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#1 Posted by Realkilla789 (117 posts) -

As stated in the podcast, the staff said that they don't want to have to clamp us down. They expect us to stay civilized. But as we all know, not everyone is civilized so let's not take this for granted. If many of us keep being d*cks they could just decide to put mods in. Let's be mature guys.

#2 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -

They trust us. We owe it to them to not be dumbasses.

#3 Posted by DarkLegend (1387 posts) -

If it gets out of hand, then the uprise of the moderators will begin.

#4 Posted by Realkilla789 (117 posts) -
DarkLegend said:
"If it gets out of hand, then the uprise of the moderators will begin."
exactly
#5 Posted by Aaron_G (1611 posts) -

I think we can all stay civilized here.

#6 Posted by SolemnOaf (535 posts) -

it would have to be some kinda twilight zone forum if the users were really able to maintain decency amongst themselves without intervention.  I would be amazed, and probably a little frightened.

#7 Posted by Why_So_Serious (803 posts) -

Thats what happened today earlier. It got out of hand earlier thus we had 2 new mods. Stay civilized people.

#8 Posted by MagusMaleficus (1035 posts) -
SolemnOaf said:
"it would have to be some kinda twilight zone forum if the users were really able to maintain decency amongst themselves without intervention.  I would be amazed, and probably a little frightened."
Sad but true. The Dread Central forum is the closest thing to a "friendly" forum I've ever been a part of--and even it has it's share of assholes.
#9 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -

It seems like that WhiteAsian dude or whatever is banned. Can anyone clear that up for me?

#10 Posted by Met2609 (555 posts) -

Light moderation is always needed, but if we act like human beings and not raving animals, I think we can keep it at light moderation.

#11 Posted by Leone (145 posts) -

If only it were that simple. I'm not one to put down a "no-moderation" system on the forums, but at the same time I hope the Giant Bomb team will stay vigilant in stamping out the ne'erdowells that are invariably going to show up at some point.

The problem with a community without (outside) regulation of any sort is that there a rift could (quite easily) develop between user groups, and it'll devolve into an elitist groups dismissing anyone else- too often does that happen on internet forums. Internal, self-sustained regulation just doesn't seem to work out on the vast fields of the interwebs. In a perfect world, no moderation would be fine, and right now I'd love to trust every user here to be respectful but the evil face of the internet has and will show itself many times in the years ahead.

Perhaps we don't need a true moderation staff, but it would be useful to have some kind of hand there to keep away the troublesome and encourage the newcomers as well as promote the community as a whole.

#12 Posted by Realkilla789 (117 posts) -

Oh yea i forgot to mention to you guys. The staff mentioned that they WILL BAN you for being a d*ck

#13 Posted by Termite (2398 posts) -
Why_So_Serious said:
"Thats what happened today earlier. It got out of hand earlier thus we had 2 new mods. Stay civilized people."
Gah, I must have been asleep when the 2 new mods came around.

Damn living in Japan
#14 Posted by Schadenfreude (206 posts) -

I don't think it's going to work, but hopefully over time I'll be proven wrong. :)

#15 Posted by Why_So_Serious (803 posts) -

This sounds weird but take example from The Dark Knight. A world without rules. Its always best to have light moderation going on to medium moderation. Some people can't handle the power they are given, thus, they turn out to troll and spam. If we have to much freedom bad things can happen which is why it won't hurt to have a few more mods. Not a lot , just a few.

#16 Posted by Stapler_Hernandez (129 posts) -

They should ban the self righteous straight edges if you ask me.

Which involves pruning half of the forum lol

#17 Posted by Carmel_Chewy (323 posts) -

The site could use a few easy going mods. I would like to take the job if some easy going mods where needed. If we really really had to enforce the TOU strictly, I wouldn't do it.

#18 Posted by phatkav (304 posts) -

Actually I don't see the reason behind this? Does it hurt to have mods? It's not like having mods will make the forums more strict and less fun. They will just be here incase something gets out of hand. Otherwise they should just let us have fun.

