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Re: How to Opt Out of Pranks--The Don't Prank Me List
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2007, 07:43:16 AM »
Is it anyone surprise that the first three negative comments to this list is from Peaguy, Calandale and Hadron.

GA, I'm anti prank. Don't put me in their camp.
I stated that I wouldn't prank anyone in my campaign
thread. I'm not thrilled about being pranked. I'm
simply stating that by putting yourself on this list,
without any official protection being given by it,
you may be painting a target on yourself.

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Re: How to Opt Out of Pranks--The Don't Prank Me List
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2007, 07:46:34 AM »
Is it anyone surprise that the first three negative comments to this list is from Peaguy, Calandale and Hadron.

GA, I'm anti prank. Don't put me in their camp.
I stated that I wouldn't prank anyone in my campaign
thread. I'm not thrilled about being pranked. I'm
simply stating that by putting yourself on this list,
without any official protection being given by it,
you may be painting a target on yourself.
Thunk!

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Re: How to Opt Out of Pranks--The Don't Prank Me List
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2007, 07:47:46 AM »
I think the problem is that we're attracting a fair few people who would never have come near Intensity² when it was first started and we're trying to change the site to keep these members happy.  I'm not sold on this being a good idea personally, in some respects I think it takes away from what made us different in the first place and takes us a step closer to becoming a support site.  My worry is that, considering there's plenty of support sites out there, we're effectively leaving those who can't be (or don't want to be) tactful with no-where to go.  Like I said I'm not sure this kind of pandering to please a minority of members is really a good thing.

I'm torn by this issue. Both here, and at ZOMG (where the werd confusulator
is the fun/problem). Given the situation there, we did cut the number of
werds down, but we're not sure where we are going, in the end. But, that's
a support site. This isn't. If we want to move more in that direction, fine.

And, I don't know if it's an issue of a minority. I think that IF we do start
acting more staid, we will attract more people. But, do we really want to
change the nature of this place so much?

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Re: How to Opt Out of Pranks--The Don't Prank Me List
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2007, 07:52:18 AM »
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And, I don't know if it's an issue of a minority. I think that IF we do start
acting more staid, we will attract more people. But, do we really want to
change the nature of this place so much?

We have no way of knowing if it is a minority I agree, because the issue was never voted on and was only discussed at a peak drama period.  Intensity was always supposed to be different to the 10 a penny supportive sites out there, and whilst I can understand the reasons some don't want to have pranks played on them, I wonder if this is just the first step towards taking away the essence of Intensity in order to make it more attractive to a greater number of people.  What happened to us all being proud that Intensity was the site everyone loves to hate?

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Re: How to Opt Out of Pranks--The Don't Prank Me List
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2007, 01:37:17 PM »
Oooooh peaguy!!!!! PPPPLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSE!!!

DON'T Prank me you naughty boy!!!  :booty: Oooooooooohhh PLEASE :booty: DON'T PRANK ME YOU NAUGHTY BOY!!!! :booty:

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Re: How to Opt Out of Pranks--The Don't Prank Me List
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2007, 01:47:46 PM »
Yet another one of Callaway's rules imposed by fiat.




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Re: How to Opt Out of Pranks--The Don't Prank Me List
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2007, 06:24:03 PM »
This thread is ridiculous. My pranks were meant to provide a lot of laughs in this place (and they have done, mind you), not intentionally harm a person. If they're easily offended, fuck off. I already allowed the membership to vote me off over this prank business, but the majority decided to keep me in. What does that tell you?

If this list ever comes to pass by the WC, I do think that we should discuss whether it's worth this site being called "IntensitySquared" when we're too busy trying to keep everyone happy in fear of losing members. Quite frankly, we're becoming soft over this nonsense -- it's tantamount to weakness. You are all in a panic because a lot of users (Willow's leaving, omg!) are supposedly unhappy, which to me shows the current lack of backbone this site has.

wouldn't it be nice if everyone was like you? here's news for you, P: most people aren't, and you can unintentionally cause people real harm.
To me it looks like you're saying that banning bombs didn't stop bombs going off therefore there is no point to gun control because it's a mental health issue. 

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Re: How to Opt Out of Pranks--The Don't Prank Me List
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2007, 06:27:04 PM »
This thread is ridiculous. My pranks were meant to provide a lot of laughs in this place (and they have done, mind you), not intentionally harm a person. If they're easily offended, fuck off. I already allowed the membership to vote me off over this prank business, but the majority decided to keep me in. What does that tell you?

