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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:09 PM
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Poll question: Would you like the option of reponding to a DU thread without kicking it?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:10 PM
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1. Only this one.
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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:25 PM
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11. Okay, how about the option, when starting a thread, of deciding
whether or not people who post in the thread can post without kicking. That option is not available, so I couldn't choose it for this thread.
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:26 PM
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13. That wouldn't work at all
Nobody would choose to have their thread potentially lose kicks.

I like the idea in the first place.
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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:34 PM
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18. If nobody chooses it, then there's no problem at all.
It would simply be an unused feature.

However, I think that some people would choose it. It would show a kind of integrity and a willingness to give options to people.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:28 PM
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15. Look - the biggest issue with your solution is that there's no PROBLEM
to be solved.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:14 PM
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2. It doesn't make sense.
Posts live their lives here and move on.
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:15 PM
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3. I don't see the point - the kick is about the new post, not the
post being responded to. So what would be the point of posting something that you don't think is worth being seen by everyone else? If you only want the OP to see your response, send a PM.

What I would like, however, is for voting in polls (without posting) to kick the poll...
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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:21 PM
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6. I agree that voting in a poll should kick the poll thread.
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 09:21 PM by Boojatta
The point of posting without kicking is that a thread might already be getting more attention than it deserves.
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:25 PM
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12. I don't really see it being useful
It seems like a strange determination to make that a thread deserves my attention (i.e. me posting in it), but isn't worthy of anyone else's attention. Basically, if a thread is worthy of attention it will be read and responded to, and if it is unworthy it will slide off the bottom of the page.

I would never use the option you describe, personally...
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:27 PM
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14. It's for things that you think should not be discussed
Yet you would like to post to tell the author why it's a dumb idea.
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:31 PM
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17. But that's what PM is for...
Seems unnecessary to me, although I guess a case could be made for it in the Lounge where there will be threads in which two posters go off on an extended conversation that doesn't matter to anyone else...

:kick:

Kick!
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:39 PM
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19. I guess that's true
I never use PMs, so I didn't think of that.

Though this would have the advantage of keeping the answer/rebuttal in the thread should it be searched for in the future, and for whatever handful of people view it so they don't ALSO have to rebut it, or be tempted to kick the thread.
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GreenArrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:46 PM
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21. ach, ja, zose zings zat should not be discussed
.
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:55 PM
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22. You don't think there are some things that just clutter the front page?
There's nothing worthless that you'd like to be able to contribute to removing? Remember it's only a single contribution, any one user can kick the post in an instant. It's not censorship.
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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:02 PM
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24. Technically, we're not even talking about contributing to the removal of
something. We're just talking about refraining from contributing to keeping it at the top of a forum.
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GreenArrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:21 PM
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25. there's lots of things that I think are worthless
but I just don't read them. Often things that I think are worthless end up being popular threads, but nobody makes me read them. By the same token, there are plenty of things that too me seem worthwhile or important that get little or no play, or are ghettoized in one of the dungeons. But everyone seems to have his or her own ideas about what constitutes important, and I'd just as soon see threads live and die natural deaths whenever possible. If I were admin, (which I have no aspirations of being -- what a headache!) there would be a lot fewer locked threads on here, and no ghettoized topics. People would be banned less for their opinions than for their lack of manners. But that's another topic, no?

I just figure if someone doesn't like a post he can either a) hide it, b) ignore it or c) respond to it.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:15 PM
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4. No. Not really. n/t
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:18 PM
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5. No. What I'd like is for a thread to be kicked when one responds to...
a poll. (Someone shouldn't also have to post something to kick it.)
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:21 PM
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7. Japanese imageboards have this feature
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 09:23 PM by DireStrike
called "sage" (sah-GAY). I think it's a great idea. It helps give people a little more power to stamp out stupid ideas. "Controversial" threads could be killed this way when one side is clearly wrong but very stubborn. It also conveys a message in itself, that one thinks the discussion should not continue.

http://www.lurkmore.com/wiki/index.php?title=4chan#S

(Please refrain from looking at other 4chan-isms on that list. It's for your own good.)
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Annces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:22 PM
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8. That would be interesting if it got kicked by recommendation
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 09:22 PM by Annces
instead of by reply. The world would turn upside down.
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:24 PM
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10. Yes, I was thinking that recs should kick also.
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 09:24 PM by DireStrike
And for that matter, we should start using "bump" instead of kick, like every other board in existence.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:00 PM
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23. "Kicks" are part of the culture
:kick:
It's what donkeys do.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:23 PM
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9. I can't think of any reason...
.. anyone would want to do that - except to be able to reply to a post and not have everyone else notice.

Naw, bad idea. If you don't want everyone to read what you say, don't post it.
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:31 PM
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16. Sometimes I'm having an argument with a real horse's ass
but don't really want it to be on page 1. I try to avoid arguing with horse's asses, but I don't always have perfect self control.
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:41 PM
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20. Kick
no response. Ironic, eh?
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