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What do you think?

Someone just PM'd me this, thought it would be appropriate here.

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Hi. I know your time is valuable, so I'll keep it short...

Several of us have been talking offline about a possible new forum dedicated to indepth and intelligent conversation (without the spam kings, and juvenille kiddies). It would need to work in a similar manner to the Moderator forum, ie open by invitation and password protected.

We are still developing the full idea, but as a concept do you think you might be able to accomodate us?

If you are unable to due to overheads we will take the forum off site, but would prefer to keep it here if possible as Gaters is a unique place for us now.

Thank you.

Jonas
(Brett, Melbourne)

PS. Bose is prepared to write SQL files etc to help automate the process if we go ahead.

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I can see where these people like Jonas are coming from, but in my opinion they are acting a bit high and mighty. Ok, there are some people who are annoying jow and then, but does tht mean this?

I wouldnt want to be associated with these people myself and. If they want to seperate themselves then they see that they're better than everyone else and well thats just not fair. The whole thing about the internet is that it is boring. I know for one if this was implemented then I would not be given a password to this forum and even if I was I would rather talk with the locals than the mr upities.

If this was implemented I might force myself to leave.

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I think it sounds like a good idea.

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Indiana
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Don't you think it sounds elitist? I mean wouldnt it better just to ask to cut down on Spam, or come down harder on Spammers?

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I for one am pissed off enough with the spam. If we can lock them out, all the better. It's not elitist, it's just discrimination against idiots, which I don't have a problem with.

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I agree with Indy.
Who decides who gets to post in the 'special' forum? *snorts* Not only that, but how are they supposed to be able to prove they're not a 'spam king' or 'juvenille kiddy' if all the 'intelligent' threads are hidden from them. The idea is snobby and elitist, and almost offends me. Almost :P
Ok there are spammers and twits around, but that is part of the internet.

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yeah.. i think you'll find that most people who have some kind of clue as to what theyu are talkng ahout will post in the appropiate thread. Make it too indepth and secret society - what happens if someone new comes along who has the intellegence and insight to nake additions?
how will they know to find it?

No. Too 'elitest, as others have said.

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Don't like it. We have an in-depth forum to seperate the crap from the good, if users feel it isn't living up to what they need, we should attempt to bring it up to scratch instead of having this exclusive club they think will solve problems.

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quote:
Hi again, we've continued to discuss the ethics and possibilities of such a forum, and a couple have raised concerns at the apparent elitism of it all - something most of us frown at as this is not the intention at all.

I think rather than take the cream of the crop and crown them one by one, we'd like to see ALL senior posters (100+ posts) added, but removed promptly if any of several simple rules are broken, eg:

1) Must show respect for others opinions at ALL times
2) No spamming

I think bottom line is we are just trying to come up with ways to stop the annoying idiots here, the very few who spoil it for everyone. Yes we can ignore them as RH says, but someone will always nudge them on and too many good threads have gone down because of it.

Thanks,

Jonas.



I think we can clean up the In-Depth forum to remove the spam and flaming. I've posted a message in the in-depth forum encouraging people to report such bad-quality posts so something can be done about it.

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Indiana
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If the forum was private and not secret then it wouldn't be as bad.

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