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Poll: Mods locking "fun" threads.

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SmashLovesTitanQuest:

Daystar Clarion:

SmashLovesTitanQuest:

Yeah, 2 years back this thread would have been locked very quickly. I think its a good thing this one wasnt, it shows the mods know we love them but just want to give a little feedback to make this site even better. Thats what I was trying to do with this thread anyway.

(Just to clarify, I dont think im the savior of the forums because I made a thread. You guys get what I mean.)

That's because I'm Forum Jesus.

You could be Forum Bob Geldof or something.

Can I be forum David Hasselhoff instead?

That way I can claim I significantly contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Escapist Union or something.

Sure dude, just make sure to find yourself a Forum Kit so you can be the Forum Knight Rider.

Jitters Caffeine:

Lionsfan:
If it's in Off-Topic discussion and people are replying to it I don't understand locking it. And I don't get the 14 day suspension either

I'm pretty sure it's because he had already had previous, but most likely unrelated, warning from mods in the past. There's just a universal "you have x amount of warnings" system that just gives you the next punishment when you hit that number.

I guess that makes sense. I didn't know about prior warnings, and kinda thought some mod flipped out and dropped that on him

Zetsubou-Sama:
People's idea of fun: spamming meme images -_-, god you guys are so fun.

What is your idea of fun, exactly? Telling other people to stop having fun?

Well, I did not see the thread as being humorous. Thats my subjective opinion on it. However Im thinking the logic behind it might be miscategorization. The thread may have done better had it been in Forum Games, though that doesnt really fit odd attempts at randomness either.

Perhaps this could have been solved if we actually had the subcategory "The basement" that we keep warning new people about, and allow that subcategory more latitude to be more open for randomnessez and humor threads.

Seriously.. Can we get "the basement" subcategory pleasE??!?!?

viranimus:
Well, I did not see the thread as being humorous. Thats my subjective opinion on it. However Im thinking the logic behind it might be miscategorization. The thread may have done better had it been in Forum Games, though that doesnt really fit odd attempts at randomness either.

Perhaps this could have been solved if we actually had the subcategory "The basement" that we keep warning new people about, and allow that subcategory more latitude to be more open for randomnessez and humor threads.

Seriously.. Can we get "the basement" subcategory pleasE??!?!?

That!!!!!..... Isn't a bad idea.

I don't think they should be locked but at the same time I don't want every thread to be silly. I'm sick of the silly poll options as it is.

I asked a mod to see if they could create a forum just for the kind of amusing, yet pointless threads, such as the one there. They seem not to be too interested.

SmashLovesTitanQuest:
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It's a liiiiiittle flamey, but I doubt it'll get you in trouble 'cause it's a genuine question.

If you really do want the real reason though, you should PM a Mod or the community manager Nasrin.

For anyone wondering about the suspension: We take past histories into account and have a system set in place to make sure repeat offenders don't keep getting off lightly. It will seem unfair when it appears on it's own, but that's 'cause you only see the one post that the person has been punished for most recently.

Daystar Clarion:

SmashLovesTitanQuest:

Daystar Clarion:

That's because I'm Forum Jesus.

You could be Forum Bob Geldof or something.

Can I be forum David Hasselhoff instead?

That way I can claim I significantly contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Escapist Union or something.

Sure dude, just make sure to find yourself a Forum Kit so you can be the Forum Knight Rider.

Forum knight rider?Don't delve into medieval prostitution,now...

Oh, can I be..forum Fluttershy? If thats okay with you...and if you want to...

Uh oh, people are having fun on this thread without any serious discussion, time to lock it and give the OP a 14 day suspension.
Seriously, why a suspension? there have been other threads, like those "You are your avatars" threads that have just as much value, yet those get away completely free. Am I missing something here?

Daystar Clarion:

Sure dude, just make sure to find yourself a Forum Kit so you can be the Forum Knight Rider.

Or a Forum version of one of these bad boys.

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Colour-Scientist:

Daystar Clarion:

Sure dude, just make sure to find yourself a Forum Kit so you can be the Forum Knight Rider.

Or a Forum version of one of these bad boys.

image

Haha, that picture is terrible.

The pose makes it look like someone just photoshopped another guy's head onto the body.

Daystar Clarion:

Colour-Scientist:

Or a Forum version of one of these bad boys.

image

Haha, that picture is terrible.

The pose makes it look like someone just photoshopped another guy's head onto the body.

Don't knock The Hoff, man.

You'll upset him. Now, kiss and make up.

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Colour-Scientist:

Daystar Clarion:

Colour-Scientist:

Or a Forum version of one of these bad boys.

image

Haha, that picture is terrible.

