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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by Green Machine » Apr 23, 2011 11:30 am

I love that you guys are such a liberal noninvasive group.

V is for voltage is for nerds...

So i was wondering is there any rule against bribing a moderator?

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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by Ypedal » Apr 23, 2011 11:48 am

extremegreenmachine wrote: So i was wondering is there any rule against bribing a moderator?
Depends...

(** best dealt with via PM.. :shiftyeyes: )

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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by TylerDurden » Apr 23, 2011 12:20 pm

The guys volunteering to moderate are usually the last ones you want... Particularly if they are on a vendor's gravy-train.

If you don't like what you wrote someplace on ES, you can always edit it to make yourself feel better.

That doesn't guarantee someone hasn't cached it for future reference...
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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by fechter » Apr 23, 2011 1:52 pm

extremegreenmachine wrote: So i was wondering is there any rule against bribing a moderator?

There is no rule against bribing administrators either :twisted:
"One test is worth a thousand opinions"

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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by amberwolf » Apr 23, 2011 9:41 pm

Just remember that acceptance of a bribe does not guarantee the requested action as a result. :P

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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by AussieJester » Apr 23, 2011 10:27 pm

extremegreenmachine wrote:.

....i just want to walk around wearing that badge so people stop picking on me.
.. it won't stop people picking on you or earn you respect, if you say something retarded, moderator "badge" or not your
going to get told about it.

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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by Ypedal » Apr 24, 2011 6:47 am

AussieJester wrote:
extremegreenmachine wrote:.

....i just want to walk around wearing that badge so people stop picking on me.
.. it won't stop people picking on you or earn you respect, if you say something retarded, moderator "badge" or not your
going to get told about it.

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Post by amberwolf » Apr 24, 2011 2:50 pm

Correct. The "badge" does not earn you respect, nor courtesy, etc. Rather, respect and courtesy (both by you and for you) *could* earn you the "badge". I certainly didn't ask for mine, and I'm not even entirely sure it's a good idea, but it's there. ;)

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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by AussieJester » May 05, 2011 1:55 am

I good new rule would be eliminating any non e-bike references from members sigs
specifically bot-like members with 3 posts and links to WoW gold purchases
in their sig...for example. :-P

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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by liveforphysics » May 05, 2011 2:56 am

jannypan wrote:This forum has (had) more bickering and name calling than a forum I mod that is 10x larger, thanks to a very small handful of members.

Holy sh*t talking spam-bot batman. lol
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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by Green Machine » May 14, 2011 10:32 am

I think there should be some amendment to the rule regarding post count and which battery icon you get.

Too many people are doing short worthless posts just to try to earn a better battery icon.

I vote since i guaranteed have more words per post then just about anyone....that one of you admins bump up my post count to like 5000 so i can get one of those cool gigahurtz symbols.

That way it would send a good message to the techy types to lengthen their posts.

Check it out...word count per post... i am probably the winner.

Hook me up guys! Or how about an endless sphere trophy like this one:
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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by TylerDurden » May 14, 2011 10:43 am

extremegreenmachine wrote:Too many people are doing short worthless posts just to try to earn a better battery icon.
Bah.
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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by AussieJester » May 14, 2011 10:52 am

TylerDurden wrote:
extremegreenmachine wrote:Too many people are doing short worthless posts just to try to earn a better battery icon.
Bah.
True? :mrgreen:

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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by Green Machine » May 14, 2011 11:07 am

Yeah that's right...Tyler Durden is the master of the short post.

Longest post count he ever did that i saw was like 2 paragraphs (it was brilliant 2 paragraphs by the way) brutally attacking craig, leader of the optiguys.

Tylers post count should be pumped down to 500...make an example of em....just switch post counts with me and give me his gigahurtz symbol...and give him the lame AA battery icon i got.


Lets make an example of him....and a hero of me...yeah that would work. :mrgreen:

I know its a hard pill...but we could get brilliant guys like Tyler to put more time into their posts and provide more info...and once i got 5000 posts i can shorten my posts down...more abbreviated.

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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by Ypedal » May 14, 2011 11:30 am

I"ll take quality over quantity any day of the week..

And i don't even look at post count, meaningless php fluff imo..
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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by Green Machine » May 22, 2011 1:54 pm

I am a chess player...

And one thing that makes the game funner and fairer is touch move...and once you take your hand off the piece the move is over. Without that rule players would have no discipline and the game would slip into chaos quickly. WHen i teach 5 year olds chess i teach them touch move...its good discipline and makes them think with there heads before they move...think with your head not with your fingers....perfect advice.

