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Mars Explorer for iPhone 1.2 has been released (it's now in Apple's approval pipeline), Mars Explorer 1.9.4 is still right around the corner, and the future is looking bright!
 
Except for one small matter...
MarsXplr's forum system is currently hosting 1,176 threads - and quite a few of these aren't in the slightest bit related to Mars Explorer.
 
I personally feel that a proliferation of nonsense, lack of vision, and high noise-to-signal level ratio in the forums constitutes a threat to the productivity of anything related to Mars Explorer - and will most likely dilute the community in the long run. I am therefore broaching this subject for every one's consideration and input.
 
 
I don't have a vast amount of experience in administrating online forums, so I decided to check out how these sorts of situations are handled by those who do. During the course of my researches, I came across the forums for BZFlag - a fairly popular open source multiplayer game.
 
BZFlag has a dedicated set of moderators, a thorough and organized set of forum rules, and a focused community. I believe we could benefit from all these things.
http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=890 http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4221
 
 
 
Don't worry - I am not planning on locking down everything overnight. However, these issues really do need to be discussed and addressed before the community's exponential growth carries it beyond my ability to stay on top of.
 
I will be working on a moderator system for PlexPedia, a set of martian guidelines, and new tools to help keep everything organized.
 
 
What do you think?
Should we let non Mars Explorer content continue to clog this site, should we create a new "Mars Explorer Community" site to clog, should we send people off to some other site (facebook, perhaps?), or should I add some more functionality to PlexPedia to turn it into a facebook competitor - and then have everyone use that directly?

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I agree.  If it does not have anything t
1 day - 4,287v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 2:57 GMT
I agree.  If it does not have anything to do with Mars Explorer, chunk it.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christian Warrior
 
PS:  Thank you for making Mars Explorer!!!!!
16 hours - 1,458v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 3:00 GMT
i have noticed that there are many unneeded topics and threads. Idk what you can do but i think the people should do this unnessesary talk on facebook or whatever. For others that read this: please do not put on any unnessesary threads on this site.
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FINALLY! SOme one actually respectable has gi
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 3:04 GMT
FINALLY! Some one actually respectable has given out this message:
 
(I would find examples of J saying the exact opposite of your post but I forgot where they were : ( )
Welp, babaG and I have been saying this message for a while:
 
 
Will you all listen to us now?!?
 
 
 
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Yes, Ive been to that site. And they do have
14 hours - 817v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 3:05 GMT
Yes, Ive been to that site. And they do have a good system
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5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 3:05 GMT
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5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 3:06 GMT
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Right, do away with all non-related issues. &
1 day - 4,505v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 3:06 GMT
Right, do away with all non-related issues.  Not only thanks for creating one of the best games I've ever had the honor of playing, but for taking in everyones' relative thoughts about the game.
2 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 3:07 GMT
Somebody besides me, kruncher, fly club, babaG, and a while slew of others, who happens to be Aubrey finally said something. Thank you!
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And yes, i do think this had gone a little to
14 hours - 817v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 3:08 GMT
And yes, i do think this had gone a little too far. I mean, Aubrey had to "poof" xanas post because it was going on and on and on.
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Oh and BTW i do not think we should open this
14 hours - 817v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 3:14 GMT
Oh and BTW i do not think we should open this up to compete with facebook
1 day - 4,230v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 3:19 GMT
Bebo and Myspace FTW!
 
As long as the new site is as amazexcellentasticlicious as this one, I'm all for it.
 
I'm quite the hypocrite aren't I xDD
1 day - 4,230v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 3:22 GMT
Luv ya.
 
 
(This is to everybody) Can someone like Flyclub or The Dude gain the ability to poof?  I mean really...
 
Or Spiffy.  Whatever xDD
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 3:26 GMT
Whenever something isn't related to marsxplr, just have it be deleted.
1 week - 22,204v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 3:38 GMT
Which people are going to be moderators? If you do not have a lot of time to browse through all the subjects, something that might help is a "report" flag that someone can click and type up a small message to you making you aware of an unnecessary post. Infractions would be good, teach 'em kiddies a lesson! Hehe...With enough infractions, a free vacation(ban). Just some thoughts.
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I am up for the task, I have been through abo
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 4:01 GMT
I am up for the task, I have been through about 200 old posts in half an hour to an hour (separate times ( I had to go for a while))
 
 
Any who I am certainly willing to go through 1000 posts from this one to proof read everything and moderate it.
 
