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Old 12-18-2012, 11:29 AM   #181 (permalink)
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Because it's an "obligation." It would be nice if other people greet legitimate new members, but that comes down to personality. If they post music threads that interest others, they'll get de facto greetings, hopefully minus hostile-seeming arguments.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:35 AM   #182 (permalink)
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Why should only mods have an obligation to greet new members?
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Because it's an "obligation."
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:22 PM   #183 (permalink)
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Because no one else is a virtual employee. Standard forum practice is that non-moderators only have restrictions on their behavior, not obligations (aka duties).
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:32 PM   #184 (permalink)
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Because no one else is a virtual employee. Standard forum practice is that non-moderators only have restrictions on their behavior, not obligations (aka duties).
There is no obligation for mods to greet newbies here, quit making up bull****. Even the most patient of mods would get tired of greeting all the one and done posters that show up, but usually at least one mod shows up to welcome them.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:32 PM   #185 (permalink)
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Because no one else is a virtual employee. Standard forum practice is that non-moderators only have restrictions on their behavior, not obligations (aka duties).
Mods aren't "virtual employees". We're not paid. We have no contact with owners of the site. We're just members who like the place enough to volunteer to delete spam and enforce the rules.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:59 PM   #186 (permalink)
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The rules of this website, and the rules of how we moderate are decided upon by us as a group, within the confines of common sense.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:08 PM   #187 (permalink)
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Because it's an "obligation." It would be nice if other people greet legitimate new members, but that comes down to personality. If they post music threads that interest others, they'll get de facto greetings, hopefully minus hostile-seeming arguments.
Every so often I'll greet a new member in the "Community Center: Introductions" section. But I really don't do it often, not evryone stays. The time members are active on MB varies from days, to weeks, to months, or years. And some of the people who do have an interesting introduction about themselve don't always stay. It more likely the hostile new members (aka trolls) are here until they get it out of their system or are shown the emergency exit door aka banned.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:51 PM   #188 (permalink)
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Music will never stop evolving, just because you(or I or anybody else) doesn't like how it evolves doesn't mean it stopped evolving. Some pics of new music that gives me hope



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Old 12-18-2012, 04:52 PM   #189 (permalink)
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Okay, you're a Limp Bizkit fan and you believe swag is the future of music.

You're trolling us.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:29 PM   #190 (permalink)
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It seems like the argument is that new members are extra sensitive to initial remarks and because of that, extra compassion should be given by existing members. Is that essentially it?
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