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As stated before it is unusual for Mod DB to have staff editorials unless we have something interesting to tell you, or run out of things to do. For those of you who don't know me I am , a site manager for Mod DB. It is my responsibility, along with a couple of others, to keep the site friendly

Posted by jacksonj04 on Jul 29th, 2006

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As stated before it is unusual for Mod DB to have staff editorials unless we have something interesting to tell you, or run out of things to do.

For those of you who don't know me I am jacksonj04, a site manager for Mod DB. It is my responsibility, along with a couple of others, to keep the site friendly and make sure people and mods are in line with our user agreement. Sadly in recent days I have seen an increase in general idiocy around the site, and this has to stop.

The staff on this site are volunteers who give up their time to keep it running, and recently they have been the subject of abuse when asking more unruly members to calm down and read the rules. Because of this, we will be doing two things:

1. I would like to personally ask all members to keep an eye out for people flouting the site rules. The odd swearword in a forum post tucked away in a backwater we don't care about, but we want to know about anything which goes against the list in the user agreement. Use the contact form and staff will be on the case as soon as possible.

2. Staff will now be more liberal with warnings. For those of you unaware of how our warnings work, it is a simple "three strikes and you're out" system. Any member of staff can hand these out to users misbehaving around the site. The user will be warned, and after three warnings they are banned. No ifs, no buts.

For those majority of well behaved and cooperative users including those guests just passing through I apologise for you having to read this.

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EvilChili Jul 31 2006 says:

roger that

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Robert-33 Aug 1 2006 says:

Yes! I agree that crass material should be reported as soon as possible.

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Jul 29 2006 says:

We wont lynch anyone we just ask that everyone abide by the Terms and respect everyone else on the site and there should never be any issues - simple really.

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Kaslnbc Jul 30 2006 says:

Awsome more disipline

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Chunky Jul 29 2006 says:

Amen to that. Pinned.

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god_that_failed Jul 29 2006 says:

Can do bossman.

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PIzzadox777 Jul 29 2006 says:

Im thankfull to have a responsible and understanding site manager like you (jacksonj04)

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JoeX111 Jul 29 2006 says:

About bloody time. Bring on the lynchings!

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cheeseyballz Jul 29 2006 says:

*Stands streight and salutes* I OBEY :)

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TheHappyFriar Jul 29 2006 says:

the gods have come off mt. olympious to kick our kiesters. :)

Beware the lightning bolt of (insert staff member name here)! :D

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Betelgeuze Jul 29 2006 says:

Altought I didnt have any probs on this site so far, I think its good you made this news post :)

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hammy-bob Jul 29 2006 says:

Ahhhh things have been getting mean around here lately :( and thats very evil

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TheDebonairNomad Jul 29 2006 says:

I'll get the Shackles and the Iron Maiden ready.

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Halloween4 Online
Halloween4 Jul 30 2006 says:

Yea, I think the Heats getting to everybody, or is it just Hot in the U.K at 35 degrees. Help me I'm melting.

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Dark_Virus_2007 Jul 30 2006 says:

Good Work. I will try and help keep an I eye for people acting out of hand as well.

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Asasin Jul 30 2006 says:

Sweet, thanks.

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leilei Jul 30 2006 says:

I remember the days when flaming a banned member was fun

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quellmyapathy Jul 30 2006 says:

Roger that, sir!

Thanks for keeping the place safe and friendly.

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA Jul 30 2006 says:

:O harsh i like!

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RogerRamjet Jul 30 2006 says:

Good to hear... keep up the great work on the site guys and weed out those causing problems, including harsh language, spamming and general misbehaving. Thanks for the words as it means a great deal to those who just want to keep updated with the latest news and info with released and upcoming mods.

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rutger300 Aug 1 2006 says:

I understand. Keep it up!

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Hendrix Aug 1 2006 says:

yeah wilco...


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methy Jul 29 2006 says:

Sounds good to me!

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Jambozal Jul 29 2006 says:

Don't forget the thumbscrews :O

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BlueWolf72 Jul 29 2006 says:

banning unless it was cheapy

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BarryC Jul 29 2006 says:

stop crying :( wah wah the internet isnt candyland with unicorns and daisies.

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BarryC Jul 29 2006 says:

lol just kiddin :) lynch them mothas

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Mr.Grim Jul 30 2006 says:

No problem, but people shoudl follow the ToS from the moment they jion. I's a shame really, but I guess not everyone's perfect.

