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mjda
01-08-2008, 11:36 PM
I think it would be great if x360a had one of these. I know, it has nothing to do with gaming, which is why it should go in the Off-Topic forum. There are literally millions of jokes out there, and everyone loves a good laugh. It would be a great thread for people to click on and read after a long day at work when they need a quick pick-me-up.

xX MaslaN Xx
01-08-2008, 11:38 PM
Make one.....then ask a mods to sticky it

(It really would just be a good post than a good idea if you ask me tho)

mjda
01-08-2008, 11:40 PM
Good idea, I think I'll do that. Thanks for the tip.

On second thought, I hope I'm not going to get an infraction for using the word "official" in a thread that I start. I'm not staff or anything!

xX MaslaN Xx
01-08-2008, 11:44 PM
Good idea, I think I'll do that. Thanks for the tip.

On second thought, I hope I'm not going to get an infraction for using the word "official" in a thread that I start. I'm not staff or anything!

Its not like a mods going to come to ur house and hit you for saying "official" lol might lock it tho ;) no we have good mods here and im sure they will do it :)

Bax x360a
01-08-2008, 11:45 PM
Just start a jokes thread, and if a mod think its good enough for a sticky, he'll add the official part to the title. Good idea by the way, everybody loves a good joke.

mjda
01-08-2008, 11:46 PM
Well, I started one. I'll start posting some jokes in there now. Thanks again for your advise guys.

xX MaslaN Xx
01-08-2008, 11:46 PM
Just start a jokes thread, and if a mod think its good enough for a sticky, he'll add the official part to the title. Good idea by the way, everybody loves a good joke.

Thanks for pointing that out ;)

n1n3t33nd3lta
01-08-2008, 11:48 PM
watch out for morons posting stupid crap like racial jokes. great idea otherwise, though.

Scotian Bred
01-09-2008, 12:39 AM
watch out for morons posting stupid crap like racial jokes. great idea otherwise, though.

Sounds like another useless thread for people to up thier post counts if you ask me .. i say scrap it .. leave the jokes to other sites .. which is where about 90% of the posts in that thread are going to come from anyway.

Xterm1n8or
01-09-2008, 12:41 AM
Sounds like another useless thread for people to up thier post counts if you ask me .. i say scrap it .. leave the jokes to other sites .. which is where about 90% of the posts in that thread are going to come from anyway.

Perhaps it could be put in the top 5 forum so posts don't count? Or there could be a rule where if you want to add more jokes you have to edit your first post.

mjda
01-09-2008, 01:04 AM
Perhaps it could be put in the top 5 forum so posts don't count?

That could be a good idea if it's really going to be that big of an issue. Maybe a MOD will add something to my original post that says something about editing your last post if you can instead of making a new one as well.

Xterm1n8or
01-09-2008, 01:41 AM
That could be a good idea if it's really going to be that big of an issue. Maybe a MOD will add something to my original post that says something about editing your last post if you can instead of making a new one as well.

Yeah the only problem with editing your first post would be that people who regularly look at the page will have to sift through all the jokes that they have already read to find newly posted ones.

When a person edits their post to add a new joke they could put them newly added jokes in bold to show they are newly added. Then when they add more jokes they can unbolden (< think i made this word up haha) the last ones and bolden the new ones? I guess it could get messy and confusing...

mjda
01-09-2008, 01:56 AM
Maybe just stick with the "posts don't count" permissions. Haha!

Scotian Bred
01-09-2008, 02:00 AM
Its just strictly my opinion guys .. I can just see it in advance thats all. Its like that "that girl is owww hot" thread .. just really a posting war .. and about 40 of the pictures are of the same chick in different poses.

mjda
01-09-2008, 03:38 AM
Yeah, I'm in complete agreement, which is why I agreed with you. I didn't mean for it to be a posting war, I just thought it would be good to have. Everyone likes a good laugh, regardless of who they are.

Ingles
01-09-2008, 06:52 PM
I think having a jokes forum is a great idea but you would also need to take into consideration all the idiots who are going to make discriminatory jokes against others. In your first post, I would just set some basic rules for posting jokes before anyone posted anything ignorant.

Zef
01-11-2008, 02:35 PM
If you want something to laugh at then just wait for all of the deserters to come back as if nothing happened. The idea sounds like a spam forum 'game', threads like that go off on strange and usually bad tangents that get the threads locked. The potential for racist/offensive jokes getting it is not a pleasant thought so I wouldn't think it will be around for long unless someone keeps an eye on it.

You could just form a joke alliance and stick jokes in your sigs if you want to world to laugh.

