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Letters to Dan (AKA understanding the moderated post approval system)

Discussion in 'Participation Awards' started by DarkUnderlord, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. DarkUnderlord Bringing that old Raptor magic. Dumbfuck

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    This thread is now about FemShep's ass wobble.
     
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  2. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    And I remember some peeps saying we need an IQ test to register, or some sort of RPG lore quiz. I don't think they'd ever have guessed that the simple moderation process would be enough of a test.
     
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  3. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    DU, stopping decline, one newfag at a time. :salute:
     
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  4. DarkUnderlord Bringing that old Raptor magic. Dumbfuck

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    Guys, can you slow down the LOL Bioware thread? It's moving too fast for the new guys.
     
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  5. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator Patron

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    We could move it to GD, which quite honestly is where it belongs. Or retardo. There really is no discussion going on in it.
     
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  6. Think big! Smoking Dicks

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    Holy shit I'm glad I pulled out of that thread when I did.
     
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  7. gromit Arcane

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    This keeps coming up, but it strikes me as a terrible idea. So many of our good-to-middling members first come here because they're sick of well-polished turds, and dutifully report for re-education. Likewise, there are plenty of folk whose rote memory of c64 games utterly dwarfs any insight they could provide.
     
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  8. Crispy LG4lyfe Undisputed Queen of Faggotry

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    Wait, female Shepard's ass wobbles ?
     
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  9. fizzelopeguss Arcane

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    This butthurt over approval provides more quality lulz than anhaira, prosper and bryce ever did.

    An outstanding addition to the forum DU.
     
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  10. Average Manatee Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    We could have a multi-faceted test to represent the multiple personalities of the codex. Question A. deals with obscure RPG lore, requiring rote memorization of a game manual from the 90s. Question B. can display pictures of MCA and ask the user if they would hit it. Question C. will allow the user the supply 100 images of them LPing something.

    Seriously though, the current system is probably the most effective assuming mods aren't overwhelmed combing through the mountain of shit every day. Trial by fire and all that. The barrier to entry must be pretty damn low for all of my early posts to have been approved almost within minutes.
     
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  11. villain of the story Arcane

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    There is a better solution without burdening the staff. Whenever someone registers, randomly assign one of the old posters (current minus a year) to the new member. The old poster will have the authority to approve posts of this new member but is also responsible for the quality of the new member. So if the new members is posting shit and the old poster approves shit, let DU/staff deal with both accordingly in public. For teh lulz. This will provide a never-ending cycle of teh lulz.
     
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  12. treave Arcane Patron

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    Didn't denizsi suggest something like this before? At least I think it was him/her.

    Or am I behind on my alt-knowledge?
     
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  13. villain of the story Arcane

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    No idea, if he/she/it has, I haven't seen it.
     
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  14. DarkUnderlord Bringing that old Raptor magic. Dumbfuck

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    Yeah, it's what denizsi's suggested before. Should be a thread in Site Feedback a couple of months ago from it with the idea.
     
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  15. treave Arcane Patron

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  16. Spectacle Arcane

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    This is a valid point though, the approved posts should appear at the end of the thread. It will just get confusing if posts can randomly appear in the middle of a thread, possibly breaking context if the post below was directly replying to the one above, without quoting.

    DAT ASS EFFECT
     
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  17. DarkUnderlord Bringing that old Raptor magic. Dumbfuck

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    If a thread is moving so fast that a new user's "lol" post gets lost, I don't really see the problem. And given it's only for the first few posts for a user, it's not a major issue as if it's a half-decent post, anything they quote will alert the quotee as per normal once it's approved.
     
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  18. Spectacle Arcane

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    I was thinking about situations like these:

    which can become:

    Then again, this won't happen that often, and could be worth it for the lulz potential. :)
     
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  19. DwarvenFood Arcane Patron

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    Don't move threads at random again mang :( if anything, it shouyld be in cRPGd
     
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  20. raw Turbo Chad Patron

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    The obvious solution to these situations is to not approve the post. :hero:
     
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  21. Wyrmlord Arcane

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    Thank you for the confirmation.

    I don't know what made a nice easygoing Turk like him so mean.
     
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  22. Derper Liturgist

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    Which thread are you talking about?
     
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  23. villain of the story Arcane

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    Tsk, tsk, tsk, you don't ever learn, do you Derper? He was being INTENTIONALLY AMBIGUOUS! You can't win with Dicksmoker! He will Ambigueese your ass!
     
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  24. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    I also suspected as much when I noticed they both share the same opinions on Darklands/Daggerfall/stealth in Jagged Alliance 2/Obsidian in general. Plus the attitude, but lots of people have that.
     
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  25. villain of the story Arcane

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    :lol:
     
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