Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions' started by Lord Voldemort, Apr 2, 2010.
You hear that mods? LV is watching us so be careful.
You're right, I don't get infractions for using racial slurs. I guess I really don't care except that I think it will just lead to frustration on the part of the mods and that it will change the overall atmosphere of the place. All that this will do, given enough time to settle in, is lead to a new meme where people use "nagger" (or whatever) in place of the other word whenever they want to use it and not get infracted. So basically, people who were offended by the other word will still know what people really mean and they will still get offended and complain. What are you gonna do then, ban "nagger"? They'll just find something new and creative to use. Then the mods will have no choice but to backtrack on the whole thing (looking weak) or start basing infractions on intent even if there is no banned language used. Someone will be talking about a black co-worker and get infracted because some mod thought he was trying to insult black people. And somewhere along the way, people will start to feel like the words that offend them should be treated the same way. Someone female who might be annoyed that the n-word can't be used anymore will decide that she has a problem with people saying bitch, since it is historically derogatory against women. What are you gonna do then? You either will look hypocritical or be forced to ban a word that is currently allowed on TV.
If you really wanted everything to be just the way as before, but better enforced, then why have grunge make an announcement that looks very much like a big forum change? Why make it look like a strict word ban is being enacted? Why not just pick the next real racist comment, infract it normally for racism, and follow it up with a post that says there have been too many complaints about that kind of stuff and it needs to be cut back a bit.
maybe that thread wasnt worded quite right.. but.. the reason we posted it was so that ppl would be informed... going back to the transparency thing... either way.. there would still be some sort of an uproar if we just started to enforce the rules "harder" without informing... I see you point clearly... thing is its really hard to make everyone happy... as Bacong and others have said in different "mods" threads.... there is always going to be a small group that is upset about something... usually when the staff tries to enforce the rules that we have... i do agree that this place has a lot of spam... a lot of it is ok.. but when something is posted over and over and over just for the sake of it.. that's when its infracted... cuz some spam is funny like that 5/8 vs DTF thread... it actually has some sort of purpose...not like ppl going into ever thread and posting " i care", "the count of tuscany", "u mad bro"..ect... that is spam just for the sake of spamming... we do know there is a difference...
I have two questions about the rules.
a) Can we make it against the rules for Lord Voldemort to post about moderation?
2. Why is necromancy bad? I've never been able to comprehend this.
a) sure why not
2. most of the necromancy infractions are given for bumping the thread just for the sake of bumping... I personally let it slide if a thread is bumped and the post that bumps it has further discussion on the thread topic..
if the post is just "bump" then yea I'll infract it.. same goes for all those bumps of old elmo threads that appear to be just him posting... we had a few members that all they would do was bump those threads...
Can we have a poll to decide the "N word" issue?
Question: Should people be infracted for using the word "ni**er"?
Results should be binding.
Oh look there already is something similar:
Go vote there, people
I've said it before and I'll say it again:
The admins of this site are the ones who run it. They make the rules. The mods enforce the rules. If you don't like either a rule that is in place and/or the fact that a rule is enforced, then no one is forcing you to post here.
If things are really as bad as some of you are making them out to be, then stop posting. If everyone really feels that way, this place really will die. But you know what? I feel that those of you complaining are in the minority, so even if you stop posting, 5/8 will continue without you.
I don't really want anyone to stop posting (well except ubarhax), that's not what I'm trying to get at here, I'm saying that making threads like this isn't really going to change anything. I understand that you guys like it here, as do I, but I promise that your efforts are in vain and it's really just a gigantic waste of time.
btw if anyone missed that, don't worry, he'll say it again.
