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Who should be a new moderator in the forum?

Post by Cornfed » August 25th, 2013, 8:19 am

zboy1 wrote:I support either Contrarian Expatriate, Jester, or DJforumoney to be an additional moderator to the forum. I'm leaving for China next week--and I won't have time to checkover the forum as much as before, and JamesBond rarely visits the forum these days...so an additional moderator is needed.

I don't know if Winston really cares anymore, so I'm making this thread to see who wants to be a moderator. Anyone interested besides the people I just nominated?
Are you f***ing serious? That would result in a massive exodus of contributing members, just like if I were to be made a moderator.




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Re: Who wants to be a new moderator to the forum?

Post by zboy1 » August 25th, 2013, 8:19 am

Cornfed wrote:
zboy1 wrote:I support either Contrarian Expatriate, Jester, or DJforumoney to be an additional moderator to the forum. I'm leaving for China next week--and I won't have time to checkover the forum as much as before, and JamesBond rarely visits the forum these days...so an additional moderator is needed.

I don't know if Winston really cares anymore, so I'm making this thread to see who wants to be a moderator. Anyone interested besides the people I just nominated?
Are you f***ing serious? That would result in a massive exodus of contributing members, just like if I were to be made a moderator.
I think Jester would be a very good moderator? What do you think?

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Re: Who wants to be a new moderator to the forum?

Post by Cornfed » August 25th, 2013, 8:23 am

zboy1 wrote:I think Jester would be a very good moderator? What do you think?
He'd probably be OK, in that he doesn't seem to antagonize any particular subset of members.

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Post by Johnny1975 » August 25th, 2013, 10:28 am

I'll do it. I'll ban the lot of you and replace you with feminists.
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Post by Cornfed » August 25th, 2013, 11:55 am

I would recommend that Winston find a man in the real world who shares his philosophy and make him the moderator. Doing these things over the Internet is guaranteeing that the forum will be co-opted. Beware of Greeks bearing gifts, as they say.

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Re: Who wants to be a new moderator to the forum?

Post by Contrarian Expatriate » August 25th, 2013, 12:11 pm

Cornfed wrote:
zboy1 wrote:I support either Contrarian Expatriate, Jester, or DJforumoney to be an additional moderator to the forum. I'm leaving for China next week--and I won't have time to checkover the forum as much as before, and JamesBond rarely visits the forum these days...so an additional moderator is needed.

I don't know if Winston really cares anymore, so I'm making this thread to see who wants to be a moderator. Anyone interested besides the people I just nominated?
Are you f***ing serious? That would result in a massive exodus of contributing members, just like if I were to be made a moderator.
Not that I would have time to serve as a moderator, it might not be such bad thing if it lead to your "exodus." I know of several members who found you tiresome enough to want to leave.

Further, a review of your posting history leaves me wondering what substantive value do you bring to the forum.

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Re: Who wants to be a new moderator to the forum?

Post by Cornfed » August 25th, 2013, 12:31 pm

Contrarian Expatriate wrote:
Cornfed wrote:
zboy1 wrote:I support either Contrarian Expatriate, Jester, or DJforumoney to be an additional moderator to the forum. I'm leaving for China next week--and I won't have time to checkover the forum as much as before, and JamesBond rarely visits the forum these days...so an additional moderator is needed.

I don't know if Winston really cares anymore, so I'm making this thread to see who wants to be a moderator. Anyone interested besides the people I just nominated?
Are you f***ing serious? That would result in a massive exodus of contributing members, just like if I were to be made a moderator.
Not that I would have time to serve as a moderator, it might not be such bad thing if it lead to your "exodus." I know of several members who found you tiresome enough to want to leave.

Further, a review of your posting history leaves me wondering what substantive value do you bring to the forum.
And that is why you shouldn't be a moderator. Because you would immediately ban me and various other contributing posters from the forum, causing others to leave on their own accord. In case you didn't realize, I was not trying to insult you by saying you should not be a moderator, and indeed excluded myself from consideration. It is not that I would immediately ban people and delete posts, as I think you might, but as I have a message to put forward, the forum would inevitably become skewed towards that, and that would be wrong. Those who have a strong agenda to push, as you and I do, can't really be moderators, unless that is where the forum owner wants the forum to go.

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Post by Contrarian Expatriate » August 25th, 2013, 12:48 pm

Cornfed wrote:
Contrarian Expatriate wrote:
Cornfed wrote:
zboy1 wrote:I support either Contrarian Expatriate, Jester, or DJforumoney to be an additional moderator to the forum. I'm leaving for China next week--and I won't have time to checkover the forum as much as before, and JamesBond rarely visits the forum these days...so an additional moderator is needed.

