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27 November 2005 @ 12:34 pm
[MOD post]  
As you may or may not be aware, fm_alchemist has had IP logging turned on for several months now, but we have still allowed anonymous commenting. Now, thanks to a fellow user who decided to abuse the anon commenting and log out to flame someone, and due to the ridiculous wankfest that happened in that icon post the past few days, anon commenting has been turned off indefinitely. It may or may not be returned once the mods consult each other about what to do about it.

On the subject of that icon post, I would like to say now that anyone caught perpetuating wank caused by a troll from now on will also be issued warnings and possibly bannings, depending on the severity of the flaming going on on both sides. The only reason this didn't happen this time was because many of the mods were gone or busy this weekend and only saw the post after the fact. Any individual warnings issued would be reactionary rather than proactive. This is us being proactive right now: Please do not make yourselves into asshats just to get back at an asshat. Contact a mod, it's as simple as that. We can log IPs and track and ban users. If you choose to not let a mod handle it, then there will be consequences. All flaming will be dealt with accordingly by the mods.

Think before you post, you guys.

EDIT:

mikkeneko had this to say:

"Anonymous posting is (or was until recently) a way to allow nonregistered users to participate in this community. It is not intended to be a vehicle for registered comm members to act provocatively without fear of retaliation from other users. The mods can and do track IP addresses and if we see that the anon commenting feature is being abused in this manner, we will take steps.

"Furthermore, just as anon commenting is not a license to act rudely, an anonymous or trolling post does not excuse any of the other comm members from adhering to the expected standards of civility. You are expected to be responsible and civil on the comm at all times, not merely when you feel like it. Flaming and troll-baiting, whether anonymous or signed, are not acceptable ways of dealing with a provocative statement -- contact a mod. 'Don't feed the trolls' isn't just a piece of advice; it's a rule and will be enforced as such."
 
 
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sometime on November 28th, 2005 04:52 am (UTC)
Maybe mods can defeat the purpose of wank!anonymous posting by not only freezing the thread but commenting with the username of the offending poster. >D *evil grin* I don't know about others but that would sure deter me from hiding behind anon commenting if I ever got the urge to wank!
those montigo bitches are crazysummanaro on November 28th, 2005 06:58 am (UTC)
/snort

wank... that's not how I learned that word...

But yeah, thank you and good job mods. :up:
Neko Haruko - The Kaito/Heiji lover of the Centuryminunxplusleotp on November 28th, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
thanks for stopping the wank.
Life is in the Subtitles: Heiderich--Looking Forwardmaxxim_huzzah on November 29th, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC)
"Anonymous posting is (or was until recently) a way to allow nonregistered users to participate in this community.


I'll add my two cents as a former anonymouse--when I had absolutely had no idea what LJ was, I used the anon comment to give C&C on fics and pics. And I've been paranoid about using online progs, so I lurked the FMA comms for months before signing on LJ. It was other FMA LJers responding to my anonymouse questions about LJ that decided me on getting an account. Plus, I like the general atmosphere of the LJ community.

Anon wanking IS reason to disable anon comments, but I hope anon comment doesn't get disabled permanently. (I see now that it's extremely easy to do LJ.) Anon-commenting lets the techno-born-yesterdays (like myself) test the waters. :)