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3721  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Buying an X-BOX 360 this week! on: April 02, 2007, 03:12:10 AM

Quote from: CSL on April 02, 2007, 02:48:01 AM

Congrats!

Get used to this screen, you will be seeing it quite a bit in the next year...





 icon_wink


Lets see if we change the scenario a bit.

read the quote below....

Quote from: Hetz on April 02, 2007, 02:36:22 AM

Gonna pull the trigger and get one of these after an absolutely awesome bonus cheque arrived at work. Anyways so far i've decided on the following....

PS3

Anything else I need? I would like to connect it into my computer soundcard, but not sure what kind of connection I'd need for that?

Game recommendations? After those first two i'm looking at....

Ressurection
Motorstorm
Call of Duty 3

And then lets say I come in and say the following....


Quote

Quote from: Naednek on April 02, 2007, 02:48:01 AM

Congrats!

You might as well turn this into this...



because that's all you can do it, because the PS3 has no good games out and Sony Sucks!

 icon_wink



I'm quite sure you would react in a negative manner.  You would think you are getting picked on, and you would think that I was being a troll. 

Hetz, you are always get upset when this happens to your threads, and yet, you do the same thing that you say others do to you.  If you really want us to believe that you are always being "picked on" by other members, your post doesn't help any for your cause.  I have received 2 reports about your post already.  I can't tell other people to stop when you partake in the same actions
3722  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Blizzard announces Warcraft: Heroes of Azeroth (WHoA) on: April 01, 2007, 03:52:29 PM
jesus I totally forgot today was Apr 1st, and before seeing this thread, I fell for it.
3723  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: C&C 3 Impressions on: April 01, 2007, 01:01:18 AM
So far, I'm not really thrilled about it.  It's way too easy on Hard, and it's way to quick (not speed wise, gameplay wise) I don't like how long the missions or should I say short.
3724  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Children of Men - what has been better? on: March 31, 2007, 06:32:34 PM
just finished the movie.  Had great atmosphere, but boring story.
3725  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA IV Countdown on: March 30, 2007, 12:42:53 PM

Quote from: Hetz on March 30, 2007, 12:16:38 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on March 30, 2007, 12:12:03 AM

Looks fine but it doesn't really feel like there is hook this time like Vice City (Miami in the 80s) and San Andreas (California Gangs in the 90s) had.  Which doesn't necessarilly impact the quality of the final product but doesn't make the trailer particularly compelling.

Exactly what I was thinking. The other games had a new hook to them, like the 80's or 90's Rap thing....but this just looks like some generic mob/gang thing set in....oh wow, Liberty City...again.

I dunno, I'm sure it will be cool and all....but this trailer sure was a letdown, IMO.

The hook might be, that it might actually have a story line...
3726  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WHAT THE FUCK, NETFLIX? on: March 29, 2007, 11:55:37 PM

Quote from: gellar on March 29, 2007, 05:19:46 PM

Oh I tried Blockbuster for 2 weeks.  I gave up after about 2 days when I realized their website was designed by even bigger idiots than Netflix'.

gellar

yeah the only bad thing about BB is their website.  Even the new and improved version blows
3727  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: PASTE!!! on: March 29, 2007, 11:54:40 PM

Quote from: gellar on March 29, 2007, 08:03:27 PM

Round 1: No. 11
Round 2: No. 42
Round 3: No. 76, No. 97 (Peterson Comp)
Round 4: No. 104 (Lloyd trade), No. 110, No. 124 (Barlow trade), No. 135 (Carter Comp)

Go niners!


.....


http://www.rockstargames.com/IV/trailer_splash.html
3728  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A prayer to the Lord my God--PLEASE get rid of Sanjaya Malakar on: March 29, 2007, 05:16:15 AM

Quote from: Grievous Angel on March 29, 2007, 02:57:34 AM

Blake is the only interesting person left on the show. Last night's show convinced me that Melinda and Lakisha are one-trick ponies, and they both bore me to tears. I'm actually looking forward to rock night or country night, so they are forced to sing something different.

