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Omnivorous
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Message 31 of 70 (434708)
11-16-2007 10:57 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Fosdick
11-16-2007 11:26 AM


Hi, Hoot Mon.

I was a moderator for a while. The Admin Forum was about as exciting as watching paint dry--less, really: no fumes.

The few occasions when individual posters were discussed occurred when one moderator would ask the others for input: Do you folks think this is a violation of forum rules? Did anybody else notice that person registered for the sixth time? Did I act appropriately here, was there something better I could have done there, etc.

Discussions centered around being fair to individuals while maintaining a modicum of forum decorum.

The naughtiest thing I can remember is when I observed "Never argue with Holmes when you're tired."

:)

And that's still good advice.

Eventually, I had to provoke them into throwing me out--who wants to belong to a club that would have me as an officer? Bad for morale all round, and it's more fun to be outside that tent pissing in than inside it, working for nothing, and being pissed at.


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Archer Opteryx
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Message 32 of 70 (434776)
11-17-2007 8:37 AM
Reply to: Message 8 by Fosdick
11-16-2007 12:55 PM


Re: Adrift!
Adrift! That's it! No sailor wants to be cut adrift!
Per Emily Dickinson's #30

Then you get the fugue state.


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AdminModulous
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Message 33 of 70 (434784)
11-17-2007 11:15 AM
Reply to: Message 23 by Fosdick
11-16-2007 8:39 PM


Re: Question 6
AdminModulous, are you a skateboarder?

No, I am not.

Edited by AdminModulous, : No reason given.


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Fosdick 
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Message 34 of 70 (434791)
11-17-2007 11:56 AM
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11-17-2007 11:15 AM


Re: Question 6
An auto accident then? Or a fight? Or maybe a pit-bull attack?

—HM


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Buzsaw
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Message 35 of 70 (434800)
11-17-2007 12:39 PM
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11-16-2007 11:26 AM


Buz Weighing In
Hi Hoot. Yes, members have been discussed in PAF including people like Jar, you and me. For the record, you being one of my favorite members, I was there on your behalf. For the record also, I have been one of the members sometimes highly criticised in PAF by a consensus of prominent admins but here I am a moderator in spite of my unpopularity. I've tried to conform when I can but holding my own when I can't and have been tolerated for 4 plus years so that says quite a bit for the admins and the board at large.

I'm on a trip and out in California presently so haven't been on line. Gotta run. Hang in there, my ideological adversary friend. :cool:


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AdminModulous
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Message 36 of 70 (434803)
11-17-2007 1:03 PM
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11-17-2007 11:56 AM


Re: Question 6
An auto accident then? Or a fight? Or maybe a pit-bull attack?

Ahhh, no it was a Manchester Ketchup Massacre.


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Percy
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Message 37 of 70 (434822)
11-17-2007 2:37 PM
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11-17-2007 11:56 AM


Re: Question 6
Hoot, I would tread carefully with Modulous, I hear the blood is not his own... :D

--Percy


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Fosdick 
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Message 38 of 70 (434833)
11-17-2007 3:05 PM
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11-17-2007 2:37 PM


Re: Question 6
Could have been a food fight, though.
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Percy
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Message 39 of 70 (434838)
11-17-2007 3:42 PM
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11-17-2007 3:05 PM


Re: Question 6
Hoot Mon writes:

Could have been a food fight, though.

Yes, quite right, probably just a food fight, nothing to worry about. Well, been nice knowing you... :eek:

--Percy


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nator
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From: Ann Arbor
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Message 40 of 70 (434853)
11-17-2007 7:35 PM
Reply to: Message 25 by Taz
11-16-2007 9:15 PM


Re: Question 6
quote:
I'm probably the most hated person around here and you don't see me complaining.

Er, what?


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nator
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From: Ann Arbor
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Message 41 of 70 (434854)
11-17-2007 7:36 PM
Reply to: Message 28 by AdminNem
11-16-2007 9:51 PM


Re: Question 6
quote:
I'm sure the mind can wander, wondering if its a smoke-filled room full of Admins twisting their moustaches, devising plots and starting rumors-- but alas, its not.

Yeah, becasue I wax.


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Fosdick 
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Message 42 of 70 (434874)
11-17-2007 9:04 PM
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11-17-2007 3:42 PM


Re: Question 6
Percy writes:

Hoot Mon writes:

Could have been a food fight, though.


Yes, quite right, probably just a food fight, nothing to worry about. Well, been nice knowing you... :eek:

Obviously, there is something I don't know. Mod, I hope my igorance has not insulted you.

—HM


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Fosdick 
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Message 43 of 70 (434875)
11-17-2007 9:08 PM
Reply to: Message 35 by Buzsaw
11-17-2007 12:39 PM


Re: Buz Weighing In
Buz writes:

Hi Hoot. Yes, members have been discussed in PAF including people like Jar, you and me. For the record, you being one of my favorite members, I was there on your behalf.


Buz, I'm not worthy. But thanks.

—HM


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AdminModulous
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Message 44 of 70 (434931)
11-18-2007 6:30 AM
Reply to: Message 42 by Fosdick
11-17-2007 9:04 PM


Re: Question 6
Obviously, there is something I don't know. Mod, I hope my igorance has not insulted you.

It is rare for people to question my indomitable will without consequence. This time it will be merely a distant cousin:- one of those short-eared specimens that prowl around here at night - that suffers at my wrath. I am not above travelling should the impertinence grow. The picture depicts the events shortly after a newbie replied to one of my admin posts, arguing about moderator action.


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Fosdick 
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Message 45 of 70 (434958)
11-18-2007 10:53 AM
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11-18-2007 6:30 AM


Re: Question 6
Mod, I hope you won't hold that against me...if I actually do understand the trajectory of your reply. Bird flu?

—HM


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