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Title: News
Post by: JMT on February 20, 2019, 08:45:47 pm
This topic is where forum announcements will go.
Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on February 20, 2019, 08:46:33 pm
I had a credit card get compromised and I forgot to set a new card here until today, so we lost our subscription - it should be back to normal with uncensored swearing in a few days.
Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on February 21, 2019, 09:47:29 pm
I fixed it - I didn't go with the full package this time as we didn't use many of the features - saves about $7 a month.
Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on June 27, 2019, 11:21:44 pm
I'm thinking about shutting the forum down.  The demands for moderation are getting out of hand and I've lost interest in politics in general....I was willing to keep it open as a place for discussion, but people are constantly attacking and then crying about attacking.  I honestly don't care that much.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Omni on June 27, 2019, 11:59:46 pm
I'm thinking about shutting the forum down.  The demands for moderation are getting out of hand and I've lost interest in politics in general....I was willing to keep it open as a place for discussion, but people are constantly attacking and then crying about attacking.  I honestly don't care that much.

I say keep it going. You've done a fine job. Let the whiners slither back to MLW where they can be coddled, as long as they are far right enough.
Title: Re: News
Post by: the_squid on June 28, 2019, 12:03:57 am
I expect you're (also) one of the perpetual whiners cryin' to the mod - amirite? See... you're a part of the workload problem on the mod!

I report trolls, therefore I am responsible for the mod’s workload, but the troll...   he’s just doing his job.
Title: Re: News
Post by: SuperColinBlow on June 28, 2019, 04:21:58 am
I'm thinking about shutting the forum down.  The demands for moderation are getting out of hand and I've lost interest in politics in general....I was willing to keep it open as a place for discussion, but people are constantly attacking and then crying about attacking.  I honestly don't care that much.

That's too bad. I've found our discussion here far more interesting and enlightening than MLW.
Title: Re: News
Post by: SuperColinBlow on June 28, 2019, 05:03:00 am
Anyone want to volunteer?
Title: Re: News
Post by: Bubbermiley on June 28, 2019, 06:34:29 am
You really never should have invited Urban Recluse. Nobody gets banned from skyscraper unless they just don't know how to behave.
Title: Re: News
Post by: MH on June 28, 2019, 07:27:53 am
I'm thinking about shutting the forum down.  The demands for moderation are getting out of hand and I've lost interest in politics in general....I was willing to keep it open as a place for discussion, but people are constantly attacking and then crying about attacking.  I honestly don't care that much.

Please keep it open.  I volunteer to robot moderate for you - based on your direction only, ie. no discretion on my part.
Title: Re: News
Post by: MH on June 28, 2019, 07:29:22 am
JMT, while your intentions are honorable you are downright terrible at moderating. 

Well, well... we're back to this.

I guess all the moderators in the world are terrible... me... Charles... now JMT

Is anybody starting to get their daily dose of irony yet ?
Title: Re: News
Post by: MH on June 28, 2019, 07:31:55 am
I nominate Bubber for moderator. He is fair and impartial. His wife also licks my balls.

I'm not sure what caused you to go off the rails but you should take a time out for a bit.
Title: Re: News
Post by: kimmy on June 28, 2019, 09:54:51 am
Yes, go outside for a while.

I don't think there needs to be much done here in terms of moderation, but stuff like that should get an immediate ban.


 -k
Title: Re: News
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on June 28, 2019, 09:55:22 am
I say nominate another mod to help with workload, OR try making it a "no rules" forum (besides major spamming by bots etc) and every man for themselves, OR shut this place down.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on June 28, 2019, 10:14:28 am
There's certain people here running the zoo, this place has become out of control.  If anyone breaks a rule, message them and give them a warning, if they do it again, suspend them, if they continue afterwards, suspension or ban.  I would think that would lesson the workload, but something definitely should be done because this place has turned into an insane asylum where many decent posters have left due to all the bickering/insults while the perpetrators remain.
Title: Re: News
Post by: the_squid on June 28, 2019, 10:29:40 am
I'm not sure what caused you to go off the rails but you should take a time out for a bit.

It’s a troll account.
Title: Re: News
Post by: segnosaur on June 28, 2019, 10:45:33 am
I'm thinking about shutting the forum down.  The demands for moderation are getting out of hand and I've lost interest in politics in general....I was willing to keep it open as a place for discussion, but people are constantly attacking and then crying about attacking.  I honestly don't care that much.
Well, I certainly can't blame you for wanting to move on. Its a financial and time expense I'm sure, and moderating a forum is generally seen as a thankless task.

I do appreciate your efforts thus far, and if you do decide to shut down the forum, you still have my grattitude for running it for even a short time.
Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on June 28, 2019, 11:36:35 am
It’s a troll account.

That has now been banned for the unpteenth time...
Title: Re: News
Post by: Omni on June 28, 2019, 11:49:52 am
Yes, go outside for a while.

I don't think there needs to be much done here in terms of moderation, but stuff like that should get an immediate ban.


 -k

Outside and never come back. Not hard to tell it's a troll account when Impact shows up as a "newbie" with a minimum of posts.
Title: Re: News
Post by: ?Impact on June 28, 2019, 12:57:07 pm
Outside and never come back. Not hard to tell it's a troll account when Impact shows up as a "newbie" with a minimum of posts.

