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« on: January 18, 2008, 09:36:08 PM »

No.  For starters, it would seem pretty arbitrary to start banning people from one site, but not another.  Why not start banning people who also post on Bovine Conspiracy?  Or AVault.  Or GameSpot, for that matter. 

Secondly, enacting such a policy would not discourage people from posting on OO; it would discourage them from posting here.  The internet is like an endless marketplace where people are free to congregate any place they want to go, and if this site were to start instituting rules that made it easier for people to leave than to stay, I suspect they'd take the hint and start gathering at other less restrictive sites.

The least harmful imaginable outcome would be a complete segregation of the two communities, and I honestly don't see what the supposed benefit from that would be.  Some people might argue that forcibly separating the two communities would promote greater diversity, but anyone who doesn't feel that GamingTrend and Octopus Overlords already have distinct personalities probably hasn't spent enough time at each site.

On the whole, banning crossposters seems like an idea that would do a lot more harm than good.  I try to keep an open mind so it's probably possible to sway my opinion here, but the argument would need to be pretty persuasive.

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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2008, 09:40:06 PM »

Why would anyone do that? Thats just plain stupid. They are two independent boards, not a mirror of each other. I post on both a lot because not everyone uses both boards. if they did we could just close one. Silliness.
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2008, 09:41:48 PM »

No, and we haven't, at least to my knowledge.
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2008, 09:43:03 PM »

WTF?  Who ever said anything about doing that?
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2008, 09:47:22 PM »

 retard  Where did THIS come from?
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2008, 09:48:39 PM »

Banning?  No, just suspend them  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2008, 09:51:10 PM »

This is a great idea!
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2008, 10:02:42 PM »

Quote from: Kratz on January 18, 2008, 09:51:10 PM

This is a great idea!

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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2008, 10:13:35 PM »

I find the practice annoying, but I don't think any disciplinary action should be taken since the two sites are independent.
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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2008, 10:16:01 PM »

Quote from: Autistic Angel on January 18, 2008, 09:36:08 PM

The internet is like an endless marketplace where people are free to congregate any place they want to go, and if this site were to start instituting rules that made it easier for people to leave than to stay, I suspect they'd take the hint and start gathering at other less restrictive sites.

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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2008, 10:21:40 PM »

Why did you make such a completely odd, unnecessary, inflammatory, and utterly non-sequitur post? This reads like an essay from an SAT book, totally lacking in hypothesis or introduction to make us understand what in the sam hell you are talking about.
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2008, 10:48:47 PM »

While I have no idea what spurred this post, I have to say it's quite annoying. I can come here and see 10 new posts from Daehawk, and then I go to OO and see the exact same posts there. smile (Joking!! I don't really care, it kind of amuses me.)
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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2008, 10:49:55 PM »

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Banning?  No, just suspend them icon_biggrin

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This is a great idea!

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I think you're probably being ironic, but just in case: I think a suspension policy would have much the same effect as an outright ban.  People come here because they enjoy hanging out with other members of the community, and any rule that would make them or their friends feel unwanted would infringe on the laid-back feeling of camaraderie that's worked so well this far.

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Why did you make such a completely odd, unnecessary, inflammatory, and utterly non-sequitur post? This reads like an essay from an SAT book, totally lacking in hypothesis or introduction to make us understand what in the sam hell you are talking about.

So far, I feel like I posted a fairly well reasoned statement of support for the open user policies GamingTrend currently uses, and pretty much everybody agrees.  As far as inflammatory posts go, I really think this one ranks pretty low on the controversy scale. The Weghted Companion Cube will never threaten to stab you.

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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2008, 10:50:48 PM »

er, wth over? 

maybe it's X-posted at oo and we just missed it over there  icon_lol
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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2008, 10:51:38 PM »

Wait, I want to add that I agree that daehawks cross posting can stay at OO.
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« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2008, 11:03:24 PM »

In that case I vote Daehawk's posts stay at GT, after all we're usually a lot nicer to him over here anyway.
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« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2008, 11:05:39 PM »

Surely something caused this thread subject.

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« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2008, 11:12:33 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2008, 11:20:06 PM »

I could care less if people cross-post, since I'd rather light my pubes on fire and extinguish it with lemon juice and rock salt than go to OO.
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« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2008, 11:29:21 PM »

I'm confused.  I have no idea where this is coming from or headed to.  Sorry I've ended that last sentence with a preposition, but that is the way it has to be.   retard
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« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2008, 11:29:48 PM »

Quote from: unbreakable on January 18, 2008, 11:20:06 PM

I could care less if people cross-post, since I'd rather light my pubes on fire and extinguish it with lemon juice and rock salt than go to OO.

Well, that and you were banned long ago. And then your alts were banned.
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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2008, 11:39:26 PM »

No.  But we should definitely ban anyone who crossposts here.
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« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2008, 11:41:00 PM »

Just ban Daehawk and 99% of xposting will go away.  icon_lol
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« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2008, 11:50:19 PM »

Quote from: Jag on January 18, 2008, 11:41:00 PM

Just ban Daehawk and 99% of xposting will go away.  icon_lol

Can we ban CK too? Posting in every thread just to say you did seems like an equally heinous offense. If Daehawk goes, CK gotta go!!!
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« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2008, 11:52:01 PM »

I cross post occassionly because a few times I have posted something cool or funny here and a few minutes later is is reposted over on OO and the person takes all the credit for my find.  mad Happend the opposite direction also.


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« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2008, 12:07:24 AM »

Did Autistic Angel just make a thread and then write his response as if someone else had asked the question?  Very strange.