Blake is far from interesting.  I hate the dude.  The beat box thing was cool the first few times, move on.  Then when he does actually sing, it's pretty bad.  The same with the wanna K-Fed Chris whatever his name.  How in the hell are these two clowns still in it is beyond me.
3729  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Need Moderator Action ASAP Re: Reefer Madness-Do not view posts NSFW on: March 27, 2007, 04:00:02 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 27, 2007, 03:53:53 AM

I always just use the "Reporte to moderator" button...does that not get to all of you guys like PMs or what?

Yep, we all get them
3730  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Need Moderator Action ASAP Re: Reefer Madness-Do not view posts NSFW on: March 27, 2007, 12:08:31 AM
Thanks to Calvin, I was peacfully eating my Honey Nut Cheerios while browsing the forums before work, and yes I was up at that ungodly hour of 5:00am Pacific Time.  I check my email, and I see I have a PM from my friend Calvin.  I check out the link, and holy shit, there goes breakfast.  I removed two pics in the two different threads.  Unfortunately at the time, I didn't have the ability to ban.  But now I do.  So Fear me now smile
3731  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: C&C 3 Impressions on: March 27, 2007, 12:01:49 AM

Quote from: Calvin on March 26, 2007, 03:52:56 PM

Quote from: siege on March 26, 2007, 03:45:33 PM

Quote from: Calvin on March 26, 2007, 03:43:20 PM

Quote from: siege on March 26, 2007, 03:39:48 PM

Looks like it's been released on the net now. 8 gigs.

One more day!

Like legally or not?

Illegally. I don't think you can get it from EALink until the 28th.

Eurogamer has their review up.

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=74577  8/10

OK thats too bad-I doubt I will do the EA Link thing. For some reason I am still really attached to physical media. Possibly because I format my damn HDD so much biggrin

That's because you can't lay in bed while hugging the box...
3732  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 25, 2007, 01:53:19 AM
3733  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 24, 2007, 01:34:39 AM
3734  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / S.T.A.L.K.E.R. for sale S.O.L.D. on: March 23, 2007, 08:09:53 PM
Not my cup of tea...

Will sell it for $30 shipped.  If you paypal within the next 2 hours I'll ship it out today.
3735  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Umm WTF #2 SFW on: March 23, 2007, 08:00:48 PM
Jesus, I need to stop going to this this site....http://www.toothpastefordinner.com/livejournal-pictures.php   <--- not SFW

3736  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ummm WTF on: March 23, 2007, 06:14:16 PM
http://www.riechmichund.com/
NSFW
3737  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wifi and headaches? on: March 22, 2007, 01:34:58 AM
I keep reading the title as Wife and headaches.
3738  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 21, 2007, 12:31:54 AM
3739  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Desktop threadzor on: March 20, 2007, 01:37:50 AM

Quote from: mytocles on March 19, 2007, 02:59:05 PM

Lol, I finally managed it, though I had to give up on the attachment and go with Photobucket.  Sad to say there are a total of 16 Word Doc shortcuts on my DT that are all FFXI... easier than a guide or searching Google every time I need a bit of info! So, so sad, lmao!  Roll Eyes



 icon_razz icon_razz icon_razz

lol you use outlook express Tongue
3740  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 19, 2007, 12:47:32 PM
wierd

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3741  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Desktop threadzor on: March 19, 2007, 12:45:49 PM

Quote from: Calvin on March 19, 2007, 11:43:35 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on March 19, 2007, 04:42:25 AM

Quote from: DarkEL on March 16, 2007, 03:30:50 PM


VERY NICE!!!

If there was a way to prevent my wife from ever seeing it, I would put something like that on my desktop

Am I the only one who thinks that ugly-ass prison tattoo knocks her from a 10 to an 8?

