Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Board Management > Playbook


Message board 101

Playbook


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-29-2007, 04:06 PM   #1
‎\m/
 
Mattyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 41
Posts: 81,147
Message board 101

There have been far too many threads lately severely lacking in quality and substance.

This stuff is message board 101 folks.

1) Look at the first page of posts to make sure your topic isn't already being discussed. If you post a duplicate thread it's probably going to get locked really quick, and don't whine if the person that locks it doesn't point out the URL of the already existing thread, it's not our job to do your homework for you. Try a quick search if you're too lazy to look at the first page of posts.

2) Second, create a thread with a clear and concise thread title. If I can't tell what a thread is about by reading the title, it's garbage.

3) Put some quality and substance into your post. That includes using proper grammar and spelling.

4) If you are mad and pissed off over something, stop and cool off before posting. I'm really getting sick and tired of reading these ridiculous, flying off the handle, reactionary threads.

Last but not least, if you are an offender of any of the above when it comes to creating a new thread, you will have your ability to create new threads taken away indefinitely. No questions asked. I've already done it a few times today, so if you can't post a new thread and you're wondering why you now have your answer.
__________________
Support The Warpath! | Warpath Shop
Mattyk is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 10-29-2007, 04:10 PM   #2
The Starter
 
#56fanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Charlotte NC
Age: 40
Posts: 1,788
Re: Message board 101

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mattyk72 View Post
There have been far too many threads lately severely lacking in quality and substance.

This stuff is message board 101 folks.

1) Look at the first page of posts to make sure your topic isn't already being discussed. If you post a duplicate thread it's probably going to get locked really quick, and don't whine if the person that locks it doesn't point out the URL of the already existing thread, it's not our job to do your homework for you. Try a quick search if you're too lazy to look at the first page of posts.

2) Second, create a thread with a clear and concise thread title. If I can't tell what a thread is about by reading the title, it's garbage.

3) Put some quality and substance into your post. That includes using proper grammar and spelling.

4) If you are mad and pissed off over something, stop and cool off before posting. I'm really getting sick and tired of reading these ridiculous, flying off the handle, reactionary threads.

Last but not least, if you are an offender of any of the above when it comes to creating a new thread, you will have your ability to create new threads taken away indefinitely. No questions asked. I've already done it a few times today, so if you can't post a new thread and you're wondering why you now have your answer.


seems like rule #4 could be used here?? LOL!

are we graded on spelling, better grab my dictionary. (is that spelled correctly?)

not being a smart ass, just couldn't resist.
#56fanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 04:13 PM   #3
Propane and propane accessories
 
JWsleep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Age: 45
Posts: 4,587
Re: Message board 101

Thanks for making this clear, Matty. Looking at extremeskins lately, it's just been madness over there. We don't want to devolve into that madhouse.

Here's an idea: to those wishing to vent and rant and just let off some angry steam, go to extremeskins and let it all out. Then come back when your forebrain in working again. You'll find plenty of other crazies to join you in your madness over there,
__________________
Hail from Houston!
JWsleep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 04:18 PM   #4
Impact Rookie
 
The Zimmermans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Woodley Park, Washington DC
Age: 30
Posts: 937
Re: Message board 101

Matty, I'm looking for more posts from you. Do the moderators and administrators not post a lot?
__________________
Dan Snyder is a Cancer, Joe Gibbs is the Cure
The Zimmermans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 04:19 PM   #5
Impact Rookie
 
The Zimmermans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Woodley Park, Washington DC
Age: 30
Posts: 937
Re: Message board 101

Sorry, I am referring to threads...I am interested in you guys creating some interesting threads to take my mind off the loss
__________________
Dan Snyder is a Cancer, Joe Gibbs is the Cure
The Zimmermans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 04:32 PM   #6
Franchise Player
 
Sheriff Gonna Getcha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 35
Posts: 8,317
Re: Message board 101

Thank you very much Matty. I have no problem with people complaining about the team's performance on Sunday. However, I would like people to do so in a coherent manner and refrain from starting duplicate threads.
Sheriff Gonna Getcha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 04:42 PM   #7
RG Glee
 
Schneed10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Newtown Square, PA
Age: 35
Posts: 8,288
Re: Message board 101

Sanity makes a comeback!
Schneed10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 04:46 PM   #8
Propane and propane accessories
 
JWsleep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Age: 45
Posts: 4,587
Re: Message board 101

Rule with an iron fist, Master DeBater, if ya know what I mean...
__________________
Hail from Houston!
JWsleep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 05:15 PM   #9
You did WHAT?!?
 
