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  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 22 Sep 2015 11:19:00 47,497 posts
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    Grax wrote:
    if i were to set up 100 accounts could i downvote people i dont like and get them GI'd???

    if i could be bothered to set up 100 variations of Grax
    And we definitely have people doing that. Not seen 100 sock accounts, but I've definitely banned multiple sock puppets all on the same IP, voting on the same posts...
  • Ziz0u 22 Sep 2015 11:24:19 11,006 posts
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    @MrTomFTW

    How many active moderators are there on EG? Some left, but I can't seem to recall ever seeing a new one.

    Edited by Ziz0u at 11:53:49 22-09-2015
  • MrMattAdz 22 Sep 2015 11:24:21 3,671 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    MrMattAdz wrote:
    And I can see how it could potentially be abused, but maybe it could require a mod or staff member to be the one who actually bans the user, and the system would merely highlight users who the community believe are detrimental to the site.
    Well if that's the case, we already have that in place. I'm looking at the list of most downvoted users right now :)
    Sweet there's a leaderboard, what's my kill/dea... I mean upvotes/posts ratio? :)

    Do you mind if I ask then why the most downvoted users are still allowed to post, despite it being pretty clear that they add nothing positive to the site?
  • Phattso 22 Sep 2015 11:27:11 24,819 posts
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    It's a tough argument that. You not liking what someone brings (or doesn't bring) to the site isn't the same as them not being allowed to be here.

    There are plenty of posters in the forum that would've been long gone (myself potentially included) if that were the criteria.
  • nickthegun 22 Sep 2015 11:39:17 78,513 posts
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    The problem is that people are idiots and downvote anything they even mildly disagree with.

    The comments are littered with innocuous posts like 'I really couldn't get into this game' sat on -50.

    Any system that relies on the judgement and taste of the wider internet is doomed from the start.
  • MrMattAdz 22 Sep 2015 11:52:14 3,671 posts
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    Yeah I would agree that there are weird one offs where someone will post something not even mildly controversial and they will still get a load of downvotes, but like I said they're one offs. There are users like ironsoldier and cloudskipa who are almost guaranteed to have the most downvoted comments anytime they post, and it's not unpopular opinions they're posting, it's just flat out nonsense that is either the result of being a complete moron, or they're just trolls.
  • Phattso 22 Sep 2015 11:54:32 24,819 posts
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    They're not one-offs though. Almost every thread has something like that. Then there's the fact that people deemed to be fanbois of one colour or another get auto-downvoted on principle by the other faction.

    It's a clusterfuck. Better to just disable comments and close new user registration on the forum. :)
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 22 Sep 2015 11:57:56 47,497 posts
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    MrMattAdz wrote:
    Sweet there's a leaderboard, what's my kill/dea... I mean upvotes/posts ratio? :)

    Do you mind if I ask then why the most downvoted users are still allowed to post, despite it being pretty clear that they add nothing positive to the site?
    Hah, well I only get to see the top 50 and bottom 50. I can't see you so you need to work harder on being better or worse :)

    Staff have made it clear that they expect us to allow people to hold their own opinions, and only step in if they're attacking people, posting spam, illegal stuff, porn, inappropriate language etc.

    Now IronSoldier makes me roll my eyes, cloudskippa rankles me for reasons outside of his Xbox fanaticism, xbdf is a silly fanboy... But we get to the point of if they fall under the banner of "need to be dealt with", then so do SO many others and what's the threshold of who should and shouldn't be dealt with?

    Basically what I'm saying is that it's hard to enforce and we'd end up banning half the users. I'm looking at the bottom 50 and seeing names that would therefore fall under the "community thinks they're a detriment" and I couldn't tell you why beyond they obviously have been posting things others don't like.

    I'm sure I'll get to talk to staff at EGX, maybe I can get them to talk business and we can discuss the most of the overt names. It's an easier discussion face to face. Then if we can agree something it's only a matter of finding the time to be consistent in enforcing anything!

    tl;dr - relying on downvotes is a really bad idea :)
  • Deleted user 22 September 2015 12:00:31
    It's really easy.

    Just ask me if someone should be banned or not. I have stamps inked and ready.
  • MrMattAdz 22 Sep 2015 12:02:24 3,671 posts
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    No I meant that it's a one off for each user, I doubt there is anyone who has got hundreds of downvotes across multiple articles purely because they keep on saying "looked interesting but I couldn't get into it".

