Teamliquid.net is probably my single favorite place on the entire interwebs. It's a clean, pleasant, intelligent place where one can read threads, discuss various things, and watch streams.
For the most part, anyways. I mean, if you take a look at the LR thread for MLG Providence today (day 2), you'll still see a huge clusterfuck of people complaining about the casters, the players, the games. Naniwa showed some of the best gameplay he's ever shown against some of the top players in the world; if one were to read the chat, the apparent direct consequence of this is that he gets flamed to shit and lost a lot of fans. Luckily, most of the complainers got banned or temp banned.
And then there's always a lot of trolling, flaming, flame baiting, thread derailing happening all over the place in other threads.
The way I imagine it in my head, it's like a constant hoard of rabid, deformed internet trolls descending onto the website, being fended off by a small but determined detachment moderators to protect their beloved homes. Which they had built through the sacrifice of blood, sweat, and tears.
Kind of like this, really
Who are all these people getting banned, and why do they have such destructive tendencies?
Team Liquid, without moderation, would be such a fucking shitty place. There would be trolls around every corner. 4 out of 5 threads would be one liners, or cross-posted links from Reddit. 9 out of 10 posts would be an image meme from 4chan, or someone calling someone else a fucking retard, or a nice contribution like "LOL". We'd have 234093284 threads in the strategy forums on how Unit X is imba, each of them 39243 pages long filled with copy pasted arguments identical to each and every other thread. LR threads would be just about how player so and so is a fucking Bronze cheesing noob who should jump off a cliff and how Day9 is such a fucking terrible caster because he tried to make a game sound exciting when it was actually one-sided (well, this is still happening despite all the preventive efforts).
This website is like the Garden of Eden of video game communities, but it is constantly under siege. I'd like to thank all the moderators and banlings for their hard work in keeping this website a pleasant place to be.
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TheAmazombie United States. November 20 2011 18:40. Posts 3643
Agreed. This is the only forum I use and have ever really used for that reason. The mods and banlings do such an awesome job. We salute you guys! Keep up the good work!
We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. -Charlie Chaplin
DerNebel Denmark. November 20 2011 18:53. Posts 611
On November 20 2011 18:53 DerNebel wrote: From back when the strategy forum was at its low point: + Show Spoiler +
It seemed appropriate.
hehe, yes. It does seem appropriate. And I really agree with OP. The sites where Moderators really are loved and cherished parts of the community are rare. Here it is so. I (even though I don't post a lot, or take part in anything really.) appreciate the work the mods do. They make following threads and topics so much easier for users like me, who don't have hours upon hours to lurk and weed out relevant comments.
So a big thanks to everyone :3
EDIT: Image "spoilered" not to take too much space~
Last edit: 2011-11-20 23:25:31
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