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#1 Edited by God_Spawn (40903 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a thread dedicated to the threads that we believe are helpful to the battle forums and will help separate and organize the various other threads from the actual rules threads into a single, concise location. If you have a thread idea that you believe may be of help to debaters, then please feel free to ask us to edit it into this. All of the threads will be linked to their respective titles and given a brief description of what they are about.

Table of Contents

  1. Debaters Rating Thread
  2. Battle Ideas Thread
  3. The Battle Callout Phonebook
  4. Debating Tips: Past and Present
  5. Debaters Hall of Fame
  6. Respect Thread Directory
  7. The Up For Votes Thread

1. Debaters Rating Thread

A thread allowing other users to ask other debaters on the battle forum to rate and critique their performances in debates.

2. Battle Ideas Thread

A thread dedicated for asking/discussing if certain battle threads are good ideas or where some suggestions could be made for a battle thread.

3. The Battle Callout Phonebook

A thread where users can request to represent a certain character so others may tag them in a battle thread.

4. Debating Tips: Past and Present

A thread where users are able to read up and discuss debating tips from past and present Viners.

5. Debaters Hall of Fame

A thread to commemorate all of the Viners that have been awarded hall of fame status for their skills and knowledge as debaters.

6. Respect Thread Directory

A thread with links to various respect threads across the Vine for a more in-depth view at a character's abilities.

7. The Up For Votes Thread

Feel free to post links to your challenge a viners and tournaments so other people can vote on them. Or if you are interested in voting feel free to check this thread out.

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#2 Posted by jashro44 (40835 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice.

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#3 Edited by TheTrueBarryAllen (11897 posts) - - Show Bio

:)

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#4 Posted by Frisky4 (9216 posts) - - Show Bio

Neat. Don't know how I feel about it.

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#5 Posted by Comicdude360 (3245 posts) - - Show Bio

Huh. This'll be differant.

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#6 Edited by i_like_swords (24468 posts) - - Show Bio

..I can't believe we hadn't thought of this before. Such a simple yet helpful idea. Awesome.

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#7 Posted by jashro44 (40835 posts) - - Show Bio

..I can't believe we hadn't thought of this before. Such a simple yet helpful idea. Awesome.

@beatboks1 suggested this a few times.

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#8 Edited by i_like_swords (24468 posts) - - Show Bio

@jashro44: Ah, well props to him as well then.

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#9 Posted by lowlaville (9726 posts) - - Show Bio

Ooh this is a cool idea but @god_spawn I think this is harder to go look for the threads...

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#10 Posted by Jestersmiles (9379 posts) - - Show Bio

well this makes it faster and better.

All in one place.

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#11 Posted by God_Spawn (40903 posts) - - Show Bio
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#12 Posted by MysticMedivh (31107 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn I have to point out that "The Battle Callout Phonebook" is no longer being updated, and hasn't been for several months now, even if users tag the OP and directly request that they want to be tagged. With that said, a new (more active/willing) individual in charge of putting names up would be welcomed.

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#13 Edited by MysticMedivh (31107 posts) - - Show Bio

Ooh this is a cool idea but @god_spawn I think this is harder to go look for the threads...

The big bold underlined titles, although black, are clickable links that takes you to the thread.

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#14 Posted by lowlaville (9726 posts) - - Show Bio

Well you need to click this thread then the other. Most topics are fine but the phonebook imo needs to be readily accessible. For users old and new.

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#15 Posted by TheTrueBarryAllen (11897 posts) - - Show Bio

Well you need to click this thread then the other. Most topics are fine but the phonebook imo needs to be readily accessible. For users old and new.

It's not too hard to click two links to get where you need to be; and the Phonebook is honestly one of the more annoying topics due to the fact that it just allows users to regularly spam callouts.

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#16 Edited by ShootingNova (25157 posts) - - Show Bio

We could add the rules to this.

Still a good thread idea, though.

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#17 Posted by MysticMedivh (31107 posts) - - Show Bio

@lowlaville said:

Well you need to click this thread then the other. Most topics are fine but the phonebook imo needs to be readily accessible. For users old and new.

