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Re: BBS FAIL
« Reply #45 on: October 20, 2011, 11:25:58 PM »

You want to know where your visitors went?



I disagree. I posted here for a few years, and I just got sick of the static. I regularly post and read other forums. I'd love to come back to the BBS. I'm friends with several members on Facebook but, as it's been expressed elsewhere in the thread, I like the conversation-like nature of the threads and the capacity to keep them going for long periods of time.
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Re: BBS FAIL
« Reply #46 on: October 20, 2011, 11:28:59 PM »

Good.  

I'm rapidly losing my patience over this bullshit.

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Re: BBS FAIL
« Reply #47 on: October 20, 2011, 11:30:02 PM »

You want to know where your visitors went?



I disagree. I posted here for a few years, and I just got sick of the static. I regularly post and read other forums. I'd love to come back to the BBS. I'm friends with several members on Facebook but, as it's been expressed elsewhere in the thread, I like the conversation-like nature of the threads and the capacity to keep them going for long periods of time.

Hey!

I still get a lulz out of your username.

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Re: BBS FAIL
« Reply #48 on: October 20, 2011, 11:31:58 PM »

As per Brasky's suggestion, the whole BBS is now a HFZ.  Only shithead and "no reporting posts" user classes can not delete any reply to threads they post.  All regular and AMP users now have total control over their threads, board-wide.

Um, just wanted to point out that the whole BBS has (always? at least for awhile) been HFZ.  If you own a thread you can switch it from say, General, to the HiJack Free Zone, delete whatever you want, then switch it back with nobody the wiser.
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Re: BBS FAIL
« Reply #49 on: October 20, 2011, 11:39:53 PM »

As per Brasky's suggestion, the whole BBS is now a HFZ.  Only shithead and "no reporting posts" user classes can not delete any reply to threads they post.  All regular and AMP users now have total control over their threads, board-wide.

Um, just wanted to point out that the whole BBS has (always? at least for awhile) been HFZ.  If you own a thread you can switch it from say, General, to the HiJack Free Zone, delete whatever you want, then switch it back with nobody the wiser.

For AMPs.  People that aren't super-familiar with the way the settings work may not be completely adept at all the functions. 

Now it should have a "delete" button on every post for all users who created the thread.. 

I'm not sure that it did, because I have different buttons than you, as does the Admin.  There is a whole bunch of buttons and settings.  We're not always sure what you can or cannot see or do.  We tend to get lost in these control options, and if you recall, we just went through a rebuild. 

So, you may indeed have those controls.  Its kinda hard to keep all that shit square.

 



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Re: BBS FAIL
« Reply #50 on: October 20, 2011, 11:51:40 PM »


Happy users are content generators. Happy users participate. Scared and offended users lurk and rarely chime in. 

Literally why I stopped posting, it became too much of a shithole.
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Re: BBS FAIL
« Reply #51 on: October 20, 2011, 11:53:27 PM »

shithole.

An interesting choice of words. I used the exact same word with Mark earlier today. Must be a Meechigan thing.
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« Reply #52 on: October 20, 2011, 11:57:41 PM »

As per Brasky's suggestion, the whole BBS is now a HFZ.  Only shithead and "no reporting posts" user classes can not delete any reply to threads they post.  All regular and AMP users now have total control over their threads, board-wide.

Um, just wanted to point out that the whole BBS has (always? at least for awhile) been HFZ.  If you own a thread you can switch it from say, General, to the HiJack Free Zone, delete whatever you want, then switch it back with nobody the wiser.

For AMPs.  People that aren't super-familiar with the way the settings work may not be completely adept at all the functions. 

Now it should have a "delete" button on every post for all users who created the thread.. 

I'm not sure that it did, because I have different buttons than you, as does the Admin.  There is a whole bunch of buttons and settings.  We're not always sure what you can or cannot see or do.  We tend to get lost in these control options, and if you recall, we just went through a rebuild. 

So, you may indeed have those controls.  Its kinda hard to keep all that shit square.

FYI, I'm not an AMP. Should be, will be, but am not. I can do what I said however.
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Re: BBS FAIL
« Reply #53 on: October 20, 2011, 11:58:25 PM »

Shaw,

Would you like to propose a new TOS?

Here's our current one:
http://bbs.freetalklive.com/announcements/read-this-first-frequently-asked-questions/msg79935/#msg79935

NEW TOS PROPOSAL


The BBS has four important features that can help you control unwanted content.

1.  You can ignore any users simply by pressing the "ignore" button underneath their name & info.
2.  You can set your preferences to not show avatar or signature pictures.
3.  You can set your "Look and Layout" preferences to block all images.
4.  Users have the ability to delete unwanted posts from threads that they have created.

By clicking the "Enter" link below, you are agreeing to the following:

A. I am a mature sovereign individual or I have parental consent to view the material contained within this site.

B. I understand that I am solely responsible for the content of my posted messages. Furthermore, I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries.

