Featured User Group: The Spanish Inquisition

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Featured User Group: The Spanish Inquisition

This week's featured User Group is The Spanish Inquisition.

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Pah, I was in that group for a while. In the end I found it insufferable, so I left. One does not need to be in that group to do their part for the community...
And 'Lord-Captain' was the title I gave Sevre >.>
Still, seems Higurashi has taken over as the spokes-person, and maybe more than that...
*Shakes fist*
Heh... I doubt I'd be welcome back there now... considering my reason to leave, and what I stand for...
*Sigh*
Oh well, I'll let the Lord-Captain know...

Sevre was just slow on the replies to the questions, so he didn't get a chance to be included in the article.

Yes they are a very good group and I like the way they (I'm a member but not one of the more active ones) add humor to their work.

They may have been a bit over-zealous and a tad elitist before going back half a year but all in all they are definatly one of the best groups on the site.

Demented Teddy:
Yes they are a very good group and I like the way they (I'm a member but not one of the more active ones) add humor to their work.

They may have been a bit over-zealous and a tad elitist before going back half a year but all in all they are definatly one of the best groups on the site.

I found it much better before a certain point. Then it became not worth being a part of. And I was one of the more active members. Sometimes I wonder what goes on beyond those doors, in the user group that I gave my heart to...
But after what I read as being said in the article, I am not sure I want to see...

Kuliani:
Sevre was just slow on the replies to the questions, so he didn't get a chance to be included in the article.

I'm sorry to hear that. What the Lord-Captain may have had to say could have been... illuminating.

I was a pretty active member for a while, but then me and Hubilub had a few problems with the way that the group was run, so we left, but I definitely agree with the sentiment and they did get me PMing mods a lot more, so that's a plus.

Still, I doubt I'll be returning. It worked a lot better when it was less regimented, more freeform, but at the point where I left, it was just getting too over-regulated and rule based, so I figured I could do a better job PMing mods on my own. No offense to Higurashi, but I don't agree with the way he does business.

Best of luck to them anyway.

Incidentally, if it counts, I vote PRIATE for one of the upcoming ones.

Priate.

It must be next weeks user group of the week >:)

I never did like the idea of people patrolling the forums like a neighborhood watch group. On that matter, I also do not like the idea of people discussing whether a post is worth a ban or not.

The whole group seems to be pretentious, especially Sevre. But, I couldn't tell, due to you only being able to look at the chat if you joined the group. Oh, fuck this, the whole thing seems sketcky, and I never really was one into drawing. (Get it?)

Just a heads up, this is going to get a lot of requests from people for what should be next week's featured group. The Asylum already posted an announcement for it...

Nice, very interesting. I'm sure the mods do a great job on their own, but every little helps of course.

Hmmm, well that was interesting, well I shall eagerly await the next installment.

TIll next time.....

*runs off dramatically*

JimmyBassatti:
I never did like the idea of people patrolling the forums like a neighborhood watch group. On that matter, I also do not like the idea of people discussing whether a post is worth a ban or not.

The whole group seems to be pretentious, especially Sevre. But, I couldn't tell, due to you only being able to look at the chat if you joined the group. Oh, fuck this, the whole thing seems sketcky, and I never really was one into drawing. (Get it?)

This^

Also am I the only one to say it so far? No one ever suspect the Spanish Inquisition.

I don't really enjoy the idea of having some people patrol the forums seeking out random crap that might get you banned either. How do you even know if said people hate you or not? They could just plain hate you and continue to follow you until one screw up and have you gone. It's, well it's a very bad idea.

oppp7:
Just a heads up, this is going to get a lot of requests from people for what should be next week's featured group. The Asylum already posted an announcement for it...

Oh boy. They should make it a rule where you can't be entered if you post an announcement in your group, so the mods don't get spammed with messages.

Or, write several names on a piece of paper, put them on a dart board, and then throw.

oppp7:
Just a heads up, this is going to get a lot of requests from people for what should be next week's featured group. The Asylum already posted an announcement for it...

I figured as much, but I'm thinking it's an upper-class decision, not one that people ask to be voted on for. Besides that, I think the group has to serve a bit of a purpose to be counted.

Redd:

JimmyBassatti:
I never did like the idea of people patrolling the forums like a neighborhood watch group. On that matter, I also do not like the idea of people discussing whether a post is worth a ban or not.

The whole group seems to be pretentious, especially Sevre. But, I couldn't tell, due to you only being able to look at the chat if you joined the group. Oh, fuck this, the whole thing seems sketcky, and I never really was one into drawing. (Get it?)

This^

Also am I the only one to say it so far? No one ever suspect the Spanish Inquisition.

