Admin Powers in Bannedmember (A Mod Squad Update)

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  1. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    Mod Squad Update for the Week Ending 7-28-02

    Vacations, Promotions and Resignations



    • Lord Bane retired after nearly a year of hard work as a moderator and manager. He will be missed.


    • Commander Antilles decided to come back as a moderator, to help out with the FanForce UK forums. He will also continue to offer advice to the Mod Squad.


    • Liz Skywalker went on family vacation. She'll be back on the 4th.



    Problem Users: The Saga Continues

    More problem users were discussed. Also discussed was the issue of what offenses merit a perm ban as opposed to a temporary one.


    Close Encounters of the Troll Kind

    Son of the Suns talked about his strange encounter on another board with the infamous barry. He wondered if he was the only one in the Mod Squad to have had a similar off-board encounter with a troll.


    All the Pretty Colors

    Kadue continued his work in finding a new color scheme for the JC. The first tested color scheme was met with mixed reactions, but another scheme created by jedi-mind-trick and tweaked slightly by Kadue had users saying that they loved it, outside of highlighted usernames.


    Flaming and Then Editing

    GriffZ wondered what the punishment should be for a user who flames someone, but quickly edits their post to something non-offensive. NathanDahlin replied, saying, "If a user flames and edits it out to avoid getting in trouble, ban him. If a user flames and edits it out with an apology, warn him and thank him for having the decency to remove it himself."


    Game Over, Man

    Games continued to be discussed this week:


    • It was decided that the forum will not be moved to the Community category, at least for the timebeing.


    • Due to the success of the "Final Fantasy" and "Grand Theft Auto III" threads, we are considering allowing more game-related threads in Your JC Community. Nothing has been decided yet, though.



    Spam

    The mods discussed the issue of defining spam. As a start these three rules were decided on.

    1. Posting the same message over and over, either in the same thread, different threads, or multiple forums.

    2. Contributing absolutely nothing to the conversation that it is in, or posting outside the "spirit" of the thread in an attempt to derail other's fun.

    3. Posting only to advertise your site or sell something.



    Song Parody of the Week

    This week, instead of the usual Shakespearian misquote, we showcase a JC take on The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby", originally posted by Son of the Suns in this thread.

    Ah, look at all the lonely posters.
    Ah, look at all the lonely posters....

    Eleanor Oldbie tries to tell everyone about all the threads that she's seen,
    Lives in a dream.
    She's spent 3 years at the JC, and she posts to the "The Golden Age Cafe" that is filled with posts galore,
    Who are they for?

    All the lonely posters, where do they all come from?
    All the lonely posters, where do they all belong?

    Newbie McKenzie, writing the words to a thread that no-one will read,
    No-one comes near
    Look at him posting, using his socks in the night when there?s nobody there,
    What does he care?

    All the lonely posters, where do they all come from?
    All the lonely posters, where do they all belong?

    Ah, look at all the lonely posters.
    Ah, look at all the lonely posters....

    Eleanor Oldbie left the JC and was forgotten along with her name.
    Nobody cared.
    Newbie McKenzie, wiping the tears from his eyes after just being banned.
    No-one was saved.

    All the lonely posters, where do they all come from?
    All the lonely posters, where do they all belon
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  2. Kerr_Plunk Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 2, 2002
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    great update, thank you Son of the Suns


    4. Posting a thread that has no point to it and would inevitably lead to one or more of the above.

    i'd like to see this further defined. there seems to be a lot of grey surrounding this in the YJCC.

    and, thank you GriffZ ;)
    you weren't kidding :)

    and... i Love the Beatles parody ;)
    [face_love]
  3. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    That was a last minute addition. Here is an example:

    Topic: Wow, I've done it!!

    Body: OMG!!

    First Reply: Uhhh...

    Second Reply: ?[face_plain]
  4. DUSHONI Force Ghost

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    Aug 22, 2001
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  5. Radiohead Jedi Master

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    Mar 31, 2002
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    The thread's subject title threw me off for a sec...

    I especially like the Beatle parody!
  6. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 9, 2000
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    I demand more quasi-Beatles tributes in future Mod Squad updates.

    That is all.

    ¤Night
  7. Herman Snerd Force Ghost

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    Oct 31, 1999
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    Spam definition is by definition an entirely gray area. Nothing really new in those spam rules, which is a relief I guess.

    EDIT: Clever topic title. You had me scratching my head for a minute there. [face_mischief]
  8. Kerr_Plunk Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 2, 2002
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    thank you, again, Son of the Suns... i think i have a better idea of what y'all mean...

    but, it appears that Darth Dark Helmet has removed what i was referring to :p
  9. The_Dork_Side Jedi Knight

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    Jan 25, 2001
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    Amen to the more Beatles parodies!
  10. Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 27, 1999
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    There was a little issue there, but the I've put back in what should be there. They are you all to read and then let us know what you think about them and give us feedback.
  11. Master Salty Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 18, 1999
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    Thanks for the update SotS. :)
  12. DimensionX Force Ghost

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    Jun 11, 2002
    star 4
  13. DarthNut Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 1, 1999
    star 6
    ah, good update.

    :) DarthNut,
    the nuttiest guy around.
  14. Spike_Spiegal Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 11, 2002
    star 5
    Nice update and thumbs up on the Beatles parody. :)
  15. Admin_Powers Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 28, 2002
    'Swingin update, my good man!
  16. Obi_Wan_01 Force Ghost

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    Aug 17, 2001
    star 5
  17. citizen-tom Jedi Grand Master

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    May 20, 2002
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  18. citizen-tom Jedi Grand Master

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    May 20, 2002
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    ...oh and awesome title!
  19. big_boss_nass Force Ghost

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    Nov 12, 2001
    star 4
    Great update Son of the Suns. Groovy title too.
  20. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 26, 2001
    star 10
    Very nice update. Groovy title, too.
  21. shinjo_jedi Force Ghost

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    May 21, 2002
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    Wonderful Work, SoS :)

    Thank you for the update

    Cheers,
    Shinjo
  22. GriffZ Manager Emeritus

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    May 27, 2001
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    Nice update. "GriffZ wondered..." was all I needed to read to know it was quality.

  23. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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  24. GriffZ Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    May 27, 2001
    star 6

    Do I detect a note of mentioned-in-Mod-Squad envy?

    Oh yeah, I definitely do.

  25. RidingMyCarousel Force Ghost

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    Feb 20, 2002
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