APPEAL: Stop this Non-sense Bend Topic - Mods, please lock all bend threads

hbennis

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 15, 2014
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Hi Mods,

It was suggested that I make a thread of this here instead, so here it is:

https://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=19950358

You guys think it's possible to lock (or close down) all bend____ threads and keep 1 master thread for anyone wanting to rant?

This would clean up the mess that this is currently causing.
 

hbennis

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 15, 2014
41
1
That is just ridiculous. Do you realise that?
Not it's not censorship! People are free to express themselves, just as long as it does not infringe on my freedom of expression. The forum -as of late- has mushroomed into a mess of bend-xyz threads. I am sure you would agree.
 

LostSoul80

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Jan 25, 2009
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Not it's not censorship! People are free to express themselves, just as long as it does not infringe on my freedom of expression. The forum -as of late- has mushroomed into a mess of bend-xyz threads. I am sure you would agree.
No one forces you to open, read nor reply to any threads you are not interested in.
If people are willing to discuss about any xgate topic, why censor them? What's the point?
 

Arran

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Mar 7, 2008
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This happens every year at iPhone release time. Like a seasonal tsunami.

Wait it out silently and the waters will recede. Trust me. The hordes will shuffle off to the next Twitter sensation and some other forum will take a hammering :)
 

hbennis

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 15, 2014
41
1
I feel this is getting out of control. It must be funny for some to watch, but for the rest, we want to engage in genuine other good and bad stuff.

For the greater good of the community, I am suggesting that Mods keep 1 master thread for all Bend related talk.

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This happens every year at iPhone release time. Like a seasonal tsunami.

Wait it out silently and the waters will recede. Trust me. The hordes will shuffle off to the next Twitter sensation and some other forum will take a hammering :)
Yup, I hear you on this one. I know it will settle down, what I wonder is w-h-e-n ? :)
 

maflynn

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Staff member
May 3, 2009
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This occurred during the antenna gate, and the moderation team has been working hard at trying to keep the bending threads to a minimum by closing or merging.

The problem is think their issue/question/point is unique so they start a new thread when there are already several threads in existence.
 

roadbloc

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Aug 24, 2009
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Not it's not censorship! People are free to express themselves, just as long as it does not infringe on my freedom of expression. The forum -as of late- has mushroomed into a mess of bend-xyz threads. I am sure you would agree.
But it is censorship. There is no need for it, regardless of whether the iPhone 6 bends easily or not.

And it is hardly in MacRumors interests to close legitimate threads that get people all worked up and debating.
 

SandboxGeneral

Moderator emeritus
Sep 8, 2010
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And it is hardly in MacRumors interests to close legitimate threads that get people all worked up and debating.
To debate an issue is one thing. But when members disregard the established, and accepted upon registration, rules of the forum and begin to insult one another and troll, the moderator team must intervene and enforce those rules.

When a conversation digresses to insults and name calling, it's no longer a debate and civility no longer resides.

As long as members are able to express their views and opinions with one another in a civil way, and accept that others' opinions and views may be different than their's, things will run smoothly and the moderators will not have to intervene.
 

From A Buick 8

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Sep 16, 2010
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This occurred during the antenna gate, and the moderation team has been working hard at trying to keep the bending threads to a minimum by closing or merging.

The problem is think their issue/question/point is unique so they start a new thread when there are already several threads in existence.
This is the best option, just keep moving all to a single thread. that way they can rail and gnash about it all they want.
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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I feel this is getting out of control. It must be funny for some to watch, but for the rest, we want to engage in genuine other good and bad stuff.

For the greater good of the community, I am suggesting that Mods keep 1 master thread for all Bend related talk.

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Yup, I hear you on this one. I know it will settle down, what I wonder is w-h-e-n ? :)
So you don't want to see the threads on bending but you don't give two ***** about the "I returned my iPhone__ because..." threads? This is the moment you stop coming here, exclude the iPhone forums completely from forum spy, or do not open a thread. Also, the guy said "it is getting ridiculous" which does not mean "censorship" in any way.


Just ignore the threads. It happens every year and it does die down. People feel the need to be heard and this is how they achieve it. What I'd love to see is for people to raise the intelligence bar and quit calling everything "___gate". Someone even used "pixel gate" in a thread. They need their internet taken away. ;)
 

pdjudd

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Jun 19, 2007
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So you don't want to see the threads on bending but you don't give two ***** about the "I returned my iPhone__ because..." threads?
No. In fact he said that they should be limited to one thread - one that would be more easily moderated. Even maflynn comments that the teams try to reduce the clutter since people open up new threads when they should keep it limited to one discussion.

People need to follow the forum rules. Nobody is saying that discussion on topic X shouldn’t exist, the OP in fact says that he just wants the clutter kept to a minimum.
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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No. In fact he said that they should be limited to one thread - one that would be more easily moderated. Even maflynn comments that the teams try to reduce the clutter since people open up new threads when they should keep it limited to one discussion.

People need to follow the forum rules. Nobody is saying that discussion on topic X shouldn’t exist, the OP in fact says that he just wants the clutter kept to a minimum.
Which rule states you cannot start a thread on a topic that exists?
 

BasicGreatGuy

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Sep 21, 2012
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In the middle of several books.
If the mod staff thinks that some house keeping is in order, (re: merging threads) they will take care of business.

If one is tired of seeing the same type posts on the same subject, one can either ignore them (personal choice and responsibility) or pick out the posts in a thread that are worthy of responding to.

While a good moderator staff is important, it is the membership that truly carries the weight and strength of a forum. If members want good discussion and debate, they should look to themselves (re: personal choice and responsibility) instead of calling on the moderator staff to act as an unnecessary weapon of force, because some people lack the ability to ignore needless drama and drivel.
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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Which rule states you cannot start a thread on a topic that exists?
Agreed, there is no forum rule against it, although the Forum FAQ does state:
To start a new thread:
Browse or search the forums to see if there is already a thread on the topic. If so, post there instead of creating a new thread.
While it would be nicer if people would do that, it's painfully obvious that isn't going to happen, given that so many don't even read the rules or the FAQ.
You guys think it's possible to lock (or close down) all bend____ threads and keep 1 master thread for anyone wanting to rant?

This would clean up the mess that this is currently causing.
If you don't like the redundant threads, you have two options: don't open them in the first place, or report them to the moderators and let them decide if a thread should be closed or merged with an existing thread. Starting yet another thread to complain about all the threads only adds to the "mess" and isn't the most productive or effective method.
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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Agreed, there is no forum rule against it, although the Forum FAQ does state:

While it would be nicer if people would do that, it's painfully obvious that isn't going to happen, given that so many don't even read the rules or the FAQ.

If you don't like the redundant threads, you have two options: don't open them in the first place, or report them to the moderators and let them decide if a thread should be closed or merged with an existing thread. Starting yet another thread to complain about all the threads only adds to the "mess" and isn't the most productive or effective method.
Right, it's in the FAQ, which I know and I was sure the guy I asked didn't, but also even MR gave up on that when they took away the initial message when opening a new thread that asked if the topic was descriptive and was it already a topic. They know...people will do as they please. I call it human nature in online forums.
 
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