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    Hey everyone!

    Relationships is consistently our busiest forum so we thought it was worthwhile seeing if there is anything we could do to make it even better!

    Do you think there is anything we could improve in the Relationships forum?
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    Take greater interest in curbing the amount of trolls and general morons who populate threads that require a serious reply. That includes those who post nothing of value in said threads even if it's generally not insulting. As I've mentioned before, it's an advice section first and foremost, so people should expect to receive that.

    I think modding the place in a more stricter fashion would help therefore.
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    (Original post by MrDystopia)
    Take greater interest in curbing the amount of trolls and general morons who populate threads that require a serious reply. That includes those who post nothing of value in said threads even if it's generally not insulting. As I've mentioned before, it's an advice section first and foremost, so people should expect to receive that.

    I think modding the place in a more stricter fashion would help therefore.
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    Is there a post restriction, ie you need 100 posts before you reply to a thread and it doesn't need mod approval?

    Would that help to curb trolls?
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    I agree with Sulpha and MrDystopia. Family, Friends and work don't really go together. Especially the work-related threads - those could do with a separate section. And yes, there's too much trolling in the Relationships forum. Sure, sometimes the OP is winding people up, but too often people with genuine questions receive very unhelpful and, at times, possibly damaging responses. Now, I know that that is difficult to control, but stricter moderation in what is an advice section wouldn't go amiss. And, perhaps, as I can't see neg rep being brought back, a vote up/vote down option could be added so that at least there's a chance of helpful responses being voted up and unhelpful responses being voted down. People whose comments are consistently being voted down could find themselves (temporarily at first) unable to comment on threads in that section. If they wanted to post a thread themselves, perhaps it could go through a Mod first?
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    (Original post by Roving Fish)
    Is there a post restriction, ie you need 100 posts before you reply to a thread and it doesn't need mod approval?

    Would that help to curb trolls?
    Unsure on this one. I can see where you're coming from. But wouldn't that mean that people wouuld just make 100 posts of utter rubbish to get around the post restriction?
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    Unsure on this one. I can see where you're coming from. But wouldn't that mean that people wouuld just make 100 posts of utter rubbish to get around the post restriction?
    Yeah that was going to be my next post. Do you think that if there was any post restriction that it'd be a deterrent?
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    Unsure on this one. I can see where you're coming from. But wouldn't that mean that people wouuld just make 100 posts of utter rubbish to get around the post restriction?
    There aren't many people who make 100 posts of utter rubbish; generally with these sorts of forum rules you may get someone make about 20 rubbish posts then get bored, and either start contributing normally to the forums or leave the forum and never return.
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    It's really awful. Advice given by a bunch of 18 year olds with little to no experience and even by the older ones, it always seems as if they've barely got any experience themselves. I suppose it's harder to give the advice to a stranger but nonetheless a lot of it doesn't really work. Don't like how the woman's side is often favoured most of the time.

    Get rid of it; it's not right for people to receive inaccurate info to this level.
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    (Original post by Queen Cersei)
    Hey everyone!

    Relationships is consistently our busiest forum so we thought it was worthwhile seeing if there is anything we could do to make it even better!

    Do you think there is anything we could improve in the Relationships forum?
    If you want a higher response to this, I would make this into an announcement in the relationships forum once you've told the relevant mods in that area
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    I don't see a posting restriction being helpful. A lot of people do sign up and make perfectly valid threads as their first posts on the forum.
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    (Original post by Kittiara)
    I agree with Sulpha and MrDystopia. Family, Friends and work don't really go together. Especially the work-related threads - those could do with a separate section. And yes, there's too much trolling in the Relationships forum. Sure, sometimes the OP is winding people up, but too often people with genuine questions receive very unhelpful and, at times, possibly damaging responses. Now, I know that that is difficult to control, but stricter moderation in what is an advice section wouldn't go amiss. And, perhaps, as I can't see neg rep being brought back, a vote up/vote down option could be added so that at least there's a chance of helpful responses being voted up and unhelpful responses being voted down. People whose comments are consistently being voted down could find themselves (temporarily at first) unable to comment on threads in that section. If they wanted to post a thread themselves, perhaps it could go through a Mod first?
    all the time. Lots of immature sexist boys talking like they only know how to interact with women through pornos and lots of immature young women trying to justify crappy activity against their boyfriend like cheating. Although tbf the cheating threads are one of the few threads that don't get trolled much. Lots of people posting damaging stereotypes too.



    (Original post by YesAllMen)
    It's really awful. Advice given by a bunch of 18 year olds with little to no experience and even by the older ones, it always seems as if they've barely got any experience themselves. I suppose it's harder to give the advice to a stranger but nonetheless a lot of it doesn't really work. Don't like how the woman's side is often favoured most of the time.

    Get rid of it; it's not right for people to receive inaccurate info to this level.
    I've seen your posts and I know what that username is associated with; what would you call accurate info?
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    Get rid of the sexism. It's always filled with threads on how girls have dating so easy in comparison to men.
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    (Original post by tillytots)
    Get rid of the sexism. It's always filled with threads on how girls have dating so easy in comparison to men.
    Agreed, and it's full of MRAs and BB miscers which isn't good either, but I do think both genders should be called out on bad behaviours like rationalising why they're cheating on their partner.
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    (Original post by Balloon Baboon)
    Moderators with life experience.
    Can't ****ing win. Mods get criticised for being too long in the tooth and now for being too green. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    Can't ****ing win. Mods get criticised for being too long in the tooth and now for being too green. :rolleyes:
    I never implied either.
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    (Original post by Balloon Baboon)
    I never implied either.
    So do you care to elaborate on your original comment about life experience if there was not meant to be an implication that we may be lacking in it? Because that's how it's come across to me as well.
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    (Original post by tillytots)
    Get rid of the sexism. It's always filled with threads on how girls have dating so easy in comparison to men.
    Because this isn't a reflection on how boys/girls in their late teens actually feel? And a relationship advice forum should be about repressing personal feelings for political correctness?

    @OP. It's a cesspit, but you know it is. More cesspit = more traffic. Perhaps split some of the forums and seo each to different terms.

    Making it a 'closed' forum; i.e., not searchable would benefit the OPs most, but yea.
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    (Original post by samba)
    Because this isn't a reflection on how boys/girls in their late teens actually feel? And a relationship advice forum should be about repressing personal feelings for political correctness? agreed, let's not forget most people posting there are 18 or under

    @OP. It's a cesspit, but you know it is. More cesspit = more traffic. Perhaps split some of the forums and seo each to different terms. Reddit does this: Breakups, Infidelity, Non-Romantic, Updates-it's a pretty good system!

    Making it a 'closed' forum; i.e., not searchable would benefit the OPs most, but yea.
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