It seems that our mods have gotten a bit trigger happy recently, or at least have started to dole out bans that are steep in their punishment or simply because they disagree with an opinion. That, as well as some down right assholes are allowed to roam free whilst the smallest and lightly, playful, teasing comment can get slapped with a ban.
Its been like this for a little while now, and its a far cry from what the chan used to be, where you could be harsh but fair and those truly mean were weeded out and quickly changed their tune to fit. Whilst now days people are so thin skinned playful banter becomes hurtful and some true dicks get out right ignored, and it needs to stop. Mods need to really start trying to be a better judge of what is BS and what isn't, a lot of members, good members, have stepped away from the chan because of such behaviour and it is partially to blame for why the mantrain is dead now days.
People are afraid to speak their minds. I constantly have to delete something I am typing because I just know someone is going to go "Dat could hurt feelings! BANNED!"
Also, the excuse "Its only a temp ban" is the worst excuse to ever exist. Ever. Of all the times. Stop saying it. The length isn't the issue, its the reason.
Any mod who has spoken in this thread (Kilo, Cat, Ashe, and Kumori) has not taken any action according to Kumori's logs, so I have no idea what to tell you. I'd find it hard pressed that one of the inactive mods would come in and delete a post about something they weren't concerned about before.
Granted, looking at what you left, it wouldn't surprise me that a mod may have taken the post as trolling. This is the first time I'm seeing this comment on 1/3, so I didn't delete it, even though the attacks were toward me. And logs do not show Ashe taking any action on 12/29 when responding to the post before the one you say is deleted. Kumori and Cat have stated not seeing this comment before either. And we're the active staff.
You can keep believing TF2chan staff are lying politicians using their Big Brother powers to snuff all the users. You aren't suggesting anything new. I've heard this song and dance with every new iteration of the staff in my years here. It doesn't matter who is in power.
If you guys wanna self police, go right on ahead. We'll see if it works. I need a vacation anyhow.
i just say ignore the whiners. This isn't 4Chan, and I never wanted it to be. i'm sure everyone else feels the same way. We might disagree every so often, but i'd rather have you guys in charge than no one. And, no offense, but it's a little presumptuous for one little faceless anon who probably has only been here for a few days or weeks at MOST to be telling our mods how to do their jobs.
I know it's hard to believe, guys, but not everyone o here hates you. just remember that. I'd say that a good 85% are fine with the job you're doing. i ain't brown nosing, just being honest.
We have hoped that the flagrant attitudes and opinions towards the staff and the site would have changed with the new iteration of staff members, and the actions we have taken as we manage and improve the site (such as adding PaintChat and other features).
This isn't 4chan, and never will be.
The staff try to do their best to please everybody. However, be aware that the boards are used by many people of varying flavors and creeds, so keeping everyone happy is likely to be impossible. It seems like no one bothers reading the bottom section of rules, most notably the ones giving advice on how to deal with corresponding to a moderator.
Also, thank you for giving us a crystal-clear reason to ban you. Word of advice, don't use language and flame-tactics that prove you're an immature brat trying to play the role of a badass hero.
Everyone is welcomed to express their concerns and post them on /inception/, providing they are done so maturely.
Which that said, I'm locking this thread before it continues to be flamebait towards tinfoil-hatting Anons.
Link to old thread: http://tf2chan.net/inception/res/1.html
Decided we should have a new thread for the Mantrain and Man-Caboose since the previous one is deprecated. All of the information for the Mantrain and Man-Caboose are available on the Server's tab located on the Front Page, and links to each individual server can be found in the left-hand navigation menu. Please take advantage of the wealth of information that is provided!
Now to get down to business, I've decided that instead of letting Mantalk (Ventrilo) expire, I'd downgrade it since apparently 35 slots was way too much. Mantalk has been downgraded to 20 slots, which will remain more than enough for Chan-use and will be a lot cheaper ($25) to maintain. Mantalk is set to expire this coming November 4th so we're going to be using any surplus funds provided from the Mantrain's donation drive to renew its subscription.
