Discussion: Trading forum changes

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Help' started by Gene, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. Gene

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    Please read the announcement here about today's changes if you haven't already. I know there will be a lot of questions and comments, so I figured I'd set up a thread to discuss.

    The TL;DR of today's changes:
    • You must be an established member of the site to post in the ISO:FT forums.
    • The criteria have not been made public, but they include more than just posts and/or likes.
    • You can no longer lock your own trade threads.
    Also:
    • These changes should go a long way towards improving the quality of trade offers in general. That being said, hostile comments on trade threads have gotten out of hand. Comment on the trade offer, not the trader. Consistent antagonizing of any individual will be treated as a personal attack and will have consequences.
     
  2. mateoloco

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    I'm nervous:)
     
  3. RyanG

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    Are the rumors true that tosh will be a new moderator?

    What number do I call do get verified?

    When do batch 5 glasses come out?

    Where is our degardebrewing TB beer?
     
  4. wuntrikpony

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    reported.
     
  5. tikk

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    I am a big fan of this! Thank you Gene. I have no comment other than FTowne is old.
     
  6. cneville

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  7. JRBecks

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    Thank you Gene , much needed changes
     
  8. tosh

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  9. Lutter

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    Just tried creating a thread in ISO:FT and apparently I'm "established" as FUCK.
     
  10. davey101

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    This. Good stuff Gene!

    Make Talk Beer Great Again 2016
     
  11. elkhunter36

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    1. 525 miles.
    2. 26 pisses
    3. Brussel Sprouts
    4. Fuck you all I am older than FTowne

    Thanks for the chance OP!





    Seriously though I think this is awesome thanks Gene
     
  12. GuisseppeFranco

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    Can someone photoshop Gene w/ Trump hair and that slogan? jivex5k???
     
  13. NAD1983

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  14. Wagon Circler

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    Nice - Before I got to the end, I actually thought that this was going to go in the complete opposite direction.
     
  15. FTowne

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    Do I have mod powers now?
     
  16. Ispeakforthetrees

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    Stoked. Thanks for keeping this site about what it is supposed to be about...


    Me getting stoned and giving away beer and getting mouth hugs from blue_bleeder

    Bur really, really glad to see these decisions being made.
     
  17. tosh

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    Apparently I am not established. Sad feels

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    not srs
     
  18. Ispeakforthetrees

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    Gonna make this a trending hash tag on Twitter.
     
  19. cosmicevan

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    I thought that article on beer communities really captured the vibe here really well...this IS the deep end of the swimming pool. You need to have thick skin AND a sense of humor that can tolerate dry humor and sarcasm as well as slapstick funny...and you HAVE TO be able to laugh at yourself and beer in general.

    That said, this place has definitely gotten a bit out of control in my opinion. I find some people here are unnecessarily vicious (I never used the ignore feature on other sites, but I have a few people here on my ignore list). I think there is a place for hostility when it is warranted, but at times it seems like the hostility here is just for entertainment and whilst I enjoy a good troll as much as the next guy...some stuff here borders on internet bullying.

    I think you do a great job Gene at allowing us the freedom to go too far or get dangerously close to going too far, but I do agree that some stuff here needs to be reeled in so that this place can be as welcoming to new users as it was 3 years ago.
     
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  20. steimie

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    Why not make criteria public?