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#41 MattR

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 03:49 PM

Yea. Please don't downvote me anymore! My snowflake millenial heart may break..... =)

 

Then delete the post. I mean, you pissed everyone off. :)


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#42 NJCubScouter

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 04:19 PM

  • using "Report" to let a moderator know that you think a post violates the rules of the forum -- not when you disagree with someone's opinion, think there are factual errors, don't like their choice of nickname to your user name, etc...

I agree, but be fair, I think that's pretty much the case already. The vast majority of the flag reports we get are for (alleged) violations of forum rules, or other legitimate reasons. I cannot remember any reports that are simply about someone disagreeing with someone else, unless it reaches the point of an (alleged) personal attack, which is against the rules anyway.
 

  • encouraging OPs to mark one reply to their topic as "solved", especially if they actually followed its advice and got a desirable outcome.

 

I agree with that one, I think only OP's should use the "solved" button. I don't know whether the forum software is capable of "enforcing" that.


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#43 Stosh

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 05:06 PM

Marking it solved means the horse is dead, leave it alone.  :)


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#44 qwazse

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 09:32 PM

I agree, but be fair, I think that's pretty much the case already. The vast majority of the flag reports we get are for (alleged) violations of forum rules, or other legitimate reasons. I cannot remember any reports that are simply about someone disagreeing with someone else, unless it reaches the point of an (alleged) personal attack, which is against the rules anyway.
 

I agree with that one, I think only OP's should use the "solved" button. I don't know whether the forum software is capable of "enforcing" that.

It may not sound like it, but I'm kind of a status quo guy. It's a lot easier to ask folks to do what most seem to be doing anyway.

I think only OPs and mods have access to "solved" buttons. I've only seen them on threads that I started.
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#45 NJCubScouter

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 07:38 AM

I think only OPs and mods have access to "solved" buttons. I've only seen them on threads that I started.

 

You may be right.  I have never marked a thread "solved".  I prefer to let threads reach their natural conclusion.  But if the usage is limited as you say, I think it's ok.  Maybe I assumed that since I have the "solved" button, everybody does.


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#46 Stosh

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 08:00 AM

I would think that if a person wished to continue the thread beyond the original OP's solved comment, they could start a new one. This may help with some of the tangents we tend to get off on.
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#47 DuctTape

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 08:32 AM

I am not a big supporter of tangents; I usually prefer secants.
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#48 NJCubScouter

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 03:01 PM

I am not a big supporter of tangents; I usually prefer secants.

 

Ooh, a geometry joke.  You can't get that on just any old Internet forum.


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#49 RememberSchiff

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 03:06 PM

Ooh, a geometry joke.  You can't get that on just any old Internet forum.

 

Plenty of circular arguments to go around.


Edited by RememberSchiff, 07 July 2017 - 03:11 PM.

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#50 Stosh

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 04:56 PM

The closest distance between two points is a straight line... Yeah, right, not on this forum.


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#51 DuctTape

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 05:01 PM

Ooh, a geometry joke.  You can't get that on just any old Internet forum.


True. Most forums are just to plane. ;)
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#52 MattR

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 07:34 PM

True. Most forums are just to plane. ;)

 

How does one plane on a forum? Is this like a wake board? Is that even in the GTSS? I think you should be down voted for suggesting dangerous activities.


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#53 RememberSchiff

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 07:44 PM

@MattR , I think you struck a chord.


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#54 Stosh

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 09:16 PM

I'll make note of that if you leave it a rest.


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