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1  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Proposal for Election What-ifs on: Today at 08:41:16 am
Are there any difference between Election What-ifs, Alternative Elections and Past Election What-If's?
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 2016 - a bad year for election nerds on: July 25, 2015, 08:55:02 pm
We've definitely been spoiled this year, though.
3  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 2016 - a bad year for election nerds on: July 25, 2015, 08:54:16 pm
Well there's my own country having an election if Abbott doesn't go for the snap poll.

I think Ireland will wait until 2016, or at least oakvale does. That should be fun. And the US, though apart from the Republican primaries that will likely be as boring as sin.
4  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Socialist Party on: July 25, 2015, 08:49:56 pm
I'll join here.
5  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: A new Mock Parliament on: July 24, 2015, 08:00:56 pm
OK I'm in.
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Gubernatorial Special Election and Referenda - July 2015 on: July 24, 2015, 07:56:01 pm
[ 2 ] SomebodyWhoExists (Hispanic as a race on the U.S census party - PR)
[ 3 ] evergreen (Uncultured Marxist Party - ME)
[ 4 ] Blair2015 (Labor - MA)
[ 5 ] pikachu (TPP - NJ)
[ 1 ] oakvale (Vote Oakvale For An Independent Northeast - DE)
[ ] Write-in:________
[ ] None of the Above
7  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: How's the communication going now? on: July 23, 2015, 11:11:18 pm
Nice stuff. Keep it going.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should Mr. Moderate be de modded? on: July 23, 2015, 10:29:42 pm
He shouldn't be demodded for the BK issue. But he needs to be more active to be a proper mod.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Estimate the racial makeup of your high school when you attended it on: July 23, 2015, 08:36:23 pm
Something like 60% White (though this was closer to 95% if you only look at my friendship circle lol), 35% Asian, 5% Other.

At primary school it was something like 90% Asian, 5% White, 5% Other (mostly Arab/Polynesian).
10  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Atlas Forum Feedback on: July 23, 2015, 08:06:18 am
Reposting this from AAD:

- in contrast to a lot on here, I don't have that much of an issue with infraction/death points, or even bans. What is clear is that it isn't followed very consistently, the only time when death points actually do something is if you reach 50 points. Granted I've never gone close to 50/100 points as I've largely been pretty well behaved on Atlas, but if what BK is saying about the 100 point = permaban rule is true, that's a bit concerning. Ideally permabans should only be used for spambots, bad or offensive trolls, socks of permabanned members and people who disrupt the forum atmosphere. Quite a few quality contributors have been banned who probably wouldn't on other forums, in this regard the forum suffered from Dave's neglect of the forum around the mid-2000's. Granted the fourth guideline is a pretty subjective issue, but in my eyes it should be construed as someone who constantly derails threads to a point where they are unreadable. The forum should also consider issuing temp bans, and threadbans.

- the filter needs to be changed. I understand having one, but surely it would be better to have asterisks or something rather than blanking it out completely?

- as for the mods themselves.....it's a tough one. Too many of them aren't active, and while I understand the issues regarding Nym's personal life, there needs to be an active Modadmin as Dave is clearly not invested in the forum's welfare (Mr Modern becoming one is a good move). Also Ernest needs to be sacked. Too obsessed with editing posts, copyright, and is also clearly a misogonist. Most of the others I don't really have a problem with, though maybe someone who's more controversial would.

- the way boards are moderated needs to be changed. Take a look at Individual Politics, for example. It's a cesspit of spam, uncontructive discussion, the same question being asked 20 times, etc. I'd say 80% of threads there deserve to go. The 2016 board is also pretty terrible for similar reasons. In contrast a place like Forum Community is kinda overmoderated and also ill-sorted - how this forum sorts the FC/OT threads is perfect IMO, but of course the ideals behind each places are quite different.

- the board is out of date. The formatting of the site is hilariously dated, the emoji choices are poor and ugly, the search function is dire and makes the board somewhat difficult to navigate, add a like option to end threads upon threads of empty quoting and return to quality discussion. I could go on.

- the Mod Cave needs to be reformed. The venting thread and any other threads just ragging on other posters should be deleted, the only posts there should be in debate of problem posters. Also it has hurt the forums trust and reputation of moderators.

Anyway my 2 cents.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you support the bans of Tweed, BK and AdamGriffin? on: July 23, 2015, 07:57:17 am
Tweed needed to go. I don't have quite the same words that Antonio or Joe Republic did but I did use an expletive against him on AAD and yeah it was a very bad act.

I see why BK was banned but given the circumstances I hope she is allowed back when her issues are sorted.

Griffin shouldn't be banned. The case (unless I'm missing something) against him is pretty flimsy tstl, there's no evidence he knew about the personal/sensitive information was leaked, and more importantly how the information was accessed, and also the information he gave wasn't anything special.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of banned posters: Tweed on: July 22, 2015, 06:04:45 am
Clearly an utter dickhead now.
13  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to unban adamgriffin on: July 22, 2015, 02:16:11 am
x morgieb

Judging by the evidence his involvement with Tweed is scratchy at best.
14  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to unban Bacon King on: July 22, 2015, 01:22:50 am
x morgieb

Unless I'm missing something wasn't her account hacked anyway?
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: July 20, 2015, 01:02:17 am
New York
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: POST HERE IF YOU WANT TO BE CONSIDERED AS A MOD on: July 19, 2015, 08:18:46 pm
OK, here it goes.

I have been a member on Atlas for 4 years now, and have been relatively uncontroversial in my time here.

I generally spend a lot of time on Atlas and would be able to spend time on the forum. The fact that my timezone is different to others would be a consideration to diversify the moderation team and also help fix potential issues if they happen overnight in the States.

I have a lot of exposure to most of the Atlas boards that have regular posts and also to forums in general and how they work.

I don't have the personal issues that sawx did to see his collapse, and it's unlikely that I'll be getting into bullsh**t that makes me look bad.

So yeah.
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: When the Lamb broke the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven on: July 19, 2015, 05:29:40 am
July 7: Politics Junkie returns
July 17: Wolfentoad returns

Coincidence? I THINK NOT.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Maxwell for Senate - I will abolish Atlasia, and do nothing else. on: July 19, 2015, 05:28:37 am
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Going out with a bang on: July 19, 2015, 05:26:48 am
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: June Mideast Assembly elections + Constitutional amendment on: July 18, 2015, 10:30:34 pm

Assembly Election:
[ 1 ] EarlAW (Hatman)
[ 3 ] Harry S Truman
[ 2 ] Progressive Realist
[ 4 ] vivaportugalhabs
[   ] Write-In: ____________
[   ] Write-In: ____________
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Hamilton on: July 18, 2015, 09:46:57 pm
22  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Unban CCSF on: July 18, 2015, 12:37:57 am
The guy was a horrible influence for forum atmosphere. I don't get why everyone is so keen for him to be back.
23  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Moderation policies: what should they be? on: July 18, 2015, 12:36:34 am
Good work. Hopefully becoming a Modadmin doesn't curse you to inactivity like it did to Nym.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you have any CLOSE friends that are ethnic minorities (white people only)? on: July 14, 2015, 06:07:07 am
One guy who's Vietnamese, but my friendship circle (which is quite extended) is otherwise almost monolithically white and Australian.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: July 2015 Federal Special Election - At-large Senate on: July 05, 2015, 09:04:00 pm
[ 4 ] Dkrolga of Massachusetts
Civic Renewal

[ 2 ] Harry S Truman of Indiana
The People's Party

[ 1 ] Kalwejt of Ohio
Labor Party

[ 3 ] Poirot of Quebec
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