I don't really enjoy the idea of having some people patrol the forums seeking out random crap that might get you banned either. How do you even know if said people hate you or not? They could just plain hate you and continue to follow you until one screw up and have you gone. It's, well it's a very bad idea.

I did that with MaxTheReaper. No regrets...

SharPhoe:

oppp7:
Just a heads up, this is going to get a lot of requests from people for what should be next week's featured group. The Asylum already posted an announcement for it...

I figured as much, but I'm thinking it's an upper-class decision, not one that people ask to be voted on for. Besides that, I think the group has to serve a bit of a purpose to be counted.

No, you send a message to Kuliani, and he'll consider it. It doesn't matter if your group "Serves a purpose". Also, every group "serves a purpose".

JimmyBassatti:

oppp7:
Just a heads up, this is going to get a lot of requests from people for what should be next week's featured group. The Asylum already posted an announcement for it...

Oh boy. They should make it a rule where you can't be entered if you post an announcement in your group, so the mods don't get spammed with messages.

Or, write several names on a piece of paper, put them on a dart board, and then throw.

Ya, but getting a bunch of people to start spamming PMs to someone seems like something that there should be a rule against.

Furburt:

Incidentally, if it counts, I vote PRIATE for one of the upcoming ones.

I SHALL WRITE A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION!

Greyfox105:
Pah, I was in that group for a while. In the end I found it insufferable, so I left. One does not need to be in that group to do their part for the community...
And 'Lord-Captain' was the title I gave Sevre >.>
Still, seems Higurashi has taken over as the spokes-person, and maybe more than that...
*Shakes fist*
Heh... I doubt I'd be welcome back there now... considering my reason to leave, and what I stand for...
*Sigh*
Oh well, I'll let the Lord-Captain know...

Woah, you left? But you were one of the top dogs in the group! Hell you were better than me (Which wasn't that hard, considering I lacked a lot of motivation near the end... but still! CURIOUS!)

JimmyBassatti:

Redd:
[quote="JimmyBassatti" post="6.197470.6397340"]I never did like the idea of people patrolling the forums like a neighborhood watch group. On that matter, I also do not like the idea of people discussing whether a post is worth a ban or not.

The whole group seems to be pretentious, especially Sevre. But, I couldn't tell, due to you only being able to look at the chat if you joined the group. Oh, fuck this, the whole thing seems sketcky, and I never really was one into drawing. (Get it?)

This^

Also am I the only one to say it so far? No one ever suspect the Spanish Inquisition.

I don't really enjoy the idea of having some people patrol the forums seeking out random crap that might get you banned either. How do you even know if said people hate you or not? They could just plain hate you and continue to follow you until one screw up and have you gone. It's, well it's a very bad idea.

I did that with MaxTheReaper. No regrets...[quote="SharPhoe" post="6.197470.6397601"]

That seems a bit too much. I hate some people here but I don't spend all my time following them so that I can catch them screwing up and get them banned. That's just, stalker-ish. Maybe you need some help.

Hubilub:

Furburt:

Incidentally, if it counts, I vote PRIATE for one of the upcoming ones.

I SHALL WRITE A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION!

Yes, you shall. For I am too lazy!

oppp7:

JimmyBassatti:

oppp7:
Just a heads up, this is going to get a lot of requests from people for what should be next week's featured group. The Asylum already posted an announcement for it...

Oh boy. They should make it a rule where you can't be entered if you post an announcement in your group, so the mods don't get spammed with messages.

Or, write several names on a piece of paper, put them on a dart board, and then throw.

Ya, but getting a bunch of people to start spamming PMs to someone seems like something that there should be a rule against.

If it looks like a rule, and it sounds like a rule, it must be a rule. Coincidentally, I do not like any of the people who are in the Asylum, and this is the kind of thing I've come to expect from them.

FYI, I dislike them for the whole "We are insane because we like to randomly throw words around. We are nothing like Family Guy, though. Family Guy is not insane or sophisticated". Or, that's how I look at them, at least...

Prepare the Flame Bunker, my friends. It's going to be a long one...

Redd:

JimmyBassatti:

Redd:
[quote="JimmyBassatti" post="6.197470.6397340"]I never did like the idea of people patrolling the forums like a neighborhood watch group. On that matter, I also do not like the idea of people discussing whether a post is worth a ban or not.

The whole group seems to be pretentious, especially Sevre. But, I couldn't tell, due to you only being able to look at the chat if you joined the group. Oh, fuck this, the whole thing seems sketcky, and I never really was one into drawing. (Get it?)

This^

Also am I the only one to say it so far? No one ever suspect the Spanish Inquisition.

