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    tPF Discussion Room Change

    We have listened to a lot of member input about the new discussion area and group. Some said it was exclusive, some said voting was a popularity contest, and some asked why not stricter moderation? Based on member input, we have decided to open tPF Discussion up to all, do away with voting, and give members control over it.

    It will work as follows:

    • Post a thread in the tPF Discussion Forum. We ask that you select the prefix "tPFD: " so members know what they are. Mods can edit titles if needed.

    • If you are the thread starter, you can request moderators to thread ban those who you feel are engaging in flamebait trolling, off-topic distractions and personal attacks. All the you need to do is report a post, ask for a thread ban, and give your reason. It will be done and made clear in the offending post. These thread bans will not be counted as infractions.

    It will still be moderated as any other part of the forum based on forum rules. The theme is still to try to develop a place for serious discussion. By serious discussion we mean making meaningful contributions to the topic at hand free of flamebait trolling, off-topic distractions and personal attacks.



    Some points to clarify some misunderstandings:

    • We will not move existing threads to tPFD.
    • Only OPs can request TBs in tPFD.
    • There are no pre-emptive TBs.
    • Mods will simply post that the OP has requested TB.
    • Keep in mind, most importantly, tPFD is member-run.



    Last edited by Chris; 08-20-2015 at 09:23 PM.
    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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    Interesting. Sounds better on paper, hope it works.

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    Sounds like a much better idea. JPP has something akin to this, called Above Plain Politics. However, given the forum is 98% trolls, its a wasteland.

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    Nicely done, Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Arrow View Post
    He is a cutie isn't he?

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    There ya go home run, this is the right way, every forum participant has the opportunity to participate and that participation is based on their behavior and ability to maintain civility. If they cant they get the boot and they have no one to blame but themselves. PERFECT!!!!!!

    Whoever was key to bringing forth this new outline is to be complimented.
    "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it"



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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    There ya go home run, this is the right way, every forum participant has the opportunity to participate and that participation is based on their behavior and ability to maintain civility. If they cant they get the boot and they have no one to blame but themselves. PERFECT!!!!!!

    Whoever was key to bringing forth this new outline is to be complimented.
    I think the idea to be able to thread ban someone from a thread you start originated with Chloe, but this change in general was driven by member complaints. Chris did majority of the work in drafting this, with input from the moderation team on how would be the best way to adjust the discussion forum and then also the VIPs gave input. Team effort, but I'd say it's sort of Chloe's idea and Chris did the task of writing up various drafts of what we wanted to change the forum to. ADMIN was also very helpful in several ways.

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    Not only is it better, but it makes everyone happy. Good job guys, good stuff.

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