Why Oh Why

redeemed_darknessredeemed_darkness Join Date: 2003-01-21 Member: 12565Members
<div class="IPBDescription">this is getting annoying</div> What is it with people not checking to see if the topic has been brought up a thousand times or not even thinking long and hard about their topic to see if it makes sense rather than have it end up getting their topic locked it's cluttering up the forums in locked posts

Please check to see if it has been done before
Look at what you have written and think, “Will this topic be locked”

Do at least these and the forum will hope fully be a better place


  • BlueGhostBlueGhost Join Date: 2002-11-30 Member: 10337Members
    The people postin stupid stuff that gets locked have no excuse.

    The search thing though is less of an error on their part...

    Perhaps if we could have the mods delite posts that they would lock.. and also have them delite posts which could be tapped on the end of old posts.. like they'd delite it and then bump the old post sending a PM to the poster saying 'here is the txt of your post that was un-necessary due to an old and similar post I have bumped the old thread it is available at x url'

    Course the mods would need some software to make that a simple job or it'd be a major headache..

  • uranium_235uranium_235 Join Date: 2002-11-20 Member: 9478Banned
    Don't complain about the serach, it's rather stupid. I search for hand grenades will either net youw tih a thousand posts about grenade launchers, or it'll say 'A search term was four letter or under. Please modify it, blah blah blah'

    How are you supposed to do a search for a topic like... new upgrades? New won't be accepted...
  • DoombringerDoombringer Join Date: 2002-11-15 Member: 8679Members, Constellation
    I've said it before.. activity would die down if everyone was limited to posting only new topics. Honestly, is there anything left that is "new" in the General Discussion forum? So what if some guy wants to post a recount of his most recent NS game? Read it, or don't, it's not like he's cutting off your fingers or something. Geez. He's excited about some aspect of NS and all some people can do is come down on him by saying "Hey moron! Use the search button!" I swear, as great as this community is, it has a lot of unpleasant, nasty people lingering about.

    People come to General Discussion forums to openly chat and discuss, not to do research. If the forum is only going to accept "new" topics at this point in its life, it should just close down. There's very little new and fresh to talk about that SOMEONE hasn't seen before, somewhere. So relax.
  • TeoHTeoH Join Date: 2002-12-30 Member: 11640Members
    edited January 2003

    Tailsin, had YOU used the search button before making YOUR post, you would have seen this thread, and realised you were being redundant. Of course you didn't research post history 6 pages back before typing your 1 paragraph post because to do so everytime you go to post something you would have to be completely insane.

    <b>Watch your language, please.</b>

    Considering the subject of this thread, bumping it for this purpose is deliciously ironic <!--emo&:)--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • AcKzAcKz Join Date: 2002-11-27 Member: 10079Banned
    Use the search button, this topic has been brought up enough times kthx.
  • TeoHTeoH Join Date: 2002-12-30 Member: 11640Members
    <!--QuoteBegin--TeoH+Jan 30 2003, 10:06 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><b>QUOTE</b> (TeoH @ Jan 30 2003, 10:06 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> <b>Watch your language, please.</b> <!--QuoteEnd--> </td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'> <!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Sorry, slipped out. Thought the filter would get it.
  • 0range0range Join Date: 2002-11-28 Member: 10140Members
    why do people care if a topic has been posted a thousand times? dont read it if u have seen the topic done to death already. The topic and description lets you know what a post is on. If not then complain about people that dont label their posts correctly

    do you expect someone that has a simple question or a "eureka" moment to do a search and make sure his brilliant idea hasnt already been thought up? No. This will never happen nor should it really happen. Scan the first page maybe the 2nd then post.
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