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    Actually I understood that if the mods made a decision you didn't like, you could PM them about it. Usually if you just say that you want to add foo because bar they'll accommodate you somehow. I can't shake the feeling that we've let instances pile up before making this thread.

    I've watched mods split threads before but that was usually because two topics were going on at once and not because Alice and Bob wanted to fight. Usually no one even complains as long as Alice and Bob are right some of the time.

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    The problem I have with that is
    What are the rules? it seems like most pepole here dont want the old ones, do we keep the old ones and enforce them or throw them away and make new ones?

    and when should the mod take action? for exzample I sent a few pm's nothign has happen, now somehting may I'll admit i dont know whats going bhioned the scences.
    but lets say nothing dose then what?
    should they be required to warn the user any time a pm is sent?
    ect
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    Maybe they are all voting to decide if they just flat out perm-ban your worthless ass. Because if I had taken mod position when it was offered, it would already have been done.


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    Was I even talkign to you? No please stop now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    Actually I understood that if the mods made a decision you didn't like, you could PM them about it. Usually if you just say that you want to add foo because bar they'll accommodate you somehow. I can't shake the feeling that we've let instances pile up before making this thread.

    I've watched mods split threads before but that was usually because two topics were going on at once and not because Alice and Bob wanted to fight. Usually no one even complains as long as Alice and Bob are right some of the time.
    I was under the impression that that system was in place as well. However, evidently my guess is the general populace wants to change that. If everyone can be happy about just PMing the mod let's stick with that. If, and it appears this is the case, people want to change it; how hard is it to post in a thread warning people to get back on track? I don't believe that will need to happen that often anyway as this place stays pretty busy.

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    Now, please, for the love of all things good and holy, think about what you're doing! Don't just run around willy-nilly, coding like a drunk two-year-old....
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    ..... Just don't be surprised when I say you aren't using standard C anymore, and as such,are off in your own little universe that I will completely disregard.
    Warning: Some or all of my posted code may be non-standard and as such should not be used and in no case looked at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
    Maybe they are all voting to decide if they just flat out perm-ban your worthless ass. Because if I had taken mod position when it was offered, it would already have been done.


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    Let's not feed the fire quzah. What are you thoughts about the topic at hand? Simply ignore him.
    Quote Originally Posted by anduril462 View Post
    Now, please, for the love of all things good and holy, think about what you're doing! Don't just run around willy-nilly, coding like a drunk two-year-old....
    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
    ..... Just don't be surprised when I say you aren't using standard C anymore, and as such,are off in your own little universe that I will completely disregard.
    Warning: Some or all of my posted code may be non-standard and as such should not be used and in no case looked at.

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    Ok, keeping in mind the suggestion that we warn before we close, this thread is descending into argument and profanity. So I politely ask people to refrain or I will have to close this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordy View Post
    Ok, keeping in mind the suggestion that we warn before we close, this thread is descending into argument and profanity. So I politely ask people to refrain or I will have to close this thread
    Close it...

    Just please weigh in on the question of remind - warn - close someplace. I think that much is a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordy View Post
    Ok, keeping in mind the suggestion that we warn before we close, this thread is descending into argument and profanity. So I politely ask people to refrain or I will have to close this thread
    I second that. Now Tater, would you please edit your post:

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    And you are succeding on both counts...

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    I understand where you are coming from my friend, but let's just ignore him.
    Quote Originally Posted by anduril462 View Post
    Now, please, for the love of all things good and holy, think about what you're doing! Don't just run around willy-nilly, coding like a drunk two-year-old....
    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
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    Warning: Some or all of my posted code may be non-standard and as such should not be used and in no case looked at.

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    One last amusing point before this gets locked: I think we've set a new Like record. One final final point: With this, 50% of the threads Shawn has been in have been locked. If anyone else thinks he's not just a troll, I would point you at that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
    One last amusing point before this gets locked: I think we've set a new Like record.


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    LOL...I think so.

    For the future, could we all just ignore these individuals. This is the whole reason why many good forums move to a closed style, especially for conversations like the topic that started the thread. I would prefer to keep most of this stuff in the open community.
    Quote Originally Posted by anduril462 View Post
    Now, please, for the love of all things good and holy, think about what you're doing! Don't just run around willy-nilly, coding like a drunk two-year-old....
    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
    ..... Just don't be surprised when I say you aren't using standard C anymore, and as such,are off in your own little universe that I will completely disregard.
    Warning: Some or all of my posted code may be non-standard and as such should not be used and in no case looked at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Belcher View Post
    The problem I have with that is
    What are the rules? it seems like most pepole here dont want the old ones, do we keep the old ones and enforce them or throw them away and make new ones?

    and when should the mod take action? for exzample I sent a few pm's nothign has happen, now somehting may I'll admit i dont know whats going bhioned the scences.
    but lets say nothing dose then what?
    should they be required to warn the user any time a pm is sent?
    ect
    OK, well the mods are cordial people. AFAIK, they answer PMs about their decisions, always.

    We're discussing when the mod should take action (and how), but I am saying presently, they usually take action along with a post explaining why. You can talk to them about that. If a moderator says they will do nothing they will always explain why. If the moderator hasn't said anything yet, make sure you've waited long enough, as they live around the world. There also comes a point where, if you get enough "no" answers, you can save them, reference them, and we have this conversation with a lot more context.

    Because really, I don't think the mods are uncooperative and it's more that we don't really do anything but put up with what they do.

    I think we've sent the message that being offensive isn't really a concern for the community at large.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
    One last amusing point before this gets locked: I think we've set a new Like record. One final final point: With this, 50% of the threads Shawn has been in have been locked. If anyone else thinks he's not just a troll, I would point you at that.
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    OK, well the mods are cordial people. AFAIK, they answer PMs about their decisions, always.

    We're discussing when the mod should take action (and how), but I am saying presently, they usually take action along with a post explaining why. You can talk to them about that. If a moderator says they will do nothing they will always explain why. If the moderator hasn't said anything yet, make sure you've waited long enough, as they live around the world. There also comes a point where, if you get enough "no" answers, you can save them, reference them, and we have this conversation with a lot more context.
    Okay then



    Because really, I don't think the mods are uncooperative and it's more that we don't really do anything but put up with what they do.
    I think they are doing just fine as I;ve said
    I've snet a pm and I found the mod quite helpful
    they tell you why they losed the threads, a warning would be nice to, but still you know when you cross the line
    I think we've sent the message that being offensive isn't really a concern for the community at large.
    I don't think that matters or at least not to me, if the rules are changed I will gladily step down but in till then I will follow the rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
    Reminiscent of Usenet during the last-days meltdown...

    (Bringing out a part of me that I thought was gone long ago... )
    Yep, and hence why forums fail or move to a closed style format. Hence, ignore, ignore, ignore! Makes everybody happy.
    Quote Originally Posted by anduril462 View Post
    Now, please, for the love of all things good and holy, think about what you're doing! Don't just run around willy-nilly, coding like a drunk two-year-old....
    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
    ..... Just don't be surprised when I say you aren't using standard C anymore, and as such,are off in your own little universe that I will completely disregard.
    Warning: Some or all of my posted code may be non-standard and as such should not be used and in no case looked at.

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