If this list ever comes to pass by the WC, I do think that we should discuss whether it's worth this site being called "IntensitySquared" when we're too busy trying to keep everyone happy in fear of losing members. Quite frankly, we're becoming soft over this nonsense -- it's tantamount to weakness. You are all in a panic because a lot of users (Willow's leaving, omg!) are supposedly unhappy, which to me shows the current lack of backbone this site has.

wouldn't it be nice if everyone was like you? here's news for you, P: most people aren't, and you can unintentionally cause people real harm.
The point of this website (or at least how I see it) is that the members are tough enough to take it, so we dont have to guard our words. If we start being the cuddly friendly society, we will just get lots of suicidal whiners, the ones that currently occupy WP's "Haven".

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Re: How to Opt Out of Pranks--The Don't Prank Me List
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2007, 06:44:14 PM »
This thread is ridiculous. My pranks were meant to provide a lot of laughs in this place (and they have done, mind you), not intentionally harm a person. If they're easily offended, fuck off. I already allowed the membership to vote me off over this prank business, but the majority decided to keep me in. What does that tell you?

If this list ever comes to pass by the WC, I do think that we should discuss whether it's worth this site being called "IntensitySquared" when we're too busy trying to keep everyone happy in fear of losing members. Quite frankly, we're becoming soft over this nonsense -- it's tantamount to weakness. You are all in a panic because a lot of users (Willow's leaving, omg!) are supposedly unhappy, which to me shows the current lack of backbone this site has.

wouldn't it be nice if everyone was like you? here's news for you, P: most people aren't, and you can unintentionally cause people real harm.

If people are going to be really harmed by the pranks ask yourself should they really be on a site like Intensity in the first place?  Even if we stop some of the pranks we can never stop people taking the piss out of them, aping their profile details or, shock horror, being mean to them.  How do we protect them from all that?

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Re: How to Opt Out of Pranks--The Don't Prank Me List
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2007, 06:48:39 PM »
This thread is ridiculous. My pranks were meant to provide a lot of laughs in this place (and they have done, mind you), not intentionally harm a person. If they're easily offended, fuck off. I already allowed the membership to vote me off over this prank business, but the majority decided to keep me in. What does that tell you?

If this list ever comes to pass by the WC, I do think that we should discuss whether it's worth this site being called "IntensitySquared" when we're too busy trying to keep everyone happy in fear of losing members. Quite frankly, we're becoming soft over this nonsense -- it's tantamount to weakness. You are all in a panic because a lot of users (Willow's leaving, omg!) are supposedly unhappy, which to me shows the current lack of backbone this site has.

wouldn't it be nice if everyone was like you? here's news for you, P: most people aren't, and you can unintentionally cause people real harm.
The point of this website (or at least how I see it) is that the members are tough enough to take it, so we dont have to guard our words. If we start being the cuddly friendly society, we will just get lots of suicidal whiners, the ones that currently occupy WP's "Haven".

one of the points with this place is that you can say pretty much what you want but you'll have to be able to back up your words. it's about your right to free speech, sure, but it's also about how to use that right and still remain on speaking terms with other members. not everyone will be "tough enough" according to your arbitrary criteria--we are all different--so you also have a responsibility to learn when to shut up because you can't go on all your life alienating people under the pretense that you aren't actually breaking any rules.

you actually thought it was all about what others could give to YOU, right?
To me it looks like you're saying that banning bombs didn't stop bombs going off therefore there is no point to gun control because it's a mental health issue. 

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Re: How to Opt Out of Pranks--The Don't Prank Me List
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2007, 06:57:12 PM »
This thread is ridiculous. My pranks were meant to provide a lot of laughs in this place (and they have done, mind you), not intentionally harm a person. If they're easily offended, fuck off. I already allowed the membership to vote me off over this prank business, but the majority decided to keep me in. What does that tell you?

