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So... it is the off season

Posted By: Rocker Ute
Date: Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11:45 am

A couple of reminders:

1. Uncheck the categories you don't want to see... it may make the posting rate slow for you, but will help fix 90% of the problem

2. Make sure to categorize stuff properly. Sometimes politics and religion drift into other categories of course, but a lot of times we put stuff in 'misc' when it is politics, or is being discussed around politics. Keeping stuff in the right categories helps a lot.

3. Keep stuff safe for work and appropriately link to things and clearly mark NSFW stuff, so people who don't want to see that stuff do not.

So a quick side note: What is NSFW? Well I guess it depends on the workplace, but I think for purposes of here, lets keep a really high standard on it. For example, a question was asked about posting pics of the USC song girls. Frankly, as cheerleaders go they are probably on the more modest side of things and we go to games and that is all fine. HOWEVER, I would not want my boss (or wife) walking in on me with pics of cheerleaders up on the screen. I would say where possible with that stuff link it out and let people know what it is. So I wouldn't necessarily say "NSFW pics of USC Song Girls" but maybe just say, "Pics of USC song girls..."

4. Let's remember to keep the good vibe here. If you are getting angry it is time to step away. If you have a thread that the posts are getting about an inch wide because you are replying to a reply of a reply of a reply of a reply of a reply... probably time to take a breather. If you can't laugh about something anymore, you are probably to that point.

5. We're all Ute fans here, so let's remember that. If you get tired of the politics and want something else, make sure to contribute that. It is slow this time of year, but there are other sports to talk about too.

6. Ignore people who you know incite you. I've got a few myself (Newbomb).

Finally, an idea I've been mulling around. I think one way to help people with this stuff is to allow OTHERS to tag posts they haven't made. You could then filter things based off of these tags, and so even if someone miscategorizes something, if someone tags it, you could filter it out (or search by that filter).

For example, FFU posted an article about the value of national parks in the Misc category. It could probably be in politics too (not splitting hairs here - btw - just an example) or it may devolve into a political discussion. Users could potentially tag that post with a politics tag and if I have that filtered out, I wouldn't see it. There could be lots of different tags too. You could also tag posts within a thread. So if someone says something about BYU and someone else responds with some religious quip (although I agree with SoCalPat's sentiment on this below) you could tag the quip and if someone doesn't want to see it they don't.

Anyway, just an idea. Keep it civil, and we'll keep trying to improve the board.

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Rocker Ute icon NEW: So... it is the off season
Rocker Ute - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 11:45 am [ID# 1866360] [reply]
480ute icon NEW: Tony set up UteHub so that you have to check the politics category to participate. This keeps new visitors from feeling like they've stumbled upon a political forum.
480ute - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 11:50 am [ID# 1866363] [reply]
LA Ute icon NEW: That one is in the works. Agree, it is a good idea. (Although it shocks me that anyone might not want to know my thoughts about politics. ) (nm)
LA Ute - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 11:53 am [ID# 1866364] [reply]
LA Ute icon NEW: Great post. You are proving to be someone who's worth having around here. Congratulations. (nm)
LA Ute - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 11:55 am [ID# 1866365] [reply]
3UteDad icon NEW: I am currently developing a list of topics I dislike, political and religious positions I disagree with, and vegetables I refuse to eat.
3UteDad - Top 25 Poster -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 11:59 am [ID# 1866367] [reply]
96GradAlum icon NEW: lol ... post of the year! That is awesome. Where can I purchase red stars. I'd like 1000 please. All for this post! (nm)
96GradAlum - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 12:04 pm [ID# 1866368] [reply]
mokus icon NEW: For trolls or other abusers, can we put them in time out by only letting them read but not post in Politcs and Zoob, and are totally banned from all others? (nm)
mokus - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 12:18 pm [ID# 1866372] [reply]
wannabeaute icon NEW: If I may...this board was built on anti-BYU posts. Now maybe it shouldn't remain that way, maybe...
wannabeaute - Top 25 Poster -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 12:18 pm [ID# 1866373] [reply]
o NEW: I agree. I don't get this fear of talking about FBYU-P. Screw em. I'll mock them. I'll bag on them. If you don't care, uncheck the category. (nm)
Ute2004 - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 12:20 pm [ID# 1866375] [reply]
Rocker Ute icon NEW: I don't recall saying we can't make fun of BYU, so I hope that isn't implied here. (nm)
Rocker Ute - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 02:11 pm [ID# 1866399] [reply]
o NEW: I don't like the tags idea. Overcomplicated. Keep it simple. Put stuff in the right category and uncheck categories you don't like. (nm)
Ute2004 - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 12:19 pm [ID# 1866374] [reply]
o NEW: I'm chagrined that you singled out my post! this is terrible treatment!! J/K. I thought about putting it in politics due to the possibility of it unraveling into a political discussion
FlyfishingUte - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 12:29 pm [ID# 1866377] [reply]
Red Don icon NEW: Well, if you had been on Cougarboard and posted about the National Parks in the wrong category, you would have been banned for a day. (nm)
Red Don - Top 25 Poster -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 12:47 pm [ID# 1866382] [reply]
o NEW: they won't let heathen Gentiles like me in the door. (nm)
FlyfishingUte - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 01:56 pm [ID# 1866398] [reply]
Rocker Ute icon NEW: And I don't think it was wrongly categorized either, some posts fit many categories.
Rocker Ute - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 02:14 pm [ID# 1866400] [reply]
o NEW: please have your TIC meter re-calibrated (nm)
FlyfishingUte - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 02:32 pm [ID# 1866404] [reply]
480ute icon NEW: Couple of other thoughts:
480ute - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 12:59 pm [ID# 1866385] [reply]
Newbomb Turk icon NEW: I only want Soft Jazz Coug and Unitarians banned. (nm)
Newbomb Turk - Top 25 Poster -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 01:24 pm [ID# 1866392] [reply]
UpToSnuff icon NEW: Cheerleaders NSFW? Religion discussions behind a private wall? WTH? How did I end up on Cougarboard? (nm)
UpToSnuff - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 01:32 pm [ID# 1866393] [reply]
o NEW: Yeah, this. This is a little worrisome. (nm)
Ute2004 - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 02:56 pm [ID# 1866406] [reply]
Rocker Ute icon NEW: Why, because nobody said that is what is happening? (nm)
Rocker Ute - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 03:00 pm [ID# 1866407] [reply]
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