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Old 03-21-2017, 04:49 PM   #1
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Could the Lounge be split into to two subfora - "Serious" and "Frivolous".

I have nothing against the Unutterably Silly Games and similar long running threads, I occasionally post in them. But their sheer number deters me from starting threads of a more specific nature - so I seek the information, elicit opinions, etc by posting elsewhere, where I lose the context of "Book Reading".

I'm not the only member who is deterred from starting threads in the Lounge for similar reasons.

The Serious subforum would also be a dumping ground that moderators on other MR forums could use to get rid of OT discussions that don't belong elsewhere

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Old 03-21-2017, 06:22 PM   #2
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Excellent idea, I wholeheartedly agree
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:12 PM   #3
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I like the idea too.
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:18 PM   #4
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This was tried once, a few years back. The result was so toxic that the new forum was deleted.

The problem then was that the "serious" folks looked down on anyone who participated in the silliness, and that sneering attitude did not lead to peace when the loung was sundered in two.
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:21 PM   #5
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I too find all the silly games to be too overwhelming sometimes in a search for new posts. I think this should be tried again and the staff should step in if any problems arise and say STOP IT!
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:37 PM   #6
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Yes. God forbid people should have fun, and right in our faces too, the shameless people.

Banish those that smile to a place where the po-faced don't have to put up with them. Perhaps we should consider suspensions for those that are obviously enjoying themselves too much and bans for anybody who occasionally laughs whilst reading the forums.
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:37 PM   #7
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I too find all the silly games to be too overwhelming sometimes in a search for new posts. I think this should be tried again and the staff should step in if any problems arise and say STOP IT!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhQGzeiYS_Q
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:45 PM   #8
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I too find all the silly games to be too overwhelming sometimes in a search for new posts. I think this should be tried again and the staff should step in if any problems arise and say STOP IT!
Oh yes, because this method never fails.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:02 PM   #9
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This was tried once, a few years back. The result was so toxic that the new forum was deleted.

The problem then was that the "serious" folks looked down on anyone who participated in the silliness, and that sneering attitude did not lead to peace when the loung was sundered in two.
Interesting, I don't remember seeing it.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:24 PM   #10
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I've reported the thread so our Editor team can discuss it. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Old 03-21-2017, 10:58 PM   #11
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I thought that was the point of the labels. Is there a way for the serious folks to filter the Lounge for just those labels?
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Old 03-22-2017, 05:01 AM   #12
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I just use the Thread Tools to Ignore this Thread on any thread I don't want to show up in New Posts or that I have no interest and don't intend to participate in.

You can still read ignored threads using the Edit Ignored Threads function in User CP. Be aware that if you use the Mark Forums Read function it will affect the Go to first new post function.

I currently have 78 ignored threads. I'd have hundreds more, but I periodically go in and Edit Ignored Threads and Unignore Selected threads that haven't had a response in 6 months.

Requires a little effort, but once set up it runs very smoothly for me.

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Old 03-22-2017, 08:05 PM   #13
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I've reported the thread so our Editor team can discuss it. Thanks for the suggestion.


BTW why do I need to know you posted from a Nexus phone, does Samsung pay 10 jeon a post, or are you the ex-prez of the ROK

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I thought that was the point of the labels. Is there a way for the serious folks to filter the Lounge for just those labels?
Not that I can see, besides some threads that I would put in Frivolous are not tagged e.g Last 2 Letters-game


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I just use the Thread Tools to Ignore this Thread on any thread I don't want to show up in New Posts or that I have no interest and don't intend to participate in.

You can still read ignored threads using the Edit Ignored Threads function in User CP. Be aware that if you use the Mark Forums Read function it will affect the Go to first new post function.

I currently have 78 ignored threads. I'd have hundreds more, but I periodically go in and Edit Ignored Threads and Unignore Selected threads that haven't had a response in 6 months.

Requires a little effort, but once set up it runs very smoothly for me.
That would be far too much administrivia for me - besides I don't want to ignore the Frivolous threads

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This was tried once, a few years back. The result was so toxic that the new forum was deleted.

The problem then was that the "serious" folks looked down on anyone who participated in the silliness, and that sneering attitude did not lead to peace when the loung was sundered in two.
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I too find all the silly games to be too overwhelming sometimes in a search for new posts. I think this should be tried again and the staff should step in if any problems arise and say STOP IT!
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Oh yes, because this method never fails.
Strip away all their Karma, and give them a suitable indelible avatar for a month, e.g. this or this

As my late Dad would have said, "That'll stop 'em farting in church"
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I would remove existing labels as they'd be redundant

I'd probably call the subfora something like Just 4 Fun, and Question Time

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Old 03-22-2017, 11:18 PM   #14
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I'm on Tapatalk. Nexus 7 is a Google tablet. Now I'm on my Moto E using Tapatalk. The tag line is from the app.

Sent from my XT1528
And sending it is an option I always forget to turn off when I reinstall Tapatalk (as I did recently on pure dislike of the newest beta build).
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