I take responsibility for Vid. While I ignored most of his posts, he started a thread that bitched about not having a ignore feature and I pointed out that he could simply ignore posts but couldn't help himself and had to respond. He then took on the impersonation game and went off the rails.

Any suggestions on penance for me?
Title: Re: News
Post by: Omni on June 28, 2019, 01:01:59 pm
I take responsibility for Vid. While I ignored most of his posts, he started a thread that bitched about not having a ignore feature and I pointed out that he could simply ignore posts but couldn't help himself and had to respond. He then took on the impersonation game and went off the rails.

Any suggestions on penance for me?

Having to deal with that kind of nonsense if penance enough IMO. Post on.
Title: Re: News
Post by: the_squid on June 28, 2019, 02:19:34 pm
I take responsibility for Vid. While I ignored most of his posts, he started a thread that bitched about not having a ignore feature and I pointed out that he could simply ignore posts but couldn't help himself and had to respond. He then took on the impersonation game and went off the rails.

Any suggestions on penance for me?

You shall take on moderator duties. 
Title: Re: News
Post by: ?Impact on June 28, 2019, 03:50:52 pm
You shall take on moderator duties.

I thought capital punishment was outlawed.
Title: Re: News
Post by: MH on June 28, 2019, 05:17:04 pm
It’s a troll account.

 ???  Today I learned you can open troll accounts with the same name and avatar as a real account.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Omni on June 28, 2019, 05:37:27 pm
???  Today I learned you can open troll accounts with the same name and avatar as a real account.

We certainly saw that with the recent hijacking of Impact. The comments were certainly out of line and the avatar showed "newbie" and a small number of posts, but if you weren't paying attention you might have thought Jekyll had become Hyde somehow.
Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on June 28, 2019, 07:13:41 pm
I say nominate another mod to help with workload, OR try making it a "no rules" forum (besides major spamming by bots etc) and every man for themselves, OR shut this place down.

I’ve kind of went with the no rules thing - I only moderate reported items.  If everyone acts like adults, I don’t care about the $27 a month.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Bubbermiley on June 28, 2019, 09:30:28 pm
Could it potentially pay for itself if you had ads?
Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on June 28, 2019, 09:52:18 pm
Could it potentially pay for itself if you had ads?

How about I just revert to the free version? It banishes swearing, but oh well.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Omni on June 28, 2019, 09:55:13 pm
I’ve kind of went with the no rules thing - I only moderate reported items.  If everyone acts like adults, I don’t care about the $27 a month.

And kudos to you. One can express their opinion here without the fear of being sent to the penalty box simply because it happens to disagree with a particular moderator. A little thread drift here and there doesn't seem to me to be such a heinous crime, and the ship tends to right itself anyways.

Good job JMT
Title: Re: News
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on June 28, 2019, 10:23:53 pm
I’ve kind of went with the no rules thing - I only moderate reported items.  If everyone acts like adults, I don’t care about the $27 a month.

We'd have to make the no rules thing official then.  Don't report content you don't like or insults etc, unless some spammer bot comes on here etc.

I reported incidents when people went off the rails at me using profanity-laced insults.  But i'm also big enough to fire back if there's no moderator recourse available.  The problem with that is this forum will deteriorate into more insulting, and probably the only people who will want to post here are people who like that freedom while the more polite folks will look elsewhere.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on June 28, 2019, 10:25:01 pm
How about I just revert to the free version? It banishes swearing, but oh well.

Well that would solve a problem of people being sworn at LOL.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Bubbermiley on June 28, 2019, 10:32:17 pm
I don't see why we need swearing at all. **** like that is really **** uncalled for.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Granny on June 29, 2019, 08:06:04 am
Well that would solve a problem of people being sworn at LOL.

So would not talking like an ****.  Lol
Title: Re: News
Post by: ?Impact on June 29, 2019, 02:36:47 pm
I don't see why we need swearing at all. **** like that is really **** uncalled for.

We can all get across the fracking point without causing some shyte swear detection engine to ejectulate the post.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Omni on June 29, 2019, 03:15:55 pm
We can all get across the fracking point without causing some shyte swear detection engine to ejectulate the post.

I see an opportunity here to embrace two threads at the same time, disguising curse words and taking another poke at Trump. My grandparents came from Scotland and Gramps taught me how they cussed back there. I believe he would have described Donald as a bawbag jobby with no more sense than a wallaper numpty who amounts to nothing more than a nugget, scunner dobber.
Crickey that was fun. 
Title: Re: News
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on June 29, 2019, 05:04:04 pm
We can all get across the fracking point without causing some shyte swear detection engine to ejectulate the post.

That seems like fun let me try.

I want you to eat my sh!t inside my azzhole you domb semen ejactulate caulk-sucker.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Granny on June 29, 2019, 05:26:06 pm
... ???


I think I'll just say fracking frack fracker frackhole frack off fracked up frackwit ...
frack ur fracking pipeline with a wire brush sideways.
frackus if it's a dust-up.
frack us, we're fracked
they're fracked
Frack you.
Go frack yourself.
Ya, I say that a lot. Lol

Will FU & GFY get by the swear detectors?
Title: Re: News
Post by: guest67 on July 04, 2019, 08:45:45 pm
John... you are going to put a stop to the bullying of Rue or I’m driving up highway 6 to your store and discuss it
Title: Re: News
Post by: Omni on July 04, 2019, 08:52:56 pm
John... you are going to put a stop to the bullying of Rue or I’m driving up highway 6 to your store and discuss it

Please take a breath, or maybe a pill, and **** off back to mlw where nitwits like you belong. OK?
Title: Re: News
Post by: guest67 on July 04, 2019, 09:03:48 pm
Please take a breath, or maybe a pill, and **** off back to mlw where nitwits like you belong. OK?

