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originally posted by: ForteanOrg
Help me out here, folks, I can't for the life of me understand what this means (and hence what I should (not) do:
originally posted by: g146541
a reply to: InhaleExhale
There must be some evidence of collaboration for a ban right?
Nope, as I have said numerous times, our chalk, their board, they hold the erasers.
They also hold the ban hammer.
Luckily ATS is not the only board.
originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: one4all
Oh dang! That's happened to me before. Except it wasn't a gang, just one very determined member
originally posted by: one4all
If a member posts something valid and groundbreaking...
MANY times in the past a "GANG" an ORGANISED gang of like minded posters would intentionally BURY the valid critical posts under 3-4 PAGES of posts about peripheral thread related data
.... the critical data is buried under VOLUMES of posts so the readership potentiality is very low when anyone else reads the complete thread.
There is a long and obvious trail of these actions within the ATS archives,
the actions are very easy to spot and to define, AS ARE the posters or members who participate,
...Can't even remember the username as it wasn't someone who posted much before or after the fact. They ended up spamming full pages of one-line replies instead of stating their case neatly, orderly, and concisely. It was not an expressed viewpoint, but a deliberate attack.
originally posted by: Guyfriday
This is a good policy change, but in reference to internet gangs: This is going to be hard to enforce, since all a group would have to do is use an out of system IM (like yahoo message service, or AOL IM) instead of the U2U that exists here. Unless I'm looking at this wrong.
originally posted by: FinalCountdown
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Sremmos80
A forum gang is when several members get together, and decide to basically lock a topic down, and make it impossible for other members to discuss anything. Not four or five members having a similar interest in one topic, and posting, but we are talking about members sending messages to each other, and organizing how to discuss the topic so that others eventually get frustrated and leave the topic.
We never look at any member private messages without first receiving a complaint that alleges serious T&C violations.