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Suggestion - New Forum

Discussion in 'Support, Suggestions, etc...' started by two3zone, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. two3zone

    two3zone Hall of Fame

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    The off topic forum is almost unbearable to visit.

    Any chance of adding a "Politics" forum?
     
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  2. Chip

    Chip Living Legend

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    Amen.

    I just put the Off Topic board on ignore, finally.

    You learn more about people than you care to. Just would rather know them as SU fans.
     
  3. Oráiste

    Oráiste Scout Team

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    even calling it the Politics forum would be a deception. Just call it Rants and Raves. Nobody there is making an effort to convince the other side of anything; mostly, they just repeat their own sides' talking points at each other.
     
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  4. Capt. Tuttle

    Capt. Tuttle Living Legend

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    The Bee(s) Hive
     
  5. IthacaBarrel

    IthacaBarrel Shaky Potatoes

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    It's awful, very Syracuse.com esque.i really think it should go away
     
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  6. CuseFaninVT

    CuseFaninVT Living Legend

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    Easy now. I live for the likes I get posting in my own liberal echo chamber.
     
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  7. br801

    br801 All American

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    Put the entire forum on "ignore" and your problem is solved.
     
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  8. skurey

    skurey All Conference

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    I do have the Off Topic section on ignore but it would be nice if we could discuss other things like my wonder Speed Limits in CNY thread.

    I support a Politics forum.
     
  9. SUFaninNJ

    SUFaninNJ All American

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    Agreed. A politics forum would help streamline things.
     
  10. KellySyracuse

    KellySyracuse All Conference

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    if you've visited the off topic forum and don't agree with the threads/posts then why even open it up? I don't get the desire to close it or name it something else. What threads do you want to post that don't already have a forum to do so? And if you don't care for the politics threads created there you're not forced to open them. I don't know, maybe if there was a separate politics thread some of the folks complaining wouldn't ever open it or post anything :noidea:
     
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  11. orange79

    orange79 Internet Sleuth Staff Member

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    Exactly. If the title of a thread even remotely suggests anything you might not want to read, don't click on it. If it turns out that the thread discusses something you didn't expect and don't care to read, close it.

     
  12. MSOrange

    MSOrange 2016 Iggy Winner

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    I'm not sure any major changes are necessary either. You now have the ability to ignore posters, threads and entire forums if you want. Not sure how more user-friendly this place can get.
     
  13. skurey

    skurey All Conference

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    Or you could make another forum easily.
     
  14. Marsh01

    Marsh01 Living Legend

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    Its awful.
     
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  15. br801

    br801 All American

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    2017-01-31 18.18.50.jpg
     
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  16. temery

    temery Administrator

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    I have offered many times to create a separate, private forum, with a mod chosen by those interested.

    There has never been any takers.
     
  17. Dave85

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    I've been on a lot thread discussion sites. You guys have done a really good job with the layout of posts on a web page.
     
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  18. Guinness

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    I say KaiserUEO and Alsacs would make excellent mods for this new board.

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  19. cliftonparksufan

    cliftonparksufan 2016 Iggy Winner

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    Does private forum = payside??
     
  20. temery

    temery Administrator

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    I've received several requests over the past few years to up the participant limit for conversations. A private forum is the same idea, in message board format. Instead of inviting someone to a private conversation, you'd invite them to a private board.

    Same idea, different format. But forum rules required by advertisers still apply (e.g. profanity and any degree of nudity)
     
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