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Title: Replies to "About Moderation and Drama"
Post by: mickal777 on September 09, 2008, 07:03:16 AM
Make everyone moderator.

It works in IRC  :P
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: Apeiron on September 09, 2008, 07:04:11 AM
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However, I would still prefer to see less moderation, and bans should be few and far between. Beleth and I have discussed this now, and decided that I'll get a heads up before anyone gets the boot so that I can make sure they really, really deserve it.

Can we infer from this that Kurt's ban will be revoked? What about Bill K?
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: JamesTate on September 09, 2008, 07:04:54 AM
Make everyone moderator.

It works in IRC  :P

Cept Schl!  ;D

Gotta keep with tradition, yo.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: Apeiron on September 09, 2008, 07:17:21 AM
Response to Rebecca's overall post:

First, I am very happy that you took the time for this. Many people here care a lot about the community and we hate the way things have been lately. Your attention was needed. Hopefully we can now move on :)

Secondly, thank you for stressing that bans should be a final resort and that moderation should be limited. This was the primary concern of many who complained, including myself. We found that bans were given for questionable reasons (Schlenkerb on 'killing yourself' in "Flame Wars"), or even outright ridiculous ones (Kurt on 'speeding' in "Explicit"). Your post gives me hope that we will see virtually none of this in the future.

Finally I must say that I am disappointed over two things. Closing Explicit is a shame. I hope that it won't be deleted altogether, because some really fun - if not always intelligent - conversations have been held there. There is also much spam unfortunately. The second thing I am disappointed in is your remaining trust in Beleth. He has repeatedly shown himself incapable of handling his power. He has been making some outrageous decisions, causing a generally friendly community to fall apart. In my opinion it would definitely have been best to remove him from his position, rather than support him after his failures so far.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: DK on September 09, 2008, 08:30:53 AM
If no-one minds I'm going to link this thread into the Bill K banning thread in this forum. The people who have posted there may miss this, and I think more people need to read it.

This is also a more general thing. As the Forum Admin is at the bottom, I have missed a lot of discussions on the changes to the Modding and I don't think many people come in here. When I started, I thought it was a place for the Moderators and Admins to discuss, not for regular guests.

I have absolutely no idea on how to do this, but, I think it needs to looked into.

Anyway, I would like to thank Rebecca for her time, and hopefully, we can continue directing the venom towards the woo merchants, not at each other.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: rebecca on September 09, 2008, 09:30:52 AM
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However, I would still prefer to see less moderation, and bans should be few and far between. Beleth and I have discussed this now, and decided that I'll get a heads up before anyone gets the boot so that I can make sure they really, really deserve it.

Can we infer from this that Kurt's ban will be revoked? What about Bill K?

Yes, I reinstated both Kurt and Bill K. For now.  >:( (Apparently my favorite evil devil smiley was lost in the upgrade to SMF...)
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: Ole Eivind on September 09, 2008, 09:31:51 AM
I see the expicit forum is now removed.

Will someone move some of the threads to "general" or "skepticism/science"? There were quite a few threads that were made in explicit without any explicit content (don't ask me why). A recent thread called "zeitgeist" being just one example.

Life will be just a little bit less fun if we loose Opcn's epic "how to get the girl" threads.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: rebecca on September 09, 2008, 09:47:39 AM
Response to Rebecca's overall post:

First, I am very happy that you took the time for this. Many people here care a lot about the community and we hate the way things have been lately. Your attention was needed. Hopefully we can now move on :)

I'll allow a group hug, provided no one actually touch me.

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Secondly, thank you for stressing that bans should be a final resort and that moderation should be limited. This was the primary concern of many who complained, including myself. We found that bans were given for questionable reasons (Schlenkerb on 'killing yourself' in "Flame Wars"), or even outright ridiculous ones (Kurt on 'speeding' in "Explicit"). Your post gives me hope that we will see virtually none of this in the future.

Yes, and this is where I've been lacking when it comes to this forum. The problems that a few of you seem to have with Beleth are almost entirely due to a complete and utter lack of direction from me. Because I have about 50 other projects going at once, I often leave people in charge and run off to the next thing. Normally I'll swing back around to check in, but in the case of this forum I'll admit I was procrastinating because forums can turn into such ugly messes.

