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Re: [Announcement] Bans and their length, a new system
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2013, 10:42:47 AM »
Oh, I do think it goes without saying that this can be circumvented for special cases (obvious trolling, porn-posting, etc).
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Re: [Announcement] Bans and their length, a new system
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2013, 10:44:46 AM »
I have gathered over time that people often drink while they type on forums. This doesn't help any. Such can appear to be trolls when they are just not thinking so straight while trying to have fun. In such cases they often deserve extra warnings before a permaban.

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Re: [Announcement] Bans and their length, a new system
« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2013, 01:25:56 PM »
I have gathered over time that people often drink while they type on forums. This doesn't help any. Such can appear to be trolls when they are just not thinking so straight while trying to have fun. In such cases they often deserve extra warnings before a permaban.

Friends don't let friends drink and post.

Exactly. We mights spill our drink and ruin the keyboard.
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Re: [Announcement] Bans and their length, a new system
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2013, 02:15:30 PM »
I have gathered over time that people often drink while they type on forums. This doesn't help any. Such can appear to be trolls when they are just not thinking so straight while trying to have fun. In such cases they often deserve extra warnings before a permaban.

Friends don't let friends drink and post.
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Re: [Announcement] Bans and their length, a new system
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2013, 11:36:14 PM »
In getting lost in petty details, I think we are missing sight of the point that this appears to be a very reasonable system of warnings and bans.
 

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Re: [Announcement] Bans and their length, a new system
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2013, 03:54:52 PM »
Having a system >>>>> having no system, therefore I aprprove this message!
 

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Re: [Announcement] Bans and their length, a new system
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2014, 09:42:57 PM »
What if idiots like me lose tack of where they stand? Is there a card I can look at like in a soccer game? (not sarcasm)
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Re: [Announcement] Bans and their length, a new system
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2014, 12:01:26 AM »
What if idiots like me lose tack of where they stand? Is there a card I can look at like in a soccer game? (not sarcasm)

You can PM us if you're wondering.
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Re: [Announcement] Bans and their length, a new system
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2014, 04:11:47 PM »
What if idiots like me lose tack of where they stand? Is there a card I can look at like in a soccer game? (not sarcasm)

You can PM us if you're wondering.

I have PMed you regarding an issue that happened almost a couple of weeks ago.  Should I assume that if I don't hear back with a decision, that it wasn't considered?  It is my first time reporting and I do hope this is not how things normally work around here.
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Re: [Announcement] Bans and their length, a new system
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2014, 04:23:18 PM »
What if idiots like me lose tack of where they stand? Is there a card I can look at like in a soccer game? (not sarcasm)

You can PM us if you're wondering.

I have PMed you regarding an issue that happened almost a couple of weeks ago.  Should I assume that if I don't hear back with a decision, that it wasn't considered?  It is my first time reporting and I do hope this is not how things normally work around here.

We're trying to figure it out.  The hard thing with reporting something from a 10+ page thread is that the mods typically try to figure out what the heck is going on in the thread that leads up to posts like that.  But we are working on it.  I just haven't gotten back to you because I suck.
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Re: [Announcement] Bans and their length, a new system
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2014, 04:34:57 PM »
What if idiots like me lose tack of where they stand? Is there a card I can look at like in a soccer game? (not sarcasm)

You can PM us if you're wondering.

I have PMed you regarding an issue that happened almost a couple of weeks ago.  Should I assume that if I don't hear back with a decision, that it wasn't considered?  It is my first time reporting and I do hope this is not how things normally work around here.

We're trying to figure it out.  The hard thing with reporting something from a 10+ page thread is that the mods typically try to figure out what the heck is going on in the thread that leads up to posts like that.  But we are working on it.  I just haven't gotten back to you because I suck.

The other complication is that we are five people with five very different and busy schedules working from opposite sides of the U.S., so it takes some time for us to discuss serious matters on the forum. We don't individually respond to every person who reports a post, but we consider and discuss each report and make decisions about how to handle each one.
 

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Re: [Announcement] Bans and their length, a new system
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2014, 04:40:34 PM »
What if idiots like me lose tack of where they stand? Is there a card I can look at like in a soccer game? (not sarcasm)

You can PM us if you're wondering.

I have PMed you regarding an issue that happened almost a couple of weeks ago.  Should I assume that if I don't hear back with a decision, that it wasn't considered?  It is my first time reporting and I do hope this is not how things normally work around here.

We're trying to figure it out.  The hard thing with reporting something from a 10+ page thread is that the mods typically try to figure out what the heck is going on in the thread that leads up to posts like that.  But we are working on it.  I just haven't gotten back to you because I suck.

The other complication is that we are five people with five very different and busy schedules working from opposite sides of the U.S., so it takes some time for us to discuss serious matters on the forum. We don't individually respond to every person who reports a post, but we consider and discuss each report and make decisions about how to handle each one.

Fair enough guys.  When you don't hear anything for so long, you start to wonder.  And just so you know (if it helps you guys at all), I didn't report it expecting some harsh penalty; just a reminder/warning type thing.  However, at this point it's so old I have to wonder how effective any public warning/reminder would be; therefore, in my mind a PM would suffice if you feel that would do.
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Re: [Announcement] Bans and their length, a new system
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2014, 04:42:58 PM »
And, if we don't explicitly take action on something, it DOES stick in our mind the frequency of someone getting reported.  Plus, every reported post is archived, so we can always go back and say something like "yeah, this guy has a pattern of X, Y, and Z, ban time."

Every report is helpful.  :)
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Re: [Announcement] Bans and their length, a new system
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2014, 06:10:04 PM »
Hey just call NSA 8)
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