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DJZen
03-14-2006, 03:01 AM
Dear mods,

I respect and appreciate what you do. You keep these forums free of spam, flame wars, and vulgarity. This is an important and seemingly arduous task that some may not recognize the importance of.

That said, I would like to register a complaint. This is specifically about the general FF thread, which is why I placed it here. I will not be upset if it is decided that it would be better suited somewhere else. I feel that this is a legitimate complaint and I have an easy solution to propose. In fact, I HAVE proposed it before, which is why I decided to state this in the form of a thread. It will doubtlessly be noticed quickly this way by any mod passing by, possibly even from being flagged as "wrong forum" or "spam".

My complaint is this. Ever since I joined these forums several years ago, I have seen a new thread pop up every month or two titled "best final fantasy" or "what's your favorite final fantasy?" To me, this seems wasteful of bandwidth and storage space. People doubtlessly vote on multiple "favorite FF" threads, which consumes an unnecessary amount of resources. There are currently 2 unclosed and active threads like this in the forum, and 5 threads that could be construed as similar enough to either merge or close on the first page alone.

This is my proposal; instead of having many "favorite/best ff" threads littering up the general FF forum, why not simply make one official thread and sticky it? It can be a poll. I don't really care. This is just something that ought to be done in the best interests of the entire EoFF community. We have this thread come up MANY times, and yet if two people decide to report similar or related pieces of news in the forums, one of their threads will be closed/merged. I implore you to take similar measures with this subject.

Sincerely,
DJ Zen/Strizzuth/Torren McHasselhoffgard III/Carl Thomas James Finkbeiner.

starseeker
03-14-2006, 06:03 PM
You could have PMed a mod or put this in feedback.

NeoCracker
03-14-2006, 06:22 PM
Thats a pretty good Idea. The only thing I would add is every couple of months reset the poll so people who played new games will be able to change there vote without continually bothering the admins to do this. The only problem I could see with it is it would get freakishly long, but they could wipe the thread and remake it after two months, which would also pretty much reset the poll.

Dreddz
03-14-2006, 06:47 PM
I agree DJ...

Flying Mullet
03-14-2006, 06:51 PM
Just ban "Favorite Final Fantasy" threads altogether. Nobody cares what anyone else's favorite Final Fantasy is anyway.

thealbhedhero
03-14-2006, 06:54 PM
I get so sick of them threads. And Chuck Norris threads.

Flying Mullet
03-14-2006, 06:55 PM
And Chuck Norris threads.
:cry:

Kawaii Ryűkishi
03-14-2006, 07:10 PM
Yeah, I'd rather just outlaw them forever, but we've got all these bleeding-heart liberals on staff.

TheAbominatrix
03-14-2006, 07:17 PM
Yeah, I'd rather just outlaw them forever, but we've got all these bleeding-heart liberals on staff.

Thank God we have you.

Jess
03-14-2006, 08:15 PM
Just ban them. Please. :(

NeoCracker
03-14-2006, 08:17 PM
I get so sick of them threads. And Chuck Norris threads.
I thought there was to many when the first came up. We need a Mr. T thread instead. Much better.

Cz
03-14-2006, 10:04 PM
Couldn't we just have an announcement declaring FFI the champion, and letting members know that their opinions are irrelevant?

Old Manus
03-14-2006, 10:12 PM
Encourage members to make them, then ban the members when they do.

Like badger-baiting, except not as fun

Levian
03-14-2006, 10:37 PM
We should also sticky a poll in the FFX-2 forum.

"who's da hawt3st lol. yunah rikku or pain!!!?!!111?"

Psychotic
03-14-2006, 10:57 PM
I'd post in that thread "Hypello", as a joke!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

No, really. It's one of the few truly timeless pieces of humour.

Behold the Void
03-14-2006, 11:07 PM
I'm in favor of just outlawing the threads.

And the "who's the hottest FF character" threads while we're at it.

