System Wars is even worse now (didn't think that was possible).

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#1 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

As if the constant re-spawning fanboy troll accounts wasn't bad enough, now we have an infiltration of Microsoft and Sony PR advertising posters taking over the place. This isn't just speculation either, as I've talked to a mod about him catching one.

Now I realize this isn't some problem that can be dealt with swiftly, but something needs to be done about this because SW is turning into a haven for company commercials. It seems that level 10 thread creation requirements isn't cutting it anymore. A user can be level 10 in a matter of days with the current level up system in place. If the pre-requisite to make posts was raised to level 20 it would eliminate not only fanboy spam, but deter company-paid propagandists from even bothering to sign up. This is happening on other GS boards as well.

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#2 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -
I wish we were able to sticky an improvements thread and get some thoughts in; after one came up recently, it seemed like a great idea. Unfortunately, it got locked, so I PM'd Wasdie since he locked it. He actually has some initiative in trying to make SW better.
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#3 Posted by super600 (32406 posts) -

I feel the same way to. It's starting to get annoying. I know the users that are doing this.I also don't ike how it is okay to harass others now.

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#4 Posted by JP_ (12875 posts) -
I am sure the Moderators are getting orders from Staff to deal with this problem sooner or later and get this Dilemma out of the freakin Way
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#5 Posted by CaseyWegner (70104 posts) -

As if the constant re-spawning fanboy troll accounts wasn't bad enough, now we have an infiltration of Microsoft and Sony PR advertising posters taking over the place. This isn't just speculation either, as I've talked to a mod about him catching one.

Now I realize this isn't some problem that can be dealt with swiftly, but something needs to be done about this because SW is turning into a haven for company commercials. It seems that level 10 thread creation requirements isn't cutting it anymore. A user can be level 10 in a matter of days with the current level up system in place. If the pre-requisite to make posts was raised to level 20 it would eliminate not only fanboy spam, but deter company-paid propagandists from even bothering to sign up. This is happening on other GS boards as well.

Bigboi500

we don't even need a level requirement. we need to have the mods be able to do something about the behavior that prompted the rule in the first place since there's no automated system. there's nothing stopping people from making threads.

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#6 Posted by Asagea_888 (429 posts) -

I also don't ike how it is okay to harass others now.

super600

That was one of the big issues I had with the TOU revision, and why I didn't agree with it.  Because of this, System Wars has become more toxic than its ever been.

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#7 Posted by verbtex (9031 posts) -

Reporting them and not responding to them (and encouraging other people to not respond to those accounts) is probably the best way to get rid of them. 

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#8 Posted by super600 (32406 posts) -

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I also don't ike how it is okay to harass others now.

Asagea_888

That was one of the big issues I had with the TOU revision, and why I didn't agree with it.  Because of this, System Wars has become more toxic than its ever been.

You can still be modded if you harass people. People just need to notify the mods/admins when this happens by PM'ing them or reporting the user.