Moderator Removes my Avatar and my Signature.

Discussion in 'Questions and Suggestions Forum' started by El Calebra, Aug 16, 2013.

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  1. El Calebra

    El Calebra Fan Finheaven VIP Donator

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    I see a moderator took down my avatar and removed my signature line.
    Why?

    If you left up the avatar asking people to join the NRA, then you should have left mine that encourages people to "Stop th NRA"

    Since when did personal politics enter the picture especially from a moderator who is supposed to set the tone here. Do moderators use their own agenda's here? or do they follow the rule that everyone has a voice?

    Removing both my avatar and signature line without consulting me was wrong. And the moderator that did it should not be allowed to moderate as they cannot be impartial or fair on this forum.

    Why?
     
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    this probably isnt the proper channel for this post either.
     
  3. uk_dolfan

    uk_dolfan Founder of the FH Adam Gase fan club Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    Why is this in the general forum?
     
  4. El Calebra

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    Well where is the channel?

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    Where should it be?
     
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    I agree with you he should not have taken your avatar down.
     
  7. Locke

    Locke They looked like strong hands.

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    Questions and Suggestions forum.

    But now I'm curious as to what happened. Seems inconsistent to have a poster who is outwardly pro-NRA and nothing happen, but have one be anti-NRA and censored. Inconsistent for sure...

    EDIT: After posting that, I see your avatar popped back up. Might have just been a system issue or something maybe...?
     
  8. uk_dolfan

    uk_dolfan Founder of the FH Adam Gase fan club Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    A better question.... Why would anyone have an avatar to do with guns on a football forum in the first place?
     
  9. Wildbill3

    Wildbill3 Misery Loves Company Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    political themed avatars and signatures are generally not allowed as per the TOS.
     
  10. Vaark

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    I'm as politicized as the next person, but the main forum is my oasis away from polarization (at least the kind that doesn't involve Jeff Ireland :idk:).

    As I am as disinclined to foist my views on others as to have theirs foisted on me. AFAIC, avis, sigs and taglines on any posts within FH football forums should be devoid of partisan politics and/or religion...
     
  11. El Calebra

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    I replaced the avatar and my signature is once again in line for approval. There was no glitch. Not only was my avatar removed, it was replaced with another avatar of their choice.

    I put it back up, not the moderators. Lets see how long it stays up.

    And yes, there is at least one pro NRA avatar and my avatar was in response to it, directly. To have equal representation of ideas and thinking. Otherwise no NRA avatar would have even been considered.
     
  12. uk_dolfan

    uk_dolfan Founder of the FH Adam Gase fan club Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    You do get that this is a sports forum?
     
  13. Gonzo

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    From our TOS:

    Signatures and Avatars
    Amended: February 16, 2007 - Avatars and signatures should not have any type of nudity or be too risque', nor are they to contain violence. Avatars must fit in with the family-oriented nature of the community, with no profanity, vulgarity, obscenity, nudity or suggestion of nudity. Thus, there should be no pictures, as stated above, in one's avatar or signature. However, images such as stated in the above may be posted in The Ladies Lounge.

    updated: September 30, 2009 - You are permitted one photo per signature. Please keep the dimensions within the 400x300 pixel range and below 40k in size for regular members and 800x600 pixal range and below 80k in size for VIP members. Exceptions can be made if a signature is wider than 400 pixels, but much shorter than 300 pixels in height (a banner for example). Not only does this make for a sleeker, less congested forum, but it also helps visitors who are limited to 56K dialup connections. Added: January 23, 2006 The use of quotes from other members in your signature in a derogatory or inflammatory manner is not allowed. This creates bad feelings among fellow members, and is considered a personal attack. Added:14 February 2006 - Politically oriented Sig and Avatars are not permitted. This tends to distract from discussions, much as a sexually explicit one would. Videos are not allowed in sigs.

    As for how long it will stay up...
     
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    Wildbill3 Misery Loves Company Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    Since gonzo already posted what I was about to... I'd suggest you remove your sig and avatar, because it was removed for a reason.
     
  15. El Calebra

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    Then it comes down. But who gave anyone the right to replace it with an avatar of their choice?

    I have seen the pro NRA avatar and that is why the "Stop NRA" avatar was posted.

    I will take all my stuff down right now, but I hope the other pro NRA avatar gets treated exactly the same way. Removed and replaced with the avatar of your choice.
     
  16. Wildbill3

    Wildbill3 Misery Loves Company Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    everyone has the power to report a poster or message they suspect is in violation of the Finheaven TOS.
     
