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Dr Doidberg

Mods who abuse their powers

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Dr Doidberg

anuj happens to be one of them.

 

I came home from work today, watched some tv about a criminal who went to jail, then posted a topic simply asking if someone can get away with it if they didn't f*ck it up like the guy on tv did. I also did mention SEVERAL TIMES I would never do this. here is a link to that topic. 3 times I mentioned I would never do it on the first post, several other tiems I mentioned it.

 

The only one who aswered my question was Dom0803, but after he edited several mintutes later, which I did not notice. Thats all I was looking to hear, either yes someone can get away with it, or no its not possible.

 

a huge flame war started because soem assholes didnt read the post and assumed I was going to do it. anuj happeend to be one of them. He locked the topic saying "This is so goddamn stupid. I hope you get caught, arrested, and become bubba's bitch. Don't ask us for help, you degenerate." That was uncalled for. I pmed him asking him politely to edit his post because he went over-board with it. He replied with this:

 

 

f*ck you, I'm not editing anything. Have a nice day.

 

Look at how quick he is to say f*ck you. Something is wrong. I was not hostile whatsoever. I asked him nicely to edit his post because I thought it was what he posted was completely unnecessary.

 

I am going to reply to that pm, and I WILL PROBABLY get banned when i do because it will be flaming him. I have every right to stand up for myself. This is a perfect example of mods abusing powers, f*cking cock suckers think they are all powerful...over the internet.

 

Now I have seen MANY MANY topics, with even more flaming and stupitity that didn't get locked. Who the f*ck does this anuj think he is? f*ck him. I belive the description of the off-topic is : "Discuss everything and anything right here in this off-topic forum. This forum is generally unmoderated but there are three rules: no warez, no porn, no spam(advertising, pointless posts, insults, etc.)" My topic never broke any of those rules, except for the insults, but thats no big deal at all.

 

Be aware, you won't be able to discuss what you want, because f*cknuts like anuj decide to abuse their powers, insulting members of the board. This must happen a lot, so everyone share their frustrations with mods. If they ban us, it just goes to proove how much they really do abuse their powers.

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anuj

edit - You know what? I'll admit, I was wrong. I opened up your thread.

 

edit2 - I can't ban you until you do something wrong. But now that I'm a f*cknut, I'm going to make sure I watch you. smile.gif

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Mainland Marauder

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The mods don't abuse their powers. There are members who abuse their right to post on the Forums. If that wasn't the case, there would be no need for moderators.

 

Now go tell the rest of the staff to f*ck off and earn you some more brownie points.

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Saggy

This doesn't belong in D&D. If you have a complaint about the staff, take it to the the GTA Network Team forum.

 

However, as a matter of fact, I think if you had brought up the idea in a way that didn't make it sound like you wanted to do it, and posted it in here as a dicussion, it would've had better response. Maybe something like I PM'd you when I thought the topic-in-question topic had closed. I think I was probably the only one that told you it wouldn't work, and you shouldn't do it, and didn't just attack your character.

 

I do agree that the topic was quite biasedly based on bashing the topic creator. That's not to say he didn't stop adding fuel to the fire. The reason why people would bash you is pretty simple... It's a stupid idea. Stilll, doesn't mean the topic didn't suck ass because of all the bashing.

 

Oh, and as far as abuse of power, there were none. 'Nuj didn't exercise any "administrative" role at all. He just said what he wanted to say.

 

 

Edited by SagaciousKJB

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Jonny_Tightlips
edit - You know what? I'll admit, I was wrong. I opened up your thread.

 

edit2 - I can't ban you until you do something wrong. But now that I'm a f*cknut, I'm going to make sure I watch you. smile.gif

For all the times he's called you a f*cknut and said f*ck you towards you, I don't see why you can't ban him. Insane calls Opius a moron and gets his plate's worth. Why not just give this kid his meal?

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Dr Doidberg
edit - You know what? I'll admit, I was wrong. I opened up your thread.

 

edit2 - I can't ban you until you do something wrong. But now that I'm a f*cknut, I'm going to make sure I watch you. smile.gif

I didn't want it unlocked lol. I was just pissed at your reaction. You acted like a prick for no reason. I just wanted your reply edited because of the comment you left about me and you overreacted saying f*ck you. It's gone now so thanks.

 

Theres just more flaming that will happen in the topic, so you are welcome to close it.

 

I admit I added fuel to the flaming, im sorry if I flamed people.

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anuj
edit - You know what? I'll admit, I was wrong. I opened up your thread.

