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Admin Powers in Bannedmember (A Mod Squad Update)

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Son of the Suns, Jul 28, 2002.

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  1. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    May 6, 1999
    Mod Squad Update for the Week Ending 7-28-02

    [b][color=blue]Vacations, Promotions and Resignations[/color][/b]

    [ul]

    [li][b]Lord Bane[/b] retired after nearly a year of hard work as a moderator and manager. He will be missed.[/li]

    [li][b]Commander Antilles[/b] 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.[/li]

    [li][b]Liz Skywalker[/b] went on family vacation. She'll be back on the 4th.[/li]
    [/ul]

    [b][color=blue]Problem Users: The Saga Continues[/color][/b]

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


    [b][color=blue]Close Encounters of the Troll Kind[/color][/b]

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


    [b][color=blue]All the Pretty Colors[/color][/b]

    [b]Kadue[/b] 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 [b]jedi-mind-trick[/b] and tweaked slightly by [b]Kadue[/b] had users saying that they loved it, outside of highlighted usernames.


    [b][color=blue]Flaming and Then Editing[/color][/b]

    [b]GriffZ[/b] wondered what the punishment should be for a user who flames someone, but quickly edits their post to something non-offensive. [b]NathanDahlin[/b] 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."


    [b][color=blue]Game Over, Man[/color][/b]

    [b]Games[/b] continued to be discussed this week:

    [ul]
    [li]It was decided that the forum will not be moved to the Community category, at least for the timebeing.[/li]

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

    [b][color=blue]Spam[/color][/b]

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

    [blockquote]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.[/blockquote]


    [b][color=blue]Song Parody of the Week[/color][/b]

    This week, instead of the usual Shakespearian misquote, we showcase a JC take on The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby", originally posted by [b]Son of the Suns[/b] in [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=2111261]this thread[/link].

    [blockquote][i]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>
     
  2. Kerr_Plunk

    Kerr_Plunk Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Apr 2, 2002

    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

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    DUSHONI Jedi Master star 4

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    Aug 22, 2001
    Good job!
     
  5. Radiohead

    Radiohead Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    I especially like the Beatle parody!
     
  6. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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

    That is all.

    ¤Night
     
  7. Herman Snerd

    Herman Snerd Jedi Master star 6

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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

    Kerr_Plunk Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    The_Dork_Side Jedi Youngling star 1

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

    Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Master Salty Jedi Knight star 6

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

    DimensionX Jedi Master star 4

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    Jun 11, 2002
    Good job ;)

    I like it :D
     
  13. DarthNut

    DarthNut Jedi Knight star 6

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    Aug 1, 1999
    ah, good update.

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

    Spike_Spiegal Jedi Youngling star 5

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

    Admin_Powers Jedi Youngling

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

    Obi_Wan_01 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Aug 17, 2001
    Game Over, Man :(
     
  17. citizen-tom

    citizen-tom Jedi Knight star 5

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    May 20, 2002
    great update :)
     
  18. citizen-tom

    citizen-tom Jedi Knight star 5

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

    big_boss_nass Tucson FF Founding Member star 4

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

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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    Jun 26, 2001
    Very nice update. Groovy title, too.
     
  21. shinjo_jedi

    shinjo_jedi Jedi Master star 5

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    May 21, 2002
    Wonderful Work, SoS :)

    Thank you for the update

    Cheers,
    Shinjo
     
  22. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nice update. "GriffZ wondered..." was all I needed to read to know it was quality.

     
  23. DarthSapient

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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  24. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Oh yeah, I definitely do.

     
  25. RidingMyCarousel

    RidingMyCarousel Jedi Master star 6

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    Feb 20, 2002
    Thanks for the update :)
     
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