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Re: Gripe Thread
« Reply #1380 on: October 21, 2009, 03:18:09 pm »
what are you talking about patman?
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Re: Gripe Thread
« Reply #1381 on: October 21, 2009, 03:19:02 pm »
Personal experience?  Looks like someone got fired, per chance?

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Re: Gripe Thread
« Reply #1382 on: October 21, 2009, 03:30:47 pm »
Protip: It doesn't matter how great or smart you think you are. The boss' word is law and you'd better listen because the boss reserves the right to fire your ass.

Listen to the man, he knows his stuff. He's very wise.

What he means is, if you work for someone else (like Steve) even if your not paid, you abide by their rules and do it their way or you can be removed and replaced with someone who will follow the rules. No boss wants someone who is trying to take his authority. That's what it's like in the business world. The sooner you learn it, the better off you'll be.

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Re: Gripe Thread
« Reply #1383 on: October 21, 2009, 03:52:23 pm »
So is the site run like a dictatorship?  ::).

Follow the rules and never question the leader?.

Its not really a matter of following the rules, i may think its silly but i am damn well am going to obey it regardless.

Its just what if for example a member was in an RP or metagame and got banned, sure he probably deserved it but no ones told when someone gets the boot and it could cause issues. Theirs no indication that the member is gone, even the word banned above the users name on their posts would clear it up.

Of course i also think its silly that we don't have temp bans but that's a different issue.

Oddly enough i cant find anything to gripe about right now...i am off to find something!!

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Re: Gripe Thread
« Reply #1384 on: October 21, 2009, 04:03:39 pm »

 Temp bans have happened like once or twise.


My gripe is that it rained and rained today,which made this day boring,and wet.


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Re: Gripe Thread
« Reply #1385 on: October 21, 2009, 04:11:28 pm »
That's getting old.

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Re: Gripe Thread
« Reply #1386 on: October 21, 2009, 10:05:30 pm »
Temp band have been trialed, temp bans failed.

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Re: Gripe Thread
« Reply #1387 on: October 22, 2009, 01:08:44 am »
ITP: RAGE

Damn...

Getting your files corrupted sucks hard, huh? :-\

Kinda makes one think how older forms of data storage last longer.

Man, if I lost everything I did in PP for the last two years or so, that would be extremely horrible. Just losing one file would mean that I'll have to rework an entire thread. Though, I'm sure getting once in a blue moon photos will be an order of magnitude harder than what I'll have to go through, since once in a blue moon photos, after all, just happen once in a blue moon.

All those photos, and the effort to get them. :(

Hope you manage to avoid, or if not able, fix the corruption next time around, SL. :-\


Here's my recomendation.  Try to get the SD card into a computer.  Then, download some free file recovery program.  It should be able to find your pictures.

You can actually do that?! :-\

And here I was formatting my comp and losing almost everything I did every time it gets a fatal virus.


Also, my gripe is that my connection sucks hard. It just turns on and off for no freaking reason. And not just the internet, oh no. This entire gosh darn muck of a city is filled with vampires that tap the excreta out of our water, electricity and internet lines.

I mean, sudden power losses and internet disconnections every single day?

Pesky neighbors...

Serves them right that we were the only ones in the hood that didn't have floodwater entering our house when half the city went under in the flood.

Also, man are they noisy. Activating their car alarms in the middle of the night and having basketball leagues and mini rock concerts every other day.

Someone even had the guts to get a megaphone and yell "Die of jealousy!" at our house during one of their parties.

But then you can't report them for disturbance of the peace since if you do, you'll basically be reporting to them, because some of them are members of the local police. Then again, almost everyone in our security force is like that. I really feel sorry for the cops that aren't a bunch of lazy monkeys.

I could go on and on, but that will take quite a while.

Bah, it's all just sick and stupid. Sometimes, it kinda makes me think that Idiocracy was a documentary.

So yeah, for those who live in a pleasant place somewhere in a first world country, be happy you don't live in a crapsack nation like this, which kinda reminds me of Victorian London.

That's about it.

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Re: Gripe Thread
« Reply #1388 on: October 22, 2009, 01:18:43 am »
Wait...  Where the f*** do you live?

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Re: Gripe Thread
« Reply #1389 on: October 22, 2009, 05:18:27 am »
In the most obnoxious neighborhood I have ever been to.

Well, I guess save for that other one just half an hour's walk away where the guys do hit and run shootings and stabbings to anyone who tries to have a relationship with their gals.

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Re: Gripe Thread
« Reply #1390 on: October 22, 2009, 05:33:40 am »
Well uh, just don't be involved in anyone's affair, m'kay?

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Re: Gripe Thread
« Reply #1391 on: October 25, 2009, 12:02:19 am »
I hate it that the banning of a member is never announced. There will always be people wondering what happened to that member. A lot of the time only some of the forum members know that the person has been banned, while others are left out of the loop. This creates a lot of unnecessary speculation about whether they really were banned or not. A lot of confusion would be avoided if the bans could just be outright announced.

Frankly, I don't see what's so great about the whole "let's not talk about banned members" policy. By restricting what you can talk about and what not, you're simply restricting freedom of speech.

It's something Steve told us not to do. He is the boss, it's his forum and his rules. Talking about those who are banned only give them more attention after the fact and have created problems in the past. People love to talk about it and then the banned love to come back say they were wrongly accused and that the mods are unfair. This has created problems in the past. It's also a privacy of information type of thing. You have to trust that we are fair and no one is ever banned without a good reason and without plenty of prior warnings. If anything, we are too lenient.

One thing I've been wondering about. Why is this not stated in the forum rules?     

Code of Conduct & Forum Guidelines
I have read the whole thing, and I have not seen a word about not talking about banned members. If it is prohibited and may require mod action, then it sure as hell should be mentioned in the guidelines. I believe someone recently said that there are no "invisible, hidden rules" for the mds. Then what is this if not a hidden rule? How would, for example, a new member know about this without someone getting banned, people talking about it and a mod telling them to stop? Don't you think it would be a lot more effective if you could point to a certain guideline, something that theoretically everyone is supposed to know about, whenever you need the talking about a banned member to stop?

As it is now, it's unclear how definitive this rule is. Is it "You can talk about banned members for a bit, because people are curious and that's just natural. But please don't talk about them for too long." or "You can talk about them as long as you don't claim that the mods were being unfair or start worshipping the banned member as a hero."? Is it "Actually you shouldn't talk about it all, but we mods are so good that we let you." If you could clearly define it and put it in the forum guidelines, I think that would prevent a lot of confusion.

And if you don't think it's worth putting in the forum rules, then I would question whether it's worth being a rule at all.

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Re: Gripe Thread
« Reply #1392 on: October 25, 2009, 12:06:21 am »
I remember seeing it in a thread, is was an order by steve that turned into a precedent.

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Re: Gripe Thread
« Reply #1393 on: October 25, 2009, 11:24:52 am »
Yes but shouldnt it be a rule then, added to the constitution of this page?
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Re: Gripe Thread
« Reply #1394 on: October 25, 2009, 11:53:04 am »
Yes but shouldnt it be a rule then, added to the constitution of this page?

No.

Its really done out of netiquette if anything,as well as the fact that bringing up banned user's names gives them attention,as well as driving the thread off topic. The same netiquette apples to the 'no hot linking' rule,its done out of consideration for the person who is originally hosting the image, hot linking means that your costing them bandwidth,its also because there was a  case on this forum where a user hot linked and  unfortunately posted porn(or something like that) instead.

Anyway,my gripe is time. This week has gone really fast,it feels like I'm never get any my work done.