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Also in hindsight, that was a childish comment that I wrote above but I was trying to get my point acrossed, which I wouldn't do again in the future.

Pbacker:
Also in hindsight, that was a childish comment that I wrote above but I was trying to get my point acrossed, which I wouldn't do again in the future.

I will PM you privately.

For some reason I cannot post topics. It says its a Captcha error, but there is no captcha to use. Is it an error with the new system or does it have to do with my probationary status?

Your defintion of troll dissapoints me. As are many of your rules.

My Regards
The Smoking Fox.

psychodynamica:
Your defintion of troll dissapoints me. As are many of your rules.

My Regards
The Smoking Fox.

You do realise that I didn't write that Trolling segment, right? And that one of the guys that did is now a mod?

And I never made this thread as a set of rules. This was a guide I made for a friend that kind of became the unofficial rules overnight. It's more of a What Not To Do segment than anything else.

So wait, i have a blog with a project/idea and i can't ask people for opinion about it becouse im advertising it ? wtf...

RetardedKitty:
So wait, i have a blog with a project/idea and i can't ask people for opinion about it becouse im advertising it ? wtf...

Yep, sorry about that, you need to put a link to your profile if you want to advertise your blog.

The Off Topic discussion forum would quickly descend into "check out my Deviant Art page", other websites and forums also have this policy. How strictly its enforced is up to them, we want our forums to be a place of discussion, not a MySpace copycat.

ColdStorage:
SNIP

A thread in the job board just got locked, someone was asking about writers and if they were interested. It was called 'Writers Writers Writers'.

Where does advertising and job offers on a job board differ? I'm guessing it was locked because of advertising... not sure tho. I don't think there was a link to another site.

I'm just curious about how that works.

Sober Thal:

ColdStorage:
SNIP

A thread in the job board just got locked, someone was asking about writers and if they were interested. It was called 'Writers Writers Writers'.

Where does advertising and job offers on a job board differ? I'm guessing it was locked because of advertising... not sure tho. I don't think there was a link to another site.

I'm just curious about how that works.

I'd ask a Moderator that, because I'm not sure if the Job Board existed when I made this thread. Nor do I use it that much, but I can assume that it uses a very similar system of rules with various extra strictness and leniency, much like User Reviews, Forum Games & RP and the Advice Forum. The latter I also don't have much experience with though either.

Not much of a player here these days. But the Mods are, so give them a buzz!

Quick question, do we want our forum health meter to be full, or empty?

Hafrael:
Quick question, do we want our forum health meter to be full, or empty?

Empty. Unless you like living on the edge ;)

Lord Krunk:

Hafrael:
Quick question, do we want our forum health meter to be full, or empty?

Empty. Unless you like living on the edge ;)

Okay! Thanks!

I general in believe in moderation. But I don't like being censored (I know Escapist is not a government) or having to self censor myself.

I received a warning for this:

Comando96:"
No. To throw acid in his face would have been too far... or if he had a heart condition THEN it would have been going too far...

Its fucking shaving foam... its meant to go on your face. I mean we all laughed at Bush when someone threw a shoe at him xD"

People who act childish will laugh at about anything.

User received a warning for this post.

I'm not good at linking posts so I just pasted. My response was in bold. (I didn't bold it in my original post)

I truly believe if you laugh at shoes getting thrown in anger at people (whether you like them or not) you are acting like a child. And if I can't say what I believe what's the point of posting in the first place.

I'll probably get another warning or suspended for posting this because I'm at the warning limit. 1000 posts mainly in the religion and politics from a guy that is opinionated with no suspensions - I like to think I'm respectful of others. But if I can't speak my mind why bother.

I don't care if I'm suspended at this point. The fun has run it's course.

I'll use the time spent here to catch on my reading. So many books and now more time. And there will be one less asshole on these forums. It's a win win for everyone.

Charles_Martel:
Snip

If you believe that you did not commit an infraction, contact the appeal board.

I'm having the same issue as Shock and Awe in post 634. It's saying that I have a captcha error when I try to post in the reviews section, but there is no captcha. I can post in other places, but not here.

thebobmaster:
I'm having the same issue as Shock and Awe in post 634. It's saying that I have a captcha error when I try to post in the reviews section, but there is no captcha. I can post in other places, but not here.

If you're having issues with the site, please report them to this group. Any problems you have are most likely to get noticed, and subsequently fixed, if you post about them there.

thebobmaster:
I think one of my favorite mod comments was wilson banning someone for "being an idiot".

Where could I acquire this job position?

Great third poll choice, it's a shame people are still throwing those options into their own.

Hey mods, my topic was closed - http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.306581-Poll-I-killed-someone-yesterday#12335567
I know that Misleading Thread Titles is one way to get the topic locked, but my topic needed a misleading thread title to work. It actually has its importance since we learn what the escapists think when they see something unusual and unlikely. Also it was a great reading so far.

I ask for a reopen. Have no idea if this is the proper place, but since it has so many replies maybe there are some other requests here too.