    Like you say though it's a cluster fuck, I just would have thought that if you got rid of all the top downvoted people then it would generally be less of a cluster fuck.
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 22 Sep 2015 12:07:16 47,497 posts
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    @MrMattAdz I don't think I should share names of who is on that list, but you'd be wrong about that.
  • MrMattAdz 22 Sep 2015 12:13:44 3,671 posts
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    Well maybe people are just tired of them passively saying "this game is shit" then :)

    Can you see anything cool (or at least mildly interesting), like what's the most downvoted comment in the history of the site?
  • Deleted user 22 September 2015 12:14:44
    MrMattAdz wrote:
    Well maybe people are just tired of them passively saying "this game is shit" then :)

    Can you see anything cool (or at least mildly interesting), like what's the most downvoted comment in the history of the site?
    Can we just ban MrMatt and then this whole issue will go away
  • Phattso 22 Sep 2015 12:15:28 24,819 posts
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    Aye. All he ever does is complain about other people. He brings nothing positive to the site. ;)
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 22 Sep 2015 12:17:22 47,497 posts
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    @craigy would have to answer that one, sadly we just get the user leaderboards.

    Although I can see who has voted, and how, on any individual post which can be quite illuminating when it comes to more contentious issues than "my console is better than yours".
  • Deleted user 22 September 2015 12:35:03
    Phattso wrote:
    They're not one-offs though. Almost every thread has something like that. Then there's the fact that people deemed to be fanbois of one colour or another get auto-downvoted on principle by the other faction.

    It's a clusterfuck. Better to just disable comments and close new user registration on the forum. :)
    aye, it's all awful. is there any place on the internet where the comments are good? i have to try and avoid going anywhere near them here as it's so easy to get pulled into an argument with those planks, but even when you're right, you're wrong.

    with forums it's not SO bad. i guess there's an amount of effort you have to find things to get angry about on a forum, rather than it just being right on the front page.

    anyway, https://twitter.com/avoidcomments
  • nickthegun 22 Sep 2015 12:39:44 78,513 posts
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    What happened to them getting rid of downvotes entirely? Or did I just dream that?
  • Deleted user 22 September 2015 12:46:47
    Replace downvote with report button. Problem solved. I expect this to be implemented in the usual EG time frame, so 2018.
  • Deleted user 22 September 2015 12:53:49
    Nuke the front page, let the forums wither on the vine and just arrange more events

    ^^ Rauper's to do list
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 22 Sep 2015 12:54:32 47,497 posts
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    Physically_Insane wrote:
    Replace downvote with report button. Problem solved. I expect this to be implemented in the usual EG time frame, so 2018.
    And make the report button also ignore the user. Problem solved.
  • Deleted user 29 September 2015 13:40:26
    C'mon guys, XBDf is on monging up all the Playstation Anniversary articles (for such a hardcore Xbox fanboy he sure reads a lot of Sony-based stuff).

    I know "freedom of speech" and all that, but is being a habitual troll really in the spirit of the community? Can ye GI the fucker for a few days?
  • Rivuzu 29 Sep 2015 13:47:47 18,205 posts
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    I would like to report MrTomFTW for being a party pooper.
  • DaM 29 Sep 2015 13:52:49 17,373 posts
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    Can I please report user @President_Weasel for putting prunes in curry.

    You don't have to ban him, just give him a "friendly warning".

    Edited by DaM at 13:53:39 29-09-2015
  • Ziz0u 29 Sep 2015 14:02:02 11,006 posts
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    Ziz0u wrote:
    @MrTomFTW

    How many active moderators are there on EG? Some left, but I can't seem to recall ever seeing a new one.
    Ahem.
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 29 Sep 2015 14:31:56 47,497 posts
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    @Ziz0u Dunno would be the answer. There's the likes of prodge who rarely posts but squishes spammers all day long, and a few of the staff like to muck in on the comments.
  • Deleted user 29 September 2015 14:36:24
    @MrTomFTW When is hairyarse gonna come back???

    his hiatus has been long enough. I think we have all matured enough since his absence to appreciate the work he did on keeping the forum happy and articulate
  • CosmicFuzz 29 Sep 2015 14:38:43 32,585 posts
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    PES_Fanboy wrote:
    Nuke the front page, let the forums wither on the vine and just arrange more events

    ^^ Rauper's to do list
    Also order more chairs for the party
  • Fake_Blood 29 Sep 2015 14:40:48 9,660 posts
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    Yeah well, apparently they played chiptunes at the party, I'd sit down too.
  • TheMayorOfJugs 29 Sep 2015 14:43:38 6,489 posts
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    Graxlar wrote:
    @MrTomFTW When is hairyarse gonna come back???

    his hiatus has been long enough. I think we have all matured enough since his absence to appreciate the work he did on keeping the forum happy and articulate
    Inevitable return as 'ShavedArse' with a new attitude on life confirmed.
  • IronGiant 29 Sep 2015 14:55:01 5,943 posts
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    FuzzyDuck wrote:
    C'mon guys, XBDf is on monging up all the Playstation Anniversary articles (for such a hardcore Xbox fanboy he sure reads a lot of Sony-based stuff).

    I know "freedom of speech" and all that, but is being a habitual troll really in the spirit of the community? Can ye GI the fucker for a few days?
    Agreed, he's turning the comments for nearly every story on the front page into petty squabbles.
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