EARTHQUAKE2689's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: In The Kitchen With Dyna.
Age: 25
Posts: 11,923
Re: Message board 101

Thank God Matty finally posted this.
__________________
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpp3ycMvQd0

This is why you need Mentos. To justify your questionable problem solving skills.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7geP5ev0VI

Awesome isn't it.
EARTHQUAKE2689 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 05:23 PM   #10
F the Shannys

 
CrazyCanuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,879
Re: Message board 101

God bless The Ego.
CrazyCanuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 05:32 PM   #11
Puppy Kicker
 
Daseal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Age: 31
Posts: 8,216
Re: Message board 101

One problem I have with this Matty, is that it seems the mods are forcing lots of smaller story lines into one large storyline. When you're pushing so many topics into one broad thread, everyone talks -- no one reads. Once a thread gets over 8 pages long, I typically feel its lost most of its merit. I'd like to see people have the freedom to come out and make a post about something being talked about in another thread but in a more specific manner.

There have been plenty of BS threads lately, but I'd really like to see more threads on more concise subjects than one broad thread where everyone yells and no one reads.
__________________
Best. Player. Available.
Daseal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 06:28 PM   #12
‎\m/
 
Mattyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 41
Posts: 81,147
Re: Message board 101

Quote:
Originally Posted by Daseal View Post
One problem I have with this Matty, is that it seems the mods are forcing lots of smaller story lines into one large storyline. When you're pushing so many topics into one broad thread, everyone talks -- no one reads. Once a thread gets over 8 pages long, I typically feel its lost most of its merit. I'd like to see people have the freedom to come out and make a post about something being talked about in another thread but in a more specific manner.

There have been plenty of BS threads lately, but I'd really like to see more threads on more concise subjects than one broad thread where everyone yells and no one reads.
I hear ya but that's really not the point of this. The point is we want more substance and thought put into new topics, less duplicate topics and one worded titles. Lots of times we do have topics that overlap and that's fine, it's when they are blatant duplicates that it gets frustrating, especially when the duplicate topic is right there on the main page of posts.
__________________
Support The Warpath! | Warpath Shop
Mattyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 06:32 PM   #13
Eternally Legendary
 
saden1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Seattle
Age: 34
Posts: 9,859
Re: Message board 101

Quote:
Originally Posted by Daseal View Post
One problem I have with this Matty, is that it seems the mods are forcing lots of smaller story lines into one large storyline. When you're pushing so many topics into one broad thread, everyone talks -- no one reads. Once a thread gets over 8 pages long, I typically feel its lost most of its merit. I'd like to see people have the freedom to come out and make a post about something being talked about in another thread but in a more specific manner.

I second Daseal's sentiments.
__________________
"The Redskins have always suffered from chronic organizational deformities under Snyder."

-Jenkins
saden1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 06:37 PM   #14
Franchise Player
 
Sheriff Gonna Getcha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 35
Posts: 8,317
Re: Message board 101

Quote:
Originally Posted by Daseal View Post
One problem I have with this Matty, is that it seems the mods are forcing lots of smaller story lines into one large storyline. When you're pushing so many topics into one broad thread, everyone talks -- no one reads. Once a thread gets over 8 pages long, I typically feel its lost most of its merit. I'd like to see people have the freedom to come out and make a post about something being talked about in another thread but in a more specific manner.

There have been plenty of BS threads lately, but I'd really like to see more threads on more concise subjects than one broad thread where everyone yells and no one reads.
I am sorry you feel that way and we'll definitely take those comments into consideration. Are there any instances that stand out?
Sheriff Gonna Getcha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2007, 06:50 PM   #15
Eternally Legendary
 
saden1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Seattle
Age: 34
Posts: 9,859
Re: Message board 101

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheriff Gonna Getcha View Post
I am sorry you feel that way and we'll definitely take those comments into consideration. Are there any instances that stand out?

I would like to start a new thread titled "Poor Redskins Fans" and "Don't get mad, get even" as its main message. What do you think?
__________________
"The Redskins have always suffered from chronic organizational deformities under Snyder."

-Jenkins
saden1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.28038 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25