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« Reply #15 on: <03-11-11/0116:05> »
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It's going to have a level of required decorum and politeness you might not see on someone's private forum. That's just inevitable.

That being said we can still have fun with out being offensive, hell look at half my post i'm just talking out of my butt
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« Reply #16 on: <03-12-11/1334:58> »
Sometimes only one word or phrase is enough.  If I were to take the time to type out another multi-paragraph response trying to logically explain to you why the moderators did what they did, but I ended it with some blistering insult about your mother's honor and a Shetland pony, I would -- rightfully -- be in some trouble, wouldn't I?  You called someone a rules whore, man.  Not even just a rules lawyer, but a rules whore.

You don't see how it's possible for other users to maybe, just maybe, genuinely find that offensive?  You don't see how it's pretty much the job of the moderators to, then, politely ask you to not use the term again?

Within the questioned thread, I did state I meant no offense.  It's on page 2 or 3 of that thread.  But using the said term, I did not feel it was derogatory/insulting, hence why I posted it within a humorous context.  I did not think it would be over-exaggerated into something that would be considered demeaning.

Seriously, dude.  It's only a big deal because you're making it one.  Complaining about it in public isn't the way to endear yourself to the mods and show them you've learned that you accidentally crossed the line you didn't realize was there.  Complaining about it in public isn't the way to get back into the community-at-large's good graces, to drag your reputation score (since it seems to matter to you) out of the gutter.  Complaining about it in public and blaming everyone but you isn't the way to get over it and move on.  Complaining about it in public and insulting people (with your hyperbolic cries of Orwellian oppression) isn't the way to make friends, influence people, and enjoy the forum.

First, could you relax a bit?  I posted this discussion on the "Off-topic" section so it doesn't interfere with other threads since it is off-topic.  Besides I didn't know exactly where to state my concern.  I understand that posting a question/issue/concern may seem a melodramatic cry of complaints, but it's actually not.  Seeing your quoted response comes off as "anyone that has concerns/issues/complaints can keep their mouth shut, 'cause we're not here to coddle melodramatic cry-babies".  That's not a very inviting statement.  Aside from my initial post on the concern from my Reputation, which has been confirmed that it is meaningless, I really have no care about it.  Also, what's this "blaming everyone but you" bit?  And the emphasis in italics? And you call me melodramatic?  The only person(s) I am blaming is/are the "Report to moderator" button masher(s) that took my post, blew out of proportion, and now because I have a concern about the warning I received because I find it unnecessary and biased, I'm receiving flak for it.  What am I just supposed to keep my mouth shut over a legitimate concern I have? No!

Regarding the rep, ou have to establish yourself with your peers to generate the positives (and outweigh the negatives). This is done by bringing something more to the conversations than personal opinions.

Eh, what?  The entire approach, the entire basis of a community forum/message board is about its members' opinions.  It's a culmination of theories, ideas, thought-processes, beliefs, and reasoning that outputs some meaningful and digestible result.  What do you think, I as a member, doing here?  Loitering about, starting fights?  I've asked questions, I've gave advice, I cracked some jokes, while looking for support on a product I purchased (ie: Shadowrun material), and I'm supposed to go above and beyond in appeasing members' view of me, all because I have a legitimate concern over why I received a public warning?  I'm gobsmacked by the absurdity.

Really, man.  Just move on.  This is you, shooting yourself in the foot right now.
And I agree with Critias. You're complaining about your negative rep, about the heavy-handedness of the mods, but you've only yourself to blame. The Rep score is set by your peers and (so far) we haven't banned anyone from posting here (except spammers, but they're lower than insect spirits, so they don't count). Regarding the rep, ou have to establish yourself with your peers to generate the positives (and outweigh the negatives).
And my personal opinion is that complaining about getting reported is at least 35.4 times more melodramatic and overblown than the actual report.

You guys are doing a great job in validating my theory that anyone that has a concern, needs to keep it locked away, not complain, and just continue to smile like nothing is wrong.  Just sweep it under the rug, right?

Since any Tom, Dick, and Harry, can just slam that "Report to moderator" button like a contestant on Jeopardy, and just doll out judgement/warning without the receiving party having a say in it?  So there's nothing wrong with how one-sided, one-dimensional, and one-way the process is?  Also, mind you, with a public warning from a mod/admin, you just created a perfect tool for branding a social stigma on any member (in this particular case me) resulting in other members psychologically disqualifying the accused member's validity.  Basically, by allowing overly-sensitive reaction to a post meant in jest and good-will, I'm the bad guy with no say.  And as it seems by this thread, even if I do say something, I need to move on 'cause I'm close to digging my grave.

Are you guys serious?  I did not curse anyone out, I did not cause a flame war, I do not intentionally insult anyone.  I offered advice in a humorous way.  I even said I meant no offense!  And I'm supposed to sweep it underneath the rug, move on, 'cause if I rock the boat, I'll be digging my grave?  That's real stellar support there.

You are Charlie-Sheen winning the longer you drag this out and draw attention to it.

By the way, I believe Charlie Sheen is badass, and deserves respect.  The dude going through a divorce, is going to lose his kids, and is coping with it by doing crazy stuff like drugs, sexfests, and sticking to his guns with his viewpoints and strong opinions, is alright with me.  As long as he doesn't do something stupid like go on a killing spree, he can continue winning.
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« Reply #17 on: <03-12-11/1537:41> »
It's pretty clear to me that you're either choosing to misunderstand and misrepresent every single word everyone is saying to you, or you're simply incapable of understanding the words in the spirit with which they're being said, either because we're saying them poorly or there's just a point-of-view disconnect here. 

