Updated Board Rules - Please Read

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

  1. Stallion

    Stallion Team Euro!

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2004
    Messages:
    9,134
    Ratings:
    +6,422
    Im trying to work out what you are defending him for here? Reporting a 10 year old post or am i missing something? :unsure:
    • Agree Agree x 2
  2. El Chup

    El Chup Fuck Trump Deceased Member Git

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Messages:
    42,938
    Ratings:
    +27,773
    Up to you. I just see it as statement of fact, especially considering I'm by no means the only one to think it.....just like "everyone" thinks Dayton is a "moron", right? ;)
  3. El Chup

    El Chup Fuck Trump Deceased Member Git

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Messages:
    42,938
    Ratings:
    +27,773
    The ten year old post is being used as an excuse to introduce a rule that basically outlaws anything but extremely infrequent reports (say, one a year). That's why they won't reveal the statistics and reasoning behind it. Just relying on "it's three people who report the most" as an excuse. When one of those people has an average of about 3-4 reports a months then you know that there can be no argument of excessive use, so I'm calling bullshit on the whole think because of their inability to be transparent and the apparent lie that they can offer up the amount of times there's a report. They cite lack of statistics because of lack of records, well how can they make a rule up like this if they don't have the evidence to back it up?

    Stall, the whole thing stinks. It's just another excuse to pile on Dayton and it's just as tenuous as the reasons behind his and Castle's bans.
  4. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2004
    Messages:
    21,356
    Ratings:
    +26,321
    You have no understanding of how the system software works, and you don't know any of the report statistics. Please stop making up numbers.
    • Winner Winner x 1
  5. His Grace Faceman the Duke of Wordforge

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

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    37,950
    Ratings:
    +22,114
    And you never will el chup. Especially after smudging it the last time. Wanker.
  6. Fisherman's Worf

    Fisherman's Worf Hamachi is a fish best served cold

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Messages:
    24,644
    Ratings:
    +24,798
    :shrug: I don't necessarily think that it's OK to flame or troll anyone outside of the Red Room, but it's not my board.

    I also think that it's quite a stretch to categorize unequivocal and objective truths as flaming.
  7. El Chup

    El Chup Fuck Trump Deceased Member Git

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Messages:
    42,938
    Ratings:
    +27,773
    I know how often I use the report function. So if I am one of the famous three then of course I know how frequent my reports are, which then leaves only two people remaining out of the entire board who are allegedly abusing.
  8. El Chup

    El Chup Fuck Trump Deceased Member Git

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Messages:
    42,938
    Ratings:
    +27,773
    Calling me a wanker in the Help Desk to get me to click the report button? Come on, I wasn't born yesterday. :lol:
  9. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2004
    Messages:
    21,356
    Ratings:
    +26,321
    Which means you don't know any of the report statistics. That hasn't stopped you from throwing out numbers, or claiming that the issue doesn't really exist, but it still doesn't change the fact that you don't know. You're expending energy over nothing. Gathered together, your posts create a long winded supposition and nothing more. It's the prosecuting attorney in the courtroom who likes to hear himself talk: he goes on and on about his perceived injustice, while self righteously decrying the draconian policies of those at the top who push down against the innocent! Usually, though, all it means is that while the prosecuting attorney drones on about a tempest in a teapot, the judge is looking at his watch to see when it's time to adjourn for dinner, and all the jury wants to do is get it over with so they can go home to take care of things in their lives that actually matter.


    TL;DR - This is the "Justin Bieber goes to jail" of complaints.
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Dumb Dumb x 1
  10. Dayton Kitchens

    Dayton Kitchens Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2004
    Messages:
    51,857
    Location:
    Norphlet, Arkansas
    Ratings:
    +21,670
    By the way, why the reference to "Enterpriser" and "lawyering the rules"? Wasn't Enterpriser back on the TrekBBS? What is the significance of something from more than a DECADE ago on ANOTHER BOARD?

    For that matter what is wrong with "lawyering the rules"?
    • Dumb Dumb x 3
  11. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2004
    Messages:
    52,642
    Ratings:
    +36,018
    To someone who apparently reported a post made over a decade ago on this board? You've just answered your own question.
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Dumb Dumb x 1
  12. K.

    K. Sober

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    25,698
    Ratings:
    +26,984
    It turns them into tools against rather than for the intention for which they were originally designed.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  13. Dayton Kitchens

    Dayton Kitchens Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2004
    Messages:
    51,857
    Location:
    Norphlet, Arkansas
    Ratings:
    +21,670
    I reported something that was posted on THIS BOARD and is STILL FULLY ACCESSIBLE to people here.

    IIRC neither of those applies to Enterpriser.

    Really garamet.......
    • Dumb Dumb x 1
  14. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2004
    Messages:
    52,642
    Ratings:
    +36,018
    And is indicative of a particular mindset.

    As for Enterpriser, he apparently registered here under a different username at one point and pretended to be a liberal. Tamar somehow found out who he was and banned him...for reasons so obscure (or nonexistent) that I have no idea what they were, much less how she knew who he was...
    • Dumb Dumb x 1
  15. Quest

    Quest not leaving Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2004
    Messages:
    18,731
    Location:
    Chicago, U.S.A.
    Ratings:
    +20,093
    You mean @Excelsius ? He had Enty's style down pat, but espoused polar opposite political opinions. I didn't know he was banned, although his posting does cease rather abruptly.

    The significance of mentioning Enterpriser here is that he was a master of technically remaining within the rules, while still doing everything possible to provoke others into flaming him and piling up the warnings. Using the moderators as weapons, you might say, in order to shut down debate by getting his opponents banned. No doubt some would consider this a legitimate tactic, but it is one of the things about TBBS that made a lot of people want to start posting here instead.
    • Winner Winner x 3
    • Agree Agree x 2
  16. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2004
    Messages:
    52,388
    Location:
    Boston
    Ratings:
    +42,275
    Yeah, there used to be some ridiculously bad shit done around here, and yet a couple people get bent out of shape by the idea that somebody might lose a single feature.

    [edit]Excelcius is not banned, though I can't say that he wasn't banned in 2007 when he stopped posting. We unbanned just about everybody when we took over, so he might have benefited from the amnesty. For the record, I'd have no problem with Enterpriser or somebody like him posting here. Users have all the tools we need to handle him.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2015
  17. Kyle

    Kyle You will regret this!

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    9,125
    Location:
    California?!?!
    Ratings:
    +2,700
    I love that a decade later, we can still be fighting about Enterpriser.

    It's like coming home, guys!
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Funny Funny x 1
  18. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2004
    Messages:
    21,356
    Ratings:
    +26,321
    Just for your arrival, I chose not to wear underwear.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  19. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Messages:
    30,042
    Location:
    Frequently found lonking pisters
    Ratings:
    +28,211
    :yuck:
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  20. shootER

    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Messages:
    37,985
    Location:
    The Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue
    Ratings:
    +2,147,500,972
    I'm the opposite.

    I put on a pair in your honor. :salute: :moon:
    • Agree Agree x 2