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Cruise Control
10-06-2005, 11:05 AM
Is it just me or have usernotes become a useless outlet for spam?

Loony BoB
10-06-2005, 12:25 PM
I don't really like 'em much, Yams I believe is openly against them, but overall I guess they aren't doing any real harm. At least I don't think they are.

Psychotic
10-06-2005, 01:03 PM
HURRAY HURRAY ANOTHER USER NOTE BASHING THREAD! My favourite! :)

If the spam doesn't go in user notes, it'll go elsewhere, ruining good discussion topics and even bad discussion topics. If it upsets you or offends you, then don't go on them and be thankful that they are the floodgates protecting your humble and fragile little world from a tidal wave of spam.

Primus Inter Pares
10-06-2005, 01:33 PM
Usernotes are bad m'kay

Loony BoB
10-06-2005, 01:40 PM
HURRAY HURRAY ANOTHER USER NOTE BASHING THREAD! My favourite! :)

If the spam doesn't go in user notes, it'll go elsewhere, ruining good discussion topics and even bad discussion topics. If it upsets you or offends you, then don't go on them and be thankful that they are the floodgates protecting your humble and fragile little world from a tidal wave of spam.
If the usernotes do get removed, I assure you, we will be no more (or less) tolerant of in-thread spam.

Psychotic
10-06-2005, 01:55 PM
It doesn't matter how tolerant you are, because people are always going to break rules regardless. And if the tolerance levels won't change, does this mean that there will be no punishment for spamming as the current punishment for spamming is a user note banning? :D

MecaKane
10-06-2005, 01:59 PM
Please remove them, it'll save a lot of db space and <!--you'll be able to ban a lot of douchebags,--><b>*snip*</b> saving even more db space! Sean'll be rich before we know it!

Loony BoB
10-06-2005, 02:10 PM
It doesn't matter how tolerant you are, because people are always going to break rules regardless. And if the tolerance levels won't change, does this mean that there will be no punishment for spamming as the current punishment for spamming is a user note banning? :D
See: HOORJ.

Primus Inter Pares
10-06-2005, 02:15 PM
A martyr for the cause indeed.

EDIT: Also with the VB 3.5, I noticed I couldn't give myself a usernote :cry:

Loony BoB
10-06-2005, 02:38 PM
PiP, keep vB3.5 stuff to the vB3.5 test forum - that's why I have that forum at all. :p

Flamethrower
10-06-2005, 03:05 PM
The thing that makes usernote spam not as bad as thread spam is the usernote spam is much easier to avoid. Simply don't click on usernotes.

Levian
10-06-2005, 04:28 PM
Yes, if you don't want a cookie, then don't be a cookiemonster.

Yamaneko
10-06-2005, 06:35 PM
I don't want Psychotic to cry so don't get rid of usernotes.

MecaKane
10-07-2005, 12:01 AM
Yes you do.

Cruise Control
10-07-2005, 12:02 AM
Let him cry, usernotes suck. Such a waste of band-width and Cids paycheck.

Spatvark
10-07-2005, 12:15 AM
Y'know, every single bloody time I see someone trying to pass HOORJ off as some great hero or some such crap, it really pisses me off. He spammed, we warned him. He spammed more, we warned him again. He spammed yet again, we gave him a final warning. He spammed even more, I banned him. He got what was coming to him, and every time someone posts how he was some great hero or other bull<img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif">, they're basically saying that the staff is wrong to ban people for repeatedly breaking the rules, and that's just plain retarded.

Yamaneko
10-07-2005, 12:15 AM
Hi Spatty. :D

Denmark
10-07-2005, 12:16 AM
usernotes are all i do anymore don't kill them or I'll die of starvation

ZeZipster
10-07-2005, 12:29 AM
Y'know, every single bloody time I see someone trying to pass HOORJ off as some great hero or some such crap, it really pisses me off. He spammed, we warned him. He spammed more, we warned him again. He spammed yet again, we gave him a final warning. He spammed even more, I banned him. He got what was coming to him, and every time someone posts how he was some great hero or other bull<img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif">, they're basically saying that the staff is wrong to ban people for repeatedly breaking the rules, and that's just plain retarded.

