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An Ultimatum

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Drtooth, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I've been calling on this site since the last update that we NEED desperate reforms to this board. We've been hit with nothing but spam and trolls that we thought we got rid of, but BIG surprise, are still here and back better than ever. Bottom line... WE NEED BANS! Automatic, instant sweeping bans!

    I do NOT want to be that guy, but I've got my foot out the door here. I don't need to be called out by dangerously insane, should be behind bars trolls for nothing I did because this site can't automatically ban and isp block anymore. We need big changes to keep forum damaging posters out, even if it scares off potential new members! If not, don't be surprised if more loyal members just up and leave.

    I really don't want to cast blame on anyone, and the mods are working as hard as possible. But we NEED change and we need it desperately. The fandom is small, yes, but even a small fanbase deserves better than this.
     
  2. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I agree not only are they slandering well respected members, but the language and content that they are posting is rated R at best. This is not good, because thanks to the new Muppet movies more younger members have been joining, and we should not want this site to be blacklisted because of the fowl language that is being posted.
     
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  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'd say the language is more like ultra-sextuple X rated than anything, but that's exactly the point I'm making. While the whole "The Muppets aren't just for kids" viewpoint is seen beyond the fanbase, we still get young teenagers on this site. I'm pretty sure no 13 year old wants to open up the site and get hate mail that's horrifying and damaging (I can't even say they're disgusting... disgusting passed by the first time).

    And what's to stop this insane individual with a history and future of disturbing behavior from making (and excuse this expression on a Muppet site) sock puppet accounts?

    And even without him... the constant "watch illegal movie on illegal russian site with the worst Trojan horse viruses known to man" spam. What's to stop the MPAA to come down here and think we're all watching those awful downloads? Yeah, that's a stretch, but they're the MPAA after all.
     
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  4. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    We've been saying it for months, and I don't know why Phillip never responds to these requests. We pretty much have just one mod here, and it's impossible to have one mod cover everything. It's just insane. There are plenty of people here on this forum who have been here long enough who would be great moderators.

    This forum needs a ton of work, and the management (or whatever is left of it) needs to attend to that.

    Also, I know that the XenForo Forums do support the option of instant banning, so I have no idea why it hasn't been instituted here.
     
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  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I've nominated both Beau and Prawnie for mods many times in the past, but Beau's not as active as he used to be, and I know Prawnie's kind of moved on from MC since the Mindset has grown more and more.

    The key to finding a suitable mod for this place would be for somebody who's not only been here for a while, but somebody who's regularly active to take care of business... heck, Drtooth could make an excellent enough mod around here as far as I'm concerned.
     
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  6. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I have ideas of who would make excellent moderators around here.

    The fact the admins don't take care of this place and are constantly ignoring the site and leaving it to rot is what really got the Mindset to start.
     
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  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    That and they stopped accepting submissions from fans as far as articles, write-ups, and reviews go.
     
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  8. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Exactly.
     
  9. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I don't know part of me thinks that making someone a mpd is a lot harder then we think. At least I hope that's the case,because I myself have wanted to help this forum in any way I can. Even sent private messages asking what it would take,with little or no response. I'm afraid that if things like today keep happening then we are going to lose a lot of well respected members,and lose any credibility we have as a family friendly site.
     
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    And again, we don't need just another mod or more mods... what we need is a global moderator: a mod who has considerably more power than a regular mod to be able to tend to more pressing matters, such as banning people when necessary.
     
  11. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Active Member

    I didn't realize we had that many trolls and spam recently; I must be missing it somehow, but something should be done. What we really need is someone who is here often and has the time to fix some things. One mod isn't enough in my opinion, but it's just one person's opinion.
     
  12. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    What your talking about though would be a major forum overhaul,am I right?
     
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    No. Again, what I'm talking about is we need a moderator who doesn't have the limited powers that Ed does: as Ed has been saying, he can delete posts and threads as necessary, but is powerless to do anything else about the trolls and spammers, and has to wait for Phil to nuke 'em... a global moderator is a kind of moderator who has more privileges to be able to do the things that a regular moderator like Ed can't do, like ban troublemakers when necessary. It wouldn't require overhauling the forum at all.
     
  14. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    I agree with what several of the people are saying, including D'Snowth. We have too few moderators here, and we could definitely use a handful more, especially a global one.

    And I just thought...is there a way to show that a user is banned? I remember on the old forum, if a user was banned or blocked indefinitely, it would say "Banned" under their username. Can that be implemented here? I think it would be neat.
     
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Considering Ed deletes their posts, that's probably why we don't even notice if they're actually banned or not.
     
  16. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    who is doing this ?
     
  17. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    This site really does need to be overhauled for the sake of keeping it family friendly. I, too, have noticed the alarmingly growing amount of spambots and other annoying parasites of the internet integrating themselves into MC and it really is concerning. I personally agree that a 'global moderator', as you call it, or simply more moderators need to be installed.

    Personally, if asked, I'd be more than happy to monitor the happenings in MC. Living in a different time zone to the majority of my fellow members would give me an advantage in that I could deal with issues while the site is quiet.
     
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  18. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I'm not going to say who I think should be A mod or anything. Because it's. A waste of time because nothing will change.
     
  19. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I'd be more than happy to monitor Muppet Central.
     
  20. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Folks let me address something here. This thread was or is not meant for people to start campaigning themselves to become mods. That desicion will have to come from Philip and the rest of the staff. Its nice that people are willing to help,but right now the staff needs to come up with thereown game plan on how to fix this issue more permitley. Something like this takes a lot of careful planing and time,so please be paitent
     

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