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HoloDust said:
think-man said:

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?

Imo opinion they are usually very pointless if it's already being discussed elsewhere. Especially the examples given by CGI. But that's just my opinion. 



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I understand the decision, and even support if, from a quality-of post perspective, but this could also lead to less traffic than we might potentially get during this huge event. Then again; unwanted traffic is no loss. I'm feeling kinda ambiguous about this myself, but I do understand your choice. A poorly constructed OP will lead to poor discussions.



End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

make sense, that is what twitter is for.



 

This is a very minor thing, but the word "reactionary" is used incorrectly in the title of this thread.

Reactionary is one of those words that doesn't mean what it sounds like its means. One would think that it refers to someone acting upon their reactions to something, but rather the actual definition is someone that opposes social/political change (it is a synonym to conventionalist, ultraconservative, etc.).

BTW, the only reason I know/I am so passionate about this is because 2 years ago I wrote a paper for a notoriously difficult Professor (great teacher, but brutal marker) and I used the word "reactionary" like it was used here and the Prof took off 10% just for that.



What?Why?I find this idea of locking "Reactionary" threads so foolish.

Dont get me wrong, I think the rules should still apply.If someone goes to create one purely to shit on something and dosent have anything constructive AT ALL then i agree it should be locked.But if someone goes to create a thread called "Bethesda conference this year was boring" and writes good arguments to back up on this claim, even if it harsh, why lock it?Why kill discussion?Its just a dumb decision all around.

Gotta be honest, everytime I saw this stupid temporary rule around the internet I always thought to myself "Man, why do this?Why kill the fun and thoughts of the other users on this subject?" and was always glad that VGC never done this, at least not to that extent.now I cant say the same.Shame.



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Just have 1 reactionary thread for each conference that also contains peoples ratings. 

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Nautilus said:

What?Why?I find this idea of locking "Reactionary" threads so foolish.

Dont get me wrong, I think the rules should still apply.If someone goes to create one purely to shit on something and dosent have anything constructive AT ALL then i agree it should be locked.But if someone goes to create a thread called "Bethesda conference this year was boring" and writes good arguments to back up on this claim, even if it harsh, why lock it?Why kill discussion?Its just a dumb decision all around.

Gotta be honest, everytime I saw this stupid temporary rule around the internet I always thought to myself "Man, why do this?Why kill the fun and thoughts of the other users on this subject?" and was always glad that VGC never done this, at least not to that extent.now I cant say the same.Shame.

Cant that person just express his or her opinion in the official Bestheda e3 thread? Because if 1 person created his or her own thread, then multiple people will do it too. 



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Jranation said:
Nautilus said:

What?Why?I find this idea of locking "Reactionary" threads so foolish.

Dont get me wrong, I think the rules should still apply.If someone goes to create one purely to shit on something and dosent have anything constructive AT ALL then i agree it should be locked.But if someone goes to create a thread called "Bethesda conference this year was boring" and writes good arguments to back up on this claim, even if it harsh, why lock it?Why kill discussion?Its just a dumb decision all around.

Gotta be honest, everytime I saw this stupid temporary rule around the internet I always thought to myself "Man, why do this?Why kill the fun and thoughts of the other users on this subject?" and was always glad that VGC never done this, at least not to that extent.now I cant say the same.Shame.

Cant that person just express his or her opinion in the official Bestheda e3 thread? Because if 1 person created his or her own thread, then multiple people will do it too. 

And if that thread had a meaningful topic to be discussed, whats the problem?If the problem is that "there are too many threads going on and too many discussions happening", then thats a good problem to have honestly.And sometimes a user just wants to focus on one specific part of the conference and talk about that, without being buried under other topics that a general thread like the official E3 thread would be.

I mean, when Nintendo conference comes and goes, Im pretty sure that people will want to make threads to discuss only Smash, or FE, or a new IP that may happen to be announce there.But the mods wont close those threads, because they are positive and are about topics they approve or something of the sort.Only negative topics will be close, and thats just wrong.



Nautilus said:
Jranation said:

Cant that person just express his or her opinion in the official Bestheda e3 thread? Because if 1 person created his or her own thread, then multiple people will do it too. 

And if that thread had a meaningful topic to be discussed, whats the problem?If the problem is that "there are too many threads going on and too many discussions happening", then thats a good problem to have honestly.And sometimes a user just wants to focus on one specific part of the conference and talk about that, without being buried under other topics that a general thread like the official E3 thread would be.

I mean, when Nintendo conference comes and goes, Im pretty sure that people will want to make threads to discuss only Smash, or FE, or a new IP that may happen to be announce there.But the mods wont close those threads, because they are positive and are about topics they approve or something of the sort.Only negative topics will be close, and thats just wrong.

I want CGI to confirm this. But from reading the thread. I thought that (for example) "Smash Super Brawl revealed" thread is fine. But "This is why I hate Smash Super Brawl" thread is not fine. 



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CGI-Quality 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.

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.

So the forums rules are like the pirate's code!



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