<!--He was funny you a-hole.--><b>We don't call members names like that, ZeZipster. <!--Unless we're MecaKane, in which case it's perfectly fine to call someone a douche bag.--></b>


Please remove them, it'll save a lot of db space and you'll be able to ban a lot of douchebags, saving even more db space! Sean'll be rich before we know it!

Pure genius. But I've got an even better idea! Why don't they just ban EVERYONE? Then NO db space will be used and the Mods won't ever have to deal with those evil, communist, godless, bastard spammers! It makes perfect sense.

XxSephirothxX
10-07-2005, 12:34 AM
I think they're pretty harmless, really.

fire_of_avalon
10-07-2005, 12:56 AM
I agree with most people. You don't like them, don't go into them. Hell, if you don't want to have them, I'm sure you can request that too.

And I don't know who HOORJ is so let's stop talking about what I refer to as "the before time". :D

Raistlin
10-07-2005, 01:17 AM
I don't understand what people saw in HOORJ. I think was the only non-staff member to not give a damn about him. HOOTERS was infinitely better.

Flamethrower
10-07-2005, 01:34 AM
How come anytime somebody mentions HOORJ, somebody has to mention HOOTERS, and vice versa? They were two very different posters, the only similiarities being that they both got banned for spamming and both of their names start with HOO. I'm changing my name to HOOTHROWER so anytime one of them is mentioned, I'll be brought into the conversation. ;)

fire_of_avalon
10-07-2005, 01:37 AM
I said stop it! :mad2:

Pinkus
10-07-2005, 01:42 AM
yeah....

Rengori
10-07-2005, 01:55 AM
What's with the "pwn" in the top right corner of each usernote?

Yamaneko
10-07-2005, 01:56 AM
How come anytime somebody mentions HOORJ, somebody has to mention HOOTERS, and vice versa?
Haha. If only you knew.

Denmark
10-07-2005, 02:09 AM
What's with the "pwn" in the top right corner of each usernote?

why not click it and find out? or read the other thread in feedback? :D?

Raistlin
10-07-2005, 02:25 AM
How come anytime somebody mentions HOORJ, somebody has to mention HOOTERS, and vice versa? They were two very different posters, the only similiarities being that they both got banned for spamming and both of their names start with HOO. I'm changing my name to HOOTHROWER so anytime one of them is mentioned, I'll be brought into the conversation. ;)
Because they both spammed a lot. HOOTERS was, as I already stated, much superior.

Leeza
10-07-2005, 02:38 AM
But, HOOTERS did not get banned for spam and his spam was of much better quality. :cat:

Rengori
10-07-2005, 03:39 AM
What's with the "pwn" in the top right corner of each usernote?

why not click it and find out? or read the other thread in feedback? :D?
!!! THANKS A LOT, JERK!

Spatvark
10-07-2005, 03:43 AM
Well, you didn't HAVE to click it. There's this thing, y'know, called IGNORING THE DAMN THING. You're the one who fell for it, don't go blaming anyone else. I mean, it's pretty obvious what it does without clicking on it. Just hover the mouse over it and see what it says in the bar at the bottom.

Also, you pretty much were pwnt XD

Del Murder
10-07-2005, 03:49 AM
HURRAY HURRAY ANOTHER USER NOTE BASHING THREAD! My favourite! :)

If the spam doesn't go in user notes, it'll go elsewhere, ruining good discussion topics and even bad discussion topics. If it upsets you or offends you, then don't go on them and be thankful that they are the floodgates protecting your humble and fragile little world from a tidal wave of spam.
Hm, this is a strike against User Notes, since it will flush out who we need to ban.

I miss Spat having a bone to pick. This is good stuff.

kikimm
10-07-2005, 03:56 AM
I don't see what the big deal is. I, along with many other people, love them. I really, really enjoy them, as it's how I met many of the friends that I have now. YOU WOULDN'T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME WOULD YOU

Shoeberto
10-07-2005, 03:57 AM
hells yeah

Del Murder
10-07-2005, 03:58 AM
As long as people don't start insulting each other in them or making otherwise rulebreaking posts I don't mind keeping them around.

XxSephirothxX
10-07-2005, 04:01 AM
Doing away with usernotes would cut kikimm's last ties to the general populace, ultimately rendering her a bitter and grouchy CK. Maybe it should be done after all.

kikimm
10-07-2005, 04:04 AM
You people are horrible.

