+1 is not a post

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Blue Velvet, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Hi all

    Just a quick reminder that posting:


    falls under the general forum rules of one-word posts, and they are deleted upon sight or if reported, much as saying 'me too' or 'I agree'.


    Thanks! :)

    p.s. The first person to post '+1' or 'me too' etc. in reply to this post will be struck off my Xmas shopping list. ;)
  2. Much Ado macrumors 68000

    Much Ado

    Sep 7, 2006
    Bah, you great spoil-sport :D
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I've noticed a sharp increase in the usage of "+1" on Page 1 news threads in the past two days.
  4. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2002
    Um, uh, so what if I agree with BOTH of you here? In reality, I don't typically do the post++ deal, but I will point out when someone's post was beyond funny. :D
  5. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    Where do I sign?

    Oh... :(
  6. brad.c macrumors 68020


    Aug 23, 2004
    50.813669°, -2.474796°
    i couldn't agree with you more, although to add your voice to the crowd in a unique and verbose manner is, in fact, as difficult as saying something memorably comforting at a funeral.

    How about something provocative, like U+me?

    And for Christmas I need socks ;)
  7. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004

    Be a sport and report them, thanks. :)

    I must admit, I hate them even more than 'me too' etc. and it's a pernicious habit I intend to stamp out with the full power invested in me. :D

    I don't know where the habit came from, but it's something that is particularly annoying, and if individually, certain forum members persist in posting them, then potentially darker fates await than being crossed off my Xmas list...
  8. tefleming macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2006
    While I understand the point of the rule, there are instances where it is appropriate.

    If someone is asking for advice or a recommendation, and I agree, isn't the fact that two members feel that way worth an "I agree" sort of post (even if I don't have anything to add)?

    Isn't that more efficient than me re-stating what the first reply said?
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I start to feel guilty after I've report every other post that's ad spam, an identical thread, or a duplicate of front page news...

    Seriously, I wonder if the mods aren't already expecting my username alongside a report already. :rolleyes:
  10. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    This is a great idea and I do what I can in narcing on people.
    Question I have is this :

    Does this count ?

  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    reporting is a good thing afaik. the mods will never look down on it from what i've seen said.

    also i have to agree that its been a bit more prevalent.
  12. CalBoy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2007
    Up till now I had no idea that "+1" posts were report-worthy, so I hadn't bothered to report them. :eek:

    I will now though! :) Thanks for the heads-up BV. :)
  13. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004

    It may be more efficient for the person posting, but it doesn't really encourage the kind of threads and discussion that I feel — and others would agree — MacRumors is aiming for. Even if you agree with something, there's always an angle or point of view, maybe something that has been already missed, to add that enriches the conversation and makes the entire board an interesting and fulfilling place to be.

    We've had this rule in place for a long time now, probably even before I became a member, and on the whole it works quite well... especially when you go to other boards where they're not that concerned about it and see the difference.
  14. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    You got it wrong. It's:
  15. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    I'm particularly annoyed at 'QFT'-posts...

    ...to many of them an the finger on the ban button starts to itch...

  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005

    No really, W00t 1st post!

    Wait...I do agree with you but I think I did it once about some stupid alum. mouse.
  17. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia

    Beat me to the punch. Even the full "quoted for truth" posts are useless and will be deleted.
  18. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    I see tefleming's point, but at the same time, simply agreeing doesn't really add weight past a yup, uh-huh, or +1. Adding some kind of commentary would be much more helpful.

    I don't know if vB supports it, but is there a way to add a "Quick Violation" check box or radio button to the Report Post function, such as Duplicate, Insulting, "+1 Violation" or something like that? If we all start reporting more posts (and I fall in & out of the habit a lot), it might be helpful to the mods to have a category to aid in triage, as it were. An auto-reply or notification to the offending poster would be nice to have for these more administrative deletions not requiring a more detailed explanation to the poster.
  19. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    The appropriate place to "add weight" is in a thread with a poll. One click and you're on record as agreeing with one of the choices. :)

    As I've said many times before, we understand that nobody likes to have their post removed, but you benefit when the posts with little or no value by other forum members are removed.
  20. Xeem macrumors 6502a


    Feb 2, 2005
    I agree with tefleming; even if no supporting reason is given, a simple agreement often does add some weight in the right context. I would hope that more than a simple "+1" is used, but even that can be helpful to someone that is seeking to find what the majority consensus seems to be when looking for a recommendation.

    While a poll is ideal in many of these situations, it wouldn't really work if the OP didn't know what his choices were to begin with, which does happen a lot in the forums.

    I think that context is the deal-breaker here; I believe more leeway should be allowed for simple agreement post in threads that are specifically looking for advice or recommendations.
  21. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    I'd get an ointment on that finger as quick as possible, and seek medical help if it doesn't go away.
  22. killerrobot macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2007

    You make it really hard to resist posting a +1 right now.:p

    Anyways I read that a while ago, but never thought the mods would want to be bothered with just deleting a +1.
    I'll report 'em when I see 'em now.;)
  23. samh004 macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    You must be doing a good job as I haven't seen any posts "+1" around. Does "+1" stand for something else and it's a slow day for me though ?

    Edit: Oh it's a metaphor.
  24. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I'm not willing to ask the moderators to spend time reading threads to look for context before removing a post that took 5 seconds and 2 keystrokes to post. The rule is simple to understand and has served us well. If a poster can't think of anything to say other than agreeing without comment, they should not bother making the post. I can't even remember seeing a +1 post that I considered necessary for a discussion, and I've been moderating these forums for years. If I've missed some that were somehow important, they are still a very small percentage.
  25. MrSmith macrumors 68040


    Nov 27, 2003
    Ergo, the kind of posts where someone gives advice or makes an opinion identical to a previous post are also Plus Ones in essence and should therefore be included for deletion. Rules should be applied objectively, not emotionally. Even if certain posts are less annoying than others, the rules should still apply.

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