Ever feel overwhelmed by the Community Discussions?

Discussion in 'Community' started by teabgs, Jan 15, 2003.

  1. teabgs macrumors 68030

    teabgs

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    I was just thinking about how I don't post in the community discussions any more because there are so many threads and so many people reply to each one in such a short period of time.

    I used to have a lot more free time but now I can't keep track of it anymore.


    Some of it is also because of threads getting WAY too off topic though....which I admit I am guilty of every now and then.

    Anyone else find it hard to keep up with everythign thats going on here?
     
  2. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    I know exactly how u feel...

    over the course of the past 9 months or so there has been an explosion of new faces & such...thus creating lots of new stir within the community...

    it's these reason u listed above that I choose to remain in the few discussions that I do...

    since I've not been so active around the site as usual...it's really hard to keep up with everything... :(
     
  3. teabgs thread starter macrumors 68030

    teabgs

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    woah!!! we both have new tar's on the same day???

    :eek: :eek:

    :cool:
     
  4. bbarnhart macrumors 6502a

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    I read many of the forums and post in waves. The thing that gets me about the forums in all the excess posting. Certainly, that is part of the process. If a board is popular, it's going to attract both good (informative) and bad (useless) posting. Someday there will be a 'noise' filter available to seperate the wheat from the chaff.

    It is also annoying when people post incorrect information and that if they had thought for a few seconds they would realize their mistake. Again, part of the territory as I'm guilty of it myself.

    Another thing that annoys me is when someone quotes a HUGE portion of someone's reply.

    I do enjoy this board, eh, website (showing my age) and I think there is a lot of informative topics from both rumors and help with computers. I have searched this website for help on setup and opinions about software many times.
     
  5. SPG macrumors 65816

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    You will never be able to keep up with EVERYTHING. Pick that which interests you and embrace it. I've been getting more of a kick from the recent spate of political threads than I have from the G5 99ghz threads lately. Hmm, maybe I should go back and see what people are saying over there...bye!
     
  6. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    I agree. I had to take a break for a while from the community section. I knew that if I came in here I would get into an endless debate about politics, and manage to change no ones opinion of anything.

    So, that is where I have been. I am coming back to the community section, but I will not be entering any political discussions.
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Since I've been in Phoenix for a couple weeks and not been able to regularly view the forums, I've not been able to keep up at all. I don't feel overwhelmed, but I do feel as though missing some of the discussions, which I am.

    I don't think its that big a deal.

    D
     
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    So what do you think of the weather in Phoenix right now?

    Sure beats the possibility of snow, like some other areas.
     
  9. Chomolungma macrumors regular

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    Re: Ever feel overwhelmed by the Community Discussions?

    Blame jefhatfield and Wdlove among others.:D
     
  10. vniow macrumors G4

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    Not really, I spend most of my time on these forums browsing through this section and if there's a thread that doesn't interest me, I don't click on it.
     
  11. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    he he...I noticed your new avatar earlier...nice ;)
     

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