Spatvark
10-07-2005, 04:15 AM
Unne was pretty much the archetypal bitter and grouchy CK/Admin, but I tried my damndest to follow in his steps!

Yamaneko
10-07-2005, 05:06 AM
You failed, though because you're still lovable.

Spatvark
10-07-2005, 05:12 AM
I know, and it makes me so emo inside *slits his wrists*

eestlinc
10-07-2005, 05:31 AM
I like that kikimm's first usernote is "you got puppetered"

Psychotic
10-07-2005, 12:45 PM
Actually it was You just got PUPPETEERED! :tongue:

Yes, I know what it is by heart. I know everything MP ever did by heart. And now he's gone. :(

Also, if people are complaining about how much bandwidth it takes up, let's delete EotW instead, because let's face it: It's filled with twice as much crap as user notes.

RSL
10-07-2005, 01:13 PM
Meat Puppet is gone??? :( :( :(

Primus Inter Pares
10-07-2005, 01:45 PM
Don't pretend you didn't know RSL... I also see feedback as spammy as usernotes are really. But the fact remains that there's hardly any spam on EoFF as compared to other similar places.

Laugh at face of Danger
10-07-2005, 07:16 PM
hellyea, this forum is pretty clean, we go mad once or twice a month, and that's it

14 pages!!

or was it 12?

:Oo:

Destai
10-07-2005, 07:35 PM
Y'know, every single bloody time I see someone trying to pass HOORJ off as some great hero or some such crap, it really pisses me off. He spammed, we warned him. He spammed more, we warned him again. He spammed yet again, we gave him a final warning. He spammed even more, I banned him. He got what was coming to him, and every time someone posts how he was some great hero or other bull<img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif">, they're basically saying that the staff is wrong to ban people for repeatedly breaking the rules, and that's just plain retarded.If him breaking the rules was hugely entertaining to just about everyone then I'd consider totally pointless and a little stupid banning him. But I dont think I've ever read any posts by this guy so I cant say.

Raistlin
10-07-2005, 07:58 PM
If him breaking the rules was hugely entertaining to just about everyone then I'd consider totally pointless and a little stupid banning him.
Someone who completely ignores dozens of warnings - no matter how entertaining the result - can't be tolerated. It wasn't as if he did one or two things, other people laughed, and he was banned for it. From what I've heard, he was warned constantly, and consistently decided to ignore staff. He fully deserved the result.

The "will of the majority" here do not set the rules. Cid does, and by his authority, so do Staff.

Destai
10-07-2005, 08:01 PM
If him breaking the rules was hugely entertaining to just about everyone then I'd consider totally pointless and a little stupid banning him.
Someone who completely ignores dozens of warnings - no matter how entertaining the result - can't be tolerated. It wasn't as if he did one or two things, other people laughed, and he was banned for it. From what I've heard, he was warned constantly, and consistently decided to ignore staff. He fully deserved the result.

The "will of the majority" here do not set the rules. Cid does, and by his authority, so do Staff.Yeah, I've read the rules. I mean if the Cid's knights and Cid himself should all find this person hugely entertaining and not want him banned then its stupid and I've already mentioned I dont know anything about the situation with this particular spammer so Im not arguing. Im just throwing that point out there.

eestlinc
10-07-2005, 08:16 PM
we're not going to debate the banning of HOORJ here.

Flamethrower
10-07-2005, 09:45 PM
Also, if people are complaining about how much bandwidth it takes up, let's delete EotW instead, because let's face it: It's filled with twice as much crap as user notes.

LOL

Yes, a forum containing mature discussions is filled with much more crap than what are basicly gigantic threads containing posts like "USERNOTESOMG", "I AM A BANANA!" and ":moomba:".*

*Please take note of the hot sarcasm.

Denmark
10-07-2005, 10:04 PM
:banana:

I wouldn't have this sig if it weren't for usernotes. and my last sig being a good 78 kb too large.

and taking away usernotes is a good punishment for spamming, as it happened to a group of my friends and they were distraught. didn't happen to me as I don't spam anymore.

EDIT: and Rengori, I actually didn't know what it did until I clicked it after I made that post. because before it linked to <a href = "http://www.eyesonff.com/porn">porn</a>.

