Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 
 

DS added to banned words on Doctor Who Forum!


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 20-05-2013, 20:32
daveycrocket222
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,919

So browsed that Who site GB and the cheek of it. Two users were having a disagreement about rules and whatnot about recons and underwater menace and I just made a passing comment about the site having too many rules and i may as well just stick to digital spy for my doctor who fix and the next thing I know I get banned for some 7 day policy.

Wow that was just plain retarded just because I mentioned this site.
daveycrocket222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 20-05-2013, 20:37
Koquillion
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Earth (ish)
Posts: 325
Weird, even by Doctor Who forum standards.

If DS members meet GB members at Norwich conventions are we supposed to start fighting?
Koquillion is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 20-05-2013, 21:28
Westy2
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: West Midlands
Posts: 2,220
There are some little Hitlers that run forums.
Westy2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 00:16
choppie
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 541
There are some little Hitlers that run forums.
I know. At least I don't get banned for asking about what the most stupid spoilers on this site were.
choppie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 00:19
Thunder Lips
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,562
Sounds more like a ban for slagging them off than mentioning here, tbh.
Thunder Lips is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 00:20
Koquillion
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Earth (ish)
Posts: 325
I know. At least I don't get banned for asking about what the most stupid spoilers on this site were.
Ban him for being grateful for not being banned I say!!!
Koquillion is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 00:28
johnnysaucepn
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 5,324
Please tell me you didn't phrase it like that. Because otherwise that's the equivalent of walking into a local pub and shouting, "This place is sh*t!"
johnnysaucepn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 00:36
choppie
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 541
Ban him for being grateful for not being banned I say!!!
Damn, spoke too soon
choppie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 01:48
Abomination
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 3,252
I have to admit that I can't hold down a presence on Gallifrey Base. Though affirming that it has a large userbase, it's meant that it's lost all sense of community and that it's had to go into overdrive with rules and restrictions.

I use the Spoilers and Speculation threads as an example - it is too easy for users to have the wrong kind of tangent or anecdote. There's no room for proper conversation, and there's too many thread categories which means it isn't long into any conversation before you warrant being directed to somewhere else more relevant.

I wouldn't pass judgement on the individuals who work hard to keep the site afloat, but there is an air of pretentiousness surrounding GB, and it's why I'll stick to DS which is much more liberal with conversations and what not
Abomination is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 01:59
codename_47
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: @f1inbrum
Posts: 8,708
Any forum that forces you to register just to VIEW it tells you everything you need to know about that place.

Such a "behind closed doors" mentality.
In F1 they used to say "the RIGHT crowd, and no crowding"

They don't want the riff raff in there and they certainly don't want us common folk wandering in, reading a few threads and thinking it might be a nice place to park for a while. Oh no.

Elitism of the highest order.

Never been tempted to join myself. I'm fine being looked down on by those type of people, mainly because the type of person who has to be snobby about looking down on people aren't the type of person I want to spend any of my time on anyway.

This place might just repeat the same 4 arguments over and over ("Well, it's called HAVING AN OPINION, not everyone is going to agree"
"Why have you started this thread? there is an episode discussion thread to post in with everyone else you know!"
"Maybe you were too busy posting about the episode as it was on to actually pay attention to it!" and
"THAT'S A SPOILER!! PUT IT IN TAGS NOW!!" ) but dammit, it's home
codename_47 is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 02:13
JCR
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Posts: 13,467
Any forum that forces you to register just to VIEW it tells you everything you need to know about that place.

Such a "behind closed doors" mentality.
In F1 they used to say "the RIGHT crowd, and no crowding"

They don't want the riff raff in there and they certainly don't want us common folk wandering in, reading a few threads and thinking it might be a nice place to park for a while. Oh no.

Elitism of the highest order.

Never been tempted to join myself. I'm fine being looked down on by those type of people, mainly because the type of person who has to be snobby about looking down on people aren't the type of person I want to spend any of my time on anyway.

This place might just repeat the same 4 arguments over and over ("Well, it's called HAVING AN OPINION, not everyone is going to agree"
"Why have you started this thread? there is an episode discussion thread to post in with everyone else you know!"
"Maybe you were too busy posting about the episode as it was on to actually pay attention to it!" and
"THAT'S A SPOILER!! PUT IT IN TAGS NOW!!" ) but dammit, it's home
The reason you have to register is it keeps the posts from being put on google- they don't want the posts to be searchable from google, because people with sensitive information about ratings, future dvd releases etc would be less likely to post if they knew it was going on the search engines.