I'll go so much further as to say I don't find her particularly attractive whatsoever.

that's because you don't find any girls attractive Tongue  J/K
3742  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I feel like punching somebody in the face... on: March 17, 2007, 06:47:34 PM
Happy St Paddy's Day from the Hoff!

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3743  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: Hot Shots Golf 5 on: March 15, 2007, 01:15:32 AM
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3744  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Go Raiders! on: March 11, 2007, 06:32:07 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on March 11, 2007, 05:57:14 PM

Seems like an odd choice for a free-agent. Lamont Jordan was pretty good and would be much better if there was a decent passing game. I'm not sure Rhodes is a step-up from Jordan.

Lamont Jordon was nowhere near "pretty good" as a raider. 
3745  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Post a Pic of Yourself! on: March 11, 2007, 01:10:54 AM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on October 03, 2006, 09:11:13 PM

Only one I have at work:



That's me on the left.

I thought you said were black....
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"IkeVandergraaf
Microsoft can kiss my hairy black balls.
3746  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / MOVED: Any javascript gurus here? on: March 10, 2007, 12:11:31 AM
This topic has been moved to Hardware / Software Hell.

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3747  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: And the Lettuce is not so Sensuous (Again) on: March 08, 2007, 01:43:42 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on March 08, 2007, 01:25:40 PM

What clock?

His womanly clock.
3748  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DVD Tuesday - 03/06/07 on: March 06, 2007, 10:26:06 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on March 06, 2007, 05:01:05 PM

Quote from: naednek on March 06, 2007, 04:10:51 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on March 06, 2007, 03:32:23 PM

speaking of Borat, where is it on the list?

Dude, that's two weeks in a row, you Suck WBS Tongue

Those twits at DVD Talk suck with their lists. Next week I'll start hitting other sources like The Digital Bits and put in their list. It may take a bit longer, but I'm sick of getting hosed on my weekly thread by bad information.

You know I'm just giving you a hard time right?
3749  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Geico Cavemen to Star in New Sitcom on: March 06, 2007, 04:15:31 PM

Quote from: Calvin on March 06, 2007, 03:42:18 PM

I would just like to say that is possibly the most inane, idiotic, assinine, boring, unfunny, not clever, not interesting, unoriginal drek that I have seen posing as commercials in a very very long time. To say I hate them with a passion is really an understatement. I have actually considered leaving Geico because the commercials annoy me so tremendously. I wish this was satire.

Tell us how you really feel.
3750  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DVD Tuesday - 03/06/07 on: March 06, 2007, 04:10:51 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on March 06, 2007, 03:32:23 PM

speaking of Borat, where is it on the list?

Dude, that's two weeks in a row, you Suck WBS Tongue
3751  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 06, 2007, 03:17:30 AM
3752  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 05, 2007, 06:26:12 AM
3753  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: NHL 07 Dynasty... change goalies? on: March 05, 2007, 06:17:56 AM
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3754  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: Wireless router for consoles on: March 04, 2007, 09:23:42 PM
This topic has been moved to Hardware / Software Hell.

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3755  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rudy vs Hillary? on: March 04, 2007, 03:50:52 AM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on March 04, 2007, 01:24:01 AM

I'm not sure if we're supposed to be discussing R&P yet, but...

As of today, it's allowed.  Today is the 1 month mark.  Just keep things civil and we'll all be fine.
3756  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 02, 2007, 06:49:16 PM


















3757  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield: Bad Company on: March 02, 2007, 01:36:03 AM
Man, I've been saying this since BF1942, this needs to have destructable buildings.  Is this only a console game?
3758  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] Live Arcade Wednesday - Alien Hominid HD on: March 02, 2007, 01:18:39 AM

Quote from: Hetz on March 02, 2007, 12:31:11 AM

Quote from: jblank on March 02, 2007, 12:21:23 AM

Quote from: Hetz on March 02, 2007, 12:11:33 AM

Quote from: warning on March 01, 2007, 10:44:45 PM

Quote from: Andrew Mallon on March 01, 2007, 09:15:20 PM

Quote from: warning on March 01, 2007, 04:44:22 PM

Hetz - Your insistence on having the last word whenever these things come up means your stay here will (unfortunately) be very short.  I'd suggest you make a decision to not respond at all when these snipefests come up if you want to continue posting here.

