability.
     
  14. antifan

    antifan Member+

    Aug 14, 2004
    The Scottie
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hope it isn't removed completely, it removes alot of clutter from the threads. "Great post, etc." Plus its a great way to send someone a quick note without the hassle of sending a PM. On the other hand, there has been some clutter of "Tried to Rep you" and "Must Spread" posts, so who knows. I personally thought showing it under the posters name was useful but apparently other people were bothered by it, i still don't understand why really. Oh well.
     
  15. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    One thing that seems to have been forgotten is that rep was being deleted every 90 days anyway. That policy has been in effect for nearly a year.
     
  16. minus

    minus Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Miami,FL
    Club:
    Junior Barranquilla
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I say rep points should be restarted and people should only be allowed to rep 3 users per month.This will cut down on abusing rep point system.I don't like the fact that you need to go to someone profile to look at their rep points.Who likes to click on people profiles anyway>?
     
  17. Sean...

    Sean... Member

    Jul 23, 2005
    Ireland
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Everyone clicks on my profile to see my pic. ;)
     
  18. ac1962

    ac1962 Member

    Jul 10, 2005
    Punta Cana
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico

    Damn!!!!!, I was hoping to see a nude bottom half and instead I find some ugly dude:mad:
     
  19. Sean...

    Sean... Member

    Jul 23, 2005
    Ireland
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So you'd rather see my ass then?
     
  20. ac1962

    ac1962 Member

    Jul 10, 2005
    Punta Cana
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico

    Are you kidding????? And risk bein caught watching kiddie porn???:eek:
     
  21. Sean...

    Sean... Member

    Jul 23, 2005
    Ireland
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Best not then.

    EDIT: No profile pic for you? No need to be embarrassed. ;)
     
  22. Saugatak

    Saugatak New Member

    Dec 15, 2005
    Southern California
    BTW, who is that smoking hot chick as your avatar?
     
  23. BPBlueSox

    BPBlueSox Member

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Aug 21, 2003
    Georgia
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    chick from the pvssycat dolls i think. and thanks to huss, we can see even more of her now. :D

    edit: apparently ********** doesn't get through the filter. lol
     
  24. Sean...

    Sean... Member

    Jul 23, 2005
    Ireland
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have three other avatars of her also, wait and see. ;)
     
  25. FatAndUgly

    FatAndUgly New Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    Huntington Beeyatch
    I'm glad they (mostly) scrapped the rep system. Now I can say freely that I hate you all!

    Every last one of you, even the ones with hot chicks as avatars!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bring on the negative rep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




























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