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Postby Darth Wong » 2002-07-07 10:47pm

Hello, everyone. I just wanted to drop a line about the site policy on banning and thread deletion. As you know, I don't want to be a forum Nazi, banning anybody I don't like. I also have mixed feelings about deleting trollish threads, because a trollish thread stands as evidence of a troll's stupidity, and deleting it merely covers it up.

However, I also don't want to let trolls hijack the board, spam it to death, fill it with lies, etc. So I suggest that if someone believes another member is behaving in an unacceptable manner, then be democratic and start a poll on whether people think he should be banned. I'm reluctant to ban, but I also believe it's important to listen to the will of the people :)
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Nova's suggestions for refinement of banning policy...

Postby Nova Andromeda » 2002-07-07 11:09pm

--I like this idea, but it still seems like it could be exploited. I suggest we "elect" a banning council of perhaps 5 members. Darth Wong would start threads on people who he would consider banning and/or treads he would consider deleting. Anybody who cares could post to the tread for a specified period of time (the thread would have a poll too). After the time had elapsed the council would vote on whether to ban a person, delete a thread, or not.
--This method ensures noone can justify calling Darth Wong a forum Nazi and prevents tons of people coming to the forum from some creationist site (or where ever) just to vote to keep a troll and/or its post.
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Postby Gil Hamilton » 2002-07-07 11:45pm

Mmm, message board Survivor. I like the concept of being able to vote trolls off the forum.

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Postby Einhander Snoman » 2002-07-08 04:42am

:shock: PERFECT Idea! Wanna implement it on that Mac basher? :lol: :wink: Lata and Happy Fragging!
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Postby Mr Bean » 2002-07-08 08:13am

Intresting idea, I like it and it convently shields Darth Wong from any accesations that he bans people who disagree with him
Don't think I would not notice that part ;)

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Postby Grand Admiral Thrawn » 2002-07-08 08:39am

I think it be better to make moderators (perhaps elected?) and in a little private forum they'd decide what to do.
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Postby Pablo Sanchez » 2002-07-08 09:18am

Well, I would like to nominate Sith God as the first candidate for banning.
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Postby Admiral Valdemar » 2002-07-08 10:09am

Can't we have a Dept. of Precrime or Thought Police here?

I wanna be a special Troll hunter. :x

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Postby Gil Hamilton » 2002-07-08 10:21am

Admiral Valdemar wrote:Can't we have a Dept. of Precrime or Thought Police here?

I wanna be a special Troll hunter. :x

Only if I can kill your momma and stick you in a big bowl of milk with two other men. :lol:

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Postby Grand Admiral Thrawn » 2002-07-08 01:07pm

GrandAdmiralPrawn wrote:You wanna see Mac-bashing?

http://www.raytracer25.btinternet.co.uk ... oilet.html









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Postby Admiral Valdemar » 2002-07-08 02:25pm

Gil Hamilton wrote:
Admiral Valdemar wrote:Can't we have a Dept. of Precrime or Thought Police here?

I wanna be a special Troll hunter. :x

Only if I can kill your momma and stick you in a big bowl of milk with two other men. :lol:


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Postby VF5SS » 2002-07-08 02:35pm

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Postby Gil Hamilton » 2002-07-08 09:55pm

Admiral Valdemar wrote:MY EYES! AARGH!

You want a SD.net department of Pre-Crime, then you can get into a translucent jumpsuit and chill in white fluid with two other guys. It's sure wonderful being a Pre-Cog! :lol:

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Postby Singular Quartet » 2002-07-08 10:34pm

GrandAdmiralPrawn wrote:You wanna see Mac-bashing?

http://www.raytracer25.btinternet.co.uk ... oilet.html


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Postby Isil`Zha » 2002-07-09 04:43am

Admiral Valdemar wrote:Can't we have a Dept. of Precrime or Thought Police here?

I wanna be a special Troll hunter. :x


They wouldn't be able to see your death coming... :twisted:
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Postby Admiral Valdemar » 2002-07-09 02:02pm

Isil`Zha wrote:
Admiral Valdemar wrote:Can't we have a Dept. of Precrime or Thought Police here?

I wanna be a special Troll hunter. :x


They wouldn't be able to see your death coming... :twisted:


Be fun if like in Dilbert you could fry someone down the phoneline. :P
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Postby IRG CommandoJoe » 2002-07-09 02:03pm

Maybe there should be three elected officials...an obvious Star Trek supporter, good ol' Darth Wong (Star Wars supporter and owner of the message board), and an obviously neutral person. This way, all points of view are addressed, while not making big government out of a simple decision to ban someone from a message board. :)
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Postby Grand Admiral Thrawn » 2002-07-09 05:12pm

Yeah, a fair amount of SW, ST and neutral mods or whatever is good.
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Postby John Clark » 2002-07-10 12:07am

Yes, the creator of that awful piece of filth should be executed. How DARE anyone mock the GLORY and POWER that is the Infallible Macintosh?! We must not TOLERATE such propaganda!

After all, Macintoshes NEVER crash! Macintoshes are WONDROUS! The Apple Newton DESERVED to die, for it outsold Apple's GLORIOUS desktops! ALL HAIL LORD JOBS! ALL HAIL LORD WOZNIAK!

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Postby Cpt_Frank » 2002-07-10 05:59am

Hey, may I be one of the neutral council members...?
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Postby Mr Bean » 2002-07-10 07:59am

Bobba sure is Neutral ;)

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Postby IRG CommandoJoe » 2002-07-10 02:54pm

Doesn't it depend on what Mr./Darth/Lord/Emperor Wong wants? lol I thought we were just making suggestions.
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Postby SCVN 2812 » 2002-07-10 11:42pm

Grand Admiral Thrawn wrote:I think it be better to make moderators (perhaps elected?) and in a little private forum they'd decide what to do.


That's not such a good idea. Popular vote can get people who aren't qualified to do the job given the job and a private forum would also be a mistake and is unneccessary. Private messaging could do the job of discussing a controversial decision without the public getting involved unless you want them to be and doesn't foster any resentment because anybody can pm anybody while only mods and a select few could access a private forum and that might not sit well with many people.

And yeah everything here is just suggestion, in the end the Dark Lord has the final say and anybody who contests that might be given an unpleasent first hand demonstration of "power of the force er adminship."
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Postby IDMR » 2002-07-11 07:26am

SCVN 2812 wrote:...first hand demonstration of "power of the force er adminship."


Shouldn't it be "power of the dark side er adminship." ?
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Postby David » 2002-07-11 06:39pm

Mods should be chosen by the admins, in closed discussion.


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