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tresanus 5,920 473 April 22, 2009 at 09:50 AM in Other
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Anybody think we could use some rules of engagement??

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Last Edited by Curtieson March 3, 2011 at 01:10 PM
1. No Flame dedicated threads - this isn't the lounge fool! No fake SPOOF threads.
2. Your opinion will be criticized - do not take it personally.
3. DON'T GET PERSONAL.
4. Don't bring religion into the argument.
5. Make your best effort not to post something that's been done 100 times already (use the search function!).
6. Don't post information you don't want people to know.
7. Opinions are not facts - and expect them to be criticized.
8. Threads should ask questions or report news and information - this isn't your personal blog.
9. There should be a limit on how many new posts a user can create in a day.
10. Do not argue about PS3 vs. Xbox 360 vs. Wii and which is better.
11. No more "X reasons why Y will be Z" threads.
12. Don't start a new (repost) thread just to link to a story on another website. If it's an update on a game people have been waiting for, there's probably another thread here talking about it (use the search function).
13. News Threads should have as much of the actual "news" as possible. Not just links to other sites. If possible try to copy paste as much of the story as possible.
14. Cite whenever possible.
15. People need to calm down and not get all worked up over small things.
35.b If you want to talk about Guns in the GL...please create an official GUNS thread for that discussion.


Feel free to edit the crap out of this "working list".

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the Podium has a "charter" of sorts, might be useful to have something similar here.
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Theres is nice and formal

Good addition - religion can stay in the podium
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Last edited by tresanus April 22, 2009 at 10:59 AM.
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you know, the "flame threads" isn't gonna work well.
every topic is gonna have disagreements when its PS3 or 360 comparisons or what not.
i'd like to think we're able to have actual discussions about the threads, i mean if you look ALLL the way back, rockdave's posts (which this etiquette thread is mainly dealing with and the subsequent drama following) initially were civil and actually made sense with comments. Its when he took it a step further that it degraded, and to now just useless trolling.
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Quote from tsaijo View Post :
you know, the "flame threads" isn't gonna work well.
every topic is gonna have disagreements when its PS3 or 360 comparisons or what not.
i'd like to think we're able to have actual discussions about the threads, i mean if you look ALLL the way back, rockdave's posts (which this etiquette thread is mainly dealing with and the subsequent drama following) initially were civil and actually made sense with comments. Its when he took it a step further that it degraded, and to now just useless trolling.
we need to reword it
I just mean the threads that are created to flame another persons thread.
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Definitely need some rules around these parts, or it's going to go to hell.
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It sucks that a someone can make bad threads over and over, flame and taunt people, claim to be persecuted, and then start mod alerting when they get offended. Not sure there's much you can do about that.

Nonsensical threads should be reserved for the truly confused individuals who make the occasional post as they are usually the funniest anyway.
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Quote from -KRATOS- View Post :
It sucks that a someone can make bad threads over and over, flame and taunt people, claim to be persecuted, and then start mod alerting when they get offended. Not sure there's much you can do about that.

Nonsensical threads should be reserved for the truly confused individuals who make the occasional post as they are usually the funniest anyway.
actually i think i got a certain other person some warning points for something similar a long time ago..
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nevermind. Embarrassment
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Quote from wizard7926 View Post :
Definitely need some rules around these parts, or it's going to go to hell.
i dont see it "going to hell" i mean its the gamer's lounge, we all know if we really were looking for some information regarding a game/system/etc, we wouldn't be coming to slickdeal's gamer's lounge for that info 1st.
At least I hope you wouldn't, this forum imo is just a laid back forum to discuss gaming, and post news/articles regarding gaming topics and ask opinions/discussions.
What "degraded" the comments the last few weeks were the inclusion of some trollish posts, if you look at the history of GL's threads, something like this happens whenever a troll comes along. Look up Ice Cold Killa if you want to see what happened last time.
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i dont see it "going to hell" i mean its the gamer's lounge, we all know if we really were looking for some information regarding a game/system/etc, we wouldn't be coming to slickdeal's gamer's lounge for that info 1st.
At least I hope you wouldn't, this forum imo is just a laid back forum to discuss gaming, and post news/articles regarding gaming topics and ask opinions/discussions.
What "degraded" the comments the last few weeks were the inclusion of some trollish posts, if you look at the history of GL's threads, something like this happens whenever a troll comes along. Look up Ice Cold Killa if you want to see what happened last time.
lol, yeah, that's kinda what I meant. I don't want the second coming of ICK anytime soon -- we're still cleaning up from the last one. laugh out loud
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At least ICK had pretty thick skin until the end where pogo sticks started offending him... or maybe he just didn't realize he was being insulted until then. laugh out loud

Anyway, a certain someone has paper thin skin and didn't wait very long at all before the mod alerting started and that's when it usually goes downhill pretty fast.
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Quote from -KRATOS- View Post :
At least ICK had pretty thick skin until the end where pogo sticks started offending him... or maybe he just didn't realize he was being insulted until then. laugh out loud

Anyway, a certain someone has paper thin skin and didn't wait very long at all before the mod alerting started and that's when it usually goes downhill pretty fast.
yeah.. we werent worried about ick and razor blades like we had to worry about some other people
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Well, I've seen enough honestly. I got my say out in that last post in the Bioshock/Jonas thread.

I don't mind rules, look at the regular lounge and the store threads in the coupon section. I've never had a problem there, people are a lot more civil and actual discussions can take place.

At first [about two or three weeks ago] I was trying to just debate with rockdave, but it quickly grew out of hand as it got worse, and worse, and worse. It reached "critical mass" about a day ago and I truly regret letting him get the best of me

but there's somethings I just can't stand, feeling "better" than others for any reason, especially when you can't even back it up, is just ignorant. Yeah, if you play online and you're higher on the leaderboard than me, talk it up all you want, but that's just a game..I'm pretty sure in real life [outside the game] we can see ourselves as equals

but intelligence, money, race, talent, none of that is something you go parading around like it makes you worth more than somebody.

And in the end, in all the time I've lurked and occasionaly posted in this gaming forum, I have NEVER seen that sort of attitude. I've seen all sorts of discussions about gaming here, but I've never seen anything remotely close to how this whole rockdave thing started anyways.

What set me off on getting on his case was the way he CONSTANTLY would say that he brought intelligence and discussion to this gaming forum, he constantly said that all we talked about was "what are you playing this weekend" or some useless post..and that made me mad, because I know some of you are good friends to each other on here, and I've always enjoyed reading the forum...which I find a lot more entertaining and informative than even full on forums about gaming.

On top of that, he constantly reminded us he was posting to egg us on, to study "mob mentality" or some psychology thing he was working on...so it's just like every thing he did was just to laugh at us or mock us.

So, yeah, if someone wants to set up some rules, set them up, because I'm sure most of us [including myself] can go by them without even thinking about it, as long as certain people don't act a certain way.
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