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Minor Forum Rules Update
#1
After Valorius committed forum suicide today by creating a goodbye thread attacking the staff, we decided to update forum rule #1 to include provisions for perma banning any member that decided to post a Goodbye Thread. These threads are no more than a last ditch effort to troll for negative responses and we just don't want that here.

Here is the new context of Rule #1:

1. Spamming, trolling and instigation will not be tolerated; If you join these forums with the sole purpose of spamming, trolling or instigation your account will be banned or suspended. If you want to leave the forum and decide to create a "Goodbye Thread" you will be banned permanently. This is a form of instigation/trolling and will not be tolerated.

Thanks for understanding and please, continue to enjoy the forums!
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A Reading from the Book of Armaments, Chapter 4, Verses 16 to 20:

Then did he raise on high the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, saying, "Bless this, O Lord, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy." And the people did rejoice and did feast upon the lambs and toads and tree-sloths and fruit-bats and orangutans and breakfast cereals ... Now did the Lord say, "First thou pullest the Holy Pin. Then thou must count to three. Three shall be the number of the counting and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither shalt thou count two, excepting that thou then proceedeth to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the number of the counting, be reached, then lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade in the direction of thine foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it."
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#2
RocketFoot;76749 Wrote:After Valorius committed forum suicide today by creating a goodbye thread attacking the staff, we decided to update forum rule #1 to include provisions for perma banning any member that decided to post a Goodbye Thread. These threads are no more than a last ditch effort to troll for negative responses and we just don't want that here.

Here is the new context of Rule #1:

1. Spamming, trolling and instigation will not be tolerated; If you join these forums with the sole purpose of spamming, trolling or instigation your account will be banned or suspended. If you want to leave the forum and decide to create a "Goodbye Thread" you will be banned permanently. This is a form of instigation/trolling and will not be tolerated.

Thanks for understanding and please, continue to enjoy the forums!

I assume allowances would be made if the goodbye thread were due to terminal illness not to include terminal butthurt? Wink
He was the sort of person who stood on mountaintops during thunderstorms in wet copper armour shouting "All the Gods are bastards."
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#3
Just so long as the rule is applied equally and justly. Not that my opinion matters, you own the forum you can say I hate Ted so screw him, no soup for you... I see a slightly bias application of rules. I got people calling for shooting cops in the event of confiscation but when I tell them they wont im told to tone it down. That didnt make me butt hurt but I think sometimes there's a possibility of a knee jerk reaction and sometimes for simply misunderstanding poorly worded posts... trolling for picking on the paulites happens routinely, doesnt bother me and I sort of think we're all big adults here that can or should let what is said be said and not give a crap. However it seems one post after the other is evaluated by the side choosen and not the content. Im for anarchy in these forums minus illegal activity. Im just saying. Its easy to take the side that both or one or the other are trolling based on your perspective.
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#4
That sucks, I like Valorius. I will miss his posts and his input and his insight.

As for the rules, I more or less agree with excel. I've been butthurt once or twice, it happens to all of us. But, I don't want to get smacked for arguing with someone over a position--vehemently even--because lively discussion gets people thinking more than blasai chatting that is simply stating opinons without challenging them.

I don't want to get warned or banned for challenging excel, andrew, or dealmein for their (IMHO) faulty adoration of Ron Paul any more than I want to see THEM being banned for calling me delusional or part of the problem for going the lesser evil route.

Deliberately being mean or nasty towards others? That's a different thing, but IMHO sometimes you need to let the chest thumpers figure out the pecking order or just let them have at each other.

Maybe add a 'brawl' subforum where mods can restrict peoples accounts for a day or two to let them 'hug it out' kind of thing?

I don't know, all I know is that the mods have a shitty job I wouldn't want. I also know that I don't like seeing people banned over petty shit, and bickering with each other and chest thumping is petty shit to me.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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#5
Camper;76786 Wrote:That sucks, I like Valorius. I will miss his posts and his input and his insight.

As for the rules, I more or less agree with excel. I've been butthurt once or twice, it happens to all of us. But, I don't want to get smacked for arguing with someone over a position--vehemently even--because lively discussion gets people thinking more than blasai chatting that is simply stating opinons without challenging them.

