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Posted 29 April 2014 - 05:41 PM Edited by ManInBlack, 29 April 2014 - 05:43 PM.

Say.."lol" and "cool story bro"? There is a thread pinned about SPAM, and individuals including myself have been warned or banned for posting comments like that....Yet i click on a thread and see a forum leader telling a poster, "cool story bro"...Shouldnt we all abide and have to follow the same rules?  

 

here is one example:

 

http://gtaforums.com...entry1065285623


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 05:45 PM Edited by Andreas, 29 April 2014 - 05:47 PM.

It makes a difference if you simply post "cool story bro", or if it's a forum leader who does it when locking a topic. An explanation as to why a topic gets locked isn't always required. Let's be honest here: how often does it happen that a staff member makes a post of that sort? Not frequently, really.
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Posted 29 April 2014 - 05:48 PM Edited by ManInBlack, 29 April 2014 - 05:50 PM.

i understand that, but if i go right now and post "cool story bro"..i will get a warning or get a 3 day ban...Same rules should apply for everyone though, if a normal user would get a warning so should a forum leader...


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 05:49 PM Edited by Myron, 29 April 2014 - 05:53 PM.

i understand that, but if i go right now and post "cool story bro"..i will get a warning or get a 3 day ban...

They probably do it specifically to annoy you, a worthy goal in my opinion.

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 05:52 PM

 

i understand that, but if i go right now and post "cool story bro"..i will get a warning or get a 3 day ban...

They probably do it specifically to annoy you, a worth goal in my opinion.

 

 

They do it because its against the rules....Thanx for the comment, it was really on topic


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 05:58 PM Edited by ArchKnight, 29 April 2014 - 05:58 PM.

Staff members post reasons/posts like that when there's a no need to reply to a topic, when you can just simply use common sense and deduce why your topic was locked. There's a reason why they are Staff/Mod. You rarely find staff members with posts like those. In your linked thread, that had nothing to do with the GTA:O section, a simple useless rant.

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:02 PM Edited by ManInBlack, 29 April 2014 - 06:03 PM.

Staff members post reasons/posts like that when there's a no need to reply to a topic, when you can just simply use common sense and deduce why your topic was locked. There's a reason why they are Staff/Mod. You rarely find staff members with posts like those. In your linked thread, that had nothing to do with the GTA:O section, a simple useless rant.

 

i agree with almost everything you said, but i think you and the forum leader above who posted are missing my point...For instance, take that same thread, if i posted "cool story bro", i would get a warning, because its considered SPAM...I just find it hard for the mods to say, "Dont SPAM", and then forum leaders post one linners and its not considered spam...Doesnt make sense, SPAM is SPAM regardless of the user/or thread your replying to...


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:05 PM

We aren't robots, we all have a little harmless fun every once in a blue moon. It's done upon locking posts, there is no harm in that. Lighten up a bit.

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:06 PM Edited by ManInBlack, 29 April 2014 - 06:10 PM.

We aren't robots, we all have a little harmless fun every once in a blue moon. It's done upon locking posts, there is no harm in that. Lighten up a bit.

 

no offense but thats an excuse...something posters here arent allowed to use when they do something wrong....i 1000000% agree there is no harm in posting LOL, or cool story bro, So why are people getting banned and warned, if its harmless fun? Don't you agree that if we aren't allowed to post things like that, then forum leaders shouldnt be allowed as well? Just seems when forum leaders do this its Harmless..When users do it there banned/warned and its not harmless fun, its SPAM, even though they said the same exact thing 


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:12 PM Edited by Andreas, 29 April 2014 - 06:18 PM.

People usually get away with making these posts if they don't go overboard with it, unless they have bad luck and receive a reminder for it. And that's the thing here. People do go overboard with it in the GTA Online forum, from what I've seen. There is no harm in doing it here and there, once or maybe twice in a month, but it's a problem when it becomes a habit of yours.

The topic was really pointless, so I don't see what's the problem here. It would be an entirely different story if it was a topic where much effort was put into the opening post.

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:20 PM Edited by ManInBlack, 29 April 2014 - 06:27 PM.

while i get what your saying, i think you have missed my point....Spam is Spam, no matter who says it...If, "cool story bro" is considered spam, than the USERNAME from whom it was said shouldn't matter nor should how relevant the topic is...If i post spam on a less than worthy thread, my comment is looked at the same as if it was in a "good" thread...

 

I just find it hard to enforce rules when the people who should be enforcing them are engaging in the exact thing there banning/warning people for..Doesnt set a good example...That would be like me smoking a cig then getting mad at my son for doing it and punishing him..How can i punish him for something i engage in? do u see where im coming from now?


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:21 PM

Report it and I'll spank Raavi.

 

Edit - but honestly: it was a cheeky lock message.

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:27 PM

Nice lock honestly. More locks should happen that way. :^:


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:30 PM Edited by ManInBlack, 29 April 2014 - 06:36 PM.

i just dont see how when a forum leader does it, its harmless fun and cheeky....but when a user post's the same thing he is warned or banned? Doesnt make sense, all i see are alot of excuses as to why its ok for the forum leaders to not follow the same rules they tell us to follow...You're telling people to follow rules that you laugh at and make a mockery of, when you yourself's break them...just look at the response's, it's taken as a complete joke...Wish it was viewed that way when us users post the same thing 


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:32 PM Edited by Raavi, 29 April 2014 - 06:32 PM.

Report it and I'll spank Raavi.

 

Edit - but honestly: it was a cheeky lock message.

 

I beg your pardon?

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:41 PM

i just dont see how when a forum leader does it, its harmless fun and cheeky....but when a user post's the same thing he is warned or banned? Doesnt make sense, all i see are alot of excuses as to why its ok for the forum leaders to not follow the same rules they tell us to follow...You're telling people to follow rules that you laugh at and make a mockery of, when you yourself's break them...just look at the response's, it's taken as a complete joke...Wish it was viewed that way when us users post the same thing 

 

Because it was a lock message. It's not that difficult a concept to grasp.

Please quit trying to police the police and just enjoy your time here. This isn't a democracy, there's no oversight committee.

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 08:22 PM

I have deducted $100.00 from Ciarans weekly check, this dock in pay will go to a charity.

 

Hope this takes the sting away.

 

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