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    Having been here a while, I'm growing pretty concerned at the rapidly nosediving signal-to-noise ratio on the forums. It's getting to the point where every thread (say, in the 700p forum) cannot stay on topic - there's a page or maybe two of on-topic posts, followed by 8 pages of nonsense crap that belongs in a general chat forum - not in a device specific forum.

    Moderators - please moderate! Stop the threadcrappers and prune the dead wood from posts! Please!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTampa
    Having been here a while, I'm growing pretty concerned at the rapidly nosediving signal-to-noise ratio on the forums. It's getting to the point where every thread (say, in the 700p forum) cannot stay on topic - there's a page or maybe two of on-topic posts, followed by 8 pages of nonsense crap that belongs in a general chat forum - not in a device specific forum.

    Moderators - please moderate! Stop the threadcrappers and prune the dead wood from posts! Please!
    Hey JT, what a craptacular day here on the suncoaast huh? Anyways, I bet there quite a few I could name, probably I am one of them. Keeping threads on topic is not the mods job, it is the duty of the posters(read: you and I). So the best thing I could suggest to do is, if you see a thread going off topic, try and nudge it back on course. I feel this would be the best way to handle this issue, no?
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    without some fun and pooping in the threads we would have one 700P thread with 10 posts. Get used to speed scanning and enjoy the fun. Is there something specifically that you are looking for that you cannot find. Perhaps I can help.

    take care...
    dt
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    So early in the morning to open a bottle of whine...
    MaxiMunK.com The Forum That Asks, "Are You Not Entertained?"

    Remember: "Anyone that thinks the Treo should just work right out of the box, shouldn't own a Treo..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Insertion
    So early in the morning to open a bottle of whine...
    I'm drunk right now
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    I do like burritos and I don't have a problem with it?

    Al
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treolo
    I do like burritos and I don't have a problem with it?

    Al
    You guys in CA have nothing on our Texas burritos!
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    Chipotle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cglaguna
    Chipotle!
    Chipotle rules...I hope you aware you can order double meat
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTampa
    Moderators - please moderate! Stop the threadcrappers and prune the dead wood from posts! Please!
    Speaking of Deadwood, I'm a bit pissed off that HBO won't be bringing it back after this season...

    MaxiMunK.com The Forum That Asks, "Are You Not Entertained?"

    Remember: "Anyone that thinks the Treo should just work right out of the box, shouldn't own a Treo..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Insertion
    Speaking of Deadwood, I'm a bit pissed off that HBO won't be bringing it back after this season...

    I never saw that...was it any count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NRG
    Keeping threads on topic is not the mods job, it is the duty of the posters(read: you and I). So the best thing I could suggest to do is, if you see a thread going off topic, try and nudge it back on course. I feel this would be the best way to handle this issue, no?

    Then what, pray tell, *is* the moderator's job here? It apparently differs from the moderator's job on every other forum I visit (and moderate).

    Quite frankly, I have a very hard time seeing why it's my responsibility to keep posters on topic when not even the moderators are empowered to do so. But it's OK, when it becomes intolerable, I'll just quietly leave, as everyone who replies after this will suggest I do immediately. Seems a shame, though.
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    It is a fine line between humor and useless noise. I do think the mods are stepping in when needed, though. I am thinking, for instance, of the recent Fry's thread that started reasonably enough on the pricing and availability of the 700p and quickly devolved to an earnest and scholarly inquiry into pornography and parenting skills. This was pruned and transplanted to OT where it belonged.

    Hofo is having troubles in the T-Mo forum. This stuff happens.

    Me, I use the ignore function.
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    All the off topic talk in the "700P being shipped to me on wednesday" thread in the 700P forum is getting really annoying. A mod should take all of those posts out and put them in a new thread in the OT forum. I've tried to steer the conversation back on topic, but ppl. won't stop posting about off topic stuff that I and many others don't care about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTampa
    Then what, pray tell, *is* the moderator's job here? It apparently differs from the moderator's job on every other forum I visit (and moderate).

    Quite frankly, I have a very hard time seeing why it's my responsibility to keep posters on topic when not even the moderators are empowered to do so. But it's OK, when it becomes intolerable, I'll just quietly leave, as everyone who replies after this will suggest I do immediately. Seems a shame, though.
    Seems to me this should have been an OT thread in the first place since it has nothing to do with anything. Sort of Seinfeldesque to complain about something that makes no sense. I guess that makes you Newman.

    My point: You are here and keep coming back voluntarily so it must not be to bad or are you just a little slow on the uptake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IsLNdbOi
    All the off topic talk in the "700P being shipped to me on wednesday" thread in the 700P forum is getting really annoying. A mod should take all of those posts out and put them in a new thread in the OT forum. I've tried to steer the conversation back on topic, but ppl. won't stop posting about off topic stuff that I and many others don't care about.
    what's the topic there.

    guy orders treo from VZ
    VZ says will have it on WED
    user posts about it
    treo will not arrive wed.

    thread over...now that's fun!!
    Last edited by dutchtrumpet; 05/23/2006 at 10:54 AM.
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    Thread's not over. I'd like to keep seeing more about people's order status than about San Diego or their food. If they want fun, they should take it to the Off Topic forum.

    Seems like the mods aren't doing anything just because the OT posters are all "senior" members with 1000+ post counts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IsLNdbOi
    Seems like the mods aren't doing anything just because the OT posters are all "senior" members with 1000+ post counts.
    Hardly...I've been banned here with 4000 posts.

    if you anyone talks about there order status in that thread it is off topic. That thread was about one users shipping expectations. Not mine or yours.

    Enjoy the fun instead of starting another meaningless thread. If you thought THAT thread was off you should have posted in THAT thread that you were annoyed. I get annoyed when someone starts a thread with a general subject as yours when the really are talking about something more specific.

    Just say what you mean and do it the thread that bugged you.

    My two cents...now back off topic.

    At chipotle I prefer double meat, steak and chicken. Who's with me?
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    BTW...that thread is still on topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dutchtrumpet
    Hardly...I've been banned here with 4000 posts.

    if you anyone talks about there order status in that thread it is off topic. That thread was about one users shipping expectations. Not mine or yours.

    Enjoy the fun instead of starting another meaningless thread. If you thought THAT thread was off you should have posted in THAT thread that you were annoyed. I get annoyed when someone starts a thread with a general subject as yours when the really are talking about something more specific.

    Just say what you mean and do it the thread that bugged you.

    My two cents...now back off topic.

    At chipotle I prefer double meat, steak and chicken. Who's with me?
    Ummm... I didn't start this thread. And now you're bringing the food talk into here too.
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