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 PostPost subject: New members - a personal request from myself        Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:18 pm 
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READ THE GOD DAMN RULES

posting "didnt have this, thanks!" 50 times over, or posting other random crap WILL NOT get you into the Advanced Members group - aka, no Windows 7 for you.

Stop wasting your time by posting crap and stop wasting my time by having to read it.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:39 pm 
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Suprised they havn't come into this thread and thank'd you....

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:43 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: New members - a personal request from myself        Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:21 pm 
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happy dude wrote:
READ THE GOD DAMN RULES

posting "didnt have this, thanks!" 50 times over, or posting other random crap WILL NOT get you into the Advanced Members group - aka, no Windows 7 for you.

Stop wasting your time by posting crap and stop wasting my time by having to read it.


Don't want to irritate you, but this is also not allowed.

Firt rule: Insults and Language.

And, I don't think people will look this forum more than the rule forum.

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 PostPost subject: Re: New members - a personal request from myself        Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:29 pm 
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zeehonden_3 wrote:
happy dude wrote:
READ THE GOD DAMN RULES

posting "didnt have this, thanks!" 50 times over, or posting other random crap WILL NOT get you into the Advanced Members group - aka, no Windows 7 for you.

Stop wasting your time by posting crap and stop wasting my time by having to read it.


Don't want to irritate you, but this is also not allowed.

Firt rule: Insults and Language.

And, I don't think people will look this forum more than the rule forum.

I'm fairly certain if the post was backed 100% by the admin who runs the site that the post is fine. 8)

Anyways, I agree with reading the rules. Everyone who has joined here had to get 10 CONTRIBUTING posts to gain access and they had no problem with it.


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zeehonden has a good point. It could have been worded a little more tactfully. Those monitoring the site should be setting an example, not breaking the rules themselves.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:44 pm 
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You'd think they'd be smarter and just leach off from winbeta irc... where you can just download without registering.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:45 am 
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You'd think they'd be smarter and just leach off from winbeta irc... where you can just download without registering.

And get away with calling yourself Bill Gates.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:24 am 
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I have the perfect answer here:

New members who can't be bothered to read our rules, you can get your betas here.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:47 am 
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do not think post a word like"thanks,sorry,omg..."Will be enter to Advance Member Group,

YOU CAN'T!!!!!!

Then,YOU can't try to join more than 3 TIMES, or andy permently denied you :P

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:56 am 
Hmmm how do you feel about:

Great rule thanks!

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:40 am 
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Hmmm how do you feel about:

Great rule thanks!

:D

Are you taking the [censored]?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:41 am 
:( I thought it was a pretty straight forward joke.


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oh lol i thought you were being serious.
sorry. :P
I saw you joined today then I instantly thought he is taking the [censored]. time for bed I think.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:48 am 
Good NighT!

I hope this is a valuable post :D


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 5:05 am 
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Attention Active Members and Newcomers of the board:

STOP AND READ

Go ahead, and read the rules, but you won't grasp any concepts with them. Everyone needs to understand something. Including the staff:

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I have noticed A LOT of negative remarks against many of the users and opinions of them lately on the boards. I am getting really sick of it and will leave if nothing is done about it. I take prototype exploration seriously, but there has been a lot of negative comments regarding my AlphaBetas project, ...... Another good example is the 1024x768 topic, in which it seems people are making fun of the fact that because I am blind, I shouldn't be using the smaller resolutions. ... even forced me to upload an image showing proof that I use the small resolutions.

... I understand you take discrimination seriously, and although it may have not been intentional by the active members of the board, I can see a start of a developing issues spur off. I know it all begins ... (remember andy_tek?), it starts with the newcomers, but we need to realize that not everyone is informed. This is where we should direct our members to the Wiki pages for information, rather than lazily telling them off to another source. By redirecting them to a Wiki page, we can easily keep traffic up on BetaArchive and newcomers on our website, rather than making them feel unwelcome.

