I don't think that's possible with the functions of this forum. I don't see how that's different from just posting a locked spoiler thread.
And besides, this is a forum, not a mailing list.
Oh. Since the forum has a feature that can e-mail members notifications on PM if they wish for it, I thought the staff could use that feature in other ways. Silly me.
let's be honest here, most of the bitching is done because it's encouraged here for people to call people like Aldrich monsters. they don't like his pessimistic posts and views and refuse to respect that it's his opinion.
If you search the forum, there are several people with some pessimistic posts. I haven't seen a lot of pessimistic views cause problems here.
they ignore what he's saying and just pick up on the overall feeling of posts and that's wrong.
There's a difference between opinion and fact. There's a difference between treating your opinion like an opinion and treating it like fact. There's also a difference between treating your opinion as fact based on limited information and full information. I'm sure most members don't mind if someone says, "Oh, I completely hated this chapter! I was expecting so much more. Oda has severly disappointed me." It's when you complain about it that upsets people.
without the spoiler threads and the huge conversation they tend to encourage, no one is sucked into the buzz of a chapter (other than Greg) and thus there's no knock on effect to the actual chapter thread where people want to continue there conversation. the spoiler threads might not contain precision debate or sometimes even purposeful debate, but i think you'll find that all the people that actually drive the threads here do it through debate
<cut>whether it's people debating over what should happen next or how they felt about XX it drives everything. The spoiler threads are a must in my opinion.</cut>
It's One Piece. It was reading Chapter 432 that started our buzz for Chapter 433, not the spoiler.
There's a tiny difference between debates and arguments, even though arguments does appear in the dictionary's definition of debate. A debate is like a "game" between two philosophers where they put their theories against the other, offering outview after outview, trying to top each other until their is a winner. An argument is similar, but it's not like a "game", it's just overall anger against each other because of differing opinions.
Some people are turned off by arguments, I being one of them. I'm not the kind of person who enjoys winning an argument or even being in an argument. I'll soon as well drop it or end it when I tire of it. But if a disagreement between me and someone on my opinions doesn't continue in anger or negativity, then I have no problem whatsoever.
There are clubs made for people who enjoy debating with others. However, I'm pretty sure those clubs don't tolerate arguing.
And hey, even a really great debate that gets everyone thinking…. is no excuse for rudeness.
yes you can have 50 users like JohnDoe2006 who will pop into a thread and say "thanks battle franky" or like JaneDoe2006 who will pop into a thread and say "Sanji looked so cool" but that's not a threads. that's just filling pages with utter crap that adds nothing to no one (except gratitude) but you get what i mean. debate drives threads here.
You really enjoy debates, don't ya?
Just because someone makes a post that is not incredibly intelligent, doesn't make you think, doesn't changes your outlook on something, or fails to make any significant change to anything doesn't mean it's "crap". You don't have to have some amazing long-winded theory which represents one's mind and intellect to consider it worthwhile. And what's wrong with someone thanking BF for the chapter. They download the chapter, and if they don't have any theories or comments to post, the least they can do is thank the guy for providing the goods. Courtesty, my good fellow.
Besides, I've seen a couple of said posts by one in chapter threads.
In fact, i would like to see a system set up so that people who bitch about the debating would actually have to defend their argument as to what they dislike and how they feel it's disruptive to the community. put the onus on the accuser as opposed to the defendant.
You and your wonder for disagreements….
Hey, not everything here needs to be so complicated. It's a forum. Enjoy a good conversation, have fun, laugh a little, be happy. This is a forum about One Piece, not a showcase for intellectual power. Nothing wrong with that, though, but I don't want an Arlong Park that revolves around debate, I want it to revolve around One Piece.