In reply to Zingman
I put not stock in up votes... and accept the fact that people can manipulate it. It's simply the fact that if someone want's to go from mcdonalds create an account to wendys to create an account just to upvote .. they deserve the upvotes from the ALTS. That's just to start the thing off... if not then no one is going to disccuss the persons topic cause in theory there would be other ideas to disccuss worth talking about. There are other fourms i've seen taht actually tell you who upvoted/down voted... the anonomous crap is retarded.
I think quoting just causes clutter when people quote an entire paragraph just to comment on a tiny aspect of it. It's just over used by some people if there's a conversation going on then you'd figure people are reading the same thing you are so they already know what you're quoting.
My biggest issue with quoting is how difficult it is to address an item line by line... Did that the other day quoted a paragraph spaced everything out and then when im done it looked all quote-reply.........and "Sorry you quoted to much...cannot post" or what ever stupid error it gives.
6.) If you cant explain your idea in 200 characters... it's probally not that good. But i do agree i hate it when im on twitter and have to use UR and stuff....
And yeah there's also nothing from someone saying "My idea is to add a monkey that plays the organ".......just to get it started and then change the discussion to "Why monkeys suck"...... Atleast with a 200 character proposal the goal would have to be clearly defined in a way it's obvious when someones off track. Similar to titles of threads just with more room for explaining.
I may be mistaken, but ideally the suggestion is meant as a way to allow users to filter out the other ones so they don't keep getting bumped to the top. It's sort of like a sticky.... You could even allow open discussions like it is now... but it's more of a formal way to moderate the fourms with out actual moderators.
Reply to MaxSheen
Archietect is right it's not. but i've beta tested a few online text based games that do one hell of a job at it. There are services you can get that block all proxies. And again you'd have to understand how IP's work they can be changed, but most people leave thier computers running 24/7 and hardly ever change. But the problem isn't keeping people out it's not letting people in. IP assignemnt works like this....
Say Charter internet reserved 200M IPS(in actuality they have a lot more)..... and if they had isps in every state they would take that 200M ip addresses and subnet them out giving each state 4M ips.... So you could ban a whole state of chater users... Charter doesn't stop there thou... they take those 4M IP's and they subnet them out to each district.. so for argument sake if they have 4 districts each district would have 4 million IP's to share...... they keep breaking it down to smaller areas ..........The problem is that if Charter had 5 million customers in a district but only 4 million IP's what would they do? But the odd's of 4 million people being online at the same time is slim........
So pretty much you can get a new IP just by asking for it... but they will only give you a few dozen options. And they will all be very similar in the first 3 octets will be the same.... Thus you can ban the whole range he's on... and risk banning someone who lives within a short distance from him. Which again, is why mobile Ip's are hardest because your "district" will change depending on where you're located and which tower you connect to for your 4G.
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3.)Again The reason why It would make more sense in fourms than in PM is because that way people have no excuse for being stupid and derailing a thread. It has nothing to do with providing a way for private communication. There is no reason for people to communicate privatly. But it's a stressful job for the admin to reinforce people going off topic because 2 people want to argue back and forth like we are doing right now. And that is the premesis of the suggestion to prevent circle jerks.
Replies to rain
Then you can just use CCleaner....... Really instead of just going to history, clear recent history and clearing everything. But yeah Cookies as a tracking lol that's ridiculous those are so much easier to change because they are randomly generated everytime the person logs on. until you can tell the person is unique how can you assign unique cookies......... Kinda silly on that part.
That being said there is data that is sent along with your IP such as what type of browser you use, your country, what version of windows you use..... Which i will agree 90% of us probally match the same criterias in that. But there are users who never update their firefox.
That being said i'm not even pretending that it's possible to keep smart or DETERMINED people from abusing it... but again what difference will it make if they abuse it.. so what their ideas get brought up for discussion.... the idea is not to stop them.. the idea is to reduce the number of needless posts. Not stop all needless posts.
The PM system is there, and again it's LIKE the PM system. The point being a way to restrict people from talking back and forth in the forums. Even if the PM system you say is there was open to all players. Do you honestly think that the players here will message Kronos? They want to talk to him they BEG for his attention in the fourms. It's stuff like that which would be nice. And i'm not even pretending that people will use it... because again the people who "hate" Kronos will be crying in their beds the night that he stops posting.
Edited by ligoccogil, 05 January 2014 - 01:22 AM.