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Originally Posted by j View Post

Please keep in mind that all the mods together don't have the capacity to see everything that goes wrong, let alone address it. I sincerely appreciate your addressing the issues as you see them (and wish we had more non-mods who would do that) but please report problem posts/posters as well. The only reason I found the WAYWRN thing was a post reported by someone who was butthurt about being called out for being a dick in there. We can't be everywhere and we can't do anything if we don't hear about it.

Can we address this for a second: WHY? Why don't we have more eyes on the prize? Why aren't there 4 or 5 people per forum willing and able to step in and stop things before they get out of hand? Several of us have volunteered to pitch in. More than that are willing to be dubiously honored, I'm sure, now that it means the ability to axe any dumbass post in your thread. Why does the need for the forum to suffer because people weren't around even exist any longer? Obviously we don't need a police state around here, but can't we round up a few more people to help with keeping the jackoffs in line? Especially considering how big this forum's gotten.
post #10172 of 14734
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Can we address this for a second: WHY? Why don't we have more eyes on the prize? Why aren't there 4 or 5 people per forum willing and able to step in and stop things before they get out of hand? Several of us have volunteered to pitch in. More than that are willing to be dubiously honored, I'm sure, now that it means the ability to axe any dumbass post in your thread. Why does the need for the forum to suffer because people weren't around even exist any longer? Obviously we don't need a police state around here, but can't we round up a few more people to help with keeping the jackoffs in line? Especially considering how big this forum's gotten.

Rambo, you aren't shy about speaking your mind. Why don't you, and others, simply step forward in a thread when someone is out of line and tell them to go somewhere else? I think peer pressure will be far more effective and in real- time. Iamstillmatt mentioned that this is a community and it isn't just up to the mayor. I agree with him and have confronted a few folks the last few days. If we all make calling people on bad behavior the norm, I think it will diminish. I takes a village smile.gif
post #10173 of 14734
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

Rambo, you aren't shy about speaking your mind. Why don't you, and others, simply step forward in a thread when someone is out of line and tell them to go somewhere else? I think peer pressure will be far more effective and in real- time. Iamstillmatt mentioned that this is a community and it isn't just up to the mayor. I agree with him and have confronted a few folks the last few days. If we all make calling people on bad behavior the norm, I think it will diminish. I takes a village smile.gif

My telling people to shut the fuck up has actually become a running gag in DT because I do it so frequently. If you just stand in the corner of the bar yelling at people to keep it down you're just the weirdo who yells. If you actually walk up to a loud son of a bitch and deck him in the mouth then you're the guy who's probably not worth fucking with. It can't all just be words. Just notice WAYWRN the past few days. I got a number of +1's for telling people off, but the thread took a sharp turn when J walked in and laid down the law. Words are meaningless without actions to back them up.
post #10174 of 14734
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

- May I humbly suggest that the generic avatars be removed? If someone doesn't choose an avatar, they should have no avatar. I can't be the only one who skims discussions using the avatars to identify posters I want to read - but when everyone is forced to have an avatar, I have to do a double take quite frequently thanks to the generic ones.

It's been asked for many times. Apart from the last quote, these were all from last year:

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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Can I just say that I hate the generic avatars? It used to be that people either had no avatar - in which case you had to read their user name - or a personal one, that helped you quickly identify the author of a post.
As it is now, you may think you know who posted something, only to have it contradict what that person usually would say, forcing you to back track only to see it was somebody else with the same avatar. Bloody annoying.
I may of course very well be the only one who thinks this, so feel free to ignore...
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Originally Posted by HgaleK View Post

I agree about the generic avatars.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

agree as well. they are teh lame.
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

Generic avatars are so...generic. Can we delete them please?
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I agree about the avatars.
Once I saw a page with 5 replies in a row with the same generic avatar.
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

As long as generic avatars are available, many of the 100.000 users will have identical ones - leading to the current situation where they subtract from the forum experience rather than add to it.
I'm aware that many forums provide generic avatars to choose from, but that doesn't make it a good idea. The thing is, that a graphic presentation of 'who's talking' is a fast way to recognize who's who. With generic avatars it's like watching a bunch of clones talking, forcing you to check their name tag at every turn.
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Originally Posted by j View Post

