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1. anyone know why my posts need to be approved by a moderator and if/when they will

2. are there any active motderators on this site 

3. How can I become a moderator

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1. There's a word filter that hides slurs and f-bombs until they are reviewed. It's an easy way to keep flame wars from getting out of hand. Your post was caught because of the username you quoted (which will be dealt with separately). I just approved your post, and I run through the queue fairly frequently.

2. There are technically a few users with moderator privileges, but it's mostly me.

3. In the past, mods were chosen through elections. I'm undecided if/when elections will happen again, but proving yourself as a trustworthy person who won't abuse the mod powers can also lead to earning the role.

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Hot take:

1 hour ago, David said:

2. There are technically a few users with moderator privileges, but it's mostly me.

What good are mod privileges if no one is around to use them? The biggest instance that I can think of was the M*nhood Ac*demy flaming of 2017ish(?). This consisted of one or more users, including me, repeatedly messaging @Snarf to ban the accounts the troll was creating. I suggested an IP ban to prevent the creation of more accounts, to which I am told that only David could issue such ban.

 

1 hour ago, David said:

3. In the past, mods were chosen through elections. I'm undecided if/when elections will happen again, but proving yourself as a trustworthy person who won't abuse the mod powers can also lead to earning the role.

This site needs more mods. The few mods we have left aren't always the most active (heck, even Snarf's last visit was in November), which is understandable. After doing this for so many years, in a site with such little attention paid to it, I would probably start to slow down on it too. The majority of people I would like to see have a mod role have already left the site, and given the number of active users here, there isn't much to pick from anyway.

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You're right, with fewer active users there are fewer people to be a mod, and fewer opportunities to use those mod powers to handle big spam raids. That's what makes me uncertain of new mod elections, there has to be a reasonable candidate pool. It's more likely that I eventually appoint a super moderator like the site has had in the past.

Mods can IP ban but it's not explicitly called that, it's part of the warning system. IIRC, in that specific incident the person ended up posting from multiple IPs.

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14 hours ago, David said:

You're right, with fewer active users there are fewer people to be a mod, and fewer opportunities to use those mod powers to handle big spam raids. That's what makes me uncertain of new mod elections, there has to be a reasonable candidate pool. It's more likely that I eventually appoint a super moderator like the site has had in the past.

Mods can IP ban but it's not explicitly called that, it's part of the warning system. IIRC, in that specific incident the person ended up posting from multiple IPs.

why dont you make more people mods?

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On 2/10/2019 at 6:20 PM, NickDB8 said:

Hot take:

 What good are mod privileges if no one is around to use them? The biggest instance that I can think of was the M*nhood Ac*demy flaming of 2017ish(?). This consisted of one or more users, including me, repeatedly messaging @Snarf to ban the accounts the troll was creating. I suggested an IP ban to prevent the creation of more accounts, to which I am told that only David could issue such ban.

Turns out David took away mod powers, even for those of us who still have the title. I can't get rid of accounts or moderate content even in my forums now, ever since David did the "update" to the site.

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On 4/28/2019 at 9:01 PM, Snarf said:

Turns out David took away mod powers, even for those of us who still have the title. I can't get rid of accounts or moderate content even in my forums now, ever since David did the "update" to the site.

If he doesn't want to make money off the site from a reasonably sized customer base, why not sell it? 

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On 4/29/2019 at 11:29 PM, monkeybusiness said:

If he doesn't want to make money off the site from a reasonably sized customer base, why not sell it? 

I think it's because he's actually just a garbage person.

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On 4/28/2019 at 9:01 PM, Snarf said:

Turns out David took away mod powers, even for those of us who still have the title. I can't get rid of accounts or moderate content even in my forums now, ever since David did the "update" to the site.

That's a shame. It's sad to see this site with such little traffic. It used to be a great place for asking questions and social discussion, but now it's practically dead. I hope the owner is active enough to prevent trolling like the 2017 Manhood Academy incident. Otherwise, this website is bound to fail. 

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Interesting enough, the domain name "crossx.com" is set to expire on May 19, 2019. If David forgets to renew the domain name or someone were to beat him to renewal, they could purchases rights to crossx.com and redirect all traffic (what's left) to an empty website and it'd drive traffic away from David. Just a thought...

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I haven't been on here in a long time, but I noticed there are now react buttons to posts. Is this an attempt to make Cross-x more like Facebook? 

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I think the site is set to auto-renew :|

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10 hours ago, Snarf said:

I think the site is set to auto-renew 😐

Is it possible to outbid him from the domain registrar (godaddy or whoever)? 

He purchased the domain/website for a certain amount of time.  I'm not sure if that agreement includes auto-renewal.  If so and the registrar allows someone to outbid someone else for the domain name, I would give it a shot!

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On 5/6/2019 at 12:27 AM, Datboy said:

Interesting enough, the domain name "crossx.com" is set to expire on May 19, 2019. If David forgets to renew the domain name or someone were to beat him to renewal, they could purchases rights to crossx.com and redirect all traffic (what's left) to an empty website and it'd drive traffic away from David. Just a thought...

 

15 hours ago, Snarf said:

I think the site is set to auto-renew 😐

 

4 hours ago, monkeybusiness said:

Is it possible to outbid him from the domain registrar (godaddy or whoever)? 

He purchased the domain/website for a certain amount of time.  I'm not sure if that agreement includes auto-renewal.  If so and the registrar allows someone to outbid someone else for the domain name, I would give it a shot!

Typically domain registrars give grace periods reserving the domain for a handful of months to whomever purchased the domain if a payment isn't made. Though service would be down during that period. Also, decent chance that any kind of IP civil suit would go David's way. Domain squatting has been legally dealt with a good while ago and while I don't think that the name cross-x is trademarked or anything, there's definitely some basic legal protection given that the site has been firmly established for 2 decades. Basically, this is not a very pragmatic idea that could stand to turn out bad for whomever tries it.

 

On 4/30/2019 at 12:29 AM, monkeybusiness said:

If he doesn't want to make money off the site from a reasonably sized customer base, why not sell it? 

Looked into this. Didn't come to an agreement at this point. Though I won't go into more detail because I and the others who were talking with him agreed not to (a stipulation we offered). 

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