My strategy also takes me through all the hidden posts too, because there are so many hidden posts, I will not count them, I will only count the unhidden ones.
 
 
As I have just read the rest of spiffy's post :P I also offer to keep track of how many times each account makes inappropriate content. If an account exceeds a number specified by  Aubrey I will alert him to this to allow him to administer punishments (not that I have any power over whether or not he punishes).
 
I would not abuse my power if given any. If I do please alert me (anyone) and I will attempt to change.
If I do or do not abuse my power, I will accept my power being revoked by Aubrey without any argument.
 
Any who please consider me! I also think that babaG would make an AMAZING proofreader (perhaps even better than I)
 
 
 
As I have further contemplated spiffy's comment, I believe that a good substitute for the tagging would be the pm system! If I were to become a proofreader all one would need to do would be pm me to alert of inappropriate content....
2 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 4:04 GMT
I like the Moderator Idea, but I agree with spiffy, who would do the job? They will take some of the workload off, but who will do the job?
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I agree, but I also think we need a general discussion subforum
5 days - 7,364v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 4:08 GMT
 
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 4:10 GMT
I sure would... 
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it would be really cool if this site become a
2 days - 2,703v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 4:22 GMT
it would be really cool if this site become a facebook competitor!
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me too, maybe
2 days - 2,703v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 4:24 GMT
me too, maybe
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Good idea Aubrey!  
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 4:50 GMT
Good idea Aubrey!
 
I definitely think that only Mars Explorer related content should be allowed.
Whatever you decide will be great though.
 
~Edith~
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Ya moderators is a good idea, and since this
5 days - 10,540v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 4:52 GMT
Ya moderators is a good idea, and since this IS a Mars only i guess it shouldnt have extra stuff, so i guess the games will have to me moved, unless maybe we could have a separate folder that's just for random stuff or something....or a fan site for fun...or i dunno! ^^ But sure it would be good to have this forums clean.
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create a myspace competitor
21 hours - 3,209v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 5:45 GMT
you should tooooooootally make a myspace/facebook competitor and call it "marspace"! that'd be soooooooo cool! most people use the game for chat anyway.
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i agree that that some things people post are
1 week - 27,777v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 7:44 GMT
i agree that that some things people post are not nessasary (though i have not said anything because i know #1 people will not listen and #2 i will just make people mad at me) but i do think a little fun is ok like the rules of a piolet that some one posted and stuff like that, so i guess i would just say that my opinion is to get rid of the unnessasary posts. well that is just my vote so yea thanks for your hard work on mars Aubrey!
 
Lizzle
1 week - 17,200v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 10:06 GMT
Hi Aubrey
The first natural step would be to make a self sorting system, automatically deleting old posts that have not been viewed for longer periods of time. This would dramatically reduce the number of posts on the site.
The next would most definitely be moderators and the ability to flag inappropriate messages so that the moderators can delete them.
When this is said, however, a word of caution from an old man, (Me ;o):
Power can corrupt. Many sites I have visited in the past suffers under unruly moderators, using their powers to promote themselves and to get rid of unwanted members of the very communities, they are "hired" to protect. Another possibility could be for users to be able to use an ignore function, so that they can cancel out posts and messages from users they don't want to communicate with. This should not influence other users abilities to see those posts.
 
One thing I miss here is the ability to have a public profile. I think it'd be awesome if users could choose to have a public profile with an avatar. (this could be a selection of avatar martian style images or the ability to combine features into user modified avatars) I am against using uploaded gifs or the like, since this could lead to people posting pictures compromising either themselves or others or violating copyrights.
A profile could contain:
  • A user avatar
  • A short description
  • A Flag indicating nationality
  • A preferred game time indicator (pulling stats from user traffic, showing when user s most likely to be online) This option should be optional for users.
  • A preferred world and/ or vehicle choice (simple checkbox input from user)
I hope some of my ramblings make sense and can in some way contribute to this site.
 
