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rogue198
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Ok, not to gripe to much.…but serious­ly.…

 

A warning?  A new open thread?  I realize you all have real lives & jobs, but still. 

If you need help I’ll gladly volun­teer to be a vice-mod/new open thread only, I’m sure you can get enough cover­age to help with that.

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Posted : Febru­ary 15, 2017 2:49 pm 
edelweiss
Member 

Hi Rogue, I was going to respond to you. I don’t think we have PMs here. But I total­ly agree with you what you said about Flynn. /threadjack

About the thread closures, it seems like today there were a lot of twitter updates and those really eat up our comments. I get antsy when the thread is getting close to 1000 and they keep on posting. It’s great sometimes it creates some discus­sion like the one we almost had, but most of the time it just pushes conver­sa­tion down. My opinion only.

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Posted : Febru­ary 15, 2017 3:13 pm 
rogue198
Member 

That’s my point, I know to start watch­ing around the 950 mark, but to just drop the ax without a last call

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Posted : Febru­ary 15, 2017 3:27 pm edelweiss liked
edelweiss
Member 

I’m sorry, I realize now my post didn’t really respond to what you said. I need to quit the inter­net for today.

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Posted : Febru­ary 15, 2017 3:32 pm 
rogue198
Member 

lol, you’re ok.

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Posted : Febru­ary 15, 2017 4:05 pm 
Oracle
Platinum Member 

Yup on the Open Thread comments–

I’ve tried hard to reduce the amount of news I put on, and MAYBE 1 cartoon on the Day Thread. No cat pics. No songs, no Twitter now except ABC break­ing news or Presi­dent Trump himself. The Break­fast fun we had I now either do on the last bit of overnight or not at all.

I am grate­ful for the Day Open Thread. I realize that too many people were living there instead of reading the Commen­taries that is the heart of this site- that is why they close the thread and not open up a new one. We should respect that the Mods have, after great debate, returned an Open Thread to us to enjoy in addition to the Night Thread.

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Posted : Febru­ary 15, 2017 5:05 pm 
rogue198
Member 

I get the driving eyeballs to the other articles, I guess my main gripe is the lack of warning.  I was in the middle of a discus­sion and then BOOM! “The Thread you are trying to comment on has been closed”

 

I need closure! :p

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Posted : Febru­ary 15, 2017 6:40 pm 
NWConservative
Sparta Kirby Admin 
Posted by: rogue198

 

I get the driving eyeballs to the other articles, I guess my main gripe is the lack of warning.  I was in the middle of a discus­sion and then BOOM! “The Thread you are trying to comment on has been closed”

 

I need closure! :p

   

Well, I’ve warned people multi­ple times before and yet they still get mad when I close the thread. Disqus has an unoffi­cial limit for sites (unlike sites like PCGamer and Breit­bart who have a special relation­ship) of 1000 comments. We notice a lot of problems with larger threads and you are far more likely to be kicked to Disqus the closer you get to 1000 when you keep “loading more comments” and the like.

It also makes it harder to moder­ate too when we have to deal with 1000+ comment threads.

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Posted : Febru­ary 16, 2017 1:03 am Oracle liked
rogue198
Member 

I complete­ly under­stand that NWC, I guess I’m just asking for a “Closing time people, you don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here!” post a minute or two before hand

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Posted : Febru­ary 16, 2017 7:15 am 

FWIW, I read every article, even VERY occasion­al­ly, M. Simon’s ‘One note Charlie’ articles. I gener­al­ly skip Patrick Pu’s finan­cial articles because, 1.), I have no assets to speak of, and 2.) I have no real inter­est in the arcana of mortgages and finance. Other than those excep­tions, I read every article, every day. Now admit­ted­ly, I don’t put my two cents in all that often, but I do contribute to the small reader­ship articles. It takes no more time to do that than it does to read a big city newspa­per. When the comment count gets up near 1000, I refresh the home page to see what’s new there.

I don’t have any real inter­est in having my name constant­ly ‘up in lights’ and I’m smart enough to realize that some comments are pithier than others. I gener­al­ly, because I usual­ly have sever­al tabs open, don’t realize a thread has been closed until I get the big red box when I try to comment. Still, I try to read all of the comments anyway, then switch tabs to anoth­er article. I an begin­ning to think that for a number of people, if their coffee spoon is moved more than an inch or two from its exact defined position, they’ll fly into a “why are people always moving things around?” hissy fit.

Sorry, a lot of my educa­tion was acqired at Hardknocks U. and I simply can’t be bothered to get all exercised about minor glitch­es in my life or in the world around me. Talk about bitch­ing about first world problems! “Quel’ horreur! iThings, phones and tablets are not real comput­ers!” Call out the Whaaam­bu­lances, and strip every­thing down to make it EASY for me to comment here.

Gackk!

The world and every­thing on it and in it is in a constant state of flux. Nothing stays exact­ly the same. “Histo­ry doesn’t exact­ly repeat itself, but it rhymes.” Every­thing that happens in your world is something to learn from, not bitch about. The guys who made the cobble-flaked Mouste­ri­an hand-axes proba­bly bitched when they found out the guy in the cave two valleys over was baking quartzite cobbles and turning out pressure-flaked surgi­cal quali­ty tools.

In summa­ry, the constant whining and bitch­ing has to grate on the Bosses’ nerves, when it’s fairly obvious that they do indeed have a corpo­rate mission in mind, and are working to bring it to fruition.

Not every­thing needs to be the basis of a complaint thread.

“Ita erat quando hic adveni.”

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Posted : Febru­ary 16, 2017 11:11 am citizenpain1 liked
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