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posting the obvious


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #1

    wjones4

    Why is it that someone will inevitably post the follwing:

    "This topic has been done to death" or "This topic has been done before"

    etc

     

    Who cares...if someone else wants to do it then cool...that means there are people checking out the forums that haven't seen those postings.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #2

    Miwala

    I think this topic has been done before ;-)

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #3

    wjones4

    roflmao

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #4

    oginschile

    As much as I hate seeing the same topics get regenerated over and over again, I have to agree with you. Those of us who have been around a while need to remember that there are newer people joining who will not want to look back through 100 forum threads just to make sure their question or comment hasn't been posted before.

    This is a chess site and the same topics will continue to be discussed for as long as the forums are used. Complaining that a thread has been done before doesn't make a lot of sense.

    This does not however excuse the lame threads where people continually ask why people don't resign or how people can tell if someone is cheating.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #5

    wjones4

    see see see ....aaaaaaaaaaaggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #6

    excalibur8

    And will be done again - many times, but someone new will be reading it.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #7

    neospooky

    Is this the right place to ask how to tell if someone is cheating?

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #8

    wjones4

    this is apparently the right place for all posts that have been done before....LOL

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #9

    Baseballfan

    Well, I think that we should all use this forum to find a way to show people that they should resign in a lost position. Your thoughts?

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #10

    wjones4

    aaaaaaggggghhhhhh....yet another one that's been done!!!!!!!!

    roflmao

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #11

    fostergump

    lets talk about that cheater_1 guy....

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #12

    artfizz

    wjones4 wrote: Why is it that someone will inevitably post the follwing: "This topic has been done to death" or "This topic has been done before"

    etc. . .

     

    Perhaps because they haven't spell-checked their posting. (Just remind me again: is this the most annoying topic ever - or merely the most pedantic?)

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #13

    wjones4

    uh ojh...i tink I nedd to chek and editt moree ofen

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #14

    deadpoetic

    I don't get annoyed about people posting the same topic over and over... I get annoyed when they could have put the topic name into the search box and the thread at the top of the search list answers their question.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #15

    artfizz

    Do we need Frequently Asked Recurring Topics - in addition to FAQs?

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #16

    artfizz

    "If I am correct, this topic - and ones like it - are a measure of the health of chess.com - its blood pressure, if you like. The existence of this topic - and its predecessors and successors - indicates that there is both a sufficient supply of 'newbies' to whom this topic is fresh - and an adequate residue of 'oldies' - to whom this topic is stale. I predict catastrophic consequences for chess.com if this topic were ever to die out completely."    - Fizz's Feory

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/those-who-refuse-to-resign-when-they-are-completely-lost

     

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #17

    excalibur8

    Must be a popular feature hence its continued appearance in the forums.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #18

    wjones4

    no topic will ever die out as long as I am here to start a new thread about the it

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #19

    Mancamber

    wjones4 wrote:

    Why is it that someone will inevitably post the follwing:

    "This topic has been done to death" or "This topic has been done before"

    etc

     

    Who cares...if someone else wants to do it then cool...that means there are people checking out the forums that haven't seen those postings.


    My guess would be that someone probably said it to them and ever since they have been itching to get a chance to use it..

    It is a fairly retarded comment though, why go out of your way to put down someone elses thread? There are plenty more to read.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #20

    Vibovit

    In my opinion the most basic forum netiquette requires checking if some subject has already been discussed on the forum before one starts a new thread, especially when the subject in question is not some exotic issue that noone's likely to have ever brought up before.

    I always do a quick check before I start a thread, that's one of the purposes of the Search function and I don't think it's unreasonable expecting people to do so.


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