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At least the nutter chose a good photo of me

By johnboy 29 May 2012 43

stickers

So let’s be very clear. The stickers going up around town are nothing to do with RiotACT, although I am glad they used a nice photo.

Any defamatory or illegal comments which we have deleted and they publish are entirely their responsibility and we do look forward to seeing the legal fraternity getting medieval on the arses. (yes we’re looking at getting the hole closed)

I didn’t ask for my facebook photo to be stuck up all over town. But I’d rather be the person having their photo plastered than the nutbag doing the plastering.

If you’re wondering why some comments get modded and some don’t then our guidance from 2009 remains as sound now as then.

Mostly we’re deleting spam, and duplicate comments. There is the occasional regrettable rant by someone who’d become unfortunately over-involved in a discussion and then there’s petty squabbling no sane person would care to read so we don’t care to allow derail conversation.

Every now and then someone wants to bring personal abuse to an author rather than discuss what’s been said and that’s probably what these arsehats are trying to get to.

But mostly it’s spam, duplicates, the ravings of nutters, defamation, breaches of child protection laws and the grumblings of arseholes. If this person has got nothing better to do with their life than bring these onto the internet then I truly pity them.

Peter Brent’s recent musings on moderation largely sum up my feelings.

But more importantly I’d rather spend my time finding interesting things to share with the RiotACT readership the arguing minutiae with obsessives.

But I thank them for using a decent photo.

[This is not an invitation for every aggrieved poster to complain their comment didn’t make the grade. It turns out there’s another website for that.]

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c_c 10:07 pm 29 May 12

Skidbladnir said :

Purely in a copyright context and out of Trainwreck curiosity, do I own right to publication on my comments and articles and merely give license to RiotACT, or does RA own the whole thing?
Who should be (but isn’t) taking action against RAUnMod here?

The agreement users agree to when joining RiotACT does not displace the individual user’s automatic IP rights over their content, so technically we all retain ownership of our content.

However a licence is granted to RiotACT to use the content, including in hard copy, and including for commercial purposes, for ever, anywhere.

Now for artists submitting their work to RiotACT, take note. This provision does not specify comments alone, it includes all content from the user.

Anna Key 9:10 pm 29 May 12

So this is what my recently VR-ed colleagues are up to

Mr Evil 9:02 pm 29 May 12

I wonder if it’s the revenge of Mr Gillespie and his plastic bag collection?

Thumper 8:32 pm 29 May 12

poetix said :

I love the way that the shadow site has some of the moderated comments in bright orange or red when they are either critical of the RiotAct, or in some way unusual. It’s as if a kindergarten child found a bin of newspaper clippings and is using his textas on them to make his own special poster.

Third post nut job (at least).

And Thumper, arches nemisis sounds like something you might get from wearing high heels all the time…Not that I’m saying you do, necessarily.

Well, i try not to, you know, bad posture and all that 🙂

Skidbladnir 7:27 pm 29 May 12

To be entirely honest, I like the Defamatory/Insightful Moderation Loophole that the current version of WordPress allows.
But mostly because the WordPress Cookie Problem is a total Pain in the Anus.

Purely in a copyright context and out of Trainwreck curiosity, do I own right to publication on my comments and articles and merely give license to RiotACT, or does RA own the whole thing?
Who should be (but isn’t) taking action against RAUnMod here?

Dilandach 7:22 pm 29 May 12

I’d probably find it flattering that out there somewhere is someone that is losing sleep over me, stewing and stewing and motivated enough to go through unmodded posts then ups it by posting stickers around just to make sure people go to the site in order to share his/her outrage (over what, i’m not sure).

Someone really needs a hobby. Probably one that doesn’t involve constructing a little shrine with candles and loads of fuzzy photos taken with a long range lens.

Diggety 5:38 pm 29 May 12

Wow. This has got to be the 2nd best thing to happen to RiotACT!

I had so many “fark I must must have been p*ssed when I wrote that” moments.

poetix 5:26 pm 29 May 12

I love the way that the shadow site has some of the moderated comments in bright orange or red when they are either critical of the RiotAct, or in some way unusual. It’s as if a kindergarten child found a bin of newspaper clippings and is using his textas on them to make his own special poster.

Third post nut job (at least).

And Thumper, arches nemisis sounds like something you might get from wearing high heels all the time…Not that I’m saying you do, necessarily.

buzz819 5:03 pm 29 May 12

I had a quick read over it, I was surprised to see that there was not many/if any posts moderated by “One” I thought he’d have some pearlers in there.

1967 4:59 pm 29 May 12

caf said :

You should use the photo in this article as your new facebook photo.

