more chit chat less vans ???

more chit chat less vans ???

Postby $uperJoe [OP] » March 11th 2010, 8:59pm

just looking at the last 10 recent posts and find some numbers interesting
in those ten there are 4 threads about vans and 6 about other things

of those 4, 170 replies to van pertaining info to help others, and 115 are from munkens paint thread. thank you munken for helping us all out with the trivial things about paint we couldnt find answers to without experience.

that leaves 6 for not van info and with those 6 1222 replies to slow the server.

ill admit before anyone can point, i have put a few of those non van posts in, but a few i said. not a few per page to boost post count or whatever is going on.

someone please help me realize what is actually happening so i dont loose interest in this site. i know that we are more interested in the vans than 14%
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Re: more chit chat less vans ???

Postby astro355 » March 11th 2010, 9:18pm

I feel your pain. I honestly am uncomfortable with the amount of post-whoring as of late, me included I know. I am hoping that it is just a faze right now. Some things should be taken to PMs but I'm not going to turn into the censorship police on the other hand. We do have an off-topic section for a reason and a great group of members. That being said, this is still a van site and would like to see us get back to the vans a little more and the off-topic, this thread included, a little less.
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Re: more chit chat less vans ???

Postby Gary » March 11th 2010, 9:32pm

Joe and Jim.......You read my mind and I was trying to think of a way to say it so I didn't get in a bind for it.Brotherhood because of the vans and sharing info about them.That is kind of what I am about and why I visit this site.Honestly,don't care about my post count.
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Re: more chit chat less vans ???

Postby Munken » March 11th 2010, 9:37pm

I thought it was enough with "The Number Game" and "One word reply". But now there are more and more.
I may sound boring, or maybe is it because I am Swedish and I do not really understand the other two games ("Say something about the person above you", "Movie game") and it´s the same again.....
I made a post in "say something..."and after that I read the other posts, And I really didn´t get the point.

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Re: more chit chat less vans ???

Postby jeff's93astro » March 11th 2010, 10:10pm

i'll agree with yall i have posted on some of that off topic stuff but i would perfer it to be about vans cause i've also noticed about a week ago when i posted something for some help it took about 2 days for someone to reply and on my tranny problem topic only astro355 replied back which i'm not complaining about that he helped me get the problem fixed and i appreciated the help. but my point is i could used to post for help and have 5 or 6 people replying with ideas on what to do within and hour or 2 and now its getting boring and i miss all the real help we used to have :2:
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Re: more chit chat less vans ???

Postby Mr_Bowtie » March 11th 2010, 10:52pm

I may be post boosting a little, but I have read every thread on here at the same time. I only try to help if I can actually provide advice that might help. :D

Maybe we should have a new post button that doesn't include the off topic section for those who are againist the off topic section?
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Re: more chit chat less vans ???

Postby sufferee » March 11th 2010, 10:58pm

on "new post" it somehow misses some new posts.
is it random?
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Re: more chit chat less vans ???

Postby AstroAustin » March 11th 2010, 11:26pm

Would it help if I prevented all posts made in the Off Topic forums from appearing on certain pages? (ie. Unanswered, New posts, Active topics, Search page, etc.) That way these guys could have their fun while others wouldn't have to see it everywhere.
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Re: more chit chat less vans ???

Postby astro355 » March 11th 2010, 11:28pm

sufferee wrote:on "new post" it somehow misses some new posts.
is it random?


No, its not random. I've never noticed that problem. But that's why I try to read though EVERYTHING to keep topics that need attention up at the top. I'm not going to pretend that I know everything about everything but I can guarantee that if I'm wrong about something, someone else here WILL correct me like there's a prize for correcting a moderator on here.

Anyways, this is kind of a touchy subject. Cause I can appreciate the fact that this is a astro/safari van site but at the same time we really can't tell any member what they can or can't, should or shouldn't post since that would only bring us closer to censorship and alienating some of the members on this site.

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Re: more chit chat less vans ???

Postby AstroAustin » March 11th 2010, 11:33pm

Jim you make a fabulous point. I really do not enjoy being a censor. I love the fact that we have such a tight knit group of guys that spend all day on the site shootin' the breeze and talking about whatever they feel like. I don't want to discourage that. That is why I suggested that we take measures to limit all the places Off Topic discussion is displayed. That way, if you want to talk about something that is not van related you can go nuts in the Off Topic forum without disturbing anyone in the process.
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Re: more chit chat less vans ???

