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Transparent Moderation Log & Site Topics - Part I

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by j, May 7, 2006.

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  1. RJmanbearpig

    RJmanbearpig Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. It's been all downhill since "brown is for farmer," and that was years ago already.

    I sadly concur. I think an intervention may be in order.
     
  2. rach2jlc

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    Could the "NO Bumping" rules in the B&S forum be more prominently displayed or something? It's a minor pet peeve, but it seems like older sellers/members are abiding by this, but lots of newer members are not. It's a little annoying to see "Hey, just a bump to get you up this morning!" or "Hey guys buy this it's so great and cool and cheap!" for an item that nobody wants or that is already way overpriced (or, worse, just a link to their ebay auction). I'm seeing this a lot in the Streetwear sales area... but maybe I'm just grumpy this morning. [​IMG]
    As to your second point: just because some on the internet (read: the world) will go beyond the point of decency does not mean that we must accept it. b
    No offense, but I don't think the forum should be changed just so you guys can break the rules at your place of work with greater ease and comfort. If the browsing is distracting/NSFW or something your boss wouldn't want you doing, then the choice is pretty simple: DON'T do it at work. I'd also like to roll my Lazyboy recliner from my livingroom into my work office and a Fridge next to my desk where I can keep Cold Beer, but my boss wouldn't like this either. As such, I wait to do said things until I get home. In short, I'd say stop whining about it and "play" at home.
     
  3. whacked

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    Could the "NO Bumping" rules in the B&S forum be more prominently displayed or something? It's a minor pet peeve, but it seems like older sellers/members are abiding by this, but lots of newer members are not.

    ...

    I'm seeing this a lot in the Streetwear sales area... but maybe I'm just grumpy this morning. [​IMG]


    SW&D people often have their stuff crosslisted in superfuture and/or niketalk, where bumping is allowed, while SF is probably the only viable platform to buy/sell MC goods other than eBay... Thus the disparity you see. In any case, just report the offending threads, m@t or J will do something about it.


    No offense, but I don't think the forum should be changed just so you guys can break the rules at your place of work with greater ease and comfort. If the browsing is distracting/NSFW or something your boss wouldn't want you doing, then the choice is pretty simple: DON'T do it at work.

    I'd also like to roll my Lazyboy recliner from my livingroom into my work office and a Fridge next to my desk where I can keep Cold Beer, but my boss wouldn't like this either. As such, I wait to do said things until I get home.

    In short, I'd say stop whining about it and "play" at home.


    Not everyone get to work in academia, you know. [​IMG]


    I think, at the end of the day, we don't want SF to be a place people get ashamed if caught looking at. What is acceptable to people who have been around the block for a while might not be so for new members.
     
  4. rach2jlc

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    SW&D people often have their stuff crosslisted in superfuture and/or niketalk, where bumping is allowed, while SF is probably the only viable platform to buy/sell MC goods other than eBay... Thus the disparity you see. In any case, just report the offending threads, m@t or J will do something about it. Not everyone get to work in academia, you know. [​IMG] I think, at the end of the day, we don't want SF to be a place people get ashamed if caught looking at. What is acceptable to people who have been around the block for a while might not be so for new members.
    Both of your above posts make sense. But, again, at the end of the day, I think the choice of 1) "filtering/diluting" SF to make it more work-safe or 2)Just waiting to browse/play on SF until after work... seems a pretty easy one. You don't HAVE to surf at work...
     
  5. whacked

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    this isn't a specialists forum that would have ANY correlation to one's job.

    I see you edited it out... But, hi. [​IMG]
     
  6. rach2jlc

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    I see you edited it out... But, hi. [​IMG]

    Yeah, I was trying to be pithy... [​IMG]

    Anyway, the issue doesn't really affect me either way... I just have been on enough internet fora over the years that whenever the mods start playing around with too much "this is okay, this is NOT okay, this kind of posting is good, this is bad" etc., the forum is usually worse off because of it.
     
  7. kwilkinson

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    If I go to bed or go to class, and leave my IE open for a few hours while I'm away, does it say I'm online on SF the entire time? Or does it go idle after 10 minutes and say "last activity at xxxxxx?" Sometimes I forget to close things downa nd I don't watn people to think I'm ignoring a PM or something for an entire day when I'm actually just at school.
     