Sincerely,
Johnny
1 week - 22,204v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 11:58 GMT
I would not mind being a moderator. I do not have enough time to assist Clubby in going through all of the threads, but if you are going to start over what's the sense in doing that? I would have to disagree with MacDane(Or, at least, what I think he said)I do think one should be able to upload your own avatar from a computer. Anyway, a little profile would be neat.
14 hours - 817v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 15:35 GMT
I'd rather not put this up to everyone on the web, but I love MacDanes idea for avatars. And i would not mind being a Moderator, I'd just have to be kind of a part time one, cause i have a VERY busy schedule.
1 week - 10,901v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 16:30 GMT
I think non-related posts are quite ok as long as they do not outnumber the posts that are dedicated to Mars Explorer. It gives the forum a nice atmosphere, a bit of a personal touch. It seems that I am vastly outnumbered though and I will adapt myself to the new forum rules would they become reality.
PS. If you are looking for someone to patrol the nights just remember Europe is some six hours ahead of the US.
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READ THIS PLEASE!
2 days - 5,729v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 16:43 GMT
Do not let anyone other than you be a moderator. Why? because everyone has different opinions, and biased ones sometimes. Like the dude against demon hunter, or something.
 
also, they might have different ideas on whats wrong and right ect.
 
just tell people that if they continually post non marsxplr related stuff, they shouldn't be able to post anymore.
 
consequences.
 
 
Oh, and i live in the EXACT time zone as olim.... and fully agree with him. Its boring here in the morning cuz everyone else is asleep!
 
it'd be nice to have somethin to do for a change.
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OOo me like the avatar and stuff!!
5 days - 10,540v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 16:50 GMT
OOo me like the avatar and stuff!!
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Well Aubrey ALSO has different opinions than
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 17:43 GMT
Well Aubrey ALSO has different opinions than some of us, in this case, what if the moderators he chooses (only if he chooses at all) moderate  by HIS opinion not their own, and can still express their opinion but have to abide by his? 
 
 
If he were to apply his moderation with player moderators or not, people either way would have to abide by his opinion, hence, having player moderators makes the enforcement a bit faster and stronger.
 
 
Also it is not as if making anyone a moderator is permanent, he can still take away the right from anyone, so no risk involved, if he does not like the way the moderators do their job then he can simply remove the from the task.
13 hours - 1,294v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 19:30 GMT
i dont care how moderated it gets !!!!!!!!!! stick to  MARS EXPLORER TOPICS PEOPLE!!!!!!!
 
