ShoutBOX

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by AvinashR, Mar 27, 2010.

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  1. AvinashR

    AvinashR Registered Member

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    Dear Admins/Mods/Respected Members,

    I would like to give one suggestion, hope you guys consider it. I don't know whether it will be nice or not, but still as a member of this forum i would like to express my thoughts here...

    What if we make a ShoutBOX in our forum, so that everybody can express their Off-topic comments in that ShoutBOX...It will be like ChatBOX at the left side... There are sometime when members go Off-topic in various thread and mods have to remove all those Off-topic comments again n again...If we make ShoutBOX, people can express their Off-topic views on that BOX, this will not only ease our MODS work but also stop unnecessary spamming there....

    I hope you understand what i would like to say...I am not good in English..but still i have expressed my views.

    Hope you consider it !!
     
  2. LowWaterMark

    LowWaterMark Administrator

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    No, I'm sorry, we won't be doing that. We will not have members posting various forms of off-topic content which is just as likely to include: nasty or insulting bashes aimed at each other, messages of a controversial political or religous nature, off color humor of various forms, and anything else that would take away from the level we try to set here on the forum.

    A "ShoutBox" would still have to be moderated. You can't let any section on any website be unmoderated or it will get very nasty in a short time. Also, there's spamming, porn and every other type of bad content that an such a section would attract.

    No, it's only a dream that you can focus all the negative and off-topic into one place and think that will keep everything perfect in the rest of the forum. Arguments that are allowed to be fought in one section will inevitably spill over as the fighting members carry it from the one place to everywhere else they see each other.

    We used to have an off-topic (social section) before you joined the forum. It required a lot of moderation and had an overall negative effect on the forum. We removed that and decided to have just the security and software sections that are now in place.
     
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