If this list ever comes to pass by the WC, I do think that we should discuss whether it's worth this site being called "IntensitySquared" when we're too busy trying to keep everyone happy in fear of losing members. Quite frankly, we're becoming soft over this nonsense -- it's tantamount to weakness. You are all in a panic because a lot of users (Willow's leaving, omg!) are supposedly unhappy, which to me shows the current lack of backbone this site has.

wouldn't it be nice if everyone was like you? here's news for you, P: most people aren't, and you can unintentionally cause people real harm.
The point of this website (or at least how I see it) is that the members are tough enough to take it, so we dont have to guard our words. If we start being the cuddly friendly society, we will just get lots of suicidal whiners, the ones that currently occupy WP's "Haven".

one of the points with this place is that you can say pretty much what you want but you'll have to be able to back up your words. it's about your right to free speech, sure, but it's also about how to use that right and still remain on speaking terms with other members. not everyone will be "tough enough" according to your arbitrary criteria--we are all different--so you also have a responsibility to learn when to shut up because you can't go on all your life alienating people under the pretense that you aren't actually breaking any rules.

you actually thought it was all about what others could give to YOU, right?
True, you do have to be able to back up your words, and obviously this site would be very quiet if I wasnt on speaking terms with the other members. What I dont want to be doing is pussyfooting around some wusses sensitivities, if I did I would have made another acc on WP. This site has no point if it slowly morphs into WP-lite. As for my life, I do guard my words, probably to the point of paranoia in some cases. Just like to point out, in my 4 weeks in my new life, I havent alienated a single person. I save the rules game when dealing with any system of authority, not my peers.

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Re: How to Opt Out of Pranks--The Don't Prank Me List
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2007, 06:59:12 PM »
Well, I'll tell you what pisses me off,
more than anything, is people NOT
engaging in debate, when they disagree.
So, I try and provoke them - which probably
pisses THEM off. But, none of us has the
secret of how to interact properly and
gracefully all the time. Personally, much as
I dislike certain pranks, I find this issue far
more annoying. We all have to deal with
what bothers us. And someone here
is pretty likely to dish it out.

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Re: How to Opt Out of Pranks--The Don't Prank Me List
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2007, 07:05:13 PM »
This thread is ridiculous. My pranks were meant to provide a lot of laughs in this place (and they have done, mind you), not intentionally harm a person. If they're easily offended, fuck off. I already allowed the membership to vote me off over this prank business, but the majority decided to keep me in. What does that tell you?

If this list ever comes to pass by the WC, I do think that we should discuss whether it's worth this site being called "IntensitySquared" when we're too busy trying to keep everyone happy in fear of losing members. Quite frankly, we're becoming soft over this nonsense -- it's tantamount to weakness. You are all in a panic because a lot of users (Willow's leaving, omg!) are supposedly unhappy, which to me shows the current lack of backbone this site has.

wouldn't it be nice if everyone was like you? here's news for you, P: most people aren't, and you can unintentionally cause people real harm.

If people are going to be really harmed by the pranks ask yourself should they really be on a site like Intensity in the first place?  Even if we stop some of the pranks we can never stop people taking the piss out of them, aping their profile details or, shock horror, being mean to them.  How do we protect them from all that?

you're (deliberately?) misreading what i'm saying. i'm replying to P's attitudes, not saying that the pranks in themselves necessarily harm people. i'm specifically opposed to his view that that if it isn't one's intention to harm anyone, then it's ok even if someone is harmed.

look, we only accept adults as members because we believe that the members should be responsible for themselves. they should be old enough to see a porn picture or two without us getting sued. but we also accept anyone. in spite of what some say, we don't have labels warning the weaker ones off. this is what we say:

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We stand for freedom of expression, combative debate, and the generation of ideas. There are no boundaries here over what may be said, save for one rule - be prepared to back up your words. Or face the wrath of the community.

As such this site is not suitable for children. If you are under 18 please come back when you aren't any more.

yes, i'm sure some n00bs should probably not join, but since when is there a new criterion stating that you should accept some "harmless" pranks where admins repeatedly change your private data, in spite of you asking them not to? since when are we saying that unless your opinions on this are similar to the "in" group's, you should either "grow some skin" or leave because that particular criterion is the one defining how tough you are?

i'm not saying that we have to "protect" them. it doesn't work like that here. i don't want moderation more than you do. i'm saying that we don't all have to be arseholes just because we can.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2007, 07:20:18 PM by odeon »
To me it looks like you're saying that banning bombs didn't stop bombs going off therefore there is no point to gun control because it's a mental health issue. 

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Re: How to Opt Out of Pranks--The Don't Prank Me List
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2007, 07:13:55 PM »
I like the Ass Fairy prank.

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Re: How to Opt Out of Pranks--The Don't Prank Me List
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2007, 07:20:08 PM »
Though, one suspects there was a bit
of intended bite to it.