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​We're always open to discussion, that's why this thread was left open rather than closed as soon as the rules were open. As it stands, these are the rules, but if members take issues with certain ones and we believe it would be beneficial to change them, then they may be amended.

​Really appreciate the response and understanding. Thanks again

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As a result of the current events, I ask if there will be ever a rule or moderating the case in which a normal user acts like a moderator and basically backseat moderates a thread, therefore derailing it. For calling the mods there is a report button and no need to act like having mod rights despite being a normal user. Lately it happened in several threads and cause nuisance to forum users who want a civil and polite discussion.

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Rule #1 should be rewritten to cover all users, preventing people from using a name that closely resembles your own or appears to associate with you.

I don't think the work or time of trying to find clones would really be useful. If it covers all the users then you have to consider that it covers even people who aren't even online much (or at all). I think, for now, that the rule is fine, since this is really just Phil's forum. No need to bring pointless work on top of what the mods have to deal with already.

EDIT: Actually, if the rule has to be altered any, I think it should be added that Mods shouldn't be impersonated as well. That would at least make it manageable.

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Something that should be added to the rules is something that has become quite an issue recently. Backseat modding. Im fine with people trying to persuade an argument away from conflict but there have been a few people (I won't list names) who decide for themelves who gets banned or what thread gets locked. In some cases I think some of them conspire to get threads locked by starting shit. That kind of behavior should not be allowed and is starting to annoy me.

If Im doing something wrong report me the mods will give me a warning. If they don't then you have no right to call me out no anything. And while we're at it I don't think it's clear enough that all forum members should treat eachother equally. The people doing this act like they are above the rules and claim we're trolls trying to ruin the forum when we aren't doing anything wrong. Sometimes they even go as far as harrassment. It needs to stop.

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1 hour ago, KGhaleon said:

Just going to say again, I think there should be restrictions on new posters. They shouldn't be able to create topics immediately after joining the forum.

Great idea lets alienate new fans trying to get into the forums by restricting what they can do. If they want to partake in a thread or start a new thread why should they be restricted. If they have something to contribute why should they be immediately censored.

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1 hour ago, KGhaleon said:

Just going to say again, I think there should be restrictions on new posters. They shouldn't be able to create topics immediately after joining the forum.

Notion denied.  We can't restrict brand new members of any freedoms.  If they sign up and make a troll thread then we'll take care of the problem almost immediately.  

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2 hours ago, FireEmblemFan said:

I was thinking maybe you could put most of the forum to members only. Usually when something controversial happens, we get like 50 guests looking at the same topic. I've seen some forums do it before, but not sure if you can do it with the new IP boards and all.

Why do this, though? 

Maybe some people want to see what the community looks like so they can decide whether to join. 

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One rule I'd like to start enforcing: if you're banned, you're banned. You can't come back with a new account, period. I've started enforcing this a bit by going through IP logs and banning new/sock accounts, but now they've started using proxies. Of course they're so stupid, they all use the same proxy service, so I can STILL tell if it's the same people or not.

Ultimately these people will find a way to seep through the cracks regardless, but I'm taking a far more active role when I see people stirring up shit on the forums now.

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21 hours ago, Phil said:

One rule I'd like to start enforcing: if you're banned, you're banned. You can't come back with a new account, period. I've started enforcing this a bit by going through IP logs and banning new/sock accounts, but now they've started using proxies. Of course they're so stupid, they all use the same proxy service, so I can STILL tell if it's the same people or not.

Ultimately these people will find a way to seep through the cracks regardless, but I'm taking a far more active role when I see people stirring up shit on the forums now.

Why would you post this? Now the stupid ones will know to change their proxy service. 

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13 hours ago, cooper said:

Why would you post this? Now the stupid ones will know to change there proxy service. 

It doesn't matter. No normal users of the internet would use a proxy service to post on a bulletin board/forum. So if I see a proxy being used, I'll know it's them regardless.

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On ‎2016‎-‎01‎-‎04 at 0:39 AM, Phil said:

One rule I'd like to start enforcing: if you're banned, you're banned. You can't come back with a new account, period. I've started enforcing this a bit by going through IP logs and banning new/sock accounts, but now they've started using proxies. Of course they're so stupid, they all use the same proxy service, so I can STILL tell if it's the same people or not.

Ultimately these people will find a way to seep through the cracks regardless, but I'm taking a far more active role when I see people stirring up shit on the forums now.

Can there at least be an option to appeal a ban after a while? Everyone deserves a second chance.

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Know it's been asked before but new posters are coming here and shitting all over DSP after being banned and it's about time this stops. A few minutes is all they need to start another drama. At least make new posters post three times before they can start topics. 

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