It's not too hard to click two links to get where you need to be; and the Phonebook is honestly one of the more annoying topics due to the fact that it just allows users to regularly spam callouts.

Individuals who willingly request their names to be placed under the Phonebook should be accept some of inevitable consequences such as receiving plenty of notification.

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#18 Posted by TheTrueBarryAllen (11897 posts) - - Show Bio

We could add the rules to this.

Still a good thread idea, though.

Not a bad idea; then everything is accessible in 1 topic with a variety of links for the user-made topics that aren't rules/regulations.

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#19 Posted by jashro44 (40835 posts) - - Show Bio

@lowlaville said:

Well you need to click this thread then the other. Most topics are fine but the phonebook imo needs to be readily accessible. For users old and new.

It's not too hard to click two links to get where you need to be; and the Phonebook is honestly one of the more annoying topics due to the fact that it just allows users to regularly spam callouts.

And all though I think the phonebook is helpful I find a lot of users don't use it. I've removed myself from the phone book like 6 months ago but I still need to tell users to stop calling me into threads with characters I don't care about (I was never even in the phonebook for half the stuff I get called out for).

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#20 Posted by TheTrueBarryAllen (11897 posts) - - Show Bio

@thetruebarryallen said:

@lowlaville said:

Well you need to click this thread then the other. Most topics are fine but the phonebook imo needs to be readily accessible. For users old and new.

It's not too hard to click two links to get where you need to be; and the Phonebook is honestly one of the more annoying topics due to the fact that it just allows users to regularly spam callouts.

Individuals who willingly request their names to be placed under the Phonebook should be accept some of inevitable consequences such as receiving plenty of notification.

I've asked my name to be removed from characters; yet I still get tagged in posts regarding those characters, and I get tagged for characters I never signed up with in the first place.

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#21 Edited by MysticMedivh (31107 posts) - - Show Bio

@mysticmedivh said:
@thetruebarryallen said:

@lowlaville said:

Well you need to click this thread then the other. Most topics are fine but the phonebook imo needs to be readily accessible. For users old and new.

It's not too hard to click two links to get where you need to be; and the Phonebook is honestly one of the more annoying topics due to the fact that it just allows users to regularly spam callouts.

Individuals who willingly request their names to be placed under the Phonebook should be accept some of inevitable consequences such as receiving plenty of notification.

I've asked my name to be removed from characters; yet I still get tagged in posts regarding those characters, and I get tagged for characters I never signed up with in the first place.

In post #12 of this thread I mentioned that The Battle Callout Phonebook has not been updated for several months, and that the OP of the thread should be replaced by a more willing and active user.

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#22 Posted by ShootingNova (25157 posts) - - Show Bio
@jashro44 said:

And all though I think the phonebook is helpful I find a lot of users don't use it. I've removed myself from the phone book like 6 months ago but I still need to tell users to stop calling me into threads with characters I don't care about (I was never even in the phonebook for half the stuff I get called out for).

I'm not even in the phonebook (and I never requested a place in any part of it) and I get called out in all these random threads as well. It's outrageous.

Not a bad idea; then everything is accessible in 1 topic with a variety of links for the user-made topics that aren't rules/regulations.

Well, I thought a thread like this should be the ultimate reference for Battle forum-related help.

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#23 Posted by TheTrueBarryAllen (11897 posts) - - Show Bio

@thetruebarryallen said:

Not a bad idea; then everything is accessible in 1 topic with a variety of links for the user-made topics that aren't rules/regulations.

Well, I thought a thread like this should be the ultimate reference for Battle forum-related help.

Agreed; essentially turn this thread into the HUB for the Battles Forum.

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#24 Posted by God_Spawn (40903 posts) - - Show Bio

Well you need to click this thread then the other. Most topics are fine but the phonebook imo needs to be readily accessible. For users old and new.

