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  • #16
    Originally posted by Dobe Dobe View Post
    Dark_M is already in it.


    Also, how does someone end up in it? Mod discretion, or does a post/thread have to be reported?
    Mod/Admin discretion, but post/thread reporting would certainly aid in the decision making process.

    This was implemented as a deterrent to continued flaming and trollish activity, via members that could otherwise be constructive additions to the community. Often full on banning's aren't warranted, and warnings just aren't effective enough. Hopefully this will level the field a bit more toward free flowing discussion, and hinder the sometimes humorous but most often redundantly tedious pages of flames users have to sift through daily.

    We're also looking to bring down the off-topic banter outside of the whatever section, this maybe used to aid there as well.
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    • #17
      I really don't care much for this idea... I feel like the only people who are going to end up in the B-D Jail (for all intents and purposes, it is the same as a certain other forum's system) are the people who should just be outright banned for spamming, flaming, etc.

      I just don't really see it serving much of a purpose. Unless it's going to be used to punish mean members for hurting the feelings of some stupid n00bs or something... in which case I definitely dislike the idea, as that's half the fun of this site.

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      • #18
        Is this gonna include a cone hat made out of newspaper, and corner stool?


        I have an angel on my shoulder, but a devil in my head.

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        • #19
          How long does the Timeout last?
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          • #20
            Originally posted by HighlyTENSE View Post
            Is this gonna include a cone hat made out of newspaper, and corner stool?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by superfry View Post

              Are you calling me a dumbass or being my visual aid??


              I have an angel on my shoulder, but a devil in my head.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Doc View Post
                I really don't care much for this idea... I feel like the only people who are going to end up in the B-D Jail (for all intents and purposes, it is the same as a certain other forum's system) are the people who should just be outright banned for spamming, flaming, etc.

                I just don't really see it serving much of a purpose. Unless it's going to be used to punish mean members for hurting the feelings of some stupid n00bs or something... in which case I definitely dislike the idea, as that's half the fun of this site.
                People who just outright troll and spam will be banned the same as always, this is for people on the edge of whoredom.

                If said "mean member" is constantly disrupting threads with their flaming, then it will most certainly be them.

                Once again, we're trying to steer things more toward legitimate discussion. Make the thread discussions themselves interesting to read, pages of insults are ultimately hollow and a chore to read through for those who've fully left their grade school days behind them and aren't interested in soap opera trivialities.

                Originally posted by Slasher Icon911 View Post
                How long does the Timeout last?
                Varies per instance.
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Count Dragula View Post
                  People who just outright troll and spam will be banned the same as always, this is for people on the edge of whoredom.

                  If said "mean member" is constantly disrupting threads with their flaming, then it will most certainly be them.

                  Once again, we're trying to steer things more toward legitimate discussion. Make the thread discussions themselves interesting to read, pages of insults is ultimately hollow and a chore to read through for those who've fully left their grade school days behind them and aren't interested in soap opera triviality's.
                  What about certain members who are rude to people who make duplicate threads? Is that Timeout worthy?

                  Also, is off-topic, but related discussion still allowed? Like discussing a Kevin Bacon film in the Death Sentence thread. As long as it isn't pages and pages?

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Dobe Dobe View Post
                    Also, is off-topic, but related discussion still allowed? Like discussing a Kevin Bacon film in the Death Sentence thread. As long as it isn't pages and pages?
                    Natural flow of discussion is cool, we're just focussing on nonsense like, "Hey I just got this new fabric softener the other day and my clothes are totally soft!" Crap that drives the thread way off-topic.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Dobe Dobe View Post
                      What about certain members who are rude to people who make duplicate threads? Is that Timeout worthy?
                      As long as it doesn't carry over and disrupt more legitimate threads no, we just prefer you at least report the duplicate (as you usually do).
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                      • #26
                        Do you take suggestions? There are a couple members who do nothing but insult and try to and start flame wars.

                        Shivers

                        I'm all for this, personally. I've had my share of flame wars and sometimes you need something to straighten you up. It's getting really tiresome seeing the same old flame wars on a daily basis. The noob bashing seems to be at an all time high. And it is never one member, 5-6 members have to come into a thread and tell the person the same thing or spew their uninteresting crap into every thread.

                        We've always been known as harsh board and people have to learn to stick it out or grow thicker skin but it's uncalled for to do it to almost every new member that joins the board. Interesting people with interesting discussion could possibly be scared away from even registering if they take a look around.

                        Also, change the whatever forum to the dating forum. A.S.A.P!

                        Will timeouts be used on people who seem to derail every thread they post in with their useless banter?
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                        • #27
                          This is the best thing ever...especially when I saw a certain someone has already been put in time-out

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Nosferatuscreams View Post
                            Natural flow of discussion is cool, we're just focussing on nonsense like, "Hey I just got this new fabric softener the other day and my clothes are totally soft!" Crap that drives the thread way off-topic.
                            Fuck yes! . . .

                            I mean people will naturally go off-topic every once in a while but it gets a little extreme.
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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Nosferatuscreams View Post
                              Natural flow of discussion is cool, we're just focussing on nonsense like, "Hey I just got this new fabric softener the other day and my clothes are totally soft!" Crap that drives the thread way off-topic.
                              Originally posted by Count Dragula View Post
                              As long as it doesn't carry over and disrupt more legitimate threads no, we just prefer you at least report the duplicate (as you usually do).
                              Thanks guys, good to know.

                              Originally posted by Tool Shed View Post
                              We've always been known as harsh board and people have to learn to stick it out or grow thicker skin but it's uncalled for to do it to almost every new member that joins the board. Interesting people with interesting discussion could possibly be scared away from even registering if they take a look around.
                              I'll plead half guilty to this. I usually make a joke to welcome the new member, because it seems tiring to read 37 variations of "welcome to BD"...some of my jokes aren't taken well and then the member leaves, but they'd just leave anyway after exploring and seeing other people who are far meaner than I am.

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                              • #30
                                Best. Idea. Ever.

                                I just saw who the first inductee to the timeout chair was Dark_M. Adding insult to punishment, revolutionary! This whole plan reminds me of my time in Catholic school, they would be proud.

                                Well done.

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