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    Please Read: Regarding site moderation

    Hello Fanatics -

    Happy Monday!

    Okay I just wanted to post a few notes regarding our site moderation.

    Last week was a tough week. I don't want to get into details but a few disgruntled posters were upset with the moderator about something that happened here on the site and decided to try and "stick it to the man" by posting a personal (from the moderator's wedding) video (that was obtained from another website).

    I think that 99 percent of you all know that stuff like this is crossing a line. If you want to make fun or me and call me an idiot, fine. My name is right here for you all to see. People tell me that I suck all of the time.

    But our moderators volunteer their time to make CF a better place for you to all to hang out. Please respect their privacy and for that matter, please respect the privacy of your fellow posters. Stuff like that will not be tolerated.

    A few more notes...

    --- I think that this one is critically important. Let's say there is an intense thread going on and a mod says something like, "Let's try and keep it on topic guys" or "Hey let's leave the personal attacks out of it."

    Just leave it at that. The moderator isn't attacking you. They are trying to keep things on topic and as a result, the site will be better. Just because a mod says something like that doesn't mean it needs to escalate into some sort of a fight.

    --- REPORT POSTS. If you feel that another poster (or even a moderator) is out of line for one reason or another, REPORT THE POST. Report any post that you feel is inappropriate or troublesome in some way. That is why we have that button.

    --- And last but not least, we aren't without fault either. Cyclone Fanatic has two employees. This is how we feed our families and pay our bills. Adam and I, our site owners and the moderators put a lot of time into this thing and because of that, we probably do get a little bit edgy from time to time. We are not perfect so chances are, we'll snap back when we shouldn't a time or two. And for that, here is my apology in advance.

    Last week's events did cross a line though and I wanted to get this all out in the open so we can have a more peaceful and better website in the future.

    As always, if you ever have any suggestions, tips or advice as to how you'd like to see the site run, send me a PM. I appreciate any and all feedback.

    Thanks for your time and have a great day.

    Chris



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    Re: Please Read: Regarding site moderation

    I always miss the shenanigans around here.


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    Or so I have read.

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    Re: Please Read: Regarding site moderation

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post


    I don't want to get into details but a few disgruntled posters were upset with the moderator about something that happened here on the site and decided to try and "stick it to the man" by posting a personal (from the moderator's wedding) video (that was obtained from another website).
    Wow. That is beyond unacceptable. I'm sorry you guys have to deal with crap like this and I (as do many, many more) thank you for your efforts in trying to make this a cool place to hang out.



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    Re: Please Read: Regarding site moderation

    I hope that brought out the banhammer.



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    Re: Please Read: Regarding site moderation

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    If you want to make fun or me and call me an idiot, fine.
    I believe this is called "bating" in the legal world.



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    Re: Please Read: Regarding site moderation

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUagger View Post
    I hope that brought out the banhammer.
    I agree. Absolutely no place for things like that.



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    Re: Please Read: Regarding site moderation

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    I believe this is called "bating" in the legal world.



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    Re: Please Read: Regarding site moderation

    Reminds me of when a certain Tom Brady fan decided to get all creepy and stalkery and start using my real name to respond to my posts.



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    Re: Please Read: Regarding site moderation

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Reminds me of when a certain Tom Brady fan decided to get all creepy and stalkery and start using my real name to respond to my posts.
    You mean your real name isn't 3TrueFans? For shame.



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    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    You mean your real name isn't 3TrueFans? For shame.
    Watch out, there are three of them.


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    Re: Please Read: Regarding site moderation

    Kind of disappointing that this even needed to be posted.



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    Re: Please Read: Regarding site moderation

    I missed the whole altercation. Makes me wonder what happened to get things so heated.



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    Re: Please Read: Regarding site moderation

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    I missed the whole altercation. Makes me wonder what happened to get things so heated.
    I'm going to guess alcohol was involved.



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    Re: Please Read: Regarding site moderation

    The amount of complaining about mods and the administration of this site is comical. At the end of the day, this is a free website. It delivers great content and discussion about Iowa State completely free of charge. While I know readership is very important to Chris, at the end of the day you are being provided with a wonderful, free service. As such, I can see no reason why anyone would complain about moderators or the administration of this website. Just be thankful it exists.



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    Re: Please Read: Regarding site moderation

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUagger View Post
    I hope that brought out the banhammer.


    Yep, he is now in the doghouse.


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