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Rumour Forum Reforms - Have Your Say.

Discussion in 'Rumour Archive' started by Mr Invisible, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. Mr Invisible

    Mr Invisible Super Mod Staff Member Premium Member Gilded

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    Greetings fellow Kennelers,

    There has been a little discussion going on in the background about the future of this subforum.

    This is where YOU come in.

    At the moment a few ideas are in the pipeline, including:
    • Removing this subforum and instead having tags under Bulldogs Discussion.
    • Removal of any rumour threads without sufficient proof.
    However as this is very much the peoples forum, it's time to have your say.

    What are your thoughts on this subforum?

    Is it fine the way it is?
    Would you prefer only rumours only with a legitimate source?
    Would you be happy with unsourced rumours, if mods are privately provided the source?

    There are stacks of ways we can handle this, and this is only one of a few new ideas and exciting changes coming about here. When more information is available on future changes, we'll make some announcements.

    Cheers :)

    - The Kennel Moderation and Administration Team :)
     
  2. LSD

    LSD Forum Regular

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    Rumours are rumours for a reason. I like to come to one site and get all news whether it comes from the DT, other websites or some kid with a computer. I know to take all rumours in this section as just that and I am only happy when the club announce it in about 6 months time. :tongueclosed:
     
  3. Mitch Connor

    Mitch Connor Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No way would I remove rumour threads w/out proof. This would be the most active sub we have (even if 90% doesn't come off). If people don't want to read it - which i bet if you look at your statistics proves otherwise - then leave it to them to use a little self control and not open the thread.
     
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  4. GrogDog

    GrogDog bad attitude

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    Moderators is still the case like it use to be that anyone saying they have a source must PM you guys and prove the source? If it is maybe these people who do check out can have some distinguishing mark or colour on their avatar section to denote having been checked out? We all know shite changes and nothing is 100% but atleast the rest of us will know who is cleared? Furthermore these guys who do check out need to be protected a little bit against those who troll otherwise they will stop sharing?
     
  5. dekepefc

    dekepefc Forum Regular

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    I dont care i think the rumours on this place are funny. A rumour by definition is a story of uncertain or doubtful truth. So why verify it? That would make it factual.
     
  6. Mitch Connor

    Mitch Connor Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If every post needs to be confirmed with sources/links we won't have any threads.

    None of the ice cream scoops we have here ever say who or what their source is anyway.
     
  7. Interestingg

    Interestingg Kennel Enthusiast

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    Keep this forum. Its pretty funny when the usual suspects are proven wrong over and over again
     
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  8. GrogDog

    GrogDog bad attitude

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    I'm pretty over it tbh
     
  9. Nabsolutely Fabulous

    Nabsolutely Fabulous Immortal Gilded

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    @Mr Invisible you know how you mods have the staff member tag next to your name? Why not give a tag to posters that have had their source verified by mods? So when rumours are posted people can just choose to view those from trusted posters?
     
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  10. Mr Invisible

    Mr Invisible Super Mod Staff Member Premium Member Gilded

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    We could do that, but it would require people to divulge sources.

    Problem there is anyone on the internet can say they know someone (reality or not).

    But it's certainly possible in the back end, as you just add them to another User Group "Trusted Sources".
     
  11. Nabsolutely Fabulous

    Nabsolutely Fabulous Immortal Gilded

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    True. I think we should still keep the rumour subforum though.
     
  12. tonee

    tonee Super Moderator Staff Member Gilded

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    Source is usually told in confidence. Anyone blabbering are just snitches imo.
     
  13. Baseball Furies

    Baseball Furies Kennel Enthusiast

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    Didn't like this sub-forum to start but has definitely grown on me.

    I say it's a keeper in its current format.

    It's entertaining at the very least.
     
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  14. ILiveForDib

    ILiveForDib Kennel Enthusiast

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    I've been here for just under a year and I don't mine the rumour section. It can be informative and can be a great place to have a convesation and share you own opinion, though it can also be quite hilarious to read and have a laugh.

    I think we should keep it but under the circumstance that you PM a staff member to certify you can post the thread.
     
  15. Bulldog_4_Life

    Bulldog_4_Life Kennel Addict

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    Yeah that I like.
     
  16. LSD

    LSD Forum Regular

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    Could you give users a success rate, so people know who to listen to when rumours are posted?
     
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  17. Ecca

    Ecca Kennel Addict Gilded

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    Too Lazy to read, but;

    rumour
    ˈruːmə/
    noun
    1. 1.
      a currently circulating story or report of uncertain or doubtful truth.
      "they were investigating rumours of a massacre"
      synonyms: gossip, hearsay, talk, tittle-tattle; More
    verb
    1. 1.
      be circulated as an unverified account.
      "it's rumoured that he lives on a houseboat"
      synonyms: said to be, reported to be;
      reportedly, reputedly, allegedly, apparently, by all accounts, so the story goes
      "a prominent politician is rumoured to be among the customers"

    AS Such, I don't think we can decide to remove a thread without without sufficient proof, because once one has sufficient proof, it ceases to be a rumour
     
  18. GrogDog

    GrogDog bad attitude

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    What about a Tru-mour and a Rumour page? Those who are prepared to PM the mods verifying their source/connections or are proven over a period of time for highly accurate info make it to the Tru-mour page when they have something and until then the rest have to post in in the Rumour page?
     
  19. Endeavour

    Endeavour Forum Regular Gilded

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    I vote to keep it. I like hearing the rumours.
     
  20. FreshSoulL

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    Keep it the way it is but a SOURCE tag in the heading would be sweet to make things a bit more interesting.
     

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