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Old 04 Aug 2007, 20:24
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An Interesting Experiment

On my board, my members always give me a hard time for enforcing the rules, such as banning people. I figured it would be interesting (and humerous, but more to that later) if I was to give them power to ban a user at random, for the amount of days they enter (3 to 30). I called the game Banning Roulette.

I thought it would be interesting to see who would be hypocritical and actually try to use this power to ban somebody. Not only that, but they would be banning somebody for no reason other than their own silly amusements.

So they go to the script, and submit the number of days they wish to play. Upon submitting, they see:
Haha!! Fooled You!! You just banned yourself for (X) days LOL!
And it actually bans them, with a similar reason message.

Anyway, I found it pretty darn funny. I managed to get my other administrator, 3 moderators, and over 100 users (about 200 visit per day), so that's a really high amount.

Most of them are pretty upset now.

Anyone performed anything similar? and, let me know if you guys want me to post the script.
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Old 04 Aug 2007, 20:27
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Hahaha, that's awesome. I'd be interested. How did you prevent word spreading about what was really going to happen when they banned someone? Or are they just not that kind of community.
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Old 04 Aug 2007, 20:47
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Haha that's great Adrian. I would think it would be funny... If you release it I will definately be giving it a go on my forum.
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Old 04 Aug 2007, 21:32
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Originally Posted by SirAdrian View Post
On my board, my members always give me a hard time for enforcing the rules, such as banning people. I figured it would be interesting (and humerous, but more to that later) if I was to give them power to ban a user at random, for the amount of days they enter (3 to 30). I called the game Banning Roulette.

I thought it would be interesting to see who would be hypocritical and actually try to use this power to ban somebody. Not only that, but they would be banning somebody for no reason other than their own silly amusements.

So they go to the script, and submit the number of days they wish to play. Upon submitting, they see:And it actually bans them, with a similar reason message.

Anyway, I found it pretty darn funny. I managed to get my other administrator, 3 moderators, and over 100 users (about 200 visit per day), so that's a really high amount.

Most of them are pretty upset now.

Anyone performed anything similar? and, let me know if you guys want me to post the script.
That's actually hilarious, and possibly a bit sadistic. But please, so release this script! Although I won't try it now, I would love to try it when I get more members. Shows how people are seriously corrupted by power.
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Old 06 Aug 2007, 07:38
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Wonder what would happen if we do this on vb.org.
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Old 06 Aug 2007, 07:55
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lmao that is a great joke to play on them

I just had a great idea that you could do with the script. Have it ban them, for only (X) minutes. But have it say Haha!! Fooled You!! You just banned yourself for (X) days LOL!

Then when it unbans them, and it says a message "April Fools!"

That would be the best april fools hack ever lol
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Old 06 Aug 2007, 07:58
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Indeed, would really love to use this on April fools
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Old 06 Aug 2007, 09:59
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Haha! That sounds hilarious. I might try it out myself sometime.
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Old 07 Aug 2007, 17:27
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Haha, I think doing it for (X) days was a little harsh but :P still a great idea.
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Old 07 Aug 2007, 23:35
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ROFL, this better be released
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Old 21 Mar 2008, 18:00
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April fools is coming up so I'll try to release it in time.
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Old 21 Mar 2008, 18:03
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Originally Posted by Marco van Herwaarden View Post
Wonder what would happen if we do this on vb.org.
That would be an adventure. I would laugh when I saw the results...

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April fools is coming up so I'll try to release it in time.
Definitely the best experiment ever done. Period.
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Old 21 Mar 2008, 18:08
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If you release this, it would be a great April Fools joke! I have a feeling it would be a pretty 'silent' day in our Lounge since I'll be all the Post Wh*res would ban each other for fun only to find themselves banned.
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Old 22 Mar 2008, 13:40
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roflmao - @D. That;d be great, please post the script
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Old 22 Mar 2008, 13:46
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But once someone bans themselves, then the word gets out. Maybe have a setting for a self ban and something else?
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