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Default The pub dead? - 04-09-2012, 11:47 | posts: 4,876 | Location: South Dakota

I'm not 100% sure what the cause of it is, but the pub seems rather dead. When the 6th or 7th topic down is one with only 1 response, which was a mod who was locking it, I think this shows the sort of problem I'm talking about. I understand for some it may be a "religious weekend", but I've seen this happen more than once.

I don't want to sound like a dick, but I think it is the policing actions by mods. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to have alot of the BS out of the way, but it seems the pendulum has swung to far.

Imho, simply locking every thread that has a video or may contain a subject that may lead to people saying stupid stuff, isn't the kind of solution that makes this forum better. I'd rather have the opportunity to have a mature conversation with some people and get rid of those who are unable rather than have no discussion at all.

I don't like trolling or flame baiting as much as the next guy, but it isn't all that interesting to be able to not discuss anything at all. Btw, not an accusation at the mods, who work tirelessly without any pay, just an observation and hopefully discussion about the issue.
   
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Default 04-09-2012, 12:02 | posts: 11,377 | Location: England

Video's are discussed in the video thread. It got reposted there and we argued about it's content. So what's the problem there?

North Korea, missile testing and flexing the military muscles again. Is that going to end up in a friendly enlightened debate, given the track record of the pub?

I'm sure everyone has differing views on the subject.

It is quiet at the moment, 44 members only and I see only 2 viewing this thread. Perhaps it is qt today. I'm sure your thread will bring a range of views.

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Default 04-09-2012, 12:08 | posts: 14

So let them discuss it and lock it if it needs it?
   
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Default 04-09-2012, 12:08 | posts: 11,377 | Location: England

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So let them discuss it and lock it if it needs it?
Ok we will see where it goes.
   
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Default 04-09-2012, 12:15 | posts: 6,720 | Location: Portland, Oregon

Because chocolate coma.
   
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Default 04-09-2012, 12:47 | posts: 1,157 | Location: UK

I have noticed that it is rather quiet recently and not just this Easter weekend.

No question regarding war/politics whatever threads as we all know what happens to them so hallryu is right.

I'm sure it will pick up although to be honest I'd rather see a semi quiet pub than a spammy one
   
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Default 04-09-2012, 12:52 | posts: 271 | Location: Moscow, Russia

Quite pub = best pub for me.

Plus, this forum is all about tech and mostly geeky habits, so it is no wonder non tech topics aren't popular)
   
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Default 04-09-2012, 15:21 | posts: 1,710 | Location: NZ/Australia/Germany

Maybe forum dwellers are getting older. The younger folk have other means of communicating besides forums, and us older ones know how most threads will turn out and what kind of responses they'll get Just a random shot in the dark.
   
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Default 04-09-2012, 15:22 | posts: 13,653 | Location: Devon, In A Little Town.

A busy Pub is a sign its a good one Unless the forum ran out of beer.

It is a 4 day weekend, supposedly a "religious" one, so most people are just at home or out with family relaxing.

Techy stuff is always slow on a public holiday.


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Default 04-09-2012, 15:25 | posts: 4,876 | Location: South Dakota

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Video's are discussed in the video thread. It got reposted there and we argued about it's content. So what's the problem there?

North Korea, missile testing and flexing the military muscles again. Is that going to end up in a friendly enlightened debate, given the track record of the pub?

I'm sure everyone has differing views on the subject.

It is quiet at the moment, 44 members only and I see only 2 viewing this thread. Perhaps it is qt today. I'm sure your thread will bring a range of views.
Oh it certainly wasn't about any specific thread, especially not just that one. On a side note, I think I'm getting sick, so I'm just bumming it all around.
   
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Default 04-09-2012, 15:39 | posts: 1,887 | Location: AZ

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Quite pub = best pub for me.

