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Needed to class up the joint: Please welcome Rugged to the Hoops Mod crew

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    It's great to have one of our most knowledgeable basketball guys more involved.

    AllBuffs hoops coverage just keeps getting better.

    (Handicapping odds on who he bans first will be in a separate thread.)



    I would also like to say that I, Buffnik, am gay for Rugged.
     
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  2. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    What will be his niche, road shows?
     
  3. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    Nice to see Nik keeping his kids busy.
     
  4. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Interesting original post.
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    :lol:

    And he's a fast learner, folks. Only took him half the day to figure out the Edit feature in the Mod controls.
     
  6. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    which part did he edit?
     
  7. patebuff

    patebuff Downgraded to half a star Club Member

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    Something to do with his basketball knowledge
     
  8. wyobuff

    wyobuff Well-Known Member

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    Well now that nik told me they are in a relationship, I guess I'm going to have to cancel that order of flowers, chocolates and Flunitrazepam that I had sent to rugged for valentines day.
     
  9. Swish

    Swish Half a bubble off Club Member

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    Will he be running for President next?
    Welcome to the Mod Squad Rugged, well deserved addition.
     
  10. Buffenuf

    Buffenuf massive tool

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  11. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Like a good zombie movie, this is not going to end well. But, I'm going to enjoy the ride.
     
  12. NW Buff

    NW Buff Club Member Club Member

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    Solid start by Rugged.
     
  13. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Why? I'm pretty sure Rugged isn't the type to be exclusive...
     
  14. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    Is it because he is bisexual?
     
  15. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Is that another word for slut?
     
  16. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    No, but 'Rugged' is.
     
  17. hokiehead

    hokiehead Gobbler on the Mountain Club Member

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    Rugged as a mod. Wow -- very interesting.

    I'm still relatively new to AB, so I have to ask, what exactly is the role of moderator on Allbuffs? On other forums, I'm used to seeing moderators enforce the ToS, usually by warning members, locking threads, deleting posts and in extreme instances, deleting accounts. Given that Rugged is our new mod, I'm curious which, if any, of the Terms he'll be focused on. To help, I've listed the ToS below, along with relevant examples of Rugged's passion for them.


    1. no racism or bigotry
    2. Personal attacks against CU players (current, future, or former) or their families will not be tolerated and will be immediately deleted. [I have no relevant examples]
    3. No pornography, nudity, or sexually explicit pictures or posts.
    4. No spamming we could spend days arguing about the definition of spam, but I'll let this one go for the moment.
    5. No trolling. I thought of a second example, but couldn't find the thread -- I seem to recall Rugged calling someone "stupid" for asking a question. I personally know the guy Rugged was talking about, and he is stupid, but still...
    6. We value the free exchange of ideas and opinions, but this is not a democracy. Rugged is right on top of this "not a democracy thing", see #5.
    7. Violation of any of our rules, or just generally failing to be a valued part of our community in some way may lead to warnings (formal and informal), suspensions (of varying length), or bannings (long term or permanent). Yeah, right. (recognizing I may be on thin ice), has anyone ever gotten banned from AB?
    8. Do not reveal personal information about other people on our forums
    9. Feuds between posters are often amusing, but, please avoid real world threats and similar behavior. I found many examples of amusing feuds involving Rugged, but he does seem to avoid making RW threats. I have an idea why, but can't confirm.
    10. Some of our forums have special rules that apply in addition to these rules.
    (a) ... sports forums are dedicated to subjects that are relevant to that forum’s sport.
    (b) The Recruiting Forums ... [no relevant examples]
    (c) The Pub is for all off-topic discussions (except for politics and religion)
    (d) Barzil is a special forum for our paid members. sigh. maybe I should pay up so I can hang with the cool 35 year old kids.
    (e) The Politics forum (and the religion subforum) are reasonably free-wheeling...
    (f) The Smack forum is where incessant feuding goes to die... I haven't found this forum yet, guess it's either deprecated or paid member's only.
    11. Recognize that forum moderation is subjective. Rugged is way ahead of this one, even by AB standards.
    12. These rules are subject to change at any time, without notice. or without change to this webpage, apparently.

    all TIC, of course. There went my valuable lunch hour. I didn't have time to proof this, so apologies if I screwed anything up.

    serious note: the VT website I used to heavily participate in got way too heavily moderated which turned off a lot of members (they also screwed up a few other things really bad which probably hurt worse). I'm not a fan of censorship and generally appreciate the loose interpretation of the ToS at AB. I can at least criticize Frank Beamer over here without concern of banishment.

    side, side note: I love that I can use keyboard shortcuts in this forum instead of the GUI controls: <CNTL>-B for bold and <CNTL>-I for italics, but it's pissing me off that I can't <CNTL>-K for insert link.
     
  18. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I am really scared as to what would happen if anyone made one of those lists about me.
     
  19. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    No one cares enough about you to do that.
     
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  20. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    We need to update the TOS. "Smack" forum is now the Island. It was once a short-lived place that bcs moderated. Good times.

    And hokie, please remember that AB isn't exactly a profit-making venture. The mods are volunteers and pretty all revenue collected that doesn't get plowed back into the board (or used for hookers & blow) ends up going to CU causes. Most of what we look for in a mod is someone who will enhance the site through content / entertainment / fun while making it so the work among the mods is spread out among enough people that it never feels like a 2nd job to any of us. The original intent of AB as "for the fans, by the fans" very much applies to even how we mod. We're fans first and we want this to be a site we enjoy going to.
     
  21. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    That's a good thing. However, was worth a try.
     
  22. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    Goose has been especially funny this week.
     
  23. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    The mods around here don't do anything anyway - purely a symbolic title
     
  24. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    It would be shorter and not as funny.
     
  25. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I set it up, and you guys CRUSH it.
     
  26. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    random question:

    based upon this thread, which poster is most likely to be wound so tight as to be able to swallow a piece of charcoal and soon thereafter shoot a diamond out of their own ass? :rofl:

    i kid.

    *full disclosure. i wrote those mutha****in TOS and i'm unusually attached to them. so there.
     
  27. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    tl;dr
     
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  28. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Hey Hokie. I think Matt Thompson got banned.
     
  29. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    So that's what you do around here when you're not losing fantasy leagues.
     
  30. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    OMFGasm too.
     

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