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Poll about discussion in Rumours thread!

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Disco, Jan 24, 2016.

Should the Rumoured and Confirmed Signings thread allow discussion or only 'news'?

  1. Only 'news'

    29 vote(s)
    63.0%
  2. discussion as well!

    17 vote(s)
    37.0%
  1. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    I really miss the discussion in this thread, Is it worth having another thread for Rumoured and confirmed signings discussion?
    Because making a new thread for one of two coments on each signing seems crazy
     
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  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Poll inspired by Disco's post [above]
    @Ralphie you don't need to vote, we all know your view @:D
     
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  3. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Two threads: 1) rumours and confirmed signings hardcore (no comments)

    2) rumoured and confirmed signings lite (gossip)

    OR

    1) rumoured signings
    2) confirmed signings
     
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  4. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What about one for definate rumours
     
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  5. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm ok with some pertinent discussion in that thread. Seems stupid to have to start another thread just to discuss each rumoured signing. I think what frustrates people is off topic dribble that clogs up the thread.

    If your life is that busy and important that you can't flick past a few potentially distracting posts to get your fix of latest rumours then I feel for you.
     
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  6. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    Yeah maybe a rumours thread where you can discuss and a confirmed sgnings thread which is just news....
     
  7. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah well I'm one of @Ralphie 's converted ones.

    I didn't really think that there had been much to complain about until I went through all of the posts from the originating post on Oct 4 until Jan 7 and found and deleted all of the mostly off topic and discussion posts.

    Out of the existing posts at the time, there were 543 posts and out of that 543 posts, there were only 149 on topic, non-discussion posts so that is a lot of garbage (or approximately an extra 20 pages) that you had to wade through to get to all the on topic stuff.

    I really can't see what the problem is in creating a new thread if you want to discuss something from the '2016 Rumoured and confirmed signings.' thread. So what if there may temporarily be a lot of threads with only a few posts. If nobody wants to discuss the content of those threads then they mustn't have been all that important to discuss in the first place and they will quickly disappear from the front page of the thread listing and into the bowels of the Silvertails 'Rugby League Forum' content. :)
     
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  8. eaglebuzz

    eaglebuzz Well-Known Member

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    There are a handful of people on here who seem to be labouring under the delusion that the majority of users on this site care about their political views, holiday plans etc. I don't mind when boring threads get hijacked by that crap but when I see that there's a new post in the rumoured and confirmed signings thead I want it to be real news. Save the banter for every single other thread.
     
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  9. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    Im not talking banter but when I see a post that says " Mason rumoured to Souths" I'd like to be able to say "Mason would be a good depth pickup for the bunnies" Rather then starting a whole new thread for it
     
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  10. eaglebuzz

    eaglebuzz Well-Known Member

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    I'd be ok with that level of commentary but people can't help themselves.
     
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  11. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think we should start a whole forum for it with a new subdomain... Just kidding.
     
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  12. TagMonster

    TagMonster Well-Known Member

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    What I like most is that we have a threat to talk about a threat haha!
     
  13. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Mate don't hijack the thread talking about hijacked threads.
     
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  14. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Until someone...errr maybe has a bit too much to drink then bumps the thread again! @:blush:

    Couldn't you just add a button for that?!

    Damn, I was hoping no one had done so....so I could post about the irony of this thread going off topic.

    Hey look, a squirrel!
     
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  15. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Did you call me @globaleagle ?​
     
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  16. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The problem is someone will disagree with you, then someone else will suggest we pickup some other player for depth and before you know it there is 3 pages of drivel about who we theoretical, possibly, maybe, probably should pickup for depth.

    Then when the next poor sap comes along wondering who has been signed or what rumour there is, they read through pages of drivel to find.............NOTHING!!!!!!!!
     
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  17. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yes that is the problem in a nutshell (but don't tell that squirrel).

    Given the thread is a sticky so it's always easy to access, I see some merit in keeping it 'clean'.

    Maybe a small cultural adjustment will solve the problem.

    Members needn't feel shy about starting a new thread to make a comment, it's really quite easy to do. And there's no need to feel totally humiliated just because no-one wants to comment on your thread. Really. Trust me, you get over it eventually! :mad:

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  18. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Next thing is ,we all have to know Ralphie's favourite meal is Bangers & mash with onion gravy.
     
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  19. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Don't forget it also means I will probably get lucky. @;)
     
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