New Moderating Policies - Please Read

Discussion in 'Welcome to V.I. Control!' started by Mike Greene, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. Brendon Williams

    Brendon Williams Active Member

    Apr 17, 2014
  2. NoamL

    NoamL Winter <3

    Jul 6, 2015
    Los Angeles
    I feel like time-outs (temp bans) are much better than permabans unless someone is REALLY acting in bad faith / trolling.

    Just give people time to cool off... and realize it's just software...
  3. Michael Antrum

    Michael Antrum Only the good die young....

    Nov 21, 2016
    Yorkshire, U.K.
    I'd like to be in the 1%, as according to the news, they apparently have all the money.....
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  4. heisenberg

    heisenberg Senior Member

    Sep 27, 2016
    That was incredible. Thanks for posting!
  5. patrick76

    patrick76 Active Member

    Nov 23, 2014
    I've just placed everyone in this thread and all those who have liked posts in this thread to "ignore".... I kid!! I kid!!! I've only placed myself on "ignore".

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  6. tmhuud

    tmhuud Brown Belt

    Nov 19, 2006
    I ignore myself all the time.
  7. Garry

    Garry Senior Member

    Dec 28, 2017
    I was born and raised 10 miles outside of Liverpool, but haven't been back in many years, but wow, this brought the spirit of the people of the North West of England flooding back! Thank you for posting Mike - this was really quite emotional for me to watch.
  8. Zhao Shen

    Zhao Shen StormSound

    Jul 8, 2014
    Solid policy. Hopefully this censors baseless accusations but leaves negative opinions intact. Hope no one interprets this as discouraging criticism. Nothing wrong with being negative, the problem is being negative for reasons that have nothing to do with the library/topic at hand.
  9. germancomponist

    germancomponist Senior Member

    Jul 11, 2007
    So, as I read between the lines, I am allowed to make my jokes again, posting my german humor, irony and wit.
    BTW: Great post, Mike!
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  10. Geoff Grace

    Geoff Grace Senior Member

    Apr 15, 2009
    I get the impression that it goes one step further in that it also limits valid negative comments if the same points are voiced over and over again and beaten into the ground to the point that the poster is wearing out his/her welcome.


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  11. Hannes_F

    Hannes_F Traveller in boundlessness, at home in the Now

    Feb 20, 2006
    Applause for a heroic effort, Mike!

    Regarding the 1% this is my take: Everybody must have the right to be what he or she is, which includes they can be as stupid as they want if they wish so. However this is only valid within equal rights for everbody.

    So if the 1% starts to dominate the conversation they breach the equal right for everybody and have to be paced. In my view this is within the responsibility of the forum owner (plus team if this applies).
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2018
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  12. nathantboler

    nathantboler Active Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    California, USA
    How much are you looking to sell the site for again? ;)
  13. OP
    Mike Greene

    Mike Greene Administrator

    For more normal stuff, I agree that timeouts are better. Even with the recent cases, we always have the ability to lift bans if/when cooler heads prevail later on. If someone makes the effort to contact me, I'll listen, and in a few cases, I'd be happy to hear from them. All I'm looking for is an end to the negativity.

    A lot of these guys are pretty hopeless, though. In Phillips case, for instance, he wrote me an amusing email thanking me for banning him because he didn't like the forum anyway, plus Realivox Ladies sucks and sounds totally fake, plus everybody secretly hates me but I don't realize it because everyone's afraid to say it. (I'm not sure what this says about me, but I really did enjoy that email. :grin: )
  14. JEPA

    JEPA Senior Member

    Mar 10, 2018
    I think you have taken the right decision. I don't know you personally, but the way you solve problems give me the impression of a very equilibrated person. I want to thank you publicly for assuming this forum and having time to deal with it. I know it is now part of your "business" but a Forum so open like this has a very important social value also. Thanks again!
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  15. Polkasound

    Polkasound Senior Member

    Apr 20, 2016
    Milwaukee, WI
    Darn it. We all tried to keep it a secret, but now that the cat's out of the bag, I might as well come clean. In fact, it's time we all come clean and reveal to Mike who we really are.

    Mike, my name is not Tom. It's actually Schmudley Schmundersnott. I am the president of the Secret Society of Mike Green Haters on VI-Control. [Our logo and secret sub-forum is visible to everyone on VI-Control except forum administrators.] Active since 2017 and over 2,500 members strong, our main purpose is to engage in pleasant dialog with you so that you never suspect that we actually think you're the demon spawn of Satan.

    Our secondary purpose is to purchase your libraries, enjoy them, use them on our projects, and compliment you on your hard work... all as a cover for secretly thinking the libraries suck and sound totally fake.

    Our third goal is to secretly hate VI-C. Even though we love it and use it every day to freely exchange ideas and information with our fellow musicians and composers, and even though we wouldn't give it up for anything in the world, we actually secretly don't like this forum and would prefer to get banned.

    Thanks a lot, Phillip, for blowing our cover.

    At this time, I am asking all 2,500+ society members to please turn in your membership cards. (Those of you who are charter members may keep your laser-engraved pen sets.)


    Schmudley Schmundersnott
    President - Secret Society of Mike Green Haters on VI-Control
    Webmaster -

    Last edited: Jun 26, 2018
  16. nordicguy

    nordicguy Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Impatiently waiting for the VSTBuzz’s membership card promo.
    In the mean time, wich Mike’s library is the funniest to hate?
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2018
  17. michelsimons

    michelsimons Active Member

    Jan 24, 2018
    Hilarious. it actually true? And if so, why was I never invited? I feel left out...:crying:
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  18. Ashermusic

    Ashermusic Senior Member

    Mar 27, 2006
    Los Angeles

    It doesn't matter. Use an accordion, go to jail, that's the law.
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  19. Ben H

    Ben H Senior Member

    Mar 7, 2009
    I tend to just mute the toxic posters and the ones with a personal vendetta anyway.
  20. TheUnfinished

    TheUnfinished Senior Member

    Nov 3, 2010
    Wise words Mike.

    If you need to ask yourself the question: "Am making useful critical comments here or maintaining a vendetta?" You're probably maintaining a vendetta.
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