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I wonder why half of the topics on this forum get locked, do mods lock topics just for the heck of it here?

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That's because these topics usually don't contribute anything to nothing, they don't and won't have any future as a topic with reasonable and interesting discussions, and are, on the whole, utterly pointless. That, or they have simply served their purpose and don't need to exist anymore.

Now, I wish you would just go, sit back and look around at this forum for just a tiny bit longer, and maybe you'll come up with such answers to your questions for yourself, so you won't have to make topics like these, that don't contribute anything to nothing, don't and won't have any future as a topic with reasonable and interesting discussions, and are, on the whole, utterly pointless.

[ Monday, January 07, 2008 12:09: Message edited by: Thralni ]

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But every topic I find that is locked I always think of something I want to say but It's locked and I can't and therefore I sink deeper into my addiction of small dark spaces.

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It violates the Code of Conduct.

You cruisin' for a "Canned" custom title?
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Sadly I don't care whether or not I get canned it's all the same to me especially because I have madly mysterious skillz.

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While most people would gladly hack off several limbs to earn a custom title, "Canned" is not usually one that is wanted.

Now, I make as little sense as the next guy, but you're just sounding foolish here. Of course the mods will lock topics that are spammy and/or pointless, they've been given their powers for a reason.

Shall I say, in before the lock?

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I also think that Jeff should take a more active roll in the forums wouldn't it be neet if we would actually talked to all his lowly disciples.

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Alright, two things. One, you don't need to respond to every single post in your topic. Two, as for Jeff participating in General, honestly why would he subject himself to all of us if it has nothing to do with his games? ( :P )

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I''m a obsesivse responder and Jeff doesn't discuss he game with us either.

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Actually, he does on occasion. Usually it's more of a 'popping in for a second' thing, like with responses to threads in the A5 forum. Occasionally, he shares his own responses to the game.

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Jeff has better things to do than hang around his own forums discussing his games, like programming said games. I also imagine discussing the minutiae of the games with the rather harsh crowd here would get very discouraging very quickly. But I also get the feeling that Jeff reads much more than he responds.

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When I went to the Ambrosia SW boards to peek at how they do things (a year or two back), I was surprised by the fact that the game designers were actually among the most active participants on the boards. It's unusual, but not unheard of, for the people who make the games also to post on the boards about the games.

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quote:
but It's locked
I don't think my character is locked :P

But anyway, I guess Jeff just doesn't feel like reading much of the topics. He may go to one that seems interesting once in a while, but mainly he is working on his games or some other things.

Jeff is, like us, a human.

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I hope Jeff doesn't witness this topic.

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I totally had a conversation with Jeff about Dorikas on these boards not too long ago. Before that, he posted a bit in one of my Geneforge debate threads. Maybe you guys just have to be more interesting and insightful before he'll respond to you.

As for locked topics, the mods have been a bit trigger happy lately. There was that one thread about what people did for New Years. It got locked because New Years was over? Come on.

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I augur the locking of this thread will occur in due time.

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Jeff does post occasionally in non-game topics. Usually it's to lock them because they violate CoC or he doen't want that topic on his boards (Evolution vs. Intelligent Design over on GF4).

Topics get locked because a mod decides they have reached an end.
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They lock because, like the Moirae of yore, they sense that the time has come. It is not for mere members to question their will.

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Or if the thread was a spambot thread, or a thread like the Avernum one Starman made.

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Muffins n' Hell|Muffins n' Hell: The Muffins Are Back Again
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Not in your shed -We are sort of done. Helpful criticism is welcome.
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Be grateful you have your unsellabe trowels -Goldenking

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quote:
Jeff does post occasionally in non-game topics.
He even replied to a questionnaire began by Marlenny once.

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I don't want to appear uncompromising, so I propose a deal. We stop locking stupid topics, and you stop starting them. Kay?

Seriously, look at that clone thread. WTF?
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

... WTF?
I sure hope this spells out 'Where's the fun' or 'Wotan tries frolicking' lest it violates the CoC.

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Originally written by Drakefyre:

+ Using vulgarity and/or obscenities in any language (whether it's in the open, masked, or abbreviated)
;)

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quote:
Originally written by Locmaar:

quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

... WTF?
I sure hope this spells out 'Where's the fun' or 'Wotan tries frolicking' lest it violates the CoC.

quote:
Originally written by Drakefyre:

+ Using vulgarity and/or obscenities in any language (whether it's in the open, masked, or abbreviated)
;)

Aran is above the law, duh.

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Not having the time to sift through the dull CoC I was questioning whether rules on "obscenities" were existent, I also forgot about 9/10 of the people on these forums are children.

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I can go for stretches before a worthy thread catches my attention and makes me post, but I do lurk a bit. I think the mods are lock-happy at times and I think it may discourage posting.

My view of these boards has never been the same since Jeff locked regulation. I would have understood a move to general, but censorship on a whole subject as important to American culture as evolution?! C'mon...
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