Lieutenant, Engineering Corps
Are there moderators for this thread, or is Zarkonnen the only one? I imagine that is tough. Is he looking to get some?
That's something he doesn't want you to know, he might only talk to veteran players or frequent posters.
Air Lord, Engineering Corps
To my knowledge there are no official moderators, just people smart enough to realize somebody is swearing/out of context/breaking rules/whatever and alert Zarkonnen.
Which is actually a better system for a forum like this, that way you don't have hostile moderators running around and the developer doesn't have to scan every forum post.
Having run forums before, I can say that sometimes you have more problems with moderators than regular members. Not always but sometimes. Anyway, this forum is too small at this point.
It's just me currently, and given the forum size, that works for now.
If the game suddenly jumps in popularity, I'll, er, panic and figure something out!
BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES! HIRE ALL THE RANDOM PEOPLE! ALL WHO ASK FOR MODERATION POWERS SHALL RECEIVE! THIS CANT POSSIBLY GO WRONG!
Yeah, maybe not that. :D
gains mod powers
preemptively locks down every single forum and thread
pats self on back
Ah, the "we had to destroy the village to save it" approach to moderation. :D
Alternatively, put in a very strong content filter, banning all bad words that are not:
No. Leaves too much room for abuse.
"Is Airships great?"
"Airships is GOTY?!"
"zarkonnen? Zarkonnen? ZARKONNEN!!!"
Not to mention it will force the community to begin using "Zarkonnen" as an ad hoc insult.
"GOTY is great. Airships is Zarkonnen!"
How about we make a bot to lock all threads/posts and then immediately ban all moderators and admins?
Nothing can go wrong if nothing is happening.
Oh man that's SO Zarkonnen!
...and then people will just create a custom encoding of arbitrary data to sequences of the seven allowed words, and have epic flame wars through that.
AIRSHIPS IS HAPPY GREAT
key spamming intensifies
Ban Hammer? Didn't he write the theme song to Miami Vice?
Maybe? I don't know?
A ban hammer is a slang term for the ability to ban someone ("Zarkonnen wields a ban hammer, but he never uses it").
Sometimes games have literal ban hammers.
lol. I know, I was just joking because Ban Hammer looks and sounds like Jan Hammer who is the musician for and the composer of the Miami Vice theme song. Sorry, I have ADHD so I sometimes write the first thing that comes into my head.