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02-10-2012, 14:46   #1
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A&A Feedback

It's been suggested that, as per a number of other forums on Boards, a feedback thread might be a worthwhile exercise.

We're also somewhat intrigued as to what people have to say about how the forum is run, or indeed about the direction the people who post here have taken it in.

It's by no means compulsory to use this thread, but feel free to post any thoughts/suggestions/gripes below and they may be addressed/ignored as deemed fit.
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02-10-2012, 15:01   #2
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Sometimes there's too much chat in The Funny Side of Religion. I mod YLYL, so naturally this gets on my nerves (I also occasionally try to edit posts here when people quote pictures. But that's my own cross to bear). Pictures and even funny posts in response to pictures are all well and good. But when the conversation starts to become real and interesting, it should be split off into a new thread.
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Feedback. Hmmm ...

Don't change anything. A&A is probably one of the best (if not the best) run forums on the site. It has the perfect mix: extremely light-hearted at times, with great use of wit, sarcasm and humour by its members; great debate and argument at other times, matching any forum on the site for its quality of discussion. It's not too dry, nor too light-hearted; discussion standards aren't rigid to the point of suffocating discussion, nor is discussion allowed to descend to drivel. A great mix, and one which I'm sure most (if not all) of the regulars appreciate.
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I'd pretty much second all of the above. No changes required to my mind
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Thrided. Only been on A&A in the last week, and I already love it. Can't see any changes, bar stamping out some ridiculous threads, but even that provides some fun
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02-10-2012, 16:06   #6
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Don't dare change a thing!
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We're also somewhat intrigued as to what people have to say about how the forum is run, or indeed about the direction the people who post here have taken it in.
It's perfect.
Moderated to perfection.
Probably my favourite forum on this site.
I may not post much in here but I read a lot of the threads.

Don't change a thing!
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02-10-2012, 16:32   #8
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Okay, so now we've heard from the PRO side...

*sheds tear of happiness*
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Okay, so now we've heard from the PRO side...

*sheds tear of happiness*

I hate the fucken lot of yez. Except the women. Them I really hate, the hairy savages.
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02-10-2012, 18:38   #10
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it needs a + added to the forum name.
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i come from forums which had essentially no moderation, and threads were allowed go wherever the posters took them, so even A+A's light touch (for boards) can sometimes seem slightly heavy. e.g. the closing of that 'better than jesus' thread - it might not have been insanely funny, but it was doing no harm.
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I hate the fucken lot of yez. Except the women. Them I really hate, the hairy savages.
*make note - more ground glass in Nodin's sammichs as the last batch didn't work*



I honestly can't think of anything I change.

I am very impressed with the moderation. Firm when required - the abortion thread was a masterclass - but also follows a 'given 'em enough rope' philosophy when required.
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More cowbell plz
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There is a tendency in certain debates here to not hold atheists to the same standard of logic demanded of the religious. I guess that's more of a community issue than a mod one.

I know it's nearly impossible to throttle a debate, but it does sometimes happen that someone new appears and is hopped on. When they're replying to a page of posts at a time, it's just incoherent gibberish. Perhaps again this is a community issue as the mods aren't really in a position to help much.
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Well we have to something about these mods for starters. That Robin fella, I heard he molests unicorns! As as for Dades; didn't I hear he wrestles dragons naked...probably gets off on the scales, the sick puppy.

Nah, I jest. I'd also like to echo the previous positive posters comments. Even when a juvenile rage overcomes my senses on a subject that drives my blood pressure up, they will be perfectly reasonable in how they ask me to calm down a bit.

Thankfully, they see logic and reason as a raison d'être and that's the purest form of moderation I can hope for here on boards. I could never understand why they let JCs thread to live for so long but when I did, I realised that they are jedis in the art of giving someone some rope; well played all, well played!
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