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briitta 09-22-2012 06:58 AM

How to get rid of The Captain-Zero is PURE AWESOMENESS thread
 
This post has been edited to remove content which violates the Perfect World Entertainment Community Rules and Policies. ~kalecto

anazonda 09-22-2012 07:00 AM

If it bugs you that much, you can always report the people for artificially increasing their post count, witch is in violation of the forum rules.

briitta 09-22-2012 07:01 AM

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Originally Posted by anazonda (Post 5797241)
If it bugs you that much, you can always report the people for artificially increasing their post count, witch is in violation of the forum rules.

Not a bad idea.

hortwort 09-22-2012 07:24 AM

Three problems here:

1) Threads against specific persons are not nice.

2) Zero didn't make the thread, friends did. Zero hardly even posts in it.

3) The stated purpose of this forum: "Introduce yourself, share fan art, fan fiction, role play, and make friends here! Romulan Ale is still prohibited."

centersolace 09-22-2012 10:12 PM

So the Deferi are cowards, now they're braggarts and jerks?

Horty's right, even though Cappy and Zero have threads named after them, it's mostly other people that post in them. You want a thread named after you?

Be awesomeness.

Threads against specific people (Particularly a friend of a lot of us) is not awesome.

Now watch this thread fade in to obscurity. :D Cause if it doesn't I'll get a mod to lock it. Heh heh heh....

hydaspes 09-23-2012 01:56 AM

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Originally Posted by centersolace (Post 5804961)
So the Deferi are cowards, now they're braggarts and jerks?

I must say, I was not aware of this thread and Briitta's irritation over the captain zero thread, but I was made aware of comments about the Deferi, so I did have to have a look.

The measure of a man is truly taken when we see how he responds when things don't go his way.

And in your case, it turns out that biggotry and playing a racial card is how you respond.

It does not become you and I find it very unbalanced. That is all I have to add to this thread.

briitta 09-23-2012 02:29 AM

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Originally Posted by hortwort (Post 5797451)
Three problems here:

1) Threads against specific persons are not nice.

2) Zero didn't make the thread, friends did. Zero hardly even posts in it.

3) The stated purpose of this forum: "Introduce yourself, share fan art, fan fiction, role play, and make friends here! Romulan Ale is still prohibited."


In response (I will not respond to centersolace, insults and threats get you nowhere).

1) The thread is named after Captain Zero in a big way, so he/she was who I commented on, as being responsible for it. But I meant the Borg thing in jest, and maybe I shouldn't have said that. I do not mean to speak out against his/her person, I apologise if it seemed this way.

2) Captain Zero posts in it all the time. If you run through the thread you will see this too. But that's not the point, it's about the thread, not him/her.

3) In the rules you state, which category does this thread fill? Introduced you already are. It has little to nothing to do with STO, Star Trek etc. No role play either. So it must be: make friends? But you all are obviously already friends, in fact, if I read back, I get the impression most of you live in the same town. So not much friend making either.

For a fact. The thread has now 1.775 postings by the same 8 characters. That is on average 221 postings per person. Although of this group of 8, a few post the most.

These are your last three postings:
> How much wood can a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck can chuck wood? (Captain Zero)
> Depends on the size of the woorchuck I would assume? (centersolace)
> Who needs woodchucks when you can have beavers?! We've got plenty up here, so help yourself. (jcsww)

And these are just your last three postings! Thousands of postings before this are just the same. Maybe the thread started out as a friend making/introduction thing, that is fine, but it just has run its course. Thousands of people read these forums, and they hope to see something that has anything to do with STO. It is a STO forum after all.

There are plenty of really good media out there to continue this thread. Like Twitter, Facebook etc. So maybe it's time that the 8 of you call it a day, stop bumping this thread to the top of ten forward all the time, and continue it elsewhere. So there is room for more STO subjects on the first page of the forum, where most people look. It will make the forum more interesting for more people, and you can help in that!

And as Anazonda pointed out, your thread, filled with incredibly short postings irrelevant to STO, seems to look more like a means for artificially increasing your post count. And that's just not right.

disposeableh3r0 09-23-2012 02:43 AM

I'd have to agree that this is a non issue. 10f if for posting whatever you want to talk about for whatever reason. if they choose to talk about burgers and beavers thats their buisness.

The questions you should ask are
1)Is it hurting anyone?
2)Is it hurting me?
3)Am I required to read it?
4)why shoild I care?

I mean the capulet thread has been around for like 3 years now. And it startred with a question about tribbles and breasts. Why not complain about that one? I mean if it's posts counts in directionless threads that bug you, that one has like 11,000.
http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...hlight=capulet
So I ask the question. Why did you single this one out?

captainrevo1 09-23-2012 02:54 AM

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Originally Posted by briitta (Post 5797221)

But there is no way to get rid of it, because the same small band of people keep feeding the thread with utterly useless information about what they had for breakfast, where to buy the best hamburgers in their home town, whether it is raining outside, etc.

Are you new to ten forward or something because these small band of people have been there for 3 years. These small band of people made ten forward into what it was and put their own brand of unique humour into it. If that unique humour is not to your taste, then dont read the thread.

please dont ask people how to post that have been here for a very, very long time. if you feel like somehow rules are somehow being broken then report it and let the mods decide. If not let people find their entertainment here.

briitta 09-23-2012 02:55 AM

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Originally Posted by disposeableh3r0 (Post 5806261)
I mean the capulet thread has been around for like 3 years now. And it startred with a question about tribbles and breasts. Why not complain about that one? I mean if it's posts counts in directionless threads that bug you, that one has like 11,000.
http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...hlight=capulet
So I ask the question. Why did you single this one out?

I care because I find a lot of people new to STO look on the first page of a forum for interesting threads, and if there is nothing there, they move on, and usually don't look at the hundreds of pages below it.

There are fantastic and interesting postings in Ten Forward (and not by me, I have never started a thread). But they all get bumped off within a day or two by all these senseless ones that really belong on facebook or twitter. So hardly anyone gets to see the good threads this way, threads for fans of Star Trek.

Does it hurt me? No. Is it good for the forum and the ST fans? No. Does that bother me. Yes, enough to start a discussion on it.

I have not singled this one out though. I agree with you there are lots more! And I consider this a bit more of a test case. If in the end moderators would agree it's better for the quality of the forum to discourage this kind of irrelevant threads, it will apply to all of them.

But you know, if a thread seems irrelevant, but the jokes and puns are about STO subjects, I would say it's not out of place. That is more a matter of taste. So I would have to read the tribble posting more carefully before I agree with you on that one.

The Captain Awesomeness thread I have read carefully, so on that one I'm certain.


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