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  1. I'm a MEGA Super Moderator Baldrick's Avatar
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    I would like to add an automatically instant ban to everyone that uses "best" in the subject.....


    or I could add an error message when you try and post a subject with best.
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    Originally Posted by Baldrick
    I would like to add an automatically instant ban to everyone that uses "best" in the subject.....

    When i saw the title the first thing i thought was, you gotta be F'n kidding me!!! not another one

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    or I could add an error message when you try and post a subject with best.
    Just the word "best" at all, even in a sentance or just using the word alone like you did

    opening this thread was the first good laugh i had today
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    Haven't you already restricted use of the word "help" or something similar ?

    I just continually point people to my entry for "Best" in the post your glossary additions here thread:
    https://forum.videohelp.com/viewtopic.php?p=1388992#1388992
    If in doubt, Google it.
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  4. This is the BEST thread I have seen today.
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    I've got an idea - when someone asks "what's BEST", point them to this web page for help - http://www.petebest.com/
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    What if somebody is talking about deals at Best Buy? Also, excluding the word "best" from the message body would be too much, as it would limit the language use. Besides, after reading the rules, the "whats' best" people will find other ways to ask the same question. Like: "What's the greatest ...", etc. I think this problem should be solved on thread by thread basis by moderators.
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  7. I like the error message idea. Something that warns them that they will be subjected to unbridled ridicule if they continue.
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    Anything with:

    Best

    Problem with....

    Ok so....

    Help

    I searched but....

    I could go on and on!

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    Best is only in the eyes of the peep.

    Different peep, different "best"

    Originally Posted by Soopafresh
    I've got an idea - when someone asks "what's BEST", point them to this web page for help - http://www.petebest.com/
    I vote for that.
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    Why not just supply them with a link to search results of threads that have already discussed the best "whatever they're talking about". They'll have pages and pages of posts to read that way and they'll get the message faster as to why they shouldn't be starting another "best" thread. Then lock.

    I just tried to run a search on only the term "best" in the topic title and got over 37,000 hits. I'm thinking one would have better luck if they narrowed the search parameters down a bit.
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  11. btw...I'm a noob. What is the BEST encoder?
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    Originally Posted by Shadowmistress
    Why not just supply them with a link to search results of threads that have already discussed the best "whatever they're talking about".
    AFAIK you can't actually do this, because all searches use the search.php URL and don't contain the arguments used


    ... although it wouldn't be too hard to include the arguments and options used in the URL I wouldn't think.
    If in doubt, Google it.
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    I think the "best" thing to do, is ignore the post. If nobody answered, then maybe they'll learn a leason.
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    Originally Posted by Baldrick
    I would like to add an automatically instant ban to everyone that uses "best" in the subject.....
    Though I hate those topics just as much as the next, this is a bit harsh
    Originally Posted by Baldrick
    I could add an error message when you try and post a subject with best.
    I like this idea - but you know then we'll end up with topics like B.E.S.T. Encoder, b3st this, b-e-s-t that... just like spammers keep finiding ways to circumvent the system; It's a lost cause; there'll always be lazy people that want others to think for them and hold their hand
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    Originally Posted by Edmund Blackadder
    What if somebody is talking about deals at Best Buy? Also, excluding the word "best" from the message body would be too much, as it would limit the language use.
    They could just as easily put "TDK DVD+R DL $19.99 at BB", then explain in the body of the post (if needed).

    I don't see any "laguage use" barriers. If people want to know what's the "best", they can simply look in the reviews section, which shows the "best", as well as reasons behind such a score.


    Originally Posted by HillJack
    I like this idea - but you know then we'll end up with topics like B.E.S.T. Encoder, b3st this, b-e-s-t that... just like spammers keep finiding ways to circumvent the system; It's a lost cause; there'll always be lazy people that want others to think for them and hold their hand
    There could be a message to the effect that "best" or any derivation cannot be in the title, subkect to a ban.
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    Over at doom9 it's against the rules to ask "what's the best ... ". The moderates there give you an informal warning if you ask what's best and if you don't edit your post they'll give you a strike. I've often thought that a similar rule here might be good.
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    "Bald Rick - The BEST Mod" would have to be banned too...
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    But Im for it, ban it, and add an auto-issue of a yellow card for any attempt of posts with subjects like "what is the best ..." at least it would weed out all the complete morons/idiots out of here

    Subjects just from past few days:

    What Software is best {IMO} for taking Video Game Snapshots?
    what is the best way to copy my seasons discs?
    Whats the best way to fix dvd scratches?
    what is the best virtualdub is it virtualdubmod????
    Which is the best video editor
    The Best Compressor and DivX converter
    best all in one dvd - xvid tool
    What is the best 50" Plasma HD TV
    Best way to see compression artifacts.
    what are the best dvd-r and dvd+r brands to buy?
    The best dvd to avi converter????

    etc...
    I havent read any of them, but Im sure they all are pointless
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    Removing BEST from Vhelp is like removing a vowel from the english alphabet !

    Or give them a bashing or flame them... I bet it will be very entertaining !
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    ...or we could just continue to ridicule the OP.
    Perhaps a "Best "What's the best..." retorts" repository, like the STFU pic gallery?
    Seriously, I'm getting tired of all those best threads too, and had thoghts on the same line as Mr B.
    Doom9's rules would fit nicely.

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    Originally Posted by Baldrick
    I would like to add an automatically instant ban to everyone that uses "best" in the subject.....


    or I could add an error message when you try and post a subject with best.
    i was wondering? what is the best video help website on the internet? lol :P
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    Juust make it a yellow card offense.
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    Can we have our own little clippy style mascot to pop up and say "It looks like your starting a stupid thread! Need some help?"
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    Originally Posted by pchan
    Removing BEST from Vhelp is like removing a vowel from the english alphabet !
    Y ?

    Best should be banned from the subject line. People posting about Best Buy or similiar could easily change their subject and just include Best Buy in their original post. It's somewhat annoying when people ask for the best software or the best hardware or the best media or other similiar subjective best material. Best is in the opinion of others. Everyone has a different opinion. Therefore there truely is no best anything. There is only opinions of what each individual classifies as the best in whatever subject being discussed.

    Ban best from the subject line but not from the post contents.
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  26. Originally Posted by Baldrick
    Fastest growing DVD help site in the world, on what facts are they basing this statement.
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    Originally Posted by Craig Tucker
    Originally Posted by Baldrick
    Fastest growing DVD help site in the world, on what facts are they basing this statement.
    Damn mine's growing like gas prices then.
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    yes but it is kinda funny when a noob asks "what's the best?" and suddenly we have 30 'pros' arguing why thier way is better (but not best)! poor noob!...
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    "The best" can only be decided upon when there are criteria and requirements by which to judge the candidates.

    "What is the best car?"

    Well, the best car for racing could be something like an F1 car or and Indy Car. But the best car for going to the shops will be totally different. The best car for taking the family on holiday will be different from the best car for picking up chicks / guys.

    So, when anyone asks "what's the best" remind them that "the best" can only be decided upon when there are criteria and requirements by which to judge the candidates, and then simply ask them to define their requirements.

    That way, there's no flaming, no-one feeling stupid, no "30 pros arguing" - just some suitable suggestions.

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    "What is the best car?"
    My car, without a doubt.
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