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Gio~Logist
18 Apr 2006, 23:33
Hello,
I recently noticed that someone has edited my signature with this note:
Links removed by staff:

-- I may have came off a bit strong. Therefore, i deleted this part. My purpose of writing this was just to ask if you guys can send a notification prior to removing one's signature and such. God knows how long i've been going around with a signature that sais "Links removed by staff".

Thank you,
Giovanni Martinez

bairy
19 Apr 2006, 12:49
Correct me if I'm wrong: If you're giving a link directly to the install button then doesn't that mean that clickers will say they've installed the hack before they've even read what it's about? If so, there doesn't need to be a site rule, it's just a common sense thing.

amykhar
19 Apr 2006, 12:58
I agree with Bairy. People should CHOOSE to click that install button - not be tricked into it.

MPDev
19 Apr 2006, 13:04
Why do people need rules to explain the obvious? Just because there isn't a rule against it doesn't mean it's "right". Use common sense.

KW802
19 Apr 2006, 13:32
I surprised anybody would actually complain about this after being caught! :eek:

Paul M
19 Apr 2006, 15:58
As far as i'm concerned, the installation feature on hacks is just a matter of users supporting our hacks and such. If we can't make the link point to the installation, then perhaps we shouldn't be able to make any links in our signature at all because it will add to our hits and traffic on our sites?
The installation feature is for when you install a hack, not when you click on a link in a signature to view it. Anyone with common sense should be able to see there is a difference between the two.

Code Monkey
19 Apr 2006, 17:13
Ok, he's fifteen years old people. Lessons in life come from mentoring not slapping someone around. Yes what he did is obviously wrong to those that have learned these lessons in life. But to a fifteen year old young man, no matter how talented at coding, it's a big world out there to explore and poke about in.

IMO, this was handled wrong. It was handled as if he was a known trouble maker. He should have been explained the rules privately and asked to remove it on his own. Instead, he was publicly humiliated and this is wrong anywhere, anytime.

Paul M
19 Apr 2006, 17:28
Instead, he was publicly humiliated and this is wrong anywhere, anytime.Actually, he chose to post this thread - had he just given himself a new signature and moved on, 99% of the site would have been completely unaware.

Code Monkey
19 Apr 2006, 17:37
Links removed by staff:

You're not allowed to link directly to the install button of your hacks


Everyone saw this long before he made this post. And long before he even realized it was there.

hambil
19 Apr 2006, 17:49
This is a huge board. We are all admins ourselves. We better than anyone should understand the time it takes to deal with this kind of stuff. Editing the signature with an explaination as to why seems reasonable to me. It educates others in the process too.

It was also very professionally worded - not scolding.

Nothing to see here - move on IMHO.

Gio~Logist
19 Apr 2006, 19:47
lol. I honestly could care less about the editing of my signature and why they did it. Regardless of my age, the only thing i was trying to say is that they should atleast send a warning or something of some kind. Other people (not necessarily me) might take this even more offensive and it is a bit unprofessional in my opinion. I was just pretty much dissapointed that it was done without notification.

Everyone saw this long before he made this post. And long before he even realized it was there.

Which is exactly why i am simply asking for notification. Having such text is one's signature makes one look like a trouble maker or something along those lines. It also damages something called creditability, which is needed a lot when working on the internet.

This is a huge board. We are all admins ourselves. We better than anyone should understand the time it takes to deal with this kind of stuff. Editing the signature with an explaination as to why seems reasonable to me. It educates others in the process too.

It was also very professionally worded - not scolding.

Nothing to see here - move on IMHO.

Thank you. I took out most of the post anyways. Although it may have not been scolding and was "professionally worded", i do not want to cause a debate.