Without any direction from me, Beleth was left to put the pieces together and guess at what I might want. The reason why I like him and trust him is because I know that no matter what he personally thinks about how a forum should be run, he will cheerfully discuss changes and accept new direction. I'm confident that now that we've agreed less moderation and banning is for the best, he'll do his best to adhere to that.

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Finally I must say that I am disappointed over two things. Closing Explicit is a shame. I hope that it won't be deleted altogether, because some really fun - if not always intelligent - conversations have been held there. There is also much spam unfortunately.

I haven't deleted it, just closed it to new replies until we admins can all sit down and decide how to make it a fun, useful addition to the forum. Don't fear!

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The second thing I am disappointed in is your remaining trust in Beleth. He has repeatedly shown himself incapable of handling his power. He has been making some outrageous decisions, causing a generally friendly community to fall apart. In my opinion it would definitely have been best to remove him from his position, rather than support him after his failures so far.

See above for explanation on that. The best I can do is to ask you all to have some sympathy and patience for someone who is a very good person doing a rather thankless job for free.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: rebecca on September 09, 2008, 09:48:28 AM
I see the expicit forum is now removed.

Will someone move some of the threads to "general" or "skepticism/science"? There were quite a few threads that were made in explicit without any explicit content (don't ask me why). A recent thread called "zeitgeist" being just one example.

Life will be just a little bit less fun if we loose Opcn's epic "how to get the girl" threads.

Sure. Post the names of threads here, and after I get a chance to skim them for explicit content, I'll move them over.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: Halleyscomet on September 09, 2008, 09:51:33 AM
Life is Not Fair
When someone is banned from now on, you can omg-lol-wtf it all you want in the mod forum but appeals to me via email, PM, Facebook message, or carrier pigeon will go in the garbage (the pigeon, too).

I would like to respectfully suggest that you not throw out the pigeon. While the kind that infest most cities are rather unkempt beasts, one that's been raised in captivity and trained will be clean and disease free.  In other words, good eatin'.  If you like squab or quail you'll like pigeon. Just thought I'd toss that out there.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: Karyn on September 09, 2008, 10:03:02 AM
Life is Not Fair
When someone is banned from now on, you can omg-lol-wtf it all you want in the mod forum but appeals to me via email, PM, Facebook message, or carrier pigeon will go in the garbage (the pigeon, too).

I would like to respectfully suggest that you not throw out the pigeon. While the kind that infest most cities are rather unkempt beasts, one that's been raised in captivity and trained will be clean and disease free.  In other words, good eatin'.  If you like squab or quail you'll like pigeon. Just thought I'd toss that out there.

Uh, you do know she's a vegetarian, right?   ;)

Thank you for posting this, Rebecca.  It was needed.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: rebecca on September 09, 2008, 10:06:49 AM
Life is Not Fair
When someone is banned from now on, you can omg-lol-wtf it all you want in the mod forum but appeals to me via email, PM, Facebook message, or carrier pigeon will go in the garbage (the pigeon, too).

I would like to respectfully suggest that you not throw out the pigeon. While the kind that infest most cities are rather unkempt beasts, one that's been raised in captivity and trained will be clean and disease free.  In other words, good eatin'.  If you like squab or quail you'll like pigeon. Just thought I'd toss that out there.

Uh, you do know she's a vegetarian, right?   ;)

Thank you for posting this, Rebecca.  It was needed.

Well technically I will eat anything I have no trouble killing myself (plant matter, fish, snails) and given my utter contempt for those vile rats with wings, there's a chance I would actually be driven to bird-icide.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: Halleyscomet on September 09, 2008, 10:12:38 AM
Uh, you do know she's a vegetarian, right?   ;)

Well, that's egg on my face.

Wait, no, er... Let me rephrase that.

You know who else was a vegetarian?  Do you???

Ben Franklin.

Well, not consistently, he kind of went in and out of it. He supposedly wrote up a few recipes he shared with friends and was quite the vegetarian cook. I seem to recall a few references advocating it in his autobiography.

Well technically I will eat anything I have no trouble killing myself (plant matter, fish, snails) and given my utter contempt for those vile rats with wings, there's a chance I would actually be driven to bird-icide.

What about dairy?  The cows aren't killed, but the dairy industry is kinda responsible for veal.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: Zygar on September 09, 2008, 11:08:47 AM
Make everyone moderator.