I don't really enjoy the idea of having some people patrol the forums seeking out random crap that might get you banned either. How do you even know if said people hate you or not? They could just plain hate you and continue to follow you until one screw up and have you gone. It's, well it's a very bad idea.

I did that with MaxTheReaper. No regrets...[quote="SharPhoe" post="6.197470.6397601"]

That seems a bit too much. I hate some people here but I don't spend all my time following them so that I can catch them screwing up and get them banned. That's just, stalker-ish. Maybe you need some help.

MaxTheReaper stood for everything I hated in this community; Angtsy, narcissistic, "I'm sadistic because it's cool!" fools. After not taking it anymore, I started to follow him more. I was determined to find him slip up, due to him tempting the mods all the time.

JimmyBassatti:
No, you send a message to Kuliani, and he'll consider it. It doesn't matter if your group "Serves a purpose". Also, every group "serves a purpose".

Okay, I was mistaken. And I realized that the "serves a purpose" comment probably didn't come out right. I meant that, hopefully, featured groups will have to be about more than "Hey, X is super-great, let's talk about how super-great X is".

SharPhoe:

JimmyBassatti:
No, you send a message to Kuliani, and he'll consider it. It doesn't matter if your group "Serves a purpose". Also, every group "serves a purpose".

Okay, I was mistaken. And I realized that the "serves a purpose" comment probably didn't come out right. I meant that, hopefully, featured groups will have to be about more than "Hey, X is super-great, let's talk about how super-great X is".

Well, what other groups are there? You can't do much, really.

JimmyBassatti:

oppp7:

JimmyBassatti:

oppp7:
Just a heads up, this is going to get a lot of requests from people for what should be next week's featured group. The Asylum already posted an announcement for it...

Oh boy. They should make it a rule where you can't be entered if you post an announcement in your group, so the mods don't get spammed with messages.

Or, write several names on a piece of paper, put them on a dart board, and then throw.

Ya, but getting a bunch of people to start spamming PMs to someone seems like something that there should be a rule against.

If it looks like a rule, and it sounds like a rule, it must be a rule. Coincidentally, I do not like any of the people who are in the Asylum, and this is the kind of thing I've come to expect from them.

FYI, I dislike them for the whole "We are insane because we like to randomly throw words around. We are nothing like Family Guy, though. Family Guy is not insane or sophisticated". Or, that's how I look at them, at least...

Prepare the Flame Bunker, my friends. It's going to be a long one...

Redd:

JimmyBassatti:

Redd:
[quote="JimmyBassatti" post="6.197470.6397340"]I never did like the idea of people patrolling the forums like a neighborhood watch group. On that matter, I also do not like the idea of people discussing whether a post is worth a ban or not.

The whole group seems to be pretentious, especially Sevre. But, I couldn't tell, due to you only being able to look at the chat if you joined the group. Oh, fuck this, the whole thing seems sketcky, and I never really was one into drawing. (Get it?)

This^

Also am I the only one to say it so far? No one ever suspect the Spanish Inquisition.

I don't really enjoy the idea of having some people patrol the forums seeking out random crap that might get you banned either. How do you even know if said people hate you or not? They could just plain hate you and continue to follow you until one screw up and have you gone. It's, well it's a very bad idea.

I did that with MaxTheReaper. No regrets...[quote="SharPhoe" post="6.197470.6397601"]

That seems a bit too much. I hate some people here but I don't spend all my time following them so that I can catch them screwing up and get them banned. That's just, stalker-ish. Maybe you need some help.

MaxTheReaper stood for everything I hated in this community; Angtsy, narcissistic, "I'm sadistic because it's cool!" fools. After not taking it anymore, I started to follow him more. I was determined to find him slip up, due to him tempting the mods all the time.

I tried that with Fluffybacon, but never got to report him/her/it.

And ya, the Asylum has it's issues, but the good part is you don't have to worry about low content posts. It's better for random conversation.

Which I'm almost never a part of... :(

I'm a member, and I used to be somewhat active, as far as seeing a troll or ad post and putting it in the Inquisition chat, but other then that, I never got too involved in the politics or whatever else goes on in TSI. I am still a member, and once in a blue moon I'll still send something their way, but most times, I just cannot be bothered.

Nice to see one of the groups I'm actually active in get some recognition, especially the Inquisition at that.

No one expected it.

JimmyBassatti:
I never did like the idea of people patrolling the forums like a neighborhood watch group. On that matter, I also do not like the idea of people discussing whether a post is worth a ban or not.

As opposed to, say, the moderators, who do exactly that?

