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#6993409 Temporary Bans

Posted by Zaiduck on 24 March 2017 - 07:46 PM

THIS is nothing but trying to piss people off. Even if it's in text, I can hear every word of this in a sneer. Either stop the antagonization or GTFO of the thread.

I know I'm not a mod, but this is ticking me off.

I'd rather you not start a fight here, Tes. Nipping the flaming in the bud before it starts. This is everyone's warning, or we just might have to have a live-fire test of these temp bans ;)

#6993394 Temporary Bans

Posted by Zaiduck on 24 March 2017 - 07:30 PM

Why do you want wiggle room when you already have such for warning pt hand outs. It's not hard to have an objective yet progressive way to implement Giga's proposal.

Because every person and most every offense is different. Actions have context and I'd rather not be forced to hand out a punishment that may not be appropriate based on an arbitrary guideline. Vol Vrac is new but I'd say he's said much more offensive things than others have received warning points for, as an example.

#6993390 Temporary Bans

Posted by Zaiduck on 24 March 2017 - 07:25 PM

Bigger problem was with the abuse case where Nai said buildup, Evil and Night were like WTF, why does this merit WPs, and Aix said I got off easy. You guys operate like a clownshow

You and me didn't alway have a problem. It develops. You need to design your laws with a bit of forsight

Set a period (like 2 weeks) as the crit value.

Think of it like a parabola intersecting a line. At one pt, the growth of the parabola can't be matched by the growth of the linear function. Area in between those curves would be the redemption area ( you can integrate to set a value, say 1 month )

I'm not writing a formula or drawing a graph for how to set disciplinary actions. I'd much rather trust my coworkers' judgement and give us a simple guideline to follow.

#6993368 Temporary Bans

Posted by Zaiduck on 24 March 2017 - 07:01 PM

Warning points mean nothing.  Doling out temporary bans for any offense combined with warning points to boot is the best way of handling these sorts of situations.  Far more people should be receiving temporary bans far more often.

Warning points are just that, warnings. They aren't a punishment. Temp bans shouldn't be dropped on people for every little thing. We don;t want to be assholes, we just want a working disciplinary system in place.

#6993339 Temporary Bans

Posted by Zaiduck on 24 March 2017 - 06:32 PM

I think writing down an official statement on when specific punishments are handed out or at least a general idea is a good thing to get done.

This is for sure coming in the site rules update. If it hasn't been updated in the draft already I've offered to edit it myself. So, yes will be a thing.


EDIT: This thread might also be a good place for users to discuss what they think a good "scale" for these types of punishments might be. I'm certainly open to input.

#6993219 THE SUBMISSION BOX [Moderator Transparency Discussion Thread]

Posted by Zaiduck on 24 March 2017 - 02:25 PM

Hoooo boy, there's a lot to respond to. I haven't been on YCM-proper much in the last few days, so I apologize for not seeing the discussion sooner.

Full responses to everything are forthcoming, I just wanna hop in the shower and move my laundry first.

#6992259 Ask Zai Anything

Posted by Zaiduck on 22 March 2017 - 04:41 AM

Okay so in seriousness. Who do you think the best hosts on YCM are? Active and inactive separate please.

Define inactive? Like, don't post enough or just aren't on the site anymore?

You run into Joe at the grocery store.  He challenges you to a duel.  Do you:

  • A:  Accept his challenge, because he doesn't know he's a foolish mortal.
  • B:  Zap him with your robot powers, for challenging you, because he's a foolish mortal.
  • C:  Send him to the Shadow Realm before it starts, because he's a foolish mortal.
  • D:  Make him go home and post instead.

A, then B, then D.

#6991977 Ask Zai Anything

Posted by Zaiduck on 21 March 2017 - 06:37 PM

#6991586 Post and I will respond with something I actually do appreciate about you

Posted by Zaiduck on 21 March 2017 - 04:36 AM

And yet the OP did not deliver

#6991142 Post and Zai will give you a good old anime to watch

Posted by Zaiduck on 20 March 2017 - 03:12 PM

Nah. I don't think you've seen fist of the north star, so go watch that shit.

You're a God damn liar.  It's gonna be all Gundam, isn't it?

#6991088 Post and I'll ask you a question

Posted by Zaiduck on 20 March 2017 - 02:40 PM

What is the origin of your name (this one and prior name)?

Zai is short for Zaifire, which has been the name i've gone by on the interwebz for... 13 years now? It was the name of an old neopet of mine actually. Can't really tell you why i adopted it for myself.

Zaiduck is one of many puns ive made with my name. The red color and the sunglasses are all because gundam references. Its a char-custom psyduck.

#6991061 Yui's AMA Thread

Posted by Zaiduck on 20 March 2017 - 02:21 PM

Time to turn the tables on Yui.

What's your favorite non-villain musical number?

#6990532 Ask Zai Anything

Posted by Zaiduck on 19 March 2017 - 07:11 PM

What do you think me as an RPer and by extension my characters?
What do you think of me as a member/person?

You're not the best writer in the world (your posts are fairly brief sometimes), and your ideas are interesting, if a bit samey. Still, you're a pretty good roleplayer.

As a person you're fun to have around. We have good times.

might as well ask you thoughts on me, cause that seems to be the fad

I have a lot of trouble actually liking you. You're stubborn, close-minded, and your victim complex makes it hard to have legitimate conversations with you. You're not a bad dude tho, you just have some growing up to do.

Ooh that's a good one. Seconding Elly's questions!

You'd be topest of tiers if you got off your ass and posted more, and this coming from me.

You're my friend and I appreciate that you're always around and you always have my back. A lot more than you know, tbh.

might as well ask you thoughts on me, cause that seems to be the fad

I think the first time we ever spoke to one another was like, a week ago. You seem like a cool dude, if unapproachable/hard to talk to like a lot of showcase people seem to be.

#6990510 Ask Zai Anything

Posted by Zaiduck on 19 March 2017 - 06:50 PM

Do you like nerds?

Fun fact they're my all-time favorite candy.

#6990425 THE MODERATOR REPORT [Staff Transparency Thread]

Posted by Zaiduck on 19 March 2017 - 05:28 PM

Y'all wanted to know what's going on, so this is the thread where the staff will be doing just that. All pertinent information will be posted or edited into the opening post of this thread, and any time there's an update, myself or another moderator will bump the thread.


Now as for the things we'll be discussing with you....



Who's doing what


What's going on


What's coming up



Please note that this thread will be locked, and any comments, concerns, or suggestions you may have should either be PMed to a moderator or posted in the appropriate thread here.