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David last won the day on April 23

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  1. Hi yes continue to eat shit

  2. Ongoing reminder that you're the worst

  3. Hi yes regular reminder that you are the worst

  4. You hid my posts on the forum, so that if I post, it doesn't go through unless approved. You did that because you're a coward, and I called you out for ruining the site.

    You've ruined this site.

  5. ^ what @jmeza111401 said I was real close to closing this thread a couple times, but it seemed to meander back towards reasonable discussion. This last page? woof Relatedly, if anyone would like to review the current draft of rules going forward... https://www.cross-x.com/code-of-conduct/
  6. You are the worst

  7. You have ruined this site.


  8. You have ruined this site.

  9. You have ruined this site.

  10. You have ruined this site.

  11. You have ruined this site.

  12. 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.
  13. David

    This site

    I originally joined during the '05-'06 season. Even then people were saying the site used to be more active, and it seemed true based on reading old regional threads. It's tough to get solid numbers because the site has been through multiple owners and multiple software systems, but I think 2 graphs are illustrative. First, registrations, which peaked in 2007. I'm not sure what that bump in 2015 is, but safe to say that it's an anomaly. Second is posts. All of the posts prior to mid-2004 were purged at some point, so that data is unavailable. From then, posting peaked in spring 2009 and trended downwards from there. That dip at the end of 2010 was when the site was hacked and the database crashed. After that, I took over. I will certainly shoulder a good amount of blame because of my neglect. There are a lot of things that I could have done that would have helped sustain the site. I think there are also other factors involved. When I first joined, the site had a reputation as a sort of troll haven. A lot of posts were irrelevant and, dare I say, vacuous. While I enjoyed a lot of that, I think that rep kept a lot of people away. This also coincides with a general expansion of online communities like Facebook and Reddit. It is a trend across almost all web forums that activity has been decreasing since then. I am a little confused about some of the posts about buying the site. I have only ever received 2 inquiries. I will entertain offers, shoot an email to david@ this domain.
  14. 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.
  15. It's tough to estimate with any precision. Some things are fairly easy (revamping sticky threads, theme weeks) while others are complicated (building a worthwhile videos section and integrated chat). What needs prioritization?
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