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Yearning for the old days?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by GreyFlannelMan, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. GreyFlannelMan

    GreyFlannelMan Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand why the powers that be over at the other board just don't disclose the identity of "Malinda." There's a high degree of transparency here; we know who the moderators are, if not always their reasons for shutting down a thread.

    In any event, I can just imagine that the moderator job is a no-win situation....
     
  2. Horace

    Horace Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand why the powers that be over at the other board just don't disclose the identity of "Malinda." There's a high degree of transparency here; we know who the moderators are, if not always their reasons for shutting down a thread. In any event, I can just imagine that the moderator job is a no-win situation....
    It's funny -- you've got the Long Island tentmaker (a.k.a. il pagliacci) as Malinda in an e-mail, referring to himself in third person -- and then you've got the Long Island tentmaker (a.k.a. il pagliacci) posting messages on AAAC referring to Malinda. In another thread, you've got another Malinda, moderating and editing the thread of another user who happens to be another Malinda. It's a vicious circle alright. And who could've put it better than GreyFlannel: ah, to yearn for the old days...
     
  3. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand why the powers that be over at the other board just don't disclose the identity of "Malinda." There's a high degree of transparency here; we know who the moderators are, if not always their reasons for shutting down a thread.
    Not that I particularly agree with it, but i guess the attitude is that it allows a contributor to post without his/her moderator hat on and post freely as the rest of us do.

    case in point, Slim and Brian got in a bit of a tussle over Macs in a thread in the fine living etc board, and Slim asked something to the effect of 'is STFU your official moderator position' and had to PM to clarify whether he was talking to Brian the mac-user or Brian the mod.

    I guess you could say the Andymethod avoids this.
     
  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    Okay guys, confession: I am a moderator here, and I appreciate neither the topic nor some of the snide remarks I've been reading here. So stop it. Okay? Thanks,

    Fok.
     
  5. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    It's funny -- you've got the Long Island tentmaker (a.k.a. il pagliacci) as Malinda in an e-mail, referring to himself in third person -- and then you've got the Long Island tentmaker (a.k.a. il pagliacci) posting messages on AAAC referring to Malinda. In another thread, you've got another Malinda, moderating and editing the thread of another user who happens to be another Malinda. It's a vicious circle alright. And who could've put it better than GreyFlannel: ah, to yearn for the old days...

    I need a :head-exploding: smiley right about now [​IMG]
     
  6. Steve B.

    Steve B. Well-Known Member

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    Horace- Remember, perceived warts and all, AAAC provided us with a home during the Interval-of-Which-We-Shall-Not-Speak.
     
  7. javyn

    javyn Well-Known Member

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    I am a troll but it seems that I apparently have a long way to go and much hard work to do before I obtain the legendary status equal to this "Ernest".
     
  8. aportnoy

    aportnoy Well-Known Member

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    Look, every Forum has its own rules and regs and its own political system. AAAC is no different. If you don't like it or can't abide by the rules, play elsewhere. I give FNB credit for creating his own sandbox when the one he was playing got unfriendly. Who cares who or how many Malindas there are. It's not too difficult to discern the power structure at AAAC, or SF, for that matter. Deal, play by the rules or find someplace else to play.
     
  9. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

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    Horace- Remember, perceived warts and all, AAAC provided us with a home during the Interval-of-Which-We-Shall-Not-Speak.
    yup, how quickly we forget. well said Steve
    Look, every Forum has its own rules and regs and its own political system. AAAC is no different. If you don't like it or can't abide by the rules, play elsewhere. I give FNB credit for creating his own sandbox when the one he was playing got unfriendly. Who cares who or how many Malindas there are. It's not too difficult to discern the power structure at AAAC, or SF, for that matter. Deal, play by the rules or find someplace else to play.
    Yup, completely agree. well said Andrew.
     
  10. Horace

    Horace Well-Known Member

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    Horace- Remember, perceived warts and all, AAAC provided us with a home during the Interval-of-Which-We-Shall-Not-Speak.

    Steve:

    I agree. I like a lot of the users on that board. I've learned a lot from there, as I have from here.

    H.
     

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