WINTER '08 – Night Owl for Minister of Discussion

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December 20, 2007 at 4:40 pm #354997
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Can you give me specific details as of what you consider unnecessary?

December 25, 2007 at 12:03 am #356257
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That’s all very well, but where do the puppies stand on this one?

I feel that your party is free and liberal,

December 25, 2007 at 5:09 am #356323
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I can understand how even a slightly experienced member wouldn’t see something as punishing like what you’ve mentioned, Night Owl, but if I were just coming to the website and got even a “nice” PM saying that something I had written had been moved and/or deleted, I would get a little ticked off. Maybe you should implement your policy only after repeated offenses. Or maybe redirect them to the Getting Started forum you plan to enact the first time, then send them a warning PM on the second time around. Because in most cases for halfway intelligent people that are just new (compared to n00bs that are overly stubborn or just plain stupid), one warning is enough to set someone straight, and doing it in the nicest way possible seems to be the best option in my opinion.

December 25, 2007 at 5:54 pm #356416
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I like your idea of a “Getting Started” forum. I personally feel that it would be a good idea to retain the current F.A.Q. In either case it sounds like you would do well to coordinate w/ the MOI.

Reading through White’s thread I liked the idea of having a mod or two from each time zone. I certainly think this would make the chat a bit nicer at times.

All this said you seem like the right guy for the job.

December 26, 2007 at 6:37 pm #356634
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That would be a lot of mods.

December 26, 2007 at 7:12 pm #356652
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In terms of “causing trouble,” do unhelpful, sarcastic responses to newbies count? For example, the four “…What?” posts in this thread. Would these people receive a warning and be temporarily banned on a second offense? This seems a bit harsh but at the same time these people aren’t as likely to leave as new members and currently we’re alienating a lot of new people with rude responses; in that particular case, it appeared the person asking the question wasn’t a native English speaker.


December 26, 2007 at 10:32 pm #356690
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Night Owl

In the case above, the first priority would be helping the newbie. I don’t know if I’d really take disciplinary measures there; I’d probably just point out the rudeness (unless it’s already been done).

December 27, 2007 at 2:39 am #356770
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:o fftopic: I’m sorry about that above, but I really wasn’t sure what he was saying. I didn’t mean to be sarcastic or alienating; I guess I should have made the question a little more helpful. The fools that reposted my quote seemed to make it more harmful.

December 27, 2007 at 4:12 am #356783
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No problem. Don’t feel bad, I was just citing an example for the sake of the question. This case was actually pretty tame.


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