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Pobeka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-10-03 09:51 AM
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67. I agree with this, especially:
Edited on Sun Aug-10-03 09:52 AM by Pobeka
"The excessive capitalization and quotation rules I can live with. Although I think they are usually caused because the General Discussion Forum is over-crowded. They are mostly a means to gain attention- sometimes deservedly so- in what is essentially a competive environment.
I think the Forum contains too much information and should be broken down into two groups. One for questions, polls, and alerts, and the other for "meaty" discussion topics.
"

And I would add that it would be useful to transfer a question,poll or alert type thread to the "meaty" forum if the thread gains that merit.

This was a great experiment skinner. I think we've all learned a lot. I'm all for the improved signal to noise ratio that I saw over the past 3 days. Some small refinements and I think you've got a winner!

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  -WHAT IS YOUR OVERALL OPINION OF THE TEMPORARY POSTING GUIDELINES? Skinner  Aug-09-03 10:03 PM   #0 
  - two thumbs up  sujan   Aug-09-03 10:03 PM   #1 
  - As you show George Bush picking his nose...  Oracle   Aug-10-03 03:41 PM   #90 
  - I guess the "ALL CAPS" prohibition is lifted, huh?  TahitiNut   Aug-10-03 06:14 PM   #101 
  - Overall, they're fine  manco   Aug-09-03 10:10 PM   #2 
  - Yes, because IMO  cherryperry   Aug-09-03 10:13 PM   #3 
  - You may be onto something.  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-09-03 10:13 PM   #4 
  - Here, Here...well said!  Oracle   Aug-10-03 03:43 PM   #91 
  - As others have suggested,  JustJoe   Aug-09-03 10:14 PM   #5 
  - Going to Catholic school, I got used to rules.  Clete   Aug-09-03 10:15 PM   #6 
  - It'll become an elite status forum...eeechhh!  Oracle   Aug-10-03 03:44 PM   #92 
     - Thats a point, but  Clete   Aug-10-03 04:44 PM   #99 
  - didn't like them  ButterflyBlood   Aug-09-03 10:16 PM   #7 
  - Your Howard Dean question was not worthy of a lock.  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-09-03 10:17 PM   #8 
  - They're fine! I always think I'm not going to like something  zidzi   Aug-09-03 10:19 PM   #9 
  - Wow!! You got that many posts and never started a discussion?  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-09-03 10:25 PM   #11 
  - Not everybody needs to start a discussion! I'm fine with jumping  zidzi   Aug-09-03 10:59 PM   #29 
     - That's cool.  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-10-03 12:44 AM   #46 
        - I duped cause it's buggin  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-10-03 12:49 AM   #47 
  - You should...you really have a lot to offer, zidzi  Oracle   Aug-10-03 03:47 PM   #93 
  - Lose the 5 sentence minimum  HalfManHalfBiscuit   Aug-09-03 10:23 PM   #10 
  - Bingo! We have a winnerrr!  RC   Aug-10-03 09:33 AM   #63 
  - I do agree with this  pbl   Aug-10-03 11:33 AM   #74 
  - While some manage to be devoid of both quality and quantity?  TahitiNut   Aug-10-03 02:43 PM   #84 
  - Grade school, exactly, that's what I thought of the past 3 days...  Oracle   Aug-10-03 03:48 PM   #94 
  - I love the new rules  CatWoman   Aug-09-03 10:26 PM   #12 
  - I hated them!  Oracle   Aug-10-03 03:49 PM   #95 
  - The new rules have improved things...  Rowdyboy   Aug-09-03 10:27 PM   #13 
  - Greatly improved the quality of discussion  Booberdawg   Aug-09-03 10:27 PM   #14 
  - Have you considered the difference between guidelines and rules?  undisclosedlocation   Aug-09-03 10:27 PM   #15 
  - That's a very good idea n/t  Rhiannon12866   Aug-11-03 04:15 PM   #125 
  - I thought that the guidelines were helpful and hope that you  DemBones DemBones   Aug-09-03 10:30 PM   #16 
  - How difficult is it?  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-09-03 10:34 PM   #21 
  - Tain't broke; don't fix it. Between our own lefty radar  blondeatlast   Aug-09-03 10:31 PM   #17 
  - Is there no alternative? (a vote for freewheeling discussion)  nu_duer   Aug-09-03 10:33 PM   #18 
  - I miss profanity.  Iris   Aug-09-03 10:41 PM   #26 
