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Title: A real good question
Post by: DV Dork on Feb 07 06 04:44
Posted on DV:
[hr style="width: 100%; height: 2px;"][font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica"][img]http://discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_posticon.gif" alt="" title="" border="0" height="15" hspace="3" width="15"][font size="1"]Posted - 2/7/2006 3:49:05 PM[/font]Um, why doesn't DV just switch to a real bulletin board system that doesn't not allow handle hijacking? just wondering....
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LOL, now that's damn good question. Maybe the
[/font][font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica"]owners of [/font][font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica"]DV should hire the admin here to help them get their heads out of their asses.

I mean, it took him a few days to get this new board up and the kinks worked out, right? But the admins on DV have been farting around like a bunch of retarded monkeys for months and not a thing has changed. I guess the DV admins aren't very competent or they just don't care. How embarrassing. If I could post on DV I'd tell them to come here and see what a REAL message board is like. If they only knew...

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Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: Lise on Feb 07 06 05:11
I agree, the Admin here rocks ass. He's beyond coolness. As for the owners of DV.... well, that's another story.
Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: Good Times on Feb 07 06 05:20
[FONT face=Verdana]Agreed with almost all of your points. However I'd like to clarify the following:[/FONT][/DIV][FONT face=Verdana][/FONT] [/DIV]> [FONT face=Verdana]it took him a few days [/FONT][/DIV][FONT face=Verdana][/FONT] [/DIV][FONT face=Verdana]I know you're saying it casually but a "few days" is an overstatement: There was barely 72 hours between the time I created my technical thread titled "what this board needs" in the old forum and the creation and successful launching of this new bulletin board. [/FONT][/DIV][FONT face=Verdana][/FONT] [/DIV][FONT face=Verdana]I was amazed. Admin here must be a very skilled and competent dude. Haven't seen anyone who could get things up and running this fast before. Honest! [/FONT][/DIV][FONT face=Verdana][/FONT] [/DIV][FONT face=Verdana]> the admins on DV have been farting around like a bunch of retarded monkeys for [SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"]months [/SPAN]and not a thing has changed. [/FONT][/DIV][FONT face=Verdana][/FONT] [/DIV][FONT face=Verdana]"Months" is an understatement.[/FONT][/DIV][FONT face=Verdana][/FONT] [/DIV][FONT face=Verdana]What most people don't know is that I've been around DV for at least 5 years... I know their history, I know how the board evolved, how the clique of tyrant mods have slowly taken over the place, and all about the powertripping that goes in that cesspool... [/FONT][FONT face=Verdana][/FONT][/DIV][FONT face=Verdana][/FONT] [FONT face=Verdana]Hear this: They've been talking about making the transition to a board with registered names for the past 5 years, not months. [/FONT][FONT face=Verdana][/FONT] [FONT face=Verdana]They always have some lame excuse: Maybe this summer, oops didn't happen maybe this fall then, no how about next winter early next year... and on and on it goes. [/FONT][FONT face=Verdana][/FONT] [FONT face=Verdana]They operate on a "maņana" schedule - it's always going to be sometime "tomorrow", but it's a tomorrow that never comes.[/FONT]  
Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: tenkani on Feb 07 06 05:31
Just a note, there is a difference between the mods and the DV tech people. The mods have nothing to do with the technical end of DV. Also, the mods are people. Some power trip and some don't. I've seen mods delete posts I considered fine, and I've seen mods leave posts alone that most folks would probably agree needed to be removed.

If you hand responsibility to a random sampling of human beings, there will always be some who will use that opportunity to pursue their own personal agendas and use their newfound power to subjugate others. The problem is, moderating is often done from a position of complete anonymity. One moment a thread is there, the next it is gone, often with no explanation. Then again, some mods will sit and calmly discuss why they deleted something and/or give warnings before any action is taken.
Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: DV Dork on Feb 07 06 05:44
[font face="Verdana" size="2"]Hear this: They've been talking about making the transition to a board with registered names for the past 5 years, not months. [/font] [hr style="width: 100%; height: 2px;"]
Now I may be wrong, but didn't somebody on DV once mention what kind of forum software they used, and they said it actually had user registration already built in, all they (DV) had to do was turn it on? I remember this pretty clearly but I don't recall who said it.


Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: Third on Feb 07 06 06:28
When they changed the RichTextEditor they tried to implement a registration.

Does anybody remember? They put a login on the RictextEditor for a couple of days then took it off again.

