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#1
#2
Me gets the feelin' you never win at scrabble ... :)
#3
jah128

I know what you mean but i didnt want to be the one saying something. Some people get a bit bolshy and i can't be bothered with it lol
#4
Sheriff Waffles;1921759
Me gets the feelin' you never win at scrabble ... :)
:giggle: Scrabble is my game, but thats not really what happens in the scrabble threads is it...

bellabonkers;1921769
I know what you mean but i didnt want to be the one saying something. Some people get a bit bolshy and i can't be bothered with it lol

Its just got to a point where half the visible misc forum page is essentially duplicates of the same thing. Theres the word association and count to a million which have been going for ages, and the original scrabble game, but do we really need the other new scrabble games (3 letter and the other one started "because the old one got too long"?)
#5
spam and expire the new ones then???
#6
nikkib123;1921801
I don't mind them at all (but I would say that ha ha), I stick to the same 2, my scrabble one and pinkkitty's name one.
I can see your point but I don't think its so bad - there are worse things on here.


I don't mind the games at all (forgot about the name game one) - I've participated in most of them, but surely just 1 scrabble game is enough (that would leave the 4 - scrabble, word-association, name and count to a million)... Like you say though, its a small point and I'm sure they will die a natural death soon enough anyway... :thumbsup:

bellabonkers;1921803
spam and expire the new ones then???

I feel that would be an abuse of power, it is the miscellaneous nonsense forum after all and I don't think they break any site rules...
The only reason its an issue at all is because they fill up the top half of the page, causing undue wear to my trackpad due to the amount i have to scroll :-(:giggle:
[admin]#7
Maybe the "owner" of the original ones can pm a mod when it gets too big and the mod can lock the old one with a link on last msg to the new one.
#8
I think its a bit OTT too, but dont wish to be a spoilsport.

I was thinking though that on quite a few forums I'm a member of, posts in certain sections don't count towards the post count. Now, obviously this couldn't be implemented on the misc forum as a whole - but maybe something to think about.
#9
..and jokes.
There ideal solution would be a subdivision of the misc forums, serious/help/rant and pointle..sorry, non-serious.
#10
just keep that Word association game delete the rest....jus sayin
#11
Not suggesting they should all be removed, and I really don't think the post count issue matters, but just as moneysavingg suggests it would to have a decluttered 'serious' misc forum, or a limit on the number of 'pointless' threads...
1 Like #12
If everyone thought they were pointless then no-one would play them. Just look at the amount of people playing them. Some people arent happy unless they are moaning about something
#13
jah128

It certainly is, the others are quite good fun though.
#14
if u dont like it dont go on the misc page
#15
bigbob909;1937464
if u dont like it dont go on the misc page


Point completely missed but hey I expected that posting this topic here... :thumbsup:

I guess the obvious solution would be to have another forum, as has been suggested so many times before, something like a help/serious forum. As the site grows, there is an increasing number of congrats posts/simple games/joke posts/nonsense in the misc forum - I don't have a problem with this - its just people also use that forum for help requests, asking site-based questions and serious discussions. As one can only see 20 posts at a time maybe now is the time to subdivide the forum?
#16
i think they should be OK up to 100 pages and then deleted, not moved, so peoples post count doesn't get out of proportion to how much they are a part of the site... then see how many people play the stupid games all the time.
#17
gary_rip;1939249
i think they should be OK up to 100 pages and then deleted, not moved, so peoples post count doesn't get out of proportion to how much they are a part of the site... then see how many people play the stupid games all the time.


Lol that'l learn em'
Maybe even have a negative post count for certain threads. (Just messing)

There's nothing wrong with having games and such, its just that the Misc forum gets a little too busy and some serious discussion can get drowned out. I don't think we will ever see any extra forums added, as I'm sure it will take much too effort to do. The ideal time to have done it was at the last iteration.
#18
MoneySavingG;1942193
Lol that'l learn em'
Maybe even have a negative post count for certain threads. (Just messing)

There's nothing wrong with having games and such, its just that the Misc forum gets a little too busy and some serious discussion can get drowned out. I don't think we will ever see any extra forums added, as I'm sure it will take much too effort to do. The ideal time to have done it was at the last iteration.


Absolutely, although I can't really see why it would be too much effort. And with the new layout there is 'space' for a new forum (the topics list is a lot wider than the forums list). One forum for serious discussion, help and advice, and one for nonsense, games and congrats threads would stop 'serious' topics and request for help being missed IMO.
#19
the only game thta should be allowed is Jah's quiz its the best and almost at an end :'(
#20
Admin, Please can we have a serious forum, or at least a limit to how many congrats threads, word games are on?

