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1  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: Today at 05:04:09 am
It's just important to point out Eharding has a campaign going in Atlasia and if it doesn't hurt anyone he should be permitted to post stuff as part of that campaign.

Reminds of when Jedi and Gustaf were deleting all of Hamilton's posts on sight, including posts in the NE Assembly.



I did that? Man, I've really gone soft. Tongue

I think it was more of a MasterJedi's thing. Inks had a "troll list" too, I believe.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The Gipper Has Fallen A Collaborative TL on: March 27, 2017, 05:37:02 pm
May 4, 1981: There's a meteor. Everybody dies.

3  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: March 27, 2017, 05:26:31 pm
Honestly, if this were a forum that's viewable to members only I wouldn't care, since Mortimer's "contributions" such as the one I quoted are going to be called out by other posters anyway. So far he successfully managed to stay under the radar, being clever enough to dose his poison rather than just giving it all at once, but you can rest assured next time he's pulling something like this won't go under the radar.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Problem Solved - A Colin Powell Timeline on: March 27, 2017, 04:12:22 pm
Yeah, a pro-choice wins a Republican nomination in a walk.

Color me sceptical.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The Gipper Has Fallen A Collaborative TL on: March 27, 2017, 04:09:27 pm
May 1, 1981: A military junta removes Kemp from power and announced he'll be tried before a special tribunal, along with Bush. Congress is dissolved. Howard Baker dissapears without a trace.
6  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: March 27, 2017, 03:00:04 pm
Mortimer, contrary to your statement, it were such racist/bigoted posts like the following that got you on temporary ban:

I sincerely doubt you could find 9 European men to agree to conspire to rape someone.

This is kind of like with terrorists attacks, where when it's multiple people, it's almost (almost) always Islamists and all the non-Muslims are always lone wolfs.

If a White person brought this idea up to another White person, the other White person would freak out and report them. If a White person brought this up to 9 other White people, at least one of them would.

Seriously, how do 9 people agree to commit a gang rape? This kind of conspiracy is only possible because of the morally backwards, intellectually stunted culture these people come from.

I hope you'll stay true to your promise of "making your wording even more air tight". Just try to understand why we decided a short temporary ban (pretty much just a warning) was needed.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: POST HERE IF YOU WANT TO BE CONSIDERED AS A MOD on: March 27, 2017, 01:54:34 pm
Putting my name into consideration in anticipation of Kalwejt's tenure inevitably ending in disgrace.

I hate to dissapoint, we BRTD will be given the consideration first.

Oh please do not leave us.

Hipster Hardcore Christian Bands General Discussion (Formerly Known as Election What-ifs)
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever taken an Ancestry DNA test? What was your result? on: March 27, 2017, 11:31:57 am
LOLno.

No need to.

I know that I'm 100% Austrian, maybe a thousand years back (if not longer) ...

Good for you Smiley

9  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Tender's megathread on bad refugees doing bad things in Austria on: March 27, 2017, 11:28:13 am
No, you'll never report on non-immigrant/non-refugee crime
That's because he's behind most of those

I don't know, man, criminal minds loves to see their work appreciated.
10  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: March 27, 2017, 11:27:01 am
Not banned, muted.

Since neither Dave nor Nym has been online in the last 24 hours, it sounds like there's been a coup, and one of you decided to give him the 50 point infractions of your own initiative.  Tongue


As you know, we have the authority to go for a mod review/muting in case of sock and spam accounts. The moment he returned, our friend Eharding started basically spamming again, so I think my action (yes, I take full responsibility) was justified. A few days ago another poster, I won - get over it, was put on mod review by one moderator, so it's not like there are no precedents.

Well, yes, I understand that you have that capability, but my advice would be that for a case like this, where you have a poster who's been posting on the forum for some time (and not some kind of drive-by spammer who immediately after registering starts posting 100 Viagra ads or something) you just put the guy on mod review rather than the full mute, unless you've already talked to the other mods and there's some kind of consensus to do more.  A single moderator unilaterally muting someone while Nym is away for a few days is something that normally shouldn't happen IMHO.

