Apr 27 2003, 03:53 PM
This is an official "Bitchslapping" PSA. Link to that assinine Outwar again, and you will be banished.
Does anybody know what "Marketscore.com" is all about? Do they provide prroxy services? That IP range might just get banned as well, unless somebody's got the scoop to tell us otherwise.
Any rules and additions posted in GENERAL.. carry forth into all forums on XS. Consider them GLOBAL.. with Additional rules posted in each specific forum.
Jun 24 2003, 01:44 PM
It seems some members on this board think X-S is a personal playground, and quite frankly, the lack of respect is disgusting.
Xeero has been taking heat form some members here for doing his job - and if the complaints were expressed in a respectful, and PROPER manner, it would not be a problem... but when you start calling mods names and pitching your little hissy fits in response, well, the gloves are coming off.
There WILL be a house cleaning soon. I think those who end up getting swept up will be able to figure out which MEMBERS (note: not MODs, but MEMBERS, because they are the ones responsible for their actions) were responsible for pushing the buttons and causing the backlash.
Xantium provides this forum for the Xbox community. It's not here for you to hurl insults, post mindless drivel, or take out your personal problems on others. There's no 'right of free speech', and the admins & mods ultimately have the final word on any matter here.
General Chat is given a lot of leeway and meant to be a place where X-S members can socialize a bit. Lately, things have gotten WAY out of hand. Signatures have become battlegrounds (and BTW, are getting WAY too large), and several users think it's their own personal turf.
Enough is enough.
This will NOT become Isonewz.com. If you want to play turf war, go start your own forums and play there. It's clear people have forgetten what this place is about, and now it's reached a boiling point.
Jul 5 2003, 02:33 PM
This will serve as notice for SIG Rules.. until XANTIUM posts this same set either as an entrance to the forums.. on the topic of each forum section.
XBOX MOD will pm those of you that may need minor alterations of the sig so it'lll comply. He however.. cannot CHANGE your sig. HEAD MODS will eventually do that.
Max 4lines of txt (NO 'large' or 'largest' size)
Max 1 image (gif/jpeg/png)
Max size image is 450(w) x 125(h) pixels
NO animated gifs allowed
NO offending/illegal images or text allowed
No referral URLs of any kind
It goes without saying.. OUTWARS or OUTPIMP in the SIG.. will also be summarily deleted.
NEW - Rules will be enforced at the admin's and moderator's discretion; reasonable variances will be allowed, as well as extenuating circumstances that may permit exemptions from the rules (such as helpful info)
At the time of this writing.. we have close to 55000 members.. over 20000 posts per day. Sig policing is not a high priority.. but every day.. a few more are done. It's up to the membership to fix their own sigs.. and bring them in line. The moderators take a small amount of time each day.. to address the sig situation.. and will not simply neglect other duties.. just because someone has thrown a hissy fit. If you think a moderator has unfairly targeted you for a sig violation.. contact me.
Due to abuse by SOME members using XS to request funds.. please.. no DONATION posts, threads etc on this site. Excptions allowed for dev who have produced tangible software for the scene. (noted excepted.. mxm and craxtion amongst others). We'll hold this policy strict. Contact me for any clarification you might need.
Jul 7 2003, 02:20 AM
Not to take anything away from what my favourite MXM author has said.. just wanted to add this:
BENJEREMY, XEERO, and GAINPRESENCE have worked hard.. and have the full support of the ADMIN staff. I'll be working close with them.. to identify problem areas.. and individuals.. and to effect a smooth and efficient solution to recent problems and issues.
Don't forget to show your appreciation for the work they do here.
Jul 9 2003, 12:53 PM
I've started this new blood process.. with MR ED and MAGE.
MR ED.. has shown time and again.. and afinity for the DVD section of XS.. with his helpful manner.. polite and courteous ways.. and level headedness. He also uniquely qualified.. having not only a complete cornocopia of PC based XBOX knowledge.. but also MAC centric knowledge too. All of which are evidenced in his posts.
