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    What are the Rules on the News Forum?

    As the title says, "What are the rules on News forum". My opinion was that it was for posting and discussing issues raised in the news and that fundamentally the rules for discussions were similar to Issues. That is, links, evidence, citations, whatever and that disruption, trolling, and "it's true because I say it's true" type posts were not allowed in there.

    I ask because the News forum is turning into another godawful mess like the issues forum. Some particularly disruptive posts do get moved or deleted but the majority of them stand and only serve to disrupt the threads. Quite a few of us come to this forum for the news and issues discussions and it's a shame to see the mess so many of them have become because of the actions of a tiny number of posters. All it would take to make them more tolerable would be enforcement of the forum rules.
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    ^ News is a bit of an anomaly, really. It should be dealt with in a similar manner to Issues, but it's such a large and unwieldy forum that the mods who are supposed to look after it either don't have the time or have long since realised that trying to mod the place is futile.

    Personally, I think most threads in there are a waste of bandwidth, and if there is a particular topic that people want to discuss, it should either go in Issues or one of the Thai/Asian forums depending upon the subject.

    But that isn't my decision.

    How about setting up a new forum? "French Faggot Gets Owned Again"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    ^ News is a bit of an anomaly, really. It should be dealt with in a similar manner to Issues, but it's such a large and unwieldy forum that the mods who are supposed to look after it either don't have the time or have long since realised that trying to mod the place is futile.
    disagree. News forum is a fun place, not as serious as issues nor as moronic as MKP.


    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Personally, I think most threads in there are a waste of bandwidth, and if there is a particular topic that people want to discuss, it should either go in Issues or one of the Thai/Asian forums depending upon the subject. But that isn't my decision.
    Thankfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Thankfully.
    Still bitter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Thankfully.
    Still bitter?
    not at all.

    You dont like the news forum, so thankfully you do not moderate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    You dont like the news forum, so thankfully you do not moderate it.
    Really?

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    perhaps its changed now., i dunno nor really care.

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    The idea of having to post a link to back up an opinion on a news article is ridiculous. This is the kind of big brother attitude that needs to be nipped in the bud before it does serious harm to to free exchange of views here.

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    Quite like the news forum just the way it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    The idea of having to post a link to back up an opinion on a news article is ridiculous. .
    Yes, it is. That's why I didn't ask for that. What I'm asking is that when people say things like "the newspapers said in 2007 that..." or "Kiddyporn Turdsak said..." a link should be posted. What's wrong with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie
    The idea of having to post a link to back up an opinion on a news article is ridiculous.
    An opinion wouldn't need a link, but if your basing that opinion on something other than what has been posted a link to blackgangs spam box wouldn't really suffice.

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    I take your point but it sounds like a nightmare to mod. The mod(s) would have to actually read each post to differentiate between "I think that" and "the daily mail says that".

    What Marmite said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    I take your point but it sounds like a nightmare to mod. The mod(s) would have to actually read each post to differentiate between "I think that" and "the daily mail says that".

    What Marmite said.
    Get more mods.

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    ^You'd make a very good mod Dr Bob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    ^You'd make a very good mod Dr Bob.
    I agree. You wouldn't though.

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    ^No talking at the back there! You, the Ginger boy, get back to MKP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    Get more mods.
    I think it's the most heavily modded forum (numbers wise) already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie
    You'd make a very good mod Dr Bob.
    Code red, code red. Butterfly, Butterfly. Come in Butterfly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    Get more mods.
    I think it's the most heavily modded forum (numbers wise) already.
    That may be true but some new blood is needed to balance out the neo nazis

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    What are the rules on News forum
    There are none. I believe the only sub forum having written rules is Issues. Application of the rules by mods is another question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    Get more mods.
    I think it's the most heavily modded forum (numbers wise) already.
    What's the point of that if, like you said, nobody is actually looking after it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    ^No talking at the back there! You, the Ginger boy, get back to MKP!
    The power has gone to your head!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    Get more mods.
    I think it's the most heavily modded forum (numbers wise) already.
    That may be true but some new blood is needed to balance out the neo nazis
    Hang on. I thought you lot were moaning that the modding was too lax in there?

    I guess we'll just ignore the hoi poloi as usual...

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    butterfly has agreed to help moderate the news so thats good news for all.

    B0b there are more posts trashed from the news than any 2 other forums added together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    butterfly has agreed to help moderate the news so thats good news for all.
    Thank you DD, I know those barfine contributions would pay back eventually

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