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Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by yaruar, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. yaruar

    yaruar Can't get enough of FH


    well I thought I'd go check out the general forums and try to integrate with the masses there...

    they are more spammy and full of conversational threads than eot ever was...

    I got into a 1 interesting well informed debate and I've already been accused of trolling the boards.

    next time anyone complains about spamming on these boards I'm just going to start linking there!
  2. Greenfingers

    Greenfingers Fledgling Freddie

    looking like that I don't think U will blend in ;)

    but .. we all look wierd ... I mean I have an avatar of my boxers in here .... that's kind of ... erhm ... :kissit:
  3. yaruar

    yaruar Can't get enough of FH

    heh, I haven't looked like that for a while, I have 0 hair these days and can't be arsed dressing up to go out any more... my club kid days are well over!
  4. Jupitus

    Jupitus Old and short, no wonder I'm grumpy! Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    The general boards do have a level of 'spam' and 'chatty threads' just like any forum will from time to time. The difference between general and eOT is that it's a wide array of different people having their spammy moments rather than the same select group doing it all the time. That said, and I've said it before, eOT does seem to be a bit less spammy than it's BW counterpart at the moment and if things stay as is and don't deteriorate I think it's generally acceptable.

    With regard troll comments I felt they were'nt really justified based on that thread and I hope you continue the debate sensibly and maturely. Please don't be put off by one or two testing jibes - they will happen as they do to everybody. In my experience if yoiu let them have a bit of fun to begin you'll soon get to know the characters around the place and settle in well.

    Last point: Are you brother to someone I know? ;)
  5. 'Shy

    'Shy One of Freddy's beloved

  6. Jupitus

    Jupitus Old and short, no wonder I'm grumpy! Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    [QUOTE='Shy]Ooo, this looks like it will turn out to be a good thread. Apparently it's alright to spam if we're regulars! Stay tuned folks![/QUOTE]

    Ickle stirrer!

    The point Nath (I think) was making was the mods should take action against people invading the boards and going mad :) Anyway, you guys are fairly well-versed in modding requirements, so lets have your (constructive please) comments on that thread too :)
  7. 'Shy

    'Shy One of Freddy's beloved

    Oops, too late, I already read it completely the wrong way! :D
  8. yaruar

    yaruar Can't get enough of FH

    Possibly.. my brother has been online for a lot longer than me. Goes by the name of Marcus and lives in south london. He gets about a bit and knows far more people than I do.

    The troll comment is water off a ducks back here. 10+ years of usenet and other odd assorted forums have given me a pretty thick skin and TBH the call of troll is usually used by those as a cheap shot to ruin a good debate. And that was turning out to be an interesting debate, although I was guilty of minor flamebaiting which I do hold my hands up to.
  9. Jupitus

    Jupitus Old and short, no wonder I'm grumpy! Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    So you're not McFly?

    Let the water run off your back and see how you get on..... oh, and don't bait em! ;)
  10. Covenant

    Covenant Can't get enough of FH

    Actually, the only thing about the General boards I'm interested in beyond good conversation is where the animosity toward the DAoC community comes from. For instance: Swift's reply.

    I think it MAY have something to do with Sicko and some other OT threaders invading the General boards on BW, back at the "beginning".

    I'm probably wrong, however. God knows, I'm no "regular" poster, if by regular you mean loads of replies per day ;)

    Still, I'd be interested to know where it all started. Been bugging me for ages, especially when I see the posts attacking one or another community member for so-called spamming or post farming when all they do is reply to the several threads they're subscribed to/interested in.
  11. yaruar

    yaruar Can't get enough of FH

    I'd love to be able to attempt to seduce my mother back in the 60's but no I'm not mcfly ;)

    but, but I'm a master baiter...

    I am actually holding myself back these days, in the past I was positively evil... these days I'm old and sensible and I dilute myself, saving the real mischief for and usenet.
  12. Sissyfoo

    Sissyfoo Fledgling Freddie

    ...riiiight. :eek7:
  13. Sharma

    Sharma Can't get enough of FH


    Gotta love a little bit of innuendo from time to time eh? :p
  14. BlitheringIdiot

    BlitheringIdiot One of Freddy's beloved

    Yar you read the general forums? Im ashamed of you!

    General is full of arrogant twats who actually boast and actively talk about their wanking habits and desktop wallpapers... :eek:

    "Come on Jup, you know me and you know my posting style"
  15. Sissyfoo

    Sissyfoo Fledgling Freddie

    I think the 'babe of the day' thread sums up the mentality of the generalites. :x
  16. BlitheringIdiot

    BlitheringIdiot One of Freddy's beloved

    To be honest it wasnt the oversized pictures of attractive women that slowly degenerated into harcore porn that disturbed me. It was the ammount of times that they announced that they were wanking or going to get the loo roll. Frankly I find a group of men pronouncing that pictureA will satisfy them for longer than PictureB quite unnerving!
  17. Sissyfoo

    Sissyfoo Fledgling Freddie

    I didn't spend that much time reading it (partly due to my location :x).

    Nothing like the pure quality of the threads in this forum, eh? :)
  18. BlitheringIdiot

    BlitheringIdiot One of Freddy's beloved

    Bah I'm clearly feelnig guilty, I managed to read 'pure' as 'poor'. ;)

    Oh well, Ive got a good post history, so I figured I could spam for today, then give it a rest for a week/ So glad they got these clear rules laid down here on FH so that prats cant abuse the system...
  19. Sissyfoo

    Sissyfoo Fledgling Freddie

    Dunno...people who abuse the system can be pretty cool sometimes. Especially when they are doing it for a valid reason. Even if those reasons don't make any sense to anyone else.

  20. Brynn

    Brynn Can't get enough of FH

    Bad cough you have their Sissy, want some Strepsils?
  21. yaruar

    yaruar Can't get enough of FH

    bah don't you guys remember back to the future...

    i'm not THAT old!
  22. yaruar

    yaruar Can't get enough of FH

    Heh, I thought I'd fly the flag for eot to raise our profile by getting into intelligent informed debate.

    Unfortunately they don't seem to be able to do that. I even tried to get into an intellectual flame war with swift but all he could do it produce base insults.

    To say they lack class is like saying america lacks tact.
  23. Chilly

    Chilly Balls of steel

    i rekon its cos we cause so much spam and the mods are always whinin aboutus daoc-ers We probably contributed to the bandwidth concerns with our fun gigabit* traffic daily :D

    *random numbers that have no bearing on reality

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