Destai
10-07-2005, 10:06 PM
Also, if people are complaining about how much bandwidth it takes up, let's delete EotW instead, because let's face it: It's filled with twice as much crap as user notes.

LOL

Yes, a forum containing mature discussions is filled with much more crap than what are basicly gigantic threads containing posts like "USERNOTESOMG", "I AM A BANANA!" and ":moomba:".*

*Please take note of the hot sarcasm.Cloud no. 9 bitching about America (being the source of sin and all) in xx different threads is considered Mature discussions?

Flamethrower
10-07-2005, 10:18 PM
For some reason when I read EotW I thought of EoEO in my head (lousy name change). Meh, I still stand by my original opinion. EotW can be pretty bad at times, but it still has a lot of good discussions in there.

RSL
10-08-2005, 12:19 AM
Don't pretend you didn't know RSL...

Yeah, I don't have any idea where he went, just so you know.

Shoeberto
10-08-2005, 12:22 AM
Are you people still talking about this? sheesh

Cruise Control
10-08-2005, 12:34 AM
I like porcupines.

Ohhh
10-08-2005, 12:40 AM
well you only hav to look through my usernotes to know there just a playground to spam.. :p but its funny and makes alive - man happy so... :D i get my revenge in 2 weeks!!! YAAAY!!

Psychotic
10-08-2005, 01:20 AM
Yes, a forum containing mature discussions is filled with much more crap than what are basicly gigantic threads containing posts like "USERNOTESOMG", "I AM A BANANA!" and ":moomba:".*

*Please take note of the hot sarcasm.No, of course a forum containing mature discussions isn't filled with much more crap than that (although less enjoyable). But if you think EotW contains mature discussion, I'll send that LOL right backatcha.

USERNOTESOMG > Bush sucks!

PS: Way to pick examples that are over a year old. :thumb:

-N-
10-08-2005, 01:36 AM
Did I post in this yet?

Shoeberto
10-08-2005, 01:39 AM
You should take the chance before I CLOOOOOSE IIIIITUAGHH

Psychotic
10-08-2005, 01:46 AM
Oh, oh, before you do that can I post my hilariously witty comment that I spent 4 hours (approx) working on?

The difference between the stupidity in user notes and the stupidity in EotW is that us folks from user notes aren't actually serious when we spout idiotic crap. :cool:

Score one for Team User Notes!

kikimm
10-08-2005, 01:48 AM
The difference between the stupidity in user notes and the stupidity in EotW is that us folks from user notes aren't actually serious when we spout idiotic crap. :cool:

Sez you :(

Psychotic
10-08-2005, 01:50 AM
SHUT UP I ALMOST HAD THEM FOOLED! :mad2:

Destai
10-08-2005, 01:51 AM
The difference between the stupidity in user notes and the stupidity in EotW is that us folks from user notes aren't actually serious when we spout idiotic crap. :cool:Excellent.

Yamaneko
10-08-2005, 02:30 AM
Maybe The Redneck had us all fooled.

Primus Inter Pares
10-08-2005, 03:29 AM
Don't pretend you didn't know RSL...

Yeah, I don't have any idea where he went, just so you know.
He beat the internet.

Denmark
10-08-2005, 06:06 PM
The difference between the stupidity in user notes and the stupidity in EotW is that us folks from user notes aren't actually serious when we spout idiotic crap. :cool:

but are we idiotic when we post serious stuff? :cool:

TurkSlayer
10-08-2005, 06:20 PM
Without usernotes, I doubt I'd have many friends. I'm not entirely sure how many people here even consinder me a friend...

"You can take me freedom, but you can never take me usernotes!"

I'll have them back tomorrow though... I think.

Denmark
10-09-2005, 04:16 AM
don't get usernote banned by spamming if you only have friends because of usernotes. there's no need to post in the forums. just look at me. ok I'll stop with this oldbielitistforumbashingusernotepromotionstuff.

TurkSlayer
10-09-2005, 04:22 AM
Well, I didn't know I'd lose my usernotes. As for my spam, my lame excuse is that I didn't even know I was in EoEO. I had been looking through the new posts, clicked on it with checking where it was, and spammed.