Unsolicited / off-topic comments in trading threads

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand (Public)' started by goldpelican, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. scrooged

    scrooged New Member

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    Great point you raise there.

    Can't help but feel it requires further discussion ...
     
  2. whinfell

    whinfell Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Shouldn't this have been raised in a non-sticky? :/
     
  3. tas stacker

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    perhaps the admins just felt that members should have a place to discuss selling rules or even grievance
    rather than just a flat here are rules obay them
     
  4. Silver_Dealar

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    Seems like GP is taking action, I've noticed some of the unrelated posts in sales threads have started going missing. Good job mate
     
  5. nutshell

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    are there any grown-ups here or in lieu of that people who think? ......................flame flame flame!
     
  6. Fraser

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    As a newbie, can I suggest that members are tagged with a WI (Windbag Index)?
    Where this index is defined by: WI = Number of Posts per Trade

    For example, I have noticed that:
    "renovator" has a WI = 7,404 posts / 7 trades = 1,058 posts per trade !!!
    "mmm....shiney" has a WI = 15,128 / 101 = 150
    "Eureka Moments" has a WI = 6,702 / 62 = 108
    "whinfell" has a WI = 2,996 / 40 = 75
    etc... etc...

    My proposal is that, any member with a WI > 50, should have their posts flagged with:
    "Caution - Windbag Approaching" (or such).
     
  7. spannermonkey

    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    How about you read the rules
    And take a hint or 2
    But it doesn't seem like you can take a hint
    You have to fit in
    Not make up crap to suite your needs :rolleyes:
     
  8. betterlatethannever

    betterlatethannever New Member

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    Abusive and aggressive "advice,help or hints" never works ;)

    Try speaking to people as you would expect to be spoken to,hint :D
     
  9. Mbutler

    Mbutler Member Silver Stacker

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    I thought thats how people spoke to SpannerMonkey ??

    :D

    Seriously though a newbie coming in like a bull at a gate and shitting everywhere was BS.

    Mbutler
     
  10. Silver_Dealar

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    This sounds pretty retarded TBH. What if you have someone that is helping answer questions of other members and isn't trading? Then you're calling a valuable member of the community a windbag? The people that you mentioned above are respected members of the community. Don't step into boots bigger than your size.
     
  11. Fraser

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    Relax Silver Dealar, by my calculations you have another 50 x 19 - 454 = 496 "free" posts until you reach the cut-off of becoming an "official windbag". That's a lot of help to newbie's, which (by experience) no-one does. Furthermore, to reach the stage of "renovator", you would have to generate another 1,058 x 19 - 454 = 19,648 posts without a single new trade. And for each new oz of silver you buy, you get to windbag another 1,058 times. Which even you must admit is a bit extreme. I mean seriously, what the heck are you going to windbag about to reach that level and why do the rest of us have to put up with that?!? To argue for no limit in the WI is (I think) doing the silver-stackers community a gross misservice! Without any knowledge of the matter, I expect the contollers of the site are also sick of all the wind being generated. AND if there were a restriction, then maybe members would think twice before creating hundreds of new frivolous and destructive posts every day. So there...
     
  12. Fat Penguin

    Fat Penguin Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    ^ i found this quite amusing. Not sure if it will help Fraser buy/sell on here, but oh well, I'm enjoying the show...
     
  13. Midastouchofgold

    Midastouchofgold Member Silver Stacker

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    I have a WI of just 10. TBH I am pretty stoked with that.
     
  14. Silver_Dealar

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    Look in the discussion sections of the forum. There is plenty reason for people to do many posts. Also keep in mind that people who trade with the same people again and again don't keep giving each other feedback. Some people don't even give feedback at all.
     
  15. SilverTom

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    I'm with fat penguin. The windbag index. Comedy gold.
     
  16. Fat Penguin

    Fat Penguin Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    My windbag index is quite low. Do I win $5?
     
  17. renovator

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    This ^^^ Fraser are you trying to be noticed ? ....a bit of an attention whore maybe ? to make yourself a bigshot . You have no idea who trades with who & what they trade some one with 50 trades could have traded 50 1 oz coins & someone with 5 trades could have traded 5 15KG bars so theres one guy who looks like a big trader whos only bought 50 ounces & someone with your windbag index whos traded 75 kg ... think about it a bit before you look like a total tool . Many like myself dont really use the feedback or ask for feedback to be left i dont care if anyone leaves feedback its your choice .

    Theres a lot of trust on here by your so called WI members. something you dont have & have openly said you dont trust people ? maybe because your a knob & piss people off they they screw you over . Its very rare that people get scammed around here with the established members .
    Do it your way its your choice . We do it our way making friends & trading partners beyond the forum .

    Most serious buyers just order through the big retailers ,not try to save $50 on a multi thousand dollar purchases like a tightarse. This forum is a nice place with mostly trustworthy people .

    Dont go shitting on people you dont know or know nothing about would be my advice.

    Enjoy your weekend .
     
  18. whinfell

    whinfell Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I'll just point out two things:

    1. Fraser has rediscovered Eureka Moment's "Quality Post" index.

    2. The End's windbag index is infinite :lol:
     
  19. mmm....shiney!

    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    What a golden idea Fraser! Pure genius. Can you keep track of mine for me though? I wouldn't want to be trusted with such a serious task as calculating my WI.

    PS: And don't let anyone tell you that your post was frivolous.

    PPS: renovator is a windbag.
     
  20. Killface

    Killface Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Sorry shiney you have to work it out for yourself. After all, no-one else can add it to your sig.

    Bit it's 149.88 for anyone wondering...
     

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