 

edit2 - I can't ban you until you do something wrong. But now that I'm a f*cknut, I'm going to make sure I watch you. smile.gif

For all the times he's called you a f*cknut and said f*ck you towards you, I don't see why you can't ban him. Insane calls Opius a moron and gets his plate's worth. Why not just give this kid his meal?

I've done three tours of duty on the internet. My skins a little tougher than four letter words.

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*MURDOC*

Just remember, big brother is watching you!

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Demarest

 

This doesn't belong in D&D.  If you have a complaint about the staff, take it to the the GTA Network Team forum.

What if he was trying to invoke a discussion on the matter instead of just trying to address it?

 

@Doidberg: There's a difference between abuse of power and not liking you. I'm largely on board with what you're saying since genchat seems to be propogated with a lot of "oh that's so wrong. hey everybody, look at what a stellar human being I am!" Still, your poise leads me to believe you don't fully grasp the difference, so I mention it. I'd also like to point out that people claiming abuse of power when there is none waters down the concept entirely. You'll know when you have a genuine case because they'll marginalize you as being a drama queen.

 

Since it was posted in D&D, then I'll continue to discuss. We'll pretend the crux is the professionalism of staff. I agree that a staffer SHOULD be a role model on the forums. However, it is a matter of taste for the most part. You have mods like Barguast who tries to remain by the book without incurring any negativity for it and then you have people like Tsuroki who will post whatever howevere with total disregard to yield. Both have their pros and both have their cons. One obviously represents the site and the staff better. I think the crux of the issue is that the network's arrived at the #1 spot and treats it like it could never be taken away by another site. When you lose site of your core content, that happens. It's a shame because some of us have put our all into it only to watch it squandered away by those who couldn't care less.

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millermagic

Abusing one's powers would be banning people for no aparent reason and breaking the regular member rules - not much more to say than that.

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Mainland Marauder

Technically, the Forums rules leave it open that someone could be banned "for any reason" which could ostensibly include a staff member just not wanting a certain user on the site.

 

That said, I think the staff here acts reasonably the vast majority of the time.

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Lochie_old

I wouldn't call it abusing his powers, I'd just call it a mistake. Sure, what he did wasn't the smartest thing to inform you on what you did wrong, but meh... Its just a forum... Who cares?

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DJ-Jelly-Doughnut

If anuj was abusing or not doing his job, he wouldnt be a moderator... Just because a few people have problems with certauin mods is purely insignificant... you are one in 100,000 members. It isnt called admin abuse, it is called an atitude....

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Jackblood

if members and mods behave like they do cause of GTA maybe it should be banned.

this is my second account and i have been on these forums for quite a while, and i have to admit people here are pretty much all rude.

 

they banned my first account cause Opius said: i became a mod cause i am trustworthy, in which i replied: oh yeah that is why you started the bigfoot rumor.

they banned me 3x and i crashed this site 3x, after that they locked my account.

and you know i was right in this case cause hundreds of members went searching for this bigfoot and for what? nothing.

 

but it isn't only mods, you can't post a picture in a GTAIV topic without someone starting to swear, there is always some frustrated litle snot that likes to post things like: FAKEEEEE you are such a dumbass for posting, i hope you die or something.

 

this forum is a disgrace to GTA and i am sure glad that GTAforums isn't on Rockstar's respected list, i bet even they think this forum is full of stressed insane people.

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Mainland Marauder

This topic might as well be a roll call for morons who want to get banned.

 

Here's something for you, Jack, and the originator of this topic.

 

"If y_u d_n't like GTAF, GTF_"

 

Would you like to buy a vowel, or solve the puzzle?

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Demarest
@MM: There is nothing wrong with taking an interest in where you're at and/or making an effort to improve it.

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Ben
If anuj was abusing or not doing his job, he wouldnt be a moderator...

There's some fault in your logic there - what if there are other members of staff who abuse their powers? They're not going to get rid of him then, eh?

 

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that the staff abuse their powers - if that were the case, GTAF wouldn't get the amount of traffic it does. And I certainly wouldn't be hanging around wink.gif. Personally, I think the staff generally do an awesome job - they provide this service free, and it's very fair, for the most part.

 

anuj acknowledged his mistake, although Doidberg wasn't entirely innocent either - so nobody's perfect. How bout we all just get over it? smile.gif

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Mainland Marauder
@MM: There is nothing wrong with taking an interest in where you're at and/or making an effort to improve it.

I fully agree, but can it be constructive criticism that can actually produce ideas as to how to improve the Forums, rather than this sort of dead-end sniveling?

 

 

I'm not saying that the staff abuse their powers - if that were the case, GTAF wouldn't get the amount of traffic it does.

 

Exactly my thoughts. Nobody wants to spend their time where they are going to get meaninglessly persecuted.

