Pushing the limits on TGP

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Brian Scherzer, Dec 16, 2014.


  1. Brian Scherzer

    Brian Scherzer Staff Member

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    It's really tough to save people from themselves. We have long had a rule (like from the very beginning of TGP!) that we don't allow discussion of politics or religion because every time we had tried, members began hating on each other. It has been VERY difficult to ignore a recent major increase in people starting threads in the Pub that are easily predicted to go into forbidden territory. For the past few days we have gotten more and more reported posts about these Pub topics and we tried to warn people or we locked threads. It really hasn't worked and we're getting worn out. At least two suspensions were earned today and, if folks choose not to control themselves, you can bet that more suspensions or bans will be coming. Trying to be nice to people, especially around holidays, is what we would prefer. It's really not that hard to NOT post things that are going to create problems. I guess that it's your choice to make but don't complain about the results.
     
  2. 9fingers

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    Keep up the great work Brian! Thanks. We prefer it civil and come here to discuss, well, GEAR!.
     
  3. ShredSquatch

    ShredSquatch Conspiracy Experience Director & Stunt Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    jamess Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks Mods! I appreciate all the work you do to keep this place civil.
     
  5. DGTCrazy

    DGTCrazy Moderator de Emporio Staff Member

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    Well said Brian.
     
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    I wouldn't want to be a mod here even if it was a paying job.

    Thanks for the patience and good work guys.
     
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    Man, can I relate to that.
     
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    We love you, man.
     
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    Having been an admin at another (much smaller) gear-related forum, I know full well it can be a total pain in the ass. Thanks for all you do to keep it civil around here.
     
  11. chrisr777

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    The key word here being "flushed."
     
  12. jb4674

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    Brian, just as a friendly observation, I think that if the rules were laxed a bit more, the spike in suspensions/warnings would decrease.
     
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  13. Killcrop

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    I would ditch the pub. Make it a gear page.
     
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  14. TheGuildedAge

    TheGuildedAge Supporting Member

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    I actually feel the opposite.

    It's one thing to disagree or have some tension, but some people here, despite numerous suspensions, warnings, etc. still treat other members like ****, insist on posting things they know are just outside the rules, post things on topics just to get a rise, and so forth.

    I would like to see a heavier hand with those types of posters.
     
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  15. michael.e

    michael.e Supporting Member

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    Just like regular society..
    Give a mile, and extra mile will be taken.

    I say cull the herd if some are blatant about starting crap. No warnings, no extra time wasted on your part.



    Thanks for the work guys.
     
  16. The_Whale

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    please stop being nice.

    suspensions/bans for the trouble makers is preferable to locked/deleted threads.

    jmho
     
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  17. The_Whale

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    :agree
     
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  18. zekmoe

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    I appreciate and understand the effort. I really though don't know where the line is drawn. Just curious, were any of the suspensions levied against the guy who lost his father to natural causes, and then proceeded to blast his religious beliefs within the confines of the responses? I personally had to resist engaging and possibly drawing the violation myself.
     
  19. jhc

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    This.

    Some threads are just ripe for abuse, but it really seems like many otherwise useful threads are being locked or deleted just because one idiot comes in and blatantly brings up forbidden topics.
     
  20. RussB

    RussB low rent hobbyist Silver Supporting Member

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    It appears to ME that over time, TGP has become more volatile. People have slowly lost their sense of restraint. Many seem to be looking for a "fight" no matter whats posted.

    Maybe TGP, with the Pub in particular has jumped the shark?
     

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