#19 Posted by Boo (20 posts) -

Glad it's not as strict as Gamespot

#20 Posted by Why_So_Serious (803 posts) -
Carmel_Chewy said:
"The site could use a few easy going mods. I would like to take the job if some easy going mods where needed. If we really really had to enforce the TOU strictly, I wouldn't do it."
Asking to be a mod will not get you anywhere, trust me. So just wait and maybe you'll be surprised.
#21 Posted by MisterSpiffy (880 posts) -

It's pretty cool that they trust us enough to go without moderators, at least for now.

#22 Posted by TimeWaffle (944 posts) -

well at least we can say fuck without being banned

#23 Posted by khit (150 posts) -

Hopefully no one like dawhiteasian shows up here ever again!

#24 Posted by Why_So_Serious (803 posts) -
khit said:
"Hopefully no one like dawhiteasian shows up here ever again!"
It will happen. It can't be stopped. How long till the next person I don't know.
#25 Posted by Jax (461 posts) -

There needs to be moderation, but they don't want to clamp down with an iron fist of reign. They know what they're doing.

#26 Posted by BoldFusion (35 posts) -

When you get thousands of people together on a forum, there's bound to be some trouble once in a while. And for that reason, I think we do need some mods to keep things under control when it sometimes happens. Because I think we all know what some people can do....

#27 Posted by Player1 (3851 posts) -

To put it simply...lets not turn into gamespot ok?

#28 Posted by Colonel_Cool (808 posts) -

I kind of like having more freedom than other websites, and for the most part the community can keep itself under control. But I still think we need people with special banning/locking/deleting privileges to take care of suicide posts or spammers like DaWhiteAsian or possible invasions.

#29 Posted by Jensonb (1705 posts) -

Hey, all we have to do is obey the rules...Err, rule:

Don't be a d**k

Look, I even self-censored it :D

#30 Posted by p4ddym1607 (995 posts) -

There has to some form of moderation

#31 Posted by Why_So_Serious (803 posts) -
Player1 said:
"To put it simply...lets not turn into gamespot ok?"
It will take a lot of same threads, strict mods, and dick gamers to do that. So far we have been pretty good.
#32 Posted by Jecrell (241 posts) -

Just keep it mad pozzy guys. Common sense, etc. :)

#33 Posted by DarkArmada (132 posts) -

I think the idea of "Moderation" seems to mean something different to y'all... IMO - Moderation isn't about restriction of free speech or banning etc etc. Every forum needs some level of Moderation just to keep things neat and tidy. Combine posts, fix up posted guides and how-to's, respond to requests on the forum and just be a voice of the site within the forums. Plus, Moderators are a excellent source of info about the site for us and on the flip side, can feed info from us onto staff...

I know this is common knowledge among most of you, but it seems to me that people think of Moderators and they think "oh noes, i will be teh banned!" - just sticky point of annoyance for me is all :)

#34 Posted by Why_So_Serious (803 posts) -
DarkArmada said:
"I think the idea of "Moderation" seems to mean something different to y'all... IMO - Moderation isn't about restriction of free speech or banning etc etc. Every forum needs some level of Moderation just to keep things neat and tidy. Combine posts, fix up posted guides and how-to's, respond to requests on the forum and just be a voice of the site within the forums. Plus, Moderators are a excellent source of info about the site for us and on the flip side, can feed info from us onto staff...

I know this is common knowledge among most of you, but it seems to me that people think of Moderators and they think "oh noes, i will be teh banned!" - just sticky point of annoyance for me is all :)
"
I don't think a Mod's first priority is suspension. I agree with you. It should be about keeping forums from being flodded, deleting sma threads, cleaning up after double posts, etc .
#35 Posted by Karmum (11517 posts) -
p4ddym1607 said:
"There has to some form of moderation
"
Yes. Its great they want to trust us with being mature enough and civilized, but there will always be those few than ruin it.
#36 Posted by jNerd (2011 posts) -

I honestly think that everyone here @ GiantBomb is gunna respect the rules & the only time we're going to have a problem is with suicide threads...

