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    Suggestion to Limit Replies to Topics

    This surely must have been suggested before on countless forums, but a forum should set a limit on replies to an orginal thread. As most realize, the threads inevitably "go off on a tangent" after the first or second page. Anyone wishing to extend the thread along new lines should just start a new thread! No one should be forced to read through three pages of replies to pick up on the gist of a topic.


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    Why, that is the dumbest idea that I have ever heard of!

    It is better to have one long thread that I don't have to read than 37 stupid one page threads.

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    В большинстве случаев, когда мы отклоняемся от темы, она становится интереснее. Но я думаю, что тоже есть много ненужной ерунды на этом форуме. Но это просто жизнь, привыкнись к ней.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Но я думаю, что на этом форуме тоже есть много ненужной ерунды. Но это просто жизнь, привыкни_ к ней.
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    Re: Suggestion to Limit Replies to Topics

    Quote Originally Posted by Siriusly
    This surely must have been suggested before on countless forums, but a forum should set a limit on replies to an orginal thread. As most realize, the threads inevitably "go off on a tangent" after the first or second page. Anyone wishing to extend the thread along new lines should just start a new thread! No one should be forced to read through three pages of replies to pick up on the gist of a topic.


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    Why bother? Don't read through if you don't wish to do so.
    I only browse through long threads and don't read them completely through.
    And how many messages do you thing would be ok for the topic? Considering the fact that there are several thousands users on this forum and the possibility that they all may find it necessary to express themselves on some interesting topic you will get the longest thread ever.
    I think that's a bad idea. A very bad idea.
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    Topic drift is what life is all about.

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    Yes. And I suggest to drift further. I have got a pretty ('dumb' in your slang?) idea. Imafine that we have a "Thanks" button to thank a user who was the most helpful in some issue (since it's a language-mastering forum). We could have a statistics page where everyone might be able to surf and see who is the real savior. It is a lame suggestion, bur may be we can think about something more specific? The feature advantageous for all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    Why, that is the dumbest idea that I have ever heard of!

    It is better to have one long thread that I don't have to read than 37 stupid one page threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotcher
    Topic drift is what life is all about.
    Yes... please let's keep drifting!

    I vote for Drift!


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    There is no voting pole, Dobry.

    Anyway, what about my suggestion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Yes. And I suggest to drift further. I have got a pretty ('dumb' in your slang?) idea. Imafine that we have a "Thanks" button to thank a user who was the most helpful in some issue (since it's a language-mastering forum). We could have a statistics page where everyone might be able to surf and see who is the real savior. It is a lame suggestion, bur may be we can think about something more specific? The feature advantageous for all?
    This could be a good idea, I believe. It's generally called 'reputation'. What you do is you choose either '+' or '-' near a user's nickname, thus increasing or decreasing his reputation. Although the outcome of this enhancement is rather predictable because on most forums the most active members usually run up the highest score.

    Speaking of limiting the number of replies to one thread, I suggest imposing this kind of restircition on extremely long threads - say, over 20 pages. The whole thing doesn't seem sensible though.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    There is no voting pole, Dobry.

    Anyway, what about my suggestion?
    You're drifting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Yes. And I suggest to drift further. I have got a pretty ('dumb' in your slang?) idea. Imafine that we have a "Thanks" button to thank a user who was the most helpful in some issue (since it's a language-mastering forum). We could have a statistics page where everyone might be able to surf and see who is the real savior. It is a lame suggestion, bur may be we can think about something more specific? The feature advantageous for all?
    This could be a good idea, I believe. It's generally called 'reputation'. What you do is you choose either '+' or '-' near a user's nickname, thus increasing or decreasing his reputation. Although the outcome of this enhancement is rather predictable because on most forums the most active members usually run up the highest score.

    Speaking of limiting the number of replies to one thread, I suggest imposing this kind of restircition on extremely long threads - say, over 20 pages. The whole thing doesn't seem sensible though.....
    I think there *must* be some limitations. Either in times thanking the user or... don't know what.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobry
    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    There is no voting pole, Dobry.

    Anyway, what about my suggestion?
    You're drifting.
    He's trying to!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobry
    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    There is no voting pole, Dobry.

    Anyway, what about my suggestion?
    You're drifting.
    Of course, I do! Life flows!
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Yes. And I suggest to drift further. I have got a pretty ('dumb' in your slang?) idea. Imafine that we have a "Thanks" button to thank a user who was the most helpful in some issue (since it's a language-mastering forum). We could have a statistics page where everyone might be able to surf and see who is the real savior. It is a lame suggestion, bur may be we can think about something more specific? The feature advantageous for all?
    This could be a good idea, I believe. It's generally called 'reputation'. What you do is you choose either '+' or '-' near a user's nickname, thus increasing or decreasing his reputation. Although the outcome of this enhancement is rather predictable because on most forums the most active members usually run up the highest score.

    Speaking of limiting the number of replies to one thread, I suggest imposing this kind of restircition on extremely long threads - say, over 20 pages. The whole thing doesn't seem sensible though.....
    I think there *must* be some limitations. Either in times thanking the user or... don't know what.
    That's right. Could be a good idea, I think. You've suggested this idea, so obviously, you're the one who should further it.
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    I have to read opinions and corrections-suggestions... MasterAdmin is welcome, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Yes. And I suggest to drift further. I have got a pretty ('dumb' in your slang?) idea. Imafine that we have a "Thanks" button to thank a user who was the most helpful in some issue (since it's a language-mastering forum). We could have a statistics page where everyone might be able to surf and see who is the real savior. It is a lame suggestion, bur may be we can think about something more specific? The feature advantageous for all?
    This could be a good idea, I believe. It's generally called 'reputation'. What you do is you choose either '+' or '-' near a user's nickname, thus increasing or decreasing his reputation. Although the outcome of this enhancement is rather predictable because on most forums the most active members usually run up the highest score.

    Speaking of limiting the number of replies to one thread, I suggest imposing this kind of restircition on extremely long threads - say, over 20 pages. The whole thing doesn't seem sensible though.....
    ReD, I think is correct.
    Limiting the number of pages is wise, in my opinion.

    Rtyom... the "popularity vote"... I'm not sure that it's a good thing... probably because I would be at the bottom .

    But I think it's possibly a very good idea that should be discussed in the forum, and then considered by MasterAdmin... using it could be very helpful to new, and old, forum users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Yes. And I suggest to drift further. I have got a pretty ('dumb' in your slang?) idea. Imafine that we have a "Thanks" button to thank a user who was the most helpful in some issue (since it's a language-mastering forum). We could have a statistics page where everyone might be able to surf and see who is the real savior. It is a lame suggestion, bur may be we can think about something more specific? The feature advantageous for all?
    Leave all as it is.
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