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Re: New General NBA Forum Policy Questions Thread 

Post#136 » by tsherkin » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:56 pm

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Re: New General NBA Forum Policy Questions Thread 

Post#137 » by TheToothFairy » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:13 am

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Ginger Bean wrote:Where can we find our "status" or "standing" in our user panel? I mean, if we have any warnings or not.

Click control panel: scroll down a little and you'll see "Your warning level". I don't think it shows up if you don't have any warnings in the last however long warnings take to expire. You can't see anyone else's though.


Yes, this, my bad. with board roll-overs, new policy and lengthy periods of time, you can't see everything that we can, but recent stuff may show. Your poster tag will change sometimes, as well.



What do the warning #'s actually man?
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Post#138 » by MellowRose » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:36 pm

Hey guys,

New to RealGM's forum, but been lurking for quite a while, and I have a quick question, I hope someone can answer.

Why is there a set limit to how many days you have to wait before you can post in the General Board? I find it to be really lame...
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Re: General Board Question 

Post#139 » by livintoolive » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:43 pm

I didn't even know that existed but it seems like a good idea. You see, sometimes the new users (affectionately referred to as ballboys around these parts) will make silly posts and worse silly threads. Threads that are completely unworthy of being threads. Would you believe that? So to prevent those silly asinine threads, there seems to be a minimum post/day threshold.
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Re: General Board Question 

Post#140 » by Thugger HBC » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:43 pm

Honestly didn't know there was one.

Take a read in the general board new rules section.

If that isn't suffice, try to PM a site admin....preferably Howard, he'll gladly answer your question.

I'm gonna move your thread to the General board section, it really doesn't belong here.
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Re: General Board Question 

Post#141 » by Goldtop » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:18 pm

livintoolive wrote:I didn't even know that existed but it seems like a good idea. You see, sometimes the new users (affectionately referred to as ballboys around these parts) will make silly posts and worse silly threads. Threads that are completely unworthy of being threads. Would you believe that? So to prevent those silly asinine threads, there seems to be a minimum post/day threshold.


tbh, what's silly is that mods dictate what is "thread-worthy". As long as its bball related and not deragotory, idk how a mod can say who's opinion is worthy of a thread and who's isn't.
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Re: General Board Question 

Post#142 » by BizGilwalker » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:23 pm

How the hell did you post here???????



Thought it was a 100 day wait?
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Re: General Board Question 

Post#143 » by crosko42 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:23 pm

Pretty sure its in place to stop people who get banned from just making hundreds of new accounts in a row to continue posting in the gb.
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Re: General Board Question 

Post#144 » by BKAY » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:38 pm

Goldtop wrote:
livintoolive wrote:I didn't even know that existed but it seems like a good idea. You see, sometimes the new users (affectionately referred to as ballboys around these parts) will make silly posts and worse silly threads. Threads that are completely unworthy of being threads. Would you believe that? So to prevent those silly asinine threads, there seems to be a minimum post/day threshold.


tbh, what's silly is that mods dictate what is "thread-worthy". As long as its bball related and not deragotory, idk how a mod can say who's opinion is worthy of a thread and who's isn't.


True to an extent but people cant seem to let these terrible threads go by without telling OP how terrible it is or posting a gif. So they clog up the 1st pages while quality threads get buried.
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Re: General Board Question 

Post#145 » by UGA Hayes » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:56 pm

I am merging this with the GB questions sticky. The rule is there in part to allow new posters to understand the rules for the GB so that they don't start breaking rules and saying they didn't know what the rules were.
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Re: New General NBA Forum Policy Questions Thread 

Post#146 » by Jaykoolzboy » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:51 am

What is backseat moderating? I receive a warning for backseat moderating. Please advise.
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Re: New General NBA Forum Policy Questions Thread 

Post#147 » by Nanogeek » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:17 pm

Jaykoolzboy wrote:What is backseat moderating? I receive a warning for backseat moderating. Please advise.


If you tell people that they are violating board policies but you aren't yourself a moderator.
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Re: New General NBA Forum Policy Questions Thread 

Post#148 » by BadMofoPimp » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:28 pm

Nanogeek wrote:
Jaykoolzboy wrote:What is backseat moderating? I receive a warning for backseat moderating. Please advise.


If you tell people that they are violating board policies but you aren't yourself a moderator.


Wait, I thought Backseast moderating is when Posters tell Moderators how they should drive or moderate the board. You know, from the back seat.
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Re: New General NBA Forum Policy Questions Thread 

Post#149 » by tsherkin » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:47 pm

If you want to comment on a post in a way that suggests moderator action (lock this thread, that's trolling, etc), use the report function.

That's why it's there.

Posting about it in-thread is derailing and backseat moderating... And won't actually tell a moderator what's happening, while using the report function will.
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Re: New General NBA Forum Policy Questions Thread 

Post#150 » by Apathy » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:09 am

I have no idea why my Kyrie Irving thread was locked. All I did was stick to the facts.
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Re: New General NBA Forum Policy Questions Thread 

Post#151 » by Tarik Black » Thu Jan 3, 2013 5:58 pm

Apathy wrote:I have no idea why my Kyrie Irving thread was locked. All I did was stick to the facts.


In the locked thread:

Basti wrote:A topic like this belongs to the Player Comparison Board.
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Re: New General NBA Forum Policy Questions Thread 

Post#152 » by Apathy » Fri Jan 4, 2013 1:03 am

Who was I comparing him to?
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Re: New General NBA Forum Policy Questions Thread 

Post#153 » by tsherkin » Fri Jan 4, 2013 11:40 pm

Apathy wrote:Who was I comparing him to?


You made a discussion about whether he's a top-5, elite point guard; it was definitively comparing him to basically every starting PG in the league, but more particularly to all of the guards people typically think of as among the best PGs in the league. Any time ranking a player relative to his peers enters the equation, it's a blatant player comparison and belongs on the PC Board.
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Re: New General NBA Forum Policy Questions Thread 

Post#154 » by Apathy » Sat Jan 5, 2013 12:01 am

Fair enough, I 'spose. But why not just move it instead of locking it?
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Re: New General NBA Forum Policy Questions Thread 

Post#155 » by raleigh » Sat Jan 5, 2013 6:23 am

Currently, 10 of the first page threads pertain to Lakers' players. May I request we go ahead and change the website to lakersgm.com?

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