View Poll Results: What to do about the rule-breakers

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  • More Mods!

    2 8.33%
  • Team of Banning Mods

    5 20.83%
  • Encouraging or forcing watch of Posting Flash

    1 4.17%
  • Unified Rules for the whole site and one rules page per section

    2 8.33%
  • Simple English Test

    5 20.83%
  • All of the above

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    kaekiro is offline Member Newbie
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    Angry Stupid People in Help Section

    Oh.... my.... god.... Not only did people NOT read the rules of the Help Section and do the "what's your OS and what chapters and did you try the FAQ section" way to post, but they didn't even read the dozen or so other posts that said the exact same thing about other chapters. So now we have 20 posts that all say the same SQL error. Maybe one or two used the list we're supposed to use. Maybe one or two used English. I think the Mods just slammed their heads on their keyboards and prayed for them to stop. There's even a "did you read the previous threads?" question on the list. I'm really getting sick and tired of these people who can't seem to read.

    I know in Kevin's rant that he addressed some of these problems (ie, people not reading the rules and the posts), and I thought maybe we could get some of these ideas gaining some momentum and maybe vent a little bit too. Maybe someone has a brilliant plan to share.

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    Unless you have a machine that can erase stupid people, there is nothing that can be done, of all the millions of people in the world and the thousands that come here there is no way to know what they are going to do and stop it from happening, so the only thing you can rely on is us mods to delete and ban asap.


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    Tetsumaru is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    yeah, for the past 1-2 hours, in the irc channel, the mods have been periodically mentioning the stupid shits in the help section -_-

    really need a big ban team now. really do.

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    No, it's not really their fault... except when they broke the rules. And now we have that lovely little announcement saying that everything is working now. Although... I really wouldn't be opposed to a couple of bans. In my mind, a ban solves things. ^___^ I've never had someone come back and complain.
    ~Digital_Eon~




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    I have. Believe me, I have.
    I think that a unified code of rules would be the best measure. If everyone knows and sees immediately what is wrong and what is right, there is no excuse for acting in a wrong manner, and the resulting action is then much clearer. Maybe have the rules at sign in or sign up...

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    They wouldn't read the rules to begin with, Jakko. That's the problem.



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    Well, they would be there... and so it's their fault if they don't read the rules.

    *whistles innocently*

    People don't read the rules; it's as simple as that. I don't think we're ever going to reach a point where rule-breaking is rare (especially the retard bit). We just have to deal with the main problem at hand...
    ~Digital_Eon~




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    This is in now way a solution, nor' will it actually help, you can have a page with rules on it when you sign up, but the thing about doing that is, all you have to do is click a "yes i have read the rules" box and your off to the next page with or without reading the rules, i know i do it on other sites, and i doubt it would stop people who dont even think when they come here.

    EDIT: Arg 2 replys within the time i was typing, still i say a basic english test would be good (tho' people with limited english would be offended/left out), or a trick in the rules, so it makes you read them to actually find the secret to signing on, get my drift?


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    DigitalDragon is offline Senior Member Regular
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    Tetnubis, that sounds like a good idea. A single period somewhere in there that is the link to continue or something... the problem is we need to walk a fine line between "works nicely" and "extremely hard to deal with and frustrating"

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    MojoMunkeez is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Or have a test on the rules at signup.



 

 
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