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Mod Squad Update for the week of April 2-8

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Bria, Apr 8, 2003.

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  1. DarthAttorney

    DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think all you guys need to get it into your heads that when we say "Discuss something relevant to the Update or don't post at all" we really mean it.

    [face_plain]
     
  2. Stridarious

    Stridarious Jedi Knight star 6

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    I think all you guys need to get it into your heads that when we say "Discuss something relevant to the Update or don't post at all" we really mean it.

    Okay, allow me to help to get it back on topic. :)

    A discussion took place on the possibility of having flag icons available for users, as well as patriotic ones to show support for the military action in Iraq. It was decided that it was best that the icons stay related to Star Wars and have those interested in one for their Fan Force to go about and see that one is made. To show your feelings on Iraq, a user's signature is suggested.

    Wouldn't these new icons bring about problems between the users?
     
  3. DarthSapient

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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    I believe we should remain true to a Star Wars only theme when it comes to icons. Too many issues arise when we delve outside our realm. The only exception to this, of course, is holiday icons.
     
  4. Amidala_Skywalker

    Amidala_Skywalker Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I have to mirror Sape?s statement. This is a Star Wars message board, and we?re not here to make judgements on the war through use of images. As I told a user by PM, we have over one thousand icons, I?m sure you (meaning anyone) can find one icon that somehow lends support to the troops in Iraq (for example, an image of a rebel trooper or a blaster).

    Am [face_love]
     
  5. DarthSapient

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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    Seriously, you cannot imagine what you're getting yourself into by opening up the icons to countries, religions, and flags. Trust me, stick to Star Wars.
     
  6. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Just bring back those Penny-Arcade icons, and the Revolution will be appeased.

     
  7. Liz Skywalker

    Liz Skywalker Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    ok, prolly the wrong thread for this, but what the heck.


    Can someone explain, in easy to understand, monosyllabic English words why on earth sarcasm is a bad thing and is banned from Comms?



    EDIT: markup codes are my friend. Could we get HTML enabled here? Please???
     
  8. DarthSapient

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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    Who's banning sarcasm? Interjected here and there along with constructive and on-topic posts are fine. In order to meet your request, however, of a monosyllabic response I should say the following:

    Who ban it? We not ban it. You read it wrong.
     
  9. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Banning sarcasm has definite merits, and I'm sure if the Administration chooses to do this, they will, as they always do, think it out to the fullest degree, and make sure no one can be injured by the horrendously evil weapon known as sarcasm. [face_plain]

     
  10. DarthSapient

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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    The intent of what was written, at its core, was to stress the importance of not derailing and staying on-topic moreso in this forum than in others so that the greater good of the boards is served and all benefit from the discussions.
     
  11. Genghis12

    Genghis12 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, I'd be all for banning vapid sarcasm.

    If one is going to attack something, at least make sure it's got a little bite to it. No sense in going only halfway.
     
  12. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If one is going to attack something, at least make sure it's got a little bite to it. No sense in going only halfway.

    Or we could all just not attack each other... I know it's crazy, but I think that might be a good idea.

    And for future refrence: Sarcasm in Comms okay, sarcastic attacks of people in Comms not okay? That seems pretty sensible.

     
  13. Kadue

    Kadue Jedi Knight star 5

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    Can someone explain, in easy to understand, monosyllabic English words why on earth sarcasm is a bad thing and is banned from Comms?

    Okay, let me say this once and for all, hoping that people will notice.

    Sarcasm is not banned in Communications. By itself, it has not, and will not be banned.
     
  14. DarthAttorney

    DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    "Can someone explain, in easy to understand, monosyllabic English words why on earth sarcasm is a bad thing and is banned from Comms?"

    In monosyllabic English?

    OK, how about this:

    It's not.

    ;)
     
  15. Jedi Greg Maddux

    Jedi Greg Maddux Jedi Knight star 6

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    If one can interweave sarcasm without breaking the TOS or the new Comms guidelines, then such posts should be left alone.

    And someone please make the Comms. Guidelines thread sticky. It's just too important to leave in the middle of the page.
     
  16. Stridarious

    Stridarious Jedi Knight star 6

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    Sarcasm is not banned in Communications. By itself, it has not, and will not be banned.

    Is it a bannable case elsewhere?
     
  17. JediPrincessKas

    JediPrincessKas Jedi Master star 5

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    :D :D :D Wonderful update, Bria! :D :D :D



    [hl=firebrick]JPK[/hl]
     
  18. DarthSapient

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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    In the future, please refrain from posts that are merely things like:

    - Great update
    - Thanks for the update

    etc... and reply to one of the topics listed within the update. Thanks. :)
     
  19. -Lord-Vader-

    -Lord-Vader- Jedi Knight star 5

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    I have a question.


    Why was The_Gatherer yesterday a regualr user, but today he has colors? :confused:


    Manual Sig:


    *****ATTENTION ALL COWBOY BEBOP FANS*****


    If you are a Cowboy Bebop fan, please PM me. Myself and six other Cowboy Bebop fans are putting something together and if you like Bebop, you should be a part of this. We are still looking for many more members. Please PM me if you have ever seen Cowboy
    Bebop.

    Even if you havent, and love Anime or Manga, just PM me.

    Thank You.
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    Vader
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  20. DarthSapient

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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    In order to ban a VIP and higher, they must be demoted to do so. After serving the ban, he was given back VIP status.
     
  21. -Lord-Vader-

    -Lord-Vader- Jedi Knight star 5

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    Ahh, THank you for the clear up Sape. :)



    Manual Sig:


    *****ATTENTION ALL COWBOY BEBOP FANS*****


    If you are a Cowboy Bebop fan, please PM me. Myself and six other Cowboy Bebop fans are putting something together and if you like Bebop, you should be a part of this. We are still looking for many more members. Please PM me if you have ever seen Cowboy
    Bebop.

    Even if you havent, and love Anime or Manga, just PM me.

    Thank You.
    [hl=black]
    Vader
    [/hl]
     
  22. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think we need one of those forum announcements in the header here that reads, in big red letters;

    [hl=black]Announcement: 'Sarcasm' is not a bannable offense.[/hl]


    [face_mischief]
     
  23. DarthSapient

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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    He says sarcastically.
     
  24. Porkins in a Speedo

    Porkins in a Speedo Jedi Knight star 5

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  25. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Care to elaborate on that PiaS?

     
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