 
THANK YOU AUBREY!!!!!!!!!!
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/02/11 - 23:16 GMT
first off, no to a facebook group, this will give out to much personal info. second, if a post makes people happy or laugh then why should it be taken down, aside from the fact that it may "pollute" the site? pollute how? im not sure...take away the focus of the game perhaps? also, i thinkt hat instead of, or in accordance with the moderators, there should be a rating system, like the one on "Youtube" for instance. people that see the post rate it and next to their names it shows their ratting, and on the top of the post it shows the average rating. if the rating is below a said amount, it should be removed. however, this mostly just goes along with my original point...so if you disagree with my point, you disagree with my idea. none the less, that is my opinion. also, i like the idea of a personalized -to a point- profile, so long as it does not give out too much personal information. i like the ideas of a moderator and rating system because it combines the politics of leader(s) and the people, to make a fair judgment. please consider and thank you.
3 days - 10,490v
Posted 2009/02/12 - 3:03 GMT
i do believe that this site is slowly getting corrupted, and that some posts are not worth being on the Site.  However, i donnot think that this site should be a competitor of Facebook anywhere in my mind.  About the profilers/moderators.  I would be more than happy to do that i am homeschooled and have lots of extra time to do that.  (i actually went thru every single post on the site in about an hour)  Anyhow i agree with MacDane, we donnot want people who will kick people out of the game with the power of..well...power!  My vote for moderators are (in order)
1. MacDane/Free Willie (cant decide both very open people, wouldnt be biased)
2. Babag
3. Flyclub
4. Me (J-Elite.1)
thnx,
J-Elite.1
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Yeah, I agree with J. I would NOT open this u
14 hours - 817v
Posted 2009/02/12 - 19:09 GMT
Yeah, I agree with J. I would NOT open this up to compete with facebook, and I would be open to be a moderator, even if I have a kinda sorta busy schedule.
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Not every post my friend.
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/02/13 - 0:48 GMT
Not every post my friend.
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willie? biased? naaaah...
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/02/14 - 19:29 GMT
willie? biased? naaaah...
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
2 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/05/14 - 22:16 GMT
BAM!
and that total is now over 1,800
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
20 hours - 2,151v
Posted 2009/05/14 - 22:30 GMT
yayy...
we should throw a party
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/05/18 - 3:38 GMT
Aubrey, may we please have a ban feature?
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
2 days - 3,894v
Posted 2009/05/18 - 4:36 GMT
just a few adjustments to this site, then perfection! (which means the ban feature must be allowed)
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/12/15 - 8:50 GMT
For over a year, TheDude, babaG and myself (aside from driving the war clans, cloners, pervs, personal info sharers, TheCult, SHARKY, curly133 and other would be Mars criminals off the servers)  have relentlessly made attempts ad nausiem to guide Mars Explorer's forum in a direction of quality. We have been mean and aggressive in some of our requests or demands and we have been ridiculously polite and ridiculously respectful in other requests.  We have PMed people about their posts, we have commented seemingly forever, we have BAMMED tons and tons and tons and tons of quality posts to drive down really bad stuff and all three of us have been met with the same disheartening results; a massively cluttered, neurotic kiddie chat room for a forum and classic noob-style obstinateness  from unbelievably self indulgent brats that believe their privilege to post here needn't contribute anything and needn't be tempered with even the slightest regard for what the site administrator has suggested as forum guidelines. Your workaround for this is; "I noe this isn't mars related but...."
  I would hope that everyone is fine with occasional silly stuff or occasional off-topic posts but people have been savagely using what was everyone's forum as THEIR personal footsie game and/or jibber-jabber blog for too long while attempting to score (as Aubrey put it) "a phycological victory" against we that ask not for a cease and desist but simply MODERATION on the part of maniacal post makers/commenters. As a bonus for our efforts, Dude, baba and I have also been confronted with outrageous and incredibly burdensome consequences (unknown to almost all of you) and unimaginable by even the likes of Edgar Allan Poe.
 Well, I might just quit it. You loons just go ahead and overrun the site like The Replicators on SG1, feeding off of every scrap as you always have, using any excuse to justify hogging as much space and attention as you can possibly consume. Never mind what Aubrey Falconer thinks or what he types up for the FAQ page. Never mind that several external sites have been created to satiate your endless, frothing-at-the-mouth desire for chicanery. Never mind that you've made what was everyone's site into YOUR site. Just do your run amok thing here, where you don't belong becuzz idz funnir dat wei wen pplz get mad iznt it? 
  While you spam-goofs are gorging yourselves on buckets of sugar and Red Bull to gear up for spilling your wonderful, vapid selves all over what used to be a keen game forum in a frenzied competition to be 100th commenter or to make the most posts in a day, or claiming your club to be the snazziest or while you're bamming release announcements for ancient game versions or making your fifth or sixth unfulfilled, unresolved goodbye post, I will be flying low and flying fast, playing laser tag, hugging the wall and teaching the people that you spam-goofs undeservedly call noobs to fly and dogfight because they ACTUALLY WANT TO PLAY THE GAME AS IT'S DESIGNED not GAME ON THE FORUM.
  When I go on the forum, I will mostly attempt to navigate around your cloying and self indulgent wastes of server memory and your grotesque, pitiful attempts at phycological victories over others.
I may, however stop in to razz you and razz you but good.
Thanks for your incredible, sustained efforts Dude, bab'z and thanks to the few others that try to raise us up.
I used to be strictly for self regulation on the forum but it has proven completely ineffective.
Sincerely, kruncher
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
2 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/12/15 - 11:30 GMT
Message to the forum members of Marsxplr.com,
 
Read the above message by Aubrey then read it again.
Then read it two more times, then read the above comment.
Then read the entire Thread and the above comment,
Hopefully this will sink the message into some of your incredibly thick skulls!!!
 
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 week - 24,177v
Posted 2009/12/15 - 13:09 GMT
I agree (nice writing, Kruncher), and while agreeing I agree wholeheartedly. I was in a server last night, when a player named "Grahame" came in, and he asked me some questions. One of them was (not an exact quote) "Is the forum as it was when I left?" (he left in October. LAST October, 2008) I told him what had happened, and he said "Are you kidding me? Has the best source of information on Mars been corrupted by useless trash?" I replied "Yes, kind of. There are still some quite useful posts, but there is a LOT more spam, also."
 
