Author Topic: Note About Chat; Browsing While Driving  (Read 3596 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Chelsea

  • Executive Producer
  • **********
  • Posts: 560
Note About Chat; Browsing While Driving
« on: January 30, 2016, 01:03:42 AM »
Within FlashChat, our site's chat software, all messages sent in Chat are logged for 24 hours, and available to administrators of the site as well as Associate Producers.  All messages, including messages sent via the chat software's "private message" function.  As such, although a very wide latitude has traditionally been given private messages that contain content in violation of site rules, conduct and behavior and messages that involve legal liabilities for the sender are and have been strictly prohibited, and users are still held accountable as such. 

Also, just to be direct: This site, it's games, the show: yeah, it's a great community, and if you're a devoted Price is Right fan, the CSS, FPG, etc can be great tests of knowledge and fun.  They aren't worth getting in a car accident for because those CSS bids just had to be submitted or the recap/play by play was just too can't miss.

Seriously, I love you guys, but don't be on the site if you're driving a vehicle. I've lost a loved one due to distracted driving, and I wouldn't wish that sense of loss on anyone, nor would I wish the guilt and shame for causing an injury or death if you wreck because you're too busy trying to send a PM to Wayoshi.

Offline WhammyPower788

  • Walking the Golden Road
  • ****
  • Posts: 438
  • I'm on a horse.
    • Game Show Videos
Re: Note About Chat; Browsing While Driving
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2016, 09:31:28 AM »
It's just a game.

If you've got something happening on (x day), it's okay. Life happens.  If you think trying to put in your CSS bids is more important than, say, school, you have much bigger problems.
Visit GameShowVideos.com for lots of game show clips!

Offline Torgo

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 1669
  • Going Back in Time: The G-R Mantra
    • Torgo Entertainment
Re: Note About Chat; Browsing While Driving
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2016, 10:32:56 AM »
Is this because I told whammy007 that I didn't send PA picks because I was driving? I meant that I didn't respond for nearly five hours after the PM because I got it while driving.
CSS Champion - Season IX (Part II)
G-R Recapper - Season 44 (Part I)

And if you win that trip, you travel to the end of the Golden Road, where we have the most expensive prize ever offered on Golden Road.net!!!! IT IS MORE THAN $481,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Wild cheering and applause) LOOK WHAT WE HAVE AT THE END OF THE GOLDEN ROAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOUR OWN PRIVATE ISLAND OFF THE COAST OF TAHITI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You and your whole family will fly round trip coach from Los Angeles to Tahiti where you'll sign a deed to a 2-mile across, 2-mile wide island 25 miles off the coast of Tahiti. This island includes a beachouse and more! And if you win this island, you'll recieve A NEW CADILLAC XLR CONVERTIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Offline Wayoshi

  • CSS Host
  • *******
  • Posts: 5208
  • The production values Mike SHOULD strive for.
    • My Youtube
Re: Note About Chat; Browsing While Driving
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2016, 11:23:51 AM »
Not at all Torgo... I'll make it clear: rrf played CSS on Thursday while doing this and has been punished accordingly.
S45... the show's stabilized into something decent now, I guess...

Offline mechamind

  • Walking the Golden Road
  • ****
  • Posts: 479
    • Mechamind Boards
Re: Note About Chat; Browsing While Driving
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2016, 11:37:31 AM »
Drinking and driving.
Texting and driving.
...now bidding and driving.

But how the heck does the staff find out that one's on the road while driving? What if a user is taking transit or in the passenger's seat of someone else's car?

Offline Wayoshi

  • CSS Host
  • *******
  • Posts: 5208
  • The production values Mike SHOULD strive for.
    • My Youtube
Re: Note About Chat; Browsing While Driving
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2016, 12:18:13 PM »
Rrf boasted to another user in chat PM that he won CSS while driving. In transit or passenger seat is perfectly fine, but this was breaking the law.

Consider this incident a warning that serious transgressions revealed somehow in chat PMs are not immune to punishment.
S45... the show's stabilized into something decent now, I guess...

Offline therealcu2010

  • Director
  • **********
  • Posts: 5209
  • That's right, I'm talking to you.
    • Buy a Vowel Boards, A Wheel of Fortune Community
Re: Note About Chat; Browsing While Driving
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2016, 03:57:38 PM »
Not only is it an action that is illegal in many jurisdictions, punishable by fines in most cases (in my home state of New York, for example, texting while driving is a fine upwards of $200 and five demerit points for the first offense), it is also incredibly dangerous and, frankly, stupid. 

You do not need to play every CSS game. If you have somewhere you need to be, you can miss CSS for one day. It's not going anywhere. I realize it's a fun game, but there are things in life far more important than it. If you send a couple of bids while driving, and get into an accident while doing so, killing somebody, well, you won't be playing CSS for a good long while anyways, because you'll be in jail. Is one game worth it?
"Nobody cares about the guest stars." - Roger Dobkowitz

"Change isn't always good. Sometimes changing things is a terrible mistake." - Bob Barker

People are tired of the f**kery and drama, but if we'd actually talk to each other sometimes instead of a whole bunch of private conversations with other people, it'd go a long way to perhaps fixing the problems most seem to see in the site.