I was never really sure what happened.
Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: Good Times on Feb 07 06 06:41
I agree completely with your points and observations, tenkani.

I believe lack of accountability has been the primary fuel for all the self righteousness that takes place on DV.

As much as I can see the difference (functionalitywise) I don't really distinguish much between the techies and mods on DV, as they both act equally retarded, arrogant, and totally disrespecful.

Here's another very relevant quote I wrote in the old from:

-- start quote -- I've long been a critic of all the powertripping, absolute tyranny, and dictatorship on that board. DV is what you get when you

- give someone the ultimate authority to do whatever they please
- while asking them to function in a language they don't fully comprehend,
- and take away any shred of accountability for their actions

That's when you end up with an extremely dysfunctional place characterized by constant stifling of expression...

-- end quote --

 

 
Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: Third on Feb 07 06 06:44
You think the DV mods are bad? You should deal with my webhosts technical support sometime.

lol. Sometimes I swear they're just f**kin' with me.
Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: Webhost Technical Support on Feb 07 06 06:58
You think the DV mods are bad? You should deal with my webhosts technical support sometime.

lol. Sometimes I swear they're just f**kin' with me.


Dear Sir,

Yes, sometimes we are just f**kin' with you. Ha ha!

-Webhost Technical Support Department
Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: Third on Feb 07 06 07:06
I have the patience of a saint so it's all good in the hood.

Go in peace, brutha.
Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 07 06 07:19
cuz i think dv is poor.
Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: Good Times on Feb 07 06 07:28
[FONT size=2][FONT size=3]> Now I may be wrong, but didn't somebody on DV once mention what kind of forum software they used, and they said it actually [SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"]had [/SPAN]user registration already built in, all they (DV) had to do was turn it on? I remember this pretty clearly but I don't recall who said it. [/FONT]
[/FONT][/DIV]They use Snitz for their forum software and yes, that person was correct: Snitz comes with user reg feature.

All they had to do for 5 years was to bring up the configuration panel and activate that feature. That's it.  Lazy fuks. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/boese/k026.gif" border=0]    
Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: myname on Feb 07 06 07:54
All they had to do for 5 years was to bring up the configuration panel and activate that feature. That's it.

well that sounds rilly rilly complicated, doesn't it
Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 07 06 10:33
DV is a mess.
Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: Future Canadian on Feb 07 06 11:01
I was reading the Wikipedia entry for internet troll the other day. In one section they spoke of the "troll community" and can trolls ever from a true community etc. Today it hit me, DV is a troll community! They can all gather there unfettered, harrass everyone, push the troll boundaries, and so on.[/DIV]DV is such a nasty place to be anymore. Surely not as much fun as a year ago when I fully discovered the fun of message boards through DV.Long live DS!
Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: greycat on Feb 07 06 11:49
What is DV for anyway? Why was it created? I have used it to get useful information about Vancouver but the rest of the stuff on there is just random drivel, its like a playground for every dysfunctional psycho out there...and lots of 14 year old boys!

 :P
Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: P.C. on Feb 07 06 11:58
It WAS a lot of fun once.....it's just going through a little 'struggle phase'  (I hope)  [/DIV]Everybody's got their knickers in a knot blaming the MODS, and that's not where their problems are stemming from.
Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: Future Canadian on Feb 07 06 11:58
First registered post and it's top?[/DIV]WOW...
Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: Future Canadian on Feb 08 06 12:02
It was total fun about a year ago. It turned me on to the whole message board concept, and what fun it could be. I can't believe how long I'd sit (paying) at our local internet cafe to just read and post on it.[/DIV]It figures that now that I finally have DSL at home and a rad computer that DV is such a cesspool.
Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: Dave on Feb 08 06 11:11
I came over from DV to see what all the fuss is about. I have to say, this message board has a lot of slick stuff built in. Is that list of features for real?
Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: tenkani on Feb 08 06 11:16
"Today it hit me, DV is a troll community!"

LOL! Quoted for truth    (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/7.gif)
Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: kits on Feb 08 06 11:24
when I first stumbled upon DV, it was great.  alot of good people, great debate, fresh ideas.....

now it is just a tool to flame and troll at will. There are still some good people there, but most of the good ones have gotten fed up and left.
Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: Legion on Feb 08 06 11:26
There are too many trolls at DV.

I liked it better when there were only a few of us.
Title: Re: A real good question
Post by: tenkani on Feb 08 06 11:39
You were always the king of trolls...they just never realized it.