I know that while reading this, some of you will be thinking, “I don’t do any of this. I don’t have to read this.” I would like it if everyone would take a moment of their time to read the post, as a refresher on the rules never hurt. I’m not saying I’m perfect, either. There are probably many things in here that I, myself, am guilty of.
If you’ve been here for a while, you may remember Frogmanex’s attempt at this. The quality of posts after that did improve, but for only about a week or two. I don’t know why I think I will have any greater success. If you don’t remember that thread, I recommend you read it. It can’t hurt to re-read over it again, if you remember it, though. If you haven’t read the stickies, these guys, please do that.
Discussion is good.
It’s what the forums are for. Apparently, though, not all of us know what constitutes a discussion. I’ll start off with thread-making. When you’re making a thread, you must include a clear-set topic of discussion. That doesn’t mean, “lol talk about bananas,” you should instead say, “I enjoy bananas. I would like to know, OT, what is your favorite fruit? Give details about why you love this fruit, or hate that one.” ‘Off Topic’ does not mean ‘No topic.’
A Youtube video is nothing to make a thread over. There’s already a thread there at the top of the forum to deter you from making a thread about it. Don’t say, “I would post this in the Masterthread but nobody will see it.” If we wanted to see Youtube videos, we would go to the Masterthread.
When you see a spam topic, flag the first post and a moderator will deal with it whenever they can.
A discussion is when you share your thought or story, and somebody else can then expand on your thought, share their own story, or tell you what they don’t like about your thought or story, and how you could improve it. This is not a discussion:
Originally posted by SamsterSamster:Originally posted by dartjat:Originally posted by roflcopter_pilot:Originally posted by 35kdog:Originally posted by Noddles:Originally posted by yourmomdad:
That wasn’t the OP’s fault, either. They set the topic. That was your fault, OT. Flag pyramids, and don’t contribute to them. Which brings me to my next point.
If you don’t have anything to say, don’t say anything.
This doesn’t mean never post anything ever, but if you have nothing more to say than, “Cool story bro,” “An hero,” “inb4____,” or anything like that, you don’t need to post. If somebody else has already said something that you agree with, don’t just quote that post and click reply! If you can’t add anything onto the post or critique it in some way, you don’t need to post.
“But Darkir, I need to increase my post count to be cool!”
Post count means nothing.
Post count isn’t something to envy, to worship, to seek out by posting excessively. It’s kind of like age, on the Kongregate forums. You don’t worship elderly people just for being here longer than you. Vegard and Minnakht seem to have no features to differentiate from anyone else, besides where they live and seem to have their own fanbases. Post count is not something to judge a person by; if they have a high post count, you shouldn’t automatically think they’re good people you should befriend and agree with anything they say. You should make your own judgments of people, who you like, and who you don’t. Don’t adopt somebody else’s viewpoint!
I’m just saying you should give just as much respect and attention to people with one post as you would people with 20,000.
YE OLDE EDITE:
Originally posted by Vegard20:Vegard and Minnakht seem to have no features to differentiate from anyone else, besides where they live and seem to have their own fanbases.
People call me quirky and overly perverted. I also do things to pics/videos of Real little girls; people would define as “illegal”. Does that mean everyone here masturbate to U13 girls? Do people here masturbate even when their family members are in the same room? Do everyone here have a deadly chronically lunge disease too? I hope not. That would make this place worse and sadder than I already thought it was.
No, we love you for who you are.
But everyone has quirks, perhaps not to the same extent on some points, but I just meant that there’s no point in paying more attention to other people just because of their post counts. I was just saying give everybody a fair chance and pay attention to them even if they have 0 posts, and to form your own opinions about others rather than adopting the opinion of other people.
A troll, by my definition, is somebody who acts in a way to bring negative attention to themselves through the internet. A spammer is somebody who posts excessively, with no real message in the posts to try to make others angry, which accomplishes the same goal of bringing negative attention their way. There’s a way to deal with trolls and spammers, a neat little tool of the Kongregate forums.
Flag the post. Then, just ignore them. Flagging the post brings it to the attention of moderators, so they can clean up the posts and silence or ban the troll/spammer if need be.
“Okay, I think I get what you’re saying. How do I become an accepted member of the community, though?”
Don’t pretend to be something you’re not. If you’re not funny, don’t try to be, because people who try to be funny are usually the least funny. I’m not funny. I just do what I can to contribute to threads.
If you just be yourself and follow the rules, you should be accepted in time.
All I’m saying is, before you post, take a moment to think, “Do I need to post this? Does it contribute to the discussion?” and read over your to-be post once or twice.