MAGE on the other hand.. is not the heavy poster that MR ED is. He however.. is equally helpful... and knowledgeable about all thing XBOX. He was given 4 forums to Moderate.. as these are ones he has a high level of interest in.. and enough expertise to make for an effective mod. He's not quick to flip out.. and has shown at times other traits that make him supremely qualified for the spot. He is also an exception to the idea that some of you have.. that POST COUNT matters. In fact.. he has little or no posts currently in his appointed areas. If things go well.. it well stay that way.
He's been appointed 4 "SMART" forums... which lack most of the idiocy we find in General. They require less involvement.. but more "smarts". I'm sure.. he'll do a fine job.
I'm considering other members.. for others spots.. and in the coming weeks.. you'll see some more old faces.. and a few new ones.. moderating SINGLE forums. ADMIN and HEAD MODS will vote on it.. and will not be considering some of the assinine "MAKE ME MOD" posters.
Now on to other matters.. as we rush into the dog days of summer.. it would appear that some of the members continue to abuse this site, and figure it's their toilet. BenJeremy mentioned the SPRING CLEANING.. well.. sorry it took so long BENJ.. but how about MID SUMMER CLEARANCE days?
Some of the offenders are on their last lives now. The only reason they are still here.. is the not all of the MODS have voted them off the island. (Holidays you know!)
Also note.. when someone is banned.. it's frankly non of anyone elses business. It's an administration decision, that takes into account the input from the staff. Do not be surprised if your thread like "Why is "x" banned" gets deleted, moved, etc.
XS is not required, nor willing.. to explain actions that are based internal policy. Xs Policy is not up for debate. Accept it or start your own site with your own set of rules.
On that note...
Consider this HUG A MOD week. Some of you may need those brownie points.
Jul 9 2003, 07:08 PM
To be clear...
GIRLY PIN UP THREADS ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED ON XS!
The 3 previous GIRLY pinup threads had to be heavily moderated.. and there was still abuse.. so they were removed.
The POLL on SHAKIRA and BRITNEY was fine.. until members decided it was fine to bring back the girly thread.. then.. a dickhead decided to post pics that were against the original guideline of the old girly threads.
So.. let me be clear..
GIRLY PIN UP THREADS ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED ON XS!
People posting Pics which violated the old PIC standards.. will be not be WARNED next time.. they will be BANNED. XS is not a softcore PORN site. Don't like it.. then leave.
NO NIPPLES, NO BUSH, NO ANUS! .. andno NO GIRLY THREADS!
Thank HOUSEFREAX for the crackdown.
Jul 13 2003, 12:14 AM
Want to know some decent basic guidelines for posting on XS..
Most of which apply well here. May trim down the number of flames some of you get.
Thanks to VID for the pointer.
Jul 20 2003, 04:34 PM
If you have any issues or complaints regarding ANY MODERATOR.. feel free to forward them to me.. or to another admin.
ANTI-MOD Polls and such, in the forums.. will be closed.. and moved to GARBAGE or other private forums.
Posting is a privilege. Not a right. Don't abuse it plz.
Jul 26 2003, 07:16 PM
Welcome LepPper as the new Moderator of both of the exploits forums. He's been with us a while.. and has been a great help.
I'm sure.. that with his experience.. and level head.. he'll be able to keep on top of the 2 new newbie forums.. um.. EXPLOITS forums.
Jul 27 2003, 04:18 AM
Almost forgot.. today.. we welcome LEFTYFB to the Moderating team.. he's gonna pick up some of the slack..
He's starting in BUY & Sell.. to lend a hand.
Aug 6 2003, 06:53 PM
No more "Payback" threads, nor any attempts, veiled or overt, to antagonize moderators and administrators.
You've been warned.