The Mantrain donation drive has been pretty successful, and we would like to thank every one that has donated thus far! We have enough funds to cover the cost of the Mantrain for another year, but we don't quite have enough surplus funds for Mantalk as of yet. So we're going to let the donation drive remain open until November 9th when it comes time to renew the Mantrain to allow more time for you guys to donate. Surplus funds after covering both Mantalk and Mantrain this year will go towards the Man-Caboose. Also, as a display of gratitude, the person who donates the most by the end of the Drive will receive a complementary Otolaryngologist's Mirror, courtesy of Ashe. The winner will be contacted by end of the Drive to claim their prize. And should we find some more prizes, we'll make note of them here.
And in the wise words of Dinosaur Pirate: PLAY ON THE FUCKING MANTRAIN!
Weapon switch taunt-glitching is back on the Mantrain and Caboose!
Added the following suggested maps by Katya:
Fixed an elusive bug that has been crashing the Mantrain when it would go to sudden death mode.
The Mantrain is now crash-free.
I'm the Anon who was the douchetit in http://tf2chan.net/afanfic/res/2413.html (Cross-dressing Fortress by the very talented Banimal). You know. 182. I just wanted to say that I'm very sorry about my shitass attitude and the drama that has ensued.
I knew I was being a cheeky little asshole when I said it, and I probably should have thought better before hitting the enter button. But, truth be told, I was a little irked at the anon before me, especially after necrobumping when there was a STICKIED THREAD RIGHT AT THE TOP SAYING SPECIFICALLY NOT TO DO THAT. But I digress.
I stepped out of my league and got my ass punished (in the unfun way) for it. I was a little upset, but I understood your reasoning and accepted it - especially since the ban was very light (only a few days and only in the text boards.)
I'm sorry about my outburst and the outcry that has come out of it all. I just wanted to give you my side of the story and my support for doing what has tobe done. And I'm also doing this in hopes that Donny would slow his roll for once because I REALLY didn't want such a small issue to get so out of hand.
Mad respect for you guys. Sorry again (really), and I hope this all gets cleared up between all of... everyone around.
One right doesn't fix all the wrongs. Also, hardly the place to discuss it, this topic isn't about you.
>implying Kilo has made nothing but fuckups prior to this
Kilo has done nothing wrong with her moderation of the Chan. I believe ya'll think that bans are insta-exiles. But that is not the case. Bans come in a variety of flavors, and I've never seen a ban that I would have deemed myself too harsh or out of line coming from any of the mods.
So there's been an update to Minecraft to 1.2.
* Note blocks (right click to tune, trigger to play)
* 15 wool dyes
* A new water dwelling mob
* New tree types
* Reeds magically turned into sugar canes. They still make paper.
* A bunch of new crafting recipes
* One secret useful block
* One secret pretty block
* AND MOAR, probably. I forget!
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Then where did the other $36 go? You said any leftover funds that went to the Mantrain (which was $186 for another year) would go to the Vent server, and even then, you said it cost $25, so there's $11 unaccounted for.
And really, why keep up the Vent server when even Caboose was used more than that isolated desert?(BAAWWW SHE'S USING HER OWN MONEY TO PAY FOR SOMETHING I DIDN'T WANT HER TO PAY FOR)
When I went to pay for the Vent server, I donated to the drive and that's how it made it $222. Now that the Vent is paid for, the lump sum went back down to $189. That's how the system works. It was my personal decision to keep the Vent server up and I used my own money to do so. It costed me $32 to renew the Vent's subscription when I received the invoice, more than what was calculated to me when I downgraded the user count. sage, you should know how this works, considering you had control of the TF2 servers and Vent before me.
tl;dr I donated to the drive and then paid for the Vent server.
This is my last post about the issue, and any further continuation to the discussion and derailment of this thread will result in your ass being grass, and I'm the grassman. If you want to discuss things like this, do so privately with me.
Locking this thread due to Mancraft being down until further notice. However, the Mancraft mods and I are making plans to have it back up and running again in the coming months! Unfortunately, we're going to start over with a new server. Please be patient.
This month's birthday party will be sometime around Halloween, so it'll coincide with the Halloween stuff that will be going on. It'll be a Halloween party with Halloween maps and anything else Halloween related.
