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Fosjam

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About Fosjam

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  • Birthday 05/04/92

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  1. Surprise! It's a wild Fosjam! So, folks, you may have noticed that myself and Aza have been a lot less active across the last couple of years. Whilst things may have appeared this way due to real life commitments, we've still been active behind the scenes. Our team of mods have been sailing the good ship without needing our presence, which has allowed us to focus on helping those guys out when needed with admin powers and with fixing (and breaking!) settings in the background. Unfortunately, we've realised that the one area where we haven't been able to work to our best has been sorting out your guys issues promptly. We haven't been able to guarantee a quick response to issues that require that little more than our mod team can play with. So, to fix this, we're doing a couple of things. The first thing is that we are CONGRATULATING OUR NEW ADMIN KYFFLES. HOORAY!!! Now, it may take Kyffles a day or two to get her head around some of the admin tools, but she should be stepping up the fill the gap that we've left. We aren't going anywhere though! Part 2 of the great plan is to do a little reshuffle and make a few people's roles a bit clearer. You should be able to see from this page here: http://impsvillage.com/forums/staff/ that myself and Aza are now Radmins. We're continuing to keep the place running behind the scenes, we're just admitting that we're not as visible! We're also moving Rob into the Root Moderator role, which will again help with access to certain suites of tools that should help keep the place running smoothly.
  2. On any screen, if you click the "5 hours ago" under a topic (i.e. the time of the last post) it'll take you to the last post. Even for a previously read topic. PS we don't make these changes, IPB do. Not a lot we can do about it.
  3. So, a select few seem to have decided to be selectively stupid, and miss the point entirely. I, quite frankly, do not give a shit about what happens in game. Post all the fight victories you want (as is the entire point of the thread). What we won't accept is the insults, the name calling and the shit slinging. Play nice, kids. Anyone else who decides "hurr durr I'm going to purposely misinterpret the post what a lark" will be warned. Trust me when I say people have done it before. You're not funny and you're not a special snowflake for thinking of it.
  4. Newsflash folks: Nobody cares. Quit comparing wangs or I'm going to use mine to slap you all with a mute.
  5. I miss Turkey Twizzlers. Damn Jamie Oliver and his "healthy schools" bullshit.
  6. Hello there folks, Your friendly neighbourhood admin just popping up to clarify a point that should have been pretty damned obvious. If a user is banned, you should not be posting here on their behalf. Believe it or not, using these forums is not your right. When you sign up for an account, you agree to abide by the rules set out on the forums. If you abuse these rules, you lose the privilege of being here. However, some banned users seem to think that they can circumvent this by having other people post for them. And some idiots are helping them with this, by posting on their behalf. This is a no-go. Anybody who posts on the behalf of a banned user is likely to receive, at the least, a temporary ban from posting themselves. As an aside, as a mod/admin team we've always been very reluctant to give members a permanent ban. Since the start of the forums, the admins have always given as many chances as humanly possible for somebody to change their ways before we bring down the banhammer. As a result of this, when you're banned, you're banned. You've had your chances, you've had your warnings. It's only after a lengthy period (six months at the very absolute earliest) that we'll even start to consider an unbanning, and only then if you can prove to us you've changed your attitude and your behaviour. And even if we do lift the ban, you can be damn sure you're not getting extra chances. Fos out.
  7. whats beyond a bed or a bath LOL we don't have that shop here
  8. We had this before. It was called the Shika War Room, and it did not end well. This is most definitely a no. Full stop.
  9. The mod team have brought me out of retirement to dust off my old admin hat just to weigh in here. We have always taken accusations against the mod team here very seriously, (and in fact accusations against any member, hence the Scammers Registry strict rules), and so something like this requires some comments from myself. A couple of points of clarification: 1) Admins can see everything about you. Your IP when you do literally anything, including registering and logging in. This is how we catch out our repeat offenders, and duplicate accounts. It's also how I know about what you do in the bathroom. Which is disgusting, I should add. 2) Mods have ALWAYS been able to see your IP on posts. This is meaningless. They can't do anything with it. All they can do is spot if two users in the same thread had the same IP at the time of posting. Most people's IP addresses change fairly frequently. Which is what makes my job harder when stopping spam bots and banned users. This means that, (no offence to my mod team here), the mods don't know shit. They can do fuck all with the information they have about you. In addition to this, I trust the mods. We wouldn't have hired them otherwise. And, not to belittle anything people care about (although it is just a game, I should point out), they get access to some much more important information than your IP. Such as my phone number. So, to sum up my ramblings: 1) Don't accuse our mods of anything without solid proof (in which case bring it to the admins in proper channels) b) I trust the mods iii) More important things in life than Perc fights. Purple) You agreed to us getting this information when you signed up to the forums Fos out.