Offline Roadgeek Adam

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 2456
  • The look of my day, usually.
Re: Note About Chat; Browsing While Driving
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2016, 05:12:29 PM »
Not only is it an action that is illegal in many jurisdictions, punishable by fines in most cases (in my home state of New York, for example, texting while driving is a fine upwards of $200 and five demerit points for the first offense), it is also incredibly dangerous and, frankly, stupid. 

You do not need to play every CSS game. If you have somewhere you need to be, you can miss CSS for one day. It's not going anywhere. I realize it's a fun game, but there are things in life far more important than it. If you send a couple of bids while driving, and get into an accident while doing so, killing somebody, well, you won't be playing CSS for a good long while anyways, because you'll be in jail. Is one game worth it?

Speaking as someone who also lives in IL at the moment, it is completely illegal to use a non-bluetooth device at all.
Season 41 - Season 43 Recap Guide.
Host Your Own Moderator
Headmaster of Golden-Road.net After Hours on Skype.

CSS Season 12 Cash: $918,742 - 4th place in cash.
CSS Season 13 Cash: $157,956

Offline whammy007

  • FPG Host
  • *******
  • Posts: 508
  • Thank Goodson It's Friday (Prediction Game)
Re: Note About Chat; Browsing While Driving
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2016, 05:20:28 PM »
Is this because I told whammy007 that I didn't send PA picks because I was driving? I meant that I didn't respond for nearly five hours after the PM because I got it while driving.

Definitely not the case, as already mentioned. You handled things absolutely the right way, finished your driving and then took care of the PM. Regardless, that was in a board PM and not in chat, which was the medium in question.

Not at all Torgo... I'll make it clear: rrf played CSS on Thursday while doing this and has been punished accordingly.

And did so while BLIND. So good job RRF, your actions were both against the spirit of CSS and the letter of the law (assuming you're not in a backwards state like mine which turns a blind eye as long as you're over 21).

Offline PatrickRox80

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 4414
Re: Note About Chat; Browsing While Driving
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2016, 05:34:15 PM »
You can't get arrested for admitting your reckless actions on a forum, can you? I don't know what's more stupid, though: breaking a law or gloating that you got away with it.

Offline Flerbert419

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 2548
Re: Note About Chat; Browsing While Driving
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2016, 08:59:01 PM »
How could you even explain this to a police officer?

"I was typing a private message to send to somebody online with two numbers that are my guesses of the prices of the Showcases on The Price is Right episode on television right now. They have to be sent in a 2 to 3 minute period so I wasn't paying attention to the road."

His/her head might explode.
Q: How did you make Price your own? When did you feel comfortable saying 'this is my house now'?
A: After Mike started. Cause it was really like 'play it this way'...then all of a sudden I was able to just do whatever I wanted to do.
~ Drew Carey, October 20, 2016

Offline Roadgeek Adam

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 2456
  • The look of my day, usually.
Re: Note About Chat; Browsing While Driving
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2016, 09:42:09 PM »
How could you even explain this to a police officer?

"I was typing a private message to send to somebody online with two numbers that are my guesses of the prices of the Showcases on The Price is Right episode on television right now. They have to be sent in a 2 to 3 minute period so I wasn't paying attention to the road."

His/her head might explode.

The fine will be the amount the bidder went over by.
Season 41 - Season 43 Recap Guide.
Host Your Own Moderator
Headmaster of Golden-Road.net After Hours on Skype.

CSS Season 12 Cash: $918,742 - 4th place in cash.
CSS Season 13 Cash: $157,956

Offline PayingTheRent

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 1568
  • Glory days.
Re: Note About Chat; Browsing While Driving
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2016, 09:52:43 PM »
"The Price is Right" alone being one's excuse for getting into a car accident would likely be enough to have he or she committed to the nut house. If padded rooms aren't your style, don't bid and drive.
Pardon my language, but I do believe we all need to calm the f*** down.

Offline bigblue999

  • Taking a Bonus Spin
  • *****
  • Posts: 525
Re: Note About Chat; Browsing While Driving
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2016, 09:57:46 PM »
I've seen it all.


Offline Schfifty

  • Taking a Bonus Spin
  • *****
  • Posts: 882
Re: Note About Chat; Browsing While Driving
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2016, 10:25:03 PM »
I don't play every single game of CSS. If it's a day where I absolutely want to play, but I'm unable to watch the showcases or go to Chat, I don't play. CSS is just a game...it's not a huge priority of mine. I know some people like to play the game a lot, and that's understandable, but come on...

Just don't bid and drive. Don't risk taking your life or someone else's. If playing a game of CSS is that important for someone, then I don't know what to tell you.
I think everybody's weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.  Johnny Depp

My favorite pricing games: Switcheroo, Card Game, Hit Me, Dice Game, Cover Up, Bullseye ('76), Magic #, Pathfinder, Let 'em Roll, Secret X, Clock Game, and Line 'em Up.

Correctly predicted games in FPG: Stack the Deck, Lucky $even (3), Switch? (2), Punch-a-Bunch, Plinko (4), Bullseye, Freeze Frame, Balance Game, Danger Price, Cover Up (4), Double Cross (3), Pass the Buck, It's in the Bag, Swap Meet, Rat Race (2), Bargain Game, Grand Game (2), Dice Game, 1 Right Price (2), Double Prices, Squeeze Play, Card Game, Gas Money, Coming or Going (2), That's Too Much!, 3 Strikes, Pocket Change, More or Less, Race Game