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"Off-Topic" button- Now this is new!

ChakkuChakku Posts: 1,513Member
edited March 2013 in Working with GS (Mac)
Just noticed this new 'off-topic' button at the bottom of every post...I fear it'll bring an end to @Socks-like comments :P (a bit bummed out though, to be honest :( )

Also a 'promote' reaction, although there is no button for that :/

Chakku
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  • mounted88mounted88 Posts: 1,113Member
    This post is off-topic :P

    He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

  • ChakkuChakku Posts: 1,513Member
    @mounted88
    mounted88 said:

    This post is off-topic :P

    In a way, yes. However, I'm not 'derailing' a thread or anything, and causing it to be off-topic. So please remove that reaction, as it is unfair for me to be penalized for it :-L

    On a sidenote, maybe it should be moved into the 'miscellaneous' category :P

    Chakku
  • ChakkuChakku Posts: 1,513Member

    LOL Mc Donalds fries are awesome...

    @uptimistik
    Wait, so is 'off-topic' a good thing? :P

  • ChakkuChakku Posts: 1,513Member
    edited March 2013

    LOL Mc Donalds fries are awesome...

    (that post created 2 "off topic"s)

    nope apparently it's not. it takes away a point. Let's hope Promote does the opposite.

    @uptimistik
    Self-contradiction...

    Chakku :P

  • ChakkuChakku Posts: 1,513Member

    Let's hope Promote does the opposite.

    @uptimistik
    Is it just me, or is there no 'Promote' button? I don't see one, do you? :(

    Chakku
  • SolarPepperStudiosSolarPepperStudios Posts: 754Member
    edited March 2013
    @Chakku Its not just you. :) I don't see it either.
  • mounted88mounted88 Posts: 1,113Member
    Takes away a point oh man people are going to be crazy with the off topic button an people are going to lose lots of points

    He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

  • ChakkuChakku Posts: 1,513Member
    edited March 2013

    @Chakku Its not just you. :) I don't see it either.

    @Utveckla_Games
    Phew! A relief :P
    mounted88 said:

    Takes away a point oh man people are going to be crazy with the off topic button an people are going to lose lots of points

    @mounted88
    I hear ya, when somebody says/does/rebuts somebody in a way they don't like, that person would then go back and 'off-topic' all of the other guy's post so that they loose points.

    Not just that, it clearly has an overwhelming affect on the rankings competition. For the weekly leaderboards, people could mark down all of the posts of their competitors so they would win, and the same thing applies to the All-Time leaderboard. In fact, all of the people on the All-Time leaderboard have thousands of post, making it easy to 'off-topic' them all (albeit time consuming) and get ahead of them in terms of points.

    Overall, I'm really disliking this new 'off-topic' button... :-L

    Chakku
  • ChakkuChakku Posts: 1,513Member
    edited March 2013

    whoops, not sure if the other is a mod-only function..guess we'll get proper explanations on monday

    @uptimistik
    So does that mean I have until monday to un-rank all the All-Time leaders? ;)

    EDIT- Misread your post; thought you meant that BOTH new buttons were mod-only :P

  • SolarPepperStudiosSolarPepperStudios Posts: 754Member
    edited March 2013
    mounted88 said:


    Not just that, it clearly has an overwhelming affect on the rankings competition. For the weekly leaderboards, people could mark down all of the posts of their competitors so they would win, and the same thing applies to the All-Time leaderboard. In fact, all of the people on the All-Time leaderboard have thousands of post, making it easy to 'off-topic' them all (albeit time consuming) and get ahead of them in terms of points.

    Overall, I'm really disliking this new 'off-topic' button... :-L

    Chakku

    Chakku said:

    whoops, not sure if the other is a mod-only function..guess we'll get proper explanations on monday

    @uptimistik
    So does that mean I have until monday to un-rank all the All-Time leaders? ;)


    @Chakku Hahahaha contradiction!
  • ChakkuChakku Posts: 1,513Member
    edited March 2013

    mounted88 said:


    Not just that, it clearly has an overwhelming affect on the rankings competition. For the weekly leaderboards, people could mark down all of the posts of their competitors so they would win, and the same thing applies to the All-Time leaderboard. In fact, all of the people on the All-Time leaderboard have thousands of post, making it easy to 'off-topic' them all (albeit time consuming) and get ahead of them in terms of points.

    Overall, I'm really disliking this new 'off-topic' button... :-L

    Chakku

    Chakku said:

    whoops, not sure if the other is a mod-only function..guess we'll get proper explanations on monday

    @uptimistik
    So does that mean I have until monday to un-rank all the All-Time leaders? ;)


    @Chakku Hahahaha contradiction!
    Yeah, but notice the ' ;) ' in the second one

    Chakku ;)
  • mounted88mounted88 Posts: 1,113Member
    I actually didn't know there was leaderboards

    He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

  • ChakkuChakku Posts: 1,513Member
    mounted88 said:

    I actually didn't know there was leaderboards

    @mounted88
    Oh yeah, there are- http://forums.gamesalad.com/activity

    (Look at the right of that link)

    Chakku
  • mounted88mounted88 Posts: 1,113Member
    @chakku what does the winner of weekly win? Anything?

