Whats the name of the quest when you post first on a video?
This is a little off-topic, but I really think this is a stupid goal for a quest. I mean, it basically encourages spam. Sure, the description might urge you to make a legitimate comment, but what chance does the guy who intends to write a worthwhile post have of beating a hundred experience-hungry other users that couldn't care less? I mean, realistically?
Also, I think if you copy and paste, you won't get it...
The first time I thought I was first, I copy and pasted. Then again, people will go for that one, and delete their comment instantly so they don't get flamed, maybe that happened to you.
It doesn't have to be on a video, I got it a few days ago on an article. I didn't even post as soon as it was put up, it was probably a good 6 or 7 minutes after. Kind of shocked me, as I'd never really tried to get a first comment on GB, and yet here was this article nobody commented on and I got it without doing anything out of the ordinary; didn't even seem like other people were trying to get it, either, as the next comment after mine didn't show up until what seemed to be about 15 minutes later. Funny thing is, the next article that got put up had a bunch of comments almost immediately. Weird.
By the way, don't actually use the word "first."
So I just came up with a solution for this quest's problems: why don't we make it "post first in any topic?" Just make it an easier quest, and it means people will be less ridiculously spammy (still pretty spammy, but that might help.)
I have a better solution for this quest's problems: get rid of it. It's fucking stupid and only encourages fuckwits to act stupidly. There is literally nothing positive that comes from this stupid fucking quest.
It's still better than the 300 quest
Mnan I don't mind it, sure it makes people act crazy but if you take it away people are just gonna post first all the time at least this changes it up from Youtube.
Actually, before that quest was introduced nobody did that here. We all decided it was lame, and comments were actually relevant, even the first ones.
@Brendan: Man I know it's not as bad but you can't say it doesn't happen I just choose 4 videos at random and three of them had a first post before the quest was live.
Yep, this site definitely wasn't free of it, but man was it so much better than other sites.
The problem comes when the news story is something like "Activision shuts down Bizarre Creations, all employees laid off" and the first comment is someone saying "Very Cool!" because they're trying to get the quest without even paying attention.
@Brendan: http://www.giantbomb.com/giant-bomb-at-e3-2011-day-00/17-4299/ Yup someone totally just did it on the new video. Yay internets!
Dammit! Haha we really need a big red button for this or something. Oh well, as Giantbomb's audience gets larger, people from first-y places all over the internet will bring their firstiness with them.
We had a pretty big argument over this quest when it debuted, and I was (and still sort of am) very much against its current implementation. However, the end result of the discussion was that the quest would stay as-is, as preventing the Internet from such behavior is extremely difficult.
That said, posting nonsense or 'First!' to claim the first post is against the forum rules, so do feel free to flag these sort of posts and we'll look into them.
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