2010/02/25 23:21:23
Whale

A little insight, again

I'm a slow learner, sorry. I have been getting a lot of requests recently to ban someone because someone else doesn't like something they posted. I've also had other requests to ban people because of ongoing battles between two or three or more people, although I must say that that those types of requests have dropped off drastically since the demise of the political forum. I hate to tell you this since it might encourage some to try to take advantage, but I really don't get deeply involved in board politics. In general, I don't try to keep up with who is friends with who, who hates who, and who has ongoing feuds with who. I generally let each post stand on it's own and don't try to remember what preceded it unless it is in the same (short) thread.

I also very, very rarely "ban" somebody unless they are a spammer. "Ban" to me means banning a person permanently from the board. I have "suspended" some people for a few days for continuously pushing the envelope, serious personal attacks or other violations of the (very loose) rules but I can only remember maybe two or three people in the last five years who were permanently banned, except for spammers and trolls. And, regardless of what some of you accuse me of, I try to be as impartial as I can in any of the few enforcement actions I have taken, and I have suspended several people who I consider friends. The difference between suspending a friend and someone that I don't know very well has been that the friends usually tell me they understand why I did it and apologize, while the others attack me and get all their friends to send me nasty emails. Those of you who know me, know that I don't hold grudges, have a short memory and a very thick skin, requirements to moderate this board. You also know I have no real enemies, only people who I don't yet know well enough to call friends and other friends that I haven't yet met.

Here are a few things that generally won't get you suspended but may (or may not) get your posts deleted:
Accidental or occasional violations of the rules.
Posts that push the envelope of decency.
Baiting another member or argumentative posts.
Illegal links.

Here are a few things that may well get you suspended:
Being a troll, i.e. logging in under two names with the intention of causing arguements or fights.
Repeated personal attacks on another member.
Threats against another member.
Continuing any activity after you have been asked to stop. (i.e. posting repeated political references)
Racial, ethnic or sexual orientation slurs against another member or their family.

The above lists are not all inclusive but should give you enough to get the idea.

If you don't like another member because of something they said or did on the forum, work through it yourself and please don't ask me to intervene. We are all adults (mostly) and I'm not your mommy, so don't ask me to ban somebody who pulled your pigtails or threw a snowball at you. I, along with the help of a few others, try to keep things under some level of control but I miss a lot, and I certainly can't and don't want to control the direction the board takes (specifically on the Edge). You guys are the members, if you don't like a direction the board is going post something to redirect it. You are also pretty much free to say what you want but are expected to be civil and adult and not violate the few things listed above.

If anybody has any suggestions or complaints, as long as they aren't directed at another member, I will be glad to listen.

I don't know why I feel compelled to keep repeating this kind of post every so often, short memory and too much tequila I guess.

Needles to say, I totally agree. Consider this duct-taped to the top of the forum.
Zorro


"Don't listen to what they say. Go see." ~ Chinese proverb
"When you see, you will know" ~ Old Thurman proverb

27 comments Leave a comment
nets
AMEN  BROTHER!!!!!
2010/02/25 23:35:42
kimeleon
Too bad you even have to say it at all.

2010/02/26 02:40:48
nipper
ORIGINAL: kimeleon

Too bad you even have to say it at all.


Agreed!
2010/02/26 05:51:42
crunch
Awaiting Approval [:D][:D][:D][:D]
2010/02/26 07:01:47
Tomas
I'm not your mommy

 
Gracias, Whale. That clears up a lot of questions I had.[:D]
 
Keep awaiting, Crunch. May you someday be worthy of approval.
2010/02/26 07:23:10
minnjim
Whale, you might as well make this one of those permanent-top-of-the-board thingies.
2010/02/26 07:35:54
Lazaro

ORIGINAL: Whale

and I'm not your mommy,



Daddy???
2010/02/26 08:42:29
dirkltx
I agree! Will this get me banned?

http://kids.yahoo.com/games/game/snowballfight
2010/02/26 09:15:42
FinsUP
ORIGINAL: Lazaro


ORIGINAL: Whale

and I'm not your mommy,



Daddy???

 
 
SNORT!!
 
  I agree - you should stick this to the top of the board with a lot of duct tape!!
2010/02/26 09:16:56
margarita man
I'm sure he didnt mention speelin mutakes
or I'd would have been punted long ago
 again to all members who have had the pleasure or misfortune of trying to figure out what I'm trying to say
and not slammin me too hard for all my typing errors Thanks for putting up with me .[8D][:D]
I'm just tryin to have some fun and a luagh or two along the way.
OK I gottaa stop now I'm getting all teary eyed.
Oh carp pull yourself together man[&o]
 
2010/02/26 09:19:59
Sharie
Dang, I miss all the good stuff...I guess...sometimes I feel like an ostrich looking around trying to figure out what happened...do people actually post personal attacks and such? I mean this board is for all of us who love the same thing....or is it drunk posting? In the famous words of Rodney King..."Can't we all just get along?"
2010/02/26 09:27:57
kingofsea
Thanks Whale, some people do not like what other people think and post, every body has a opinion.
2010/02/26 12:51:02
Whale
ORIGINAL: Lazaro

ORIGINAL: Whale

and I'm not your mommy,


Daddy???

Laz, I don't know. Was your mommy in Joe's Bar in Chicago around the 1st of September 1967?


