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Al Coholic
11-23-2012, 09:59 PM
Every time I come here these days, I see a group of threads that are a composite of all the wasted energy of this community - the attention of many wasted on the attention-seeking few. To name, Bighead and whatever ipunk calls itself that week.

No, they may not be posting porn or spam. That's the point. Wherever you set the line, they will toe it, test it, but never flagrantly cross it. Do you moderators have any discretion, or am I also free to troll this place, as long as I also post some mundane, boring content so it's not the only thing I do?

Godxilla
11-24-2012, 03:45 PM
If I made this thread, some mod would probably pay me a visit and lop off my head with a Kar98k. So, to answer the question, YOU can, but OTHERS can't. After all, you're a mod yourself, right? Of the now-defunct polls section?

_Lost_
11-24-2012, 04:27 PM
I'm of the party that would agree with you Al, but not everyone sees it that way. Unfortunately, this happens every couple years. There are fairly defined lines for most things, but as of yet, there has been no precedent set for when "annoying as clammy balls" becomes a bannable offense.

BagOfShenanigans
11-24-2012, 05:59 PM
Is there ever a point where you guys just decide to ignore troll posts? Or must we feed every single one that passes by?

You don't just feed them either, you lay out a troll buffet.

Bighead lied about having Asperger's Syndrome. So what? Ipunk returned and made an ass of himself again (No clue who the fuck he is.). So what? Chrisdude makes a pointless thread about wanting to be called Alex. So fucking what?

I don't understand most of the arguments on this forum. Some random with 730 posts who has been inactive since the release of Splinter says the most benign thing, and it spawns a 90-page argument. Meanwhile, a legitimate interview is posted, and receives only a few replies before being buried by the usual suspects (guess the lyrics, etc).

I don't really mind the flood of drama threads on this forum. It's just that it isn't even good drama.

randman21
11-24-2012, 06:03 PM
If I made this thread, some mod would probably pay me a visit and lop off my head with a Kar98k. So, to answer the question, YOU can, but OTHERS can't.

Incorrect. The same exact rules apply to everyone, even the Gods--I mean, mods. So to answer you question, Al, yes. You can totally do that. And yep, we do have discretion, but it's basically irrelevant. My thoughts echo Lost's.

Dulce
11-24-2012, 07:07 PM
iPunk who?

Trolling is such a hideous term. Al, I thought you were smarter than that.

I'm not a threat on here and I know this because of my shady history.

Godxilla
11-25-2012, 12:48 PM
Incorrect. The same exact rules apply to everyone, even the Gods--I mean, mods. So to answer you question, Al, yes. You can totally do that. And yep, we do have discretion, but it's basically irrelevant. My thoughts echo Lost's.

Hmm. Okay. Interesting thought.
So, then, I can troll a little, right? Y'know, check that. I can provoke a little intense debate, right?

bighead384
11-25-2012, 01:48 PM
]Bighead lied about having Asperger's Syndrome. So what? ]

Oh my god. No I didn't. In fact, after the whole thing went down, I learned that my psychotherapist IS certified to diagnose DSM-4 conditions.

Little_Miss_1565
11-25-2012, 03:10 PM
Ever read the Boy who Cried Wolf, Bighead?

Al Coholic
11-25-2012, 04:24 PM
Incorrect. The same exact rules apply to everyone, even the Gods--I mean, mods. So to answer you question, Al, yes. You can totally do that. And yep, we do have discretion, but it's basically irrelevant. My thoughts echo Lost's.
From the forum guidelines:

-No spam (both commercial and noncommercial), trolling, flooding, flaming,
and other negative and disruptive internet behavior

After a point, can't you simply come to the obvious conclusion that a certain party has been pursuing behavior that is negative, disruptive, and often outright trolling, time and time again, consistent enough to merit a ban?

How is this even an issue?

Bagofwhatever - I've been the guy who makes your point in the past. The fact is, though many ignore said behavior, many buy right into it. I'm sick of seeing the collective energies of this place wasted on the attention seeking behaviors of a few very pathetic, lonely individuals. It will keep happening, unless the moderators act on the rules described above by the administrators.

Little_Miss_1565
11-25-2012, 04:35 PM
The thing is with these decisions is that they're a group decision, Al. Though it was a popular thought that I was some manner of insane dictator, the fact is that if I was able to ban everyone I wanted to, certain people would have been gone long, long ago. (I also recused myself from some decisions after raising the issue due to number of warnings, etc because so much of the bullshit was directed at me personally.) I have a lot of regrets about the way the forum rules were first enacted, which I've discussed here before, and I'm not sure whether being more strict with the enforcement of the rules would have resulted in a less whingey forum.

_Lost_
11-25-2012, 09:31 PM
Were you around during the 'civil war', as it was dubbed, some time back? If I had the ban button back then...

Even when there were a dozen mods with a much stronger presence, they had a hard time deciding if what someone did was really bad enough to ban. There was still a handful during the 'civil war' and I don't think anyone got banned from that. If they did, it was temporary. And that whole thing went on for weeks, if not a couple months at least.

As far as iPunk is concerned, most of her posts are a little bizarre or incoherent, definitely, but she has mellowed a lot since her first (second, third, and so on) ban. She's rather harmless and most ignore her.

bighead384
11-26-2012, 09:35 AM
Just stole from a toy donations bin again. Everyone secretly does this anyway, but I'm the only one with the BALLS to admit it.

Godxilla
11-26-2012, 02:10 PM
Just stole from a toy donations bin again. Everyone secretly does this anyway, but I'm the only one with the BALLS to admit it.

You're a bastard. Despite the fact that this is all bullshit, I'm insulted by it. And nice example of trolling, troll.

