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Forum Raid

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cardero, May 2, 2007.

  1. cardero

    cardero Citizen Mod

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    Forum Raid

    For those that do not know what a Forum Raid is, it is the gathering of a forum posse who temporary log on and register to another site and engage in debate. It is like a Panty Raid but instead of panties, the victors come back with the other forum member's faith or beliefs.

    Has anyone ever been involved in a Forum raid? Was it reigious or non-religious. If religious what, denomination was it?

    Has any RF members come to aid of another RF member to raid another forum site?

    Does RF have statutes and rules about this?
     
  2. SoyLeche

    SoyLeche meh...

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    We were the victim of a raid a while back. I haven't been a part of one though.
     
  3. Ðanisty

    Ðanisty Well-Known Member

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    I find it immature and disrespectful. I'd never participate in one.
     
  4. Green Gaia

    Green Gaia Veteran Member

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    No. But when I was Admin I would strongly suggest people not do this and the couple times it was mentioned doing something like this to another forum, the thread was immediately removed.

    Let's be above such sophomoric behaviors.
     
  5. Sunstone

    Sunstone De Diablo Del Fora
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    I, for one, could never support nor condone RF participating in any forum raids.
     
  6. michel

    michel Administrator Emeritus
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    I had never heard of them, but I concur.
     
  7. cardero

    cardero Citizen Mod

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    I just now noticed that there was no Admin in your user panel. Where was I when this happen?
     
  8. Green Gaia

    Green Gaia Veteran Member

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    I think it was while you went out for milk and the newspaper....

    I didn't want to make a big deal of it. ;)
     
  9. Dr. Nosophoros

    Dr. Nosophoros Active Member

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    I encourage it for no other reason than I think it would be funny, I was SOTT76 and Dr. Nosophoros on Radio Satan 666.com, Fishfinger on "Christian Forums" which I was quickly banned from, I had the best intentions going in, then I typed things I knew would get me banned after I saw the environnment, Rickshaw (a far rightist) and Comrade Stalin on political forums, (I don't know who the hell I was on Soviet Empire.com) and I was the "Exalted Arshlock" (arshlock is German for A$$hole) on Occult forum which I quickly abandoned because of the prevalence of E- wizards and E-witches that "commanded" all types of forces above and below the sun except the English language.

    I don't think it's sophomoric at all.
     
  10. Ðanisty

    Ðanisty Well-Known Member

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    Do you mean www.occultforums.com specifically? Just curious.
     
  11. eudaimonia

    eudaimonia Fellowship of Reason

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    I'd rather do the panty raid.
     
  12. Green Gaia

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    Me too! Let's organize one of those! :D
     
  13. !Fluffy!

    !Fluffy! Lacking Common Sense

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    A forum raid sounds like great fun if it's done right, and you never know a similar forum's admins might go for it if their members can reciprocate!

    In my experience tho admins actively discourage any exposure to similar forums for obvious reasons...
     
  14. Feathers in Hair

    Feathers in Hair World's Tallest Hobbit

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    I think the closest thing that we have to a rule about this is

    I'm not sure how one could 'forum raid' others without bashing them. (Even if it's not talked about on these forums.) I wouldn't want other forums to think badly of us.
     
  15. MaddLlama

    MaddLlama Obstructor of justice

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    I participated in one once, back in my younger days. But to be fair, the person whos forum we raided started it. It was so long ago that I don't remember exactly what went on, but I know it started with Miss Fiona Horne visiting my friends website and blog and leaving some nasty comments (something about how "real Wiccans are light and not dark like you" or something like that), and in return we went to her forum and basically badgered her about her lack of historical knowledge and scholarship in her writing. She got upset and the forum has been closed ever since.

    Personally I think her writings and her atrocious "celebrity" appearances are a disgrace to the Pagan community, and I think she deserved to be taken down a peg or two.

    Panty raids are much more fun though.
     
  16. Feathers in Hair

    Feathers in Hair World's Tallest Hobbit

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    That does sound like an instance where one could see it being 'justified'. How incredibly sad that someone would belittle others in such a way.
     
  17. Mustard Seed

    Mustard Seed Jack of all trades... :)

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    Personally the whole concept of "forum raid" sounds like spam to me.
    We would'nt want it done to us and I would lose all respect for RF if it participated in such actions.
    I dont think RF would though, considering I read the rules before joining and they seem to expressly forbid it.
     
  18. Shadow Wolf

    Shadow Wolf Rival's Wife

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    So what exactly is a forum raid? A raid by one forum to another one for the sole purpose of spamming/flamming?
     
  19. cardero

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    It could be for educating and defending one's beliefs.
     
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