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show user profile  s_purs
we should ban all threads with: 'please help!!"!???' 'im a n000b' any form of multiple question marks, etc in the titles/first posts.

its so annoying, and most of the people who do them have never pressed F1 in max, or used google! there are normally a couple a day, which could easily find out for themselves the simplest of things just by pressing F1

Rant over
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8/7/2009 8:59:36 AM (last edit: 8/7/2009 8:59:36 AM)
show user profile  Chris123643
no... those posts are the only people i can help.

edit: (removed the "lol")

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8/7/2009 9:00:51 AM (last edit: 8/7/2009 9:55:41 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
What I hate is people who type like phone text abbreviated text. That gets on my tits.


That makes me want to kill them with fire.

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8/7/2009 9:08:19 AM (last edit: 8/7/2009 9:08:19 AM)
show user profile  Chris123643
nik im totally the same! it just takes the reader longer to understand what they are going on about.... the other day on facebook one of my girlfriends friends (who is infamous for this) put "cnt w8 4 fri nyt"..... i couldnt resist commenting "can't* wait* for* Friday* night*"... she wasnt best pleased... she said "bignell wot u on wiv?" which i also didnt understand at all.

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8/7/2009 9:13:24 AM (last edit: 8/7/2009 9:14:17 AM)
show user profile  Catman
lol it's not lol that lol bad LOL!

just kidding, ((((lol!))))

fucking lol drives me nuts


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8/7/2009 9:46:54 AM (last edit: 8/7/2009 9:48:09 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
Nik's only bitter cos thats how the kids speak.

s_purs - no can do really. thats a big reason why this forum exists, not just to help experienced and resourceful maxers, but those nubes who are mentally and intellectually less fortunate than ourselves.

it gives everyone not only a chance to help out themselves, but a chance to poke fun at and generally spam a thread.

this is the essence of maxforums.


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8/7/2009 9:52:48 AM (last edit: 8/7/2009 9:52:48 AM)
show user profile  mattymoose
I have had the same thought, it is annoying when there are threads that just say DEAR JESUS HELP ME!!!!! OH GOD!!!!!! and don't specify what the problem is in the title. The only reason it works is the (relatively) low traffic volume here, because on a larger forum, threads with no relevant information in the title would be ignored.

I don't agree it should be a ban-worthy offense, but IMO those threads should be deleted to allow the original poster to formulate his title/query better.

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8/7/2009 10:00:12 AM (last edit: 8/7/2009 10:00:33 AM)
show user profile  horizon
There should definately be a title edit button...

I'll join in with the bad typing rant with huge punctuationless sentences and huge one paragraph texts.
It takes you a minute to write it properly (not strict on the grammar, just put a fucking dot when you're switching to a completely new subject), and it saves 20 people that read it 2 minutes each, let alone the annoyance factor...

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8/7/2009 10:03:44 AM (last edit: 8/7/2009 10:03:44 AM)
show user profile  TimTamFin
[giggles] Nik said "Tits"

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8/7/2009 10:11:11 AM (last edit: 8/7/2009 10:11:11 AM)
show user profile  MrPumpernickel
Hello. 3dsmax umbrella model and turtles, to me, you will need to assist in the blue region?

YouTube Channel

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8/7/2009 10:31:48 AM (last edit: 8/7/2009 10:31:48 AM)
show user profile  s_purs
i didnt mean ban the people as of such- unless they purposely kept doing it- but meant edit the titles/remove the silly posts, or just move the simple questions into one pinned thread that answered basic questions.

if they had that pinned/sticky thread at the top of the board then it would keep all of that rubbish in one thread and then it wouldnt take 10mins to scroll through all of that stuff to find some of the threads we want to read.

i mean im all for helping out people with 3d, and help out in basically every thread i can and am on here basically 24/7 since i joined, but it would be nice to have all that stuff together in a thread.

most of the time the questions are all the same anyway, so they can see the answers to their questions there.

in my opinion i would make a couple of more moderators who are sensible and always on (basically) who can just clean up for the forums a bit- ie change titles, merge threads into one, etc.

it would make a much better experience, in my view anyway
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8/7/2009 10:38:40 AM (last edit: 8/7/2009 10:38:40 AM)
show user profile  Chris123643
i don't agree with what you say but i will defend to the death your right to say it.

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8/7/2009 10:42:53 AM (last edit: 8/7/2009 10:42:53 AM)
show user profile  s_purs
if you think about it, if threads were moderated/edited for a couple of weeks, and the people pm'd asking not to do 'help me plzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!???????????' etc, then it would be gone from the forums in that time, and people would learn not to do it. whereas if new people come on here and see half the threads are like that then they think its acceptable to do that
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8/7/2009 10:46:35 AM (last edit: 8/7/2009 10:46:35 AM)
show user profile  K-tonne
could just email them a punch in the face
or if we affiliate the forum with a doctor and send out tickets for a free castration

you're not going to change the world- you're not going to change the way panicing people think
there could be instead of the maxforums banner one that reads 'do not post threads that don't explain the problem in the title' and people would still post them
get used to them, they're gone quickly most of the time
they should probably be deleted off the database though after a time to stop the server clogging- if there's multiples of the same question that is- so solutions could be found by the few that do a search

Website and Portfolio

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8/7/2009 10:54:34 AM (last edit: 8/7/2009 10:54:34 AM)
show user profile  s_purs
is there a way to 'sticky' threads in these forums? would be great if a moderator would just sticky on at the top of the questions page highlighting the use of the F1, and checking the first 10 google results before posting. would save alot of needless threads.

i think your meant to read one when you sign up, i did, but alot of people probably skip it
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8/7/2009 3:16:32 PM (last edit: 8/7/2009 3:16:32 PM)
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