Suggestion of amendment to the rules.

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Feb 2, 2012
  1. TwinRetro
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    Global Moderator TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    Before I say anything else, let me be clear about something. I do think that you should suport developers and buy the game if you like it.

    That being said, if someone is having a problem running a game, more often than not I see "if you bought thbe game, you wouldn't have this problem" posts.

    At the least it's needless chastising. At the worst it's downright inflammitory. Either way, comments like that add nothing to the conversation OR to help fix the problem.

    Most of the time it's a seed to start a flamewar, so subtle it can't be called flamebaiting.

    Normally I wouldn't make a suggestion about certain kinds of posts to make their way into the rules, but really, these sorts of posts are very common and by no stretch of the imagination are they needed or pertain to the topic in which they are posted.

    I suggest these kinds of comments be a warnable offense.
     
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    I agree. Bullshit posts like this are just made to boost ones e-pennor, being a twat without no reason at all and getting the post count runnin'. I too believe this should be penalized or at least "cleansed" as those posts add nothing to given discussions.
     
  3. frogboy

    Member frogboy lacking both style and grace

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    People that post "buy the game" comments probably have pirated games as well. :ha:

    I agree, these comments are unnecessary and simply not helpful.
     
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    I am for it as well, it doesn't add anything valuable to neither the original poster nor to the ones that would look for a similar problem.
     
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    What if the actual solution to the problem is to buy the game?
     
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    Isn't there like, one Wii game on the whole release list like this anyway ?
     
  7. TwinRetro
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    Global Moderator TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    The only one I can think of is Skylanders.
     
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    Who said anything about Wii games?
     
  9. TwinRetro
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    Global Moderator TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    If someone is aking how they can use IR in Pokemon Soul Silver, then yeah, that would be the only solution. I'm sure common sense could be applied to this, the same with most rules.
     
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    I'm all for it. It's already against the rules as such posts are completely off-topic and don't contribute a thing to the given thread. And persisting in posting off-topic and unrelated stuff is already a warnable offense.
     
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    I was just citing an example but yes, that would be logical.
     
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    I suggest executing anyone who doesn't type in vaguely cohesive english. Or warning them. I don't want to be in a position where I have to translate gibberish to english. I can think of a few members who do this on a regular basis.
     
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    lawlru madbr0?
     
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    Wa Yu Waaaan?
     
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    If people bought the game in the first place we wouldn't be having this discussion. :tpi:
     
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    Just seems like a rather dick response where someone's having an issue running a game only to get no solutions and just "BUY THE GAME DUMB DUMB" as the response.

    I have no problem with someone offering a solution and saying "But buying the game is a good option as well" but to basically be a dick and offer someone no solutions is contradictory to the whole point of the forum. It'll just prolong a topic, infuriate the poster, and make what could a be a simple one-post solution drawn out into a pissing match between the OP and whatever smart ass decided to dick around.

    So basically, I have no issue with suggesting the purchase of a game as a solution provided it's not the only solution you give. We have entire forums dedicated to back up loaders and methods of loading back ups, giving solutions involving the back up loader is something we should be doing.

    EDIT: Plus, here's how most topics will end up with anti-piracy debates or long arguments. Personally I don't make a huge chunk of money and when I spend money on video games, I generally spend it on Xbox 360 games since I can't pirate for the system (and the games are more expensive). I don't need a dickwad telling me to "buy the game" when I don't have the money for it. Although nowadays I'm too lazy to update my Wii's cIOS and bullshit like that so if it doesn't run with a few settings, I won't bother. Still haven't touched Kirby Return to Dreamland or whatever, fortunately Skyward Sword worked.
     
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    Member wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

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    Or...

    We could just grow some thicker skin and react like adults. Not every word spoken or typed in your direction warrants a response.

    I mean...it is the internet.
     
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    Just realized the topic was against "Buy the game" posts and also realized my argument still fits.

    Fuck yeah, go me.
     
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    I understand the reasoning behind the suggested amendment, but i wonder how it would apply to messages such as this one. For me someone effectively saying that they're not interested in buyimg games is bordering on inflammatory as i view it as solely destructive to my hobby(yes this is an implied conclusion)

    I'd much rather see something done to stop the "celebratory pirate" posts as well as the self righteous "buy the game" posts as i see them as two sides of the same coin.
     
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    I see nothing wrong with those. In that example, the user was being helpful and giving him links that he needed for a solution. Most people would just go "GOD READ THE STICKIES YOU RETARD". It resolved the issue quickly without unnecessary argument.

    Plus those posts are legitimate solutions. A good comparison would be someone's TV not turning on. A good post would link them to TV repair guides or even a repairman. Bad posts would be "Just buy a new TV".
     

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