June 23rd, 2002, 12:40 PM
New Feature: Suicide Threads!!!!!
Well, after WEEKS of work, they're finally here!
!!!!!!!Threads that kill themselves!!!!!!!!
I have a TON of things in place to prevent abuse, but I'm sure the system will need some tweaking in the coming days.
Take a look at our first thread to kill itself:
June 23rd, 2002, 12:43 PM
Very cool, JP! (You're up early - then again, I haven't gone to bed yet)
\"Windows has detected that a gnat has farted in the general vicinity. You must reboot for changes to take affect. Reboot now?\"
June 23rd, 2002, 12:43 PM
on the main page where it says this thread is extremly negative etc etc
change it to say this thread has commited suicide etc etc just so we know its not worth going to if we wanted to reply
jp i cant belive you made me come in here when you were right their hehe
June 23rd, 2002, 12:45 PM
One thing I think would be good, is possibly blocking of antipoint assignments to the thread when its decided that a bullet is all that will save it....
I know that I often go huh? when I get antipoints, positive or negative, for thread which have long ago passed into the world beyond..... and I've seen, more than once, people assigning neg points to posts, just because the thread is already in the red.... I think this has increased with the 'balance' that was implemented....
Besides, we've all made some threads that we've regretted, and if the thread commits suicide, that's probably punishment enough, considering the negs it takes to get it to commit suicide....
Oh, and JP.. I like the little image of the dude hanging himself....
\"Isn\'t sanity just a one trick pony anyway? I mean, all you get is one trick. Rational Thinking.
But when you\'re good and crazy, hehe, the skies the limit!!\"
June 23rd, 2002, 12:46 PM
good 1 jp that way it will prevent a lot of flame war"s congratulations on your new features to AO
By the sacred **** of the sacred psychedelic tibetan yeti ....We\'ll smoke the chinese out
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June 23rd, 2002, 01:07 PM
RiOtEr: Threads are now marked as suicidal once they've closed themselves.
Matty: You can no longer assign AntiPoints to posts that are in threads that have been closed.
Great ideas, thanks guys!
June 23rd, 2002, 01:29 PM
Good job JP... Some nice new features. I think now everyone will see why balancing (one of the many required checks for this auto thread close) was neccecary.
\"I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.\"
Sir Winston Churchill.
June 23rd, 2002, 02:42 PM
Nice Job JP!
June 23rd, 2002, 02:56 PM
hmmmmmm prety slick, i love the pic of the dude hanging himself, makes me feel...... like smiling
June 23rd, 2002, 03:02 PM
good call JP, i love the idea.
Learn like you are going to live forever, live like you are going to die tomorrow.