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Would it be possible to not have off-topic board posts show on the front page?


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#1 jmcc

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 11:55 PM

The off-topic board threads seem to be mainly flamewars lately. Would it be possible for that board not to have it's posts displayed in the "latest message board posts" area on the front page? I don't know about anyone else, but I'd hate to miss out on a deal or something because of whatever political bitch-fight is going on that day.
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#2 SneakyPenguin

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 11:57 PM

id rather if they do implment this, that it be a toggle feature. i like seeing off topics.

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#3 CaseyRyback

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Posted 27 April 2004 - 12:01 AM

about 80 percent of the front page is about deals and trading. I see no reason to make others work hard because someone is too lazy

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#4 jmcc

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Posted 27 April 2004 - 12:08 AM

about 80 percent of the front page is about deals and trading. I see no reason to make others work hard because someone is too lazy


On the list of messages that was generated the last time I came to the site 5/10 of them were from the off topic forum.
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#5 Gothic Walrus

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Posted 27 April 2004 - 12:12 AM

Possible? Probably. Likely to happen? Probably not.

I've been asking to remove the trading list posts from that section of the site for ages...and it hasn't happened yet.

And as far as the toggle system goes, I don't think that would work. Our forum accounts have no bearing at all on the front page, if I'm not mistaken. It would be a huge hassle to get that working...unless I'm ignorant and don't know what I'm talking about, which tends to be the case. :D

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#6 jmcc

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Posted 27 April 2004 - 12:25 AM

...unless I'm ignorant and don't know what I'm talking about, which tends to be the case. :D


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#7 ZForce915

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 02:01 AM

Ya know, I have to say that is a great idea.

If you don't want to post in the off-topic area, don't. But if you never see what's there (by knocking it off the front page), you'll be tempted to post.
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#8 punqsux

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 02:10 AM

worst.suggestion.evar.

#9 ZForce915

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 02:11 AM

worst.suggestion.evar.


Come on, what's so bad about it?
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#10 punqsux

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 02:13 AM

i'd miss about 1/2 the posts on the site, i hardly ever go to the normal forum to look at posts

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 02:14 AM

Our forum accounts have no bearing at all on the front page, if I'm not mistaken.


I'm pretty sure you are. And, if you aren't, it really wouldn't be that big of a hassle to connect things properly.
That said, I don't think it should really be necessary. As it is, I rarely see off-topics on the front page, even though I enjoy arguing in those threads most.
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#12 punqsux

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 02:16 AM

a toggle feature would be fine, but fully removing them would suck

#13 bickle

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 02:16 AM

The off-topic board threads seem to be mainly flamewars lately. Would it be possible for that board not to have it's posts displayed in the "latest message board posts" area on the front page?

Great idea!

#14 organicow

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 02:19 AM

i have mixed opinions on this...

i agree that too many threads in the OT board have turned into nothing but annoying bitch-fests, but some of the threads are truly entertaining. I know we are supposed to be here for game stuff, which most of us are, but ultimately this site is intended to provide info AND (IMO) entertainment...whatever form it may come in...

Yeah, sometimes i wish i didn't have to see that shit when i fist come to the site, but i think switching it entirely off would be overkill.

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#15 EggViper

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 02:49 AM

well i like seing all the recent posts at the front page so i know what the current topics are. but if anything this should b an optional setting to not include certain boards from appearing on the front page, even then this will probally b too much work for something that isnt really required.