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Friday, August 17th 2012, 8:20pm

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And this. Thats actually even better than my reasoning. I like.

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Friday, August 17th 2012, 8:26pm

You guys really love needlessly limiting yourself.
Let's spam in IRC until Athemoe makes the bot kick spammers.
Let's be unreasonable with rep and come up with needlessly complicated rules for a pointless mechanic.
Let's hide the off topic sections so new guys don't get the impression we like to have fun here.

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Saturday, August 18th 2012, 3:48am

I voted no. As a long time lurker I liked the fact that there was a friendly community here, and off-topic highlights that.

I don't think it does any harm, and if people don't want to post they don't have to. But lets not decide for the newbies that it's in their best interests not to see the full spectrum of the symthic community.
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Saturday, August 18th 2012, 4:23am

We could have something like this on the top of the main page:

General Area: x total threads, y comments per day
Technical Discussion: x total threads, y comments per day
Off-Topic Section (Hidden): x total threads, y comments per day

This would tell people that we have a thriving off-topic section, they just have to register to see it. And if they're curious, they'll register. And if they register, chances are higher that they'll post. And in the end we have more new members.
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Saturday, August 18th 2012, 5:04am

If anything, we should hide our chatbox / irc channel from everyone else. Nothing to be proud of!

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Saturday, August 18th 2012, 5:45am

I voted no. If you block their access to off topic, the serious topics will become convoluted with crap.

Instead of hiding 'Off topics' from guest, how about leave it out of the recent activity feed? After all the site is supposed to promote stats and data. It does give the wrong impression when the top threads are "post a pic of yourself" and "suck my hydropump". Seems like a date site/pedo dream come true.
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Saturday, August 18th 2012, 7:49am

How about we dont do anything. I dont see whats the problem here.

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Saturday, August 18th 2012, 7:54am

How about we dont do anything. I dont see whats the problem here.

Primarily this. but if anything would be done, certainly no more than this -
Instead of hiding 'Off topics' from guest, how about leave it out of the recent activity feed? After all the site is supposed to promote stats and data.

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Saturday, August 18th 2012, 8:20am

I voted no. If you block their access to off topic, the serious topics will become convoluted with crap.

Instead of hiding 'Off topics' from guest, how about leave it out of the recent activity feed? After all the site is supposed to promote stats and data. It does give the wrong impression when the top threads are "post a pic of yourself" and "suck my hydropump". Seems like a date site/pedo dream come true.


I laughed hard :'D
Totally agree with what you said, hiding the OT subforum is not the best solution.
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Sunday, August 19th 2012, 9:07am

How about we dont do anything. I dont see whats the problem here.
If I can tack onto this for just a moment. The OT section is typically something you visit once you're a member of a site and you've gotten some familiarity with other members. No one is drawn here by our OT section. They come for the stats and technical stuff. The OT area is our REC room. Designed to keep that stuff out of the serious areas and like other sites it does its job admirably. To say this is a non issue would be an understatement. If you don't enjoy those threads, don't partake in them. There's tons of other data centric threads for you to pour over and of course we always welcome new analysis.

I take offense to the notion that we should be ashamed of our output in the OT. It takes some slightly deranged minds to want to spend hours testing the nuances of some abstract variable and if that manifests itself into the form of a tentacle conversation in the OT section then so be it. Let people express themselves and create stronger bonds and you'll see better results in tests and experiments. No one here is getting paid after all.