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JT

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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2005 5:35:22 PM

We have recently made a greater effort to try to clean up the message forum. Do you think that we have gotten too agressive in moving topics to the "appropriate" forums?
Yes, the moderators have gotten too agressive
No, it has helped clean up the message forum
I haven't really noticed any change
No opinion

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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gougedQC
Champion Author Montreal

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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2008 12:17:02 PM

gotta agree with cheapfuel- too many frivolous posts (including one in this section from lefty06)

Also far too many stupid topics (eg: count by one; who can post between 3am and 4am, etc) that are started in categories instead of "just for fun" section. I would like to see the mods be more aggressive in all topics, and perhaps provide feedback and or online warnings to individuals.

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nilandfred1wa
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2008 9:42:53 AM

no
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cheapfuel4u2
Champion Author Virginia Beach

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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2008 5:08:29 AM

It's clear that one word posts are for points and clean up is required. I'm just too new to notice the diff.
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Silverdog1
Champion Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2008 3:05:05 PM

Gotta agree with Daffyone -- the one word threads are mostly just foolishness and are designed to assist those who don't have an opinion apparently. Clean things up. I find it somewhat irritating to sift thru a plethora of threads asking, "how many bicycles, what did you have for lunch, how many cars, how many posts", say hi to, etc, etc". Miscategorized threads should be moved or in some cases deleted.
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aksharGA
Rookie Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2008 2:10:41 PM

my bra hurts too much im pregnat
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daffyone
Rookie Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2008 1:14:04 PM

Keep it relevant - the old stuff needs to be archived and the one word posts should be deleted. I think the "Other member polls" area could be better organized. Maybe the topics could be catagorized.
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bassandvols
Champion Author Tennessee

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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2008 11:57:31 AM

I haven't been here long enough to notice a change. There are, however, a ton of forums to choose from.
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Lefty06
Veteran Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2008 6:42:30 PM

I haven't really noticed any change
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familyman2
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2008 6:55:15 PM

I left the membership in 2002. I think since I have come back, the forum is better and larger.
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BestSoccerRef
Rookie Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2008 5:44:50 PM

As my wife would say cleaning up is always a good thing.
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MnSwede
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2008 9:57:03 AM

I haven't really noticed any change
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firealb3092
Rookie Author Louisville

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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2008 9:48:08 AM

I think that all relevant posts should be kept. All too often people get on these things and just post "hater" posts....let's keep things clean and honest and what pertains to the articles. Just one man's opinion
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Signfool
Champion Author Omaha

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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2008 8:46:06 PM

I think that when threads have been stagnant for 3 months, they should be automatically deleted.

I started a new thread (football topic) and someone jumped all over me for not scrolling down and using an existing thread that hadn't been posted to in about a year. Why would I go looking for that?

Also, I do not believe it is necessary to keep 5 full pages of each.
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a4peace
Rookie Author Alberta

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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2008 5:54:45 PM

I think getting points for posting leads to a lot of the clutter. Points stop being motivating when one sees the garbage that is entered just to get them.
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jd808080
Champion Author Baltimore

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2008 12:48:11 PM

I haven't really noticed a change
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nikkirains
Rookie Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2008 11:54:26 AM

I just joined today so i don't have an opinion yet.
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lonepretzel
Rookie Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2008 7:31:56 AM

clean up the clutter, its like a guy whose about to retire, he starts collecting baby food jars to sort screws no one will use.
The factory who packed the screws was sure he would use that 14th screw, but no. it just sits there until the baby food jar find its 2nd life value.
I suggest a archive all topics after 30 days
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crabbygypsy
Veteran Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2008 12:31:27 AM

As you can see I'm still new to the site, but any effort to clean up, consolidate, lock, or delete duplicate topics could only be an improvement. Clutter leads to confusion and chaos.
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Showbizk
All-Star Author Akron

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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2008 9:59:18 AM

Since I just recently started browsing the topics regularly, I can't say I noted any difference, but anything that consolidates, and simplifies boards like this is usually an improvement.
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bekajo
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2008 6:24:03 AM

Never mind...I found 'em.
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bekajo
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2008 6:25:13 AM

I can't find the list of different colored cars and the number of points you need to get to that color. Would someone please tell me where it is?
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childoftibet
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2008 4:34:59 AM

You can't be aggressive enough to suit me. Seems the only way I can find topics that interest me is to add them to my favorites.
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willyneu
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2008 12:27:50 PM

Yes I have noticed changes. Unless I make a topic a favorite I may not find it again. if something is of interest I will mark it a favorite so I know if there are recent postings.
On thing that bugs me is when members get way off target. All we can do is comment & ask for members to get back on target & hope they will. Just me two cents 20 points!

