WINTER '07 – Brianfast for Minister of Discussion

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December 24, 2007 at 10:43 am #356075
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Aled Owen

“Legoman182182″ wrote: What an absolutely absurd, pompous, unfeasible and dam right idiotic approach to solving a problem which doesn’t really exist.

[quote="Aled"]I actually agree with Tim.

-Aled

I though you where 12?

Legoman.[/quote]

I’m 14 you idiot.

-Aled

December 24, 2007 at 12:01 pm #356084
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Legoman182182

“Tim” wrote: The majority of people who visit this site are at least 15.

Looks like you’d be packing your bags then. Tim the child catcher wants you out.

December 24, 2007 at 12:35 pm #356090
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Night Owl

Please, let’s not turn this into a flame war, people.

December 24, 2007 at 4:34 pm #356137
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Dragoon

dam right idiotic

I think the term is “downright”, not “dam right”.

So in technicality, there are rules against this, but they are not enforced.

I think they are more or less enforced. If a mod sees someone use “the F-word”, it is deleted. Milder terms that any sane person would expect children to be exposed to are usually left undeleted. Except in the cases of very sheltered families, kids are usually inquisitive enough to be learning and seeing naughty words and sexual stuff in school and other places long before they see it here. I don’t really see any practical reason to prevent them from figuring that stuff out. Besides, a lot of kids are for some reason self-censoring so they will avoid anything overtly bad. I remember being that way.

December 25, 2007 at 12:08 am #356261
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Tim

“Legoman182182″ wrote: What an absolutely absurd, pompous, unfeasible and dam right idiotic approach to solving a problem which doesn’t really exist.

[quote="Aled"]I actually agree with Tim.

-Aled

I though you where 12?

Legoman.[/quote]

More like awesome. Stop being an annoying brit by using a loser-ish number of adjectives to sound legitimate. Get your point across, like good yanks would

Unfeasible? Definitely not. Have you ever ran a phpbb forum? Probably not. Pompous? more like suitable. I don’t know how it’s both right and idiotic at the same time. A problem that doesn’t exist? Son do you get your eyes checked every once in a while? I wouldn’t be making my proposal if the problem didn’t exist. Too many useless threads on this forum, including “HOLY ASS THREE DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS!” thread and then the next day there would be a “HOLY ASS TWO DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS” thread.

Looks like you’d be packing your bags then. Tim the child catcher wants you out.

I didn’t say that I’d like to disallow people under 15 on the site. I said I would disallow people under 13.

And people, don’t give me that “but Tim, they’ll lie about their age!” nonsense. No they won’t, you morons. Kids upon arrival won’t know about the age limit if there were one. They’ll come onto the forum with the perception “HEEHOOOO I AM 12 AND I HAVE NO PUBIC HAIR TIME TO GO TO THE FORUMS!!!!”, and they’ll have no idea about our age limit. It’s as simple as that. and then somehow we’ll make it that they won’t go back and change their age.

December 25, 2007 at 12:32 am #356265
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Tim

however it is true that the majority of the people here under 15 or so are extremely sheltered homeschoolers with no lives, so saying something “Yippee Kay Yay Motherf—er!!!!!!!LOL!” would automatically be censored by their James Dobson Focus on the Family approved internet censor equipped with The Magic Monkey Internet Browser for Kids 2.0 .

December 25, 2007 at 4:37 am #356316
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Robert Doucette

People under the age of 13 generally know too much for their age, thus making them annoying, little turds.

December 26, 2007 at 10:38 am #356553
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Legoman182182

More like awesome. Stop being an annoying brit by using a loser-ish number of adjectives to sound legitimate.

So now your exophobic as well as prejudice to children? Were there to many big words in my post for you? :|

Unfeasible? Definitely not.

“Many people” wrote: Younger members would lie about their age.

Kids upon arrival won’t know about the age limit if there were one.

Has it not occurred to you that they would just make another account, assuming they where even honest in the first place? How many people here have actually sent a letter to Revmen with permission from their parents rather than just setup another account aged 99?

Have you ever ran a phpbb forum?

Yes.

and then somehow we’ll make it that they won’t go back and change their age.

Looks like you havn’t.

Legoman

December 27, 2007 at 8:38 am #356821
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Tim

So now your exophobic as well as prejudice to children? Were there to many big words in my post for you? Neutral

No. Using a redundant number of adjectives does not help your cause, bucko. Please read some american literature, like Vonnegut. Such authors don’t abuse the english language with an annoying number of descriptions and adjectives.

Looks like you havn’t.

Yes I have, I ran two a few years ago where I actually got more members than your insignificant forum did. It doesn’t take much to do a bit of php coding with a lot of great coders in hand. Have you heard of something called forum modding?

December 27, 2007 at 9:10 am #356824
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Lechnology

Not sure if this question has been brought up before the start of the election but: What would you MoD candidates do in cases like this where two or more members are cluttering a thread with off topic debates on semantics, making personal attacks on each other’s ethnic/religious backgrounds, and in general, not contributing to the topic (at least this one is starting to become off topic).

