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hobbes
08-18-2003, 04:24 PM
Moving threads should only be done in critical situations.

The God(Atheist) thread is a good example.

Sure, even in the World News and Events section we degenerate into light-heartedness and levity, but it is usually self limited. In here it has the best chance of recovery and not becoming the typical Jonno, Ron, Proper Bo exchange which inevitably leads to cheez, masturbation or naked pictures of NikkiD. (No offense, just an observation).

Although this thread (God/atheist) has made it back, it is filled with crap and the discussion progresses like a whirlpool. Sure we spout a lot of crap here, but at least most contributors actually read the thread, not just the last post or in some cases, just the title. This allows progression, evolution.


I am a minimalist in regards to intervention. Only move threads to save a life. Newbs will always be posting incorrectly, this is a fixed event. Don't spoonfeed them by moving their posts. If a thread is in the wrong place, so what? I will still be able to sleep at night. Why worry yourselves over this trivial task of tidyness, especially in the forums where post counts aren't an issue.

/steps down off soapbox, goes to eat cheez.

hobbes
08-19-2003, 03:48 AM
That is the stupidest thing I have ever read! Grow up, Hobbes.

titey
08-19-2003, 03:58 AM
You could've just said *BUMP* :P

Powdered Water
08-19-2003, 04:00 AM
Originally posted by hobbes@18 August 2003 - 16:24
which inevitably leads to cheez, masturbation

/steps down off soapbox, goes to eat cheez.
I LIKE CHEEZ!AND MASTURBATION! ENJOY YOUR CHEEZ!

titey
08-19-2003, 04:17 AM
Cheez-Whiz makes for good lube! :)

j2k4
08-19-2003, 04:19 AM
Hobbes-

You were right the first time. ;)

Now, let's just give it to the hi-jackers; they've seen fit to add some levity to your thread. :lol:

Powdered Water
08-19-2003, 04:20 AM
Originally posted by titey@19 August 2003 - 04:17
Cheez-Whiz makes for good lube! :)
Hmmm... I would'nt touch that one with a ten foot can of cheez whiz.

hobbes
08-19-2003, 03:26 PM
Originally posted by Powdered Water+19 August 2003 - 05:20--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Powdered Water &#064; 19 August 2003 - 05:20)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin-titey@19 August 2003 - 04:17
Cheez-Whiz makes for good lube&#33;&nbsp; :)
Hmmm... I would&#39;nt touch that one with a ten foot can of cheez whiz.[/b][/quote]
Alright, looks like this one needs to go to the lounge. Let&#39;s get on it, Mods. <_<

titey
08-19-2003, 03:28 PM
http://members.roadfly.com/tite-wad/ThJack.jpg

Lamsey
08-19-2003, 03:28 PM
You know, I think this thread needs moved ;)


Seriously, though, if a thread is in the wrong section then it is moved. That is the policy here.
If you have a problem with a specific thread, feel free to PM a moderator.

hobbes
08-19-2003, 03:39 PM
Originally posted by Lamsey@19 August 2003 - 16:28
You know, I think this thread needs moved ;)


Seriously, though, if a thread is in the wrong section then it is moved. That is the policy here.
If you have a problem with a specific thread, feel free to PM a moderator.
Big picture-wise, moving the threads accomplishes nothing, and in some instances is harmful, as described above. Waste your time as you wish, but I find micro-management irksome.

I&#39;ve had my say. Ok, what&#39;s next?

titey
08-19-2003, 04:13 PM
It&#39;s in the Lounge now... no point in spamming anymore. :(

Rat Faced
08-19-2003, 04:22 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol:

hobbes
08-19-2003, 06:42 PM
Maybe you didn&#39;t understand that I was not kidding. :angry:
And I am not.

Didn&#39;t I say I had given my two cents and was done? Then it was moved. That is just crass.

RPerry
08-19-2003, 06:49 PM
:lol: :P :lol:

hobbes
08-19-2003, 07:15 PM
Since I have been such a problem child here, I&#39;m glad you mods have taken it upon yourselves to piss me off.

Why don&#39;t you worry about the function of the forum and it&#39;s stability, rather than aggravate decent contributors?

J'Pol
08-19-2003, 09:01 PM
With regard to the God thread. It&#39;s like a yo-yo in and out of world / lounge. So I use it as an example.