... Well, one page to take note about "post spamming" would be the one about the joke stating about the blue dog and how someone got offended by it as an animal activist. There were two sides to the topic, one stating "Who cares, it's just a joke," and the other stating "This joke is immorally wrong and shouldn't have been told." Obviously, I think it's up to the member to decide what posts he or she should read, whether appropriate for the right audience or not. For example, if I were to start a topic based upon how much I love eating cheeseburgers and one were to become offended because cheese and meat comes from a cow and is a vegetarian, it's up to that person to decide whether to view the topic or not. I'm not sure if a lot of the members understand this concept. Therefore, they will start spamming it with useless posts to "increase" their count, in which they most likely will say "Fail" or something negative towards the topic poster's opinions.

...


I actually sent this email to Andy a few weeks ago, and this entry may be a good spot to open the up discussion first off, telling off the "n00bs" to the Rules is a good idea, but it should NOT be the only result. If you want to take action and be an active member of the board, you should take your part and help others get involved with knowledge they don't comprehend or understand yet. YES, Google exists, but it's also making us stupid (see this if you don't believe me).

By sending n00bs to Google to find the answers themselves, you aren't doing them any good. You are making them feel unwelcomed and unsmart. You should either provide them with logical replies or redirect them to a valuable source of information (including the Wiki). If you have a problem with someone, you should be reporting them to your fellow staff members, rather than publicly causing a flame-war to begin with a topic. If you disagree with a topic, then LEAVE. If you are offended, then LEAVE. You don't need to post "FAIL" to increase your count and make someone feel unwelcomed.

If you want BetaArchive to thrive and be a friendly and open place for everyone to come and discuss topics about prototypes, then play your part as an Active of the board. Moderators, you should be deleting posts of those that say "THANKS" or one worded answers, rather than posting an image of someone posting such entries.


THANKS!

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 5:11 am 
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I didn't make fun of the fact that you were partially blind, I didn't even know, hence the reason I asked "What are you, legally blind or something!?", if you took that as an insult, then my apologies.

Other then that...I have no comment.

Edit: And no one forced you to either:
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WORDS

This is a p. good fakepost.

and if you didn't notice squidward I was agreeing with you

Fakepost? WTF? I love using smaller resolutions because of my eye sight. And if you don't think I'm serious, I can upload a few screenshots of me getting work done in either 512x384 or 800x600.


I believe that original statement/post of "WORDS" was your's before it was deleted.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:05 am 
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I think we all need to relax just a little bit.
Everything boil's down to the fact that a large amount of inexperianced person's are starting to discover the forum, and are behaving in a way that is putting more experienced member's of the forum in a bad mood, which is creating a negative atmosphere.
New member's need to slow down, and really think before they post, and more experienced members need to be encouraging this, before they snap.
That said, If you are coming to these forum's with the sole intention of gaining server access, and cannot see yourself ever posting after you do, then get out now, you are not welcome on these forums.


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... Well, one page to take note about "post spamming" would be the one about the joke stating about the blue dog and how someone got offended by it as an animal activist.

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holy [censored],

you guys actually took me seriously when I said I was an activist?

please.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 7:02 am 
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troyoda, from what I've seen you have a tendancy to take everything seriously, such as the "people making fun" of you for your blindness, no one ever was making fun of you. You can threaten to leave, but most people will simply laugh at your empty threat and move along.

Oh and by the way, if it makes you feel any better, people do get warned and such for what they do on BA like I did for posting a "thread failed" image - exclusive, never before seen warning PM from Andy coming at'cha

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Hello,

This is just a quick word of warning about some recent posts you have made that would be considered "flaming". You know its against the rules, and you have been here long enough to know that I take the rules seriously, especially when someone complains that the problem hasn't been dealt with appropriately. In this case someone has contacted me to complain, and I am taking action.

Do not post images or text that can be interpreted as flaming. This is the only warning you will get, and next time it will be a ban.

I hope you take this seriously as I would hate to lose you from the site.

Andy (Admin)


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Moderators, you should be deleting posts of those that say "THANKS" or one worded answers, rather than posting an image of someone posting such entries.


Last time I checked, ALexsis isn't staff.


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