Me, I would ban them for a short time period if they do not heed to forum etiquette and take their disagreements elsewhere (i.e. chat room or private messages like I have with a few n00bs in the past). What would you candidates do? Clearly, the current MoD is not around and his deputy isn’t doing anything about it, nor are the current moderators who have the power to split the topic or lock the thread. I hope whoever does get elected into this position will address this issue.

December 27, 2007 at 10:10 am #356829
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Ladon

“Robert Doucette” wrote: People under the age of 13 generally know too much for their age, thus making them annoying, little turds.

No, they think they know too much. They actually know relatively little.

December 27, 2007 at 11:09 am #356833
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Legoman182182

“Tim” wrote: Yes I have, I ran two a few years ago where I actually got more members than your insignificant forum did. It doesn’t take much to do a bit of php coding with a lot of great coders in hand. Have you heard of something called forum modding?

Ok then Tim, amaze me. How do you intend to stop people lying about their age and/or setting up another 99 year old account?

“Tim” wrote:
No. Using a redundant number of adjectives does not help your cause, bucko. Please read some american literature, like Vonnegut. Such authors don’t abuse the english language with an annoying number of descriptions and adjectives.

I was going to ignore your little sideline crusade, but now your just starting to piss me off. Your basic complaint is that there are too many words for you to understand. To try and prove this point, you’ve linked to someone called Vonnegut that no one has ever heard of until looking him up on wikipedia, all in the hope of debunking the use of English by British people, the creators of the language, and the greatest producers of literature in the world. I’m guessing that your basic argument is that all of these great minds (Shakespeare, Hardy, Dickens, and more recently people like Rowling and Reeve) don’t say it quite as well as an angry American farmer firing his gun in the air and telling you to get of his property. This certainly has far shorter and less complicated words in it, though what this has to do with my over use of adjectives, originally copied from Revmen, I have no idea. For you to say that all Americans are simple and all Brits are over-intellectual is ridiculous. I’m hoping that you don’t embarrass yourself further by making my quote from Churchill or an American with a large lexis.

- Legoman.

December 27, 2007 at 9:25 pm #356965
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Squash

you’ve linked to someone called Vonnegut that no one has ever heard of until looking him up on wikipedia

Er, no side taken here, but I have heard of Kurt Vonnegut.
Anyway, Brianfast, I would like to know more about these suspensions. Would they make use of the IP address like a ban, or do you feel that they don’t need this extra measure? Also, in the case of a spammer who is going around doing nothing but posting mindless garbage, would you suspend him, or would it be an immediate ban? (I’m sorry if someone asked these questions already, I just can’t find them.)

December 27, 2007 at 9:41 pm #356969
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Tim

Ok then Tim, amaze me. How do you intend to stop people lying about their age and/or setting up another 99 year old account?

Like I said, if you could lock their IPs and prevent them from going back and lying about their age, you’re fine. Chances are that most of the younglings who enter into our forum will have no idea that there’s an age limit in place.
That isn’t hard to do with the number of phpbb mods out there. We have great coders like schlaeps and trill to take care of it.

I was going to ignore your little sideline crusade, but now your just starting to piss me off. Your basic complaint is that there are too many words for you to understand. To try and prove this point, you’ve linked to someone called Vonnegut that no one has ever heard of until looking him up on wikipedia, all in the hope of debunking the use of English by British people, the creators of the language, and the greatest producers of literature in the world. I’m guessing that your basic argument is that all of these great minds (Shakespeare, Hardy, Dickens, and more recently people like Rowling and Reeve) don’t say it quite as well as an angry American farmer firing his gun in the air and telling you to get of his property. This certainly has far shorter and less complicated words in it, though what this has to do with my over use of adjectives, originally copied from Revmen, I have no idea. For you to say that all Americans are simple and all Brits are over-intellectual is ridiculous. I’m hoping that you don’t embarrass yourself further by making my quote from Churchill or an American with a large lexis.

Oohoo I must be a real novice of english if I don’t use words like “exophobic” and “lexis” (GREAT CARS HEE HAH), I’m sure the great Britons use that ubiquitously like they do with words like “chap” and “tea” and “crackers”.
You haven’t read much american literature have you? Twain? Vonnegut? Hemmingway? Joseph Heller? I don’t care whether you are of the “inventors of the english language”, that doesn’t automatically mean you can write better. Why not picking up an american novel once in a while? I’ve read more english novels than I have read American novels and I sure as hell know which kind of writing I prefer. And do you remember that the a large portion of americans have english blood, except an upgraded, updated, awesome-ized version of english blood? Have you considered that my sonny bucko boy playa hata?

I don’t really think I need to explain myself, but I’m not actually being serious about the ban everyone under 13, if you couldn’t tell. My point is that people younger than 13 shouldn’t be on the forums. If we don’t have people under 13 on this forum, we’ll have a lot less mess and a lot less we have to worry about. As of now, I think the number of folks under 13 on the forum is relatively low so I don’t think there is much we have to worry about. We should start banning more folks though.

December 27, 2007 at 9:50 pm #356971
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Lechnology

See. Nothing. It just keeps going off topic. I sincerely hope the new MoD will enforce some disciplinary actions on you people.

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