Proposed rules change

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by FAST6191, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    I thought the what is best threads had pretty much gone away but I was wrong.

    To this end I would suggest a rule change to prevent asking "what is best?", purely as any such thread question is highly subjective and usually (but not always) devolves into a fanboy pissing match (be a fan of a developer or even a console if you must people but being a fanboy of a flashcart is just plain moronic).

    If you want a case study the forums (a video based forum fairly similar in size/activity and levels/range of discussion: ) implemented just such a rule and things have worked out very well, you guys have extensive reviews, comparisson of features for different items and guides/faqs so it is not as though people will be missing out on things, I am sure a quick request to the members will yield some updated guides/FAQs and such as well.

    If that last few paragraphs were just the ramblings of an idiot tell me now but I sense I am not the only one.
  2. Hitto

    Hitto MKDS Tournament Winner

    Nov 29, 2005
    Nice, France
    I hadn't been to this place for a long time, but it does seem fanboy-free. But it's all about freeware video players, not a piece of plastic you have to pay for (in most cases).

    Remember, most people who ask the "what is best" questions are fucking idiots who can't take the time to read existing reviews. I don't think anybody can code around stupidity.
  3. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

    Former Staff
    Dec 22, 2002
    I like the way Hitto describes it [​IMG]

    I don't see too much of a problem at the moment.
  4. Athlon-pv

    Athlon-pv GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 25, 2005
    United States
    Some people actually like the whiner threads [​IMG]
    no fun without your "I NEED PATCH FOR SC I CANT PLAY" threads [​IMG]

  5. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

    Dec 31, 2003
    Got a good point there; making a rule against it is no good if the group of people it's targetting don't bother reading around the board enough to notice the rules in the first place. [​IMG]

    Yes these threads are irritating as hell, especially when the same questions come up time and time again. But I think we're stuck with them.

    That being said, stickying one or two of the "what is best" threads might deter the lazy from posting by giving them somewhere obvious to start. Or at least get all similar queries in one place. Hm, dunno
  6. tolax

    tolax Advanced Member

    Jul 10, 2006
    United States
    If you are adding rules - add one that bans people who do the 'woot woot been waiting for this game - best release of the year' for all the 'lame' games (especially gba) that are released.

    It's dull and seems almost epidemic
  7. tama_mog

    tama_mog Kupo

    May 6, 2006
    United States
    I agree with FAST6191 to some extent, there are quite a bit of these threads and people who are fans of certain flashcarts (fanboys) don't help the situation by adding subjective's even worse when they're flat wrong due to misinformation or lack of knowledge and it adds to the confusion. The guides are clearly on the front page and serve as a good start for research. If I had to give my 2 cents, I'd advocate to ban people who complain about roms not being released early enough...very disrespectful as well as pointless threads.
  8. Mucuna

    Mucuna GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 28, 2006
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    How about:

  9. phuzzz

    phuzzz Hooha!

    Former Staff
    Nov 9, 2002
    United States
    Chapel Hill, NC
    We have rules against asking for roms; that doesn't stop some people.