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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:19 am

I am getting sick to the back teeth of certain individuals hammering their opinions onto other people and totally derailing threads for seemingly the sheer fun of it. We are losing valuable members of the community because certain individuals (who I won't name because I'm nice like that) seem incapable of understanding that other individuals have different viewpoints and likes to their own.

In future anyone who is seen as trolling will immediately be given a week ban ban for their first strike, a three week ban for their second and a permanent ban if they continue to upset other members. This is relevant to all members, new and old and also staff members and freelancers.

The Retro Gamer forum used to be a really nice place to hang out, but now it appears to be nothing more than a playground for certain bullies to push others around, and I've been fair too easy on them. You have all been warned...

I have a ban hammer, but I really don't want to have to use it.
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Re: Trolling

Post by koopa42 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:35 am

Ban hammer is my word! You can't just steal it! :D

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Re: Trolling

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:39 am

koopa42 wrote:Ban hammer is my word! You can't just steal it! :D
Sorry Koops. I didn't see a copyright on it :)

Nice to see you on the forum as well.
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Re: Trolling

Post by DPrinny » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:04 am

People with opinions forcing them on others.

This is not new in the world.

I still stand by my opinion that the Action max is a load of c**p
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Re: Trolling

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:19 am

DPrinny wrote:People with opinions forcing them on others.

This is not new in the world.

I still stand by my opinion that the Action max is a load of c**p
You're right it's not new, but when the same old people are basically ruining the place for others then something has to be done about it.
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Re: Trolling

Post by Mayhem » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:55 am

Hopefully this might bring a little more order... sometimes you do have to be cruel to be kind to keep order.
koopa42 wrote:Ban hammer is my word! You can't just steal it! :D
I've been using the term "ban hammer" for years and years, perhaps I should be asking for royalties :P
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Re: Trolling

Post by koopa42 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:56 am

No. You really shouldn't.

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Re: Trolling

Post by The Laird » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:57 am

More than fair I think.

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Re: Trolling

Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:35 pm

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:In future anyone who is seen as trolling will immediately be given a 3 day ban for their first strike
Will there be any warning prior to this that there is a danger this will happen? (e.g. PM) Since I'm not sure that at least some of these people are aware how trolly they are.
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Re: Trolling

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:59 pm

Yes they will be given a heads up (some already have in fact) before they are punished.
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Re: Trolling

Post by Liamh1982 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:19 pm

Good idea, things have often been left to let slide for far too long on occasion. We don't want this place turning into the C&VG forum, do we? :D :lol:

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Re: Trolling

Post by markopoloman » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:44 pm

Jolly good. Can we just be 100% certain that people reporting a troll have got a genuine troll on their hands. Some people are being called trolls just because they argue a point.
Id say I know of 3 trolls that I will be keeping a sharp eye on... ;)
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Re: Trolling

Post by rapidly-greying » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:56 pm

Well this thread will have me returning to the forum.

Hopefully the knobs curb their bull doody now,because it pretty off-putting to say the least.

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Re: Trolling

Post by Hitman_HalStep » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:01 pm

i've never been trolled at least if i have i've been oblivious to it and i hope no one feels i've trolled them,i can be very sarcastic and that could be misunderstood as nastiness in a post.hopefully if someone did feel that they would post or pm me to give me a chance to apologise first but after that fair enough.
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Re: Trolling

Post by mlucifersam » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:45 pm

Well said, I was getting sick of reading the same people bitching at each other in every thread I took any interest in.
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