Which is fair enough really.
JCR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 02:29
Cronker
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 42
I have noticed lately something that reeks of self importance over there.

OK, so it's the prerogative of the moderators as to which threads they sticky. So far so good.
But recently, I have noticed that many of the stickied threads are the ones that were started by the moderator empowered with sticky rights. Even when the topic isn't really deserving of being stickied!
Cronker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 04:16
lilgamevlr
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 79
Any forum that forces you to register just to VIEW it tells you everything you need to know about that place.
Normally it means the site has bandwidth issues
lilgamevlr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 06:17
bennythedip
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 611
Easy as anything to register but can't access on my mobile unlike on this site.massive site hard work navigating.only really use the frontios section which is similar to the DVD thread on here but broken down into seperate threads.
bennythedip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 06:39
Westy2
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: West Midlands
Posts: 2,220
The reason you have to register is it keeps the posts from being put on google- they don't want the posts to be searchable from google, because people with sensitive information about ratings, future dvd releases etc would be less likely to post if they knew it was going on the search engines.

Which is fair enough really.
How does that explain the On The Buses forum?
Westy2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 09:22
johnnysaucepn
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 5,324
The reason you have to register is it keeps the posts from being put on google- they don't want the posts to be searchable from google, because people with sensitive information about ratings, future dvd releases etc would be less likely to post if they knew it was going on the search engines.

Which is fair enough really.
All the major search engines (and most of the minor ones) will happily respect your wishes when you mark the pages as not to be indexed - so that's a bit of a non-issue.

I suppose they might be concerned with people linking directly to information they want control over.
johnnysaucepn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 09:44
macman11
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 146
I have to admit that I can't hold down a presence on Gallifrey Base. Though affirming that it has a large userbase, it's meant that it's lost all sense of community and that it's had to go into overdrive with rules and restrictions.

I use the Spoilers and Speculation threads as an example - it is too easy for users to have the wrong kind of tangent or anecdote. There's no room for proper conversation, and there's too many thread categories which means it isn't long into any conversation before you warrant being directed to somewhere else more relevant.

I wouldn't pass judgement on the individuals who work hard to keep the site afloat, but there is an air of pretentiousness surrounding GB, and it's why I'll stick to DS which is much more liberal with conversations and what not
I agree totally. Their registration process is horrendous. You would think I was trying to register for a mortgage.

Then, when you enter a discussion, it isn't long before the forum police shoot you down. It stiffles any discussion.

An example was the Blu-ray leak last week. People were discussing it on a specific thread and one poster made the point that the Blu-ray release was far too close to the transmission date so, in a way, what happened was inevitable. Cue a response from a moderator saying "this thread is not to discuss release dates". Seriously, WTF!?
macman11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 10:07
markuspeg
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 25
DS could also mean nintendo DS which doctor who has a game for, so stupid to block it.

EDIT: i read it wrong, it seems by banning you they just proved what you said was true.

no free speech is allowed on that site...
markuspeg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 11:40
DICKENS99
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 2,031
I have noticed lately something that reeks of self importance over there.

OK, so it's the prerogative of the moderators as to which threads they sticky. So far so good.
But recently, I have noticed that many of the stickied threads are the ones that were started by the moderator empowered with sticky rights. Even when the topic isn't really deserving of being stickied!
The erratic moderation is my biggest problem with that site, I've been in threads where one moderator deletes a series of posts as being irrelevant, the same moderator then starts contributing irrelevant posts to the thread and a second moderator comes in and closes the whole thing down.

Ultimately it's a 'private' site rather than a commercial enterprise like DS so the administrators can implement whatever restrictions and posting policies they like.....for myself I've found their recent bizarre mass breakdown/hissy fit to be to my advantage as it's driven me to find more palatable alternatives.
DICKENS99 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 11:54
SJB 2007
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dagenham, Essex.
Posts: 768
I remember what someone told me about Outpost Gallifrey (The old name for Gallifrey Base!)

'It's full of failed writers, telling successful writers that they don't know what their doing.'

I'm only interested in the 'TV ratings' thread over there...
SJB 2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 12:19
Residents Fan
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ireland
Posts: 4,353
I never joined OG/GB. Other DW fans kept me telling horror stories about being banned from there for ridiculous reasons, or swarms of extremist RTD or Moffat supporters going after
you if uttered even the mildlest and most polite
criticism of their production eras.

Ironically, the non-DW forums of Gallifrey Base are supposed to be fine places...
Residents Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:15.