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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:12 AM Edited by ChivalryIsDead69, 12 March 2014 - 10:12 AM.

Exactly how new and innovative must a thread be in order to be left alone by the moderators?

 

Sometimes I see threads about overly beaten dead horse topics that are never locked.

 

Other times I see threads that are a few notable degrees different from a thread two weeks ago, and it's locked because "it's been talked about before"...


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:18 AM Edited by EZza2647, 12 March 2014 - 10:18 AM.

Let me give you an example.

 

This one = Sub standard, getting tha lok

 

HOW TO GLITCH IN GTA ONLINE GET 4 MILLION AN HOUR!!! =  all good

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:25 AM

I forgot to mention the move thread vs lock thread vs delete thread decision...how is that made?


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:30 AM

Discussion about say, Trevor in posted in the Online section= Moved to GTA V section

 

Spam or advertising= Lock

 

Racist (Really, really racist), pornographic or really sexist= Deleted


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:16 AM

How bout searching for a topic instead of creating a dupe thread

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:26 AM Edited by Hists Confirmed, 12 March 2014 - 11:28 AM.

Anyone else hate soggy popcorn?

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:30 AM

Anyone else hate soggy popcorn?

Yup


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 12:00 PM

How bout searching for a topic instead of creating a dupe thread

Yeah and bringing up an old topic that will be slighty different from the one the poster is posting due to updates ect....

If I ask now "whats the sexiest mask in the game" the answer would be different to 2 months ago 

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:07 AM Edited by ChivalryIsDead69, 16 March 2014 - 07:09 AM.

Can we all admit that once a topic becomes more than 5 pages long, your post will likely get lost in the mix? Creating a new topic ensures that your points are read and responded to...and it's not always as simple as "sexiest mask?" etc. There are more complex topics such as how R* could/should resolve an issue or improve upon something.


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:37 AM

I forgot to mention the move thread vs lock thread vs delete thread decision...how is that made?

It is entirely up to the individual staff member to make the decision. Judgement plays a large role when moderating an internet forum, and not everyone would make the same decision(s). For example, threads get moved if they are not in the appropriate section, e.g. if there is a thread about the next GTA game in the GTAV forum, then it will most likely get moved to GTA Series Chat. Well, at least that's what I would do. Someone else would lock it and simply refer to that forum.

Threads only get binned if they are so hopelessly derailed and spammed that nothing can be done about it. Oh, and of course if the topic creator posted gore, porn, or anything of that sort. Not to forget members who are posting the same thread multiple times, deliberately create new threads that are spam, et cetera.




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