An appeal to the mods

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Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by nordwulf » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:31 am

I have been banned on several forums and even a FB group. They couldn't pay me enough if they asked me to come back. It's like a divorce. It's permanent and you should move on. Not because you're a bad person but because not everybody gets along.
Baco Noir wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:54 am
we can't read PMs to monitor for that.
Forum admins can and should monitor PMs because of liability concerns.

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Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by Baco Noir » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:35 am

nordwulf wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:31 am
I have been banned on several forums and even a FB group. They couldn't pay me enough if they asked me to come back. It's like a divorce. It's permanent and you should move on. Not because you're a bad person but because not everybody gets along.
Baco Noir wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:54 am
we can't read PMs to monitor for that.
Forum admins can and should monitor PMs because of liability concerns.
Are you saying Mods can read PMs here? I know we cannot on the other forum as I actually have Admin privileges on that forum and it's not available to me.

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Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by Caller » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:40 am

It's really a bigger question about the type of forum that's wanted, which is going over old ground really. I pretty much only skim here now and from time to time something catches my attention, otherwise I'm in and out in less than 5 minutes. I have belonged to many different forums for many years and this is the only place where my views and comments are sometimes deemed so outrageous, offensive or broke the rules (one came as a surprise), that I have had posts altered or deleted. So at the end of the day, you either accept that or you don't. I find it risible, but it's up to me whether it bothers me so much, that I will either end up getting banned or end up leaving - and it doesn't.

Apart from the usual trolls, have an amnesty and bring the forum back to life!
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Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by nordwulf » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:47 am

Baco Noir wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:35 am
Are you saying Mods can read PMs here? I know we cannot on the other forum as I actually have Admin privileges on that forum and it's not available to me.
I am not saying that they are or know how to. I run a vBulletin forum and PMs are stored in the database as plain text. From what I have read, phpBB is the same. Mods usually have forum software access to a certain level, admins have full access within the software and site owners have access to everything like the database. Private message means they are between two members, not that they are untraceable or encrypted.

I have seen reports about Verticalscope forums like Watchuseek that they do monitor PMs.

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Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:26 am

Baco Noir wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:35 am


Are you saying Mods can read PMs here? I know we cannot on the other forum as I actually have Admin privileges on that forum and it's not available to me.
Point of information, gents. Private Messages on this forum are just that. We do not, and as far as I know cannot, read your PMs.

The only exception would be if a recipient forwarded or reported a PM.
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Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by Baco Noir » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:47 am

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:26 am
Baco Noir wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:35 am


Are you saying Mods can read PMs here? I know we cannot on the other forum as I actually have Admin privileges on that forum and it's not available to me.
Point of information, gents. Private Messages on this forum are just that. We do not, and as far as I know cannot, read your PMs.

The only exception would be if a recipient forwarded or reported a PM.
Same on the ProBoards forum I am a mod on and have Admin privileges for. Good to know, not that I'm a subversive or anything. 8)

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Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by Thermexman » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:20 am

nordwulf wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:31 am
I have been banned on several forums and even a FB group.
Just curious...
...was there a common factor in any of these bannerisings? :silent:

Sorry Frank. Couldn't resist. 8)

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Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by nordwulf » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:37 am

Thermexman wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:20 am

Just curious...
...was there a common factor in any of these bannerisings? :silent:

Sorry Frank. Couldn't resist. 8)
No need to be sorry. The common factor was having an opinion on how their commercial forums take over the independent enthusiast forums we used to know. A Verticalscope forum ban is a badge of honour.

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Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by Thermexman » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:47 am

^^^Say no more. :thumbup:
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Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by Thermexman » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:26 pm

Oh well, we tried! :ka:
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Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by kiter65 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:14 pm

Shame....could do with an injection of humour/sarcasm from a few of the missing :silent:

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Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by Arbor22 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:51 pm

kiter65 wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:14 pm
Shame....could do with an injection of humour/sarcasm from a few of the missing :silent:
+1. Variety is the spice of life.

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Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by Lawrence » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:36 pm

I'm not up on forum discipline but have suspensions rather than out right bans been attempted to try and modify behavior?
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