The generic avatars were supposed to be deleted, but I lost track of that issue and we probably just need to bring it up again to get it done. I think they are awful myself.
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Finally, how's the nuking of the generic avatars comming along? biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Can we go back to no avatars if you dont customize? Everyone looks the same now. The old way you know they didnt have one.
post #10175 of 14734
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Can we address this for a second: WHY? Why don't we have more eyes on the prize? Why aren't there 4 or 5 people per forum willing and able to step in and stop things before they get out of hand? Several of us have volunteered to pitch in. More than that are willing to be dubiously honored, I'm sure, now that it means the ability to axe any dumbass post in your thread. Why does the need for the forum to suffer because people weren't around even exist any longer? Obviously we don't need a police state around here, but can't we round up a few more people to help with keeping the jackoffs in line? Especially considering how big this forum's gotten.

I don't think having a ton of mods is the answer. As I'm quickly figuring out, and I think the other new mods would agree with me here, being a mod is surprisingly nuanced, and it's not as simple as saying, "that guy's a douche, ban him." The thing about SF is that the moderation is more about common sense and less about rigid rules, which is great for the character of the site but hard to teach. It's a pretty big undertaking to get a group of people to understand how to take the right approach, and that would get exponentially harder with more people involved. I do agree that more aggressive, consistent moderation is key, but I think the emphasis has to be on quality, not quantity.
post #10176 of 14734
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

I don't think having a ton of mods is the answer. As I'm quickly figuring out, and I think the other new mods would agree with me here, being a mod is surprisingly nuanced, and it's not as simple as saying, "that guy's a douche, ban him." The thing about SF is that the moderation is more about common sense and less about rigid rules, which is great for the character of the site but hard to teach. It's a pretty big undertaking to get a group of people to understand how to take the right approach, and that would get exponentially harder with more people involved. I do agree that more aggressive, consistent moderation is key, but I think the emphasis has to be on quality, not quantity.

Being a mod is an extremely difficult task because you can't afford to be perceived as partial...

You have to put aside of your natural likes and dislikes to give a fair assessment of a particular situation.

Picking them from the current crop of users is always making their positioning even more complex as they already had formed friendship and had feuds with many users to have now to moderate..

Some people have the necessary gravitas to be respected and some don't...

Leadership is a natural skill..

I'm ready to give them a chance.
post #10177 of 14734
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

I don't think having a ton of mods is the answer. As I'm quickly figuring out, and I think the other new mods would agree with me here, being a mod is surprisingly nuanced, and it's not as simple as saying, "that guy's a douche, ban him." The thing about SF is that the moderation is more about common sense and less about rigid rules, which is great for the character of the site but hard to teach. It's a pretty big undertaking to get a group of people to understand how to take the right approach, and that would get exponentially harder with more people involved. I do agree that more aggressive, consistent moderation is key, but I think the emphasis has to be on quality, not quantity.

im gonna go ahead and agree with this right here.
post #10178 of 14734
It is a shame that mods are in fact partial. It is pretty obvious.
post #10179 of 14734
At the risk of sounding like a member if the cabal...lasbar you really need to grow up and give your bullshit a rest. And that's coming from a giant bitch. No one is out to get you and yet you continue to Moan and whine About all these super Meanie posters... ffs it's tiring
post #10180 of 14734
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

At the risk of sounding like a member if the cabal...lasbar you really need to grow up and give your bullshit a rest. And that's coming from a giant bitch. No one is out to get you and yet you continue to Moan and whine About all these super Meanie posters... ffs it's tiring

I like you Ed but I'm not the only one feeling like that..

You will be surprised how many people contacted me to agree with my stance..

You're right to point out I must give it a rest as long as I'm left alone..
post #10181 of 14734
Ok well I'm sorry you're feelings get hurt when people aren't always nice to everyone.
post #10182 of 14734
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

Ok well I'm sorry you're feelings get hurt when people aren't always nice to everyone.

I might have been gone a bit Mother Teresa recently..shog[1].gif

need to change my meds..
post #10183 of 14734
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

I might have been gone a bit Mother Teresa recently..shog[1].gif
need to change my meds..

What? You've turned into an evil scamming harpy?
post #10184 of 14734
Can we add to the emoticon range: yuno.gif

It is quite useful in expressing a specific feeling that's not covered by the current range. Thank you for your consideration redface.gif
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Also, isn't their a rule that you can't post pictures of a member's family? Lasbar is in clear violation of said rule.
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