[2016-06-11] Crackdown on rudeness

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Brett H wrote:
Where does one find their “score”?

Left column, under the “User Menu” section.

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Why , oh why is there not a sarcasm font ?
The internet needs a sarcasm font .

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Be nice .

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Just copied another too-long post to my note pad so’s not to post it. I’ve stashed my soap box for now as it seems to be time for something completely different. Which emoji(s) do you use for sarcasm? Facepalm Silly

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Brett H wrote:
Where does one find their “score”?

On this page mine just happened to be alongside this post of yours.

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If some one can not tell they are being rude! I will word this nicely! lol they are being a silly billy! We should tell them to. get on ya bike mike! lol

Meh small minded people always have a point to prove be happy with your self. What kind of life are you living if your not happy and you always have taunt some one else?

(I am not a member of CPF but an Australian forum that i frequent Ozbargain i talk to other people that have the same hobby from CPF and i get the feeling that they have to whip out names of thousands of dollars of flashlights to prove a point? I have more respect for some one that builds a light the way they like it. instead of telling me you have a Vihn light worth 400 dollars i really don’t care.) I have only met a few people on here like that but they are also member of CPF Facepalm ) I just added that because i find that attitude rude! But they could always swing this around on me because i am being rude about them being rude hahahaha inception any one?

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Wherever you go there are some who really don’t belong there. This seems to be good medicine for dealing with that. And the problem has grown huge everywhere, not just here.

Ham Radio is one of the very few things left mostly to itself for regulation of operations. It has also gone downhill fast. One of the things in the good operators creed of Ham radio is: You never say or do anything which may lessen someone else’s enjoyment of the hobby
I try to take that to heart and apply it everywhere as it is a truly good lesson.

Let there be dissent, let there be debate, but leave the bashing and spite behind, then rise above those who will bring an end to themselves with the conflict they create.

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You should hear the cb radio repeaters here they are so bad people arguing and making threats and people driving around trying to find other people swearing and being racists. But ham radio is more strict seeing as it is licensed only network. Here you can use cb radio up to 5 watts.

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Hoop wrote:
I have a feeling that the same people that the rude button was created to deal with are going to be the same people who use it the most.

+1

I think this button is ripe for abuse, but what do I know?

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cone wrote:
Hoop wrote:
I have a feeling that the same people that the rude button was created to deal with are going to be the same people who use it the most.

+1

I think this button is ripe for abuse, but what do I know?


Possibly. But it’s also very easy for me to see who is abusing it and to permanently ban those users. So a warning to the wise: if you value your account on BLF, please don’t try to game the system.

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I don’t know why there is so much fear around ‘abuse’ of this feature. It doesn’t ban anyone, it just brings SB’s attention. I think we are all agreed SB does a good job of moderating.

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Joshk wrote:
I think we are all agreed SB does a good job of moderating.

I doubt there are dissenting opinions on this score. SB has alway been a gracious and fair host, no doubt.

However, it has been my experience, both online and in real life, that the bullies are the first to complain about other people’s behavior. For example, the first one to the principal’s office is often presumed to be the victim. I’m sure anyone with grade school aged kids has seem this play out in RL.

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cone wrote:
Joshk wrote:
I think we are all agreed SB does a good job of moderating.
I doubt there are dissenting opinions on this score. SB has alway been a gracious and fair host, no doubt. However, it has been my experience, both online and in real life, that the bullies are the first to complain about other people's behavior. For example, the first one to the principal's office is often presumed to be the victim. I'm sure anyone with grade school aged kids has seem this play out in RL.

Amen to that brother!!

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Joshk wrote:
I think we are all agreed SB does a good job of moderating.
Nuh-UHHH! You’re just wrong!

(JK, JK!!! JUST KIDDING, JOSHK!!!)

I actually didn’t want to just say “ditto” again, on the finest flashlight forum on Earth.

Because I (for one of a whole lot of ‘many’) agree with you 110%, wholeheartedly, unabashedly, unashamedly completely. And I’m glad you said it! Except I’d want to work the word “AWESOME” in there somewhere.

