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Discussion in 'Comments & Feedback' started by KennyT772, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. KennyT772

    KennyT772 New Member

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    Why have all of a sudden everything just go to hell in here? People are getting cussed out/banned/and just leaving due to differences in opinion. There are several members that need to get their heads out of their rear ends and think before they type. I mean hell does it really matter if you were wrong about something? No. what does matter is if you learn from it or just forget it and stay ignorant. This and blatant flaming has been very prevalent lately and mods need to get control of each other and the forums themselves. Its obvious swearing here and there is allowed to a degree but flagrant cussing and serious arguments need to be stopped. I mean hell this is a tech forum, we are here to help each other out, have a little competition here and there, and have some fun while doing it. This is a community not a middle school... Go on and attack me if you wish but this is my opinion.
     
  2. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    You're right, but someone who posts about how everyone is flagrantly cussing shouldn't use the H word thrice in his post ;).
     
  3. Solaris17

    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    Damn right dude it has been getting rediculous i wasnt saying anything due to thats the mods job. but this needs to end weres djbbenn he usually does hes excellent at stopping shit. and trust me theirs been alot of it lately. out of control members mods getting into the fray instead of doing their job ppl leaving ppl getting banned ppl being dicks and not getting stopped ya that needs to end soon.
     
  4. zekrahminator

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    ...What'd I just finish telling Kenny about cussing? :laugh:.
     
  5. Solaris17

    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    one or 2 is no problem cussing about the state of things imo is ok cussing at ppl is bad imo that gets ppl pissed like



    dude zek your a fucking tool please dont tell me about cussing if your dumb ass would have read kennys post you would have SEEN that he said its cool once and awhile just not all the time jeez tard wake the fuck up.





    now i meant nothing by that it was an example but id gert pissed a lil fast if it was serious.
     
  6. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    can you guys suggest someone who could help as moderator?
     
  7. giorgos th.

    giorgos th. New Member

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    i tottaly agree with you man.but it seems like some people doesnt know when to stop..
    always trying to keep the spotlights on them...pitty..
     
  8. zekrahminator

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    We should have a vote, in my opinion. I nominate Solaris17, error_force, and Poge.

    I nominate Solaris17 because he's a great guy (and with moderator powers, he could finally change his user title to TPU mascott :D), has a general sense of right and wrong, doesn't start flame wars, and because he's been a member for a long time.

    I nominate error_force because of his overall general knowledge of computer parts, his activity in the forums, and his clean record.

    I nominate Poge because he's started fundraisers and modding services, because he's a very talented hardware modifier, and because he has the experience of being a long term member of TechPowerUp! Staff.

    Who do you guys think should be a moderator?
     
  9. KennyT772

    KennyT772 New Member

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    well w1zz maby we could comb the forums for the most levelheaded people we have and then make a poll ect and see who should be a mod. i have no idea on the current number of mods but im guessing theres 5? either way there needs to be some more help around here. other then infared i dont see to much activity on the mods end but dont hold me on that i could very well be wrong and i probly am. there are definatly qualified members that would be more then willing to take the responsibility. i will do some research around here and pm the names of those i like and i suggest anyone who takes the time to read this post do the same. this whole mess reminds me of "arguing on the internet is like running in the special olympics, even if u win ur still retarded". i know that has been used for years but its very true.

    on the cussing note i have seen casheti's posts and cj_staal's and their subsequent temp bans. for this i commend the mods as it needs to be done. if people will not straiten up and keep this place helpful they are not needed no matter what wealth of knowledge they may have.

    p.s. shame on me i said h e double hockeysticks ;) i forgot that was considered a cuss word. my appologies everyone...haha. solaris protrayed my opinion to the t. also what i was talking about as fine is "my god solaris ur a dumb@$$ jk LOL".
     
  10. KennyT772

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    i second every nom you have stated along with one for you. i havnt seen you lash out at anyone or give ill advice for as long as i can remember which is something the mods must never do..as they are the forum. and what i have to say about u i will quote from u as waht you said about solaris pretty much sums it up.
     
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    i also agree with a poll.it would be the most fair thing to do.
    if there`s gonna be an open thread, i smell war...
     
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    Just put in a cursing filter. That wil solve all your problems. LOL

    No but seriously, i think when you are going to give so much attention to the people who do this. It's only going to be worse. Action = reaction.

    And i find it a bit naieve to think that from all the people in the world only the wel beheaved come to this forum.