Aug 7 2003, 02:20 AM
ADDED to SIG RULES - NEW - Rules will be enforced at the admin's and moderator's discretion; reasonable variances will be allowed, as well as extenuating circumstances that may permit exemptions from the rules (such as helpful info)
At the time of this writing.. we have close to 55000 members. Sig policing is not a high priority.. but every day.. a few more are done. It's up to the membership to fix their own sigs.. and bring them in line. The moderators take a small amount of time each day.. to address the sig situation.. and will not simply neglect other duties.. just because someone has thrown a hissy fit. If you think a moderator has unfairly targeted you for a sig violation.. contact me. I'll resolve the issue one way or the other.
I'm not interested in people who have appointed themselves as snitches. It speaks volumes about themselves.. and their lack of respect for other members of the site.. and of the site itself. The only people who will be policing this site.. are the duly chosen moderators and admins.
I can respect the fact that you may not agree with all of the rules. I can also respect if you choose to leave because you can't "tolerate" them.. or those enforcing it. What I can't respect.. are those who take the EXTRA time out of their lives.. to compose a snitch list.. for the purpose of either drawing attention to themselves.. or to others for no reason whatsoever. (payback is a bitch?)
You do not need to come here. You do not need to post. Xbox-Scene above all else.. is an XBOX information archive.
The Moderators have the option of deleting or removing ANY sig. and not just for those posted rules. Sigs that cast XBOX-SCENE in a disparaging light can/will also be removed. Those wanting to make XBOX-SCENE look bad.. can do so on their other sites.
Aug 10 2003, 08:04 PM
You're "Brother" "sister" "ex-girlfriend" or "co-worker" gets access to your account.. and post shit on this site.. don't expect us to swallow that line of BS.
Abuse your account. and we'll close it. We don't want the sob stories.
Also.. No more "WHO IS A POST WHORE" threads/posts/polls. If people want to complain about an individual who they beleive is abusing the privilege of posting.. contact me. Don't start a thread/poll/post in ANY FORUM about it.
Aug 14 2003, 03:42 PM
maybe this one works instead...
Aug 18 2003, 10:36 AM
We'll try something new..
Cut out the "WHO IS A POST WHORE" threads/posts/polls. If people want to complain about an individual who they beleive is abusing the privilege of posting.. contact me. Don't start a thread/poll/post in ANY FORUM about it.
Sep 20 2003, 04:35 PM
This is a reminder that you should not run programs from untrusted sources.
Just as people can post images that are obscene before we remove them, people can post links to malicious programs.
So if someone posts it in a thread here at xbox-scene, that does not make it inherently safe to run.
ADMIN EDIT: trusted source -> XBINS
Dec 2 2003, 06:01 PM
I forgot to do this the other day...
Welcome SHANAFAN, HEINRICH, and BRAHM2 as HEAD MODS. They've worked hard.. and deserve the position. I'm sure they'll work even harder still.
Good news for all of the head mods.. soon we'll be ready to move the site over to the new soft. When we do.. your HEAD MOD accounts will have access to TEMP BAN/MUTE Privs. Eg. 0-300 hours/days.
This should give you guys the responsiveness you need to maintain the forums during our absence. (me, xan, syrus.)
The new soft is still being tested.. and we like what we see. To the average user.. the differences will be transparent. (almost)
Dec 2 2003, 11:19 PM
OK, people, I've said all this before, so I'll make it very short. Several people have been banned from this board recently. They were TOLERATED for entirely too long.
If you cannot accept that, please PM HSDEMONZ directly to be banned, rather than waste our time with pissy little complaint posts (I'm pionting at you, Hulk, erm, Plehem12). It really is a shame that some have been caught up in this mess, but crossing the line is crossing the line.
Moderators and admins are the FINAL AUTHORITY. Whiners and criers can check their angst at the door when visiting, because your antics are not welcome here.
Thank you, those who are actually reading this post. We are trying to KEEP Xbox-Scene the #1 Xbox site (and one of the top 100 sites in the WORLD in ANY category), the best site for information ahd support for the Xbox, and most importantly, a FRIENDLY place for people to chat without being constantly insulted and harrassed.
Dec 4 2003, 03:30 AM
POST COUNT was disabled MONTHS ago in non-technical forums. This includes General, Comments/Complaints, Comedy, BST. It was disabled to cut back on spamming, post count races, and has generally worked well so far.
