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News / New Ninja
« on: April 13, 2015, 07:28:04 PM »
The staff realized it was a bit...understaffed...as of late, and so to help moderate the forum, Comet is being promoted to Forum Ninja and will get the orange text and nifty titlebar to go along with it.

You may post your congratulatory statements here if you really, really have to. ::)

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The Flood / How often do you use this?
« on: April 07, 2015, 07:45:33 PM »


I've been looking at ways to improve the forum after some criticisms of the "NEW" image that appears for new topics, and I ran across this eyesore.

My question to you is: how often do you use the little page selection links shown in the image? I'm not talking about pagination within a thread; merely the links visible in board view.

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News / April Fools!
« on: April 01, 2015, 08:27:56 PM »
Yes, that account suspension warning was fake. I'm sorry if I gave you heart problems from the shock, but the opportunity was too much to resist.

Forgive me?

Spoiler

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News / The End of Anarchy (or is it?)
« on: March 30, 2015, 03:38:11 PM »
First of all, note the day this was posted; it's not a bad April Fool's joke, guys.

Anarchy, as of this moment, will no longer be opening up every month.

Of course I didn't want to do this; the first few Anarchy's were incredibly entertaining, both in the amount of people participating and the multitude of strange threads that were created. It was chaos and it was beautiful.

Unfortunately, these last couple rounds have been both stagnant and detrimental to the forum. Truth is: people aren't participating as much as they were three or four rounds ago, and it's been on a steady decline. Coupled with that are the hurt feelings and grudges that live on after Anarchy ends. In theory, asking you all to compartmentalize your Anarchy experience from your Sep7agon experience worked, but in practice, the more vocal and naughty members carry over some of that into both on and off-site places.

And so I've decided to shut it down all together, until such a time comes that the board could be fun for everybody again. And with the coming plans of private groups, the board begins to become extremely obsolete.

Feel free to complain in here or leave some comments; if you have any threads in Anarchy that would not be prohibited outside of it, you can request that they be moved.

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The Flood / Chat Thread (Wednesday — Whenever)
« on: March 25, 2015, 02:03:06 AM »
This is something new we're trying out, so be sure to read before you go crazy!

Yes, we're starting up a bi-daily chat thread rotation to see how it works out and if it will stay around. That means that this is basically an experiment, so don't consider this a definite staple of Sep7agon just yet. The standard welcome/rules message will follow:



Welcome to the Sep7agon Chat thread! There are a few rules and guidelines for the chat thread that you should be aware of:
  • This chat thread will be locked as soon as the time limit has expired and another will be created in its place.
  • 2 days after a chat thread is locked, it will be deleted to prevent post counts from becoming inflated. Use this schedule to screencap/archive any posts or conversations you don't want deleted.
  • Spam is still not allowed (all the rules are still in place here, except, of course, for the derailment rule). Use the edit button to edit your message and don't stack 3 or more posts in a row.
  • Report posts that break the rules. With the size that this thread will likely grow to, it will become difficult for Ninjas to patrol the thread on their own. They need your help, so report bad behavior.

Previous Chat Thread: http://sep7agon.net/index.php?topic=32795.0

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The Flood / Chat Thread (Monday & Tuesday)
« on: March 22, 2015, 11:41:17 PM »
This is something new we're trying out, so be sure to read before you go crazy!

Yes, we're starting up a bi-daily chat thread rotation to see how it works out and if it will stay around. That means that this is basically an experiment, so don't consider this a definite staple of Sep7agon just yet. The standard welcome/rules message will follow:



Welcome to the Sep7agon Chat thread! There are a few rules and guidelines for the chat thread that you should be aware of:
  • This chat thread will be locked as soon as the time limit has expired and another will be created in its place.
  • 2 days after a chat thread is locked, it will be deleted to prevent post counts from becoming inflated. Use this schedule to screencap/archive any posts or conversations you don't want deleted.
  • Spam is still not allowed (all the rules are still in place here, except, of course, for the derailment rule). Use the edit button to edit your message and don't stack 3 or more posts in a row.
  • Report posts that break the rules. With the size that this thread will likely grow to, it will become difficult for Ninjas to patrol the thread on their own. They need your help, so report bad behavior.

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News / LC promoted to Grandmaster Ninja
« on: March 18, 2015, 03:33:49 PM »
Today I'm promoting LC to the new rank of Grandmaster Ninja, after some talks in staff chat regarding PM reports specifically and general moderation overall. The fact is that I can't always be around to have the final say or answer your questions, since I do have other things to do around the site and in real life.

