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QuantumFX
04-16-2008, 06:23 PM
Dear Forum Admins,
Not being a forum admin myself I was wondering if there was any way you could add some [rant] and [joking] tags to the forums. I've noticed that smileys simply aren't good enough to prevent certain members of our community from going into forum troll mode.

I'm thinking it would affect the quote function.
- Responder hits quote function
- server checks for rant/joking tag
- server returns page saying "portions of the post you are trying to quote are meant to be a joke or a rant and aren't meant to be taken too seriously. Would you like to continue?
- Yes forces the quoter to wait 30 seconds before starting their retort post
- No takes the quoter back to the thread.

Quantum

Denizens of the DDO forums: Got some suggestions on how to improve/add to this? :)

In_Like_Flynn
04-16-2008, 11:12 PM
How about a flashing applause sign too?

QuantumFX
04-16-2008, 11:33 PM
A Smiley turning into the Hulk for a rant post would be nice too! ;)

Strakeln
04-17-2008, 12:13 AM
One of these for those crit walls of text?

http://images2.metacafe.com/thumb/210333/1457191/4/flash_player/0/the_wrap_it_up_box.jpg

QuantumFX
04-17-2008, 05:54 PM
One of these for those crit walls of text?

If you're referring to what I think you're referring to we would probably need a [Needs Punctuation] tag.

Note: You made my eyes hurt just thinking about that.

P.S.: We need an LOL Smile too...

Tolero
04-18-2008, 09:45 AM
I've always been a fan of:

http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s34/smilies-36348.png

http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s34/smilies-36349.png

MissErres
04-18-2008, 09:50 AM
I've always been a fan of:

http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s34/smilies-36348.png

http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s34/smilies-36349.png

AWESOME!!!

Or how about this??

Some people just need to lighten the heck up??? Maybe??? Ya think???

Hambo
04-18-2008, 11:32 AM
How about a flashing applause sign too?

Two versions...

1). A flashng sign that you would see in a live studio audience

2). Golf clap (from a movie with Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estavez, I think called "Men at Work")

:D

I also think Tolero should add her "Rant" and "Just Kidding" Icons.

If a dev can "fix" the "Welcome Back, Kotter" trick at shrines ("Sit on it and spin") on his own initiative then Tolero should be able to do this :D

baylensman
04-18-2008, 11:49 AM
I think that a Less (sorry cubey) sub forum That allows us to RANT or FLAME. So as to get real feedback on some of our personal grips would be great also. Still have the rules about personal attacks. Provide a space for wide ranging and roukus and even (gasp) heated exchange of opinions with having to worry about infraction points from the gelatinious fellow with the hearty appetite

Karranor
04-18-2008, 11:51 AM
I think these should be randomly added to EVERY post. I would guess it would hit a 87% accuracy rate....

Strakeln
04-18-2008, 02:39 PM
I think that a Less (sorry cubey) sub forum That allows us to RANT or FLAME. So as to get real feedback on some of our personal grips would be great also. Still have the rules about personal attacks. Provide a space for wide ranging and roukus and even (gasp) heated exchange of opinions with having to worry about infraction points from the gelatinious fellow with the hearty appetiteI like this idea. A "no holds barred" forum where one enters at their own risk. While I don't particularly desire to run around breaking the established rules of this forum, I'm rather sick of people who disagree with you working overtime to find something infractible in your posts.