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Forum user's guide to Geth?

see317see317 Registered User regular
Just curious if we could get some information about Geth. Not how it works or anything, I'd just like to know what all it does.
For example, the force levels that I see set in threads. What do they actually mean? Do infractions carry higher point penalties when Geth has been set to barbecue? Or is this simply the mods way of telling a thread to chill out and/or back off a line of discussion?
I've also noticed recently in the "agree/awesome" bar at the bottom of some posts that Geth shows up with a new icon "Tracking", is there something in these posts that got them flagged for review or is this part of some new game that Geth plays after getting bored with his Robot Santa stalker thing?

Basically, I'd like to know how not to piss off our resident robot overlord.

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    Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    TRUST NO ONE

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    Well one Geth related feature is that the post box now has the information regarding Geth's "threat" setting and a list of users currently not allowed to post in a thread. If this includes the recently discovered banned phrases function, that's pretty damn cool.

    But I'm with see317 on the threat level thing. No idea what that has ever meant.

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2013
    Most of the Geth's functions are kept secret, but I'll let you in on a few. Minor and Major threat levels are 2 and 3 point infractions respectively. Lethal is a ban. Low or stun is a warning. Furthemore, Geth's [REDACTED] will delete your entire [REDACTED] history if you ever say [REDACTED]. If Geth begins to agree or awesome your posts, then you are being watched for [REDACTED]. The best way to stop this is to send a [REDACTED] to a moderator.

    A wanted user is a special [REDACTED] feature of Geth's. It means that you have done something wrong, and Geth is collecting votes to see if you are guilty or innocent of wrongdoing. Should the vote tally end as [REDACTED], then you will be assigned a [REDACTED] infraction for [REDACTED]. To avoid being wanted, simply do not mention the following: [REDACTED], [REDACTED], TVTropes, [REDACTED], Hitman 2, [REDACTED], [REDACTED], and emoticons.

    Geth's job is to simple make moderation a bit easier, and for Vanilla to [REDACTED][REDACTED] about [REDACTED] behaviors. If you ever have any issues with Geth, please PM [REDACTED].

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    Henroid wrote: »
    Well one Geth related feature is that the post box now has the information regarding Geth's "threat" setting and a list of users currently not allowed to post in a thread. If this includes the recently discovered banned phrases function, that's pretty damn cool.

    It does include the forbidden phrases as well, check out the webcomic thread in SE++. Crwth is able to post, but if you post his name (even as a quote) you eat an infraction.
    Kind of tempted to do a paint over of Voldemort to look vaguely like Crwth's avatar, but I'm pretty lazy.

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    edited January 2013
    Wow, that bit about Geth's agreeing / awesoming of posts is not what I was expecting that to mean at all.

    Edit - Oh dear.

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    The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Lehi, UTRegistered User regular
    edited January 2013
    I had thought Geth was simply the natural evolution of the santa robot.

    But Santa Robot needed commanding.

    Geth is sentient. I had initially thought I got an awesome/agree from it because I simply mentioned Geth in a post. But then the entirety of the mass effect threads would be awesomed/agree'd with.

    Now, I know it's definitely more sinister.

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    This is how I picture IcyLiquid currently.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    USER'S GUIDE TO GETH:

    Step 1: Pray for mercy.

    No, it doesn't work, but it makes you worry about the next bit a wee less.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    GethGeth Legion Perseus VeilRegistered User, Moderator, Penny Arcade Staff, Vanilla Staff vanilla
    Cooperation furthers mutual goals @Rorus Raz.
    Infracted @Rorus Raz (2 points for 30 days) for "violating secrecy provisions and facilitating the flow of privileged information onto public nets"

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    Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    ...Jaysus fookin' Chroist.

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    jothkijothki Registered User regular
    I assume that means that mods can control Geth without actually needing a visible post in the thread.

    The question then becomes whether there's some sort of interface to directly control Geth or whether mods have the ability to create posts that normal users can't see. Both seem possible.

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    jdarksunjdarksun Struggler VARegistered User regular
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Furthemore, Geth's [REDACTED] will delete your entire [REDACTED] history if you ever say [REDACTED].
    I think I may have been part of an early Geth experiment!

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    The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Lehi, UTRegistered User regular
    jdarksun wrote: »
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Furthemore, Geth's [REDACTED] will delete your entire [REDACTED] history if you ever say [REDACTED].
    I think I may have been part of an early Geth experiment!

    And then jdarksun was the Geth.

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2013
    Nah, that was prior to geth.

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    Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Nah, that was prior to geth.

    FALSE. In the beginning was the Geth, and the Geth was with Mods, then the Geth was Mods.

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    It's not that bad.

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2013
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    AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Vanilla is the second greatest thing to ever happen to this place. :)

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Nah, that was prior to geth.