Postby astro355 » March 11th 2010, 11:37pm

AstroAustin wrote:Jim you make a fabulous point. I really do not enjoy being a censor. I love the fact that we have such a tight knit group of guys that spend all day on the site shootin' the breeze and talking about whatever they feel like. I don't want to discourage that. That is why I suggested that we take measures to limit all the places Off Topic discussion is displayed. That way, if you want to talk about something that is not van related you can go nuts in the Off Topic forum without disturbing anyone in the process.


Sure, sounds fine to me. I always use the "new posts" button to view all new posts since the last time I logged in. Would that be affected at all? Are we talking about only seeing off topic posts if you are in the off topic section? That doesn't sound like a big deal.
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Re: more chit chat less vans ???

Postby $uperJoe [OP] » March 11th 2010, 11:40pm

AstroAustin wrote:Would it help if I prevented all posts made in the Off Topic forums from appearing on certain pages? (ie. Unanswered, New posts, Active topics, Search page, etc.) That way these guys could have their fun while others wouldn't have to see it everywhere.

as astro 355 said its a touchy subject. i dont have an answer. i would like to see less chat about nothing but at the same time my van build is in the general forum so i would exclude myself as well. if that was the case i should stop documenting the process and just focus on finishing it. i am not pointing fingers except for at my self and as to the confusion i have on post whoring.
there are a million things to do on the internet to pass time. i just dont want the site to veer off course by having a few leads that will BS about anything and many followers that would not like to share either to ridicule or lack of an understanding between the leads friendships or personal reasons; as many other forum sites have become with the i am best noone else matters attitude.

i see why 355 has so many posts. he is a moderator and essentially has to read and answer every post applied to the site. then there are some that are in comp with him to see who can have more or who can be best for a day or whatever is going on.
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Re: more chit chat less vans ???

Postby AstroAustin » March 11th 2010, 11:44pm

astro355 wrote:Sure, sounds fine to me. I always use the "new posts" button to view all new posts since the last time I logged in. Would that be affected at all? Are we talking about only seeing off topic posts if you are in the off topic section? That doesn't sound like a big deal.

That is exactly what I'm proposing. Any post contained in the Off Topic forums would be omitted from the New Posts page as well as the other pages that use any type of search mechanism to display posts. You would actually have to navigate to the Off Topic forums to view posts in there.

It is just a suggestion, if nobody likes that idea we don't have to do it. I'm just the facilitator/technical director, I'm not the A/S police. Let me know guys.
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Re: more chit chat less vans ???

Postby astro355 » March 11th 2010, 11:47pm

$uperJoe wrote:
AstroAustin wrote:Would it help if I prevented all posts made in the Off Topic forums from appearing on certain pages? (ie. Unanswered, New posts, Active topics, Search page, etc.) That way these guys could have their fun while others wouldn't have to see it everywhere.

as astro 355 said its a touchy subject. i dont have an answer. i would like to see less chat about nothing but at the same time my van build is in the general forum so i would exclude myself as well. if that was the case i should stop documenting the process and just focus on finishing it. i am not pointing fingers except for at my self and as to the confusion i have on post whoring.
there are a million things to do on the internet to pass time. i just dont want the site to veer off course by having a few leads that will BS about anything and many followers that would not like to share either to ridicule or lack of an understanding between the leads friendships or personal reasons; as many other forum sites have become with the i am best noone else matters attitude.

i see why 355 has so many posts. he is a moderator and essentially has to read and answer every post applied to the site. then there are some that are in comp with him to see who can have more or who can be best for a day or whatever is going on.


I'm not sure that is the answer. You have a specific build going on and I really appreciate the step by step approach to the way you are posting the progress. That is awesome. I don't count that as post whoring. I understand what you are saying about the off topic stuff.

The off-topic section is for fun and up until lately, was severely underused. I guess I didn't mind the increase of its usage as of lately. It's a good way of passing the time.
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Re: more chit chat less vans ???

Postby astroturf » March 11th 2010, 11:53pm

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$uperJoe wrote:someone please help me realize what is actually happening so i dont loose interest in this site. i know that we are more interested in the vans than 14%

Joe I would venture a guess to say that 95% of us are 110% interested in our Vans. I for one am here waiting for an opportunity/topic to help someone out. In the meantime, I am no different than any other human, I want to have some fun. I won't sit down and shut up until a question arises. I want to mess around a little while I wait. But, You can bet folding money that when i am able to help, the off-topic stuff falls by the wayside.

astro355 wrote:We do have an off-topic section for a reason and a great group of members. That being said, this is still a van site and would like to see us get back to the vans a little more and the off-topic, this thread included, a little less.