But that’s just me. And you know how Dim I can be…

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Bort wrote:
Brett H wrote:
Where does one find their “score”?

Here are a few places:
http://www.consumerfinance.gov/askcfpb/316/where-can-i-get-my-credit-sco...
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/scores

I’m glad there is no sarcasm button, i’d be banned already LOL

Haha, thanks I’ll check those “scores” out.

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EyeballFryer wrote:
Brett H wrote:
Where does one find their “score”?

Left column, under the “User Menu” section.

Thanks!

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cone wrote:
Hoop wrote:
I have a feeling that the same people that the rude button was created to deal with are going to be the same people who use it the most.

+1

I think this button is ripe for abuse, but what do I know?


Possibly. But it’s also very easy for me to see who is abusing it and to permanently ban those users. So a warning to the wise: if you value your account on BLF, please don’t try to game the system.

I don’t want to game the system, i want the system to be a game. Perhaps thats why playstations sell so well Big Smile

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In my short time on this forum everyone has been very helpful and willing to share their knowledge.

I have yet to see a rude post. Kudos to the mods as they are the ones who set the tone of the forum and many thanks to the members who make the forum what it is.

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Hi Bob, thanks for posting, I’m really glad to hear you’ve had a good experience so far. The truth of the matter is that there are precisely 0 moderators and only 1 semi-incompetent administrator on this forum, so many thanks to the large percentage of people that behave themselves so well around here. Beer

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If only there was a button for posts that convince me to spend money I had not planed on.

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We need a moderator SB. How about DB Custom? He's perfect for the job and is here often enough to keep things in line.smile

And, everybody loves him.

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sb56637 wrote:
Hi Bob, thanks for posting, I’m really glad to hear you’ve had a good experience so far. The truth of the matter is that there are precisely 0 moderators and only 1 semi-incompetent administrator on this forum, so many thanks to the large percentage of people that behave themselves so well around here. Beer

That is amazing and a great testament to the members.

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jhalb wrote:
We need a moderator SB. How about DB Custom? He’s perfect for the job and is here often enough to keep things in line.

Is that like “if you want something done, ask a busy person”? Being a moderator is a pretty big obligation.

I doubt BLF really needs a moderator. It already does pretty well as-is, and just got a new tool for self-management. Let’s see how things go for a while and re-evaluate after the results are in.

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Your right on all counts. However, it was getting a little sketchy here for a few days. I was not aware of any results coming in.

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jhalb wrote:

Your right on all counts. However, it was getting a little sketchy here for a few days. I was not aware of any results coming in.

By “results” I think she means waiting to see if things calm down with this new arrangement. I’m pretty sure they will. Sorry that things haven’t been too pleasant recently. Again, as I mentioned, it was really due to a very small number of rude members that were starting fights and instigating otherwise friendly members. I don’t really think that anything short of a 24/7 × 365 paid moderator team could have done much to quell the flames when they were at their worst. Instead of adding more moderators, I prefer to concentrate on the root of the problem and reason with rude members and eliminate them if they refuse to be peaceable. I just sometimes need a gentle nudge via PM, or now with the help of the “rudeness meter”, to notice who is causing the trouble.

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I’m ok with a benevolent dictatorship if SB is at the helm. He’s present but remote enough to have a mantle of impartiality. Any more active members, even one as well liked and respected as Dale would not have this.

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SB, your the kind of person I would like to share a meal with and talk to. Your just a really good person deep down, it obvious. We are so lucky to have you.

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The BLF forum does very well for being mostly unmoderated. There isn’t even a swear filter but no one goes around talking like a sailor.

I really, really appreciate that everyone is free to say the things they want to say around here. I like CPF for a lot of reasons… It’s history, incan and HID love, short arcs!, support of pro modders and made in USA products, but I do always feel one post away from being banned, and so I don’t. I once had a post edited and received a warning for saying “friggen.”

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I actually believe this will quickly and effectively solve the problem. Maybe I’m too optimistic, but that’s what I think, and we’ll see. Again, this is a great idea.

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Dancing a little close to the flame aren't we??

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