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Whiskers

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  1. 19 hours ago, Fasauceome said:

    you are a silly man, blake

    18 hours ago, Fasauceome said:

    gonna go out on a limb and say I didn't really get in the way of anything, but OP can be the judge of that

     

    @GamerBlake did I ruin your thread or are we good

     

    I can be the judge of that. You were needlessly being a bit of a dick. Don't.

     

    Community Standards - Core Principles said:

    "Don't be a dick" - Wil Wheaton.

     


  2. Thread locked.

     

    Please read the Tech News section's Posting Guidelines before submitting a topic. This topic was already posted here.

     

    Edit: Additionally I've removed a few replies to this thread which were blatantly unhelpful or unconstructive. If a thread is posted to the wrong section please report it to the mod team, don't reply to it with condescension or spam.


  3. Hey all, I'm sorry that it has taken me so long to push the badges out. Unfortunately I've been quite ill and busy over the Christmas and New Year period and haven't had the time or ability to start assigning them. But at last, the badges have been handed out! :D

     

    The event badges should have been handed out to everyone who met the requirements for them. If you believe you were supposed to receive the badges and they haven't appeared on your account yet, please send me a PM and I'll sort it for you. Hopefully though everyone has received their badges without issue.

     

    Thanks for your patience everyone!


  4. On 12/3/2018 at 9:24 PM, LukeSavenije said:

    I see mods pretty frequently around this tread, but what about admins? I only see mortis and whiskers around the bug tread, and slick looks like he died. Nowhere to be seen in videos exept for the wan show, and never says something on the forum. Why?

    :ph34r:


  5. @carpentry2010 Please edit your topic to meet the Tech News section's Posting Guidelines.

     

    Just as a reminder for everyone, if a topic violates our Community Standards or a section's posting requirements, we ask that you report it to the mod team and leave it for us to deal with. Technically it's against the Community Standards to "backseat moderate", which includes telling a fellow user that they've broken the rules.


  6. Just now, AluminiumTech said:

    What about the possible clear definition from the mod team on what Misleading and Clickbait are in the tech news posting guidelines?

     

    Currently a concern is that mods approach reports of misleading and clickbait titles quite differently depending on the mod and some offending posts aren't updated.

    I suppose we can add an example of clickbait to the rules. Something like "Samsung and Verizon are working on a 5G Smartphone even though it could give you cancer" would seem appropriate.


  7. Ultimately, this would segment the community and create two groups; a privileged few who can contribute to the section without restriction, and a 'lesser' majority who cannot. It's important to remember that we are first and foremost a community forum, not a tech news forum. Our tech news section is intended for the entire community to contribute to and participate in; locking off access or providing only an 'elite group' with higher privileges goes completely against the community ideals of the forum.

     

    It's worth pointing out perhaps that around 4 years ago now there were discussions on the creation of "The Official LTT News Team", with the intention of promoting higher-quality news content on the forum and opening the possibility of more original content as opposed to the largely reposted content we have right now. Ultimately however this idea was rejected for technical feasibility reasons, as well as for introducing the same issues mentioned above - it would fragment the community and create an unwelcoming atmosphere for users new to either the Tech News section or the forum itself. Instead, the Tech News rules were created - and whilst there have been some niggling issues from time to time, by and large they have had a dramatically beneficial impact on the quality of submissions and even replies in the section.

     

    We are always open to recommendations, suggestions and ideas on how we can keep the tech news cleaner and less "clickbait-y". But we will not be implementing this specific change.


  8. 23 hours ago, Cereal5 said:

    Wait you have all 3 badges lmao. Everyone else's get taken away when they get a new badge.

    Ţ̶̢͓̭̝͌̅̒̓h̴̨̆̅̍e̷̘͛̀͊͗̌ŗ̴̻͛́̕e̸̢͉̝̱̎'̶̭̳̮͔̘̉̂͂͝s̵̛̘͑̄͌̐͝ ̶̺̬͚̹̈́́̓̈́b̵̲̝͕̗̖͗͛̈è̴̢̩͎̮͈̏̀̐e̶̛͕̤̜͋́̋̊̚n̸̲͇͕̭̰̠̋̀̌̋ ̷̛̳̮̳̹̥̲̅ä̵͉͉̹̝́̑̄ ̴̢̭̩͍͇̜̄̑̇g̶̮͖̮͈͓͕̒͆̈́̃̓͠ḷ̶̀͠į̸̛̳̞̂̋͐t̷͍̻͑̂͗͋͝c̵͓͚̦̘͓̮͒h̶̢̳͕́ ̸̢̛̜́͂̂͘ǐ̴̗͙̫̗̻̽n̸̜͗͑̒̍̕ ̷̨̜̺̏͗̋̃̓̚t̶͈̣͙̓̓h̵̝̪̎͘̕é̶͚͓͓̽̍͑̅̚ͅ ̷̞̇̇̌̔m̷̮̈͊͘a̸̖̯͕̓ṱ̶̢̹̙̰̋̌̔r̸̯͚̭̺̘̃̓̓͗̅i̶͓̥̝̩͝ẍ̷̱͙̓

     

    The main Folding badges are in theory supposed to be tiered, so when you fulfil the requirements for the next tier of badge it replaces your old one. But owing to the way our badge system works sometimes mistakes or oversights can be made. If anyone has multiple of these badges then the lower-tier ones can be removed on request, or will typically be removed when a badge is next updated.


  9. 21 hours ago, King Poet said:

    Strange. I just got that badge. Guess they went back to it. Perhaps I'll ask him to do mine. It was easier to keep track that way.

    I usually link to whichever site a user prefers to use, or copy over the link from an old badge. I'm guessing your old badge linked to the F@H site, or I made an oversight. Either way, I'll update your badge shortly. ^_^


  10. Thread cleaned.

     

    As per the Community Standards political discussion isn't allowed. Whilst this thread is inherently political to an extent, it is not an appropriate place to begin discussing international politics or the merit of various countries' actions.

     

    Keep things civil and respectful please, and keep political discussion to a minimum - otherwise this thread will need to be locked.


  11. Just now, palespartan said:

    was sending you one with a bunch of people from the LTT staff unless you think I should just send it to you?

    It's up to you. By LTT staff do you mean forum staff or LMG employees? If it's the former feel free to add whoever you want, if it's the latter though I'd maybe suggest adding just the one.


  12. 5 minutes ago, AluminiumTech said:

    I reported the post....

    Yes, however the last part of the rule is quite important:

    Quote

    ...etc; leave it for the mod team to handle.

    If you believe a member to have broken a rule of the Community Standards or indeed section-specific posting requirements, please leave it for the mod team alone to handle.


  13. 5 minutes ago, AluminiumTech said:

    Please ensure you follow the tech news posting guidelines. Post has been reported.

    Please ensure you follow the Community Standards, as backseat moderation is not allowed. ;)

     

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    • Do not backseat moderate – if there’s an issue, please use the report function. This includes responses such as "Off topic", "spam", "advertising", "status update material" etc; leave it for the mod team to handle.

     

    @The_Tron I know it seems somewhat pedantic, but please use the text editor's built-in quotes feature to encapsulate content quoted from the source you link. It is technically a stipulation of the section's posting requirements, in order to more clearly distinguish between quoted and original content.

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