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Arts & Entertainment / Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« on: October 13, 2021, 07:03:07 AM »
I see nothing in here to contradict the fact that the UK is currently losing hard to the Dutch.
Considering that Gibraltar is not part of the UK, I don't think this "fact" was established in the first place.

Flat Earth Theory / Re: Experiment mentioned in faqs
« on: October 11, 2021, 07:15:09 AM »

Flat Earth Theory / Re: Experiment mentioned in faqs
« on: October 10, 2021, 07:41:38 PM »
That's not how forum threads work. Please stop deflecting and get back on topic.

Flat Earth Theory / Re: Experiment mentioned in faqs
« on: October 10, 2021, 07:10:53 PM »
I'm sorry, but you're simply comparing apples to oranges. This is not how geometry works, and the maths behind each claim is explained in detail in their related articles - you can read through it and make more coherent objections if you wish.

Humour me and explain in your own words: what is measured in each experiment? Why was the distance and altitude chosen accordingly? Show your understanding, since it currently seems that you have none.

Flat Earth Theory / Re: Experiment mentioned in faqs
« on: October 10, 2021, 06:22:37 PM »
Are you somehow comparing the altitude of an aircraft to the length of a stretch of water and wondering why they're not the same number in two very different contexts?

Arts & Entertainment / Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« on: October 09, 2021, 10:32:59 PM »
Why does the UK get to have 4 separate teams. I thought it was one nation? Or are they so desperate to have the World Cup in the aisles that they just forego their super important sovereignty in this case?
This is a decent primer, though it's obviously pre-Brexit. Just ignore the bits about how the UK is in the EU for now.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« on: October 09, 2021, 09:00:21 PM »
Routine England win.

Andorra 0 - 5 England

Technology & Information / Re: Hella lit keyboards
« on: October 09, 2021, 07:20:10 PM »
It would be pretty cool to build a faux-retro PC setup, combining the good ol' beige with more modern technology. I might have to consider that the next time I'm changing things up.

I'm using a MOTOSPEED CK104 with off-brand red switches. It's not *great*, but it beats a membrane keyboard. That's the best I can say about it.

Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Abusive DMs
« on: October 09, 2021, 03:16:20 PM »
You're not helping your case on the drama front. Since we agreed a solution, I'm locking this thread. I'll update it when the new list is implemented.

Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Abusive DMs
« on: October 09, 2021, 02:59:37 PM »
OK, I'm going to ignore whatever AATW just wrote (I'm sure it's a riveting read) and focus on what appears to be the consensus solution.

SMF code is a pile of shit, so it might take a while to figure out the best approach.

Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Abusive DMs
« on: October 09, 2021, 02:13:56 PM »
I had a similar thought to Gary’s that someone might want to engage publicly with someone’s posts but not have to deal with whatever content is sent privately. It seems a reasonable thing to do. Is there a way to have separate ignore lists for DMs and posts that is easy to implement? If there is, then that would seem a simple fix to my ignorant ass.
Sure, that should be easy enough to implement. Though I'm not sure what about the current solution is such a deal-breaker. If you ignore someone, you can view their posts just fine. Does a single click on the "hey, you previously indicated that this person upsets you, you sure you wanna read this?" button really cause you much strife?

Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Abusive DMs
« on: October 09, 2021, 01:59:43 PM »
fwiw i think it's perfectly logical to suggest that if we're not allowed to spam insults at someone on the forum, then we shouldn't be allowed to circumvent that by sending those messages as pms.
I agree - it just so happens that I'm not the sole decision-maker here. Restricting everyone's use of the forum for the sake of one person is not a popular suggestion at this point in time (and if this was someone else's idea, AATW would be starting thread after thread about how much he hates new rules).

no offense my dude, but you are just way way to quick to assign malice to other users simply because they don't agree with the way you see things.
He doesn't disagree with how I see things - we're both on board with the change. Nonetheless, starting pointless drama over it is not going to help, and, indeed, is very likely to only make things worse. He didn't get what he wanted, so now he's trolling. I should probably just close this thread, but let's see if others want to chime in - not with meta-discussion on whether AATW's trolling is very good and legitimate, or whether it's trolling at all (take that to AR), but with specific comments regarding the suggestion made in the OP.

also yes for sure users can just put that person on their ignore list. but it seems reasonable to say "i want to see the things this person posts on the forum but not the insulting private messages they send."
You can still see the posts of someone you ignored - you just have to click on them to reveal them.

Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Abusive DMs
« on: October 09, 2021, 08:47:23 AM »
And above you seemed to agree that it would be a good idea.
I still do, but you need to keep in mind that imposing restrictions on users is something we don't do lightly. As one of our main champions of the "mods shouldn't do anything ever" cause, I'm sure you can see why.

I know. I am suggesting you do.
The "why" is very important here. When two members were complaining about abusive PMs, it seemed likely that this would grow into a widespread issue. If it does, then it becomes pretty obvious that something should be done. However, if you actively choose for your problems to continue (for example, by not choosing to ignore the one person that's annoying you), who are we to make you happy against your own will?

I don’t know what that mean.
Okay, let's expand on 2 parts of your recent post, then.

No, it's a stop to the messages I want. And as I said above I don't think I should have to do anything to make that happen.
Sorry - that's never going to happen. Rule change or not, it would always be down to you to do something. Right now, you have a way of doing it yourself, without involving us, and without starting drama over it. You are asking for a more complicated process to be implemented, for your sole benefit (the only other person I'd heard from used the ignore function as far as I know), and one that involves pointless back-and-forths and drama. It is difficult to believe that you're doing it for anything else than drama or, as Thork suggested, revenge.

When Tom ran crying to the mods to say that the bigger boys were being mean to him - in AR, which was within the rules
It wasn't within the rules. Rule 2 applies in all fora. I explained this to you time and time again, and it really doesn't matter if you think otherwise.

Therein lies a crux of the issue. When you and your buddies went out of your way to harass one member as a group and continued once he asked you to back off, you broke the rules. When you decided to start further threads harassing Tom to manifest your Marvellous Objection™, you once again broke the rules. The one user currently messaging you mean words is not breaking the rules. The case for changing the rules is contentious among mods (even if I personally lean towards it) and there's not enough evidence of this being a big enough issue to restrict everyone's use of the forum for the future.

My intention is to improve the board’s experience. Not just for me.
I believed you until the post I just quoted. You now made it clear that this is just another complaint about that one time you weren't allowed to break the rules.

Ignore him. If the problem becomes more widespread, there may be a stronger case for adjusting the rules.

Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Abusive DMs
« on: October 09, 2021, 08:01:47 AM »
We currently have no rules governing PMs. "I want to be happy but not to do anything about it" is unlikely to stick as a case to change the rules (your case was much stronger before you revealed your true intentions just now).

Your happiness is one click away - considerably less effort than writing lengthy non-sequiturs about how you're still upset about rule 2.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Communist Manifesto
« on: October 07, 2021, 05:01:07 PM »
No, it's not.

Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Can't log into wiki
« on: October 06, 2021, 03:29:56 PM »
I created an account, but I can't log into the wiki. When I type in my username and password it says that it is wrong. What should I do?
Wiki accounts are entirely separate from forum accounts. Currently, anyone who wants direct edit access to the Wiki needs to ask me for an account.

As you have made precisely 0 posts about FET around here and I have no idea who you are, I wouldn't approve any such request. Doubly so since you registered with a school e-mail address - it's pretty obvious what you want to do. If, against all odds, you show yourself to be a contributing member, we can talk later.

You can also suggest edits to the Wiki without an account, as per the bottom of the welcome page.

Flat Earth Projects / Re: We are your friends from Russia and Europe
« on: October 03, 2021, 08:07:17 PM »
Tumeni, if you don't have anything useful or valuable to say, don't say anything. I tried to see where you'd take this, but apparently the answer was "nowhere".

Stop wasting people's time by asking them to repeatedly state the obvious.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 30, 2021, 05:46:24 PM »
Here a the new and latest ways Trump actually won the election:
I mean, it's common sense.

2016 - Trump gets fewer votes than Hillary, Trump wins.
2020 - Trump gets fewer votes than Biden, Trump loses???

Something doesn't add up here.

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