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mods = still fags
cram it nigger. this community has transcended boards and administrators. nobody is obligated to e-suck other member's interdicks just because they're temporarily handling a few menial board-related tasks. if they're making stupid rules, being overbearing, and creating a generally ANTI-FUN environment, we don't have to accept it. moderators are garbage men, not police officers. they should get rid of real spam (adbots, etc) and not try to manipulate post quality.
people who keep on whining "something needs to be done about all these shitty posts" really need to discover the ignore feature already. It renders moderators redundant and blocks what you want to be blocked, rather than whatever they arbitrarily deem a no-no. I have tons of fags ignored and everything is peachy.
SLUT has a point. This community is what, 12 years old now?
mega-agree on the 'stop policing post quality and just clean up the real shit' thing.
might as well give us a list of approved topics of conversation.
1. This doesn't belong in GD. I moved it. Why fill GD with drama that's just going to deter any potential n00bs, and fuel yet more drama for those here that seem to crave it so incessantly?
2. I disagree with blanket bans on words. I also very much disagree with words that fuel racism, homophobia, and any other form of hate. Blanket bans on words that don't consider context are ridiculous though. I'm a member of mod staff here, and have posted extensively about 5/8 and the use of slurs 3-4 months ago, and blanket bans was never a concept that was thrown round, so why's it being thrown around now? I wholeheartedly agree that we mods should be cracking down on the use of slurs - massively, as it's fucking embarrassing to those who browse this place in anywhere remotely public (I pretty much never browse this place at uni just because I'd be fucking mortified if one of my African friends came to say hi to me and saw some shitty post) and it's going to deter any non-dickhead new users, but never ever ban words outright. Ever. 5/8: stop posting slurs just to look hardass - you're just being pussy cunts. If you're so hardass, do it IRL where people can gauge sarcasm/irony much more efficiently than they can online where you're just a relatively faceless e-stranger. Blackcat/Grunge: learn the difference between enforcing rules and irrational dictatorship.
but this forum is built on hate. where have you been?
Mods, they have got nine lives
that is why we are jealous
they can commit crimes
but they still go to heaven
Mods, they have got nine lives
they can live forever
lurking in the dark
waiting to take over
This is the worst fucking modding ever. Holy fucking shit. HOW COULD THAT GET AN INFRACTION HOLY FUCKING SHIT
It was a pineapple modding.
This really is pretty ridiculous. I just can't believe that the mods can't see the futility of a blanket ban on words. Surely it makes more sense to just infract for posts that are intending to cause racial/sexist/whatever offense to another poster, rather than this new 'policy'. Won't affect me, but it's still ridiculous. Tech was absolutely right in his post but clearly the sensible approach to this issue is not going to be taken.
maybe you're joking but it only got a warning and it's posting a YouTube comedy video in a thread to discuss the running of this place ... if I were a mod I'd infract it for spam
also lol @ Rick pretending he is a huge part of the staff when he disappears for months at a time to go on kvlt treks to the woods
ALSO how's this for a forum suggestion: Ligeia hasn't made a post since October 2009, why is she still a mod?
For what it's worth, I didn't mean for this thread to turn into this shitfest. I know I instigated a lot of shit, but really, the coolest thing about this forum in my opinion is the laid back vibe of it, really. It makes for some serious lulz and cool conversation and it's hard to find a community like this elsewhere, so I just don't wanna see it get fucked up, because a lot of the time it feels like the posters and MODs are on different wavelengths.
step one toward dt.net-style moderation complete
Did you actually bother to read this?
Yeah, but just shut up. I know your join date says Aug 2008, but I don't think I've noticed any of your posts until 2010. I'm not trying to act like being here a long time puts us on some kind of pedestal, but just... calm down and shut up.
I think Lord Voldemort might be in the top 5 worst posters to ever grace this forum
that guy who posted like he was a talking pig
would have been better if the cat didn't get up and it just focused on its eyes over the bed
i fucking loved that guy
where the fuck is pinkk btw?
Hopefully he found out how to travel back in time to the 70's where he belongs.
I need a video of this
oh come on that guy was amazing
I liked him a lot, but a lot of people just told him to shut the fuck up.
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