Create two 'new thread' buttons (basic concept)

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  1. uberamd macrumors 68030

    uberamd

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    I propose MacRumors create two separate "New Thread" buttons under each forum. The first button will remain as is, and is designed for a standard thread. The second button will be labeled "New Complaint", and will allow the person to write a huge complaint or gripe they have about something.

    Then, each type of post has an icon indicating if its a useful post or just someone complaining. Thus, it will be easier to sort through constructive, thought provoking posts and those made by angry people. And say you are having a bad day and want to avoid reading everyone else's complaints, you can select to hide all complaints and boom, gone they go.

    Neat, yes?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Why complicate the system? Sadly, it's already hard enough for some people to understand.
     
  3. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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    I can see this as being problematic. People often write their problems and find meaningful resolutions here, so I wouldn't classify those as complaints persay.

    Isn't what you're suggesting essentially a "new rant" button?
     
  4. uberamd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Basically, yeah.
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Typically many of these would be covered as is, because most of the complains threads are about some basic issue. I find similar threads and report them so the mods can merge them.
     
  6. JNB macrumors 604

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    Oh, a "New Rant" button would be useful. They could be auto-Wastelanded, saving all sorts of time for the mods and the rest of us having to sort through them. :D
     
  7. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    That is so funny.

    But not all of them would need to be
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Instead of wastelanding the thread, it would be better if it:

    1. Closed the thread
    2. Changed the post time to 48 hours prior (so it would appear on page 2 or 3 of the forum)
    3. put the thread starter in Time Out
     
  9. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    If it was in mac guides it would only be 1 post down max. but it could still be at the top

    Lol and for how long
     
  10. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    This could be problematic for people like me.
     
  11. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, but you don't find too many people ranting about the Mac Guides.

    24 hours is good.

    Think of it as a cooling off period.
     
  12. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I think the New Post button should link directly to Mroogle. Maybe we can get edesignuk to add a very small, almost unnoticeable "continue" button to the bottom of the page that will take the person to the actual form.
     
  13. smirking macrumors 6502a

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    I'm LMAO. Now this is innovation!
     

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