The party will be in the Mantrain Caboose, but the Mantrain can also be used, because the server will likely be passworded anyway for the duration of the Halloween madness. As always, micspam is welcome, as long as it's not played over anyone else's, and doesn't rape anyone's ears. Halloween micspam is especially welcome. I'm not sure who has their birthday in October besides Karnickel and some of my friends in real life and family members, so please, if your birthday is in October and you'd like us to celebrate, post in this thread. Also, let us know what you want for your birthday, whether it be a game or TF2 item. It could also be an item from any other game if you would prefer. Post in this thread even if your birthday isn't in October to help us schedule an exact date or dates for the party.
Everyone is welcome to attend, as long as they're friendly and ready to have fun.
I wish my birthday was in October, so I could have a Halloween themed birthday. I'm so jealous of you guys :V
My birthday is on the 9th. I'll have to keep an eye on this thread, too. I only really leave useless comments every now and again so I won't ask for presents. As for dates I don't really mind when it's held. I don't think I've played on the chan's servers before so I'm still working that part out.
Just a update everyone who wanted to give me a cappers capo need to know, that now in this very moment i´m in the possesion through a dear friend of mine of this item.
I kinda feel now like i OWN him something for this....
So guys...I've been really busy this month, so someone else might have to manage the parties. It should be someone who's on here and in chat way more often than I am. I don't wanna disappoint anyone anymore.
On a side note, I've decided on this weekend for the party. It's the last weekend in October, and the Halloween update will be going on most likely, so the Mantrain will likely be passworded anyway. The Mantrain Caboose will be used for derping, but the Mantrain can also be used. I'm sorry for not being here more often to set up the party. I hope whoever decides to be in charge of them does a much better job than me.
>there's already a final combat thread
you guys keep deleting/moving/locking threads, why do you need to that, seriously, who cares if there's a new thread if the other one is old and you'll only bump stuff that should be marked for deletion. And since you locked the other one someone made I didn't have the chance to ask >WHERE<. and I did lurk the board and I can't find it anywhere
>picture related, my face when this happened
and why do you move threads - I remember I made a thread in "fanart" and you mods moved it to "dumps". Since I never go to that board I just assumed it got deleted.
>inb4 this thread gets moved/deleted
What seems to be the current Final Combat thread is on page three (labled as two). Not sure if it autosaged yet (I didn't post there to check because I don't care and have no comment for it), but I doubt it did if people are giving you crap for making a new one. If the thread's not autosaged yet, there's no real reason to delete it just because it's "old" and start all over; it is an ongoing discussion. That having been said, mulotiple threads for the same topic is just clutter, confusing and, frankly, is a bit of a waste of server space. Everything is where it is for the sake of organization.
As for the moving of your fanart thread: was it art you did, or art that went by a particular theme (i.e. medic/heavy theme, comic theme) that you'd collected and posted? If it was the latter, that would be why it was moved to dumps.
Sorry for my long-winded attempt to explain things (I'd also like to note that I generally don't spend that much time on this site overall). Hope that helped, though and have a good day!
>who cares if there's a new thread if the other one is old?
The people who would like to keep things organizes and prevent content from getting deleted by repetitive shit.
Can you seriously not look back 3 pages to find a thread?
>why do you move threads
Because threads get put in the wrong place. I myself generally don't move threads. If your art thread got move to dumps then you didn't make it clear that it was a thread for your art and not for a specific theme.
Also, a post like this goes on the top board TF2chan Talk (/inception/). Putting this in /dis/ only adds to the clutter.
Hectic-Heathen: crowded in here
Hectic-Heathen: we're going to spill over the edge
[#e]Perrydotto: Waaaah no
[#e]Perrydotto falls from the border of the world
[#e]Perrydotto: NOOOOooooooo ...
LESBIAN COMMUNIST ZOMBIE: muffintop CJ
Hectic-Heathen: perry you're on the bottom you don't have anything to worry about
Hectic-Heathen: well, except for suffication
Hectic-Heathen: but other than that you're good
[#e]Perrydotto: It's dark down here
[#e]Perrydotto: And kinda stinky.
