james R still is trolling

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  1. Carcano Valued Senior Member

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    If the mods really want to end the use of bad language...

    Just program the site to automatically delete any post that contains such language.
     
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  3. draqon Banned Banned

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    the problem is not in the mods...the problem is in those who choose to abuse their freedom of speech.
     
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  5. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    I'm not so worried about the children

    I'll ask you publicly so that our membership has the opportunity to see moderators (with common jurisdiction, no less) in a moment of disagreement:

    Is it just about the word itself? Or does circumstance have anything to do with it?​

    For instance, you've seen my use of "@" as a censor character. And in the last couple days, I've had occasion to include that character in a word: "skullf@cking".

    Seriously, I'll get over it eventually, but the word is so ugly and bizarre that I can't take the @ out of it without laughing. But it's not like I consistently use it. I only use the character if, for lack of a better phrase, the spirit moves me. If I'm so inclined. If I decide I have a reason to.

    But you've seen four years of various attempts to control various problems around the site, ranging from profanity to flame wars and beyond. And quite frankly, none of it has worked, has it?

    In the end, these things are left to our judgment, and if James wants to judge that the extraneous cunt-bomb is worthy of infraction, that's within his power.

    See, the thing is that Monkey's point--

    yeah, next thing you know there is a rule against being a cunt! imagine that. Half the people will be banned.

    --overlooks the fact that there already is a rule against being a cunt. It is, in fact, fair to argue that his violation of this rule is what earned him the points.

    Additionally, that specific context of the word "cunt" exploits the word. If someone wants to talk about dog breeding and how to handle your bitch, that's one thing. But the exploitative misogyny--"next thing you know there will be a rule against being a bitch"--is its own context. Like the story I told earlier about the woman I worked with: her preferred word for her own anatomy was "cunt". Really. "Twat" was obscure to her, "hotbox" was something you do in a car with marijuana, and, if I recall, she was allergic to cats.

    I don't object to your opinion that the infraction was not legitimate. Rather, I'm wondering if it's just about the actual words? There is a list of "dangerous" words, but very little is utterly and perfectly verboten.

    (If Monkey had made the point that there would soon be a rule against being a cheese box, I would have fallen over laughing and told James to get a sense of humor. Combining the word with context and circumstance, however, I'm inclined to defer to James' judgment and the right of his authority.)

    Anyway ... so says me. Or something.
     
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  7. ashpwner Registered Senior Member

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    i've got to admit i think the mods are biast to people they dislike and will give infractions simply becuase what they say is against there view it is stupid. tbh i think the only mod who is decent is S.A.M
     
  8. mountainhare Banned Banned

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    ashpwner:
    Uggggg.

    IMHO, biased mods include: James R, S.A.M, Tiassa, Spidergoat, Skinwalker, Plazma (admin).

    Mods who I don't have a problem with: Bells, Xev, Invert_Nexus, Cris, and anyone I didn't mention above. Of course, one should take into consideration that I don't post in the subforums they moderate as often as those which S.A.M and James R moderate.
     
  9. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    I disagree, I find her one of the worst.

    Since when was XEV a mod?

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  10. ashpwner Registered Senior Member

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    well im probably saying that cuase shes the only one who hasent givin me an infraction lol...i got an infraction for telling a mod about porn bieng posted on a thread how messed up is that!?!?!?
     
  11. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe if you EVER posted something related to the topic of the thread, you'd discover different

    I divide your posts in my forum into these categories:

    Remarks about :

    1. me
    2. other members
    3. sex
    4. yourself
    5. trolling
     
  12. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    You are supposed be ignoring me remember? Since I am no value to this community and contribute nothing.
     
  13. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I think I have already stated that I do not ignore anyone, especially in the forums I moderate. In other forums I keep track of their posting habit.

    /Every breath you take, every move you make.../
     
  14. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Oh, dear. Do you really think they can handle that one without their precious eyes melting?
     
  15. ashpwner Registered Senior Member

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    wow look what i have started!
     
  16. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Howz you ash?

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  17. mountainhare Banned Banned

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    S.A.M:
    Good one, S.A.M:

    Poster X: So, did you hear about the Taliban is using eye gouging as a form of interrogation?

    S.A.M: Well, the U.S.A/Australia/Britain/Insert Western Country does X during interrogation

    Thread derails to yet another discussion where S.A.M attacks the West, and Poster X is fooled into rebutting wads of irrelevant bullshit.
     
  18. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    You make a great point. Let's give Xev her keys back. She only gave them up in deference to the best interests of the site, since she expected to be unavailable for an extended period.
     
  19. ashpwner Registered Senior Member

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    i find it kinda sad how the world is devided by east and west and i'm not talking about direction.
     
  20. mountainhare Banned Banned

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    Tiassa:
    Wow, that must be the shortest (and most relevant) post you've ever made. Although it still bears your cryptic style.

    Why did Xev give up her modship?
     
  21. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    She had obligations, as I understand it. Those obligations have passed. She can give us more of her time again.

    Maybe she'll take the opportunity to enlighten us.
     
  22. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Thats still relevant to the topic ie torture, interrogation, Taliban

    Now contrast that with :


    Poster X: So, did you hear about the Taliban is using eye gouging as a form of interrogation?

    sandy: The Taliban are <something CCR in nature with emoticons>

    shorty: sandy is <bitchy comment with rolleyes or puke icon>

    See?
     
  23. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

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    I thought Xev just vanished. There was an official "I won't be around much anymore" thread?
     
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