The pose makes it look like someone just photoshopped another guy's head onto the body.

Don't knock The Hoff, man.

You'll upset him. Now, kiss and make up.

image

Not for all the tea in China :D

Daystar Clarion:
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Daystar since you're talking about this guy becoming the forum Hoff. Can I be the forum Ringo Starr or the forum Brian Blessed?

OT: I agree that there should be a new forum that's just there for sillyness, fooling around and fun. We shall call it the basement because well. It would be like the /b/ of the escapist, but instead of Child Porn, Gore and Scat we have Burt Reynolds appreciation threads and threads examining the finer points of how Gabe Newell now looks like Santa.

viranimus:
Well, I did not see the thread as being humorous. Thats my subjective opinion on it. However Im thinking the logic behind it might be miscategorization. The thread may have done better had it been in Forum Games, though that doesnt really fit odd attempts at randomness either.

Perhaps this could have been solved if we actually had the subcategory "The basement" that we keep warning new people about, and allow that subcategory more latitude to be more open for randomnessez and humor threads.

Seriously.. Can we get "the basement" subcategory pleasE??!?!?

I think I might PM a few mods tonight and see how they feel about more subforums. I dont think we should split the forum into 30 different parts but 2 new ones - "Other media" for TV, movies and books and "The basement" - sounds pretty good to me.

sky14kemea:

SmashLovesTitanQuest:
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It's a liiiiiittle flamey, but I doubt it'll get you in trouble 'cause it's a genuine question.

If you really do want the real reason though, you should PM a Mod or the community manager Nasrin.

For anyone wondering about the suspension: We take past histories into account and have a system set in place to make sure repeat offenders don't keep getting off lightly. It will seem unfair when it appears on it's own, but that's 'cause you only see the one post that the person has been punished for most recently.

Thanks for the input. I suspected the user had a bit of a history (like me, hehe).

Anyhow, off to PM Nasrin! ...Right when I'm done playing Minecraft.

SmashLovesTitanQuest:

viranimus:
Well, I did not see the thread as being humorous. Thats my subjective opinion on it. However Im thinking the logic behind it might be miscategorization. The thread may have done better had it been in Forum Games, though that doesnt really fit odd attempts at randomness either.

Perhaps this could have been solved if we actually had the subcategory "The basement" that we keep warning new people about, and allow that subcategory more latitude to be more open for randomnessez and humor threads.

Seriously.. Can we get "the basement" subcategory pleasE??!?!?

I think I might PM a few mods tonight and see how they feel about more subforums. I dont think we should split the forum into 30 different parts but 2 new ones - "Other media" for TV, movies and books and "The basement" - sounds pretty good to me.

sky14kemea:

SmashLovesTitanQuest:
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It's a liiiiiittle flamey, but I doubt it'll get you in trouble 'cause it's a genuine question.

If you really do want the real reason though, you should PM a Mod or the community manager Nasrin.

For anyone wondering about the suspension: We take past histories into account and have a system set in place to make sure repeat offenders don't keep getting off lightly. It will seem unfair when it appears on it's own, but that's 'cause you only see the one post that the person has been punished for most recently.

Thanks for the input. I suspected the user had a bit of a history (like me, hehe).

Anyhow, off to PM Nasrin! ...Right when I'm done playing Minecraft.

Wait a sec there mate. I think you should make a poll thread asking the community what they think, then pm nasrin. Give the thread as proof if the idea goes down well in it.

ToastiestZombie:

SmashLovesTitanQuest:

viranimus:
Well, I did not see the thread as being humorous. Thats my subjective opinion on it. However Im thinking the logic behind it might be miscategorization. The thread may have done better had it been in Forum Games, though that doesnt really fit odd attempts at randomness either.

Perhaps this could have been solved if we actually had the subcategory "The basement" that we keep warning new people about, and allow that subcategory more latitude to be more open for randomnessez and humor threads.

Seriously.. Can we get "the basement" subcategory pleasE??!?!?

I think I might PM a few mods tonight and see how they feel about more subforums. I dont think we should split the forum into 30 different parts but 2 new ones - "Other media" for TV, movies and books and "The basement" - sounds pretty good to me.

sky14kemea:
It's a liiiiiittle flamey, but I doubt it'll get you in trouble 'cause it's a genuine question.

If you really do want the real reason though, you should PM a Mod or the community manager Nasrin.

For anyone wondering about the suspension: We take past histories into account and have a system set in place to make sure repeat offenders don't keep getting off lightly. It will seem unfair when it appears on it's own, but that's 'cause you only see the one post that the person has been punished for most recently.

Thanks for the input. I suspected the user had a bit of a history (like me, hehe).

