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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by Serious_Much on Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:33 pm

    It's because dakr souls is unique in the was that you can't just use a guide if you need help, you have to get advice off others because there's so much you need to find out


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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by Reaperfan on Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:35 pm

    I can't say it's my first forum, but I CAN say it's the only one that I've felt like I actually enjoy participating in happy


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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:55 pm

    I like your name for some strange reason...


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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by Deadpool on Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:48 pm

    Wade_Wilson wrote:I like your name for some strange reason...

    I have this odd feeling about u. Like we've known eachother for a very long time.


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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by Deadpool on Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:48 pm

    Reaperfan wrote:I can't say it's my first forum, but I CAN say it's the only one that I've felt like I actually enjoy participating in happy

    And that's how every thread should make u feel happy


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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by Danthuyer on Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:01 pm

    i don't know if it is because things have changed in the last couple of months or the fact that I am just here more frequently than before but I have too witnessed what you are concerned about deadpool.

    I hope it is just a passing phase for those involved and that the mods keep on doing what they do well and moderate appropriately.

    sometimes all it takes is one bad egg for the dozen to be thrown out sad


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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by Emergence on Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:39 pm

    There is an ebb and flow to any online community comprised of people from all over the globe. I am admittedly biased in thinking this particular one is civil, thoughtful and welcoming. What we have is a large collection of people communicating, and inevitably friction arises, sometimes obvious and sometimes much more subtle. We do the best we can to manage and promote union, but we accept that not every thread will play out in a Utopian fashion. What we try and do is minimize those instances.

    Objectively speaking, when I look at the site statitstics to determine the complexion of our community, I feel like we get a pretty accurate picture. We keep track of every warning issued, including date and contextual thread. We have a running dossier on every instance. Here is what we have:

    The community has posted 38,242 messages as of this post.
    We have had to issue 23 warnings only, and for overwhelmingly minor offenses.
    We have less than 5 bans, and most them are spam posters.
    Users have reported 5 posting violations.

    The moderation team here is fantastic, and active. They don't miss much, so these warning reports are pretty comprehensive. We scan every single one of the 38,000 posts that have been made and we read them in their context as well. We know user trends, senses of humor and hot button topics by simply chatting. Consequently, we are astute at letting a thread resolve itself and interfering when necessary. Moderation tactics are always changing, and given many factors such as poster's history and topic context, said tactics will range from puntitive to permissive.

    I would say the overarching theme here is that there is a very applied method at work here, and judging by these figures, I am actually encouraged by this community. It is evident in their ability to organize events with one another, give away a rare item just to help another, host a fight club tournament of dozens without any bickering, discuss everything from life to love to fear of loss, and wish each other happy birthday out of genuine affection.

    Perhaps I view things through rose colored lenses but when I log on here, I don't dread reading the posts. I am excited to see the verbal art that you all weave.


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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by Scudman_Slayer on Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:47 pm

    i personally don't care for any troll on any of my threads i just ignore them and hope everyone else does so too i hate when my threads get locked by some little bastard :/

    still thought that doesn't stop me from expressing my opinion on things so i just keep posting because i want to post i want to share my opinion with others i just ignore the trolls and if i really have to answer them i just do it in a sarcastic way just to have a laugh silly

    any community is like this there will always be trolls and annoying bastards



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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by Emergence on Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:48 pm

    I would also like to add that we do welcome concerns. Feel free to reach out to any one of the mods or admins. I think most posters who have reached out to any of us have found us surprisingly receptive and down to earth. Just asked Meridam99, Zechk, and d15-149 what it was like when we welcomed them into our inner sanctum.


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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by berkut on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:04 am

    Good timing Emergence happy. Those stats are definitely telling of the true quality of the forums here on the wiki.

    Note also that some locked threads are not bad, some threads are locked because the authors have felt that the thread has run its course, so they don't need to be open anymore. They aren't all sour happy.


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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by Serious_Much on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:07 am

    Lol for me those stats are depressing, not even gonna get calculator out to figure how many posts i got compared to overall... silly


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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by berkut on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:31 am

    Just think of it this way Serious_Much, your kid Goku avatar is practically the mascot of the forum, I am almost surprised if I don't see it in a thread silly.


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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by Deadpool on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:34 am

    berkut wrote:Just think of it this way Serious_Much, your kid Goku avatar is practically the mascot of the forum, I am almost surprised if I don't see it in a thread silly.

    Lol that can be seen as a good thing and bad thing


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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by FexDS on Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:57 am

    Emergence wrote: Just asked Meridam99, Zechk, and d15-149 what it was like when we welcomed them into our inner sanctum.

    And they will tell you it was nothing special, no soulvessels were involved, and nobody was wearing a pendant.

    Watch it Emergence I'm not always gonna be here to cover up your mess. Jeez.


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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by Serious_Much on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:08 pm

    There were definitely candle and incantations involved though, right?


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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by Forum Pirate on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:19 pm

    If you actually read every post, i'd put money you have disturbingly accurate predictions on how the more active members will respond to everything. How hard is it to not screw with us by posting our opinions before we do?


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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by Emergence on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:32 pm

    This has been brought up before actually. Rather than use it to screw with you, we the Sovereign hive mind are saving this data for a later date, where we will finalize your ascension. If you ever get the message ASSUMMING DIRECT CONTROL on your screen, don't panic. It's all for the best.


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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by berkut on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:34 pm

    Oh dear :S


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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by Reaperfan on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:35 pm

    Serious_Much wrote:Lol for me those stats are depressing, not even gonna get calculator out to figure how many posts i got compared to overall... silly

    As of the time of my posting this, according to the statistics page on your profile your posts make up 6.85% of all posts on this forum happy


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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by Emergence on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:42 pm

    lol So Serious is .12% of the community but has contributed 6.85% of the posts. By my calcs, he has done the work of 56 people!


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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by Serious_Much on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:54 pm

    Forum Pirate wrote:If you actually read every post, i'd put money you have disturbingly accurate predictions on how the more active members will respond to everything. How hard is it to not screw with us by posting our opinions before we do?

    I would do that to most people, but I feel that doing so would make the community very boring, and all my posts would be as long as Cook's entries into the archives silly

    and emergence... just wow. 6.85% of all posts? that's brilliant, better than my 2% of the old forums lol!

    and emergence I hope that message doesn't follow with a probe by the hive. I'm still scarred from when the aliens came to get me :| (by the way if anyone has had an experience like that and are reading this, I don't mean to offend big grin)


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    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:59 pm

    :shock:


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    Post by Carphil on Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:41 pm

    Don't worry Serious, I won't tell them 80% of your posts are in the off topic section silly


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    Post by Scudman_Slayer on Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:04 pm

    @carphil

    thats more like 90% of his posts being on the off topic section to me really



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    Re: Concerned about this community

    Post by Reaperfan on Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:14 pm

    I'd actually kind of like to see how well the mods could predict me, I know I'm probably one of the easier ones to predict what I'll post like :oops:

    So to any of the mods, feel free to post a "inb4 reaperfan posts a kyrospawn video" or something just to creep me out silly


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