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Flame Wars Removed

Postby Hyasri on Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:05 am

Unlike the beautiful colo(u)r scheme we launched on April 1st as an April Fools joke, the removal of Flame Wars was no joke. We have given this a lot of thought and consideration and agree that Flame Wars no longer fits into the future vision for the site. It was becoming more clear that the flames were spilling out of that forum and taking up more moderation time to sort out.

We were also concerned about the unfriendly atmosphere this was generating for new people. I realise this will be an unpopular move with some of you, but I can assure you a lot of thought has gone into this.

Peace & Love will also be removed very shortly, that was fun while it lasted :P
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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby BaldAdonis on Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:06 am

Good show.
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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby FredVIII on Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:19 am

how about a forum visible only for those that are 18+
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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby gimil on Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:20 am

This is a decision I have long waited for. =D>
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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby obliterationX on Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:22 am

Poor choice. A lot of people will oppose this decision, and expect to see a rise in game stalking. ;) I can predict this will cause more work than it sorted out.
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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby clapper011 on Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:29 am

are you willing to waist your time game stalking? I doubt very much most would want to. Only those few.. but we shall move forward ;)

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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby Timminz on Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:33 am

obliterationX wrote: I can predict this will cause more work than it sorted out.

You're likely correct, in the short-term. In the long-term, I suspect that they will succeed in creating a "cleaner", more "family-friendly" ConquerClub. They have already started to show less leniency in what will be tolerated in game chat. (see latest codeblue1018 thread in C&A for evidence)
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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby yeti_c on Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:56 am

Great call Hyasri...

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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby redhawk92 on Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:16 am

i think that all this will do is cause more people flaming other places :(
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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby jiminski on Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:28 am

Hyasri wrote:Unlike the beautiful colo(u)r scheme we launched on April 1st as an April Fools joke, the removal of Flame Wars was no joke. We have given this a lot of thought and consideration and agree that Flame Wars no longer fits into the future vision for the site. It was becoming more clear that the flames were spilling out of that forum and taking up more moderation time to sort out.

We were also concerned about the unfriendly atmosphere this was generating for new people. I realise this will be an unpopular move with some of you, but I can assure you a lot of thought has gone into this.

Peace & Love will also be removed very shortly, that was fun while it lasted :P



can we still say fuck and bugger?
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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby Timminz on Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:35 am

kylegraves1 wrote:i think that all this will do is cause more people flaming other places :(

Temporarily. People who do so will be told to stop, and if they don't, they will lose the privilege of posting in the forums. It will definitely be a pile of extra work for the mods/admins for the first while, but they have made it clear that they know this, and are willing to deal with it in order to shift the overall atmosphere of these forums. It may appear, occasionally, that the mods are in over their heads, but I have no doubts that their dedication, and honest desire for a better site will not be for naught.
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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby jiminski on Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:47 am

Timminz wrote:
kylegraves1 wrote:i think that all this will do is cause more people flaming other places :(

Temporarily. People who do so will be told to stop, and if they don't, they will lose the privilege of posting in the forums. It will definitely be a pile of extra work for the mods/admins for the first while, but they have made it clear that they know this, and are willing to deal with it in order to shift the overall atmosphere of these forums. It may appear, occasionally, that the mods are in over their heads, but I have no doubts that their dedication, and honest desire for a better site will not be for naught.



It's all intended for the best but what a boring place they have planned out for us.
the only drama on the fora is when they shut something or change something we liked... then the disgruntled 'nay sayers' are moved to passion from sipping their ice-tea!
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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby redhawk92 on Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:49 am

FredVIII wrote:how about a forum visible only for those that are 18+


tell me how old i am there is no way to tell. what fax a birth certificate to the admins or what about your social security card. wait that would cause identity theft oh shit no flame wars :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


they made there decision and i hate it too but that is how it is
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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby waseemalim on Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:52 am

This is BS, I might have posted in Flame Wars once, but it was usually a great read.
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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby jiminski on Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:53 am

kylegraves1 wrote:
FredVIII wrote:how about a forum visible only for those that are 18+


tell me how old i am there is no way to tell. what fax a birth certificate to the admins or what about your social security card. wait that would cause identity theft oh shit no flame wars :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Without birth certificate, going by your vocabulary and grammar... hmm.. i would say you are about 9?
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