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Change in Policy - "Asking for free hardware thread"

Discussion in 'The Guru's Pub' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Recently we started to notice a new trend in something I personally call 'beggar threads'. It started a while ago with people helping out a friend in need. Which as original topic and in the Christmas season was nice, good and okay..

    Unfortunately that started something new .. some people see that as an opportunity to ask for free hardware (wether or not with self interest I'll leave out of the discussion) and right now that's going to a point where people simply shamefully ask for stuff. I was already a little afraid that was going to happen and started a discussion on this topic last week with the staff before things will get out of control and people all upset.

    Long story short, we do not allow such threads any longer.

    Most of these threads start with good intention with people helping someone out, though we respect that surely you guys have noticed that the latest threads on these where a little weird. There are several more reasons to not allow these threads but it is what it is. This rule will be added and is already enforced.

    Flipside of things, if you have something you like to give away / share ... go to the 4-sale section where you can give it away. Not an issue !

    But guys ... bluntly asking for free hardware .. that's just not cool.

    In the future there always can be made an exception to the rule -- but you'll need to discuss it with the staff upfront before it's allowed to be posted.

    Hope you guys understand, thanks.
     
  2. DSK

    DSK Banned

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    Good idea is good.
     
  3. Pablo

    Pablo Ancient Guru

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    I think its good idea. To be given is fine, to beg is bad.

    I think even with project logs, people asking for sponsorship just to get free stuff for their pc is bad.

    1. Its just begging for free stuff.(if you cant afford to build a project, then you shouldnt be building one).

    2. Project log, just turns into an advert.
     
  4. Alfist-GTV6

    Alfist-GTV6 New Member

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    I also think it's a very good idea.

    just what Pablo says: Don't start it, when you can't afford it.
    It's just that simple.

    If they really want to get serious with building a system, then they should start saving some money.

    What sponsors concern, , no respectable company wants to sponsor somebody who only begs for free stuff.
    You need to prove yourself to gain a sponsorship.

    Where's the fun in begging anyway??
     

  5. Dustpuppy

    Dustpuppy Ancient Guru

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    It was extremely cool of folks to give hardware to each other, but yeah this is a good policy. I'd think asking a mod before posting a request for HW goes without saying.

    Besides there's always the contests :D
     
  6. Nagasaki

    Nagasaki Banned

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    I also agree as it could get out of hand with ppl asking all the time. but as ive said a few times now a sticky thread with a list of all rules is needed.
     
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    iako Ancient Guru

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  8. dchalf10

    dchalf10 Banned

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    are there still more of these threads being made, last I saw was major flops' ( RIP )
     
  9. Nagasaki

    Nagasaki Banned

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  10. Finchwizard

    Finchwizard Don Apple

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    You need to settle the hell down, and stop whinning.

    Your thread was closed nicely, your comments have not been so nice.

    Like I said.

    Is not what I call nice. So quite frankly, your attitude is far worse than any mod.
     

  11. magicdave26

    magicdave26 Banned

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    Yea - this makes me think of a site I visit if I have something to give away called "freecycle" - it started off just to stop items ending up on the landfill sites, but now has turned into a begging site too - you see the same people asking for new computer items day after day because "theirs is on its way out" - wow a new component every day dies? Bad luck ? Yea right...
     
  12. thecake90

    thecake90 Ancient Guru

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    I approve this new policy :)
     
  13. dcx_badass

    dcx_badass Ancient Guru

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    I agree.
     
  14. Nagasaki

    Nagasaki Banned

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    Oh my attitude is a lot better than some ppl on here. and you do know what PM means dont you?
     
  15. morbias

    morbias Don TazeMeBro Staff Member

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    What, you seriously think you can send me a wall of abuse via PM and I'm not going to discuss it with other admins/mods? You may very well put a different front on things in the public areas of the forum, but it doesn't mean the other mods and admins should be kept in the dark.
     

  16. Devolution

    Devolution Ancient Guru

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    The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
    Pillmonster did a good thing on Christmas. But now it's expected?
    Can you spare a dime, brother?
     
  17. Labyrinth

    Labyrinth Ancient Guru

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    priority should be to keep a roof over your head and not having a computer or newer parts for it
     
  18. Nagasaki

    Nagasaki Banned

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    other mods/admins is one thing but posting private messages for all to see no matter the content is just as bad as me sending it in the first place. So let me see..

    One rule for you another for everyone else.. well ok finchwizard.. ill say what i said to morbis out of anger but this time ****ing mean it.

    SCREW YOU.. ****ing wankers. Must enjoy pissing ppl off dont you?
     
  19. Devolution

    Devolution Ancient Guru

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    ^ Nice knowing you.
     
  20. Nagasaki

    Nagasaki Banned

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    Yeah well. im having a rage/rant and finch just made things worse by posting that PM

    a PM is private and as i said should not of been posted. Thats a badmod right there ladies and gentlemen
     

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