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« on: October 19, 2011, 06:02:22 PM »

Thanks to Shaw and Brasky for moderating the BBS for so long. 

It is time to change things up a bit and Aunt Bee and Laetitia have been selected by a consultant.  Of course, they did not ask for it, so guys, if you don't want it, please let me know and feel free to nominate additional mods.

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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011, 07:06:57 PM »

I think I'm gonna miss John and Brasky,  but I guess change is the only constant in life...

Hope you guys stay around and make posts!

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011, 07:37:10 PM »

Oh, come now. Everyone knows Brasky is the One True God.

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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2011, 10:48:44 PM »

Roycerson is also now a mod.
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2011, 12:02:29 AM »

Roycerson is also now a mod.
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Re: Moderator Changes
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2011, 07:25:25 AM »

Thanks to Shaw and Brasky for moderating the BBS for so long. 

It is time to change things up a bit and Aunt Bee and Laetitia have been selected by a consultant.  Of course, they did not ask for it, so guys, if you don't want it, please let me know and feel free to nominate additional mods.



What exactly would my moderator duties be?
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2011, 07:26:47 AM »

Thanks to Shaw and Brasky for moderating the BBS for so long. 

It is time to change things up a bit and Aunt Bee and Laetitia have been selected by a consultant.  Of course, they did not ask for it, so guys, if you don't want it, please let me know and feel free to nominate additional mods.



I would say "You're welcome", but you're actually not.  I reserve that sentiment for people who appreciate my efforts, it's not something I just say automatically.

You were welcome, up until the moment you "consulted" some magpies who reiterate whatever you wanted to hear in a closed-door situation rather than having a discussion with the actual involved participants. 

So, you go ahead and install some new blood, which is actually irrelevant to my commentary, I wanted to be out of this nonsense about a year ago, but since I like John I didn't want to see him have to deal with idiots all by himself. 

Inevitably, your new "mods" will have to make the same decisions I had to.  Which is to protect your property from illegal data, and discourage hate speech.  The people who you've selected to perform those duties are incapable of that, as they have resolutely and adamantly defended the so-called "rights" of people to post those statements.  They fail to understand the ultimate outcome of defending those actions endangers the owner (you) at the whims and follies of defacing private property (yours), as they push the envelope with zero risk to themselves.

So, good luck with the assholes.  If anything it'll be interesting to watch. 



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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2011, 07:48:21 AM »

Thanks to Shaw and Brasky for moderating the BBS for so long. 

It is time to change things up a bit and Aunt Bee and Laetitia have been selected by a consultant.  Of course, they did not ask for it, so guys, if you don't want it, please let me know and feel free to nominate additional mods.



What exactly would my moderator duties be?

You will have to ban people who like to say bad things to arouse conflict, determine the legality things posted, and be on the lookout for illegal images of several kinds.  

People like to post that stuff specifically for the purposes of fighting with you, as they see it as a soapbox and/or extension of their "rights to free speech".

You'll also have to beware of sockpuppet trolling, (IE, two or more accounts to arouse conflict from numerous positions and/or stalking and baiting).

You'll notice there has been a decline of that behavior, which I attribute directly to a policy of unpredictable behavior on my part.  Most people behave normally, a few people don't.  It is the few that will challenge you on the "boilerplate" of the TOS for enjoyment on their part.  That gets old fast, and which is why I eventually morphed into a more distant policy-maker who doesn't engage in the detail-heavy discussions of what's acceptable.  

Most people inherently know what's acceptable.  The few also know, and prefer to stray to the unacceptable and then twist around in the gray area for the sake of argument.  

Inevitably the politeness will erode, and you'll have to spend hours arguing with assholes who insist on being assholes, since you, personally, are unlikely to embrace the full range of mod's abilities.  

Good luck.  









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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2011, 07:53:36 AM »

Thanks to Shaw and Brasky for moderating the BBS for so long. 

It is time to change things up a bit and Aunt Bee and Laetitia have been selected by a consultant.  Of course, they did not ask for it, so guys, if you don't want it, please let me know and feel free to nominate additional mods.



What exactly would my moderator duties be?

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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2011, 07:55:58 AM »

I would say "You're welcome", but you're actually not.  I reserve that sentiment for people who appreciate my efforts, it's not something I just say automatically.

I appreciate the efforts of the mods, for what it's worth. I'm not sure exactly what all it is you did, but I'm pretty sure I'd have been seeing a hell of a lot more spam without you. Plus, I don't think I've had to hit the Ignore button on anyone in quite some time.


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So, you go ahead and install some new blood, which is actually irrelevant to my commentary, I wanted to be out of this nonsense about a year ago, but since I like John I didn't want to see him have to deal with idiots all by himself. 

Inevitably, your new "mods" will have to make the same decisions I had to.  Which is to protect your property from illegal data, and discourage hate speech.  The people who you've selected to perform those duties are incapable of that, as they have resolutely and adamantly defended the so-called "rights" of people to post those statements.  They fail to understand the ultimate outcome of defending those actions endangers the owner (you) at the whims and follies of defacing private property (yours), as they push the envelope with zero risk to themselves.

So, good luck with the assholes.  If anything it'll be interesting to watch. 



It's possible you weren't referring to me, BUT...

I will defend the right of an asshole to voice his opinion on any topic, even if I strongly disagree and it's something I find offensive, but that doesn't mean I'd let somebody plaster the boards with it. There's a huge difference between making an unpopular statement on a topic and running around the bbs, throwing shit on everyone's conversations just for the sake of throwing shit.


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Just saw your list of mod duties, Brasky. More appreciation for the new 'former mods', as it sounds like you do have to deal with a lot of shit thrown just for the sake of throwing shit.
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