Just say "no" to pointless threads

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Postby J-0080 » Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:28 pm

Kajino Rei wrote:And I'm trying to ignore, being helpful everyday is almost impossible...


That must be a joke, considering I've never seen you help anyone....ever.

[paizuri: EC didn't constantly instigate flame wars and derail threads though.]


:?

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I often find your sarcasim pretty obvious and easy to read...of course that may just be due to me reading it for so long.
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Postby RootHubController » Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:40 pm

I've worked with phpBB in a couple of incarnations; one of which (as popularized by the IPB) Have a report button above every post; where people have the option of reporting a post (or a thread) to a moderator for disciplinary action. Can that be implemented? It might streamline activity down to where threads and posts can be effectively weeded out quickly and mercifully.

Additionally, I think that the FAQ might need a bit of brush-up; let me give examples:
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These are somewhat dependant on people having 'common sense' and the fact is, not a lot of people are internet savvy to HAVE common sense. A more direct approach would be beneficial. "How can you tell the difference between a flame and constructive criticism?"

The FAQ isn't very visible; perhaps putting copies of the FAQ thread into each forum, with forum-specific addendums added later would also provide an inscrutible layer for the staff to act and operate from; If someone posts pointlessly, then you can casually tell them- "The FAQ is at the top of the page, read it and weep."

And while it seems as though I'm asking you to cater to their stupidity, I'm not; I'm really asking for a stronger stance from which the administration can act from; in that if everything is identified from the get-go, then you have a stronger position from which to operate from, thus resulting in a decreased amount of stupidity.
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Postby Otohiko » Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:48 pm

There was, as I remember, talk of getting some sort of more sophisticated 'score' system back in the OT days, which would give members 'points' based on their behavior, by the mods, then automatically dispense restrictions and other sorts of discipline...

It probably died along with OT.

Granted, the Mod Drop Box is still there, and it was working reasonably well last time I checked. I'd just suggest people drop a note there if a certain member's behaviour seems inappropriate, or PM the admins if they want to be more anonymous. In any case, there probably isn't a completely-anonymous way of dealing with members' behaviour.
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Postby )v(ajin Koji » Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:20 pm

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Postby Savia » Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:56 pm

Otohiko wrote:There was, as I remember, talk of getting some sort of more sophisticated 'score' system back in the OT days, which would give members 'points' based on their behavior, by the mods, then automatically dispense restrictions and other sorts of discipline...

It probably died along with OT.

Granted, the Mod Drop Box is still there, and it was working reasonably well last time I checked. I'd just suggest people drop a note there if a certain member's behaviour seems inappropriate, or PM the admins if they want to be more anonymous. In any case, there probably isn't a completely-anonymous way of dealing with members' behaviour.


That would be the Karma system, which is still on the To-Do list and blanked out on the Main Page to the best of my knowledge.
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Postby Merm » Sun Dec 05, 2004 1:09 pm

SWEET JESUS!!!
I would like to report at (looks at clock) 1:04pm Eastern Standard Time on December 5th, 2004 there are 6 LOCKED POSTS ON THE #@#%% ^^^$% &$#@$ #%$@ FIRST PAGE!!!!
AAAAGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!
MUST THROTTLE PEOPLE, MUST THROTTLE!!!!
Blood must be spilled for this outrage. . . :evil:
Mods, please, can't you do anything, or are you leaving that up to us (or, more specifically, a small club headed by Kajino_Rei) to eliminate these people?
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Postby Kajino Rei » Sun Dec 05, 2004 6:02 pm

J-0080 wrote:
Kajino Rei wrote:And I'm trying to ignore, being helpful everyday is almost impossible...


That must be a joke, considering I've never seen you help anyone....ever.
Look harder. I'm nicer now...
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Not being inflammatory but:
Can I suggest we take this forum back?
As in back to the old days before I was even here.
Days were noobs didn't rule over MOD's. :?
I'm a MOD, and if you've an iron fist with a kind heart...
Then the forum will be nice and fun but still organized.
It can be done and it should.
I'm waiting for the day that I can say: "The Orgs more than AMV's, the forum's great too."
For now I can't because most people don't have much patience to deal with stupidity.
Truthfully I don't know how you MOD's do it or what you're doing.
Good luck I should say; luck and patience. :twisted:
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Postby azulmagia » Sun Dec 05, 2004 7:15 pm

Merm wrote:*DRIVEL*


Just say no to spamming the "Just Say No" sticky. :?
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Postby GaavTheDemonDragonKing » Sun Dec 05, 2004 10:35 pm

J-0080 wrote:
Kajino Rei wrote:And I'm trying to ignore, being helpful everyday is almost impossible...


i dont see her being any nicer or the collection wouldnt have post what is now deleted
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Postby Scintilla » Sun Dec 05, 2004 10:45 pm

GaavTheDemonDragonKing wrote:
Kajino Rei wrote:And I'm trying to ignore, being helpful everyday is almost impossible...

i dont see her being any nicer or the collection wouldnt have post what is now deleted

It doesn't matter how nice Kajino Rei is or isn't: the_collection had no business writing any of that. I don't particularly like Kajino Rei either, but there's just no justifying a post like that.

A perfect example of a pointless thread to which "no" was said.
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Postby Merm » Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:13 am

azulmagia wrote:
Merm wrote:*DRIVEL*


Just say no to spamming the "Just Say No" sticky. :?


Calm down. I'm just getting pissed that this org is getting filled with more and more locked threads for whatever reason. That was a plea for something, ANYTHING, to be done to bring back some amusement that is lost with fewer topics and more locked topics.

I didn't mean to spam, but it is getting aggravating.
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Postby angelx03 » Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:58 pm

Ok, remember when Uncle Milo did one of those best hot/cute anime girl of the year contests in 2003? Is that considered pointless now?
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Postby Kajino Rei » Mon Jan 03, 2005 9:17 pm

^:| Don't want to assume and my reply may be incorrect...
But I remember a similar thread being locked a few months ago.
Anything 'VS.' is cast away.
So threads like that are probably considered pointless.
Sad since we all want a Pokemon vs. Digimon fight. :roll:
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Postby Tsunami Jones » Mon Jan 03, 2005 9:33 pm

angelx03 wrote:Ok, remember when Uncle Milo did one of those best hot/cute anime girl of the year contests in 2003? Is that considered pointless now?


I personally don't mind the eliminators/voting threads . There's generally no bickering in them and they seldom go off-topic, unlike your normal "Vs." thread. That might just be me though.
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Postby +Endless_Waltz+ » Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:16 am

I think AMV should have a 3 striks rule, you break the rules 3 diferent times, your out! :twisted: Because if you can't follow rules, you dont need to be on this site. You need to be a big boy and/or girl! :) But if its too much for you then log off forever! :wink:
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