Discussion in 'Comments & Feedback' started by W1zzard, Feb 21, 2007.
so, does that mean all discussions, F/S/T/B threads need to be about modern hardware and software?
Umm.. err... well, not really but fine. Back to common sense then!
we deviated from common sense?!
DAMN! Where in the world was I?! C'mon, y'all's know we need to be gettin' down like so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmtzQCSh6xk&feature=related
actually, its not a democracy here. mods can do whatever the hell they please, we only have to answer to w1zzard - not you or any other member of the forum. When a moderator tells someone to grow up, its not an insult. its someone in authority giving you a warning thats just a tad more gentle than an infraction or a ban.
Joke? no. deliberate insult? yes.
Then they'd go sell it on ebay. its doesnt belong on an IT forum - IT, information technology - not just 'technology'
No, you came and attacked a moderator, and then started coming up with every excuse you could to bend the rules on sale threads and items allowed.
No, it was just you being an ass. tech and info tech are not related, see above.
Nice way to throw another insult in there - since you're allowed to call me names relating to dogs, can i call you the word starting with B and ending with Itch? fairs fair, after all.
again, technology as a term has nothing to do with this website. Info tech, specifically PC hardware is whats allowed. not your random crap, just because you want to bend the rules and argue for whatever reason. If something is not clearly stated in the rules, moderators get to decide whats allowed and whats not - not you.
My opinion is just that ~ my opinion.
With that said, I belive the mods for TPU do an awesome job
I see them post in many threads and are fair in the weilding of their power.
Thanks guys and good job
And there you have it... The person that is a mod is having a bad day, feels the need to be a big shot so he comes on here, dons his "mod god" persona, acts up and feels better. I think that the biggest problem is that the "authority" goes to the persons head. No authority in real life, but damn it they have it online.
So according to you, a mod can do anything and get away with it. The rules don't apply. They can flame bait, then ban someone for biting the bait? They can scam someone in the FS section, post spam, etc and the only person who can do anything is the owner of the site. W1z isn't around that often, clearly he has a life, heck he probably isn't even the same W1z that created this site to begin with, so the mods reign supreme. Dan, Urylin, Infrared and Poge probably have him chained in a basement somewhere and they have assumed his identity.
Clearly W1z is happy with the situation, so the only real options are to deal with it, or go to a different forum. I guess we can't complain too much since it's a free site.
JC I can assure you that there is a mechanism in place which makes sure mods don't abuse their privileges. That mechanism works, without even a formal complaint being lodged by you (if you're at the receiving-end). So don't attach too much importance to what statements mods make here (including mine, if you want to). This case however, isn't that of a privilege abuse.
JC, you miss the point. There is a hierarchy.
Mods have loose guidelines to follow - we cant set standard punishments, because they never apply perfectly (except in the case of spam bots). Mods can be too lenient, or too harsh - and thats where the chain of command comes in. If you dont like it, REPORT it. If mods go overboard, the admins/w1zz comes down on us.
once you hit report, every moderator of that forum becomes aware of it, and a thread is created in the mod lounge that only admins can delete. Once something is reported, even if no visible action is taken or no one gets back to you, you can guarantee it was looked at and thought about.
you do realize that life is unfair? ever been pulled over by a cop having a bad day?
Interesting, us senior mods have no place in the hierarchy
Yes, I do, probably more than most, which is why I can just let it go and say "that's the way it is, deal with it". No, I haven't been pulled over by a cop having a bad day, got to love small towns.
i thought you were the only one and it was just a fancy title, Señor.
Being stealth has its advantages.
the ninja moderators, those who see them never live to talk about it.
ok so by that image you shouldnt allow any "old tech" on the FS section, no atari's, no nes/snes/n64/gc/mastersystem/genisis/satern/exct nothing thats not "the latist tech"
hey that works for me, as I don't actually plan to EVER sell anything here, especially seeing as mod's could scam me and get away with it.
after reading this, I will check double before reading any FS threads and considering buying something, if a mod is a god here, that means they could screw you over, and there would be no recourse at all....
and this attitude explains why the forums aren't as active as they once where, when a communities heads get...big heads and start doing whatever they please, people tend to leave.
btw mussels, I'm sure you know this, but "young pup" is not calling somebody a dog, its referring to them being a kid compared to myself/yourself, I'm not a mod I cant get away with direct blatant insults against anybody I feel like targeting or flaming/flame baiting/trolling people, You , SneekyPeet and the other mods can, because you don't have to follow any rules/guidelines and can do whatever pleases you without worry of any kind of consequences/reprisals.
glad we got that cleared up.
1. No tech thats not "the latest" in FS threads, 2. mods can do as they please, oh yeah and due to 2. its probably not a good idea to buy stuff from the mods.
well back to cleaning up the mess around here, somebody made a royal mess of my desk
if any staff member screws you over in a fsft thread you can rest assured that i will make it my personal mission to hunt that individual down with all legal means that are available in his country. how about a contest, first who posts a photo of the scammer's index finger will win a hd 5870 x2 ?
I'm just surprised someone would wake up in the morning, say hello to family and friends, eat, and then get straight to continuing a meaningless flame war from 12+ hours ago.
Moderators have respect around here, because while they have power, they dont abuse it. mods that do dont last long. The fact your account still works and your posts are still here is an example of that - if we were as bad as you imply, you'd be long gone.
you know whats fun? doing everything you can to twist rules to suit yourself. you're here to do nothing but cause trouble, and you'd do nothing but whine if someone caused you trouble back.
Can i get two, if i post a pic of the whole hand?
Wow you couldn't be anymore wrong. Albert Einstein would have to develop a new theory of relativity to theorize how much more wrong you could be. You could divide by zero before you could be anymore wrong.
You got girl fingers
I'm pretty sure OLD video games are still a form of gaming, which are fully accepted here at TPU by members and the like.
you scammed someone?
He scammed me. He told me he was a doctor and that he loved me.
no, but i saw a contest about a picture of a mods finger. (i'm pretty sure i'm missing something with what you meant in your original post)
hey, these hands are hairy. no girl would have hands this hairy.
I told you its over between us
LOL! You guys crack me up..
BUT read erockers screen shot and what he highlighted, "The latest In Hardware and gaming" so old games wouldn't count/be acceptable by that standard, they aren't the latest.
Not saying thats how it will/should be delt with, BUT the image he edited and posted clearly says "the latest.." not just "hardware and gaming".
his image reminds me of [H] and XS honestly, if you don't have the latest of everything, you get NO RESPECT, and in fact you get treated like a moron for not using what the community enlarge feels is the best.(you know, anything that gets good superpi scores is the best...)
oh and mussels, way to admit your a scamer!!!!
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