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Nate@LGP Jul 30 2006 says:

Strictness is fine by me just don't go ban-happy. ( Like one forum for a sandbox mod that I frequent allot. Heres a hint: they have an autoban)

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jacksonj04 Author
jacksonj04 Jul 30 2006 says:

- Thanks!

- It's not so much individual threads as individual users getting involved in general bitchyness and low-level flaming and then being abusive towards staff when contacted about it. We always try to be more of a guiding force than trigger-happy with the ban button but sometimes things need kicking back into line. It's docile and we want to keep it that way.

- If all you're looking for is updates, have you tried using the modWatch system? Look for the buttons in the top right of mod profiles to be notified of changes and updates they make to their profiles.

Everyone Else - Thanks for responding!

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SinKing Jul 30 2006 says:

I would really like it if you were to post what programs you use in your moddb profile, so users can contact each other refering on that information. If I were looking at making models with wings and texturing them with ZBrush, I would directly adress people using the combination and ask for their experience. As it is I have to spam the forums - which i won't do any more - because the right people are harder to find than to ask about stuff. I know there still is Google, but first of all Iike being here and know some of the members and Google provides you with shitloads of matches 0,01 % of which are useful to me. I can find information via google, but it would be so easy if everybody could see what the others are working on and with what tools. For me this updated profile would look like this (left outpersonal details):

Use program(s): Wings3D, Cinema4D, Blender, Zbrush, Photoshop CS
Experience in: Modelling, Storylining, Texturing
Mod Project(s): ...

think about that, maybe it's well possible, maybe you think its rubbish. Anyway, moddb is gr8!


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Mrksmt9 Jul 30 2006 says:

Maybe while your sorting out all the idiots of the community you can do something with dead mods too ????

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Jambozal Jul 30 2006 says:

BlckWyerve wrote:This is the only thread that I can think of that's unruly.

Heh, I was just thinking of that thread when reading this...
Fair enough to the admins, things may not be that bad but it's fair enough to keep it that way.

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Baza Jul 30 2006 says:

Sounds bloody awesome.

Abandon All Hope Ye Flamers and Trolls alike :devious:

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iBukisuika Jul 30 2006 says:

I'm never a naughty boy! ^_^

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kinesis916 Jul 30 2006 says:

Kind of lame that you have to do this announcement just to get people to use there manners and common sense

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Jingelman Jul 30 2006 says:

Yes Sir!!!


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sweetsorrow Jul 30 2006 says:

yes indeed, will follow

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ambershee Jul 30 2006 says:

Does this mean I can't post my 'Halo n00b fridge' anymore XD?

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Gin Jul 30 2006 says:

I vote that any mod that isn't in released status should be deleted if it's been over 18 months since last updated. I strongly dislike having to use the filter system now because there are so many deadlistings I can't be bothered with betas or alphas. Also, in regards to the staff abuse. I support all the members of the staff. Even if one in particular strongly dislikes me. I like mainly about four of you that are really uber friendly. Almost to the point you're huggable:D

I said almost.:\

But I wouldn't mind some cleaning if you guys get my drift. Other then that. I can dig it.:)

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rofl106 Jul 29 2006 says:

yeah thx for postin that, cuz even tho this is a mod site, there has been tons of flaming lately, so i'm glad that you can clear this up,

moddb i believe has one of the better balances between the relationship of rules and banning, if u do something stupid, it will be alright generrally but if it keeps up then your gone, o and btw it has great admins and thx for volunteering here

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Arikan Jul 29 2006 says:

ok i will do that =p

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Bloodvayne Jul 31 2006 says:

In all actuality. It's this new generation of gamers.

They just dont know jack ****....

Dont know how to read Sticky's, Faq's, Rules, Reg's...

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dys-Fuzzy Jul 30 2006 says:

To all the moddb staff: thanks for running such an awesome site.

I welcome our new strict overlords.

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BarryC Jul 29 2006 says:

Aww :( *puts up the ropes and torches*

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blackplague Aug 1 2006 says:

AMEN! AMEN! Finally someone's putting a stop to this evilish gang of duos!

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KidNextDoor Jul 31 2006 says:

ok im down with that :)

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xXxHieroxXx Aug 1 2006 says:

'bout time :) Ceep it clean, and enjoyable for all.

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VampiricDeathbox Aug 2 2006 says:

Its like a business, you don't walk into an establishment just because your a customer, and start shooting your mouth off, telling the owner to **** himself, and other stuff like that, Especially at this site. Since I discovered it, I've left all the others in the dust. I agree use that system come down like a hammer on em.

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LrgFry Aug 3 2006 says:

and thanks for your efforts to keep this site clean.

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