Why am i getting warnings.

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by John99, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. John99 Banned Banned

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    Today i got a warning for telling someone they were 'overcompensating'. Then i see people making some really offensive and negative comments and they dont seem to get any warnings.

    Is the normal?

    One time i got a warning for using sciforums own built in smiley and the mod saidi was posting pornography. This is true story and i can show the exact warning with the uated post that just contained smilies.
     
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  3. superstring01 Moderator

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    Yes. You were being intentionally inflammatory and insulting. Moreover your post was totally off topic and therefore a troll. Feel lucky. You got off with only ONE infraction.

    Moreover, don't get upset over it. It's not like you've actually lost something. Take it as gentle reproof.

    Get up. Brush yourself off.

    ~String
     
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  5. John99 Banned Banned

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    i think you are FOS.

    look at the things that are said to me. look at the thread in free thoughts about the devil.
     
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  7. John99 Banned Banned

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    this favoritism crap is BS. what do i have to stroke all the mods now?
     
  8. superstring01 Moderator

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    So, you're telling me that your point was on topic, relevant and wasn't meant to be a person jab, on any level? Who's full of shit?

    I'm not the moderator in Free Thoughts. That would be Enmos. I only deal with what goes on in my fora. For a list of relevant mods, see: Forum Leadership

    I suggest you brush the tears off and realize that it's not a big deal to receive a warning. Just, don't do it again. Easy enough.

    ~String
     
  9. John99 Banned Banned

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    i said someone was overcompensating by their overuse of formatting. and you are saying I am crying?
     
  10. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    John, I think you would need to ask Enmos why he dinged ya
     
  11. John99 Banned Banned

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    enmos didnt ding me. it was just that i was called all kinds of names in that thread and ridiculed unmercilessly and no one said anything or received any warnings. if you disagree with someone you dont have to call them names.

    i just dont understand why the mods dont see that it is the unfairness that turns people off.
     
  12. superstring01 Moderator

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    I'm saying you are overreacting.

    Look, sometimes I scratch my head at Tiassa's investment in his posts. But, your issue with his post quality is more an issue with you having an issue with them. He isn't breaking any rules, and--shit--they are formatted quite nicely. What should we do, chase down all those dirty bastards who invest time in making quality posts here at the forum? That's a brilliant idea.

    See, I've pulled this card before and after about three years here, I find myself investing more and more time on each post myself. To the point where I type the post in Word and then copy and past it into the forum. Caring enough to post intelligently--even caring "too much" [as judged by your subjective standard]--is no crime. Shit it's not even a hassle. You, however, trolling and flaming is.

    Don't do it and the issue will be totally dropped.

    ~String
     
  13. John99 Banned Banned

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    did it ever occur to you that you are wrong?

    so now you are giving me a warning for saying that someone overusing every formatting button and adding footnote, which no one else does, and saying they were overcompensating was not just that?

    what you are saying then is that you are giving me a warning because of what i didnt say.

    i dont understand it.
     
  14. John99 Banned Banned

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    the question here is: am i being bullied?
     
  15. superstring01 Moderator

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    I'm not wrong. Show me what rule he was breaking.

    I gave you a warning for being a jerk and trolling.

    And I can't believe you are actually asking if I should care--to the point of moderating such activity--that a member of this forum is doing something wrong by investing time in a post and using buttons that are provided, freely, for him to use.

    So, your gripe is that, Tiassa's posts are just too nice and he should not be allowed to make them so nice, and it's up to good people like you to put a stop to such. . . such. . . good grammar and formatting.

    Damnit! Why didn't I see this!?

    Jonn, you're embarrassing yourself. What I am saying (for--what?--the thrid time now) is that: you were warned for flaming and trolling. Your post was intentionally proactive, personal and off topic. It's a warning. Get over it.

    Evidently.

    Yes. You are being bullied. I, a moderator, am bullying you into following the rules. I will further bully you out of the forum on a suspension if you continue your poor behavior in the WE&P fora.

    ~String
     
  16. BenTheMan Dr. of Physics, Prof. of Love Valued Senior Member

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    Have you ever considered that you are wrong?
     
  17. John99 Banned Banned

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    thats nice. a moderator admits to bullying someone.

    can you cite examples?
     
  18. John99 Banned Banned

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    here comes another one to jump on the bandwagon.
     
  19. John99 Banned Banned

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    i really think you guys need to be more mature.
     
  20. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Overcompensating?
    How so?
    He is supporting what he says.
    Overcompensating would be all flowery with no substance.

    I personally wish MORE people would cite references, communicate clearly, make their posts easier to comprehend and back up what they say.

    I admit that Tiassa's posts can be long-winded at times - Hell, so does HE - but I greatly appreciate the clarity and the fact that he can and does offer verifiable support for his points of view, as opposed to just throwing one-liners of incorrect information off the cuff, then claim it is fact with his fingers in his ears. There is FAR too mch of that going around.

    Thank you for your diligence, String.
     
  21. superstring01 Moderator

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    I was being sarcastic. It's hard for me to continue taking you seriously on account of [warning! some un-necessary formatting ahead!]:
    • You, overreacting and not realizing how minuscule this issue really is, avoiding such behavior and getting over it.
    • Your blatant stubbornness in seeing what you did wrong.
    • You actually trying to defend yourself with the hysterical excuse that Tiassa deserved it because his posts were just too formatted.

    You went out of your way to ask what Tiassa was overcompensating for, and one has to wonder what you are lacking that drives you to overreact so much. John. It's a website. You broke a rule.

    Tell you what. . . don't do it for a full week, and I'll go back and delete the warning out of your profile.

    Site some examples of. . . what? Your poor behavior. I sited the only one necessary. What, pray tell, do you want examples of?

    ~String
     
  22. superstring01 Moderator

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    John, you started this public thread to discuss your activity and the ensuing infraction. Now you're stating that "we" have to grow up (specifically Ben) because he chimed in to a PUBLIC thread and gave his opinion. John, YOU are the one being immature.

    You started this thread to discuss it publicly, expect other members to chime in. If you were so gosh-darned determined to keep other people from stating their opinions then you should have PM'ed me, James or Plazma. Then it would have remained private and free of others' opinions.

    More likely, you were hoping that people would come in and defend you. Not turning out the way you hoped, you've started attacking without cause. Ben asked a question. He didn't insult you or demean you. He simply pointed out what he thought was an obvious truth.

    ~String
     
  23. BenTheMan Dr. of Physics, Prof. of Love Valued Senior Member

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    Nice

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