Originally Posted by readermo
Couldn't agree more. The threads would be much cleaner if every dumb question wasn't followed by 30 complaints about the dumb question.
I agree, it sets a bad example to noobs that flaming is ok and thus other rules can be easily bended.
In an ideal world we wouldn't even have this problem at all, but here it is and the people offending need to be at least informed of the rules. I have been experimenting with replying with a link to the rules..usually in my typical sardonic manner. It certainly isn't an ideal solution. The mods have asked people to report bad threads. I have started doing that as well.
I wish reporting a thread automatically locked said thread. That would quickly stop people from flaming at least. There are many solutions to the problem, but informing new users one way or an other is the only way to truely stop the problem. Hopefully the new stickies will help a bit.
We could also be using the "rate" thread button more. That way people won't bother looking at them in the first place.