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Old 02/24/2009   #31
Cat Rage Room
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The Member Picture Discussion Thread? Seriously? That's your example?

Hahahahahahahaha.
I guess we have different views on what is an 'important' enough thread that isn't worth being spammed to death. This conversation is over. However, the next time I see a thread discussing the intricacies of Also Sprach Zarathustra or an in depth discussion of Keynesian economics I'll be sure to keep it spam free, just for you.
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Old 02/24/2009   #32
Max Payne
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The member picture thread is a casual thread, it's meant to be care free.

Geez.
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Old 02/24/2009   #33
The Man
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I could kind of understand a reaction like this if there had been rampant spam in a number of Final Fantasy threads, or various entertainment topics or whatnot. But the whole point of the member picture thread is to enable members to get to know each other better, which they're not going to be able to do if fifteen posts of back and forth is considered excessive spamming.

not to mention the OP says "No more spammy posts". That's pretty god damned extreme.
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“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” -Adam Smith
“Why throw money at problems? That's what money is for. Should the nation's wealth be redistributed? It has been and continues to be redistributed to a few people in a manner strikingly unhelpful.” -Kurt Vonnegut
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Old 02/24/2009   #34
Cat Rage Room
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Damn, I'm really bad at this whole 'I'M DONE WITH THIS CONVERSATION' thing.

But yes, there HAS been spam like this in various topics, not just the MPD topic (which was admittedly a bad example), but yeah, this has been previously discussed in the Staff forum, and I made this topic to give you guys a heads up.

I could have been less inflammatory yes, but as someone who mods a few forums, I sometimes forget the attitude of this one (which, no offense, you guys are cool, but some of the other forums I frequent has the thick skin to take something like this, and not at face value either. I have to watch my words here.)

not to mention the OP says "No more spammy posts". That's pretty god damned extreme.
I changed it.
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Old 02/24/2009   #35
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I could have been less inflammatory yes, but as someone who mods a few forums, I sometimes forget the attitude of this one (which, no offense, you guys are cool, but some of the other forums I frequent has the thick skin to take something like this, and not at face value either. I have to watch my words here.)
To be completely honest, many of us are doing our best not to act like complete assholes like we do on other forums/or did in the past.

This is a forum that's doing it's best to be drama and quarrel free. Acting like a shithead is not conducive to that kind of atmosphere.

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Old 02/24/2009   #36
Cat Rage Room
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And that's fine. I'm not saying any less of you guys. It's just that I can say some things on other forums and everyone would go like 'Hahaha, Mog, that guy is such a josher, calling us dickheads', and here I'd get 'YOU'RE A SHITHEAD DO YOU HAVE TO BE SO INFLAMMATORY'.

Different of attitudes in different places.
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Old 02/24/2009   #37
The Man
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Those forums probably haven't had anywhere near as many power abusing staff members in their collective memories. This forum is what it is, and complaining about that isn't likely to change anything.
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“When I was twelve, I milked my eel into a pot of turtle stew.
I flogged the one-eyed snake, I skinned my sausage, I made
the bald man cry into the turtle stew, which I do believe my
sister ate. At least, I hope she did.” -Tyrion Lannister
“The management is very bad. In fact, let’s not mince words: The management is terrible!
We’ve had a string of embezzlers, frauds, liars, and lunatics making a string of catastrophic
decisions. This is a plain fact. But who elected them? It was you! You who appointed these
people! You who gave them the power to make your decisions for you! While I’ll admit that
anyone can make a mistake once, to go on making the same lethal errors century after
century seems to me nothing short of deliberate. You have encouraged these malicious
incompetents, who have made your working life a shambles. You have accepted without
question their senseless orders. You have allowed them to fill your workspace with dangerous
and unproven machines. You could have stopped them. All you had to say was, ‘No.’” -V
“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” -Thomas Pynchon
“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” -Adam Smith
“Why throw money at problems? That's what money is for. Should the nation's wealth be redistributed? It has been and continues to be redistributed to a few people in a manner strikingly unhelpful.” -Kurt Vonnegut
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” -John Steinbeck
“If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Tsar himself.” -Mikhail Bakunin
“In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.” -Sun Tzu
“...pero Capitán, obedecer por obedecer, así, sin pensarlo... sólo lo hacen gentes como usted, Capitán.” -Dr Ferreiro, Pan’s Labyrinth
“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” -William Blake
“Yeah, you really got my act down good, guys. That'll be great. ‘You know, when I’m done ranting about elite power that rules the planet under a totalitarian government that uses the media in order to keep people stupid, my throat gets parched! That’s why I drink Orange Drink.’” -Bill Hicks








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Old 02/24/2009   #38
Cat Rage Room
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I'm not complaining, I'm just stating it offhand. It doesn't particularly bother me. Thanks anyway.
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Old 02/24/2009   #39
kunoichi
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Thanks mog, your making it sound like I've killed something. It's funny how I've not had a serious pm ticking me off ( the only pm that I've got that states about spam of late was when I spoke to tets and he was talking about mumble and BBM.) I'm not 100 % spam bot, I do realise when it's starting to go off and I get back to the topic or leave. I haven't offended anyone to my knowledge nor have I gone out my way to destroy a thread, I'm just having a bit of fun with some posting. /Rant over
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Old 02/24/2009   #40
Cat Rage Room
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Well, I never mentioned you specifically, and I'm glad you didn't kill anything. That would result in legal trouble that would be outside my scope of power to help you with.

Thanks for reading, though.
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Old 02/24/2009   #41
Cookie Monster
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Good job keeping it predominantly civil guys.

In regards to spam, especially within the General Discussion section, it must be monitored differently than the other boards. Depending on the actual topic at hand, discussion will inevitably be derailed or side-tracked. Threads like MPD or Chit Chat must be monitored casually. Spam within such threads should be excused, for it will only further develop the community as long as it remains civil. Should members get out of hand, or spam for pages on end, then perhaps a friendly reminder to stop spamming or a verbal warning would be appropriate. But, taking further action really isn't necessary, unless they ignore your initial reminder or verbal.

It has been agreed upon by all current staff members that a spam section will not and never will be created. Spam itself isn't really bad, but an entire spam section will inevitably be a distraction from the main point of the forum. ACF's spam section was pretty much its underworld and members who frequented the section developed their own subculture, which divided the community. This is just something we do not wish to replicate.
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Old 02/24/2009   #42
Max Payne
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Slow as ever Highway.
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Old 02/24/2009   #43
Cookie Monster
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I just find it much easier to wait until the fire burns out then post a summary of the entire event fitted with $10 words.
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Old 02/24/2009   #44
Super Mario
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People please if it's that important just warn me, the cracker,and the loli. Cracker's just out here to take the piss and stand up to her e-friend is all why she signed up for lulz. If you think it's wrong, then just warn us. No need to be shy and all.
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Old 02/24/2009   #45
Tetsujin
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But you are an supervillain D=
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