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    • My two cents on the mod system

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      I also posted this in the new feature request (stickied in the website forum) so if you agree you should do so there as well as here (so whoever is designing the new version might see it)

      EDIT: forgot link... the thread can be found here at post #865

      The rate at which you gain mod points from increases in karma should be increased dramatically but giving plus mods should no longer actually transfer a mod point, it should just increase karma. There are several reasons for this:
      1st: It would streamline the system; only one way to gain mod points.. if nothing else this is good becuase there will be slightly fewer n00b questions asked.

      2nd: It would give more influence to to well thought of people and lesss to n00bs. For example if a high karma user +mods a n00b they might get enough karma to give them 3 or 4 mod points but if a n00b mods a high level users they will not get nearly as much. It will also keep high level users from becoming huge banks of mod points since as they increase in level and hence their karma is less influence by the +mods of their peers they not gain them nearly so fast. Just check the stats: last time I figured it the average user had over 8000 mod points which mean some user has a hugly disporportioate number of mods.

      3rd: It MIGHT even reduce the number of people trying to mod cheat because mods would not trade back and forth in such a direct fashion. Of course when you think about it mod cheating would still "work" but in general I doubt mod cheaters spend a lot of time "thinking about it" (or anything else since most of them are stupid noobs).

    • Who the hell neg modded me...

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      that makes two negitive mod points since Ive been a member... No big deal but it annoys me no end that people neg mod and never even say why...

    • The best ways to call in sick.

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      These were taken from responses to an Anonymous survay abotu "unscheduled absence." Some of the "best" excuses include:

      I was sprayed by a skunk.


      I tripped over my dog and was knocked unconscious.


      My bus broke down and was held up by robbers.


      I was arrested as a result of mistaken identity.


      I forgot to come back to work after lunch.


      I couldn't find my shoes.


      I hurt myself bowling.


      I was spit on by a venomous snake.


      I totaled my wife's jeep in a collision with a cow.


      A hitman was looking for me.


      My curlers burned my hair and I had to go to the hairdresser.


      I eloped.


      My brain went to sleep and I couldn't wake it up.


      My cat unplugged my alarm clock.


      I had to be there for my husband's grand jury trial.


      I had to ship my grandmother's bones to India.


      I forgot what day of the week it was.


      Someone slipped drugs in my drink last night.


      A tree fell on my car.


      My monkey died.

      A hitman was looking for me? that had to be the best!
      So what'da ya think? would YOUR enployer beleive any of those? Mine wouldnt ask but if I told them those Im sure they wouldnt beleive it. They just wouldnt care.


    • What the hell...

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      I had a goodish thread about microsoft that had been gone for awhile but at one point had a decnt discussion on it and then some n00b had to necropost and bring it up just to post a spamy comment... now its been locked.. what a freaking n00b.

    • This is awesome...

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      In the words of Mal from serenity "ive read a poem... try not to faint"
      (This is an awesome and somewhat scary depiction of the modern machine that is the state)

      (To JS/07/M/378 This Marble Monument Is Erected by the State)

      He was found by the Bureau of Statistics to be
      One against whom there was no official complaint,
      And all the reports on his conduct agree
      That, in the modern sense of an old-fashioned word, he was a saint,
      For in everything he did he served the Greater Community.
      Except for the War till the day he retired
      He worked in a factory and never got fired,
      But satisfied his employers, Fudge Motors Inc.
      Yet he wasn't a scab or odd in his views,
      For his Union reports that he paid his dues,
      (Our report on his Union shows it was sound)
      And our Social Psychology workers found
      That he was popular with his mates and liked a drink.
      The Press are convinced that he bought a paper every day
      And that his reactions to advertisements were normal in every way.
      Policies taken out in his name prove that he was fully insured,
      And his Health-card shows he was once in hospital but left it cured.
      Both Producers Research and High-Grade Living declare
      He was fully sensible to the advantages of the Installment Plan
      And had everything necessary to the Modern Man,
      A phonograph, a radio, a car and a frigidaire.
      Our researchers into Public Opinion are content
      That he held the proper opinions for he time of year;
      When there was peace, he was for peace; when there was war, he went.
      He was married and added five children to the population,
      Which our Eugenist says was the right number for a parent of his generation.
      And our teachers report that he never interfered with their education.
      Was he free? Was he happy? The question is absurd:
      Had anything been wrong, we should certainly have heard.

      -- W. H. Auden

    • Holy sh*t

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      one + mod from "hobbie" made my karma go up by 1.5 levels
      w00t!
      tnx hobbie (if for some unkown reason you are reading this)

    • Rrrrrrrrrrraaaaannndddddoooooommmmmm!!!

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      well wtf were you expecting? and intellignet and thoughtful commentary on the rights of man, the evils of modern society and the DMCA?

    • Sad.

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      I just heard about this guy who died of cancer and was an RT fan.
      I am sure nearly everyone has heard of this guy but it was the first I had heard of him. He seemed like a nice person. "scott"

      Oh well.. just thougt Id post this to express my condolences even though I doubt anyone who knew him will even read it.

    • DO NOT MOD THIS POST!

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      For I will do evil with teh mods...once I get to level 30 I plan to take all my mod points and neg mod the crap out of some random low level person who I dont even know for no reason at all...

      Some people advise doing random act of kindness... well you know what I say to that??! random act of kindness are for communist thats what! Random acts of cruelty are where its at!!

      *evil laugh*

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      *This is a joke... dont flame me, spam me or any other bad things.. a joke.. and in case you were wondering your stupid if you didnt guess that.

    • Of all the gametypes to own at....

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      Why do I own so much at needlers? Yep thats right, all needlers in rumble amory.
      Two of my recent all needler games (the only two recent enough to remember):
      1st: a killtacular.... a freaking killtacular on needlers... also a riot.. nuff' said

      2nd: I won with 25 kills in under 2.5 minutes and got 3 killing sprees, fewest deaths, highest accuacy and highest number of metals (12 including 3 killing spree 6, double kill, one triple kill and 2 beatdowns)

      also it goes without saying that I handily won the 1st game as well... most of them quit before the end... I like to think it was from fear since at the end I had 25 and the nearest other guy had 8.. yes 8

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