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How to phrase GM pages?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Eyes of Origin, May 29, 2011.

  1. I see people over and over again say that when you page on someone, the way you phrase your page, helps decide if they GM's do anything or dont do anything. And how to phrase it to get a faster response.

    So how do you know how to phrase something to get the correct reaction from a GM?

    When you page because of someone's name or guild tag either being offensive or against the ToS or both?

    When someone is quite obviously using a 3rd party program or multiboxing?

    When you have followed all the steps to avoid harrassment and are still being harrassed?

    When you have an issue with stuff falling under a house and you cant get it?

    etc things of that sort.
  2. Buns Of Glory [ATL]

    Buns Of Glory [ATL] Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran

    Feb 10, 2010
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    I always find cursing and using capital letters quite effective! :)
  3. olduofan

    olduofan Guest

    NO No no thats not it I find making a joke about their mom works best :lol:
  4. Vlaude

    Vlaude Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Aug 7, 2003
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    You guys are such trolls, it's clearly insulting their personal hygiene and appearance that best gets their attention.
  5. Chad Sexington

    Chad Sexington Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Barter Town

    Jul 3, 2008
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    I always got fast responses whenever I paged.

    A few examples:


  6. Mapper

    Mapper Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Oct 24, 2005
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    Big problem I seem to always has is, Accepting houses on new accounts that vet reward banners etc placed, You cannot remove them unless your old enough and even being a co owner doesn't work. These are a couple petitions I've paged in 2009-2011, All 3 were responded by and my problem fixed.

  7. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Jan 5, 2001
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    Avoid 'buzz words' like 'lost'.
    explain the problem clearly
    Tell them what you've done to fix it yourself.

    Eg. My character shows negative physical resist when naked. I have tried cycling the relevant buff spells, they lower the resist still further. Can you please help?
  8. Farsight

    Farsight Crazed Zealot
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    May 12, 2008
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    Avoiding the buzz words is a big one. If the word "lost" or "broken" appears anywhere in a page, odds are you'll get a canned response... even if it's something they can help with.

    Unfortunately, I don't know any more of those key words than that.

    They also seem to favor creatively worded requests (i.e. what Chad posted)
  9. good question ...

    For the GM in the recent video ( @ 0:20 & 11:20 ) ...

    He's got three years experience ... HE should be able to inform.
    and update the knowledge base accordingly. (where a lot of pages are sent/referred)

    Just saying ...
    "A list" would be rather large to cover a wide enough range to be useful
    "a format" is already present in the system (see chad's photo for format)

    "Abuse" ((harassment) ) is (yet again / still) on a "wait for future attentions / actions"
    (New tool :talktothehand: >they< named it )

    Bear in mind a GMs responsibilities and duties

    :scholar: I would humbly >suggest< that they (the GM staff) incorporate a system to be notified that a "server is down" and that they "could perhaps" light a fire underneath the server farm lords/hamster wranglers ...
    See: Oceania ... (faults in notifying and acknowledgement of receipt)
  10. Find a good link to a Swahili translator online then copy and paste. ;)
  11. Jirel of Joiry

    Jirel of Joiry Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Feb 2, 2004
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    Swahili? I though our GM was the "my-name-is-Peg-gy" guy from the Discover card Commercials and he needed some of that "retraining".
    :hahaha: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  12. TitusPullo

    TitusPullo Guest

    So how do you know how to phrase something to get the correct reaction from a GM?

    Put in a bunch of help request trigger words. Example: Player scripting multiple accounts every day same script does same thing 24/7 definitely scripting destroying economy selling gold.

    Seriously. It works. Every time I reported someone using a ton of trigger words action was taken.

  13. Now THAT is funny! :D:bowdown::thumbup:
  14. Omnius

    Omnius Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran

    May 27, 2008
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    1) Problem
    2) Resolution
    3) As Per "policy or developer or Mesanna" on DATE (where is this checked)

    I find this formula is fool proof.