The Dink Network

You know..

July 8th 2011, 12:30 AM
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WC
Peasant Male United States
Destroying noobs since 1999. 
If you all put as much effort into making contributions to the community as you do being annoying pieces of sh*t of this forum; I'd be balls deep in D-mods right now.

Godly - quit being yourself and hit puberty already.
Predator - register a god dang account and be productive. I have either come to the conclusion you are mentally retarded, or a troll. Either way, I don't like you.
July 8th 2011, 12:42 AM
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Mrgantoe
Peasant Male Cuba xbox
I'm simply a distraction. 
And your American which ma kes it petal el WC.
July 8th 2011, 01:03 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Screaming at the staff to do something about it would be a bit more productive. They could actually do more about it than any of us peasants, whose powers lie in witty comments about others' behavior.
July 8th 2011, 01:08 AM
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Predator's tried to register, but he hasn't received the confirmation email. shevek has had that problem too.
July 8th 2011, 01:09 AM
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Yeah, we can't do anything about it, and you don't promote us.
July 8th 2011, 01:09 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Dinkulum, I believe that's only cause they're using some crappy @. Gmail should work. Everyone who has had these problems, doesn't use Gmail, as far as I've seen.
July 8th 2011, 01:12 AM
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WC
Peasant Male United States
Destroying noobs since 1999. 
Wrong.

Both Tal and Redink have done tones of things for this community... all out of love. Hell, redman still pays of this server EVERY MONTH out of his own pocket. He doesn't own anyone anything. We owe him. Stop feeding the trolls/feebled/retarded, and contribute. Then you might come close to being able to "scream" at someone.

This is my one and only attempt to trying to reach these guys. I hear your complaints... Maybe my long diminished status in this community might stir something. If not, then sorry. Keep begging for help from Tal/Redink.
July 8th 2011, 01:19 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
I am contributing. A lot. I have three D-Mods in the making, one of them being epic. One of them... long-awaited, dare I say. And one of them's a secret. Hell, I'm the most active Dinker here. As for Tal, I like the guy, but he did leave us for three years right when he got the crown. He has his rights to his own life, obviously, but it still screwed this place up. Today's TDN is proof of that.

And I'm still saying it's better if you rant to the staff or the actual nubs rather than the whole community.
July 8th 2011, 01:21 AM
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schnapper
Peasant Male Heard Island And Mcdonald Islands
Let us save our effort and just lie down and die. 
Actually, WC is right.

Scary to think what'd happen if I made 1 script for every comment I've dropped on here (which is like tinsel on a christmas tree )

Also, <3 u Redink.
July 8th 2011, 01:28 AM
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I admit I haven't seen a new file in a long time. And thanks redink1. I don't like Tal because he became the king, left us, came back because Dukie died, wrote a thread about himself, and left us. I'm working on a D-Mod, but after what Linus said, I'll take longer than ever to release it.
July 8th 2011, 01:32 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
How is WC right, Schnapper? While I do see where he is coming from with this, it's not gonna help. No matter how much we contribute to this site, it ain't gonna stop Predator and the nubs from spamming the whole forum. Because even if we use our time of fighting them, to contribute, they won't. If we give them no attention, some would say they'll stop. I doubt it, it would only encourage them seeing we have given up on trying to stop them.
July 8th 2011, 01:43 AM
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Godley
Peasant
 
Actually DD is right.
July 8th 2011, 01:50 AM
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Godley
Peasant
 
The only thing thats going to help isnt being done.

Help!!
July 8th 2011, 04:43 AM
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Kyle
Peasant Male Belgium
 
I don't think anyone here isn't greatful for what Redink has done and is still doing. Thing is, we just had Sharp post that she would never ever come back here because of the sorry state of the forums. Doesn't that tell you anything? It doesn't even have anything to do with contributing or whining about it, it's just the reality of things. Therefor, I think we desperately need the forum functionality to deal with this issue. I can think of a number of things to fix this:

Warning system
IP ban (only on the most obvious of trolls)
Upvote/Downvote that hides low rated posts (this could work)

Now we as members can contribute all we like, we can't implement these features. So, it kinda sucks to make a development thread or a release thread only to have it swamped in a needless amount of flame bait.
July 8th 2011, 05:29 AM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
What exactly should people be yelling at the staff about, Skull?

Blaming Tal for the current state of the DN is extremely unfair.
July 8th 2011, 05:32 AM
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Marpro
Peasant Male bloop
-- Marp Ro 
If you all put as much effort into making contributions to the community as you do being annoying pieces of sh*t of this forum; I'd be balls deep in D-mods right now.

Amen. Glad you're back.
July 8th 2011, 06:11 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Tal is not the only reason. But his actions are one of the biggest factors, whether you like to admit it, or not. And before we get to the "Skull hates Tal" claims again, as some random guy once said... it's not personal, it's just business.
July 8th 2011, 07:58 AM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
The best response to a troll is to just ignore it. That way, the entire board doesn't get filled with diarrhea (1 troll post + 1 reply = 2 shoot posts). Retaliation works great in the real world, but it isn't worth anything in the internet, because you can't just reach out and punch someone.