     - Fucking-A nt  HalfManHalfBiscuit   Aug-09-03 11:15 PM   #32 
     - I use it when it's absolutely necessary ...like...  Oracle   Aug-10-03 04:02 PM   #98 
  - Guidelines were fine if one likes Teutonic discipline!  IndianaGreen   Aug-09-03 10:34 PM   #19 
  - Unskilled Writers Are Left Out  OrdinaryTa   Aug-09-03 10:34 PM   #20 
  - Very good point  nu_duer   Aug-09-03 10:40 PM   # 
  - Oh Man, Did you hit the nail on the head or what?!!!  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-09-03 10:40 PM   #24 
  - On some posts like announcing Polls or asking for information, sentence  KoKo01   Aug-09-03 11:03 PM   #30 
  - The thing is..  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-09-03 11:10 PM   #31 
  - I agree, sometimes people just look for info...  arcos   Aug-10-03 06:28 AM   #54 
  - Inelegant?  MrPrax   Aug-10-03 01:25 AM   #51 
  - i have four stiff fingers on one hand with which to type. that's it.  bearfartinthewoods   Aug-10-03 11:48 AM   #77 
     - I used to have a disabled group of passengers ride my bus.  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-10-03 01:08 PM   #79 
        - you are very right about the set up  bearfartinthewoods   Aug-10-03 03:11 PM   #87 
  - The only way to learn how to write is to write.......  DagmarK   Aug-09-03 11:35 PM   #38 
  - I disagree  drdigi420   Aug-10-03 09:38 AM   #64 
  - I kind of agree.  LeftPeopleFinishFirst   Aug-10-03 11:47 AM   #76 
  - If that were so. unskilled writers would never speak in more than a  nothingshocksmeanymore   Aug-10-03 03:03 PM   #86 
  - Your a treasure...Cheers!  Oracle   Aug-10-03 03:50 PM   #96 
  - People confident in English  FlaGranny   Aug-11-03 08:35 AM   #114 
  - Please fix the early morning constipation instead!  greatauntoftriplets   Aug-09-03 10:37 PM   #22 
  - The early morning 'constipation'  elad   Aug-09-03 10:40 PM   #25 
  - I have to admit that the 'guidlines' added a note of respectability...  rasputin1952   Aug-09-03 10:38 PM   #23 
  - Yes, correct, exactly... Jack-offs!  Oracle   Aug-10-03 03:51 PM   #97 
  - If the dang "greens" would just join the "blues" we could beat the "reds"  nu_duer   Aug-09-03 10:44 PM   #27 
  - They are too restrictive in my opinion  FubarFly   Aug-09-03 10:49 PM   #28 
  - I agree with this, especially:  Pobeka   Aug-10-03 09:51 AM   #67 
  - I especially liked the 5 sentence rule....  mike_c   Aug-09-03 11:18 PM   #33 
  - I DO, however, fel STRONGLY about right-justifying the posters' names  MercutioATC   Aug-09-03 11:30 PM   #34 
  - Mostly good, but a 5 sentence minimum is too much  pduck   Aug-09-03 11:32 PM   #35 
  - I think 5-sentence rule should be changed to 3-sentence rule...  kentuck   Aug-09-03 11:32 PM   #36 
  - 5 sentence minimum is very good. Meaningful title also excellent.  Merlin   Aug-09-03 11:33 PM   #37 
  - wrong  drdigi420   Aug-10-03 09:44 AM   #65 
  - Big second on meaningful titles!  4dog   Aug-11-03 07:58 PM   #130 
  - I really like them, Skinner  Stevie D   Aug-09-03 11:38 PM   #39 
  - Puhleeze keep the profanity ban in place!  Divernan   Aug-10-03 12:03 AM   #40 
  - Joseph Lieberman would love a ban on profanity - think people!  Democat   Aug-10-03 12:23 AM   #43 
     - It's just the subject line  Booberdawg   Aug-10-03 12:55 AM   #49 
  - The rules suck, please don't disenfranchise DU posters  Democat   Aug-10-03 12:12 AM   #41 
  - I agree with Democat 100%  Speed8098   Aug-10-03 05:26 AM   #53 
  - Yeah -- I kinda miss all those MEANINGFUL posts  CatWoman   Aug-10-03 10:22 AM   #69 
  - too many narcs up in here  mopaul   Aug-10-03 08:08 AM   #58 
  - Such intense elements are involved.  JudiLyn   Aug-10-03 12:17 AM   #42 
  - Overall good, you should increase the # of posts needed to start threads  Feanorcurufinwe   Aug-10-03 12:23 AM   #44 
  - I'm just..  jbm   Aug-10-03 12:42 AM   #45 
  - A good idea perhaps  jfkennedy   Aug-10-03 12:50 AM   #48 
  - Skinner, Could the five sentence rule be an accessibility issue?  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-10-03 12:56 AM   #50 
  - Wow you are DIGGING aren't you?  nothingshocksmeanymore   Aug-10-03 03:13 PM   #88 
