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By on June 1, 2009 9:41:16 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

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June 3, 2009 2:21:12 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Night Train,
I am guessing you are single Neilo.

Thats a rather inflammatory comment, considering i did not attack you in anyway.

What makes you ask that? My wife and son are very curious.

In the end, they really achieve next to nothing.

I must disagree. With the empires in GC2 sigs in posts made speading the word of your empire much easier. Gaining new mebers is not an eay thing, and the advertising that the banners give for your empire...or as in the case fopr Demigod, your Clan may very well help gian more players for you to be associated with.

Though, that being said, i don't think siga are needed, just that they can be helpful, if folks dont like em, i dont have issue with that.

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June 3, 2009 2:29:17 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Edited since my original reply is actually here...i'll let those comments stand since that was my first reaction.

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June 3, 2009 2:30:02 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

See above...

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June 3, 2009 2:57:01 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

The one thing automatic signatures could provide is useful information as to the site that the response is coming from.

With the intermixing of various forums across 12 different forum sites there exists a wide range of different interests. Some of these interests are compatible enough that it probably doesn't matter. After all someone that plays GalCiv2 versus Sins versus Demigod would probably still be considered a "gamer" even though these are 3 totally different and often separate genre’s.

But the views, interests and disposition of folks from such disparate sites as Joe User, WinCustomize and any of the game site are not nearly as compatible as gamers that differ in whether their preference is TBS, RTS, or MMO.

Having a signature *generated by the originating site itself* could identify someone that may have stumbled upon a topic totally unrelated to their normal interest and so a stupid response would more likely be simply ignored instead of possibly flamed. Also a signature generated by the site would be controlled and limited by SD and so none of the above noted objections would apply.

There are a number of standardized signatures that have been developed and used on the GalCiv2 site but having to paste in a snippet of text or a link to an image in every reply you make can get tiresome and inevitably people stop using it.

I think a tasteful and limited signature that gives someone a clue as to where a person’s interests lie is a useful piece of information and would be a useful function for the forum to provide.

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June 3, 2009 8:02:18 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Again as above...this thread is borked for me and i had no idea this page was here.

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June 3, 2009 8:14:52 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

The only signature I ever wanted to have is a one-liner IRC quote that's quite amusing when taken out of context. But then, I'm mostly a goof and tend to act like it unless I really need to be serious so a humorous signature like that is perfect for me but would probably annoy others.

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June 3, 2009 8:18:27 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

I can see a small banner or something being ok, but the problem is that it won't stop there.  I'm sure we've seen some of the sigs that people are manually putting into their posts.  Some are small and unobtrusive, but there are those that can get annoying the first time you see them.  Huge fonts and pictures in the sig with little content in the post.  Some of these posts just have a single smiley and the huge spam signature.  Over and over.  Pointless.

 

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June 3, 2009 8:34:49 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

In the end, they really achieve next to nothing.

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June 3, 2009 8:43:13 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

BTW speaking of forum issues, what's up with this thread?

When viewed from at least the GalCiv2 site this thread is currently listed as having only 3 replies. When you click on the thread it's obvious that there's more than three replies but only the first page is shown and there is no link to see the second page.

In order to see the second page I had to manually append /page/2 to the threads url.

This is the first I've seen of this problem and given that this reply is on the 2nd page I'm not even sure that it's even been seen.

I'll check to see if the same thing is occuring from other sites and if so I'll open up another forum issue thread regarding the problem.

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June 3, 2009 10:31:28 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Over and over. Pointless.

LAMO...I get this.

Nice...very funny.

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June 3, 2009 2:34:24 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Quoting Mumblefratz,
BTW speaking of forum issues, what's up with this thread?

When viewed from at least the GalCiv2 site this thread is currently listed as having only 3 replies. When you click on the thread it's obvious that there's more than three replies but only the first page is shown and there is no link to see the second page.

In order to see the second page I had to manually append /page/2 to the threads url.

This is the first I've seen of this problem and given that this reply is on the 2nd page I'm not even sure that it's even been seen.

I'll check to see if the same thing is occuring from other sites and if so I'll open up another forum issue thread regarding the problem.

 

Problem is known, and has been reported in the same topic that announced the forum updates (which obviously went a bit wrong). Sadly that topic itself has the problem and I saw no reply for a day, then suddenly there were 4 pages of posts in it, including about 4 of the same posts of mine.

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June 3, 2009 2:37:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thats a rather inflammatory comment, considering i did not attack you in anyway.

You subjected me to an advertisement on a site that I pay to have no ads on. Suffer the consequences spammmer.

I think a tasteful and limited signature that gives someone a clue as to where a person’s interests lie is a useful piece of information and would be a useful function for the forum to provide.

An ad is an ad. I could care less what your interests are. If I cared I would ask.

I come to wincustomize for skinning info. I couldn't give 2 poops about the gaming forums.  

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June 3, 2009 2:56:50 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

You subjected me to an advertisement on a site that I pay to have no ads on. Suffer the consequences spammmer.
Which site is it that you pay for?

Paying for a piece of software does not constitute paying for the user site that happens to accompany and support it. We’ve all paid for software of one kind or another but I for one realize that these forums are not something that we pay for or have any right to demand, they are simply something that Stardock provides out of the goodness of their heart.

