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'Bun Fight' forum

Discussion in 'Site Support' started by Pete, 20 Mar 2008.

  1. Pete

    Pete Guest

    I notice that the new 'Bun Fight' forum has the New Topic button enabled on it, so seemingly folks can start a thread on that forum. As a guess I'd say, that's not what was intended: did you mean for only moderators to be able to start threads there, and only by cut-and-paste from other forums?

    Just a thought...
     
  2. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    That's exactly what I immediately did.
     
  3. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    I don't suppose it matters. If people want to start a bun fight from scratch, that's fine - keeps it all away from the other forums.

    Maybe we could introduce a Google Fight for really protracted bun fights (using the forum usernames of the key players) - a sort of deciding round?

    Let's try it:

    Bonj vs Admin

    Anyway, I think most people will get the idea of the Bun Fight sub forum and it will hopefully bring some of the threads in Soapbox back on-topic.

    Cheers,
    Shaun
     
  4. Chris James

    Chris James Über Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
    151,000 results for Bonj? Are they all from Cyclechat and C+?
     
  5. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
  6. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    When a thread gets "bunfighted" (bunfought?) it is possible for the hijackers/bunfighters to carry on contributing. What I think should happen, if technically possible, is that all the contributions of a hijacker or bunfighters should be hived off into a bunfight version of the thread and they should then be blocked from further contributing to the original version of the thread.

    I suspect though that the software might not be sophisticated enough to implement that.
     
  7. andygates

    andygates New Member

    I'd go with stopping them posting anywhere else until they'd got it out of their system, myself. :wacko:
     
  8. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    I understand your POV but I think the other way would be more effective because it would show them that wherever they behave reasonably they are welcome and as soon as they get out of order they get packed off to bed. That would probably penetrate even the dimmest consciousness. When the other method was tried at C+ with people like bimblytit, he just kept coming back with other identities.
     
  9. davidwalton

    davidwalton New Member

    I would like to make 2 points:-

    1. I have never made a post for the purpose of instigating a fight. It is something I allowed myself to get sucked in to.
    2. All those who are squeaky clean having never had an open argument (fight) can throw stones. All others may also require a tap on the shoulder every now and then.

    Isn't this one of the reasons we have moderators, ie. to keep things from escalating too far. Inside you don't always see the obvious, as many will know.

    If I am wrong and nobody who throws stones is ever going to offend, I welcome those angels;)
     
  10. col

    col Veteran

    The bunfight thread should be kept as normal,so we can follow it,you get some very humerous responses sometimes,can help fill in a lull in posts:biggrin:
     
  11. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    There are probably two kinds of bunfighters: the provocative idiot who starts unnecessary rudeness, (We only seem to have one of them at the moment and even he has been fairly low key for a while.) and the "normal" person who takes offence and gets sucked into the row. While the latter's response may be understandable, the problem is that the fight itself tends to detract from the thread. I don't think anybody would think of you as a troublemaker.

    Then there are hijackers and again we only seem to have one persistent in house crank of this kind at the moment.