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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2007, 02:10:03 PM »
What Intensity IS drives people away.
Whether the pranks are part of what we
are, is something that we have to consider.
But, what drives some away, makes others
happier here. I'm not convinced that admin's
using their powers for playing pranks is too
much of a draw for other people, though it
does liven up our lives.

I don't think anyone ever envisioned that Intensity was going to appeal to everyone and I bet that some of us even dread the day when it starts to have the appeal of WP.  And whilst the pranks no doubt are unlikely to be a draw I'm wondering if trying to ban them is just the first concession we're going to be making to those that would be better off sticking to more supportive sites.   Some of us feel almost like this place is a second home, because its somewhere we can make off-colour comments, be tactless, share porn pictures and not have to constantly worry about getting our wrists slap for not playing nice- where the fuck will we go if this place becomes IntensityLite?
Exactly. If this wishy washy watering down carries on, we will end up with Intensity Cubed...

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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2007, 02:10:23 PM »
CallawaySquared, more like.

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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2007, 02:12:30 PM »
What Intensity IS drives people away.
Whether the pranks are part of what we
are, is something that we have to consider.
But, what drives some away, makes others
happier here. I'm not convinced that admin's
using their powers for playing pranks is too
much of a draw for other people, though it
does liven up our lives.

I don't think anyone ever envisioned that Intensity was going to appeal to everyone and I bet that some of us even dread the day when it starts to have the appeal of WP.  And whilst the pranks no doubt are unlikely to be a draw I'm wondering if trying to ban them is just the first concession we're going to be making to those that would be better off sticking to more supportive sites.   Some of us feel almost like this place is a second home, because its somewhere we can make off-colour comments, be tactless, share porn pictures and not have to constantly worry about getting our wrists slap for not playing nice- where the fuck will we go if this place becomes IntensityLite?

Good point, but I don't think that having a "don't prank me" list and asking the admins to respect the rights of these members not to be pranked is the same as banning pranks.  

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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2007, 02:14:53 PM »
What Intensity IS drives people away.
Whether the pranks are part of what we
are, is something that we have to consider.
But, what drives some away, makes others
happier here. I'm not convinced that admin's
using their powers for playing pranks is too
much of a draw for other people, though it
does liven up our lives.

I don't think anyone ever envisioned that Intensity was going to appeal to everyone and I bet that some of us even dread the day when it starts to have the appeal of WP.  And whilst the pranks no doubt are unlikely to be a draw I'm wondering if trying to ban them is just the first concession we're going to be making to those that would be better off sticking to more supportive sites.   Some of us feel almost like this place is a second home, because its somewhere we can make off-colour comments, be tactless, share porn pictures and not have to constantly worry about getting our wrists slap for not playing nice- where the fuck will we go if this place becomes IntensityLite?

Good point, but I don't think that having a "don't prank me" list and asking the admins to respect the rights of these members not to be pranked is the same as banning pranks. 
Its another step down a slippery slope. A slippery slope you seem hell bent on sending this site down. Stop oiling it, before someone sets it on fire.

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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2007, 02:17:56 PM »
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Good point, but I don't think that having a "don't prank me" list and asking the admins to respect the rights of these members not to be pranked is the same as banning pranks.   

That all depends on whether those admins who decide that they don't want to pay any attention to the prank list will have sanctions taken against them.

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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2007, 02:21:38 PM »
i really think we're headed in the WP direction if we start making rules to protect the sensitive ones. it's a scary thought. there's no place like Intensity that i know of out there but there's at least a big fuckin handful of aspie sites for those sensitive souls that i'm aware of. so what are we who want Intensity to remain the way it is supposed to do? where are *we* supposed to go if this place gets turned into what all the other sites are like? it's unfair because this is a rare place. it should be put on the endangered species protection list.

people can always ask nicely if something bothers them. the real problems forum has worked fairly well that way, people have the right to be mean but they can choose to respect the forum and be nicer. i see the pranks and things are same, people can ask nicely to not be pranked, they might get pranked but that's Intensity. why the hell come here if you don't respect the site's right to be the way it is?
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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2007, 02:23:31 PM »
 :plus: I agree it is a scary thought.

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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2007, 02:24:37 PM »
i just got pranked. :laugh:
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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2007, 02:26:07 PM »
now all the ADDs will think i'm Scrapheap. :LMAO:
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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2007, 02:27:17 PM »
Pea probably changed your av Milla haha.   He didn't go through much trouble it seems with just the avatar change.
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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2007, 02:27:52 PM »
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Good point, but I don't think that having a "don't prank me" list and asking the admins to respect the rights of these members not to be pranked is the same as banning pranks.   

That all depends on whether those admins who decide that they don't want to pay any attention to the prank list will have sanctions taken against them.
Callaway will certainly try to bully them out.

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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2007, 02:29:41 PM »
Pea probably changed your av Milla haha.   He didn't go through much trouble it seems with just the avatar change.

True; I'm half-asleep over this Prank List bollocks.

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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2007, 02:30:41 PM »
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Good point, but I don't think that having a "don't prank me" list and asking the admins to respect the rights of these members not to be pranked is the same as banning pranks.   

That all depends on whether those admins who decide that they don't want to pay any attention to the prank list will have sanctions taken against them.
Callaway will certainly try to bully them out.

And lets not forget about the karma police.   ::)

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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2007, 02:34:43 PM »
there, a name to suit the face. :P
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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #44 on: October 30, 2007, 02:38:29 PM »
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Good point, but I don't think that having a "don't prank me" list and asking the admins to respect the rights of these members not to be pranked is the same as banning pranks.   

That all depends on whether those admins who decide that they don't want to pay any attention to the prank list will have sanctions taken against them.
Callaway will certainly try to bully them out.

And lets not forget about the karma police.   ::)
They are little better, though they can do nothing to admins. Callaway is worse, however.