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Old 04-02-01, 02:46 PM
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Weren't these against forum rules. And, unlike the "nice bargain" replies, sometimes large number of people need to add their own IBTL's.
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Old 04-02-01, 02:58 PM
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Originally posted by Peep
Weren't these against forum rules. And, unlike the "nice bargain" replies, sometimes large number of people need to add their own IBTL's.

Nice <b>parody</b>.
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Hey ...

It's Peep-n-Poop.

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Old 04-02-01, 04:37 PM
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I agree. Geoff has said several times that IBTL is just as bad as "nice bargain" but nothing has ever been done about it. I've never seen anyone warned for posting IBTL.
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Re: Hey ...

Originally posted by Soup Nazi
It's Peep-n-Poop.



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Old 04-02-01, 04:54 PM
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Originally posted by joshhinkle
I agree. Geoff has said several times that IBTL is just as bad as "nice bargain" but nothing has ever been done about it. I've never seen anyone warned for posting IBTL.
I really cannot understand the rationale of even posting IBTL. It adds nothing and shows the poster as being an inane moron. In a perfect world the mods would not have to say a word, but we all know there are more than enough morons to go around in this world. The best solution would be a strict stance resulting in a ban. Post IBTL and you are done here on DVD talk. Alot of times thats thats the only way things are accomplished when you have to go to extremes.

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Re: Hey ...

Originally posted by Soup Nazi
It's Peep-n-Poop.
Now it's Peep-n-Poop-n-Soup
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Old 04-02-01, 05:40 PM
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Call me stupid and I've been around here a long time but somebody tell me what IBTL stands for.
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Old 04-02-01, 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by HeatSeeker
Call me stupid and I've been around here a long time but somebody tell me what IBTL stands for.
IBTL= In Before the Lock. People usually put them in threads they think will be closed or moved to be funny I suppose.

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Old 04-03-01, 02:22 AM
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You guys need to get a sense of humor!

You're all so testy!

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you guys are fighting a losing battle though, remember, pads are allowed now. Just like the wrong forum pads. These are almost welcomed because the are SO funny.
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Old 04-03-01, 06:16 AM
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When will it end?
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Old 04-03-01, 10:13 AM
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This IS one of the funnier threads.
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Old 04-10-01, 01:29 PM
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Old 04-10-01, 01:41 PM
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Hijack to talk about overquoting....

I'm not sure why this was bumped but I'd liked to post <A HREF="http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=80827">another</a> plea for consideration when it comes to quoting.

There really is no need to repost huge amounts of dialogue; particularly on a one-page thread.

There are a few people doing it regularly and I think it comes down to plain laziness. It is not something I can see myself emailing a mod over (too petty!) but perhaps it is an issue they could take up on a case-by-case basis if they notice it.... and if they have a similar point of view!

Trimming the quote down to the salient point or even just referring to the poster by name if it was a recent post seems to me to be perfectly adequate to establish context. Anyone can scroll up if they are left in doubt.

<blink><font color=red><b>[Hastily edited to point out that I am <i>not</i> talking about <i>this</i> thread!!]</b></font></blink><hello netscapers!>

[Edited by benedict on 04-10-01 at 12:15 PM]
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Old 04-10-01, 02:54 PM
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I guess the only thing left to add is:
<font face=arial size=24> IBTL!</font>
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Old 04-10-01, 05:27 PM
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Re: Hijack to talk about overquoting....

Originally posted by benedict
I'm not sure why this was bumped but I'd liked to post <A HREF="http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=80827">another</a> plea for consideration when it comes to quoting.

There really is no need to repost huge amounts of dialogue; particularly on a one-page thread.

There are a few people doing it regularly and I think it comes down to plain laziness. It is not something I can see myself emailing a mod over (too petty!) but perhaps it is an issue they could take up on a case-by-case basis if they notice it.... and if they have a similar point of view!

Trimming the quote down to the salient point or even just referring to the poster by name if it was a recent post seems to me to be perfectly adequate to establish context. Anyone can scroll up if they are left in doubt.

<blink><font color=red><b>[Hastily edited to point out that I am <i>not</i> talking about <i>this</i> thread!!]</b></font></blink><hello netscapers!>

[Edited by benedict on 04-10-01 at 12:15 PM]

Just about your first point about quoting, it should have its own thread...I hate it when someone quotes all of a persons post, just to speak to one part.



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Old 04-10-01, 06:43 PM
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Just ignore the IBTL posts.
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I delete them when I see them, no questions asked.
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Old 04-13-01, 03:19 PM
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This IBTL cracked me up so much. This guy ClarkKentKY has only been a member since april 2001, w/ 14 posts and he is already posting IBTL. New members must think using "IBTL" is common place on this board, that it is a requirement to make it part of their posting techniques. Oh well, this is an issue with no apparent solution.

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Old 04-13-01, 04:05 PM
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It isn't a big problem. We got rid of

Nice Bargain

We should be able to get rid of this.
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Old 04-13-01, 04:51 PM
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Bushdog, for my own reasons, I agree it's not a big problem. I can just ignore a pad.

But, it's not as easy as Nice Bargain as IBTL is used on other forums, so even newbies tend to do it.
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Old 04-14-01, 05:19 PM
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Someone explain to me in english the big problem with ibtl. I think it is sort of funny, doesn't waste my time, etc..
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Old 04-14-01, 06:29 PM
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IBTL and pads raise an article to the top for no good reason.

Some "sensible" articles are hijacked by padders having their own mini-conversations and, to be clear, I'm not talking about topic-drift.

Both simply make the board that little bit more difficult to use. Not the end of the world, agreed, but potentially irksome....
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