Guinastasia (guinastasia) wrote in sdmb,
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Well, Ed finally did it: New Pit Rules

Basically the same as before-no racist remarks, no trolling, no fake pittings, etc.

BUT....


We also have these WONDERFUL additions!!!

No abusive remarks directed at other posters
Don't direct obscenities or vulgarities at other posters - this includes everything from "fuck you" on up. If you don't like another poster, you're free to make that plain. That doesn't mean you can say anything you want. Creative insults are permitted; crude vituperation is not. We'll be the judge of what constitutes abuse.


No complaints about SDMB administration in the Pit
All comments or complaints about SDMB administration should go in the About This Message Board forum, not in the Pit. Pitting of SDMB staff is permitted for views they express as ordinary posters.


No obscenities in thread titles

The rules regarding profanity in the Pit are the same as those for the rest of the SDMB. The board is intended for adults and occasional vulgarities will go unremarked. However, we don't have unlimited tolerance for this. If you give the impression of having Tourette's syndrome, we may tell you to knock it off.


Jesus fucking CHRIST, Ed! Your best mods are quitting, people are constantly complaing-this is a BUSINESS-it's no longer "Our Board, Our Rules."

Since I can't say it on the boards anymore-
FUCK YOU, ED, you fucking troglodyte!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I think this was inevitable, once the board went from the benign neglect of the Chicago Reader to being the corporate and advertising tool of Creative Loafing...or whatever they're going to be once they're bought out of Chapter 11.

Doesn't mean I like it...how am I supposed to deal with people like kanicbird and lekatt if I can't call them fucking idiots?
meh, much ado about nothing, IMHO. Who is really that worried about what happens in the Pit? I read it but won't particularly miss all of the stupid "fuck you with a rusty chainsaw!" crap. There's plenty of people who piss me off there and I just ignore them. The majority are being jerks just to get a rise out of people. Maybe they figure if they stop allowing people to rant and rave so much, the trolls will go away.

There will always be more people to mod the forums, no matter what rules are in place. I doubt he's particularly worried about that or the future of the SDMB.

I say if it's that big a deal, step outside and get some fresh air and some perspective. It's just not that important in the big scheme of things. If people want a board where anything goes, they should make one.
Seriously, most of the people that post in the Pit need to step away from the keyboard for a while(generally a long while, like, forever) anyway. Besides, Ed touched on something I've had a problem with for a while. The creative insult process. I hate to be that guy who remembers the "good old days" but the quality of Pit threads is shit these days, as the quantity has risen geometrically. There used to be some amazing flames by people like neurotrashgrrl, Flypsyde, Drainbead...who else? And now it's all, "In Which I Pit X For Being A Douchebag" (personally I think anyone who starts a thread with "in which" should be banned anyway) followed by some lame reason why someone's grammar is bad or that they are a republican or some stupid shit like that. Where is all the skullfucking, felching and defenestration of yore?

zette

8 years ago

democritus

8 years ago

soda

8 years ago

jayjaybear

8 years ago

tiny_nomad

8 years ago

democritus

8 years ago

guinastasia

8 years ago

democritus

8 years ago

hamadryad

8 years ago

tiny_nomad

8 years ago

democritus

8 years ago

tiny_nomad

8 years ago

democritus

8 years ago

Ed proves once again that there are more horse's asses than there are horses. I'm with Foamy, in extending a middle digit at ol' Eddie.
What the everloving fuck? No insulting other people in the pit? What the hell is the point of the pit, then? May as well just scrap it altogether.
I'm guessing that's the eventual plan.

jayjaybear

8 years ago

guinastasia

8 years ago

jayjaybear

8 years ago

Re: meh

esprix

8 years ago

Another panic attack.

After a couple of weeks, things will settle back to the way they used to be. That's the nature of the status quo.
Nothing calms upset people down more than being condescendingly told to "relax" and that they are overreacting.

The new rule is retarded.
Aw, I'll miss you're wonderful way with flames, Biggirl

I can no longer say that another poster should go fuck off, or fuck themselves?