Anyways I think cross posting is poor form but I can't think why anybody would think that they should be banned.
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« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2008, 12:13:06 AM »

Maybe AA is a member of his high school debating team and he just wanted to practice the format of throwing a debate topic out at random and then responding to it.  Otherwise ... yeah, you'd think maybe another human being would have actually suggested the banning he responded to.
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« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2008, 01:10:05 AM »

I think there should be a sliding scale.  So if the thing cross-posted is extremely cool and everyone is happy to read it, the cross-poster could be celebrated and granted a special icon showing him or her being hugged by a cute cartoon dog.  But if the cross-posted thing really, really sucks -- like a particularly stupid youtube video with sophomoric racial overtones -- the person could be tracked down by IP, kicked in the nuts by Calvin, and forced to discuss relative console merits with Hetz for 72 hours straight.
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« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2008, 01:44:13 AM »

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No.  But we should definitely ban anyone who crossposts here.

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« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2008, 02:36:17 AM »

Quote from: Lee on January 18, 2008, 11:29:48 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 18, 2008, 11:20:06 PM

I could care less if people cross-post, since I'd rather light my pubes on fire and extinguish it with lemon juice and rock salt than go to OO.

Well, that and you were banned long ago. And then your alts were banned.

No, I wasn't banned.  Or rather, it didn't go down the way you claim.

I'd say you shouldn't speak authoritatively on things you don't know shit about, but that seems to be your "thing".


Also, if I *wanted* to post there, there's nothing they could do to stop it (which has already been sufficiently proven, and since you don't know that proves that you don't know what you are talking about).  The fact that I don't is because I choose not to.
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« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2008, 02:45:46 AM »

Quote from: Autistic Angel on January 18, 2008, 09:36:08 PM

Some people might argue that forcibly separating the two communities would promote greater diversity, but anyone who doesn't feel that GamingTrend and Octopus Overlords already have distinct personalities probably hasn't spent enough time at each site.

Not that I actually support censorship like this (which doesn't prevent me from joking about it), but isn't discouraging the cross posting, rather than "forcing" a diversity, instead acknowledging the diversity, and rejecting what OO represents?

Actually, the only thing I dislike is having to read "this has been cross posted at OO".  Does anyone bother mentioning when they cross post here and at Bovine Conspiracy, or QT3, or Penny-Arcade, or whatever?  I've just never seen the reason for it, since the sites are not affiliated.
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« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2008, 03:23:42 AM »

I don't really read OO, so I say cross-post away! icon_biggrin

I have, on occasion, cross-posted between Gamers With Jobs and Gamingtrend, but only rarely and mainly due to a lack of readership crossover between the sites. And each time, it's led to an interesting conversation on each site that didn't match the other.
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« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2008, 10:55:31 AM »

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Quote from: warning on January 18, 2008, 11:39:26 PM

No.  But we should definitely ban anyone who crossposts here.

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« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2008, 08:21:09 PM »

I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say:

"I really don't give a crap where you post."

smile  Post here, post there, post both, whatevah - it doesn't bother me in the slightest.
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« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2008, 08:26:11 PM »

Quote from: ATB on January 18, 2008, 10:02:42 PM

Quote from: Kratz on January 18, 2008, 09:51:10 PM

This is a great idea!

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« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2008, 08:45:55 PM »

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Quote from: Autistic Angel on January 18, 2008, 09:36:08 PM

Some people might argue that forcibly separating the two communities would promote greater diversity, but anyone who doesn't feel that GamingTrend and Octopus Overlords already have distinct personalities probably hasn't spent enough time at each site.

Not that I actually support censorship like this (which doesn't prevent me from joking about it), but isn't discouraging the cross posting, rather than "forcing" a diversity, instead acknowledging the diversity, and rejecting what OO represents?

Actually, the only thing I dislike is having to read "this has been cross posted at OO".  Does anyone bother mentioning when they cross post here and at Bovine Conspiracy, or QT3, or Penny-Arcade, or whatever?  I've just never seen the reason for it, since the sites are not affiliated.

I've seen people mention other sites many times when posting, they'll say 'here's the post I made over at 'x' site'
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« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2008, 10:39:33 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 19, 2008, 08:21:09 PM

I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say:

"I really don't give a crap where you post."

smile  Post here, post there, post both, whatevah - it doesn't bother me in the slightest.

we all know you cry a little bit when we say we posted elsewhere  Tongue
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« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2008, 12:11:17 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on January 19, 2008, 10:39:33 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 19, 2008, 08:21:09 PM

I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say:

"I really don't give a crap where you post."

smile  Post here, post there, post both, whatevah - it doesn't bother me in the slightest.

we all know you cry a little bit when we say we posted elsewhere  Tongue

You know, I used to.  It used to bug me quite a bit.  After doing this for several years now I really can say that I don't care.  With the redesign I think I'll have an uphill battle with this again as we try to make the site more user friendly and the like, but at this point I'm not to worried about it.
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« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2008, 07:40:21 AM »

If all the people I enjoyed conversing with online stuck with one community, I wouldn't ever need to post elsewhere. But nooooo, people have to segregate themselves to different communities and make me visit multiple sites. icon_wink KD, you should take is as a compliment for GT when we make sure to post something here that we're also posting elsewhere. Means this community means enough to strike up the conversation in! icon_biggrin
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« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2008, 04:43:29 PM »

Quote from: Farscry on January 20, 2008, 07:40:21 AM

If all the people I enjoyed conversing with online stuck with one community, I wouldn't ever need to post elsewhere. But nooooo, people have to segregate themselves to different communities and make me visit multiple sites. icon_wink KD, you should take is as a compliment for GT when we make sure to post something here that we're also posting elsewhere. Means this community means enough to strike up the conversation in! icon_biggrin

Couldn't have said it better myself.  You can't force anyone to do anything, so when they chose to come over here I do take it as a compliment. smile
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