     - And all disabled people are like you.  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-10-03 05:19 PM   #100 
  - I picked option 3  Kennethken   Aug-10-03 02:12 AM   #52 
  - If it isn't enforced with an unneccessarily clenched iron fist  CWebster   Aug-10-03 06:46 AM   #55 
  - So will California have a 200 canidate televised debate?  trumad   Aug-10-03 07:45 AM   #56 
  - i love DU too much to complain  mopaul   Aug-10-03 08:05 AM   #57 
  - I can't see that you're asking for much of a change...  Q   Aug-10-03 08:48 AM   #59 
  - About "Quality" Since This Seemed to Be the Cutting Edge  UTUSN   Aug-10-03 08:52 AM   #60 
  - P.S. Liked #2 Best, #4 O.K.  UTUSN   Aug-10-03 09:03 AM   #61 
  - I like all but the 5 sentence minimum  drdigi420   Aug-10-03 09:33 AM   #62 
  - My $0.02 (without having read all of the other responses)  Ivory_Tower   Aug-10-03 09:47 AM   #66 
  - I'm a Big Boy. I don't go crying to Admin if I don't like something...  BiggJawn   Aug-10-03 10:11 AM   #68 
  - No Strong Opinion/Don't Know/Don't Care  Terwilliger   Aug-10-03 10:22 AM   #70 
  - Politics is a rough sport: WEAR A CUP.  Tyler Durden   Aug-10-03 10:29 AM   #71 
  - Yep, QUEENSBURY Made the Rules But Didn't Live by 'em n/t  UTUSN   Aug-10-03 11:26 AM   #72 
  - I especially liked the no swearing guideline...  pbl   Aug-10-03 11:32 AM   #73 
  - The new rules are great.  LeftPeopleFinishFirst   Aug-10-03 11:46 AM   #75 
  - Mebbe you should poll each rule individually  drdigi420   Aug-10-03 12:41 PM   #78 
  - Skinner, your poll is broken.  Liberal_Guerilla   Aug-10-03 01:13 PM   #80 
  - LOL LOL LOL n/t  UTUSN   Aug-10-03 01:16 PM   #82 
  - I appreciated the intent more than the actual rules  nothingshocksmeanymore   Aug-10-03 01:15 PM   #81 
  - I liked the rule about making sure there was a correlation  ibegurpard   Aug-10-03 01:37 PM   #83 
  - I like them....  Scottie72   Aug-10-03 02:51 PM   #85 
  - I know of no better place  G_j   Aug-10-03 03:24 PM   #89 
  - I Know of No Better Place  UTUSN   Aug-10-03 09:09 PM   #108 
  - I have no problem with the rules because  MGKrebs   Aug-10-03 06:30 PM   #102 
  - I agree...  alaine   Aug-10-03 07:09 PM   #103 
  - I miss a place for small tidbits and assorted junk  Snellius   Aug-10-03 07:49 PM   #104 
  - I agree! n/t  arcos   Aug-10-03 07:58 PM   #105 
  - Poor Skinner  Crisco   Aug-10-03 08:28 PM   #106 
  - Huh? But Besides That, Why "Poor SKINNER"? We Love Him  UTUSN   Aug-10-03 09:03 PM   #107 
  - Overall, I like them  jono   Aug-11-03 12:28 AM   #109 
  - I think you have come across an unsolvable problem...  Devils Advocate NZ   Aug-11-03 04:24 AM   #110 
  - Good post, what about this idea based on your idea  Democat   Aug-11-03 07:47 AM   #113 
     - Yes, quality has nothing to do with quantity.  FlaGranny   Aug-11-03 09:00 AM   #115 
  - It stopped several good topics!  Hubert Flottz   Aug-11-03 05:31 AM   #111 
  - How about instead of "one-way"  FlaGranny   Aug-11-03 09:04 AM   #116 
     - Fine, but by the time you read it all you'd be roadkill!  Hubert Flottz   Aug-11-03 09:21 AM   #117 
        - I was just giving an example of how pointless  FlaGranny   Aug-11-03 01:13 PM   #120 
  - I'm not a prolific poster  Monica_L   Aug-11-03 06:15 AM   #112 
  - Not Prolific, But Your Posts Are Gems and  UTUSN   Aug-11-03 09:56 AM   #118 
     - ROFL!  Monica_L   Aug-11-03 10:35 AM   #119 
  - I think some guidlelines are apporpriate, but  leftofthedial   Aug-11-03 01:51 PM   #121 
  - You might have missed this...  Skinner   Aug-11-03 01:57 PM   #122 
     - thanks. I use thesw latest threads to decide which forum to click on  leftofthedial   Aug-11-03 05:43 PM   #126 
  - I'd like to see stricter rules in Late Breaking News  Love Bug   Aug-11-03 02:54 PM   #123 
  - Overall opinion  The_Golden_Child   Aug-11-03 03:26 PM   #124 
  - Sometimes it's nice  devrc243   Aug-11-03 06:04 PM   #127 
  - no no no . keep voltaire's pure free speech  sweetheart   Aug-11-03 06:15 PM   #128 
  - Skinner--Starpass, here, da' old broad ,the one who has been with  Starpass   Aug-11-03 07:00 PM   #129 
  - You ROCK n/t  UTUSN   Aug-11-03 09:00 PM   #131 
  - FINAL TALLY  Skinner   Aug-11-03 09:02 PM   #132 
 

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