That is kind of the point of this thread. All the other threads went days without being used, save for the CaV thread, which we have a reason to keep it separate and wish to promote it. This allows us to maintain all the threads that people want pinned and future threads that could be pinned, and keep them in 1 location without having X amount of threads that aren't essential, but still something we like and find helpful, to be on the front page of the forums. This prevents the main page from getting cluttered (which has happened from time to time) and you have a description under each linked title.

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#25 Posted by lowlaville (9726 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn I have to point out that "The Battle Callout Phonebook" is no longer being updated, and hasn't been for several months now, even if users tag the OP and directly request that they want to be tagged. With that said, a new (more active/willing) individual in charge of putting names up would be welcomed.

sophia updates it on a weekly basis....

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#26 Posted by ShootingNova (25157 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll just call @god_spawn to add the rules, then, in case he missed some of the earlier posts.

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#27 Posted by lowlaville (9726 posts) - - Show Bio

@lowlaville said:

Well you need to click this thread then the other. Most topics are fine but the phonebook imo needs to be readily accessible. For users old and new.

That is kind of the point of this thread. All the other threads went days without being used, save for the CaV thread, which we have a reason to keep it separate and wish to promote it. This allows us to maintain all the threads that people want pinned and future threads that could be pinned, and keep them in 1 location without having X amount of threads that aren't essential, but still something we like and find helpful, to be on the front page of the forums. This prevents the main page from getting cluttered (which has happened from time to time) and you have a description under each linked title.

I understand your reasoning for doing this.

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#28 Edited by BeaconofStrength (11769 posts) - - Show Bio

I like this idea. Leaves more rooms for battles.

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#29 Posted by MysticMedivh (31107 posts) - - Show Bio

@mysticmedivh said:

@god_spawn I have to point out that "The Battle Callout Phonebook" is no longer being updated, and hasn't been for several months now, even if users tag the OP and directly request that they want to be tagged. With that said, a new (more active/willing) individual in charge of putting names up would be welcomed.

sophia updates it on a weekly basis....

I've checked multiple user requests and the original post but I couldn't find their names under the requested location.

In fact, another user above me, TheTrueBarryAllen, was saying how it was frustrating that he's still getting tagged (because of The Battle Callout Phonebook) even though he's requested that his name be removed.

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#30 Posted by God_Spawn (40903 posts) - - Show Bio

@shootingnova: We kept the rules separate because want them to be visible on the front page right away. Maybe in the future we will have just one pinned thread as a HUB, but this is more for supplemental threads at the moment. The only thing withstanding is the CaV thread, but that thread is used on a daily basis and promotes some of the best debates, so we kept it up.

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#31 Posted by ShootingNova (25157 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn: Fair enough.

We kind of do need a pinned thread with the rules and stuff, because people seem to ignore or not know about it all the time.

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#32 Edited by TheTrueBarryAllen (11897 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn: I have a quick question; why isn't the Battles Bible included within the Rules?

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#33 Posted by HigorM (8537 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually, it looks better now..

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#34 Posted by God_Spawn (40903 posts) - - Show Bio

@thetruebarryallen: The battles bible was made as a separate entity and is like a quick reference in making threads and posting etiquette. We've had parts from the battles bible that we integrated into the rules thread, though.

@shootingnova: We have 2 pinned rules thread.

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#35 Posted by TheTrueBarryAllen (11897 posts) - - Show Bio
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#36 Posted by ShootingNova (25157 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn: I meant the thread listing all the rules and related threads but I suppose it doesn't make a difference.

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#37 Posted by ssj_god (15754 posts) - - Show Bio

hmm... nice way to downsize

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#38 Edited by sophia89 (18715 posts) - - Show Bio

@mysticmedivh said:

@lowlaville said:

@mysticmedivh said:

@god_spawn I have to point out that "The Battle Callout Phonebook" is no longer being updated, and hasn't been for several months now, even if users tag the OP and directly request that they want to be tagged. With that said, a new (more active/willing) individual in charge of putting names up would be welcomed.

sophia updates it on a weekly basis....

I've checked multiple user requests and the original post but I couldn't find their names under the requested location.