It works in IRC  :P

It works in IRC because there's still an admin with more power than everyone else.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: queequeg on September 09, 2008, 11:48:34 AM
Make everyone moderator.

It works in IRC  :P

It works in IRC because there's still an admin with more power than everyone else.

Actually IRC is pretty brutal.  It can be a banning blood bath at times. 

Out out damned spot!
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: Apeiron on September 09, 2008, 12:22:22 PM
The Flame Wars and Explicit Games sections are both still open, is this intentional?

http://skepchick.org/skepticsguide/index.php/board,20.0.html
http://skepchick.org/skepticsguide/index.php/board,23.0.html

After the closing down of "Explicit" Beleth moved some posts to the "Flame Wars" section (this thread: http://skepchick.org/skepticsguide/index.php/topic,13816.0.html) so it might be the case that these sections are intentionally open still.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: fuzzbucket1 on September 09, 2008, 12:26:42 PM
I'm glad they removed the explicit forum. that place was gross and pointless.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: diabhal on September 09, 2008, 12:27:28 PM
I'm glad they removed the explicit forum. that place was gross and pointless.

No one was forcing you to look...
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: diabhal on September 09, 2008, 12:29:26 PM
I just remembered that Mike is an admin... why can't he take over moderation?
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: queequeg on September 09, 2008, 12:36:53 PM
I just remembered that Mike is an admin... why can't he take over moderation?


Why ask why?  Bud Dry.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: fuzzbucket1 on September 09, 2008, 12:41:08 PM
I'm glad they removed the explicit forum. that place was gross and pointless.

No one was forcing you to look...

It was a fun forum in the beginning before it became boob and sex obsessed
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: rebecca on September 09, 2008, 12:44:00 PM
The Flame Wars and Explicit Games sections are both still open, is this intentional?

http://skepchick.org/skepticsguide/index.php/board,20.0.html
http://skepchick.org/skepticsguide/index.php/board,23.0.html

After the closing down of "Explicit" Beleth moved some posts to the "Flame Wars" section (this thread: http://skepchick.org/skepticsguide/index.php/topic,13816.0.html) so it might be the case that these sections are intentionally open still.

Thanks! That was my mistake, fixed now . . .
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: stickman on September 09, 2008, 01:30:06 PM
I'm glad they removed the explicit forum. that place was gross and pointless.

This is the internet.  There will ALWAYS be significant "gross, pointless, and immature crap" content.  I thought the explicit section was a silly idea, but I've come to change my mind.  It keeps all the garbage in one place, so those who want to ignore it can easily do so.  I also think it would make day to day moderation easier and simpler, as there is less inappropriate crap in the other sections, and questionable posts can be moved to explicit without all the drama that locking or deleting threads always causes.

I would see 'explicit" as a free-fire zone that the mods never even have to visit unless a complaint is made; death threats, kiddie porn, etc; stuff that CAN'T be tolerated for legal and liability reasons.

Just my 2 cents worth.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: skidoo on September 09, 2008, 02:24:07 PM
So it seems that, based on Rebecca's comments, Beleth's role has been reigned-in from that of thread police to that of safety patrol.

He won't be tasked with making decisions about argumentativeness or topic relevance, and won't be able to automatically ban people. Rather, he'll be on the lookout for threats of violence, child porn, people stepping into the school bus lane, etc., and be required to report back to the powers-that-be (namely, Rebecca) before taking any punitive action.

Is that about right? Because based on the flurry of nonsense I've seen over the past 48-hours, that makes a lot of sense to me.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: diabhal on September 09, 2008, 02:32:49 PM
I just remembered that Mike is an admin... why can't he take over moderation?


Why ask why?  Bud Dry.

+1 Insightful
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: wastrel on September 09, 2008, 02:50:33 PM
I think all anyone was asking for was to have Rebecca or another panel member at least check in. I haven't had a problem with most of the bannings, but took exception to Kurt's in particular.

I'm happy to see that the much needed attention is ocurring, and will wait and see what develops.

I can see why some people were questioning Beleth, but now that ground rules are being set I am not going to object to Beleth remaining an admin (not that it would have mattered, obviously).

The last few weeks I haven't even bother to check in because of the overall mood of the forums, but I am confident we will get back to the old feel of these forums that so many of us have come to love.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: queequeg on September 09, 2008, 02:55:40 PM
I just remembered that Mike is an admin... why can't he take over moderation?