If you reply with rational, intelligent arguments, it gives the impression that Predator's dick is actually a topic people want to discuss.

If one wants to get rid of someone, the only viable method right now is to contact redink1 and explain why you think they should be banned. Be sure to also provide links to some of the crap posts on the forum, as he wouldn't ban anyone on word of mouth alone.
July 8th 2011, 08:11 AM
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Marpro
Peasant Male bloop
-- Marp Ro 
But how does one get in contact with the oh' mighty red one?
July 8th 2011, 08:34 AM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
He has replied me often on the email address listed on his profile. I would guess he reads it, just doesn't reply always, but I'm not sure how horrible his emai ethics actually are - slapping Dink Smallwood or Dink Network on the title might help (unless that's what he's set on ignore ).

He's also fairly active on Facebook.
July 8th 2011, 08:36 AM
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OuchMySpleen
Ghost
 
You could find him an facebook easily

I want to see some form of post restrictions (1 post allowed per 12 hrs) If that doesn't work, then temp ban, then IP ban. Simple enough. It'll take a little more work on the staff's end, but it would be nice. This place needs to be just a bit more strict to keep order.

It's become impossible for me to enjoy the site with all the childish bickering- and it's not just Godley and Predator. It's also Skull, Dikdoodler, and anyone else who instigates and/or joins in the arguing.

Quite frankly, this place has become a dump and makes the community look like crap to visitors and potential new members.
July 8th 2011, 08:40 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Post limitations is a really stupid idea. It's good if the staff got to decide WHO can post only once in 12 hours. If someone desperately needs help, and one has an answer, it would be a crappy situation if you couldn't answer.

And like I said, ignoring will work on children, not on trolls. They'll only get excited that they have gotten us silenced. Because that's how trolls are.

This whole thread is trolling on it's own, complaining about other Dinkers and how they spam, instead of actually doing something about it.
July 8th 2011, 09:35 AM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
And like I said, ignoring will work on children, not on trolls. They'll only get excited that they have gotten us silenced. Because that's how trolls are.

Ignoring works because when you ignore someone, you're not getting yourself involved in the trolling. If the troll goes nuts after not getting a response, this is a good thing... There's not a shadow of doubt they should be banned then, and while Dan doesn't ban people easily, he will do this if it gets obvious enough. Me and the rest of the staff also delete every crap post and thread that gets posted, but I can't help it if half the people on the board get all hot and bothered while I'm not here.
July 8th 2011, 09:38 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
I see your point. However, this isn't going to work until we get some sort of an IP ban feature. Be it you or anyone in this world, who does the deleting of the posts, but after the troll goes crazy, it'll be a helluva lot of work.
July 8th 2011, 09:45 AM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
True enough, it would be much better if someone still involved in the everyday happenings of this board had the power to at least temporarily ban people... Thankfully redink1 is still at least retroactively around, though, so it's not completely impossible for someone to get banned.

Spilling the same shoot in unrelated threads without any need doesn't really help either, by the way.
July 8th 2011, 01:38 PM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
Not a direct response to WC, just a stock response written up for a few people:

I attempted to explain in my "Why I'm So Great" thread that I have lost access to a few things and am currently struggling to find the time to devote to this place. I am going to try to avoid spending much of my focus on people taking swings at me for not immediately waving a magic wand over the network, but I can at least promise that I am very well aware of much of the problems around here.

I will hopefully get in contact with redink1 in the near future to discuss strategies involving the board being filled with junk and flamebait. I haven't witnessed all of what you people have - which is probably obvious - but there are definitely repeat offenders around here. I don't think anyone deserves an outright ban just yet, but certain folks could definitely use some post restrictions - I would like to implement these as soon as possible. I've never actually had to do that myself, so if I slip my fingers and accidentally perma-ban everyone here, please accept my apologies No one here deserves to be subject to an obnoxious community, and it does sadden me that some people may be jumping ship over it. Think positive and don't feed the menace.
July 8th 2011, 02:25 PM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
I'm just glad to see you back. Really good to see that you plan on doing something for this place, it could really use your input right now.
July 8th 2011, 03:30 PM
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Mrgantoe
Peasant Male Cuba xbox
I'm simply a distraction. 
Yep I never knew you but welcome back.
July 3rd, 01:41 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
what about me
July 3rd, 02:19 AM
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Bouncycles
Peasant Male Germany
I am sure you wanted me to do this, right?  
You shall stop reviving old threads!
July 3rd, 09:41 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@ Bouncycles & Skurn:
Well, I'm not sure about your concern about threats, but reviving old threads seems like a pretty harmless activity that helps keeping this place going.

July 3rd, 11:13 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
but reviving ancients is fun