"First Post" Mod removal

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  1. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    "FIRST POST!!!" and "OMG this is the first time in my life this has ever happened!" -- drives me (and others) nuts.

    Can we have mods removed these posts when they see them?

    I'm evil by nature, so if I were a Mod, I would even send the poster a message saying -- Do that again and your "first post" will be your "last post".
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    We habitually and unhesitatingly remove posts that say 'first' if we see them or if they're reported. Without question.
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I have seen some but the mods are very quick at removing them. If you see one you can always use the report button to bring it to their attention, I know I have in the past.

    And perhaps that is why you are not a mod.
     
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Sometimes we've had to remove more than one "first post" post from the same thread, as 2 or 3 people post for no other reason than making the initial comment on a news story.

    In years past, if someone posted to be first but also made a potentially on-topic comment about the news, we'd carefully edit out the "first" sentence while leaving the other comment, but that gave them too much leeway and took extra moderator time. Now a post like that is removed as quickly as we can get to it, whether or not it makes another point as well.

    MacRumors policy:
    "First-post boast and your post is toast!"
     
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Nice saying, does this apply to comments in the edit.

    For example the other day I saw a post that in the last edited by comments section someone was boasting about being first.

    Found it, this thread first post, obviously.

     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    What post...?

    *** whistles ***
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I only make first posts in threads that are relevant to me. That and if I'm in Forum Spy when it hits.
     
  8. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    :D

    Quick question, how do you link one specific post, you know the type that says it is part of a thread from MacRumors.

    And thevofl i'm sorry:p, usually when i get posts deleted I do so behind the protection of the report post button:cool:.
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Find the post number, your post is number 4470894, then use post tags, like this: [post=4470894]your post[/post], which appears like this: your post and should link to your post. :)
     
  10. Nermal Moderator

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    And you can see the post number by hovering over the Quote button and reading the link in the status bar.
     
  11. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    click on the post number in the upper right you want linked and out will pop up a new window.
     
  12. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Why thank you all

    siurpeeman i never knew that was a link, really doesn't look like one.
     
  13. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    ...or by hovering above the post report image or the post number (in the thread) that siurpeeman mentioned... :)
     
  14. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    or the multi-quote button;)
     
  15. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    ...and the edit button, while we're at it... ;)
     
  16. megfilmworks macrumors 68020

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    Interesting that throughout life firsts are celebrated, but not here?
    I guess MacRumours really is the twilight zone.:eek:
     
  17. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Love how off topic this thread, full of mods, has gotten.
     
  18. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    well if you think about it, the "first post" isn't really a first post; it's a first reply, which is celebrating the real first post. why spoil it with exclamations of "yay, first post!!! woOt!"
     
  19. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I was tempted to close this thread after posting
    Last post! Woot! ;)
    but we'll leave it open in case anyone else has an opinion or question about the "first post" policy.
     
  20. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the replies Mods/Gods. I guess I usually look at the new items within the first few posts (I check MR waaaaay to much!) so they haven't yet been deleted out.
     
  21. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    yeah but the edit button isnt there to all of us non-mods
     
  22. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    it is on your own posts though.
     

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