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« on: June 02, 2012, 01:37:05 pm »
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Now he's spamming the 2012 board with a number of trollish threads.

Could this be possibly limited to one megathread?
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2012, 02:03:42 pm »
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I've been saying this for weeks, if not months.

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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2012, 02:21:15 pm »
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That whole board is spam anyway.
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2012, 02:48:42 pm »
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The 2012 Board is unreadable.
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2012, 03:42:18 pm »
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Agree 100%.

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2012, 03:53:47 pm »
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"The Winfield Shouts Things About The Wonderfulness Of Mittens Megathread"?

Regardless,

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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2012, 05:53:47 pm »
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That whole board is spam anyway.
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2012, 06:42:20 pm »
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He's definitely spamming, and the fact that those threads haven't been closed, deleted or merged by now is a major indictment of the moderation structure of this forum.
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2012, 08:02:47 pm »
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I don't support banning him for it or anything that severe, but it is kind of amazing he's continued to have the amount of free reign he has, given that he does nothing but troll the board.
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2012, 08:33:33 pm »
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I don't support banning him for it or anything that severe, but it is kind of amazing he's continued to have the amount of free reign he has, given that he does nothing but troll the board.

To me it is neither trolling nor spamming as long as a thread is tied to a real news story, of relatively recent vintage. Whether Winfield actually usually hews to that, or just puts up his own opinions as a thread, and then digs up old stories (or sometimes no stories), I am not sure. Truth be told, I typically don't read his threads, because yes, the content is often rather thin. But that makes him no different than a lot of posters. Just because you don't like someone's opinion, and/or it is presented in a rather juvenile way, does not make it trolling to me. Trolling remains a problematical word in my mind. Accusing one of it should be done sparingly. JMO.
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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2012, 09:10:17 pm »
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Now he's spamming the 2012 board with a number of trollish threads.

Could this be possibly limited to one megathread?
Could all these threads about random posters possibly be limited to one megathread?
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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2012, 09:15:31 pm »
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What ever happened to Politico?
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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2012, 11:11:38 pm »
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He's definitely spamming, and the fact that those threads haven't been closed, deleted or merged by now is a major indictment of the moderation structure of this forum.

yes plus a possible LDS over-apologia.
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2012, 11:12:32 pm »
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A megathread is probably the best option.  It worked for Politico.
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2012, 11:36:09 pm »
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He started 5 threads in the last ~72 hours or so, which I merged down to 3.  I've also asked him to be more judicious about starting new threads in the future.  I don't think it's that big a deal.  If he keeps starting a lot of new threads, then we'll deal with that when it arises.

In terms of the actual content of his posts.....look, I understand that many of you get annoyed by hackery.  But I don't police hackery.  If I wanted to do that, it would be a full time job.  Someone like poundingtherock, who insults everyone who disagrees with him, that's the kind of thing I would have cracked down on if I'd been a mod when he was most active.  But Winfield doesn't do that.  If you have someone who's being hackish, and you don't think they contribute anything, but they otherwise leave you alone, then just put them on ignore and don't read their threads.

I understand other mods might have a different style, and if the other 2012 mods want to police his posting more assertively, I won't object, but if he refrains from going overboard on the new thread creation in the future, then I'm not inclined to do anything more on this myself.
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« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2012, 07:58:31 pm »
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What ever happened to Politico?

Who cares?
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« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2012, 10:35:43 pm »
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So why does Hinduism have so many gods?Why did  it not catch on outside of India?
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« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2012, 12:21:30 am »
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Hinduism is the Indian form of the same pagan religion practiced by all the Indo-European-speaking cultures.
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« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2012, 04:45:37 pm »
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So why does Hinduism have so many gods?Why did  it not catch on outside of India?

Hinduism is interesting. In some contexts, it actually takes on a monotheistic flavor, so asking why it has "so many gods" is a bit misleading. See C.J. Fuller, The Camphor Flame: "[A]ll Hindus sometimes and some Hindus always insist that there is in reality only one God, of whom all the distinct gods and goddesses are but forms."
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« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2012, 11:17:18 pm »
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Hey gang!  Cheesy  Remember not to go completely off topic, okay!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2012, 12:07:26 am »
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Hey gang!  Cheesy  Remember not to go completely off topic, okay!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

No, let's discuss the pros and cons of Ashoka's reign.
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« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2012, 09:16:11 am »
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Hey gang!  Cheesy  Remember not to go completely off topic, okay!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

No, let's discuss the pros and cons of Ashoka's reign.

I like to play as Ashoka in Civilization IV. That's a good pros.
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