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Old 02 Apr 2009, 18:38   #1 (permalink)
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Default A small change...

This is probably insignificant but ive noticed the phrase "This isnt a democracy...If you dont like it then leave" flaunted about quite a bit, Im thinking maybe too much.

If this is indeed the case, Im just thinking can we reword it?
It sounds overly harsh and aggressive and pending on who said it well just plain intimidating.
This phrase to me doesnt make you think about not leaving and wisening up your act, it makes you WANT to leave.

The whole point of a forum is for a group of foo....friends (I use the term friends lightly depending if you class forum mates as friends)
To get together and discuss what that forum is about and debate and create good strong firm Intervebs friendships.
But if you have a saying like that...well when I hear it my thoughts automaticly go to stalin Hitler and other dictators.

Im not asking for a revision of the forums political footing or that it should change its view on people, just that we reword a rather...umm harsh statement is all

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Old 02 Apr 2009, 20:12   #2 (permalink)
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Surely it should say: This is a democracy... if you don't like it leave. Democracy suggests freedom of choice and speech
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Old 02 Apr 2009, 20:17   #3 (permalink)
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Nope other way round, I understand why its like that, People werent happy with changes and kept whining the reply was that...just too harsh as it is yah know>?
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Old 02 Apr 2009, 20:18   #4 (permalink)
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Surely it should say: This is a democracy... if you don't like it leave. Democracy suggests freedom of choice and speech
No, the point is this place isn't a free domain, it's Tau Online (the admin)'s private space that we are allowed to join. If you don't like the rules he makes, you can leave. TO makes the rules here, if you don't want to abide by them, get out.

I see no reason to reword it... it's the truth. It's not like the rules are unreasonable.
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Old 02 Apr 2009, 20:19   #5 (permalink)
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TO's Gaff, TO's rules.

Can't get much more simpler than that.
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Old 02 Apr 2009, 20:26   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah but I mean think it from a brand new members perspective, your new here your reading random posts or skim reading or whattever and then you read the lines that essentially say. "piss off if you dont like it!" while this may be aimed at one person the way its read and the fact that its in the middle of a Public board where the Public can see it, well as ive explained before it can be quite intimidating and a huge change from what your used to on these forums.
When did we all get So Serious? (ah see what I did there? :P)
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Old 02 Apr 2009, 20:36   #7 (permalink)
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You're right Marc, I think if the point is to get someone to conform to the rules, a re-wording is in order. Not to make it sound less harsh, but maybe to have it apply to the situation at hand.

For example, perhaps instead "Follow the damned rules before I slap you with my banhammer" may be a bit more appropriate. So the mods don't sound like a pushovers, but at the same time it's not just basically saying "Leave."
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Old 02 Apr 2009, 20:37   #8 (permalink)
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You're right Marc, I think if the point is to get someone to conform to the rules, a re-wording is in order. Not to make it sound less harsh, but maybe to have it apply to the situation at hand.

For example, perhaps instead "Follow the damned rules before I slap you with my banhammer" may be a bit more appropriate. So the mods don't sound like a pushovers, but at the same time it's not just basically saying "Leave."
Yeah something like that I just hope we are being listened to....
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Old 04 Apr 2009, 06:04   #9 (permalink)
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I really like how most of the members here seem to think it's bad here, or something. Seriously. The mods here are awesome, this is easily, BY FAR, the best modded site I've ever been to.

If you want to see mods with "real" power, mods that do NOT hesitate to layeth the smacketh down, try here:

I'm gonna warn you: FIRST, yes, it's a Nerf site...as in Nerf guns/toys... SECOND, yes, there is some cursing...

Look at the forums. Off-topic has at least 8 topics that are locked right on the front page.

www.nerfhaven.com
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I know of forums that give one weeks suspension simply for swearing...
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