    He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

  • ChakkuChakku Posts: 1,513Member
    mounted88 said:

    @chakku what does the winner of weekly win? Anything?

    @mounted88
    Nothing, just glory. Oh, and I think when they're picking Line Cooks/Sous Chefs, they prefer the ones with more points, though I'm not certain on that.

    Chakku
  • entersimonentersimon Posts: 269Member
    It was about this time last year when the disagree button was taken away. After I won the fan art contest everything I posted in the topic was "disagreed" to oblivion even if I was just thanking someone for a congratulations. The next day, the button was gone.

    Let's not abuse this one. I think it could be really helpful in clearing up the forums.

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  • maxbeaumontmaxbeaumont Posts: 616Member
    @uptimistik

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  • ChakkuChakku Posts: 1,513Member
    edited March 2013

    It was about this time last year when the disagree button was taken away. After I won the fan art contest everything I posted in the topic was "disagreed" to oblivion even if I was just thanking someone for a congratulations. The next day, the button was gone.

    Let's not abuse this one. I think it could be really helpful in clearing up the forums.

    @entersimon
    Yeah, I agree.

    In this thread alone, I've gotten 15 off-topics for seemingly no reason at all! :( (People, this thread IS about the off-topic button, hence it's unfair and unnecessary to make all of my posts here 'off-topic' :-L )

    Chakku
  • maxbeaumontmaxbeaumont Posts: 616Member
    Chakku said:

    It was about this time last year when the disagree button was taken away. After I won the fan art contest everything I posted in the topic was "disagreed" to oblivion even if I was just thanking someone for a congratulations. The next day, the button was gone.

    Let's not abuse this one. I think it could be really helpful in clearing up the forums.

    @entersimon
    Yeah, I agree.

    In this thread alone, I've gotten 15 off-topics for seemingly no reason at all! :( (People, this thread IS about the off-topic button, hence it's unfair and unnecessary to make all of my posts here 'off-topic' :-L )

    Chakku
    Sorry king Chakku! Won't happen again.

    -Max

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  • ChakkuChakku Posts: 1,513Member
    GSHelper said:

    Chakku said:

    It was about this time last year when the disagree button was taken away. After I won the fan art contest everything I posted in the topic was "disagreed" to oblivion even if I was just thanking someone for a congratulations. The next day, the button was gone.

    Let's not abuse this one. I think it could be really helpful in clearing up the forums.

    @entersimon
    Yeah, I agree.

    In this thread alone, I've gotten 15 off-topics for seemingly no reason at all! :( (People, this thread IS about the off-topic button, hence it's unfair and unnecessary to make all of my posts here 'off-topic' :-L )

    Chakku
    Sorry king Chakku! Won't happen again.

    -Max
    @GSHelper

    Ok...now I have one more 'off-topic' from this thread, and 2 LESS likes

    hmmm...

    Chakku
  • JarrenHJarrenH Posts: 206Member
    @Chakku I think all the off topic clicks are getting spread around here out of pure fun, not out of any spite.

    I'll take a stab at how many I can glean...

    Fuzzy worms dipped in barbecue sauce are the best!
  • mounted88mounted88 Posts: 1,113Member
    @chakku there now you got 1 less like

    He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

  • ChakkuChakku Posts: 1,513Member
    JarrenH said:

    @Chakku I think all the off topic clicks are getting spread around here out of pure fun, not out of any spite.

    Perhaps your right- some wise guy is 'off topic'-ing every one of my posts in this thread.

    Believe me, it'll be a dark day when I weed him out >:) >:)

    Chakku
  • SnapFireStudiosSnapFireStudios Posts: 1,603Member
    edited March 2013
    *Is scrared to post here because may lose points :-SS *

    Edit: On a side note, where do you see promote? :-/

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  • ChakkuChakku Posts: 1,513Member
    edited March 2013

    *Is scrared to post here because may lose points :-SS *

    Agreed. :(


    Edit: On a side note, where do you see promote? :-/

    Promote is only for mods.

    Chakku

    EDIT- 27 (unreasonable) "off-topics" from this thread alone?? :((

    I'll be in the negatives if things happen at this rate. Honestly, this is just unfair...
  • SolarPepperStudiosSolarPepperStudios Posts: 754Member
    *sigh* It is honestly sad to see so many "Off Topic"s on every post... :-S Come on people, respect the community. [-(
  • PBEmpirePBEmpire Posts: 676Member
    Now people will be extremely cautious on what they are commenting because their comment may be off topic and get reduce 1 point!
  • PBEmpirePBEmpire Posts: 676Member
    @utveckla_Games
    Lol someone off topic-ed that logical comment. This new button may do more harm than good.
  • ChakkuChakku Posts: 1,513Member
    PBGames said:

    Now people will be extremely cautious on what they are commenting because their comment may be off topic and get reduce 1 point!

    That translates to people being meticulously selective in what they post, meaning an overall loss for the community. (In addition to that, I'll miss the @Socks-like humor)

    Chakku
  • JarrenHJarrenH Posts: 206Member
    WEEEEEEEE!!!!

    Alright... I'll stop...
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