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Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by kelmo, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. kelmo

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    These forums are for discussing Massivly Multiplayer Online Games and the events associated with Massivly Multiplayer Online Games. These guidelines are posted only to bring clarification on some issues where there have been questions in the past. Stratics could not be any happier with the quality of posts provided by its participants and it is our desire to provide an environment that is conducive to discussions about Massivly Multiplayer Online Games. In general, what we're describing here is a code of conduct and if all of our participants will subscribe to this code of conduct most of these rules will be easily observed.


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  2. T'Challa

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  3. Sweeney

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    I'd rather have an iron mod than one that shows preference. Tis the rules they signed up for by accepting the position, and hopefully now enforced.

    I enjoyed the degree of leniency some threads were allowed in the past, but was completely disgusted by the lack of leniency in others. A uniform code is the best.. it would save accusations of preference and bias towards friends and enemies.
     
  4. kelmo

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    Yeah... I am too soft.
     
  5. Sweeney

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    Do you want my opinion on that?
     
  6. kelmo

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    No.
     
  7. T'Challa

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    o! o! Mistah Kottah! I got's one too!
     
  8. Petra Fyde

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    There will always be accusations of bias. I've been accused of persecuting posters because 'you hate me'.
    Most of the time they are posters I don't even know! I gave an infraction because a rule was broken, pure and simple.

    I do my level best to be fair to everyone, but I get accused of bias anyway. There is no such thing as a 'fair mod', only one who does his/her best to be one. Some people are totally incapable of accepting that they broke the rules.

    I have never, ever, actioned anyone on this board because of anything that happened off it, but there are people that believe I have.
    Every single infraction or warning I have ever given has been a direct result of a breach of this board's RoC. Do people believe that? No they don't, but it's the truth.
     
  9. Calyip

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    Are the forums here that big of a part of the community? For the short time I was on Superior it was all people talking about their pets and PvM.
     
  10. QueenZen

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    Actually the Siege Stratics forum is probably even more so a part of this community than any other shards' forums. And despite what some may think if some of the threads here ever appeared on those *other* shard forums they would not even get exposure 2 seconds they would be locked up or deleted. HERE it has always been a lot more *relaxed* ie pvp trash talking threads allowed *up to a point* and our buy sell trade threads everyone HERE voted NOT to have them all slapped on a separate set of shard forum forums we wanted it all kept HERE. So yeh Siege Stratics forum has always been unique to Siege shard unlike all other shards' forums, and most here, want it KEPT that way/this way.

    We are actually fortunate we do have it have had it this wonderfully unique to Siege only here. There will always be complainers some just do not fathom how lucky WE are here on THIS forum.

    Meanwhile a puny OT song below...cuz 'all' of these forums still belong to Stratics so if we complain too much bout what we DO have, then maybe TOO much this forum may end up removed thus end up the...same as all the other ones........ie not worth clicking here daily like it has been here.

    We should be thankful for the mods each one of em whom we DO have here.. and that Stratics Admins. still permit this forum to be......unique unto itself.. ie SIEGE/texas law. :)


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    uo.com had better forums and better mods *waves to Sean*...la
     
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    Ditto
     
  14. Elfstone

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    Big time , Waves to Adam & Sean ... :thumbsup:
     
  15. kelmo

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    Great guys, but you are stuck with us.
     
  16. Elfstone

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    One big happy disfuncional family.
    Your everyday norm . ;)
     
  17. Bruin

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    Yup, explains Siege in a nutshell.
     
  18. Sean

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    Just to throw in my 2gp.
    Petra has the right of it. It's a damned if you do, damned if you don't job. Throw in the Siege crowd and it's always an interesting evening :wall:
    For whatever reason, the Siege Perilous community has always had a close bond with the forums here and back in the old MYUOForums days. I always found it an interesting relationship.

    No Rico ya can't have my Bud Lite!
     
  19. QueenZen

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    We need some springtime archery competition rematches again in our alliance, *over on that other shard* Sean, cuz I only got to beat ye once. :)
     
  20. T'Challa

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    What in God's name does that have to do with this thread??
     
  21. QueenZen

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    Absolutely nothing. He is a darn great archer on chessie and I miss our competitions. *sorry if my mini post eluded to having some fun in this game on another shard, just archery competing with Sean*
     
  22. Petra Fyde

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    No harm done, but it might be better if the rest of the conversation on that subject shifted to pm or Chessy shard board :)
     
  23. Vortex

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    Remember too, that mods don't read every post that comes on the board. I tend to check the ones that look like trouble or that I am interested in. I do not check every thread. Unfortunately, this may lead to missed issues, and that I think, leads to the perception of non-uniformity more than anything.

    I can tell you one thing that would help this. I check EVERY post that is reported. Right now, there are like 3 people who report threads. If you feel something is wrong with a post, or if you have seen action taken on another post and are wondering why a current post isn't getting the same attention, report it. This doesn't guarentee action, but at least it ensures that the post has been seen by a mod.
     
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  25. T'Challa

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    I generally report things I wouldn't want my kids (read: nephews) to read.

    Other than that, nah.
     
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