You mean the site you are banned then created clone accounts to troll .
Title: Re: News
Post by: Omni on July 04, 2019, 09:07:18 pm
Actually I banned the site because of idiots like, well for instance, you. Way you go now, CA will be missing you.
Title: Re: News
Post by: guest67 on July 04, 2019, 09:10:03 pm
Actually I banned the site because of idiots like, well for instance, you. Way you go now, CA will be missing you.

No you were not only banned but your cover was blown and you have been called out numerous times.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Bubbermiley on July 04, 2019, 09:12:13 pm
Called out by whom?
Title: Re: News
Post by: guest67 on July 04, 2019, 09:14:17 pm
Called out by whom?

Go to mlw and type in “omni” in a search engine
Title: Re: News
Post by: Omni on July 04, 2019, 09:21:19 pm
Called out by whom?

Any guesses as to which mlw nitwit this is?
Title: Re: News
Post by: Bubbermiley on July 04, 2019, 09:35:05 pm
Most of them?
Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on July 07, 2019, 05:06:37 pm
Forum members will now have the ability and responsibility to moderate their own topics/threads.  If you start a thread, you now have the ability to delete and alter posts within that topic.  I will still look at reports made to the moderation centre, but I will be even more hands off.  If you see something within a topic that you think is out of bounds, message the original topic creator. 
Title: Re: News
Post by: the_squid on July 07, 2019, 05:09:36 pm
Interesting....
Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on July 07, 2019, 05:11:34 pm
Also, forum registrations must now be approved by me.
Title: Re: News
Post by: wilber on July 07, 2019, 05:54:48 pm
Forum members will now have the ability and responsibility to moderate their own topics/threads.  If you start a thread, you now have the ability to delete and alter posts within that topic.  I will still look at reports made to the moderation centre, but I will be even more hands off.  If you see something within a topic that you think is out of bounds, message the original topic creator.

Interesting concept. Will people be able to moderate their own threads without suppressing contradiction? We'll see.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Bubbermiley on July 07, 2019, 06:08:04 pm
I doubt it. That's a slippery slope that would get boring quick.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Granny on July 08, 2019, 07:10:50 am
Interesting concept. Will people be able to moderate their own threads without suppressing contradiction? We'll see.

Well at least we'll be able to suppress the troll(s).  Lol
I like the way this board works, with minimal moderation and I think adults can manage themselves, with perhaps a thread for resolving conflicts, to keep that out of content threads.
I thank John Mark and wish him well.
Title: Re: News
Post by: MH on July 08, 2019, 07:44:24 am
There are true trolls out there.

Let's keep it that way.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Rue on July 08, 2019, 10:54:39 am
With due respect this Omni, Waldo and Granny 100% control and censorship of threads they start which is what they wanted in the first place.

This is a cop out JMT because you do not want to deal with them.

Moderation has to be done carefully and based on objective consistent criteria not the subjective whims of a handful of people on this forum who only want people responding to them when they agree.

What this now does is create ghetto talk, or controlled threads where Waldo, Omni and Granny will censor anyone who disagrees with them when they feel slighted, disagreed with, etc.

Been there done that. This is  without a doubt a stupid thing to do and I make no bones about it.


JMT if you did not want to moderate I get that. Giving in to a handful of bullies who have been a negative element on this board and allowing them to control the content of their threads is not conducive to free discussions just controlled threads.


If you wanted to attract new members this will not do it. They will soon realize anyone can censor anyone on a thread they start.


JMT a moderator must be neutral not have a vested interest in the decision they make. There is a clear conflict of interest and bias in the moderator you have created.

Maybe other forum members will be more open minded on thread they start but this is a stupid idea.

Either you are pregnant or not pregnanrt  but being giving the right to impregnate solely   to the person who does not get pregnant is assinine.

Title: Re: News
Post by: Bubbermiley on July 08, 2019, 11:36:58 am
You should start a thread and show us what perfect moderation looks like. It would be kind of a cop out if you didn't.
Title: Re: News
Post by: waldo on July 08, 2019, 11:46:38 am
With due respect this Omni, Waldo and Granny 100% control and censorship of threads they start which is what they wanted in the first place.

What this now does is create ghetto talk, or controlled threads where Waldo, Omni and Granny will censor anyone who disagrees with them when they feel slighted, disagreed with, etc.

please sir... no one wants to censor your comments - getting you to write for brevity, for conciseness... that is not censoring you. Given you've stopped laying down your 1500-3000+ word bombs, I do believe real progress has been made - progress that allows, that should allow, you to get your message/thoughts across rather than have them simply tl;dr dispatched. Controlling threads is what your voluminous screeds were all about - thanks for recognizing member concerns and adjusting your posting style - good on ya!
Title: Re: News
Post by: ?Impact on July 08, 2019, 01:00:09 pm
This sounds like an excellent modification. We will see how it works in practice, but it seems to solve many problems. If you really want a topic, then create it and those who are interested will participate. You are responsible for handling trolls yourself. Over time we will see how individuals moderate their own topics, and then we can decide if we want to participate in any of their future topics. In a small forum like this (where we know everyone) it should work out well, although it may not scale to a large forum.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Granny on July 08, 2019, 02:49:14 pm
With due respect this Omni, Waldo and Granny 100% control and censorship of threads they start which is what they wanted in the first place.
You too can moderate your own threads.

