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  1. Krigo

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    <!--quoteo(post=328724:date=Jul 10 2009, 02:15 PM:name=Lobotomy)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Lobotomy @ Jul 10 2009, 02:15 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=328724"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Now almost everything is as it should be.

    You just need to unban QJimbo.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Seconded, why hasn't this happened? Unless it's going to happen after we restore the backup, which'd probably be a smart idea.

    <I>Or I'm reading things wrong.</I>
     
  2. Agobue

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    Bad luck for the fox, but good luck for meeeeeeeeeee!
     
  3. Enzo Aquarius

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    I am glad to hear that everything can be fixed up in due time. Thank you very much for keeping us informed ScarredSun. :)

    Also, congratulations on your PRRRRRRRRRRROMOTION Chimpo!
     
  4. XCubed

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    I don't know if this is explained elsewhere (I just moved and wasn't on for the past few days with the exception of yesterday when I was using my bf's iphone), but what did Hedgie and Wetflame actually do to become banned? (if this is redundant can someone at least point me in the right direction? Thanks)
     
  5. LordOfSquad

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    <!--quoteo(post=328786:date=Jul 10 2009, 09:21 AM:name=XCubed)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (XCubed @ Jul 10 2009, 09:21 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=328786"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I don't know if this is explained elsewhere (I just moved and wasn't on for the past few days with the exception of yesterday when I was using my bf's iphone), but what did Hedgie and Wetflame actually do to become banned? (if this is redundant can someone at least point me in the right direction? Thanks)<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I guess people were sick of them. I'm guessing the main reason for Hedgie's ban was his behaviour in the MJ memorial thread.
     
  6. Hitaxas

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    Yeah... no. I'll be seen here a lot less now that Chimpo is mod and shit.
    This place is broken to hell, and no amount of god/jesus/zombie jesus/whatever you believe has ultimate power can fix it.

    Sad times are sad.

    <!--quoteo(post=328786:date=Jul 10 2009, 11:21 AM:name=XCubed)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (XCubed @ Jul 10 2009, 11:21 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=328786"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I don't know if this is explained elsewhere (I just moved and wasn't on for the past few days with the exception of yesterday when I was using my bf's iphone), but what did Hedgie and Wetflame actually do to become banned? (if this is redundant can someone at least point me in the right direction? Thanks)<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    They did no more than what the likes of Chimpo and many others do when they feel their opinion is radically different from others.



    So, how much does it cost to be promoted to mod? $100?
     
  7. As for the bans—No comment.

    You really know things are fucked up when Oldbies do bad things and get banned.


    Chimpo to mod—No comment.



    Why would you mod someone that was suspended within the past 2 months? (And Oh, look, my warns are still here.) Am I the only one who thinks this is unfair?

    If chimpo has changed from the 'keeping flame war active' days (like he did with hitaxas) then congrats. If not then the fuck is wrong with this place.
     
  8. Hinchy

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    <!--quoteo(post=328825:date=Jul 10 2009, 12:20 PM:name=Irixion)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Irixion @ Jul 10 2009, 12:20 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=328825"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->As for the bans—No comment.

    You really know things are fucked up when Oldbies do bad things and get banned.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Are you kidding me? Oldbies are not exempt from the rules, none of them are.
     
  9. Rarmander

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    <!--quoteo(post=328828:date=Jul 10 2009, 12:28 PM:name=Hinchy)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Hinchy @ Jul 10 2009, 12:28 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=328828"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=328825:date=Jul 10 2009, 12:20 PM:name=Irixion)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Irixion @ Jul 10 2009, 12:20 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=328825"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->As for the bans—No comment.

    You really know things are fucked up when Oldbies do bad things and get banned.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Are you kidding me? Oldbies are not exempt from the rules, none of them are.
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    It does seem that the elitist attitude of the forum makes it more okay for a mod/olbie/tech member to have an opposing opinion than a regular member. I don't care, if this is the way it should be; whatever works, to be honest. Like I give a fuck whether my words have less meaning, because I have a yellow bar. :colbert:

    As for the board's problems, I sure hope everything gets put back together without too much work. That would be incredibly unfortunate to have to manually place topics in certain forums. So, I bid all of you working for that goal good luck.
     
  10. I never said they were, I'm just saying that Oldbies have been around for a long time and are less likely to do fucked up shit, that is, unless you know, their pushed past their breaking point by nazzism.



    Edit: They're > Their

    Typo Fix.
     
  11. Tarheeltim

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    <strike>chimpo4admun</strike> Congrats on the modship Chimpo. <!--coloro:#000000--><span style="color:#000000"><!--/coloro--><sub>I still miss Shade.</sub><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->
     
  12. Friend of Sonic

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    I really don't understand the fundraising. Wetflame and Chaos were set to be banned anyway. If you don't get money, do they go unbanned?

    Also, could I raise the stakes and pay a million to ban Sacred Sun? I don't have anything against her, quite the contrary in fact. I would just find it hillarious to drop a million dollars to ban SS.
     