But that's just my take, as someone who was "on the inside" for several years.  I'm not a mod anymore, so it's no longer my problem.  Smiley


This won't end well for us.  Sad
I got my eye on you mister man.

You can seek an asylum on my boards, Grumps.

Trump banned me from the International Boards.  #MAGA

But only until we figure out what's going on.
11  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Tender's megathread on crime in Austria on: March 27, 2017, 10:35:47 am
You've earned yourself thread title change. Stay on right path.
12  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: What happened to the French election topic? on: March 27, 2017, 10:32:08 am
I don't think there's a policy against deleting thread/posts, given the "delete" button is an available feature. Neither I think it should be discounted.

We could, however, make a rule that established community threads such as election threads are a "protected species".
13  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: What happened to the French election topic? on: March 27, 2017, 10:30:34 am
That would explain why my post count dropped by 150 posts yesterday night.

WTF? Huh

So that's why my post count dropped as well...

Who was the OP?

I believe Watermelon sin Jamón

Ugh, did Zanas do that? Why? Cry

I don't think there's a way to check who deleted a thread other than such person confirming this.

Well, there are only five people who had the ability to: Zanas, Gaël, Nym, Muon, or Dave.

The simple solution is to ban them all then, regardless of their status.

I consider any motion to ban Hash a banworthy offense in itself.
14  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: March 27, 2017, 10:29:29 am
Not banned, muted.

Since neither Dave nor Nym has been online in the last 24 hours, it sounds like there's been a coup, and one of you decided to give him the 50 point infractions of your own initiative.  Tongue


As you know, we have the authority to go for a mod review/muting in case of sock and spam accounts. The moment he returned, our friend Eharding started basically spamming again, so I think my action (yes, I take full responsibility) was justified. A few days ago another poster, I won - get over it, was put on mod review by one moderator, so it's not like there are no precedents.

Well, yes, I understand that you have that capability, but my advice would be that for a case like this, where you have a poster who's been posting on the forum for some time (and not some kind of drive-by spammer who immediately after registering starts posting 100 Viagra ads or something) you just put the guy on mod review rather than the full mute, unless you've already talked to the other mods and there's some kind of consensus to do more.  A single moderator unilaterally muting someone while Nym is away for a few days is something that normally shouldn't happen IMHO.

But that's just my take, as someone who was "on the inside" for several years.  I'm not a mod anymore, so it's no longer my problem.  Smiley


This won't end well for us.  Sad
I got my eye on you mister man.

You can seek an asylum on my boards, Grumps.
15  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Poll: 37% of young Russians want to restore the monarchy on: March 27, 2017, 08:57:50 am
I think they missed a crucial development

16  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: March 27, 2017, 08:55:26 am
It's just important to point out Eharding has a campaign going in Atlasia and if it doesn't hurt anyone he should be permitted to post stuff as part of that campaign.

Reminds of when Jedi and Gustaf were deleting all of Hamilton's posts on sight, including posts in the NE Assembly.



Let's dispel with the fiction being active in Atlasia gives one some special privileges.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: POST HERE IF YOU WANT TO BE CONSIDERED AS A MOD on: March 26, 2017, 11:29:25 pm
Putting my name into consideration in anticipation of Kalwejt's tenure inevitably ending in disgrace.

I hate to dissapoint, we BRTD will be given the consideration first.
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The Gipper Has Fallen A Collaborative TL on: March 26, 2017, 11:20:55 pm
April 20, 1981: In a stunning development, President Bush is revealed to have been fueling Hinckley's obsession with Jodie Foster in order to get him to shot President Reagan. Bush resigns in disgrace and is soon charged. Vice President Kemp becomes President.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the previous poster's signature: Return of the Jedi on: March 26, 2017, 03:38:02 pm
I don't like Spongebob but this chart is hilarious.

You'd love Scientifically Accurate Spongebob

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFy3gHWF5oo

/skip/
20  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which historical era(s) best represents your politics? on: March 26, 2017, 02:59:22 pm
All of history was awful tbh
USSR 1917-1925?

