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Old 06-26-2008, 12:36 PM   #16
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Hooray! Jaegermeisters all around!
 
Old 06-26-2008, 02:45 PM   #17
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How about a separate "Flamewars Forum", Jeremy? Somewhere that members who are so inclined can rip to shreds other members' preferences in OS's, distros, editors, whatever. No holds barred. It would help to keep the other forums on an even keel.
Sorry guys, this won't happen. The closest you'll get is that a mod will mock you soundly and then close your thread preventing you from answering back. It's really the best of both worlds.

LQ has never been flame war friendly - the aim has always been to create and nurture a community here and flame wars really don't help with that. We're just too international here and a mild ribbing doesn't always come across in the way it's intended. Add to which, text is a terrible way to express yourself correctly. The words "you are an idiot" are just so much starker on screen than if spoken out loud.

Happy birthday to us. And while the Jeremy and the mod team here are absolutely fantastic and need their pay doubling or trebling, the members make us what we are. So everyone should now pat themself on the back and congraulate themself on a job well done.
 
Old 06-26-2008, 03:21 PM   #18
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With a separate Flame War Forum, if anything untoward kicked off in any other forum, then one of our highly esteemed Moderators could post: "Moved to the Flame War forum, where it will get the attention it deserves".
 
Old 06-26-2008, 03:34 PM   #19
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Happy Birthday LQ.

I'm new here but not in linux, and I was learning a lot of things and some times help someone, contributing with knowledge and questions.

My best wishes to all people make LQ the place to find not only answers but friends.

Maybe a new face for this 8th birthday will be nice.

Regards
 
Old 06-26-2008, 05:28 PM   #20
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With a separate Flame War Forum, if anything untoward kicked off in any other forum, then one of our highly esteemed Moderators could post: "Moved to the Flame War forum, where it will get the attention it deserves".
Yes, we could do that. But I certainly didn't become a mod so I could be even handed and fair! This year, I will mostly be massively abusing my power

But seriously folks, we don't like flame wars on LQ. While they are fun at first, they do get out of hand and you wind up losing people who either can't take a joke or simply get offended. And on a practical note, how on earth do you successfully moderate a flame war??
 
Old 06-26-2008, 06:06 PM   #21
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This year, I will mostly be massively abusing my power
That's what power is for. If you don't abuse it - you lose it.

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And on a practical note, how on earth do you successfully moderate a flame war??
I'll have to think about that.
 
Old 06-27-2008, 12:10 AM   #22
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Any chance we'll get a new color scheme or slightly different layout because of the birthday?

And XavierP, kudos to you for how you do handle the flamewars
 
Old 06-27-2008, 06:29 AM   #23
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Any chance we'll get a new color scheme or slightly different layout because of the birthday?
I rather like the present colour scheme - easy on the eye. What would you suggest?

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And XavierP, kudos to you for how you do handle the flamewars
Yes, if we had a Moderator Of the Year Poll, he'd get my vote. It's a difficult task when there's people like me to deal with.
 
Old 06-27-2008, 08:54 AM   #24
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We have no plans to change the color scheme, but a code upgrade is in the mid-term plans. No major redesign is planned as part of that, but there will be some minor changes.

--jeremy
 
Old 06-28-2008, 05:48 AM   #25
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A real suggestion, can we get to have animated avatars?

Plz, Plsss, Please, PLEASE !!!
 
Old 06-28-2008, 08:39 AM   #26
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Yay for the avatar discussion! It is a long standing, set in concrete, never gonna change nu-uh policy on LQ not to have avatars at all. They aren't enabled because they have a tendency to become unprofessional and LQ always aims to present a professional face to the internetwebspherethingy.
 
Old 06-28-2008, 09:10 AM   #27
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No NO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO to Avatars!!! NO * 2^30 to animated avatars. Don't want to lower the tone of the site with such adolescent eye-candy.
 
Old 06-28-2008, 03:43 PM   #28
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This year, I will mostly be massively abusing my power
Oh, no! Not another trickykid!

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That's what power is for. If you don't abuse it - you lose it.
Don't encourage him!!!

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I'll have to think about that.
The same way a referee 'moderates' a boxing match, of course!

hehehe

Happy Birthday, LQ!

Best regards to all,
Bill

Last edited by DragonSlayer48DX; 06-28-2008 at 03:45 PM.
 
Old 06-28-2008, 11:53 PM   #29
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Ok, no animated avatars.

What about 48*48 16-color icons?

Puhleez. . . .

I desperately want a li'l puppy-dog for my avatar. . .
 
Old 06-29-2008, 05:47 AM   #30
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I desperately want a li'l puppy-dog for my avatar. . .
Looks like you'll have to stay desperate.
 
  


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