Started by Sick Of Silence, May 05, 2018, 12:33:19 PM
Quote from: Sick Of Silence on May 05, 2018, 12:33:19 PMIf we are going to post links, we need to post (at the very least) several key paragraphs to summarize what the link is about just incase that link disappears. Most any forum I have been to does that (we have always posted the whole article). This especially goes when you post a Craigslist page because it will expire. Articles expire. Websites disappear. And it also helps when you need to search for that information down the road.
Quote from: Solar on May 05, 2018, 01:46:08 PMA summary is great, but what I prefer most is original articles OP, even if it's just commentary, but a few parsed paragraphs are good as well, or just the opening paragraph in the least.But never post an entire article from a website without the author's permission or it's a copyright violation.There are exceptions of course, like govt web pages, those we as taxpayers, paid for, or as you mentioned, craigslist, and a screenshot is even better in that case.It's pretty much etiquette any longer, most understand the laws now, but even I get lazy at times and just post a few sentences and a link.
Quote from: Rotwang on May 06, 2018, 01:35:03 AMI'd like to see a THUMBS UP feature.It encourages participation.
Quote from: Solar on May 06, 2018, 02:44:08 AMThere's a huge problem with that. It encourages laziness. Instead of someone replying, they simply give a thumbs up and move along.So, in essence, it becomes a onesided opinion, where no one expands on the topic, and our thousands of readers never get an expanded perspective, and no one actually posts to help explain the post.In the end, one opinion holds and no one ever gets to see the entire argument negating or supporting the OP.
Quote from: taxed on May 06, 2018, 10:22:39 AMThat's VERY true. That happens to me when I'm on Disqus for too long. I come here and look for the like button.
Quote from: Rotwang on May 06, 2018, 01:35:03 AMI'd like to see a THUMBS UP feature. It encourages participation.
Quote from: Sick Of Silence on May 17, 2018, 02:55:04 AMHow about not messing with posts that don't need to be messed with. If the post is in the correct section to begin with, leave it there. I normally just check "unread posts" whenever I come to the site. I did not notice it got moved. I go looking for it, and I can't find it. It appeared to be to have been deleted to me. I though "wow, I never though I get censored on a Conservative forum like that. So, to be sure, I go search for it and I find it moved to some child board. To me, that is a form of censoring.
QuoteI used to spend most of my time on another forum (unrelated) that had the options to add reputation (a form of thumbs up/thumbs down) to a particular post. It did get abused in the silly sense that we all added positive reputation to each other for a short period in a particular thread. We also kind of had an unwritten rule that if you wanted help outside of a forum (external support like a voting for them in a competition), positive reputation was kinda expected in return. But, other than that, everybody only positive repped other like minded posts (and not because it was a profound posting).The only time I really gave negative repped was usually when a spammer joined and everybody kinda repped them badly until they get banned and everything deleted. I typically did not negative rep anybody because there were a few hardcore Liberals that were vengeful. I eventually learned to generally ignore them and put them on my "ignore" list (forum function). What I did do was counter balance things by added positive rep to anybody who had to deal with those Liberals. I also positive repped those that got unfairly negative repped (usually newbies who get punished by the older crowd generally on unnecessary things).
QuoteHaving your post or thread censored like above is infuriating. I kinda reminds of that forum on how it was being run back in the day by Liberal minded administrators and moderators. As I said, I generally avoided "trouble" in the realm of negative repping of people. But, having your post of thread unnecessarily censored on a Conservative forum is outrageous.
QuoteDon't bring "repping" to this forum. I wouldn't care about "getting along" to care about my forum "reputation". You damn right I would negative rep a moderator or administrator if they acted like an establishment Republican and not a Conservative. Any political forum would be the place to "fight fire with fire" (a point I made in another thread) when it comes to fighting Liberalism on all levels.
QuotePeople can do what the want; it's not my forum. But, if you want more members and more participation, maybe the dumb "happenings" (teacher with the Lego) is things people are more interested in then North Korea. Notice how Fox News primetime political opinion shows (like Tucker Carlson) can talk about both? Peace talks with North Korea is just as important as the teacher who doesn't want boys to play with Lego for a Liberal reason.
Quote from: Mercy Otis Warren on May 07, 2020, 06:00:50 AMI don't understand that... How can it be a copyright infringement if you add the link where you got it from? Doesn't that indicate you're NOT taking credit for the article? On The Politics Forums, we posted the ENTIRE articles all the time, and nobody ever told us it was a copyright infringement.....?
Quote from: supsalemgr on May 06, 2018, 01:41:27 AMThere is one along with the smiles, etc;.
Quote from: Calypso Jones on May 07, 2020, 06:12:59 AMThese extra features cost money don't they.
Quote from: Calypso Jones on May 07, 2020, 06:21:35 AMhow about a reputation feature where you give rep which means a number and then you can also send a personal message with that rep feature?