I don't know if Winston really cares anymore, so I'm making this thread to see who wants to be a moderator. Anyone interested besides the people I just nominated?
Are you f***ing serious? That would result in a massive exodus of contributing members, just like if I were to be made a moderator.
Not that I would have time to serve as a moderator, it might not be such bad thing if it lead to your "exodus." I know of several members who found you tiresome enough to want to leave.

Further, a review of your posting history leaves me wondering what substantive value do you bring to the forum.
And that is why you shouldn't be a moderator. Because you would immediately ban me and various other contributing posters from the forum, causing others to leave on their own accord. In case you didn't realize, I was not trying to insult you by saying you should not be a moderator, and indeed excluded myself from consideration. It is not that I would immediately ban people and delete posts, as I think you might, but as I have a message to put forward, the forum would inevitably become skewed towards that, and that would be wrong. Those who have a strong agenda to push, as you and I do, can't really be moderators, unless that is where the forum owner wants the forum to go.
Seems as if I have you running around paranoid. I think you have assigned yourself far more importance in my mind than is the reality. The fact is, you don't matter as much as you think you do.

Also I sense a bit of projecting in that you think I have some "agenda" to advance.

I am a contrarian thinker, hence that is part of my moniker. I don't seek to moderate because I am not a moderate thinker so you can calm your nerves and put your paranoid fears to rest.

That being said, I do think this would be a more useful and higher quality forum if you (and only you) were not a part of it. Your posting history tells the story......

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Re: Who wants to be a new moderator to the forum?

Post by Cornfed » August 25th, 2013, 1:02 pm

Contrarian Expatriate wrote:Seems as if I have you running around paranoid. I think you have assigned yourself far more importance in my mind than is the reality. The fact is, you don't matter as much as you think you do.

Also I sense a bit of projecting in that you think I have some "agenda" to advance.

I am a contrarian thinker, hence that is part of my moniker. I don't seek to moderate because I am not a moderate thinker so you can calm your nerves and put your paranoid fears to rest.

That being said, I do think this would be a more useful and higher quality forum if you (and only you) were not a part of it. Your posting history tells the story......
:lol: Thanks for confirming my point to everyone.

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Post by C.J. » August 25th, 2013, 2:25 pm

Jester would be my only choice. He doesn't outright antagonize people and seems pretty right in the head.

And it seems Winston doesn't give a shit about the staff. He frequently reverses decisions, and lets offending members others don't like(read: blatantly pissing off whole subsets of members since they joined) get off scot-free, for the stupidest reasons I ever heard.

I say let Winston go off and try to be Mr. Asian Playboy. Let someone else take the torch. :)

Heck if I was moderator only rule-breakers would be banned, like it should be and the forum would automatically be better. I appreciate the OTHER moderators for their educated decisions.

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Post by Winston » August 25th, 2013, 3:32 pm

It's not easy to find a good moderator because they all seem to be control freaks who ban people they don't like. At that point, people will complain that the mod is acting like a Gestapo. Hard to find someone who is objective and doesn't let his biases cloud his judgment.
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Post by Johnny1975 » August 25th, 2013, 3:35 pm

How about not banning people at all (except in extreme cases)? Just suspend them. No one's going to have a major problem with that, I shouldn't think. Or create a section for disruptive people, so that they can do whatever they want in there until they cool down.
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Post by Winston » August 25th, 2013, 3:40 pm

Johnny1975 wrote:How about not banning people at all (except in extreme cases)? Just suspend them. No one's going to have a major problem with that, I shouldn't think. Or create a section for disruptive people, so that they can do whatever they want in there until they cool down.
Most of the time that would work. But there are some members here that cause others to leave. We do suspend people. Some people get the final ban. I don't like to do that, since we are here to honor and uphold free speech. But sometimes we have no choice.
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Post by Jester » August 25th, 2013, 7:05 pm

I feel like Stu at the rehearsal dinner "in Hangover 2".

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[Alan laughs]
Fohn: But Chio loves khao and that's when I realized, Stu is khao.
[Stu whispers to Lauren]
Stu: What's khao?
Fohn: Khao is soft white rice in lukewarm water. It has no taste. Befitted to small babies and very old people. It is nourishment that everyone can digest. The world needs khao, just as the world needs people like Stu.
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Post by E Irizarry R&B Singer » August 25th, 2013, 7:10 pm

Poll Thread cu.mming up....
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