Jsb01
03-14-2006, 11:38 PM
I'm in favor of just outlawing the threads.

And the "who's the hottest FF character" threads while we're at it.
yes please

Levian
03-14-2006, 11:46 PM
Might as well. Everyone knows Rikku is hotter anyway.

RSL
03-14-2006, 11:48 PM
How about we don't ban any threads like that and just not worry about them or read them if we don't like them?

Behold the Void
03-14-2006, 11:53 PM
But what's the fun of that?

RSL
03-14-2006, 11:55 PM
I'm a fun hater.

The Devourer Of Worlds
03-14-2006, 11:56 PM
Peoples preferences in FF games can change over the years so...

Bart's Friend Milhouse
03-15-2006, 12:04 AM
yeah I vouch for this guy's plea. I'm have second thoughts about posting a new topic incase it has already been discussed before and I don't want to go through the whole list or advanced searching process

-N-
03-15-2006, 12:17 AM
I'm in favor of just outlawing the threads.

And the "who's the hottest FF character" threads while we're at it.You'd have to ban the FFX-2 forum and unban PiP. And seeing as how you banned PiP, I don't think that's going to be happening.

Behold the Void
03-15-2006, 12:17 AM
I must say though, in all seriousness we do get those threads way more often than we need.

Edit: And WHY exactly do we need to unban PiP?

escobert
03-15-2006, 12:50 AM
Just ban them me. Please. :(

Sephex
03-15-2006, 01:18 AM
It won't change a thing. Newbies will still make their own thread out of ignorance.

thealbhedhero
03-15-2006, 01:19 AM
The worst part is that they think they're cool when they do it :(

kikimm
03-15-2006, 02:29 AM
They'll still make their threads, but I think it's kinda fun when I slap them with the correct thread IN THEIR FACE and close theirs.

Del Murder
03-15-2006, 02:30 AM
I don't think it's a big deal, but if enough people want to go through with the ban them all initiative then I won't oppose it.

nik0tine
03-15-2006, 03:13 AM
Like any of you guys ever visit the X-2 forum anyway.

Zell's Fists of Fury
03-15-2006, 03:42 AM
I do. I want to keep updated on who all the hip kids think is the hottest. I mean really. It's a very controversial issue.

edczxcvbnm
03-15-2006, 04:01 AM
You see the problem is people are not creative when making the thread. I will make one just to show you how it is done!

EDIT: http://forums.eyesonff.com/showthread.php?t=80976

That is how you make a best FF game thread XD

Old Manus
03-15-2006, 07:32 AM
Like any of you guys ever visit the X-2 forum anyway.
This is true.

-N-
03-15-2006, 07:37 AM
I third that. And edczxcvbnm is my hero.

escobert
03-15-2006, 09:39 AM
Like any of you guys ever visit the X-2 forum anyway.
every other 20 minutes.

Cz
03-15-2006, 01:21 PM
ed is some sort of King or Emperor. xD

thealbhedhero
03-15-2006, 01:43 PM
What's funny is watching the people who don't check out feedback try to figure out whats going on xD

Loony BoB
03-15-2006, 02:20 PM
I wouldn't want to ban them altogether. If we did that, I'd never have anything to post about in the FF forums EVER. Tifa is hottest and FFVII is best, dammit!

I wouldn't mind a stickied "Which is your favourite?" poll that gets updated every six months to a year, and as for the hottest, well, we could have an open (as in, not a poll) thread on that if you guys really feel the need... but often it's a debate of which is hotter: ____ or ____, which is entirely different to "who is the hottest of them all?" so it's really hard to cover all grounds!

Anyway, let's get this straight. People want to ban conversations based on opinion as they're repetitive. To top that off, people want to ban theory threads too, because they're "so totally not true!" or something. People have also wanted FAQs to be created answering all the "How do I?" questions. So basically what you're all saying is that nobody should post anything into the gaming forums and everything should be on the frontsite. Man, you guys code it then! You're so pushy!