Plus, this forum is all about tech and mostly geeky habits, so it is no wonder non tech topics aren't popular)
agreed...they should just remove the pub all it does is start problems and get closed leave every thing to tech and games only but there will always be flaming
   
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Default 04-09-2012, 15:49 | posts: 1,197 | Location: Indonesia

I mostly visit and the audio section and the pub, occasionally open the nvidia, general hardware and games section. The audio section is already quite, if the pub is closed, i'll loose most of my time here...
   
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Default 04-09-2012, 17:45 | posts: 4,384 | Location: Recife, Brazil

I do miss the days when the vault of fail was great. nowadays it's mostly just pictures with inside jokes that rarely anyone gets the joke.
   
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Default 04-09-2012, 18:02 | posts: 1,157 | Location: UK

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I do miss the days when the vault of fail was great. nowadays it's mostly just pictures with inside jokes that rarely anyone gets the joke.
Yeah, the vault of fail pretty much sucks now.
   
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Default 04-09-2012, 18:45 | posts: 1,116 | Location: UK

I agree I used to visit every day to see the pics and the jokes/comments.. but
now with the 'Must post Picture to say anything rule' it's just dull.

There was another site that tried it recently, not sure if they were joking
but the next day I visited them their funny pic thread was back to normal
& in full swing.

Need more Swing not more rules.

Mods should nudge wrongdoers to behave.. not lock threads.
That's all I can say at the moment. Oh.. no one more thing The Forum
needs a disclaimer in plain sight making it clear that the views expressed
by members are not necessarily inline/endorsed/agreed with.. etc by
Guru3d or its afiliates. In order to protect the Guru3d staff & Admins from
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Default 04-09-2012, 18:48 | posts: 11,377 | Location: England

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I agree I used to visit every day to see the pics and the jokes/comments.. but
now with the 'Must post Picture to say anything rule' it's just dull.

There was another site that tried it recently, not sure if they were joking
but the next day I visited them their funny pic thread was back to normal
& in full swing.

Need more Swing not more rules.

Mods should nudge wrongdoers to behave.. not lock threads.
That's all I can say at the moment. Oh.. no one more thing The Forum
needs a disclaimer in plain sight making it clear that the views expressed
by members are not necessarily inline/endorsed/agreed with.. etc by
Guru3d or its afiliates. In order to protect the Guru3d staff & Admins from
any thoughts a poster might post. Otherwise advertisers might get
nervous of the real world
See the announcements at the top of every section in the forum:

http://forums.guru3d.com/announcement.php?f=28

http://forums.guru3d.com/announcement.php?f=14

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Default 04-09-2012, 18:51 | posts: 1,116 | Location: UK

Oh yeh.. lol got it.


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Default 04-14-2012, 15:53 | posts: 469 | Location: Karachi

I agree. The thread locking frequency seems to have increased lately.
   
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Default 04-14-2012, 17:26 | posts: 4,384 | Location: Recife, Brazil

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I agree. The thread locking frequency seems to have increased lately.
including the other thread about older guru's that have stopped posting. didn't see any reason to just close that.
   
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Default 04-14-2012, 18:28 | posts: 8,806 | Location: Indiana

i quit posting on a number of other forums due to similar. either their mostly dead or over moderation which always ends up in a mostly dead or very boring forum...like pcpitstop for instance. it starts with one part like the Pub and moves to the rest eventually.
So far for me, Anandtech's forum is the only other lively tech forum i'm aware of. prolly quit posting here at some point too and either stay on anand's or find another that appears lively and interesting. Techpowerup isn't too bad either.
   
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Default 04-14-2012, 18:51 | posts: 1,842

^they got avatars lol
   
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Default 04-14-2012, 19:00 | posts: 4,830 | Location: Malta

The locking is a problem.

People which cannot discuss topics without resulting to petty insults make topics go out of whack real quick.
   
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Default 04-14-2012, 19:02 | posts: 11,993 | Location: new jersey

Just 1 question where is the stanley cup thread this year?
   
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Default 04-14-2012, 19:10 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

I'm not sure if this has any relation but it's time for finals for many post-secondary students, at least in Canada and I think the States as well ... so...

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