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New "Drama Zone" Sub-Forum

Discussion in 'Welcome to V.I. Control!' started by Mike Greene, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Mike Greene

    Mike Greene Administrator

    Many of us are getting weary of all the drama lately, so I've created a new "Drama Zone" sub-forum. The advantage to this separate sub-forum is that topics there will not appear in our Latest Posts feed.

    This is where we'll move threads that devolve into personal debates about personalities or who was treated unfairly or whatever other stuff most people don't care about. First thread to go there is the Headshot thread.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2018
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  2. NoamL

    NoamL Senior Member

    Jul 6, 2015
    Thank you Mike :)

    Back to working on a mockup...
  3. chillbot

    chillbot Forum Bot

    Feb 6, 2014
    La Canada Flintridge, CA
  4. patrick76

    patrick76 Senior Member

    Nov 23, 2014
    Perfect! That's pretty damn funny.
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  5. Vik

    Vik Scandi Member

    Dec 15, 2013
    Sounds good. Is there any chance of getting an Ignore Subforum function as well? :)
  6. Silence-is-Golden

    Silence-is-Golden ^^

    Jun 8, 2015
    does that also mean that what starts as a commercial announcement may get moved there?
    I know that may be a difficult choice because of paying devs, but unfortuntely the drama also has also extensively taken place at some of them.....as we all know too well by now........(you know..... the twitters, twatters and the likes)
  7. OP
    Mike Greene

    Mike Greene Administrator

    For most companies, Commercial Announcements are safe zones and we delete posts that detract from the announcement, so there's no issue there. This has nothing to do whether they're paying advertisers, by the way. Tier 1 or Tier 2 both get the same consideration.

    In Spitfire's case (as well as VSL), however, they don't want the mods to step in. I've asked them, but they both feel that an open discussion, warts and all, implies "nothing to hide." So until they ask, we'll leave those alone, although I have stepped in (uninvited) a few times when I thought it was necessary for general forum etiquette.

    Granted, in a perfect world, we could keep the nonsense portions of these out of the Latest Posts feed as well, but since those are clearly marked Commercial Announcements, it's easier for a site visitor to know whether they want to visit the thread. If a thread is 25 pages long, they already know there's some drama there.

    Contrast with the Headshot thread, where it was several pages long, so most people might assume there is some interesting conversation there, only to be met with personality driven drama.
  8. heisenberg

    heisenberg Senior Member

    Sep 27, 2016
    Elegant solution Mike. Well done!
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  9. Silence-is-Golden

    Silence-is-Golden ^^

    Jun 8, 2015
    And very courageous from Spitfire and VSL.....!
  10. bigcat1969

    bigcat1969 Senior Member

    Nov 12, 2013
    I have to admit I've been impressed by Spitfire through this whole thing. I mean whatever the warts, I would be thrilled to have ever produced a 'virtual instrument' anywhere close to Spitfire's stuff and they are lampooned by people who don't have a clue what goes into the process. I don't mean the honest reviews, but some of the other stuff.
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  11. Zak Rahman

    Zak Rahman Noob Master 5000

    Apr 13, 2016
    You may not have the glitz or glamour that Spitfire has, but I assure you, your efforts are making a difference to thousands of musicians all over.

    Thanks for all your hard work!
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