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#1 Posted by Twitchey (865 posts) -

No our beloved mods are not quitting.
 
After seeing some less than appropriate threads today, all of which were locked down like they are suppose to be. 
I began to think.
What if all the mods and staff members for Giantbomb, forgot their passwords simultaneously? No one believed them when they made new accounts and claimed to be the former mods.
 
What do you think would happen to the Giantbomb community without rules? 
 
I think there would be a lot more threads about porn, I'm just sayin'.

#2 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4282 posts) -
@Twitchey said:
No our beloved mods are not quitting.  After seeing some less than appropriate threads today, all of which were locked down like they are suppose to be.  I began to think. What if all the mods and staff members for Giantbomb, forgot their passwords simultaneously? No one believed them when they made new accounts and claimed to be the former mods.  What do you think would happen to the Giantbomb community without rules?   I think there would be a lot more threads about porn, I'm just sayin'.
I'm pretty sure Ryan would punch the universe and reset the timeline.
#3 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

It's not like Giant Bomb is the only website with staff and moderators... you could ask that question about any website, and it just doesn't make sense

#4 Posted by Twitchey (865 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic: I know but I'm asking how would the Giantbomb community react to having no rules and no one moderating our post.
#5 Posted by JJWeatherman (14483 posts) -

There would be blood...

#6 Posted by Cloudenvy (5890 posts) -

We could probably live without them! ;D

#7 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19140 posts) -

Then we could finally take over.

#8 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@Twitchey said:
@Ahmad_Metallic: I know but I'm asking how would the Giantbomb community react to having no rules and no one moderating our post.
Well since we're all very civilized with each other and don't call each other names or swear at each other much, i imagine all that repressed frustration and hatred would finally come out and 
 
@JJWeatherman said:

There would be blood...

#9 Posted by Subjugation (4693 posts) -

I think this question pretty much answers itself.

#10 Posted by Hailinel (22696 posts) -

Then the forums would resemble the Giant Bomb chat.

Online
#11 Posted by christ0phe (951 posts) -

It would be better

#12 Posted by Red12b (9044 posts) -
@Hailinel said:

Then the forums would resemble the Giant Bomb chat.

#13 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

@Hailinel: and no one wants that.

#14 Posted by Aronman789 (2674 posts) -

Once people found out there were no mods, I would expect a couple threads that revolve completely around pictures of dongs.

#15 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -

If I recall the first week of GB was all boobs and hamburgers

#16 Posted by rmanthorp (3693 posts) -

Giant Bomb without mods? Maybe this thread would continue without mods...

Moderator
#17 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

@Red12b said:

@Hailinel said:

Then the forums would resemble the Giant Bomb chat.

#18 Posted by Jeust (10334 posts) -
@Twitchey said:
@Ahmad_Metallic: I know but I'm asking how would the Giantbomb community react to having no rules and no one moderating our post.
Chaos.
#19 Posted by Twitchey (865 posts) -
@Rufi91: Why would they lock this thread? It has discussion values.
#20 Posted by ReyGitano (2465 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

Then the forums would resemble the Giant Bomb chat.

Well... as long as I can turn off the forums.

#21 Posted by Brodehouse (9370 posts) -

It would be spam for dick pills. All of it.

#22 Posted by EngineNo9 (21 posts) -

It would be an abomination. A sweet, glorious abomination.

#23 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (2948 posts) -

Even if they were all gone now, they'd be back eventually and the forums would be a laundry list of our sins.  So basically, I'd sit back, behave myself, and be one of the 20 something users left once the banning ended.

#24 Posted by Red12b (9044 posts) -
@SlashseveN303 said:

@Hailinel said:

Then the forums would resemble the Giant Bomb chat.

Well... as long as I can turn off the forums.

What about the comments?
#25 Posted by Red12b (9044 posts) -
@Aronman789 said:
Once people found out there were no mods, I would expect a couple threads that revolve completely around pictures of dongs.
We already have that now, so, yeah 
 
@Ahmad_Metallic
said:
@Twitchey said:
@Ahmad_Metallic: I know but I'm asking how would the Giantbomb community react to having no rules and no one moderating our post.
Well since we're all very civilized with each other and don't call each other names or swear at each other much, i imagine all that repressed frustration and hatred would finally come out and 
 
@JJWeatherman said:

There would be blood...

Я достигну ЧЕРЕЗ МОЙ КОМПЬЮТЕР "КОЛЬЦО" СТИЛИ и убить Вас с моими волосами! 
 
I  achieved  in My Computer  " RING " Style  and kill you  with my hair ! 
#26 Posted by amomjc (977 posts) -

Who knows, maybe Lulzsec will hit GB and we'll find out.

#27 Posted by crusader8463 (14305 posts) -

I would take it upon my self to lay down the law. Judge, jury and executioner style.  FOR-I-AM-THE LAW!

#28 Posted by ReyGitano (2465 posts) -

@Red12b said:

@SlashseveN303 said:

@Hailinel said:

Then the forums would resemble the Giant Bomb chat.

Well... as long as I can turn off the forums.

What about the comments?

