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Can a staff explain?

Post by Byte » Sun May 10, 2015 5:33 am

Why was this was closed?

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=257094

Because I wrote, PM'd? It doesn't even bump the thread? Threads don't bump here(that I can tell).

"You may update your ORIGINAL POST (OP), and you may then immediately leave a reply in the thread stating WHAT was updated. If you fail to update the OP, or fail to state what you updated in the reply; then your thread will be locked for Bumping and you will be given a warning."

A PM or some other explanation would have been nice as well. Kind of an unprofessional approach.
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Re: Can a staff explain?

Post by imp522 » Sun May 10, 2015 5:55 am

Yes because you wrote "PM'D" any response you post to your thread that isn't an update( you also need to update the original as as well) is considered a bump. Threads do bump in certain views of the boards.

The person you pm'd will know he has a pm from you.

To say were unprofessional is a bit of a stretch. All staff here due so on a volunteer basis to keep this site running smoothly. We send them when we can but sometimes other stuff comes up that diverts are attention before we do.
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Re: Can a staff explain?

Post by Byte » Sun May 10, 2015 6:03 am

Not a stretch, not in accordance with the rules. Shouldn't work like that, but o well.

How do I activate the bump feature/view?
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Re: Can a staff explain?

Post by 3eland » Sun May 10, 2015 2:05 pm

Warnings are not PM's, they are strikes against you recorded on your account. If a member tallies up a number of warnings, disciplinary action is taken such as temporary or permanent banning.

Many times staff members are nice and just lock the post without giving the official board warning. Most of the time the member knows what they did so pming is not needed.

If you'd like, I can issue you a warning (again, this is a strike against your account). Remembing of course further violation of the rules may result in additional warnings which could lead to the banning of your account (either temporary or permanent). Up to you.

If you read the entire rules section (specifically the portion about disciplinary measures and violations located at the end) you would have known this. It is not our job to make sure you know the rules, it's our job to enforce them. If you want to bump your thread by stating "pm sent" or "pmd you" or anything else then your thread will be locked for bumping.

You have been a member for two years now, I am sure you read the rules before signing up?

In regards to seeing bumped posts. You need to go into your user account panel, then board preferences. It should be under display options but I am on my phone ATM and unable to validate it since I get an error when I go into that option. It should say something about notify me about new changes or posts.

You are partially correct though, it IS unprofessional of us not to follow the rules to the exact and issue out warnings anytime a member violates a rule. I figured we were just being nice :(

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Re: Can a staff explain?

Post by Byte » Sun May 10, 2015 2:50 pm

Please don't talk to me like I'm a child. I'm a career US Naval Officer of over 24 years and a life long gamer and find the condescending tone offensive.

It's inconceivable to me that threads get locked for bumping when there's no bumping feature when posts are made. I have sent Lin a note as well, trying to illustrate my concern.

Thanks for your response.
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Re: Can a staff explain?

Post by 3eland » Sun May 10, 2015 7:29 pm

There was no condescending tone involved - I was simply stating the facts.

You broke a rule.

Your thread was locked but you were not issued a warning.

If you had read the rules you would know this.

If you would like I can issue that said warning.

Case closed.

Do not bump posts. If you do not like the rule then do not use the service. This has been a rule for a very long time, even before you started here. There IS a bumping feature of sorts, but for those who have settings changed - example: I have said settings in place so when I go to view new posts I do not want to see you bumping your thread with "PM'd". This has been discussed over and over again (you will find many posts in this forum regarding the situation) and I doubt there will be any changes to it.

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The rules for Bartertown can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=45470
Helpful guide for sending packages to Canada: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=123125

2019 W/L/T ratios:

40k
Tyranids - 11/8/1

AOS
KO - 1/6/0 ~ Idoneth 7/3/0 ~ Nurgle 1/2/2

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Re: Can a staff explain?

Post by Byte » Sun May 10, 2015 9:45 pm

This is pointless and not productive at this point. I was always so impressed with the vibe here. Disappointing. The "shut up and color" approach is unfortunate.
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Re: Can a staff explain?

Post by s_o_r_r_o_w » Sun May 10, 2015 10:30 pm

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