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  PotD Commenting - Site News
  Posted by: Fire_Legion on 10-04-2007 @ 12:40 - Source: Staff
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It's as simple as this everyone. If you flame, spam, advertise, or indeed break any of the seven commenting rules in the PotD comments, commenting will be disabled for everyone. If you are a persistent offender, you will be banned. If things get really extreme, we'll just do away with the commenting system entirely here, for PotD, files, news and everything.

-Legion



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Total comments: 28 | Last comment: 10-09-2007 at 23:53

 #1 - 10-04-2007 at 14:54
captain_thule
From: (N.S.W)
Joined: February 28th, 2007
Posts: 148
mmm harsh well you do have point with the whole rule breking thing there

 #2 - 10-04-2007 at 16:50
RobDes
From: (Victoria)
Joined: July 3rd, 2007
Posts: 78
Couldnt you guys just block those from talking, that break the rules? Just temporarily?

 #3 - 10-04-2007 at 18:17
supashooter
From: (San Francisco)
Joined: October 16th, 2004
Posts: 661
about the flaming, what if the argument is supported?

 #4 - 10-04-2007 at 20:53
Dave-Mastor
From: (Coeur 'D alene, Idaho)
Joined: December 9th, 2004
Posts: 357
My advice: don't push it... at all. It doesn't matter if they're right or wrong, don't even participate.

 #5 - 10-04-2007 at 21:28
humble_downloader
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Joined: December 11th, 2006
Posts: 442
Everyone needs to calm down. I think commenting should be put back on in a few days, after a few PotD's and then we'll see how things go. Baby steps people, baby steps.

 #6 - 10-04-2007 at 23:51
oblivionfan
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Joined: November 27th, 2006
Posts: 121
Err.. How have Floydian respond? Will he continue to submit (a little boring, yes) PotDs? Cause I think he makes a great job! But no more discussion here plz!

 #7 - 10-05-2007 at 01:19
A_L_I_E_N
From: (Riga)
Joined: December 2nd, 2005
Posts: 3206
"If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything t all"
Remeber that fraze....or I'll find you
Devil!

 #8 - 10-05-2007 at 08:59
Aggron
From: (The Heartlands)
Joined: November 5th, 2006
Posts: 334
fair enough then smile
get rid of commenting, seriously!

it'll stop them people who break the rules and people always abuse each other anyway!

 #9 - Flame wars - 10-05-2007 at 11:51
renocide
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Joined: October 5th, 2007
Posts: 3
well I agree with #2 somthing needs to be done to the "trouble makers" who are frequently and routinely ruining this site for many of us, perhaps a user report system that allows member to report fellow members, as such i would like to some action to be taken against Floydian, he is constantly commenting in an unhelpful and non constructive manner and is generally quite argumentative, and when other members comment badly on his pictures he seems to explode with anger and contempt . I would like to see a great community thrive here but often or not it is being ruined by immature and senseless flame wars, I can only hope that action will be taken against the instigators and not the innocent bystanders, I hope I am saying what many of you are thinking.

 #10 - 10-05-2007 at 11:59
TheRealGorre
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Joined: May 3rd, 2005
Posts: 551
Renocide, If they put a "Report User" option on this site, it would be abused. Not a viable option IMO.

 #11 - 10-05-2007 at 12:12
Super_Llama
Joined: April 16th, 2007
Posts: 476
What do you mean by "Advertising?" Do you mean that you can't brag about products or stuff, or you can't post links, or you can't even say "[B]THX[/B]: the audience is listening"

 #12 - 10-05-2007 at 12:50
Slvrbuu
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Joined: November 14th, 2006
Posts: 57
No Attacks / Retaliation of any kind against a member, or group of members.

What about Constructive Criticism?

 #13 - 10-05-2007 at 13:06
renocide
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Joined: October 5th, 2007
Posts: 3
# 10 I suppose you are right, perhaps it is for the best that the commenting feature altogether is revoked. What is the internet coming to.

 #14 - 10-05-2007 at 16:06
Mad_Griffin
Joined: March 4th, 2007
Posts: 148
"what is the internet coming to?"
It's always been like this since the invention of forums and public comments, the only thing that the internet has "come to" is the invention of new programing to make things easier.

If people can't follow simple rules for commenting then why even let them?
I honestly don't see how people can actually be unable to follow 7 simple, reasonable rules. I too broke some of the rules but I haven't in a long time because I have already learned from my errors but some of the repeat offenders obviously can't learn...

 #15 - 10-05-2007 at 16:31
Mattressi
Joined: April 5th, 2007
Posts: 145
Sounds like a good idea, although I wonder how many people will now intentionally flame and what-not just to annoy other people by disabling comments...I think a better idea would be to IP ban or whatever else you can do to the offenders, rather than punish people who actually post constructively. If I submitted a file, I'd sure like some feedback on it; so in my mind the only solution is to get rid of the flamers, not the commenting. Just thought I'd share my thoughts.

 #16 - 10-05-2007 at 22:06
TKMR
From: (Colorado)
Joined: August 29th, 2006
Posts: 403
I second #15. Initiate ye-mighty-banhammer on all those who wish to take away our glorious priveleges.

