At 9/23/09 10:59 AM, Malachy wrote:
And again in August I left another reminder.
So this was not simply that the last few pages of the thread was an isolated instance of bad behavior, but was a pattern of warning by mods and then forgetting/not caring and continuing to spew crappy posts. This really shouldn't have come as a surprise that we would follow through on our warnings after giving them so many chances.
The problem with leaving warnings like that in threads you're annoyed about is that they get buried in a few days. You leave a warning; those who saw it will take heed; it gets buried; new members join up, oblivious to how much shit the thread is already in; the need for another warning appears. It's never going to end well that way.
However, that's not your fault. Tails has his own NGPD forum (which all NGPD members are obliged to use), and I must've told him to put all these warnings into a sticky thread in there at least half a dozen times. The ability to circumvent the problem of things getting buried was always there; why it was never used, I'll never know.
My main argument about the whole thing is not that it got locked (I was basically done with the thread anyway), but that the EGB's recent pages look much worse than the NGPD, and so far no mod has said anything. Seriously; for the last 10 pages it's been hardly anything besides blog-whoring, sucking each other's cocks over fanfics, cooking recipies (no, really!) and idle banter. There have been a total of about 17 (correctly) reported flashes in the last 10 pages. That's less than 2 per page. That's pathetic, even by the NGPD's standards, let alone what is supposed to be the "real" portal protection club.
Why the hell is one club allowed to degenerate into a sub-lounge without so much as a single word from anyone, while another similar thread gets locked for it?