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Offline McMetal

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Re: Everything Rebelscum
« Reply #3945 on: September 17, 2011, 09:18 PM »
At least they clearly and thoroughly explained their entire thought process behind their decision.

Oh wait, they didn't.

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Re: Everything Rebelscum
« Reply #3946 on: September 18, 2011, 12:07 AM »
And now you know why I left that forum over 6 years ago.

The only reason I ever go there is because they have the best, most organized photo archive of any site.
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Re: Everything Rebelscum
« Reply #3947 on: September 18, 2011, 12:33 AM »
I writing a Star Wars collection program that will screen scrap RebelScum's photo archive. It will automatically add that data to your item's record. (including the picture)
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Re: Everything Rebelscum
« Reply #3948 on: September 18, 2011, 02:36 AM »
Well crap, there goes any chance of me being able to edit my drunken 4 AM posts the next day :P

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Re: Everything Rebelscum
« Reply #3949 on: September 18, 2011, 11:55 AM »
That seems entirely stupid.  Why on earth would something like that need to be locked down?

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Re: Everything Rebelscum
« Reply #3950 on: September 18, 2011, 07:29 PM »
I hate everything RS, but considering the maturity level of the average RS poster, I wonder if there has been too much trash-talking, and when one member complains to the mods, the offending poster was just editing his/her comments to avoid being bounced from the forum.

So they have decided that you can only take back your nasty words for 2 days, after that, it's carved in stone and if you're gonna get in trouble for it, then so be it.

Maybe they are aware of the reputation the forum has and they're hoping that this lock-down approach will help clean things up a bit.

I love how in the thread, one of the posters is like "we have the right to blah blah blah" and the moderator's response to that was like "let's not get into what rights you have on our board" - hehe nice!

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Re: Everything Rebelscum
« Reply #3951 on: September 19, 2011, 01:59 PM »
That's a possibility Pete, for sure.

I've always said though, they were always too busy worrying about who offended them personally, and not about who was actually breaking their forum rules, and if they actually gave a **** about enforcing anything there, half their membership would be banned.

They have guys scalping pretty freely on their boards anymore from what I hear, and they always had people hurling insults back and forth unchecked till Geg(g) just decided to lock the whole thread down instead of actually taking some action against the people who needed to be simply banned for not listening.  There are a ton of pricks hanging around there that simply shouldn't be allowed on any forum.  They just don't have the personality to interact with others civily.  It's a big reason I left a LONG time ago for here, and it's only steadily gone downhill since.
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Re: Everything Rebelscum
« Reply #3952 on: September 19, 2011, 02:26 PM »
That's a possibility Pete, for sure.

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They have guys scalping pretty freely on their boards anymore from what I hear, and they always had people hurling insults back and forth unchecked till Geg(g) just decided to lock the whole thread down instead of actually taking some action against the people who needed to be simply banned for not listening. 

Ironically, Greg(g) is the case that come to mind when I was thinking of why they might want to do this.  When he (Bounty Hunter GNT) was a memeber at the BHC forums, he went through every post he had made (which was a LOT) and edited them all to a only a ".".  Caused a little chaos.

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Re: Everything Rebelscum
« Reply #3953 on: September 19, 2011, 02:29 PM »
These little power kicks are a gas.  Has anyone listed any useful or logical reason to lock down edits to a post?  Anything?  I don't even buy into the trash talking...if someone is trash talking, realizes they were too heated, and wants to change it then A.) good for them for calming down and being more civil and B.) wouldn't that probably happen within two days anyway? 

The ONLY "benefit" I can see here (and not even sure if it is one) is that it should increase their post rate.  If you posted something about a trade list or a collection of yours, then wanted to add or change it a week later, you now need to make a new post instead of just editing.  I think sponsors on pay for purchases, right?  Does RS get any kind of kickback or advantage out of an increasing number of posts?  I'm not sure how click rate is applied to sites like this, but like others, I'm glad I ditched RS years ago.
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Re: Everything Rebelscum
« Reply #3954 on: September 19, 2011, 02:55 PM »
It might have to do with their search index.  They were saying the index they generated was already massive.  Locking down posts after two days would ensure they wouldn't need to re-index them.

Not that I understand why they're creating an index to search against anyway...
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Re: Everything Rebelscum
« Reply #3955 on: September 19, 2011, 03:14 PM »
It might have to do with their search index.  They were saying the index they generated was already massive.  Locking down posts after two days would ensure they wouldn't need to re-index them.

Not that I understand why they're creating an index to search against anyway...

....and MORE posts caused by the inability to edit would mean their search index has to look through even more posts...
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Re: Everything Rebelscum
« Reply #3956 on: September 19, 2011, 03:32 PM »
I have a newfound appreciation for the way JD handles the boards for the older lines after looking at this:





Seriously, Pappy, make that older **** collapsible already.



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Re: Everything Rebelscum
« Reply #3957 on: September 19, 2011, 03:49 PM »
Good point, name.  I'd forgotten his "." phase...  What a fucko.

Beyond that I'm not seeing any logic to this, but again, I've never seen logic to anything that's gone on there really.

And yes, they need to make a mess like that collapsable.  Even there, are many people posting about the E1 line, or Saga 2002?
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Re: Everything Rebelscum
« Reply #3958 on: September 19, 2011, 07:40 PM »
Good point, name.  I'd forgotten his "." phase...  What a fucko.

Was it a phase, or was it just his unique way of rage-quitting the boards after everybody made fun of his definition of "tumbleweed?"


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Re: Everything Rebelscum
« Reply #3959 on: September 19, 2011, 08:50 PM »
I'd forgotten about all this stuff...  It makes me laugh as any of it gets brought back up like something you just couldn't digest fully.  All the Greg(g) stuff, Bertha...  I bet she's still around, and I bet not one thing has changed.

I'm having so many blue/brown coat flashbacks too.  That was epic.  Fleet Trooper debating...  For me that was epic.  Good times since it made you realize, "This is so dumb, I'm going to just walk away from it".

It still amazes me though, all the problems they can't wrangle in, and they are more agitated with the people who question their authority/reasoning...  Don't sweat the big ****, let's just worry about the guys that ask too many questions.
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