- Jan 29, 2008
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Congratulations on winning your bet. The Gamesquad caravan will be leaving soon for Minnesota. Please have the beer chilled for when we arrive!Sure thing - y'all just have to come to Minnesota for it.
So your idea of an acceptable community standard is one in which name-calling (I take it that is the part of Nuttername's conduct you find most objectionable) is not permitted.We need to stop appeasing tools like nutter and driving more reasonable (if thick) people away.
Just because it's not written directly in the forum rules it is what makes a forum good or bad. You will always have the tools bend the rules and stay right inside and those with a life will not spend it trying to decipher the last bit of rules, they just go away.
What I'm saying is instead of making up rules, publish them and then see bad guys optimize around them and good (or useful) guys getting trapped in them because they have better things to do with their life you weight the contributions that a poster made against the trouble he causes.So your idea of an acceptable community standard is one in which name-calling (I take it that is the part of Nuttername's conduct you find most objectionable) is not permitted.
How does your post, then, differ from his?
Not so easy to be a moderator when the so-called "good posters" start adopting the posting styles of the so-called "bad posters".
So if Nuttername deserves to be banned for calling others names and being disruptive, what would distinguish your conduct in this thread, and this thread, from his?
For what it's worth, I agree completely with you on the notion that your contributions to this forum are exponentially more constructive than his, but from a purely unbiased perspective - that a moderator would have to take - how would you prove it in light of, say, the forum rules?
I don't think there any easy answer here. We are basically stuck in a CM forum for games that have either long passed there sell by date and had almost everything said about them that's going to be. Or a game that is current but not many people either play or like. Or a game that has been promised for almost a year that's still to arrive.Some people need to read & comment in the "How can we get new people to come to GS" thread.
I doubt that one of the things Don desires as accomplishing that goal is by bashing & ridiculing players for "fun" and for just having different opinions no matter how stoic a player is or not.
This forum is going into the toilet and is a sorry reflection of what it was when under the Warfare HQ banner & when I moderated it and it's not because of players like Elvis. (Nor Geordies fault)
Noooooo! I'm sure you have better taste than drinking Boddingtons. There are lots of superior Brit beers out there and if your stuck, we will suggest some.Most of my more beer-savvy friends that I've polled have recommended Boddingtons, so I may go for that.