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Re: New mods?
« Reply #60 on: December 03, 2010, 08:33:12 PM »
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Re: New mods?
« Reply #61 on: December 03, 2010, 08:53:28 PM »
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Re: New mods?
« Reply #62 on: December 03, 2010, 09:04:50 PM »
Hopefully with all the prayers directed your way, you'll be able to start granting divine spells soon. :P

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Re: New mods?
« Reply #63 on: December 03, 2010, 10:01:36 PM »
Hopefully with all the prayers directed your way, you'll be able to start granting divine spells soon. :P
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Re: New mods?
« Reply #64 on: December 03, 2010, 10:02:29 PM »
I'm getting to it...
EDIT: Should be up now.

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The tier system in a nutshell:
[spoiler]Tier 6: A cartographer.
Tier 5: An expert cartographer or a decent marksman.
Tier 4: An expert marksman.
Tier 3: An expert marksman, cartographer and chef who can tie strong knots and is trained in hostage negotiation or a marksman so good he can shoot down every bullet fired by a minigun while armed with a rusted single-shot pistol that veers to the left.
Tier 2: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything, or the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.
Tier 1: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything and the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.[/spoiler]

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Re: New mods?
« Reply #65 on: April 25, 2011, 06:22:12 PM »
Speaking of new mods, the (whole, not only PbP) boards could use a couple. I might understand the hesitation in baning users, but I don't understand how some of the posts aren't deleted or moderated. I don't even mean the vulgarity or spam (at least the entertaining ones), but it strikes me as odd that, for example, insulting other users is allowed. I skimed through the CoC when I registered and I saw that it ISN'T allowed. So... I don't understand how the moderation in here is working. Not enough time to do your job?
I offered myself, but I get it that I'm not long enough on the boards and I don't have many posts, contributing ones to boot. But come on, there should be someone else who could do that. Agita, JaronK, Sinfire Titan, veekie, Lycanthromancer? Anyone?
« Last Edit: April 25, 2011, 06:26:53 PM by AleksanderTheGreat »
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Optimizing is the antithesis of roleplaying because it takes focus away from the important parts of the game.
I'm inclined to disagree. People work hard on there characters, there personality, back ground, appearance, so forth. No one wants there character that they have invested time, energy, thought, and probably emotion in to be killed because they didn't take strong enough feats or skills or spells or what have you.

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Re: New mods?
« Reply #66 on: April 25, 2011, 06:31:04 PM »
Speaking of new mods, the (whole, not only PbP) boards could use a couple. I might understand the hesitation in baning users, but I don't understand how some of the posts aren't deleted or moderated. I don't even mean the vulgarity or spam (at least the entertaining ones), but it strikes me as odd that, for example, insulting other users is allowed. I skimed through the CoC when I registered and I saw that it ISN'T allowed. So... I don't understand how the moderation in here is working. Not enough time to do your job?
I offered myself, but I get it that I'm not long enough on the boards and I don't have many posts, contributing ones to boot. But come on, there should be someone else who could do that. Agita, JaronK, Sinfire Titan, veekie, Lycanthromancer? Anyone?
The BGs have made it clear that they take a hands off approach to most situations and let the posters handle it themselves. The general rule is don't be a douche, so you can get away with a lot as long as you are right or don't cross a vague line in the sand (the line isn't spelled out but most people know it before they cross it). For the most part this works out pretty well overall. I know there are some people who will annoy me or piss me off when they post, but as an adult I either ignore them or don't let them get to me.
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Re: New mods?
« Reply #67 on: April 25, 2011, 06:34:03 PM »
Speaking of new mods, the (whole, not only PbP) boards could use a couple. I might understand the hesitation in baning users, but I don't understand how some of the posts aren't deleted or moderated. I don't even mean the vulgarity or spam (at least the entertaining ones), but it strikes me as odd that, for example, insulting other users is allowed. I skimed through the CoC when I registered and I saw that it ISN'T allowed. So... I don't understand how the moderation in here is working. Not enough time to do your job?
I offered myself, but I get it that I'm not long enough on the boards and I don't have many posts, contributing ones to boot. But come on, there should be someone else who could do that. Agita, JaronK, Sinfire Titan, veekie, Lycanthromancer? Anyone?
The BGs have made it clear that they take a hands off approach to most situations and let the posters handle it themselves. The general rule is don't be a douche, so you can get away with a lot as long as you are right or don't cross a vague line in the sand (the line isn't spelled out but most people know it before they cross it). For the most part this works out pretty well overall. I know there are some people who will annoy me or piss me off when they post, but as an adult I either ignore them or don't let them get to me.
If only it would be so easy... :(
I'm probably to much accustomed to strict moderation from my native boards. It's my problem but... still, it's sad how things are handled here... Why even create a CoC when you don't enforce it... It's too much for my simple mind.
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« Last Edit: April 25, 2011, 06:52:27 PM by AleksanderTheGreat »
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Optimizing is the antithesis of roleplaying because it takes focus away from the important parts of the game.
I'm inclined to disagree. People work hard on there characters, there personality, back ground, appearance, so forth. No one wants there character that they have invested time, energy, thought, and probably emotion in to be killed because they didn't take strong enough feats or skills or spells or what have you.

