Skip to comments.Way Too Many Vanities (Updated)
Posted on 03/29/2003 4:52:10 PM PST by Admin ModeratorEdited on 03/31/2003 3:26:01 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
There have been way too many vanities lately. The news forum is being overrun with them. We have been spending a lot of time moving them to the General Interest ("Chat") forum. With the increased volume we have seen with the war starting, we have been missing mail and other moderator duties, such as zots. So, here's some guidelines for vanities. Of course, there are exceptions to these guidelines. We have seen some great vanities.
Vanities are never posted in breaking news. Exceptions will be from valid news sources where breaking news is happening immediately. Such as 'CNN just reported Baghdad has been overrun by coalition forces'. Or, 'Fox reports that WMD have been discovered in Saddam's palace by embedded reporter'.
Your one line vanites, for the most part can be posted as a comment on an existing thread. If you want to post a one line vanity, post it in the chat forum. One line vanities consist of but are not limited to, 'Did you just hear that guy on KASD?'. Or, 'Does anyone know where that thread is about that women who said something about chemical weapons'. They will be deleted unless they are posted in the chat forum.
Most emails are not valid sources of news. Who knows where they originated from. They will be deleted unless they are posted in the chat forum.
Most humor threads should go to the chat forum, unless they are relevent to current events and news. Jokes and 'caption this' are also included. They will be deleted unless they are posted in the chat forum.
Freep this polls will be moved to chat depending on their revelance to current events.
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I'm sure that's one we'd all like to see.
This is another:
Body found burned in bunker positivly identified as that of Saddam; bullet hole in head.
Either that, or quit referring to it as chat. Many people, especially new members, have NO idea where to find the illusory Chat forum.
As someone noted above, too bad that the "Chat" forum goes under the name "General Interest". One more of life's little confusions.
The crowd is saying that you either need to change the name of the General Interest forum, or you need to yell at the Admin Mods to use the proper terminology.
It's a bit much to ask new members to examine URLs in order to find the Chat section.
(My suggestion is to change the name AND yell at the admins. Just for fun.)
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