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Title: Well, Ah, You See...
Post by: tridecagirl on August 06, 2011, 12:19:44 PM
This is kind of awkward.

Basically, SWadmin emailed me about the forum. I've reported a heck of a lot of spambots, as well as Cubby, and I won't get into the last fiasco. Anyway, since she's always swamped and can't respond super fast, she asked me to be a mod. And... I said yes.


But I don't want this to change anything, and most of all I don't want to be a jerk about this. So here's what I'm proposing.
I assume, as a mod, I can delete people. But deleting people is something I don't want to take lightly. So here's a thought:

If someone raises a ruckus or whatever, try to deal with it. If they won't listen to reason, three people must have a problem with them and PM me. If three people want the user dealt with, I'll read what's going on and decide how bad it is. I'll PM them and warn them, and if they continue, they'll be deleted.

Echo, Mara, Beth, and Seth - you guys especially seem very level headed. I'm hoping you guys can help me avoid going all psycho power trippy.  ;) XD

Anyway... I'm still Deca. I'm not a scary mod, k?  ;D
Title: Re: Well, Ah, You See...
Post by: tridecagirl on August 06, 2011, 12:23:46 PM
As my first act as mod, I will enact a spambot purge! Russian dude, you are going down!  ;D
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Post by: MacK on August 06, 2011, 12:24:54 PM
YEAA THIS IS WAR SPAMBOTS!!! YOU GO GIRL
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Post by: tridecagirl on August 06, 2011, 12:26:14 PM
I'm not sure how to remove a member... this requires exploration. Hm..
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Post by: MacK on August 06, 2011, 12:26:44 PM
lol, well tell me how that works out for you
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Post by: Atom277 on August 06, 2011, 12:27:24 PM
Cool! Now you can help improve the forum  :)
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Post by: MacK on August 06, 2011, 12:28:13 PM
lol!! this is like...OMG ITS LIKE A 'SPECIAL SQUAD'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Reenie-La on August 06, 2011, 12:29:10 PM
OMG! Congrats Deca!!! :D
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Post by: Tally-wa YoungbloodO on August 06, 2011, 12:29:48 PM
yay! CONGRATS!
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Post by: Reenie-La on August 06, 2011, 12:31:35 PM
But the little blue bubbles scare me 0_0
Lol~

I still love you Deca!!! <33
Title: Re: Well, Ah, You See...
Post by: tridecagirl on August 06, 2011, 12:32:22 PM
SWAdmin is getting back to me on how to delete accounts. Then I shall delete swaths of spambots! :D
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Post by: MacK on August 06, 2011, 12:33:22 PM
lol, now onto serious buidness.....how do you become a FULL member? thats my question
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Post by: tridecagirl on August 06, 2011, 12:34:11 PM
That's below Hero member, methinks.
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Post by: MacK on August 06, 2011, 12:35:27 PM
no, when i went to the member list it said it was ADMINISTER then FULL MEMEBER...i go look again
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Post by: tridecagirl on August 06, 2011, 12:39:47 PM
Ack! I deleted my first spambot! Awesome!
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Post by: MacK on August 06, 2011, 12:40:40 PM
lol..ON-WARD ON THE ATTACK!
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Post by: tridecagirl on August 06, 2011, 12:42:22 PM
I have to sleep soon...

I can also send approval emails... which means stopping spambots before they become members! :D
Title: Re: Well, Ah, You See...
Post by: MacK on August 06, 2011, 12:43:30 PM
YOUR NOW AMAZING-ER
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Post by: tridecagirl on August 06, 2011, 12:47:24 PM
Ack. So many spambots to reject/delete. I'm going to bed now.
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Post by: MacK on August 06, 2011, 12:49:00 PM
lol YOU DO IT GIRL, you need your rest for the war
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Post by: Volgers Moustache on August 06, 2011, 04:15:43 PM
OMG DECA, WE HAVE A FIGHTING FORCE NOW!~!!!!!! ;D
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Post by: tridecagirl on August 06, 2011, 11:47:36 PM
*breathes* I just deleted all the spambots that start with z. Taking a break now.
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Post by: LittleK on August 06, 2011, 11:49:12 PM
Goodluck Deca!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Bea-la on August 07, 2011, 04:51:34 AM
Congrats Deca!!!
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Post by: Bea-la on August 07, 2011, 05:00:10 AM
Wait, latest fiasco?  What do you mean?
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Post by: tridecagirl on August 07, 2011, 05:02:46 AM
Dr....
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Post by: LittleK on August 07, 2011, 05:03:09 AM
Ewww dont say the nanme!
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Post by: Bea-la on August 07, 2011, 05:04:04 AM
Dr?  Who's he?
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Post by: LittleK on August 07, 2011, 05:05:27 AM
The doctor

