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  • FuzzyDuck 22 Oct 2013 19:48:32 3,546 posts
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    Original thread title - "There's No Smoke Without (Poorly Moderated) Fire..."

    Yeah, yeah, I know it doesn't really matter (as even the most boring and sheltered of us have better things to be doing), but what the hell is happening around here?

    Why on earth are perfectly fine thread titles being changed to suit what a mod deems correct? Why open a thread claiming that it's being brought up all over the forum so we'll stick discussion into one place and then lock it? If moderators want to clean the forum up (cursing in thread titles is fair game, but removing the word "swapsie" from the swapsie thread? Christ.) then surely an open dialogue with the community is the way to do it, not making nitpick changes all over the place?

    If people are giving out about it across the forums, then is it not unnecessarily pissing off your community? A moderator's job isn't to nitpick and get all pissy when posters pull them up on it, it's to prevent arguments, trolling, bullying etc. (but then EG is know to have a few habitual trolls that have carte blanche in the way they can speak to fellow forumites).

    As was mentioned in the other thread (and "who'd be a moderator, eh?" is a a deliberately antagonistic title), sites like this live and die by the community. Piss off that community and they're gone. I see someone has quit the site already - a bit of an overreaction, absolutely, but the fact of the matter is EG is already receiving one less click because of poor/over zealous moderation.

    Like it or not (real smooth move implying people should have something better to be doing and calling someone "princess", by the way. In fact that's precisely the kind of shit you should be moderating, not spouting) it's causing a negative reaction with several members of the community, that in itself warrants discussion.

    I look forward to your comments/thread title renaming/inevitable lock.

    Edited by FuzzyDuck at 07:11:03 23-10-2013
  • elstoof 22 Oct 2013 19:51:35 6,140 posts
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    Divide and conquer tactics typical of The Man.
  • midnight_walker 22 Oct 2013 19:52:04 1,634 posts
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    Is this the *official* thread?
  • RightBean 22 Oct 2013 19:53:40 603 posts
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    X
  • Deleted user 22 October 2013 19:55:24
    Dear Lord, let's not do this again.
  • Kostabi 22 Oct 2013 19:56:21 4,665 posts
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    I was going to post a "This thread is awaiting moderation" thread earlier but figured I'd get permabanned.

    To be honest, if they can't even be bothered to post a sticky with guidelines of what they want/expect from thread titles then just stealthily changing shit is just lame.
  • RyanDS 22 Oct 2013 19:56:39 8,700 posts
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    Who quit?
  • kalel 22 Oct 2013 19:56:45 83,875 posts
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    Seriously, give the guy (HA) a fucking break. He meant no harm whatsoever and it was all well meaning, plus it was fuck all really. It really is time to let this one go.

    Edited by kalel at 19:57:10 22-10-2013
  • thedaveeyres 22 Oct 2013 19:57:02 9,715 posts
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    SRS BSNS

    D****** ******r

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  • spamdangled 22 Oct 2013 19:57:07 27,197 posts
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    FuzzyDuck wrote:
    (and "who'd be a moderator, eh?" is a a deliberately antagonistic title)
    It wasn't HairyArse that chose it.

    3DS: 4055-2781-2855 Xbox: spamdangled PSN: dark_morgan Wii U: Spamdangle Steam: spamdangled

  • Deleted user 22 October 2013 19:57:46
    What the fuck have I done now?
  • thedaveeyres 22 Oct 2013 19:59:00 9,715 posts
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    You have angered the internet.

    D****** ******r

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  • Blerk Moderator 22 Oct 2013 19:59:23 48,224 posts
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    Pictures of kittens, stat!
  • dominalien 22 Oct 2013 20:00:56 6,742 posts
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    I love all mods here, especially the one with the hairy behind. I'd really like to join kalel in kissing it, but I'm not sure he'll welcome the competition.

    PSN: DonOsito

  • Deleted user 22 October 2013 20:02:08
    We are at stage 26
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 22 Oct 2013 20:02:50 36,283 posts
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    dominalien wrote:
    I love all mods here, especially the one with the hairy behind. I'd really like to join kalel in kissing it, but I'm not sure he'll welcome the competition.
    You may stay.

    I totally called it.
    Follow me on Twitter: @MrTom
    Voted by the community "Best mod" 2011, 2012 and 2013.

  • LegendaryApe 22 Oct 2013 20:03:10 54 posts
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    I HATE CHANGE.

    My favourite word is Fuzwuzzle, screamed into the cold night air.

  • mcmothercruncher 22 Oct 2013 20:04:01 5,727 posts
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    FuzzyDuck wrote:
    Why open a thread claiming that it's being brought up all over the forum so we'll stick discussion into one place and then lock it?
    That was a particularly impressive moment I felt.
  • drhcnip 22 Oct 2013 20:04:21 2,267 posts
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    personally, i wouldnt have a problem with the recent moderation so much if it was acting in consistency with all other moderation on the board and followed agreed and publicised moderation guidelines and the actions had been applied because of a joint agreement between all moderators followingi instructions from above to refine thread titles etc. and then the forum members had been informed in advance

    problem is, it certainly didnt seem that way and nothing ha posted insinuated otherwise...which has made this such an issue and hence people are seeing it as a lone moderator gone rogue more than anything else

    to be fair though, iirc, another mod changed his thread title...couldve got that wrong, though...

    who's gone, btw?

    Edited by drhcnip at 20:05:08 22-10-2013
  • Whizzo 22 Oct 2013 20:04:34 42,760 posts
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    This has got beyond stupid now.

    Can the title changes just stop it's fucking pathetic.

    This space left intentionally blank.

  • sport 22 Oct 2013 20:04:46 12,046 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Seriously, give the guy (HA) a fucking break. He meant no harm whatsoever and it was all well meaning, plus it was fuck all really. It really is time to let this one go.
    You're better than that, mate.
  • spamdangled 22 Oct 2013 20:05:00 27,197 posts
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    I like the new thread title. But the thread is still missing something.

    It needs a theme song. Any ideas?

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  • Deleted user 22 October 2013 20:06:03
    darkmorgado wrote:
    I like the new thread title. But the thread is still missing something.

    It needs a theme song. Any ideas?
  • mcmothercruncher 22 Oct 2013 20:06:46 5,727 posts
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    Don't cry for me Arseentina?
  • kalel 22 Oct 2013 20:08:11 83,875 posts
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    sport wrote:
    kalel wrote:
    Seriously, give the guy (HA) a fucking break. He meant no harm whatsoever and it was all well meaning, plus it was fuck all really. It really is time to let this one go.
    You're better than that, mate.
    I'd have kept that one in my back pocket longer. Wasted

    Edited by kalel at 20:08:28 22-10-2013
  • Mr-Brett 22 Oct 2013 20:08:43 12,676 posts
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    meme wrote:
    We are at stage 26
    So we need hashtags to distract everyone. Someone get craigy on the batphone!

    Portable view - Never forget.

  • FuzzyDuck 22 Oct 2013 20:09:39 3,546 posts
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    I made a point of not naming names in my OP.

    Fact is that the (so-called) moderation has gone to shit and if people want to discuss it, we should have a place to do it.
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