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Author Topic: What is and what isn't General Chatter Deux.  (Read 6092 times)

MrIndieDay

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What is and what isn't General Chatter Deux.
« on: February 10, 2010, 02:52:30 am »

I realized sifting through General Chatter's recent threads that the line between what is Random Chatter and what is General Chatter has not been defined. This leads to a lot of confusion, because what should be reprimanded and what should be left alone is entirely based upon where the line is drawn. So I've decided to make this thread, dedicated to declaring what is and what isn't General Chatter.

To start, I'd like to give a basic summary for what defines Random Chatter:

Random Chatter was a board that consisted of threads that were made purely with the intention of stating something for discussion; be it a joke, a spontaneous idea, or a random Youtube video.
This is not too far astray from the idea of General Chatter.

However, discussing the thread's original content was not usually the intention, and if it was, it was done with the understanding that it would've been derailed soon. RC's replies were rarely, if ever, consistent discussions, and were usually, if not always, a joke or a meme.  This differs from General Chatter, because the point is to discuss the subject of the thread, or subjects relating to the original idea, all the while avoiding posts that sidetrack too far from the original idea.

General Chatter is a board that is dedicated to threads that ask for a discussion about anything. It does not have to be a serious discussion by any means; threads are allowed to explore other topics, jokes, and posted images/videos. It's all fair so long as it does not degrade into Random Chatter-style discussion, where posts do not follow one another, and have no intentions of contributing to the thread's discussion.

Threads without a point of discussion, no substance, or clearly a work of trolling, will be locked.


When a thread derails, threads will be given a warning, followed by having posts being deleted. If worst comes to worst, we'll lock a thread that has been derailed too often.

However, if the conversation is related to the topic, but not 100%, such as the Post Your Picture situation in which The World and Scartlett went back and forth on the legitimacy of Scarlett's picture, that is allowed. The discussion is fair, because it is well related to the thread's intentions; the posting and discussion of each other's images.

On the subject of images, they're also fair game, so long as they relate to the thread's idea/discussion. Joke images are allowed but excessive use of themdoes not add to the discussion, and is therefore mutating from General Chatter to Random Chatter. Images that contain vulgar or just fucking creepy content is not allowed and will be promptly edited.

General Chatter is also not the place for Gang Garrison discussion; the entire section is called "Off-Topic" for a reason. I don't think the forumfags needed this clarification, but newbies have posted GG2 material here before, so I just wanted to make it clear.

Forum games are just fine. As always, just stick to the topic for the majority of the time, and all will be well.

Following these guidelines will keep your threads and posts from being proverbially owned. (By me, at least)

TL;DR: Make a thread, have a point, keep it discussed. Pictures, videos, jokes, all fair. Just stay on-topic.

Feel free to comment on anything I may have missed, or anything you may disagree with.

I'd also like to take this stand to apologize for aa major derailment that occurred in Post Your Picture and went unabated. That's a legitimate oversight by us. It shouldn't have happened, and we won't let it happen again.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2010, 08:37:08 am by Lindsay Stethoscope »
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Re: What is and what isn't General Chatter Deux.
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2010, 03:09:30 am »

Thank you for re-writing this up.
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Re: What is and what isn't General Chatter Deux.
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2010, 03:16:38 am »

Thank you for re-writing this up.
Such poetry! Such prose! A post with this level of concentration and intellectual analysis deserves to be remembered forever!
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Re: What is and what isn't General Chatter Deux.
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2010, 03:34:44 am »



op irl

But seriously, this is perfectly written save for few topics and one hyperlink to a deleted topic; and one large flaw. Random chatter is a bad comparison since it's been gone nearly 3 months; believe it or not this means quite enough people are in the dark as to what it is. Either rewrite random chatter out or explain it. It just doesn't fit in this era.
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Re: What is and what isn't General Chatter Deux.
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2010, 03:36:43 am »

"Random Chatter" was basically our /b/, but with actual rules about child porn.
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Re: What is and what isn't General Chatter Deux.
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2010, 04:21:32 am »

Wareya; that's a horrible example.

I suppose I can write a literal one later as well though.
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Re: What is and what isn't General Chatter Deux.
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2010, 05:01:30 am »

Hams for new GC mod put this in your sig if you agree :smiley16:
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Re: What is and what isn't General Chatter Deux.
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2010, 06:05:58 am »

No. Hams, you really need to shut up about the GC and how it's "Overmoderated". If you want /rc/ back, then go to 4chan or somewhere else so your misery can be put out. General Chatter isn't Random Chatter. It's General Chatter.
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Re: What is and what isn't General Chatter Deux.
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2010, 06:24:54 am »

There's no way in hell I'd ever elect you even as a joke; nonetheless the actual mods.
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Re: What is and what isn't General Chatter Deux.
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2010, 06:53:50 am »

I'd really like to keep this particular thread narrow-minded and about the rules. Please don't get off-topic here.

And sorry, I forgot to actually edit the post to coincide with RC's removal. However, RC is the foil with which GC is moderated against. So the RC section is relevant, in my opinion.
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Re: What is and what isn't General Chatter Deux.
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2010, 11:30:01 am »

I'd really like to keep this particular thread narrow-minded and about the rules. Please don't get off-topic here.

And sorry, I forgot to actually edit the post to coincide with RC's removal. However, RC is the foil with which GC is moderated against. So the RC section is relevant, in my opinion.
Relevant yes, but keep in mind what Doc Random said. There are people here who have never seen Random Chatter.

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Re: What is and what isn't General Chatter Deux.
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2010, 11:30:56 am »

I'd really like to keep this particular thread narrow-minded and about the rules. Please don't get off-topic here.

And sorry, I forgot to actually edit the post to coincide with RC's removal. However, RC is the foil with which GC is moderated against. So the RC section is relevant, in my opinion.
Relevant yes, but keep in mind what Doc Random said. There are people here who have never seen Random Chatter.

Which is a shame, it was a magical place.
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Re: What is and what isn't General Chatter Deux.
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2010, 02:09:40 pm »

Couldn't we have one thread dedicated to entirely unmoderated random chatter?

I don't know, just an idea.
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Re: What is and what isn't General Chatter Deux.
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2010, 02:23:52 pm »

Thank you for reposting this, Indie.
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Re: What is and what isn't General Chatter Deux.
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2010, 02:26:29 pm »

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