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    Posted: 26 Apr 2012 at 2:43am
And type in aLtErNaTiNg CaPs AnD LoWeR CaSe!!!!
 
Not really.
 
I wanted make a demand too, but couldn't think of anything so I came up with that.
 
 
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I see that, already, someone decided not to use the name of the product (York) in their new topic title.
 
Pay attention to me, dammit!!!
 
 
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We don't ask for much.LOL

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Apr 2012 at 10:04pm
Duplicates and triplicates also take up space on the forum index pages.  Plus, if you wonder why no one is responding to the topic you started, it may be because everyone's responded to the one that was started last week.
 
Of course, there are also the people who would rather express their feelings or give some extraneous detail in the name of the topic rather than name the actual product.  This one's my pet peeve.  Save your precious f*cking feelings for the body of your post, not for the name of the topic!  This way, when people do a topic search, they might find the topic they want to post about.
 
And spell it correctly, too, dammit!  Angry
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tiz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Apr 2012 at 9:32pm
Originally posted by designer designer wrote:

Yes, this is news to me.  I thought recreating topics that already existed was the big no no.
Duplicates it is then.  Saves me from having to search the forum as not to repeat. Thumbs Up
Duplicates & triplicates do nothing but shuffle the original thread to another page. For Pete's sake, how much effort is it to look through  the minimum of 3 pages before posting a duplicate.
But then you have but 1 post here.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jeroboam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Apr 2012 at 11:37pm
Yeah.. that inconsistency has reared its obvious head a few times. I think a better rule is to not resurrect them unless it is a new observation or maybe the ad has been revived and you want to weigh in. Because some of these folk get all annoyed when you make new threads.
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Yes, this is news to me.  I thought recreating topics that already existed was the big no no.
Duplicates it is then.  Saves me from having to search the forum as not to repeat. Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by DARK FATHER DARK FATHER wrote:

This is disappointing because I like to sometimes revisit old classic forums and then the newbies get to see and comment on themfor the first time. 
I second that - and take it further! For this rule with its $50 name I offer a $50 adjective: noisome (highly obnoxious or objectionable; source http://www.merriam-webster.com - www.merriam-webster.com). It has the noisomeness of micromanagement.
 
Is this discussion group really all that overcrowded with topics allegedly raised from the dead? If so, I haven't noticed.
 
Also, what's the mortal significance to one year? For the purposes of this website, "dead," to me, means pertaining to commercials long off the air, particularly ones that current readers likely have forgotten. Except, that is, for the "Campaigns That You're Glad That Died" forum.
 
I'm not recommending "civil disobedience;" most of the forum rules are reasonable.
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If we went back to the old Hall of Fame for 200+ posts from before the CIH Revolution (like a Classic Forums "sticky" section) it would probably work to avoid unwanted thread necromancy.  All the Classics would be in a sticky thread for the newbies, and might attract visitors to permanently join, resulting in MORE MONEY donated (HINT HINT).  I just do not want to get thrown off here for breaking rules and starting trouble. 
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Originally posted by MrsHill MrsHill wrote:

Don't worry, nobody has been following this rule.
 
I don't think people even read the rules sometimes.  Luckily, there aren't really that many to break, to begin with.
 
I do see a few of those forbidden "violent fantasies" here, though.  I could do without those.  They just seem incommensurate (is that a word?) with the problem.  I may not like Pomplamoose, but I don't wanna gouge their eyes out or anything.  Well, maybe just one of 'em.  LOL
 
 
 
 
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Don't worry, nobody has been following this rule.
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This is disappointing because I like to sometimes revisit old classic forums and then the newbies get to see and comment on themfor the first time. 
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Sometimes on certain forums , the off-topic  'drama' threads are more interesting than the on-topic stuff.
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WHAT'S HAPPENING TO US???
 
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Right now, it's been almost 6 hours since anyone's made a comment in Commercials You Hate.  That might happen at night sometimes, but not during the day. 
 
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I never counted.
 
I just remember it used to be more active.
 
meh..... c'est la vie.
 
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Originally posted by musicman musicman wrote:

I remember we used to have up to six different people posting to the same topic in one night as we talked about different stuff.
 

I remember when 6-20 different people were actually posting something. Now it's maybe 2 posting, 3-4 sitting here doing nothing and 80-90 guests lurking about.Sleepy
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Truth is, for me, what used to be fun was when topics went way off topic and we talked about other interesting things. 
I remember we used to have up to six different people posting to the same topic in one night as we talked about different stuff.
Then ForumAdmin told us that all topics had to remain on topic.
That killed it.  Now a lot of topics remain stagnent.
 
Also, personally, I find a lot of the top topics right now to be really boring.
What did you eat last?  What are you listening to? etc.
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

This community is far from being fun any more.
 
Well, then it's up to guys like us to make it that way again!!!!!!
 
WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

 
I think Nathan was referring to threads that died a year or more ago, not ones that were started a year or more ago.
 
When he said "Look at the date - if it's over a year ago, don't reply", I think he meant to look at the date of the last post, not the date that the thread began.
 
Thou shalt not raise from the dead any thread that has lain dormant for more than a year.

Look at the date - if it's over a year ago, don't reply.

Just doing my part to keep this a fun and vibrant community.
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He didn't say anything about deleting threads and me, personally, hadn't seen a lot of "old" threads being resurrected.
This community is far from being fun any more.

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If it costs Nathan to keep old posts, then fine....either that or have an archive feature.  Then if someone wants to resurrect an old post, they can dig into the archives for it.
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Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

All this started by a silly suggestion.Ermm CIH Members Pictures / Pets/ Jokes/ Hall of Lame/ What are you eating/etc./etc. are all well over a year old.
If any deleting wants to be done, delete old threads without any replies. 
 
I think Nathan was referring to threads that died a year or more ago, not ones that were started a year or more ago.
 
When he said "Look at the date - if it's over a year ago, don't reply", I think he meant to look at the date of the last post, not the date that the thread began.
 
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All this started by a silly suggestion.Ermm CIH Members Pictures / Pets/ Jokes/ Hall of Lame/ What are you eating/etc./etc. are all well over a year old.
If any deleting wants to be done, delete old threads without any replies. 
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I think we should be able to respond to any post we want to no matter how old it is.
 
I thought we were all here to discuss things freely.
 
Now I'm feeling hemmed in.
 
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