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Offline Dr.Bongo

Re: Fixing the problems with the forums and trolls
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2004, 11:48:38 PM »
How about if posts in the Talk-about section didn`t count toward your post rating. Wouldn`t this mean people would be more likley to only post if they had something genuine/intersting to say?

It seems a little silly that you have to go to measures though. If people genuinely support the Amiga you`d think they would support it`s user groups.
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Offline smithy

Re: Fixing the problems with the forums and trolls
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2004, 11:50:24 PM »
I don't post on a.org very often, but I do read it everyday.  What annoys me most about the forums is:

1.  People using HTML in their posts - often enormous images, which also appear in people's replies to the offending post.

2.  People posting garbage like "this is my 4000th post".  I think this is the worst kind of crapflooding.

3.  People posting stuff for the sake of it, that doesn't actually say anything.

What I'd like to stay in the Talk-about forums:

1.  People posting stuff about their lives - like finishing uni & wondering what to do next, just been dumped, planning a travel adventure, etc...  Amigans still have lives outside their Amiga-ish systems and some of these threads have been interesting reading and had some insightful replies.

2.  Politics.  Apart from "FluffyMcDeath"'s never ending and tiresome crusade against the United States (this loon also used to have a picture of a 20-year old Saddam Hussein on his avatar).  I've read some interesting threads about politics with an international flavour that you don't always find in Murdoch's finest.

If you're having trouble with your moderators, then I'd be quite happy to volunteer.  I'm well qualified because I am not allied with either side (I was indepdently classified as a "freelance/general troll" on ANN!).  I am definately not a name-follower, and I won't be putting up with any stupid picture-threads, threads about people bragging that they've posted 3 million pieces of ####, I don't get power-crazed, I'm not a patronising twit (like a certain other moderator here is), and I'm not about to fall in love with either side.

Waiting in anticipation  :-D

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Offline Kees

Re: Fixing the problems with the forums and trolls
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2004, 11:54:55 PM »
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Here's a crazy suggestion: Start flying the MorphOS banner. I assume when you say trolls, you mean 'red trolls' so why not just stop dancing around it and do it? The red trolls already have a home at AW (see avatar), and now the blue trolls will have a home as well.


This has nothing to do with red or blue trolls ... just general trolls.
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Offline Kees

Re: Fixing the problems with the forums and trolls
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2004, 11:57:18 PM »
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I offered to return and was politely turned down.


I only recall that you said that you might want to return some day ... I can't recall turning you down ...

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Offline that_punk_guy

Re: Fixing the problems with the forums and trolls
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2004, 12:00:37 AM »
It would be a nice start if we really knew what was considered acceptable. I mean, this has all blown up just now, mostly down to a couple of wankers who think they're rather funny. You can't underestimate the effect they've had on people, even those who don't appreciate their humour.

But I don't know the extent to which Wayne sees fit to cut back on off-topic conversation. For instance, if I start a thread about Paintmashing, is that welcome, or simply "tolerated?" This is freaking most people out, they're wondering what they've done wrong. I think in all fairness, names should be named. There are a couple of members that most people would like to see banned. Ones who cross the line on purpose and don't see fit to rectify it when they realise it's offending people. Perhaps that, coupled with the fact that we're now talking about this, would help?
 

Offline smithy

Re: Fixing the problems with the forums and trolls
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2004, 12:02:33 AM »
Oh... and people posting jokes;  NO! :-x





 

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Re: Fixing the problems with the forums and trolls
« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2004, 12:02:33 AM »
Wayne, Kees, Red!!! Lads lads lads... lets keep this on topic please :lol:

Offline that_punk_guy

Re: Fixing the problems with the forums and trolls
« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2004, 12:03:14 AM »
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smithy wrote:
FluffyMcDeath... loon...


Where's the wisdom in slagging people off in this of all threads?
 

Offline Methuselas

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« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2004, 12:11:05 AM »
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Where's the wisdom in slagging people off in this of all threads?


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Offline Cyberus

Re: Fixing the problems with the forums and trolls
« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2004, 12:12:42 AM »
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that_punk_guy wrote:
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smithy wrote:
FluffyMcDeath... loon...


Where's the wisdom in slagging people off in this of all threads?


I agree, I like having Fluffy around, he doesn't post stupid pictures and troll with his mates. I liked AOrg the way it was last Autumn, when the DMZ was lively, before T_bone left...

Honestly guys, instead of making rules, shall we just lead by example? Lets get back to some good ol' discussion. And if someone trolls, ignore them, no matter how tempting it is to reply!
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Re: Fixing the problems with the forums and trolls
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2004, 12:14:29 AM »
Amiga.org is what we make it...

Offline Tomas

Re: Fixing the problems with the forums and trolls
« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2004, 12:21:38 AM »
Make some stricter rules, then give a warning or two when rule is broken... If that fails, then ban is only option i guess...
 

Offline Wain

Re: Fixing the problems with the forums and trolls
« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2004, 12:32:05 AM »
I would agree with a combination of Wayne's suggestions (built upon by some others)  Say...moderators could be a bit more strict in enforcing rules, but also create a seperate forum for 'just plain goofiness."

If possible, set the then established 'goofiness' forum to automatically dump threads that have had no activity for more than 2 weeks.

Then when an inappropriate thread comes down the talk-about section, it can be moved and the poster can be slapped.
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Offline Glaucus

Re: Fixing the problems with the forums and trolls
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2004, 03:05:51 AM »
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1. People using HTML in their posts - often enormous images, which also appear in people's replies to the offending post.
Why shouldn't people take advantage of the World Wide Web when posting on a web forum?!? Perhaps we should turn A.org into a telnet/gopher server then?!?

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2. People posting garbage like "this is my 4000th post". I think this is the worst kind of crapflooding.
It's called a right of passage. It's goofy, no argument there, but at the same time it's good to (self) honor those long time users of Amiga.org, with which without there would not BE an Amiga.org.

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3. People posting stuff for the sake of it, that doesn't actually say anything.
Well that's highly subjective. Communication is always good. I'm surprised people are so anal about this crap-flooding BS. Personally, I think it livens things up a bit. I mean, A.org is full of wacky characters, many of which I strongly disagree with, while others I'm indifferent with, but I'd never want to see anyone be removed. If someone's a goof, well, the world is full of goofs and that tells me that even goofs have a role to play.

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2. Politics. Apart from "FluffyMcDeath"'s never ending and tiresome crusade against the United States (this loon also used to have a picture of a 20-year old Saddam Hussein on his avatar).
One man's loon is another man's straight talker. However it seems you're perfectly fine with personal attacks (perhaps you should have made that point number 3). How charming.

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Offline Glaucus

Re: Fixing the problems with the forums and trolls
« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2004, 03:09:32 AM »
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bloodline wrote:
Wayne, Kees, Red!!! Lads lads lads... lets keep this on topic please :lol:
Please Bloodline, no laughing allowed! However it's perfectly fine to insult someone.

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