Idiocy around GBAtemp and no actions taken against it

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  1. VinvinMario
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    Hello there!

    A couple of days ago, I reported two posts:

    http://gbatemp.net/threads/submit-your-ideas-for-gbatemp-contests-here.337277/#post-4449627

    and,

    http://gbatemp.net/threads/submit-your-ideas-for-gbatemp-contests-here.337277/#post-4449632

    Instead of taking actions, a couple of staff members liked the post(s). Why I reported the posts? Do I have something personal against that person? No, I reported the posts because, I have observed it so many times. A nice thread is made which is relevant to my interests or where I might be able to find something worthy to read. However, when I enter that thread, I see nothing but "pure idiocy" in the first two to three posts and then the fate of that thread is decided accordingly.

    Really? That is GOTC section and not the EoF area. Do you really want tempers to make porn videos of them and enter them into a competition here? I can understand that GBAtemp staff likes to keep the environment light everywhere and a little bit of fooling around is fine. But look at that, the same person goes on to post another stupid post suggesting a "creative racist insult" competition. I know the person is joking as well as you do but, is this what you expect us to read all over the forums?

    I know, you wouldn't believe it so I wanted to prove it with an example:

    http://gbatemp.net/threads/walmart-giving-wii-u-early.337495/

    There, I completely distorted the meaning of that thread with my first post. The sad part is that a staff member unknowingly helped me in it. Now, someone wants a picture of Wii U with my mother in it.

    And then, you guys tell us to report the post and not write anything in the thread to further fuel the arguements.

    That is all...
     


  2. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    Its the same guy, so you must have a problem with him specifically. Put him on the ignore list -- problem solved.
     
  3. Sop

    Sop groovy dude lmao

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    Yay a flame thread, if you don't want to see it, just ignore it.
     
  4. VinvinMario
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    VinvinMario Advanced Member

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    Heh, easy to preach me but guess what.

    You are not working on what you are preaching yourself.
     
  5. Sly 3 4 me

    Sly 3 4 me GBAtemp Regular

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    It's probably more of a comfort issue. If someone believes they are well-established with the community and they can get away with it, they don't really care. I get annoyed at many things on many different levels, spelling, the general way a person acts, but there's nothing that can be done since there isn't really any harm. Many of the 'jokes' people put on here are not really funny, but some are. This probably would be something better handled with a conversation between moderators or supervisors, not a thread for the general public. Having it as an open thread simply welcomes the viewpoints of people you may not like, and, most likely those viewpoints won't be good.
     
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  6. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Today, VinvinMario asks the most important question of all: "How do I humor?"
     
  7. porkiewpyne

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    Like you said, it was obvious that emigre was cracking a joke with his suggestions. The thing with yours is that you made a claim. And all we did was request evidence. Then you went all defensive and what not. I agree I didn't get why that dude asked you to get your mum to take a pic with the WiiU (lousy "joke" imho).

    If anyone else were to post what you said, then nothing would have changed. We would still ask for pics.

    You just need to be able to judge properly. Just sayin' :\
     
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  8. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

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    look, we don't really have a rule against witty/trollful/sarcastic comments.
    obviously we wish ALL of our users were generally more constructive, but this is a clearly heterogenous community with people of all ages and mindsets.
    all in all, I don't think it's too hard to just overlook certain posts.
     
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  9. shoyrumaster11

    shoyrumaster11 GBAtemp Regular

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    Agreed. Your'e the man, Costello! Users like emigre were just having fun!
     
  10. RodrigoDavy

    RodrigoDavy GBAtemp Maniac

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    Why not? It's not like you are obligated to enter the competition or watch the videos. But I can't help but imagine Rydian's performance based on his famous gif! xD

    emigre posts are mostly unfunny and/or insulting comments. Just ignore him.

    Also, the post you made about having an Wii U wasn't the problem. The problem seems to be you took your own joke too seriously. It's okay, it happens sometimes, happened to me too. But try not to lose your calm, otherwise people will realize that and start making fun of you.
     
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  11. RodrigoDavy

    RodrigoDavy GBAtemp Maniac

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    I am really sorry Costello, but it's not what Da Rulez say. :creep:

    I am just saying :teach:

    :P
     
  12. p1ngpong

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  13. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

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    I finally get a thread where someone complains about me, yet my name isn't even in the fucking title.
     
  14. Nah3DS

    Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!

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    better luck next time
     
  15. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    Let me know if you need help getting that stick out of your butt.

    Seriously though, this would be a really boring place without people like Gahars and emigre. Yeah, they post some off topic shit some times, but you know what? It's not disruptive. It adds flavor to the forums, and it usually doesn't derail the discussions.

    It's a fact of life in any forum.
     
  16. RodrigoDavy

    RodrigoDavy GBAtemp Maniac

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    Maybe you have a point there. But there are times when people like Gahars or emigre will cross the line and be disruptive. And especially you and the other moderators can't let the fact that you find Gahars or emigre posts funny stop you from moderating them as you would with any normal temper when they cross the line. I see too many people defending them, but in all honest they say whatever they want, so they should deal with this kind of attacks themselves and not have people defending them in my honest opinion, there's even a saying "You get what you pay for".

    EDIT: It's not that I have a personal hatred against anyone. Well, I kind of not liked emigre but I realized I was wrong and that he may be a nice guy deep down. I just stated my opinion
     
  17. porkiewpyne

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    In all honesty, I have seen their comments get modded off when the need arises. If it were to be offensive, I doubt the mods will find it funny so to speak. :)
     
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  18. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

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    So it is personal?
     
  19. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    Like all of the posts before yours, and all the posts that will come in the future that have expressed criticism toward the staff team, I will say this:

    What you see is not everything we do. A lot of our actions are done without anyone noticing. You see a particularly controversial topic going smoothly for days on end? You don't honestly think it's because everyone decided to put their big boy shorts on and have a civil discussion, do you? Most, yes, but there are always a select few people that try to ruin a discussion, and for the most part, no one even knows how bad it was or could have been when staff decides to surgically remove some posts.

    We do things quickly and silently most of the time, and when we do make ourselves known, it's because we want to make ourselves known. I never said that gahars and emigre never do wrong. What I did say, is that they make things interesting. They still are required to adhere by the same rules that everyone else does, but we are lax on those rules for a reason, and contrary to what you might think, gahars and emigre aren't the only ones that we let a few things slip for. Nearly every regular on this forum has done something warn-worthy, including me. That doesn't mean we remove every off topic post, or warn everyone worthy of getting one.

    My point is, yes we know who gahars and emigre are. Yes, we know they post off topic shit. Yes, we do take care of things if they cross the line. Yes, we are aware of everything that happens on these boards. And no, we don't enforce our rules with the strictness of a catholic school teacher.
     
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  20. Alexrose

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    It's called a "joke".

    It's this thing you say for effect, which isn't serious, but amuses people.

    I think you need to lighten up.
     
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