How do we deal with L*k*tt induced stress? I have repeatedly asked the Mods to ban him for willful and toxic ignorance. Ignoring him will not make him go away.

Gotta do things per the Miss Manners method, Doc. Example:

"My non-friend, you are encouraged to insert large, oddly-shaped, bumpy, and/or other objects into your nether openings, and continue to do so for a protracted length of time, thereby causing discomfiture upon yourself."

Perhaps that will pass the Ed-test.

doc_cathode

8 years ago

ryl

8 years ago

danceswithcats1

8 years ago

doc_cathode

8 years ago

I have to admit, I am behind the "no profanity in thread titles" idea. I'd prefer it be a "no fuck in thread titles" (the "chaste titles" rule if you will) just because I skim the Pit while I'm at work and I get nervous about threads with that particular Naughty Word if someone comes up behind me and looks at the title bar.

What I'm confused about is the new "you can tell people they're on your ignore list" rule. If you're ignoring them, why would you speak to them to tell them that? Also wouldn't that cause more drama?

I would welcome some more creative castigation. There's been way too many "Oh yeah because this is the Pit: fuck." at the end of posts.

Having said all that: what the hell, Ed? Please reach up behind you and pull your underwear out of your buttcrack.
I think I left my give a damn at the office.
Heh.

Ditto.
And I suppose Ed gets to decide exactly what's insulting and not? I saw a mild warning to a new poster in GD a few months ago for saying "well, if you couldn't figure that out, you must not be very bright," and he was kind of flabbergasted that that was interpreted as an insult.

Ethilrist
I think that's what people are actually more upset about. It seems very arbitrary, and though they're saying that people would only get warned for crossing the line, so no problem, well...they've (the mods and admins) have noted before that prior warnings are taken into account when the banstick is being discussed. A warning or two (or more, since the edges of "abusive" are so nebulous as to be ameobic) can affect your posting privileges.

danceswithcats1

8 years ago

jayjaybear

8 years ago

Just went and looked at the thread. 470 comments in just one day.

Golly.
Now Lizard was warned TODAY for a comment he made ON FUCKING SATURDAY!!!

Oh wait, Gfactor said it wasn't a FORMAL warning, so it won't against him. Well, isn't that special?




Ed's "warning"

Gfactor's "reassurance"

Goddammit, I can't even fucking CODE!!!

Re: FUCK!!!

jayjaybear

8 years ago

Re: FUCK!!!

guinastasia

8 years ago

If you're getting pissed off at random rules, poor board performance and ridiculous customer service, here's a new splinter board, with all the same forums as the SDMB:

http://domebo.net/forum

CRSP (Capt. Ridley's Shooting Party at the SDMB)
Are you going to be spreading the word along?
It does make me want to say to Ed, "Ed, you're a cunt. Why do you want to be such a cunt? Stop being a cunt, Ed."

And to not be able to call Carol Stream a slackwit cunt is just cruel. (Not to mention useless, pro-ignorance shitbags like Lekatt and Kanicbird.)

On SDMB, I'm Baldwin. Last year, Ed banned me for no reason (except that he's a cunt). Changed his mind, but didn't deign to apologize.
Did he even say WHY he banned you?

I was soooo read to drag Hobostew and raindog into the Pit and just let loose a stream of cuss words.

In fact, I can already think of quite a few on which I just want to start dropping a bunch of f-bombs. Grrrrr....

This has not been a happy week for Guin



shieldless

8 years ago

doc_cathode

8 years ago

I have no idea what got under Ed's saddle. The BBQ Pit is the place for ranting, but even ranting on the SDMB has to be done well.

Given that, I support the rule against profanity in thread titles. But I think that's the only change I support. I've seen several Pit threads discussing the new rules get closed, when in years (weeks?) past, off-topic threads would be politely moved.

On another note: Guinistasia, in your LJ avatar, who is the person that the Flying Hat of Doom is composited onto?
Nymphadora Tonks, from the Harry Potter series. She's wearing Aretha Franklin's "Inauguration Hat". (It's become something of an internet meme)

geearewhy

8 years ago