Good point 355. And we are using the off topic section for these brief breaks in answering tech support questions. But the way I see it, Looking at the questions that are posted on the board in general. They are being answered. And I would further state that they are being answered by the people that are here messin with other stuff until a question comes in. Good thing they are here.

Gary wrote:Brotherhood because of the vans and sharing info about them.That is kind of what I am about and why I visit this site.Honestly,don't care about my post count.

That's fine Gary. I love the Brotherhood we all feel towards our vans and members. But you know as well as I, that this is a first in forum activity. You've been on those other boards, Heck you were the Moderator/Administrator over there. You seen first hand, what it's like to watch the paint dry, then slowly peel off the wall, and fall on the floor. Good luck trying to get those members to kick in to repaint the walls.

Munken wrote:I made a post in "say something..."and after that I read the other posts, And I really didn´t get the point.
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Munken, You did fine in that one topic. You said I was your friend. Bravo. Off topic forums can be alot of fun, English is hard, ask me how I know sometime. You are doing great, Hang in there. As far as Football being fun. One football with two people is not as fun as one football with 30 people.

jeff's93astro wrote:i've also noticed about a week ago when i posted something for some help it took about 2 days for someone to reply and on my tranny problem topic only astro355 replied back which i'm not complaining about that he helped me get the problem fixed and i appreciated the help. but my point is i could used to post for help and have 5 or 6 people replying with ideas on what to do within and hour or 2 and now its getting boring and i miss all the real help we used to have :2:


Not true. Go back and look at your last request for help on your trans. You had all of the answers on the same day you asked for it.

Mr_Bowtie wrote:I may be post boosting a little, but I have read every thread on here at the same time. I only try to help if I can actually provide advice that might help. :D


A Little? :rofl: :rofl: I agree and follow the same M.O. Helping when I can.

AstroAustin wrote:That is why I suggested that we take measures to limit all the places Off Topic discussion is displayed. That way, if you want to talk about something that is not van related you can go nuts in the Off Topic forum without disturbing anyone in the process.


Great Idea Austin. That's why You Da Man. :ty:
astro355 wrote:Anyways, this is kind of a touchy subject. Cause I can appreciate the fact that this is a astro/safari van site but at the same time we really can't tell any member what they can or can't, should or shouldn't post since that would only bring us closer to censorship and alienating some of the members on this site.

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Re: more chit chat less vans ???

Postby rev_les » March 12th 2010, 12:22am

AstroAustin wrote:Would it help if I prevented all posts made in the Off Topic forums from appearing on certain pages? (ie. Unanswered, New posts, Active topics, Search page, etc.) That way these guys could have their fun while others wouldn't have to see it everywhere.

how about if off topic didn't boost post count!....I've been getting less and less interested as of late with all the foolishness as well. I don't claim to not use the off topic section, but it has been getting out of hand lately, and I don't give a rat's arse about my post count.
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Re: more chit chat less vans ???

Postby astroturf » March 12th 2010, 12:30am

Y'all have to admit that post count is a bit of a joke. It doesn't make you any more of a guru than anything else. Kinda like saying, Hey I got a V8, So what. But, The numbers do matter to people that watch things like that. And, I'm not talking about fellow members on this board. Think Bigger. Yup, Sponsors. People that enable this madness to continue and grow. Hopefully this will plateau, as any growth does, I for one just don't want it to explode. What would I do if I needed help on my van? Jim
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Re: more chit chat less vans ???

Postby chevy57bert » March 12th 2010, 12:49am

I would`t mind If they set me 250 point back. I still an :occasion-clown:
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Re: more chit chat less vans ???

Postby astroturf » March 12th 2010, 12:56am

chevy57bert wrote:I would`t mind If they set me 250 point back. I still an :occasion-clown:


If I had to be set back. I would want my count to always be at -0.001. That's about how good my advice is "NOT". Jim
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Re: more chit chat less vans ???

Postby chevy57bert » March 12th 2010, 1:06am

And besides that. the AS members are very help full.
also with sending parts and great idea`s. ( keeping me in the right direction )

I`am not a great writer in English. So I don`t post very much . (the off-topic is easy for me :mrgreen: )
But I read many post. And be happy with all the Technical pictures the AS members make from there Projects .
So I can figure out for myself what to do or make little adjustments for my needs.

Thanks for that. and keep posting.

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