  10. Under the old system, all warnings had to be removed manually, there was no way to make them revert after a period. So, if you've got an old warn, you'll have to contact a mod to ask for it to be reduced. Unless you've continued that kind of behaviour, we tend to be happy to.
  11. Admin weighing in here. If you have an issue with a particular mod, you contact myself or Aza. (Or more recently, also ruggur or dacheat). Ultimately, Imps isn't a business. It never has been. Even when donations were still an option, they rarely covered the hosting costs. At all. Let alone software licences. Now, the server is completely paid for by Kyek. It is, however, a community. Which is why we are always willing to listen to suggestions. However, ultimately, what the admins say goes. It might suck for you guys to hear it, but ultimately we do get the final decision on things. This is the way Imps has always worked, for the last God knows how many years. Even if it wasn't always obvious, the moderating and admin team makes those decisions. Sometimes visibly, sometimes behind the scenes. Now, regarding the marketplaces. The mods are MEANT to be enforcing those rules. In fact, we have about five topics in the mod forum, dated from recently to when the forum was archived, all saying how we should really step up the game. The reason why this normally doesn't happen, is because we don't have the time. The majority of reports we get are for big flare ups elsewhere in the forums, rather than marketplace posts. We don't have the time to scroll through looking for marketplace posts that break the rules. This happens EVERY TIME we get new mods. We get a surge in marketplace forum moderation. Because suddenly, we have more hands who have more time. And, to be perfectly honest, it's easier modding. It lets the newbies get the hang of the various moderation tools, like sunbathe said. Everyone has their own moderation style, which is in fact something that we encourage. We trust our mods, and know that they do a good job. Some of us "inactive" mods do more than you think behind the scenes, or different types of jobs. Ultimately, ideally, we wouldn't need a mod team. Just one or two admins for technical issues and that would be it. However, imps has always kept quite a large contingent of mods to cover a range of time zones and a range of availabilities. And in fact, when we promoted these new mods, we actually stepped down quite a few inactive mods. So the ones remaining ARE all active, just in different ways. I HAVE THE ATTENTION SPAN OF A 6 YEAR OLD AND AM FAR TOO POMPOUS TO READ THAT, BUT FEEL FULLY QUALIFIED TO COMMENT ANYWAY EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE HELL THIS IS REALLY ABOUT. HERE'S MY RESPONSE THAT WON'T CONTRIBUTE TO THE THREAD.: If you have a problem with a mod, PM an admin. The mods are just doing their jobs. EDIT: Oh, and regarding your poll? I agree we should update the rules. Again, something the mod team have discussed for a while. Again, part of why we have new mods who actually play the game. Regarding the second part however, I'd rather the mods were "hindering" your use of the forums IF that use isn't the right kind of use. Mods help some users, hinder others. As long as you play by the rules, it'll be the first.
  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HERE'S A LOAD OF EXTRA WORK FOR YOU.
  13. It's not often that we get this kind of... election campaigning and voting going on in here. Whilst we do take public opinion into account when we decide our mods, we do so by looking at their post history, and their wider impact on the community. This is part of why it's such a big decision making process. We don't really do it by "lots of people put them in their mod app as who they want to be a mod". Whilst this does sometimes suggest one of the people we choose, it more often than not leads to people suggesting someone we definitely don't want. Usually people's friends who are actually troublemakers or quite aggressive posters. So yeah, don't worry guys, we know what we're doing. Whilst you can feel free to continue, rest assured we're already having these kinds of discussions ourselves. And if we do make a different decision, rest assured it's because we get to see the deleted posts, and the wider picture of each person on Imps.
  14. Update

    At some point in the next few days I'll probably put up a few of the main changes, but otherwise most of them are fairly cosmetic or are behind the scenes mod tools. So enjoy! EDIT: One update is the ability for us to tag topics, so I added one to this one. EDITEDIT: And one nice new update is the ability to see where you gained your rep! Just click the reputation tab and your profile, and you can see which posts gained you rep.