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6/21/2004 5:31:40 AM
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Good job, folks.

When the immature squad hit New Mombasa today, a great number of you did the right thing and messaged me (I'm sure stosh and yoozel recieved messages as well). My inbox had 23 new messages when I got on! Great work. However, some of you seem confused as to what is the right thing to do when spammers raise hell. Here's a quick go-over of proper anti-spammer etiquette: Do's: 1. [b]IGNORE THE SPAMMER[/B] 2. Message SketchFactor, Achronos, Frankie, or one of the mods. 3. Wait patiently for the mods to come and clean up the mess. Don'ts: 1. Reply to the spam in any way shape or form. 2. Start new posts or polls that have anything to do with the spammer. 3. Message the admins and moderators more than once. Keep in mind: You're not the only one to notice the spammer! You'll note I put "Ignore the spammer" in bold. This is because of what a spammer is. A spammer's entire sense of purpose lies in angering the forum members and moderators. So, by replying to them with demands, empty threats, or even polite requests, you're confirming that the Spammer's goals are being achieved, and encouraging the spammer to continue. The same goes for starting a new post, such as "Do you hate this guy?" "This guy should be banned," or "Petition to get this guy to stfu." Not only are you telling the spammer "Hey, you're doing a good job, keep it up!" you're also contributing to the spam by posting more off topic threads to the forums. Keep all this in mind the next (inevitable) time some immature brat comes across the forums. And for those of you that did attempt to alert the mods, thanks. =)
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  • Yeah, I always liked that feature.
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  • The "Online Now" thing is shakey, so I wouldn't always count on that to see if a mod's on or not I'm hoping plans are in the works to bring back the "Online Now" part of the profile; I don't really know why it was ever taken out, or not featured with the launch of the new site
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  • Well, at HFCS, you can still see who is online, right? Oh'well. Well people do have a right to voice there likes and dislikes, they must feel very strongly about theres though. Oh' well, we'll just have to clean up each mess. Oh' and I wouldn't go about pissing Achronos off, I'd be very afraid of what he would do to your computer.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] goweb No - there were always meant to be seven, but a certain person (not naming any names) took his time to respond.[/quote] Actually, the only person taking his time is Sketch, with the book And with me, it was all about college finals, which require a lot of your mind, and don't give you too much other room to think about other things
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  • Hear Hear!!!
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  • haha, pwned! Seriously, though, how can people get so immature (perhaps retarded is a better word), that they feel the need to post "OMG u r al teh -blam!- fgagits!!!1!!1!11", or "PEN1S" a million times (or something equally retarded), in perfectly good threads? I dont think I want to be a mod anymore, seeing the -blam!- some of you have to put up with. I'd go insane.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] mods r -blam!- making remarks like that only make us want to do it more,.[/quote] Am I supposed to dread that? I've yet to figure out what satisfaction you get out of being an idiot. Simple mind, simple pleasures, I suppose. Last night's little show was not much more impressive than a 5 year old throwing a temper tantrum.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Yoozel Eh, uh.. sorry still working on this whole laern how to weild my mod powers. But don't hesitate to PM me about bad posts and stuff. And bob, now that-that happened, we'll be watching the forums more closely.[/quote] theres not enough eyes to watch all forums, in the future...
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  • No - there were always meant to be seven, but a certain person (not naming any names) took his time to respond.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Shishka When the immature squad hit New Mombasa today, a great number of you did the right thing and messaged me (I'm sure stosh and yoozel recieved messages as well). My inbox had 23 new messages when I got on! Great work. However, some of you seem confused as to what is the right thing to do when spammers raise hell. Here's a quick go-over of proper anti-spammer etiquette: Do's: 1. [b]IGNORE THE SPAMMER[/B] 2. Message SketchFactor, Achronos, Frankie, or one of the mods. 3. Wait patiently for the mods to come and clean up the mess. Don'ts: 1. Reply to the spam in any way shape or form. 2. Start new posts or polls that have anything to do with the spammer. 3. Message the admins and moderators more than once. Keep in mind: You're not the only one to notice the spammer! You'll note I put "Ignore the spammer" in bold. This is because of what a spammer is. A spammer's entire sense of purpose lies in angering the forum members and moderators. So, by replying to them with demands, empty threats, or even polite requests, you're confirming that the Spammer's goals are being achieved, and encouraging the spammer to continue. The same goes for starting a new post, such as "Do you hate this guy?" "This guy should be banned," or "Petition to get this guy to stfu." Not only are you telling the spammer "Hey, you're doing a good job, keep it up!" you're also contributing to the spam by posting more off topic threads to the forums. Keep all this in mind the next (inevitable) time some immature brat comes across the forums. And for those of you that did attempt to alert the mods, thanks. =)[/quote] making remarks like that only make us want to do it more,.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] goweb Correction - soon to be seven.[/quote] seven mods? Going by sketch's post in the underground there should be only six... Is this another mysterious appearance of the number seven?
