Mod Squad Update for the week ending May 12th Props go to Darth Dark Helmet, Liz Skywalker, and farraday for helping to write this thing. Discussed the impending merging of NSA and PSA. It was predicted that chaos would ensue. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Decided that cuss words in user names wouldn?t be allowed. We may allow words like ?damn? to sneak into ordinary posts, but putting that sort of word into a user name is too much. Users with such words in their names will be asked to register new names. Still discussing PreacherBoy. We?re getting pretty close to some firm resolutions. Some previously non spoiler mods forced into PSA service. Note: farraday cries like a girl Discussed the state of the Games forum, with particular regards to relations between various users recently banned and un-banned. The Mod Squad became a bastion of jealousy and hate after a number of people saw AOTC early. There have been many threats of violence, beginning with the lynching of jp-30. The ?Dude, where?s my icon?? saga continued. DL now has a new icon. Discussion of various icon related issues. The number of admin icons will be trimmed. Also, Darth Ludicrous wondered why the heck that so many people were using a certain icon. Literature forum regulars know which icon is meant. Discussed formalizing a ?Good Samaritan? rule. If this rule is instigated, users will have three options whenever they see objectionable material: 1. Report the thread to a Moderator 2. Ignore the thread, and not post anything into it 3. Post in the thread without informing a Mod, and get banned. This discussion was precipitated by an instance of a thread filled with profanity and explicit sexual content existing for over a day before a Mod happened to click on it. This sort of thing should be immediately reported. A bunch of notes from FanForce. We realized just how sneaky FanForce can be about announcing things (They?re really good at hiding important announcements). There was a bit of confusion and let's leave it at that. The_Modfather called for the immediate banning of The_ModfatherII, who didn?t show the proper respect. Discussion as to whether VIP?s could create polls in Census. It was pointed out that the problem isn?t whether or not they can create polls in Census, but that they are creating polls in Census. The current policy is now that Mods and ex-Mods only are allowed to create them. ?Arm the thread-locks, prepare a full spread of IP-Bans. Set course: 16 point 5 mark 02. ? ?Course laid in, sir.? ?Engage, and may the Force be with us??