Mods and/or Cheryl

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by atatbl, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. atatbl

    atatbl Active Member

    I think you should lower the 300 second time limit between private messages. That is 5 minutes. That puts us almost ".1" over on our posting time requirements. I mean really, how are we supposed to organize our coup d'etat ummm...... I mean....... picnics..... with this much time required to communicate. This is not cell block 13, please allow us to communicate freely. We need out "kites" to move quickly and freely.

    Thank you in advance for making this change,

  2. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    Yes I agree
    For the 10-15 minutes we spend daily on the cafe, our pms are very limited.
  3. atatbl

    atatbl Active Member

    Thank you local804. We appreciate your support.

    The conglomerate needs people like you.
  4. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I think a lot of you spend more than 10-15 minutes here!

    And atatbl, you send that many PMs?
  5. atatbl

    atatbl Active Member

    Yes. It is crticial to the conglomerates operation that we communicate very often. Sometimes non-stop.

    On a serious note, yes I do. There are some people here that for one reason or another I don't want to give my phone number to. Not that their untrustworthy, we just don't need to have long conversations. I talk with some people from here on the phone because it is just easier for all parties involved.
  6. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    The mods have already reduced the time to 30 seconds...

    .....but just for our friends!

    J/K. I support Atatbls idea to reduce the time. I'm sure it has something to do with stopping spammers, tho.
  7. atatbl

    atatbl Active Member

    Absolutely it does! That is why there does need to be some time limit. But it can be the same as the posting time limit and still keep the site secure.
  8. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    This sounds like a response from the boss..............although I think Over9five, the new mod is on the right track. We do have a slight problem with spammers.
  9. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I did a funny thing,I ignored your request to change anything.
    Maybe you could have your picnics using the icq,yahoo or messanger.
    Aint I a riot?
  10. atatbl

    atatbl Active Member

    Ohhhh..... how cute... someone's touchy about the internet not being all serious business. That did actually make me laugh though. Also, you ignoring your counterparts and the members of this site. I can laugh now, because I know what the future holds.

    Don't worry DS, someday people stop treating you poorly irl even though you act the way you do. Wait, no they won't.

    And before you argue I don't know you, I don't need to. The actions people take in the internet can almost always give someone that is observant an accurate portrait of that person's person's personality irl.

    The best part of this: even though you never like what I have to say, other people do. That is the reason that when you try and stop me from giving my opinion or telling a story in the chat room it never works. People will communicate the way they choose without your permission.
  11. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND


    that is why there is the chat room. and within the chat room is the option to private chat with whom ever you want, and it is more private than pm's

    just so that you know....

  12. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    IF.....we can please get back on topic!

    Atatbl, I think you should PM Cheryl with your suggestion.

    You can add that I, Over9five, support this idea completely!

    <This will mean absolutely nothing, but you can add it if it makes you feel better...>
  13. atatbl

    atatbl Active Member

    You don't give yourself enough credit. Just because you are the newest moderator doesn't mean you don't matter. You got that position because you are a good poster and have a good reputation here. When you think of being a new mod, don't forget why you were picked.
  14. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND


    meet me in the chat and i will show you how

  15. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I had to rep Atatbl on that one. He obviously knows what he's talking about. He's wise beyond his years, etc etc.
  16. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    The default time between private messages has been reduced to 1 minute.

    If anyone reports spamming within the pm system it will immediately be reset back to 5 minutes.

    Spam is not welcome here in any form...
  17. atatbl

    atatbl Active Member

    Thank you Cheryl. Nice to see you making your presence known. The change will be appreciated while it lasts. Also, there are some pretty easy ways to stop PM spamming. The most common tried and true method is disabling PMs for new members until they hit a certain amount of posts. If it is a spam bot, it won't recognize the requirement on its own. If it is an idiot just setting up a spam bot, his/her posts will give him/her away.

    *waits for someone to file a fake report of spamming*