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    Jan 08, 2013 8:18 PM GMT
    So, how do we make this site work for us. We're all here, and we all want to enjoy it. Not asking what we're allowed to ask for, from Admin. What can we do for each other to keep RJ enjoyable?

    List your complaints about this site, and what solutions you think will help make it enjoyable for you, and other members.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 08, 2013 8:43 PM GMT
    I'd suggest starting with the positives of this site....which are MANY then how it can be improved. This is a free site, there shouldn't be "complaints".

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    Jan 08, 2013 8:57 PM GMT
    Photos can take too long to get approved
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    Jan 08, 2013 9:05 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI'd suggest starting with the positives of this site....which are MANY then how it can be improved. This is a free site, there shouldn't be "complaints".

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    I'm not sure what has changed in the forum; other than the number of trolls and flame wars. It's been calmer on here, and we could use some more interesting personalities, not including super rude trollent behaviors.
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    Jan 08, 2013 9:06 PM GMT
    Neight saidPhotos can take too long to get approved

    Not enough Admins... wonder how quick things would change if Admin were ever to join the site in their free time?
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    Jan 08, 2013 9:08 PM GMT
    The Ignore Posts link is a man's best friend.
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    Jan 08, 2013 9:08 PM GMT
    Is there a threat to the site or something?
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    Jan 08, 2013 9:10 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidThe Ignore Posts link is a man's best friend.


    The ignore posts feature would be better if it also meant the user you ignore couldn't read your posts either.
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    Jan 08, 2013 9:10 PM GMT
    MashogaNubianPrince saidIs there a threat to the site or something?


    Just trolls and other fakers, stirring up trouble.
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    Jan 08, 2013 9:15 PM GMT
    _menz0 said
    HndsmKansan saidI'd suggest starting with the positives of this site....which are MANY then how it can be improved. This is a free site, there shouldn't be "complaints".

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    I'm not sure what has changed in the forum; other than the number of trolls and flame wars. It's been calmer on here, and we could use some more interesting personalities, not including super rude trollent behaviors.


    The trolls come and go in waves. I like the "self-moderating" nature of the forums. Trolls very quickly attract the ire of the beneficent community and tend to get swarmed by those who have been here for a while and "have a way with words".

    For the other scum (which is an adjective used in all generosity), I simply use the "Ignore His Posts" and "Block Him" features.

    It would be nice to have a "voting" feature, where if enough community members "dislike" a particular RJ'r then some kind of Java or other kind of code gets sent to the offending RJ'r's computer causing the CPU to overheat and causing an epic explosion which dispatches the offending RJ'r to their maker in a virtual crematory.

    Like cooking bacon with thermite.
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    At least I have a vivid imagination.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 08, 2013 9:16 PM GMT
    datscarf said
    HndsmKansan saidI'd suggest starting with the positives of this site....which are MANY then how it can be improved. This is a free site, there shouldn't be "complaints".

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    Sounds boring.


    Nope, sounds positive... sometimes discussion of the good things one gets can spur discussion about how things can be improved. They could always have us pay for it.. that was a reality once....haha
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 08, 2013 9:18 PM GMT
    _menz0 said
    HndsmKansan saidI'd suggest starting with the positives of this site....which are MANY then how it can be improved. This is a free site, there shouldn't be "complaints".

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    I'm not sure what has changed in the forum; other than the number of trolls and flame wars. It's been calmer on here, and we could use some more interesting personalities, not including super rude trollent behaviors.


    Very true... we've had some major flame wars over the last several years.
    Fortunately I try and steer clear.... except in 2008 when I was considered the "devil behind it all"....haha.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 08, 2013 9:20 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    datscarf said
    HndsmKansan saidI'd suggest starting with the positives of this site....which are MANY then how it can be improved. This is a free site, there shouldn't be "complaints".

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    Sounds boring.


    Nope, sounds positive... sometimes discussion of the good things one gets can spur discussion about how things can be improved. They could always have us pay for it.. that was a reality once....haha
    I agree 100%. Lets focus on the many positive aspects of this site. I suggest that we focus more on athletic and health issues and less on politics.
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    Jan 09, 2013 2:18 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    _menz0 said
    HndsmKansan saidI'd suggest starting with the positives of this site....which are MANY then how it can be improved. This is a free site, there shouldn't be "complaints".

    icon_smile.gif

    I'm not sure what has changed in the forum; other than the number of trolls and flame wars. It's been calmer on here, and we could use some more interesting personalities, not including super rude trollent behaviors.


