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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-08-03 03:07 PM
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68. People who are complaining about this should have been here

when you temporarily did away with General Discussion entirely to try to get people to read and post in the topical forums. Their heads would probably have exploded over that! I supported that, even though it was a radical move, and I support this because there IS too much cheap talk in GD (and the Lounge is available for the silly stuff we all need at times.) And the topical forums aren't used as much as they should be.

Cheap talk has become epidemic in GD lately, with an influx of relatively new posters who may be here for the wrong reasons. We need regulations to control it. Without regulations, Late Breaking News would be a madhouse. LBN and GD are the most popular forums and both are fast-moving, due to the speed of news available. We NEED rules for GD, too.

I don't always agree with administrative decisions at DU (too rebellious for that!) and I rarely post to "the admins are great!" threads (too independent ot ornery for that!) but I do agree with the admins over this and (gritting teeth) I think the admins are great! (Well, sometimes.) ;-)
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  -A few words about the temporary General Discussion guidelines. Skinner  Aug-08-03 10:02 AM   #0 
  - amen  northzax   Aug-08-03 10:06 AM   #1 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-09-03 05:27 PM   #115 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-09-03 05:50 PM   #118 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-09-03 05:51 PM   #119 
           - I'm confused. This is an excellent cause and I certainly think DU  Rhiannon12866   Aug-09-03 06:07 PM   #123 
  - Skinner, I would follow whatever rules you set.  Finnfan   Aug-08-03 10:06 AM   #2 
  - I agree and couldn't have phrased it better n/t  Rhiannon12866   Aug-09-03 06:08 PM   #124 
  - kick  Terwilliger   Aug-08-03 10:07 AM   #3 
  - Hear, hear ...  meegbear   Aug-08-03 10:09 AM   #4 
  - Agreed on all points  Monica_L   Aug-08-03 10:09 AM   #5 
  - Right on Principal Skinner  CatWoman   Aug-08-03 10:12 AM   #6 
  - Your house, your rules...  Rowdyboy   Aug-08-03 10:12 AM   #7 
  - one suggestion  dweller   Aug-08-03 10:13 AM   #8 
  - I actually think people have blindness toward pinned threads.  Skinner   Aug-08-03 10:16 AM   #13 
  - And Some Just Clap Their Hands  OrdinaryTa   Aug-08-03 10:13 AM   #9 
  - Agreed  curse10   Aug-08-03 10:13 AM   #10 
  - And I would consider the new rules to be part of the silly stuff.  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-09-03 12:58 PM   #96 
  - Thank you Skinner  sangha   Aug-08-03 10:13 AM   #11 
  - kick  newyawker99   Aug-08-03 10:15 AM   #12 
  - I'd ask only one exception.  trof   Aug-08-03 10:16 AM   # 
  - I second that  seemslikeadream   Aug-08-03 10:32 AM   #21 
  - If it's an announcement, it would be nice to have it's own area on the boa  LynneSin   Aug-08-03 11:23 AM   #36 
  - i like the TV ALERT idea!!!  synthia   Aug-08-03 12:00 PM   #53 
  - Yes, yes, yes.  FlaGranny   Aug-08-03 02:50 PM   #67 
  - Isn't there already a forum for this type of post?  BrettStah   Aug-08-03 06:31 PM   #78 
  - Trof, I agree...  Vadem   Aug-08-03 06:47 PM   #79 
  - It would also be helpful  mandyky   Aug-08-03 10:16 AM   #14 
  - S'alright by me  charlie   Aug-08-03 10:19 AM   #15 
  - I am sorry you lose sleep worrying......  Punkingal   Aug-08-03 10:19 AM   #16 
  - Don't make Skinner call Supernintendo Chalmers on y'all!  GOPisEvil   Aug-08-03 10:22 AM   #17 
  - Instead of DU attempting to craft "quality"  Bertrand   Aug-08-03 10:23 AM   #18 
  - Pehaps it should not be my concern.  Skinner   Aug-08-03 10:30 AM   #19 
  - You shoud tell them  Bertrand   Aug-08-03 10:38 AM   #25 
     - Bertrand what you're describing "un-needed heirarchy and moderation" could  KoKo01   Aug-08-03 11:58 AM   #52 
        - i agree  Armitage   Aug-09-03 09:08 PM   #131 
  - i see it as being the difference between a discussion board and  bearfartinthewoods   Aug-08-03 11:04 AM   #31 
