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Discussion in 'Help and Rules' started by Ian the Admin, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Ian the Admin Administrator Donor

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    This thread is for discussion, suggestions, and complaints related to official forum business. This includes kicking/banning, other moderator and administrator decisions, the rules, and the organization of the site.

    Please keep on topic. People shouldn't have to wade through tangents to see the actual forum business.
     
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  2. PhilKearny Free Bill Cameron! Free TFSmith121, too!

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    Concerning the kicking of Kiat on 11/30/2010 for putative nationalistic insults

    Given Kiat was responding to a mocking original post (set out below), I agree with MNP's analysis. Conversely, applying the standard Kiat was kicked to the original post, then the original would seem to be grounds for its poster being kicked--a position with which I also disagree.
     
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  3. the_lyniezian Banned

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    Question (yes, about the creationism thing again): is it against the rules to post threads relating to creationism even if you're not in favour of it, and avoid attracting alleged 'crazies'? Seems to be the way I read the current rules and would be fairest if so, but am I getting it wrong?
     
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  4. MNP Dark Souls 3!

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    Question: Is it considered flaming or trolling to call another member a showoff? (Yes I know we are all showoffs here but sometimes it gets excessive...)
     
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  5. Emperor-of-New-Zealand It's a figure of speech

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    I have a question: Is it against the actual rules to quote maps in the map thread or anywhere else? If not, the reason seems good enough to make it so, and I'm sure people are getting tired of telling those who do not listen.
     
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  6. Mako_Leader Well-Known Member

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    The "I am straight" farce

    Dealt with.
     
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  7. Burton K Wheeler l'état profond, c'est moi Moderator

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    Report, don't discuss it here.
     
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  8. Mako_Leader Well-Known Member

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    Firstly, I did report it.
    Secondly, according to Ian's opening at the top of this forum, discussion of moderator action (or inaction) is exactly what this forum is for.
     
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  9. MNP Dark Souls 3!

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    Moderator actions sure, but what about in-actions? It seems like you were just impatient once you reported it. However I don't see why you can't discuss a report that does end up failing and I think it would be better if we did discuss it.
     
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  10. the_lyniezian Banned

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    Is the Vlad Tepes Award now completely prohibited or just something Burton finds annoying?

    (And yes, Burton, I know I PMed you about it, bu good to have open and official confirmation.)

    Would be good to get responses to questions posted here.
     
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  11. Burton K Wheeler l'état profond, c'est moi Moderator

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    As I told you, I'd just like to discourage the trend of people posting it in a thread with no other commentary.
     
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  12. the_lyniezian Banned

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    Why has the Frivolous ASB Ideas Thread been destickied?
     
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  13. Burton K Wheeler l'état profond, c'est moi Moderator

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    Why was it ever stuck?
     
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  14. the_lyniezian Banned

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    I'd assume it was to make it easy for the newbies to see so they knew not to post frivolous or silly ideas as their own thread. Makes sense, really. To me.
     
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  15. Burton K Wheeler l'état profond, c'est moi Moderator

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    They really shouldn't be posting such things at all. I thought about locking it along with its retarded brother, but I'll let them live for now.
     
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  16. the_lyniezian Banned

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    Come on. It does make sense to have a little bit of harmless fun now and then, in amongst the more serious threads.
     
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  17. Burton K Wheeler l'état profond, c'est moi Moderator

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    Speaking as someone who once posted a Successful Sealion thread in Post-1900 (on April 1st), I certainly don't have a problem with that. I do have a problem with encouraging stupid posting in a serious discussion forum. A funny joke that has a little effort put into it, like the Santa Claus in WWII thread is fine. If you want zany chatter, go to NPC or 4chan or somewhere. ASB is not a forum where you get to act any stupider than in any other discussion forum.
     
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  18. the_lyniezian Banned

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    Thing is, surely Ian or someone else with prior mod priveleges must have thought it worthy of stickying? Or does it work differently?
     
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  19. Burton K Wheeler l'état profond, c'est moi Moderator

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    It was Glen, a long time ago. The moderation team has changed since then.

    Why the fuck are you people so spun up about a dumb thread being unstuck?
     
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  20. The Dude Banned

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    I'm pretty sure it's original purpose was to prevent a bunch of pointless ASB threads that clutter the forum. I don't care that much; I'm just providing a reason for stickying it.
     
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