[Edited by: willyneu at 8/12/2008 12:28:09 PM EST]
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malcm
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2008 10:20:06 PM

My thread today re. Alternative Energy disappeared. Where did it wind up?
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malcm
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2008 12:08:34 PM

If a thread re. the color of a person's urine can get on OFF TOPICS, it wd seem that the bar is rather low! After all, despite the wording proviso, "ANYTHING other than gas & cars", there are several threads re. cars still there and active. Gotta go now & send more rice to the hungry - on the Fun & Fluff forum!
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pkthewall
Veteran Author Nevada

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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2008 10:54:22 AM

it's gotten a little bit better. the folks posting need to be the ones regulating their content
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JLYNCH85
Rookie Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2008 8:59:30 AM

i haven't notice much of a change really
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AussieGo
Rookie Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2008 7:41:19 AM

I think that the format and use is very approprate for the needs and content.
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malcm
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2008 2:50:54 PM

Again, respectfully requesting that the Free Rice thread be again placed in "Off Topic" where it can do more good, rather than in the "fluff" fun & games forum.
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STi_gasguzler
Veteran Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2008 10:11:48 AM

I participate in several forums and read many and your forums are in the top third as far as quality of setup and usage.
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kegga_99
All-Star Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2008 10:52:54 PM

I haven't really noticed any change.
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malcm
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2008 9:13:32 PM

The topic, "Free Rice To Help Fight World Hunger" was, so Im told by ClayGal,kicked from the Off Topics forum and over to the light weight Just For Fun forum. To me this makes no sense. Sending free rice to starving people is doing MUCH more than just "having fun"! The "Breast Cancer" thread has served a good purpose in the Off Topics forum for a long time, and this could also. Please reconsider.
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pandamama
Rookie Author Washington

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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2008 6:45:11 PM

You're doing great so far.
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WonderfulMI
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2008 9:06:44 PM

I haven't really noticed any change

I have not been a member for very long.

I have noticed that some frequent posters put the same posting in every category.

I assume that people can (within reasonable parameters) voice their opinion. I seems as though some have taken the opportunity to "go political" and have not much else to contribute as regards to topic of gas prices.

I personally feel that it diminishes the site. I have easy solution for this. I think that you are all doing a great job providing this web site.
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Humanspider4455
Rookie Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2008 10:24:18 AM

No opinion.
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PathfinderSC
Champion Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: May 28, 2008 10:03:51 PM

Good Job
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nyuknyuk49
Champion Author Rhode Island

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Message Posted: May 24, 2008 3:04:14 PM

no, not at all
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MrTraffic
Rookie Author Miami

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Message Posted: May 24, 2008 2:35:34 PM

I like the question and the direction you're taking with it. Unfortunately, I am at a disadvantage here because I am also a new member. I expect to provide more feedback on this issue in the future as I become more familiar with the web site. I have spoken up in other forums on this site that there should be less about sports and topics not related to commuting & transportation. There should be an emphasis on topics that are closely related to gas prices, i.e., driving conditions, commuting issues, etc., just to suggest a few. Thanks.
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Lizajane
All-Star Author Durham

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Message Posted: May 23, 2008 7:35:27 PM

Since I just joined several days ago, I have no opinion a this time.
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RoadRager8
Veteran Author New York City

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Message Posted: May 20, 2008 2:50:17 AM

I'm not on here very much anymore since I rarely drive. I remember the problems but I can't really comment on this; someone would have to catch me up on what was going on before I could respond.
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scrapbasket
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: May 18, 2008 9:53:58 PM

Yes, the moderators have gotten too agressive

and ditto to what frontrowjoe33 wrote below
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Bungee
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: May 18, 2008 3:29:33 PM

I've only really started using the Message Forum recently so I can't speak from experience, but it seems like a good idea to organize topics appropriately.
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bobjeep
Champion Author Las Vegas

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Message Posted: May 9, 2008 3:59:36 PM

No opinion.
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alaskasmom
Rookie Author Albany

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Message Posted: May 8, 2008 12:20:02 PM

The message board looks great..keep up the good work!
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d2lollipop
Veteran Author Knoxville

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Message Posted: May 5, 2008 8:54:54 PM

I, too, am a true Rookie to this part of the website. I don't have enough knowledge at this point to make an informed opinion about this particular poll question. I do enjoy this site and think it does a wonderful service. I posted gas prices today for the first time, and I noticed that as I drove down the street, it almost became a personal challenge for me to find the cheapest gas prices!! Thanks for the great service that you all do.
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mdw6827
Rookie Author Kansas

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Message Posted: May 5, 2008 7:19:39 PM

This is a great forum, and if used correctly should help in saving the users money. On the other hand, we must also note and prevent Large Oversea Oil Companies from taking away american jobs. Information is like gold. This forum is on track. If we could know if certain Gas Stations are owned and operated from the Large oversees Companies.

Lately I have noticed that many convenience stores that are owned by the American Hard Working Families stop offering gas because they aren't able to purchase very large amounts of Gasoline. I was shocked to find out that many Oversees corporate owned stations purchase Gas in (Six month prices, and even one years worth of Gas for a discounted price.

Quick Trip is owned by a great American Grown Convenance Store, but some of you BP, and others are owned by overseas large Companies. They bought their fuel many months ago and this allows them to take prices down to prices that puts the mom and pop store out of business.

Any Ideas?
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Philmar
Sophomore Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: May 2, 2008 10:14:47 PM

I haven't been a member long enough to notice
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Hindenburg
Rookie Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2008 10:29:39 AM

So far I've enjoyed reading the variety of poll questions, and the discussions. Since I just logged on two days ago for the first time I don't have an opinion since I have no basis for comparison.
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milo
Champion Author Calgary

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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2008 9:21:45 AM

not sure
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HydrogenNow
Sophomore Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2008 12:05:38 AM

It is annoying when you are reading a topic and someone posts some off the subject reply. If you want to post, post in the relevant thread or start a new one, how difficult is that? Good on this site to clean up the irrelevant posts and place them in the proper thread.
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