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Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« Reply #150 on: June 18, 2013, 01:57:41 PM »
OK,  That tears it -- we're all banned until further notice  ;D




I actually think "banning" someone is itself kind of childish and needs to be reserved for extreme cases. There are a certain percentage of participants that are clearly social misfits with obsessive tendencies. The rest of the community has a certain responsibility not to feed their compulsions, even if it might be entertaining at times to try to do so.

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Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« Reply #150 on: June 18, 2013, 01:57:41 PM »

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Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« Reply #151 on: June 18, 2013, 02:01:11 PM »
I received a ban a couple of months ago.  In my opinion, it is really up to the mood of the moderator.  If they want to ban you...they will warn you of course...but then if you post anything at all after that, it gets hyperfocused on by them...because well...they are in the mood to ban you.


Sorry Carl but I distinctly remember there was some name calling going on ... the posts were deleted by the mods - I remember in a few posts you were complaining about warnings that you got from the mods.
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Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« Reply #152 on: June 18, 2013, 02:02:05 PM »
MODs seem to have no problems that some turn this into an off topic fest.... well i won´t call it double standards.

canon-f1 informed he has registered a new account and will use that one from now on.
so the thread can be closed.

I monitor all new member signups, and he has not signed up a new account since the ban.  However, there are two other existing members who use the same IP's as he does and who post similar sounding comments, but have not quite crossed the ban threshold.



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Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« Reply #153 on: June 18, 2013, 02:12:21 PM »

I actually think "banning" someone is itself kind of childish

Its the only way to stop some individuals who do not respond to repeated warnings and make the forum a miserable place to post by continually calling members names and berating them.  THATS CHILDISH!!. 


Why do you think its childish to issue bans as necessary to keep a forum a good place to visit and to give value to members.


Other than spammers advertising things like purses,shoes or porno, we only issue permanent bans to a extreme few users, maybe 2-3 at most in a year, and we agonize over those.



The sequence is usually issue a warning or two, then a 3 day or 10 day ban, then permanent.  Even then, they have been reversed or let expire.

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Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« Reply #154 on: June 18, 2013, 02:30:33 PM »
I got a warning e-mail today and, I have to say, it made me a bit standoffish.  Honestly, it took me *AN HOUR* to figure out what it was that I said.

Once I had, I thought "Really? I stressed myself out over THAT?  That's not how I meant it . . . oh well, it was dumb I guess".

I e-mailed CR today about the warning and some general (constructive) suggestions, but afterwards, I went back and looked at the simple-machines install manual.  The software that the board runs on is actually very limited in how it can be configured to communicate this kind of stuff, which is unfortunate, and not that easy to 'fix'. 

Talking about it certainly helps.  Heck, squirrel pictures help to some extent . . .
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Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« Reply #155 on: June 18, 2013, 02:35:35 PM »
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But these days, it seems there is a generation who is so narcissistic that they will never grow up.  And they expect you to be happy about that, and to bow to their whims and their willful ignorance of the people and world around them.  I guess that's why so many college grads these days aren't getting hired to do the type of work they expect.  They feel so entitled that they will never learn the meaning of respect, and are happy to tap away at their iPhones even during a job interview...Why?  Well, it's because they are the most important generation in the history of the world.  Haven't you heard?  That's how their parents and the current culture raised them.  It's time for change.

I worked at a university for a few years, ran the video and camera hire facility, studios and media suites.
I had a few rules:

If folk didn't ask for help I wouldn't interfere (unless they were putting themselves, others or equipment in danger)

If they were modest enough to ask for help they got it, as far as as I was able, on the condition I got their attention and respect.  I knew how everthing worked, I wasn't explaining it for my benefit.  The phone is put off for five minutes thank you.  First time is friendly, second time is friendly and I'll go through it a bit more slowly, third time is 'did you miss a few classes?' Fourth time is 'did you attend ANY classes'

They would see me as the devil in first year, know how to approach me in the second year, seek me out in their third year and leave with emphatic thanks after their forth year.

There is a 'me' generation.  No doubt about it.  The funny bit is that I see some of the 'difficult to reach' students these days, usually in costa coffee or mcdonalds, I see them trying to work out how they know my face, I've moved onto to full time camerawork, they've taken their own trajectory, their 'me' ego intact and getting them far in life.
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Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« Reply #156 on: June 18, 2013, 04:31:58 PM »
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Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
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Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« Reply #157 on: June 18, 2013, 04:54:42 PM »
Personally I outgrew video games by about age 15.  But these days, it seems there is a generation who is so narcissistic that they will never grow up.  And they expect you to be happy about that, and to bow to their whims and their willful ignorance of the people and world around them.  I guess that's why so many college grads these days aren't getting hired to do the type of work they expect.  They feel so entitled that they will never learn the meaning of respect, and are happy to tap away at their iPhones even during a job interview...Why?  Well, it's because they are the most important generation in the history of the world.  Haven't you heard?  That's how their parents and the current culture raised them.  It's time for change.

I'm 21. I'm most certainly part of this "narcissistic" generation that you're talking about. I don't know what generation you're from, how old you are, or what kind of esteem you hold yourself to. But I will say this: our generation is not responsible for this "behavior" that you speak of. People don't pull their phones out during interviews. Not the people I know. If you've personally experienced this, then I can only advise you to screen such applicants more stringently in the future. People who do that shouldn't be interviewing in the first place.