I can understand why mods would move things for purely relevance. e.g. If I were to post, "What&#39;s your favourite Jim Reeves Song" in the Hardware section then they may feel that it should be in Software world.

However movement between the World News and Lounge sections is purely a subjective judgment, based on the Mod&#39;s own opinion.

So if a Mod decides that the last few posts were not worthy of serious discussion, then they move it to the Lounge. Conversely if they feel that the posts have become of sufficient worth they then move it back.

That really isn&#39;t moderation, that is judgementalism and frankly it borders on the arrogant to feel that your opinion of what is worthwhile is more valuable than anyone else&#39;s.

hobbes
08-19-2003, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by JPaul@19 August 2003 - 22:01
With regard to the God thread. It&#39;s like a yo-yo in and out of world / lounge. So I use it as an example.

I can understand why mods would move things for purely relevance. e.g. If I were to post, "What&#39;s your favourite Jim Reeves Song" in the Hardware section then they may feel that it should be in Software world.

However movement between the World News and Lounge sections is purely a subjective judgment, based on the Mod&#39;s own opinion.

So if a Mod decides that the last few posts were not worthy of serious discussion, then they move it to the Lounge. Conversely if they feel that the posts have become of sufficient worth they then move it back.

That really isn&#39;t moderation, that is judgementalism and frankly it borders on the arrogant to feel that your opinion of what is worthwhile is more valuable than anyone else&#39;s.
word

J'Pol
08-19-2003, 09:45 PM
Originally posted by hobbes+19 August 2003 - 22:41--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (hobbes @ 19 August 2003 - 22:41)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-JPaul@19 August 2003 - 22:01
With regard to the God thread. It&#39;s like a yo-yo in and out of world / lounge. So I use it as an example.

I can understand why mods would move things for purely relevance. e.g. If I were to post, "What&#39;s your favourite Jim Reeves Song" in the Hardware section then they may feel that it should be in Software world.

However movement between the World News and Lounge sections is purely a subjective judgment, based on the Mod&#39;s own opinion.

So if a Mod decides that the last few posts were not worthy of serious discussion, then they move it to the Lounge. Conversely if they feel that the posts have become of sufficient worth they then move it back.

That really isn&#39;t moderation, that is judgementalism and frankly it borders on the arrogant to feel that your opinion of what is worthwhile is more valuable than anyone else&#39;s.
word [/b][/quote]
onomatopoeia.

Why do you need one tho&#39;

hobbes
08-19-2003, 09:54 PM
If you want me to leave, just say so.

Otherwise stop being an ass and leave threads in their original spot.

Do you think I don&#39;t know where to post?

I get the picture of powertripping teenagers. So go fuck yourselves.

J'Pol
08-19-2003, 09:56 PM
LOL

balaam, RPerry or Paul.

The only ones online just now methinks.

Top mod of the day award - but you have to show your face to get it.

Front and centre.

J'Pol
08-19-2003, 09:57 PM
Originally posted by hobbes@19 August 2003 - 22:54
If you want me to leave, just say so.

Otherwise stop being an ass and leave threads in their original spot.

Do you think I don&#39;t know where to post?

I get the picture of powertripping teenagers. So go fuck yourselves.
That&#39;s a bit h4r5h mate.

Just a bit of fun and all that.

thewizeard
08-19-2003, 09:59 PM
hobbes they do seem to have a sense of humour, don&#39;t you think?

Where is this thread now?

hobbes
08-19-2003, 10:03 PM
Originally posted by JPaul+19 August 2003 - 22:57--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (JPaul &#064; 19 August 2003 - 22:57)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-hobbes@19 August 2003 - 22:54
If you want me to leave, just say so.

Otherwise stop being an ass and leave threads in their original spot.

Do you think I don&#39;t know where to post?

I get the picture of powertripping teenagers.* So go fuck yourselves.
That&#39;s a bit h4r5h mate.

Just a bit of fun and all that. [/b][/quote]
No JPaul,

I&#39;m dead serious here. You know my history of levity and irony, but this is actually angering me.

Makes me wonder if those complaining of personal attacks by mods actually have a point.

I never expected such treatment, given my history.

Powertripping children, I would say.


Nigel, I have a great sense of humor. I have made a point that I am being up front here. So they move the thread twice, despite this.

