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3 years 11 months ago #1 by realLexusl21
Limit the amount of new threads a poster can make to 3 per month.

There are people spamming threads and posts

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3 years 11 months ago - 3 years 11 months ago #2 by Legally-Speaking
Replied by Legally-Speaking on topic Limit the amount of new threads.
Hmmmm. Interesting. Why just 3? Why not 1 per 3 months or 1 per 6 months? What about one comment per thread? Better yet how about limiting the amount of threads to only those pre-approved by lexusl21. This is just ridiculous. Do you even know what "spam" is? Are you aware that the purpose for forums is to provide an avenue for discussion. What you suggest does not further that goal. What you want to do is stifle discourse and censor. Not good. Not good at all.

Instead of trying to mold this forum to your dictates, why not venture forth and create your own?

TLDR: I, personally, think this forum suggestion is a bad idea.

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3 years 11 months ago #3 by KentE
It's probably not a workable idea, because it's suggesting a technical 'patch' to control a behavioral problem. The problem isn't the number of threads created, it's the intent of the number of threads created.

And we all know that it's hard to quantify intent, or "civil behavior". It does not mean that it does not exist, or that it should not be a goal.

Legally-Speaking writes: " Are you aware that the purpose for forums is to provide an avenue for discussion. What you suggest does not further that goal"

Thank you for providing yet another learning experience today, in the form of another example of 'chutzpah'.

I'd also like to thank you, Legally-Speaking, for adding such a glowing denouncement of attempts to limit free speech. In the interest of being consistent in your scathing remarks, perhaps it might be appropriate of you to add similar comments and attacks on the suggesting party to previous similar suggestions, such as these:
Suggestion: Limit editing time

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Suggestion: Limit Post Length
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3 years 11 months ago #4 by JTSR71
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Clearly, the suggestion by lexusl21 limits free speech in a particular and problematic way. After 3 threads have been started, a poster can then only comment in existing threads. They are unable to start a new topic without infringing on other topics. I don't think that's an outcome that anyone wants.

The other two suggestions do not limit free speech in the same way. A character limit is on a single post. A poster can simply start another post right after the post that was character limited. Nothing of substance is loss apart from convenience. The suggestion to limit edit time similarly does not preclude a poster from expressing themselves in subsequent posts.

These two suggestions are not dissimilar to a current restriction which is not allowing duplicate posts. Technically speaking, restricting duplicate posts is a restriction on free speech, but it is something we all understand is helpful. I happen not to agree with the character limit proposal but I think that was a response to a copyright infringement issue so I think the proposer's heart was in the right place on that one. As to the current proposal, it is a blatant attempt at censorship and we all know it.

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3 years 11 months ago #5 by realLexusl21
Says the guy spamming this board. So real helpful threads get lost or drowned out.
Last weekend was real peaceful and quite

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3 years 11 months ago #6 by KentE
The worst part of censorship is that some claim it's censorship if it limits their speech, and not censorship if it limits the speech of others.
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3 years 11 months ago - 3 years 11 months ago #7 by realLexusl21

It's probably not a workable idea, because it's suggesting a technical 'patch' to control a behavioral problem. The problem isn't the number of threads created, it's the intent of the number of threads created.

And we all know that it's hard to quantify intent, or "civil behavior". It does not mean that it does not exist, or that it should not be a goal.

Legally-Speaking writes: " Are you aware that the purpose for forums is to provide an avenue for discussion. What you suggest does not further that goal"

Thank you for providing yet another learning experience today, in the form of another example of 'chutzpah'.

I'd also like to thank you, Legally-Speaking, for adding such a glowing denouncement of attempts to limit free speech. In the interest of being consistent in your scathing remarks, perhaps it might be appropriate of you to add similar comments and attacks on the suggesting party to previous similar suggestions, such as these:
Suggestion: Limit editing time

and
Suggestion: Limit Post Length


It does not need to be a code just a new rule. If you break it. 1 warning then ban.

I also have another suggestion. But I think i will make a new thread lol

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3 years 11 months ago #8 by Legally-Speaking
Replied by Legally-Speaking on topic Limit the amount of new threads.

I'd also like to thank you, Legally-Speaking, for adding such a glowing denouncement of attempts to limit free speech.

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You're quite welcome, KentE. Allow me to thank you for assessing the true nature of OP's suggestion (to wit, "...attempts to limit free speech).

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3 years 11 months ago - 3 years 11 months ago #9 by 112059

I'd also like to thank you, Legally-Speaking, for adding such a glowing denouncement of attempts to limit free speech.

(emphasis added)

You're quite welcome, KentE. Allow me to thank you for assessing the true nature of OP's suggestion (to wit, "...attempts to limit free speech).


I believe he was showing your true nature, not the OP's.

Here is what he wrote, including the parts you purposefully left out.

I'd also like to thank you, Legally-Speaking, for adding such a glowing denouncement of attempts to limit free speech. In the interest of being consistent in your scathing remarks, perhaps it might be appropriate of you to add similar comments and attacks on the suggesting party to previous similar suggestions, such as these:
Suggestion: Limit editing time

and
Suggestion: Limit Post Length

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3 years 11 months ago - 3 years 11 months ago #10 by KentE

I'd also like to thank you, Legally-Speaking, for adding such a glowing denouncement of attempts to limit free speech.

(emphasis added)

You're quite welcome, KentE. Allow me to thank you for assessing the true nature of OP's suggestion (to wit, "...attempts to limit free speech).


Unfortunately, I'll have to demur. I don't think OPs suggestion was to limit free speech, but rather a non-workable suggestion to limit boorish behavior. I'm in favor of freedom of speech, and against boorish behavior, and don't believe that the former should be used to defend the latter.

I was granting you the assumption that you were defending only free speech, and not necessarily trying to defend boorish behavior.
Please forgive me if my assumption was wrong.
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