C. I am discouraged from uploading, posting, discussing, requesting, or linking to, anything that may draw the attention of violent people who presume to have the power to punish the owner of this site in retaliation. Determination of such violations is left to the discretion of the moderators.

D. Chronic expressions of direct abuse toward another user will not be tolerated. Users are encouraged to debate, argue, and even insult, but repeated harassment will not be tolerated. The determination of the word “Chronic” shall left to the discretion of the moderators.

E. Flamebait and trolling should generally be kept to a minimum. It is a minor offense overall but many violators compounded make the message board a generally more stupid place to be. Egregious and chronic violations will eventually be met with warnings and possible bans. The determination of the words “Egregious” and “Chronic” shall left to the discretion of the moderators.

F. Chronic expressions of direct abuse toward a collective ethnic group of people will not be tolerated. If you collectivize a group of people by their genotype and make directly negative comments about said group you are treading thin ice.  The determination of the words “Ethnic group” and “Chronic” shall be left to the discretion of the moderators.

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Re: BBS FAIL
« Reply #54 on: October 21, 2011, 12:00:14 AM »

I would like to be able to shithead someone again.  Sometimes people don't make it to the level of needing to be removed, but they still suck.  I think banning the use of the n-word is silly, but apparently it causes issues somehow.  

I really think controlling the people that suck is the key.  I honestly don't think deleting the whole thing matters.  We're not here to shield users from the real world.  They choose what to click on, and we just need to feel free to tag things not safe for work and change titles to reflect updated content.  

I really miss just having conversation here.  

Also John Shaw's wife is awesome.
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Re: BBS FAIL
« Reply #55 on: October 21, 2011, 12:00:29 AM »

All of that seems perfectly reasonable to me.
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« Reply #56 on: October 21, 2011, 12:05:50 AM »

I think Green Bastard is right but if you're looking to save the BBS and hope for the best then do as Shaw suggests.

Consistency in applying the rules kinda makes sense. If nigger can't be typed then redneck, chink, kike, faggot, etc. shouldn't be typed either. Not bringing this up to troll, but its a reason I haven't been visiting as much.. makes the BBS feel like just another PC zone on the net where double standards are enjoyed. The main draw of this BBS was that it had a certain amount of "free-for-all", usually in good spirit. That's been gone for some time now.

I also hadn't thought much of it, but now that it's been mentioned I do recall the hosts referring to the BBS as "full of trolls".. a place where the "kids can play in their sandbox", etc. Can't imagine many new listeners would be eager to sign up after hearing that.

Look, dickface.. 

You can't put every word into the filter.  Nobody abuses Jap.  Nobody abuses "kike".  When was the last time you saw anybody actually say kike? 

You are part of the problem.  You are fucking obsessed, and it doesn't speak well of you for spending so much time thinking about it.

You spent a LONG time trying to shake off the racist stereotype that was (I thought) unjustly applied to you.  Now I realize (about a month ago) I was wrong for defending you.  You've got a massive load of shit in your head, fella.


Will dickface be in the new word filter?

It's merely an ant in my pant, Brasky. Made worse so by champions of a fair creed such as yourself who are outraged by one misstep and humored by another. Consistency counts for a lot where sanity dwells.

I did spend awhile as the resident racist here. The tag went away not because it was shaken off but because it didn't stick to begin with. I don't hate based on ethnicity, skin color or whatever. Very simple really.
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Re: BBS FAIL
« Reply #57 on: October 21, 2011, 12:07:29 AM »

I would like to be able to shithead someone again.  Sometimes people don't make it to the level of needing to be removed, but they still suck.  I think banning the use of the n-word is silly, but apparently it causes issues somehow.  

I really think controlling the people that suck is the key.  I honestly don't think deleting the whole thing matters.  We're not here to shield users from the real world.  They choose what to click on, and we just need to feel free to tag things not safe for work and change titles to reflect updated content.  

I really miss just having conversation here.  

Also John Shaw's wife is awesome.

Ezactly.
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Re: BBS FAIL
« Reply #58 on: October 21, 2011, 12:08:36 AM »

Will dickface be in the new word filter?

It's merely an ant in my pant, Brasky. Made worse so by champions of a fair creed such as yourself who are outraged by one misstep and humored by another. Consistency counts for a lot where sanity dwells.

I did spend awhile as the resident racist here. The tag went away not because it was shaken off but because it didn't stick to begin with. I don't hate based on ethnicity, skin color or whatever. Very simple really.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ethnic_slurs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ethnic_slurs_by_ethnicity

http://gyral.blackshell.com/names.html

Use any of 'em in a way that eventually pisses off a mod you'll start to get warnings. Keep fucking around and you may earn a ban.

No more debate.
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Re: BBS FAIL
« Reply #59 on: October 21, 2011, 12:11:43 AM »

I mean, if you are using one of those words with malicious intent and you really are a racist, you suck.
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