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Bill Brasky

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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2012, 10:25:28 PM »

I truly believe the major reason was John Shaw and Bradsky. I'm not saying that "over-moderation" was the problem, i'm saying that theyrovoked people and then banned them or scared them away. And those who they didnt were too afraid to say anything for fear of the same. There wasnt a problem with moderation, that healthy, it was the moderators themselves.

Did you forget you were banned, under the name SeriousSplinters?

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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2012, 11:52:18 PM »

So who is who?  I can tell which one is Brasky, but the rest of you that have changed your names have me all over the place.
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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2012, 12:23:47 AM »

Actually, this thread is who it says it is, with the exception of Turd Ferguson, who is Quickmike.  

And the GrossObese whateverthefuck, is a previously banned dude (not by me) who went under the handle of SeriousSplinters, and ran the gamut of annoyance across the NH local boards.  I believe he's banned there as well.  Universally.  Intergalactic.  All realms, possibly even the IRC.  

But he's not my baby.  I'm just pointing it out.  

Also, hi.  Hope you're groovy.  


(Oh, and whitey is blackie)


(You, or anyone, can delete this post if you believe it unfairly names names.  I don't care.  Was just answering the question)





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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2012, 12:48:27 AM »

No secret I had issues with the core mod group, but the main reason I left was the repetition.

It's even occurring now in this thread... idle accusations and finger pointing all over the place.
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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2012, 01:52:49 AM »

<<<Has more important things to do* than wrangle assholes anymore.

I check in three times a day and ban reported spammers and trolls and I no longer participate in conversations because you can't have one here without some random acting like a giant cock or one more tired fucker bringing up old wars to try and light 'em up again**.

I'll talk to people on FB and G+ where I'm not obligated to put up with anyone's horseshit. Things are civil there.



*Getting the movie ready for Porcfest, organizing the film festival at Porcfest, promoting shit at (You see the pattern). Also all sorts of non Porcfest related shit that is more important than wrangling assholes, like pissing, shitting, masturbating, breathing, cleaning my toenails, doing things LIKE A BOSS etc.

**It's obvious that on the BBS you can't be both a mod and a participant because whiney bitches will rebuke every argument you make with accusations of threats and abuses of mod powers. So I'll just be a mod and quietly do what mods do.
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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2012, 02:00:11 AM »

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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2012, 06:27:54 AM »

The purpose of this forum is to accompany FTL interactively with listeners and give the listening audience a place to congregate, exchange ideas, meet one another and interact. 
And view excellent boobies. You forgot about the boobies.

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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2012, 07:27:16 AM »


  "Did you forget you were banned, under the name SeriousSplinters?"


   Yep, banned by John Shaw. Luckily, Ian unbanned me because after reading what I was banned for, he was left scratching his head. And sure, ive changed my behavior, but the guy was having temper tantrums online (E-Tantrums) and obviously I wasnt the only one who thought so.

   Im still working on getting back on the Shire forum which Dalebert ejaculated me from, i believe i'll know whether or nor im back in later today.

  he point is that there was a time when moderator were ruining things for anyone who dissented from the norm, and now Ian is trying to fix what was done on his private property. I say he is doing a good job, at least for me.

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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2012, 01:53:21 PM »

http://www.cracked.com/blog/9-types-job-that-will-destroy-your-soul_p2/

Being a mod is a lot like #1 and being a mod where every decision is up for public debate is a bit like #3. Not exactly, of course. A forum, like a business, has goals, and there is behavior that's counter-productive to achieving those goals. On a forum, your customers are also your producers, which complicates things even more and makes those roles even more soul-sucking. One big difference though, MODS TYPICALLY DON'T GET PAID for the soul-sucking roles they must fill!

Just keep that in mind when you're mod-hatin'.

