Discussion in 'Comments & Feedback' started by W1zzard, Feb 21, 2007.
Where is w1zzard btw? I want to hear what he has to say?
no doubt, i dont enjoy being insulted in threads when all i've done is answer a question/statement as to why a THANKS button should be there
Honestly I wouldn't bother him cause his word is with his mods and if it comes from them then it comes from him.
You are out numbered here pappa
look at how much interest this thread has gotten haaa!! I cant keep off, its that amusing!!
Like I said before, I am not afraid of getting banned. It will prove my point actually... and that will boast my ego even more
Something definitely is wrong here, or else why would w1zzard post this thread in the first place?
Please stay on topic. No more thread-crapping will be allowed. Final warning.
Ok peeps. Being a mod is a thankless job that is so hard some days you feel like your banging your head on a brick wall. Everyone uses the forums for personal things and the advent of social media means it needs to be moderated. Yes the mods do as they see fit to make this place organized, keep it clean and most importantly keep it half ass respectible. They are here to solve problems and do you consider your self a problem? Maybe they do...
Should mods reply to everything?... In a perfect world yes. Does it happen all the time?.. No. Being a former mod way back in the Sof2 days of a few forums, I can say this. They are constantly baraged by crap and have so much on their plates that it can make your head spin. They get very little prase for the work they actually do and take mountains of flack from everyone and thier dog. This prompts the bann hammer to come out and distribute some discriminate justice.
So being tough but fair is all about being a mod. I thank them for thier patience and give them praise for doing a tough and thankless job like I did for Distortgaming.com and give this advise. If you get on the bad side of a mod, have a look at what your doing and is it really life or death?... Move on. Enjoy your day and let the mods have a break before its time to drop the hammer and distribute some indiscriminate justice
Omnipotent as god?... You bet. Wanna find out?... Your loss...
When W1z appoints a mod it means that the mod will make decisions that would be of his own. There is no LAW here, its either W1z/mods or the highway jack and you getting banned will just prove that point. Your ego is something that is took with a grain of salt..
You will proove your point how exactly? Why can't you just accept what everyone else is saying and let it go?
It's up to the mods on what goes and whats not it's not rocket science.
Quite. I'm an admin on another site and I can do even more damage there. I can ban a user six ways to Sunday and wipe every little bit of their presence from the forum, among other things. Our test account felt the full force of my wrath when trying it out.
This is why that power must never be abused and must be used responsibly and fairly by anyone with that power and not lord it over regular members, like I see some people do on here. :shadedshu
You can't really ask me that if you don't know the whole story.
Like btarunr said, I didn't break any forum guideline. And I already posted the Proof that erocker was on board with it.
You and your ego are not worth our time. When you two do become worth it, you won't end up proving anything.
If you still want that imaginary ego tickle and vindication, I'm a generous person.
You should have been here when it started.
This thread was made years ago, because at the time it was a shitstorm overall. Now it's a "general complaints about mods" thread, so it's contained in one place.
Also, erocker could have changed his mind. But that wouldn't matter if the avatar made people troll about how they hate erocker.
Yet you decided to quote and reply me anyway .
I want to hear what w1zzard has to say:
Note the date of that original post: 2007. As I said, at that time it was a general shitstorm going on (one of the reasons GN got seperated from TPU iirc) and it was sort of needed. Now I'm quite sure he will not bother.
Syeef: don't get yourself banned!
TPU is a great forum, regardless of any particular issues you're not happy about. I've had my fair share of disagreements here, but it's still great and it won't feel good to be banned.
I get where your coming from with your grievance, but it's been answered by several people (although not necessarily to your satisfaction) so I think it's time to let it go now.
The takeaway I see from all this: if you have an avatar or sig that's controversial, it will be removed. This is regardless if some staff are ok with it or not.
Look, I had to change one of my babe avatars because it was deemed too revealing. A mod asked me so I did it at once and asked questions later.
One of the main rules of the Interwebs: "The admin and the mods are always right". End of story
So Syeef wants a swastika avatar. Before Syeef posted a swastika avatar we didn't allow swastika avatar's regardless of what they truly mean. We still don't allow swastika avatars. So.. this is what this drama is all about. Syeef thinks that is was I alone who am at fault for this great travesty... and that is just fine if that is what he wants to believe. I see that his anger over this situation has now turned against pretty much the entire forum now in this thread. So what to do about it? Generally things like this would be kept private by Syeef apparently doesn't care about that yet he will complain here, people will retort and his explaination is "you don't understand the whole story". Well, I just told you the story. I removed his signature because it was deformative and an attack against myself for doing part of my job... Removing swastikas.
so basically he wants to martyr himself to make you look bad for having a swastika avatar, I would not worry too much, you and bta did the right thing, if he wants to complain let him.
I'm not worried at all. This all happened over two months ago, I guess the built up anger over it all just came to fruition today for some reason. So.. I'm off to ride my bike for a while!
I would just like to add that the swastika Syeef posted was aparently a different meaning of the symbal before the Nazi's. Don't want anyone who didn't know and just saw the word swastika to think the worst. I personally didn't know the swastika was used by any other group of people before or after the Nazi's and probably not the only one.
I thought it was pretty obvious that avatars had to be appropriate, but I guess not. I think there were rules about it somewhere stating this too. It should be pretty obvious though that nudity and anything else offensive isn't allowed. I don't care what you think it means, but in current western society the swastika is offensive to a lot of people. If your asked to change your avatar, do it, don't bitch and moan about it like it is your right to have it.
my post went crazy
it was probably an indian swastika, but if the rules say no swastikas it does not matter even if it was an elven swastika.
It has nothing to do with the "swastika" avatar. It was just a test like I mentioned here:
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