Why ask why?  Bud Dry.

+1 Insightful

There is more where that come from.  I used to watch TV.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: diabhal on September 09, 2008, 03:06:41 PM
I just remembered that Mike is an admin... why can't he take over moderation?


Why ask why?  Bud Dry.

+1 Insightful

There is more where that come from.  I used to watch TV.

It seems today that all you see is violence in movies and sex on TV. But, where are those good old fashion values on which we used to rely?
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: KarenX on September 09, 2008, 03:13:50 PM
You're making me effin cry, diabahl.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: nocturnous on September 09, 2008, 03:22:01 PM
Removing Explicit was the correct decision. It made no sense to have an explicit section that was moderated but I would also like to point out that my favorite thread is in there and it should be moved to general or something if explicit never comes back. And that is OPCN's brilliant topic "How to get the girl"


Also what will exspiritual do now?  ha ha he was restricted to only posting in explicit lol

I'm glad Kurt is back <3
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: diabhal on September 09, 2008, 03:30:52 PM
You're making me effin cry, diabahl.

Well, we're lucky there's a Family Guy! Lucky there's a man who, positively can do all the thing that make us laugh and cry! He's a Family Guuuuuuuuuuuuy!
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: MisterMarc on September 09, 2008, 03:31:42 PM
I just remembered that Mike is an admin... why can't he take over moderation?


Why ask why?  Bud Dry.

+1 Insightful

There is more where that come from.  I used to watch TV.

It seems today that all you see is violence in movies and sex on TV. But, where are those good old fashion values on which we used to rely?


...didn't need no welfare states everybody pulled his weight, gee our old LaSalle ran great, those were the days!
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: diabhal on September 09, 2008, 03:34:25 PM
...didn't need no welfare states everybody pulled his weight, gee our old LaSalle ran great, those were the days!

And you knew where you were then! Girls were girls and men were men. MisterMarc, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again. People seemed to be content. Fifty dollars paid the rent. Freaks were in a circus tent. Those were the days!
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: Halleyscomet on September 09, 2008, 03:37:34 PM
I just remembered that Mike is an admin... why can't he take over moderation?

Why ask why?  Bud Dry.

Well, if you're not having beer, I guess I'll cancel my Guinness order and get a raspberry lime ricky instead.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: queequeg on September 09, 2008, 03:39:47 PM
I only drink bud when digging post holes, and i haven't done that in....

HOLY SHIT, 20 years.


I'm old.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: Halleyscomet on September 09, 2008, 03:43:02 PM
I only drink bud when digging post holes, and i haven't done that in....

HOLY SHIT, 20 years.

I'm old.

Oh well, that's different. You were drinking it like you would lemonade, which is perfectly appropriate for American Bud. I was afraid you were drinking it like beer, which would be a crime upon your taste buds.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: diabhal on September 09, 2008, 03:47:51 PM
I only drink bud when digging post holes, and i haven't done that in....

HOLY SHIT, 20 years.

I'm old.

Oh well, that's different. You were drinking it like you would lemonade, which is perfectly appropriate for American Bud. I was afraid you were drinking it like beer, which would be a crime upon your taste buds.

(http://jacquelinezenn.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/guinness-for-strength-posters.jpg)
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: Kurt on September 09, 2008, 04:11:05 PM
Make everyone moderator.

It works in IRC  :P

Yeah, doesn't work so well really, since I was banned from IRC yesterday too. But don't worry about that, because I had no intention of ever going back anyway.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: nocturnous on September 09, 2008, 04:18:20 PM
Make everyone moderator.

It works in IRC  :P

Yeah, doesn't work so well really, since I was banned from IRC yesterday too. But don't worry about that, because I had no intention of ever going back anyway.

Good because IRC is hella lame.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: Kurt on September 09, 2008, 04:34:29 PM
Make everyone moderator.

It works in IRC  :P

Yeah, doesn't work so well really, since I was banned from IRC yesterday too. But don't worry about that, because I had no intention of ever going back anyway.

Good because IRC is hella lame.

Eh, it was fun while everyone was friends. This drama along with some other things have pretty much destroyed those relationships though.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: Sabbie on September 09, 2008, 04:43:22 PM
Make everyone moderator.

It works in IRC  :P

Yeah, doesn't work so well really, since I was banned from IRC yesterday too. But don't worry about that, because I had no intention of ever going back anyway.

