What are Sciforums' biggest problems?

Discussion in 'SF Open Government' started by wynn, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    Since this issue keeps coming up, let's give it proper exposure:


    What are Sciforums' biggest problems?


    List and discuss.



    NOTE: Please only list and discuss the PROBLEMS here. I'll post another thread for solutions later.
     
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  3. Gustav Banned Banned

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    having threads like this that have no real focus is a problem

    /snort

    blather on, noobs
    don't be surprised at the canned responses
    it is probably what you deserve
     
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  5. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Members that do not follow the rules for one reason or another.

    Moderators that, at times, go above and beyond their duties to rectify members errors of judgement and rule violations.

    Members seeing how far they can go and take chances with the moderators even when they are warned.
     
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  7. Gustav Banned Banned

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    ^^^^^^ case in point^^^^^^^

    nothing has been said except the most vacuous of generalities
    why not just roll out the tos and assert that violations of it are the problem?

    /snicker
     
  8. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    Okay. Then what do you suggest?
     
  9. Gustav Banned Banned

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    obviously the opposite
     
  10. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    Such as -


    Sciforums posters should get a life first, and only then come to post here!
    Moderator XY should step down!
    Members X, Y, and Z should leave!
    What can we do to improve conflict resolution at SF?


    -?

    Speak up.
     
  11. Gustav Banned Banned

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    in each of those scenarios (disregarding the idiotic first and beyond vague last), one would attempt to prove malfeasance with very specific examples first. establish a consensus on that finding then demand on a penalty.

    it really aint rocket science.
     
  12. AlexG Like nailing Jello to a tree Valued Senior Member

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    There's really very little science discussed here.

    This forum has become a magnet for wackos.
     
  13. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    So, basically, you're saying that a problem with SF is that problems are addressed ineffectively?
     
  14. Gustav Banned Banned

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    most members get to have their say in sci without interference
    i see no big problems here. sure there are some issues but they hardly define this forum.

    people have to learn how to navigate life.
    if you find yourself censored, figure out another way to get your point across. approach it from a different angle. tweak the rhetoric


    the soft sciences do seem to be more popular
    still tho....that has an easy solution if one has an issue with that
    leave
    there are quite a few of us over at tsf
     
  15. Gustav Banned Banned

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    while that may be true is particular cases, the issue i raise is that perceived problems are brought up ineffectually

    did i not already mention this?
     
  16. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    Okay. I agree, that is definitely a problem.


    Not in those very words (at least not in this thread).
    I was just checking to see if I am understanding you correctly.

    Chill.



    There seems to be an atmosphere of "There is something rotten in the land of Sciforums" among some members, suggesting that the problems at SF are bigger and more pervasive than can be adressed in individual cases of malfeasance.
     
  17. Gustav Banned Banned

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    fuck them
    wild eyed accusations have no place in a forum that expects a rational and rigorous discourse
     
  18. Varda The Bug Lady Valued Senior Member

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    Like dealing with politicians. The lack of results is no reason to stop asking.
    It's not the canned responses I'm after.
    I'm here to do the nagging.
     
  19. Varda The Bug Lady Valued Senior Member

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    There isn't going to be any of that.
    You are not going to kick a person out of their own house.
    You shouldn't be pleading to the pope. You should be addressing the crowd.
     
  20. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    Not enough bacon themed threads.
     
  21. SciWriter Valued Senior Member

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    If SciForums is going to have rules of no-no's, such as no insults against a person (going against idea content is fine) or no just pronouncing truths out of thin air with no backing at all (preaching), then they should really honor these rules instead of the rule-breakers by keeping them around.
     
  22. wlminex Banned Banned

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    HERE! HERE! (or is it, hear! hear!?) Kudos for Sciwriter . . .
     
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  23. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    that scientific woo-woos aren't banned faster.
     

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