JimmyBassatti:
snip

oppp7:
snip

I am the one that posted the announcement about the Featured User groups in the news. I don't exactly see the problem you two have with that action. You might try actually reading the news post before activating your righteous indignation. I informed people about this new feature, and told people about how Kuliani asked that people message him with suggestions. I made a point to ask people to only message him if they believed The Asylum should be a featured group, give a reason why, and not to spam him.

As for you Mr. Bassatti. I really hope you are playing the hypocrite card so strongly as an ironic statement or something. You are condemning TSI as arrogant for daring to pass judgment on another user. When all your posts have been filled with angry rant's about what others are doing wrong.

Those guys just report things that break the rules. That helps the community. The mods pass judgment. The whole group could have it out for you and report all your posts and never make a bit of difference if you don't actually break the rules.

Hubilub:
-snip-
Woah, you left? But you were one of the top dogs in the group! Hell you were better than me (Which wasn't that hard, considering I lacked a lot of motivation near the end... but still! CURIOUS!)

Yep, I left. Lets just say that things were better when you were an admin. At least you showcase your ego on purpose.
And I call crap on some of what was said in those answers in the article. I even have the chat logs to prove it.
One day I will have my revenge... and perhaps TSI will be good again...

Greyfox105:

Hubilub:
-snip-
Woah, you left? But you were one of the top dogs in the group! Hell you were better than me (Which wasn't that hard, considering I lacked a lot of motivation near the end... but still! CURIOUS!)

Yep, I left. Lets just say that things were better when you were an admin. At least you showcase your ego on purpose.
And I call crap on some of what was said in those answers in the article. I even have the chat logs to prove it.
One day I will have my revenge... and perhaps TSI will be good again...

I feel you. Left for the very same reason.

But I shall not complain... publicly.

Ew. This explains a lot actually.

Spanish Inquisition? More like the child spies from 1984.

It seems as if certain people who posted here already had their own opinions, and their opinions have been unchanged by the interview, but thanks a bunch for the time Kuliani, I really enjoyed it.

JimmyBassatti:
Oh, fuck this, the whole thing seems sketcky, and I never really was one into drawing. (Get it?)

If you have a problem with the group, I'd love to hear your suggestions on what we can do to stop that.

Well done guys, we are doing great ;)

JimmyBassatti:
I never did like the idea of people patrolling the forums like a neighborhood watch group. On that matter, I also do not like the idea of people discussing whether a post is worth a ban or not.

The whole group seems to be pretentious, especially Sevre. But, I couldn't tell, due to you only being able to look at the chat if you joined the group. Oh, fuck this, the whole thing seems sketcky, and I never really was one into drawing. (Get it?)

We deal with all manners of content, from relocating threads to their correct forums to catching adbots. None of us really "patrol" the forums. It's more a question of a user reading and participating in threads, and if they find something they would report, they put it up in TSI to get input on whether it should indeed be reported, and we can then use the report button more effectively. Personal agenda is rather quickly rooted out as we are many and diverse; we wouldn't be featured here if we were a shady bunch of stalkers or if our existence simply annoyed users.

As for pretentiousness, I can tell you it definitely used to be that way. You'd see users post "No one ever expects the Spanish Inquisition!" way too much on the forums, and some of the members probably felt they were better or more powerful than the rest of the community, but that changed mainly when Kuliani gave us a reprimand on the issue. Since then, those members have changed or left, and the user group has changed fundamentally under a new guiding hand. If I sound pretentious (from being super srs), it's because I tend to talk a bit more formally when addressing masses of people. One has to take care not to allow ambiguity when doing so. As for Sevre, he's probably the least pretentious of us all. He's a very laid back owner who pops in now and then to check up on the autonomous group he created.

Redd:

JimmyBassatti:
I never did like the idea of people patrolling the forums like a neighborhood watch group. On that matter, I also do not like the idea of people discussing whether a post is worth a ban or not.

The whole group seems to be pretentious, especially Sevre. But, I couldn't tell, due to you only being able to look at the chat if you joined the group. Oh, fuck this, the whole thing seems sketcky, and I never really was one into drawing. (Get it?)

This^

Also am I the only one to say it so far? No one ever suspect the Spanish Inquisition.

I don't really enjoy the idea of having some people patrol the forums seeking out random crap that might get you banned either. How do you even know if said people hate you or not? They could just plain hate you and continue to follow you until one screw up and have you gone. It's, well it's a very bad idea.

I've dealt with some discussions where personal attacks have been the problem, yes, and steered anger away from making a report where it was not needed, but we discern those issues from the more general ones that affect the community as a whole. The official forum guidelines are the only thing that makes us, as a group, report something. Sometimes, the problem of a personal attack has been so extreme that it indicates a person is simply volatile in community context, and that is a different issue.

Congrats. ^_^ And I totally saw it coming. EXPECTED it, you might say.

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