Again, that is more than understandable.
I was a moderator for the Knight47 forum, and we got a lot of that. There is no easy solution, but is there ever? You can ban across IP's, but the final solution is to keep up. I love and understand the work that you do. There is a "But" here at that. Did you not join because of the love for the forum?
And I would never insult anyone with a question like that, but I do believe you should think of everyone, as that is what is required (in my mind) to keep a forum running.
Before I make a compete a** out of myself, I will say that I respect you guys more than you know. Again, I have been a mod, and had to decide the worst, much less this, so I am with you guys on whatever decision that you make.
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Originally Posted by Janet H
LOLOL - best example, ever
Interesting topic. And as noted we don't all agree about the need for the restriction. But this was one of the same reason we initially built the thanks tool - to avoid threads full of +1 type comments.
I am no longer sitting on the floor around here. I heard the carpet was gross.
Originally Posted by setishock
Let me weigh in here.
When I was modding and David still owned the forum, The LOL and things like it was a real pain in the ass as far as that goes. Google picks up on the posts made and presents them to the public in their search engine.
Having said that, Here's my take on it.
When people come by and scope us out for answers do you want them to see LOLOLOLOLOLOL as a post in a thread where some one is looking for an answer to a problem? That sort of stuff is facebook fodder and should be left there. Next thing is going to be leet speak.
Do you want to present this face to the public? I for one don't. It's childish and makes us look bad. We always should be striving to put our best face forward. A little fun is not bad but this is a computer forum and we should conduct ourselves like we know what we're doing.
And you know damned good and well that some WILL abuse it to bump up post counts. There are those that want high post counts and some that judge whom to speak with based on post count.
Quality over quantity any time.
Of course, and those users should be moderated.
Quality does not always mean the same though. Users have the right to post, and others have the right to decide if that plus their other posts are useful.