So, that's the view of one who hasn't played in over a year. Is that really what we want to to be like?
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 day - 6,320v
Posted 2009/12/15 - 13:42 GMT
I just gotta say something that is SOLELY my opinion:
Proceed to comment at your own risk. :)
 
I'm leaving if there are mods. Period.
Because censorship is against the Constitution.
And I won't stand for it.
 
People believe rules are the cornerstone of our civilizations.
I think they're scratched lines on crushed trees.
 
And if someone wants to put in a mod,
and one day I wake up,
and see I can't make my nickname & pic post active again,
I will promptly leave.
 
Depending on other certain circumstances as well.
That is what I have to say.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 week - 24,177v
Posted 2009/12/15 - 13:48 GMT
I wouldn't go that far, Aeo. Moderators are for the good of the community, and I doubt they will be enabled (although, they may). But still, the moderators would (methinks) censor the junk, the spam, and I would have them go by some guidelines, like this:
 
Censor posts with language or filthy humor, etc.
 
Censor posts with absolutely no Mars-related things.
 
Censor posts that they are told to by Aubrey.
 
Now, what do you think?
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/12/15 - 14:47 GMT
In any community, it's those that consistently and self righteously violate softly applied guidelines that begin the process of creating hard rules.
* TheCult helped speed along Aubrey's Master Ban list.
* Cloners helped create game name login.
* Rapid vehicle changer/resetters made Aubrey change the buttons and add a timer.
 
The many of us that have tried and tried have been unsuccessful at MODERATING forum abuse therefore, stronger measure are called for.
 
Caution, this post is Mars Explorer related.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 week - 24,177v
Posted 2009/12/15 - 15:07 GMT
This post is also radioactive, touching it with any non-mars-related stuff will blow you into a mushroom cloud :P
 
Now, I myself think that we should have about five mods, MAX. Although, Kruncher you have a VERY good point, I think that we should have more like two or three moderators to help Aubrey out.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
5 hours - 343v
Posted 2009/12/15 - 17:50 GMT
Ah, Aeo, you crack me up.  ;)
I'm just gonna jump in here really quick.
 
One, the Constitution says that censorship is legal/allowed/whatever if it offends someone or some group. Obviously, these spammish posts offend people, otherwise there would be no discussion of the topic.
 
My point of view is that all the spam is like shoving a jar of stale peanut butter down the throat of the community, thus choking it.
 
(One-point-five, not everybody here is from the USA. So that was a bad example anyways.)
 
Now for round two.
You say rules are "lines scratched into crushed trees." I say,"That's bs."
"Rules", or LAWS, are what keep the world from degenerating into chaos. All just laws have some basis on the Ten Commandments, and it has been so ever since the origin of the Ten. 
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Very Nice Kruncher!
6 days - 21,100v
Posted 2009/12/15 - 22:12 GMT
Good Point Kruncher!  I although i am a person who has made you a bit frustrated, i agree with what you said.  But one thing.  as much as you try, Nothing is perfect.  Maybe we can lower the spam rate, but we cant completely stop it.  Just like what the police do.  They lower crime rates but they dont stop them all together.  You, TheDude, and BabaG are just that police.  I admire the hard work you do and im amazed that you havent given up yet.  If i was you i would have just ignored them But it seems that you have more passion that i have.
 
 
now on a more...uh.....relaxed note
 
And you might think that you have no reward in what you do.  But you do have much to be thankful for.  I see that you guys could be excellent lawyers.  The debates you have and the comebacks you throw is what a lawyer does.  and the get PAIED for doing it.  So if i was you, a Lawyer would be my career. 
 
just saying.
 
 
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/12/15 - 22:22 GMT
In reply to Aeolese (And everyone else): 
Censorship is the blocking of inappropriate material, not the banishing of arguable ideas. Some items may sit very finely on the center of these two topics, but i would trust the final decision to the moderators who we, the people of Mars, or syn3th, elect. If we do no support a decision of theirs, we can debate it.
 
To all:
 
"Just because you can, doesn't mean you should"
 
You are free to post whatever unintelligent, disgraceful, horrible trash you like and call it freedom of speech, but there comes a time when people must learn to "Hold they tongue". Self control is KEY. When people cannot control themselves, others should be brought to help them be controlled. Many people who use this forum are children, they dont quite understand self control. Many others of you have no excuse. 
 
If you don't want moderators infringing on your rights, learn to moderate yourself.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 day - 6,320v
Posted 2009/12/15 - 22:24 GMT
Let me put in something:
"I am what I am and not what you percieve."

