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Old 07-29-2010, 02:28 PM   #261
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View Post Originally Posted by Baby_G
what happened to the banning policy? or is this an exception?
This was an exception, because Justin did not want people to think DDD was banned for making this thread.
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:32 PM   #262
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This was an exception, because Justin did not want people to think DDD was banned for making this thread.
And, I think he wanted everyone to get to say what they felt, and sort of work out for ourselves why we need the rules, etc. Also, he said that he's reading this and taking into consideration what everyone says. This site HAS evolved over the years to accomodate people's wishes. (within reason)
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:35 PM   #263
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And, I think he wanted everyone to get to say what they felt, and sort of work out for ourselves why we need the rules, etc. Also, he said that he's reading this and taking into consideration what everyone says. This site HAS evolved over the years to accomodate people's wishes. (within reason)
Oh, yes, that too. Sorry, I had thought Baby_G was talking about discussing banned members.
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:38 PM   #264
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View Post Originally Posted by fluffums
Oh, yes, that too. Sorry, I had thought Baby_G was talking about discussing banned members.
No problem. I can't speak for Justin, but I think you were absolutely right.
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:57 PM   #265
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Random; I have seen a lot of health issue polls, people were like I banged my thumb and it hurts, what do I do... its good they stopped...
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:24 PM   #266
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Hmm... I just saw this now, so I hope it's still okay to comment. Instead of posting my opinion - which has been expressed several times by other members, I'll just comment on individual posts.

View Post Originally Posted by Quack Quack
I agree with Desty...

Also, I'd feel better if this thread was deleted and never talked about again.

I don't think this thread should be deleted and never discussed again - where would that have gotten us if we did that? We'd be right back where we started - having members think they cannot post their opinions without being chastised [which I thought wasn't allowed either]. If it's open, members get the chance to express their opinion and get an answer, whether it be from staff or another member. Also, the staff can see how some members feel about the topic, then possibly change things that they might not thought were a problem.


View Post Originally Posted by Dogluver620
LOL that's exactly what I thought... I was so sure they were going to close this thread yesterday. I remember seeing a couple threads in the Open Mike section recently saying almost the same thing as this thread, although I admit DDD's approach was more friendly...

I would have to agree with Amber here. I've seen a fair amount of threads closed that were just members posting their opinions. Maybe the staff thought they would lead to arguments - but, as we can see here, if members are given the chance they can discuss things like this without getting out of hand. Personally, I like to give my two cents into every topic - but, I don't like to when I'm on a site where I'll just end up with a "Banned" user title instead of my nice "Gift Guru" title.


View Post Originally Posted by Dogluver620
This is an interesting suggestion. Unfortunately, I don't think WI will change this There are so many people here that they have to be strict. However there are smaller sites that don't need to be as strict because there aren't that many people on there. If you're not happy on WI, try checking out the other sites. There are many other sites out there that are just as good, but are smaller and sometimes more friendly because of a smaller community. Some people like bigger places and some like smaller places. It all depends on what kind of person you are and what you like. Like I said before, if you don't like this site, check out some others. There is no need to "bash" on WI just because you don't like it here. They don't force you to be here

I agree with this also, no one is forcing anyone to be here. I mostly stay over on a smaller community because it is less strict due to the smaller amount of members. Also, I've never had a problem saying my ideas or expressing opinions there. And to those saying other communities are less safe - you can usually tell when you join a site if they're interested in their members safety. If you've never checked out a site, you don't exactly have the right to judge it. Has no one heard the saying, "don't judge a book by its cover"?

Last but not least - I do agree with DDD. I think it should be specified. I don't agree that all the staff are on the same page. Yes, some staff are stricter then others - but having some members think it's okay and not okay to do such and such thing just because the staff member allows more or less leeway then another, isn't fair. I also don't think staff members should close a thread just because they do not agree with your idea. A few months ago I had made a thread asking if we could have rainbow reputation boxes, or silver & gold reputation "stars" [I like to refer to them as blobs, I'm not sure of the specific term for them?] instead of having 3-4 bronze ones. It was shortly closed, with the reason being "What? You don't like my beautiful bronze star? I love it!". Personally, I don't think that is a very decent reason to close a thread. Was I breaking the rules? No. Was I presenting my idea/opinion in a rude or inappropriate way? No.

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Some rules are great, others aren't. Rules are rules.
Heres how creepers work without WI (I am not a creeper, so I can't do it 100% right. Plus they work over months and months to get info)
User (good person)
Creeper (creeper)

Creeper *made a poll about what color eyes they have*
User : I have blue eyes.

Creeper *made an open mike section about your hair color*
User: I have brown hair.

Creeper *goes on DCT and talks to user*
User: it's warm here in Florida.

Not much has been learned
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But think if they keep telling things, the creeper would know more.

If they posted their age, their first and middle name... how tall they are, how much they weigh, what school, what city.

People are not smart enough to do that, trust me. I know someone who told everything about themself and toke pics of them and posted it.

WI is here to keep you safe. I know awful stories about children who fall for their tricks and give out info.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:34 PM   #268
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Quick question, is there a lower age limit on here, like on Facebook etc? I think it's very safe on here for kids, and I'm considering leting one of my DD's join WI.
There is no limit. As long as they can use the internet, they can join.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:40 PM   #269
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There is no limit. As long as they can use the internet, they can join.
There's no age limit, but due to COPPA [Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act] rules, if you are under the age of 13 you must have a parents consent to join.
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No,no. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 says no one under 13 can reveal any personal info online at all. That's what COPPA is.
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