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PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
What if a link were added to each post that said "Report this post to a mod" and then when you clicked it, it checked if there were anyone online in the appropriate mod group to pm, failing that, any mods, then admins, then deputies, and it'd auto-populate a PM containing the appropriate recipient and a link to the thread page in question. Then you'd just fill out what you think is worthy of attention (goatse, whatever) and the details of whoever you're ratting on, and then you could send it.

It'd make it easier than ever before to be a snitch.

IT'S GOT ME REACHING IN MY POCKET IT'S GOT ME FORKING OVER CASH
CUZ THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE AND IT'S GIVING ME A RASH
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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited June 2004
    That'd be heavily abused. Also, isn't that why Ramius did the deputy thing?

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  • A duck!A duck! Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited June 2004
    We used to have it on the old forums, but I don't know what happened to it. It's been mentioned a few times, but I think it's something that's put on the queue list and then forgotten about when Ramius gets totally trashed and makes a new forum.

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  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2004
    That'd be heavily abused. Also, isn't that why Ramius did the deputy thing?

    Anyone who abuses it and pisses off a mod/admin/deputy depending on who's online gets jailed and BAMF! It's gone along with the Quote button.

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    CUZ THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE AND IT'S GIVING ME A RASH
  • FerryFerry Registered User
    edited June 2004
    God you people are fucking lazy. How hard is it to check what mods are on and copy paste a url?

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  • SmasherSmasher Starting to get dizzy Registered User regular
    edited June 2004
    Well, the mods don't always have the 'show as available' (or whatever) option checked, so they won't necessarily show up in the online users thing.

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  • futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2004
    everyone seems to always forget about the icon_pm.gif when trouble's a brew'n

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  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2004
    futility wrote:
    everyone seems to always forget about the icon_pm.gif when trouble's a brew'n

    This is the thing. People never bother to PM, they just bitch and moan. We just recently had a thread created HERE that proves this. This way, all they'd do is click the link, type up a quick summary, and click submit.

    It'd be no different from a PM except that it'd be more convenient, and allow PM's to be routed to the best available person to handle it, and it could even be set so that mods not appearing as available would be PM'd as well.

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    CUZ THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE AND IT'S GIVING ME A RASH
  • FerryFerry Registered User
    edited June 2004
    If they dont care enough to send off a fucking PM then they must not care about the problem that much either.

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  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2004
    Ferreous wrote:
    If they dont care enough to send off a fucking PM then they must not care about the problem that much either.


    Is it impossible for you to stop to comprehend something after you've read it and before you reply to it? Because it seems that way.

    http://www.penny-arcade.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=64579

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    CUZ THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE AND IT'S GIVING ME A RASH
  • FerryFerry Registered User
    edited June 2004
    So wait, because someone does something retarded, the mods should implement a overly contrived and superflous feature?

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  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2004
    Ferreous wrote:
    So wait, because someone does something retarded, the mods should implement a overly contrived and superflous feature?

    Look, we could tell by your nick that you're proud of your mad thesaurus skills. You don't need to keep on knocking our socks off with incredible displays of synonymity.

    That aside, I like how you're really just here to piss on an idea and have nothing at all of substance to say other than "that's too much work" on behalf of someone else. If it's too much work, the admins can say "fuck off, that's too much work, by the way you've got a tight ass" without your help.

    Ooh, and in case you didn't catch it: fuck off.

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    CUZ THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE AND IT'S GIVING ME A RASH
  • FerryFerry Registered User
    edited June 2004
    I'm saying its unnecessary. The same thing can be accomplished without anyone having to tamper with code or make an easily abused feature. If you really care enough about a problem, then you can PM a mod. If one isnt on, then nothings going to happen till one is, and no code can predict which mods are going to be on next, so unless it mass sends to all mods, it will be no better than a PM

    Edit: and if it did mass send to all mods, it would just serve to annoy all but one of them.

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  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2004
    Ferreous wrote:
    I'm saying its unnecessary. The same thing can be accomplished without anyone having to tamper with code or make an easily abused feature. If you really care enough about a problem, then you can PM a mod. If one isnt on, then nothings going to happen till one is, and no code can predict which mods are going to be on next, so unless it mass sends to all mods, it will be no better than a PM

    Edit: and if it did mass send to all mods, it would just serve to annoy all but one of them.

    So my theory regarding you, reading comprehension and posting was in fact correct. Wonderful.

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    CUZ THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE AND IT'S GIVING ME A RASH
  • OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2004
    On every other forum I've seen that has something like that the mods get spammed becuase people click it for stuff that the mods would let be.

    I get the occassional PM or IM when stuff needs attending to. I don't browse every thread. I have no intention of doing so. If something bothers you, PM a mod. It's realy not that hard.

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  • FerryFerry Registered User
    edited June 2004
    Oh I comprehend your point, its just stupid.

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  • Johnny SmashJohnny Smash Tucson, AZRegistered User regular
    edited June 2004
    I think we should have a button that sends a pm to a random person. these are the issues i care about

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  • OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2004
    I think we should have a button that sends a pm to a random person. these are the issues i care about

    Yes.

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  • WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    edited June 2004
    back at m2 no one abused the report post button. hell, it was rarely ever used. but when it was, it was actually helpful. i fully support bringing it back.

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2004
    back at m2 no one abused the report post button. hell, it was rarely ever used. but when it was, it was actually helpful. i fully support bringing it back.

    And any abuse should lead to jailing. Or it being taken away from them. Or something like that.

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  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2004
    Ferreous wrote:
    Oh I comprehend your point, its just stupid.

    No, you clearly do not and obviously have no place calling anything stupid.

    As I said,
    Pheezer wrote:
    What if a link were added to each post that said "Report this post to a mod" and then when you clicked it, it checked if there were anyone online in the appropriate mod group to pm, failing that, any mods, then admins, then deputies, and it'd auto-populate a PM containing the appropriate recipient and a link to the thread page in question.

    It was also brought up that...
    Smasher wrote:
    Well, the mods don't always have the 'show as available' (or whatever) option checked, so they won't necessarily show up in the online users thing.

    and this brings up an interesting benefit for such a system, ie:
    Pheezer wrote:
    it could even be set so that mods not appearing as available would be PM'd as well.

    to which you said
    The same thing can be accomplished without anyone having to tamper with code or make an easily abused feature. If you really care enough about a problem, then you can PM a mod. If one isnt on, then nothings going to happen till one is, and no code can predict which mods are going to be on next, so unless it mass sends to all mods, it will be no better than a PM

    Which indicates you really don't understand what I was suggesting, which proves my theory that it's impossible for you to attempt to understand what I'm saying before you reply to it.

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    CUZ THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE AND IT'S GIVING ME A RASH
  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited June 2004
    Ill take it into consideration...

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