NewsBot keeps posting results in thread titles....

Discussion in 'Customer Service' started by Ian Lozada, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. Ian Lozada

    Ian Lozada New Member

    May 29, 2001
    The Pick Four Pool
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Yes we know and are debating it. All newsbots save 1 are in their own forums and do not appear on the HP.
     
  3. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    But they do appear in the "New Posts" search. I personally don't really care about "R"s since I accept personal responsibility for reading one of the biggest soccer forums in the world, but I also accept the fact that not giving away "R"s is a tradition/courtesy around here.

    When I was a moderator, I spent more time editing leading thread titles with phrasing or emoticons that gave away results "Where do we go from here :(" - that sort of thing.

    The headlines are much the same problem.
     
  4. cachundo

    cachundo Katie Meyer Fan Club

    GO STANFORD!
    Feb 8, 2002
    Genesis 16:12...He shall be a wild ass among men
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    I go to "new posts" and I see this headline "Ferguson rues Giggs miss". The implication of that thread title is that the result could have gone the other way had the shot went in. As a result, this newsbot thing is like a retarded newbie who starts his own threads with results on titles. Isn't there supposed to be a 24-hour blackout on news/results, or is it just in the ManUtd forum?
     
  5. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Results in titles is being discussed and voted on in this forum. Plz see that thread.
     
  6. Barbara

    Barbara BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 29, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    But none of the PTB are addressing the bot issue in that thread and we all know that it's the bots that inspired that thread in the first place.

    Why won't you guys actually address the issue: The results thing is only an issue because of the bots.

    And a side-issue: Most people think the bots are lame.

    Why not have a poll testing what we think about the bots?
     
  7. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    Because 99% of BigSoccer members would vote to get rid of it.

    And it's a fancy new feature...
     
  8. Barbara

    Barbara BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 29, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Exactly.
     
  9. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    I mean the bot announcement specifically says it's a test. After 2-3 weeks that's EXACTLY what we're gonna do.
     
  10. Master Shake

    Master Shake New Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    Scolari For England!
    The Bot has been around long enough now to know the rules - no posting results without the R - i demand he gets a yellow card
     
  11. Rick B

    Rick B Member

    Aug 26, 2003
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Zimbabwe

    I put a poll up in the Arsenal forum, 80% voted against. So we don't have it.
     

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