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Average Bear
Apr 4, 2010




Pretty sure this thread is for off site moderation only. Mods?

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Recognition Scene
Aug 21, 2010


HAmbONE posted:

I couldn't imagine how terrible it would be to moderate SA or even worse, popular sites for minors. The poo poo they must deal with.

Not too long ago, as part of the ongoing change of Neopets content from Viacom to Jumpstart, and as a result of the fact that the underlying code of the site is from the 90s and no staff members are still employed who have familiarity with the old code, the word filter broke on Neopets and users were openly able to swear. Jumpstart didn't get involved for an entire day, and I don't think anyone was actually ever punished for breaking the rules. As soon as the mod tools went down and kids realized they could swear in yet another place on the Internet, it was harder to find users who WEREN'T breaking the rules.

So I guess the lesson is that for these minor-heavy websites where swearing is forbidden, remember that anything you tell kids not to do is something they are going to do in excess when given the chance.

Say Nothing
Mar 4, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


Bodybuilding.com is known for it's overzealous mods, mainly because there seem to be about 50 for every subforum.
After the company warehouse was raided by the FDA because of them selling 'designer supplements' (prohormone stuff), they deleted their steroid forum and started banning anyone who mentioned drugs.

Lizard Wizard
Dec 25, 2004

mep, mep


I was wondering if anyone had stories of power mad mods from guilds in online games.

Choco1980
Feb 22, 2013

I fell in love with a Video Nasty


Steak Eater posted:

So I saw that Wikia just updated its terms of service this month. Anyone able to confirm that it's because of the Silent Bris incident?

what was changed?

Cleretic
Feb 3, 2010

...so you're saying you don't like the relic weapons?


Lizard Wizard posted:

I was wondering if anyone had stories of power mad mods from guilds in online games.

I'm not sure if guild drama counts for this place, but I DO have a story about this.

There was a certain, reasonably popular group on City of Heroes' RP server. I didn't really know any of them, but they seemed nice enough. It turned out that the original leader of the group got demoted due to inactivity, and the new leaders kept it all going pretty well for years.

Then, the original leader came back, and was REALLY pissed that the group was 'stolen' from him. I don't exactly know the internal politics involved in all this, but he went off on his own to start a group of his own explicitly called the 'REAL [group name]'. His emphasis, not mine. As far as I know, this didn't last long, I think he got banned soon after. Possibly because the group he was trying to fight for ownership of was called the Erotic Exiles.

Power-mad drama gets infinitely more hilarious when it's about something clearly pornographic.

Nuebot
Feb 18, 2013

The developer of Brigador is a secret chud, don't give him money

Lizard Wizard posted:

I was wondering if anyone had stories of power mad mods from guilds in online games.

So back in the early days of Burning Crusade in WoW I joined a crappy raiding guild because mine had dissolved way back when everyone got tired of the big 40man raids. Most of the drama doesn't really come from the guild leader, except at the end of the guild's life. See half of us in the guild only still ran Karazahn or whatever because we wanted the stupid glowing horse that dropped, so we helped gear up newer guild members because we wanted that one drop. Finally it drops, leader is in the group. He takes it for himself because "I'm the guild leader, consider it a thanks for being such an awesome GM" and his friends go on about how everyone should agree while everyone else tells him to go gently caress himself and quits on the spot. So they were left with a small group of assholes and a bunch of newbies in blues and greens. Not especially interesting.

Another guild around the time Zul Aman or whatever came out, we'd been setting up raid groups for like a week in preparation for this and we were all pretty excited. Oh no, the raid leader is out sick! So the sub-leader takes over. Kicks half of us from the raid and invites people who aren't even from the guild. We quit, people who heard it afterwards but weren't there wound up quitting when the leader stood by his friend instead of kicking him. I've got boring stories of people mass quitting over stupid video game poo poo. I kind of regret wasting my life playing that game for a few years.

Postal Parcel
Aug 2, 2013


Steak Eater posted:

So I saw that Wikia just updated its terms of service this month. Anyone able to confirm that it's because of the Silent Bris incident?

What is the "Silent Bris Incident"?

President Ark
May 16, 2010



Postal Parcel posted:

What is the "Silent Bris Incident"?

Based on what the word means, it's about the dude who went apeshit and filled first the silent hill wiki then a number of other gaming wikis with a bunch of poo poo about how like 50% of all games are secretly about game devs trying to reveal the truth about the illuminati's circumcision male genital mutilation scheme.