In fact, another user above me, TheTrueBarryAllen, was saying how it was frustrating that he's still getting tagged (because of The Battle Callout Phonebook) even though he's requested that his name be removed.

I did remove TTBA from it(Except for a few characters he wanted to stay under,but like jashro he gets tagged by viners who call exp viners to their threads).

As for updating everyone from page 1 to 9 got their requests.

The battle book is a very long post that almost always tries to eat the whole thing when I edit it.

In post #12 of this thread I mentioned that The Battle Callout Phonebook has not been updated for several months, and that the OP of the thread should be replaced by a more willing and active user.

Although if someone wants to take over that is fine :)

The reason I originally took it over was because the first one was getting lost in the site,and it seemed like too good an idea to let go.

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#40 Posted by Knightsofdarkness2 (8157 posts) - - Show Bio

@mysticmedivh said:

@god_spawn I have to point out that "The Battle Callout Phonebook" is no longer being updated, and hasn't been for several months now, even if users tag the OP and directly request that they want to be tagged. With that said, a new (more active/willing) individual in charge of putting names up would be welcomed.

sophia updates it on a weekly basis....

Several users (including me) have requested to be under some of the characters but we're STILL not listed.

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#41 Posted by Owie (6325 posts) - - Show Bio

Makes sense to simplify the number of pinned threads. @god_spawn It might be worth it to make the paragraph-style thread names in the OP into links

(Table of Contents

  1. Debaters Rating Thread
  2. Battle Ideas Thread
  3. The Battle Callout Phonebook
  4. Debating Tips: Past and Present)

as well as the existing links in the large heading text, simply because the heading links are black and new users may not realize they are links.

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#42 Posted by God_Spawn (40903 posts) - - Show Bio

@owie: I have used the black background for years, so for me the white text looks easier and I forget we have the white option. But I'll do it in a minute to link the ToC text at the top too.

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#43 Edited by lukehero (31588 posts) - - Show Bio

Good Job.

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#44 Posted by Jacthripper (13790 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet

Just noticed this

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#45 Posted by Jacthripper (13790 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn: Any chance of a "Tournament/CaV" Forum being made? Because those make up a very good portion of the threads here, and it would be nice to have to search less.

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#46 Posted by NotATreeABush (5005 posts) - - Show Bio

Liked it way better the other way, but whatever

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#47 Posted by cosmicallyaware1 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

Excellent. Brilliant way to consolidate and make things more streamlined. Kudos on eliminating some of the clutter that pinning threads was becoming. I'm actually very impressed by the simplicity of the solution. @god_spawn: well done job by the mods. Great way to make multiple parties appeased and still be innovative. hat tips and all........

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#48 Edited by beatboks1 (8770 posts) - - Show Bio

@jashro44 said:

@i_like_swords said:

..I can't believe we hadn't thought of this before. Such a simple yet helpful idea. Awesome.

@beatboks1 suggested this a few times.

To be fair only because a few other comic forums I go to have done it that way. On one forum they used to have 15 stickies (frustrating as only a dozen or so threads were ever on the from page), now only one with the links to the 15 in it. Makes using the site a LOT easier.

And all though I think the phonebook is helpful I find a lot of users don't use it. I've removed myself from the phone book like 6 months ago but I still need to tell users to stop calling me into threads with characters I don't care about (I was never even in the phonebook for half the stuff I get called out for).

Tell me about it. I've never even been in the phone book AT ALL, and I get so many call outs it beyond a joke. has anyone EVER seen me take interest in debates that didn't feature either a mystical, or demonic character or a member of the JSA/All Star Squadron/Infinity Inc, LoSH, Legion/Rebels, Defenders, West Coast Avengers, heroes for hire or suicide squad?? yet i get call outs galore on characters I've never even read

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#50 Posted by TheTrueBarryAllen (11897 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn: Any chance of a "Tournament/CaV" Forum being made? Because those make up a very good portion of the threads here, and it would be nice to have to search less.

Do you mean a thread where people post Tournament suggestions or one where they organize tournaments?