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Rant Frustrated by Forumbuilr Submissions

McNibbleton

Avatar: Rocker Chick
2

[Fanny Pack and the-
Broken Zippers
]

Level 10 Camwhore

“Leave it to Cleavage”

So, I know this may sound like ****ing, but I really do have a constructive suggestion. Some people, I’m bumuming new members, don’t seem to understand that submissions to forumbuildr are supposed to correspond with the TOPIC of the forum. I’ve seen clippings from news articles submitted as “typical posts”. WTF? Would it be possible to limit forumbuildr submissions to players of a certain level and above? Or at least give a sort of “test” (like on Kingdom of Loathing) that a player must pbum before he/she can submit?

kuyariel

Avatar: Teen Girl
7

[Brotherhood of Cho-
wder
]

Level 15 Camwhore

“Attention Slut”

What I hate about some submissions is that they are totally ripping off their idea from someone else.

For example, I submitted one thing, and three days later, I find that some other people are submitting the exact same idea. Like, for one of my enemies, one person decided to copy and paste the username, and they used the same avatar!

This leads to people being bugged by multiple submissions, and I don’t get the proper votes because some people see the multiples and just decide to Down all of them.

DrScience

Avatar: Blue Guitar
24

Level 30 Emo Kid

I LUST AFTER FAT CHICKS ON THE INTERNET BECAUSE REAL GIRLS HATE ME

kuyariel Posted:

What I hate about some submissions is that they are totally ripping off their idea from someone else.

For example, I submitted one thing, and three days later, I find that some other people are submitting the exact same idea. Like, for one of my enemies, one person decided to copy and paste the username, and they used the same avatar!

This leads to people being bugged by multiple submissions, and I don’t get the proper votes because some people see the multiples and just decide to Down all of them.

Ah yes, this has happened to me for a couple of things this past week. Would be nice if they had the date and time that something was submitted with it to help counter this.

Crushes

Avatar: Piercing Jewelry

[ fazed]

Level 10 Emo Kid

“Gloomy Gus”

Agreed…still new to Forumwarz, and I’m starting to participate in the forumbuildr, it would help stop a lot of repeats and copies if we had a date and time possibly.

Evil Trout

MODERATOR
Avatar: 35 2013-08-13 11:47:18 -0400

[Crotch Zombie]

Level 21 Hacker

I have ample evidence that ET is a weedy little twerp.

Crushes Posted:

Agreed…still new to Forumwarz, and I’m starting to participate in the forumbuildr, it would help stop a lot of repeats and copies if we had a date and time possibly.

Pardon my stupidity, but how would the date and time prevent repeats?

I think a better way would be for me to just not let people submit the same thing. Of course, slight variations could get through.

crayoncakes

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16

[Team Shortbus]

Level 31 Troll

To Earthend and beyond!

I think the idea is that allowing people to see the date something was submitted would help prevent copycatting by letting people know which was the original and which one was copied and submitted later. That way there’s less incentive to copy, since you’d be more likely to be voted down. The problem with that, of course, is that people aren’t really going to want to go through eighty or so submissions and check the date of each one.

MC Banhammer

Avatar: 1887 2011-07-31 00:40:59 -0400
36

[Good Omens]

Level 69 Troll

Trying to create drama to drum up the ratings by any means necessary!

Evil Trout Posted:

how would the date and time prevent repeats?

It wouldn’t prevent repeats, it would allow us to vote the earlier one up (if we’re so inclined) and any later copies down.

Especially if you remove the randomness and show the un-voted ones from earliest to latest.

MC Banhammer edited this message on 02/25/2008 10:23AM

VIVa-ChiCk

Avatar: harblgar
1

Level 14 Troll

aka FireFury

Same with YouBoob, www.youboob.it , ripoff. “Urbane dictionary” www.urbandictionary.com

Crushes

Avatar: Piercing Jewelry

[ fazed]

Level 10 Emo Kid

“Gloomy Gus”

Evil Trout Posted:

Pardon my stupidity, but how would the date and time prevent repeats?

I think a better way would be for me to just not let people submit the same thing. Of course, slight variations could get through.

Well not necessarily prevent, but give the voters an idea of who posted it first? and what variations branched off of which post?

sakana

Avatar: Pink Dress
2

[Sisterhood of the -
Quivering Rose
]

Level 10 Camwhore

“Leave it to Cleavage”

VIVa-ChiCk Posted:

Same with YouBoob, www.youboob.it , ripoff. “Urbane dictionary” www.urbandictionary.com

That’s not quite the same thing. What people are talking about is users blatantly ripping off other user’s ideas which were already submitted. YouBoob is a parody of YouTube – to the creator’s credit, I’m sure most people don’t check .it domains. And Urbane Dictionary is a parody of Urban Dictionary – you may notice that “urbane” and “urban” have very different meanings, the joke is continued in Urbane Dictionary’s description.

sakana edited this message on 02/25/2008 3:06PM

Vagitarian

Avatar: Vagitarian's Avatar

[The Flamers of Loa-
thing
]

Level 10 Troll

Im a stupid ****wad

Maybe I’m not bringing my “A” game anymore, but my submissions just ain’t as popular. It seems that you gotta be around right near 9pm Sunday or you’ll be lost to THE MIRE. But that’s kind of unavoidable.

narth

Avatar: Dust Mite
1

Level 10 Troll

Unfunny fabulous person

I submitted 2 near identical submissions last week. One I realised after posting it, had a flaw, the second didn’t. The second got accepted, the other ended up with a +1 score. Sounds good to me.

Youboob however fails because it’s been done properly many times. Also youporn and redtube.

narth edited this message on 02/25/2008 7:57PM

Crushes

Avatar: Piercing Jewelry

[ fazed]

Level 10 Emo Kid

“Gloomy Gus”

Hmm do the different klans all vote for eachother’s topics? cuz that would definitely influence the choices.

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