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rxwine
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March 3rd, 2016 at 3:29:55 PM permalink
Dang, I missed posting "FIRST!'

ya know, something useful.
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odiousgambit
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March 3rd, 2016 at 3:34:33 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Personally, I'd be glad to see it gone. However, people do get suspended, mostly for comments in another thread. Then THAT thread, whatever it is, gets hijacked or sidetracked about what got said or why did that happen or whatever. So this thread (and the old one) are intended to collect that discussion instead of ruining numerous threads. However, that is the sole purpose of THIS thread, and it, in turn, should be kept at least mostly to that topic.



my head just exploded.



HOWEVER that may be because I just blocked the other thread.
"Baccarat is a game whereby the croupier gathers in money with a flexible sculling oar, then rakes it home. If I could have borrowed his oar I would have stayed." .......... Mark Twain
beachbumbabs
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March 3rd, 2016 at 3:50:10 PM permalink
Quote: Gabes22

Just a quick sidebar BBB, if that thread was getting unmanageable, I would assume the Election 2016 thread is not far behind?



Yeah, Gabes, it's not far behind, but for whatever reason that particular thread stays almost entirely within the topic (though it has a lot of facets), so it hasn't needed splitting off. If I could have split off the Baccarat sidebar and a couple other things, I would have left the Disc/Susp/List alone and just kept it cleaned out, but the last several times I've tried to do it, it was unwieldy and crash-prone. The fresh thread was overdue by about 6 months; I just didn't want to mess with it while things were a bit crazy before.
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Ibeatyouraces
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March 3rd, 2016 at 3:53:56 PM permalink
Who's to say it won't happen in this thread also?
rainman
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March 3rd, 2016 at 4:01:47 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Who's to say it won't happen in this thread also?



It will happen here, humans are here.
beachbumbabs
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March 3rd, 2016 at 4:03:14 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Who's to say it won't happen in this thread also?



I'm almost certain it will. But the admin manipulation of a thread can only be done after every single post has been loaded in that thread; normal reading, you only see one page at a time, and the unspooling of future pages can happen while you're reading the first page you've missed. That thread was what, 800 pages or so, and each individual post has a macro attached that makes it selectable from the rest. This thread will survive splitting for several hundred posts if necessary before it starts to bog significantly.

And then we'll do it again... :)
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RonC
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March 3rd, 2016 at 4:03:49 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Before this thread existed there were complaints about every suspension all over the forum. I wanted to consolidate the complaining into one sty where those who liked it could frolic in the mud and those who didn't could easily avoid it.

I know 99.54% of my decisions here get questioned, but creating the original discussion of the suspension list thread I think was one of my better ones.

To those who don't like it, let me make a radical suggestion -- don't read it.



If you want to discuss suspensions, there is a place for it.

If not, ignore it...that's the silly thing...people complaining about threads they don't like and then coming back around to complain some more...when they could just ignore it after one complaint...
TwoFeathersATL
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March 3rd, 2016 at 6:02:46 PM permalink
Damnation, the new thread went wild, who got suspended this time, and why?
That wasn't what we were talking about? Oops ;-!
Just 2F

Oh! Maybe we need a place to talk about the discussion, maybe separate from where we actually have the discussion ;-) Anyone up for another thread about the thread?
Youuuuuu MIGHT be a 'rascal' if.......(nevermind ;-)...2F
chickenman
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March 4th, 2016 at 4:22:58 AM permalink
Excellent
Romes
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March 4th, 2016 at 7:27:58 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

...I know 99.54% of my decisions here get questioned, but...

Still sounds like a pretty good game! =P
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