03-13-2007, 07:02 PM
can there be an arcade here plz :D:D:D:mrgreen:
03-13-2007, 07:09 PM
This would be considered spam.
If you have been paying attention lately, Spartan just said in the Updated Forum thread that there is a discussion going on about it in the Staff Forum. He says that there is a better chance of one on here now that we have VBulletin, but don't expect it soon.
That is the link to this post.
Can someone close this please? :)
03-13-2007, 07:13 PM
really sry I will look next time :p :D
03-13-2007, 07:51 PM
Ok, maybe it's just me, but at least half the time when I read someone saying anything like "this would be considered spam", I just feel like telling people to chill out. This is an instance where expectations of other forum-users are just excessive.
This is an active forum. There are a lot of posts. Chances are people that post a lot also read most of the forums, but not everyone reads everything, and definitely not everyone can be expected to read every thread in real time.
You just scolded mcnugget13 for posting a message without having already read a post that was 9 minutes old when he posted it. Sure, the thread was already going on, and he could have discussed things in that thread, but tell me - If you've been away from this forum for a couple hours (just hypothetically here, I have no proof that you actually sleep), do you always read every single new post in all forums before posting anything in any of them? If you did that, you'd most likely not post at all, because the train of thought was lost while you were reading everything else. Also, it might take you more than 9 minutes to do it - what if you missed something before you got around to posting? What if it took you more than 9 minutes to write your post? What if you were interrupted in the middle of writing your post?
Naturally, there's a difference between replying in a thread and starting a new thread, too - In most communities, there tends to be a group of people who primarily ask and a group of people who primarily answer. Most people at one point or another might do both, give and take, and many people over time will move to the "answering" group, but both groups are necessary for a community to be as active as this.
On the other hand, perhaps you'd appreciate less activity here. Keeping up with such an active forum is a burden and a time sink, and if you're repetitively abrasive to anyone who repeats a question or posts in the wrong place, perhaps they'll stop posting, which will free up lots of time for the rest of us.
On a related topic, your definition of spam is not exactly thecanonical one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forum_spam). There is no intent here of polluting the forums, nothing truly off-topic, and mcnugget13 was not trying to repeat the topic that was already discussed in a different forum (in a thread that was only recently hijacked to talk about this).
How about we try to be tolerant and helpful when someone asks a question, rather than accusatory. I'm not saying that someone who asks a question that could have been more easily answered elsewhere shouldn't be directed to the resource they should have used, or that we should tolerate people who maliciously spam, just that such situations could be handled in a more civil and friendly manner.
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