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When Thucydides left the site for a bit, he made an announcement on the forum and his mod powers were revoked. Someone suggested the idea of muting him to see what happened when he came back and his mod powers were restored. (You can't mute mods.) So, I did. I have now looked at his profile and discovered that he is now a mod again. However, I cannot unmute him.
I doubt many people will remember me, but I used to be quite a keen player on the site. I left almost a year ago now, but am back and determined to organize one final (and hopefully epic) game. Details inside.
We seen the stats before about the average number of messages per game. That is one way of looking at it. But some people post lots of short messages, while others write essays. How much do you really write?
Rarely self-moderation isn't enough; e.g. threads which share information on a private / anonymous / gunboat game, or threads about suspected multi-accounters / meta-gamers / bugs.
These have a negative impact on games which self-moderation can't prevent, so the mod team can lock/silence these threads:
Silences can apply to a user or a thread. The details can be viewed on the forum page, when the "New thread" button is pressed. Thread silences last indefinitely, but user silences expire after a brief cool-off period. Silenced threads / users can still be viewed, however no more messages may be posted. Silenced users can still play in games; it affects the forum only.
Remember that mods will only silence users / threads when there has been a clear rule violation, as a last resort. If it's a first time mistake, and you inform the mods that you won't repeat it, they will probably be happy to reduce your cool-off period!
Don't create new accounts to work around user silences, or post threads to continue on from ones which have been silenced! This may result in bans etc, which would be worse than simply keeping off the forum for a few days.
Thanks for helping keep the forum from negatively impacting peoples' games!
People of webDiplomacy: What is your MBTI Personality Type/Socionics type?
I'm off today and thinking about the subject because my girlfriend and I talk about this quite a lot, especially in regard to other people, and I've a feeling the implications of it translate well in predicting Diplomacy behavior. So what are you?