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Posted 8/12/15
On second thought, I saw someone listed as banned not too long ago.
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Edit: one problematic person I really thought was causing more trouble than she was worth was banned, besides the fact that my buddy got banned, I don't know why he got slapped with the banhammer but at least she can't cause trouble anymore. Temporarily.
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Posted 8/12/15
I see no problem, this is by far the most lax moderation I've ever seen on a board this size.
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Posted 8/12/15
In my humble opinion if you get a warning then step away from keyboard its just a forum when people do personal attacks for rebuttal arguments hello your going to get banned. School is starting soon maybe thing will work themselves out with banning and free time
Posted 8/13/15
Some mod are smart and other are far too stupid or lenient on people. Some make good points while other seem more offended than actually in forcing the rules.
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Posted 8/13/15
Im already on my last strike but it seems that some mods are more laid back than others
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Posted 8/13/15
I'm not sure. I saw that some people have recently been banned, but I could picture why. It's not the first time that something like this happened, I think.
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Posted 8/13/15 , edited 8/13/15

IngramIV wrote:

Verbal warning is a lie. People get banned on Crunchyroll live chat without knowing why.


Morbidhanson wrote:

I'm guessing live chat would have a different standard than forum postings. ...


Yes, livestream chat bans are on a completely different system than our site bans, and the nature of the livestream itself means we handle things a little differently there. It's much more in the moment, and sometimes there's a lot going on at once so we can't individually contact every user who gets banned to discuss their specific ban, though if we are contacted directly by PM we will reply (but often not until after that particular livestream is over).

That said, there have been some recent improvements to livestream. Moderators now show up in blue text, so it's easy to tell who the mod(s) monitoring the stream are, so you know who to contact if you do get banned (and it, hopefully, makes our warnings in chat more visible, and harder to miss.) We also have the ability to "whisper" warnings to individual users -- but if something seems really obviously against the rules, or things are moving really fast, we won't warn. Finally, there is now an explicit message that shows up on screen when you are banned (used to be people sometimes didn't know why the chat had stopped working for them). That message also shows the name of the mod who banned you.


As to the point raised in the opening post, I'm not sure why it seems that way to some. I think some of it may be that it's been just a few months since we eliminated the "Extended Discussion" forum, and that means that more people are now getting involved in controversial threads since they are in General Discussion now. When folks have really strong feelings (as they often do about those subjects) it can lead more easily to expressing anger and frustration in an inappropriate way. These threads also tend to attract trolls (and it's not always immediately obvious who is sincere and who is setting a trap). Since we do give warnings (often a couple of times) before banning, it could be that we are now at a critical period where folks who have been warned in the past are at their last strike... and thus being banned.

From my perspective though, it doesn't seem like all that many bans against actual participating users are happening. It is still the case that most bans are against obvious spam accounts (spammers don't get warnings; they just get banned.)

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Posted 8/13/15
I dunno, there is one particular user I see has a "temporary ban" here who I thought was Mr. Messageboard. He started so many threads on so many useful topics (usually on individual titles) I thought he worked here. So clearly whatever crack-down is occurring is sweeping up more than just the occasional troll or screamer. (That said I have no idea what he did, so maybe he has his bad days too.)
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Posted 8/13/15

AiYumega wrote:

I think we all should just treat the forums as they should be treated...as forums.


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Posted 8/13/15

lorreen wrote:


IngramIV wrote:

Verbal warning is a lie. People get banned on Crunchyroll live chat without knowing why.


Morbidhanson wrote:

I'm guessing live chat would have a different standard than forum postings. ...


Yes, livestream chat bans are on a completely different system than our site bans, and the nature of the livestream itself means we handle things a little differently there. It's much more in the moment, and sometimes there's a lot going on at once so we can't individually contact every user who gets banned to discuss their specific ban, though if we are contacted directly by PM we will reply (but often not until after that particular livestream is over).

That said, there have been some recent improvements to livestream. Moderators now show up in blue text, so it's easy to tell who the mod(s) monitoring the stream are, so you know who to contact if you do get banned (and it, hopefully, makes our warnings in chat more visible, and harder to miss.) We also have the ability to "whisper" warnings to individual users -- but if something seems really obviously against the rules, or things are moving really fast, we won't warn. Finally, there is now an explicit message that shows up on screen when you are banned (used to be people sometimes didn't know why the chat had stopped working for them). That message also shows the name of the mod who banned you.


As to the point raised in the opening post, I'm not sure why it seems that way to some. I think some of it may be that it's been just a few months since we eliminated the "Extended Discussion" forum, and that means that more people are now getting involved in controversial threads since they are in General Discussion now. When folks have really strong feelings (as they often do about those subjects) it can lead more easily to expressing anger and frustration in an inappropriate way. These threads also tend to attract trolls (and it's not always immediately obvious who is sincere and who is setting a trap). Since we do give warnings (often a couple of times) before banning, it could be that we are now at a critical period where folks who have been warned in the past are at their last strike... and thus being banned.

From my perspective though, it doesn't seem like all that many bans against actual participating users are happening. It is still the case that most bans are against obvious spam accounts (spammers don't get warnings; they just get banned.)



what's this live stream??????

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Posted 8/13/15
I'm just glad that they're here period, even if I don't think some bans have been rightful ones. Lately what with all the controversial whining I'm surprised this site hasn't broken out into more barbaric and childish arguments. Not to say there are people who I know deserved a ban, yet who I enjoyed the presence of anyone but that girl who was race baiting was actually major trouble and I had a feeling she was gonna get banned anyway.
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Posted 8/13/15

What did stark do anyways?
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Posted 8/13/15
If there is a rise in recent bans, I would assume it's because people get so out of hand lately. With people acting so poorly it would just mean the mods are doing their jobs.
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Posted 8/13/15 , edited 8/13/15

bathroom64 wrote:


What did stark do anyways?


I can pm you with secret information
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