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  • I dunno what you mods might think, but maybe until one of the site gurus can implement a mod button, you guys could take it into your own hands and just create a yahoo account or something, and then share the password, and then everyone can send the reports to one address. The reason I suggested yahoo, is that they just came out with new free accounts that have like 100mb free space, plenty for holding clean-up requests. The only downside would be spam mail, then the spammers could invade the mailbox. This isn't the best idea, but I'm just brainstorming here, trying to get rid of this ridiculous amount of spam.
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  • Leave it to Frankie to show up at 11:30 PM on a sunday night.
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  • Shishka - Your website worries me... Lots of drawings of eyes.... And I don't get this.. Which is done from dear, always happens beyond of good and badly.... Is that right?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Surge [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] MakaVeli4LIfe1 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Yoozel Chapter HFCS, it's the mod hang out. Check there to see when people are online.[/quote] Isn't that the [b]secret[/b] mod chapter? Hmm...[/quote] I don't think it really matters. It's not like any non-mod can get access anything.[/quote] Yea that's true
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] MakaVeli4LIfe1 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Yoozel Chapter HFCS, it's the mod hang out. Check there to see when people are online.[/quote] Isn't that the [b]secret[/b] mod chapter? Hmm...[/quote] I don't think it really matters. It's not like any non-mod can get access anything.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Banshee Barron *shuts eyes, and takes a deep breath to calm mind* Anyhow, Shishka, the alerting [i]doesn't[/i] bother you at all? I've been reluctant to bother you with such things unless it is of the outmost importance for fear of filling your inbox. So you're telling us to alert you of everything? No matter how small?[/quote] If I was bothered by the alerts, I wouldn't commend people for it, now would I? ;) The mod alert button idea is a great one, but right now it doesn't exist, and so the best way to make sure we know there's a problem is to let us know directly. What we should be alerted about is in the eye of the beholder, really. If you think the moderator's need to know about a particular thread or person, then by all means, let us know. One thing I WOULD request of future alerters, though, is that they include a link to the problem thread that they are reporting. There's a lot of posts on New Mombasa, for example, and simply saying "There's a thread on New Mombasa" is like asking me to pick out the most wet drop of rain in a storm. Please remember to include an URL with your report. Other than that, all is shiny.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Yoozel Chapter HFCS, it's the mod hang out. Check there to see when people are online.[/quote] Isn't that the [b]secret[/b] mod chapter? Hmm...
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  • Chapter HFCS, it's the mod hang out. Check there to see when people are online.
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  • Correction - soon to be seven.
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  • We try, I agree with the alert the mods button or somthing... Although, sending a message will have to due for now.. I noitced that the 7th column sites have a feature that show which members are online, maybe we could have a place to show which mods are online, that way we don't have to msg three (soon to be six) different mods for the same problem spammer? Just another idea.
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  • Eh, uh.. sorry still working on this whole laern how to weild my mod powers. But don't hesitate to PM me about bad posts and stuff. And bob, now that-that happened, we'll be watching the forums more closely.
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  • *shuts eyes, and takes a deep breath to calm mind* Anyhow, Shishka, the alerting [i]doesn't[/i] bother you at all? I've been reluctant to bother you with such things unless it is of the outmost importance for fear of filling your inbox. So you're telling us to alert you of everything? No matter how small? I also happen to have a question for Yoozel. I noticed that you closed my entire (I have to speak my mind) thread because of one person's comments. I don't think that it was fair to close that thread because just one person was being an ass. Couldn't you have just edited his post?
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  • HORRIBLE HORRIBLE JOB........we shall return cordinated this time!
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  • Another reason beiong a mod can be a bad thing. Oh, well. Hey, Rip Saw, Shishka just basically re-did this weeks spotlight at Newb World. I really learned alot about reporting spammers with these.
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  • It must be irritating for you mods to recieve 20 messages all about the same thing. Good thinking Rip about that Mod inbox.
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