1. Like videos? Check out DirectDamage.com!

Idea: Blue Star Zone

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

  1. BubbleScreen

    BubbleScreen Active Member

    838 Messages
    25 Likes Received
    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

    2,514 Messages
    457 Likes Received
    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

    753 Messages
    23 Likes Received
    the asthma field is over there :laugh2:
  4. Wimbo

    Wimbo Active Member

    4,133 Messages
    2 Likes Received
    What did the OP say? I have him on "Ignore".

















    kidding. :)
  5. Venger

    Venger Well-Known Member

    2,514 Messages
    457 Likes Received
  6. LongSnapper

    LongSnapper Member

    753 Messages
    23 Likes Received
    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 Bye Felicia!

    20,773 Messages
    1,789 Likes Received
    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

    17,218 Messages
    2,239 Likes Received
    thats borderline discrimination...i like it
  9. Dave_in-NC

    Dave_in-NC Well-Known Member

    15,140 Messages
    2,508 Likes Received
    314 posts and you want segregation. You haven't begun to suffer long enough.
  10. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

    1,639 Messages
    276 Likes Received
    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

    8,124 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    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

    2,616 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    That would cut down on the posts on the Fan Zone after a loss.
  13. BubbleScreen

    BubbleScreen Active Member

    838 Messages
    25 Likes Received
    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 Active Member

    838 Messages
    25 Likes Received
    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 Bye Felicia!

    20,773 Messages
    1,789 Likes Received
    :laugh2: :bow:
  16. hutch1254

    hutch1254 Well-Known Member

    1,506 Messages
    225 Likes Received
    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 Bye Felicia!

    20,773 Messages
    1,789 Likes Received
    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 Persona Non Grata Zone Supporter

    119,427 Messages
    3,700 Likes Received
    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

    7,269 Messages
    93 Likes Received
    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 Bye Felicia!

    20,773 Messages
    1,789 Likes Received
    That's pretty funny but would probably keep us from ever seeing epic posters like leotis brown ever again. :)

Share This Page