    Very true... we've had some major flame wars over the last several years.
    Fortunately I try and steer clear.... except in 2008 when I was considered the "devil behind it all"....haha.

    You've got a good tactic there. Like posting only for depth, not for length. That may work for me. I spend a good deal in the mailbox anyhow.
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    Jan 09, 2013 2:26 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidYup, as a certain POS has shown in the last day, they just keep coming back.

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    I'm in favour of emailing admin to ask why a person is being let back in...especially if they've been deleted multiple times. At very least, there should be a month ban, so the person can reassess the value of the community and their participation in it.

    Ideally though, I've previously suggested something similar to what GAM has above: an algorithm (similar to the "report spam" button, and perhaps put right underneath it) that let's people report troll posts....if a certain number of people hit the button, the person is given a "timeout" for 24hrs where they can't post. And for better control, I'd suggest only verified members with a high number of posts (and therefore familiar with the standards of the community) be able to have their votes counted; abuse the privilege and you lose it.

    Such a method doesn't involve much interaction of Admin (except tweaking the algorithm to find the right balance), yet I think it would add significantly to members' ability to self-moderate the forums. And trolls would hate it. icon_lol.gif

    That makes sense, but it should block the IP address, not just the profile. Agree with Verified can post in Forum, but I think there should be many high post count Electoral Voters. Better still, let the entire Verified posting lot vote them in for the next day or week.
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    Jan 09, 2013 3:34 AM GMT
    An update to the forum pages, an RJ app etc...
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    Jan 09, 2013 3:39 AM GMT
    It'd be nice if posts from people you've listed as "Ignore Posts" didn't show up, not even when quoted.
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    Jan 09, 2013 4:01 AM GMT
    yourname2000 said...

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    That's a cool gif!

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    Jan 09, 2013 4:20 AM GMT
    How about geographic centered forums similar to the major and secondary metros in Craigslist to promote more community get togethers and hangouts?

    I've seen similar work very well in hobby/interest based forums and met a bunch of long term great friends this way.

    Had it not been for an interest based forum, we'd never have met, and the drag strip would be a lonelier place. There were only 40 or 50 of these in SoCal and we could turn out 30 to 40% at an event all because of geographic based forums. Could similar work here given that we have around 320,000 members?

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    Jan 09, 2013 4:28 AM GMT
    Dahas saidIt'd be nice if posts from people you've listed as "Ignore Posts" didn't show up, not even when quoted.

    This!
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    Jan 09, 2013 5:11 AM GMT
    _menz0 saidSo, how do we make this site work for us.
    We don't.
  • MikeW

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    Jan 09, 2013 5:19 AM GMT
    Welll..... A very unorganized thought that passed through my brain a few days ago was the question, "why doesn't RJ create its own dating site?" That loose thought is based on the awareness that many (obviously not all) RJers at least *say* they are looking for partners / relationships. I believe that with some thought and the right scripting that could be a very interesting adjunct to the site -- perhaps even profitable for RJ.

    In other words, imagine a gay dating site that was designed by gay men for gay men. What you have here is an established community of men who could give a lot of insight into what that *ought* to look like.

    Part of the reason I think along these lines is that a long time ago I was a group facilitator for gay issues (such as relationships) and, later, involved in an on-going gay couples group for over seven years.

    Anyway... it isn't a very clear thought, obviously but there might be some there, there.
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    Jan 09, 2013 5:24 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    _menz0 saidSo, how do we make this site work for us.
    We don't.

    Is this reverse psychology? Are you my daddy?
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    Jan 09, 2013 5:25 AM GMT
    Dahas saidIt'd be nice if posts from people you've listed as "Ignore Posts" didn't show up, not even when quoted.

    Think that'd be JavaScript based. Think this is something else.
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    Jan 09, 2013 5:26 AM GMT
    _menz0 said
    paulflexes said
    _menz0 saidSo, how do we make this site work for us.
    We don't.

    Is this reverse psychology? Are you my daddy?
    Shuddup, son, and listen to me. I said there's no hope for RJ. It won't work for us unless we login daily and post all kinds of stupid shit about our personal lives that nobody gives a fuck about. icon_razz.gif