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This is a cop out JMT because you do not want to deal with them.
No he doesn't. He does enough.

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Moderation has to be done carefully and based on objective consistent criteria not the subjective whims of a handful of people on this forum who only want people responding to them when they agree.
If that's the way you intend to do it, you can.

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What this now does is create ghetto talk, or controlled threads where Waldo, Omni and Granny will censor anyone who disagrees with them when they feel slighted, disagreed with, etc.
Personal attacks already, Rue? You haven't even tried it yet!!

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Been there done that. This is  without a doubt a stupid thing to do and I make no bones about it.
You are free to make your own choices.


JMT if you did not want to moderate I get that. Giving in to a handful of bullies who have been a negative element on this board and allowing them to control the content of their threads is not conducive to free discussions just controlled threads.


If you wanted to attract new members this will not do it. They will soon realize anyone can censor anyone on a thread they start.


JMT a moderator must be neutral not have a vested interest in the decision they make. There is a clear conflict of interest and bias in the moderator you have created.

Maybe other forum members will be more open minded on thread they start but this is a stupid idea.

Either you are pregnant or not pregnanrt  but being giving the right to impregnate solely   to the person who does not get pregnant is assinine.
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Kinda rude, and ungrateful, Rue.
JMT has no obligation to even have this discussion board. It's mind of him to leave it open for.
 If you don't like it here, you are free to leave and host your own discussion board.
That's your choice.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Bubbermiley on July 08, 2019, 03:37:05 pm
I would enjoy taking part in a Rue moderated topic of his choice. I hope he can live up to the standard of moderation he has set for others.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Omni on July 08, 2019, 03:41:38 pm
This sounds like an excellent modification. We will see how it works in practice, but it seems to solve many problems. If you really want a topic, then create it and those who are interested will participate. You are responsible for handling trolls yourself. Over time we will see how individuals moderate their own topics, and then we can decide if we want to participate in any of their future topics. In a small forum like this (where we know everyone) it should work out well, although it may not scale to a large forum.

Agreed on all counts and yes we shall see how it works out.  I'm sure you would have liked the option to kill off the troll that recently hijacked your avatar, whoever that was. And personally I am not so concerned with the size of the forum scaling up as much as I am with it keeping it's sanity. I dial into that "other place" every once in awhile which is certainly larger but you have to sift through so much nonsense it simply becomes a waste of time, and the moderatio9n is so obviously biased. I feel optimism for this new approach. TTFN.
Title: Re: News
Post by: wilber on July 08, 2019, 03:49:38 pm
I'm kind of interested in seeing where this will go. It's a two edge sword, those who continually try to stifle conflicting opinions will risk having their threads ignored.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Granny on July 08, 2019, 07:38:10 pm
I'm kind of interested in seeing where this will go. It's a two edge sword, those who continually try to stifle conflicting opinions will risk having their threads ignored.
Yup.
It may be self correcting.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on July 08, 2019, 10:14:00 pm
Well this will be interesting, we'll get to see who the real fascist book-burners are.  This will be fun.
Title: Re: News
Post by: waldo on July 09, 2019, 12:33:39 am
Well this will be interesting, we'll get to see who the real fascist book-burners are.  This will be fun.

why would you think "fascist book-burners" exist here? There is an obvious red-line... any member who chooses to edit another members post will knowingly cross that red line. Of course, taking out 'trolling Vid member type garbage' is simply required maintenance.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Omni on July 09, 2019, 01:00:53 am
Well this will be interesting, we'll get to see who the real fascist book-burners are.  This will be fun.

Do you suspect/worry the real "fascist book burners" will now migrate from you know where? I don't. Too comfortable with the moderation that favors most over there.   
Title: Re: News
Post by: Rue on July 13, 2019, 08:30:45 am
Blubber you again missed the point.

Being a moderator is about neutral and enforcing clear, consistent, objective standards that assure debates do not turn into personal remarks that are abusive or comments that have nothing to do with the topic of the thread.

JMT did not wish to do that. Someone else will have to or this forum will remain dead.

Expecting Granny, Waldo or Omni to do that given the words they have placed on this forum to date  is absurd.


If Omni wants yet again to name call and now invent "fascist book burners" his latest paranoid reference to people on another political forum he thinks got the best of him forcing him to flee in exile to this forum, what makes you think I want to moderate his feelings of victimhood, persecution  and petulance?

He has found his haven where he can name call others and feel superior to them. I have no intention of serving in the role of Ricardo Montalban on his Fantasy Island....however I might make a guest appearance for the right fee of course.

That or I can go back to Gilligan's Island where I like being the Professor. I like Mary Anne (Kimmy) Ginger, (Godess), the Skipper (MH), Gilligan (Sir John Argus), the Millionaire's wife (Bush Chaney) and Thurman Howell (Dougie). I am fine there because Gilligan only  burns things to help us melt marshmellows and unlike Omni he does not burn crosses or books.

