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#1 TiM

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 02:30 PM

Hello everyone, how are we all going? :)

Full-time work and client-work aside, I arrived in Japan today to attend a 2 week study seminar on world-wide multiculturalism as a representative of my university.
Given some threads I saw here had everyone was speaking a different language, seems a bit relevant somehow. XD

Anyway, let me be frank here.

At the moment, I think I'm being WAY too nice of an admin around here.
When I get the occasional 'reported post' notice from a user disputing another user in a thread, I usually say to myself, 'Oh it's a one-off', or 'I'm sure they didn't mean it like that' as a sort of half-assed way to rationalize not chewing out or banning anyone.

But sadly, the number of reported posts is increasing, and it's now at the point where other admins are starting to message me to do something about it.

Now I really, REALLY don't want to have to ban anyone, but when it gets to a point where there a select few who enjoy epic trolling, where it's genuinely pissing other people off, I'm seriously going to have to step in here. :(

I'm not going to name anyone here, but I'm sure you know who you are. >:)

I'm extremely happy that you guys love hanging out here and make a pretty awesome amount of content on our forums, but please remember to keep it positive and on topic. If you guys really want to make epic troll threads or the likes, I'm more than happy to make a generic spam section you can go vent on (It wouldn't count on your post count tho. :P )

The UberGames forum is due for an overhaul. It's using a crappy Web 1.0 theme, a lot of the forums here can probably be merged, and it needs to be upgraded to vB 4 quickly. I only wish I had more time to do it sooner.

Have a nice week everyone. Stay out of trouble.

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#2 GSIO01

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:13 PM

Right. I would like to remind all people to read the General Posting Guidlines which apply to the whole forum.

I also want to let you all know that I'll be watching the forum and enforce the rules more often from now on if necessary. And just to warn you even though I don't have access to hand out infractions I have enough access to ban people may it be for a period of time or for ever.

#3 Lee

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 12:58 AM

You can take people out, but you can't warn them first?

Edgy.
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#4 Apprentice

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 09:24 PM

Bogus message which can be ignored. Flaming is accepted and encouraged by the Ubergames staff . . .

#5 TiM

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 02:38 AM

You can take people out, but you can't warn them first?

Edgy.


I never said that. Hopefully it'll never come to that.

And yeah I'm edgy. This is a really silly matter.

Bogus message which can be ignored. Flaming is accepted and encouraged by the Ubergames staff . . .


*sigh* Should I delete this attempt at trolling? Or make an example of it?

Apprentice, you're a serious instigator in most of these reports. And when I tried listening in on the discussions before, it was shown it was others dishing back what you'd already said... >_<

For the sake of the rest of us, learn to walk away. :P

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#6 Apprentice

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 04:55 AM

Apprentice, you're a serious instigator in most of these reports. And when I tried listening in on the discussions before, it was shown it was others dishing back what you'd already said... >_<

Too bad Perth wasn't hit by the floods so you could've drowned and rid us of your ignorance and stupidity along with the rest of your friends and family . . .


And yes that is a "joke", similar like the one which was placed in my thread before and since you didn't take any action against that, you cannot take any action against this one either. Two identical actions must be met with an identical response. Think about that . . .

#7 TiM

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 05:13 AM

Banhammer deployed! >:D

Sorry, I couldn't let that slip. It takes a LOT to piss me off, but that one was below the belt. :@

When I'm not so busy, we'll have a little talk. :)

-TiM

#8 khamseen

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 04:36 PM

Wow yeah that was so uncalled for. Moving on though so as not to seem like a troll...

I think it's a positive step, no one running any community likes to dish out bans (ok... some people do, but not the nice ones) but sadly some people simply can't back down from stirring everybody up and little other choice is left or it would have a detrimental effect on the greater whole. :)

Just FYI, that's a general response to the OP, not to the ban of Apprentice lol.

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#9 TiM

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 04:42 PM

Just sent an email to Apprentice. Hopefully he'll take a chill pill now and calm down. Not exactly sure what he wanted to achieve there, but insulting an admin's family and nationality is not really the best way forward. :P

Yeah man. I really don't want to have to ban anyone. As far as moderating forums go, we're really REALLY lax here. And I don't think that's a bad thing as long as we all get along. But sometimes it's going to be necessary to keep the general peace.

Either way, I'm definitely thinking this forum needs a bit of an overhaul and restructuring now... XD

#10 Grizz

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 04:59 PM

it's always nice to see you keeping an eye on things, TiM! On a more personal note, how have you been?

#11 TiM

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 05:42 PM

Haha thanks Grizz. I'm not really getting a choice here. XD

My email was filling up with reported posts, and then emails from the other UberGames admins saying I need to stop it because they're getting the emails too... :$

Ah well. Got a response from Apprentice, but it was a less than civil reply. Thanks to that, I'm totally past the point of caring about this now. If he wants to give me his own position in a calm and rational manner, I'm all ears. But until that time, he's banned indefinitely.

I've been good thanks! Pretty gosh-darn busy with work this week, but now it's the Easter holidays. ^_^ How about you?

#12 Grizz

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 06:36 PM

Can't complain about things too much! It will be nice to have a few days to relax, however. :)




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