3DS sections are getting out of hand with spam, arguments, off-topic posts, and unrealistic requests

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  1. daxtsu
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    It's great that homebrew has become a lot more accessible in the past weeks with the releases of Ironhax, Browserhax, Themehax, etc., but it's also brought a lot of off-topic spam and arguments with it, and it's got to stop. I think this thread by @GeekyGuy should be brought up again:

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/a-reminder-about-respect.299756/

    I'm not asking for anything specific from the staff here; I want to remind people that there are human beings behind the screennames that you're writing to, and that if there's a problem with something they've said, such as if it's been answered a million times already, kindly redirect them to a noob paradise or homebrew requests thread, or report the thread so it can be locked.
     


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    There certainly needs to be a major spam cleanup.
    I've also noticed recently that mods have been cracking down heavily. I've noticed that a lot more people than usual are being suspended, too.

    What the hell is going on?! :blink:
     
  3. Jwiz33

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    in the illuminati headquar—I have said too much!
    It's the apocalypse!
    But speaking on a more serious note, yes, the 3DS section is like the EoF now.
     
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  4. Lilith Valentine

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    You can't swing a dead cat without hitting some crap thread. It's become serious mess that not only needs cleaning, but serious monitoring. Honestly it would be nice it brought back the section dedicated Moderators, like they had in the past instead of just Global Mods. Not to imply the GM's aren't doing a great job, but it's got to be stressful having such a small group oversee so much. A dedicated Mod would take some of the load of them.
     
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    Yeah, where did that disappear to?
     
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    I would like to add, this is happening in the wii / wii u section too in my opinion... This is something that the staff needs to address.
    It would not hurt them to audit themselves sometimes to see if they are still on the right track (what and what not they want with the forum)..
    I mean this in a positive way soo please don't let the hammer fall on me :lol:..
    This is just how good running companies work...sometimes you need to reflect to improve..
     
  7. Jwiz33

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    Perhaps there should be something where a moderator would need to approve a thread before it is made.
    We would need more moderators, though(*cough*Voxel Studios!!*cough*).
     
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    Awww, shucks! :bow:

    I would be a very dedicated mod. They should hire more people in my opinion because I can see this forum struggling for the number of mods to keep this site healthy.
    However, not too many because of power abuse!

    I would be really up for the job because not only do I make a good job of differenciating between
    right and wrong, but I am always on here every day for around 3-5 hours, lol! B-)

    A lot of my friends should get the job, as well! I'm talking about people like @Jwiz33 , who are also sensible enough to keep the site warm, too.
    .
     
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    If people are spamming and derailing topics all over that place obviously that will lead to more suspensions etc. The best thing you can do when you see that sort of thing is not reply to it and just report the offending posts in question. The worst thing you can do is reply to the spam/trolling and escalate it further and add to the problem. Regarding the possibility of new mods we always have our ear to the ground concerning that sort of thing and if someone shows consistent loyalty over the course of many years to the forum we may consider making them part of the team. If you joined in June of this year I wouldn't get your hopes up about being nominated as mod any time soon, there is a 0% chance of that happening. And I am not saying that to be mean, I am just saying that so people don't get their hopes up unnecessarily. :creep:
     
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    Nominate @Jwiz33, lol! ;)
     
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    By the way people who appear to be desperate to be mods are struck off the list forever.

    Especially if they are in groups.

    :sad:
     
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    Rage.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    @p1ngpong
    Wait, You have a list?!?!
     
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    I'm good at reporting bullshit threads multiple times until they get cleaned. do I do it properly?
     
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    No, please, just no. :D
    I honestly would be a very bad mod, I would just ban people who annoy me, lol.
     
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    Whoops! It's that time of the day, I guess! Sry >_<
     
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    in the illuminati headquar—I have said too much!
    If you ever happen to make me a moderator, please don't. I know it may be some people's dream *cough*Voxel Studios*cough*, but I would probably end up ruining GBATemp by accident, then the world would hate me. :O
     
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    @Jwiz33 Did you just report my post for spam? or was it someone else?
     
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    I didn't.
     
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    Must be automatically reported to mods, then.
     
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    What's worse is that things go beyond discussion to personal things.
    I also think that the search bar is not very effective. Maybe that encourages noobs to be lazy and start whole threads about already answered questions.
     
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