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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Faldrath's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwathdring View Post
    Why is necroing bad? You can't win--if you make a thread about something that already existed as a thread you get called out for not knowing how to use the search function. :\
    It's not the necroing per se. The issue is more that some people just want to get to 10 posts so they can post about their project on the promotion forum, so they just make 10 useless one-liners very faintly disguised as "contributions" to whatever thread they click first. That's just pollution.

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    Still, it's better than spam as an alternative.
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    If only there was a FAQ item about that.

    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/foru...pam_post_count

    In other news: if only people read the FAQs.

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    What do you know, there is a FAQ!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jams O'Donnell View Post
    In other news: if only people read the FAQs.
    I'm not sure all the guys you see dropping useless posts around are doing so because they want to post about their games.

    Anyway, what old me always says in this case, if you want people to notice the FAQs make them impossible to miss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jams O'Donnell View Post
    If only there was a FAQ item about that.

    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/foru...pam_post_count

    In other news: if only people read the FAQs.
    Is there a way to put the FAQ into the account making process so people will read it before making an account?
    "Halo is designed to make the player think "I look like that, I am macho sitting in my undies with my xbox""

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus_Phish View Post
    Is there a way to put the FAQ into the account making process so people will read it before making an account?
    It is mentioned in the "welcome to the forums" email. Admittedly, nobody ever reads those either.

    Dear Captain Awesome,

    Thanks for registering at The Rock, Paper, Shotgun Forums! We are glad you have chosen to be a part of our community and we hope you enjoy your stay.

    In an effort to prevent spam, you will not be able to create topics until you have created ten posts in other topics. This restriction does not apply to topics in the "For The Promotion Of PC Game-Making Projects And Things Like That" subforum.

    All the best,
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    I can't say I ever remember even getting one of those.
    "Halo is designed to make the player think "I look like that, I am macho sitting in my undies with my xbox""

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jams O'Donnell View Post
    It is mentioned in the "welcome to the forums" email. Admittedly, nobody ever reads those either.
    I read them!
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    This may be on my end, but it seems like today all my forum posts are getting crunched up into a single paragraph, with no line breaks. New Line. New paragraph. Another new paragraph. Ten line breaks. (If this has line breaks then ignore it, and i'm gonna look stupid. )New paragraph. (Using Chromium 24 on Debian)

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    Nope. No line breaks and no new paragraphs. Is this only me??

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    Well,

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillButNotBen View Post
    Nope. No line breaks and no new paragraphs. Is this only me??
    Apparently. Tried another browser yet?
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    Just wanted to say. "tis a fine forum, laddy"

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    Have the mods considered a policy of rebooting threads once they reach a certain size? It can seem intimidating or fruitless to wander in on page 255 of a three-year old thread. Less of a 'discussion' and more like adding another page to the Bible. Some other forums I frequent cap threads at 1000 posts and that seems to work quite well in stimulating discussion.

    Just something to consider.
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    I tried to be witty with a telegram style SOS but the anti-caps algorithm defeated me. So, sans wit: FORUM IS VERY SLOW PLEASE FIX.

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    I can agree with this STOP
    There seems to be a problem with loading up pages STOP
    I have also noticed a bug sometimes where when editing a post the text box will show no text STOP
    This makes it rather difficult to edit messages when there is nothing to edit STOP
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    Yup, same here. Just the RPS forums, or comments on the front page - both are currently much like wading through treacle. At least it seems it's not just me.
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    Haven't been able to reach the forums in days - this is the first time I've even seen anything else than a blank page. It's still terribly slow though. Does anybody know what's going on?
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    cehcking with firebug I see that ads.eurogamer.net stays there loading until it timeouts. I had to add it to a local ip address in my hosts file in order to use the forum

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    I'm fairly sure what I wrote in the "Ads on the site lately" thread about this is the culprit:
    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/foru...l=1#post433657

    The TL;DR: explanation is further down
    Quote Originally Posted by theForged View Post
    Yep. Basically the Forum tries to reach Eurogamer for Ads. The Eurogamer Ad Server however loops back on itself indefinitely. This goes on for a minute or two. The Forum can't load during this time.

    Adblockers don't allow the connection in the first place, hence why folks with Adblock don't get hit by the loop.
    Sorry for the Selfquote. But a Fix would be appreciated. Until there is, I'll happily put on Adblock. Not that there are Ads to be blocked currently eitherway - since they can't load.

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