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Re: A stupid proposal
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2017, 05:17:54 PM »

I'm just awaiting the return of Alanland. I had thrown it around a few times to revive it, but I'd rather not risk the wrath of the moderators.
I don't get why it was locked.

It ran its course.
Pretty much this. Sure, nostalgia wins out, but the last few pages were very stagnant, and at the end it was in the process of turning into a random discussion thread. It was, quite frankly, a mercy killing.
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Re: A stupid proposal
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2017, 05:45:45 PM »

Biggest April Fool's joke I can remember was me planning a meet and then not showing up for it.

(Of course I couldn't walk due to debilitating sciatica and ended up in acute kidney failure a couple of weeks later, but still...)
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Re: A stupid proposal
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2017, 08:11:54 PM »

Not usually. But in the case of those threads, I feel there was stuff I wanted to say but wasn't able to (although the threads were probably better off locked).

I find the same. With threads that will ineviteably get locked, its a matter of having good luck and good timing. And sometimes even what the mod says when they lock it would get a lot of comments, if only...

All this gives me a good idea: have a delay of an hour or so from the mod' s post, to when you can no longer reply. That would allow an extra opportunity to squeak in humor or relevant content.
I think an hour delay would work very well.

Not possible unless the mod was to baby sit the thread as there's no forum modification to allow us to set a time to lock a thread.  We also have real lives, and unless we were getting paid to stay and do it, odds are wouldn't be possible.

You could just give us a 24 hour warning. Immediate lock if "bad stuff" gets posted.
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Re: A stupid proposal
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2017, 08:29:09 PM »



You could just give us a 24 hour warning. Immediate lock if "bad stuff" gets posted.

You seem to be under the assumption that one of us mods is here 24/7.
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Re: A stupid proposal
« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2017, 09:34:21 PM »

You could just give us a 24 hour warning. Immediate lock if "bad stuff" gets posted.

You seem to be under the assumption that one of us mods is here 24/7.

I assume at least one mod logs on at least once a day.
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Re: A stupid proposal
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2017, 09:37:20 PM »

Here's an example:

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By 22:00 on 30 December 2017, this thread will be locked. Please wrap up the conversation.

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Re: A stupid proposal
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2017, 09:57:40 PM »

Here's an example:

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Current time: 15:32, 29 December 2017

By 22:00 on 30 December 2017, this thread will be locked. Please wrap up the conversation.

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Following that logic, if someone spams the forum, we give them 24 hours to cease and desist or be deleted. Do you think he would cease & desist or do you think he would spam incessantly?

To pre-announce we are shutting down a conversation would, IMO, be fodder for personal attacks, random posts or other inanity.
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Re: A stupid proposal
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2017, 10:01:38 PM »

You may be right. Just an idea.
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Re: A stupid proposal
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2017, 01:08:35 AM »

You may be right. Just an idea.
It's a stupid proposal.

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Re: A stupid proposal
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2017, 02:34:38 AM »

You may be right. Just an idea.

It's a stupid proposal.

I don't even know what proposal this thread was/is about.
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Re: A stupid proposal
« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2017, 10:23:23 AM »

You may be right. Just an idea.

It's a stupid proposal.

I don't even know what proposal this thread was/is about.

A stupid proposal (at least that is what the title says) :-D
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Re: A stupid proposal
« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2017, 01:56:56 PM »

I'm just awaiting the return of Alanland. I had thrown it around a few times to revive it, but I'd rather not risk the wrath of the moderators.
I don't get why it was locked.

It ran its course.
Pretty much this. Sure, nostalgia wins out, but the last few pages were very stagnant, and at the end it was in the process of turning into a random discussion thread. It was, quite frankly, a mercy killing.

Kinda like sacrificing a goat?  :-D
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Re: A stupid proposal
« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2017, 08:29:04 PM »

You may be right. Just an idea.

It's a stupid proposal.

I don't even know what proposal this thread was/is about.
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Re: A stupid proposal
« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2017, 08:36:31 PM »

And I think we have run this into the ground.
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