(Shivers*
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Post by: Bea-la on August 07, 2011, 05:07:31 AM
Is he that Russian spammer dude?
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Post by: tridecagirl on August 07, 2011, 05:07:39 AM
If you want to admire my work, check out how much shorter the member list is so far. I got rid of most of the spammers starting with numbers, A, B, W, X, Y, and Z
Title: Re: Well, Ah, You See...
Post by: LittleK on August 07, 2011, 05:07:47 AM
Nope....
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Post by: Bea-la on August 07, 2011, 05:09:17 AM
If you want to admire my work, check out how much shorter the member list is so far. I got rid of most of the spammers starting with numbers, A, B, W, X, Y, and Z
Deca you are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nope....
*Has become majorly confused*
Title: Re: Well, Ah, You See...
Post by: tridecagirl on August 07, 2011, 05:10:27 AM
Doc was an actual member who caused trouble.
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Post by: LittleK on August 07, 2011, 05:12:12 AM
Thankies Deca!!!
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Post by: Bea-la on August 07, 2011, 05:18:09 AM
Doc was an actual member who caused trouble.
Oh!!!

And you are so awesome Deca!! I think you were a good choice for moderator!   ;D
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Post by: LittleK on August 07, 2011, 05:18:36 AM
Mhm!!!!!!!!! best mod EVER!!!!!
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Post by: Bea-la on August 07, 2011, 05:19:11 AM
Yeah!!!  ;D
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Post by: tridecagirl on August 07, 2011, 05:28:56 AM
I'm done for now. *yawns* I think I deleted about 5000 spambots.
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Post by: LittleK on August 07, 2011, 05:29:51 AM
WOW good work Deca!
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Post by: Beth-la on August 07, 2011, 06:22:54 AM
This is kind of awkward.

Basically, SWadmin emailed me about the forum. I've reported a heck of a lot of spambots, as well as Cubby, and I won't get into the last fiasco. Anyway, since she's always swamped and can't respond super fast, she asked me to be a mod. And... I said yes.


But I don't want this to change anything, and most of all I don't want to be a jerk about this. So here's what I'm proposing.
I assume, as a mod, I can delete people. But deleting people is something I don't want to take lightly. So here's a thought:

If someone raises a ruckus or whatever, try to deal with it. If they won't listen to reason, three people must have a problem with them and PM me. If three people want the user dealt with, I'll read what's going on and decide how bad it is. I'll PM them and warn them, and if they continue, they'll be deleted.

Echo, Mara, Beth, and Seth - you guys especially seem very level headed. I'm hoping you guys can help me avoid going all psycho power trippy.  ;) XD

Anyway... I'm still Deca. I'm not a scary mod, k?  ;D
Sweet! Congrats.  :)

And yes, I'll try to keep you from going insane.  ::) :D
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Post by: Echo :) on August 07, 2011, 06:28:13 AM
I'm excited for you!

Haha ... Can I just point out that this is semi jokable: the "level-headed" one are the hunger games obsessed girl, her 'twin', the beast, and Mara ;) hehe... No offense cuz I love ya bu I found this to be a classic moment for a laugh ;)

Haha deca you must be going crazy! That's a ridiculous amount of spambots!!!
Title: Re: Well, Ah, You See...
Post by: Beth-la on August 07, 2011, 06:32:48 AM
T'was quite funny. But I have my level-headed moments. ;)

And then I go back to being a murderous raving lunatic of a beast.  :D
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Post by: Echo :) on August 07, 2011, 06:34:22 AM
Haha it made my day ;) ... How are ya beast-la?
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Post by: Beth-la on August 07, 2011, 06:39:42 AM
Hm...okay. Just got back from New Orleans an hour ago, and I've been without internet for three days. D:
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Post by: shadley on August 07, 2011, 10:23:59 AM
DECA, I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!! I will do my best to help you.
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Post by: Volgers Moustache on August 07, 2011, 10:31:33 AM
Lol.. Deca's in Special Circumstances... ;)
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Post by: Echo :) on August 07, 2011, 10:58:11 AM
Haha :)  She is :)
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Post by: tridecagirl on August 07, 2011, 11:15:09 AM
My new motto: I don't want to delete you but I will if I have to.  ;)
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Post by: Echo :) on August 07, 2011, 11:16:11 AM
Hehe :D
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Post by: shadley on August 07, 2011, 01:12:10 PM
LOL!
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Post by: Reenie-La on August 07, 2011, 10:51:03 PM
Lol.. Deca's in Special Circumstances... ;)

Haha xD
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Post by: Bea-la on August 08, 2011, 03:46:30 AM
My new motto: I don't want to delete you but I will if I have to.  ;)
epic!!
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Post by: Bea-la on August 08, 2011, 03:48:40 AM
INVISIBLE SPAM POST IN THE OFF TOPIC BOARD!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: shadley on August 08, 2011, 06:30:25 AM
Where in the board?
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Post by: Mara-la on August 09, 2011, 02:30:05 PM
Deca, you must be a special mod or something... cuz ReineDeVampire once told me that she couldn't delete people.....
Title: Re: Well, Ah, You See...
Post by: shadley on August 10, 2011, 03:36:22 AM
Deca, you must be a special mod or something... cuz ReineDeVampire once told me that she couldn't delete people.....
I bet that SW Admin decided when we needed a new mod that the mods should have the ability to delete someone in case of emergency.
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Post by: Mara-la on August 11, 2011, 02:19:25 PM
yeah, i think you're right
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Post by: Dantzlert on August 12, 2011, 03:31:24 AM
This is kind of awkward.