Yup.

Upset enough people and you could get the whole “Dr Who” effect going on…..

Pork Hunt 4:56 pm 29 May 12

Overheard said :

What a bizarre thing to do and what an utter waste of time and stomach acid. Glad I’m not trying to conceal my own identity since it throws up your login name too.

So your name really is Overheard?
Some moons ago I knew of a fellow in the ADF whose name was Overend. To this day I sincerely hope that his nick name was “Arse”…
Arse Overend.

HenryBG 3:38 pm 29 May 12

Thumper said :

HenryBG said :

PBO said :

I get the impression that the site owner wears tin foil hats,

Nah, I’m thinking her tinfoil hat fell off, and the reptoids immediately took advantage…

PBO said :

… sits in his skype-cave (toilet) and thinks JB is his arch enemy (god i wish i had an arch-enemy, JB you lucky bugger).

nemesis! Arch-nemesis

BTW, that photo kinda makes you look like Jack Black!

Wish *I* looked like Jack Black….

There are some strange, possibly unhinged people out there.

Even for arch-nemesises, or is that arch-nemisi?

Possibly arches nemisis? 🙂

There can only be one!

DrKoresh 3:29 pm 29 May 12

I’m enjoying looking over some of the comments on there, I must admit. Especially the one where nice_enough calls JB’s use of the term ‘Death Smash’ disrespectful and then, in the very same sentence, accuses him of being autistic. :rolleyes:

I love RA, the stuff that’s not interesting or informative is at least usually kinda funny, in the same way as watching a train full of clowns derail off a cliff would be.

I respect the work you do around here JB, for all the head-banging cringe-worthy cretins on here, RiotAct is an asset to the local community.

poetix 3:27 pm 29 May 12

Rebooting gets a whole new meaning?

SnapperJack 3:21 pm 29 May 12

Theft of intellectual property?

Thumper 3:13 pm 29 May 12

HenryBG said :

PBO said :

I get the impression that the site owner wears tin foil hats,

Nah, I’m thinking her tinfoil hat fell off, and the reptoids immediately took advantage…

PBO said :

… sits in his skype-cave (toilet) and thinks JB is his arch enemy (god i wish i had an arch-enemy, JB you lucky bugger).

nemesis! Arch-nemesis

BTW, that photo kinda makes you look like Jack Black!

Wish *I* looked like Jack Black….

There are some strange, possibly unhinged people out there.

Even for arch-nemesises, or is that arch-nemisi?

Possibly arches nemisis? 🙂

PBO 2:33 pm 29 May 12

HenryBG said :

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nemesis! Arch-nemesis

I’ll cop that, JB I believe, although I could be wrong, that your arch-nemesis is none other than Wa###ck Ly##h!

poetix 2:11 pm 29 May 12

To see comments that were meant for here turning up elsewhere, out of their intended context is a little unsettling, even if the comments are harmless drivel. I agree with Baldy. Why someone would do this is the most perplexing question. Why don’t they set up their own site and hopefully generate original discussion, rather than taking random bits of content from elsewhere? I really don’t understand.

LSWCHP 2:06 pm 29 May 12

Three post nutbag time.

I just read Peter Brent’s post about moderating his blog, and I wholeheartedly agree with him.

As far as I’m concerned, JB and the other RA team can delete whatever the hell they like from this site, because they run the show. They don’t have to follow APS fairness rules, or allow for equity of outcomes in all cases. They have to keep the place attractive to the contributors and the advertisers so that they can have fun and stay in business, and that’s it. If the moderation policy drives away the punters then it will cause them problems, but it seems to have been working so far.

If people want to put stuff on the internet that the RA owners won’t have on RA then they can follow Crazy Chester and set up their own blogs, where they will undoubtedly have bazillions of readers within a few days, just like her.

This site provides a reasonable platform for a usually interesting exchange of views by a usually interesting group of people. The moderation helps to keep it that way. I dips me lid to all involved.

For the alternative, go to any unmoderated forum and see the sort of deranged abuse it usually degenerates to after about a dozen posts. Somebody must have coined a name for that phenomenon by now.

HenryBG 2:04 pm 29 May 12

PBO said :

I get the impression that the site owner wears tin foil hats,

Nah, I’m thinking her tinfoil hat fell off, and the reptoids immediately took advantage…

PBO said :

… sits in his skype-cave (toilet) and thinks JB is his arch enemy (god i wish i had an arch-enemy, JB you lucky bugger).

nemesis! Arch-nemesis

BTW, that photo kinda makes you look like Jack Black!

Wish *I* looked like Jack Black….

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