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Rogue15
11-10-2002, 04:50 PM
I've been noticing the crackdown on links to people's, etc. why not have a forum where people can just promote their sites there? I can understand closing a thread with a person with 1 post count posting a link to their site/forums, but someone with 200+ posts? That's a little harsh. :(

StormHammer
11-10-2002, 05:12 PM
Thanks for that, Rogue15. :)

We're certainly not trying to be harsh or unfair...but I can see the reason for restricting posts simply advertising other sites, including some fan sites. If everyone wanted to make threads about their sites, which are not related to LucasForums, or indeed any games that LucasForums covers, then some forums (such as the Swamp) could quickly be over-run by 'ad' posts...which would be no fun for anyone, IMHO. Some of the more spammy threads that get started, are already eating bandwidth and server space.

To be fair, there is a fine line to be drawn here. It is not as if we simply close threads or posts that contain links to other sites...if those sites are brought up in discussion relating to something of interest, then we leave them alone. However, posts that offer no meaningful discussion, just a link and someone saying 'Check out my site', don't really fit very well with the 'discussion' part of the forums, IMO. If it's a JK2-related fan site, then it may be of interest to some of the other members here...and I'd encourage those webmasters to submit their sites to jediknightii.net, to be announced in the news section of the site.

The idea of another forum seems plausible, if the admins were willing to dedicate the space for it.

Rogue15
11-10-2002, 05:17 PM
of course, people could just use their website in their sigs, would be better for promoting it, imo. :)

ZBomber
11-10-2002, 05:19 PM
eh... if only we had unlimited bandwith.... :(

StormHammer
11-10-2002, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by Rogue15
of course, people could just use their website in their sigs, would be better for promoting it, imo. :)

Now...I didn't say that. ;)

ZBomber
11-10-2002, 05:24 PM
well, it costs money for more bandwith, right? perhaps people who wanted to could donate money to Lucasforums, so we could have more boards etc. (Howerver, I wouldn't be able to donate money cause I'm only 13) :D Just a thoguht

DiRtY $oUtH™
11-10-2002, 09:16 PM
donate money? Maybe if they made us mods.

obi
11-10-2002, 09:23 PM
Well, we also have that very lovely thing that you can click to visit their page, so no need really. ;)

Pad
11-11-2002, 11:35 AM
Originally posted by Rogue15
I've been noticing the crackdown on links to people's, etc. why not have a forum where people can just promote their sites there? I can understand closing a thread with a person with 1 post count posting a link to their site/forums, but someone with 200+ posts? That's a little harsh. :(

weird thing is that i was plannin on askin the same thing. i was thinkin on makin a promote site (jk2 related/sw related) or something where ppl would be able to tell about their site. but if we dont have that much space on the servers, ... well, never mind then.

its a bummer tho, cause i think it would be very popular.

PhantomHelix
11-11-2002, 11:36 AM
well, i would definitely support this. that would be awesome if there was a promotion area. then ppl wouldn't have to mess up this forum with those. they could do it somewhere else! and if there is another section, i would like to be a mod there. :D

ZBomber
11-11-2002, 01:03 PM
i would also want to be a mod, but i don't think they are gonna make one... :(

Tyrion
11-11-2002, 01:51 PM
Originally posted by ZBomber
i would also want to be a mod, but i don't think they are gonna make one... :(

Mod for money? I can see troll abusing that power. Greatly..

Pad
11-11-2002, 04:25 PM
great :mad: ,

some1 comes along with in my opinion a good suggestion and the only thing u can add as comment is irrelevant (can i mod it?).
thanks for ur help.

PhantomHelix
11-11-2002, 04:47 PM
HEY! i didnt do that! i posted a relevant comment, and asked at the end!

btw: this is a great idea. some1 should contact one of the admins and ask them to do so, if they dont see this.

obi
11-11-2002, 04:57 PM
Rogue15 is a super mod and has contact with administrators often. We'll see if there will be one in the future. As for now, don't ask to be a mod there, because it interferes with the rules (see top).

Rogue Nine
11-11-2002, 05:01 PM
Enough with the asking to be a mod. If you ask, chances are you won't become one. It's just a general rule that everyone seems to forget.

Fifteen's a mod, I think. And the chief admins are only around every so often, I don't know what the deal would be.

PhantomHelix
11-11-2002, 05:02 PM
oh, ok, i wont ask. well, good to see that the voice of the swampies might get somethin done. hey, we matter! cool! :D

ZBomber
11-11-2002, 06:09 PM
I wasn't asking to be a mod, I was saying, that everyone would want to be a mod there, but it wouldn't matter, because tehy proablly wouldn't make a board.