That ALONE will probably generate a few long comments.
Because all I saw was stuff about what I said about the Constitution.

Willowman:
Sure, they're based of the Ten.
But, they aren't the Ten, now are they?

The Constitution is plainly Mashed up trees into pulp into paper which some famous people wrote on with black liquid.

THAT IS THE LITERAL TERM.

No one really cared about what I said, they cared about what I didn't say.

The constitution was an example.

Am I making the site hungry bloodhounds?
It appears so.

Where else am I not wanted, eh?
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
2 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/12/15 - 22:25 GMT
well spoken Baba
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 week - 24,177v
Posted 2009/12/15 - 22:37 GMT
Well put babaG. Now. Aeo, will you stop being difficult please? Before you say "I'm not being difficult," may I say something? Thank you.
 
BabaG is correct, just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD. Also, you ARE being annoying. And also, you are being oversensitive! They have said some reasonable things, and you diss 'em by saying "I'm not like that."
 
Look, I would prefer people NOT fight, but if you do not quit (by the way, quit talking is my advice), they will keep, as you say, "flaming" you, and there will be no end to this. Please, back down.
 
TS
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
5 days - 10,540v
Posted 2009/12/15 - 23:30 GMT
Aubrey I TOTALLY 100% agree with you!! PLEASE LET'S HAVE A FORUM!!!!
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 week - 24,177v
Posted 2009/12/15 - 23:35 GMT
Yes.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/12/16 - 1:30 GMT
I wish to also thank Seb for all his hard work against the cloners and would-be criminals of Mars Explorer. He was there in 1.9 when we were tracking cloners and busting the Xclan's chops for at least a summer.
He also worked tirelessly against TheCult.
I forgot to give him name credit because he's often such a quiet chap.
Thanks Seb! .
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/12/16 - 5:18 GMT
Aubrey linked another game's forum rules for us to view. I suggest everyone read them and consider being thankful for what we have and consider self moderation. These people are TOUGH!.
 
http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=890
 
 
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
23 hours - 2,065v
Posted 2009/12/16 - 7:50 GMT
things that are totaly unrelated, like the recent "click here if u like cars" or something like that, but things like "Guess Who" are fun, awesome, and shouldn't be deleted.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/12/16 - 14:14 GMT
That's why I want to avoid moderators if possible.
 
Aubrey, do you have a friend that would apply bizflag's rules here and moderate this forum for a trial period?
 
I'll bet that would create more gratitude for how soft we have it.  :)
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 week - 24,177v
Posted 2009/12/16 - 14:50 GMT
Yeah, really. Enzo would out on his ear right now :)
 
I also agree with Kruncher, could we have someone give us a taste of what BZFlag is like, so we know how good we have it?
 
In other words, I second the motion.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
4 days - 11,642v
Posted 2009/12/17 - 2:28 GMT
I think plexpedia REALLY needs a "delete post" button. I have wanted to delete posts of mine, but instead I have to hide them. They will always be there, but only hidden.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 day - 6,320v
Posted 2009/12/17 - 13:39 GMT
Yeah, we seriously need an option to delete our posts.
 
Heck if there was a new on that came out today, 
I would go on a blitz and delete the majority of my posts.
 
I always go on a blitz when im discovering something new.
 
Like I got obsessed with getting more harddrive space free of my laptop.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 week - 24,177v
Posted 2009/12/17 - 14:17 GMT
Lol.
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Re: I am up for the task, I have been through abo
17 hours - 1,754v
Posted 2009/12/17 - 17:29 GMT
I agree to you being given this position.  I also would like to offer myself as a moderator.  I will follow all of the same guidelines Flyclub put up, and any others that are put onto controlling the moderation process.  I also will handle the responsibility maturely, and without bias or rivalry influencing any descisions I make.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/12/19 - 0:48 GMT
Back to the topic please.
 
 
I must say again that in order to mantain the ease and freedom allowed on our site, we must ACT AS IF there were at least SOME standard forum rules applied to us or face losing what we have. We don't want those rules forced upon us do we?
 
