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|Post reasons why you up/down voted forum ideas|
I thought I’d create this thread to offer a little constructive criticism for forumbuilder ideas. One benifit of this would be a way for people to improve their ideas, and possibly answer why their submission constantly doesn’t win. Examples include “I downvoted faux news because I think conservative parodies are old” and “I downvoted ForumFightz because I think ThreadSpatz is a better parody.”, etc.
|Posted On: 06/03/2008 6:58PM||View Tesfan's Profile | #|
Personally, I’d prefer it if AU just disappeared. Really tired of it, and I heard there mighta been some shady dealings with it earlier. Other than that, I liked Save the Ethiopian Princes.
|Posted On: 06/03/2008 7:05PM||View WinfieldScott's Profile | #|
I was really glad that “God Hates Facts” won the first time I entered it. I hate it when forum ideas are just recycled week after week, just because they don’t get completely downvoted.
In fact, I don’t even VOTE for forum ideas anymore, just because I’m tired of going through the same entries over and over again.
|Posted On: 06/03/2008 7:09PM||View Bill_Murray_Fan_...'s Profile | #|
I down vote because some of the ideas are complete and total ****.
|Posted On: 06/03/2008 7:16PM||View Bear's Profile | #|
How could you submit such a piece of **** though?Log in to see images!
|Posted On: 06/03/2008 7:16PM||View Robert James Fis...'s Profile | #|
Actually mine do get completely downvoted but I continue to submit anyway. The next week it can get a decent nu,ber of votes. So you never know who’s going to say “I don’t know who you are. Downvote.” So I’ll keep submitting.
|Posted On: 06/04/2008 2:45PM||View Balloon's Profile | #|
I usually downvote anything that displays atrocious grammar in the description. Just because it hurts my head.
|Posted On: 06/04/2008 2:50PM||View Arktor's Profile | #|
For me, there is only one reason to vote up or down.
The idea makes me smile or it doesn’t. I don’t know who posted what, and couldn’t care less, if the idea is good, it just is, if it isn’t then it gets down voted plain and simple.
More down than up votes, because there’s a lot more crap than good ideas.
|Posted On: 06/04/2008 2:53PM||View Heat Seeking Moi...'s Profile | #|
I downvote everything, because it makes me feel good
|Posted On: 06/04/2008 3:05PM||View Dimitri Rascalov...'s Profile | #|
Why I downvote:
– We already have that freaking forum, do you people not read?
– That is not even a forum.
– Oh look they didn’t even bother to proof read it.
– This is boring and/or another unfunny parody.
Why I upvote:
– Fresh idea that isn’t already reflected in some other forum we have.
– Would be easy and fun to make enemies/titles/typical posts/angry replies for this idea.
– Makes me laugh.
|Posted On: 06/04/2008 3:21PM||View scully's Profile | #|
Upvote because it makes me laugh
I used to downvote a bunch when **** was pathetic or worthless but now I generally don’t bother exerting the effort.
|Posted On: 06/04/2008 3:26PM||View Vuron's Profile | #|
Upvote because it’s means to just downvote for no particular reason.
Lately, I’ve just been too tired to bother.
|Posted On: 06/05/2008 5:34PM||View Balloon's Profile | #|
One thing I downvote and kinda bugs me is when I see forums that are just filled with unnecessary hatred, and sort of breaks the suspension of disbelief. For example, “Run Escape is a forum for fabulous persongy 13 year olds with no life who play constantly when they aren’t faping to gay pron (because they’re ****ing fabulous persons). The forum is a mbumive circlejerk with fabulous persons compare their ****ty characters, buying and selling ****ty items..”
you get the point. =P
|Posted On: 06/06/2008 1:13PM||View Tesfan's Profile | #|
Well, that’s just kind of silly. You want forums that don’t insult themself blatantly. You’ve got to cleverly word things so it would seem like they are the ones making a unintentional faux pas which is really what the forum ACTUALLY is about. FAP as a acronym is a good example.
|Posted On: 06/06/2008 2:12PM||View Balloon's Profile | #|
I usually vote down things that don’t parody internet culture, and things that already exist. Also, if you can’t be bothered to check spelling I can’t be bothered to vote it up.
Also everything that bashes/parodies the right wing, religion, furries, or RPGs. We have enough of that already.
|Posted On: 06/06/2008 2:18PM||#|
– Good grammar.
– Parody of something that needs to be parodied.
– Just plain funny or weird.
– Something believable.
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– Bad grammar.
– Overly offensive.
– Already been done.
– Ridiculously stupid.
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I’ve also caught myself downvoting things because the names aren’t catchy enough… >>;;
|Posted On: 08/10/2008 11:09PM||View Girl A's Profile | #|
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|Posted On: 08/10/2008 11:11PM||View Fran's Profile | #|
Duplicate idea or very similar theme to existing forum. We have a zombie forum, so don’t submit a zombie themed idea. Duh. Ditto a furry forum, or denture forum, or polygamy forum. FAIL.
Idea that rips off something I or someone else just submitted, and copypastas but only changes a few words. These submissions are unoriginal and leech votes from the first submission.
The three subfora are too similar, uninspiring, or unrelated to main suggested forum idea. In other words, if you suggest a Candle Collectors forum and the subfora are Ferraris, Buck Teeth and WHAAAARGH!, it’s just nonsensical.
Forum that seems to exist due to a personal vendetta against a group or forum no one else knows or cares about.
Forum that has been submitted and gotten negative votes for, like, a month or two. At some point, you should give up. It may be a great forum idea, but the FW tards just don’t like it, so try something else.
Really, really long avatar names.
Avatar names that have nothing to do with the forum theme.
Avatar name rips off idea of previous submission, and is also less funny.
Posts that use a lot of madlibs. Usually they are less funny if they have more than 2 or 3, tops.
Themes / posts / avatars that are too real-life topical / seasonal…this is just common sense. Sour grapes / gloating political avatars / posts fail. Xmas forum themes fail. Y2K Bug-themed forum? Uh…where have you been hiding?
If I am bored before I even get to the “example” post part of the post submission, it’s going to bore me more seeing it 400+ times when pwning the forum.
Idea that parodies recognizable Internet site or group, or creates an amusing “should exist” group.
Idea that offers three good thread categories.
Idea that should inspire original content when / if it wins.
Idea that seems to fit in with the style of humor and in-jokes on FW.
I have a soft spot for amusing memes, but if it is the only thing going for an otherwise bland or bad submission, it won’t save it.
Clever use of a less-popular madlib.
Avatar name is clever and smart, rather than the expected joke.
If two forums are very similar, implying plagiarism of concept, I upvote the one that was submitted first.
Slick forum designs without misspelled words.
Ideas that indicate submitter has some pop culture awareness beyond the last 10-15 years, reads books, has a quirky mind.
If I actually smile or laugh, upvote.
It’s too bad voting only offers “Y/N/**** it, I can’t be bothered to vote either way” options. I suspect we’d get better submissions if there was a scale with a little more variety, say -5 to 0 to +5. This would mess up the current scoop system, alas. But sometimes something is REALLY good, and sometimes something is REALLY crap, and sometimes something is just MEH.
|Posted On: 11/12/2008 10:49AM||View Britpoptarts's Profile | #|