I'll never understand this "blame the victim" approach to moderating. You should go after the trolls who start the whole mess in the first place, not the people who rise to the bait.

And we do and will continue to.  Be aware that you only see what is discussed in public.

Since we're already talking about this in public and since Hetz is calling me out (at least I assume I'm the mod he's referring to - I'm egotistical that way) for wanting him banned I'll talk frankly for a moment.

There's two problems going on here:  First there's Hetz's tendency to start a controversial topic, sit back and watch the flames and when someone critiques him for doing it he responds with either an innocent-looking "Who me?" or else gets upset and complains people are picking on him.  It's a rather sophisticated type of trolling/baiting but it's still trolling/baiting.   If you call yourself a victim enough then you can probably get away with things a lot longer.

Second is the fact that two people need to be involved for an argument to happen.  There's been way too many threads (like this one for example) that degenerate quickly into arguing and useless back-and-forth sniping.  Hetz, just like everyone else, needs to do his part to keep the forums a friendly place to visit.  We expect that if you have a personal issue then you need to address it personally not publicly.  Arguing with someone in front of an audience is lame - if there's a personal issue you deal with it directly and privately.  Hetz, as well as others, have been warned about this repeatedly.  It's a very clear behavior expectation that we have - you either ignore baiting from others or you address it privately.  Don't clutter up the forums with it.

That said, I have no issue with Hetz personally.  He seems like a knowledgeable, likable guy.  I don't want to see him banned and really don't want to see anyone banned.  When someone gets involved with moderation the goal is not to "have a hard-on to get rid of him" but to help him figure out a way to post that keeps this place a fun and enjoyable place to hang out for everyone.  We're probably a lot more tolerant of CoC problems than some places and some other places are probably a lot more tolerant than we are.

First off, it wasn't you that I was specifically refering to, so rest easy. smile

Second, I didn't know that it was wrong to start a "controversial" topic...which seems to mean anything that could be negative about the Xbox 360, lately. I didn't think that was in the CoC. Also, I don't get mad when people attack my MESSAGE. They can bash the PS3 or 360 or Wii until they are blue in the face and I won't get mad. What I do get mad at is when they attack ME. That IS against the CoC, yet certain people CONSTANTLY do it. Tell me why you think that Xbox Live has rocked the last month and that you think it's great....not how you think my head is up my ass and dozens of other personal attacks that have come my way. THAT is the problem here, not the fact that I post "controversial" things. People don't seem to know how to have a discussion without getting personal. But of course, it must be ol' Hetz's fault cause he should know better than to post something negative about the 360 here....but lets get some more of those hysterical songs about how the PS3 is failing!

I just don't know what the hell to say anymore. I don't post the cat picture and people wonder where it is and say it's just not the same....then I bring it back and you saw what happened last week. Seriously....wtf!

Not attacking you or anything, but sentences like I bolded above, do nothing but perpetuate the belief that you are extremely biased against the 360, and enjoy flaming the system. I don't know of a single time where anyone told you that the 360 was off limits or that it was fine to constantly trash the PS3. I do though think its hypocritical, to an extent, to ignore a lot of the negatives associated with the PS3, while bashing the 360 for some very trivial things.

By saying stuff like you said above, it just fans the flames though buddy, thats all we're saying to ya. Don't leave though, ok?

