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Old 05-01-2011, 12:23 AM   #781 (permalink)
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Yes, I understand.

The thread does seem to get off topic more often than not but I don't feel like it's wrong to state opinions for the sake of stating them.

I'm pretty sure there is a Banter in the name of this website.
The word Banter in the website's name doesn't express the rules, or intentions of the rules. If you accept the rules, such as no direct flaming of other members (which I know you do, as you've reported plenty people who you felt insulted you) etc, then how can a word in the website title invalidate that? What, suddenly bantering can't, by definition, be insulting banter? But it says "banter" in the website title...

I think the issue is that you don't really think things through enough. You have good intentions, but they're poorly thought out and they usually contradict themselves. This ends up putting you on the receiving end of some things you may not agree with. I challenge you to at least consider them before simply retaliating with an opinion for the sake of retaliating.
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:08 AM   #782 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, just a notice to say that I spent the last 2 hours removing 100 pages worth of chat, off-topic chat, and much other rubbish. It was moderators also (including myself) on top of other members but this is now to stop. This thread is now in the Editors Pick as originally suggested by Freebase and others. If you want your post approved it must be relevant to the thread and contribute decent posts. I.e. not just one-line posts about yourself or others.

If anyone has any further comments or questions please PM me or any other moderator.
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:29 AM   #783 (permalink)
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Well, I think perhaps I may take the time to make one of these:

in order of people I have responded to recently:

Vanilla: Absolutely bat**** insane, but personally I feel that's the best way for a person to be! Has consistently shown the ability to both be a good, sincere and fair (from what I've seen) moderator, and also maintain the "This is my opinion and I'm gonna say it, if you don't like it then sod off" approach that she's always had. Straight Talking, good fun, and always good for a mad chat about anything. Certainly one of the more entertaining posters on the forum!

CanwllCorfe: Forever the gentleman, but not in a way that he allows people to walk all over him, which is often the danger in being constantly kind. Willing to accept the views of others while not capitulating on his own, which is an admirable quality. His posts are always well though out, or at least seem that way, and I've never seen him fail to bring something to a discussing he has entered into. He's a little bit of a know-it-all, but gives his information in such a way that it is impossible to take offence, as it is never done in order to put someone else down.

Neapolitan: I'm not sure about this guy. Most of the posts that I've seen him make on the forum have either been to correct someone's grammar in a rather condescending manner, or most recently, to consistently make statements with the assumption of correctness without any real justification. Which is fine from a musical opinion perspective, but not from a maths approach :P However, I realise that my opinion is probably tainted by the fact that I have never been on the same side of an argument with this guy, and I understand that he gets along very well with many people on the forum. Perhaps it is a case of an arrogant shell, with a good friend on the inside, once you are perceived to be worthy! I know it is all too easy to act that way, especially online (I know I've done it myself in the past) and I refuse to hold it against someone I don't know that well.

Freebase Dali/Janszoon: Seriously, the only way I can tell you two apart is by your avatars, but I would imagine that's because I really don't post as much as I should! However, both of you have a number of the same characteristics: good mediators, good posters, solid contributors to any thread I've looked in, but also with a slightly sharp sense of humour, happy to poke fun at people in circumstances where it won't aggravate the situation, and often the first people to calm a thread down once it starts going too far.

djchameleon: A slightly confusing kettle of fish. I've had multiple conversations with him which have been great, both where we have agreed and disagreed on a number of subjects. He generally seems thoughtful of the opinions of others and takes that into account when he is posting. However, I have noticed that he is often very quick to show his "knowledge of women", often in a way that's almost like a competition, and is part of a group of posters that are in some ways threatening to turn this forum, or at least the Lounge area, into some sort of Sex Pageant. While he's not the main offender, he's just the first person in this list that I've come to. Sorry Dj :P As others have noted, he has a tendency sometimes to make posts that in some ways seem out of character, in others like a bitchy side which comes through every now and then - barbed remarks that are later passed off as jokes, but one does wonder at their sincerity, or necessity.

Tore: I think the vast majority of people who have ever come in contact with Tore have the same opinion of him: Kind, Helpful, Calm, Thoughtful; it feels like there's this bubble of mature discussion that follows him around the forums: wherever he goes people seem to calm down and post properly! An exceptional mediator and organiser, it's always a pleasure to talk to him on a whole range of subjects.

s_k: Another mixed barrel, though I understand that that may be out of his control. I apologise if I get a little psychoanalytical in this, but it is my nature to try and figure people out, and you have been an interesting subject :P You are an exceptionally kind person; you will always go out of your way to accomodate people; to get to know them, to make friends with them, and to learn as much as you can about them. However, I do agree with a number of other posters who have stated that it sometimes gets a little... creepy. There are times when it seems like you are too eager for attention and approval (especially from girls), and then others where you seem to dump your "everyone can be who they like" approach and are really disparaging about either a person's opinions or a group of people. However, I get the impression that this is not an intentional slight, but something that he is compelled to say.

Urban Hatemonger: Honestly, I knew this guy better back in the day, but I have noticed a lack of his grumpy self on the boards, which is a shame. I've always enjoyed his posts: disparaging to a great extent, but in such a way that it's obvious that he's not really being malicious, and he's really just a cuddly teddy bear underneath his cold hard exterior. Probably best known now for stating that this forum has gone to the dogs, I will always remember him for his unparallelled hatred of Bono.

