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Discussion in 'The Help Desk' started by tombonneau, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae PatsFans.com Retired Jersey Club PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Patriots Fan Forum

    That's the name of the main forum, not "Just Patriots stuff, even if it's made up". I find it amusing to read people acting as if posting something that's not directly associated with the Patriots when it's a slow period is going to bring on the apocalypse. There are threads on the first page of the main board that haven't had a comment put in them in over 24 hours. The world won't end if they get pushed to page 2 because people want to talk about "Pistol Marv" Harrison.
     
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    The NFL Football Forum was created by Ian a few months ago for threads like these. If you have a problem with that forum's existence, then talk to Ian.
     
  3. LurkingLinebacker

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    On the surface it seems like a good idea to lay off, but if you do that, then people won't know what to do/where to post during the regular season. If there's a rule, enforce it all the time, not just some of the time, otherwise it's not much of a rule at all. Plus, if it wasn't enforced at all then it would take forever to sift through all the crap/non-Patriots related threads. Logging on just now, I saw that several threads were moved. I think once a thread is moved it shouldn't show up in that thread any longer... or if there was someway to just move it to the bottom of the page even, but oh well... Just my two cents
     
  4. BelichickFan

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    Great, then let's have a thread in the main forum about what the whether is like where all Patriots' fan live.

    :rolleyes:
     
  5. Leave No Doubt

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    I just noticed this got moved to The Help Desk LMAO:D
     
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    I was wondering where it would go. :D

    Pedants Unite!
     
  8. tombonneau

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    I've had discussions with Ian in threads in the past about excessive forum segregation. Obviously to little avail.

    He's just lucky there really are no other legit MB options now that KFFL is so dead. ;)

    The real problem though, IMO, isn't the threads or separate forums: it's that moderators get the power to move threads and it suddenly turns into the Stanford Prison Experiment around here ...
     
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    Why?

    Are you afraid Other posters might enjoy what the original poster posted?

    Seriously, why is it important?
     
  10. BelichickFan

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    I have always been in favor of democracy in threads. If no one's interested, the thread goes away.
     
  12. Leave No Doubt

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    JMO but I've started liking the NFL forum,maybe because it's getting more active I don't know, but during the season I didn't check it out much at all and now that I am, I like it.

    But if the original threads weren't in the main forum to begin with, I might/probably wouldn't, have gotten into the NFL forum. Now that I have though, I usually give it a quick look whenever I'm here. It's weird but when the Pats are having a rough patch or whatever, I like talking about general football or another team's news at times.
     
  13. RayClay

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    Are we going to be retrained next season?
     
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    Yes, it's more important that we retain honest Patriot news such as, "Happy Birthday, Pierre Woods!!!" :D
     
  15. BelichickFan

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    Like Belichick says, every season is a new season. But off season work helps you be ready :D
     
  16. RayClay

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    Hopefully this thread's trailer will stay in the main forum for a while. I don't usually go to the help forum for conversation.

    I'm really only a Pats fan, so once a thread is moved out of the main forum, it's pretty much deleted for me.

    I have ventured into the draft forum, but there are a ton of specialized draft sites that time of year so it's not really a priority.

    I like general pats related talk with the posters I have come to know. Just my two cents.
     
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    When it comes to forums, I'm pretty much uncoachable. I go to the forum that's the busiest. If there's nothing going on, I go to a different web site.
     
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    Stop beating around the bush. Which mod is the primary custodian of the Patriots Fan Forum? And which mod does most of the moving and merging? And do such actions adhere to Ian's rules and/or guidelines?
     
  19. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

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    I think there's a new mod

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    FWIW it is annoying to have to go to other forums particularly when threads that you were following get moved and you 'forget' about them. I'm interested in the Patriots 1st and other related teams 2nd and then the NFL. Only non-football topics should be 'moved' otherwise let the site's customers (the readers & posters) decide if a thread lives or not. Personally I hate the trade Brady thread but I can live with the fact that others like it. BFD.

    Patriots football does not have to be interpreted to 3 decimal places. The Pats exist in the environs of the NFL as a whole and are affected by coaching and player decisions throughout the league.
     

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