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That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 09:10:51 Reply

I generally respect the rules of the BBS. The last time I got banned was well over a year ago. I think most of the rules make sense and I think the moderators are fair.

HOWEVER: I do have a problem with:
"Lurk first, post second. Read the entirety of every thread you post in before you post."
Because of this guideline, I had to read almost 400 pages of posts in the stickam thread just so I could join in on the chatting fun.

THEN JUST BEFORE I FINISHED, MALACHY LOCKED IT.


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 09:11:21 Reply

Sucks to be you, dickface.


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 09:11:46 Reply

Yea, I don't follow that.


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 09:12:42 Reply

There's a new 2 page thread.

http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1266 783


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 09:12:43 Reply

Haha , you actually read over 300 pages of posts in one thread ? In a topic that large I would read the last few pages just to know what they are talking about

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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 09:16:58 Reply

At 8/18/11 09:11 AM, Sevkat wrote: Sucks to be you, dickface.

No it doesn't. I have quite a bit of money and appliances.

At 8/18/11 09:12 AM, Manly-Chicken wrote: There's a new 2 page thread.

http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1266 783

That's not the point. I could have been posting and reading all kinds of other topics in the BBS. Instead I just wasted some of my life!


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 09:30:41 Reply

I'd generally say that with much longer threads it's excusable to just read a couple of pages (e.g., first, middle, and last) rather than the whole thing. There are some threads on the forums which are nearing 3,000 pages, and I wouldn't expect anybody to read that much before posting in a thread.

The rule is in place to ensure that users aren't posting in threads with little to no idea of what they're posting about. So long as you're clued up on the thread you're posting in, you should be fine. You're unlikely to be banned for not knowing what the seventeenth post on page 1,408 was.


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 09:33:10 Reply

I won't lie, I lol'd.

Seriously though, that isn't a strict rule, so much as a guideline to help you keep yourself from looking like an ass, by actually knowing what the topic is about, and to refrain from making a point that has already been said like 20 times.


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 09:42:43 Reply

I know that you're not joking, but seriously there's nothing more annoying than seeing the same exact replies and mini-conversations repeating themselves throughout a four-page thread. Even on longer threads you should be expected to skim through and try to find an answer to any questions you might have/avoid repeating yourself.

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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 10:50:54 Reply

Haha, sucks to be you bro. Never read the full thread, just read enough to fill you in on the details next time, okay?


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 10:52:49 Reply

I find it funny, when some users don't even read one or two pages of a thread.


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 10:53:22 Reply

At 8/18/11 09:10 AM, Pjorg wrote: HOWEVER: I do have a problem with:
"Lurk first, post second. Read the entirety of every thread you post in before you post."
Because of this guideline, I had to read almost 400 pages of posts in the stickam thread just so I could join in on the chatting fun.

I guess that the problem you've had there is that you're too anal. Obeying every rule to the letter is a pain and that's one that can be circumvented to a point. The point being on those threads that are ages long.

Sure, in a thread that's 10 hours old and has 2-3 pages of text, read it all. Otherwise, use your head.


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 10:55:45 Reply

So that's why the thread wasn't being bumped.

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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 11:56:33 Reply

At 8/18/11 10:52 AM, Asandir wrote: I find it funny, when some users don't even read one or two pages of a thread.

Aka you, no offense, I see that you don't read some pages or posts sometimes and the end result is funny...and embarrassing ^.^

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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 11:58:04 Reply

At 8/18/11 11:56 AM, Gimmick wrote:
I'll hold that over your head for the rest of your life

I think so. You seem to pick put every of my faults. I just remember you of the thread of Piggler, where you didn't know that he already found his snake.


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 12:21:56 Reply

You should've blindly posted about irrelevant bullshit without reading the thread.


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 12:32:05 Reply

the bbs has rules?


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 12:32:28 Reply

As said before. It's more of a guideline. I have yet to hear about a user getting banned for not following that rule.


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 12:32:57 Reply

THEN JUST BEFORE I FINISHED, MALACHY LOCKED IT.

Sounds like you got burrrrnnnneeed.


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 12:38:37 Reply

At 8/18/11 12:32 PM, tally1989 wrote: I have yet to hear about a user getting banned for not following that rule.

Ah, but just because you haven't heard of it happening, it doesn't mean that it never happens.


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 12:42:13 Reply

At 8/18/11 09:10 AM, Pjorg wrote:

I had to read almost 400 pages of posts in the stickam thread just so I could join in on the chatting fun.


THEN JUST BEFORE I FINISHED, MALACHY LOCKED IT.

For some reason.... I don't actually believe that you read all of those pages...


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 12:44:38 Reply

At 8/18/11 09:10 AM, Pjorg wrote: I generally respect the rules of the BBS. The last time I got banned was well over a year ago. I think most of the rules make sense and I think the moderators are fair.

HOWEVER: I do have a problem with:
"Lurk first, post second. Read the entirety of every thread you post in before you post."
Because of this guideline, I had to read almost 400 pages of posts in the stickam thread just so I could join in on the chatting fun.

THEN JUST BEFORE I FINISHED, MALACHY LOCKED IT.

lols,

i generally just read the last few pages of a long one or the entire thing if its a short post.
bug good job with that


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 12:47:21 Reply

At 8/18/11 12:38 PM, NEVR wrote:
At 8/18/11 12:32 PM, tally1989 wrote: I have yet to hear about a user getting banned for not following that rule.
Ah, but just because you haven't heard of it happening, it doesn't mean that it never happens.

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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 13:57:01 Reply

I never thought anyone would take that rule seriously enough to read all of that thread.


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 13:58:35 Reply

At 8/18/11 12:38 PM, NEVR wrote:
At 8/18/11 12:32 PM, tally1989 wrote: I have yet to hear about a user getting banned for not following that rule.
Ah, but just because you haven't heard of it happening, it doesn't mean that it never happens.

It happens? But don't they have to tell you they didn't read it before you can actually know that?
Anyway, back to the thread, it is a rule that you don't have to follow if it is extra long, like they said, if it is really long, just read the last 4 pages or so.

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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 14:00:58 Reply

I read the first post and respond.


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 14:38:16 Reply

At 8/18/11 02:00 PM, Space-Whale wrote: I read the first post and respond.

I don't like when people do that. At least read the last page or something.


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 15:00:14 Reply

At 8/18/11 02:38 PM, ngfan14 wrote:
At 8/18/11 02:00 PM, Space-Whale wrote: I read the first post and respond.
I don't like when people do that. At least read the last page or something.

I hate when people do that, especially when threads aren't even longer than one page.

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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 15:04:14 Reply

You read an entire Stickam thread and still wanted to GO on Stickam?

Wow.


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Response to That one BBS rule! 2011-08-18 15:13:20 Reply

I never do that, instead i just read the last couple pages because those are the only relevant ones.