And so, LC is being promoted to a low administration position, where he will have control over reported PMs as well as overseeing the rest of the Ninjas (and a few other account modifying tools that allow him to assign staff positions and nameplates).

So to break it down:
  • LC gets the gold titlebar and text
  • Master Forum Ninja title is being retired for now, and all mods will receive the IP/ban powers
If you have any questions or comments, you can post them here. :)

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News / Anarchy (3/6/15–3/8/15)
« on: March 05, 2015, 06:02:44 PM »


Anarchy will be starting up in a few hours (at Midnight CST, ending at Midnight on Monday), so I'd like to once again remind you of the stuff that is not allowed:

Quote
1. Illegal stuff.
2. Semi-illegal stuff (loli porn)
3. Releasing personal info about other users
   — This includes anything not publicly available nor posted on Sep7agon
4. Stretching the forum body by creating an obnoxiously-long thread title

Breaking the above rules will get you kicked out of Anarchy. If you do something illegal, I'll also report you to the authorities, so don't be stupid.

There is no nameplate to get into Anarchy this round. If you're a registered member, you are invited. Users who do stupid things and break the Anarchy rules will be blacklisted from Anarchy and be unable to participate.

Thanks. :)

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News / In response to recent issues raised
« on: March 04, 2015, 01:32:50 AM »

So as you all may have noticed, a few people have raised their issues with how things are here and to be frank a few of their concerns are more than valid. There are no rule changes as of yet; only the responses to those rule breakings are being augmented.

One of the guidelines issued to the mods back in October was overall neglected, which dealt with repeat offenders (http://sep7agon.net/index.php?topic=9003.0). Tough love was necessary back then, and it's looking like it's necessary again now. That being said, to suddenly have everyone on edge fearing a ban for screwing around a bit isn't right either, so to keep things workable, repeat offenders who will be subject to this system will be those who have either:

1. A cumulative total of warning points exceeding 200%
or
2. A total of warning points exceeding 100% in the last 30 days

Users who fit either of these criteria will receive a One Week ban, minimum, for each serious rule violation.



The permaban process, streamlined
If a user decides that they aren't going to stop misbehaving, they are going to get themselves on an extended vacation much sooner than before. The rough plan is as follows:

1 week ban >> 2 week ban >> 1 month >> Perma



Harsher punishments
Serious offences will be being upped in percentage, stuff that might have only got you a 20% will now probably earn you a lite-ban. This is in response to the generally lax moderation style not working as well as it would seem; we won't be suddenly turning into nazis, but it's becoming clear that certain users aren't getting the message.



What to Expect
As of now, you can expect to see a drastic decline in "watched" status and an increase in "lite-banned" as we work toward beating the bad behavior out of you. Hopefully, after a time, we can get the community to behave a bit more and the need for bans will decrease.



The Goal
I don't want to turn this place into a hug box or an echo chamber by banning anyone who happens to disagree with the mod squad (we're already apparently circlejerk central) but I also don't want us to continue to alienate members by being too lax with moderation.

We're not a large site in comparison to B.lind by any means, so we need to find a happy medium between objective rule enforcement and subjective understanding of context. I can't help but feel part of the issue was a few members skirting the rules and being immune to any sort of moderation. I think we need to take a look at those kinds of things as well, but that might be a discussion for another time.



One of the reasons that Bnet fell out of favour was the staff not listening to the userbase, they ignored them and gave non-answers and told people to mute the ones who were harassing them etc. We'd like to avoid this, so this part of the announcement is to promote people airing their grievances. You can do so either in a PM to a moderator or in a thread in Septagon.

The second part is an appeal for people to report things that break the rules more. If you see some users flaming away at each other and shitting up a thread - report them so it gets seen by the mods.

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Septagon / WebM Support Temporarily Disabled
« on: March 02, 2015, 03:53:17 PM »
As many of you probably know, recently, URLs have been breaking when there's a "#" sign in them and strangely appearing when you post a hashtag. The culprit behind this was the BBCode Manager mod I installed for WebM support.

Until I can work out a solution, WebM Support is temporarily disabled. Sorry, guys. :(

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News / Warning System Update
« on: March 01, 2015, 02:34:37 AM »
This is a short, graphical update (mostly) that I thought I'd let you know about.

Warning status has been moved to the nameplate, in the spot the staff icon resides. The yellow circle with a stripe is "watched" and the red circle with an x is "lite-banned". If you're not seeing this or you experience nameplate breakage, hard refresh your browser by pushing ctrl + f5 to get the uncached style.

