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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
post edited by Admin - 2010/03/22 10:17:34


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"When you see, you will know" ~ Old Thurman proverb

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    nets
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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/25 23:35:42 (permalink)
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    AMEN  BROTHER!!!!!
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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/26 02:40:48 (permalink)
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    Too bad you even have to say it at all.


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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/26 05:51:42 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: kimeleon

    Too bad you even have to say it at all.


    Agreed!

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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/26 07:01:47 (permalink)
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    Awaiting Approval [:D][:D][:D][:D]

     






     

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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/26 07:23:10 (permalink)
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    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.


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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/26 07:35:54 (permalink)
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    Whale, you might as well make this one of those permanent-top-of-the-board thingies.
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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/26 08:42:29 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Whale

    and I'm not your mommy,



    Daddy???

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    Thanks again for your wonderful comments.
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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/26 09:15:42 (permalink)
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    I agree! Will this get me banned?

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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/26 09:16:56 (permalink)
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    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!!
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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/26 09:19:59 (permalink)
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    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]
     

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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/26 09:27:57 (permalink)
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    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?"


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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/26 12:51:02 (permalink)
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    Thanks Whale, some people do not like what other people think and post, every body has a opinion.
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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/26 14:31:41 (permalink)
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    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.


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    "When you see, you will know" ~ Old Thurman proverb

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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/26 15:19:36 (permalink)
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    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.

     
     
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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/26 15:32:16 (permalink)
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    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]

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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/26 16:10:57 (permalink)
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    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!!!!

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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/26 18:10:32 (permalink)
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    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.


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    "When you see, you will know" ~ Old Thurman proverb

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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/26 19:32:04 (permalink)
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    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]

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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/26 20:04:18 (permalink)
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    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|]
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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/27 05:28:04 (permalink)
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    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!

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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/28 11:46:58 (permalink)
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    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!

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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/02/28 11:53:21 (permalink)
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    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!

     
     
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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/03/21 14:36:28 (permalink)
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    So HAPPY to see a few old friends around running amuck in all the OLD ways!
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    RE: A little insight, again 2010/03/21 14:41:48 (permalink)
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    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]





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