I knew you had sort of left IRC before, so I was surprised to hear you had come back and had a discussion on there. It's sad to see you leave, you were fun talking to (and still are probably but you know what I mean :P).

Anyway, on the topic at hand.

I am glad to see this new development. It's probably the best we could hope for at this point and I think this is going to be way better for the community. At least I won't have the feeling the bannings will be random because they have to get checked now. I am not against moderation (even though I would like to keep it to a minimum), but the banning was getting out of hand.

I still don't think Beleth is the right person for the moderation of the board, but I guess we'll have to see how things go from now on.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: nocturnous on September 09, 2008, 06:32:23 PM
Make everyone moderator.

It works in IRC  :P

Yeah, doesn't work so well really, since I was banned from IRC yesterday too. But don't worry about that, because I had no intention of ever going back anyway.

Good because IRC is hella lame.

Eh, it was fun while everyone was friends. This drama along with some other things have pretty much destroyed those relationships though.
Who would have thought the strong bonds of random internet people could be destroyed so easily

I kid sort of lol, If it makes you feel better I started writing a letter to Beleth to unban you but realized that a week away from the general waste of time here might be good for ya :-P.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: Kurt on September 09, 2008, 06:35:14 PM
Make everyone moderator.

It works in IRC  :P

Yeah, doesn't work so well really, since I was banned from IRC yesterday too. But don't worry about that, because I had no intention of ever going back anyway.

Good because IRC is hella lame.

Eh, it was fun while everyone was friends. This drama along with some other things have pretty much destroyed those relationships though.
Who would have thought the strong bonds of random internet people could be destroyed so easily

I kid sort of lol, If it makes you feel better I started writing a letter to Beleth to unban you but realized that a week away from the general waste of time here might be good for ya :-P.


ha! yeah, last month I took a week off self-imposed. I sure got a lot of shit done. I will probably do that again soon.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: queequeg on September 09, 2008, 07:24:04 PM
Make everyone moderator.

It works in IRC  :P

Yeah, doesn't work so well really, since I was banned from IRC yesterday too. But don't worry about that, because I had no intention of ever going back anyway.

Good because IRC is hella lame.

Eh, it was fun while everyone was friends. This drama along with some other things have pretty much destroyed those relationships though.
Who would have thought the strong bonds of random internet people could be destroyed so easily

I kid sort of lol, If it makes you feel better I started writing a letter to Beleth to unban you but realized that a week away from the general waste of time here might be good for ya :-P.


ha! yeah, last month I took a week off self-imposed. I sure got a lot of shit done. I will probably do that again soon.

heh, I regularly take 4 month breaks.  Eventually I get tired of the squabbling and wander away for a while.  But I continue to listen to the pod cast and that brings me back eventually.  That and there are so many people I do like.  Such as Kurt.

Kurt ILU!  I even wrote a song for you. Dont' go!
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: nocturnous on September 09, 2008, 08:17:03 PM
So we all agree then I should be given supreme rule over the forums?
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: carrotflowers on September 09, 2008, 08:38:09 PM
Thanks, Rebecca, for your message.  I am glad to hear that the goal is to apply a lighter touch with moderation, and while I have mixed feelings about it, hopefully the elimination or repurposing of Explicit will discourage some of the more unpleasant trollery.

I don't know if anyone mentioned it but I actually really enjoyed the Food Porn thread more for the actual culinary bent it had from time to time and would like to see it saved. I agree with Ole, Explicit had threads that very often made me wonder why they were even started in Explicit and were often interesting.  I also don't feel great about Beleth continuing as moderator. But hey, that can't be a surprise, and well, I guess we'll see if things settle down.  I've also been avoiding the forums more than usual, and would rather not be.

Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: njskeptic on September 10, 2008, 02:47:39 PM
Hi Rebecca,

Can we please get the "Funny Religious pictures" thread back from explicit. I ROFL'ed on them all the time.

ps : Dont remember the exact name though. anyone?

Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: diabhal on September 10, 2008, 03:02:38 PM
Hi Rebecca,

Can we please get the "Funny Religious pictures" thread back from explicit. I ROFL'ed on them all the time.

ps : Dont remember the exact name though. anyone?

