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Message 119 of 517 (267763)
12-11-2005 12:45 PM
Reply to: Message 24 by Adminnemooseus
11-13-2004 12:05 AM

Re: Birth of the "Proposed New Topics" concept
Adminnemooseus writes:
I think we need to start letting some PNT topics sit a while, if we don't feel good about them. Don't feel obligated to try to forward most everthing that is proposed. (and) We can always carry on a discussion on the merits of the topic. If the topic ultimately is promoted, it can be done as just a single message, without the topic evalution discussion (which in the case of the cited, I had decided to leave in the released form).
AdminNosy writes:
I also think that we don't have to "leave it to" one admin to handle a topic. There seems to be a sort of "politeness" that says that should be done. Anyone should comment and anyone can promote. If one decides not to another may.
jar writes:
I like the current system. I see no problem with a topic being held up for review and modification. I would like to see more direction and suggestions when the topic is reviewed though.
Adminnemooseus writes:
The primary purpose of the PNT process is to get an opening message and topic title that clearly defines the theme of the topic. To at least get the topic off to a good start. Hopefully this would help the quality of the topic as it progressed, and also help moderation efforts. I just wish that the general membership put more effort into keeping in touch with the topic theme. It's tough at best, for the admins to control topic drift, if the membership won't contribute self-moderation....(and) A good topic going bad is bad enough. A bad topic going good is even worse. I really hate to see post of the month caliber messages being buried in bad topics, and/or being in topics where they are off-theme. (and) As opposed to some other forums, here at messages are not edited for content by the admins, nor are topics or messages deleted.
I personally think that we should get rid of old topics in our database that have been discussed by no longer active members. Percy can always keep his old database on a disc somewhere, but I believe that we should weed out old topics that are no longer relevant to current discussions. Why keep them around on the public forum? Lets have a relevant and current topic database that members can access...(some older threads should be kept, but certainly not all of them!
Administrators---I started a new topic on PNT promotions in the private forum. Please give me some feedback there.
This message has been edited by AdminPhat, 12-11-2005 10:51 AM

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Message 254 of 517 (440265)
12-12-2007 11:51 AM
Reply to: Message 253 by jar
12-12-2007 11:07 AM

Re: Nimrod's Palestine topic
It appeared to me that Nimrod had a personal vendetta against IAJs diatribe. The fact that he makes three posts in desperation of getting the topic promoted shows me as much. I don't want to start a flame war.
Add by Edit: I reconsidered and promoted it.I'll admit that IAJ is more of a hindrance to rationality than is Nimrod.
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