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The sage function will fix all of /v/'s (and possibly other boards') problems if the population is instructed in its correct use
One of /v/'s primary goals over the past couple of years has been "keeping on topic" and "keeping it vidya". A moderator sticky addressed this a few months ago requesting that posters stick to primary and secondary video game discussion, while avoiding anything tertiary or offtopic. This was good on paper but had limited success due to the sheer subjectivity of the "secondary" term.
It's foolish to expect conversation to just stay on the topic of the original post, and letting the subject veer a little can lead to fruitful discussion. However, no matter how productive, offtopic material is not fit for the front page, this is where sage comes in.
When someone feels that what they're posting does not count as video game discussion, they should sage their post, and allow the ontopic material to bump the thread. This will have the effect of the last visible reply being ontopic, attracting posters who want to talk about the topic of the thread, and discouraging people from overrunning the thread with offtopic discussion, without stifling whatever tangent the people in the thread felt like going off on. In addition, any conversations that have become completely non-video games will drop off page 10. Overall, the front page will be much more video game oriented, and the threads will benefit for it.
Increased report limit, comments for reports
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Can we get an increased report limit? It's frustrating to have the staff tell us to use the report system, then impose a limit on how much a user can report posts.
A very short, 30-character comment box on the report form would be great too. It's difficult to communicate why I'm reporting a post/ thread. I think the reason gets overlooked a lot, which leads to posts staying up when they shouldn't.
Taunting the staff in OP subject, then turning into a tripfag circlejerk later in the thread. If I had just enough space to say "rule 8, subject" and "tripcode circlejerk" and "ban evasion, " it would help the staff understand what the problem is better than "rule violation." Yes, it will also get spammed with racial slurs. By limiting it to 30 characters and banning people who do that, you can at least keep it in check.
Programming Threads on /g/
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It's getting out of hand.
There has always been only one daily programming thread at a time on /g/, always started when the old one 404's, with a picture of an anime girl similar to my picture. As far as I know, this has been going on for about a year.
At around Christmas, though, people began speaking of a new image. They made this picture, and started using it. Apparently, some guy also made a picture and nobody gave a shit. He then started creating threads parallel to the DPT, creating threads before the existing one 404'd and forcing it on everyone.
Most DPTs since then are derailing into "fucking weaboos in my DPT" and "post in the real thread" and similar forms of shitposting. Now there is an actual troll, who admitted to it openly, doing this. Fucker is still around and still making threads.
The moment it starts everyone stops discussing programming and starts shitposting and trolling each other. I'd like it to stop. Reporting the shitposters doesn't seem to be working and I don't know what else to do.
Threads for reference:
I'd like to know what the moderation thinks of this because I'm not sure anymore.