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post #71 of 199 (permalink) Old 08-10-2007, 05:20 PM
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1 :The OT has clearly deteriorated and gotten out of hand.
2 :I doubt there has ever been a time with as many members on ignore.

1: Ron said it's getting better now I'm back , please don't make me ware a star .
2: you mean people might be ignoring me , I find that very hard to believe .
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post #72 of 199 (permalink) Old 08-10-2007, 06:02 PM
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LOL! Perfect reply.
Yes it was. Do funny insults get exemptions?
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^ They should, because comedy ain't easy. Just ask Jayhawk, Designo, DKlein, KamiL, Punjabi, JackEx, etc. etc. etc.

Fuckin' slope.

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W/ all due respect Teutone, I think your idea of banning all personal attacks and insults will create an impossible task for you and the other mods to monitor and enforce, not to mention how confusing it will be for all of us lowly members trying to figure out if this is a "personal attack" or if that is an "insult..." There will always be times and circumstances when anyone might "go off," but I think everyone here understands. Frankly, I have come to regard many "personal attacks" and "insults" as terms of endearment from the folks here. It would be boring as hell if deathprattle couldn't call me a "...fucking old fart" and much worse, or if Jillian couldn't call me a "cunt, cunt, cunty cunt!" Or if FTHate couldn't disparage my mother. What you are talking about will make this place just like MBShop or MBWorld. God that would be awful... After all why do you think we are here?

I just hope you started this thread to create a lot of controversy and not a new set of rules for the TOU. Just a thought...
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post #77 of 199 (permalink) Old 08-10-2007, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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I sympathize w/ what you are saying, and we do sometimes go overboard, but to really provide consequences for those behaviors you must be prepared to functionally and operationally define your terms; and then you really should do reliability checks among all mods to determine the validity of your definitions. If you don't do that--and achieve at least 90% agreement--you will have mod X banning for reason A and mod Y banning for reason B, and I believe there is likely to be a LOT of screams of UNFAIRNESS from members who get hit.

I suspect that just posting this thread may be enough to tone us down, at least for a while. When, in your opinion, things get too out of control again post another thread. If memory serves, this seems to go in waves w/ long periods in between. I don't think it is that out of control now, but I know it will happen again and again--and trying to really set up a punitive system to ban people for undefined behaviors may come back to haunt you. I am a behavioral psychologist by profession and I know from experience what a can of worms something like this can be.


Well, there is really only one rule in OT -- ignore a PM warning from a moderator and you risk being banned.
That is the only rule that matters.
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while i agree with teutone i'm afraid OT won't be as entertaining without personal attacks, i mean every fuckin thread somehow manage to turn into an all out debate about why muslims are better than jews or the fuckin war, it seems thats all OT cunts want to talk about..arent u cunts sick of talking bout iraq? it's so boring without the flames..
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while i agree with teutone i'm afraid OT won't be as entertaining without personal attacks, i mean every fuckin thread somehow manage to turn into an all out debate about why muslims are better than jews or the fuckin war, it seems thats all OT cunts want to talk about..arent u cunts sick of talking bout iraq? it's so boring without the flames..
heh, heh.....OK, how about the situation in your own backyard! heh, heh....when are you people going to treat the indigenous AUSTRALIANS with equality and dignity as they duly deserve? Yes, the Aborigines! Places like Alice Springs and the other "HELL HOLES" you have afforded these people which are blighted by poverty and violence.....would you actually live there yourself? heh, heh
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To eliminate personal attacks / insults altogether is impossible.
But we do have members who post little of substance, and seem to delight mostly in mud slinging and flame wars.
The OT has clearly deteriorated and gotten out of hand.
I doubt there has ever been a time with as many members on ignore.
I think you're being a bit too harsh on TK, Tt.

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