=)

 #17 - 10-06-2007 at 03:56
PizzaPete
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Joined: October 25th, 2004
Posts: 190
Getting rid of people who say such and such a picture is bad is plain stupid. If you do then it will end up with a stick man picture, nothing in it and incredibly boring but the usual people will be "OMG SO BRILLIANT!!!!1111one" and nothing will change.
Critisism drives people to do better and anyone who uploads their picture should at least have the brains to know that some people won't like it.

If your going to ban people for saying things are bad then you ought to ban people for saying things are good, they are just opinions and simply opposite.

 #18 - 10-06-2007 at 06:56
Fire_Legion
Joined: July 30th, 2006
Posts: 276
We wouldn't ever ban people for criticism. We would ban people for breaking the rules, which are:

When posting comments, you must follow these rules:

1. No "Yay I got First Post!" posts, no exceptions and no matter what other content the post has!
2. No Pornographic Material. Any sexually oriented imagery or links to such content will not be tolerated.
3. No Warez or Illegal Software. This includes linking to software, posting about it, and suggesting to get it.
4. No Cursing or Swear words. We encourage you to use our comment sections as a forum to debate files, news, etc., but please use proper adjectives to express yourself. We will not tolerate abuse upon another member or author.
5. No Attacks / Retaliation of any kind against a member, or group of members.
6. Please do not advertise for other sites or forums here.
7. Maximum of 3 smileys per regular member.

 #19 - 10-06-2007 at 08:29
PizzaPete
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Joined: October 25th, 2004
Posts: 190
Ah right sorry, thought this was going the way of C&C files..

 #20 - 10-06-2007 at 13:48
Jedi_Mediator
Joined: July 13th, 2005
Posts: 826
making this type of announcement could, sadly, launch a flame war on this very news page, as well...but, it had to be done!

 #21 - 10-06-2007 at 21:19
Slayer04
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Joined: October 21st, 2006
Posts: 407
I completely agree with this things have gotten way to out of hand and legion should just give one warring to an offender through email or reply to his comment then if the member continues he should be banned for at least a month

 #22 - 10-07-2007 at 13:17
aberneth
From: (Oregon)
Joined: July 31st, 2006
Posts: 248
If we had the option to ban the offenders, we would. But being annoying, belligerent, and whinny isn't against the rules. We have NO say whatsoever in the rules. We got rid of comments to let people know that we aren't going to sit back while members are abused, mistreated, and offended. Every time this happens, I have to send emails about, apologize to the person who was offended, and deal with THIS. We'll return the comments next saturday. But lets get something straight: If people keep infringing upon the written rules, it will disappear. And keep this in mind: all rules here root down to being respectful. If you aren't being respectful, go away and don't come back. "BORING" and "This sucks. Submit something else" are not examples of constructive criticism. Floydian doesn't mind people giving suggestions. Neither do we. But the comments left on the POTD in question were for the most part were abusive and offensive. Keep this in mind, and we won't have a problem.

 #23 - 10-07-2007 at 23:35
Minibull037
Joined: October 14th, 2005
Posts: 53
Did someone take my comments as abusive? I was trying to be constructive...

 #24 - Minibull - 10-08-2007 at 17:37
aberneth
From: (Oregon)
Joined: July 31st, 2006
Posts: 248
And I quote:

"For gods sake! ! !
Im sick of these serious POTD's"

 #25 - 10-09-2007 at 02:31
Minibull037
Joined: October 14th, 2005
Posts: 53
But that was my opinion and it wasnt directed towards anyone in particular. Floydians "your an idiot" was though. Arrghh

 #26 - 10-09-2007 at 16:56
aberneth
From: (Oregon)
Joined: July 31st, 2006
Posts: 248
and if you opinion is "you suck", is that okay? is it any different?

 #27 - 10-09-2007 at 17:50
Minibull037
Joined: October 14th, 2005
Posts: 53
yep, ok, sure, whatever. I cant be bothered with this now.

 #28 - 10-09-2007 at 23:53
Mad_Griffin
Joined: March 4th, 2007
Posts: 148
Think before you type
People take time to take these screenshots and the staff takes time picking them so could you show a little more respect?
I'm not asking you to change your opinion, I'm suggesting that you express it in a less offensive way.
Instead of saying "I'm sick of all these serious Potds!" just say "It's alright... but a little bit too serious for my taste" and if someone gives you a negative responce, then you wont get in trouble, the other person will.

When you answer them and start a mini debat is when things get out of hand and people start losing commenting privlidges.

Take note of the bolded text:

Rule 4. No Cursing or Swear words. We encourage you to use our comment sections as a forum to debate files, news, etc., but please use proper adjectives to express yourself. We will not tolerate abuse upon another member or author.



When posting comments, you must follow these rules:
  1. No "Yay I got First Post!" posts, no exceptions and no matter what other content the post has!
  2. No Pornographic Material. Any sexually oriented imagery or links to such content will not be tolerated.
  3. No Warez or Illegal Software. This includes linking to software, posting about it, and suggesting to get it.
  4. No Cursing or Swear words. We encourage you to use our comment sections as a forum to debate files, news, etc., but please use proper adjectives to express yourself. We will not tolerate abuse upon another member or author.
  5. No Attacks / Retaliation of any kind against a member, or group of members.
  6. Please do not advertise for other sites or forums here.
  7. Maximum of 3 smileys per regular member.
The high interactivity of this site should be considered a luxury, not a right. If you cannot follow these simple rules, you can and will be warned or banned from the comments, site or the entire network for any period of time.
Now enjoy yourself and behave!



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