Rules update

Discussion in 'The Help Desk' started by Bickendan, Dec 11, 2016.

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  1. Scott Hamilton Robert E Ron Paul Lee

    Scott Hamilton Robert E Ron Paul Lee Straight Awesome

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    Yes, we are still waiting.
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  2. K.

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  3. Dinner

    Dinner 2012 & 2014 Master Prognosticator

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    No, that was just a lie Anc made up. We are talking a complete fabrication start to finish which shows how much to trust him on this topic.
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    You do realize that many Wordforgers are also members of TK, and that it's easy enough for anyone here to have seen that admission for themselves, right? :chris:
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  5. K.

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    Yes, but remember that @Dinner can't read. He can know that we know what gturner said on TK, but he is unable to know what that is.
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  6. Dinner

    Dinner 2012 & 2014 Master Prognosticator

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    Which is why Anc couldn't back up his bull shit claim. He linked to a thread which didn't remotely say what he claimed. Anc just made that garbage up.

    Ge even called called out on it immediately when he made that B. S. claim.
  7. enlisted person

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    Wow. I am just checking in after an absence but if the red room is being moderated (censored) then it is a big change for the worse that, in my opinion, defeats the purpose of the site. So, this looks like the path of the Trek BBS neutral zone. I don't really know who owns or administers the place now but do they understand where WF came from and why?
    This place needs a WF founding document that starts by saying WF owners, admins and moderators shall make no rule to abridge the freedom speech in the red room.
    There are other rooms for those who can't handle anything others can dish out. What is needed is a rule against whining about a post in the red room. It gets hot in a kitchen.
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  8. Stallion

    Stallion Team Euro!

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    Whilst i would (in the past) have been inclined to agree with this. You obviously have not seen what went down in the red room. One post/thread in particular pretty much justified what the mods were doing.
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  9. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    Are you talking about Ramen's lynching thread? Disgusting, imo. Yet he's not the one who is permabanned. :mystery:
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  10. Amaris

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    That would be gturner, who I still believe was rightfully permabanned, and whom I believe brought the board down and dragged it through the mud. He was a pied piper, who got people to listen to his music and follow along, whether to mimic him, or to engage him in endless discussions that not only went nowhere, but dragged in everyone else, too, whether they wanted it or not. He needed to go.
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  11. Captain X

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    :rolleyes: He said shit you didn't agree with and permabanned him because he annoyed you. :garamet:

    I have to admit, I was getting rather curious myself, as in the Shelter thread about it, there seemed to be an agreement to let him come back.
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    Oh bullshit. Most of the board constantly says shit most of the rest of us don't agree with.

    Still not sure if gturner should be banned. Very surprised anyone would even consider eltting Ramen back in, though, with or without the comparison with gturner.
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  13. Captain X

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    Yeah, you forgot the second part there - or do you not remember Starguard, who was banned primarily because everyone was annoyed with him.
  14. Amaris

    Amaris Fuzzy Logic Generator

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    If I banned people based on whether or not they merely annoyed me, or said things I disagreed with, there would be very few people left. Anywhere. Suffice to say, they are still here, so no. You are wrong.
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  15. K.

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    I honestly don't remember Starguard. Is Ron Paul using his avatar, and are you arguing for his return in the Help Desk?
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  16. Quest

    Quest Did you bring your handcuffs? Staff Member Administrator

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    Cleopatra obsession.

    I don't think he's banned anymore.
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  17. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    Respectfully disagree. He was an annoying spammer. Wordforge has survived dozens just like him without incident. He was not special.

    Simply untrue. Many people got along just fine without getting dragged in unwittingly. I think I responded to him exactly once.
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  18. Dinner

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    If you do not like a poster than put him on ignore but a forum which recently lost eight good posters over a stupid and unneeded rules change really shouldn't be banning willing posters due to popularity contests.

    If they break the rules then ban them but stop trying to ban people who never broke any rules nor ever received an official warning. That was just a bitch move by a cunt who never should have been made a mod.

    That is before we even get into the "if you tell anyone you have been banned then you will get permabanned" bull shit. That was just abuse on top of injury.
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  19. Amaris

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    The internet changes every day. We become more and more connected via search engines (Google, primarily), as well as social media sites which dig their tendrils into everything as well. It's no more that you can say something stupid here and it stays here. What happens in Vegas no longer stays in Vegas but gets broadcasted to the public at large, and it never goes away. Gturner is more than a spammer, he's an instigator. His sole purpose is to disturb shit, and he did it quite well. That you see him as only a spammer shows how good of a job he did in that regard.

    How many? Because in TNZ, every time he opened his mouth, posters couldn't resist. Threads were derailed because he would start something, and this being a message board, there are people who are going to fall for the bait every time, and even when we started telling everyone how it all worked, they did it anyway, because like Donald Trump and the news media, it didn't matter that he was clearly lying, and shit stirring, he was a curiosity they had to get involved with on some level. People love to be right. Nothing wrong with that in and of itself, but there are people who can't let it go when they're not seen as right (note I'm not saying "correct," I'm saying "right"). Gturner gave them a chance to think they could be right, even though all he was going to do was move on to another topic without the satisfaction of acknowledging lies or misstatements.

    You'd have thought people would have learned, but they didn't. Instead, they followed him to a new thread, and engaged him there. Over and over and over again, and over and over again, those threads, the posts, all made their way out of Vegas. Some people aren't concerned with that, but I am. I was, anyway, when I was an Admin. I guess on some level I still want Wordforge to be seen as a good place, a good community. I'm kind of old fashioned, I believe reputation actually matters in places like these, something that sets us apart from the likes of Facebook and Twitter.

    Just my two bits, though.
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    Dinner disagree's

    Humour me. Do you disagree that we shouldn't have rules to stop people posting lynching pictures and aiming them at black posters?
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  21. Bickendan

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    I'm gonna laugh if he disagrees with your humour request because of the u.
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    Stallion Team Euro!

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    You do know that i have spelled it correctly according to the English language don't you?
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  23. K.

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    The whole problem with racism in America boils down to them not seeing u when they see colour.

    Ok, so that might have been slightly funnier in my head than it looks written down.
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  24. Dinner

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    I see John is still lying and making crap up.
  25. Amaris

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    It was. :bailey:
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  26. Bickendan

    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    No u :)
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  27. Bickendan

    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    Well yeah. But then again I'm not a cretin ;)
  28. Dinner

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    We do have very few poster left or have you forgotten how your ego filled shit show convinced eight posters to quit?
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    My disagreement is that Volpone posted the thread you referred to but he was not permabanned while we are discussing why GTurner got permabanned when he never broke the rules.

    There is just a basic amount of fairness lacking in the mods arbitrary actions towards the man.
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    Ramen posted the thread i am referring to.
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