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  1. Bickendan

    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    Just told him to knock it off with the colored text in his posts on account it's borderline unreadable on the darker skins*.




    *Obligatory :thatsracist: :diacanu:
  2. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    Yeah, saw that. Feel free to give him a hard warning if he keeps it up. The Red Room has never been completely unmoderated.
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  3. Ancalagon

    Ancalagon outta my way Administrator Formerly Important

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    Is it possible to turn off someone's ability to use dumb fonts colors?
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  4. tafkats

    tafkats That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo! Moderator

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    Does it matter? If he doesn't care about his posts being readable in all skins, then they just won't be readable. Not our problem.
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  5. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    An excellent point. Perhaps we can recommend those skins, or make them the default?
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  6. Shirogayne

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    Tafkats has a point. Who was reading his daft nonsense even before that shit? :shrug:
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  7. Amaris

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    I wasn't aware using different colors was an issue. That said, I don't really see the problem with him using different colors in his posts.
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    Kinda sorta. This smells a little like the railroading of Castle all over again. A poster you don't like, so dream up and/or invent bullshit reasons to remove him.

    That ain't how we're supposed to work here.
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  9. tafkats

    tafkats That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo! Moderator

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    Didn't we used to have a poster who wrote entirely in pink Comic Sans? It led to some ridicule, but never any staff action that I can remember.

    Forbidding the use of colored text because some people use skins where it doesn't show up well is like forbidding the use of images because some people browse with them turned off. If you choose to view the board in a nonstandard way, that's your choice.
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  10. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    I don't think anybody is saying we should forbid colored text. But if a poster is engaging in obnoxious behavior, it's reasonable to tell them that they are. We don't need to just leave things as a complete free for all. Is obnoxious worth a ban? No. Personally, I don't mind gturner, but I also see no problem with an effort to make him less annoying to others. Anyway, he hasn't done it since the friendly (that I've noticed), so it's pretty much a non-issue.
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  11. Shirogayne

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    All of this.

    When the large smilies in rep comments were banned, that actually was affecting the board and causing it to crash.

    But this is just a mild annoyance, easy to avoid when you slap his ass on ignore. :shrug:
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  12. tafkats

    tafkats That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo! Moderator

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    And while it's one thing to say "Will you quit it with the formatting?" or "You know, your posts are pretty hard to read," it's another for a staff member to say "knock it off" and "consider this a friendly warning." The latter implies that some kind of official sanction will occur if the direction isn't followed.
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  13. Amaris

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    For what it's worth, I am uncomfortable with the idea of any kind of sanction regarding the idea. I understand saying "knock it off" if they're posting huge images, and pages of giant sized gibberish, but using different font colors in a post? I don't see how it could be an issue.
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  14. Bickendan

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    This is why I started this thread, so I can get feedback on this type of stuff.
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    Can't read it? So what, his problem, not yours ;)
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    Honestly... I just skim over his posts. Too much long-winded BS. Just a waste of time, even though he can be occasionally amusing.

    If you are going to troll, keep it short and make it bite. That's why I skipped over Castle's posts... ain't nobody got time to be reading all of that!

    I got shit to do, man.
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  17. Shirogayne

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    Shit, even Tererun finally learned that. :shrug:
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  18. Scott Hamilton Robert E Ron Paul Lee

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    Wow, talk about over-moderation.
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    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    When did that happen? Or was this just another inane take on the reality that only exists in your head.
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  20. Faceman

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    It happened in the first post.
  21. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    Oh, I didn't realize we had a new policy.
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    Who said anything about a new policy?
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    You dont think what Castle did 'sans ban' would have merited a perma on your watch??
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    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    No, I don't. I didn't see anything all that horrible.
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  25. Stallion

    Stallion Team Euro!

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    Well, what you say is what you say but having posted here since day 1 i fully believe that you, @Elwood @Cassandara would permaban anyone who off board linked to someones real life work profile and then encouraged troll kingdom to 'fuck with them'

    Sorry lanz, maybe your mate got a hard deal with his banning but his subsequent behaviour was so far ott as far as im concerned that any ban was deserved. In fact, it was so far that TK had to reign him in!
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  26. Faceman

    Faceman Negative Creep

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    Except he did that after he was banned.
  27. Stallion

    Stallion Team Euro!

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    Indeed, so read from the first thing i asked Lanz a few days ago when i last bothered to log in
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    Faceman Negative Creep

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    Oh never mind. I agree with you.
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