#37 Posted by Leone (145 posts) -
DarkArmada said:
"I think the idea of "Moderation" seems to mean something different to y'all... IMO - Moderation isn't about restriction of free speech or banning etc etc. Every forum needs some level of Moderation just to keep things neat and tidy. Combine posts, fix up posted guides and how-to's, respond to requests on the forum and just be a voice of the site within the forums. Plus, Moderators are a excellent source of info about the site for us and on the flip side, can feed info from us onto staff...

I know this is common knowledge among most of you, but it seems to me that people think of Moderators and they think "oh noes, i will be teh banned!" - just sticky point of annoyance for me is all :)"
A very good point, moderation isn't remotely just about swinging the banhammer. We need people to just go around and clean things up in general- just look at the Playstation 3 forum, there are two different PSN ID threads already, and the main comment was "the only reason you're bring that up is because you started it and I think mine is more popular" (if only I was kidding). I can only imagine the 360 board- I figure they have a few gamertag threads already as well.
#38 Posted by I_smell (3925 posts) -

I TOTALLY CALLED IT.

#39 Posted by Stapler_Hernandez (129 posts) -

Lol at the inane censorship.

Thanks for contributing to the brash decline of America.

#40 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -
Carmel_Chewy said:
"The site could use a few easy going mods. I would like to take the job if some easy going mods where needed. If we really really had to enforce the TOU strictly, I wouldn't do it."

Agreed. More importantly then the mods though, are some people who could do the job of approving submissions.. At least for specific consoles so its not too much submissions.
#41 Posted by jNerd (2011 posts) -
Player1 said:
"To put it simply...lets not turn into gamespot ok?"
Agreed!
#42 Posted by MagusMaleficus (1035 posts) -
phatkav said:
"Actually I don't see the reason behind this? Does it hurt to have mods? It's not like having mods will make the forums more strict and less fun. They will just be here incase something gets out of hand. Otherwise they should just let us have fun. "
As long as the "fun" you speak of doesn't involve senselessly reaming newbies and post stalking (check out 1Up for a few examples of the latter), I'm all for that.
#43 Posted by Dr_Feelgood38 (1550 posts) -

I think we can handle it. So far 1 out of every 1,000 people has been a dick and we all dealt with them fairly maturely. The best thing to do is just ignore all their posts like all the last times, then the moderators that we do have will take care of it.

#44 Posted by blizzvalve (128 posts) -

We can all be civil here, but let's hope thst there won't be a barrage of trolls in the near future

#45 Posted by Foxdemon2k (261 posts) -

I just hope that they BAN everyone who act like a dumbass.

#46 Edited by SmAsH (234 posts) -

I want the forums to stay as civilized as the next person, but we all know that the inevitable will happen. Yes, the forums will eventually start to become chaotic and soon enough the need for moderators will be needed. I don't for how long this will stay, but I hope it will be like this for a while. I really like the sense of a relaxed environment, and not to be constantly watched over waiting for your slight mess up.

Foxdemon2k said:

"I just hope that they BAN everyone who act like a dumbass. "
Then almost everyone would be banned. :P
#47 Posted by Why_So_Serious (803 posts) -

Unless we get out of hand I don't think Jeff and the staff will appoint to many more mods. That's another reason we all left GS. Its too strict.

#48 Posted by BoG (5181 posts) -
p4ddym1607 said:
"There has to some form of moderation
"
Yeah, there really does. Not having moderators is ridiculous!
#49 Posted by DarkArmada (132 posts) -
BoG said:
"p4ddym1607 said:
There has to some form of moderation
Yeah, there really does. Not having moderators is ridiculous!
LOL - straight from the horses mouth, although you're a little biased eh BoG? :P
#50 Posted by DARKIDO07 (876 posts) -
Why_So_Serious said:
"khit said:
"Hopefully no one like dawhiteasian shows up here ever again!"
It will happen. It can't be stopped. How long till the next person I don't know."
Hopefully by then we will have mods and they will drop the perma ban-hammer on him. A few spam topics are one thing. An entire page of them is another.