Comment on what I'd like to see here and all forums

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  1. guitar_randy

    guitar_randy Member

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    I feel strongly on this .I would like to see all forums everywhere to this.Not to move posts to a different area or category.I hate when I post something somewhere and come to look for answers or replies,only to find that the post was moved due to not posting "in the proper category".Furums tend to ,in my opinion ,have sooo many categories that often it is very difficult for the poster to know which one is poliitically correct in the eyes of the moderator.I hate when I post something and have to search around to find where someone moved it to or not find it at all sometimes.My comment would be to not move someones post ,but post a reply and politely inform this person where they would like it posted.Alot of forums have so many categories that it could so easily be posted in multiple areas.In that case the poster has to guess which one is correct.If someone posts in area moderator feels is not appropriate,why not just leave it,so at least the poster can find their post when they return to read responses?
     
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    I agree. So many things get removed for not fitting just perfect that it's rediculous. And they can't even have an automatic redirect. Have to go all the way around and look or upon up yet another newbrowser window...
     
  3. sgtbeefheart

    sgtbeefheart Well-Known Member

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    When you log in, you can go to the left, below your avatar, and choose "show replies".
     
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    how about a 17 and under category
     
  5. vic108

    vic108 Well-Known Member

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    age limit???
     
  6. guitarweasel

    guitarweasel Well-Known Member

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    When a mod moves a thread it's always posted as such. The only confusion is when a thread is split.
     
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    [quote author=vic108 link=topic=12264.msg160827#msg160827 date=1169771608]
    age limit???
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    Besides being discriminatory, try and enforce that.
     
  8. guitarweasel

    guitarweasel Well-Known Member

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    [quote author=Zeppelin Rules link=topic=12264.msg160833#msg160833 date=1169772027]


    Besides being discriminatory, try and enforce that.
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    We have are ways! :police: :roughup:
     
  9. vic108

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    [quote author=Zeppelin Rules link=topic=12264.msg160833#msg160833 date=1169772027]

    Besides being discriminatory, try and enforce that.
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    I was asking Phil if he wanted a kiddie section
    with an age limit of 17.....
     
  10. Alex

    Alex Administrator Staff Member

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    [quote author=Zeppelin Rules link=topic=12264.msg160833#msg160833 date=1169772027]


    Besides being discriminatory, try and enforce that.
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    No such thing on a Private Forum. I can just as easily make this an Adult's Only place and require proof of age before allowing members to join. I choose not to do that because there are so many young people who want to learn all about guitars, amps, etc from the knowledgable old guys around here, and thats the reason this place exists. I would like for everyone to act like an nice stable well adjusted adult on here, but I understand that is asking too much sometimes.

    We do what we can. :crazy2:
     
  11. Alex

    Alex Administrator Staff Member

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    [quote author=guitar_randy link=topic=12264.msg160705#msg160705 date=1169756955]
    I feel strongly on this .I would like to see all forums everywhere to this.Not to move posts to a different area or category.I hate when I post something somewhere and come to look for answers or replies,only to find that the post was moved due to not posting "in the proper category".Furums tend to ,in my opinion ,have sooo many categories that often it is very difficult for the poster to know which one is poliitically correct in the eyes of the moderator.I hate when I post something and have to search around to find where someone moved it to or not find it at all sometimes.My comment would be to not move someones post ,but post a reply and politely inform this person where they would like it posted.Alot of forums have so many categories that it could so easily be posted in multiple areas.In that case the poster has to guess which one is correct.If someone posts in area moderator feels is not appropriate,why not just leave it,so at least the poster can find their post when they return to read responses?
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    The last time I looked, all the MODs ALWAYS place a redirect to where the post has been moved to so if you go back to where you made the original post there is a link to where it's been put.

    Categories help people find the information they want much faster. I know not to look on the Amps section if I want to know about Epiphone SGs.

    As has already been mentioned, just click on the "Show replies" on the left menu to see replies to your threads.
     
  12. TNT

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    I've started 232 topics since I have been a member here and I cannot recall having a topic moved but maybe there have been some. Do a little research and read the lead ins! There are 22 Areas where you can post a topic and 5 personal classified ad sections. If it's about Epi SGs it has its own area. If it's about Epi Casinos it would be in Other makes and models.

    Most of the moved threads are put into General or This and That if it's just talking about something other than music. And something for sale goes into the EBay Trash or Treasure whether it's ebay,gbase,Instrument Exchange, or anything from a vendor.

    Another topic moved a lot is when someone asks how to change out a tone pot or something in the SG section when it needs to go in the Other Gear, Technical & How-To Questions.

    The mods do a great job. Without structure we would not be able to find anything! You might be able to find your post but could we?
     
  13. NeoConMan

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    [quote author=Tom link=topic=12264.msg160859#msg160859 date=1169773940]
    I would like for everyone to act like a nice stable well adjusted adult on here, but I understand that is asking too much sometimes.

    We do what we can. :crazy2:
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    Hey Tom,
    I can do all of the following; act, be nice, appear stable AND well adjusted, and be an adult.

    But all at once? COME ON!!! That was NOWHERE in the fine print when I signed on! ;D

    Harumph!!!!

    (Crosses arms across chest in resignation and bewilderment)

    Fine!
    I'll make a LITTLE MORE of an effort to avoid contributing to threads that simply disappear to the ethers of cyberspace with a click of the Moderator's mouse....
     
  14. Spunky

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    Neo.....

    I think you are finally housebroken.....

    Goooood Boy!

    ;D
     
  15. Wags

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    Why in the world are you complaining about such a great place?? The moderators here do a wonderful job. Just think, they could ban anyone under a certain age, charge you to be a member here.....any number of things. Be grateful that Tom had the foresight to create this website/forum in the first place.

    Don't complain about it....just enjoy it and learn from the pros!!
     
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    knob alert :uglystupid2:
     
  17. guitarweasel

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