Crunch YOU'RE APPROVED, congratulations.
2010/02/26 14:31:41
movie fan
ORIGINAL: Sharie

 In the famous words of Rodney King..."Can't we all just get along?"

 
Well said! (from someone who has been personnaly attacked[:@])
But they are forgiven, as time heals all wounds.
2010/02/26 15:19:36
Sharoon

ORIGINAL: FinsUP

ORIGINAL: Lazaro


ORIGINAL: Whale

and I'm not your mommy,



Daddy???



SNORT!!

I agree - you should stick this to the top of the board with a lot of duct tape!!


Funny how duck tape can be part of EVERY right answer!!! rofl....[8D]
2010/02/26 15:32:16
Lazaro

ORIGINAL: Whale

ORIGINAL: Lazaro

ORIGINAL: Whale

and I'm not your mommy,


Daddy???

Laz, I don't know. Was your mommy in Joe's Bar in Chicago around the 1st of September 1967?


Crunch YOU'RE APPROVED, congratulations.


UMMM? This is really freaky! My mom lived in Chicago and I was born April of 1968! DADDY!!!!
2010/02/26 16:10:57
Whale

ORIGINAL: Lazaro


ORIGINAL: Whale

ORIGINAL: Lazaro

ORIGINAL: Whale

and I'm not your mommy,


Daddy???

Laz, I don't know. Was your mommy in Joe's Bar in Chicago around the 1st of September 1967?


Crunch YOU'RE APPROVED, congratulations.


UMMM? This is really freaky! My mom lived in Chicago and I was born April of 1968! DADDY!!!!

My lips are sealed,[:D][:D][:D]Son.
2010/02/26 18:10:32
Beachey
ORIGINAL: Whale


ORIGINAL: Lazaro


ORIGINAL: Whale

ORIGINAL: Lazaro

ORIGINAL: Whale

and I'm not your mommy,


Daddy???

Laz, I don't know. Was your mommy in Joe's Bar in Chicago around the 1st of September 1967?


Crunch YOU'RE APPROVED, congratulations.


UMMM? This is really freaky! My mom lived in Chicago and I was born April of 1968! DADDY!!!!

My lips are sealed,[:D][:D][:D]Son.

 
Hey Whale I think Laz is tryin to implicate you in a sex scandal or something and I think he should be `banned or suspended or spanked or maybe even keel hauled) don`t cha think!!![;)][:D]
2010/02/26 19:32:04
CH
ORIGINAL: Beachey

ORIGINAL: Whale


ORIGINAL: Lazaro


ORIGINAL: Whale

ORIGINAL: Lazaro

ORIGINAL: Whale

and I'm not your mommy,


Daddy???

Laz, I don't know. Was your mommy in Joe's Bar in Chicago around the 1st of September 1967?


Crunch YOU'RE APPROVED, congratulations.


UMMM? This is really freaky! My mom lived in Chicago and I was born April of 1968! DADDY!!!!

My lips are sealed,[:D][:D][:D]Son.


Hey Whale I think Laz is tryin to implicate you in a sex scandal or something and I think he should be `banned or suspended or spanked or maybe even keel hauled) don`t cha think!!![;)][:D]


Good thing your lips are sealed cuz it looks like your zipper isn't[8|]
2010/02/26 20:04:18
Badger

ORIGINAL: Lazaro


ORIGINAL: Whale

ORIGINAL: Lazaro

ORIGINAL: Whale

and I'm not your mommy,


Daddy???

Laz, I don't know. Was your mommy in Joe's Bar in Chicago around the 1st of September 1967?


Crunch YOU'RE APPROVED, congratulations.


UMMM? This is really freaky! My mom lived in Chicago and I was born April of 1968! DADDY!!!!

Hey Laz, as long as he has admitted being your father, you might as well hit him up for all of those years of missed child support payments!
2010/02/27 05:28:04
Lazaro

ORIGINAL: Badger


Hey Laz, as long as he has admitted being your father, you might as well hit him up for all of those years of missed child support payments!


I agree Badger. Plus I want all back allowances that I did not get! LOL!
2010/02/28 11:46:58
FinsUP
ORIGINAL: Lazaro


ORIGINAL: Badger


Hey Laz, as long as he has admitted being your father, you might as well hit him up for all of those years of missed child support payments!


I agree Badger. Plus I want all back allowances that I did not get! LOL!

 
 
Ooh oooh!  Don't forget the keys to the car!!! [;)][8D]
2010/02/28 11:53:21
sunbaby
So HAPPY to see a few old friends around running amuck in all the OLD ways!
2010/03/21 14:36:28
Tortuga Tom

ORIGINAL: sunbaby

So HAPPY to see a few old friends around running amuck in all the OLD ways!


I think you win the prize for the longest running old ticker. [:D]

Hey Whale, has anyone ever asked you to ban me? I mean besides shifty.....[:D]
2010/03/21 14:41:48
Xelly
Sunbaby.... Long time.... welcome back. 
2010/03/21 14:44:15
Taholocal
[:)][:)][:)][:)][:)] Whale, YOU ROCK!!!
2010/03/22 04:41:18
Lazaro

ORIGINAL: sunbaby

So HAPPY to see a few old friends around running amuck in all the OLD ways!


Sun Goddess! How are you darling? I miss you!
2010/03/22 08:52:48

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