  8. Thomas

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    While we're discussing censorship, I would like to respectfully request that everyone tone it down with the humor. I surf at work and it's getting embarrassing when I laugh involuntarily at funny posts. My bosses think I'm having fun on their dime and then will seek to pay me less.
     
  9. Thomas

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    If I go to bed or go to class, and leave my IE open for a few hours while I'm away, does it say I'm online on SF the entire time? Or does it go idle after 10 minutes and say "last activity at xxxxxx?" Sometimes I forget to close things downa nd I don't watn people to think I'm ignoring a PM or something for an entire day when I'm actually just at school.

    I thought you were ignoring me you bastard.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Nouveau Pauvre

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    While we're discussing censorship, I would like to respectfully request that everyone tone it down with the humor. I surf at work and it's getting embarrassing when I laugh involuntarily at funny posts. My bosses think I'm having fun on their dime and then will seek to pay me less.

    Isn't it illegal to go below minimum wage?
     
  11. Thomas

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    Isn't it illegal to go below minimum wage?

    Not if you're 1099. Or working for base + tips.
     
  12. rach2jlc

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    Isn't it illegal to go below minimum wage?
    Yeah, when did they give T an internet connection on his forklift? It's bad to post and drive.
     
  13. kwilkinson

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    Yeah, when did they give T an internet connection on his forklift? It's bad to post and drive.

    The 6 months I spent driving a forklift was so much more fun than working in an office, I can't even describe it. [​IMG]
     
  14. Thomas

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    Yeah, when did they give T an internet connection on his forklift? It's bad to post and drive.

    two words: Black Berry.
     
  15. rach2jlc

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    two words: Black Berry.

    Dammmmnn... T got BANK!
     
  16. DNW

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    two words: Black Berry.

    Ummm...BlackBerry is one word.
     
  17. rdawson808

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    No offense, but I don't think the forum should be changed just so you guys can break the rules at your place of work with greater ease and comfort. If the browsing is distracting/NSFW or something your boss wouldn't want you doing, then the choice is pretty simple: DON'T do it at work.

    I'm actually not breaking the rules at work by surfing. We're allowed, per the rules, to spend our personal time (breaks, lunch) doing personal things on our computers. But porn is strictly forbidden. No warnings, straight out firing. StyleForum is not a porn site and, imo, the default in a case like this should be "No porn".


    In short, I'd say stop whining about it and "play" at home.

    I take offense that you think I'm whining because I would like to maintain some level of decorum around here. NSFW tags are prominently displayed where threads contain content that is widely viewed as objectionable at work, but we few choices when it comes to avatars. We can either see them all, see none of them, or put those users on our "ignore" list.

    The second option means being deprived of perfectly acceptable material (funny pictures, pictures of sytlish people, easy identification of posters, etc.) for a very tiny percentage of users who want to use images border on being pornographic. The last option allows me to avoid just their avatars, but also means I can't read their postings at all.


    You don't HAVE to surf at work...

    And you don't HAVE to put porn in your avatar. Why is that choice by default acceptable?


    And I love how this is being framed as me wanting a change just to please myself versus everyone else defending the preferences of the entire forum. It's a small number of people versus another small number of people.
     
  18. Thomas

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    Ummm...BlackBerry is one word.

    You're arguing that there's no space between Black and Berry, which is accurate. However, I note that both Black and Berry are capitalized which to me indicates two proper nouns (i.e., words). They're just strung together with a really really small space between them.

    That or I'm illiterate, which is always a possibility.

    Oh, and nice avatar you sellout. [​IMG]
     
  19. DNW

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    You're arguing that there's no space between Black and Berry, which is accurate. However, I note that both Black and Berry are capitalized which to me indicates two proper nouns (i.e., words). They're just strung together with a really really small space between them. That or I'm illiterate, which is always a possibility. Oh, and nice avatar you sellout. [​IMG]
    ...says the dude with a cartoon character for his avatar. Whatever. [​IMG]
     
  20. Thomas

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    ...says the dude with a cartoon character for his avatar.

    Whatever. [​IMG]


    [​IMG] touche
     
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