Hey Guys...

7Bistromath7Bistromath Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-12-04 Member: 23928Posts: 1,725
Let's remember Nem0's edict.
I know I'm not even taking my own advice here, but the little bit I've been poking my nose around OT for the past few days hasn't looked good from my perspective. Maybe I'm just unlucky enough to fall into the wrong threads, but it seems like too many to be just that.

People post threads which are deemed by some (Many of the "some" seem to have sickle and hammer avvies... Hmm.) to be somehow not worthy of bandwidth, and they casually toss a scathing backlash towards the original poster. What are we forgetting here?

A while back, Nem0 instituted a rule that people who ain't mods don't need to moderate. If I remember correctly in fact, one of the key elements of his mandate was that whatever punishment you say your target deserves is the one you get for wrongly thinking that you work here. I distinctly remember him being incredibly annoyed by this, and alot of The Stick got handed out. The result was, for a time, a much more civil and friendly forum.

If somebody is doing nothing more than being chatty or even silly, it is not your place to tell them how useless they and their comments are. It really seems to me that you doing that is doubly pointless, in fact. I've seen threads that could've been interesting or funny turned into worthless spam by hordes of high-and-mighty self-proclaimed net.gods who spent multiple pages screaming at the user about how they shouldn't post worthless spam. That's not a cool place for us to be at. One of the things that's always made this mod special is the easy camaraderie among its community. That's not exactly nourished by people screaming their heads off about the huge number of innocent children apparently slaughtered everytime somebody dares to post something about a dream they had, their day, a humorous anecdote, or idle musings on body hair.

So I beg you guys, pretty please, with sugar on top, stop being so mindlessly snarky.

Think of the poor little Nem0's. sad-fix.gif
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  • MantridMantrid Lockpick Members Join Date: 2003-12-07 Member: 24109Posts: 3,614
    And of the bacon. Top priorities should be Nem0, and bacon. Not necessarily in that order.
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  • eedioteediot Members Join Date: 2003-02-24 Member: 13903Posts: 3,281 Fully active user
    As one of the people who gets very vocal about the usual sort of crap strewn around on these forums by a select few people, I'd just like to say that it's got nothing to do with moderating. It is my opinion that these people are idiots and should stop posting crap, I'm not trying to pretend to be a moderator. Although a rare few people are capable of actually grasping the notion that one's opinion may somehow be equal to theirs.
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  • RellixRellix Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2003-02-15 Member: 13572Posts: 2,285 Fully active user
    Technicaly you just broke that rule :-p but yeh Nem0 is cool and all, if he rulled the world it be a better place.

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  • Mr_ChuckletrousersMr_Chuckletrousers Members Join Date: 2004-05-20 Member: 28799Posts: 98
    I woud agree to Nem0's rulership.
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  • RobRob Unknown Enemy Members, NS1 Playtester Join Date: 2002-01-24 Member: 25Posts: 2,603 Advanced user
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    QUOTE (eediot @ Nov 13 2004, 06:53 AM)
    As one of the people who gets very vocal about the usual sort of crap strewn around on these forums by a select few people, I'd just like to say that it's got nothing to do with moderating. It is my opinion that these people are idiots and should stop posting crap, I'm not trying to pretend to be a moderator. Although a rare few people are capable of actually grasping the notion that one's opinion may somehow be equal to theirs.

    Well, it's my, and most of the rest of the Mod team's opinion, that you keep those such opinions to yourselfs at all times.

    We really don't need to hear how much you hate people becuase their state of existance apparently is the same as your handle.
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  • eedioteediot Members Join Date: 2003-02-24 Member: 13903Posts: 3,281 Fully active user
    Well if that's the way it's going to be, I'd appreciate it on my end if you'd take the initiative and actually lock the crap posts before they degenerate into four pages of crap and waste everyone's time. But hey, it's not as if that's your job or anything.
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  • SwiftspearSwiftspear Custim tital Members Join Date: 2003-10-29 Member: 22097Posts: 7,018
    QUOTE (007Bistromath @ Nov 13 2004, 04:07 AM)
    People post threads which are deemed by some (Many of the "some" seem to have sickle and hammer avvies... Hmm.) to be somehow not worthy of bandwidth, and they casually toss a scathing backlash towards the original poster. What are we forgetting here?

    Don't blame me if eediot is a thread nazi.
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  • kuperayekuperaye Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-03-14 Member: 14519Posts: 956 Advanced user
    dont blame me


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    QUOTE (eediot @ Nov 13 2004, 08:14 AM)
    Well if that's the way it's going to be, I'd appreciate it on my end if you'd take the initiative and actually lock the crap posts before they degenerate into four pages of crap and waste everyone's time. But hey, it's not as if that's your job or anything.

    How on earth do crap threads waste your time? Do they waste more of your time when they are four pages of crap rather than one? Believe it or not, you don't have to read everything on these boards.
  • TheCheeseStandsAloneTheCheeseStandsAlone Members Join Date: 2003-10-18 Member: 21768Posts: 142
    QUOTE (007Bistromath @ Nov 13 2004, 04:07 AM)
    (Many of the "some" seem to have sickle and hammer avvies... Hmm.)

    How does that validate your argument? Classifying people by their belief someone was wrongfully banned in conjunction that they make bad threads is pretty petty

    I understand where you are comming from but lets be honest, it isn't your place. smile-fix.gif
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  • KhaimKhaim Members, NS1 Playtester, Constellation Join Date: 2002-06-28 Member: 841Posts: 1,927
    Dude, if you don't like a thread, just don't read, sheesh, the mods will do their job, it's not like you're forced to read every single thread/post on the forums.
  • 7Bistromath7Bistromath Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-12-04 Member: 23928Posts: 1,725
    QUOTE (TheCheeseStandsAlone @ Nov 13 2004, 03:18 PM)
    QUOTE (007Bistromath @ Nov 13 2004, 04:07 AM)
    (Many of the "some" seem to have sickle and hammer avvies... Hmm.)

    How does that validate your argument? Classifying people by their belief someone was wrongfully banned in conjunction that they make bad threads is pretty petty

    I understand where you are comming from but lets be honest, it isn't your place. smile-fix.gif

    Not only are you missing my point, but you are in fact thinking the opposite of it. We are definitely having a difficulty to communicate here. But no matter.

    My point: some people, like eediot here, need to gain a better understanding of time management. When something is a waste of your time, you don't complain about it; that wastes more time. You go do something else. What you think really isn't important at all, because the thread might be thought-provoking or entertaining to other people, and it therefore is not a waste of their time. Demanding that people stop posting what you think is pointless is misguided and egotistical.
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  • kavasakavasa Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-01-05 Member: 11889Posts: 694
    QUOTE
    A while back, Nem0 instituted a rule that people who ain't mods don't need to moderate.
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  • marcemarce Members Join Date: 2004-08-24 Member: 30869Posts: 466
    I love how every single post in this thread, bar five, could be misconstrued as people trying to mod other people when it's not their job.

    OH NOES THIS ONE IS TOO!!!1
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  • TheCheeseStandsAloneTheCheeseStandsAlone Members Join Date: 2003-10-18 Member: 21768Posts: 142
    Sorry I understand now. I did miss your point. I think it comes down to "Nobodys holding you at gunpoint to read a thread"
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