Is GameSpot's moderators to strict?

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#1 Failed2Live
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I just think anytime someone gets offended they report it to the Mods and the topic either gets shut down or the comment removed.
I just feel it's kind of ridiculous seeing as this is the real world and people are gonna say what they want to say.
This isn't a bash fest it's just I feel we should be able to object to what we are being accused of instead of it just saying "You've been reported due to violations"
Someone is always going to get offended.

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#2 GhoX
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This forum is G-rated I think.
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#3 scorch-62
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No, they aren't. People just don't realize that they accommodate the site as if everyone here were the minimum age of 13.
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#4 Solid_Tango
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They are some times
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#5 LJS9502_basic
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Why do you want to insult and offend people?
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#6 racing1750
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I think the mods do their job just fine.
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#7 rawsavon
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Obviously not when it comes to grammar...
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#8 Flamecommando
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I think they do alright 99% of the time. =-)

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#9 spazzx625
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If you want be a jerk in the real world, go right ahead...Just don't do it here.
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Obviously not when it comes to grammar...rawsavon
i have no , idea what your getting at.
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#11 rawsavon
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[QUOTE="rawsavon"]Obviously not when it comes to grammar...dave123321
i have no , idea what your getting at.

Ops...mine misteak
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#12 mirriorman
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i dont think so

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If you want be a jerk in the real world, go right ahead...Just don't do it here. spazzx625


I didn't say I wanted to be a jerk, I'm stating that people are always gonna get offended at one thing or another regardless if it is or isn't meant to be offensive.

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#14 Atmanix
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[QUOTE="dave123321"][QUOTE="rawsavon"]Obviously not when it comes to grammar...rawsavon
i have no , idea what your getting at.

Ops...mine misteak

I c wut u did their

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#15 Shiggums
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I don't think they is

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#16 Explode50
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I wouldn't know, only been here for a short time.

But I have been given at least 2 violations since I made this account.

I think both for not completely censoring words, I thought that was ridiculous but at least they didn't ban me.

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#17 Brainkiller05
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I find often the punishment doesn't fit the crime and that's because of the weird way the system works, i get put back a whole level no matter how bad the crime is. Also if what you say could possibly be twisted and then could possibly offend the most easily offended person in the world = 3 day suspension and put a level down. :oops: it's practically unavoidable
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#18 Failed2Live
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I find often the punishment doesn't fit the crime and that's because of the weird way the system works, i get put back a whole level no matter how bad the crime is. Also if what you say could possibly be twisted and then could possibly offend the most easily offended person in the world = 3 day suspension and put a level down. :oops: it's practically unavoidableBrainkiller05


That's what I mean.

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[QUOTE="spazzx625"]If you want be a jerk in the real world, go right ahead...Just don't do it here. Failed2Live



I didn't say I wanted to be a jerk, I'm stating that people are always gonna get offended at one thing or another regardless if it is or isn't meant to be offensive.

Yeah, that's inevitable on a social medium.

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#20 MattUD1
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No, not at all.
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#21 Explode50
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[QUOTE="Failed2Live"]


[QUOTE="spazzx625"]If you want be a jerk in the real world, go right ahead...Just don't do it here. spazzx625



I didn't say I wanted to be a jerk, I'm stating that people are always gonna get offended at one thing or another regardless if it is or isn't meant to be offensive.

Yeah, that's inevitable on a social medium.

What if I said I had a bomb under my shirt.

Would anyone be....offended :D ?

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GS mods=Worse than Hitler and Stalin combined.

Dystopian-X
You know how two ugly people often have a beautiful kid...would Hitler and Stalin produce a Christ-like child...hmmm?
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#24 Atmanix
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[QUOTE="Dystopian-X"]

GS mods=Worse than Hitler and Stalin combined.

rawsavon

You know how two ugly people often have a beautiful kid...would Hitler and Stalin produce a Christ-like child...hmmm?

It would rebel against its parents and become the most liberal moderator of all time. Racism for everyone!

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#25 spazzx625
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[QUOTE="Dystopian-X"]

GS mods=Worse than Hitler and Stalin combined.

rawsavon
You know how two ugly people often have a beautiful kid...would Hitler and Stalin produce a Christ-like child...hmmm?

Yeah...Two wrongs can make something oh-so right... 8)
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[QUOTE="rawsavon"][QUOTE="Dystopian-X"]

GS mods=Worse than Hitler and Stalin combined.

Dystopian-X

You know how two ugly people often have a beautiful kid...would Hitler and Stalin produce a Christ-like child...hmmm?

Probably him would be the result.

So? We have nazi mods? Damn, that's so frekin awesome...

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#28 LoseEagles1245
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Yes, they are. OT should be like Teh Vesti :D

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#29 Explode50
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I'm warning you guys...

I'll do it.

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#30 Darksonic666
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yeah they kind of are. Once I got a warning from them about a bad review I did kind of stupid if you ask me :|

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#31 LZ71
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No. Truthfully, the mods make this site a nice place to come to. They keep it in order. The day this site ceases to have mods, is the day I stop coming here.
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#32 Evil_Saluki
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The only popular forum that lets you let rip that I know of is VampireFreaks, which I used to use for music and art information, also some of the photography and custom outfits the people come up with are fantastic. Due to the nature of VampireFreaks they have to let their users give off a bit of attitude. Gamespot is about the only good games information webpage i know of. IGN smells. I can understand why they keep a tight leash here because it's not the time and the place for U-tube like comments.

