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Banned?
« on: October 14, 2019, 12:54:15 AM »

Offline droopdog7

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Keep getting message that Iíve been banned from using this forum?  Donít see a way to contact moderators?  Testing this out to see what happens.

Re: Banned?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2019, 01:31:26 AM »

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Roy, help us!! We CelticsStrong faithful are getting banned for "duplicate account" set to not expire.

Re: Banned?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2019, 02:55:59 AM »

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Hi folks, apologies for the inconvenience - we have a long-standing issue with our hosting setup where certain IP bans can accidentally lock everyone out. Still hoping to get it fixed but haven't had a lot of time for hacking SMF (the forum software) in a while.

Should be fixed for now.

Re: Banned?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2019, 11:35:26 AM »

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The hosts should be banned for still having that darn picture on the landing page.....

Just saying.....

 >:(
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Re: Banned?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2019, 12:02:20 PM »

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The hosts should be banned for still having that darn picture on the landing page.....

Just saying.....

 >:(
We are a small blog with limited resources and run by staff who have real careers elsewhere. The front page will get done when it gets done.

Re: Banned?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2019, 12:08:06 PM »

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The hosts should be banned for still having that darn picture on the landing page.....

Just saying.....

 >:(
We are a small blog with limited resources and run by staff who have real careers elsewhere. The front page will get done when it gets done.

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Re: Banned?
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2019, 12:08:33 PM »

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The hosts should be banned for still having that darn picture on the landing page.....

Just saying.....

 >:(

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Re: Banned?
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2019, 12:20:31 PM »

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The hosts should be banned for still having that darn picture on the landing page.....

Just saying.....

 >:(
We are a small blog with limited resources and run by staff who have real careers elsewhere. The front page will get done when it gets done.

Meh takes 2 minutes to swap an image out. I think there was big plans when we split from CB and reality kicked in forums don't make any money. While I appreciate the forums still being alive I'm not buying "the we too busy and have lives".

I guess my question would be what's the issue with swapping an image file out? Does no one know how or does no one have the time or does no one have an acceptable image to replace it with?

I accept the fact that this is what the CB forums are and will be. Unfortunately it probably means little to no growth and loss over time of the casuals only leaving the most hardcore of hardcore.
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Re: Banned?
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2019, 03:21:43 PM »

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The hosts should be banned for still having that darn picture on the landing page.....

Just saying.....

 >:(
We are a small blog with limited resources and run by staff who have real careers elsewhere. The front page will get done when it gets done.

Meh takes 2 minutes to swap an image out. I think there was big plans when we split from CB and reality kicked in forums don't make any money. While I appreciate the forums still being alive I'm not buying "the we too busy and have lives".

I guess my question would be what's the issue with swapping an image file out? Does no one know how or does no one have the time or does no one have an acceptable image to replace it with?

I accept the fact that this is what the CB forums are and will be. Unfortunately it probably means little to no growth and loss over time of the casuals only leaving the most hardcore of hardcore.
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Re: Banned?
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2019, 03:26:06 PM »

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The hosts should be banned for still having that darn picture on the landing page.....

Just saying.....

 >:(
We are a small blog with limited resources and run by staff who have real careers elsewhere. The front page will get done when it gets done.

Meh takes 2 minutes to swap an image out. I think there was big plans when we split from CB and reality kicked in forums don't make any money. While I appreciate the forums still being alive I'm not buying "the we too busy and have lives".

I guess my question would be what's the issue with swapping an image file out? Does no one know how or does no one have the time or does no one have an acceptable image to replace it with?

I accept the fact that this is what the CB forums are and will be. Unfortunately it probably means little to no growth and loss over time of the casuals only leaving the most hardcore of hardcore.


If you're so triggered by it, step up and take the initiative to reach out to byennie and update it.

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Re: Banned?
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2019, 05:56:43 PM »

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Old picture or not I want to thank the staff for all they do to give us all a place to get together and talk Celtics, sports, politics or whatever.  I appreciate having this site and a dated picture has no effect on my ability to enjoy it.
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Re: Banned?
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2019, 07:15:23 AM »

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It's amazing how every thread about moderation/bugs has to end with something along the lines "Thank you mods for being so awesome, you never do anything wrong, oh you hard working volunteers."

I spend plenty of time online, both for professional and recreational reasons. I've never seen such emotionally needy mods. And ye, if our mods can't deal with the idea that volunteering is all about doing something for free but is still not an excuse to do a Edited for profanity.  Please do not do it again.ty job, then the Edited for profanity.  Please do not do it again. will keep hitting the fan.

There are plenty of young and competent guys on this forum, give them a chance, and change your tone.

I'm not alone in thinking this, it's just that most ppl are intimitated of getting treated rudely (as well as banned)  by a gang of mods every time someone brings up this issue. While said mods have the time to comment several times a day but not change a picture file. Talking about priorities.




Re: Banned?
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2019, 07:44:52 AM »

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It's amazing how every thread about moderation/bugs has to end with something along the lines "Thank you mods for being so awesome, you never do anything wrong, oh you hard working volunteers."

I spend plenty of time online, both for professional and recreational reasons. I've never seen such emotionally needy mods. And ye, if our mods can't deal with the idea that volunteering is all about doing something for free but is still not an excuse to do a ****ty job, then the **** will keep hitting the fan.

There are plenty of young and competent guys on this forum, give them a chance, and change your tone.

I'm not alone in thinking this, it's just that most ppl are intimitated of getting treated rudely (as well as banned)  by a gang of mods every time someone brings up this issue. While said mods have the time to comment several times a day but not change a picture file. Talking about priorities.

Outside of spammers, we ban less than five members per year.

And, I donít think the staff is doing a bad job.

Any picture issue ó or any issue outside of the forums at all ó is a Byennie issue.  And yes, I think he both deserves our appreciation and some slack. No Byennie, no forum. So, weigh that against an outdated picture.

So, in a nutshell, your comment is not only wildly uninformed, but it also makes you look like an arrogant, ungrateful jerk.  If thatís what you were going for, bravo.
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Re: Banned?
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2019, 10:06:57 AM »

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Roy and Moranis are lawyers.
Dons is, I think, a CPA.
Gouki, I am not sure what he does in real life.
I, am a former business owner and manufacturing manager.

I don't think any one of us know how to code in such a manner as to remove that front page picture. That is in the hands of the owner and webmaster, byennie, and if you haven't noticed, his life is so busy he is barely participating on the blog.

Without byennie, there is no CelticsStrong.  So I would be a bit greatful instead of getting all up in arms over a picture.

As for our moderating style, we have a clear set of rules. We do our best to try to look into every thread and make sure everyone is posting within rule guidelines. But hey, if you want the type of environment that you can find on Reddit or RealGM boards with profanity, disrespect, flame wars and the such, those options are available to you. We run this blog to have a different environment and the people that prefer the flame war type environment don't belong here. 

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