     - My mother thinks "fart" is a vulgar word.  ibegurpard   Aug-08-03 11:30 AM   #37 
        - you are right about the name  synthia   Aug-08-03 12:19 PM   #57 
  - Thankyou!!!  molly   Aug-08-03 10:30 AM   #20 
  - Ah yes...this coming from someone who has complained  ibegurpard   Aug-08-03 10:34 AM   #22 
  - Example please  molly   Aug-08-03 11:31 AM   #38 
     - After an exhaustive Lounge archive search  ibegurpard   Aug-08-03 12:03 PM   #54 
        - You must have a memory that surpasses even mine  molly   Aug-08-03 12:09 PM   #56 
           - First off  ibegurpard   Aug-08-03 12:21 PM   #58 
  - Dissenters on This Just Want ...  UTUSN   Aug-08-03 10:36 AM   #23 
     - "quality" verging on "propriety", which is verging on PC-ism.  synthia   Aug-08-03 12:33 PM   #59 
        - hmmm, that's some loaded language you designed into "slippery slope"  UTUSN   Aug-08-03 02:07 PM   #66 
           - isn't that what the lounge is for?  bearfartinthewoods   Aug-09-03 09:43 AM   #90 
              - LBN Is a Very Specific, Self-Defining Venue  UTUSN   Aug-09-03 11:49 AM   #91 
                 - That was allowed to stay because he explained his purpose for posting it.  Skinner   Aug-09-03 11:56 AM   #92 
                 - O.K. (Taking back the n/t) : Well, But  UTUSN   Aug-09-03 12:00 PM   #93 
                 - i saw that one too. i even alerted on it. then i noticed the start date  bearfartinthewoods   Aug-09-03 02:44 PM   #108 
                    - Did It? (Sound of Butting Heads Here)  UTUSN   Aug-09-03 03:02 PM   #110 
                       - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-09-03 05:52 PM   #120 
                          - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-09-03 05:53 PM   #121 
  - My take  quinnox   Aug-08-03 10:37 AM   #24 
  - It was a thread about defining rape and consent  nothingshocksmeanymore   Aug-08-03 11:50 AM   #47 
  - I don't know about this  ibegurpard   Aug-08-03 10:38 AM   #26 
  - Yesssss! 1) Curb/Profanity AND 2) Relevant Title. n/t  UTUSN   Aug-08-03 10:42 AM   #27 
     - I don't have TOOmuch of a problem with the "profanity" rule as is  ibegurpard   Aug-08-03 10:51 AM   #29 
  - Quality versus velocity  DrBB   Aug-08-03 10:47 AM   #28 
  - I appreciate the temporary rules  clar   Aug-08-03 11:12 AM   #32 
  - I think the new rules are fine.  MGKrebs   Aug-08-03 11:01 AM   #30 
  - I agree with you  joanski01   Aug-08-03 11:13 AM   #33 
  - actually, I'd already like to see the 5 sentence rule made permanent....  mike_c   Aug-08-03 11:17 AM   #34 
  - No way  HalfManHalfBiscuit   Aug-08-03 11:44 AM   #44 
  - I like this idea and here's why!!!  LynneSin   Aug-08-03 11:19 AM   #35 
  - Must we really have so many Schwartznegger threads?  CWebster   Aug-08-03 11:34 AM   #39 
  - This is your site...  Hell Hath No Fury   Aug-08-03 11:37 AM   #40 
  - kick  newyawker99   Aug-08-03 11:38 AM   #41 
  - Amen  Thankfully_in_Britain   Aug-08-03 11:39 AM   #42 
  - Can we have the moderator who locks the thread  thom1102   Aug-08-03 11:44 AM   #43 
  - I dont think your CNN poll thread should have been locked  Terwilliger   Aug-08-03 11:51 AM   #48 
     - It had 5 sentences!  thom1102   Aug-08-03 11:56 AM   #50 
        - To be fair, we are still ironing out proper enforcement.  Skinner   Aug-08-03 12:03 PM   #55 
           - Skinner,  FlaGranny   Aug-08-03 03:46 PM   #70 
  - So far it appears that the new rules are working well  Droopy   Aug-08-03 11:48 AM   #45 
  - Just to point out  seemslikeadream   Aug-08-03 11:48 AM   #46 
  - Just a hunch...  Skinner   Aug-08-03 11:52 AM   #49 
  - Thank you, Skinner  notsodumbhillbilly   Aug-08-03 11:57 AM   #51 
  - You're welcome.  Skinner   Aug-08-03 01:04 PM   #60 
     - kick  newyawker99   Aug-08-03 01:30 PM   #61 
     - I'm in favor of this, although I'm mostly in LBN when  alaine   Aug-09-03 12:02 AM   #85 
  - I think the new GD rules should be made permenant.  KG   Aug-08-03 01:39 PM   #62 
  - Yes...instead of 30 one-sentence Arnold posts  ibegurpard   Aug-08-03 01:55 PM   #63 
  - Bravo Skinner  mad_as_hell   Aug-08-03 01:56 PM   #64 
     - Yea as long as the meat is an  seemslikeadream   Aug-08-03 02:05 PM   #65 