Also: lite-banned members are now visible to everyone, but watched status is still only visible to you and the staff.

kthxbai :)

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The Flood / Look what I did
« on: February 23, 2015, 11:34:19 PM »
[webm]fat.gfycat.com/DimwittedSadBats.webm[/webm]
Don't include the ht­tp:// at the beginning of the URL and you're golden. Enjoy, fgts.

Example:
Code: [Select]
[webm]fat.gfycat.com/DimwittedSadBats.webm[/webm]

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The Flood / Opinions on the Ninjas
« on: February 01, 2015, 07:15:59 PM »
As was pointed out to me, this is the perfect place to share your feelings about the current Ninjas we have been using for the past 2 weeks on a trial period. So please: post here -- anonymously, if you'd like -- and let me and the other staff know what you think of the 3 Ninja Potentials.

Ninjas
Rocketman
TBlocks
Yutaka

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The Flood / MOVED: Why would you do this Ceaht?
« on: January 29, 2015, 06:18:22 PM »

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News / Anarchy? Anarchy.
« on: January 29, 2015, 04:29:34 PM »

Yeah, it's that time of the month again, everybody. You know the drill. Anarchy will be open Friday, January 30 through Sunday, February 1, ending at the stroke of midnight CST, on Monday.

The following stuff is banned from Anarchy:

1. Illegal stuff.
2. Semi-illegal stuff (loli porn)
3. Releasing personal info about other users.
4. Stretching the forum body by creating an obnoxiously-long thread title.

Breaking the above rules will get you kicked out of Anarchy. If you do something illegal, I'll also report you to the authorities, so don't be stupid.

You can get in on the fun by grabbing the Please Stand By nameplate, which is this month's invitation. It will remain free-to-all until a few hours into Anarchy, at which time I'll switch it over to request-only.

kthxbai :)

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The Flood / Your opinion on new Serious rules?
« on: January 26, 2015, 06:12:02 PM »
For reference to what was changed: http://sep7agon.net/index.php?topic=11257.msg477684#msg477684

So anyway, now that it's been several days since the trial run rule change in the Serious board, what do you think of it? Like it better? Hate it?

Leave your comments below, please. :)

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News / Bye, Monitors! Hello, Ninjas!
« on: January 19, 2015, 03:50:32 PM »
Over the last few days, I've been talking with the staff and coming up with ideas for a better structure within the mod squad. A lot of these talks had to do with the Monitor role, and how it didn't exactly command much respect on the forum; it was effectively useless, especially with two different tiers of Ninjas.

So given that, I've decided to completely ax the Monitor role as everyone knows it. It will likely appear down the road in another form (and I have details on plans for it if you'd like to hear them), but for now it will go the way of the dinosaur.

So where does that leave those who are Monitors? Well, since we're getting rid of the position completely (and since we lost a Ninja a few days ago) we will be trying them out as potential Ninjas for one or two weeks, to see how they do and how the community likes them. Those that can't handle the responsibility, or are deemed incompetent, will be let off the staff to return to normal member status.

It's unlikely that all the Monitors will be accepted into permanent Ninja status, so in the case of multiple Monitors failing, I'll probably begin the vetting process for picking a new Ninja or two from the general population of active users (who aren't complete dicks).

Questions? Comments? Angry comments? Put 'em here and I'll get back to you.

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The Flood / MOVED: What's Your Favorite Class?
« on: January 17, 2015, 01:55:22 PM »

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The Flood / Regarding Kiyo
« on: January 16, 2015, 05:24:33 PM »
I had originally intended to keep this quiet, but things went down in a way that sort of made it impossible...

Kiyo was to be removed from the staff tonight or tomorrow, and I PMed her to let her know. Unfortunately, before I could remove her powers, she nuked her own account.

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The Flood / MOVED: Is there any cool religions?
« on: January 13, 2015, 11:26:45 PM »

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The Flood / New Rank Brainstorm
« on: January 12, 2015, 06:13:24 PM »
As I'm sure all or most of you are aware, for the past...however long Sep7agon has been a thing, we've had post-based ranks that are tributes to the Halo multiplayer medals (Posting Spree, Posting Frenzy, etc.). They've served their purpose very well in giving users a way to distinguish themselves from others, but in my opinion, they're a bit outdated now.

Which is why I'm proposing this idea for new ranks to take their place!

All ideas are welcome. You can suggest a specific replacement (Pokemon Trainer instead of Posting Riot, for example) or just list some general suggestions. I'd like to keep them video game and movie/tv based, because that's sort of our niche, but you can throw in some weird shit if you really have to...

