Updated Board Rules - Please Read

Discussion in 'The Help Desk' started by Amaris, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. Dayton Kitchens

    Dayton Kitchens Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2004
    Messages:
    52,204
    Location:
    Norphlet, Arkansas
    Ratings:
    +21,716
    How does that apply to the reasoning for NOT giving detailed rules regarding the Report function?
  2. K.

    K. Sober

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    26,075
    Ratings:
    +27,870
    In what way isn't the rule detailed enough?
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  3. Dayton Kitchens

    Dayton Kitchens Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2004
    Messages:
    52,204
    Location:
    Norphlet, Arkansas
    Ratings:
    +21,716
    It doesn't specify just what defines overuse or misuse of the report post function.
  4. His Grace Faceman the Duke of Wordforge

    His Grace Faceman the Duke of Wordforge Keeping a Stiff Upper Lip

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    38,123
    Ratings:
    +22,555
    Exactly. What would Twinkle Sparkle say? He would probably tell you to shove it and kick you in the face. Then Pinkie Pie would rape your sleeping body and you would smile inside.
  5. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2004
    Messages:
    52,384
    Location:
    Boston
    Ratings:
    +42,281
    That's right, and it won't. There could be a single incident so egregious that it warrants action. Or there could be a series of escalating incidents, etc. Now answer the question: "fuck 'da police," means we should do what regarding the reported post?
    • Winner Winner x 4
  6. His Grace Faceman the Duke of Wordforge

    His Grace Faceman the Duke of Wordforge Keeping a Stiff Upper Lip

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    38,123
    Ratings:
    +22,555
    Laugh and ignore it. It's fucking rocket science. I know.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. Dayton Kitchens

    Dayton Kitchens Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2004
    Messages:
    52,204
    Location:
    Norphlet, Arkansas
    Ratings:
    +21,716
  8. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2004
    Messages:
    52,384
    Location:
    Boston
    Ratings:
    +42,281
    Cool Dayton, that means we can treat your posts in this thread as spam or trolling. How many warnings is that?
  9. Soma

    Soma OMG WTF LOL STFU ROTFL!!!

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    10,073
    Location:
    Roswell
    Ratings:
    +4,231
    Well let's see, 69 slaves at 3/5 a person per slave is 41.4 warnings. Assuming he's delegating his posting duties.
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  10. His Grace Faceman the Duke of Wordforge

    His Grace Faceman the Duke of Wordforge Keeping a Stiff Upper Lip

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    38,123
    Ratings:
    +22,555
    Delegation is a good way to avoid personal responsibility.
  11. K.

    K. Sober

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    26,075
    Ratings:
    +27,870
    Thank God for that. Anything else would invite abuse. Seriously, if you can't distinguish use from abuse, don't use it. That is good advice un general, btw.
    • Winner Winner x 4
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  12. Soma

    Soma OMG WTF LOL STFU ROTFL!!!

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    10,073
    Location:
    Roswell
    Ratings:
    +4,231
    It's how I've avoided receiving warnings. I let my duals take all the heat.
    • Agree Agree x 4
  13. El Chup

    El Chup Fuck Trump Deceased Member Git

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Messages:
    42,934
    Ratings:
    +27,779
    I've explained that in detail. Read the bloody thread before commenting.
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • GFY GFY x 1
  14. El Chup

    El Chup Fuck Trump Deceased Member Git

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Messages:
    42,934
    Ratings:
    +27,779
    That was a report by me, deliberately meant as a joke to highlight the bullshit festering under the surface....and, of course, it had to be you who bit first. :lol: I mean seriously, you couldn't work out that "fuck da police" was purposely insincere? :rotfl:

    This is why I am asking for proof of abuse...because I don't think you are half as smart as you think you are and I don't have the confidence that the reasons bring offered for this rule are legitimate. You twats can't even spot a joke when you get it. So how are we supposed to lnow what constitutes abuse? :jayzus:
    • Winner Winner x 1
  15. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Messages:
    30,530
    Location:
    Frequently found lonking pisters
    Ratings:
    +28,992
    From the rules as posted: Warnings are not only issued based on the rules, but also with moderator's discretion, so keep that in mind before you decide to take a chance at breaking the rules.

    Moderator's discretion. Which is how Wordforge has operated since Cass opened the doors on the place way back when. Nothing has changed. Not even the rules lawyers attempting to rules lawyer a non-issue into a Big Deal.
    • Winner Winner x 4
    • Agree Agree x 2
  16. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2004
    Messages:
    52,384
    Location:
    Boston
    Ratings:
    +42,281
    Well, you don't trust us, so I don't think offering evidence is sufficient or worthwhile. However, John was correct when he said that the board software doesn't hold on to the data. It appears to flush closed reports at the end of each month. It is obvious, however, to anybody who looks at the reports, that you, @El Chup, use it for non earnest purposes, and quite frequently at that. There are a couple of others, but you are probably the biggest violator, which I'm sure is the reason you are raising a stink.