So I'm bowing out.  I haven't been out to bust your balls or dogpile you through all this, but that seems to be how you're taking it, so I'm done.  I sincerely hope that you'll cool down about this some time, go back to posting to any thread but this one (you haven't, since all this fuss started, which isn't a very good sign), and will go back to being a constructive and entertaining member of the community, like you were only just a few days ago before a molehill got turned into a mountain.
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« Reply #18 on: <03-12-11/1840:05> »
Some excerpts from the TOS, to which you have agreed else you'd not be posting.

2. Watch the profanity
This is Shadowrun. We know there will be occasional cursing. We simply ask that you keep in under control, and if the Moderators decide you’re overdoing it, you could catch a Warning. If you don't like being subject to moderator review with regards to what goes too far and what doesn't, then play it safe and don’t risk it.

Note that discriminatory language, including racial slurs, and words that are derogatory of a particular ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation are always out of bounds.


1. Play nice
When making a post on this message board, conduct yourself properly. Proper conduct includes treating each other with respect. Confront an opinion, rather than a person; personal attacks of any kind are not tolerated. The posting of messages or materials that are obscene, violent, abusive, discriminatory or threatening in nature, or designed to harass or intimidate another person are not tolerated.

We encourage lively debate about a number of topics, however when you object to a certain post to the point where you intend to attack the poster, contact the Moderators instead. The post may also be objectionable to us, in which case a heated response will just get you in trouble as well.

Some folks found your language offensive and they reported the post instead of starting a hub-bub with you over it. They went to the mods, exactly as the TOS advises them to do.   While I can understand your wanting to understand what went into the decision to warn you, throwing hyperbole about Orwellian oppression around makes you look to be throwing a temper tantrum over a loss of freedoms you never had. You post on their boards, you play by their rules, don't like it, start your own board. It not like a TOS is a new concept to forums.
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« Reply #19 on: <03-13-11/2206:22> »
Dude, you keep saying "Why is everyone making such a big deal?" when you're the only one who is making a deal out of it.

We're just responding to your post. Ask for opinions, you're likely to get them.

Or did you really just come here to vent, not really seeking opinions but instead looking for people to agree with you?



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« Reply #20 on: <03-14-11/1352:53> »
Careful with these kind of comments. I realize that Major Doom hasn't been endearing himself to many, but we can't have personal attacks against him because of his posts. He has a right to express his opinions and we can disagree with them, but don't attack him personally.


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« Reply #21 on: <03-14-11/1409:25> »
Congrats OP on the -21 Rep so quickly, that takes a special kind of talent
I don't think this sort of comment is helping.   ;)


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« Reply #22 on: <03-14-11/1437:48> »
I was just impressed that's all in the WOW! sort of way

I am relay sorry for not helping the situation

however with the title of this thread I am dispirited that there have been no Joker references

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« Reply #23 on: <03-14-11/1609:40> »
Within the questioned thread, I did state I meant no offense.  It's on page 2 or 3 of that thread.  But using the said term, I did not feel it was derogatory/insulting, hence why I posted it within a humorous context.  I did not think it would be over-exaggerated into something that would be considered demeaning.

The problem with this, and I have seen it a lot on the internet but its also starting to become more common in RL, is that people sometimes think they can say whatever they want - and add a "I meant no offense" or "it was a joke" and then its all fine, well its not, insulting people is still insulting, whether you meant no offense or said it as a joke.

It reminds me of saying "its nothing personal, but you are an idiot", IT IS PERSONAL, just like insulting people and saying "no offense" or "meant as a joke" is still an insult.

Not everyone shares the same humour, think the same jokes are funny, or has the same view on what isn't personal or isn't an offense.

This is why its important to self-moderate when posting on the internet, and/or engaging in social activities in Real-life, you can't just assume people will understand it as you wrote it, especially as the world is getting closer together, and one message board can have people from 54 different nations, 120 religious beliefs and 4890834 political opinions all reading/writing.

Some won't find the word you used (not going to repeat it) offensive, others WILL, solution - just don't use it and similar words, just because its not upsetting or offending to you, then it doesn't mean this holds true for people with a different background, race, religion, geographical location, political ideals.

It shows a lack of consideration and/or respect if people don't take that into account when they post.
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« Reply #24 on: <03-15-11/0226:22> »
And now I think it's fitting to include a discussion on how things work on the web...


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« Reply #25 on: <03-15-11/1000:45> »
I like to look at it this way. Are you typing a post on an internet forum? Cool- now, re-read what you said before hitting 'post'. If you were at a meeting with your boss, or meeting the girlfriend's parents, or something like that, would you talk like this in front of those people?

Skip the smarmy 'I have a cool boss' and 'I'm single, so screw it' answers- seriously, if you were in a situation like those, would you talk the way you do in your post? If your post doesn't have anything that you wouldn't use in polite company, post away. You're an adult, you've got a working brain, you know if something is okay to post or not- you did, after all, agree to the rules here- so you read them, right?

It's not the end of the world, a warning got handed down, remember it and use what you learned to keep it from happening again. Freaking out publicly about it really doesn't do a whole lot for you, though- we're happy to discuss a warning with you, but in the future it might be better to talk it over with us in private rather than airing dirty laundry for all to see.
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« Reply #26 on: <03-19-11/0317:29> »
Uhh. Is there any possibility to switch off this thread from my "Show new replies to your posts" I would find it really useful in oportunities like this one...


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« Reply #27 on: <03-28-11/1251:12> »
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