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i know I just joined by just past this day I was given a warning by one the the more (does finger thing) "more higher ranking person", but i dont understand, all i did was tell the person who wanted to know more about world eaters, I told him a *little info* about them, even though other ppl already posted it to him. i also told him to go to wikipedia if he wants more info on them.
But what i dont understand is why he gave me a warning and told me to read the thread before i post? i did read it, i just wrote a small sentance summary about them. WHATS happening???
Hi. I have opinions on this topic.
I will say that I mean these things with all due respect to the mods and supervisors.
when I first logged on to this page I was eager to give advice and post many comments.
This was not good for me because instantly I was given a hard time for posting one line replies (even when one line was all that was needed to convey a message), I was accused of spamming for asking where to get a good sandwich. ( in the general and off topic forum. ) etc.
I would advise you to just read posts for a while, read the rules and get comfortable before you try to be helpful.....
I know it's not as fun and you just want to help, but some of the people here can be quite stuffy and more than just a little bit uptight.
No disrespect intended, just observed behaviour.
This is a great forum.
sometimes it's unforgiving though
Well I went and read the thread you're talking about and it seems pretty simple.
You restated what they had already said and confirmed in that thread so he gave you some bad rep, the reason he told you to read the thread before you posted was so you don't just go in and post things that have already been clearly stated. So, to answer the thread title.... yes he can do that.
"You challenge me knowing that I am Xiahou Dun!?"
Also, if you have a problem with a mod's decisions, or anything of the sort like that (and like this), I would advise you to send a courteous and respectful PM to them inquiring about it.
It really doesn't take much more than that.
The mods here are human, too, and they are all wonderful at their jobs - they will almost always explain themselves (and others) to you, as well as help solve some problems, if you just ask.
Give them a chance.
Yes, he can do that - that's what the Rep system is here for. Don't worry so much about it. The person didn't particularly care for your post and that's how he deigned to tell you.
However, if you feel that negative reputation was unfairly given, be sure to get in touch with one of the supervisors (King Ulrik Flamebeard, Phobos, or Knape97) via PM. Be sure to give them a link to the post in question.
While you may not agree with a persons reasoning for giving you bad rep, they can do that. If you feel you have recieved bad rep for a very unjust reason then give us a shout, but please, dont come questioning us about every peice of bad rep you get ^_^ If peeps did that we would be snowed under.
As to your World Eaters post, poersonaly I dont agree that I deserved bad rep, from a quick scan of the topic you seemed to be the first person to suggest wikipedia. However, the person that gave you the rep obviously felt differently.
Dont let one or to bad reps put you off, the more time you spend on the site, and the more times you post helpful comments, the more likely you are to recieve good rep.
Last edited by Knape97; January 19th, 2006 at 08:15.
To be fair, a lot of people just restate what has been said before. A lot of these people are mods or enhanced or prolific users such as LN (no offence). You don't see them getting bollocked for it. Really there is nothing wrong with this - if 2 people say the same thing you get an idea for how many people agree with that idea/strategy/whatever.
"All animals are equal..." and all that.
You did nothing wrong - summarising (or saying that you agree) is not a bad thing to do, especially if you are adding an additional point as well (eg. your wiki ides).
Last edited by buzzin_yoof; January 19th, 2006 at 09:19. Reason: Formatting
alright thx guys, Ill be sure to be more specific when giving more info on topic threads, and ps. you dont have to worry, i wont b complaining, at least not anymore..lol
Case in point on this thread http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...t=56418&page=2 (Destroyer Toughness - Addressed) for Lost Nemesis post. Adds nothing, just says the exact same thing again that LN and others had said earlier in the thread.
Not wanting to pick on LN, just a good example of how some posters can write nothing and get away with it while others get bollocked for this crime without actually commiting it.
Alright, please stop with this discussion already! There’s no need to point fingers at other members and start a witch-hunt for repetitive or irrelevant or off-topic posts, because we all know that they occur and we all know that we’re ourselves guilty of creating at least one such post since we joined the forum. As long as the amount is kept to a minimum and doesn’t disrupt the flow of a good thread too much, then simply ignore the few offending posts; unless the member in question is posting spam constantly it’s really a waste of everyone’s time to react to such posts, and true spammers are a problem for the mods anyway.
The rep rules are simple:
End of bloody discussion. Thread closed.
- Rep someone when they deserve it.
- Don’t rep someone if they don’t deserve it.
- Only badrep someone if they really deserve it.
- Contact a Supervisor if you feel you have been wrongly repped, don’t waste space starting a discussion in this subforum. This is not a problem the entire forum needs or cares to know about.
"Girls are nice and cuddly on the outside, and freaky on the inside." ~ Lost Nemesis.