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Yep, FB killed the greenroom. The positive is, there is less spam here now a days. Except for the odd robzy joke :P

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It got too politically correct where people would be banned or suspended at the drop of a hat.

 

not like the old days where you could flame the shit out of someone if they deserved it and not a thing would be said until you went over the line that was dictated by common sense.

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It got too politically correct where people would be banned or suspended at the drop of a hat.

 

not like the old days where you could flame the shit out of someone if they deserved it and not a thing would be said until you went over the line that was dictated by common sense.

I've noticed this also. This was a big thing that shaped my forum conduct here and actually changed my behaviour towards other fellow members and also people that I socialised with too. I can honestly say that I have grown because of the flaming's I was on the tail end of and I have actually thanked the people that flamed me for what I had said or did because I could see the error in my ways.

 

I think you were one of those people from memory Sturmgeist :P

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I only flamed when the flaming was deserved other than that I could be when provoked be a helpful member of the community.

 

also since 2003 I've noticed that as the meets grew bigger and bigger the amount of favouritisms in the forum within clicky members has also driven this place to be a very US and THEM environment with the nerdy socialites scratching one anothers backs whilst the people who never had a chance to go to the big meets sat in the dark.

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I noticed that too Sturmgeist. There's only one thing for it though, we'll all have to show up at an Atomic event one day and make our presence known. Politely, of course, I'm not talking about some kind of anti-establishment drunken attack, I'm talking about actually getting down there, meeting some people, being a good part of the community and making some friends. I've been on this forum for years and I've never had the time or money to get there. The reasons behind that are so many that I can't even be bothered explaining them all. Even giving one kind of begs telling them all, and, well, that would just be boring because it would take forever. But I digress. One day, I'll show up and rock the Kasbah (atomic meet) in a socially acceptable and palatable way! w00t!

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Meets? Not likely in Canberra, the power of TUAL and Khir combined is far too much for Gharph to handle.

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Trust me - no banning is at the drop of a hat. There's always huge amounts of discussion, often with those involved, that never gets seen. Regardless, all I'm going to say on that subject is if the forum needs people behaving like jerks to survive, well, that doesn't say much for the forum.

 

As to any perceived clique-iness or similar, that's something that's entirely out of the hands of anyone on my side of the fence.

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I had a client call me last Friday to install a filter on their home computer to stop their young children accessing social networking sites like facebook (and adult sites). I rubbed my hands with fiendish glee and grabbed a copy of k9 and had a rego key sent to my hotmail address, went around and set it up with a good strong password.

 

On Sunday I received an email to my hotmail box to inform me that they had sent a new password to me to reset the existing password as the request had been sent from the clients computer. The kids were silly enough to think I would have used my clients email address to have that sort of thing sent.

 

Short story, I rang the client as soon as I received the email, the offending child was still on the computer and in trouble again. Oh and k9 is still running secure on their machine. I love torturing children :D

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Trust me - no banning is at the drop of a hat. There's always huge amounts of discussion, often with those involved, that never gets seen. Regardless, all I'm going to say on that subject is if the forum needs people behaving like jerks to survive, well, that doesn't say much for the forum.

 

As to any perceived clique-iness or similar, that's something that's entirely out of the hands of anyone on my side of the fence.

LIES! ALL LIES!

 

The mods enforce what kind of behaviour they accept. Mods "moderate" the content on the site. Mods are designated by the all-powerful as they have demonstrated their worthiness in the eyes of the all-powerful, thus ensuring minimal deviation from the grand scheme of the all-powerful.

 

Fascist Nazi Swine.

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Trust me - no banning is at the drop of a hat. There's always huge amounts of discussion, often with those involved, that never gets seen. Regardless, all I'm going to say on that subject is if the forum needs people behaving like jerks to survive, well, that doesn't say much for the forum.

 

As to any perceived clique-iness or similar, that's something that's entirely out of the hands of anyone on my side of the fence.

LIES! ALL LIES!

 

The mods enforce what kind of behaviour they accept. Mods "moderate" the content on the site. Mods are designated by the all-powerful as they have demonstrated their worthiness in the eyes of the all-powerful, thus ensuring minimal deviation from the grand scheme of the all-powerful.

 

Fascist Nazi Swine.

 

 

We do what with the who now?

 

I think I must have missed a memo...

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We do what with the who now?

 

I think I must have missed a memo...

I'm surprised you didn't censor my comment!

 

Probably not enough kitty roadkill.

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We do what with the who now?

 

I think I must have missed a memo...

I'm surprised you didn't censor my comment!

 

Probably not enough kitty roadkill.

 

 

If you want to post pictures that are offensive, irrelevant and unneeded they will get censored. If you want to post an opinion on a subject, no matter how ignorant or ridiculous, if it doesn't breach the FAQ why would I censor that?

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LIES! ALL LIES!

 

The mods enforce what kind of behaviour they accept. Mods "moderate" the content on the site. Mods are designated by the all-powerful as they have demonstrated their worthiness in the eyes of the all-powerful, thus ensuring minimal deviation from the grand scheme of the all-powerful.

 

Fascist Nazi Swine.

hehehe, you're cute :-) You used "all-powerful" three times in the same sentence :-)

 

hawkeye, can I keep him, can I keep him?? Pretty please? :-)

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Mmmmm does this mean the Mods that hired me and Hawkeye are all powerful!? This must be how they always beat me in arm wrestles!

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I know one thing Hawkeye will say Elven, if you keep him you have to clean his litter tray. ;)

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LIES! ALL LIES!

 

The mods enforce what kind of behaviour they accept. Mods "moderate" the content on the site. Mods are designated by the all-powerful as they have demonstrated their worthiness in the eyes of the all-powerful, thus ensuring minimal deviation from the grand scheme of the all-powerful.

 

Fascist Nazi Swine.

hehehe, you're cute :-) You used "all-powerful" three times in the same sentence :-)

 

hawkeye, can I keep him, can I keep him?? Pretty please? :-)

 

I'll warn you he smells like ferrets - Only reason I gave him back :)

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For how many Heroes, Superheroes, Mods and Gods I have slept with, I can't imagine I will ever be banned or suspended.

 

I have no idea what clique cliches anyone is talking about.

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if the forum needs people behaving like jerks to survive, well, that doesn't say much for the forum.

True.

 

As a former moderator, I can confirm that it was NEVER acceptable for people to "flame the shit out of each other".

 

People were encouraged to have fun, but to be respectful to each other while doing it. More importantly, most Atomicans wanted that, and encouraged each other to behave that way. Moderators only had to police people in relatively rare circumstances.

 

Indeed, the sense of community, and the norms around the kept people behaving within those acceptable standards, were one of the differentiating things that people actually appreciated about the forums, and kept them coming back.

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if it doesn't breach the FAQ why would I censor that?

Seeing as it was brought up by another member, and you attempted to dispute it....

The reason you censored that photo was because of personal objections. Not because it breached the FAQ or because it was off topic.

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Actually, I can see a couple of areas where it does in fact breach the FAQ.

 

Also, Twinny, feel free to drop this right now. Please. I'm wearing out the strings on yet another tiny violin for you.

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^ "What's happened to this place?" ^

No duckling, I've already been through this - hawkeye didn't happen to this place. I did. I ruin everybody's fun, isn't that the way the story is told? :-p

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