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By CharlieSpencer ·
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I've given up on seeing any reversion to the old forum format. The new format sucks compared to the old one, for reasons we've all expressed repeatedly, but the PTBs have won. They've worn me down with their unresponsiveness. After six months, I'm done bashing my head on the wall. I've decided to put up with it in exchange for the community interaction, however noticeably reduced that's become.

But my sense of community is much weaker than it was before the overhaul. For me, it's declined to the point where as of today, I'm officially done spam hunting. I no longer care what newcomers may think when they see a spam as the new post to every other discussion. I don't care what people think of TR when they see a damned spammer staying on the 'Power Users' list for weeks after the PTBs are notified. I don't care because it doesn't feel like 'my' site anymore. It's become too difficult to track the spam down, especially having to load second or subsequent pages to get to the porky posts, being unable to see more than four previous posts, etc. The current discussion format is so poor that removing a few cans of ham from the cluttered-up corners isn't going to make much of an improvement.

I encourage others to do the same. STOP FLAGGING SPAM. Let those that think this is a good forum layout clean it up for themselves.

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You have been reading Lao Tzu

by santeewelding In reply to STOP FLAGGING SPAM.

Doing not doing.

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Well, I would give you a "thumbs up",

by wizard57m_cnet Moderator In reply to STOP FLAGGING SPAM.

but since there isn't one, I gave you a "+" vote. I haven't been marking spam in some time
now myself, just gave up I guess.

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Pally while I certainly agree with your sediments

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to STOP FLAGGING SPAM.

Sometimes flagging spam is the only thing to do here now after the redesign.

Yes I know the Statistics say that the site traffic is higher but lets be real now if you post 30 posts to the Disgusting Threads you get listed as a High Poster to TR in the Community Scoreboard. Sort of makes things look a bit different to the time when people used to post hundreds of comments a week doesn't it?

But as you know they say there are Lies, Bloody Lies and then there are Statistics.

I just question the claim that Site Traffic has increased and wonder how they measure this now. Seems that having Fiends on Face Book and Twits on Teeper is more important to TR than actual site usage now.

Only took me 3 days to find this again after I first saw it. Even Google isn't much good when you don't know the title of the discussion.


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Reponse To Answer

by pfeiffep In reply to Pally while I certainly a ...

Freudian slip????? or really the bottom?

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by santeewelding In reply to Reponse To Answer

Is the Cheshire Cat of spelling. Don't trust him any farther than you think you can throw the grinning beast.

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Excellent comparison...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to HAL

I noticed a long time ago that HAL can't seem to make an honest mistake
Couldn't figure out how to describe the impression it gave though. Cheshire cat is certainly in the target zone...

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by CharlieSpencer In reply to Pally while I certainly a ...

I had a pet rock once; a piece of sandstone. It ran away, and sometimes I still feel sedimental about it.

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No one

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Sediments.

quite like you, Palmetto. :^0

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I thought I saw a rainbow,

by CharlieSpencer In reply to No one

but it was a pigment of my imagination.

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I thot

by pfeiffep In reply to I thought I saw a rainbow ...

I saw a puddy cat

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