"Melyssa K" Kennedy
11-26-2012, 03:46 PM
My thoughts exactly! Besides, what adult steals toys for children? You can't even attempt to take that one seriously. And Bighead, don't give me that hypothetical sob story of a poor parent stealing toys for their children. If they were going to steal, they'd make it something important like food or medicine or a coat for winter.

Godxilla
11-26-2012, 06:50 PM
My thoughts exactly! Besides, what adult steals toys for children? You can't even attempt to take that one seriously. And Bighead, don't give me that hypothetical sob story of a poor parent stealing toys for their children. If they were going to steal, they'd make it something important like food or medicine or a coat for winter.

That all makes sense to me. But you just wait, Bighead'll bring up something about black people, mark my words. This storm is just brewing.

"Melyssa K" Kennedy
11-26-2012, 06:57 PM
That all makes sense to me. But you just wait, Bighead'll bring up something about black people, mark my words. This storm is just brewing.

Hmm, if he DID do that, hypothetically, do you think it would be because he doesn't realize that the Offspring have fans that are black, too? 'cuz they do!

Godxilla
11-26-2012, 07:01 PM
Hmm, if he DID do that, hypothetically, do you think it would be because he doesn't realize that the Offspring have fans that are black, too? 'cuz they do!

Well, since when has Bighead been smart? He wouldn't even realize it. And since when has Bighead been sensitive? Insult a couple niggers? No problemo, he says. C'est la vie de GrosTÍte.

"Melyssa K" Kennedy
11-26-2012, 07:04 PM
Well, since when has Bighead been smart? He wouldn't even realize it. And since when has Bighead been sensitive? Insult a couple niggers? No problemo, he says. C'est la vie de GrosTÍte.

>,< Brave man! I see the direction we are going with this. Let's back off a bit so he doesn't report us or have grounds to stand on if he does. Some people fault me for being overly-cautious, but it's kept me out of a lot of trouble in my life.

Tiny Vessels
11-26-2012, 07:58 PM
C'est la vie de GrosTÍte.

C'es la vie!!!!! That makes me happy that someone else know it and knows that it means. I love saying it. I was actually thinking of possibly maybe getting it tatooed but I don't know I want my stars first.

But I have no idea what de GrosTete mean. I just know C'est la vie.

"Melyssa K" Kennedy
11-26-2012, 08:52 PM
But I have no idea what de GrosTete mean. I just know C'est la vie.

As long as it doesn't mean "gross teat," 'cuz that's being boobcist.

personal_loans_1
11-27-2012, 07:25 AM
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BagOfShenanigans
11-27-2012, 10:18 AM
Anyone miss when fucking with people on the internet, was called just that?: "Fucking with people on the internet".

Also, the term 'trolling' is so broad, and so obnoxious. Any douche who says something stupid on the internet can just fall back on it as some demented, half-ass excuse.

"Dude, you're wrong. You're an idiot."

"Naww, man. I was just trollin' ya!"

It's the keyboard warrior's get-out-of-jail-free card. Instead of owning up to their choices, they use this one-stop-shop, backpedal maneuver. "Whoops! Looks like my opinion, true or not, isn't appreciated here. Better conform!"

Godxilla
11-27-2012, 10:49 AM
C'es la vie!!!!! That makes me happy that someone else know it and knows that it means. I love saying it. I was actually thinking of possibly maybe getting it tatooed but I don't know I want my stars first.

But I have no idea what de GrosTete mean. I just know C'est la vie.

It's more French. It means BigHead. Or FatHead. Or LargeHead. But in this case, I was just naming Bighead in my second tongue: the wonderful language of French,

Tiny Vessels
11-27-2012, 10:54 AM
It's more French. It means BigHead. Or FatHead. Or LargeHead. But in this case, I was just naming Bighead in my second tongue: the wonderful language of French,

Thanks for explaining it. :). I know pretty much nothing about french.

Godxilla
11-27-2012, 11:04 AM
Thanks for explaining it. :). I know pretty much nothing about french.

Pas de problem. I mean, (in English) no problem. Happy that I could spread the love of French.

"Melyssa K" Kennedy
11-27-2012, 04:09 PM
It's more French. It means BigHead. Or FatHead. Or LargeHead. But in this case, I was just naming Bighead in my second tongue: the wonderful language of French,

I like it better in French. I even like it better in German! Grossen Kopf. Actually, it sounds weird and a little dirty in German.

Llamas
11-27-2012, 05:26 PM
Hmm, if he DID do that, hypothetically, do you think it would be because he doesn't realize that the Offspring have fans that are black, too? 'cuz they do!

You make the mistake of thinking that everyone who posts here is big into the Offspring. Personally, I haven't been big into them for years now.


C'es la vie!!!!! That makes me happy that someone else know it and knows that it means. I love saying it. I was actually thinking of possibly maybe getting it tatooed but I don't know I want my stars first.

But I have no idea what de GrosTete mean. I just know C'est la vie.

...doesn't everyone know what it means? It's a pretty popular saying...

Godxilla
11-28-2012, 03:54 PM
I like it better in French. I even like it better in German! Grossen Kopf. Actually, it sounds weird and a little dirty in German.

Sure. That's a bit, um, dirty. But it pales in comparison to its Afrikaans translation: Groot Kop. Sounds a bit ghetto to me.

"Melyssa K" Kennedy
11-28-2012, 04:21 PM
Sure. That's a bit, um, dirty. But it pales in comparison to its Afrikaans translation: Groot Kop. Sounds a bit ghetto to me.

Haha, ghetto slang. "Get off my Groot Kop!"