Il Duce: I get the feeling that Il Duce has an incredibly mundane work life, or one that he finds quite constricting and ... normal. It would certainly explain why the vast majority of his posts on this forum seem to be flippant, carefree or often, just totally insane. Sometimes, it's amusing, helping to defuse a situation, other times, it's frustrating, as it can derail an interesting topic. If there is any one thing I would ask him to change, it would be the obsessive sexual posting that threatens to smother many conversations every time there is a female member involved. However, He is an active contributor, and I realise that he is restricting this flippant posting mostly to the Lounge section, and he does contribute quite a lot to threads in the music areas of the forum.

That's all I can think of for now. If I've not mentioned anyone, it's not a personal slgith, more that I don't like to make judgements of people unless I've had a fair bit of contact with them, or at least enough to be able to tell who they are. I also think I mentioned some people already in this thread, but I can't remember who i did, so... something :P
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:42 AM   #784 (permalink)
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CanwllCorfe: Forever the gentleman, but not in a way that he allows people to walk all over him, which is often the danger in being constantly kind. Willing to accept the views of others while not capitulating on his own, which is an admirable quality. His posts are always well though out, or at least seem that way, and I've never seen him fail to bring something to a discussing he has entered into. He's a little bit of a know-it-all, but gives his information in such a way that it is impossible to take offence, as it is never done in order to put someone else down.
Thank you kind sir! If I had it my way, I'd never be in a debate. I try and stay out of them whenever possible. It's only been in the last year or so that I've had a backbone. Had I been in a debate beforehand, I'd be afraid to disagree. I've certainly overcome that, but I make sure that I always come off as respectful. And sometimes I'll add in unnecessary words to make that as clear as I can, almost saying, "I get what you mean, this is just what I think". I avoid confrontation at all costs, so I tend to stay in the Lounge, the Games, Lists, Jokes and Polls section, and OUT of the Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion section. I'll maybe write a sentence, and then never go back.
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:37 PM   #785 (permalink)
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Burning Down: Aka stupid simpson guy, has to be the coolest chick ever! She's witty, smart and never fails to make me happy.

Mojopiunk: Sexy bitch who needs a spanking...I mean...great contributer and has the ability to stir up people in the most subtle means.

Duga: Great mod, very keen to learn more of her music taste as so far I've seen some great comments from her about certain music.

Pedestrian: Who the **** are you? Just kidding! I've enjoyed getting to know you more since you've become mod, as before I didn't feel your presence as much.

Freebase Dali: Can't stand the guy, pretentious, self-involved, ugly prick. Reverse the last sentence to be opposite of what is said and you'll realise he's an amazing guy and really keeps the mod team on their toes. Nothing gets missed! Although my dear I wish you would loosen up sometimes and enjoy yourself more often on the boards.

Satchmo: MIA, where the hell are you my sweet prince? He's a very cool long standing member.

Conan: He has to be the most kindest, fun and geniune guy on the boards (next to Jackhammer), I love him long time!

dankrsta: Don't know you as well but this can change. Still a top chick.

Nonsubmissivewife: Need I say more? Great music taste, great reviews, and fantastically witty spoken lady.

Last but not least, Janszoon: Giggity. I have this secret crush on lee because he consistently gives the lawls and we team together to be very sly dogs around the board. I might even tell my therapist of my strange affliction towards him.
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:50 PM   #786 (permalink)
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Burning Down: Aka stupid simpson guy, has to be the coolest chick ever! She's witty, smart and never fails to make me happy.


You are so kind! Thank you
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:34 PM   #788 (permalink)
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Thanks Vanilla.

We should just start telling people that I'm a modbot who is pre-programmed to ban people for listing prog albums or saying negative things about feminists.
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:41 PM   #789 (permalink)
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Tumor - Great person, she puts up with a lot of my moping and other bullshit. Her taste in music is pretty good, as I know she listens to Rapeman and Jesus Lizard. I just wish she would be a little more positive about things though.

Dayvan Cowboy - Probably one of the coolest 14 year olds ever. She listens to a lot of the experimental stuff I get into, and is just a cool person in general. It's just sometimes I wish I could ruffle her head and tell her to perk up.

Ethan - Probably one of the coolest people on the board. I miss him so much and wish he would come back. I talk to him sometimes on AIM and he seems to be doing well, but we don't share much in common musically these days other than Iron & Wine and Nick Drake.

Sweet Nothing - Probably one of the First friends I made on this site, he was and still is pretty awesome. I used to give him music on his birthday and he'd do the same for me (god, I miss that). Please come back Kenny!

WolverineWeiselWolfPigeon - Coolest chick on the west coast. We've texted each other for awhile and she's grown to be one of my best friends online. We don't talk as much these days because she has a job and is just busy with life, but I wish she would just come back to MB once and awhile.

Dreadnaught - Man, I had fun talking with her back in the day. She was Awesome! I feel like I messed up somewhere and we sort of became a little bit hostile to each other. I think I left once for awhile because I got pissed at her for some reason or another, but I can't remember. HA!

Awwsugar - Again, another thing I messed up. She's pretty cool and can sing and play guitar too! I don't think I see her on MB as much as I used to, but she's probably busy with other things.

Dayna - Man, you might as well call her the Queen of MB. Tough as shit, opinionated, and just doesn't give a fuck. She will call you out on your bullshit and make you feel like an utter fool. She is a nice person though, as well as an avid reader. She gave me some book recommendations awhile back and I found those books as pretty good reads.

Vanilla - Hmmm, I'm not sure what to say about her, but she does seem pretty experienced in some areas. She seems like an awesome mod and the added estrogen to the mod team sure did balance things out.

More to come, a lot more.
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