Regards

Sherwood Schwarz




Have a nice day.




Title: Re: News
Post by: Bubbermiley on July 13, 2019, 08:56:16 am
Why don't you create a thread on the topic of your choice and show us what fair and balanced moderation looks like? I think you won't because you're only using complaints about moderation to distract from how waldo consistently and completely destroys all your arguments.
Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on July 13, 2019, 09:09:30 am
Blubber you again missed the point.

Being a moderator is about neutral and enforcing clear, consistent, objective standards that assure debates do not turn into personal remarks that are abusive or comments that have nothing to do with the topic of the thread.

JMT did not wish to do that. Someone else will have to or this forum will remain dead.

I'm going to be blunt and honest with you - I don't give a ****.
Title: Re: News
Post by: MH on July 13, 2019, 10:17:08 am
As the Skipper, I am the old fat idiot.
I accept.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Omni on July 13, 2019, 12:15:07 pm
Blubber you again missed the point.

Being a moderator is about neutral and enforcing clear, consistent, objective standards that assure debates do not turn into personal remarks that are abusive or comments that have nothing to do with the topic of the thread.

JMT did not wish to do that. Someone else will have to or this forum will remain dead.

Expecting Granny, Waldo or Omni to do that given the words they have placed on this forum to date  is absurd.


If Omni wants yet again to name call and now invent "fascist book burners" his latest paranoid reference to people on another political forum he thinks got the best of him forcing him to flee in exile to this forum, what makes you think I want to moderate his feelings of victimhood, persecution  and petulance?

He has found his haven where he can name call others and feel superior to them. I have no intention of serving in the role of Ricardo Montalban on his Fantasy Island....however I might make a guest appearance for the right fee of course.

That or I can go back to Gilligan's Island where I like being the Professor. I like Mary Anne (Kimmy) Ginger, (Godess), the Skipper (MH), Gilligan (Sir John Argus), the Millionaire's wife (Bush Chaney) and Thurman Howell (Dougie). I am fine there because Gilligan only  burns things to help us melt marshmellows and unlike Omni he does not burn crosses or books.

Regards

Sherwood Schwarz





Have a nice day.

Um, who's feeling paranoid and resorting to personal attacks?  ::)
Title: Re: News
Post by: ?Impact on July 13, 2019, 12:47:26 pm
As the Skipper, I am the old fat idiot.
I accept.

Caring idiot
Title: Re: News
Post by: MH on July 13, 2019, 01:16:37 pm
Lil buddy.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Bubbermiley on July 13, 2019, 01:54:09 pm
In his relationship with Gilligan, I always figured the Skipper was definitely,  to quote Cole Porter, "the top."
Title: Re: News
Post by: Bubbermiley on July 13, 2019, 01:59:50 pm
Which reminds me, I was just thinking about how the mainstreaming of gay culture has made it impossible to write lyrics like "if, baby, I'm the bottom, you're the top" without everyone knowing exactly what you're talking about.
I was watching some old SCTV and they had a skit called Cruisin' Gourmet where a guy in full leather gear was stuffing the turkey with its legs spread wide, his fist in there, and yelling "Yeah! Take it! Take it"
I don't think you could sneak that past the censors anymore.
And don't get me started on the relationship between the Skipper and Gilligan.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Omni on July 13, 2019, 02:09:18 pm
Which reminds me, I was just thinking about how the mainstreaming of gay culture has made it impossible to write lyrics like "if, baby, I'm the bottom, you're the top" without everyone knowing exactly what you're talking about.
I was watching some old SCTV and they had a skit called Cruisin' Gourmet where a guy in full leather gear was stuffing the turkey with its legs spread wide, his fist in there, and yelling "Yeah! Take it! Take it"
I don't think you could sneak that past the censors anymore.
And don't get me started on the relationship between the Skipper and Gilligan.

Jeez I hope I can scrub that image from my brain before Thanksgiving. I'm the one 'round here who gets assigned to do the turkey.
Title: Re: News
Post by: MH on July 13, 2019, 02:32:50 pm
Lil buddy (soft moaning in background)
Title: Re: News
Post by: ?Impact on July 13, 2019, 02:57:36 pm
I'm confused:

http://www.roverdramawerks.com/06_PastShows/gal_GITM/GITM_press/mix102.9/Theater%20Review%20gilliganmix_files/image004.jpg

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Title: Re: News
Post by: Omni on July 13, 2019, 03:56:41 pm
I wonder how sir john argus likes being referred to as Gilligan? Even though it may be apropos.
Title: Re: News
Post by: cybercoma on July 15, 2019, 08:42:44 am
What on earth are you fools even talking about here?  ???
Title: Re: News
Post by: waldo on July 15, 2019, 11:19:27 am
What on earth are you fools even talking about here?  ???