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#33 iowastate
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The Moderators enforce the Terms of Use.

The only people who think they are too strict are those who can't seem to follow the rules here.

We all have to follow the same set of regulations that we agreed to when we made our profiles, even the mods.

if you treat everyone with common decency they are expected to treat you with politeness in return.

in other words the main rule of this site is:

Play nice:lol:

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#34 needled24-7
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i don't think the moderators are too strict, i think some people use the "report abuse" option too much.

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#35 TaCoDuDe
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Not really. This place is way better than most internet forums.

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#36 tsduv21
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No, I don't think so. You agreed to the rules, now stick to them. It's not like they are unreasonable. There are plenty of other sites where you can go and act like a jerk. ;)
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#37 SpaceMoose
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I find mostly only the one with the wrestling avatar is too strict. It seems like most of the time when I get some rather nonsensical moderation, he is on. His name escapes me at the moment.

Wrestling, LOL...

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#38 LJS9502_basic
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I find mostly only the one with the wrestling avatar is too strict. It seems like most of the time when I get some rather nonsensical moderation, he is on. His name escapes me at the moment.

Wrestling, LOL...

SpaceMoose

SolidRuss....he's okay. And you can't always say it's the mod that's on that does the moderating. You could have been reported and in the queue and then it's anyone's guess who did it.

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#39 deactivated-5f1dda6571ed7
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The only popular forum that lets you let rip that I know of is VampireFreaks, which I used to use for music and art information, also some of the photography and custom outfits the people come up with are fantastic. Due to the nature of VampireFreaks they have to let their users give off a bit of attitude. Gamespot is about the only good games information webpage i know of. IGN smells. I can understand why they keep a tight leash here because it's not the time and the place for U-tube like comments.

Evil_Saluki
funny you say that, i find most popular forums allow ripping while gamespot is the exception. i got modded once for telling someone to read a book bahah, that would never happen on any other forum
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#40 Brainkiller05
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I'm not angry at the mods I'm angry at the automatic points system
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#41 spazzx625
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[QUOTE="SpaceMoose"]

I find mostly only the one with the wrestling avatar is too strict. It seems like most of the time when I get some rather nonsensical moderation, he is on. His name escapes me at the moment.

Wrestling, LOL...

LJS9502_basic
Solid_Russ....he's okay. And you can't always say it's the mod that's on the does the moderating. You could have been reported and in the queue and then it's anyone's guess who did it.

Very true. We like slinking around the shadows and such... Don't hold anything against solidruss...Of your past 8 or so (I grew bored of checking) moderations, he has had nothing to do with any of them.
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#42 rawsavon
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Very true. We like slinking around the shadows and such... spazzx625
Lucky for me, you are the mod that is 'on' the most while I am. hmmm...wait a minute...*puts two and two together*...that means all my moder... :x :evil: :x
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[QUOTE="spazzx625"]Very true. We like slinking around the shadows and such... rawsavon
Lucky for me, you are the mod that is 'on' the most while I am. hmmm...wait a minute...*puts two and two together*...that means all my moder... :x :evil: :x

I...Uh...He...They... *mods you and runs*
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#44 lordreaven
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If you want be a jerk in the real world, go right ahead...Just don't do it here. spazzx625
Already do, my actual nickname my friends give me is A******, i'm serious. But thats real life, i have manners in forums (somewhat). And i get much better disscusions in these forums than in real life.
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#45 Hali_Strikes
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I think they do, only because i was trying to spell class as in classroom and they censored it- I think cause it has the A word in it.

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#46 rawsavon
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I think they do, only because i was trying to spell class as in classroom and they censored it- I think cause it has the A word in it.

Hali_Strikes
That is the system...not the mods...it has to do with HTML stuff...nothing more :)
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#47 spazzx625
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[QUOTE="Hali_Strikes"]

I think they do, only because i was trying to spell class as in classroom and they censored it- I think cause it has the A word in it.

rawsavon

That is the system...not the mods...it has to do with HTML stuff...nothing more :)

Yup. We don't have the capability to do live censoring...

Yet...*shifty eyes*

EDIT: To elaborate on the original issue instead of just being a smartass..."class" and "style" are both censored when used in conjunction with any type of bbcode or html in a post. It's a way of preventing expoits.

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#48 lordreaven
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[QUOTE="rawsavon"][QUOTE="Hali_Strikes"]

I think they do, only because i was trying to spell class as in classroom and they censored it- I think cause it has the A word in it.

spazzx625
That is the system...not the mods...it has to do with HTML stuff...nothing more :)

Yup. We don't have the capability to do live censoring... Yet...*shifty eyes*

Be careful of this guy, he has a Conan sig. He might be dangouris, or a mastermind, or....uh...something.
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#49 Hali_Strikes
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well if they html censoring why do we need a report button? Thats what I mean. I think most should be censored but I like to read my **** swearwords

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#50 LJS9502_basic
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I think they do, only because i was trying to spell class as in classroom and they censored it- I think cause it has the A word in it.

Hali_Strikes

That's not a moderation. It automatically senses it because of exploits.