Improve Your Warrior Forum Experience -- Participate

by tpw
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People are always curious why some threads get deleted or locked...

Some of those threads have really outstanding discussions going, when suddenly they get locked down...

And people are left scratching their heads as to why...

After years of moderating forum discussions, the mods have learned that after a thread crosses a certain threshold, it will forever change for the worse!!

After a thread reaches a specific length, new people finding the thread will decide that there is too much information available to read, so they will present a question or an answer to a question that has been asked or answered in every possible manner...

For example...

The OP (Original Poster) will ask a question, and receive dozens of answers.

Then the OP will clarify his/her original question, and people will address that clarification.

Everything will soon be answered to the OP's satisfaction, and people will continue to pour into the thread, seeing only the original question, and ignoring that others have answered the question to the OP's satisfaction.

New people will ignore the discussion and decide that it is more productive to be heard than to listen to the others.

When the mods start noticing a bunch of people jumping into a thread responding to the first question and not the discussion, then the thread will be locked!!

And it makes sense to do so...

But it can be aggravating to those of us who had progressed the conversation beyond the original post.

If you desire to get the most value from the forum, may I advise for you to spend more time reading, so that you can offer an informed contribution to the subsequent discussions and become a more valued member of the community overall?

Please endeavor to become part of the solution, rather than to continue being part of the problem.
#experience #forum #improve #participate #warrior
  • Profile picture of the author DavidMoore557
    Thanks for the info!

    I came across several threads this morning which were particularly pertinent to me and wondered why they had be locked and exactly what that meant.

    Now I just have to figure out what make a thread hot or not. I sure that I missed the explanation somewhere, so I'll keep on reading.

    Again, Thanks!

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  • Profile picture of the author danr62
    Yes, read the whole darned thread gosh dang it or you'll be burned at the stake and laughed into ridicule.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rashell
    Originally Posted by tpw View Post

    If you desire to get the most value from the forum, may I advise for you to spend more time reading, so that you can offer an informed contribution to the subsequent discussions and become a more valued member of the community overall?

    Please endeavor to become part of the solution, rather than to continue being part of the problem.
    It would also be helpful if some contributors would use the "thanks" button rather than pushing a thread into pages and pages by adding "good information here". one to two liner posts.

    It would be helpful... but that doesn't mean it's gonna be done.

    Rashell
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    • Profile picture of the author ArwenTaylor
      Originally Posted by Rashell View Post

      It would also be helpful if some contributors would use the "thanks" button rather than pushing a thread into pages and pages by adding "good information here". one to two liner posts.

      It would be helpful... but that doesn't mean it's gonna be done.

      Rashell
      I agree with this. There is nothing more annoying than going to a thread and half the responses are thank yous.

      To be honest, if I'm not willing to read the whole thread, I don't even bother to click on it for all the reason that TPW outlined.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fraggler
    Originally Posted by tpw View Post

    New people will ignore the discussion and decide that it is more productive to be heard than to listen to the others.
    What I find funny is often the reason behind being heard is also so they can be seen. They rip through as many posts as possible to get a lot of exposure but they miss a valuable point: if people don't like what you are saying then they won't care for what you are showing them.

    Take a step back and share with the Warrior world what you truly bring to the table and use that as your marketing tool, while helping the community thrive. Everyone wins!
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    • Profile picture of the author Coby
      Originally Posted by Fraggler View Post

      What I find funny is often the reason behind being heard is also so they can be seen. They rip through as many posts as possible to get a lot of exposure but they miss a valuable point: if people don't like what you are saying then they won't care for what you are showing them.

      Take a step back and share with the Warrior world what you truly bring to the table and use that as your marketing tool, while helping the community thrive. Everyone wins!
      I pushed 'thanks" but that wasn't enough

      I agree so much with this statement! I've said this a ton of times... I've noticed many folks who may have only been members for a few months and have 1,000 posts...

      Then you look at the 'thanks' count and it's like 18... lol

      hmmmm - I think the "thanks" count is more important than the post count...

      Thanks again Fraggler! and thanks Bill for the post
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  • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
    I try to read through a thread to see if the contribution I'm making has already been made or if I can add to it.

    However, some threads are just too long to read the whole thing, especially WSO's.

    Of course, I don't think the close the thread thing due to the reasons mentioned above are universally applied nor do I think that every thread that is closed or deleted has a "for the better of the community" reason behind it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohammed Hammad2
    That is the first time I understand why moderators close some thread which had nothing against the rules! but I think it really makes sense.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
      Once I reply to a thread I can't for the life of me figure out why anything else needs to be added. :confused:

      Must be a lot of gabby folks here who just love to type.

      Go figure...

      ~Bill


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  • Profile picture of the author Leanne King
    Good advice. It would also be good if people contributed to the thread, if they are able, not just click the "thanks" button.
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    • Profile picture of the author ibacklinkpro
      Originally Posted by wanzulfikri View Post

      Woah! What you are saying is true. People don't bother to read the whole forum. They just blast it off with their own opinion and silence ensued...
      So pretty much what you did?

      I can agree that there is a valid reason why the mods would close a discussion. And perhaps, on average, it does more good than bad, but I still think that it potentially misses out on some gems that could be shared, perhaps unique and valuable perspectives.
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  • Profile picture of the author PatchesDM
    It seems people are more going after quantity than quality. For example rather than using the 'Thanks' feature already integrated into each post, they will post with a simple thanks to get an extra post in, which I'm not knocking per say, I like to receive a well written thanks every once in a while, but then there's those who don't really write a well written thanks, nothing more than "thank you for.." whatever that particular OP wrote. Please everyone, take the time to read the discussions, this will also eliminate the double, triple, quadruple answers on each thread, its bloody annoying.Please....participate.
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