Perhaps Brad might have a comment or two about what it is that you pay for and what it is that you don't. From my experience he's happily refunded money to folks that seem to think something is *owed* to them.

An ad is an ad. I could care less what your interests are. If I cared I would ask.

I come to wincustomize for skinning info. I couldn't give 2 poops about the gaming forums.

Nice.

See what I mean about people with a different disposition. I'm sure that you are not representative of the typical WC denizen since I'm sure most are perfectly reasonable and pleasant people. However there are enough like you that cause the forum cross posting experience to be less than desirable. That’s why folks from *all* sites; JU, WC, GC2, Sins, Demigod, Elemental, etc. have expressed the desire to limit cross site posting. However, again this is something that we have no right to demand and it’s been made clear that this is something that will continue and so I will continue to respectfully request in appropriate topics for some means of identifying the site from which someone posts.

However in your case no further identification is necessary since you’ve clearly identified yourself as an asshole, suitable only to be ignored.

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June 3, 2009 3:35:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

mumblefratz,

where in my post did I personally attack you or call you a name? Like you did to me.

and I subscribe to Wincustomize to prevent advertisements. Get better informed before attacking someone next time.

Signatures are the digital equivelant of telemarketing. Prepare to be treated the same.

 

It says alot about you that you automatically took my post in a nasty way because I didn't use a smilie.

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June 3, 2009 3:42:34 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Quoting Night Train,

where in my post did I personally attack you or call you a name?

Quoting Night Train,

Suffer the consequences spammmer.

Doesn't exactly stack up to 'asshole,' though.

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June 3, 2009 6:24:26 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

It says alot about you that you automatically took my post in a nasty way because I didn't use a smilie.
It had nothing to do with using or not using a smilie. It had everything to do with what you said and the way that you said it.

I could care less what your interests are. If I cared I would ask.

... I couldn't give 2 poops about the gaming forums.

Where I grew up this is merely a thinly veiled way of saying f_ you and f_ the horse you rode in on. I simply chose to respond in a not so thinly veiled manner.

I also took exception to calling a well respected long term member of the GC2 forums that also happens to be a personal friend, a spammer.

In any case I stand by my comment.

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June 3, 2009 6:56:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Where I grew up this is merely a thinly veiled way of saying f_ you and f_ the horse you rode in on

 

where I grew up it meant that I don't care what your interests are. But then again, I didn't take the short bus to school so I understand you not being able to read and comprehend.

 

 

 

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June 3, 2009 7:14:10 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums
Geez, lay off of people, Night Train. We don't need people trying to be offensive over every little thing they can be.
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June 3, 2009 7:33:41 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Mmm, back to the topic.

 

I don't think that a banner telling users where someone had come from would reduce flaming by any measurable amount. The fact is, some people are assholes and get their kicks off of acting as such.

Also, I think we all know that if signatures are given, you will see this within a few minutes of implementation.

*_1*~~~*!! SpAmMeR'sNaMeHerE))!+!+_!+ ~~~~!!!!&******

 

Just imagine that on every post. Every. Single. Post.

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June 3, 2009 7:37:32 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

You subjected me to an advertisement on a site that I pay to have no ads on. Suffer the consequences spammmer.

Well thats subjective. I would have thought with a member number as low as yours you would be familiar with how SD shares forums across its sites. I did not post on WC, as you may have worked out by now, so i subjected you to nothing other than the wide world of the internet.

As for spammer...iv'e been called worse. The fact you got riled over a banner add for my GC2 empire shows how little of life you must really enjoy.

I feel sad for you.


The Few, The Powerful, The Deadly.The Tyranny!

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June 3, 2009 9:27:24 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Quoting Night Train,
where I grew up it meant that I don't care what your interests are. But then again, I didn't take the short bus to school so I understand you not being able to read and comprehend.

He understood perfectly.  You wished to establish yourself as an asshole and you've exceeded your goal.  Well done.

Oh, and here's a smiley for you.  Evidently, that makes it all better. 

 

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June 3, 2009 9:31:23 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

On topic please!

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June 3, 2009 10:01:37 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

The topic is pretty well beaten to death at this point. Some people favor it and some don’t, it’s no big deal in either case. Everyone is welcomed to their opinion. It's only when certain folks feel the need to denigrate others simply because their opinion is different that the above stuff happens.

Any reasonable person can make their own judgment as to who first instigated the personal attacks. I feel no compelling need to argue the semantics of the meaning of what someone said nor do I feel any need to prove my reading comprehension. Like I said, any reasonable person has already made their judgment as to who the asshole is and who is merely responding in righteous indignation. I know I have.

To bastardize a quote from Mark Twain, "Between the two of us it seems that we know everything there is to know. You seem to know everything there is to know except that you're an asshole, and I know that."

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June 3, 2009 10:02:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

This thread is a weetod.

 

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June 3, 2009 10:28:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Any reasonable person can make their own judgment as to who first instigated the personal attacks.

I thought the same but apparently being an ass and posting a sig just to irk others isn't an act of assness to you because he is a friend of yours.

Now...ready your Adblock Plus........

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