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Old 04-12-01, 03:51 PM
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wow, another Josh"stinkle"
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Old 04-13-01, 02:02 AM
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Could we add a forum that's more racy than the other forum;where we could be more mature, funny, profane and maybe engage in some banter that would be considered innapropriate for the rest of DVDTALK?
http://www.adultdvdtalk.com/
Maybe it would work if there was a forum within DVDTalk.com called "adultdvdtalk," where the discussions could be as I described above. But since adultdvdtalk.com is pornographic and not as prominent as the forums on DVDTalk, it scares people away. That site is not just "adult" in nature and in conversation, it deals mainly in explicit pornography. Unfortunately, many people at work and at school cannot access it. I think the thing is to find a balance between adultdvdtalk, and what we have now. I appreciate your suggestion of adultdvdtalk.com, but their equivalent of the other forum receives much less traffic than the other forum here. Part of the fun of the forums is the amount of people who contribute. Although sometimes semi-abusive and always laced with profanity, Kim Deal's posts were hysterically funny. In fact, they were funny because of the two aforementioned attributes. His posts were just a bit too racy for DVDTalk, but not in line with the pornography at adultdvdtalk. I don't think the above really proposes a solution or even clearly addresses a specific problem, but those are just my thoughts.
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Old 04-13-01, 02:31 AM
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Understood Freejg.

But consider this, where do we draw the line? If someone thinks adultdvdtalk is too far, to whose standard do we use? What *you* may think is funny or not too risque, is the same stuff that someone else thinks is too much.

A huge part of moderating the forums is trying to balance those two. It's not black and white, in fact is almost all shades of gray. We have some concrete rules and we try to be flexible and understanding, but we are also aware that people from all backgrounds, ages, etc come to DVDtalk forums. We can't be all things to everyone, we understand that. We can't stop everyone from ever being offended. That is understood. We just try to walk that fine line, and also try to maintain certain standards and rules that are set down by the site owner.

Now in reference to your mention of Kim Deal, and also to this entire post. There is a lot of assumptions people may make about things, such as why certain users are banned. I will suggest you (the collective you) may not be aware of everything that goes on behind the scenes. You may not be aware of things that poster said that were deleted. You may not know about private mail or users with more than one identity. Returning banned members.

Do you really think Kim Deal was banned because he was too witty and pushed the envelope? I don't. But it is my policy to not discuss why someone was banned. I am aware that silence on the matter may lead to baseless speculation. So be it. Again, I will mention, you may not know all the facts.

Nobody, specially me, wants a forum that is too dry or lacking humor. Specially me.
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Old 04-16-01, 12:01 AM
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Originally posted by Autotelik
Anyone else find him annoying...especially for a "new" member?

Search through his posts.... I can't believe that he's serious about offering Excalibur + $5 for a guy's copy of Sid and Nancy... + some other very inane posts.


I normally don't b!tch about these things.... maybe I'm just a "detective" wannabe today.

Are you the guy that ratted on him? Just curious.
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Old 04-16-01, 02:50 AM
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I guess at the rate he was posting... some 30+ obnoxious posts in about an hour... someone was bound to notice

someone else had noticed this too in the Other Forum... I just happened to bring it up here because I thought he would be offending other members by his posts in the Talk Forum, Bargains Forum, and Exchange Forum. If he had just reared his head in Other, I wouldn't have bothered starting this thread.


Did I rat on him? Don't think so... as I said, and if you had read his initial posts, you would see that someone else had noticed too and minicock pretended not to know what IBTB meant.

Besides, i think randyc or another mod would have picked it up anyway... since they're so quick on these things.
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Old 04-16-01, 03:39 PM
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Originally posted by veloce

Are you the guy that ratted on him? Just curious.
Just curious, why are you sticking your nose into this, trying to figure this out? He was going down one way or another, FYI.
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Old 04-16-01, 03:58 PM
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Originally posted by Bushdog
Originally posted by veloce

Are you the guy that ratted on him? Just curious.
Just curious, why are you sticking your nose into this, trying to figure this out? He was going down one way or another, FYI.
Wow, that's really hostile.
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Old 04-16-01, 04:01 PM
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Originally posted by veloce
Are you the guy that ratted on him? Just curious.
I don't think anyone 'ratted' on him, anyone reading threads that day couldn't help but notice him. He posted all over the place.
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Old 04-16-01, 04:17 PM
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Originally posted by renaldow
Originally posted by veloce
Are you the guy that ratted on him? Just curious.
I don't think anyone 'ratted' on him, anyone reading threads that day couldn't help but notice him. He posted all over the place.
That sounds fair. I always see people talking about notifying mods about this and that, and I'm just curious what would motivate someone to do that -- you can ignore most of the stuff you don't want to see, so I'm just wondering.
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Old 04-16-01, 04:33 PM
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Originally posted by veloce
Originally posted by Bushdog
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Are you the guy that ratted on him? Just curious.
Just curious, why are you sticking your nose into this, trying to figure this out? He was going down one way or another, FYI.
Wow, that's really hostile.
If you have a problem with anything I do, please feel free to email Geoff at [email protected] . He is open to all of your concerns.