Krinkle
Feb 9, 2003

Ah do believe Ah've got the vapors...
Ah mean the farts




There's a link in the OP to it. It's a really good read.

Bible Ian Black
Jul 16, 2009

I'M THE GUY
WHO SUCKS

PLUS I GOT
DEPRESSION


Choco1980 posted:

what was changed?

I honestly couldn't tell because it was the first time I ever read the ToS, and was banking on someone in the thread knowing for some reason.

Gaunab
Feb 13, 2012



Say Nothing posted:

Bodybuilding.com is known for it's overzealous mods, mainly because there seem to be about 50 for every subforum.
After the company warehouse was raided by the FDA because of them selling 'designer supplements' (prohormone stuff), they deleted their steroid forum and started banning anyone who mentioned drugs.

Bodybuilding.com is weird. The site had to censor bbc because the users were obsessed with black men's penises.

Zeroisanumber
Oct 23, 2010



Nap Ghost

Steak Eater posted:

So I saw that Wikia just updated its terms of service this month. Anyone able to confirm that it's because of the Silent Bris incident?

I'm going to regret asking, but what the hell is the Silent Bris Incident?

Edit: nm.

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Deified Data
Nov 3, 2015




Fun Shoe

OldTennisCourt posted:

No Mutants Allowed are the guys who are like, slavishly obsessed with some half finished Fallout 3 prototype that was done in the style of the original two games right? They all went apeshit over the newer series being a FPS?

Yep. The depths Fallout 1 and 2 have been plunged several times over so the only thing the forum has to talk about is how much they hate Bethesda Fallout. It's no wonder the place is a ghost town nowadays.

Smoke
Mar 11, 2005

I am NOT a red Bumblebee for god's sake!



GottaPayDaTrollToll posted:

Years and years ago, a forum I posted at got a redesign that included a giant sidebar. The sidebar was a fixed width, so at a fairly standard (at the time) 1024x768 resolution it took up about a quarter of the screen, and there was no option to disable it. If you talked about the sidebar you got banned, and one subforum even got deleted for being a hotbed of anti-sidebar sentiment. The really funny part about this last bit is that all the moderators gathered in the admin's hotel room at a gaming convention to watch and film the deletion of this most vile of subforums, and someone even took a picture:



Those weren't the moderators. I'm pretty sure those were either the judges or just members who were around at MAGfest that day(probably a mix of both)

It's almost a decade ago though, so I'm kinda hazy on the details.

That site somehow attracted a lot of drama back in the day, not sure if it's still that bad, I haven't visited the forums for years. I still pop into the IRC channel occasionally though.

Panic! at Nabisco
Jun 6, 2007

it seemed like a good idea at the time


Gaunab posted:

Bodybuilding.com is weird. The site had to censor bbc because the users were obsessed with black men's penises.
Was it not bodybuilding.com forum posters who couldn't agree on how many days were in a week?

Somfin
Oct 25, 2010




Nap Ghost

Panic! at Nabisco posted:

Was it not bodybuilding.com forum posters who couldn't agree on how many days were in a week?

Yep. The battle was between one guy arguing for 8 (sun, mon, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun) and literally everyone else trying to convince him it was 7. Someone had asked how many times they should work out per week if they want to do one-day-on, one-day-off, and dumbass was adamant the answer was always 4.

VanSandman
Feb 16, 2011
SWAP.AVI EXCHANGER

Gaunab posted:

Bodybuilding.com is weird. The site had to censor bbc because the users were obsessed with black men's penises.

This... explains so much about an old friend of mine.

Calico Heart
Mar 22, 2012

"wich the worst part was what troll face did to sonic's corpse after words wich was rape it. at that point i looked away"





Are there any more examples of what the wiki looked like before it was fixed? I'd like to read a Silent Hill article full-on forcing the circumcision symbolism.

Telemaze posted:

I am a huge Radiohead fan and I actively dislike the majority of Kid A, idgaf what the superfan consensus is. But then, there are few groups as petty, pedantic, and idiotic as those who get really serious about popular music. Probably only gamers and audiophiles are worse.

The human ability to get into a slapfight about literally anything is actually kind of amazing.

I like Radiohead quite a bit but never posted on forums about them or anything. My girlfriend, on the other hand, told me horror stories about the fandom that make them sound as terrible as Who fans.

