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Should The Off Topic Section be more moderated?

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This was brought up the b****ing thread here.   I thought it deserved its own thread.  Of course the final decision for this is up to Jay and the mods. but we can at least discuss it and see where we stand see if we can come to some sort of an agreement and proposal that we can send Jay.

I believe off topic needs to be lightly moderated.  I think someone posts in off topic frequently should be made moderator of off topic only.   I purpose Frink for off topic moderator.   He can be trusted not to take it too far and yet deal with the trolls we get here.   I think he is someone all could live with and he has experience moderating the fanedited forum.

Lastly, just think how much trouble could have been saved these past couple of weeks if a couple of trolls were simply banned.

thoughts? opinions?

looks like here is how we stand so far:

For some sort of moderation:

Warbler

DurecellEnergizer

Bkev

Darth Ender

Jetrell Fo

RicOlie_2

Danfun128

Leonardo

Mrebo

Frink(I think)

Possessed

Chewtobacca

hairy_hen

ray_afraid

timdiggerm

Against:

FanFiltration

Tobar

Neglify(I think)

Davnes007

Tyrphanax

DominicCobb

Abstaining:

SilverWook

15 are for some sort of moderation, 6 are against,  and 1 is abstaining.

the following people are banned from the thread:
Frink

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“First feel fear, then get angry. Then go with your life into the fight.” - Bill Mollison

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ok, 1 person votes no.

TV's Frink said:

I'd hate to see this place moderated..

how about lightly moderated, with you doing the moderating?

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I've informed Jay about this topic.  Thought he ought to know.

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As long as we can still submit image-only posts (including long bunny pics), yes.

I believe the original, theatrical versions of SW & TESB are great films. Beyond that, I have little in common with the typical
Star Wars fan here. Just a heads-up so you aren’t too taken aback when I say I prefer Dark Empire over Return of the Jedi.

My screenplay index.

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TV's Frink said:

Next idea: no ignoring allowed.  This includes forcing Bingowings to post.

 hmm, perhaps I was premature is nominating you.

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I think Frink could be trusted not to moderate too strictly, and I wouldn't mind it, if it meant that we could keep trolls under control while still having the freedom we have right now. That last bit is what I like most about Off Topic, and why I spend all my time here rather than at other forums.

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I agree that light moderation is a good idea for off-topic. Not as regulated as regular, but not as troll friendly and bathroom-ish as it is now.

Trolls think they can get away with anything in the off topic section, and as of this writing, they are right, sadly. It would be nice if someone put a stop to that.

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The Bunny, The Bunny, woah, I love The Bunny

Possessed said:
Danfun, do you also love the soup and the bread, or just the bunny?

SilverWook said:
Use of the bunny outside off topic is getting out of hand.
When outside off topic, use a link to the bunny if you really feel the need to invoke it.
Warnings will be next if some restraint is not shown.

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I would not be against having light moderation done by Mr. Frink strictly to deter the trolling and the antagonizing of members by other members that's been a bit rampant lately.  

“Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.”
― Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays

“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.”

― Socrates

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What would mine be?

The Bunny, The Bunny, woah, I love The Bunny

Possessed said:
Danfun, do you also love the soup and the bread, or just the bunny?

SilverWook said:
Use of the bunny outside off topic is getting out of hand.
When outside off topic, use a link to the bunny if you really feel the need to invoke it.
Warnings will be next if some restraint is not shown.

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DominicCobb said:

Danfun128 said:

What would mine be?

 ^that

 ^wouldn't make any sense as a title.

The Bunny, The Bunny, woah, I love The Bunny

Possessed said:
Danfun, do you also love the soup and the bread, or just the bunny?

SilverWook said:
Use of the bunny outside off topic is getting out of hand.
When outside off topic, use a link to the bunny if you really feel the need to invoke it.
Warnings will be next if some restraint is not shown.

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In all seriousness, I wouldn't mind SilverWook being a moderator here with a lighter touch.  He is pretty light as it is anyway.  Of course, he's the only regular mod of any sort for the whole forum most of the time anyway, since moth3r, Anchorhead, Jay, and whoever else may be a mod seldom stop by anymore.  It may just be too overwhelming for him to take on extra duties.

The ROTJ collaborative thread is a wealth of ideas, both on how to edit Return of the Jedi, as well as how to collaborate in an edit.

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Warbler said:

I believe off topic needs to be lightly moderated.  

YES. Strike that "lightly" and we're good.

I purpose Frink for off topic moderator.

No.

darth_ender said:

In all seriousness, I wouldn't mind SilverWook being a moderator here with a lighter touch.  He is pretty light as it is anyway.  Of course, he's the only regular mod of any sort for the whole forum most of the time anyway, since moth3r, Anchorhead, Jay, and whoever else may be a mod seldom stop by anymore.  It may just be too overwhelming for him to take on extra duties.

Yes.


… And they had ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, the fifth of the four Star Wars films. He is fucking with us numerically, isn’t he! “Children, count up to ten.” “Four, five, six, one, two, three, ten”. No, it goes, four, five, six, one, two, three… No, it goes: four, five, six. One… Two and three have not been made." “Two and three have not been made! What should they be?” “What should they be? We do not know. All we know is that there will be a big floppy character in it that goes, squawk squawk squawk… who needs a punch up the bracket!” - Eddie Izzard, “Circle”, 2000

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Leonardo, care to explain just how moderated you think the off topic section should be?

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TV's Frink said:

Next idea:  I choose everyone's user title based on something they've posted.

 what would mine be?

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Warbler said:

Leonardo, care to explain just how moderated you think the off topic section should be?

 Like the rest of the forum. "Lightly" is a nice thought, but really, it'd be like trying to treat a really bad tooth with aspirin, when it needs novocaine and possibly a little pull.


… And they had ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, the fifth of the four Star Wars films. He is fucking with us numerically, isn’t he! “Children, count up to ten.” “Four, five, six, one, two, three, ten”. No, it goes, four, five, six, one, two, three… No, it goes: four, five, six. One… Two and three have not been made." “Two and three have not been made! What should they be?” “What should they be? We do not know. All we know is that there will be a big floppy character in it that goes, squawk squawk squawk… who needs a punch up the bracket!” - Eddie Izzard, “Circle”, 2000

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