HAI-HAT: http://damnyouautocorrect.com/img/porn-with-chicken.jpg seeing "mom" at the top is an indicator this is about to go horribly, horribly wrong
ATF_Eximplode // Medic4Mexi throws a rope down
[#e]Perrydotto: Oh, thank you Exi :D
Hectic-Heathen: I always eat my chicken with a side of porn
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10:27 PM - Ashe: http://img.lulz.net/src/4arms.png
10:27 PM - Ashe: :V
10:27 PM - Viivus: huh
10:29 PM - Caer: can anybody say prolapse
10:29 PM - Ashe: loprapse
10:29 PM - Ashe: ropelaps
10:29 PM - Caer: poreflaps
10:29 PM - Ashe: aplropes
10:30 PM - Ashe: Dammit
10:30 PM - Fluttershy Medic: espalpesois
10:30 PM - Ashe: I give up
10:30 PM - Fluttershy Medic: SHIT
10:30 PM - Caer: pspprlapaps
10:30 PM - Giggles Oak: You're terrible at this
10:30 PM - Fluttershy Medic: espalorp
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5:02 PM - MaxOfS2D: > as long as I have something to jerk off, ashe can go to hell
5:02 PM - REBBPUNZEL: but it's dirtyy
5:02 PM - MaxOfS2D: oh baby
5:03 PM - MaxOfS2D: excellent job google
5:03 PM - REBBPUNZEL: wha-
5:04 PM - MaxOfS2D: google doesn't know about my french idiots
5:04 PM - MaxOfS2D: *idioms
5:04 PM - MaxOfS2D: fuck
Also if anyone knows why Max is still constantly antagonistic to me, do tell. Is it just because he's French? :V
10:15 PM - F: it's time to show you RELEVANT FURRY PORN
10:15 PM - Ashe: pls no
10:15 PM - Ashe: pls
10:15 PM - Ashe: i surrendur *-*
10:16 PM - F: http://d.facdn.net/art/adjot/1314938115.adjot_buttlovers.png
10:16 PM - Ashe: Needs more vending machine
10:44 PM - F: http://sadpanda.us/images/706330-TNJQD3X.png
10:44 PM - Ashe: :D
10:45 PM - F: that was way too much effort for such a simple joke
Also we had just watched Criken videos
Figured we probably should have a thread for the Mantrain and Swank once more. Also, just reminding you guys we have a ventrilo server now as well, with all the info located on the servers tab on the front page. Plenty of slots on there for people to hang and chat, so take advantage of it!
And now, on to some finger shaking. Once again I must address an issue with micspam. I'd love for you guys to be able to continue to micspam your little hearts out, but honestly, with some of the complaints lately I'm starting to second guess this. So here's the deal. Micspamming is a privilege, not a right and everyone should take into account that what YOU want to micspam might not be what others wish to hear. Micspamming obnoxious things for the sake of trolling or annoying everyone else WILL get you muted and quite possibly kicked and banned. If everyone says "ugh, this sucks please stop" be the bigger person and stop. If you keep it going, you're either going to get votemuted or an annoyed admin showing up with their shitkickers on. And yes, guys, I understand that votemuting or votekicking seldom works, but at least try it. It just might get through thick skulls that you want them to stop being retarded. Failing that, find one of us. I realize I haven't been on the 'Train much lately, but I am around, so come get me when you need to.
I want everyone to be able to have fun, but having fun by being a douchebag isn't even remotely cool. Don't be that guy.
I've done this dozens of times. I just end up sitting in the server, alone, for a couple of hours, twiddling my thumbs as I wait for other players in vain.
map suggestion >
As I said,
>grab a few friends
1/24 is only just barely better than 0/24, get a couple people in and tell others about playing on the server. It does you no good to sit around without anyone even realizing people want to play.
The last thread filled up and auto-saged to the end of the board. Time to start a new one!
Here's Donny, just hanging around by his Booties.
I keep reading angry people telling telling poo noobs such as I that in order to not bump a thread and piss people off, write 'sage' in the message box.
Now, I've done 'sage' and sage and sage. and Sage and SAGE and it. Keeps. Bumping. Is this a myth made to confuse us or is there something I'm doing incorrectly?
Sage keeps from bumping.
Noko instantly returns you to the thread you had just posted in.
Hey, at least they asked. Better than running around for months putting 'sage' in their posts.
If you don't know the answer to something, you ask for it. I don't see why that warrants an 'lol', honestly. It's just common sense.
I was just being silly.
Don't get mad over silly things.