Anyhow, off to PM Nasrin! ...Right when I'm done playing Minecraft.

Wait a sec there mate. I think you should make a poll thread asking the community what they think, then pm nasrin. Give the thread as proof if the idea goes down well in it.

Ok, thread is in the works :P

Will be the last one for a while though, dont want to spam this forum with ideas and criticisms every other day.

SmashLovesTitanQuest:
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Also, don't make it sound like you want a /b/ for the escapist. Because that idea is stupid and would go down as well as that time someone asked if we should get a thumb system. The idea is basically make a subforum where you don't have to take stuff seriously, and as long as you are discussing something you can discuss it. It will allow stuff like scary things, like the scary thread but not stuff like gore.

OhJohnNo:

Zetsubou-Sama:
People's idea of fun: spamming meme images -_-, god you guys are so fun.

What is your idea of fun, exactly? Telling other people to stop having fun?

A lot of things are fun, spamming tired images is not one of them. Or do you really think meme's are that much fun that they represent the idea of what a fun thread is?

ToastiestZombie:

Daystar Clarion:
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Daystar since you're talking about this guy becoming the forum Hoff. Can I be the forum Ringo Starr or the forum Brian Blessed?

OT: I agree that there should be a new forum that's just there for sillyness, fooling around and fun. We shall call it the basement because well. It would be like the /b/ of the escapist, but instead of Child Porn, Gore and Scat we have Burt Reynolds appreciation threads and threads examining the finer points of how Gabe Newell now looks like Santa.

Nobody likes Ringo so sure, you can be Forum Ringo :D

Forum Brian Blessed is a prestigious position, I don't think you're important enough to have it.

Zetsubou-Sama:

OhJohnNo:

Zetsubou-Sama:
People's idea of fun: spamming meme images -_-, god you guys are so fun.

What is your idea of fun, exactly? Telling other people to stop having fun?

A lot of things are fun, spamming tired images is not one of them. Or do you really think meme's are that much fun that they represent the idea of what a fun thread is?

I think the 60's Spider-Man meme is hilarious.

Ergo, fun.

You might be amazed to find that other people don't share your idea of what fun is.

Amazing, I know.

Daystar Clarion:

ToastiestZombie:

Daystar Clarion:
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Daystar since you're talking about this guy becoming the forum Hoff. Can I be the forum Ringo Starr or the forum Brian Blessed?

OT: I agree that there should be a new forum that's just there for sillyness, fooling around and fun. We shall call it the basement because well. It would be like the /b/ of the escapist, but instead of Child Porn, Gore and Scat we have Burt Reynolds appreciation threads and threads examining the finer points of how Gabe Newell now looks like Santa.

Nobody likes Ringo so sure, you can be Forum Ringo :D

Forum Brian Blessed is a prestigious position, I don't think you're important enough to have it.

But, I like Ringo!
Since noone else does, how about forum George Harrison?

Zetsubou-Sama:

OhJohnNo:

Zetsubou-Sama:
People's idea of fun: spamming meme images -_-, god you guys are so fun.

What is your idea of fun, exactly? Telling other people to stop having fun?

A lot of things are fun, spamming tired images is not one of them. Or do you really think meme's are that much fun that they represent the idea of what a fun thread is?

What's your idea of fun then?

ToastiestZombie:

Daystar Clarion:

ToastiestZombie:

Daystar since you're talking about this guy becoming the forum Hoff. Can I be the forum Ringo Starr or the forum Brian Blessed?

OT: I agree that there should be a new forum that's just there for sillyness, fooling around and fun. We shall call it the basement because well. It would be like the /b/ of the escapist, but instead of Child Porn, Gore and Scat we have Burt Reynolds appreciation threads and threads examining the finer points of how Gabe Newell now looks like Santa.

Nobody likes Ringo so sure, you can be Forum Ringo :D

Forum Brian Blessed is a prestigious position, I don't think you're important enough to have it.

But, I like Ringo!
Since noone else does, how about forum George Harrison?

Sure, nobody likes George Harrison, you can be him.

Zetsubou-Sama:
A lot of things are fun, spamming tired images is not one of them. Or do you really think meme's are that much fun that they represent the idea of what a fun thread is?

Different strokes for different folks. Sometimes a picture speaks a thousand works. It's not random memes either. Sometimes the choice of meme just happens to nail a point on the head.

Throwing troll faces and the like around isn't particularly funny, but you don't really see that here either...

Daystar Clarion:

ToastiestZombie:

Daystar Clarion:

Nobody likes Ringo so sure, you can be Forum Ringo :D

Forum Brian Blessed is a prestigious position, I don't think you're important enough to have it.

