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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 ;)

Peace! :mrgreen: :P
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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...

To all the nay-sayers - "Unlucky".

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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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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby redhawk92 on Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:58 am

well you would be wrong
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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby mpjh on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:01 am

Good decision -- foe the game stalkers and that will be that.
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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby The Neon Peon on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:12 am

Good decision. Nice way to step into "office."
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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby Joodoo on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:17 am

Although I don't post in Flame Wars, I do read it quite often because it has some quite interesting and humorous threads. I guess completely removing it wouldn't be such a good idea. Instead, you could just lock the entire forum but still allow everyone to view it(CC history maybe?).
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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby hwhrhett on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:42 am

good riddance!
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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby ppgangster on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:53 am

:o Probably a good ridance, but where will you now move the Flames??? :?

:shock: In a Prison for Flaming Thread??? ;)

I'm far from a flamer, but I do want to see some posting leave the forums they aren't suppose to be in! Anyway, I'm sure you have something to "replace" it in the back of your mind don't you?
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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby mpjh on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:56 am

There have been suggestions for a user group for flamers. I think that is a good idea - but - limit it to premium members who demonstrate with credit card that they are adults.
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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby Bones2484 on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:57 am

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


I look forward to this as it means more forum/game vacations for those members who partake in such actions and eventually we can rid the site of forum trolls who aren't here to have fun playing a game.

(I just keep laughing at the fact I said all this about a month ago in Off Topic and got flamed by the flamers for doing so. Look who was right.)
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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby n00blet on Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:25 am

"Things will never be the same.....Aww yeah.....


Some things will nevah change....."
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Re: Flame Wars Removed

Postby Tisha on Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:48 pm

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

a great read? :lol:

Most of what I have ever read there was a bunch of random swear words trying to make a sentence..
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