9 out of the 20 threads this morning are word games.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh89/thesaint01/Untitled.jpg

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh89/thesaint01/wordgames2.jpg
#21
As has been mentioned a few times now, it would be good to split the misc forum in two - I do find it hard to keep up with threads in the misc forum as it's often dominated by word association threads and similar.

John
#22
Agreed with above - I'm kind of surprised that some of those games I was talking about when I first posted this thread are still going in addition to other new ones, but when 50% of the misc front page is games, 30% congrats posts and 15% pictures of cats failing, it is a bit too easy for those genuine discussions and requests for help to get lost/dissappear from view... Could we not try a seperate help/discussion forum on a trial basis or something?
#23
guv;2387689
These threads are obviously popular - so I'm certainly not suggesting they are not allowed. (And I dont think anyone has suggested that!)

Perhaps a split by Misc nonsense and Misc discusion - with clear bounderies of where to post. Quite often these may well overlap I guess - but as long as it effectively culls things, then I think it would be a good way forward.


Seems like we are all singing from the same hymn sheet for once so to speak :giggle:

PS Long may the misc nonsense live!
#24
guv

Perhaps a split by Misc nonsense and Misc discusion


Or Misc Nonsense & Help & Support section....:whistling:
[admin]#25
What's a short one word name for the serious forum? We can't use "Help" as that generally means site specific help and would be confusing.
#26
Admin
What's a short one word name for the serious forum? We can't use "Help" as that generally means site specific help and would be confusing.

How about Call the current "misc" "Nonsense" and the more serious section the "misc".

or "General", "The Sewer", "Other"

I know not the best names, just thought what come to my head
#27
Admin;2388197
What's a short one word name for the serious forum? We can't use "Help" as that generally means site specific help and would be confusing.


Thats true - although such a forum would be a good place to ask for help, site related and otherwise. Often people have a simple question about rep or something which is better suited to such a forum than the feedback forum.

Also the forum names presumably don't have to be very short (FS is 16 characters long and there is plenty of space in the 'forums' bar)?
#28
Members Advice
or
Advice
or
Advice & Help (Put all the help threads in here anyway)
or
Serious Stuff
or
Helping Hand
or
Seriously !
or
Sobriety
or
Gravitas (or Gravitus)
or
Dignitas
or






(Can you tell I really support this idea of a separate "help" forum ???? ) :)
banned#29
how about "keep it on topic guys - lol


just serious would do, although i dont think it will change anything, people will still take the pee, wreck threads etc,etc they just wont be mixed in with the nonsense, because some people really dont know when a joke is not needed and even when it is pointed out they continue
#30
hottoshop;2388657
Dignitas


The forum to visit when you simply can't take it anymore...:giggle:
#31
hottoshop;2388657
Members Advice


That sounds like a good name - a name like help might imply help for using site only. Member's advice sounds a lot more general for help on everyday matters.
#32
guv
For once I 100% agree with you, but all the time its called "misc nonsense" thats exactly what you get!


We definatly need somewhere where help threads don't get over looked!
banned#33
what about the lounge, so we could have the misc as "the bar" and serious stuff as "the lounge" just a thought
#34
Admin
What's a short one word name for the serious forum? We can't use "Help" as that generally means site specific help and would be confusing.


So, are you saying you will agree to add another forum for technical issues, questions etc...if we can come up with a suitable name for it? :w00t:
#35
guv
Misc Assistance

plus

Misc Nonsense.


I like Misc nonsense, but i'd perfer "Misc General" or "Misc help" Misc discussion"
#36
I reckon one of the following....

Help & Support (My 1st choice)
Help & Advice
HUKDCAB
Assistance
Helllp!!
Houston...we have a problem!
Techy Help
H&S

Thats all I can think of at the mo!
#37
bump for more names hopefully leading to a new room :)
#38
Well this morning we have 7 word games, and 2 "Congrats" threads(For the same person) out of the top 10 on the 'Misc' board.

I admit to never looking at any of the word games, so can anyone tell me why afternoon scrabble is being played in the morning?

For some reason, I can't post piccies at the moment:

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh89/thesaint01/word3-1.jpg
#39
Posted for Saint as I noticed there was a problem also yesterday.
I can't quite work out why it's doing it but it has something to do with the URL not being copied and pasted correctly ??

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh89/thesaint01/word3-1.jpg
#40
I tend to ignore the word games....I'd rather goto a thread where someone requires help, and I'll help if I can!

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