Current Ranks
Newbie
* Basic title for all members; Vast majority of Sep7agon.net holds this title; <25 posts

Member
* Step above Newbie; 25 posts

Posting Spree
* Step above Member; 100 posts

Posting Frenzy
* Step above Posting Spree; 250 posts

Posting Riot
* Step above Posting Frenzy; 500 posts

Posting Rampage
* Step above Posting Riot; 1000 posts

Unstoppable!
* Step above Posting Rampage; 1777 posts

Invincible!
* Step above Unstoppable!; 3000 posts

Inconceivable!
* Step above Invincible!; 7777 posts

kthxbai

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The Flood / MOVED: Why do you lock threads?
« on: January 12, 2015, 04:35:05 PM »

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Septagon / Cheat's Big Suggestion Thread
« on: January 04, 2015, 05:43:42 PM »
A mere post cannot contain what I have to say, so I am making a thread instead to talk about improving the site (mostly on mobile).

Important Suggestions
Quote
  • Conserve space on mobile by replacing the logo with the Sep7agon symbol, like we had before.
    Isara: Done by 2.2.0a update.
  • Move search bar and options to dropdown on mobile, and make it take up the whole screen for easy use and visibility.
    Isara: Search button will be moved in menu drop down, and the PM message will stay there. Possible release will be with version 2.2.0b.
  • Elevate the nav bar's z-index so that the "who liked this post" shade doesn't cover it, preventing escaping from the window on mobile.
    Isara: Cheat did this himself, but the truth is that z-index will not work on some cases and browsers, but it's better than nothing.
  • Redesign the notification button and placement (see details below)

Regarding Notifications
The current setup doesn't work on mobile very well. Small screen sizes and the tiny button makes it odd to use, so here's what I suggest:

Move notifications to its own icon, like it was on the old site design, and place it before the PM icon. This prevents accidental presses of the avatar dropdown and makes it simpler to keep track of new quotes and alerts.

Personal Preference Suggestions
Quote
  • Move the "new topic" button row back to the right. It's weird being where it is; I can't believe I didn't catch this until now.
  • Add a [close window] button under the like window so that people on mobile don't rage.
  • On desktop, position the search bar more to the left and double its width.

I'm sure more will follow when I think of them...

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News / Community Nameplate
« on: January 02, 2015, 03:16:19 PM »
Since the new site design reveal is coming up fast, I thought it'd be cool to let those of you who have stuck around have a special nameplate.

The "Community" nameplate that some of you might have had already is now named "Vintage Community" and, until the new theme drops, is only available by request to those of you who don't have it yet. Once we get the new hotness of Sep7agon 2.0, the nameplate will be taken off the shelf forever for new members.

Down the road, it's likely I may assign special properties to this plate (though I am not sure what), so make sure you grab it while you can.

In its place, the new "Community" nameplate now features the v2 logo, and will remain as free to the general population.

kthxbai.

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Gaming / Wonder Trading lvl 100 shiny Magikarps
« on: January 01, 2015, 06:26:56 PM »
The last few days I've been cloning an army of shiny level 100 Magikarp on my Pokemon Emerald version. All of them are named SEP7AGON and were leveled up using nothing but Rare Candies, which means they are effectively useless.

What have I been doing with these Magikarp? Dumping them into Wonder Trade.

So if you happen to come across one of these beauties, you're welcome. Enjoy my gift to you. :P


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Gaming / Left 4 Dead 2 is $5
« on: December 29, 2014, 03:02:11 PM »
For the next 30 minutes or so it's really fucking cheap. Since there's a game night being put together for it, get that shit right now!

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News / Anarchy Weekend Jan 1-4
« on: December 28, 2014, 06:40:24 PM »
Anarchy Weekend will be starting a little early this time around, at about 8:00 PM CST on December 31. The event will last through the weekend and end at 12:00 AM CST on January 5, 2015 (which means you get an extra day of chaos).

All previous rules apply (nothing illegal and nothing that falls into a legal grey area like loli porn).

A few minutes after this posting, I'll be opening up the Beyond the Sea nameplate to everyone. Be sure to grab it today or tomorrow, because it goes back to request-only once Anarchy starts. You need the nameplate in order to access the Anarchy board.

Thanks,
The fucking faggot who made this goddamn site

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Gaming / SSB or Alpha Sapphire?
« on: December 26, 2014, 07:06:55 PM »
So, I have some extra Amazon money and I need a new game to play on my 3DS. I've played and enjoyed the original Sapphire and I'm also a fan of SSB Melee. I just can't decide on which game to buy.

Halp?

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The Flood / MOVED: I now have an XB1
« on: December 25, 2014, 01:10:42 PM »

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