I made one in reference to "make your own jesus LOLs", but there was another "ITT: religious despair posters" or something like that.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: queequeg on September 10, 2008, 05:31:59 PM
Hi Rebecca,

Can we please get the "Funny Religious pictures" thread back from explicit. I ROFL'ed on them all the time.

ps : Dont remember the exact name though. anyone?

I made one in reference to "make your own jesus LOLs", but there was another "ITT: religious despair posters" or something like that.

Oh, that sounds like fun.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: dhawk on September 11, 2008, 12:27:20 AM
"Triangles, Bitches" was a good thread.  It was a riddle/probability question.  And I'm not motivated at all by the fact that I came up with the general formula for answering it ;)  Obviously though, the language wasn't appropriate for the general section.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on September 11, 2008, 08:38:31 AM
I'm glad they removed the explicit forum. that place was gross and pointless.

No one was forcing you to look...

It was a fun forum in the beginning before it became boob and sex obsessed

boob and sex obsessed?
hmmm..sounds unusual for an EXPLICIT section.

I love boobs and sex just for the record.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: diabhal on September 11, 2008, 10:21:22 AM
I love boobs and sex just for the record.

We all do.  :)
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: queequeg on September 11, 2008, 10:36:34 AM
I love boobs and sex just for the record.

We all do.  :)

I love them for themselves, not for the record.  I don't even own any records.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on September 11, 2008, 10:36:52 AM
I love boobs and sex just for the record.

We all do.  :)

Not her

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It was a fun forum in the beginning before it became boob and sex obsessed
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: queequeg on September 11, 2008, 10:39:57 AM
I love boobs and sex just for the record.

We all do.  :)

Not her

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It was a fun forum in the beginning before it became boob and sex obsessed

Technically she is just pointing out when she stopped enjoying that section.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: Halleyscomet on September 11, 2008, 12:35:51 PM
I love boobs and sex just for the record.

We all do.  :)

Not her

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It was a fun forum in the beginning before it became boob and sex obsessed

Technically she is just pointing out when she stopped enjoying that section.

Exactly, For all we know she's as boob and sex obsessed as anyone else here, but found the explicit forum's content to be below her standards.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: queequeg on September 11, 2008, 12:48:20 PM
I love boobs and sex just for the record.

We all do.  :)

Not her

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It was a fun forum in the beginning before it became boob and sex obsessed

Technically she is just pointing out when she stopped enjoying that section.

Exactly, For all we know she's as boob and sex obsessed as anyone else here, but found the explicit forum's content to be below her standards.

Or above them, there is no accounting for human preference.  Maybe there is an inferiority complex involved?
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: mickal777 on September 11, 2008, 05:10:54 PM
lolwut


This thread sure went off topic  :o
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: Kurt on September 11, 2008, 05:34:31 PM
lolwut


This thread sure went off topic  :o

I like the new topic better anyway
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: skidoo on September 11, 2008, 10:49:03 PM
In similar sub-threads (beer-bashing? beer-baiting? dear-bear?) I've posted a picture of a fat doobie, perfectly rolled by yours truly, as the ultimate smack-down on the ignoble slurping of suds.

So like, would that now be a ban-worthy offense? Just sincerely curious.
Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: queequeg on September 11, 2008, 11:14:26 PM
In similar sub-threads (beer-bashing? beer-baiting? dear-bear?) I've posted a picture of a fat doobie, perfectly rolled by yours truly, as the ultimate smack-down on the ignoble slurping of suds.

So like, would that now be a ban-worthy offense? Just sincerely curious.

I'll ban you if you want.  I mean, I'm not a mod or anything.  I will ban you from my heart.  Hrm, that sounds ambiguous.  I mean, does that mean I'm banning you "from the heart" meaning with a lot of feeling or that I ban you from my heart as in no more queequeg heart for you!?

*queequeg kickbans skidoo for being too damned inquisitive*

Skidoo, this is a beer thread, please ask about pot in the Forum Administration and Rules....

oh wait.   Never mind.



The Litany Against Beer

I must not drink.
Beer is the mind-killer.
Beer is the little death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my beer.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see it's path.
When the beer has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.

--From Frank Hurbert's Dune.



Title: About Moderation and Drama
Post by: Beleth on September 14, 2008, 01:31:58 PM
The interesting part of this discussion (i.e. the beer part) has been moved to General Discussion (http://skepchick.org/skepticsguide/index.php?board=8).

http://skepchick.org/skepticsguide/index.php?topic=14041.0