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Re: New mods?
« Reply #68 on: April 25, 2011, 06:57:28 PM »
Speaking of new mods, the (whole, not only PbP) boards could use a couple. I might understand the hesitation in baning users, but I don't understand how some of the posts aren't deleted or moderated. I don't even mean the vulgarity or spam (at least the entertaining ones), but it strikes me as odd that, for example, insulting other users is allowed. I skimed through the CoC when I registered and I saw that it ISN'T allowed. So... I don't understand how the moderation in here is working. Not enough time to do your job?
I offered myself, but I get it that I'm not long enough on the boards and I don't have many posts, contributing ones to boot. But come on, there should be someone else who could do that. Agita, JaronK, Sinfire Titan, veekie, Lycanthromancer? Anyone?
The BGs have made it clear that they take a hands off approach to most situations and let the posters handle it themselves. The general rule is don't be a douche, so you can get away with a lot as long as you are right or don't cross a vague line in the sand (the line isn't spelled out but most people know it before they cross it). For the most part this works out pretty well overall. I know there are some people who will annoy me or piss me off when they post, but as an adult I either ignore them or don't let them get to me.
This. In the time I've spent on the boards (i.e. since the first great 339 exodus), there were three permanent bans that I remember well (not counting scores of spambots): OneWinged4ngel, Ubernoob, and AndyJames.
The first made himself a pain in the ass to the BGs themselves, specifically Meg, for a good while before being banned.
The second had a modus operandi similar to what people are complaining about in Sunic now, but kept it up for a longer time before finally being judged not worth the trouble. I'm not sure what the last straw was here, but I think it was the BGs getting complaints about podcast listeners being turned off from the podcast itself by the climate on the boards. This is the one I remember the least, however.
The third openly attacked and mocked opposing ideologies as well as people who defended them, and went on for a long time as well. The final straw was a personal attack on a poster's recently deceased mother that had nothing to do with the topic on hand, as I recall.

As you can see, it takes a lot to get yourself banned around here, and in each case I'm pretty sure there was a 'last straw' that pushed things across the line. BG isn't GitP, or even WotC, and this is important to keep in mind. More mods don't matter much when the climate rarely gets actually bad enough for them to step in. It's not that there aren't enough to do the job, it's that it's an emergency job.
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Re: New mods?
« Reply #69 on: April 25, 2011, 07:05:15 PM »
I see... So there can be nothing done here... I (and some other users) just have to be quiet and wait for better days...
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Optimizing is the antithesis of roleplaying because it takes focus away from the important parts of the game.
I'm inclined to disagree. People work hard on there characters, there personality, back ground, appearance, so forth. No one wants there character that they have invested time, energy, thought, and probably emotion in to be killed because they didn't take strong enough feats or skills or spells or what have you.

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Re: New mods?
« Reply #70 on: April 25, 2011, 07:16:57 PM »
The best way to do things is simply ignore trolls, they crave attention.
Just keep up the civil talk and not fall into temptation, or wind up as One Of Them.

Theres really very little that needs outright mod intervention(thread splitting or post garbaging mostly). Things like being rude are their own punishment, once people start dismissing you automatically. The line is roughly drawn at personal attacks, IIRC.
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Re: New mods?
« Reply #71 on: April 25, 2011, 07:18:59 PM »
I see... So there can be nothing done here... I (and some other users) just have to be quiet and wait for better days...
Or you could take it in stride, like... most of the posters. Complaining about lack of moderation on a board where one of the draws is less moderation than elsewhere is kind of like drinking alcohol-free beer and complaining that it doesn't have alcohol.
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Re: New mods?
« Reply #72 on: April 25, 2011, 07:22:28 PM »
I see... So there can be nothing done here... I (and some other users) just have to be quiet and wait for better days...
Or you could take it in stride, like... most of the posters. Complaining about lack of moderation on a board where one of the draws is less moderation than elsewhere is kind of like drinking alcohol-free beer and complaining that it doesn't have alcohol.
Yeah, I tried that. Just see my latest posts. It's just not easy and I would like to avoid simple trolling and spaming. Unfortunatly I don't have anything worthwile to post...
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Optimizing is the antithesis of roleplaying because it takes focus away from the important parts of the game.
I'm inclined to disagree. People work hard on there characters, there personality, back ground, appearance, so forth. No one wants there character that they have invested time, energy, thought, and probably emotion in to be killed because they didn't take strong enough feats or skills or spells or what have you.

