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MalignantThrone
Vanished in the Cosmic Futility

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:08 pm 
 

Okay, I know I'm not a mod so I can't personally speak for them, but I always thought it would be a good idea to give the site mods moderatorship over the Suggestions and Complaints forum as well. I've seen a lot of posts like this one since I began lurking, where one of the site mods asks someone else to lock the thread. That's a sort of roundabout way of doing things... I might be missing something, but wouldn't it make more sense to give the site mods the ability to close threads themselves?
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Goatfangs
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:15 am 
 

I'd like to add another suggestion that is sort of related.

At the moment, the color for site mods, forum mods and administrators is all the same. No way of telling them apart, so it would seem strange for Alhadis, a site mod, to ask for a thread to be locked when his name is the same color as a forum mod who would have the power to lock the thread.

Instead, perhaps different shades of a similar color for easier differentiation?

Administrator - EE000F
Forum mod - DF3300
Site mod - CE2244
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Morrigan
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:52 am 
 

Not sure about the OP, really, but I like the idea in the second post. I'd add yet another colour for "forum enforcers" (Metantoine in the Rec Central, and Zodijackyl in the Musicians forum), but I don't know if phpBB is that flexible.

Derigin, halp? :)
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you can debate the actual date that metal began, but a fairly agreed upon date is 1969. Metal is almost 25 years old
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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:41 am 
 

I think it's a good idea at the start, but I think a little more moderation from the forum mods would rule out said problem.

Also, I vote blue for the enforcers colors :-D The colors are a good idea, it will be less confusing.
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Alhadis
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:56 am 
 

I support this idea too... and I admit it'd be handy to be able to lock threads instead of waiting for for a site moderator to spot it and drop the padlock.
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And you says that metal is about the riffs, that is bollocks, cause then black and death bands wouldn't get accepted, cause the play termolo-riffs.

they payl termolo! not real riff!

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Derigin
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:35 am 
 

Yeah I can shift the colors.

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Alhadis
Madder Max

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:34 am 
 

*blinks* Holy, erm... crap. Wasn't expecting this; practically LSD all up in this shit. :|
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J_Ason wrote:
grinder12345 wrote:
And you says that metal is about the riffs, that is bollocks, cause then black and death bands wouldn't get accepted, cause the play termolo-riffs.

they payl termolo! not real riff!

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Evenfiel
Heavy Metal Hunter

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:44 am 
 

The list of forum moderators could be merged into global moderators. For the regular user there is no difference between them.

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ksevile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:04 pm 
 

What is the difference between an enforcer and a regular (forum) moderator?
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BastardHead
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:40 pm 
 

Morrigan wrote:
I'd add yet another colour for "forum enforcers" (Metantoine in the Rec Central, and Zodijackyl in the Musicians forum)


So I would assume mods who have privileges in only one particular subforum.
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Shutdown
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:40 pm 
 

Can you change the enforcer colour from blue? It's absolutely hideous.

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Alhadis
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:05 pm 
 

Agreed, blue really doesn't fit the colour scheme... Maybe try #8a885b.
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grinder12345 wrote:
And you says that metal is about the riffs, that is bollocks, cause then black and death bands wouldn't get accepted, cause the play termolo-riffs.

they payl termolo! not real riff!

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Shutdown
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:12 pm 
 

What the hell are enforcers anyway? Are they inferior to moderators? Ideally you would want a sort of colour scale that reflects superiority. If admins are gold and moderators are red, the best thing to do would be to make enforcers red and shift moderators to orangey red.

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Iggnsthe
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:53 pm 
 

The blue is very cute; it should stay.

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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:59 pm 
 

Shutdown wrote:
What the hell are enforcers anyway? Are they inferior to moderators? Ideally you would want a sort of colour scale that reflects superiority. If admins are gold and moderators are red, the best thing to do would be to make enforcers red and shift moderators to orangey red.



Read Bastardhead's post ahead. But this blue is quite flashy compared to the others.
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Shutdown
Metalhead

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:03 pm 
 

Metantoine wrote:
Read Bastardhead's post ahead. But this blue is quite flashy compared to the others.

I did read it and it said "I assume".

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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:57 pm 
 

Ah well, he was right, Me and Zodi are mods only for a designated forum, inferior to the other forum as you said. Always thought the rec central was a ghetto who could get some more moderation ;)
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Alhadis
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:07 pm 
 

So if enforcers ultimately have the same privileges/powers as forum moderators do, why not use the same colour for both? I can't imagine a user would ever need to differentiate between an enforcer laying down the rules and a board moderator laying them down.

I'd say we have enough tiers of authority as it is, flashy colours aside...
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grinder12345 wrote:
And you says that metal is about the riffs, that is bollocks, cause then black and death bands wouldn't get accepted, cause the play termolo-riffs.

they payl termolo! not real riff!

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Shutdown
Metalhead

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:18 pm 
 

Alhadis wrote:
So if enforcers ultimately have the same privileges/powers as forum moderators do, why not use the same colour for both? I can't imagine a user would ever need to differentiate between an enforcer laying down the rules and a board moderator laying them down.

I'd say we have enough tiers of authority as it is, flashy colours aside...

I agree actually. I didn't know that they were functionally the same. This colour code should be for users anyway. Staff already know the staff. Therefore:

HellBlazer - B09000 (administrator)

ogmetal - B05000 (global moderator)

failsafeman - CC3322 (forum moderator + enforcer)

The_Internet - 992222 (site moderator)

Shutdown - AD6854 (nobody)


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Alhadis
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:21 pm 
 

Works for me. :)
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J_Ason wrote:
grinder12345 wrote:
And you says that metal is about the riffs, that is bollocks, cause then black and death bands wouldn't get accepted, cause the play termolo-riffs.

they payl termolo! not real riff!

