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    Dear Users. Read Before Posting.

    There have been an increasing amount of reports coming from this part of our beloved forums. This is not acceptable as these forums are held to a much higher standard than the rest of the site.

    From now on, when I see X amount of posts that violate any rule in this part of the forum (Halls, Site and forum, and feature request) I will lock the thread. When Y threads end up locked, I start issuing warnings and/or suspensions.

    If you cannot say something to another as though you were an adult in polite society, then you do not need to say it here.

    You may discuss this new policy in this thread.
    Last edited by Mdar; August 5th, 2010 at 08:49 PM.
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    Re: Dear Users. Read Before Posting.

    Mdar, your post is a mockery of polite discourse.

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    Why do you get to do this?
    “Our opponent is an alien starship packed with atomic bomc,” I said. “We have a protractor. Okay, I'll go home and see if I can scrounge up a ruler and a piece of string.”

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    Re: Dear Users. Read Before Posting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Torcer Arcana View Post
    Why do you get to do this?
    What, restate that this forum has a higher standard of civility than the others, and lay out how he's going to enforce that higher standard of civility?

    I dunno why he gets to do this. Common sense maybe? Courtesy to give a heads up to the people who can't post in this forum without making it a personal off-topic attack?
    I suppose we should have a few weeks drafting a rule and voting on it.

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    "Civility," What a joke.
    “Our opponent is an alien starship packed with atomic bomc,” I said. “We have a protractor. Okay, I'll go home and see if I can scrounge up a ruler and a piece of string.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torcer Arcana View Post
    Why do you get to do this?
    Because he (as one of our longest running moderators) and Maledict (as long running and now Lead Moderator), are specifically tasked with keeping this forum functioning in a civil and productive manner.

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    How dare you do the job the community elected you to do, Mdar!
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    MOD ABUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torcer Arcana View Post
    "Civility," What a joke.
    I don't think expecting people to stay on topic and away from personal attacks in a specific area of the forum is a joke. That's all this is. I don't really see the huge problem here, but I suppose there must be one.

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    I don't really see the huge problem here, but I suppose there must be one.
    Maybe defining x & Y would be a good thing...

    I vote x=-3 and y= √-1
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    How dare you do the job the community elected you to do, Mdar!
    Seriously, Mdar, how could you? It's almost like you CARE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeya View Post
    How dare you do the job the community elected you to do, Mdar!
    I never asked him to be polite like Belloq from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/smug
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/condescension

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goladus View Post
    I never asked him to be polite like Belloq from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/smug
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/condescension
    Project much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharrow View Post
    I don't think expecting people to stay on topic and away from personal attacks in a specific area of the forum is a joke. That's all this is. I don't really see the huge problem here, but I suppose there must be one.
    There is no huge problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vdou View Post
    Project much?

    There have an increasing amount of reports coming from this part of our beloved forums.[1] This is not acceptable[2] as these forums are held to a much higher standard than the rest of the site.

    From now on, when I see X amount of posts that violate any rule in this part of the forum (Halls, Site and forum, and feature request) I will lock the thread. When Y threads end up locked, I start issuing warnings and/or suspensions.[3]

    If you cannot say something to another as though you were an adult in polite society, then you do not need to say it here.[4]

    You may[5] discuss this new policy in this thread.
    [1] Sarcasm. Funny joke, sure, but unnecessary. Clearly smug and condescending.

    [2] Mdar (or We, The Moderators Over You, the Plebes) knows best. Assumption that we are here to please them. As condescending as it gets.

    [3] To take away polite veneer from this statement, he's saying: I am basically going to mod however I want, and you're going to bend over and take it.

    [4] "You" statement: condescending.

    [5] Feigned graciousness saying that we "may" discuss the new policy in the thread. (Which got edited, incidentally. My initial attempt at humor was deleted as was the one reaction to it that I saw.)

    No, I am not projecting. Smug means excessively self-satisfied. Condescending means acting with excessive self-righteousness. Both are quite evident in a simple analysis of the language.

    I am not giving a huge pile of benefit of doubt. It's quite probable that Mdar simply doesn't know how to communicate the message in a way that is not needlessly disrespectful. But, he is the moderator. He's the one threatening to edit posts and issue warnings and suspensions.
    Last edited by Goladus; October 12th, 2009 at 11:46 AM.

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    Re: Dear Users. Read Before Posting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vdou View Post
    Project much?
    me don't think he understands
    Put witty saying here.

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    Re: Dear Users. Read Before Posting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goladus View Post
    [1] Sarcasm. Funny joke, sure, but unnecessary. Clearly smug and condescending.

    [2] Mdar (or We, The Moderators Over You, the Plebes) knows best. Assumption that we are here to please them. As condescending as it gets.

    [3] To take away polite veneer from this statement, he's saying: I am basically going to mod however I want, and you're going to bend over and take it.

    [4] "You" statement: condescending.

    [5] Feigned graciousness saying that we "may" discuss the new policy in the thread. (Which got edited, incidentally. My initial attempt at humor was deleted as was the one reaction to it that I saw.)

    No, I am not projecting. Smug means excessively self-satisfied. Condescending means acting with excessive self-righteousness. Both are quite evident in a simple analysis of the language.

    I am not giving a huge pile of benefit of doubt. It's quite probable that Mdar simply doesn't know how to communicate the message in a way that is not needlessly disrespectful. But, he is the moderator. He's the one threatening to edit posts and issue warnings and suspensions.

    Do you not recall the extra-smug post you made telling Mdar to fuck himself?

    Hell this post alone should nominate you for over-inflated ego of the year award. You're claiming to know what is the best action for people posting on this board while you rail against that very thing!
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    Re: Dear Users. Read Before Posting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goladus
    I am not giving a huge pile of benefit of doubt. It's quite probable that Mdar simply doesn't know how to communicate the message in a way that is not needlessly disrespectful. But, he is the moderator. He's the one threatening to edit posts and issue warnings and suspensions.
    Good sir, I said nothing about editing posts. Please retract your Libel immediately before you defame my character any further!
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    Re: Dear Users. Read Before Posting.

    I don't see the problem either, because the statement is limited to the Site and Forum administration subforum. And if people can not be civil towards each other in here, well, then we're fucked anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vdou View Post
    Do you not recall the extra-smug post you made telling Mdar to fuck himself?

    Hell this post alone should nominate you for over-inflated ego of the year award. You're claiming to know what is the best action for people posting on this board while you rail against that very thing!
    I am not a moderator. My ego is beside the point.

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