RPerry
08-19-2003, 10:04 PM
well, I will say it wasn&#39;t me, but did find it funny....

hobbes, don&#39;t think anyone wants you to leave, someone just trying to make light of the subject ;)

hobbes
08-19-2003, 10:06 PM
Originally posted by RPerry@19 August 2003 - 23:04
well, I will say it wasn&#39;t me, but did find it funny....

hobbes, don&#39;t think anyonewants you to leave, someone just trying to make light of the subject ;)
Move the thread back to where I posted, then all is well. ok.

I do get angry, but I never hold a grudge.

Maybe I was a bit harsh, but spot me this one. :)

Gre1
08-19-2003, 10:20 PM
I actually read the treads and before I get to the second one I realised that this was a stupid topic not to agree with everyone else. How bout this be movie to the garbage. :lol: :lol:

thewizeard
08-19-2003, 10:23 PM
I think this thread deserves to be included in the Magical Mystery Tour.

J'Pol
08-19-2003, 10:26 PM
I agree hobbes - you are a decent spud and a good poster.

I for one will happily spot you at least this one. If not many more.

However it really isn&#39;t that important is it. Just a bit of fun.

So it&#39;s down to balaam or Paul. Come on step forward and collect the award old bean.

Lamsey
08-19-2003, 10:28 PM
As requested, I have moved this back (although it is a post about the Forum).

However, to Hobbes I can only say:

We don&#39;t tell you how to propogate your opinions and engage in intelligent debate in World news.
So don&#39;t tell us how to do our job.



Seeing as I&#39;m the only teenager on the team, I&#39;m assuming that the "powertripping teenager" comment is a direct personal attack. I&#39;d like to make the point that I have not, before now, moved this thread at all. My statement on the first page was a joke (implied by the wink smilie).

I have no idea who did it.

J'Pol
08-19-2003, 10:33 PM
Lamsey

It came from the Lounge - to the About our Website - to World News.

This may be illlustrating the chaps point.

Or was this deliberate ?

PS - used a ? just for you.

Lamsey
08-19-2003, 10:34 PM
Was it originally in the Lounge?

Shit...


OK, moved to the right original place now... :rolleyes:

RPerry
08-19-2003, 10:35 PM
LMAO, this has to be the most moved topic on the forum :lol:

I.am
08-19-2003, 10:36 PM
Originally posted by RPerry@19 August 2003 - 17:35
LMAO, this has to be the most moved topic on the forum :lol:
oh boy&#33; Saw it moving three places in no time&#33;

J'Pol
08-19-2003, 10:41 PM
Shouldn&#39;t this be in requests ?

balamm
08-19-2003, 10:43 PM
Damn it Lamsey&#33; Quit leavin those little moved tags all over the forum :P

Maybe JPaul could do us the favour and create a trully moveable thread.
One that is so obscure that no-way could we come to a consensus on where it should be.

Threadball anyone?

Mods need to have fun too :D

J'Pol
08-19-2003, 10:47 PM
Originally posted by balamm@19 August 2003 - 23:43
Damn it Lamsey&#33; Quit leavin those little moved tags all over the forum :P

Maybe JPaul could do us the favour and create a trully moveable thread.
One that is so obscure that no-way could we come to a consensus on where it should be.

Threadball anyone?

Mods need to have fun too :D
Worth thinking about.

Jim Reeves software, mucking up K++ on your hard drive has got to be considered a possibility.

hobbes
08-19-2003, 10:51 PM
The post was originally in "World....", just for the record.

It was placed there specifically although the topic may not be exactly worldly.

J'Pol
08-19-2003, 10:52 PM
Originally posted by hobbes@19 August 2003 - 23:51
The post was originally in "World....", just for the record.

It was placed there specifically although the topic may not be exactly worldly.
My apologies, I joined in when it was Lounge.

Sorry about that.

balamm
08-19-2003, 10:57 PM
;)

Lamsey
08-19-2003, 10:59 PM
:huh:

I give up.

hobbes
08-19-2003, 11:02 PM
Originally posted by balamm@19 August 2003 - 23:57
;)
I PMed Lamsey on the subject, I think. My ISP is ovulating at the moment and I am lucky to spend 5 minutes on line without having to reboot.

At any rate, no further discussion is necessary. I have basically said my piece and unforunately, a little bit more. :( :ph34r: :ph34r:

thewizeard
08-19-2003, 11:08 PM
I think that this thread should be in movies.....

Lamsey
08-19-2003, 11:25 PM
Well, if hobbes agrees here, I think this deserves a padlocking.

"Enough said" and all that.