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This post was edited by d mcc 17 months ago
For the love of Trevor...™
Thank you. This place has been truly toxic lately.
Can there be a rule regarding creating scUM obession threads?
"What is green and white and red all over? The Spartans pounding their chests after this bloodbath" -Mitch Albom 11/2/13
Not worth the pin until properly enforced.
Yet last week, when a regular, VIP poster (InTenSity) lashed out at someone who was bashing a specific player, the VIP poster got a PERMANENT ban for a personal attack, while the troll bashing a player received nothing.
The mods here have all the consistency of Big Ten referees.
Yup. These threats are played. They'll be half heartedly and selectively enforced for a week or so and then abandoned.
"But...but...it's just stuff we do in the heat of the moment! You can't expect us to be responsible for our own actions! If the players would play better we wouldn't rip on them!"
Mods don't do enough banning, locking and deleting. find new mods
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
I honestly think the Nucky era has managed to suck the sliver of entertainment the Rods got out of laying down bans. It's just a hassle and a chore now and another click/minute of their unpaid time spent to eliminate another proxy IP, another schtick, another troll, etc. The lousy posters get to skate where they may have been on the chopping block on the old board.
There are some posters like MSUx2 and BostonUSpartan that just shouldn't be around. Period. If we're going to let in the douches who make 80% of their posts in game threads following losses, we just need to let Michigan trolls post too.
This post was edited by Lunchables 17 months ago
What about offensive coordinators?
It'd be easier to find new posters. I think we should start advertising on SpartanNation's Phalanx for new blood.
Hopefully the advertisement doesn't take up the entire page on mobile..
I've still never seen that advertisement and I'm on mobile a lot.
Honestly, tired of having to say this, but the extreme lack of moderating tools make this site terrible. The biggest miss is the lack of post reporting. The expectation from the users is that the board is going to be able to moderated in a similar fashion to the old RCMB when it's just not possible. We told 247 that we needed more moderator tools and they must have misunderstood. Instead they filled the board up with tools.
Maybe we need to overthrow them by staging a coo day taw.
You need to read every post. You are slacking. We demand excellence here!
Thing is, the players do hear and read this stuff. If they don't read it, someone is more than happy to tell them "Did you hear what they're saying about you?". Thankfully, most of them are wired such that they don't hold the opinions of internet posters in particularly high esteem. Not all are, though. It's way out of hand on here. Has been for a long time.
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
I also don't read every thread. On the old board, I used Forum Spy. That allowed me to see every post in every thread within seconds of it being posted if I had the screen up. I could delete BS posts within seconds.
I'm really surprised by the number of self proclaimed really successful grown men (and dumbshits like blanch) who feel the need to berate college kids for not playing a sporting event up to the level they want. It is a game, these are 18-23 year old kids, life will go on.
Why not just link a credit card to every account? Wait, that is too easy.
hoke- to alter or manipulate so as to give a deceptively or superficially improved quality or value.
And trust 247 not to charge it "accidentally"?
Totally understood. I've always had the stance that it's way more 247's fault than the mods on this site. Who does IP bans?
Trevor and the STAFF do IP bans. Moderators cannot.
There are 18 or so! How many more do we need?
But seriously...there are a few who do great work. They don't offset the (essentially) honorary ones who do nothing.
It would be more helpful if you just included the operative guidelines. Half the posters here are too lazy to find the guidelines.
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