I see no reason why members should be allowed to edit their posts after they have posted. Especially after someone has commented on their post. In many cases it can make the poster after the fact look dumb unless he takes the time to quote the original poster first. Several times here on ES i have seen users respond to a post and the orginal poster just edit down his post which makes the responding poster looks silly...the responding poster then feels he should edit his post and it turns messy.

At-least editing posts after the fact should be discouraged...there should be a limit to number of posts one can edit in a week...or a time limit...lets say 10 minutes after posting. That would be my vote....10 minutes after making a post it become permanent...cannot be changed...a little less harsh than touch move.

These are easy setting in phpbb that could quickly be adjusted.

Also a lof of the fun of forums are the train wrecks that can sometimes happen when a poster types too hastily. Just as in chess...touch move forces users to be more careful on what they post. And if they arent careful bam....trainwreck...and like it or not trainwrecks are fun for fellow forum users to watch (I am guilty of a few of those trainwrecks) If you want less chaos on the forums...touch move may actually help that.

I recommend that ES goes to a touch move system..once you hit the post button...your turn is over...if you want to correct something you said....post again...and apologize.

By the way, before anyone jumps me, I will admit I am one of the most guilt for editing posts after the fact...i post too fast and type too fast thats for sure and go back later to clean up my errors because i can....so i am not being hypocritical...i am just saying that guys like me should be tamed down. I promise that i would not type so fast and post so fast if this rule were implemented. :mrgreen:

Posts here should be forever....as originally posted. When posters realize there posts are forever they will be more careful and diligent when posting.

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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by Ypedal » May 22, 2011 2:06 pm

We tried that a few years ago, no good... we need to edit posts for the technical references and etc.... turned into an administration nightmare.
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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by Green Machine » May 22, 2011 2:45 pm

Makes perfect sense ypedal....nevermind....well how about user must type reason for edit..and be warned that edits are for technical corrections only? There is a "explain reason for edit" feature in phpbb...ES'ers are a great group and if they are just told that they cant edit content without good reason i think for the most part they would abide.

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Post by Ypedal » May 22, 2011 3:04 pm

when a heated discussion comes along, users tend to " Quote " a post, that prevents the original member from from being changing his original post and hiding his remarks. :wink:
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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by Green Machine » Jun 04, 2011 5:20 am

xiaochun3612 wrote:All those smiley faces are cheesy.

There aint many women posting on these forums whose idea was the smiley faces?

Someone should take those smiley faces off of here.

I think that anyone who over uses smiley faces should first be warned..second smiley face on one post they get a harsh heart to heart from a moderator....after 3 they are banned from the sphere forever. They are making us look dorky.
Wow this guys is brilliant...

Wait a minute....i can swear i wrote something like that earlier in this thread word by word....

Thats the first time i have been plagiarized on the sphere...thought it would never happen.

There should be some rule of stealing words from other members without quoting... :D :D :D :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by Green Machine » Jun 04, 2011 5:25 am

Wow that was like matrix...

Amberwolf just vaporized that guy...within seconds of me quoting him.... :shock:

Nevermind i guess there was a rule about plagiarizing. That guy was just throttled. Serves him right.

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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by amberwolf » Jun 04, 2011 5:29 am

Was a signature spammer. ;) His IP was even found as a spammer on more than one of the anti-forumspam sites, as were variations on the username with that IP.

I hate spammers. :P

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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by 1of3 » Jul 13, 2011 7:27 pm

johnrobholmes wrote:You can tell somebody that they are an idiot without being a rude idiot too. It just takes a bit more mental fortitude.
That is so cute.

Is this The Huntingtonpost..,?

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Post by TylerDurden » Jul 13, 2011 8:23 pm

johnrobholmes wrote:You can tell somebody that they are an idiot without being a rude idiot too. It just takes a bit more mental fortitude.
Some people look like idiots without any help. :lol:
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Re: ES Rules - Have your say !

Post by kevo » Aug 12, 2011 7:04 pm

>>At-least editing posts after the fact should be discouraged...there should be a limit to number of posts one can edit >>in a week...or a time limit...lets say 10 minutes after posting. That would be my vote....10 minutes after making a >>post it become permanent...cannot be changed...a little less harsh than touch move.

I appreciate edits, allows one to think/post freely. If restictions are placed on the edit time it tends to inhibit those that might post freely otherwise.

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