Cz
03-15-2006, 02:40 PM
I wouldn't want to ban them altogether. If we did that, I'd never have anything to post about in the FF forums EVER. Tifa is hottest and FFVII is best, dammit!It's misguided opinions like this that are the best argument for keeping the 'favourite' threads. Folks like you need to be educated in the ways of correct-ness. :p


Anyway, let's get this straight. People want to ban conversations based on opinion as they're repetitive. To top that off, people want to ban theory threads too, because they're "so totally not true!" or something. People have also wanted FAQs to be created answering all the "How do I?" questions. So basically what you're all saying is that nobody should post anything into the gaming forums and everything should be on the frontsite. Man, you guys code it then! You're so pushy!We're not the ones with the Senior Site Staff title. Our job is to make unreasonable suggestions, and then complain when we aren't listened to. :p

You have a good point though. There's only so much to discuss in the FF forums, since any crazy theories (like R=U) have long ago been dismissed, and all the games' secrets are common knowledge nowadays. Having the same threads cropping up every couple of weeks is better than having no threads at all.

The stickied thread seems like the most reasonable option. It's not as though tidusluvr533 would pay attention to the ban anyway, and at least this way the discussion is controlled and compact, instead of being split into a dozen different threads clogging up the forum. Same goes for FAQ threads. The most common questions for each game should be stickied, and labelled PORN FORUM: DO NOT ENTER. That should solve the problem of getting idiots to read the damn thing.

Ultros
03-15-2006, 03:24 PM
It's not as though tidusluvr633 would pay attention to the ban anywayI WOULD TO!!!!!! WHO DO U THINK U ARE TRYING TO JUDGE ME???????

thealbhedhero
03-15-2006, 03:39 PM
I call dibs on making the who's the hottest babe frontpage.

Hawkeye
03-15-2006, 05:39 PM
Just ban "Favorite Final Fantasy" threads altogether. Nobody cares what anyone else's favorite Final Fantasy is anyway.
Agreed.

PS: FFVII is the best.

Psychotic
03-15-2006, 07:56 PM
You're a jerk for editing your post, Cz.

Cz
03-15-2006, 08:13 PM
You're a jerk for editing your post, Cz.Since when do you care so much about random twelve year-old FFX fans? This is the sort of thing the Newbie Party might do... if the elections were still on and the Newbie Party weren't a mere shadow of its former self.

escobert
03-15-2006, 08:18 PM
This is the sort of thing the Newbie Party might do... if the elections were still on and the Newbie Party weren't a mere shadow of its former self.
It's not out fualt BoB was lazy and waited to make the party >: (

Moon Rabbits
03-16-2006, 04:02 PM
What's funny is watching the people who don't check out feedback try to figure out whats going on xD

Like me. I wanted that thread closed. I made a jerk outta myself. :mad:

edczxcvbnm
03-16-2006, 09:12 PM
As soon as I finished making the actual poll your post was already there and I was all like WTF!?!?!? No harm done. You didn't know it was a joke by me...the offical asshole* here at EoFF.


*It is not offical but it should be :hot:

thealbhedhero
03-16-2006, 09:38 PM
There could be two stickies threads in General FF. One for who's your favorite character, and one for what's your favorite FF. They can be polls that never close and we can watch it to see exciting things suck as FFVII getting an early lead, then FFVI getting one or two votes ahead,and next thing you know FFCII will have a short lead for a while. Use similar example for characters.

Flying Mullet
03-16-2006, 09:48 PM
...suck as FFVII...
Typo quoted out of context for truth. :cool:

Levian
03-16-2006, 09:59 PM
and next thing you know FFCII will have a short lead for a while. Use similar example for characters.

Man, I can't wait for Final Fantasy 102.

edczxcvbnm
03-16-2006, 10:53 PM
Every one knows the best will be FFDCCCLXXXVIII