Basically, SWadmin emailed me about the forum. I've reported a heck of a lot of spambots, as well as Cubby, and I won't get into the last fiasco. Anyway, since she's always swamped and can't respond super fast, she asked me to be a mod. And... I said yes.


But I don't want this to change anything, and most of all I don't want to be a jerk about this. So here's what I'm proposing.
I assume, as a mod, I can delete people. But deleting people is something I don't want to take lightly. So here's a thought:

If someone raises a ruckus or whatever, try to deal with it. If they won't listen to reason, three people must have a problem with them and PM me. If three people want the user dealt with, I'll read what's going on and decide how bad it is. I'll PM them and warn them, and if they continue, they'll be deleted.

Echo, Mara, Beth, and Seth - you guys especially seem very level headed. I'm hoping you guys can help me avoid going all psycho power trippy.  ;) XD

Anyway... I'm still Deca. I'm not a scary mod, k?  ;D

SWEET!!!!!!
Title: Re: Well, Ah, You See...
Post by: Shadow on August 20, 2011, 08:43:20 AM
Congrats. ;D
You're gonna be a great mod.
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Post by: tridecagirl on August 20, 2011, 09:15:54 AM
Thankies.
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Post by: Shadow on August 20, 2011, 09:42:56 AM
Welcome. ;)
I did notice the forum is rather cleaned up of bots. I'll keep a lookout, though. I'm lucky enough to have avoided most of them.
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Post by: tridecagirl on August 22, 2011, 08:26:46 AM
Hey, everyone - I would like to direct you to the members list.
You may note that there are currently 28 pages and 800ish members.
There used to be 900 pages and 36000 members.

I think I"m going to take a nap now.
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Post by: Beth-la on August 22, 2011, 08:29:32 AM
Hey, everyone - I would like to direct you to the members list.
You may note that there are currently 28 pages and 800ish members.
There used to be 900 pages and 36000 members.

I think I"m going to take a nap now.
Holy. Shizznuggets. You, my friend, are hardcore.
Title: Re: Well, Ah, You See...
Post by: Shadow on August 22, 2011, 09:36:42 AM
Hey, everyone - I would like to direct you to the members list.
You may note that there are currently 28 pages and 800ish members.
There used to be 900 pages and 36000 members.

I think I"m going to take a nap now.
O____________o
Crime is disseapearing in the Westerkingdom almost overnight. (better go check the apple supply) (kudos if you got the lame Tangled refrence)
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Post by: shadley on August 23, 2011, 11:26:24 AM
Hey, everyone - I would like to direct you to the members list.
You may note that there are currently 28 pages and 800ish members.
There used to be 900 pages and 36000 members.

I think I"m going to take a nap now.
YEP  I noticed. Although now we can't even access the page.
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Post by: Reenie-La on August 24, 2011, 11:27:35 PM
Yay for only 800 members xD

Good job Deca ^^
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Post by: deryn sharpie on September 10, 2011, 11:48:44 PM
Hey, everyone - I would like to direct you to the members list.
You may note that there are currently 28 pages and 800ish members.
There used to be 900 pages and 36000 members.

I think I"m going to take a nap now.
Holy. Shizznuggets. You, my friend, are hardcore.
wowzers, thats alooooooot of spambots, naps should be required
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Post by: Dantzlert on September 11, 2011, 02:32:31 AM
we choose the right girl for mod.
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Post by: deryn sharpie on September 11, 2011, 02:54:33 AM
moderators make the forums a happy heathly place (like carrots!!)
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Post by: shadley on September 11, 2011, 12:35:55 PM
Wait, so does that mean Forums eat mods? XD
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Post by: tridecagirl on September 11, 2011, 12:38:12 PM
I'll give you good eyesight. ;)
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Post by: shadley on September 11, 2011, 12:41:33 PM
Wait, so is your hair orange like Twin's was at one time?
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Post by: tridecagirl on September 11, 2011, 12:43:38 PM
Nay. I'm blonde.
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Post by: shadley on September 11, 2011, 12:45:46 PM
I wouldn't have guessed that.(a unspoken blonde joke hehe(that happens to be a compliment))
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Post by: tridecagirl on September 11, 2011, 12:48:30 PM
:) I'm a non-dumb blonde.
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Post by: shadley on September 11, 2011, 01:20:50 PM
Yep, which was what I implied. Your hair color belies your acumen.(YAY! I USED TWO VOCAB WORDS IN ONE SENTENCE!)
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Post by: deryn sharpie on September 11, 2011, 11:05:09 PM
yaya for the moderator-carrots!!! ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: alekmakeshappiness on November 16, 2011, 11:00:10 AM
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Post by: Jess- La <3 on January 28, 2012, 02:22:00 AM
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