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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-24-2014, 01:08 PM
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Kinda of wish this place had a Reddit vibe so you could upvote the good content and get rid of the bad content... or at least some way to prioritise good posts.

At the minute, it's a frustrating mix of some good ideas/topics and a cesspit of verbal diarrhea.

Agreed, on every point lol. Just got to do what we can to remind our new comers of the initiatives that make OCN, OCN.

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Ok, I just came back here after a long hiatus.

I definitely agree with the 'cesspit of verbal diahhrea' comment, the first thing that jumped out was all these millions of threads, all asking the same basic questions, 'what PC would you build with this money', 'how do I overclock', 'why is my game lagging' - it's a shame, because this forum used to be filled with quality, interesting content, that'd keep me browsing for hours, yet now I don't want to browse at all.

Some suggestions:

- Create a suggestions subforum. Currently, it's difficult to find anywhere to submit suggestions, you have to look hard for a place to offer them. I'm not sure a couple of threads is enough for a forum of this size.

- Create subforums for basic questions, ones like 'General Processor Discussion' shouldn't be filled with questions of how to build a PC on a certain budget. Currently there's way too much noise, it's like trying to cram 5000 people in a venue with a max capacity of 500.

- Allow mods to move threads without a 'moved' icon showing up. Due to the aforementioned noise, a lot of people get their threads moved, but this doesn't solve the noise, it just puts it in 2 separate places. Obviously, for some threads, you will want to inform people they've moved, but for others this isn't so important.

- Force people to read something like this: https://www.overclock.net/t/822619/an-emphasis-on-quality-of-content prior to posting.

- Add a checkbox before starting a thread saying 'this subforum is for talk about X. If you want to talk about Y, go to subforum Z. If your post is about X, and adds value, please tick the box'. This would lock the reply field until checked. I know of one large forum (Digitalpoint) that has implemented this successfully.

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Welcome back to OCN!

I agree though, and especially on the point of Hypothetical builds, as they can become a large grounds for passionate debate

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Ok, I just came back here after a long hiatus.

I definitely agree with the 'cesspit of verbal diahhrea' comment, the first thing that jumped out was all these millions of threads, all asking the same basic questions, 'what PC would you build with this money', 'how do I overclock', 'why is my game lagging' - it's a shame, because this forum used to be filled with quality, interesting content, that'd keep me browsing for hours, yet now I don't want to browse at all.

Some suggestions:

- Create a suggestions subforum. Currently, it's difficult to find anywhere to submit suggestions, you have to look hard for a place to offer them. I'm not sure a couple of threads is enough for a forum of this size.

- Create subforums for basic questions, ones like 'General Processor Discussion' shouldn't be filled with questions of how to build a PC on a certain budget. Currently there's way too much noise, it's like trying to cram 5000 people in a venue with a max capacity of 500.

- Allow mods to move threads without a 'moved' icon showing up. Due to the aforementioned noise, a lot of people get their threads moved, but this doesn't solve the noise, it just puts it in 2 separate places. Obviously, for some threads, you will want to inform people they've moved, but for others this isn't so important.

- Force people to read something like this: https://www.overclock.net/t/822619/an-emphasis-on-quality-of-content prior to posting.

- Add a checkbox before starting a thread saying 'this subforum is for talk about X. If you want to talk about Y, go to subforum Z. If your post is about X, and adds value, please tick the box'. This would lock the reply field until checked. I know of one large forum (Digitalpoint) that has implemented this successfully.

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Create a suggestions subforum. Currently, it's difficult to find anywhere to submit suggestions, you have to look hard for a place to offer them. I'm not sure a couple of threads is enough for a forum of this size.

If you mean suggestions to make the forum better, we have one already


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- Allow mods to move threads without a 'moved' icon showing up. Due to the aforementioned noise, a lot of people get their threads moved, but this doesn't solve the noise, it just puts it in 2 separate places. Obviously, for some threads, you will want to inform people they've moved, but for others this isn't so important.

We do have the option of moving without a redirect but we use redirects as a matter of courtesy.

The redirects we use are expiring ones and we usually set them to expire after 1 day.


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Welcome back to OCN!

I agree though, and especially on the point of Hypothetical builds, as they can become a large grounds for passionate debate
Yeah, for sure, and I think they could be compiled a lot, you don't need 20 different threads about what PC should I build for $500.
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Welcome back smile.gif.

To address a couple of the points you have brought up.
If you mean suggestions to make the forum better, we have one already

We do have the option of moving without a redirect but we use redirects as a matter of courtesy.

The redirects we use are expiring ones and we usually set them to expire after 1 day.
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Aha, looks like the reason I didn't notice that is because when I was initially looking, I wasn't logged in (couldn't remember if I had spaces, underscores, whether it got cut short...), so it wasn't showing up.

Ah, got it.

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