Originally posted by Flash__04
Gazz and other mods question for you. ... My question though and I think many members share the same question is this something we will have to be on
the look out for from this point on?
This is not the first time that Staff at ATS have been involved in a joke, a prank, a hoax, an evil masterminded orchestrated litany of lies designed
to cause hurt and anguish within ALL who read it and perpetrated by the soul-less twisted spawns of Satan that are the ATS Staff or however anyone
else wishes to define it.
Chances are around April Fools or some other similar 'holiday/celebration' something in a similar vein may well take place. Unless of course we
accept that even pranks pulled in good spirit can, and apparently have, resulted in discomfort and/or disgust. In which case, for the benefit of
sensitivities we may well refrain from anything remotely similar in the future.
By using this message board, you agree to the following:
1.) You will not post any material that is knowingly false, misleading, or inaccurate.
No one seems to have a clear answer how this was not violated and it seems to be more talking in circles to save a few that have broken the rules then
to actually uphold what a community is about.
What answer are you looking for?? A straight no-nonsence black and white one?? If so...its pretty obvious that a joke or prank or otherwise, no matter
how well-intended, would technically be covered by that rule.
There. A Mod said it.
And I'll even say it again:
Any joke, prank or otherwise DOES technically breach that rule
So...now will start the obvious responses: "Then WHY are other people banned for their actions of deliberate misinformation etc" "This is all a
case of do as we say, not as we do" "This STINKS of hypocracy" ...yes...I can hear the knives being sharpened now.
Well...in a pre-emptive response: Heres some more direct honesty. Hypocracy exists JUST as much in cyberspace as it does in real life. YES, on
occasion Staff Members can indeed be seen as guilty of hypocracy. And guess what...as I'm sure a number will have no doubt bemoaned long and hard -
not a lot will be done about it either.
So my final question is what if me and 19 newbs started the same thing what would be the consequence.
Honesty again: Really depends...and thats a decision that would be made by the Staff of ATS. They may be banned...or we may also identify it as a
reference to WotW and see the humour in it. Ultimately, I'll say again, the Staff of ATS would decide on a case-by-case basis...just as we do with
all issues that may arise on the board.
For this reason I feel that is why this question has yet and will never be answered but and mod willing please do.
...sorry I took my time answering you...you may have not liked the answers, but there they are anyway.
I'll chip in another 0.08c to make it up to a dime:
IF people are so disgusted with the actions of ATS Staff, if they are so offended by the prank/tribute/heinous example of hypocracy pulled by the
Staff, if ATS is now a big steaming pile of doggie doo...then perhaps they can take the only real course of action any of us truly has - Log Off.