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Post by TedBehr on 6/3/2010, 4:18 pm

As with most online mediums for communication forums are wicked gay. I don't mean homosexual gay, unless you think that a forum shares the sexual orientation of it's moderators, I mean really, really stupid.

Small list of what happens in forums, and why they're gay:
Someone posts a serious thread ----> Some asshole makes it racist, sexist, or otherwise offensive
Someone rants about things they don't like (movie, music, food, etc.) ----> Some asshole trolls the thread because they have a different opinion from the OP
Someone seeks the assistance from the forums with questions about their camera, computer, etc. -----> Some asshole belittles the OP for having to ask such a stupid question

Feel free to discuss, or add items to the list.

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Post by Sam on 6/3/2010, 4:29 pm

If I'm not mistaken, you have admin, you can moderate. Beyond that, basically you just don't want the form to appeal to assholes, yeah, impossible task.
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Post by TedBehr on 6/3/2010, 4:30 pm

Sam wrote:If I'm not mistaken, you have admin, you can moderate. Beyond that, basically you just don't want the form to appeal to assholes, yeah, impossible task.
Oh.... um.... awkward.... I didn't know I had admin/mod status.

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Post by Sam on 6/3/2010, 4:35 pm

Ops I was wrong, but your initiative is impressive. MODERATOR!
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Post by Alex on 6/3/2010, 5:16 pm

lmao sam. I thought when I read this post you were directly attacking these forums. I agree with you but I think it depends on which forums they are. Some aren't like that.

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Post by James (the cool one) on 6/3/2010, 5:19 pm

i think you have this all wrong... forums aren't gay, people are gay. like people that play WoW...

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Post by Sam on 6/3/2010, 5:21 pm

hahaha a well moderated form that isn't full of Nazi moderators is good. there is a balance.
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Post by Alex on 6/3/2010, 5:30 pm

James (the cool one) wrote:i think you have this all wrong... forums aren't gay, people are gay. like people that play WoW...

They're not gay. I think it's a waste of time now though. I agree with Sam. I like how you can swear on these forums Smile FUCK word filters!

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Post by Sam on 6/3/2010, 5:34 pm

I've seen some pretty funny word filers before, like, 4th point of contact for ass
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Post by Pulski on 8/3/2010, 11:16 am

I find that the nature of moderators scales fairly linearly with the size of the forum. I was always much nicer on the forum I was modding with 2k users than the one that had 60k+.
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Post by TedBehr on 8/3/2010, 12:18 pm

Pulski wrote:I find that the nature of moderators scales fairly linearly with the size of the forum. I was always much nicer on the forum I was modding with 2k users than the one that had 60k+.
What about when there's less than 2 dozen? I think the scale might look something like this
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-- 60k users: Mods deal with so many assholes they become dicks. Cause every assholes needs a dick.
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-- 25k users: Mods begin to question there life choices, then they realize that they're gods over 25k people.
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-- 2k users: Mods start acting like dicks, but only when they're having a bad day.
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-- 500 users: Mods are still in a good enough mood to pass out gold stars.
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-- 2 dozen users: Mods don't do shit cause nobody's here to mod.


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Post by Pulski on 8/3/2010, 12:39 pm

I was with you until the end there. At the bottom of the tree, where we are now, we know that the few people sad enough to post on a forum with a dozen users won't leave just because we're mean to them. Twisted Evil
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Post by TedBehr on 8/3/2010, 12:52 pm

Pulski wrote:I was with you until the end there. At the bottom of the tree, where we are now, we know that the few people sad enough to post on a forum with a dozen users won't leave just because we're mean to them. Twisted Evil
Ok... I got a little carried away at the end there. I edited it.

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Post by Alex on 8/3/2010, 6:13 pm

TedBehr wrote:
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-- 60k users: Mods deal with so many assholes they become dicks. Cause every assholes needs a dick.
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-- 25k users: Mods begin to question there life choices, then they realize that they're gods over 25k people.
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-- 2k users: Mods start acting like dicks, but only when they're having a bad day.
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-- 500 users: Mods are still in a good enough mood to pass out gold stars.
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-- 2 dozen users: Mods don't do shit cause nobody's here to mod.

This is so true in every way. You sir, get +THREE! Also, some forums get to the point where the mods just give up and don't post. You forgot that one Very Happy

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