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View Poll Results: Change "Veteran Forum?"
Change "Veteran Forum" to "General Paintball Forum" 6 30.00%
Don't change "Veteran Forum" 12 60.00%
Change to other (specify) 2 10.00%
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:40 AM
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There needs to be a Vet forum, with special privileges needed to post in it.
I think thats a good idea even though i know i wouldnt be accepted but then the current "vets" sub forum would be renamed general paintball forum
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:48 AM
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Vote all you want nothing is going to change. This thread is pretty pointless.
I made a picture thread about cooking frozen waffles, don't you tell me what a worthless thread is.



EDIT: on a functional note, if the Special privileges forum were the first listed forum (above general spyder) it would serve an actual purpose which would aid in moderation. Spam/Porn bots which do manage to make it into the site ALWAYS post in the first forum on the list. By having a restricted access forum first on the list, you block the porn bots from posting.
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:52 AM
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I made a picture thread about cooking frozen waffles, don't you tell me what a worthless thread is.
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:14 PM
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i think this is why they need a special privileges forum so they can get away from frozen waffles and rofl-copters lol
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:59 PM
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EDIT: on a functional note, if the Special privileges forum were the first listed forum (above general spyder) it would serve an actual purpose which would aid in moderation. Spam/Porn bots which do manage to make it into the site ALWAYS post in the first forum on the list. By having a restricted access forum first on the list, you block the porn bots from posting.
Not necessarily - I've deleted porn/spam from the MR forums, the picture forums and the member review forums just within the last couple of months.

Guys, as far as the vet members only section - there isn't enough activity here, especially from veteran members, to make a "special forum" and I don't buy the, "If we had one, there'd be more people posting" thoughts either. Maybe at first, but it'd die out. Besides, what would you have to say in a secret forum that would need to be seperated from the Non Paintball forum anyways? We don't have the regular idiocy that flows in the only other well - known forum that I know of that has a "special" vets forum in it. We don't get ridiculous posts for the most part - it's just elitist thinking we need to separate ourselves from those with less posting experience in this forum - those people, and the new players, come here specifically at first to get our help. Separating ourselves and for those only posting in that special forum are literally saying, "I don't want to talk to you, you lesser person, you!"

Besides, all it would turn into would be a huge off topic forum anyways, which we already have. We've debated this quite a bit in the penthouse, but it always comes out that it's just not necessary.
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:28 PM
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i have to agree with vike on this one. but here's an idea: can we get special pins or buttons or icons or something to wear next to our names? don't have it be limited to how long you've been a member (like a certain OSST...) but by how helpful our posts have been. because i've noticed that most of the helpful people on here are either OGs from the old forum, or members that have been around for a while.


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i think this is why they need a special privileges forum so they can get away from frozen waffles and rofl-copters lol
don't be dissin the rofl-copter
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Separating ourselves and for those only posting in that special forum are literally saying, "I don't want to talk to you, you lesser person, you!"
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand????
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand????


You'd be the one to say that too. haha
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:58 PM
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What you guys don't realize, and I'll probably get kicked off the mod squad for this but I'm tired of the secrets, is there already IS a secret forum for certain veteran posters - invite only....and it's not the penthouse! I was told to keep it a secret, but I'm a bit upset so I'm spilling the beans tonight!

You ever notice that sometimes there are like 10 members online, and something like 30 guests? Ever wonder why we always have so many guests, but not that many members? Well - here's the secret - they aren't guests, and they aren't just visiting the regular forums! They're in the secret forum.






Ah, I can't do this. I'm just kidding!



















Or............am I?
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