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Weasel, I need to tell you something.

Postby darkeagle on Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:04 am

This forum is falling apart. People are leaving more and more often. I also think that the rules need to be a bit stricter around here. So please, take some time out from whatever you're doing and listen to me. Here are some things that I think should be done:

1. Locking meaningless or purposeless threads
I have noticed, that most of the time, threads that have had their questions answered or threads that are finished with their comp don't get locked until people start really spamming in them. I think these threads should be locked if they are finished with their purpose.

2. Deleting spam
Usually, spam only gets noticed after everyone starts doing it. Any post that does not contribute to the thread should be deleted. The same thing goes for people have conversations in the middle of a thread that can be done over PM's. This way, people can continue the thread while the spammer's posts are deleted.

3. Ignoring spammers
This is for the users, mostly. If you see someone spamming, don't reply. That just encourages them to spam more, and it makes you a spammer as well. If you see someone spamming, don't reply, just report. Report the post and it will be deleted. (Hopefully.)

4. Activity of the mods
Personally, I think the mods need to be a bit more active. If any of this is to be enforced, we need to have full-time mods, not ones that pop in for a moment and then leave again. Or the ones that never post. The mods should be covering every forum on here. Maybe you could assign different mods to different forums? At different times?

5. Do not be too strict
Nobody is going to like this forum if it's too strict. You can't just go around deleting everyone's posts. Only the ones that are spamming. So listen to what I'm saying, and enforce it, just not too heavily.

6. Correcting spelling
If someone makes a post like this:
hi i hve poblem wif mi geme

Then correct it. That is, if you can understand it. And if you can understand it, then fix it so that everyone else can, as well.


I hope Weasel and Pacifist and all the mods listen to me, because this might help the forum. I don't mean to criticize you all, but it needs to be a little bit stricter here. If you all follow these guidelines, it will probably help filter out the spammers and the idiots.

I hope someone listens to me and enforces these rules.

~Darkeagle
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Re: Weasel, I need to tell you something.

Postby dj-duf on Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:00 am

YOUR BACK!!! W()()T
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Re: Weasel, I need to tell you something.

Postby corpsegrinder1 on Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:52 am

Honestly dude, and I don't mean you offense or nothin', but the forum you're describing is kind of the "too strict" forum you're describing. You can't really avoid the fact that people will sometimes get sidetracked in a conversation. And just because something isn't completely on topic doesn't make it spam.
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Re: Weasel, I need to tell you something.

Postby halfmaster1 on Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:32 pm

I know what you mean with spelling, and it seems that the spelling goes hand in hand with starting fights.



Example:
JesseMH8 wrote:
Liam629 wrote:Serious annoyance

U NO WAT A SERIUS ANOYANCE IS?!?! YOU!!!!!!!!1

So, thanks for making this thread, but as long as it isn't spam (or what is above), I don't think it should be deleted.


P.S. I told you he was alive. =P
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Re: Weasel, I need to tell you something.

Postby ~Jon~ on Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:46 pm

With the addition of FC2, the mods on these forums aren't as active as they used to be. Maybe if they could somehow integrate the forums and all the content within them, there would be a little more moderation.

Although a good chunk of the crowd don't like the new forums so it may be better of as is.
Probably could be fixed with a simple change in the new forum's theme.
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Re: Weasel, I need to tell you something.

Postby VERYDUMBNAME on Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:28 am

I agree with every point he made, there are way too many spam threads

btw nice post count jon
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Re: Weasel, I need to tell you something.

Postby zhyrek on Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:09 pm

I think we should all be glad that this forum is no longer full of porn

Nuff said
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Re: Weasel, I need to tell you something.

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:35 pm

Darkeagle, I think you make some great points. My personal opinion is that this forum is slowly being phased out, and thus I have taken a backseat approach and just make sure things run smoothly for the couple months it has left. I do try and do some moderating now and then (i.e. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=118&view=unread#p242434) but sadly I think this forum will only shrink in member size from here on out due solely to the fact that FC2 will be released imminently.
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Re: Weasel, I need to tell you something.

Postby Dean-o on Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:29 pm

I think the main problem with the whole community right now is that it is split between FC 1 and 2 :sigh: Oh and by the way, I noticed Jon's post count but didn't want to say, because I had nothing to add to the thread. The only active threads now seem to be the Unconnected Shuffle, the Badgeless thread, the quote thread, and Give and Steal the Orb :(
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Re: Weasel, I need to tell you something.

Postby weasel on Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:50 pm

Thanks for the concern, darkeagle. I think it's part of a natural downramp of activity while we start firing up the new FC2 forums. Things will be new and exciting again any day now. :)
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Re: Weasel, I need to tell you something.

