View Poll Results: Should the General Discussions board be temporarily shut down?

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Considering shutting down the General Discussions board

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    Considering shutting down the General Discussions board

    I'm considering shutting down the General Discussions board for serveral days in order to let the C++ Programming board's post count catch up. I have several reasons to support taking this action: first, it looks bad for us to have more posts on the discussions board than any programming board; second, shutting down the board would help concentrate on programming; third, it gets dull having the same board being used so often, and shutting down this board might cause some of the discussions to go underground on the C# board or the Linux Board - this would be especially helpful because it would help to even out the post count on the boards.

    So, what do you all think of this idea? Please vote in the poll.

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    i think comparing post counts between the various boards is silly, but its your site
    hello, internet!

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    Heck, the GD should be like school. Shut it down for the whole summer. I vote yes (with slight bias as this means less lunacy for me to moderate ).
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    I thought post counts didn't matter. But seriously, closing the GD board would encourage off-topic conversations on the specialized boards. This could be a simple problem that is easily fixed, or a lingering strinky dead rat under the porch, either way we would have to work to sift the threads that need attention from those that are merely a fun release. I don't see any real advantage to closing the GD board, so I vote no.

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    GD boards usually has more posts in almost all the forums out there. i don't really think the other boards postcount will go up more then usuall if the GD closes down (unless, ppl starts non programming threads in the programmig boards)!

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    Originally posted by Prelude
    But seriously, closing the GD board would encourage off-topic conversations on the specialized boards.
    That's exactly what would happen!

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    preludes always a step ahead

    i vote shut down all the boards and let us go back to our lives and quit vegitating here

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    another thing... the GD may have a higher post count, but the C++ board has a higher thread count

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    I think post counts are a bad indicator - problems in the programming boards are usually solved within 2-3 replies, while discussions aren't problems, so may last longer.

    As it's been said before, though - it's your board.

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    i think you're kidding... (at least i hope so).

    but in any case look at your post count! you're the webmaster, and you have a puny 134! god knows you have a lot of nonsense threads to catch up on.

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    well he's the one paying for all this enjoyment we're havin here..atleast some of us...and so he's hardworking and doesn't have time for garbage like this. i mean, dammit screw this im going to bed im tired of making opinions that will not change my life or anyone else in any way shape or form. i mean, like all these post that DAMMIT im doin it again thats it im GONE

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    Hey! I have a job too you know! I shouldn't have time for this!

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    Stop replying to this thread. We're upping the post count on GD

    EDIT - one possible solution is to post fake post counts on the forum title
    Last edited by Cshot; 08-13-2002 at 11:19 PM.
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    if(people == )
    vote=NO
    else
    if(people want == )
    vote=YES

    cout<<vote;




    OUTPUT
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    NO

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    Well with all the contests going on, perhaps a fair warning should be given if you decide to temporarily shut down the GD forum (which personally I think it would be a good idea).

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