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j-man
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« on: 28 Nov 2003, 02:36:03 »

I was wondering why this forum dosnt have an off topic section where people can just talk about anything.

It would be really cool to have a section like that Cheesy
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deaddog
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« Reply #1 on: 28 Nov 2003, 02:47:59 »

An admin can explain this much better than I, but it boils down to this:

Been there, done that, not worth the trouble.

This site focuses on editing (and is the best at that), not the flame wars that off topic discussions almost always degenerate to.  Besides, there are plenty of other sites that do this.   Smiley
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Noon416
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« Reply #2 on: 28 Nov 2003, 04:15:49 »

Hi j-man,

Firstly, thank you for taking the time to make this suggestion. Smiley

Given our previous experiences with off-topic boards we take the stance we have purely out of necessity.

Off-topic board are notorious for being hard to moderate without excessively boosting staff numbers.
Another unpleasant feature is that off-topic 'disagreements' and personality clashes always spill out into the main forums and degrade the 'image' of that forum in others eyes.

So by keeping OFPEC "off-topic free", this site has almost become a place of refuge for addon makers and mission editors, away from the pointless flame wars that rack so many of our brother and sister sites.
Given that benefit, and that we take a hard line in moderating, the forums have maintained a very tight and beneficial focus that has always earned us praise.

In the end, off-topic has always proven to simply be more trouble than its worth.
And on that reasoning, we stay with our current situation in keeping our forums tightly focussed on OFP editing.

Regards,
Noon
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m21man
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« Reply #3 on: 28 Nov 2003, 06:26:07 »

Here's the king of OFP Offtopic forums:
BI Forums

Here are the Nightstalker forums:
Forums
There are two rules here:
1. Do not talk about Fight Club
2. No Animal Porn
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j-man
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« Reply #4 on: 28 Nov 2003, 17:11:40 »

I finally get why you guys dont put up a off topic board.

Oh, and those other board on BI studios and nightstalker are crap :-X

Thanks
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m21man
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« Reply #5 on: 28 Nov 2003, 17:17:00 »

Quote
Oh, and those other board on BI studios and nightstalker are crap
I don't see how an OFPEC Offtopic forum would be better Roll Eyes .
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Kaliyuga
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« Reply #6 on: 28 Nov 2003, 18:37:43 »

 That's the point M21,  that an offtopic board would only lead to problems no matter what site it was hosted on Wink
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You want to talk about it, yes?


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« Reply #7 on: 28 Nov 2003, 21:24:30 »

But but but... Nightstalker forums have Carmen Electra!!! W000T!!  Shocked :wow:
 :wave: :wow: :booty: :moon: :toocool:

* Artak wants hot booties on OFPEC too  ;D
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Not all is lost.
Kaliyuga
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« Reply #8 on: 28 Nov 2003, 21:55:00 »

* Artak wants hot booties on OFPEC too  ;D

 Well there's always this thread I .. uh.. found.. here

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« Reply #9 on: 03 Dec 2003, 11:40:35 »

:hmm:

...locked.
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