  - People who are complaining about this should have been here  DemBones DemBones   Aug-08-03 03:07 PM   #68 
  - Make the temporary rules permanent. The board is much better.  chimpymustgo   Aug-08-03 03:11 PM   #69 
  - If the rules are made permanent  FlaGranny   Aug-08-03 04:03 PM   #72 
     - So post it in the Lounge. n/t  MGKrebs   Aug-08-03 04:12 PM   #73 
     - I like the new rules  Ramsey   Aug-08-03 06:18 PM   #76 
  - in hindsight...  tuck   Aug-08-03 03:52 PM   #71 
  - Make em permanent  Feanorcurufinwe   Aug-08-03 04:23 PM   #74 
  - A reasonable request, Skinner. /eom  donco6   Aug-08-03 05:28 PM   #75 
  - I like the new rules  Booberdawg   Aug-08-03 06:30 PM   #77 
  - Please consider making the temporary rules permanent!  LibertyChick   Aug-08-03 06:52 PM   #80 
  - No problem.  TennesseeWalker   Aug-08-03 07:31 PM   #81 
  - I am with you!  inthecorneroverhere   Aug-08-03 08:02 PM   #82 
  - Thank you. We really need to look at threads before posting  AlinPA   Aug-08-03 08:28 PM   #83 
  - I can be the most annoying nit-picker around.  TahitiNut   Aug-08-03 11:41 PM   #84 
  - LOL  alaine   Aug-09-03 12:08 AM   #86 
     - Yeah, that makes for an inclusive board...NOT!!  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-09-03 12:56 PM   #95 
        - The site in question was a fan site for a t.v. show.  alaine   Aug-09-03 01:52 PM   #103 
           - You are assuming that all computer users are well educated.  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-09-03 02:14 PM   #107 
              - Actually I'm hedging a bet that the people who are  alaine   Aug-09-03 04:08 PM   #111 
                 - I'll take your bet..  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-09-03 07:18 PM   #126 
  - You know, y'all have put me in a really weird situation here...  Jim March   Aug-09-03 05:02 AM   #87 
  - Welcome, Jim.  TahitiNut   Aug-09-03 06:02 PM   #122 
  - The silliest part of it all...  Isome   Aug-09-03 05:29 AM   #88 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-09-03 05:30 AM   #89 
  - This is crap.  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-09-03 12:45 PM   #94 
  - agree !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1  protect freedom impeach bush n   Aug-09-03 01:08 PM   #98 
     - Perhaps what they say about the far left and far right is correct.  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-09-03 01:20 PM   #99 
        - You're on quite a tear in this thread.  Skinner   Aug-09-03 01:30 PM   #100 
           - I understand your purpose, and I hope that it's only for one more day.  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-09-03 02:05 PM   #105 
           - This may be my fault.  alaine   Aug-09-03 02:12 PM   #106 
  - Just my two cents  SuffragetteSal   Aug-09-03 01:01 PM   #97 
  - This has nothing to do with punctuation.  Skinner   Aug-09-03 01:32 PM   #101 
     - Please make these changes permanent  harper   Aug-09-03 01:43 PM   #102 
     - But it does have to do with punctuation.  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-09-03 08:01 PM   #129 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-09-03 02:01 PM   #104 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-09-03 05:49 PM   #116 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-09-03 05:49 PM   #117 
  - Uncle****  shance   Aug-09-03 02:50 PM   #109 
  - FUCK, Profanity??? I'm not sure where this ends? One can say "jack-off"...  Oracle   Aug-09-03 04:10 PM   #112 
  - Here is a good example of how wrong this is.  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-09-03 04:16 PM   #113 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-09-03 05:26 PM   #114 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-09-03 06:24 PM   #125 
  - Yet another example of how faulty the new rules are.  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-09-03 07:23 PM   #127 
  - And yet another example of a good discussion that was locked.  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-09-03 07:54 PM   #128 
  - Increase the number of posts neccesary before you can start a thread  Feanorcurufinwe   Aug-09-03 08:48 PM   #130 
 

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