??? here (http://orgoneresearch.blogspot.com/2006/09/homosexual-agenda-of-gilligans-island.html)

on edit: corrected 'broken' link
Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on November 19, 2020, 11:33:49 pm
Just FYI - if you report something at this point in the Forum's history, I'm far more likely to swoop in and call the person a **** idiot than I am to delete the post.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on November 19, 2020, 11:59:41 pm
JMT in all honesty you're a really good moderator.  People don't like to be micromanaged.
Title: Re: News
Post by: waldo on November 20, 2020, 12:07:48 am
JMT in all honesty you're a really good moderator.

truthfully, why does your assessment need an "all" honesty caveat?  ;D
Title: Re: News
Post by: Omni on November 20, 2020, 12:15:42 am
truthfully, why does your assessment need an "all" honesty caveat?  ;D

"Honestly" I'm not sure how you could apply that caveat to a political opinion forum.  :-\
Title: Re: News
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on November 20, 2020, 12:20:14 am
truthfully, why does your assessment need an "all" honesty caveat?  ;D

Sometimes I send him hate letters in the mail.
Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on December 01, 2020, 06:55:37 pm
Spamming the forum will apparently not be tolerated, so I've deleted several unnecessary topics.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Montgomery on December 02, 2020, 02:07:37 pm
Spamming the forum will apparently not be tolerated, so I've deleted several unnecessary topics.

Were any of the threads deleted, my current threads or those that were active with replies by other forum members? If so then please let me know which of them you considered to be spamming?

In the future, is criticism of US foreign policy and the US in general going to be permitted?

If your deleting of what you consider to be spam is legitimate or perhaps eliminating outdated threads, then thank you for starting back as an active moderator of the forum. Also, if you are going to come back as an active moderator, would it be advisable to drop the current situation of everybody being able to do their own moderating. IMHO, it's not a policy that is amenable to growing the forum. Thanks for your consideration of my suggestions.

p.s. by asking I'll be able to understand better that which you consider offensive.

Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on December 02, 2020, 08:26:21 pm
At the moment, I consider your posting style and your treatment of the forum community at large to be offensive.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Montgomery on December 03, 2020, 12:45:43 pm
At the moment, I consider your posting style and your treatment of the forum community at large to be offensive.

O.k., thanks for the tip. If I'm insulted by one of them I won't fight back anymore.
My only requirement is that I'm not going to be interfered with for posting criticism of the US and it's foreign policy. And that includes posting the truth from RT.com occasionally. I"m assuming you don't intend to censor any politics right now?  :-X
Title: Re: News
Post by: wilber on December 03, 2020, 05:22:29 pm
O.k., thanks for the tip. If I'm insulted by one of them I won't fight back anymore.
My only requirement is that I'm not going to be interfered with for posting criticism of the US and it's foreign policy. And that includes posting the truth from RT.com occasionally. I"m assuming you don't intend to censor any politics right now?  :-X

Unlike you who edits and deletes posts that disagree with you.
Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on December 03, 2020, 07:58:39 pm
There is a new membership group. That group is called The Box. Membership in The Box can be temporary, or permanent - that's up to you. Members of The Box have no moderator abilities.
Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on December 03, 2020, 08:25:02 pm
Regular members retain the ability to delete replies to their own topic, but can no longer modify replies.
Title: Re: News
Post by: BC_cheque on December 03, 2020, 08:34:02 pm
Thanks JMT.  That was really annoying.
Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on December 03, 2020, 09:25:57 pm
There are now moderators in the 4 most contentious topic areas. Their powers are small. They can delete topics and posts, and have no other abilities.

I have chosen well, but if either of you would like to back out, just let me know.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on December 03, 2020, 09:42:08 pm
Our boxed member routinely posts RT links and sings the praises of the Chinese government.  Something smells rotten in the state of Vancouver Island.

The new Cold War is here.  McCarthyism is alive and well on Canadian Political Events!  :D
Title: Re: News
Post by: waldo on December 03, 2020, 10:51:45 pm
There are now moderators in the 4 most contentious topic areas. Their powers are small. They can delete topics and posts, and have no other abilities.

I have chosen well, but if either of you would like to back out, just let me know.


if the lil'Phacker member squiggy is now a MOD, please to rescind his dumbTagin' powers - thanks in advance! 
Title: Re: News
Post by: waldo on December 03, 2020, 10:59:54 pm
There is a new membership group. That group is called The Box. Membership in The Box can be temporary, or permanent - that's up to you. Members of The Box have no moderator abilities.

BLM! Box Lives Matter!!! BLM!

the waldo calls for the immediate release of member Montgomery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Bw1a_O2m48
Title: Re: News
Post by: Omni on December 03, 2020, 11:29:24 pm
Our boxed member routinely posts RT links and sings the praises of the Chinese government.  Something smells rotten in the state of Vancouver Island.

The new Cold War is here.  McCarthyism is alive and well on Canadian Political Events!  :D

Well as a long term resident of lovely Vancouver Island I can see we may have been a little slack as to who we let cross our border. ah well we will just summon up a little higher tide and swab the bitches, ah beaches.
Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on December 03, 2020, 11:34:40 pm
The moderators will have a very simple function. They will delete trolling or spamming posts and topics. They can not edit posts, and they aren’t to get involved in disputes. They are to prevent a recurrence or what has happened lately. They will otherwise post and interact as normal. This is an experiment.
Title: Re: News
Post by: kimmy on December 03, 2020, 11:38:30 pm
And that includes posting the truth from RT.com

The Truth from RT.com (https://youtu.be/fyEThSM4JnI?t=26)

 -k
Title: Re: News
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on December 04, 2020, 12:19:49 am
Is he banned permanently?  I would recommend it.
Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on December 04, 2020, 12:20:36 am
Is he banned permanently?  I would recommend it.

