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19-05-2013, 01:57 AM #281
I feel unwelcome at forums with ban rules more than I feel unwelcome at forums with assholes.Why yes you're right I'm deliciously evil
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*blush* I'm flattered by the attention boys, but please let's not make the thread about liddle old me
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19-05-2013, 09:42 AM #282I'm failing to writing a blog, specifically about playing games the wrong way
19-05-2013, 12:54 PM #283Nalano's Law - As an online gaming discussion regarding restrictions grows longer, the probability of a post likening the topic to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea approaches one.
19-05-2013, 03:06 PM #284
I didn't realize there were bannings going on. I guess it doesn't feel unwelcoming as long as there isn't always a threat of "You will be banned if you don't adhere to obscure community standards."
To me forums are for discussing things, and here we are hobbyists/enthusiasts and there can't be discussion without argument, and there can't be arguments without sometimes heated emotions, and all that stuff is what forums are good for.
But if people are spamming ads or things like that I understand banning them.
19-05-2013, 06:15 PM #285
I think the issue is that there is a difference between "heated emotions" and "I am just going to repsond by calling you the dumbest piece of fucking shit on the planet". The former, nobody minds. The latter violates the rules of the forums and is far too prevalent.
Regardless, take a look around. Many people who seem to only be capable of responding with personal attacks are still around, even after Jim has clearly been aware of what went on in some of the more hate-filled threads. I don't think we have to worry about a ban-fest.
20-05-2013, 01:00 AM #286Nalano's Law - As an online gaming discussion regarding restrictions grows longer, the probability of a post likening the topic to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea approaches one.
20-05-2013, 05:07 AM #287
20-05-2013, 08:40 AM #288
20-05-2013, 03:18 PM #289
Seriously, I think banfests are the one thing we don't have to worry about. Career choice aside, Jim is a smart cookie. He isn't going to just give some random power hungry whackjob mod powers. He'll probably skim through the posting history and ask around (sort of like the purpose of this thread before it shifted to "We don't want to be moderated") before committing. And if there ARE bad bans, someone will alert him, he'll investigate, de-mod the mod (probably ban), and unban the bad ban.
Yes, getting a "full time" moderator will change the tone of the forums. But seeing as how it is being considered, the hivemind probably isn't huge on the current tone of the forums (seriously, when the defense is "It isn't as bad as 4chan", you know it is getting bad).
20-05-2013, 03:29 PM #290
20-05-2013, 03:37 PM #291
I might be remembering this wrong, but I believe Hyper is referring to the time that two people both got banned during a debate on people who pirate games/movies/tv shows when they're unavailable in their country and then say "I'll buy the game later if I like it/box set when it's out" and we both used the word jerk to describe a hypothetical person. Nobody was actually calling someone else a jerk and there was no previous mention of "Alrigh' lads, calm down calm down" (that has to be read in a Scouse accent by the way) and the two people got a two week ban.
It totally wasn't either/both of us."Halo is designed to make the player think "I look like that, I am macho sitting in my undies with my xbox""
20-05-2013, 03:42 PM #292
Hell, I vaguely recall even RPS got its accounts databae hacked once?
And the accompanying "We are very very very sorry. We had no idea that User X would be a complete and total dick. We offer our deepest apologies" will go a long way toward repairing that trust.
Like I said, there are basically three options (if someone sees a third, please chime in):
1. Do nothing. The assholes who go around doing nothng but picking fights will be the norm and lots of users will leave. Furthermore, RPS will eventually either get a reputation for having a horrible userbase (like so many other sites) or the forums will just be nuked
2. Hire a community organizer. Those are expensive, so we can expect, at the very least, that the comments and forums would be merged together. As bad as the forums are getting, it still has nothing on the comments section
3. Take a risk and convert a trusted and long-time user into a mod to help police the forums.
All three have risks, but it looks like the hivemind (with Jim forming the head) are leaning towards 3.
20-05-2013, 03:44 PM #293
Seriously, you guys think this forum is bad?
There are some rude people, sure. But I think, generally, when someone comes and posts a question they receive legitimate answers. To me that's a fair test of quality.
I don't know enough about any posters to nominate or support any as moderator. I think there are probably some lurkers who never post that would be the best.
20-05-2013, 03:58 PM #294
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I've done admin and moderation for large forums before. Nobody here knows me and I'm not part of any factions. I have the maturity not to take things personally or get into squabbles. Diplomacy has been part of my profession for many years. I have lots of free time. I don't want the position or the power.
But I don't agree that this forum needs a moderator.
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20-05-2013, 04:19 PM #297
"Oh, evolution. It wasn't meant for everyone."
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20-05-2013, 04:25 PM #298
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Just look at a big site like teamliquid.net and how much they ban, http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/view...rrentpage=1574. I know there has been a few instances where community members with power have overstep but it is rather rare.
20-05-2013, 04:35 PM #299
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Problems of the forum that it would be controversial for a moderator to get involved in are those arguments where a poster is arguing with someone without ever displaying the intention of taking them seriously, and those arguments where a poster misrepresents and invents things. There isn't an awful lot a moderator ought to do in such cases, but they could issue reminders to be respectful from time to time.Irrelevant on further examination of the rest of the thread.
20-05-2013, 06:14 PM #300