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Thread: Chat suspension
Post by: Shalimar(257353)
2007-01-23 10:47:48
For what little it's worth, I couldn't care less how long my suspension will last nor do I care what the bad word was. If you don't want me helping your customers learn how to play then I won't help them.
Post by: Shalimar(257353)
2007-01-23 11:16:11
To follow up on that thought: If there's a moderator watching diligently for dirty words, why can't they answer all of the endlessly repetitive newbie questions in the chat too?
Post by: mob(23502)
2007-01-23 17:19:49
I would like to know what the bad word was because I didn't see any profanity. I would hate to get banned for saying the same mystery word.

This is the 2nd last post before you got banned Shalimar:

If the filter picked up "sucks" I would hope that the mods would take the word into context. We can all see that this message has no vulgar connotation.

Post by: suepahfly(59692)
2007-01-23 19:02:45
Well, if the word "suck" isn't allowed, i thikn it's a valid ban.
If you say "suck my lollypop" to someone, you can say it means it titerally. But if a chat-mod interprets it as "suck my youknowwhat" it's offensive.

Sucking isn't allowed ;)

Anyway, let's ask denzil as he knows everything :D
Post by: suepahfly(59692)
2007-01-23 19:04:44
Oh, i found another one. If you bought a new dog, and you sayd it is a bitch (female dog), would you judge it as offensive language or not?
Post by: Shalimar(257353)
2007-01-23 23:05:59
I assure you I wasn't referring to FPL in a sexual context, nor am I exactly sure how anyone could think about it sexually.

Also, I'm not mad at the moderator for doing his job, I'm upset with whoever made the stupid inflexible non-customer-friendly rules in the first place. And this refers more to my email earlier in the day than the chat ban.
Post by: suepahfly(59692)
2007-01-24 02:25:28
email? tell us, tell us? :D
Post by: Doug the Designer(55)
2007-01-24 03:53:48
Well, if sucks is a banned word, it should not be. I've contacted Peter about this and about this mod. Chat mods should be counted on to excercise good judgement and common sense.

I lost my privs too, which is ironic since I was the head mod for years.
Post by: yar(35506)
2007-01-24 04:02:14
lol, doug lost his priv too, that is ironic.
Post by: Doug the Designer(55)
2007-01-24 04:06:34
My assumption is that this is a new mod who is reading through the flagged word logs and thinks that all flagged words are forbidden, which is not the case. Some words, such as suck, are simply flagged for the mod to view the context in which it is used, as mob suggested. I'm sure this will all get straightened out.
Post by: Shalimar(257353)
2007-01-24 04:24:24
About the email: Without thinking much about it, I detached an SC game I wasn't playing yesterday morning and got a 5-day ban from signing up for new GangWar games (which basically means no 569 or 570). I don't even remember what SC stands for I have played it so little, so I figured it would be a simple matter to get the ban lifted for just GangWar since anyone looking at the details would see that I clearly wasn't trying to cheat in any way and that is what the ban is meant to stop. The answer was no.
Post by: suepahfly(59692)
2007-01-24 04:36:18
well, the warning was on there for a reason...

"Please note that you will not be able to join any SC and GW game for 5 days after you have detached one of these games. This is because the detach option is being abused by some players."

I got to give it to you, they should have lifted it. But then again, rules are rules, right?
Post by: The Legend Killer(21778)
2007-01-24 04:49:56
I've seen it all now.

*Gets out the pitchfork*.... Mod witchhunt!
Post by: Doug the Designer(55)
2007-01-24 04:50:14
Only Peter can lift the 5-day join freeze, so your request should have been forwarded on to Peter by the moderators, unless he told them specificly that he's not doing that anymore (in the past he has).

TLK - Please no witch hunt. I'm sure this is all a misunderstanding by undertrained staff. Dogging them in the forum only makes them quit, which means they get replaced by more undertrained staff. Allow them to learn from their errors and they should eventually evolve into the kind of mods that we want and need.
Post by: The Legend Killer(21778)
2007-01-24 07:09:20
*puts away pitchfork*

Yup, PLIT needs good mods :)
Post by: yar(35506)
2007-01-24 07:54:01
rofl LK that is so funny for obvious reasons
Post by: The Legend Killer(21778)
2007-01-24 09:46:15
Actually, it was kind of my fault that the mods became silent and were removed a while ago :)

But before you ask.... no I'm not. University work is my first priority for the next 4 years, so I wouldn't have the time to do any kind of moderating.
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