I don't want to get warned or banned for challenging excel, andrew, or dealmein for their (IMHO) faulty adoration of Ron Paul any more than I want to see THEM being banned for calling me delusional or part of the problem for going the lesser evil route.

Deliberately being mean or nasty towards others? That's a different thing, but IMHO sometimes you need to let the chest thumpers figure out the pecking order or just let them have at each other.

Maybe add a 'brawl' subforum where mods can restrict peoples accounts for a day or two to let them 'hug it out' kind of thing?

I don't know, all I know is that the mods have a shitty job I wouldn't want. I also know that I don't like seeing people banned over petty shit, and bickering with each other and chest thumping is petty shit to me.

Val wasn't warned or banned for the black bolded. He was warned or banned for the red bolded. At least, that's the way I see it from his posting recently.

Justin
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#6
Just like anywhere else, the rules are never applied equally.
"As I lay rubber down the street I pray for traction I can keep, but if I spin and begin to slide, please dear God, protect my sweet ride."
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#7
All animals are created equal, some more than others..
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#8
ByblosHex;76793 Wrote:Just like anywhere else, the rules are never applied equally.

I do think they're applied fairly over all. Maybe a few things slip by, but I do think that the mods are doing the best they can, which is honestly better than most mods do elsewhere.

I do not fault the mods for doing their job, I am simply suggesting that maybe the rules should lighten up a little or make a place for people to hash it out with each other to get it out and over with.

It's like sexual tension, at some point the two of 'em need to be thrown into a room together so they can screw each other and get the release they need.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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#9
Camper;76802 Wrote:
ByblosHex;76793 Wrote:Just like anywhere else, the rules are never applied equally.

I do think they're applied fairly over all. Maybe a few things slip by, but I do think that the mods are doing the best they can, which is honestly better than most mods do elsewhere.

I do not fault the mods for doing their job, I am simply suggesting that maybe the rules should lighten up a little or make a place for people to hash it out with each other to get it out and over with.

It's like sexual tension, at some point the two of 'em need to be thrown into a room together so they can screw each other and get the release they need.

Like PMs?

Justin
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#10
JustinHEMI;76790 Wrote:
Camper;76786 Wrote:That sucks, I like Valorius. I will miss his posts and his input and his insight.

As for the rules, I more or less agree with excel. I've been butthurt once or twice, it happens to all of us. But, I don't want to get smacked for arguing with someone over a position--vehemently even--because lively discussion gets people thinking more than blasai chatting that is simply stating opinons without challenging them.

I don't want to get warned or banned for challenging excel, andrew, or dealmein for their (IMHO) faulty adoration of Ron Paul any more than I want to see THEM being banned for calling me delusional or part of the problem for going the lesser evil route.

Deliberately being mean or nasty towards others? That's a different thing, but IMHO sometimes you need to let the chest thumpers figure out the pecking order or just let them have at each other.

Maybe add a 'brawl' subforum where mods can restrict peoples accounts for a day or two to let them 'hug it out' kind of thing?

I don't know, all I know is that the mods have a shitty job I wouldn't want. I also know that I don't like seeing people banned over petty shit, and bickering with each other and chest thumping is petty shit to me.

Val wasn't warned or banned for the black bolded. He was warned or banned for the red bolded. At least, that's the way I see it from his posting recently.

Justin

Justin is pretty much on the mark here, Val danced a fine line between useful and troll, like a few other do here Wink, however, and you guys wouldn't know this, he was also a huge crybaby (behind the public view) when he didn't agree with someone, he acquired enough infractions to have a week long time out, when he came back he attacked me because my hit put him over the limit.

Not that I need to justify what happened but for clarity's sake, Val reported a post, when checking it out I saw he was guilty of nearly the same thing he had an infraction for another time so he got hit too, that put him over the limit as bans go.

So, the moral of the story, people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

Also, if you think the mods aren't doing a fair job take it to RocketFoot and let him decide, after-all, it's his place, I only volunteer here. Also keep in mind, the mods can't possibly read every single post in every single thread.
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