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An open discussion on Forum/Brickset Etiquette

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  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 652
    @graphite said: ...for all those people coming in and making threads asking questions already answered.

    Oh, and don't get me started on that one!!!
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited July 2013
    ^^FYI, It was quite veiled, but mine pathetic attempt at humor was simply in reference to @Pitfall69's comment. It wasn't an actual gripe.

    Though y'know, after thinking about it, I guess it is anyway ;)
    Pitfall69
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,522
    @tensor: I got it ;-)
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Whew
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    I'm glad
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Because I would not want to have my 5th grade humor be misinterpreted
    LostInTranslationPitfall69
  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 652
    @tensor- Oh, I just went back and read the comment you referenced. Got it!
    Guess I'm one of the guilty ones. But really, I do read an entire thread before commenting for the first time- but then I only read from where I left off on the previous visit to the thread. I guess my memory isn't what it once was. Or, I could blame it on the heat wave we have been experiencing lately. Yes, that's it- it's the heat getting to me. :)
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,288
    edited July 2013
    It might be fun if we ran the forum like Survivor/Big Brother/etc.

    We are one big happy family at the start of each month. Every day we vote to revoke a member's posting privilege for the rest of the month. The castoffs can post in a separate private category among themselves for the duration.

    We reset at the end of the month :)
    LostInTranslationPitfall69sidersddYellowcastlekhmellymeldougts
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,938
    ^ so we can have an off topic category then?
  • EKSamEKSam Member Posts: 349
    edited July 2013
    ^ I am pretty sure someone will post "on topic" in the "off topic" thread causing others to take exception about how the thread is veering off topic. God forbid, what if they discuss Lego there? :-))

    @LegoMom1 I noticed the successive comments (4-5) in a row too, they should be told "curb your enthusiasm" :-)) or educate them on the edit feature. :-))
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,522
    ^ I tried that early on. My advice has been ignored :-(
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,381
    Today was one of those "Facepalm Days" in the Predictions thread. Someone posts "I heard from reliable sources that FB is going to EOL"

    This is the kind of stuff that drives me crazy. I know some of you hate my quotes and my poor attempt at humor, but a statement like that???
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,288
    It was funny... but surely they meant soon, in which case they wouldn't be the first person to offer up that prediction.
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    I heard that Jabba's Palace is going to EOL.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,381
    ^This is not the thread for that statement @caperberry. This is poor etiquette on your part ;)
    caperberrykhmellymel
  • chromedigichromedigi Member Posts: 344
    edited September 2013
    Back on the topic of an "Off Topic" forum category, over at Boardgamegeek.com, they actually do have such a thing, and it works well in that community. See their Chit Chat, Beatnik Coffee Haus, and Religion, Sex, and Politics. When things go off the rails, they have a place to be redirected by the mods.

    Actually, there are a number of good things about that site that could be adapted here, though the default layout is less aesthetically pleasing. Keeping track of designers, for example.
    Oldfandougts
  • chromedigichromedigi Member Posts: 344
    Back off the topic of being off-topic, yet another collection manager that I enjoy using, Film Aficionado, has features that could be cribbed from here as well. The ability to organize one's collection into folders, for example. Also, user-submitted content.

    Even though Boardgamegeek and Filmaf are designed to manage collections of different sorts of doohickies than Brickset, they can still be fruitfully learned from. And while we're at it, let's not forget Discogs.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,468
    Although I don't use its collection manager I'm a big fan of Discogs myself (being a '70s soul/funk/disco aficionado). I'll make a point of checking out what can be done there.

    I'm appreciative of your suggestions, chrome, and do intend to consider them properly in due course.

    At the moment, however, I'm in the middle of rewriting the site, as I've mentioned elsewhere. It's a very significant rewrite, virtually starting from scratch in terms of the UI, so it's taking a while. Once it's done there will be stable footing on which to build new features.
  • chromedigichromedigi Member Posts: 344
    Huw said:

    I'm appreciative of your suggestions, chrome, and do intend to consider them properly in due course.

    Thanks. I just issued a flurry of them recently so that they would be somewhere easily accessible, and all in one place... also, because, this way, I could get them all out of my head and written down: I was starting to lose track, so I figured I'd write the relevant memos. Plus, a few had gone through private emails, leaving the ideas & issues scattered about. I do hope they prove to be helpful in the end; a good many of them interact synergistically if implemented together.

    I do very much appreciate the work in a major rewrite effort, especially one that creates a more rational and extensible infrastructure than what had gone before. Been there myself. So please don't construe any of this as impatience. I just know that, speaking for myself as a developer, I've always found it helpful to have a ready store of material like this to reference and mull over when working.

    Thanks once again. This is a great site, and you are a pleasure to interact with.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    I think a decent rule of thumb is if your comment to discussion ratio isn't *at least* 15 to 1, then you are probably starting too many threads.

    The mods here do the best job I've ever seen of closing or combining pointless or duplicate threads, but it's usually easy to spot a newcomer who can't wait to start a new topic every time they turn around
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    Just for the sake of clarity my post was not directed at all towards chromedigi in regards to his suggestions post.

    I checked into this thread for the first time in awhile and was making a general observation about how people will sometimes join a forum and then just start spamming topics. It was never intended to be directed towards any one or any post in this thread

    Sorry for any confusion caused
    andhe
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