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Mods need to be able to protect TB .......

Discussion in 'Suggestion Box' started by Petebass, Jun 16, 2003.

  1. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    We've just had another Thwap attack, probably from the morons at guitar.com.

    Our beloved Mods have been out there deleting posts for the last hour and a half - hundreds of them. If the mods don't get the power to suspend users on the spot, the attacks will keep happening and the mods will be powerless to stop it. TB will be ruined.

    Please give the mods the power they need.
  2. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    here's what i suggest:

    -30 second limit between posts
    -all mods have powers over main forums (basses, off topic) but are encouraged to use them only during these situations
  3. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    I agree with that. Ive always thought the mods here should be able to perform duties in all the main forums if needed since we're not always on at the same time. Sorta a professional courtesy to each other to help us all out.
  4. Good idea
  5. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Is there not a way to automatically delete all posts by a particular member? That'd make it a hell of a lot quicker.

    I presume there isn't, since if there were I guess that's exactly what the mods would have done ;)

    Still, Paul mentioned something about an big upgrade to the vBulletin software in August or something, didn't he?
  6. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    From what Paul said in a PM last night, the current board software doesn't allow him to delegate that to the mods. Bummer...
  7. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Is it possible to creat an Uber-Mod account that all of the regular mods have access to?

    That way, there is only one login and password account that has the uber-rights (temp suspend, etc), and they could have to send Paul an email, or something, when they have to use that account to justify bringing out the big guns.

    I imagine it's pretty frustrating as a mod to see stuff going on in a forum that they have no control over while they wait for that forum's mod to wake up....
  8. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    I suggested to Paul a while back that there could be emergency mod powers given to people in US Europe and Australia to cover all time zones in times of thwapage.

    As a personal opinion I think that our reactions at TB "Oh no we have been thwapped again" "Heallp let's go to the bunker" only encoragte them. Simply erradicate the symptoms-thwaps, then go for the cause ie speak to guitar.com and work with them. From what I can see they dont like the thwapsters any more than we do.

    Altenatively you could declare open season on thwapsters until the mods clean it up-I need a little fun. Of course I will abide by the rules in the meantime.
  9. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    good ideas, but i don't think 30 seconds would be long enough. I'd think at least two minute minimum between posts would make more sense. How often are you going to post every two minutes? It could even be as high as 5 minutes if you think about it. I'm not sure if i've even posted twice within the same five mintues.

    I also think the ability to flush someone's account (all posts/PMs) would be a good idea.

    Personally, i'd trust any of the mods with the ability to suspend TBers.
  10. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    PoT, I have a fast connection. I can informatively and helpfully answer more than one thread every 2 minutes. That is way too long. I agree with the 30 seconds.
  11. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I saw the Thwapfest, PMed paul and walked away. Nothing I could do about it.

    Giving all mods power in all forums would surely make it easier. It would also make up for long time absentee mods. I'm starting to really miss embellisher.

    The Über-mod account would help too.
  12. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    Personally when I need a lil fun I find a chat room (usually the one I 1st went to over 3 years ago) Sit idoly by like a lion watching its prey, then when I find the biggist idiot of the bunch talkin alotta smack & just totally bustin on everyone I break out heavy arty and level him into submission with a protracted battle of wits until he gets pissed off and leaves. Not the most mature thing to do on my part, but sometimes I gotta be imature or Ill go mental.
  13. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Perhaps(if possible)

    you have to wait 1(or 2) minute to post a new thread

    30 seonds to post a new post.

    cause, I'm with Gann on this one, I have a fast connection, and have found myself replying to as many as 10 threads within a couple of minutes.

    The thing about thwap spam attacks is, if they don't get the instant gratification of being able to post 100 new threads, they get bored and stop.
  14. mikemulcahy


    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    I bombed him/it/they with a flurry of PM's while he/it/they were bombing us. Bout 50 or so, enough to piss them off a little.

    Gunnary Sgt 1st TB Attack Squad
  15. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    I mentioned the ability to at least mod other areas in case of emergency before. But no one replied.

    I dont think it would be hard to enable a feature to let all mods cross mod into other areas. We would just use it for a absolute needed time.

    Remember the porn that got posted last year!!??

    Most was posted in Basses and OT and I couldnt do anything about OT. This was a bad thing because of all the kids around here.

    We do need more powers when things are getting sketchy.
  16. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    jeeze, i'm not even gone a week and the house falls down.

    i'm back now, so don't worry. ;)
  17. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Damn, I forgot to change the locks. ;)

    JT, it was wild there for a while - no way to keep up with the putzes. I finally had to walk away until Paul came back to shoot their accounts in the head - I don't know the total number of posts, but I'd guess 500 or so. I deleted about 150 before I packed it in.
  18. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    I dont know the exact amount that was there either, but I do remember i stopped tryin to see how much when the the 1st 5 pages of basses were nothing but thwap stuff on every page.

    I feel for you guys having to wade through that much crap. Im really glad Paul wacked them before they found my forum.
  19. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    i agree with everything said here...

    i would gladly volunteer to help in a time of need ....say a "part-time mod"...i am on the eastern US...and now that school is done i am not tied down with anything
  20. The Uber-Mod idea is good, but sometimes with these forums (unless you make it yourself) then it can sometimes be hard to get certain abilities to certain people on it. But the part-time mod don't sound half bad, i'd volunteer for it or atleast support it :D ~ Tyler