Postby Dean-o on Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:38 am

weasel wrote:Thanks for the concern, darkeagle. I think it's part of a natural downramp of activity while we start firing up the new FC2 forums. Things will be new and exciting again any day now. :)

Over here, or there, or both, do you think? Oh, and I'm not gonna make a whole new thread, weasel, but yesterday I tried logging in here on my family computer (I usually play on my laptop), and I received a message saying I was
An FC generic message wrote:permanently b.anned

O.o Although, as you can see, it works fine now.

Back on topic, if there is any way to incorporate the FC2 forums into these forums (and not just two pages to alternate between), like, a forum for FC 1 and 2, I would fully support it :)
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Re: Weasel, I need to tell you something.

Postby darkeagle on Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:34 am

corpsegrinder1 wrote:Honestly dude, and I don't mean you offense or nothin', but the forum you're describing is kind of the "too strict" forum you're describing. You can't really avoid the fact that people will sometimes get sidetracked in a conversation. And just because something isn't completely on topic doesn't make it spam.


You think that's strict? Here is a strict forum. This is where I go to download a Mario game that I like to play. Their forum is the total opposite of this one. In fact, the rules are so strict there, that if make one post that doesn't contribute to the thread, you get a warning and a day ban. If you look around there, you'll see what I'm talking about. You'll also realize why I don't post there.

I don't want this forum to be as strict as that one, I just don't want it to be falling apart like this. The rules need to be enforced a little. Though, there's not really anything we can do the BJ-proof this forum.

Also, thanks to everyone who's supporting this. I'm surprised I actually did something right. :D
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Re: Weasel, I need to tell you something.

Postby VERYDUMBNAME on Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:33 am

if you want to see a really strict forum go to pawn, they ban you for a month on the first offense for anything. then when I tried to appeal they locked the thread without any reply. when I asked why they locked it they locked that thread
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Re: Weasel, I need to tell you something.

Postby colorfusion on Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:50 am

Yep, compared to most forums this has no strictness at all.
Look at the rules of these forums, "Chill"
Others have millions of different rules.
We need a balance between the two.
I agree with all of darkeagles ideas.
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Re: Weasel, I need to tell you something.

Postby darkeagle on Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:33 am

Yup. And now is the best time to upgrade this forum's security, after BJ's trashed this place. I want to make sure he never comes back. I want to fix this forum up so it's shiny and semi-new again. I just really want to help this forum get back on it's feet.

Also, why do we have to close down this forum? Why not keep it up and not have a new forum? Maybe keep this forum, and just make FC2 threads in here? I don't see a problem. Incredibots did it. They just left the forum the way it is, and everyone plays IB2 instead of IB1. Why can't we do that? FC1 doesn't have anything that FC2 doesn't have, other than glitches. I just don't think it's necessary to close down this forum.
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Re: Weasel, I need to tell you something.

Postby VERYDUMBNAME on Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:11 am

darkeagle wrote:Yup. And now is the best time to upgrade this forum's security, after BJ's trashed this place. I want to make sure he never comes back. I want to fix this forum up so it's shiny and semi-new again. I just really want to help this forum get back on it's feet.

Also, why do we have to close down this forum? Why not keep it up and not have a new forum? Maybe keep this forum, and just make FC2 threads in here? I don't see a problem. Incredibots did it. They just left the forum the way it is, and everyone plays IB2 instead of IB1. Why can't we do that? FC1 doesn't have anything that FC2 doesn't have, other than glitches. I just don't think it's necessary to close down this forum.

hint: thats cause incredibots is better

the split forums pretty much ruined fc, if it were up to me I wouldn't make fc2 just add that stuff to the original
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Re: Weasel, I need to tell you something.

Postby halfmaster1 on Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:21 am

VERYDUMBNAME wrote:
darkeagle wrote:Yup. And now is the best time to upgrade this forum's security, after BJ's trashed this place. I want to make sure he never comes back. I want to fix this forum up so it's shiny and semi-new again. I just really want to help this forum get back on it's feet.

Also, why do we have to close down this forum? Why not keep it up and not have a new forum? Maybe keep this forum, and just make FC2 threads in here? I don't see a problem. Incredibots did it. They just left the forum the way it is, and everyone plays IB2 instead of IB1. Why can't we do that? FC1 doesn't have anything that FC2 doesn't have, other than glitches. I just don't think it's necessary to close down this forum.

hint: thats cause incredibots is better

the split forums pretty much ruined fc, if it were up to me I wouldn't make fc2 just add that stuff to the original


No, because then all the ghost levels wouldn't work.
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