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trapped mouse
May 25, 2008



VanSandman posted:

This... explains so much about an old friend of mine.

Go on.

Bacontotem
May 27, 2010





In the early 2000s I was part of a small Dragonballz fansite. Unrivaled something or another. The forum were significantly smaller than SA, something like 20-50 active people tops. There was only one admin who did any real banning, his username was named after the character johnny the homicidal manic, and he would make custom image for each time he banned someone. I wish I had some old screencaps or something of it but the site shutdown/died in like 2009 after years of slowly bleeding out. The owner converted the site from a dragonball fansite to a general anime site. They wrote like three articles and then disappeared from the site forever.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


ninjahedgehog posted:

I don't know if this strictly counts, but YouTube Total War superstar PrinceofMacedon really doesn't want people dissing his favorite historical figure:

PrinceOfMacedon owns.

VanSandman
Feb 16, 2011
SWAP.AVI EXCHANGER


Real musclehead, cracked up every time anyone mentioned the British Broadcasting Company. Would never explain why.

Mans
Sep 14, 2011

We have the dimension of an empire.


HUNDU THE BEAST GOD posted:

PrinceOfMacedon owns.

is he the dude that posts tons of Total War things or is he one of the weirdos who posts hour long videos about how vikings used axes in battle, only to receive an equaly long video of an out of shape dude counter-argumenting about how they truly used axes, only for that dude to get another hour long reply?

There's a whole community of middled aged out of shape dudes yelling at each other on youtube about spartans and vikings and it's really weird.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


Mans posted:

is he the dude that posts tons of Total War things or is he one of the weirdos who posts hour long videos about how vikings used axes in battle, only to receive an equaly long video of an out of shape dude counter-argumenting about how they truly used axes, only for that dude to get another hour long reply?

There's a whole community of middled aged out of shape dudes yelling at each other on youtube about spartans and vikings and it's really weird.

He's the Total War guy who just posts himself winning games against people who have apparently never played an RTS before.

Hihohe
Oct 4, 2008

Fuck you and the sun you live under



Wheres that one comic where the guy doesnt wanna play as Gaius or someone and jumps out of a window. Was that made because of this guy?

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?



For a second I thought this thread was called Power Metal Mads and was thinking it was about Mads Mikkelson's metal band. Idris Elba plays drums.

Anyways, way back in the late 90s, early 2000s I used to post on a forum about weird stuff. Mostly i stuck to the stuff about pictures and videos and such, trying to avoid the sections about conspiracies and stuff because those were so full of white supremacists and neo nazis it wasn't funny (like today!). Some stuff was really freaky and weird. Like what the hell is that? that totally looks like a somewhat humanoid shape, maybe its a ghost! Oh that UFO looks kinda real!

Anyways, there was a person there that would post really poorly edited pictures of ghosts and aliens, or post screen shots from tv shows and movies and claimed they were LEAKED AIR FORCE FOOTAGE! or STOLEN AREA 51 IMAGES! When they were clearly a blurry picture of a paused frame from Star Trek or the X-files. Many other people also complained about his obvious fakes, but this guy was relentless. He knew the site admin so he was allowed to keep doing it. He would also go into other peoples threads and spam his images, call other peoples images fakes and so on. For some reason, he was made a site mod and proceeded to ban every single person on the forum that had ever criticized him. The funny thing is he did it manually, going through every thread on the forum and banning people for stuff from years ago. It was nuts. Lucky my posts were pretty infrequent, so it took a while for me to get banned, but seeing people banned slowly was insane.

There was a mod in a warhammer forum that when 3rd edition of 40k was released, he banned everyone who liked it, because the new rules made it impossible for him to win games because he had built his army around a super cheesy combo.

hexa
Dec 10, 2004

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom


twistedmentat posted:

There was a mod in a warhammer forum that when 3rd edition of 40k was released, he banned everyone who liked it, because the new rules made it impossible for him to win games because he had built his army around a super cheesy combo.

Don't suppose you remember what that combo was? I've not played 40K since 2E so stories like that are the only way I can relate to that game now

Len
Jan 21, 2008

Pouches, bandages, shoulderpad, cyber-eye...

Bitchin'!



When I was in junior high I posted on the gameshark message boards and one of the mods there would lock threads about GTA4 speculation because "Vice City is GTA4." I don't remember if I got a ban for arguing with him or not but I pointed out GTA London was a thing and by his count GTA 3 wasn't 3.