 
If anyone thinks I'm being mean, please follow this link to read the forum rules for the game called bizflag.
http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=890
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
5 days - 10,540v
Posted 2009/12/19 - 3:33 GMT
But Aubrey isn't saying that we have to do EXACTLY what BZFlag does! But I have to admit, A mars forum would be nice and fun. A portion just for games, another folder for just mars stuff, no need to have to make another post about the same thing if a lot of people post it. It's easier, cleaner, more efficient, I'M ALL FOR IT! And Siggys! And Pictures next to our name! <3
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/12/19 - 3:40 GMT
Im against the "siggy's" and pictures, only because it just adds more clutter to the comments. If you want it cleaner, those things arent the way to go. Krucnher is stating a somewhat "worst case scenario", though it is highly likely to happen if we don't start moderating ourselves. 
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/12/19 - 4:03 GMT
GLASTEE, this, here IS THE FORUM!  lol ...at least it's supposed to be..
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 week - 24,177v
Posted 2009/12/19 - 4:38 GMT
Well, I would love to have something like this:
 
http://paradisepaintball.cmune.com/community/
 
Paradise Paintball's system is a good one, although not a strict as BZFlag's. I have to agree with Glast... I'd love the idea of signature and avatars, but I understand that this is not nessecerry.
 
PS: Note that PP has a "Gossip and Other Useless Posts" section. ;)
 
Signing off...
 
TS
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/12/21 - 6:00 GMT
I looked at P Paintball's forum and it seems much more attractive than BZFlag's forum!
 
I would strongly support testing P Paintball's forum organizational system for SYN3H.
 
Edit - But someone would still have to direct the categories. I just remembered we HAVE categories here.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
11 hours - 1,299v
Posted 2009/12/21 - 20:13 GMT
I would recommend an auto delete thing so if there are any posts that have not been edited or posted on in the last two months or so, they would automatically be deleted. then the moderators could take care of the unrelated to mars stuff.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/01/28 - 16:16 GMT
Auto delete sounds good at first glance but I would hope that somehow, quality tutorials and link posts would always survive. Maybe they could live on in a searchable archive. I recently had to go all the way back to Aubrey's Host Cam Bug post to retrieve the old Unity plugin for browser play. Lucky it was there! I see Aubrey closed out SHARKY's famous post from a while ago though.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/01/28 - 16:19 GMT
Hold up! Aubrey? Ahhhh, I'll bet this post originally was soooo bad that you linked your post to the title.  :)
 
Niiiice!
 
Edit - This post is also attached to another off-topic newbee post called: "Version 9.97.0.44"
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Re: Thanx Man.
2 days - 8,588v
Posted 2010/01/30 - 20:44 GMT
NO NTO FC HIS EVILNESS WILL DESTROY THE COMMENTS!!!
 
 
LOL
 
 
FC
 
If you read this I meant no
offense, but seriously get into
a happy mood for once.
 
 
:)
Neon
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
0 second ago - 0v
Posted 2010/01/30 - 22:23 GMT
MWUHAHAHAHAHA!!!
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
12 hours - 917v
Posted 2010/01/31 - 14:28 GMT
I will get the trash bin 
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
4 days - 11,642v
Posted 2010/02/01 - 3:05 GMT
You know Aubrey, if we just had a freakin' huge garbage bin, I doubt marsxplr.com would be so clogged up. I recommend a delete post button asap! I need to do some housecleaning!
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/02/01 - 5:07 GMT
A post delete button makes sense to me and I would like to have one.
No, two.
One button for my posts and one button to delete other's posts. :)
Might as well make a PM delete as well. Some PMs have valuable links that don't quite merit adding to one's browser bookmarks and I have many PMs that I would like to never see again.....many.
Bam!
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
3 days - 10,293v
Posted 2010/05/12 - 4:08 GMT
Well why not get a way to delete the posts forever. 
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
3 days - 10,628v
Posted 2010/05/13 - 15:38 GMT
Too much power, Aubrey can already do that, but the mods should not.
 
hidden might as well be deleted anyway
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
11 hours - 1,102v
Posted 2010/05/13 - 17:54 GMT
GENIUS! We NEED an Update.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2010/09/07 - 3:52 GMT
Ba-ba-ba-BAMAMAMAMAMAM!
 
Wonderful post from the pre-mod era.
However, this post applies equally to the comments, particularly in this downtime.
The forum is not your personal chat box. Keep comments relevant and on task at all times. A little bit of deviance is bound to occur, but there is no reason for a comment like:
 
"Yo, r u there?"
 
on a post pertaining to a new world or the like. While mods do have some limited power in comment hiding, we prefer not to need to cross over a line there may be no going back behind.
 