  13. GeneHF

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    <!--quoteo(post=328829:date=Jul 10 2009, 12:32 PM:name=Rarmander)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Rarmander @ Jul 10 2009, 12:32 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=328829"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=328828:date=Jul 10 2009, 12:28 PM:name=Hinchy)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Hinchy @ Jul 10 2009, 12:28 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=328828"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=328825:date=Jul 10 2009, 12:20 PM:name=Irixion)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Irixion @ Jul 10 2009, 12:20 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=328825"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->As for the bans—No comment.

    You really know things are fucked up when Oldbies do bad things and get banned.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Are you kidding me? Oldbies are not exempt from the rules, none of them are.
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    It does seem that the elitist attitude of the forum makes it more okay for a mod/olbie/tech member to have an opposing opinion than a regular member. I don't care, if this is the way it should be; whatever works, to be honest. Like I give a fuck whether my words have less meaning, because I have a yellow bar. :colbert:<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I don't think it's so much about expressing a differing opinion but so much as how you go around delivering it. Most people don't really take a little time to choose their words wisely and since there's no real way of actually projecting voice accurately in text, things can be misconstrued. Like I told Hedgie, it was alright for him to dislike Michael Jackson, but at least give the people some time to mourn and just avoid starting shit up by being as vehement as he was in expressing his opinion.

    However, I will say there have been a few times where someone projects a sound opinion and some staff go a little overboard with the warn/suspend/ban stick, so I can't exactly put the blame on the normal members... and even then, most of you guys aren't complete asshats. :v:
     
  14. Rarmander

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    <!--quoteo(post=328837:date=Jul 10 2009, 12:44 PM:name=Friend of Sonic)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Friend of Sonic @ Jul 10 2009, 12:44 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=328837"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I really don't understand the fundraising. Could I pay a million to ban Sacred Sun? I don't have anything against her, quite the contrary in fact. I would just find it hillarious to drop a million dollars to ban SS.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    It should be those who are going to be banned can opt into selling their membership to those who hate them; particularly those with strong opinions cause an outburst and a lot would pay to have them banned. Though, the problem is that an admin could potentially tell someone to troll as much as they can yet have a 'valid' reason for not banning them and make a lot of money from everyone that wants to get rid of them. I guess that's not a bad idea. Haha.

    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I don't think it's so much about expressing a differing opinion but so much as how you go around delivering it. Most people don't really take a little time to choose their words wisely and since there's no real way of actually projecting voice accurately in text, things can be misconstrued. Like I told Hedgie, it was alright for him to dislike Michael Jackson, but at least give the people some time to mourn and just avoid starting shit up by being as vehement as he was in expressing his opinion.

    However, I will say there have been a few times where someone projects a sound opinion and some staff go a little overboard with the warn/suspend/ban stick, so I can't exactly put the blame on the normal members... and even then, most of you guys aren't complete asshats.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I was actually referring to when there isn't actual sound evidence; the weight of the bar can cancel out a valid opposing opinion. It's really easy for someone who might have a valid opinion be pushed into the corner from everyone telling them they're wrong, because their thinking is different.
     
  15. hxc

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    Trading bans for funding is a truely idiotic way of running a forum. Good job.
     
  16. The Shad

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    <!--quoteo(post=328837:date=Jul 10 2009, 11:44 AM:name=Friend of Sonic)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Friend of Sonic @ Jul 10 2009, 11:44 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=328837"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I really don't understand the fundraising. Wetflame and Chaos were set to be banned anyway. If you don't get money, do they go unbanned?

    Also, could I raise the stakes and pay a million to ban Sacred Sun? I don't have anything against her, quite the contrary in fact. I would just find it hillarious to drop a million dollars to ban SS.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    The bans were going to happen anyways. At the same time, Tweaker needed some extra cash in the form of donations due to things being tough in his life. As a joke, they decided to make a mock fundraiser that was nothing more than a mockery. The bans weren't actually paid for.
     
  17. GeneHF

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    My guess is some people missed the memo about an in-joke (in this case, the oldbies) being funny to those actually IN the joke. On the outside, it makes the website look more corrupt than a Gotham City official.

    That's right, I just brought the goddamn Batman into this. :colbert:
     
  18. <!--quoteo(post=328850:date=Jul 10 2009, 12:59 PM:name=GeneHF)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (GeneHF @ Jul 10 2009, 12:59 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=328850"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->On the outside, it makes the website look more corrupt than a Gotham City official.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->


    Then why does Tweaker enjoy conducting his ''social experiments''? I don't find them funny, and I don't see how he would either. If it makes this place look bad, and you know it, do it anyway?
     
  19. Krigo

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    <!--quoteo(post=328825:date=Jul 10 2009, 05:20 PM:name=Irixion)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Irixion @ Jul 10 2009, 05:20 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=328825"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->You really know things are fucked up when Oldbies do bad things and get banned.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    So when a person who was registered in late 2003 gets banned it isn't fucked up? All oldbie shows is that you've been around in the community for a damn long time.
     
  20. I said that though =P. More 'Members' get banned than 'Olbies'.