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Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Vortex, Oct 19, 2008.

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  1. Vortex

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    Okay, finally past my crazy weekend and back home.

    Now that I am comfortable with the Moderating system and I have had some questions answered by the Admins, I think I should give fair warning about my intentions.

    I will be watching for certain things and taking action on them:

    1. Selling threads - they are for selling items. They are not for pvp smack talk. Keep the discussion on the items being sold or your post will be removed. Do not post multiple selling threads one after the other ad nauseum. They will be combined or moved.

    2. Name calling will no longer be tolerated. This includes not only altering a user name, but ANY name calling. Use their proper user name or dont use a name at all. Anything else will be a personal attack.

    3. PvP smack talk threads. I love them, just keep out the name calling. Don't cry troll if you chose to participate in this kind of thread. You post there, you asked for it. This is not an excuse to get personal however.

    4. Bad-mouthing UO. I'm sick of it. You don't like UO, thats fine. Take it to the Rants and Spiels forum or to the Uhall: OT forum. You do it here and its gonna be moved. This includes posts about other games. I'm sure they are great, but this is a UO forum.

    5. Mod actions. Use PM only. Don't post a thread to get our attention, we all read the PM's. We make mistakes also, a nice PM will get you a better response than a post.

    6. We will not comment on our actions against a poster. Just because you don't see it, doesn't mean it didn't happen.

    These are what I will be looking for. The other mods may or may not be watching the same things. We are individuals and we each have different ways of doing things. If you don't like something I do, I will respond to a PM. If you are still not happy, contact an admin at [email protected].
     
  2. Lord_Puffy

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    Here we go, Ill watch my step, Just dont have a power trip.
     
  3. Vortex

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    No sir, thats not my intention. In fact, my hope is that by warning everyone I won't have to do any of this. I think its always fair to give someone my intentions. Kinda like in school, you gotta learn each new teacher to find how far you can push them :)
     
  4. Mogluk

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    *ignites lightsaber*

    *begins heavy breathing*

    Vortex, come join da dark side...
     
  5. kelmo

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    *smiles* Thanks for the warning. I agree with you. Warnings do not work. Sad, I know. Warn them they ***** and laugh. Find your way. I have your back.
     
  6. Draxous

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    Quick question... about these I'd like you to clarify (I'd of PM'd you but the response should probably be public.)

    So by name calling... in number 2... does that mean I can't call someone else a pansy or the like in a thread (number 3?)

    ...

    or is this like saying people can't alter other peoples names to poke fun at them.
     
  7. kelmo

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    Well, in game you are a pansy. I can say that. I have seen you maybe five times in five years. You can say the same.

    Altering names... Pretty much a no. It has been way to abused. So no.
     
  8. Vortex

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    Thanks Kelmo, at the very least I have tried to make my intentions clear. Glad to know you are with me.

    *sticks tongue out at Mo*
     
  9. kelmo

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    Mo is a fricking orc... what do you expect?

    I am glad to have him at my back though.
     
  10. Mogluk

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    you just trying to sound nice when you really just trying to stay upwind.....
     
  11. Vortex

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    I agree, public clarification is best on these. Like I said in number 3, there will be no name calling. You cannot call them a pansy. You can say..you fight like a girl, your pvp sucks, anything like that. But when you resort to name calling, you have reached the lowest form of communication.

    I hate to use a real example, but it may clarify this better.

    You can say.."You suck at pvp"
    You cannot say, "You suck at pvp, homer."

    This may sound drastic, but there is no way for me to know if you are calling the person a homosexual, using their real name (also forbidden by ROC), or what. Either way, homer is not their user name and its not gonna be acceptable.

    We are adults. We should be able to talk smack and have fun without lowering ourselves to name calling.

    If thats not more clear, let me know.
     
  12. Sweeney

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    Are abbreviated names allowed? People call Mo'gluk Mo all the time, if I call Homer Ho is that a violation?
     
  13. kelmo

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    Use some common sense. Do not play the mods like they are idiots. Many of you try to play word games. I will not buy it. The mods are intelligent people. We have a history here.

    Do not pretend to get away with being subtle and vague. It is lame.

    I will weed this forum out if I must. I will only lose maybe 5% of you. Acceptable.
     
  14. Vortex

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    Do you really want an answer to that or is that an attempt at humor? :mf_prop:

    Lemme put it this way. If the person would be offended by it, don't do it.