Mans
Sep 14, 2011

We have the dimension of an empire.


Hihohe posted:

Wheres that one comic where the guy doesnt wanna play as Gaius or someone and jumps out of a window. Was that made because of this guy?

loving PONTUS

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?



glitchkrieg posted:

Don't suppose you remember what that combo was? I've not played 40K since 2E so stories like that are the only way I can relate to that game now

If i remember correctly, it had something to do with taking scout squads as your core, and the rest on tech marines with jump packs kitted out a certain way.

SurreptitiousMuffin
Mar 21, 2010


Back in the 90s, Warhammer 40,000 had a race of space dwarves called "Squats" who were phased out at some point.

For some reason, the mods on the official Games Workshop forums made a blanket ban on any talk of Squats whatsoever. This ban persisted for over a decade -- any post that so much as asked about space dwarves would get the entire thread locked, and the offending poster banned. The ban stayed in place until the forums were shut down in the late 2000s, but it was diligently enforced for their entire lifespan.

RickVoid
Oct 21, 2010


SurreptitiousMuffin posted:

Back in the 90s, Warhammer 40,000 had a race of space dwarves called "Squats" who were phased out at some point.

For some reason, the mods on the official Games Workshop forums made a blanket ban on any talk of Squats whatsoever. This ban persisted for over a decade -- any post that so much as asked about space dwarves would get the entire thread locked, and the offending poster banned. The ban stayed in place until the forums were shut down in the late 2000s, but it was diligently enforced for their entire lifespan.

Not Mod Drama, but Warhams Nerd Drama, but I think this has something to do with certain 40K nerds assertion that the Warhamer Fantasy line takes place on a planet in the 40K universe, and that Sigmar is a lost Primarch. Fantasy nerds get super pissed over that for some reason.

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?



SurreptitiousMuffin posted:

Back in the 90s, Warhammer 40,000 had a race of space dwarves called "Squats" who were phased out at some point.

For some reason, the mods on the official Games Workshop forums made a blanket ban on any talk of Squats whatsoever. This ban persisted for over a decade -- any post that so much as asked about space dwarves would get the entire thread locked, and the offending poster banned. The ban stayed in place until the forums were shut down in the late 2000s, but it was diligently enforced for their entire lifespan.

To be fair, squats were dumb and should be buried and never talked about again.

I feel like it was gamespot, but there was a video game site where if you said anything bad about Nintendo (even as simple as "i am not interested in their games) you'd get banned by a mod who was obsessed and very salty that Nintendo was in some ways second fiddle to playstation at the time.

ugh its Troika
May 2, 2009

by FactsAreUseless


I had a senior admin on the goonfleet forums smash my account in a fit of sperg rage after I intentionally spoiled the new Star Wars movie

Enophos
Feb 29, 2008


Deified Data posted:

Yep. The depths Fallout 1 and 2 have been plunged several times over so the only thing the forum has to talk about is how much they hate Bethesda Fallout. It's no wonder the place is a ghost town nowadays.

I used to post on NMA back in 2003 and lots of people were pissed that the Black Isle Fallout 3 was going to have real time combat. Even if that game had come out and not the Bethesda version, the forum would still be full of hate for any game after 1 & 2.

Enophos
Feb 29, 2008


OldTennisCourt posted:

No Mutants Allowed are the guys who are like, slavishly obsessed with some half finished Fallout 3 prototype that was done in the style of the original two games right? They all went apeshit over the newer series being a FPS?

This is funny since many people on NMA didn't like that game (the 2003 version) when it was in production because it wasn't -exactly- like the originals. It was going to have 3d graphics and different combat!

RatHat
Dec 31, 2007


-Troika- posted:

I had a senior admin on the goonfleet forums smash my account in a fit of sperg rage after I intentionally spoiled the new Star Wars movie

Good job being a dick for no reason I guess?

RatHat has a new favorite as of 22:52 on Dec 29, 2015

AnonSpore
Jan 19, 2012

"I didn't see the part where he develops as a character so I guess he never developed as a character"

It was an epic troll dude simply epic

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Lord Chumley
May 14, 2007

Embrace your destiny.


Enophos posted:

I used to post on NMA back in 2003 and lots of people were pissed that the Black Isle Fallout 3 was going to have real time combat. Even if that game had come out and not the Bethesda version, the forum would still be full of hate for any game after 1 & 2.

ahahahaha


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