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Suggestions to Improve Forum Decorum
  • newty25 June 14, 2013 - 1:27 pm #76804 Reply

    I’m sure the “mods” crack up just as much as the rest of us at some of this stuff.

    novasteve June 14, 2013 - 1:28 pm #76805 Reply



    Get a life. I pity anyone invovled with people this obssessed about complete strangers.

    halj June 14, 2013 - 1:33 pm #76807 Reply

    n*******e, where did that come from?

    Anyway, I was going to suggest that the rules require anyone affiliated with the site disclose such affiliation.  I think that would answer some of the Captain’s concerns.

    Captain_Obvious June 14, 2013 - 1:38 pm #76808 Reply

    isn’t “lifeless” a personal attack ?

    halj June 14, 2013 - 1:41 pm #76810 Reply

    isn't "lifeless" a personal attack ?

    It’s not clear that note was not self-directed.

    Venn Diagram June 14, 2013 - 1:52 pm #76812 Reply

    but it’s CERTAINLY off-topic. We’re discussing suggestions to improve forum decorum. At a minimum he attacked one person (the site rules do not allow that you can be self-depricating – it’s still a personal attack), and at the most nearly a dozen.

    But I’m sure that I’ll be the reason the thread gets grayed/cancelled and all I did was provide questions and comments directly relevant to the thread topic trying to find some answers. And I apoligize that my questions weren’t simple yes/no ones.

    Dezlboy June 14, 2013 - 1:56 pm #76813 Reply

    Whoa….did it just get cold in here?

    The subject of this thread is “Suggestions to Improve Forum Decorum.”  Surely those who are obsessed have other needs than this forum. And those who are lifeless, well, can’t take part if they wanted to.

    Those obsessed and lifeless folks should refer to this site for their daytime pleasure:


    Anonymous June 14, 2013 - 2:40 pm #76824 Reply

    Well, the forum mods seem to do what they want without notice. They changed “350sbc” to “1234″, changing both the password and email address, and they changed the password and email to “350sbc”, the new user, all without any notice.  I’ll take a screenshot of this post after it’s posted and hold on to it in case it gets “deleted”

    ARLnow.com June 14, 2013 - 3:14 pm #76836 Reply


    We take protecting your privacy seriously. Any user that posts the home address of — or other sensitive personal information about — another user will be permanently banned.

    The forums are intended to be a place for a free-wheeling community discussion. We do not have the resources to constantly police it. However, if fourm users are unable to self-regulate to a reasonable degree, we will unfortunately be forced to close it.

    Dezlboy June 14, 2013 - 3:59 pm #76845 Reply

    ARLnow, appreciate your response. The forums do serve a useful (and fun) purpose. Hopefully the overall “situation” will work its self out on its own.

    Sunshine June 14, 2013 - 4:40 pm #76848 Reply

    Agreed. Hopefully things will calm down for awhile and everyone can play nice or at least a little nicer. I enjoy this site and the comments and forum. I would hate to have it shut down. I lurked on here for a long time but I’m glad I started posting and participating.

    halj June 28, 2013 - 7:55 am #78147 Reply

    However, if fourm users are unable to self-regulate to a reasonable degree, we will unfortunately be forced to close it.

    Are we there yet?

    esmith69 June 28, 2013 - 2:07 pm #78252 Reply

    Sadly, I highly doubt NS would even read those forum guidelines.

    Bluemontsince1961 June 28, 2013 - 3:06 pm #78278 Reply

    I expect the only time he read them was cry to the mods to use them against anyone who called him on his stuff!

    Bard June 28, 2013 - 5:38 pm #78319 Reply

    I’m not convinced there’s a moderator for this forum. I’ve been posting on message boards for far too long and I haven’t seen a guy singlehandedly destroy a board like this in probably 5 years. Most people who run boards, even casually, understand the nature of internet trolls, and simply ban them. Most trolls, including NS, are probably mentally ill — in his case I’d conjecture some type of personality disorder — which means they will never respond to reasonable criticism or change their behavior.

    It’s true that he creates controversy and fuels all kinds of flame wars, which spices things up sometimes. That’s not why this board exists, though. It’s supposed to be about our community. As is it exists mostly to convey Novasteve’s repetitive, asinine stream of consciousness.

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