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ThreadCrapping and Mod-Alerts: let's see some examples

MrSandman February 27, 2006 at 04:12 PM
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What is considered threadcrapping?
How about some examples...

Or should you modalert anytime someone doesnt like a deal?
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your mom
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#3
This thread sucks. and you suck. and screw you and the boat you slithered in on.
Does that help?

No,
seriously,
here's one from today.
A post was made on a 19" 8ms widescreen monitor. $239 AR A very good monitor and a super way to get into widescreen gaming for cheap.

A guy posts in the thread "FYI, 19" monitors are going for 199$, thanks"
Or some such crap.
Then some dufus starts in saying how widescreen gaming is pointless, etc.
Nothing to do with the deal. Just BS.
Point is, it is a great price on a well regarded product, and these morons want to crap on it.
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I find this interesting, for several reasons.
I think the first would be the lack of replies, but I attribute it to the fact that I posted this with a "chat" banner. And some wont reply unless it increases their post count. The other example on how something or someone sucks, would seem to be more of a personal attack as opposed to a threadcrap.
The final reply gets closer to my question, is it because someone doesnt like a deal that some would consider a threadcrap. And is a "threadcrap" even a violation of the rules? Personallly, I believe some of the best deals can arrive out of a little heated discussion.
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Quote from MrSandman View Post :
I find this interesting, for several reasons.
I think the first would be the lack of replies, but I attribute it to the fact that I posted this with a "chat" banner. And some wont reply unless it increases their post count. The other example on how something or someone sucks, would seem to be more of a personal attack as opposed to a threadcrap.
The final reply gets closer to my question, is it because someone doesnt like a deal that some would consider a threadcrap. And is a "threadcrap" even a violation of the rules? Personallly, I believe some of the best deals can arrive out of a little heated discussion.
You speak of lack of posts...well there was a post from bean that made reference to your mom. That was deleted.
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Quote from MrSandman View Post :
I find this interesting, for several reasons.
I think the first would be the lack of replies, but I attribute it to the fact that I posted this with a "chat" banner. And some wont reply unless it increases their post count. The other example on how something or someone sucks, would seem to be more of a personal attack as opposed to a threadcrap.
The final reply gets closer to my question, is it because someone doesnt like a deal that some would consider a threadcrap. And is a "threadcrap" even a violation of the rules? Personallly, I believe some of the best deals can arrive out of a little heated discussion.
actually I don't care what my count it...yes I had other issues with the "storm" thing...
I just don't post as much in the deals forums so didn't think I could offer as much. If you go look in the thread about the elliptical machine in the deals forum you'll see a couple of posts suggesting that a gym membership would be cheaper... some others posted that that was thread-crapping.
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You speak of lack of posts...well there was a post from bean that made reference to your mom. That was deleted.
Sorry I missed it, is that a form of threadcrapping?
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Quote from MrSandman View Post :
Sorry I missed it, is that a form of threadcrapping?
It was simply stated as: Your Mom Highlight to read.

EDIT: I corrected the spelling
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Quote from MrSandman View Post :
I find this interesting, for several reasons.
I think the first would be the lack of replies, but I attribute it to the fact that I posted this with a "chat" banner. And some wont reply unless it increases their post count. The other example on how something or someone sucks, would seem to be more of a personal attack as opposed to a threadcrap.
The final reply gets closer to my question, is it because someone doesnt like a deal that some would consider a threadcrap. And is a "threadcrap" even a violation of the rules? Personallly, I believe some of the best deals can arrive out of a little heated discussion.

Well, I suppose threadcrap is a pretty loose term, but for me the purest form of threadcrapping is when a good deal is posted and someone posts a negative opinion about the product that is not true or relevant.

In the sited example, the person claimed that 19" monitors were available for cheaper, ignoring the fact that this was a widescreen monitor.

A followup post about the monitor manufacturer not paying rebates is not threadcrapping because it is revelant to getting the most out of the deal.

A foloowup post pointing out a negative review of the monitor would not be threadcrapping either.
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Quote from MrSandman View Post :
Sorry I missed it, is that a form of threadcrapping?
I wouldn't consider it threadcrapping. The point of the forums, in my opinion, is so we can discuss deals. This should include the good AND the bad.

However, if someone decides to start talking about how their uncle got a treadmill in 1983 and didn't use it a whole lot, I would consider that threadcrapping. Irrelevant posts derail the conversation and cause people to skip on deals because they don't feel like sifting through all the crap in order to get the needed info.
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It was simply stated as: Your Mama Highlight to read.
Once again, personally I wouldnt consider that a threadcrap. Others may though, I am trying to get a feal for this threadcrap thing.
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Quote from MrSandman View Post :
Sorry I missed it, is that a form of threadcrapping?
yah, and whichever mod deleted it should put it back.
I was just making a slim reference to the people who just post insults like "RS sucks" "TD sucks" "rebates suck" etc.
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Here is a test. Let's see if you pass.

Tell me, is there any threadcrapping in this thread? If so, which post? If not, why not? This may or may not be a trick question.

For the sake of this discussion, please, there is no need to mod alert any posts in the above linked thread. Let's keep the discussion here in this lounge thread.





I undeleted bean's post above, although I wasn't the mod who deleted it. I also changed the topic in this thread to "question".
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no, because that is a rip-off thread.
Quote from The Raddish View Post :
I undeleted bean's post above, although I wasn't the mod who deleted it. I also changed the topic in this thread to "question".
Thanks, although the irony of getting a post deleted for "threadcrapping" in a thread requesting examples of such threadcrapping is funny.
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Quote from The Raddish View Post :
Here is a test. Let's see if you pass.

Tell me, is there any threadcrapping in this thread? If so, which post? If not, why not? This may or may not be a trick question.

For the sake of this discussion, please, there is no need to mod alert any posts in the above linked thread. Let's keep the discussion here in this lounge thread.





I undeleted bean's post above, although I wasn't the mod who deleted it. I also changed the topic in this thread to "question".
I personally didnt see threadcrap in this example and my reasons are as follows.
1. OP provided nothing to base a dicision on other then a link and a price.
2. post 2 and 3 validated their reasons for giving a thumbs down. And with a little work by the reader the information could be confirmed.
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