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PostPosted: March 8th, 2006, 2:01 am 
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This topic has been reposted here to deal with a specific issue:

Newbies are flooded with 'read the rules' and 'RULES ARE HERE' from the time they sign up. They don't need it from anyone else. It's rude, unneccesary, and our new members need to feel welcome to the community as opposed to immediately overpowered.


The mods, admins, ops, staff, pretty little banana slugs, whatever you want to call us--we have been throwing around a little pet peeve of ours.
It has many names. Some people call it backseat moderating. Others call it minimodding. Everyone in power agrees it's annoying.

Backseat modding, or 'minimodding', is when a normal member decides to take it upon themselves to bother normal members with the rules.
They may:
---Give a new member an extremely rude greeting: Welcome to KRR! Read the rules.
---Make a completely pointless post saying that someone else's post is pointless.
---Make a completely off-topic post telling someone to get back on-topic.

Those are just a few examples, but there are many, many ways to minimod.

"Why is this a bad thing?" Is one often-asked question. "We're making life easier for the admins/mods/pie!"

As previously stated, it's quite rude to greet a brand-new member with "READ THE RULES."
It can be dangerous, as false information could be passed on -- this is most common when a member thinks a post is pointless, or that a topic is going off-topic.
You earn your badge by setting a good example, not telling people off. Not everyone has the skills to behave as a good moderator. Minimodding is NOT the way to prove yourself worthy.


If there is a problem, talk to us! We won't bite!
We're quite happy to resolve any concerns you might have, all of us can be reached through MSN, AIM, IRC, or forum PM.

Thanks!

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PostPosted: March 8th, 2006, 2:09 am 
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Wow... what a statement. o.o;

I always thought it seemed a little rude that almost everyone was saying "read the rules", they're told that on the forum splash page. >.>
And reminded when they enter the forums.
And when they read other important information.
And if they break a small rule. (eg. double posting)
They don't need many more reminders.

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PostPosted: March 8th, 2006, 2:13 am 
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Wow... what a statement. o.o;

I always thought it seemed a little rude that almost everyone was saying "read the rules", they're told that on the forum splash page. >.>
And reminded when they enter the forums.
And when they read other important information.
And if they break a small rule. (eg. double posting)
They don't need many more reminders.
Double posting isn't breaking a rule. It's just frowned upon, but we won't warn anyone for it. And it's nice to have so many reminders, mainly so that the excuse "I didn't see the rules" won't be valid :)

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PostPosted: March 8th, 2006, 2:15 am 
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Most times we just sit and stare until they copypaste their second post into their first one and delete their second one. ;D

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PostPosted: March 25th, 2006, 3:44 pm 
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A badge I will earn?

I do it! :grin:

I promise!

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PostPosted: March 25th, 2006, 4:24 pm 
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A badge I will earn?

I do it! :grin:

I promise!
...uh...what?

If you're implying that you will become a mod...then chances are slim, because A) You already broke the rules by making a topic and quadruple posting. Even tho I'm not one to decide who is mod or not, I can say one thing, if you really want to ever become one, read the rules, follow them, and be a good example. All of which you are currently not doing.

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PostPosted: April 5th, 2006, 11:57 pm 
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OMFG double post. I'm also bumping this topic too, so that people will read and STOP TELLING NEW PEOPLE TO READ THE RULES ;_;

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all right, i'll stop, and i think it would be good to say they shouldn't say "[...]and, if i could say read the rules, i would say, but, since i can't, then just don't follow them"... or something in this way.

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PostPosted: April 7th, 2006, 3:30 pm 
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Is re-directing to the right forum or giving a little heads up back-seat modding? Just asking :x

Like: This is the wrong forum. It goes *forum name here* PM a mod to move it

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PostPosted: April 7th, 2006, 7:34 pm 
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Is re-directing to the right forum or giving a little heads up back-seat modding? Just asking :x

Like: This is the wrong forum. It goes *forum name here* PM a mod to move it

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I don't see anything wrong with that.

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hey guys. Ummm.... is this topic creator an administrator like guy? 'cause im geting really anoyed about somthing. Im realy bad at spellind, and every time i make a post, i get a reply NOT ANSWERING MY QUESTION just saying that i need to spell better. SO, is there any chanc that you would make a rule that says that you cant post about peoples spelling? thanks for reading, even if you cant fufill my request.

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PostPosted: May 21st, 2006, 9:11 pm 
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If you're referring to how your requests for sprites of Meta Knight were "ignored", they weren't; you were told several times to post in the Sprite Request topic, which you didn't.

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sorry 'bout double posting, but is cursing aloud? the guy above me did 'OMFG'.

im not trying to snitch, or be a nerd, dont hurt me! i just want to no the languge restrictions.

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PostPosted: May 21st, 2006, 9:20 pm 
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noi, baby charmander(sorry for beind n00berto over there). But on, like 3 topics, i ask a qustion and everyones like " im not going to answer untill you look up that woord i the second paragraph. I just want an answer or no posts that are just to say how im wrong.

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PostPosted: May 22nd, 2006, 12:23 am 
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sorry 'bout double posting, but is cursing aloud? the guy above me did 'OMFG'.

im not trying to snitch, or be a nerd, dont hurt me! i just want to no the languge restrictions.

thanks
I'm sure stuff like that is allowed. Just censor the actual word with asterisks or something.


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PostPosted: May 22nd, 2006, 12:26 am 
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Okay.

First off, unless it's an art topic of your own you're going to bump, don't double post.

Second of all, read the rules. If you request something when there is already a topic for requests, then obviously people are going to tell you to go there.

Oh and, get a dictionary :)

Oh and btw, I'm a girl. And people around here are allowed to use omfg, wtf, etc.

If you swear, then censor it. For example, sh*t, f*ck, etc.

Oh and btw, pointing out that someone said OMFG is mini-modding, which is what this topic is about.

So don't post your problems of people ignoring you in a topic that has nothing to do with it.

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