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Discussion in 'Moderator Discussion' started by DM, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. DM

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    B-day threads need to be banned. They serve no purpose, and very few people take the time to actually say something original in their hb post that actually pertains to who the thread is about.

    In my opinion, it's long overdue. I used to like them, but I have definitely changed my mind over time.
  2. Judgement

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    it doesnt make a huge difference either way
  3. Hazerider

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    It only started to annoy me after 90% of the threads were about someone I (and many other people) have never heard of.
  4. Aeolus

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    I dont care one way or the other. I say ban them if they bother you guys.
  5. Arkeis

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    *shrugs* Yeah, they're just pc++ in my eyes
  6. Surgo

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    They're fun to post when you know the person but you're right that they're pretty damn spammy and 'postcount++'ish. We'd lose nothing by nixing them really.
  7. Misty

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    I like being wished a happy birthday from people who know me, but I guess you can't enforce a "you have to know the person" rule... I guess if people know you they can wish you hb over AIM or IRC or something though.

    I'm with Aeolus, really - if you ban them, whatever.
  8. Steelicks

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    they dont bother me, lol
  9. Mekkah

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    I can't say I care much either way, but like others I enjoy being wished a happy birthday. If you're worried about pc++ you should lock the now playing thread as well, which isn't even in Firebot.
  10. Shiv

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    Yeah, I don't really care much for them. If I know the person, I like to post otherwise I tend to avoid the thread though getting a hb thread for your birthday is always a nice thing. I don't mind anyways I guess.
  11. Carl

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    I can't remember the last time I read or posted in one so TBH I'd be in favor of removing them.
  12. DM

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    So far the only argument for keeping them is "I like to be wished HB." Well, how about those poor randoms who think they're part of the community but don't get a thread on their birthdays? It's a bit too much of a popularity contest, plus if people are going to be wishing you HB, they should do it in #smogon or by PM anyways.
  13. Vineon

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    yeah I ended running out of new ideas of what to reply in them and a simple "hb" is more Misty's style than mine!

    granted it is still cool to read when it happens to be your bd thread, but they are 1/2 of the firebot threads pretty much, I suppose they need to go.
  14. Justin8649

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    i tried making a bday thread for it, but a bunch of you moderators ruined it and edited all the posts like retards. theres not really much of a point to banning them, because almost ALL firebot threads are retarded as it is. i just dont see the point in stopping 1 retarded thing when there are so many other retarded things we allow.
  15. Vineon

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    I think Justin's bday is coming!!! =D



    <===== lloook at how cuuuute dat bbbaby izz ^_^
  16. havoc

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    "theres not really much of a point to banning them, because almost ALL firebot threads are retarded as it is."

    this doesn't make birthday threads any less retarded.

    how about just sending a PM to the birthday person perhaps?
  17. Mekkah

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    How about a birthday subforum where everyone can wish everyone a happy birthday and live happily ever after? ^__^ (i am not serious)

    Or just ban them, it's fine with me either way.
  18. Steelicks

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    here is a new argument: post count doesnt matter. its only when the quality of these posts are shit, should be start enforcing stuff
  19. DM

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    yep

    so by this time tomorrow, unless otherwise deemed by a greater authority figure, I will add to the Firebot rules the HB thread ban
  20. Mekkah

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    I believe Steelicks' point is that since post count doesn't matter, you shouldn't care about people raising it. If they want to be known as shitty unoriginal posters then so be it.

    In case you couldn't tell, I agree.
  21. DM

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    I'm sorry, but just because being a terrible poster and a bane on our community is their prerogative doesn't mean we should allow it.

    Editing Firebot rules now.

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