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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 09:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Right, I would like to get something sorted here..

I, along with others, have noticed an increase in the amount of spammers here and generally stupid people in the last month or so. Yes, we've always had to put up with trolls and idiots, but at the moment there seem to be some particularly stupid (and actually quite vicious) new people who lack basic social skills, (Here I'm thinking, Atheist, tarik and others, you know the type I'm talking about right?) and I think we should make some sort of group decision on how to treat them.

My suggestion is like many others, simply ignore them. It's okay to say something like "Please post in the right forum" or "please stop flooding the board" but please, leave it at that. Name-calling really isn't necessary. The minute a spammer gets that sort of attention they'll carry on, negative attention is what they are looking for. As soon as name-calling starts, that spammer knows he/she's provoked a reaction as the poster seems 'emotionally involved' so please, let any comments stay neutral. If you get a reply back like "shut up you stupid bitch" then don't let it bother you, because, in the grand scheme of things, what does it matter that some one who you've never get said that to you over the internet?

I’m not trying to patronise, as I know many of you do ignore it, but some people just seem to love getting involved, and I have to say, it is usually the younger ones.

So, what I’m saying is I think we should ignore the stupidity and not get involved, yes, I know it's obvious to most people, but many here seem to love to get involved, and I think it's time it stopped.

And please, with discussions, can we all please keep in mind that opinions will differ, I'm getting tired of seeing posts where people stoop to name-calling and insults because somebody doesn't agree with their opinions on something trivial.

Right. I'm done. Kind of.

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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 10:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm glad it's a yearly thing. larf!

No, I read it. Really.


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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 10:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good, because I didn't.

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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 10:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well said, Freya. For some reason, however, I don't think a lot of people will abide by what you've said. Most of them are just too ignorant to listen to one of the more intelligent members on Queenzone.


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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 10:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rants of this nature will probably encourage the spammers even further.

Unless these message boards are moderated fully, QZ will probably always have this problem.

I personally don't respond or react to anything that is posted which i consider stupid, or ignorant.


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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 10:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=black>@ndy<font color=red>38 wrote:

Rants of this nature will probably encourage the spammers even further.

Unless these message boards are moderated fully, QZ will probably always have this problem.


Well yes, I'm aware of that, but I'm not starting this thread up in a spite of anger against a particular spammer, I'm just talking generally here.

And as for moderation, I'm quite happy with Queenzone without mods, but what I'm trying to say in my little rant is that, as members we need to do our own bit of moderating, by taking more care in what we do and say on here.

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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 10:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I completely understand where you are coming from, but how exactly are we supposed to moderate the board ourselves?

Even if we are extra careful on what we post, i doubt it would make any significant difference to the amount of trolls that exist on the board. In my opinion they will always post crap regardless of what the rest of us do.


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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 10:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My point is, by ignoring the trolls and not getting involved in what they are doing, gives them less ammunition to carry on posting. If we get annoyed with them and show them that, they are far more likely to carry on posting than if we just completely blank them, so by taking care of what we say to them, they are less likely to keep posting. And it's not just that, by ignoring them it means their threads will stay at the top of the board for a shorter amount of time, rather than spamming the board up for all the other users.

Yes, obviously there will always be trolls, they come and go all the time, and what I'm saying is without moderation the members of QueenZone should do what they can to prevent spam style topics hogging the top of the board.

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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 11:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think we're going about this all wrong.

These are little punk kids.

There used to be some good conversations on here, but someone got rubbed the wrong way. I find that using big words tends to scare the little bastards away. Not calling them names, mind you, but raising the level of the conversation.

Plus, if someone wants to know if Mad The Swine is available, let's chill out. Not everyone here is an expert on Queen. I don't know which concert Freddie said what. Some of you do. Why? I don't know, but that's not the point. A little respect goes a long way.

Also, if any of you know these little weasils, I would be happy to provide you a solid alibi and a couple of Bruce Lee videos so you could pummel them.

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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 11:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh ma gawd freya youre such a stupid idiot :-p


im joking of course, but all joking aside, i do agree with you. but like world peace, its just not going to do anything. you can say what should be done all you want but those idiots (spammers trolls etc)wont listen. i want just as bad for those people to go away, but really unless someone bans them or something, i think they will just provoke and provoke and there will be someone each time who hasnt kept up to date, or is easily offended that will fight back. and the worst part is they just come on a different name or new ones come along, and the cycle continues.


or maybe there needs to be a banner at the top of the screen that says 'name calling is childish and peoples opinions are different so dont tell them theyre wrong' or something.

QZ needs a bouncer >.<


im rambling again i apologize. now is freyas cue to say im a disgrace? XD


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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 11:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sparrow wrote:

QZ needs a bouncer >.<


I nominate Penetration_Guru for this.

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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sparrow wrote:


im rambling again i apologize. now is freyas cue to say im a disgrace? XD

That's what I should have called this thread! - 'IT'S A DISGRACE'

Damn.

Erin wrote:

Sparrow wrote:

QZ needs a bouncer >.<


I nominate Penetration_Guru for this.


Yes!

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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 12:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

Sparrow wrote:

QZ needs a bouncer >.<


I nominate Penetration_Guru for this.


There wouldn't be anyone left on the boards.


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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 13:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

magicalfreddiemercury wrote:

Erin wrote:

Sparrow wrote:

QZ needs a bouncer >.<


I nominate Penetration_Guru for this.


There wouldn't be anyone left on the boards.




lmao youre probably right


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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 13:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sparrow wrote:

magicalfreddiemercury wrote:

Erin wrote:

Sparrow wrote:

QZ needs a bouncer >.<


I nominate Penetration_Guru for this.


There wouldn't be anyone left on the boards.




lmao youre probably right


LMAO. :D

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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 13:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

double post.

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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 13:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

Sparrow wrote:

QZ needs a bouncer >.<


I nominate Penetration_Guru for this.


And Arlene would mod the chats xD????


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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 13:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=#FF66FF>Marial-B wrote:

And Arlene would mod the chats xD????


I wonder what became of ole Arlene. Barry did a good job running her off when he called her house. LOL

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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 13:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah... a qzone classic moment xD


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Posted: 05 Jul 07, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We need one moderator.. me. I've been saying it since I got here. I'm basically never wrong, I've got scads of free time at the moment... on paper it's the best solution to QZ's problems.


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