Anoni Mus:
Hey mods, my topic was closed - http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.306581-Poll-I-killed-someone-yesterday#12335567
I know that Misleading Thread Titles is one way to get the topic locked, but my topic needed a misleading thread title to work. It actually has its importance since we learn what the escapists think when they see something unusual and unlikely. Also it was a great reading so far.

I ask for a reopen. Have no idea if this is the proper place, but since it has so many replies maybe there are some other requests here too.

You could always try here, see what they say.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/groups/chat/Moderation-Team

To tell the truth, I found this very helpful and will prevent me from making threads such as "halo vs. call of duty" again, which I received a warning for. Thank you very much!

Thanks for explaining how Moderator Wrath works!

Could somebody explain to me why mentioning drug use is considered to be a no-no?

Very interesting and helpful i think you explain very positive information..

Overall, I have been pretty pleased with the how the monitors have responded.

Didn't Banhammer do the music for Miami Vice, and he's now a forum moderater, where did it all go wrong?!

DigitalSushi:

RetardedKitty:
So wait, i have a blog with a project/idea and i can't ask people for opinion about it becouse im advertising it ? wtf...

Yep, sorry about that, you need to put a link to your profile if you want to advertise your blog.

First off, thank you OP for this post. It was very well written and perfectly clear. I've been a member here on The Escapist for a little over five months but have been a little nervous making posts since I was a little uncertain as to why some posts received suspensions or bans. Now, I am much more clear as to what needs to be done. I'm looking forward to becoming a productive member of this community.

As to the quote I've high-lighted, I'm glad you posted this info. I would've undoubtedly posted a link to my sound cloud page, completely unknowing that I was causing trouble.

DigitalSushi:

RetardedKitty:
So wait, i have a blog with a project/idea and i can't ask people for opinion about it becouse im advertising it ? wtf...

Yep, sorry about that, you need to put a link to your profile if you want to advertise your blog.

First off, thank you OP for this post. It was very well written and perfectly clear. I've been a member here on The Escapist for a little over five months but have been a little nervous making posts since I was a little uncertain as to why some posts received suspensions or bans. Now, I am much more clear as to what needs to be done. I'm looking forward to becoming a productive member of this community.

As to the quote I've high-lighted, I'm glad you posted this info. I would've undoubtedly posted a link to my sound cloud page, completely unknowing that I was causing trouble.

This thread was locked:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/528.335973-Why-guns-must-be-regulated-in-the-USA#13564864

I would like to make an appeal that this kind of stuff is not trolling. If you talk about politics, anger and arguments ensue 100% of the time. The only thing different here is that I'm impersonating the incorrect side. I do this for multiple reasons:
1: To get to the heart of what the people on the incorrect side are really saying.
2: To refine and groom the arguments held by those who are not incorrect; to help them realize how right they are.
3: To have political debates without as much of the stress. When I'm arguing for the correct, truthful side, the wrong people often nitpick everything I say with insane thoroughness (I actually have to be held up to the truth, after all, unlike them); being wrong on purpose brings about better results with less tension.
4: And fine, it is fun to watch fights break out. But again, all political conversation ends up in a fiery debate; there's nothing wrong with intelligent, restrained arguing.

Now that is ironic, the first replier was permanently banned. Didn't quite get the message, eh?

reonhato:
how the mods of escapist can ban people who contribute 1000s of posts simply because they make a few inflammatory posts or a few low contents over 1000s of posts over months but who have no negative impact to the forums, yet they leave someone like danyal who constantly makes threads with the only intention clearly being to create a shitstorm is beyond my mortal understanding

Someone here is making a very good point. Just sayin'.

very useful on the fact on trolls thank you

I one time aspired to be a mod. But then I realized that I would have to be on every day and then I would have to listen to the whiners.

The Mods do a great job. Keep up the good work.

FLT

Gilhelmi:
I one time aspired to be a mod. But then I realized that I would have to be on every day and then I would have to listen to the whiners.

The Mods do a great job. Keep up the good work.

FLT

Thank you very much Gilhelmi, I'm sure the rest of Nasrin's army of idiots Mod Team appreciate your thanks as much as I do.

If you got any issues, don't be shy, hit us up.

edit: oh and like Gilhelmi stated, while being a Mod seems glamorous, I assure you it is not.

DigitalSushi:
edit: oh and like Gilhelmi stated, while being a Mod seems glamorous, I assure you it is not.

Really, it sounds like very glamorous work to me but even if it's not it's hard work that we are glad you guys do.

staika:

DigitalSushi:
edit: oh and like Gilhelmi stated, while being a Mod seems glamorous, I assure you it is not.

Really, it sounds like very glamorous work to me but even if it's not it's hard work that we are glad you guys do.

Does being a mod have it's benefits? Yes and we thank the staff for those benefits very much.

Is it lots of work, very tiresome and stressful to do nonetheless? Hell yeah, it's why me and at least two other mods quit to put more time towards our studying.

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