Memph, TN Posting using Sock Puppets and other issues

Discussion in 'South East Regional Discussion' started by Qui-Gon Tim, Jan 6, 2005.

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  1. Qui-Gon Tim Memphis, TN FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Today we had an incident where an SMT member used a sock puppet to make a comment that I interpreted as rude. Thanks to the wonderful support of our Global Support Admin, as well as our Regional Support Admin, I was able to identify this member.

    While I will not disclose their identity, it does make me want to point out a problem that can arise from posting under a sock:

    I know we all joke with each other about certain things, and we tolerate and laugh at certain things only when they come from friends because we know they are merely jests. However, if certain comments are made under a name that no one knows you as, then they probably will not be taken in the same manner. Subsequently, the person you were joking with may report you as a "flamer", which can get you banned by the Jedi Council Administration.

    If you're going to joke around with a fellow SMT member about something, then please use your regular screen name, or one that everyone knows you as.

    However, if you're planning on hiding behind a sock to insult, embarrass, or otherwise harrass someone, then you are violating not only the Jedi Council rules, but the trust and friendship of your fellow SMT members, and you will be found out. I don't ask for much on these boards, but I do demand that we be courteous and respectful towards each other.

    Also, as Mandy reminded us, it is easy to misconstrue something that someone posts because of the lack of vocal inflection, intonation, and character. If you are saying something as a jest that might be mistaken as an insult when read, and there is not an emoticon that would let everyone know you're clearly joking, then you probably want to rethink it or consider not even posting it at all. Also, if you know if something is a sore spot with someone, don't say anything at all about it.

    It has taken years of comradery and trust to build the SMT, yet it could only take a couple of words to tear it apart. If you say something that is taken as being rude and you do offend someone unintentionally, then please be adult enough to apologize. If we all communicate, then we can stop a small problem before it grows.

    In closing, I want to pass on something from a long time ago on a Jedi Council Message Board far, far away that I think is really helpful:

    JC Forum Etiquette

    Posted by Octavya
    posted 08-11-98 07:26 PM CT (US)

    1. Learn to type complete sentences and use
    punctuation properly. Typing a 400 word run-on
    sentence will not gain you any respect. Most
    intelligent folks will skip over what you have to
    say.

    2. No one is targeting you personally. Only if
    someone specifially posts something cruel to you
    about your mother or your heritage, should you
    lash out and get angry.

    3. If you are posting stuff just to be mean,
    DON'T. We are all Star Wars fans here and we
    like to talk about really obscure stuff, such as
    how much a vial of glitterstim costs. It's
    important to us.

    4. We all have the right to complain about things
    here and there, but complaining about
    *everything* is rather pointless. You obviously
    don't like Star Wars at all.

    5. Most of all, be civil and try to have fun!


    I think that pretty much speaks for itself.

    -Tim


  2. Dork-Vader Star Wars Sketch Card Artist

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    I've had MSCA club emials get taken the wrong way and open up a big ol' nasty can of worms.

    Let's be careful out there! ;)
  3. Ima_Toydarian Jedi Youngling

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  4. Obi-G-Y-N Jedi Youngling

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  5. Qui-Gon Tim Memphis, TN FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Thank you, Sybil... er.. Lin. :p

    I felt like I was stuck in that movie Multiplicity there for a moment!
  6. Obi-G-Y-N Jedi Youngling

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  7. Jaygo_Fett Jedi Youngling

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    There's this Spiderman Book commin out next month...this new one...uh...
  8. Obi-G-Y-N Jedi Youngling

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    I heard they're making another Spider-Man movie, too... :)
  9. Obi_J_Kenobi Jedi Youngling

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    Oh Get over it LIN!!!!! :D I hear with the Black Cat....*MEOWW!!!!! MEOW!!!! MEOWWWWW!!!*
  10. PalpaTims_Hand Jedi Youngling

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    Which one gets it first, Master?



    [face_devil]


    ;)



  11. Obi_J_Kenobi Jedi Youngling

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    I like I like... LOL :) Your Lucky Tim...you get your own "Hand.." and that's one up on Luke cause he lost his!
  12. Qui-Gon Tim Memphis, TN FanForce Chapter Rep

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    And the sock puppet thread becomes the new "Sock Puppet Theatre". Meesa Like!

    PalpaTim's Hand: YOU MUST KILL JAY AND LIN! YOU MUST KILL JAY AND LIN! :p
  13. Obi-G-Y-N Jedi Youngling

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    "Strike me down and I shall become more powerful than you can imagine, Timmy!"

    Besides, who'd you are you going to watch 'Greg The Bunny' with you?! (squeak!)
  14. Qui-Gon Tim Memphis, TN FanForce Chapter Rep

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    OK... You have a point there.

    Hit him with a pillow or something.
  15. Timewalker Jedi Youngling

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    Hear ye Hear ye!
    Let it be known to all who read this post -
    I have no socks!

    And boy are my feet cold today.

    -Joe
  16. DarthToddy Jedi Youngling

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    neither did Yoda, but he didn't complain did he!?!? And he lived to be 900 years old, and he lived in a swamp to top that
  17. Qui-Gon Tim Memphis, TN FanForce Chapter Rep

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    But he also had fits of dementia. Look how he forgot who he was when he first met Luke. Took him half of ESB to realize that he was Yoda!
  18. PalpaTims_Hand Jedi Youngling

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    Hit him with a pillow or something.


    Oh, all right.

    *throws a wet noodle at Lin*


    He is getting to be no fun in his old age, you know that?


    Now where's Vader.....?
  19. Emperor_PalpaTim Jedi Youngling

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    I guess I won't have to tell Lord Vader to rise for you.

  20. Vaders_Chick Jedi Youngling

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    Hey! The only time Vader rises is for me! [face_mischief]
  21. PalpaTims_Hand Jedi Youngling

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    Whoa - pause the comm! I have a new holo of Skywalker for him. That's all. ;)


  22. Vaders_Chick Jedi Youngling

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    Oh. [face_blush] I'll go get him up. *yawn*
  23. PalpaTims_Hand Jedi Youngling

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    No hurry, chica. ;) Let the farmboy get good and away from my apartment first. I don't want to have to redecorate again because those two had another join the dark side - you can't make me scuffle.


    In the meantime, I've gotta find this Obi_J guy and...invite him for dinner. [face_whistling]
  24. Star_Blazer_M31 Jedi Youngling

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    *leaps in with full Sith regalia* Hey, the only one who has Obi_J for dinner (or assassination, if you want to put it that way) is me, the great evil...um...oooh, look! Shiny stuff! *bounds off*


    -Darth Grace [face_skull]

    P.S.
    Speaking of Sock Puppets. I'm about to change my user name to knock out all of the underscores. So you'll still know that it's me.
  25. StarBlazerM31 Jedi Youngling

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    K, new username and icon (temporarily! I will not forsake Darth Maul!)


    -Darth Grace [face_skull]
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