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Agent
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I think I'm a bit rude sometimes (Something to improve). Don't you agree?

[Or if that's not it, what does make me annoying?]

[ Monday, March 26, 2007 13:19: Message edited by: Excalibur ]

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WWJD?
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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Spent Salmon:

Anyone have a map of the Underground?
The London Underground

I call Hammersmith!

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Councilor
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Originally by Nija_Halycron:

quote:
I could always be a mod, I play spiderweb games about 30 hours a week (Yes you did hear that right in whatever context you like) and can be on-line up to 3 hours a day, 5 if no-one else in the family needs it for something.

(Before you ask, yes you may call me a power-hungry guy but please refrain from the nOOb part thank you)
Mod positions here are like oldbiehood and custom titles here. You can't get one until you realize you don't really want one.

And Dikiyoba uses a daring bait-and-switch move to take Barons Court and cut ADoS off. We are using the 12th revision rules for this game, right?
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Shaper
Member # 73
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13th, actually, which means I can pass you on the other line. I take Earl's Court.

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My Myspace, with some of my audial and visual art
The Lyceum - The Headquarters of the Blades designing community
The Louvre - The Blades of Avernum graphics database
Alexandria - The Blades of Exile Scenario database
BoE Webring - Self explanatory
Polaris - Free porn here
Odd Todd - Fun for the unemployed (and everyone else too)
They Might Be Giants - Four websites for one of the greatest bands in existance
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Law Bringer
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Sometimes you get to be a mod by winning an election, which means you do want to be a mod. Unless you're Alcritas.

You really want harsher mods? Somehow I doubt that. Most people who are well-liked push the envelope plenty, and many newcomers who are insufferable don't actually do anything wrong. These boards are just a form of advertising for Jeff, more or less, and he doesn't want to drive away customers. (Does keeping the worst offenders around drive away customers? Probably, but not as quantifiably.)

More ranting and raving at people who don't quite manage to fit in can be arranged. Actually fixing the fact that not everyone fits in is impossible.

—Alorael, who will enter with a classic backing to South Kensington. Wippleham might be boring, but it's a solid opener, and he defies you to find a way around it.
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Nuke and Pave
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quote:
Originally written by Clatter of Pebbles:

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You really want harsher mods? Somehow I doubt that. Most people who are well-liked push the envelope plenty, and many newcomers who are insufferable don't actually do anything wrong. These boards are just a form of advertising for Jeff, more or less, and he doesn't want to drive away customers. (Does keeping the worst offenders around drive away customers? Probably, but not as quantifiably.)

More ranting and raving at people who don't quite manage to fit in can be arranged. Actually fixing the fact that not everyone fits in is impossible.
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Actually, ranting and raving itself is the main problem. I am pretty sure Salmon and Slarty aren't advocating more bannings. And I am not asking for bannings either. I am just asking for mods to be more proactive in telling people to play nice and having some punishments for those who ignore their clearly defined warnings.

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Most people who are well-liked push the envelope plenty...
I guess you define "the envelope" far more narrowly than I do, because I can think of very few people (aside from the ones who are perma-banned) who push the envelope enough for it to be a potential problem.

[ Monday, March 26, 2007 15:15: Message edited by: Zeviz ]

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Be careful with a word, as you would with a sword,
For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Shaper
Member # 7420
Profile Homepage #31
quote:
Originally written by Zeviz:

This would of course be easier if our moderators actually moderated the discussion, giving warnings (and harsher penalties) for flames and spam.
Your faith in the system is misplaced. The end is nigh.

IMAGE(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/9250/tullyflague1.gif)

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You lose.
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Shock Trooper
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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

I think I'm a bit rude sometimes (Something to improve). Don't you agree?

[Or if that's not it, what does make me annoying?]

You're annoyng? I haven't noticed :)

Frankly the news about the level of anger and noobness skyrocketing in here has put a bit of a downer on my day...I can't help but think if everyone was nice, there'd be no need for tempers to even fray, let alone break.

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Aa' menle nauva calen ar' ta hwesta e' ale'quenle, melloneamin.
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Finder of impossible beta testing errors.
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? Man, ? Amazing
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Profile #33
I want to see more full frontal post deletion, if done in an appropriate and tasteful manner. Nothing shuts off a budding argument faster than absence of ammunition.

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


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Infiltrator
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I'm not sure how the game is played, but I want Harrow-On-The-Hill.

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Posts: 536 | Registered: Sunday, September 7 2003 07:00
Warrior
Member # 4599
Profile #35
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This is getting ridiculous.
These forums have always been that way. Annoying noobs and sometimes the even more annoying "oldbies" getting angry about not having their medicine. Or whatever keeps oldbies going these days.

I wouldn't worry to much, noobs come and go. Ed was an extreme case, but I knew sooner or later he would be banned. Or get fed up and leave, I didn't really care which. Members with some decent repsect will generally be accepted and will jump on the bandwagon, while the rabble is left by the wayside. Think of it as a test to see who's got what it takes to be a contributing member. This core of the community will stay, and Jeff will live forever.

