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« Reply #60 on: November 11, 2017, 03:14:32 pm »
It always appeared to me that no matter how much BC trolled, or how insulting HE would get they always seemed to get away with it. The moderating seemed a fair way out of balance.

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« Reply #61 on: November 11, 2017, 03:18:58 pm »
No, he was just the best at figuring out how to stay in bounds.

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« Reply #62 on: November 11, 2017, 05:23:27 pm »
As if the boundaries weren’t subjective...    ::)

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« Reply #63 on: November 11, 2017, 07:19:36 pm »
Oromocto, New Brunswick just outside of Fredericton.

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« Reply #64 on: November 11, 2017, 07:23:18 pm »
Who ? 

If I don't like you I will treat you as I wish.  I'm not a moderator here so I don't have any obligation.  That said, I am as wrong as anyone else on a regular basis so nobody should take my vastly superior intelligence as arrogance !   :D


I'll try not to confuse the two.

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« Reply #65 on: November 12, 2017, 11:07:36 am »
But, yes, you have laid out the floor plan for this tawdry meeting place quite nicely.

Unfortunately, with JMT's family illness we might get those people here and nobody will be around to boot them...
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« Reply #66 on: November 12, 2017, 11:13:48 am »
As if the boundaries weren’t subjective...    ::)

Sure, but so is the Supreme Court right ?

The moderators had criteria that were used.  If you think that's bullshit, or I'm lying or that we were all crazy then there is no more to discuss.

If you accept that we had criteria, he assessed it over years and ensured that he could play it back.  For example, he was very good at figuring out when he could bring the US into a discussion, usually after a Canadian poster had dropped a US reference into the thread.  Or, if not, just doing it so that we didn't notice it.


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« Reply #67 on: November 12, 2017, 11:38:08 am »
If you accept that we had criteria, he assessed it over years and ensured that he could play it back.  For example, he was very good at figuring out when he could bring the US into a discussion, usually after a Canadian poster had dropped a US reference into the thread.  Or, if not, just doing it so that we didn't notice it.

Bringing the US into it would not necessarily be the criteria. It would be HOW it was brought in. Was it a 'naha, nah, mine's bigger than YOURS is!" way, which I saw frequently? Then it's trolling.
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« Reply #68 on: November 12, 2017, 11:44:07 am »
Bringing the US into it would not necessarily be the criteria. It would be HOW it was brought in. Was it a 'naha, nah, mine's bigger than YOURS is!" way, which I saw frequently? Then it's trolling.

That's even more nebulous, though, and harder to pick up on.  Certain left-of-centre posters had a distinctly snide tone but wasn't objectively discernable by a majority of mods.

A sketch illustrating the perils of reading intent into written text:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6_JZec_MIU

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« Reply #69 on: November 12, 2017, 03:34:01 pm »
Bringing the US into it would not necessarily be the criteria. It would be HOW it was brought in. Was it a 'naha, nah, mine's bigger than YOURS is!" way, which I saw frequently? Then it's trolling.

He knows he can derail any thread he feels like by trolling easy-to-rile users with obvious bait.  And Chuck lets him do it because Chuck is convinced that he's a brilliant visionary.

If I was the sheriff over there I'd have deleted a lot more of that dog-shit.  But Chuck made clear where he stood on the subject, so I didn't feel like I had any say in it.

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« Reply #70 on: November 12, 2017, 03:41:23 pm »
   And Chuck lets him do it because Chuck is convinced that he's a brilliant visionary.

Unfair.

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If I was the sheriff over there I'd have deleted a lot more of that dog-shit.  But Chuck made clear where he stood on the subject, so I didn't feel like I had any say in it.
 

I don't think that's fair either.  I felt like I was listened to, and we had a few issues pushed back as I recall.  I don't believe in the overall philosophy of allowing kooks to post more shit than there could ever be good material.  But that's something else.

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« Reply #71 on: November 12, 2017, 03:58:24 pm »
Am I mistaken or have we had way more posts here this weekend than ever before?
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« Reply #72 on: November 12, 2017, 04:05:05 pm »
I have started a new job, which is stressful, so I have been posting a lot and getting responses too.  It's how I 'kick back'.

I have learned a bit about attitudes, generally, about the Weinstein revelations.  Also some new ideas as to how the forum could work better.  I put posters for which I have no respect and have no interest on 'ignore'.  When I go there there often are many new posts but all from users on 'ignore' so I just mark the site as read.  The ones I don't have on 'ignore' are mostly posting here anyway.


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« Reply #73 on: November 12, 2017, 04:10:00 pm »
I have started a new job, which is stressful, so I have been posting a lot and getting responses too.  It's how I 'kick back'.

I have learned a bit about attitudes, generally, about the Weinstein revelations.  Also some new ideas as to how the forum could work better.  I put posters for which I have no respect and have no interest on 'ignore'.  When I go there there often are many new posts but all from users on 'ignore' so I just mark the site as read.  The ones I don't have on 'ignore' are mostly posting here anyway.

I was only talking about here - and not specifically about you. Every time I pop in there's like 5 other people here, and in previous occasions there usually was no one or maybe one.

That other place is largely a desert.
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« Reply #74 on: November 12, 2017, 04:22:50 pm »
I was only talking about here - and not specifically about you. Every time I pop in there's like 5 other people here, and in previous occasions there usually was no one or maybe one.

Ok ... but if there are posts from us (you are also posting quite a bit as well as some others) then people will come to respond, and will stick around longer and check it more.

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That other place is largely a desert.

If you say so but I haven't noticed that.  Just that I have nobody to post to there.  a couple others are worth talking to still...

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