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  1. 18 May '06 19:46
    I am wondering about those rules on restricting forum content. It seems that nobody really means what they are saying! For example, some users of this site use it like a sex site. They also have no resevations about using profanity(otherwise known as cussing) even though the site has rules against it. I suggest that the Red Hot Pawn staff fix this annoying problem before they start losing players, buisness, and money. I already know of one player who quit using this site. So, please remedy the situation for those of us who don't like it. Thank you.
    Yours in Chess,
    Shoskavitch
  2. 18 May '06 20:08 / 1 edit
    IMO it's very inconsistent - there have been a few times when I've complained about a disgusting post only for it to linger around for days. Maybe someone on the moderation team can help explain the whole process?

    Edit: I meant to add it's inconsistent as sometimes they do do a good job.
  3. 18 May '06 21:36
    Originally posted by ElleEffSeee
    IMO it's very inconsistent - there have been a few times when I've complained about a disgusting post only for it to linger around for days. Maybe someone on the moderation team can help explain the whole process?

    Edit: I meant to add it's inconsistent as sometimes they do do a good job.
    Yeh I know you made a remark in the thread that was put up about me yesterday about it and im very grateful for that it then got deleted after been up for about an hour but still, it wasnt nice to see that someone had gone out of their way to make a thread telling people to ignore me and also message me profanities. I have sent feedback on that but he is yet to be banned from the site. Hoping he will soon though
  4. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    18 May '06 22:27
    There is Robo mod which randomly deletes profane posts, then a group of volunteers who act as moderators to review alerted posts, unless a post gets 5 alerts in which case Robomod kicks in.

    Anyways, these volunteers do their best, but can't be expected to spend all their free time modding the forums.

    You've obviously not spent a great deal of time on other forums, as this is fairly tame as far as I see it.

    I don't see why profanity in the forums should be a reason to quit the site? People seem to be forgetting that the forums are actually a secondary feature of what is primarily a correspondence chess site.

    These forums are intended to foster some spirit of community, comparable to the club house of a sport / hobby club - i.e. somewhere to kick back and relax between moves. If you don't like the 'clubhouse', stick to your games and PM's with your buddies and opponents.

    A general rule of thumb if you should choose to remain in the forums, if you don't like it either ignore it or alert it. Whilst you're at it, give some props out to those volunteers who are giving their valuable time in helping to keep the forums tidy.
  5. 18 May '06 23:10
    Thanks for the info rhb - props out to the volunteers indeed.
  6. 18 May '06 23:15
    Originally posted by rhb
    unless a post gets 5 alerts in which case Robomod kicks in
    so if 5 people complained about a post that had nothing in it the robomod would take it away?
  7. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    18 May '06 23:53
    Originally posted by trevor33
    so if 5 people complained about a post that had nothing in it the robomod would take it away?
    rhb actually meant to say n there, not 5.

    D
  8. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    19 May '06 14:33
    If you are a sub, please take the time to alert all content you find offensive (but not just content you disagree with)

    Alerted content will be cleaned up automatically if enough people object.

    -Russ
  9. 19 May '06 15:19
    Originally posted by Russ
    If you are a sub, please take the time to alert all content you find offensive (but not just content you disagree with)

    Alerted content will be cleaned up automatically if enough people object.

    -Russ
    Thanks for letting us know Russ, any plans on banning unstopable yet? Ive sent feedback, tuesday that was, understand if you're busy.
  10. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    19 May '06 15:56
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    rhb actually meant to say [b]n there, not 5.

    D[/b]
    Did I?

    Hmmmm.... maybe I did. Typo.

    Stupid keyboard designers putting '5' next to 'n'.

  11. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    19 May '06 20:54
    Originally posted by rhb
    Did I?

    Hmmmm.... maybe I did. Typo.

    Stupid keyboard designers putting '5' next to 'n'.

    The number required varies depending on what RoboMod rated the post. For example anything containing a swearword (that RoboMod let be posted) will only require 1 alert to get it removed.
  12. Standard member PocketKings
    Banned from edits
    19 May '06 21:33
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    The number required varies depending on what RoboMod rated the post. For example anything containing a swearword (that RoboMod let be posted) will only require 1 alert to get it removed.
    Really?

    crap
  13. 21 May '06 17:33
    Originally posted by expressiveoutburst
    Thanks for letting us know Russ, any plans on banning unstopable yet? Ive sent feedback, tuesday that was, understand if you're busy.
    Still nothing on this one getting removed yet.......
  14. 22 May '06 08:55
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    The number required varies depending on what RoboMod rated the post. For example anything containing a swearword (that RoboMod let be posted) will only require 1 alert to get it removed.
    how do you "report" it??
  15. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    22 May '06 09:25
    Originally posted by sum1
    how do you "report" it??
    You don't. Subscribers do.