But, I like Ringo!
Since noone else does, how about forum George Harrison?

Sure, nobody likes George Harrison, you can be him.

WHAT! George wrote motherfuckin' "While my guitar Gently weeps"! Who can I be then, someone that isn't hated by everyone!

Daystar Clarion:

Zetsubou-Sama:

OhJohnNo:

What is your idea of fun, exactly? Telling other people to stop having fun?

A lot of things are fun, spamming tired images is not one of them. Or do you really think meme's are that much fun that they represent the idea of what a fun thread is?

I think the 60's Spider-Man meme is hilarious.

Ergo, fun.

You might be amazed to find that other people don't share your idea of what fun is.

Amazing, I know.

Yes but spamming them makes it more fun how? Or aren't there enough threads in multiple forums where you can find those images and laugh at them and comment with other people?

I'm all for fun threads, there was this thread about a guy killing people with swords in Hungary that got derailed hard into a series of bad puns, it was fun.

I don't find fun to just post a fest of pics everyone has seen before with no added comment or even attempt at humour, fun threads can be had, it's just meh to see the first thing a fun thread has to turn to is to spam memes.

Just my two cents, I don't mean to crash on anyone's party, just think that there is more fun to be had, than to just go all generic 4chan/reddit/9gag over a thread and call it fun.

ToastiestZombie:

Daystar Clarion:

ToastiestZombie:

But, I like Ringo!
Since noone else does, how about forum George Harrison?

Sure, nobody likes George Harrison, you can be him.

WHAT! George wrote motherfuckin' "While my guitar Gently weeps"! Who can I be then, someone that isn't hated by everyone!

The secret is that I'll just say that no matter who you pick.

Just don't tell ToastiestZombie, that guy doesn't know.

Daystar Clarion:

ToastiestZombie:

Daystar Clarion:

Sure, nobody likes George Harrison, you can be him.

WHAT! George wrote motherfuckin' "While my guitar Gently weeps"! Who can I be then, someone that isn't hated by everyone!

The secret is that I'll just say that no matter who you pick.

Just don't tell ToastiestZombie, that guy doesn't know.

NOW I DO!

So, if you say that to everyone then how come you didn't say it for Brian Blessed? Is it because his magnificent facial hair has somehow indoctrinated you to believe in the way of Blessedism?

ToastiestZombie:

Daystar Clarion:

ToastiestZombie:

WHAT! George wrote motherfuckin' "While my guitar Gently weeps"! Who can I be then, someone that isn't hated by everyone!

The secret is that I'll just say that no matter who you pick.

Just don't tell ToastiestZombie, that guy doesn't know.

NOW I DO!

So, if you say that to everyone then how come you didn't say it for Brian Blessed? Is it because his magnificent facial hair has somehow indoctrinated you to believe in the way of Blessedism?

Kill John Lennon.

What? No, of course not!

Daystar Clarion:

ToastiestZombie:

Daystar Clarion:

The secret is that I'll just say that no matter who you pick.

Just don't tell ToastiestZombie, that guy doesn't know.

NOW I DO!

So, if you say that to everyone then how come you didn't say it for Brian Blessed? Is it because his magnificent facial hair has somehow indoctrinated you to believe in the way of Blessedism?

Kill John Lennon.

What? No, of course not!

Oh god, you ARE turning to Blessedism! MAY GOD HELP US ALL!

Also, how come I haven't seen any of your british food threads in a while?

ToastiestZombie:

Daystar Clarion:

ToastiestZombie:

NOW I DO!

So, if you say that to everyone then how come you didn't say it for Brian Blessed? Is it because his magnificent facial hair has somehow indoctrinated you to believe in the way of Blessedism?

Kill John Lennon.

What? No, of course not!

Oh god, you ARE turning to Blessedism! MAY GOD HELP US ALL!

Also, how come I haven't seen any of your british food threads in a while?

I've sort of ran out of subject material :D

SmashLovesTitanQuest:
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no, it shouldn't have, i could had fun with that one T-T

and for the record, it was totally Miller time

Daystar Clarion:
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*surveys the wreckage*

OI!!!! theirs a few cars in the back that are still firmly on the rails, i demand further thread derailment or you'll get 'the stare' o.0
nothin beats the stare bro

Lunar Templar:

SmashLovesTitanQuest:
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no, it shouldn't have, i could had fun with that one T-T

and for the record, it was totally Miller time

Daystar Clarion:
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*surveys the wreckage*

OI!!!! theirs a few cars in the back that are still firmly on the rails, i demand further thread derailment or you'll get 'the stare' o.0
nothin beats the stare bro

I'm sorry.

I'll be sure to put more effort into my nonsensical thread derailing.

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