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    posting nothing but a quote

    why is this considered spam?

    is it better to quote someone and then state "i agree" afterwards? what else does this add to an otherwise 'spam filled' post?

    just quoting a previous user is, in my opinion, a very effective way of emphasising your agreement.

    i see nothing wrong with that tbh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J3ff3 View Post
    why is this considered spam?

    is it better to quote someone and then state "i agree" afterwards? what else does this add to an otherwise 'spam filled' post?

    just quoting a previous user is, in my opinion, a very effective way of emphasising your agreement.

    i see nothing wrong with that tbh.

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    I dont know, on one hand it doesnt add anything to the thread. But on the other its sort of agreeing with the poster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J3ff3 View Post
    why is this considered spam? is it better to quote someone and then state "i agree" afterwards? what else does this add to an otherwise 'spam filled' post?just quoting a previous user is, in my opinion, a very effective way of emphasising your agreement.i see nothing wrong with that tbh.
    I totally agree. I just laughed in disbelief when I saw that I actually got a warning and an infraction for this. Total bs. Its just another way of agreeing with the poster. Some members who didnt like the opinions I was agreeing with probably reported me. lol
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    From what I see, that infraction was reversed because it was a mistake. Seems a little harsh unless you've received a PM previously about doing it.




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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    From what I see, that infraction was reversed because it was a mistake. Seems a little harsh unless you've received a PM previously about doing it.
    Nope never received a pm or any kind of warning about it before.

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    I'd suggest taking that up with one of the Admin, or the Community Manager.




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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    I'd suggest taking that up with one of the Admin, or the Community Manager.
    Oh yeah definitely. Already doing that.

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    If we had some type of "Like" feature, then this should certainly be outlawed, since you would be able to agree with someone without wasting a post. But we don't have that...yet.

    That's the only reason why I can somewhat see why you guys do it. However, even if you just put "I agree" or "+rep", I feel that's still a pretty worthless post. Whenever I agree with something, I at least provide a small explanation as to why.

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    I don't care if you agree with someone. I want to know why you agree with someone. A quote doesn't tell me anything.....so I think it's a bit pointless to quote someone when you are not going to add a comment of your own.

    It does not bother me that people do it though...

    @Ixion, yeah, why don't we have a like button? another forum I visit has that feature and you can just click like to show you agree etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sainraja View Post
    @Ixion, yeah, why don't we have a like button? another forum I visit has that feature and you can just click like to show you agree etc.
    We might see it at some point. That's all I can tell you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ixion View Post
    That's the only reason why I can somewhat see why you guys do it. However, even if you just put "I agree" or "+rep", I feel that's still a pretty worthless post. Whenever I agree with something, I at least provide a small explanation as to why.
    That's really not any different to using 'this' or 'QFT' yet these are acceptable practices the internet over, for the best part. If someone makes a point/comment you completely agree with, why shouldn't you be able to just say you agree? Should a poster be held to account as to why they agree?

    I guess I'm a little concerned as there are far less valuable posts hitting the boards at times. A brief example is a post just to swear unnecessarily and take advantage of the relaxed guidelines. That's a completely different discussion, however.

    Like and thanks buttons are required, by the looks of things.


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    that's true, a 'like' button would be quite good, but in all honesty does the occasional quote really make this site bloated?

    i only visit one site that does this, and i like it. it adds a very strong emphasis to a post, almost disregarding others. which, despite the PC 'everyone is entitled to an opinion' view, is often necessary.

    i didn't know the infraction had been reversed, but tbh radgamer was far more infraction worthy when he was posting 'i agree' after every post. i'm fairly sure i started agreeing with his agreement in a few threads and it wasn't noteworthy, didn't receive any infraction, and hopefully made at least one person laugh. not sure why "blank quoting" is attracting any more attention, or why it wouldn't have a few supporters.
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    I guess it gets kind of annoying when someone does it in every thread several times without posting anything themselves. Would be great if we had a like button to get rid of the horse$#@!. Normally people get on a forum to post things they type, or express their ideas on a matter. Quoting someone just doesn't cut it if you ask me. You need to at least explain WHY you agree with what you are quoting. Otherwise you come off sounding like a $#@!ing parrot on someones shoulder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unicron7 View Post
    I guess it gets kind of annoying when someone does it in every thread several times without posting anything themselves. Would be great if we had a like button to get rid of the horse$#@!. Normally people get on a forum to post things they type, or express their ideas on a matter. Quoting someone just doesn't cut it if you ask me. You need to at least explain WHY you agree with what you are quoting. Otherwise you come off sounding like a $#@!ing parrot on someones shoulder.
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    so according to you, one should have to explain why they agree... and posts that are "THIS!!!", or "AGREED!!!", and the like, shouldn't be allowed either eh?

    That should be just as annoying right? I mean, why do you agree, or what the hell does "THIS" mean? That isn't any less spam than blank quoting someone.

    I don't think it's that big a deal unless someone has already been warned from doing it. If someone has been warned to stop posting in such a manner, then they should stop. Should they not comply, then an warning, infractions, etc., are justified. I think it's a little harsh to give someone a warning when no one has said anything about a particular behavior for quite a while; especially when mods and other staff have been posting in these threads and have had ample opportunity to warn a member of such behavior as being against the rules.

    You don't just decide something is against the rules, and then bring up a bunch of posts that have been ignored for a period of time until they seem useful to penalize someone for.
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    Simple fact guys.

    Quoting without explaining is not a rule violation. Now, having said that, I do think it is polite and respectful to at least say WHY you are quoting someone.

    We will be discussing as staff if we are going to make this part of the no spam rule.
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    So I'm assuming here, that since it's not against the rule, then at this point, no one should be officially warned nor penalized in any way, prior to the new rule going into effect... correct?




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    If what Cuguy has said is true then I need to reverse the warning Rad got for doing this. I will do that now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    so according to you, one should have to explain why they agree... and posts that are "THIS!!!", or "AGREED!!!", and the like, shouldn't be allowed either eh?

    That should be just as annoying right? I mean, why do you agree, or what the hell does "THIS" mean? That isn't any less spam than blank quoting someone.

    I don't think it's that big a deal unless someone has already been warned from doing it. If someone has been warned to stop posting in such a manner, then they should stop. Should they not comply, then an warning, infractions, etc., are justified. I think it's a little harsh to give someone a warning when no one has said anything about a particular behavior for quite a while; especially when mods and other staff have been posting in these threads and have had ample opportunity to warn a member of such behavior as being against the rules.

    You don't just decide something is against the rules, and then bring up a bunch of posts that have been ignored for a period of time until they seem useful to penalize someone for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unicron7 View Post
    I guess it gets kind of annoying when someone does it in every thread several times without posting anything themselves.
    Every thread several times? Yeah right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    so according to you, one should have to explain why they agree... and posts that are "THIS!!!", or "AGREED!!!", and the like, shouldn't be allowed either eh? That should be just as annoying right? I mean, why do you agree, or what the hell does "THIS" mean? That isn't any less spam than blank quoting someone.I don't think it's that big a deal unless someone has already been warned from doing it. If someone has been warned to stop posting in such a manner, then they should stop. Should they not comply, then an warning, infractions, etc., are justified. I think it's a little harsh to give someone a warning when no one has said anything about a particular behavior for quite a while; especially when mods and other staff have been posting in these threads and have had ample opportunity to warn a member of such behavior as being against the rules.You don't just decide something is against the rules, and then bring up a bunch of posts that have been ignored for a period of time until they seem useful to penalize someone for.

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