Minty
01-11-2008, 03:08 PM
The problem with jokes is that everyone has a differentr sense of humour and different boundaries. For example, I have no problems ripping the piss out of the other people in unfortunate circumstances- even if they put themselves there (allegedly).

However, others will get bent out of shape the second you start a joke that contains anything offensive.

mjda
01-11-2008, 06:25 PM
The problem with jokes is that everyone has a differentr sense of humour and different boundaries. For example, I have no problems ripping the piss out of the other people in unfortunate circumstances- even if they put themselves there (allegedly).

However, others will get bent out of shape the second you start a joke that contains anything offensive.

People can be offended by anything said on a message board. I mean, I could offend someone by saying I don't like a certain game and that I think it was the worst game ever made. I know how that goes, which is why I thought it best to put the "If you are easily offended, this thread isn't for you" part in the first post in large red text.

SoaringEagle
04-19-2008, 03:58 PM
we had 1, but it got deleted:(

Minty
04-19-2008, 04:02 PM
Because it turned into a very racist/offensive thread and was purely a spam fest.

We tried, people didnt use it properly, therefore it's game over for it. All future joke threads will be locked before they have the chance to turn sour now on.

SoaringEagle
04-19-2008, 04:04 PM
Because it turned into a very racist/offensive thread and was purely a spam fest.

We tried, people didnt use it properly, therefore it's game over for it. All future joke threads will be locked before they have the chance to turn sour now on.


ya i figured as much, there was only like 5 of us with Boo the superstar taking point man.

w.e its all good, i just want something for a good laugh, cant u make 1 where the posts dont count?

Minty
04-19-2008, 04:06 PM
I dont care about the posts, I care about the racist jokes being made on the site. People we're warned. Reading some of them, some people were lucky not to be banned. joking or not joking, it still offends some people.

Any jokes thread will turn to politics/religion/race at some point, therefore the way to stop that is not to have the thread.

SoaringEagle
04-19-2008, 04:08 PM
obviously...

racist jokes and religion jokes are unacceptable, but clearly, not 2 all.

i would probably be offended if someone said like a iran joke, so ya, good call on that.

Khaos
04-19-2008, 05:37 PM
Now this doesn't impact me at all, as I have never visited the jokes thread. Now I've seen a fair amount of discussion lately about things being offensive, and how censorship is showing up, and all that good stuff. At the same time I understand the site's view, this is a family site, probably about 60% of our members are under 17. I work at AT&T, and this site is blocked in the employee internet cafe as being unacceptable during work hours. That really sucks for me.

What would happen if there was like an adults only forum? Like the back room at the video store that's filled with old men in sunglasses and trench coats? In there you could put in the jokes thread, the OWWWWWW hot thread, how men are better, or whatever that post is, and whatever else could be viewed as offensive to the general public.

I don't know, just an idea

Minty
04-19-2008, 05:53 PM
Personally, I hate the idea of segregating the site like that.

Plus, its the internet. I can say that I'm 98 years old if I like- how can you prove otherwise??

Khaos
04-19-2008, 06:03 PM
I know, I just don't think there's any other way to make people happy by allowing them to be as offensive as they please, unless they're segregated.

drno
04-19-2008, 06:38 PM
I know, I just don't think there's any other way to make people happy by allowing them to be as offensive as they please, unless they're segregated.
As Minty put up the site is supposed to be family friendly. There would be no way to monitor who uses the "adult" forums and it would more likely spark many pornographic images and the such.
If you've ever been to the ytmnd forums you might notice how distraught and "adult" focused they are. If you've ever been to the ytmnsfw forums you should see the drastic amount of pornographic/racial/illegal stuff going on.

A good example of a few of the threads on the first page of the ytmnd forums are...

You're are all a bunch of gay jerrks
nfdannfsdafdsaafdsddssdfdsafdsfdsfdsfs
Anyone knows any DVD Ripper?
do any hot bitches ever post here?
I know how to fix ytmnd (yes, it's broken)
ytmnd users aginst blacks

The list goes on. People need to understand there might be a limit to the amount of tension you can put on the censorship string. If you've been warned you should know that action might be taken and consequences might ensue.

Xbox360achievements isn't supposed to be a site where nothing gets done, it's supposed to be a place where you get help with achievement needs. The great community is just an added bonus.

It's probably simpler to just enforce a policy of censorship and hope that people will follow it. Cracking down on a few threads like the one about drugs or the jokes thread are some necessary precautions to keep the site friendly and free of spam.

I suppose we are just going to have to live with the occasional thread that gets blocked for the sake of everyone on the site who isn't old enough to experience this kind of stuff.

As a parent I'm sure it's hard enough to stop your kid from seeing all kinds of stuff with TV and the internet, let's not make parents think twice about letting their kid go to x360a.