What's Going On With The CBM Community - Is There A New Sheriff In Town?

What's Going On With The CBM Community - Is There A New Sheriff In Town?

I wanted to create a quick community update to let everyone know about our new initiative that we hope will reduce some of the negativity and personal attacks that are sometimes found in the comments!

By NateBest - Jun 12, 2024 08:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Community

It's Hump Day and I thought I would drop in real quick to let everyone know about the new community initiative that has kicked off this week to battle some of the negativity, trolling, and personal attacks that can sometimes be found in the comments area. Ultimately the goal is to ensure that discussions remain respectful and improve the feeling of community found on CBM and its sister sites.

We're incorporating a 3-Strike rule for comments that violate the Community Guidelines or Terms of Service. Users who break the rules will get a "Strike." After three strikes, their account will be reviewed, along with what actions resulted in strikes, and the account will most likely be disabled, at least temporarily.

What will result in an instant strikeout?

I think most of these are self-explanatory and aren't new, but I'll share to cover all of the bases. There is a zero-tolerance policy for posting comments that contain:

  • Porn
  • Suicide (suggesting that a user take their own life, etc.).
  • Spam (work-from-home job posts, etc.)
  • Linking to pirated content (movie downloads, streaming, etc.)

Who's enforcing this initiative?

Some of you may have seen the user TwoByFour posting recently. While this particular username is new, TwoByFour has been a member of the site for a long time. They kindly volunteered to keep tabs on the community and lend a hand, reminding users to have fun but to do so in a respectful way. They will track and document strikes and let me know which users have crossed the line and should have their account access removed.

Note that they will also post when they see something that could get out of hand or is close to crossing the line. These will serve as a reminder to stay on topic and not let the conversation go off the rails.

Please be respectful and courteous when you see a comment by TwoByFour. They're doing this out of a love for the community and a desire for it to be a better place where we can all jump in and discuss our favorite nerdy topics. It's a volunteer position (meaning they aren't employees and are not compensated), and they have promised to be unbiased, regardless of their own personal opinions. Also, keep in mind that they're only human. We're in the early stages of launching this and there will be mistakes made. Please be patient with us as we get the ball rolling.

Who ultimately decides if an account will be disabled?

Accounts that strikeout will be reviewed before disciplinary action is taken. Ultimately, I or one of the other top-level administrators will decide to disable an account (currently, AngieB, who also happens to be my wife, is the only other admin).

In addition to "Strikes," the following will be taken into account when deciding upon disciplinary action(s):

  • Age of account
  • Comment/posting history
  • Returning user (i.e., a user that has already had an account or accounts disabled in the past)

Does this mean I can't share my opinion?

Opinions, regardless of their popularity, are ALWAYS welcome! We ask that you be respectful when sharing them. Attacking other users by calling them names, insulting their intelligence, etc. is not allowed and never has been.

I hope this initiative will improve the community as we share what we like and what we don't like and have fun discussions as we do so. Feel free to let me know your thoughts and concerns below and I'll do my best to keep tabs on the discussion!

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NateBest - 6/12/2024, 8:16 PM
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Itwasme - 6/12/2024, 8:43 PM
@NateBest - thank you
OriginalGusto1 - 6/12/2024, 9:12 PM
@NateBest - I volunteer. I'm kind of a badass. I've seen The Matrix like 20 times. I can kick ass. If you get enough booze in me.
ReverseFlasher - 6/12/2024, 9:38 PM
@NateBest - bravo 👏 The community needs a little moderation, def not fond of the way its been trending lately, so thank you!!
NateBest - 6/12/2024, 11:10 PM
@OriginalGusto1 - My enormous budget of "free" definitely isn't big enough for the amount of booze that you would require...
bobevanz - 6/12/2024, 11:25 PM
@NateBest - "Cypher" show yourself! Or is it Nebula... hmm or perhaps it's.... Galactus!
OriginalGusto1 - 6/12/2024, 11:41 PM
@NateBest - Damnit!!!!!!!!!
OriginalGusto1 - 6/12/2024, 11:42 PM
@bobevanz - Whoa, dude. Jim's a good egg.
bobevanz - 6/12/2024, 11:48 PM
@OriginalGusto1 - he didn't reply to my comment ^_^ muahaha blink twice Jim!
OriginalGusto1 - 6/12/2024, 11:56 PM
@bobevanz - I'm kinda lost here, man.
eddyxx - 6/13/2024, 12:21 AM
@NateBest -
You need to do something about the racism and transphobia on your site. I’ve reported @Malatrova15 multiple times. They even posted porn on here once and their comment was only deleted. You just let these trolls run wild .
Malatrova15 - 6/13/2024, 12:31 AM
@eddyxx - ok Martin . i can endute evrything but uncivility since civil is my second name
I never said anything racist or post porn wich is insulting ....Transphobia? Bro im fan of Huntet Shafer and that one paprr mario ghost girl

.so please engage in civility or i will stop comenting in this site.
I love you man but enough is ebough 😡
Malatrova15 - 6/13/2024, 12:47 AM
@eddyxx - you are a good guy i mean it...but you and i are DONE professionally .
Nightcrawler1 - 6/13/2024, 2:38 AM
@NateBest - Thank you for trying, but by the looks of this comment section alone it’s going to be tough. I’ll still check in on the site daily, as I’ve done for many, many years, keep up the good work!
Malatrova15 - 6/13/2024, 2:47 AM
@Nightcrawler1 - got you back pal
clintthahamster - 6/13/2024, 7:38 AM
@NateBest - Thank you for doing this. Just curious, though: Will this extend to obvious trolling in the articles that are posted? ie, will the regular contributors ever get a slap on the wrist if they repeatedly post articles designed to inflame transphobes and racists in the comments, or will it only be the commenters that take the bait that will be reprimanded?