 

And I believe that doesn't happen here, not from what I've seen. There are always people who are going to have trouble playing by the rules though...

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E.A.B.
this forum is a disgrace to GTA and i am sure glad that GTAforums isn't on Rockstar's respected list, i bet even they think this forum is full of stressed insane people.

look in your San Adreas guide (if you have it), in the back, "Some of our favorite sites":

 

"GTAnet.com"

 

from what I've seen, the staff does a good job of keeping the place clean. Abusing their powers? Probably, I'm sure it's happened before. It's not like they're gods or something, they CAN f*ck up.

 

But for the most part, I've seen it going smoothly.

 

I see nothing wrong with topic starters "Fake Checks". Everyone assumed he'd do it and it was just a "stupid f*ck" fest. But then again, you gotta realise that if you were to ask questions like "Can I rape a 3 year old and get away with it?" you'd definately get insulted. Fake checks isn't up to that level, but you get what I'm trying to say.

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Demarest
@MM: There is nothing wrong with taking an interest in where you're at and/or making an effort to improve it.

I fully agree, but can it be constructive criticism that can actually produce ideas as to how to improve the Forums, rather than this sort of dead-end sniveling?

I don't disagree. My statement was merely addressing the flaw in the idea that anybody anywhere should just be subjected to whatever being where they are entails.

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Mainland Marauder

And I didn't mean to imply that, except perhaps to those who insist on being able to break the rules without reprisal.

 

I just know what it's like to moderate a large forum on a volunteer basis, being accused of being a power-tripping egomaniac every time you enforce the rules, even when you're in the right. anuj admitted doing wrong, and Dr Doidberg still took the low road in calling him a "f*cknut." He might as well said "please ban me."

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Svip

Rockstar Games support these forums. Rockstar Games would agree that the staff is doing exactly as the game series Grand Theft Auto have taught them. Be cruel, be direct, don't take no for an answer - in fact, don't even ask, be focused, remove whoever is in your path, and use proper English words.

 

Besides, it is not your board, it is not a right to be a member here. It is not even a human right to be treated nicely (if it is, then I cannot support human rights). Be happy you are here, if you wish to complain, complain to someone else. Or... don't complain at all.

 

Have a good day.

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K^2
Besides, it is not your board, it is not a right to be a member here. It is not even a human right to be treated nicely (if it is, then I cannot support human rights). Be happy you are here, if you wish to complain, complain to someone else. Or... don't complain at all.

Without members, though, what would be the point of this board? It wouldn't exist as anything other than a waste of web space. Except for having to keep things legal to prevent the board owners from having legal troubles, the reason to have moderators is to keep the board such a place that users want to come back to. That includes not allienating members without a good reason for it.

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Besides, it is not your board, it is not a right to be a member here.  It is not even a human right to be treated nicely (if it is, then I cannot support human rights).  Be happy you are here, if you wish to complain, complain to someone else.  Or... don't complain at all.

Without members, though, what would be the point of this board? It wouldn't exist as anything other than a waste of web space. Except for having to keep things legal to prevent the board owners from having legal troubles, the reason to have moderators is to keep the board such a place that users want to come back to. That includes not allienating members without a good reason for it.

Word up. I think some people just let the power of being all-righteous supreme message board moderator~!! go to their head.

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StaticBeing

But isn't joining a message board, than complaining about how they are run, a paradox in itself?

 

And since nothing short of a novel, is considered spam by some, I'll say this. The mods do there job, some use a bit of overkill, and some are so chillax that someone could spam there way to the record books before the moderator realizes there is a crisis in aisle 9.

 

I'd be more intent on complaining about elitism, and how members with a reputation or a known personality for stupidity, get away with more than people who are new.

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GM Dude

I'm glad I haven't had to worry about that.

 

But my cousin went on to an NFS fan site, and they banned him just because they didn't agree with what he said.

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Bigs

Well, since this topic got bumped anyway, I'd like to say something about the moderators and admins.

 

First off, I think 99% of the time they do a great job, and they really keep this place in order. icon14.gif

 

One thing though that really bothers me though, is this:

 

When a moderator goes to lock a topic, and they post some "funny" picture.

 

A while ago (late 05, I think), I was verbally warned by a moderator for breaking the "replying to spam" rule.

 

Someone posted a topic advertising their site, and I replied with something like "Advertising is against the rules. Please read them.<link>".

 

I don't see why my helpful post is discouraged, but random pictures when locking the topic is fine? Or some little phrase like "cocked n locked". What do they add? Just lock the topic.

 

I like the "Replying to Spam" rule, but I just think it should apply to everyone.

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