I hope...

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Chigwell, Hedgehog Seven rule.

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


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Law Bringer
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I call Knightsbridge... the ultimate defensive position.

quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

quote:
Originally written by Zeviz:

This would of course be easier if our moderators actually moderated the discussion, giving warnings (and harsher penalties) for flames and spam.
Your faith in the system is misplaced. The end is nigh.

(stupid flag)

If I see that stupid thing one more time...

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.

I hate undead. I really, really, really, really hate undead. With a passion.
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Councilor
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I advance to Finsbury Park.

Just try and stop Dikiyoba now!
Posts: 4346 | Registered: Friday, December 23 2005 08:00
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #39
quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

If I see that stupid thing one more time...
Did you prefer the old one?

IMAGE(http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/9928/etic1.gif)

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You lose.
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Shaper
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Maybe we could distract him for a while with some Reeces Pieces.

-S-

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Lifecrafter
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Profile #41
quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

quote:
Originally written by Zeviz:

This would of course be easier if our moderators actually moderated the discussion, giving warnings (and harsher penalties) for flames and spam.
Your faith in the system is misplaced. The end is nigh.

IMAGE(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/9250/tullyflague1.gif)

This is why I have stopped flaming, Slarty: while there is the occasional newbie who really does something odious and deserves nothing but scorn, Tully is a cretin and doesn't have the excuse of not knowing better.
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Shaper
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Every time you acknowledge me only serves to make my ego stronger.

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You lose.
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Infiltrator
Member # 5566
Profile #43
quote:
Originally written by Thralni:

One I saw this, I at first thought: "wow, Hawkking has actually grown up!"

I actually almost found that vagually offensive. :P

On a side note I did notice the past few days a rise in the level's of aggresion, but I assumed that I was just seing thing's (it's the fuzzy turtles)

[ Monday, March 26, 2007 20:56: Message edited by: Hawk King ]
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Lifecrafter
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Profile #44
quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

Every time you acknowledge me only serves to make my ego stronger.
You sure do like contempt. Keep it up, hoss.
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WKS: Don't worry, you'll pick it up as you go along. In fact, if I didn't know better I'd say from your opening move that you were familiar with the famous 1997 championship match in Rome.

I invoke Zenker's triangulation rule to enter at Cockfosters.

[ Monday, March 26, 2007 22:46: Message edited by: Thuryl ]

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The Empire Always Loses: This Time For Sure!
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Shaper
Member # 7420
Profile Homepage #46
quote:
Originally written by Protocols of the Elders of Zion:

You sure do like contempt. Keep it up, hoss.
For someone who's so convinced he's above it, you sure are easy to troll.

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You lose.
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Infiltrator
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Ah, I found the rulesets, all is good.

I advance to Wembley Park, following the Goruski Exception to the Transverse Eliptic move set, allowing me to circumscribe the intermediate stations.

[ Monday, March 26, 2007 23:51: Message edited by: WiKiSpidweb ]

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #48
quote:
Originally written by Zeviz:

quote:
Originally written by Clatter of Pebbles:

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You really want harsher mods? Somehow I doubt that. Most people who are well-liked push the envelope plenty, and many newcomers who are insufferable don't actually do anything wrong. These boards are just a form of advertising for Jeff, more or less, and he doesn't want to drive away customers. (Does keeping the worst offenders around drive away customers? Probably, but not as quantifiably.)

More ranting and raving at people who don't quite manage to fit in can be arranged. Actually fixing the fact that not everyone fits in is impossible.
...

Actually, ranting and raving itself is the main problem. I am pretty sure Salmon and Slarty aren't advocating more bannings. And I am not asking for bannings either. I am just asking for mods to be more proactive in telling people to play nice and having some punishments for those who ignore their clearly defined warnings.

Zeviz hit the nail on the head. I agree that banning should be avoided whenever possible; it's a power that can be abused quite unintentionally. Warnings, however, do not have that danger. As far as I'm concerned, a single totally unprovoked personal attack should earn a warning. It poisons the community, and of course it violates the CoC. I normally avoid second-guessing the mods, but I have to admit I am pretty confused as to why warnings are not given out for this kind of malicious behavior. It's quietly permissive.

quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Originally by Slartucker:

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Dikiyoba lost her patience.
With all due respect, I've only lost patience with Nalyd for the reason mentioned in your post. And if it appears I've gone beyond that, well, I need to know so I can step back and try again.

No, that really is all I meant: you stated that you lost your patience. It seems to me that you are possibly the most patient person here, particularly with new members. No slight intended!

quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

I've always been in favor of smacking around trolls and people who are just plain pricks, but I think that admins are the only ones with enough authority really to do anything. I can lock topics and yell at people, but that's about it. Admins can Can and Ban and such.
Again, locking topics and yelling at people sounds pretty good to me. Heck, you can even talk to them nicely.

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I take Richmond, with the intent to slowly work my way toward Piccadilly. For now, though, I'll be at the pub.
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