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Shutdown
Metalhead

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:52 pm 
 

Tweaked the colours slightly to make them all more distinct.

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Evenfiel
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:36 pm 
 

Shutdown wrote:
ogmetal - B05000 (global moderator)

failsafeman - CC3322 (forum moderator + enforcer)

There is no need to differentiate between these two, or even the first three.

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Shutdown
Metalhead

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:48 pm 
 

Evenfiel wrote:
There is no need to differentiate between these two, or even the first three.

Then don't. There's enough colours there to play around with. It's better than the rainbow crap on display right now.

I still think the administrators should have their own colours. If someone has a problem with a staff member then they are the ones to talk to.

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Xeogred
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:35 pm 
 

Should be three colors max. "Enforcers" is hilarious.

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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:47 pm 
 

Think of myself as a French Canadian Rambo on skates fighting bad recommendations with a hockey stick.
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Shutdown
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:53 pm 
 

Metantoine wrote:
Think of myself as a French Canadian Rambo on skates fighting bad recommendations with a hockey stick.

Metantoine

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Alhadis
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:12 pm 
 

Metantoine
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J_Ason wrote:
grinder12345 wrote:
And you says that metal is about the riffs, that is bollocks, cause then black and death bands wouldn't get accepted, cause the play termolo-riffs.

they payl termolo! not real riff!

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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:48 pm 
 

ew, Canada :(

Purple is a cool color, even Black Sabbath is a fan.
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Morrigan
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:55 pm 
 

I'm confused. What is Shutdown doing outside of the video game thread??? Did someone give him the key to his cage?
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Markeri, in 2013 wrote:
you can debate the actual date that metal began, but a fairly agreed upon date is 1969. Metal is almost 25 years old
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Shutdown
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:08 pm 
 

Morrigan wrote:
I'm confused. What is Shutdown doing outside of the video game thread??? Did someone give him the key to his cage?

The only cage was my boredom with the rest of the forum. But now the rest of the forum looks more appealing than that one thread. Perhaps 99% of my posts from now on will be in Metal Discussion. Who knows?

But seriously, do something about that blue. It's painful. Really painful.

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Xeogred
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:06 pm 
 

If possible how about removing the long ass "Moderators: Nightgaunt, Morrigan, failsafeman, Esoteric, PhantomOTO, Derigin, MMisantropo, HellBlazer, Napero, OneRodeToAsaBay, ogmetal" at the top of every forum/thread (and when posting a new post)? People can just go here for that info, it just looks way more distracting than it already was now with the colors.

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GuntherTheUndying
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:31 pm 
 

On the topic of colors, does anyone know why PhilosophicalFrog's name is brighter than the average user? I'm just curious.
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MalignantThrone
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:40 pm 
 

GuntherTheUndying wrote:
On the topic of colors, does anyone know why PhilosophicalFrog's name is brighter than the average user? I'm just curious.

Non-mods' names (along with most other links on the forum) turn from brown to apricot once you've clicked on them at one point.
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Zodijackyl
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:59 am 
 

Metantoine wrote:
Think of myself as a French Canadian Rambo on skates fighting bad recommendations with a hockey stick.


Yeah, thanks for the colors that look like a Florida Panthers third jersey :(

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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:05 am 
 

Zodijackyl wrote:
Metantoine wrote:
Think of myself as a French Canadian Rambo on skates fighting bad recommendations with a hockey stick.


Yeah, thanks for the colors that look like a Florida Panthers third jersey :(


Morrigan will change it, only a matter of time haha.
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Xeogred
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:13 am 
 

Just keep it two colors, staff and non-staff.

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Dr_Keloid
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:41 am 
 

Xeogred wrote:
Just keep it two colors, staff and non-staff.

Nah, I like the new colours. It's like opening a tube of Starburst.

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Morrigan
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:19 pm 
 

There, now all forum mods are red, all site mods are orange, and admins are sorta-gold. Everyone happy?
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Markeri, in 2013 wrote:
you can debate the actual date that metal began, but a fairly agreed upon date is 1969. Metal is almost 25 years old
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Why Iron maiden is there? It's very far to be metal than a lot of some metal band.

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GraveWish
Metalhead

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:41 pm 
 

Well I'd like to give an opinion, I still consider that the idea of using the colors is interesting but sorry to say that with these groups/colors I can't figure out what's the point/importance behind it. Well for me to make sense they should be divided into the following categories:

Global moderators: the users that are simultaneously moderators on the main site and on the forums: Nightgaunt, failsafeman, PhantomOTO, Derigin, MMisantropo, HellBlazer, Napero, OneRodeToAsaBay, ogmetal, Morrigan

Site moderators: the users that are only moderators on the main site and not on the forums: Evenfiel, Abominatrix, Alhadis, Azmodes, Caliginosity, Corimngul, Crick, Demenekan, Dexter, Doomsday, emperor_zola, Fulgurius, GuntherTheUndying, Gutterscream, GVOLTT, Helvede, McMoney, PiotrB, Porman, Radagast, sofeshue, Stormrider, The_Internet, Uncolored, Witcher

Forums moderators: the users that are only moderators on the forums and not on the main site: Zodijackyl, Metantoine, Esoteric

With these groups it's more clear, simple and at least not confusing.
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