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Olly, Whats with the "Warn (0%) message

Discussion in 'Site Support & Announcements' started by rickquattro, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. rickquattro
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    Hi there,

    What is the small Warn (0%) and then 5 squares , at teh top of my posts?

    Please dont send me to the naughty room....
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    I'll answer on Olly's behalf:
    It's a warning system...if you break the rules, you can be warned.
    The further the warn bar goes to the right, the closer you are to a ban.
    This can be used for small breaches of the rules.

    Or you can get banned with no warning, for more serious breaches.

    Yours is at zero because you've been a good boy!
    Well done... :)
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    Thanks,

    Its like the internet equivalent of standing outside the headmasters office then...

    Maybe I need to be a bit more controvertial.
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    I never thought of it that way...but yeah, I suppose it is!


    OOh...you want to be careful adopting that method... :moa:
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    Staz is a retronaut Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    does it go back down in time?
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    Dunno, mine's 20% full though. :sorry:
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    It's up to the moderator that warned you. It can be set to decrease over a period of time or permanent.

    Depends on what you have said/done

    J.
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    4 lives left then before your not stood outside the headmasters office but kicked out of school! :)
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    what did you do?
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    Read the forum rules that you agreed to abide to when logging in on here and you should be able to figure it out ;)

    J.
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    Swore too much apparently.

    :busted_cop:
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    Just blame me smitch.

    Everybody else does...
    (It wasn't me BTW)
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    Ha ha!

    Dunno what you mean, you haven't been witch hunted for, ooooooh, at least about week now. :)
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    ...which means it must be time for me to upset some sensitive soul?
    Great!
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    I'd get on that A3 forum, they love chucking a few toys about on there. :thumbsup:

    Just say you've bought a well sorted 1.9 TDI and it'll beat any of their little S3's, keep you amused for weeks...
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    It was me that warned you :p

    Trying to keep on top of the bad language is geting on my nerves - so I'm just dishing out warnings now as people are taking the micheal.

    I swear with the best of them, (to the annoyance of the missus) but if I want to keep using this forum at while at work :lazy: , then I need to keep on top of the filth.

    We dont want to be setting all of the bells and wistles off with our internet police do we :busted_cop:

    So please keep it down cheers - :icon_thumright:
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    [Mar 25, 2007]
    One Question on all this..

    Who MODS a MOD? I mean what tests/ credentials do they have to go through to make them a MOD?

    There are good MODS and some that are a little over zealous in their "powers" given to them, they know who they are....So how do you keep control on them or vette them for the job....

    Just curious thats all...
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    Nobody other than other Mods keep an eye on other mods.

    But if one of my comments irritates you :p feel free to hit the 'Report Bad Post' button (the little triangle warning sign looking thing with an exclamation mark in it) at the top right of each post, to alert every Admin/Mod to the issue.

    As for who is made a Moderator...
    That depends:

    You could be asked because you are very knowledgable in certain areas or of certain cars
    Or because you spend a lot of time on here helping people out
    Or because you have helpful IT skills
    Or because you are good at mediating difficult situations
    Or - heaven forbid - that you are keen to provoke discussion in forums that are quiet, by - for example - being controvertial with your thoughts or opinions.

    Being an active Moderator isn't an old boy's club...none of us knew each other outwith the forum before we were asked to moderate...some now do...but most don't.
    So it's not a case of gang up on others...as many think.


    But remember this:
    I'd bet each Mod gives up 10-15 hours per week of thier time - often much more - to keep this place flowing.
    Answering problems for new users, sorting out problems on the forums, maintaining the database etc...
    We don't get paid, we get no benefits except seeing the forum grow.
    So don't be surprised when people get hacked off with bad language or Chav spelling/grammar on a board which they have invested 1000s of hours in building.
    Personally, after well over 6 years on here - 5 as a Moderator - I get hacked off with a few things...
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    [Mar 25, 2007]
    Cheers for that, makes things a little clearer now.. Thanks Ess!:thumbsup:
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    No problem...

    I suspect we'll be looking for new Moderators soon anyway...
    The list of actice mods is a wee bit low at the moment due to various circumstances, so we'll maybe need to look for some suitable candidates.
    (says he, rushing off to check the Admin forum to see who has been getting slagged in there recently..)
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    suspect we'll be looking for new Moderators soon anyway...
    The list of actice mods is a wee bit low at the moment due to various circumstances, so we'll maybe need to look for some suitable candidates.

    Suggestions....

    Andymac????? :motz:

    Silver75???? :jester:
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    I have a few people in mind . . .
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    If I became a mod, do you think I have the power to ban EssThree's ass? :moa:
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    Is this what mods look like???????

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    Probably.
    Which is why you'll never be a Mod as long as I have a hole in my arse! :noway:
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    I think Ming Blue and I would make a good pair of Mods ;) - we're both lurking quite a lot, have been around long enough to know who's who and what's what, like to have a good laugh but know when it's gone too far, we both know a good chunk of what's worth knowing about 8L; and I'm learning a lot about B5 at the moment; and add to that she's the queen of Word Association and I'm a professional computer-geek... A perfectly complimentary Yin & Yang pair that makes up a great Mod (well, Mods). ...Or is that just cheeky? ;)

    Regards,

    Rob.
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    Caesium My BM is fixed!

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    I think anyone that puts themself forwards to become a moderator is not suitable. People that think they are up to the task of ruling (for want of a better word) seldom are.
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    Yup, that's me laughing at the bottom right of the pic, Ess must be Darth Vader then. :lmfao:
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    Err... An EMPHATIC Yes to Or is that just cheeky?:noway: :no:
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    Here, Here...Well said that person:applaus:
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    Ooh. Didn't mean to get anyones backs up... To be honest I didn't even think it would be an issue... Never mind then... We'll just gloss over that one.

    But for the record, two rave sites and three IRC rooms stand to the opposing point of view.

    Regards,

    Rob.
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    [Mar 25, 2007]
    Yeah ... and two words Fairy Lights....
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    what you on about?
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    As in "Bursts into Fairy Lights"...or better still "As If I cared.."

    With Me now "Unregistered"??
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    It was me unregistered... shocked it let me post!! :eyebrows:

    btw no need to be pompous :slap:
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    lol id ban you first you foul mouthed swine! :mad: sod all this warning buisness

    Banisyboy for mod i say
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    You know Andymac will be in the running.
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    Caesium My BM is fixed!

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    Because he's not opinionated or foul mouthed at all of course!
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    jojo would be a good shout imo

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