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Shoutbox Abuse And Info

Post by MichaelM » Sun 17th Dec 2006

This is a friendly forum, and you all rock. But, just to be on the safe side, I'm going to set up this thread in case anyone starts abusing the shoutbox (e.g; Posting insults etc. when they think the mods and I aren't looking).

I just want to point out to everyone, that everything is recorded. There are logs of the messages kept long after they disappear from the shoutbox itself. :P

So, if you see someone abusing, and want to report it, all you have to do is post in this thread, stating the date and time (Posted next to every message) that the abuse occurred.

So that everyone knows, abuse on the shoutbox will result in you being banned from both the shoutbox, and the forum. This way, the shoutbox should stay nice and clean, and fun for us all to use. :D

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The only moderators of the shoutbox presently are the mods and admins; being: MichaelM, Darvit, BlackOpal, P5YCHIC, Bang Your Drum, xox Miss Livia xox, Artificial Asian, A-Passing-Bookworm, Duck With No Name, carino and cabaline.

Previously we also had: Moneyman2010mn, MMK, /b/, Meova, Alanna, Julissa Holly Fowl and MaeveCrowArtemis1.

You'll recognise posts from the mods because they will have a golden star next to their name, to prevent impersonation. ^_^

If you think someone else has been impersonating you, once again, simply post here with the date and time. I will compare IPs, and they will be sorted out.

The Shoutbox Warning System
[As proposed by BlackOpal and agreed upon by the Site Team]

At the first sign of abuse, the offender would be issued a [verbal] first warning.

If the person repeats the abusive action and commits a second offense, s/he would be banned from the shoutbox for half an hour.

A third and final offense would result to a permanent shoutbox ban.

Even if the shoutbox moderators aren't around, Site Team members have the authority to issue warnings and report the abusive actions to the Site Team board. However, please be reminded that everyone has the right to speak up and report abusive/bothersome actions on this thread. Feel free to post them here, or PM any one of the shoutbox moderators/team members.

Let's all remember to keep the shoutbox a fun and friendly place to chat! :D
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Post by MichaelM » Sun 17th Dec 2006

Smilies

Although there is no panel of smilies in the shoutbox, smilies can still be used. It just means that you have to type them in. ^_^

Eg. If you type in ": D" but without the space and quotation marks, those letters will transform into a smilie. :)

The codes for each smilie are as follows: (Nb - Remember that in each case, you must not include the spaces or the quotation marks. I have only put them there to stop this forum turning them into smilies here too.)

Image ": D"
Image ": ?"
Image "8 )"
Image ": cry :"
Image ": evil :"
Image ": lol :"
Image ": x"
Image ": mrgreen :"
Image ": |"
Image ": P"



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Post by MichaelM » Sun 17th Dec 2006

Image ": oops :"
Image ": roll :"
Image ": ("
Image ": )"
Image ": o"
Image ": twisted :"
Image "; )"
Image ": shock :"
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Post by ElisabethHall » Mon 18th Dec 2006

Eh... what do I do when I double-posted? Because I'm not a very observant person...
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Post by MichaelM » Mon 18th Dec 2006

ElisabethHall wrote: Eh... what do I do when I double-posted? Because I'm not a very observant person...

Dont worry about double-posting in the shoutbox. Thats perfectly fine. ^_^
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Post by Lady Nefrodiel » Wed 20th Dec 2006

So basically, you don't worry about spam in the shoutbox? >>;
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Post by darvit » Wed 20th Dec 2006

Lady Nefrodiel wrote: So basically, you don't worry about spam in the shoutbox? >>;

Not the advert/spambot/insulting/evil type. ^_^ Random pointless conversations are fine, I guess. XD Just don't flood it with "zomg Artemis Fowl ftw pwn" a million times. :focl: And keep ot clean. :P
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Post by Lady Nefrodiel » Wed 20th Dec 2006

darvit wrote:
Lady Nefrodiel wrote: So basically, you don't worry about spam in the shoutbox? >>;

Not the advert/spambot/insulting/evil type. ^_^ Random pointless conversations are fine, I guess. XD Just don't flood it with "zomg Artemis Fowl ftw pwn" a million times. :focl: And keep ot clean. :P

Well... everyone has different definitions of spam. XD But pointless messages, that's my style. -.^

*Snaps* Oh darn, I gotta keep it clean. -.^
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Post by Athena » Wed 7th Feb 2007

the other night somebody was goin nuts there I cant remember who it was like 3 in the morning
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Post by ImpNo1 » Thu 8th Feb 2007

um, you can use others names...
i don't think that is so good.
You can tell lies to anyone who thinks that he is talking to your name
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Post by Athena » Sun 11th Feb 2007

wow that could be very annoying! I never change mine though
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Yes I have peach children, you got a problem with that huh? They are about 2 weeks old now and they came from the grocery store, I even ate the peach part myself! They have names also, Lillie, Jayd, and Greggie now bug off! They are my babies and I love them all (but Greggie gets watered first ;) )

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Post by Athena » Mon 12th Feb 2007

thats cool. that would be horrible if somebody used your name and said somthing awfull
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~Lillie Gmail conversation last monday.

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Yes I have peach children, you got a problem with that huh? They are about 2 weeks old now and they came from the grocery store, I even ate the peach part myself! They have names also, Lillie, Jayd, and Greggie now bug off! They are my babies and I love them all (but Greggie gets watered first ;) )

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Re: Shoutbox Abuse And Info

Post by veelagirl » Sun 15th Jul 2007

but lots of ppl spam all the time - im never aware of anything happening to stop it
and double posting happens all the time as well - sometimes ppl have huge conversations with themselves!!
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Re: Shoutbox Abuse And Info

Post by darvit » Sun 15th Jul 2007

veelagirl wrote:but lots of ppl spam all the time - im never aware of anything happening to stop it
and double posting happens all the time as well - sometimes ppl have huge conversations with themselves!!

Honestly, we'd rather have people spam on the shoutbox than on these forums. :P As long as people keep it clean, they won't get banned.

We don't mind double-, triple-, or whathaveyou-posting. I've seen people who have also been harmlessly RPing sometimes, and that's not really a problem.

As long as they don't harm, abuse, bully, insult, or impersonate other people, they would not get banned.

So far, we've kicked out a bunch of impersonators, creeps who force members to reveal information about themselves, and bullies who threaten our members [and the forum].Those who have also excessively spammed the forums have also been banned from the shoutbox.
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Re: Shoutbox Abuse And Info

Post by Holly314 » Tue 9th Oct 2007

Commanderroot7 obviously got banned form shoutbox, becuz he sent me letter begging me to unban him. Is that possible? I don't honestly know what happened, or why he chose to send me a letter, so I did nothing, and deleted the letter after reading it. It even had an offensive title. WHAT do you think ur playin at?? When I saw that, I knew it was something bad. I pmed one of the mods about it, so I think it's been takin care of, srry for deleting it. I'm so stupid....

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