And just on a side note, I'm technically a mod here, but I hardly do anything with it because I just don't have much passion for goals of this forum. It's not very specific. It's largely a shoot-the-shit and have fun kinda forum, which is fine and intrinsically doesn't need as much moderation as a forum with more specific goals. It's more like an ongoing party and the only people you need to throw out are people who are just royally fucking up the party for lots of people.

Successful (active) forums realize how necessary mods are for their goals and that's why one of the most common hard and fast rules is you don't publicly argue with TOS or mod decisions. Yes, you can PM mods to discuss things within reason, to a point, but not such that it becomes badgering. Without that, you're going to have some serious turnover for mods unless you can actually afford to start paying them to deal with every Tom, Dick, and Harry who doesn't agree with how the forum is being run and wants to change it in some way, instead of just starting their own forum and running it THEIR way and proving (in a relatively free market) that it's such a better way of doing things.

A great complimentary policy to the hard and fast no arguing with TOS and mods would be that the forum will make a final thread for any person banned which links to his or her own board and lock and sticky it for a week or a month or whatever. You feel strongly that a person was banned inappropriately? Leave and go to his or her forum. Grass is always greener...

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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2012, 02:13:41 PM »

The grass is always greener. But sometimes a mod is pissing on the grass (provoking people and then banning them, ruining the forum) It looks like someone stopped the mod from pissing on the grass here, and for that i am grateful.
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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2012, 02:41:31 PM »

Let us review:
http://bbs.freetalklive.com/general/apparently-i-best-be-watchin'-mah-step-boss/
Evidently we are all a bunch of assholes. That was a long winded fight that escalated from nothing. As far as I can tell it started with Shaw picking a fight with Dragline, then BJ wanting a peace of yours truly and so on. In both instances it was someone with stars starting the aggression. I would rather learn from all this. Just enjoy the BBS. Arguing here is not something to take too seriously. I see no point in busting on the people who do either.
Both Shaw and BJ are doing some great productive stuff these days and I wish them well.

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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2012, 05:15:21 PM »

   Yep, banned by John Shaw. Luckily, Ian unbanned me because after reading what I was banned for, he was left scratching his head.

Yeah I sent an email to Ian about this.

Here is his response -

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GrossObeseBugEyed is banned.
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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2012, 05:59:35 PM »

   Yep, banned by John Shaw. Luckily, Ian unbanned me because after reading what I was banned for, he was left scratching his head.

Yeah I sent an email to Ian about this.

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Never talked to this person.  Fuck him.

GrossObeseBugEyed is banned.

I Lol'd.  No shit I really did.
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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2012, 06:31:08 PM »

Let's clear up the righteous mod bullshit.

Months ago probably, awhile ago anyway, a little birdie told me to check out a post from one mod to another mod's facebook page, so I did. To avoid drama I didn't say shit about it here - and to avoid further drama I'm not gonna name names, though I usually do. Here's the text (took a screenshot too in case it disappears).

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Hi there! Guess what? Theres a word filter in the new build. Go try to write the variations of the N. and preview it. EPIC win. I LAUGHED MY BALLS OFF. And it's retroactive. The whole site. Every post, ever. That dickhead has five thousand posts saying whatever the fuck we want. HAHAHA!"

I know a lot of mature, calm, collected, noble, emotionally stable men and none of them ever display giddy emotion such as that.

The claim has been that the mods are the real victims here and they only engage in fair play and would never jerk around posters at the BBS. Hhm. How about that. You can't skew this statement, but won't be surprised if someone tries.

I don't know who the "dickhead" is, probably dragline since he's the only one who used "the N.", and not in a racist way. Too bad he was banned and can't speak for himself here.

The people at this BBS are the most tolerant group of people I've ever interacted with online. Well - were - the most tolerant I should say. Was a wasted effort to enforce tolerance here.


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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2012, 06:39:49 PM »

Ah come on Mr. Billy give these brave mods their benefit of the doubt. That Dude trolled before and even though he tried to mend his ways...Once a troll always a troll. We should put Trolls on a trollcrime registry and ban and intimidate and ostracise them forever.
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