In summary, keep comments relevant and onhand please. If you'd like to chat, keep it on Mars, or while Mars is down, the HA Chat room is perfect for aimless chatter.
 
Thank you,
AppleSky
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
9 hours - 1,189v
Posted 2010/09/07 - 3:55 GMT
AppleSky y r you not on my file?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
 
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 week - 24,177v
Posted 2010/09/07 - 21:42 GMT
Mmhmm...
 
Great discussion here.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2010/09/07 - 23:26 GMT
*Cough* I'ma keep bamming this til it invokes serious thought and reform :P
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 week - 24,177v
Posted 2010/09/07 - 23:34 GMT
*Helps*
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
4 hours - 362v
Posted 2010/09/08 - 5:02 GMT
personally, (my opinion) i think that marsxplr is perfect the way it is. i mean, think about the world, it functions almost perfectly, and there are plenty of "clogs" in the system, but if you just got rid of all of those clogs, then we would lose rights, decision choices, and freedom to express ourselves.
 
sincerely~blue chaos
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
4 hours - 362v
Posted 2010/09/08 - 5:05 GMT
now that i think about it, what do you guys think about having an addon to the website called marsblog or something?
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
23 hours - 2,065v
Posted 2010/09/08 - 6:12 GMT
I would suggest deleting everything older than a certain date.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2010/09/08 - 11:38 GMT
As I said in my original comment, I bammed this in the context that instead of posts, think comments. Try to keep comments relative. The forum is not your personal chat box, don't treat it as such. If you want to chat, keep it to HA Chat, or PMs.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 week - 31,391v
Posted 2010/09/09 - 1:50 GMT
Will you just let them be applesky. Who cares about HA, its alot better to talk here, than a dead post.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2010/09/09 - 1:54 GMT
"HA Chat" is not a post; it's a chat box. CHAT BOX. This is a forum. A forum is used for spreading and sharing ideas relevant to the progression of the game. A Chat box is for aimless chatting. The forum is not for aimless chatting.
 
If you do not change your behavior and treatment on/of the forum, a name-based comment wipe has/is being discussed among the mods, and is ready.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 week - 31,391v
Posted 2010/09/09 - 1:56 GMT
SO!?!?!?? WHO EVER USES HA ANYMORE!!!!
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2010/09/09 - 2:05 GMT
No one. That's why it would be perfect for you, and your fellow "Chatterboxes" to converse without disrupting and encroaching upon the purpose of Marsxplr.com, as stated in this post that you are on, right now. Written by Aubrey. Addressing this problem, in a different form.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 week - 31,391v
Posted 2010/09/09 - 2:36 GMT
You have issuses. What no one is going to be your friend. Decides you can scare more people than me with just your face.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 week - 24,177v
Posted 2010/09/09 - 21:33 GMT
*Ahem*
 
Now, to lend my voice to this...
 
LOOK, STRYKER. YOU MIGHT NOT GIVE A DANG, BUT SOME OTHER PEOPLE DO. THIS FORUM IS NOT YOUR PERSONAL CHATBOX, YOU GET ME?! YOU DO NOT CHAT HERE. YOU COMMENT, AND ENGAGE IN CONVERSATION TO MAKE THIS FORUM BETTER AND TO BETTER IT WITH YOUR COMMENTS. NOT FOUL IT UP WITH YOUR STUPID CAPS-LOCK-RIDDEN COMMENTS, GOT IT? NOW, WISE UP OR GET OUT.
 
Thank you for your time.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 week - 31,391v
Posted 2010/09/10 - 2:25 GMT
Hurtful. You don't have to yell.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/12/18 - 7:56 GMT
Bam - EVERYONE READ THE TOP!
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
4 days - 12,512v
Posted 2010/12/18 - 9:57 GMT
Going on a bamming run, eh? Nice to see some of Aubrey's old posts again :)
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
1 week - 24,177v
Posted 2010/12/18 - 15:07 GMT
Oh yes, we need this one.
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
4 days - 12,819v
Posted 2011/01/14 - 23:23 GMT
I agree, completely. No lie. 
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Re: Purpose of MarsXPLR.com
11 hours - 1,102v
Posted 2011/01/17 - 17:08 GMT
Can I volunteer for the Plexpedia Mod job?

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