    Now, you have admitted what we all knew, which is that you abuse the report function by making facetious reports. Don't do that, and you won't have a problem.
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  17. Dayton Kitchens

    Dayton Kitchens Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2004
    Messages:
    52,204
    Location:
    Norphlet, Arkansas
    Ratings:
    +21,716
    I thought one of you said a few posts back that you would not reveal who had misused the report post function?

    Can I ask a further question?

    Why is telling someone in a thread "I reported your post" or something to that effect considered a rules violation (it is that way at lots of boards by the way).
  18. mburtonk

    mburtonk mburtonkulous

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2004
    Messages:
    9,518
    Location:
    Minnesnowta
    Ratings:
    +5,978
    Chup, telling you how to abuse the function is asking for you to abuse it.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  19. His Grace Faceman the Duke of Wordforge

    His Grace Faceman the Duke of Wordforge Keeping a Stiff Upper Lip

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    38,123
    Ratings:
    +22,555
    I've reported this post in order to troll John.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  20. K.

    K. Sober

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    26,075
    Ratings:
    +27,870
    Yeah, bullshit. I did read it and have pointed out why your approach would only make matters worse.
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  21. El Chup

    El Chup Fuck Trump Deceased Member Git

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Messages:
    42,934
    Ratings:
    +27,779
    Only if one assumes I am intent on abusing it. I'm not Face.
    • teh baba teh baba x 1
  22. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Rey of sunshine

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2004
    Messages:
    13,720
    Location:
    Canada
    Ratings:
    +17,039
    So is this the thread that's going to push El Chup over the edge this time?

    Stay tuned!
    • Agree Agree x 1
  23. His Grace Faceman the Duke of Wordforge

    His Grace Faceman the Duke of Wordforge Keeping a Stiff Upper Lip

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    38,123
    Ratings:
    +22,555
    I only report posts that violate the rules or offend my evolving or devolving sense of human decency.

    I have to hand it to Dayton. He finally got a poster-only rule made for a nugget that I couldn't crack. It wasn't for lack of trying. Good for you!
  24. Stallion

    Stallion Team Euro!

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2004
    Messages:
    9,169
    Ratings:
    +6,557
    I just read that Anna says you have recently been reporting posts that were made in 2005? Seriously :wtf: and you can't see how this can only be interpreted as a way to fuck with the board? Perhaps use 'rules against posters'? You really really need to get a life!
    • Winner Winner x 3
  25. Dayton Kitchens

    Dayton Kitchens Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2004
    Messages:
    52,204
    Location:
    Norphlet, Arkansas
    Ratings:
    +21,716
    I reported one and only one from 2005. Kind of impulsively but in fact something that had stuck in my mind years back but that I had trouble relocating.
  26. Quest

    Quest Liberty and Justice Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2004
    Messages:
    19,117
    Location:
    Chicago, U.S.A.
    Ratings:
    +21,131
    "Oh ho, thought you'd gotten away with it, did you? At last, at last! I have found the post that's eluded me for so long. Let's see what the moderators will have to say about this! Revenge is sweet!"

    *click*





    :rotfl:
    • Winner Winner x 5
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Funny Funny x 2
  27. Stallion

    Stallion Team Euro!

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2004
    Messages:
    9,169
    Ratings:
    +6,557

    The fact you searched out a post you disagreed with 10 years ago says something about your priorities in life.

    The fact you decided to report a 10 year old post says something about your character or lack of

    The fact you went to the bother of reporting it as if you expected the current owners to do something about a post made 10 years ago, long before they had any authority says something about your intelligence
    • Winner Winner x 6
  28. mburtonk

    mburtonk mburtonkulous

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2004
    Messages:
    9,518
    Location:
    Minnesnowta
    Ratings:
    +5,978
    Maybe reported posts should be dealt with by whoever was staff at the time? Paging @Borgs.
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
  29. Dayton Kitchens

    Dayton Kitchens Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2004
    Messages:
    52,204
    Location:
    Norphlet, Arkansas
    Ratings:
    +21,716
    The post in question if I had reported it in 2005 would have been cause for a warning for the person that posted it.
  30. Stallion

    Stallion Team Euro!

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2004
    Messages:
    9,169
    Ratings:
    +6,557
    If you say so, but whats the hit rate of posts you have reported getting warnings? 1%?

    Regardless, what did you expect to happen 10years after the incident? Honestly?