Ever heard of Cheka?
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Eharding Landfill for Absurd, Ignorant, and Deplorable Posts VI on: March 26, 2017, 02:48:50 pm

Adam's intelectual property had been violated.
22  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: March 26, 2017, 02:36:29 pm
Imagine if someone like PIT muted Runeghost or pbrower2a. People would be going crazy.

I have zero power to ban anybody and, being a very junior mod, very little influence in the cave debates, my friend.

So much for that Tongue

Despite your constant claims to the contrary, there isn't a vast liberal conspiracy to protect Runeghost. He's an annoying poster but he keeps personal attacks to a minimum and doesn't spam. If you want to start a petition to ban either of them, go ahead.

There are already two "Petition to ban Runeghost" threads, but no one really cares. I don't even care whether he gets banned or not, even though his views are pretty disgusting and he's made several offensive posts and personal attacks in the past. It's just strange that it's literally only blue avatars who are investigated or banned (except for one token Democrat (Famous Mortimer)). The same people also wanted to get me banned for being a Heisenberg sock, and that was disproven by the mods (It was literally something Wulfric and Jimmie made up, knowing it wasn't true).

Anyway, even if you believe in this mod conspiracy thing (I don't, I'm just pointing out why someone might think it exists), muting/banning him is exactly the wrong way to deal with him because it kind of proves his point. If he bothers you much, ignoring him is obviously the best thing to do.

Two things:

1. In case of Mortimer, a poster took a little effort to state his case via PM.
2. It's not the question of ignore or not. Spamming and trolling goes against the rules we have to enforce. I don't see how can you call for somebody's banning while seemingly not having problem with Eharding's spree.

Also, I did propose to Eharding, via PM, to reverse his infractions, that put him on the mute, if he'd agree to show a little self-restrain, including ceasing to troll about his ban in multiple threads, on multiple boards. He was unreceptive.
23  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: March 26, 2017, 02:19:16 pm
Imagine if someone like PIT muted Runeghost or pbrower2a. People would be going crazy.

I have zero power to ban anybody and, being a very junior mod, very little influence in the cave debates, my friend.

So much for that Tongue

Despite your constant claims to the contrary, there isn't a vast liberal conspiracy to protect Runeghost. He's an annoying poster but he keeps personal attacks to a minimum and doesn't spam. If you want to start a petition to ban either of them, go ahead.

Here's an idea, TNVolunteer: make a case, show us posts that in your opinion constitutes him breaching the ToS, and we'll consider the evidence. It'd be far more productive than just going around and repeating "but Runeghost..."
24  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: March 26, 2017, 02:11:09 pm
Tim, given he'd been mixing his seemingly innocent campaign with his feud against Virginia (his "ad"), I can't fully agree with your view.
25  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: March 26, 2017, 01:50:52 pm
Not banned, muted.

Since neither Dave nor Nym has been online in the last 24 hours, it sounds like there's been a coup, and one of you decided to give him the 50 point infractions of your own initiative.  Tongue


As you know, we have the authority to go for a mod review/muting in case of sock and spam accounts. The moment he returned, our friend Eharding started basically spamming again, so I think my action (yes, I take full responsibility) was justified. A few days ago another poster, I won - get over it, was put on mod review by one moderator, so it's not like there are no precedents.

Well, yes, I understand that you have that capability, but my advice would be that for a case like this, where you have a poster who's been posting on the forum for some time (and not some kind of drive-by spammer who immediately after registering starts posting 100 Viagra ads or something) you just put the guy on mod review rather than the full mute, unless you've already talked to the other mods and there's some kind of consensus to do more.  A single moderator unilaterally muting someone while Nym is away for a few days is something that normally shouldn't happen IMHO.

But that's just my take, as someone who was "on the inside" for several years.  I'm not a mod anymore, so it's not my problem anymore.  Smiley


I did consider going for a mod review, but in Eharding case that would mean a need to approve/delete multiple posts every hour. I think of this as an emergency, revereable measure.
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