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Title: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: Matthew777 on January 11, 2007, 08:40:41 PM
They honestly serve no useful purpose.

Peace.
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: ozgeorge on January 11, 2007, 09:03:27 PM
They honestly serve no useful purpose.
I guess it's like the created nature of anything else. It is inherently good and meant to serve a purpose, but it can be misused and distorted.
Tags could be a useful tool if used properly, but unfortunately, fallen humans being what they are, a system needs to be put in place to ensure they are not misused (as someone has just done to this thread).
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: Matthew777 on January 11, 2007, 09:15:16 PM
Why not just remove the awful tag feature?
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: ozgeorge on January 11, 2007, 09:20:38 PM
Why not just remove the awful tag feature?
Why not just remove human nature? It would be a wonderful world if it wasn't for all the people. ;) Of course, another option would be to redeem it.

Just be patient. The problem is being worked on.
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: Anastasios on January 11, 2007, 09:54:15 PM
Why not just remove the awful tag feature?

Well maybe we will--but at the same time, they are pretty useful for classifying threads.
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: Robert on January 11, 2007, 11:36:32 PM
Why not just remove Matthew777?

Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: Fr. David on January 12, 2007, 01:20:07 AM
Wasn't he supposedly going to take a break from here?
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: Serbian Patriot on January 13, 2007, 06:11:40 PM
They honestly serve no useful purpose.

Peace.
After such a dramatic exit, I would have expected a slightly more dramatic return.  You really do start the most brain-numbing topics.   :)
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: Simayan on January 13, 2007, 06:27:40 PM
Why not just remove Matthew777?

"Resolution affirmed."

"Bu-"

"Irrelevent!"
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: ozgeorge on January 13, 2007, 06:36:27 PM
For all the put-downs Matthew cops, it's interesting how most of the threads he starts become the longest and most active threads on the board.
At least he gets people talking.
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: Panagiotis on January 14, 2007, 12:05:24 AM
For all the put-downs Matthew cops, it's interesting how most of the threads he starts become the longest and most active threads on the board.
At least he gets people talking.
Agreed.
Hitler started a lot of controversy on his rise to power back in the 30's as well though so I dont know if thats a valid reason. :)

Panagiotis
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: GiC on January 14, 2007, 12:14:25 AM
Comparing Chamberlain777 to Hitler? Now don't you think that's being just a little unfair to der Führer? ;)
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: Pravoslavbob on January 14, 2007, 12:23:40 AM
....Chamberlain777....

"Peace in our time".....;)
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 14, 2007, 12:42:30 AM
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They honestly serve no useful purpose.

They could, if they are used properly. Though certainly more restrictions are needed, either identifying who adds (and if possible deletes) the tags, or perhaps even limiting tags to being used when the thread is first posted (much like a poll is).
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: Matthew777 on January 14, 2007, 09:39:22 AM
Why compare me to Chamberlain? I would never have advocated a peace agreement with Hitler, but I do believe that Saddam could have been dealt with much more efficiently and reasonably than this failed Iraq war.
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 14, 2007, 11:04:59 AM
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but I do believe that Saddam could have been dealt with much more efficiently and reasonably than this failed Iraq war

Well then, what is the way that you see that could have gotten Saddam to behave, which tens of thousands of professionally trained diplomats and specialists from around the world couldn't see?
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: ozgeorge on January 14, 2007, 06:46:04 PM
Guys,
There are a couple of threads in the private Politics forum which deal with this issue. I know because I started one there.
Please keep politics out of the public forums.
George
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 14, 2007, 06:51:09 PM
Sorry! I should know better after 9+ years on internet forums :)
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: Matthew777 on January 14, 2007, 07:29:06 PM
Guys,
There are a couple of threads in the private Politics forum which deal with this issue. I know because I started one there.
Please keep politics out of the public forums.
George

Referring to me as "Chamberlain777" is a political attack.
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: ozgeorge on January 14, 2007, 08:20:34 PM
Referring to me as "Chamberlain777" is a political attack.
Codswhollop.
What on earth is a "political attack"?
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: Matthew777 on January 14, 2007, 08:32:18 PM
Codswhollop.
What on earth is a "political attack"?


An attack of a political nature.
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: Veniamin on January 14, 2007, 08:32:29 PM
Codswhollop.
What on earth is a "political attack"?


A type of television ad aired during a political campaign.  Definitely not what Matthew got.
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: Νεκτάριος on January 14, 2007, 08:52:02 PM
When people start calling you names, it ought to be a time to pause and reflect.  While it isn't nice, names often their basis in some degree of truth.  I've been called far worse things than "Chamberlin" and thinking about them made me realize that most of them had some amount of truth to them - so for the ones that reflected something negative to me, I tried to modify my actions and words accordingly.  If it is something I didn't find negative, I just ignored it.

So if you do not wish to be called Chamberlin777:

1) Stop being so vocal about your political views

2) Modify your political views

3) Show (in the politics forum) that you don't actually believe in the political views that you are accused of holding

4) Realize that those are you political views and say so what to those that call you Chamberlin777
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: GiC on January 14, 2007, 11:40:41 PM
What's quite amusing about all of this is that Panagiotis compared Matthew to Hitler, and I compared him to Chamberlain, yet it was the latter that caused offence.

Congrats Matthew, didn't know you had it in you.

Seig Heil mein freund! ;)
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: Panagiotis on January 15, 2007, 04:30:24 AM
Well, it was really a comparison to the...
Oh, Forget it. Go on, dear GiC! :P

Panagiotis
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: Matthew777 on January 15, 2007, 12:27:45 PM
When people start calling you names, it ought to be a time to pause and reflect.

It's a strawman, not reflecting any actual reality. I am not a pacafist, and neither do I believe in appeasement. That war should only be waged when absolutely necessary, with a clear plan for victory and an exit strategy, is just good sense.
Title: Re: What's the deal with thread tags?
Post by: Fr. George on January 16, 2007, 01:29:09 PM
Politics - Move it to one of the other threads already in existence to discuss the topic.