About the public ban list (non-negative) and another question

Discussion in 'Site News & Support' started by TreWatson, Aug 19, 2010.

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  1. TreWatson

    TreWatson Pro Thread Killer

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    I was just saying it was really entertaining and you guys should update it more often.

    also, Have you guys continued with SOTM?

    I'm just seeing less and less interest, and since people can nominate their own songs, i forsee a lot of self nominations and not a lot of voting...
     
  2. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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  3. Prydogga

    Prydogga Giddyup.

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    This, there's been plenty of live bans I've seen. Including Drew yesterday :lol: WHY ARE THESE BEING LEFT OUT!?

    Also, Leandroab was banned for a month/3 months for posting porn a while back, and *someone* just got random pics 4.0 closed for the same reason, he's still posting , just sayin' :shrug:
     
  4. eaeolian

    eaeolian Pictures of guitars I don't even own anymore! Super Moderator

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    Sometimes I'm busy and forget to update it. Bans do NOT happen in a vacuum. If someone's a consistent pain in the ass or is constantly pushing the edge - or has a long ban history already - they'll be gone longer. Or permanently. We've basically got 3.5 mods for this site at the moment, so we miss things occasionally. Some of the posters that would like to see this place be an actual guitar/music discussion forum actually report stuff, and that helps A LOT.
     
  5. Explorer

    Explorer He seldomly knows...

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    I'm glad to hear this. I sometimes feel bad when I flag stuff, not from regretting having things cleaned up, but because I feel like I'm just adding to the mods' workload.

    Thanks for making SS.org the great place it is.
     
  6. djpharoah

    djpharoah Awwww Yeaaaah Super Moderator

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    Report it and it shall be done. As Mike mentioned there's only a few of us working this joint so stuff will slip by.

    As for the public ban list I will do my best to update it when I can.
     
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    Is there no chance of more mods being assigned to different parts of the forum? I know i spend a huge amount of my time on here so id be willing to offer any assistance. Theres also a lot of forum members here who would be able to do a premium job.

    I don't think its just a lack of mods though, there seems to be a lot of traffic coming in from kids who just don't bother to read the rules. Is there no way all new posters could get incoming mail when they join detailing general rules on the forum? Just a thought.
     
  8. djpharoah

    djpharoah Awwww Yeaaaah Super Moderator

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    There have been ppl selected to become mods but the Admin till now hasn't done anything. All the modifications, rules etc are all run by him and if he doesn't do them then they won't happen.

    The current mod team just fights off the never ending idiots/zombies/morons etc but we can't do much more than that.
     
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    Dan Senior Member

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    Id honestly buy this site of Alex. So if you see this....

    ill leave it at that.

    You guys can only do so much i totally understand that. It's more that fact that some people just dont learn. I mean it pisses me off so i cant even fathom how you guys feel.
     
  10. DDDorian

    DDDorian Mantis Toboggan, M.D Super Moderator

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    I'm guilty of not updating the public ban list. Actually, I'm not sure I've ever posted in it:lol: I mostly only get spam these days anyway - I run at different hours to the other guys and the majority of reports come in while I'm asleep.

    SOTM is still going but I'm 99% sure this will be the last month. No-one ever nominates anything, no-one ever votes for anything, no-one reads the rules and there's not even a front page to post them on anymore. The rule to allow self-nominations was made to try and encourage people to participate but it hasn't made any difference. This is all after I got like 50 PMs requesting a SOTM comp, mind you:lol::wallbash:
     
  11. Customisbetter

    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Contributor

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    While we have you on the line D... what happened to the home depot competition?
     
  12. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Honestly, if it was up to me, I'd shutdown the whole General Discussion section for 90 days. :2c:

    I try to do as much reporting as I can, but like Explorer I sometimes just feel like I'm adding to the pile of crap the mods have to deal with. I still report though. :lol:

    I wish I could do more. :shrug:
     
  13. DDDorian

    DDDorian Mantis Toboggan, M.D Super Moderator

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    I haven't forgotten, I just don't want to post an announcement until both the guys who offered prizes confirm they're still good, and both of them haven't. I know 99% of you don't even care about the prizes but I don't want a repeat of the WB situation.

    For the record, Aysakh was judges' choice, you won the popular vote.
     
  14. eaeolian

    eaeolian Pictures of guitars I don't even own anymore! Super Moderator

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    Heh. Don't tempt me - I've been very close to deleting EVERY thread in off-topic before. :lol:
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    *Pokes eaeolian with stick.*

    :lol:
     
  16. Psychobuddy

    Psychobuddy edxgxsrfrz

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    I don't know about anyone else, but I was a lot more interested in SOTM when we had the other format...when it looked more like MG.org.

    Anyway the other thing that's being discussed in this thread...reporting, I have never done it before because well it never crossed my mind before. I will now though, I don't want to see this site go to hell so I'll do my best.
     
  17. TreWatson

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    even mine? mine isn;t even that bad D:

    seriously, i think you even posted in it
     
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    Psychobuddy edxgxsrfrz

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    Tre, are you talking about the "How Are You Feeling" thread?

    I like that one, it's the only thing I go into off-topic for.

    Otherwise getting rid of them all may not be a bad idea...
     
  19. TreWatson

    TreWatson Pro Thread Killer

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    but i had another idea, why not make one more subforum, even less professional than off-topic (basically non-discussion, just stupid shit) titled "the Idiot box" or something like that where all the stupid shit can go.

    pretty much spam, postmongering, certain threads regarding images hoarded from the internet at non-premeditated intervals * cough*

    that way you can pretty much warn people "If you have something stupid to say, take it to the idiot box"

    my friend's old forum had the "recycle bin" for that. all duplicate threads, and pretty much anything deemed incredibly stupid and non-deserving of the subforum it was in, went there.

    it was where threads went to die, but there were some that were ike " ok, this is a garbage forum!!!!!!! hoorayyyyyyy lat's act like morons, but only in here."

    it would give the people who don't seem to "get it" a place to just go and be stupid for a while without detracting from the professional flow of the rest of the forum.

    i know that was sort of the purpose of off-topic, but that's a discussion forum, still.

    this would be another "hidden to non-members" forum, and because it's garbage and spam, you'd only have to report for NSFW material.

    is that a bad idea?
     
  20. TreWatson

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    yup, that's my thread. very simple discussion, go in and talk about what's on your mind :3
     
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