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#1 Posted by verbtex (8536 posts) -

@verbtex said:

The new moderation history is a lot less detailed than the old form of a moderation history.

But since the site redesign has occured, I have nothing on my slate.

I had a warning for calling someone a fanboy, one warning for a bump of a topic, and one other warning for an infraction that I don't remember.

I rememeber the good ol' days where you were moderated for pointing out that someone was trolling, or if you mentioned weed. Or if you even acknowledged the existence of emulation.

I remember issuing lot of those warnings as well, although I thought I was a little more lighthanded in mild cases. I preferred to send messages of warning instead of putting one in your moderation history.

#2 Posted by verbtex (8536 posts) -

Although the moderators tend to have a quicker way to reach the staff of GameSpot, we do not deal with technical issues. I believe this thread would be better suited for Bug Reporting & Feedback.

As such, I will move this thread there.

#3 Posted by verbtex (8536 posts) -

The new moderation history is a lot less detailed than the old form of a moderation history.

But since the site redesign has occured, I have nothing on my slate.

I had a warning for calling someone a fanboy, one warning for a bump of a topic, and one other warning for an infraction that I don't remember.

#4 Posted by verbtex (8536 posts) -

@verbtex said:

@Bigboi500 said:

System Wars board is total garbage, but it's the only active place on the whole website. Needs better rules. At least make people think you're trying to fix the problems there.?

What suggestions do you have to make the board better?

Why have moderators there if they don't do much policing? I get called all kinds of vile names there, but if I report all the insults I get karma banned for a day. That's just dumb. The posts might get removed if they're bad enough, but no penalty to the abusers at all.

Mods have a lot of power to cherry pick comments they don't like from users they don't like and moderate them, but the process has no standards to go by, so if a favored user insults someone they'll likely get away with it while others who fire the same shots back might get a warning or moderation. Several of the mods are ardent fanboys who don't even try to hide their personal bias. One in particular doesn't like me and mods me every chance he gets over petty nonsense. How am I supposed to defend myself if others can attack me with no penalty, but the moment I engage them I get slammed? Stuff like that reeks of petty politics and personal grudges, abuses of power etc.

Either start enforcing some sort of standardized rules or make the place a free-for-all.

Stop allowing unrelated blog threads that have zero to do with systems. Again, a popular user gets away with much more than someone who is disliked or unnoticed.

I've been here a long time so I know who most of the vet mods and users are, and I see advertisements for their personal websites in threads that receive special treatment, like stickies just for them. Stuff like that just oozes conflict of interest, as far as equal treatment of posters are concerned.

You guys always ask me how to make SW a better place, but numerous times I've offered feedback, quality feedback from a veteran poster, but it always gets thrown aside. Seems like you guys just ask to pacify complaints with no intention of actually listening to educated suggestions.

I know I personally am guilty of being pretty lame recently in terms of moderating and policing the place.

If you are karma banned, you should be able to message the mods to have us reset your karma. The penalty system is different with the site redesign.

If you feel that a moderator is abusing their power, or is unfairly moderating you, you should talk to an administrator. They take those cases pretty seriously.

If you have suggestions that be added to the survival guide, PLEASE make a thread here in feedback, I will consider it, and if I can, bring it up with the other mods for admin approval so that the rules can be changed.

Blog threads should be locked, please continue to report them.

If you feel a moderator is creating a conflict of interest, talk to an administrator. I have no power over that.

I take most suggestions pretty seriously. Granted I'm not always around like I used to be in 2011-2012, I'm still supporting the System Wars community.

#5 Posted by verbtex (8536 posts) -

System Wars board is total garbage, but it's the only active place on the whole website. Needs better rules. At least make people think you're trying to fix the problems there.?

What suggestions do you have to make the board better?

#6 Posted by verbtex (8536 posts) -

If you really don't like System Wars, I would recommend just avoiding the board all together.

#7 Posted by verbtex (8536 posts) -
#8 Posted by verbtex (8536 posts) -

The System Wars fanboyish attitude needs to go away. I think throwing that forum out the window would help in that regard. There really isn't a reason to be dicks to people when debating things and that's all I see coming out of that forum.

System Wars' main intention is to make GGD much more pleasant for those who choose not to play fanboy games. Did you want that back in GGD? That would be the effect of closing System Wars.

And if we didn't allow that kind of traffic in GGD and didn't give them their own forum, we would be locking about half the topics in GGD. Typically spekaing, the best way to promote discussion is to not lock half the topics.

#9 Edited by verbtex (8536 posts) -

I for one will not use that part of the forum anymore and I think the sooner you get rid of it the happier and funner this site will be.

System Wars is actually my favorite part of the site.

The rule is to not take it too seriously.

#10 Posted by verbtex (8536 posts) -

When I look back at how I acted when I was 18 years old, and think about how he could have owned a gun, I get very scared.