Bee in my bonnet.....

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Feb 3, 2003

Bee in my bonnet..... by Darkforce at 6:17 PM (1,785 Views / 0 Likes) 29 replies

  1. Darkforce
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    I've been annoyed by this for a long time but I had to get it off my chest and so while restraining myself from using any strong language I will try to explain why I am so angry (Please imagine some words in a much stronger context to show how I really feel about the situation) with you and the rules.

    I'll use the suspension of arunforce as an example. Now you banned him for talking about and requesting warez sites (As you yourself said in the last post of this thread and this). But was he doing anything that was against the rules....? No!

    Now looking over the rules (here) it says and I quote:

    So you expect everyone to obey your rules even though you can't keep them yourself. Not a great example to set......and you wonder why people still request and post rom links? Then you suspend someone who is actually obeying the rules......

    I'm gonna keep my comments about what I think of you to myself (and no they're not very pleasant), but if something could be sorted out over this situation then that would be great (BTW it's pointless making a witty comment like banning me because I'm on a dial-up modem and my ip changes everytime I dial up [​IMG] .)


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  2. Goshogun

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    he was asking for ISO links...

    u didnt read his 2 topics in the GBATemp Jail??
     
  3. neocat

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    That's not the point
    1. This forum is about GBA not other consoles
    2.he was only suspended for 24 hours it's only a warning (he wasn't banned)
    3. the no rom links policy is for direct links where you click on the link and the rom starts downloading, if you post links to SITES with roms it's not wrong
     
  4. Darkforce
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  5. xero

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    Wow, everyone hates Kivan now.
     
  6. neocat

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    I'll give you the win on nr 1...
    2. He was punished because it's clear: no ISOS... no begging, no linking
    3. because why must I think of a reason?...
    the ones on the link page he made can be considered this site's affilliates and not a link to rom sites for the sole purpose of downloading them whereas in other contexts they might be considered so
     
  7. Darkforce
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  8. xero

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    What the heck is it with people just not accepting the fact someone was banned/suspended/etc? You don't run the boards, so therefore I'd think it's safe to say that you have no input. Let the mods/admins do their job and shut up already.

    And would you put up with someone who posts 5-6 times in 1 thread begging for links to ISO sites? Hell, beggin for anything? I certainly wouldn't, and I'd have much less mercy than the staff here. All it would have taken was 1 person to post a link and there would have been an issue.
     
  9. neocat

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    Yes he is...
    If we wants to beg let him go to a warez forum...
    The main problem is that he didn't post anything GBA related...
    Let's say he had made 10 GBA posts and then asked for ISOS once... it wouldn't be too bad
     
  10. xero

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    Just caught this...

    Well, I know some webboards will allow the administrator to set a block of IPs as banned and allow restricted access by username, which in effect would ban you. Hopefully that can be used here if things get really really bad. [​IMG]
     
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    Someone really has way too much time on their hands. [​IMG]
     
  12. neocat

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    No because if the admin banned loads of IP's h'd also be banning innocent users from the same ISP as for different nicknames you can just make another account
     
  13. Darkforce
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    Xero- True I have no input, and I never expected anything to be done, but as a member I felt the need to raise the topic. On GBAetc and other forums we make an attempt to listen to our members rather than have the forum run in an autocratic way by power hungry admins.

    Coolcat- That's not the point.....the point is that he didn't break the rules yet got punnished, yet KiVan can't even stick to them himself.
     
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    If these admins were power hungry, you'd have been canned as soon as you posted this, along with about 5-6% of the entire board. They put up with a lot of crap from us users, and seeing as very few users are actually suspended/banned, I'd say they're keeping it clean only by making examples rather than just taking out anything that isn't to their liking.
     
  15. neocat

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    But the innocent users within that IP block would change IP too and that would mean the admin would need to update the list of allowed users every day
     
  16. xero

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    I STILL think you're missing it, hehe. No prob tho, I'll try to explain another way.

    User1, User 2, User3, and User 4 are all on the IP block of 192.168.xxx.xxx. User1 is banned from the boards and keeps trying to create new accounts to get back in. The administrator wants to stop this, so he bans ALL of the 192.168.xxx.xxx block. He then writes a script or makes some access table for those users. So, when User2 logs in, it sees he is from IP block 192.168.xxx.xxx and see if his USERNAME is on the access list. If so, he logs in fine. If not, it will say he is banned and doesn't have access.

    Does that make it any clearer for you? I hope so, cause I'm all out of ways to explain! [​IMG]
     
  17. KiVan

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    Darkforce you seem so angry, i don't understand why.
    The rules are there, and be careful , i HAVEN'T LISTED everything it's forbidden in the board, for example i have not written you can't threaten of dead members or post links to GameCube isos, THAT does not mean that you can ACTUALLY do those things.

    Now you say that the rules state that ROMS REQUESTS ARE FORBIDDEN BUT since i haven't written that ISOS requests are forbidden then users may request ISOS!! [​IMG] [​IMG] lol

    Damn i should modify the rules and write that porn movies requests are not allowed, mp3 requests are not allowed , stolen stuff requests are not allowed.. poor me .. i hope that i won't forget anything.

    Do you see that your post is quite pointless? or you just feel your belly warm to find everything i haven't listed in the rules to point it out?

    I've posted the GBA scene links SINCE that was the only thing that my provider LET ME TO DO about roms, do you want me to remove that too? i have no problems you know , i ve got all the stuff in need on my comp.

    Finally, 24 hours suspension is FAIR, not because he asked for ISOS multiple times, but because he opened ANOTHER post begging for them, as i explained in the jail.

    Maybe you want to see a forum full of requests of PC games and stuff... tons of post asking for PM with isos links in them... sorry this is not the place.

    This is GBAtemp... _NOT_ WAREZtemp

    Regards
     
  18. neocat

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    I understand now [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. Darkforce
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    Ah now for a change of attitude I must say thank you for filling me in.

    God no the why download them when you can buy them from shops copy them and then take them back, lol. It wasn't about the isos or even that idiot who kept requesting for them I just wanted to bring up the question of why we weren't allowed to post rom links when you can and also the point that maybe you are being too harsh on some members.

    Like come on a lot may be fricking idiots but they are human, I know this is a busy place and how you do things is your way, but at GBAetc we often try talking to people before they get told off, more often than not it turns out that people geninely didn't mean to do wrong and simply didn't realise they were in trouble, ok so like you said you can't always make the rules exactly perfect, but then there are a lot of idiots on this planet who can't understand them.

    p.s Ban me if it makes you feel good and you think that I deserve it, I've never really got on well here to be honest and get on much better at GBAetc (There are some great friendships between people on there), although I'd admit I'd be sad not being able to look at the flash linker topics, it's your forum so do as you please.
     
  20. KiVan

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    mmh... where did i write that i was planning to ban you? [​IMG]

    I know that on GBAetc it's different, but they don't have to handle 10'000 users. The can examine each case personally, i can't.

    I need to keep the community a safe place and 24 hours of suspension don't harm anyone, maybe he will log on tomorrow without noticing that he was suspended [​IMG]
     

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