All threads in the future regarding this much-discussed topic will probably be trashed or merged into a big junky thread
(linked for ease of mod merging).
September 15, 2003
Dec 12 2003, 03:53 AM
Any NON-SPONSORS from now on who want to promote themselves, or their shops etc.. must now contact XANTIUM or MYSELF before posting a THREAD in GENERAL or other popular areas.
For the Time being.. if your shop want to give away goods/prizes in your B/S/T thread.. you may do so. EDIT: NON SPONSORS ARE NO LONG ALLOWED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
XBOX SCENE is not responsible in any way for any of these contests. Prizes are furnished by the shops involved. No Guarantee of fitness or mechantability of the prizes.
Current Pinned contests from NON-SPONSORS are allowed to continue. Future contests posted in core forums need to be approved by XANTIUM or MYSELF.
Dec 26 2003, 07:26 AM
Do not posts links to EBAY or other auctions.. that are selling BACKUPS (either HD based or CD/DVD Media based)
XS consider's it the same as you selling them in BST.. and you'll be treated accordingly.
We don't need people here "announcing" that EBAY lets some of that shit in the back door.
Jan 1 2004, 11:00 PM
2004.. New Year.. and some New Blood.
Welcome IRIEZ to the HEAD MOD staff.
Jan 5 2004, 11:47 PM
Additional rules posted in this thread.. are considered GLOBAL across the site. Contact me if you need clarification.
Click-Me Contests.. plz don't post these in General or other forums in an effort up up yours or a friends contest standing. It's tend to end up be ethically unsound.. and unfair to others who don't hound people. Bottom line.. XS isn't here to help you or your friends profit in a contest. We'll consider this spam.
BIT TORRENTS - Links to TORRENTS are not allowed on XS. Well over 95% of all torrents links or gate sites lead to warez.. so we simple won't allow the links to them here.
I might review this down the road.
Jan 28 2004, 06:14 AM
The dedicate single forum mods rarely get mentioned around here.. and we've had alot of new addition to the team lately...
devz3ro, RiceCake & Mordenkainen - GameSave Exploit, DashBoard Exploit
porsj - Kai Beta Forum
lookformeb - Team Xecuter Chips (Xecuter1, Xecuter2 & Xecuter3)
Yuyu - All MXM related forums
daviefresh1775, hydraulix, unleashx - Official UnleashX Forum
DuDeR MaN - Xbox Game Review
I'm sure I've missed one or two of the recent additions. I'll check against the master list later.
Welcome to the team guys.
The continued hard work of the entire staff is appreciated. Keep up the great work.
Some stats for noisy people who like that kind of stuff...
25 January 2004 109676
26 January 2004 113232
27 January 2004 112442
United States makes up 46.5 % of the hits.
Recent daily hitz...
25 January 2004 88941
26 January 2004 92614
27 January 2004 93333
United States makes up 56.9 % of the hits.
Forums Total Members 95731
Forums Total Unique Topics 157733
Forums Total Replies to topics 919145
Mar 8 2004, 11:08 AM
Juggerbot's Scam : http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=170501
Keeping perm link here so we can remove the pin. Just a note.. If XS ever starts a donation scheme where you can send money to XS to help support this site.. you will see the news of it in PIN TOPICS here.. and as news on the NEWS Page.
No XS Staff member will ever contact you publicly or via PM to donate money to XS.
XS is supports by those pretty ads you see scatttered all over the place.
May 26 2005, 11:33 PM
Alright, just a reminder, Posting on Xbox-Scene is a privilege NOT A RIGHT.
Also If you have any questions about why a topic is locked, or a post is edited, or anything else PM me and Iíll be more than happy to discuss your concerns.
Jul 5 2005, 04:26 PM
No Halo2 Hacking/modding/piracy Discussion Allowed
New XS Rules: http://pictures.xbox-scene.com/hsdemonz/rules/Rules.htm
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