I still haven't outgrown video games. I never will. As a software developer and amateur photographer, I see video games as another medium of art. It's more than just first person shooters. There are stories being told, art being drawn, scenes being crafted. Your comments make it seem like in order to be respectful, selfless people in the world, we all have to grow up. You're wrong. It's about educating the younger generation. It's about setting examples. Kids can be respectful. Adults can be disrespectful.

What did you do to be banned? I don't want to know your answer. Unless you immediately assume that the moderator is a member of my generation or simply not a member of yours, please don't blame us for things like forum moderating, banning, or general "rudeness".

We don't expect anything from anyone. And it's not a result of us being in a "me" generation. It's a result of us being in a place and time where humans are so focused on digital and social networks. There's a disconnect between reality and interpersonal relationships. And it's not limited to my generation. I'd go on explaining that last, and most significant point, but I'd be thread-crapping and thread-jacking an already nutty thread.

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Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« Reply #158 on: June 18, 2013, 05:27:29 PM »
time to grab popcorn and look at another squirrel lol

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Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« Reply #159 on: June 18, 2013, 05:57:47 PM »
Quote from Neruo: "As for 'out of air accusations', how would you feel if, hypothetically, I called you, "Not the brightest bulb?" 

i would maybe say "get a life and don´t spend half your life on internet forums. you can´t be that bright either".

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Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« Reply #160 on: June 18, 2013, 06:10:10 PM »

I still haven't outgrown video games. I never will. As a software developer and amateur photographer, I see video games as another medium of art. It's more than just first person shooters. There are stories being told, art being drawn, scenes being crafted.

+1  Development of fighter simulation software for the military "America's Army video series;" how about flying drones (Air Force); Games develop hand-eye coordination, tactile skills -- the military has been looking at gaming technology for a long time.  You can play videos games online that the Air Force designed and developed specifically to attract drone pilots.
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Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« Reply #161 on: June 18, 2013, 06:54:24 PM »
This kind of reminds me of lunch after a politician's funeral. Some sit around and talk about how they're glad he's gone, others say, "he will be missed", and some find a window and look at squirrels.

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« Reply #162 on: June 18, 2013, 06:58:03 PM »
This kind of reminds me of lunch after a politician's funeral. Some sit around and talk about how they're glad he's gone, others say, "he will be missed", and some find a window and look at squirrels.

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We need more windows :)

I think squirrels are cuter and smarter anyway. ;D
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Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
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« Reply #163 on: June 18, 2013, 07:04:49 PM »
I received a ban a couple of months ago.  In my opinion, it is really up to the mood of the moderator.  If they want to ban you...they will warn you of course...but then if you post anything at all after that, it gets hyperfocused on by them...because well...they are in the mood to ban you.


Sorry Carl but I distinctly remember there was some name calling going on ... the posts were deleted by the mods - I remember in a few posts you were complaining about warnings that you got from the mods.

You must not remember too well, because one warning is all I got...and I don't recall complaining about getting it.  I may have mentioned I got it, so what?  As for the name calling, I don't recall using any foul language in the open forum, it was just in a couple of emails to an individual.  If you have a copy of where I used foul language in the open forum, please email it to me.  Because I'm pretty sure I did not.  And I certainly have exercised restraint regarding that email exchange, compared to what needed to be said to him.  He wasn't even the one I had a public issue with at the time, either.   

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Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« Reply #164 on: June 18, 2013, 07:10:21 PM »
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But these days, it seems there is a generation who is so narcissistic that they will never grow up.  And they expect you to be happy about that, and to bow to their whims and their willful ignorance of the people and world around them.  I guess that's why so many college grads these days aren't getting hired to do the type of work they expect.  They feel so entitled that they will never learn the meaning of respect, and are happy to tap away at their iPhones even during a job interview...Why?  Well, it's because they are the most important generation in the history of the world.  Haven't you heard?  That's how their parents and the current culture raised them.  It's time for change.

I worked at a university for a few years, ran the video and camera hire facility, studios and media suites.
I had a few rules:

If folk didn't ask for help I wouldn't interfere (unless they were putting themselves, others or equipment in danger)

If they were modest enough to ask for help they got it, as far as as I was able, on the condition I got their attention and respect.  I knew how everthing worked, I wasn't explaining it for my benefit.  The phone is put off for five minutes thank you.  First time is friendly, second time is friendly and I'll go through it a bit more slowly, third time is 'did you miss a few classes?' Fourth time is 'did you attend ANY classes'

They would see me as the devil in first year, know how to approach me in the second year, seek me out in their third year and leave with emphatic thanks after their forth year.

There is a 'me' generation.  No doubt about it.  The funny bit is that I see some of the 'difficult to reach' students these days, usually in costa coffee or mcdonalds, I see them trying to work out how they know my face, I've moved onto to full time camerawork, they've taken their own trajectory, their 'me' ego intact and getting them far in life.

Interesting anecdotes there.  I'm not even in full time camera work myself, so congrats to you!

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Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« Reply #164 on: June 18, 2013, 07:10:21 PM »