Atm, he can still post. It’s up to him what happens next.
Title: Re: News
Post by: MH on December 04, 2020, 08:08:18 am
I think posting too many threads is annoying, yes, but not cause for banning.

I don't get an agenda from Monty and I don't care...  We can hold our own in discussions here.
Title: Re: News
Post by: waldo on December 04, 2020, 08:47:05 am
mob **** rule! With certainty... that lilPhacker squiggy went whining to the boss - such drama!

now settle in for the return of 'the dead board walking' - carry on
Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on December 04, 2020, 08:58:43 am
mob **** rule! With certainty... that lilPhacker squiggy went whining to the boss - such drama!

now settle in for the return of 'the dead board walking' - carry on

Squid doesn’t even know he has this power yet as far as I know. I expect him to only deal with spamming and trolling topics and posts. You’re Waldo with your own unique brand, but are hardly a troll.
Title: Re: News
Post by: kimmy on December 04, 2020, 09:52:13 am
But the dumb-tagging! The dumb-tagging! What will be done about the dumb-tagging?!  >:(  :'( :'(

 -k
Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on December 04, 2020, 09:54:50 am
I love the dumb tag.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Bubbermiley on December 04, 2020, 10:28:44 am
I love the dumb tag.
It saves a lot of time and effort. In my day, we had to initiate a lengthy reply just to call someone an idiot
Title: Re: News
Post by: waldo on December 04, 2020, 11:15:34 am
It saves a lot of time and effort. In my day, we had to initiate a lengthy reply just to call someone an idiot

don't be member squiggy - dumb the post... not the member! And it is the member squiggy's trolling go-to - one easily showcased by the forum's stat numbers. The member squiggy has taken exception to the waldo presenting those stats in the past - revealing his trollish petulant nature. By the by, nothing was sweeter than watching member squiggy wig-out to having his own posts dumbTagged!  ;D

and member kimmy, at least 2 other members have griped about member squiggy's trollingDumbTagin! Ya see, when a member, any member, puts an effort into researching a topic and then posting on that research, nothing says member squiggy is an AzzHole like having him purposely tag a post as dumb. Now the waldo does not give a flyingPhack that the AzzHole does this to the waldo... it's the fact it's a trolling action, one done purposely by member squiggy! Such an Azzhole!
Title: Re: News
Post by: wilber on December 04, 2020, 12:41:43 pm
don't be member squiggy - dumb the post... not the member! And it is the member squiggy's trolling go-to - one easily showcased by the forum's stat numbers. The member squiggy has taken exception to the waldo presenting those stats in the past - revealing his trollish petulant nature. By the by, nothing was sweeter than watching member squiggy wig-out to having his own posts dumbTagged!  ;D

and member kimmy, at least 2 other members have griped about member squiggy's trollingDumbTagin! Ya see, when a member, any member, puts an effort into researching a topic and then posting on that research, nothing says member squiggy is an AzzHole like having him purposely tag a post as dumb. Now the waldo does not give a flyingPhack that the AzzHole does this to the waldo... it's the fact it's a trolling action, one done purposely by member squiggy! Such an Azzhole!

The waldo is a little sensitive this morning.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on December 04, 2020, 01:19:54 pm
I don't get an agenda from Monty and I don't care...  We can hold our own in discussions here.

(https://todays-special.schuminweb.com/images/cast/muffy.jpg)

(https://globalnews.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/rat-manhole_2.jpg?quality=85&strip=all&w=720&h=379&crop=1)
Title: Re: News
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on December 04, 2020, 01:22:35 pm
Squid doesn’t even know he has this power yet as far as I know. I expect him to only deal with spamming and trolling topics and posts. You’re Waldo with your own unique brand, but are hardly a troll.

Unique brand?  I think it's copyrighted.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1280206591288016896/sIitdJsA_400x400.jpg)
Title: Re: News
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on December 04, 2020, 01:23:54 pm
mob **** rule! With certainty... that lilPhacker squiggy went whining to the boss - such drama!

now settle in for the return of 'the dead board walking' - carry on

(https://i.cbc.ca/1.5441794.1580147273!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_780/question-period-20181213.jpg)
Title: Re: News
Post by: the_squid on December 04, 2020, 03:03:58 pm

if the lil'Phacker member squiggy is now a MOD, please to rescind his dumbTagin' powers - thanks in advance!

When’s the last time I ‘dumb’ tagged you, you whiny hypocrite?

My first act as mini-Mod will be to start deleting Waldo’s posts.  (I knew Waldo would **** his pants if I became a mod...)
Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on December 04, 2020, 03:14:20 pm
Wilber will now be the only spam check
Title: Re: News
Post by: the_squid on December 04, 2020, 03:23:27 pm
Wilber will now be the only spam check

You ruined the joke!!  I wanted to see Waldo’s head explode!  ;D



Thanks for being a mini-mod Wilber!!
Title: Re: News
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on December 04, 2020, 03:49:44 pm
Excellent news for you all that I'm not a mod as I rule with an iron fist and all would kneel trembling before me or else be sent to the internet gulag for hard labour and re-education.