Also, I'm sure this has been asked elsewhere, but will be commenters be notified that they've received a strike, or should we just infer that if a comment is deleted, that's a strike?
NateBest - 6/13/2024, 11:24 AM
@clintthahamster - This is separate from articles/posts. There are Quality and Content guidelines for contributions, but it's rare that someone doesn't follow them. I *do* edit articles from time to time that are questionable. It's even more rare that one needs to be deleted, but it does happen.

Users who get strikes will be told. There shouldn't be any guess work or assumptions needed.
Vigor - 6/14/2024, 8:35 AM
@ReverseFlasher - election year
Vigor - 6/14/2024, 8:37 AM
@Malatrova15 - "you are a good guy i mean it...but you and i are DONE professionally"

Vigor - 6/14/2024, 8:37 AM
@eddyxx - lol nah he's just a full time troll
Malatrova15 - 6/12/2024, 8:23 PM
Todo s2 derrumbo dentro de mi dentro de ti
Just put hall of fame like some years ago
Feralwookiee - 6/12/2024, 8:28 PM
@Malatrova15 - You heard that chico?
Please be civilization!
NateBest - 6/12/2024, 8:28 PM
@Malatrova15 - The "Hall of Shame" still exists for the admin. The big problem with it was that users were wearing the reports/emojis as a badge of honor!
Malatrova15 - 6/12/2024, 8:34 PM
@NateBest - i...mean....yes.
Malatrova15 - 6/12/2024, 8:38 PM
@Feralwookiee - civilitu more than ever is at hand .
BlackStar25 - 6/12/2024, 8:55 PM
@NateBest - Can we get a Hall of Fame? Id like to nominated a couple of individuals. Have their names dripped in gold and verified...have the other comicbookmovie users say...

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NateBest - 6/12/2024, 8:59 PM
@BlackStar25 - I don't think I'll be bringing it back for the regular user base... It was a pretty dismal failure :P
MisterDoctor217 - 6/12/2024, 9:37 PM
@Malatrova15 - 😂😂😂😂
Dotanuki - 6/12/2024, 8:28 PM
What were some of TwobyFours previous names? Just curious.
NateBest - 6/12/2024, 8:29 PM
@Dotanuki - That's information that I won't be sharing...
JustAWaffle - 6/13/2024, 3:46 AM
@NateBest - @OriginalGusto1

It’s Gusto, isn’t it?
NateBest - 6/13/2024, 11:47 AM
@JustAWaffle - My beer budget wasn't big enough to bring him on board 😵
Origame - 6/12/2024, 8:28 PM
Ok, I'm gonna tell my story on this matter for full context. Me and several users were having a peaceful talk discussing our frustration with spiderman 2. It moved on to God of war ragnarok when mentions of sweet baby Inc were brought up, and I mentioned it made no sense to include an African in a game about Norse mythology.

Well in comes our new sheriff who decided to put his foot down on me telling me I was being "borderline racist". This is despite the fact no one in the comments were arguing with me over it, several users (including a black man) insisting my comment wasn't bad, and even nate himself coming in saying nothing about my comments were problematic.

Now despite all these people saying he's wrong, he still double and tripled down on this, giving me warnings over simply defending my position.

I'll let you decide what to make of this situation for yourselves. But full transparency should be mentioned on this new sheriff.
NateBest - 6/12/2024, 8:33 PM
@Origame - As I said, there will be some hiccups along the way. Please be patient.

I would appreciate it if this didn't turn into another multi-page thread spanning additional articles all to cover something that's already been discussed.
HistoryofMatt - 6/12/2024, 8:33 PM
@Origame - Yeah... when I read, "Promised to be unbiased," I knew that would be the biggest untruth.

Of course the person who would WANT to censor a commenting board would be Woke. Censoring is the thing they love to do best.

How many people want to bet the only people who get strikes will be the people who don't like having THE MESSAGE stuffed down our throats in movies, television, and video games?
NateBest - 6/12/2024, 8:36 PM
@HistoryofMatt—Based on their history on the site and what I know of their personal life (which granted isn't a ton), I don't think that will be the case.

If it *does* start leaning that way, it will end up being a rather short experiment. The goal is for *everyone* to be able to share their opinions, regardless of whether or not others agree with it.

The key point is doing so in a respectful manner...
Origame - 6/12/2024, 8:36 PM
@NateBest - I said my peace. I promise I'm not adding anything else, and certainly not my opinions. But they deserve to know what happened. You can't expect him to behave like this and for us not to discuss it.
NateBest - 6/12/2024, 8:37 PM
@Origame - Thanks for that. I think we got it ironed out and the hope is that everything will run smoother moving forward.
vectorsigma - 6/12/2024, 8:38 PM
@HistoryofMatt - i agree
Origame - 6/12/2024, 8:41 PM
@NateBest - I hope so. Thanks. And sorry for the headache this probably caused.
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