    That said, I'm gonna step back a bit from what I said to Black Rain.

    If its a pvp thread, and you post in there, you should expect some trash.

    You can call them a crybaby, pansy, etc.

    Just dont make it a name. There is a difference between describing their behavior and name calling.
     
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    SO just to be clear... something along these lines... is ok?

    'why can't you come out of your house and stop being such a pansy when we have even numbers.'
     
  16. kelmo

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    Good to have you on board, Vortex. I love Petra and Mo... You can be a hard ass with me. *nods*
     
  17. kelmo

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    You know where the line is.
     
  18. Vortex

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    Yep, see my above post. That is acceptable to me. I don't want to kill the fun. I just want the name calling to stop. It's petty and juvenile.
     
  19. Black magick

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    Its too bad some mods don't have a sense of humor and can't see when someone is obviously messing around. ^^
     
  20. Vortex

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    Gladly! I'm not here to win a popularity contest. *grins*
     
  21. kelmo

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    I respect all of the mods here on Siege. You all should too. The PMs we get... yes, I have seen many of them.

    Some of you should be ashamed. Some are damned lucky because PMs are subect to RoC.
     
  22. Vortex

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    There is a time for humor for sure. But when we lay down policies it is pretty important for us to be serious about them. I'm sure if you think about it, you will understand why we have to be straight when answering such a question.

    Doesn't mean we didn't giggle on the inside.
     
  23. Pestilence Hemp

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    you guys should start your own guild.......
     
  24. Vortex

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    The Mod Squad?
     
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    :) if anyone has any problems with my decisions I will answer pms too.

    I like your plan Vortex, it's not too far from my own.
     
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    better men than you have tried, vortex

    you can not tame us!

    Go Siege!

    :cheerleader:
     
  28. Vortex

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    Not sure how you judge what makes one man better than the other, but I have no desire to tame anyone. Everyone is welcome to follow the rules or not. Your future is in your own hands, not mine. I'll do the infractions, the system will do the rest.

    :stretcher:
     
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    Pffft!
     
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    Noob.

    -Skylark









    Sorry Vortex, couldn't resist. ;)
     
  32. Vortex

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    ROFL. I knew you would get it Skylark...
     
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    After playing with you in GIL I have total respect for you and know you'll be a good moderator. I have only one concern.

    "4. Bad-mouthing UO. I'm sick of it. You don't like UO, thats fine. Take it to the Rants and Spiels forum or to the Uhall: OT forum. You do it here and its gonna be moved. This includes posts about other games. I'm sure they are great, but this is a UO forum."

    Does that mean we can't make a thread about a concern over an overpowered template, or bud in the game to try to unify some opinions before bringing it to the attention of higher ups? Such as saying "Tamers are too damn over powered, why can't EA fix this?"

    Is that against the ROC?
     
  34. Sweeney

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    Love UO or fear the wrath.. no dissent will be tolerated!
     
  35. Vortex

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    No sir, thats perfectly fine! You are discussing the conditions of UO. That is great.

    Its the UO sucks, come play Warhammer stuff that doesn't belong here.

    Thanks for the confidence. Everyone seems to think I'm doing this as some ego trip - that's not the case. I have watched what types of threads get reported here and I will be taking actions on those types. The community has spoken.
     
  36. Vortex

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    Not at all. There is much I am not happy with either. But certain discussions don't belong in the Siege forum. There are other forums that are more appropriate.
     
  37. Elmer Fudd

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    Vortex, it seems like what yer trying to implement is a good thing and is a breath of fresh air and I personally applaud your efforts, and hope it turns out to be a great sucsess...may I ask one question? will those rules apply to everyone in TnT or only a select few? those are my major concerns, Id really love to see some equality and fairness for all...


    Thank you for your time
    Fudd
     
  38. Mogluk

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    hrmfff.....

    *makes a spot for Elmer outside the principals office*
     
  39. Vortex

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    I sense the sarcasm in your post, but I will answer it anyway :)

    I have no ties to TnT or KOC or anyone else but Gilfane. And the members of Gilfane already know that they will get it twice as bad for making me work.
     
  40. Mogluk

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    eben meeb?!!?
     
  41. Vortex

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    Most especially you.
     
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    You should be glad she didn't break out the stick she uses on Rico :twak:
     
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