Hammer and sickle!
Title: Re: News
Post by: wilber on December 04, 2020, 06:11:17 pm
You ruined the joke!!  I wanted to see Waldo’s head explode!  ;D



Thanks for being a mini-mod Wilber!!

Looks like two of his favourites becoming mods sent Monty running for the hills.
Title: Re: News
Post by: the_squid on December 04, 2020, 06:15:41 pm
Looks like two of his favourites becoming mods sent Monty running for the hills.

I'm pretty sure Waldo would've packed up his bags too if I became a mod...  heck, he ran away once just cuz of the tagging issue!  haha
Title: Re: News
Post by: wilber on December 04, 2020, 06:19:37 pm
I'm pretty sure Waldo would've packed up his bags too if I became a mod...  heck, he ran away once just cuz of the tagging issue!  haha

Ah, we all love waldo being waldo.
Title: Re: News
Post by: the_squid on December 04, 2020, 06:20:33 pm
Ah, we all love waldo being waldo.

I didn't' know how sensitive he is....
Title: Re: News
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on December 04, 2020, 06:24:26 pm
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: News
Post by: waldo on December 05, 2020, 12:04:16 am
don't be member squiggy - dumb the post... not the member! And it is the member squiggy's trolling go-to - one easily showcased by the forum's stat numbers. The member squiggy has taken exception to the waldo presenting those stats in the past - revealing his trollish petulant nature. By the by, nothing was sweeter than watching member squiggy wig-out to having his own posts dumbTagged!  ;D

and member kimmy, at least 2 other members have griped about member squiggy's trollingDumbTagin! Ya see, when a member, any member, puts an effort into researching a topic and then posting on that research, nothing says member squiggy is an AzzHole like having him purposely tag a post as dumb. Now the waldo does not give a flyingPhack that the AzzHole does this to the waldo... it's the fact it's a trolling action, one done purposely by member squiggy! Such an Azzhole!
When’s the last time I ‘dumb’ tagged you, you whiny hypocrite?

hey brainiac, what does it make you when you actually 'announce' you'll no longer tag my posts Dumb; that instead you'll tag them as Informative? Yes, that's right; it makes you a bigTimeMoron!
Title: Re: News
Post by: the_squid on December 05, 2020, 01:24:12 am
hey brainiac, what does it make you when you actually 'announce' you'll no longer tag my posts Dumb; that instead you'll tag them as Informative? Yes, that's right; it makes you a bigTimeMoron!

LOL

It’s funny that you lost your **** when you thought I’d be a mini-mod....   You need fuckin’ therapy!  Losing your **** over all those ‘informative’ posts of yours...  Gee-zazzz. 
Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on December 05, 2020, 03:32:53 am
Boys  >:(
Title: Re: News
Post by: waldo on December 05, 2020, 11:15:13 pm
the moronic member squiggy interprets the following single sentence as, "the waldo shitting his pants" & "the waldo losing his ****"
if the lil'Phacker member squiggy is now a MOD, please to rescind his dumbTagin' powers - thanks in advance!


My first act as mini-Mod will be to start deleting Waldo’s posts.  (I knew Waldo would **** his pants if I became a mod...)

LOL

It’s funny that you lost your **** when you thought I’d be a mini-mod....   You need fuckin’ therapy!  Losing your **** over all those ‘informative’ posts of yours...  Gee-zazzz.


and member squiggy, if only you had kept your yap shut you'd be that mini-mod you so aspire to - so close, hey!  You coulda been a contender! ;D
Title: Re: News
Post by: the_squid on December 06, 2020, 12:15:00 am
the moronic member squiggy interprets the following single sentence as, "the waldo shitting his pants" & "the waldo losing his ****"


and member squiggy, if only you had kept your yap shut you'd be that mini-mod you so aspire to - so close, hey!  You coulda been a contender! ;D

I declined the offer...
Title: Re: News
Post by: waldo on December 06, 2020, 06:16:48 am
I declined the offer...

 ;D and yet that's not how this post of yours reads, hey member squiggy!

My first act as mini-Mod will be to start deleting Waldo’s posts.

ya coulda been a contender!
Title: Re: News
Post by: wilber on December 06, 2020, 08:57:35 am
JMT told me he backed out. I called him a wimp and a disappointment.
Title: Re: News
Post by: JMT on December 06, 2020, 03:59:08 pm
No one commented on the name change.
Title: Re: News
Post by: the_squid on December 06, 2020, 05:12:33 pm
;D and yet that's not how this post of yours reads, hey member squiggy!

ya coulda been a contender!

I was joking about being a mod to watch you **** your pants some more....
Title: Re: News
Post by: MH on December 06, 2020, 07:25:54 pm
No one commented on the name change.

Better.  Lacks Pizzaz but who GAF.
Title: Re: News
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on December 06, 2020, 07:34:24 pm
No one commented on the name change.

We could try "**** MILF ****" if we want more google hits.
Title: Re: News
Post by: bcsapper on December 06, 2020, 07:59:42 pm
No one commented on the name change.

I just assumed it had always been that and I was confused...
Title: Re: News
Post by: wilber on December 06, 2020, 08:20:41 pm
No one commented on the name change.

Didn't notice. Better but I'm not changing my bookmark.
Title: Re: News
Post by: MH on December 06, 2020, 08:26:06 pm
No one commented on the name change.

Just changed my bookmark.