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Re: New mods?
« Reply #73 on: April 25, 2011, 07:28:52 PM »
I see... So there can be nothing done here... I (and some other users) just have to be quiet and wait for better days...

No no no.

That is the wrong approach entirely.

Speak UP. Let yourselves be heard.

But remember the old internet saying... Mods = Gods.

Don't waste your time praying when there is work to be done! Take your fate in your own hands. Ask questions, send PMs, stand up to spam and trolls.

But most importantly, contribute and grow.

Secondly, be right!  ;)

Also, while we're on the subject, I still miss all those that have been banned. They were all arrogant douches, but just as Sunic, they usually were constructive about it and were also valuable posters when not being douches.

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Re: New mods?
« Reply #74 on: April 25, 2011, 07:31:02 PM »
bg stands out specifically for not being draconian (or maybe pun pun ian (sees all, knows all, isnt lame like a draconian)). GitPG and Gleemax offer active moderation.

GitPG is a great place to find all the banter and extreme moderation.

Gleemax is a great place to find moderation and mediocrity.

I think you will find that except for the off topic boards things stay fairly civil (similar to being at a gaming table) around here. the off topic boards can get feisty, but usually not very.

you do not have to be quiet and wait for better days. if you see someone acting up, call them out. no ones gonna knock on your door and punch you in the nose. just tell em to take it elsewhere.

as long was there are bridges there will be trolls. just dont feed em and they wont bother you much.
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Re: New mods?
« Reply #75 on: April 25, 2011, 07:36:42 PM »
i also agree with ejo, andy and ubber were douches and good contributers. i think the boards were better with them.

but meg disagrees..

that is to say, someone will eventually miss sunic also...  :P




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Re: New mods?
« Reply #76 on: April 25, 2011, 07:41:11 PM »
I was using the Report to moderator button, but it was ignored.

EDIT: And yet when *I* posted the thread was closed and I was called out as a flamer (it was flamerish, but come on!).
« Last Edit: April 25, 2011, 07:45:52 PM by AleksanderTheGreat »
Quote from: Sephirothsword117
Quote from: Solo
Optimizing is the antithesis of roleplaying because it takes focus away from the important parts of the game.
I'm inclined to disagree. People work hard on there characters, there personality, back ground, appearance, so forth. No one wants there character that they have invested time, energy, thought, and probably emotion in to be killed because they didn't take strong enough feats or skills or spells or what have you.

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Re: New mods?
« Reply #77 on: April 25, 2011, 07:53:40 PM »
I was using the Report to moderator button, but it was ignored.

EDIT: And yet when *I* posted the thread was closed and I was called out as a flamer (it was flamerish, but come on!).
You were not the only reason for that, but it was off-topic and not very constructive.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2011, 07:56:05 PM by Prime32 »
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The tier system in a nutshell:
[spoiler]Tier 6: A cartographer.
Tier 5: An expert cartographer or a decent marksman.
Tier 4: An expert marksman.
Tier 3: An expert marksman, cartographer and chef who can tie strong knots and is trained in hostage negotiation or a marksman so good he can shoot down every bullet fired by a minigun while armed with a rusted single-shot pistol that veers to the left.
Tier 2: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything, or the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.
Tier 1: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything and the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.[/spoiler]

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Re: New mods?
« Reply #78 on: April 25, 2011, 07:57:20 PM »
I was using the Report to moderator button, but it was ignored.

EDIT: And yet when *I* posted the thread was closed and I was called out as a flamer (it was flamerish, but come on!).
You were not the only reason for that, but it was off-topic.
Yeah, I know, sorry.
What do you think about that? :D Am I making progress, or am I making progress, huh? :P
Oh, and BTW Prime. Why are my reports ignored?
And I'm surprised that this post was deleted. I've seen worse, I've REPORTED worse and nothing happened.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2011, 08:04:47 PM by AleksanderTheGreat »
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Quote from: Solo
Optimizing is the antithesis of roleplaying because it takes focus away from the important parts of the game.
I'm inclined to disagree. People work hard on there characters, there personality, back ground, appearance, so forth. No one wants there character that they have invested time, energy, thought, and probably emotion in to be killed because they didn't take strong enough feats or skills or spells or what have you.

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Re: New mods?
« Reply #79 on: April 25, 2011, 08:06:05 PM »
I was using the Report to moderator button, but it was ignored.

Just because it wasn't acted on doesn't mean it was ignored.

But again, stop waiting for mods. They will come and tidy up in their own time. Until then take responsibility for acting as you see fit. Just remember that if you become an intolerable douche and persist at it, you had better also have a lot to contribute.  ;)