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    Thanks for the "Infraction" and the reason "annoyance" and the 3 points. I can promise you, I will lose no sleep over it.

    There are plenty other forums to waste my time on anyway.
     
  18. Wildbill3

    Wildbill3 Misery Loves Company Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    the mods and admins have every right to change, move, delete posts, threads, avatars and signatures without giving notice.
     
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  20. Locke

    Locke They looked like strong hands.

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    And his signature as well. Seems reasonable to take down the OP's stuff in light of the TOS, but it begs the question as to why the member NRA has been allowed to have his blatantly partisan avatar and signature up for months without anyone saying anything...?
     
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    Honestly, I'm not about to go on a crusade for "justice" and witch-hunt the moderators. I have never seen the political rule enforced before, so, as far as I'm concerned, it has not been a rule prior to today. A problem arises when the rule isn't enforced fairly. I also feel like his signature isn't inherently political.
     
  22. MRojas4

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    :bobdole:

    Sort of like the NAACP crying about an Obama Clown?
     
  23. beanh8er

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    Nothing like that at all. More like stopping the NAACP from marching while allowing the KKK to march. (This isn't metaphorical)
     
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    Whats next?

    People insulted by Vaark's sigs?

    No end in sight down this path....
     
  25. Locke

    Locke They looked like strong hands.

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    Apparently you're incapable of making comparisons...
     
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    No one is insulted. We're just requesting that this rule be enforced fairly for all users, or it go back to not being enforced.
     
  27. MRojas4

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    I could say I find your user name insulting.

    I am part Mexican commonly referred too as derogatory term of "beaners", why do you hate beans? (sarcasm)

    So does that mean Bumpus can't post half naked women when pan handeling for votes during FH Lounge Rat awards?

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    Called a joke dude.....

    Wow has FH gotten reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeal up tight lately!

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    I have a picture of Mr. Bean with a red X through it. Again I'm not arguing about being insulted or agreeing with the rule or not. I'm just arguing for a fair enforcement of the rule.

    His avatar has been changed and I can rest easily now.
     
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    More naked woman! :d-day:

    Seriously though, I do agree with you. Fair is fair.
     
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    Wildbill3 Misery Loves Company Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    we have turned a blind eye so to speak when a member has a political sig or even a riske' sig/avatar when that member posts primarily in the appropriate forum. so if you want a sig/avatar, keep your *** in the pofo.
     
  31. Locke

    Locke They looked like strong hands.

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    I've always known the staff here to be fair, which is why this is my most frequented board. Probably why this was something that caught my eye. Seemed pretty out of character for the big bosses...
     
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    not really, when something is reported, it's checked into. As I just said, if he had only frequented the pofo I wouldn't have worried about it.
     
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    I put it back up, and they took it down again before I could. I was going to take it down myself. But they changed it to something they liked better. It would have been little issue had they just removed it and also removed now two (2) others that are pro nra.

    Common courtesy also leaves room for telling the member what is happening and why.

    Thanks for showing me that one. I have been seeing another one. So now there is at least two more allowed and mine is not. What gives. Are they special or the right flavor?
    I bet they give me three more pints for "annoyance". That was my charge "annoyance".

    Unless the now two other infractions are removed and replaced with a moderators preferred avatar, this board has actually become, what they say they are trying to prevent. A one sided political machine passing itself off as a sports forum.
     
  36. Gonzo

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    We don't share what how we handle TOS violations with the gen pop. For example, the OP decided to share an infraction he got. That's on him. We won't do it. We also won't share whether we remove an avatar, sig. etc. with everybody. So, it makes sense that you haven't seen the political rule enforced. You probably haven't seen the majority of rules we enforce unless you're the one breaking them.
     
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    Just saying that I've never noticed a political avatar being removed. I just figured it wasn't enforced too strictly/didn't even know it was a rule. Of course there are thousands of posters, so I'm sure one or two has slipped by me. You guys do a great job though and I never notice any mod "power-trips", so that's why this particular case struck me as odd (not saying it was done intentionally), but it's resolved.
     
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    Do you understand we are all volunteers here and do this for the love of the site, the fans, and our Dolphins. Why would we go out of our way to piss in someones wheaties? We are very fair to all of our members so they can enjoy this site if they follow the TOS. Many times this staff will go above and beyond for the members of this site.:up:
     
  40. DuderinoN703

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    Couldn't have just had a set of cans as your avatar huh pal?
     
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