    We live in a f'd up world. Where people just do whatever they like and they don't care and think what they say and do anymore. :nutkick:
     
  13. KennyT772

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    well i know the most well behaved people dont come to this forum but we all should make sure that only the well behaved stay at this forum. they influence others just the same way we do. if we want world class techy's here and to stay we have to keep it clean and informative.
     
  14. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Sarcasm or unquestionable truth? :p

    EDIT: Right, forgot about the topic: Real life and digital interaction between people should mainly be based on one thing: Respect.
     
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    I agree about all of the hostility lately and everyone having to prove their point. This is a tech forum and we are supposed to help people, but lately there have been a few trolls that have been causing issues.

    As far as the cursing goes, I drop a few everyday cusswords, the same kind I drop when talking to a friend, but what is bad is when the cursing goes toward other people. This is when the tempers flare and that is what needs to stop.

    As far as the mods are concerned, they are doing a good job IMO. There are some places that have severe jerks for mods, this place at least lets you speak your mind.
     
  16. KennyT772

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    frick you are absolutly correct. why arnt there more of you in the governments? lol
     
  17. zekrahminator

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    What Kenny said...and a good moderator does lots of things, like...
    • Keeps the forums clean.
    • Gives bad meaning people a fair warning before taking powerful actions such as banning.
    • Eliminates advertising.
    • Is hard to argue with for more reasons then the ban button.
    • Is a regular member, except for when they have to use moderator powers.
    I'm probably forgetting a few, go ahead and add to my list guys :).
     
  18. KennyT772

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    just not with your edit button ;)

    ive seen plenty of mods that are mod on 3 or 4 forums or sites that have the mod badge just to flash it once in a while. mods need to be dedicated to one site...not 3. i hope we can find maby one or two new mods as fresh blood in that department would be a great idea.
     
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    Please don't get me wrong. I don't support it.
    But i was trying to say that this is the way people beheave these days.

    I find this a very good site. Check it every day. I hope it stays like this.
     
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    So I take it the candidates for moderator are Solaris17, error_f0rce, POGE, and me?
     
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    Urlyin Senior Moderator

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    I think you guys need to keep things in some perspective... it only takes a few to make things seem as though the forums have gone to crap... as for some who curse and then rave that they don't care ban me ... well you'll get your wish ... others have been given several chances and some are only banned temporaily... it is not the aim of the mods to teach you how to act and hold hands to make sure everyone is behaving.. it is in some cases better to let people work things out and only take action when it appears things have gone down a rat hole ... which doesn't take much... there will always be some bad apples but all and all most of you guys try to help each other...
     
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    i think what we need is new moderator blood and rules that are clearly defined and strictly enforced
     
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    Personally, I think it should be up to the users to keep their enviroment "clean". If someone is being an asshat, ignore them. There is far too much flaming going on, and it seems like restraint has been forgotten in most cases. If there are any severe trouble makers, send a PM to a mod with some examples that we can review.

    Trying to enforce a strict set of posting rules ruins the atmosphere of any forum IMO, people are afraid to express their opinions for fear of being banned or reprimanded. The problem here, is that it seems people dont respect other's opinions.
     
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    I think we need more co-operation and communication from the members to the moderators and also the moderator system to be revised.

    For example... there's a spam post and a user posts "SPAMMM!!!!!!" in the thread, which I have seen a lot. If the user just PM'd a mod, it would be cleared up a lot faster. When there's a flame war going on, user should PM a mod, and tell them... not just post in the thread saying "we need a mod in here". I check the forums as much as possible, and so do the other mods, but we can't find everything ourselves without some assistance from our members. Doesn't matter if we have 5 or 10 moderators - if there's no help from the general community, we can't get everything done.

    And it seems that maybe we shouldn't be so slack... Perhaps we should just start locking everything that gets slightly out of hand and be more liberal with handing out bans.

    One more mod will not solve this issue... Perhaps a bunch more that are specific to a forum, not the entire forum will help. If we just get a bunch of more of global mods, they will lose track. All of our mods are super moderators, except for a few, and those few don't frequent the forums much. What we need is to have a few main super mods, and a bunch of forum specific mods. This way, the forum specific mods can take care of their section, and not worry about other sections, because they are covered by other mods. When there is a problem that the mod can't resolve, that's when the supermods step in. That is the main reason for having forum specific mods and super or entire forum moderators.

    But the main thing will be for the members helping the mods by PM's or emailing them. What I’m suggesting is, A) there be a list of all current moderators so people know who we are. B) Rules be set so users know to report to the listed moderators. C) The moderator system be revised… less super mods (keep current ones) and more forum specific mods.

    -Dan
     
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    I like Djbbenn's idea :).
     

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