I don't believe I was hostile. I'm still curious why you want to know who 'ratted' this member out. 'Ratted out' is not hostile, by your apparently loose definition?
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Old 04-16-01, 04:42 PM
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Originally posted by Bushdog
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Originally posted by Bushdog
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Are you the guy that ratted on him? Just curious.
Just curious, why are you sticking your nose into this, trying to figure this out? He was going down one way or another, FYI.
Wow, that's really hostile.
If you have a problem with anything I do, please feel free to email Geoff at [email protected] . He is open to all of your concerns.

I don't believe I was hostile. I'm still curious why you want to know who 'ratted' this member out. 'Ratted out' is not hostile, by your apparently loose definition?
You really don't think this kind of personal moderating would be more appropriate on e-mail?
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Old 04-16-01, 05:02 PM
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Were I moderating, I would use email.

The question I was asking was as a member, not as a moderator. Were it as a moderator it would be a whole different ballgame of seriousness I try to avoid, and one that is not warranted either.

You may be unfamiliar with how we do things here (which may explain your reaction). I am allowed to be a member, to make comments like a member, to hold opinions like a member, to ask questions like a member, etc. . . In addition to that I act as a policeman, making sure the rules are enforced fairly.

As to my comment about contacting Geoff, it was an offer I am comfortable making in front of everyone here. If you prefer to discuss something with me and do not want to use a message board, please feel free to email me. If you would prefer to comment on the job I am doing, but not do so to me, then please contact Geoff, who will do a fair job considering all you have to say.

I'm not quite sure what you think I should not have put in my posts, but I'd be happy to discuss it either on the forum or over email.
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Old 04-16-01, 05:12 PM
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Originally posted by Bushdog

If you have a problem with anything I do, please feel free to email Geoff at [email protected] . He is open to all of your concerns.

I don't believe I was hostile. I'm still curious why you want to know who 'ratted' this member out. 'Ratted out' is not hostile, by your apparently loose definition? [/B]
Apparently I was confused by this post of yours. I thought it was from your role as a moderator, not as a member. Please pardon my confusion -- I imagine its cause is evident in your post above.
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Old 04-16-01, 05:14 PM
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Originally posted by Bushdog
Were I moderating, I would use email.

The question I was asking was as a member, not as a moderator. Were it as a moderator it would be a whole different ballgame of seriousness I try to avoid, and one that is not warranted either.

You may be unfamiliar with how we do things here (which may explain your reaction). I am allowed to be a member, to make comments like a member, to hold opinions like a member, to ask questions like a member, etc. . . In addition to that I act as a policeman, making sure the rules are enforced fairly.

As to my comment about contacting Geoff, it was an offer I am comfortable making in front of everyone here. If you prefer to discuss something with me and do not want to use a message board, please feel free to email me. If you would prefer to comment on the job I am doing, but not do so to me, then please contact Geoff, who will do a fair job considering all you have to say.

I'm not quite sure what you think I should not have put in my posts, but I'd be happy to discuss it either on the forum or over email.
I hope we can avoid that "ballgame of seriousness". That sounds a little too serious for such a silly discussion, you know?
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Old 04-16-01, 07:10 PM
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May I add something? (I'll do it anyway )




It's true that I definitely could have ignored that guy, and I've been around enough to ignore a lot of inane posters and comments... heck, I even ignore the IBTL and wrong forum comments and they don't bother me... but I just felt like posting something here (which is one of the purposes of this forum anyway). Also, I am aware that a moderator would have noticed sooner or later anyway...


I also think his initial username wasn't very agreeable either... and i know that in the past, inappropriate usernames have been changed too.

Interpret it however you (anyone) want... maybe I just had too much time that day and too little to do at work that I started this thread...


...and nope, I wasn't a big dobber back in infants school


[Edited by Autotelik on 04-16-01 at 04:13 PM]
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Old 04-17-01, 08:21 AM
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May I add something? (I'll do it anyway )


I also think his initial username wasn't very agreeable either... and i know that in the past, inappropriate usernames have been changed too.

[Edited by Autotelik on 04-16-01 at 04:13 PM]
So do you think the username that is currently on his posts is more agreeable?
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Old 04-17-01, 10:08 AM
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more agreeable? No, but much more funny.

They guy was a a$$ who wanted to start stuff. Troll much?
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more agreeable? No, but much more funny.

They guy was a a$$ who wanted to start stuff. Troll much?
me or him?
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Old 04-17-01, 11:10 AM
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Him. Sorry I did not make that more obvious. My bad
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Old 04-19-01, 11:06 AM
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Him. Sorry I did not make that more obvious. My bad
no worries! this place gets so nasty so fast sometimes, I just wanted to clear it up.
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...SOMEHOW I thought this was a thread about

Silly Me...

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