Yeah... god this site would be ruined.

Thank you mods.

#29 Edited by Mahonay (823 posts) -

I would never visit the forums again. It would be a literal shit show.

#30 Edited by Mr_Skeleton (5117 posts) -

Complete and utter chaos to the magnitude that will even cause 4chan to crawl back to deep black corner of the internet from which it came out of.

#31 Posted by Branthog (7332 posts) -

@Twitchey said:

@Ahmad_Metallic: I know but I'm asking how would the Giantbomb community react to having no rules and no one moderating our post.

I started out with the attitude that I was against censorship or control of any kind. Let communities moderate and temper themselves. After all, we're all adults (or adult-ish) and capable of thinking for yourselves and not being offended by mere words. This was 1997 and 1998. It worked, at first. By the time I shut my site down, last year, I realized what a mistake that is. I could (and have considered) writing a book or series of articles to advise current and future community managers and web developers as to the mistakes they should desperately avoid.

Twelve years, millions of dollars in transactions, and almost 100,000 members later, I can safely say that any online community has to have rules and expectations set out ahead of time and there need to be people and facilities allotted to enforce them. Without this, every community will surely devolve. Maybe not as certain in real life. In meatspace. Online, it is as consistent as anything else. You have spam, infighting, flamewars, people with no power trying to enforce the rules on other people with no power. It becomes a horrible mess and, eventually, an uninviting place that drives everyone away -- whether they just got here or have been there since day one.

#32 Posted by Red12b (9044 posts) -
@SlashseveN303 said:

@Red12b said:

@SlashseveN303 said:

@Hailinel said:

Then the forums would resemble the Giant Bomb chat.

Well... as long as I can turn off the forums.

What about the comments?

Yeah... god this site would be ruined.

Thank you mods.

haha 
@Mahonay
said:

I would never visit the forums again. It would be a literal shit show.

You mean shit covering everything like, "real shit"?
#33 Posted by Beforet (2884 posts) -

Take a look at /b/. See what that place is while considering that they do, ostensibly, have moderators. So what I'm saying is imagine something worse.

#34 Posted by natetodamax (19136 posts) -

@Twitchey said:

What if all the mods and staff members for Giantbomb, forgot their passwords simultaneously?

They would hit the button that says "Forgot your password?" and be back online within a minute.

#35 Posted by LiquidSwords (2739 posts) -

@Beforet said:

Take a look at /b/. See what that place is while considering that they do, ostensibly, have moderators. So what I'm saying is imagine something worse.

G/B/

#36 Posted by shinigami420 (640 posts) -

@Twitchey said:

@Ahmad_Metallic: I know but I'm asking how would the Giantbomb community react to having no rules and no one moderating our post.

There would be more dumb and pointless threads like this one

#37 Posted by Coombs (3449 posts) -
@Twitchey:  This.... 
#38 Posted by Sin4profit (2867 posts) -

Everybody thinks anarchy is a hoot til they get shived in the eye.

#39 Posted by 71Ranchero (2575 posts) -

It would turn to 4 chan and all the better members would leave.

#40 Posted by l4wd0g (1815 posts) -

the same thing you get when you make everything legal; anarchy.

#41 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

I would leave. :P

#42 Posted by Afroman269 (7388 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

Then the forums would resemble the Giant Bomb chat.

oh god, that would be frightening.

#43 Posted by FCKSNAP (2299 posts) -

It would be like a very open PM.

#44 Edited by TheDudeOfGaming (6077 posts) -

The world would end as we know it, buildings would come crashing down, another Chernobyl would happen, America and Russia would start a nuclear war!
Floods, earthquakes, famine, disease, poverty and crime would all rise!
And deadra would come from the planes of Oblivion to rule our world, Mehrunes Dagon would be supreme overlord.  
Chuck Norris would die!
All those things would happen...in a world without moderators!

#45 Posted by Revenant86 (156 posts) -

if there we're no moderators this place would turn into another Gametrailers ~shudders~

#46 Posted by PillClinton (3284 posts) -

@JJWeatherman said:

There would be blood...

Would Daniel Day-Lewis suddenly materialize in a digital form here on the forums?

#47 Posted by invadernick (260 posts) -

didn't you play bioshock?

#48 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4307 posts) -
@Afroman269 said:

@Hailinel said:

Then the forums would resemble the Giant Bomb chat.

oh god, that would be frightening.

...but people will be able to post pictures and videos.  oh my god...
#49 Posted by MB (11294 posts) -

How many actual users do you guys think have been banned from the forums thus far in 2011? Spambots and the like not included, I'm talking about actual users that have been around for more than a day and who have a post count of more than one.

I'll watch this thread for guesses for a couple of hours and then reveal the approximate number...I'm curious to see what you guys think the number is.

Moderator
#50 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2446 posts) -
@MB

How many actual users do you guys think have been banned from the forums thus far in 2011? Spambots and the like not included, I'm talking about actual users that have been around for more than a day and who have a post count of more than one.

I'll watch this thread for guesses for a couple of hours and then reveal the approximate number...I'm curious to see what you guys think the number is.

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