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Offline the_squid

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« Reply #15 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.

Itís a troll account.

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« Reply #16 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.
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« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2019, 11:36:35 am »
Itís a troll account.

That has now been banned for the unpteenth time...
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« Reply #18 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.

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« Reply #19 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?

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« Reply #20 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.

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« Reply #21 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. 
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« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2019, 03:50:52 pm »
You shall take on moderator duties.

I thought capital punishment was outlawed.
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Offline MH

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« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2019, 05:17:04 pm »
Itís a troll account.

 ???  Today I learned you can open troll accounts with the same name and avatar as a real account.

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« Reply #24 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.

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« Reply #25 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.

Iíve kind of went with the no rules thing - I only moderate reported items.  If everyone acts like adults, I donít care about the $27 a month.

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« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2019, 09:30:28 pm »
Could it potentially pay for itself if you had ads?

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« Reply #27 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.

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« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2019, 09:55:13 pm »
Iíve kind of went with the no rules thing - I only moderate reported items.  If everyone acts like adults, I donít 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
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Offline Gorgeous Graham

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« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2019, 10:23:53 pm »
Iíve kind of went with the no rules thing - I only moderate reported items.  If everyone acts like adults, I donít 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.
"The economy has been relatively strong but Trudeau has chosen to run deficits year after year & has said will continue to do so well into the future.  This means we'll be in a worse & more vulnerable financial position when a recession hits when we HAVE to run deficits again." - Me, Oct. 3, 2019