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    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
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    I'll go out on a limb and state that virtually nobody outside of a moderator has given any thought to how much space a topic like Word Association, et al, will take up. I certainly didn't give it any thought. Now we are much more keenly aware. Perhaps before someone wants to initiate a topic akin to W.A., TPBM, Where Does everybody Stand... - we should consult a mod? Of course new people register all the time and that may not be practical, but it's a thought.

    Aside from the space issue and general annoyance by some, I have found that the fun topics are a non-threatening way for newbies to integrate themselves into the forum. A lot of people don't know anything beyond the VFT that they just got for their birthday, or whatever. All computer savvy aside, reading about issues raised by the highly experienced folks can be intimidating. While a newbie just wants to keep their plant alive, they have absolutely no idea of the enormity of this hobby. There is no way they can contribute to discussions of identifying the various cultivars of D. spatulata, for instance, not knowing much more than they have a sundew. This is where the fun topics come in, while newbies slowly learn.

    Additionally, the fun topics have been a great way for some people to meet others and cultivate friendships.

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    While I am a party pooper, I agree Jim that it can be a way for shy folks to come-around but I think the other issues outweigh that. Thats what lurkers are for, every forum has 'em. To shy to talk but they want to learn and chances are if you wait long enough or read ALL the topics all your questions will be answered.

    In my experience, tongue lashing at mods is not a wise idea if you wish to stay around. I have also yet to see a anyone wanting a fight match wits to a mod and come out on top. I think the dumber ones are the ones who want to fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (nepenthes gracilis @ Feb. 27 2005,10:39)]Scotty, its not the non CP discussion its the ridiculous gaming threads. You must not take well to them because I did not see a reply made by you in any of them.

    As for a bragging about chewing one of us a new one, that'll get you a ban Mr.
    I have never made a reply in one because I have never OPENED one!
    im not a gamer..I totally ignore those threads.

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    i think the one game at a time rule is not asking to much, after all, this isn't costing us anything. but then the question of how are new ones going to start? will there be a waiting list for people who have fun game ideas but can't post because one is still up and runnning, or will it be all chance?
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    I think everyone just needs to be reminded without phil, and the other mods we wouldnt have the forums, also i get about 95% of my trades here, and I think the same is true for everyne else
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (scottychaos @ Feb. 27 2005,6:48)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (nepenthes gracilis @ Feb. 27 2005,10:39)]Scotty, its not the non CP discussion its the ridiculous gaming threads. You must not take well to them because I did not see a reply made by you in any of them.

    As for a bragging about chewing one of us a new one, that'll get you a ban Mr.
    I have never made a reply in one because I have never OPENED one!
    im not a gamer..I totally ignore those threads.
    Smart man Scot! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    Pinkerton, my idea is once a gaming thread dies out, the author of it PMs one of the mods or me since its my idea and requests for it to be deleted, then a new game can be made. Fairly simple and the idea poses few problems. My aim at this to to limit the gaming posts and help conserve space of course.

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    The mods here are very easy going. We are not out to get anyone and we don't look through the forums trying to find somebody that has broken a rule.
    Everybody is asking what are the rules about the game threads. My advice is to just use your common sense. If you see one on the first page, just don't start another. If two just happens to be up at the same time, I don't think nobody is going to say too much. Believe it or not the mods have lives outside the forums and I know that I don't have time to go through all the posts and see how many pots there was per hour or who posted them. As long as there's not something that is so obvious that it brings our attention, I don't think nothing will be said. If there are 4 threads that have 5 pages in less than an hour, we are going to look to see what's going on.
    Like I said just use your head, don't do things that are going to make us have to keep a constant watch on you and you'll never have a problem.

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