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Old 07-07-2018, 08:42 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Look into it you imbeciles. #sanctimoniousbanter
This is the kind of sarcastic **** that makes you unworthy to be a mod, and has led me to post this
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You didn't do your job as a mod last night, and it was only because a) you dislike me and b) Batty is your friend. You're a disgrace.
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:43 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Someone didn't click on the link. Here's another.

Irony | Define Irony at Dictionary.com

I like you TH. I don't actively dislike anyone here.
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:24 AM   #43 (permalink)
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I think jokes are gray area. But then there's the preemptive refusal to apologize. That kind of makes it all worse. I'm touching the hot potato now. I said I wouldn't. Stopping it now!
^ Yep, Batlord's original post was just a poor-taste, unfunny joke. We've all made mistakes when we post comments, and when we do the best policy is to apologise and move on. When it became clear how upset Trollheart was, I think apologizing would've been the decent thing for Batlord to do. It would've demonstrated that Batlord put a higher value on Trollheart's peace of mind than on the spurious right to make extremely dubious personal "jokes".

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The problem is that Frown was present and didn't ban him. If I'd ban him now that'd... *giggles* undermine Frown's credibility and... au... *bursts into laughter* ...thority (Let me finish!) as a mod. Heh
^ This pinpoints a concern I have about Frownland's wearing of the blue. He's an interesting and prolific poster, which means he's often the first on the scene when something contentious goes down. But simply because his user name is blue, it looks as though his attitude is MB policy, whether Frownland intends it that way or not.

TBH, @ Frownland, I would hate to disrupt our amicable relationship, but have you ever considered voluntarily stepping down as a mod? It would free you up to make your particular brand of intellectually austere comments without being shackled by any obligation to police the threads. After all, one job of the mod, I presume, is to keep members and to keep members happy. As you've prob noticed, that priority is often in conflict with your own cerebral, dispassionate approach. I think this case is an example of that; there are several regular members who aren't happy that not one word has been said to censure Batlord, and you are not even throwing us a crumb as far as I can see.

Well, I suppose "I like you TH" could be considered a crumb, but still, you get my point, right?
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:32 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I gave The Batlord a warning not to do it anymore last night in the thread where it happened and he agreed to it. I don't think coming down hard on people for flippant jokes not intended to be hurtful is a good approach either. Here's a piece of bread but I won't give you the sandwich the you're implying.
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:51 AM   #45 (permalink)
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I gave The Batlord a warning not to do it anymore last night in the thread where it happened and he agreed to it. I don't think coming down hard on people for flippant jokes not intended to be hurtful is a good approach either. Here's a piece of bread but I won't give you the sandwich the you're implying.
^ I didn't notice that reprimand, tbh. Ten out of ten for extending my metaphor.
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:56 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Yeah, basically Frown said, in so many words, "don't do that again, you naughty boy". Well, whatever happens, I hope Bats is feeling that not many people are happy with him at the moment.
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Old 07-07-2018, 10:00 AM   #47 (permalink)
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3, to be exact. Notice it, Batboy!
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Old 07-07-2018, 11:11 AM   #48 (permalink)
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The problem is the way it was said. You were practically rolling your eyes and shaking your head and saying to him, "sorry mate, you know what this **** is like. I don't want to do it but I have to." It sounded more like a gentle reprimand AND IT DID NOT WORK, as evidenced by Batty's last post on the subject yesterday. He clearly did not think he was in the wrong, and probably never will.

I guarantee, any other mod would have done a better and more effective job of dealing with this than you. Your friendship with Batty biases your judgement and your "rulings". There can be no doubt about that. You let him away with more than anyone else would get away with, and this is, now, in total contravention, and makes a mockery of, Exo's stated new rules.

Meet the new rules; same as the old rules.

This was a chance to make a definitive statement about zero-tolerance policies, and it was not only missed, but completely ignored.
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Old 07-07-2018, 11:14 AM   #49 (permalink)
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I just can't do anything right.
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Old 07-07-2018, 01:38 PM   #50 (permalink)
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1. I missed all of the drama.
2. I'm not getting royalties every time someone uses the phrase "The Batlord".
3. I'm not getting royalties whenever someone uses *'s. Ex: *goes to take a dump*
4. Man, it's dark as hell in my RV when the sun is totally obscured by scary clouds.
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