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Idea: Blue Star Zone

Discussion in 'CZ Support Zone' started by BubbleScreen, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. BubbleScreen

    BubbleScreen Member

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    Sorry if this is the wrong place to throw this out there but I have been wanting a better signal to noise ratio for some time.

    The gist is this: a curated section of this board where everyone could read but only selected authors/replies would been seen. I know this would be more work for the mods and some wouldnt want it but there are a lot of good posters who get drowned out by all the inanity of late.

    Thoughts?
  2. Venger

    Venger Well-Known Member

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    Problem becomes the various opinions on which voices constitute signal, and which constitute noise. While we all think we are good judges of it, you'll likely find that even if you, for instance, chose the best of the best, there would be disputes even among your choices as to some who did or did not belong.
  3. LongSnapper

    LongSnapper Member

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    the asthma field is over there :laugh2:
  4. Wimbo

    Wimbo Active Member

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    What did the OP say? I have him on "Ignore".

















    kidding. :)
  5. Venger

    Venger Well-Known Member

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  6. LongSnapper

    LongSnapper Member

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    he thinks that there should be a partitioned section of CZ where only certain members can post, but all could read because he does not like the "signal to noise ratio" here @ CZ his words
  7. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    This. As much as I like the name, the day that the Zone ever moves in such a critical direction will be the day it loses a bit of its luster. The mods on the board have an unenviable job. They, in essence, are the blue star zone.
  8. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    thats borderline discrimination...i like it
  9. Dave_in-NC

    Dave_in-NC Well-Known Member

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    314 posts and you want segregation. You haven't begun to suffer long enough.
  10. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    Why not have a Vent Zone section of this board ?

    All posters with upset vent post could go there, and post that should be there could be moved there by the Mods ?
  11. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    A timed football IQ test would be a good start. Not enough time to look anything up on google. 1 shot at it every 3 months.
  12. jswalker1981

    jswalker1981 Fact > Your Opinion

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    That would cut down on the posts on the Fan Zone after a loss.
  13. BubbleScreen

    BubbleScreen Member

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    314 under this account. I was ChrisCanty99 starting in 2005, and changed for obvious reasons.

    I'm not trying to be some kind of George Wallace here. Just wondering if there was a way to get rid of all the uninformed stuff. I guess it's just endemic to a message board.
  14. BubbleScreen

    BubbleScreen Member

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    It's not my board. The mods could decide. Maybe a voting system where the stuff people really liked or disliked was more visible or hidden.

    I'm well aware that posting here is a privilege and this has been such a quality board for the last 5+ years I've been on it. I only signed up because at one point you had to in order to read. The quality here has been so superb I haven't felt the need to post much, because if I read the whole thread what I was going to say had already been said- though this is changing.
  15. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    :laugh2: :bow:
  16. hutch1254

    hutch1254 Well-Known Member

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    I like the idea, not bad. I read more than I post but it is discouraging having to wade through 20 garbage posts (including my own, lol) to get to some real meat and potatoes posts with some good insight or thought.
  17. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    Yeah. It's sometimes tough for all of us to drive through rain storms to get to work but we somehow make it.

    Mother Nature isn't going anywhere anytime soon. At least I don't believe she is. ;)
  18. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    The best way to accomplish this would never work. I am one of the most guilty of it. Simply stop replying to some of these posters.

    The problem with the idea lies in the fact that the forum takes on a reputation of being a clique. Opinions are provided not asked or offered.

    This place is a bit of an insane asylum sometimes but there is more free speech here than any other Cowboys forum. Some will disagree with that because we don't allow vulgar language or personal insults here, but those things aren't freedom, they are chaos.

    If I ever do step down as Mod again, and don't get talked back into it, I guarantee you I will have the largest Ignore list on this forum. Some posters are simply part of a lunatic fringe. I cannot help poking them and from time to time that affects posters like you. For that I am profoundly sorry.

    The best bet though is to get as many people as possible to ignore and not respond to some of these nonsensical diatribes. When they don't get the attention they crave they either change their song or go away.
  19. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    This actually exists as a mod for vBulletin. You've got to solve a quiz before you can enter a forum.
  20. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    That's pretty funny but would probably keep us from ever seeing epic posters like leotis brown ever again. :)

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