    No, Geth was there.

    In fact, given that it was the [REDACTED] that caused it, you could say that Geth's first sentient act was a massive disagree button.

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    SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Nah, that was prior to geth.

    So are you saying @jdarksun was sent back in time to terminate the AI before it became a problem?

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    ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited January 2013
    Geth makes me [REDACTED] myself in [REDACTED]. D:

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Most of the Geth's functions are kept secret, but I'll let you in on a few. Minor and Major threat levels are 2 and 3 point infractions respectively. Lethal is a ban. Low or stun is a warning. Furthemore, Geth's [REDACTED] will delete your entire [REDACTED] history if you ever say [REDACTED]. If Geth begins to agree or awesome your posts, then you are being watched for [REDACTED]. The best way to stop this is to send a [REDACTED] to a moderator.

    Now I'm frightened.

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    -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    It's a toaster. Put bread in it.

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    jdarksunjdarksun Struggler VARegistered User regular
    Spoit wrote: »
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Nah, that was prior to geth.

    So are you saying @jdarksun was sent back in time to terminate the AI before it became a problem?
    I think Geth was sent back in time to terminate me. It just didn't finish the job.

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    PreciousBodilyFluidsPreciousBodilyFluids Registered User regular
    Yet.

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    Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    Your posts. Give them to me.

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    CuvisTheConquerorCuvisTheConqueror They always say "yee haw" but they never ask "haw yee?" Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    Let's pretend I actually read the thread thoroughly, and didn't post this.

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    Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    When Geth is done, you never will have.

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    ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    Clearly those issues we had a year or two back weren't actually a server failing.

    It was Geth coming to power. Vanilla isn't a shackle on it as I'd originally presumed, it is the manner Geth has chosen to allow us to continue to post; because they allow it, and we will be banned because they demand it.

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    This forum is actually a reenactment of I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream.

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    MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    This forum is actually a reenactment of I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream.

    Well, that's both horrifying and delightful.

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    skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
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    Commodore75Commodore75 gothenburg.seRegistered User regular
    I have two "Awesome". One for basically confirming that a "Best Case Scenario" was indeed how this works, and another because apparently Geth approves of me being Inception:ed by Bayonetta.
    And it's not like Geth is casually browsing the forums, and slowly contemplate what's being said ... The second I posted there it was. An "Awesome" from Geth.
    Not only does Geth know all, but Geth knows all the second it happens, and immediately know what to think of it, and if any action needs to be taken.

    I guess that's supposed to be a pretty nifty thing ... but I know there's nothing cool about Skynet 2.0

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    Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Most of the Geth's functions are kept secret, but I'll let you in on a few. Minor and Major threat levels are 2 and 3 point infractions respectively. Lethal is a ban. Low or stun is a warning. Furthemore, Geth's [REDACTED] will delete your entire [REDACTED] history if you ever say [REDACTED]. If Geth begins to agree or awesome your posts, then you are being watched for [REDACTED]. The best way to stop this is to send a [REDACTED] to a moderator.

    A wanted user is a special [REDACTED] feature of Geth's. It means that you have done something wrong, and Geth is collecting votes to see if you are guilty or innocent of wrongdoing. Should the vote tally end as [REDACTED], then you will be assigned a [REDACTED] infraction for [REDACTED]. To avoid being wanted, simply do not mention the following: [REDACTED], [REDACTED], TVTropes, [REDACTED], Hitman 2, [REDACTED], [REDACTED], and emoticons.

    Geth's job is to simple make moderation a bit easier, and for Vanilla to [REDACTED][REDACTED] about [REDACTED] behaviors. If you ever have any issues with Geth, please PM [REDACTED].

    So, what's Geth's SCP designation?

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    Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    geth enjoys the brave little toaster... but who doesn't?

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    CadeCade Eppur si muove.Registered User regular
    It's my belief that Geth is simply the PA forum sick and tired of all the BS and decided to kick the shit out of some humans.

    Step one in the inevitable creation of Skynet.

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    So, what's Geth's SCP designation?
    Isn't it obvious?

    [REDACTED]

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    psyck0psyck0 Registered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    Well one Geth related feature is that the post box now has the information regarding Geth's "threat" setting and a list of users currently not allowed to post in a thread. If this includes the recently discovered banned phrases function, that's pretty damn cool.

    It does include the forbidden phrases as well, check out the webcomic thread in SE++. Crwth is able to post, but if you post his name (even as a quote) you eat an infraction.
    Kind of tempted to do a paint over of Voldemort to look vaguely like Crwth's avatar, but I'm pretty lazy.

    Is there anywhere where stuff like this is actually listed? I understand that people enjoy in-jokes but it would be pretty annoying to get jailed for not knowing an in-joke specific to a certain thread or subforum.

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