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Author Topic:   Four questions for the Admins
AdminQuetzal
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Message 16 of 70 (434655)
11-16-2007 6:50 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Fosdick
11-16-2007 11:26 AM


1. Do the Admins have a privileged thread of their own or communicate secretly behind the scenes by email to discuss the affairs of EvC?

Absolutely. Not just a thread, an entire forum devoted to snide commentary and member discrimination. It's not email tho'.

2. Do the Admins ever clandestinely discuss other posters and conspire for or against them?

Constantly. It's what we live for. The discussion of one particular poster actually exceeded the 300 post limit. That and the free beer at the weekend member roasts are why we became admins in the first place.

3. Do the Admins ever differentiate between reasonable opinionation and abject tyranny?

Of course. After all, we much prefer abject tyranny.

4. Why do the Admins appear so paranoid and afraid of losing control of this forum?

All dictators live in fear of revolution. If we didn't spend all our time keeping the plebes in line, they might get notions.


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Fosdick 
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Message 17 of 70 (434661)
11-16-2007 7:03 PM
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11-16-2007 11:26 AM


Question 6
6. Why are the Admin afraid of a little sunshine?

Post those clandestine threads so we all can see who are the favored ones and who are the schmucks.

—HM


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Message 18 of 70 (434662)
11-16-2007 7:09 PM
Reply to: Message 9 by AdminWounded
11-16-2007 2:57 PM


Re: Any Suggestions?
WK writes:

Because the science forums are held to stricter standards than the faith forums.


Any particular reason why?

—HM


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Message 19 of 70 (434666)
11-16-2007 7:27 PM
Reply to: Message 14 by jar
11-16-2007 5:12 PM


Re: Quit whining.
jar writes:

...your absurd rantings in the polio thread.


Good visual! But bad partiality on your part. My objective on the polio thread was to illuminate the abject capitalism in America's medical-pharmaceutical complex. (Not sure though if I succeeded.) And just because you diagreed with me you have to accuse me of "absurd rantings in the polio thread."

This is exactly what I mean about the shallow end of the pond where the Admins puddle up.

—HM


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AdminWounded
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Message 20 of 70 (434668)
11-16-2007 7:30 PM
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11-16-2007 7:09 PM


Re: Any Suggestions?
Because the discussions are meant to be scientific in nature and positions should ideally have evidentiary support. These are not considered primary concerns in many of the faith forums. Don't ask me why, I don't frequent the faith forums generally either as a member or as an admin.

One reason might be that if the same rigorous standards were applied to the faith forums then a number of the creationist members excluded from the science forums for failing to support their arguments might similarly be excluded from the faith forums. I'm not sure if we currently have any such members active, but there have been a number over the last few years.

The existence of this 'double standard' has been gone over ad nauseam in many threads both public and private. It still seems to be the best compromise which has been proposed.

TTFN,

WK


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AdminModulous
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Message 21 of 70 (434673)
11-16-2007 7:44 PM
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11-16-2007 7:03 PM


Re: Question 6
6. Why are the Admin afraid of a little sunshine?

I do like a bit of sunshine. What fear, of what?

Post those clandestine threads so we all can see who are the favored ones and who are the schmucks.

There are over 400 of them. Most of the threads are simply uninteresting like how to merge accounts and so on. If you want to know who is 'favoured' and who is not, look in the Suspensions thread - that will give you a pretty solid picture.

Edited by AdminModulous, : No reason given.


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Message 22 of 70 (434675)
11-16-2007 8:38 PM
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11-16-2007 7:30 PM


Re: Any Suggestions?
Thank you. Good explanation.
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Message 23 of 70 (434676)
11-16-2007 8:39 PM
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11-16-2007 7:44 PM


Re: Question 6
AdminModulous, are you a skateboarder?
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subbie
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Message 24 of 70 (434679)
11-16-2007 8:54 PM
Reply to: Message 16 by AdminQuetzal
11-16-2007 6:50 PM


I can actually hear the voice of John de Lancie in your answer, Q. :)


Those who would sacrifice an essential liberty for a temporary security will lose both, and deserve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat


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Taz
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Message 25 of 70 (434682)
11-16-2007 9:15 PM
Reply to: Message 23 by Fosdick
11-16-2007 8:39 PM


Re: Question 6
Hoot, I don't understand what the attitude is all about. I'm probably the most hated person around here and you don't see me complaining.


Owing to the deficiency of the English language, I have occasionally used the academic jargon generator to produce phrases that even I don't fully understand. The jargons are not meant to offend anyone or to insult anyone's intelligence!
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Fosdick 
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Message 26 of 70 (434685)
11-16-2007 9:27 PM
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11-16-2007 9:15 PM


Re: Question 6
Taz, I don't hate you. I pity you.

—HM


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Taz
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Message 27 of 70 (434686)
11-16-2007 9:43 PM
Reply to: Message 26 by Fosdick
11-16-2007 9:27 PM


Re: Question 6
Hoot writes:

Taz, I don't hate you. I pity you.


Same thing.


Owing to the deficiency of the English language, I have occasionally used the academic jargon generator to produce phrases that even I don't fully understand. The jargons are not meant to offend anyone or to insult anyone's intelligence!
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AdminNem
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Message 28 of 70 (434690)
11-16-2007 9:51 PM
Reply to: Message 17 by Fosdick
11-16-2007 7:03 PM


Re: Question 6
Why are the Admin afraid of a little sunshine?

Why do you think that they are? Give us some examples so we can understand why you believe that Admins are afraid of a little sunshine.

Post those clandestine threads so we all can see who are the favored ones and who are the schmucks.

We can't. If we sent you a link to that forum, you would get an automatically generated message saying that you can't access the forum.

Honestly, though, you really aren't missing any juicy details.

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.


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Hyroglyphx
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Message 29 of 70 (434692)
11-16-2007 9:52 PM
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11-16-2007 9:15 PM


Re: Question 6
I'm probably the most hated person around here

If you're the most hated person around here, then I've got to be a close second.


“This life’s dim windows of the soul, distorts the heavens from pole to pole, and goads you to believe a lie, when you see with and not through the eye.” -William Blake
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Message 30 of 70 (434695)
11-16-2007 9:57 PM
Reply to: Message 26 by Fosdick
11-16-2007 9:27 PM


Re: Question 6
Taz, I don't hate you. I pity you.

I don't hate or pity anyone. I just "pity the fool," whoever that might be.

M'kay..... Lame joke. I'm just giddy today 'cuz I'm going on vacation. :)


“This life’s dim windows of the soul, distorts the heavens from pole to pole, and goads you to believe a lie, when you see with and not through the eye.” -William Blake
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