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. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    I hate to perpetually sound wishy-washy, but...
    The off topic threads have always gone through good times and bad times. The good times have been really great, IMO, but with ten or twenty times as many members, it seems that someone is always going to get touchy about something or do something inappropriate.

    Either way, this is seven string dot org. Under that premise, the discussion is obviously meant to be about seven string guitars and related topics. It's just that there are a lot of cool people on the site, so there is bound to be some discourse about personal life. :2c:
     
  2. El Caco

    El Caco Djavli te ponesli Contributor

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    Sure we come here to talk about 7 string and gear but it is general discussion that develops relationships and a community. We often get to know each other and make friends when we are talking about things that have nothing to do with the sites purpose.
     
  3. Daemoniac

    Daemoniac Rivethead Magnate. Contributor

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    :agreed: I used to post in OT quite a bit, but now I rarely even go in there... It's gone from random off topic discussion, to sort of hectic and usually comical and all-in-good-fun randomness, to /b/ :nuts:

    :agreed: also. I always liked OT because it's where you really get to see what people are like and discuss things that otherwise just wouldn't come up on the forum (like the 40k thread and the old MTG thread before it disappeared and all the other "any other people interested in "X"?" threads to just get to know everyone... Now it just seems like every man and his dog is trying to turn this place into 4chan :wallbash:
    *Mischa looks at Josh Pelican
     
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  4. Origin

    Origin Rainbow In The Dark

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    I just think everyone who spams a meme should get a week off. :lol:
     
  5. distressed_romeo

    distressed_romeo F'king ............ Forum MVP

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    This.

    Humour is great, but this IS a guitar forum, and when people who aren't interested in talking about guitars or music are signing up just to take part in the off-topic forum (recall all those fucking awful bacon and toblerone jokes?) there's a serious problem.
     
  6. ittoa666

    ittoa666 /)'3'(\

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    The PBL brings me enjoyment when I see a new person thrown into the dungeon.
     
  7. LUCKY7

    LUCKY7 ɹǝʇlǝʞs ɹǝʇlǝɥ

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  8. Fred the Shred

    Fred the Shred Shrederick

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    From my own experience as a moderator in Portugal's largest music forums, trust me on this - without the community reporting stuff, there's no way in hell even a large-ish moderation team can keep everything in check all the time - it's impossible to guarantee a full and consistent scan of every single thread, especially considering forum dynamics.

    tl;dr - report abuse as you see it as the mod team isn't able to magically screen everything at all times. Feed the PBL! :lol:
     
  9. Groff

    Groff Medicine Chief/RHLC© Contributor

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    Bingo!

    ...However, the attitude has certainly changed since the time I signed up, so that kind of thing doesn't seem relevant like it once was. :2c:
     
  10. Daemoniac

    Daemoniac Rivethead Magnate. Contributor

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    ^ It's /b/ style bullshit as opposed to good hearted joking around while getting to know the rest of the board.
     
  11. djpharoah

    djpharoah Awwww Yeaaaah Super Moderator

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    That and the need to totally copy/paste shit from reddit.com and digg.com on here.
     
  12. Daemoniac

    Daemoniac Rivethead Magnate. Contributor

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  13. Leon

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    :agreed:

    Though, either Mike or Mesh tend to snipe things before I get the chance. Fuck'n ninja mods if you ask me.

    :lol:
     
  14. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Nah man, we all know you're just a slacker :rofl:
     
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    Daggorath -.-

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    There are still a lot of great guys around here but the useful/informative posting to diarrhetic meme posting ratio of late has been frustrating. Maybe I just recall it being better than it was or maybe I knew a lot less back then and therefore I could pick more up. Ahwell.
     
  16. Waelstrum

    Waelstrum All Fourths Advocate

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    Wow, speaking of unmentioned bannings, what happened to S7eve, Rick and Demoniac?
     
  17. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    That was Alex, NOT the mods.

    They started and/or active in a few threads that were very anti-Alex, thus when Alex (the site Admin) saw them, they got the boot.

    Can a Mod confirm if these bans were permanent or temporary?
     
  18. Waelstrum

    Waelstrum All Fourths Advocate

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    Oh shit, it's like 1984, but in my favourite website!

    I hope that's not permanent.
     
  19. BrainArt

    BrainArt Deftones Guru.

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    They're temp bans, from what Mischa and Rick have told me. A month.
     
  20. Thrashmanzac

    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    wow this shit is getting out of hand...
     
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