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GD may close for a while

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Spie, 15 Aug 2006.

  1. Spie

    Godfather

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,055

    Due to the declining standards in GD we are considering closing it for a while.

    Bickering, insults, rule-breaking - the list goes on. It's better that you maintain standards here rather than having them imposed on you. It's in your hands ....
     
  2. Kerplunk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 10 Jan 2006

    Posts: 9,050

    Location: Bournemouth tbh

    Your the boss. :)
     
  3. Raikiri

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,781

    Location: Brighton

    And watch it spill out onto the rest of the forum... maybe not such a great idea but we shall see.
     
  4. MoNkeE

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Dec 2004

    Posts: 9,100

    Location: NE England (Durham)

    Thank God. GD just bores me now - been spending more time in the other forums (music, gaming, hardware).

    -RaZ
     
  5. shifty_uk

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 12,984

    Location: Glasgow

    Am I the only one that doesn't want to see GD closed?
     
  6. Andr3w

    Capodecina

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    Posts: 19,741

    Location: England

    I dont either, its entertaining =/
     
  7. MoNkeE

    Sgarrista

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    Location: NE England (Durham)

    Not at all. You get a lot of people who post exclusively in GD and wouldn't dare venture into a hardware forum. Quite a few people come here for the social rather than the technical stuff.

    -RaZ
     
  8. Fanatic

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 2,669

    Location: Birmingham

    Then it wont matter if it stays open or closed.

    Pointless closing threads, no one is forcing you to read it, therefore don't click it if you don't want to read it. However others may want to read it.
     
  9. Zip

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 20,224

    Location: Australia

    I dont want to see it go either :(
    Even though there are crap threads there are a fair few good or funny ones if you know where to look :)
     
  10. Kerplunk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 10 Jan 2006

    Posts: 9,050

    Location: Bournemouth tbh

    Perhaps its time to inpose the payment system? :confused:
     
  11. VeNT

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Jan 2003

    Posts: 20,695

    Location: Cornwall

    WOOOT!
    /me chants, CLOSE IT CLOSE IT CLOSE IT!
    GD could do with a little holiday!
     
  12. Andr3w

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Oct 2004

    Posts: 19,741

    Location: England

    Dude,take that back =/
     
  13. iCraig

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 21 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,314

    Location: Wolverhampton

    It's a good idea, but what happens when it's re-opened? A few days of sensible threads and back to how it is now? Sounds like a band-aid fix to me.

    Removing GD entirely would higher the standards of the forum, if that's what you're after, but the userbase would suffer.
     
  14. Tru

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,959

    Location: OcUK Peoples Champion

    We sure could do with a break from your crappy posts. :)
     
  15. MoNkeE

    Sgarrista

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    Posts: 9,100

    Location: NE England (Durham)

    You're missing the point. It's not that they're not interesting to a particular person - they're largely not interesting to anyone. It's just mindless spam, asking what to buy their father for his 101st birthday (like random strangers would know), how to cook a ham sandwich, and general spam like that.

    It's been a long time coming, and maybe people will start to think before they submit.

    -RaZ
     
  16. Gilly

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 95,526

    Location: I'm back baby!

    No big surprise. I thought I saw this coming when the shift towards the more technical side of things was mooted.
     
  17. Kerplunk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 10 Jan 2006

    Posts: 9,050

    Location: Bournemouth tbh

    The irony.
     
  18. z0mbi3

    Soldato

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    Location: Berkshire

    What's that? Is it like reputation?
     
  19. Fanatic

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

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    Location: Birmingham

    :)

    That's why you have a General Discussion forum - to keep the bad stuff out the really important forums :cool:
     
  20. shifty_uk

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 12,984

    Location: Glasgow

    Look at all the arguing in this thread now, doesn't exactly show him that we want to keep it open.

    I like GD, a few bad threads doesn't bother me, but I find it generally to be entertaining and very amusing. 80% of my time spent on this forum is in GD.