I was posting that to show the double standard that exists in the forum. Did Tebunker get a warning for posting that "controversial" topic? I doubt it. I post negative things about the 360 cause nobody else does. There are plenty of people here that post about the PS3's flaws though, so I think that base is covered. Oh and I don't post only negative things anyway....heck just in this thread I praised MS for releasing this game. I also said I really liked Crackdown and was looking forward to that. Anyway, I don't want to leave....but it is tough when everything you post is constantly met with somekind of backhanded attack. But then when I say "knock it off" or "that is not funny", I get a warning and told I won't be long for this forum.  icon_confused

I locked it and replied so Hetz couldn't get the last word Tongue  That's a joke Hetz. Tongue

First, I'm sure you think I'm out to get you.  That's far from the truth.  I have always enjoyed your contributions.  I wish I had the expendable income that you have and be able to get all the latest gadgets.  It was fun reading your console launch experience and your play by plays.  I don't want to see you banned, or to voluntarily leave the forum.  I don't think anyone here wants that.

What we want is for everyone to stop trying to get a rise out of Hetz or others, and we also want people to show some constraint when one is being baited and just report it.  We see your reports and we handle it.  Not always publicly. 

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I didn't know that it was wrong to start a "controversial" topic

It's not always wrong to start a controversial topic.  If you're trying to be a troll about it, then yes, you might want to think about it before posting.  But you're current thread that you are referring to isn't something that was an issue.

For this thread there are two issues that are being discussed.  It's people trying to get a rise out you. (rrmorton's post, even if it's being sarcastic)  If I remember correctly you reported it.  But barely a minute later after you filed that report, you just had to respond.  It kind of defeats the purpose of reporting it.  Let the mods deal with it.  Trust me, if I had enough time to respond, I would have and would the other mods.  But you didn't allow that.

However after that things tended to calm down and got back on track.  Until austin's post that wasn't even directed to you in the first place.  But like Laner said, you had to play the armchair QB.  And then it just went off track from there.

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. Also, I don't get mad when people attack my MESSAGE. They can bash the PS3 or 360 or Wii until they are blue in the face and I won't get mad. What I do get mad at is when they attack ME.

I beg to differ.  I think it's both ways.  You tend to overreact when anyone says something bad about the PS3.  You have the history to show for it.  I know I had to PM you various times asking you to ignore it.  And to you're credit, you do get attacked, and the mods know it and we have addressed it as well.  But it goes back to my earlier point, you don't allow us to do anything, because it's already been escalated from your responses.

Tebunker didn't get reported because while the topic could be controversial, it wasn't done so maliciously, it was a satire.  I didn't find your topic to be controversial as well.  Had it been the other way where the OP was trying to get a rise on purpose, then yes that's something that needs to be addressed.  But in any case neither one of you had anything to worry about.  In fact the first warning I got about this post was rrmorton's post.  But as I said before and it should be the theme, you don't let the mods to do their job.

 
3759  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] Live Arcade Wednesday - Alien Hominid HD on: March 02, 2007, 12:03:52 AM

Quote from: Andrew Mallon on March 01, 2007, 09:15:20 PM

Quote from: warning on March 01, 2007, 04:44:22 PM

Hetz - Your insistence on having the last word whenever these things come up means your stay here will (unfortunately) be very short.  I'd suggest you make a decision to not respond at all when these snipefests come up if you want to continue posting here.

I'll never understand this "blame the victim" approach to moderating. You should go after the trolls who start the whole mess in the first place, not the people who rise to the bait.

I do agree with that, and we do go after the trolling, hence Warning's warning to austin (I don't consider you a troll austin, just your comment Tongue)   We have also asked users to not respond to it as well, Hetz and others have been constantly warned and temporarily banned over it.  It's vicious circle, so we have asked both to stop.  There is a well developed pattern with certain people, and some people really can't resist to make a response, not letting the mods do their job.  Unfortunately sometimes it escalates too quickly for mods to notice.


**Looks like it's been addressed.  Tongue
3760  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: NBA Street Homecourt on: March 01, 2007, 11:42:57 PM
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