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I know we all  love to have crazy reactions and things during this time. It's fun and everybody's hearts are pumping from the announcements. However, what I see in growth during this time are reaction threads or topics that could easily join an existing thread. So, I'm imposing a No Reaction Thread Rule. Nothing will be added to the Official Forum Rules at this time, but this is something that will be taken very seriously by The Mod Team. 

Examples of Reaction Topics (specific to E3) are...

 

  • "Even though we got leaks, [insert game here] was missing" 
  • "What a poor show"/What a great show"
  • "Where was the PS5"?

 

And those are just a few of the examples. I'm trying to prevent a bunch of clutter everywhere. Also, I'm okay with Conference Ranking Threads, but they have to be concise and constructive, ex. "Rank Xbox's Conference", not "Why I disliked Nintendo's Show". All threads that violate this particular rule will be locked, again, as a means to keep the site from locking up and/or keeping clutter at bay. Moderations are unlikely, as I'm not expecting too much trouble and this is more about precautions rather than discipline. Most of you guys are good about stuff like this, anyway! Plus, if you'd just like to ask me about an idea for a topic, bring it up in here and I'll be happy to review your plans.

Enjoy the rest of E3 and let's keep the fun rollin'! Thanks everyone! :)

Last edited by CGI-Quality - on 11 June 2018

                                                                                                                                            

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I have a problem with this because when you post in a thread with a billion other posts, it's just going to get buried and no one will be able to discuss what you have to stay and if what you have to say is interesting and adds something to the community, that is a huge loss for all of us.

It's too bad they just can't be curated for quality etc.



Thankyou! And I think this should permanent!



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AlfredoTurkey said:
I have a problem with this because when you post in a thread with a billion other posts, it's just going to get buried and no one will be able to discuss what you have to stay and if what you have to say is interesting and adds something to the community, that is a huge loss for all of us.

It's too bad they just can't be curated for quality etc.

A lot of times, it is simply something that can be discussed in an existing topic. A Megaton reveal is one thing, but a simple opinion of something announced or unannounced can make for a bunch of unnecessary threads. Happens every year and I'd like to reduce some of that this time.

Last edited by CGI-Quality - on 11 June 2018

                                                                                                                                            

Good decision



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Sounds good to me.



AlfredoTurkey said:
I have a problem with this because when you post in a thread with a billion other posts, it's just going to get buried and no one will be able to discuss what you have to stay and if what you have to say is interesting and adds something to the community, that is a huge loss for all of us.

It's too bad they just can't be curated for quality etc.

Completely agree - megathreads tend to get all over the place very fast.

Besides, if it's not against official rules, I don't see why should anyone ("I'm imposing") get the urge to pass this type of decree...bad threads fizzle out quickly anyway.



HoloDust said:
AlfredoTurkey said:
I have a problem with this because when you post in a thread with a billion other posts, it's just going to get buried and no one will be able to discuss what you have to stay and if what you have to say is interesting and adds something to the community, that is a huge loss for all of us.

It's too bad they just can't be curated for quality etc.

Completely agree - megathreads tend to get all over the place very fast.

Besides, if it's not against official rules, I don't see why should anyone ("I'm imposing") get the urge to pass this type of decree...bad threads fizzle out quickly anyway.

Because during E3 the page will be fill of these threads, drowning out the good threads with these throw away ones. I'd rather the homepage was fill of discussions on game announcements personally.



think-man said:
HoloDust said:

Completely agree - megathreads tend to get all over the place very fast.

Besides, if it's not against official rules, I don't see why should anyone ("I'm imposing") get the urge to pass this type of decree...bad threads fizzle out quickly anyway.

Because during E3 the page will be fill of these threads, drowning out the good threads with these throw away ones. I'd rather the homepage was fill of discussions on game announcements personally.

So, in your opinion, those specific threads, that CGI is imposing ban on, can't be, by default, any good?



HoloDust said:
AlfredoTurkey said:
I have a problem with this because when you post in a thread with a billion other posts, it's just going to get buried and no one will be able to discuss what you have to stay and if what you have to say is interesting and adds something to the community, that is a huge loss for all of us.

It's too bad they just can't be curated for quality etc.

Completely agree - megathreads tend to get all over the place very fast.

Besides, if it's not against official rules, I don't see why should anyone ("I'm imposing") get the urge to pass this type of decree...bad threads fizzle out quickly anyway.

The Forum Rules are a guideline (a common misconception around here). Besides, Mods can close/edit any thread if they see fit to do so (also in the rules, if we want to take it there).

I'm not saying we need a bunch of Megathreads either, but a new thread for every opinion piece or viewpoint, in addition to, announcements turns into clutter very quickly and that's why we're tightening things up some. And not all of those threads are "bad", per se, so the 'fizzling out' talk would only apply in rare cases.

Last edited by CGI-Quality - on 11 June 2018