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Discussion in 'The Help Desk' started by gul, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    http://www.wordforge.net/showthread.php?t=49281

    Why was it closed? It was not a policy thread, it was a teh drama thread and a request by El Chup for Cliff Notes. Are we to expect now that any thread that mentions embarrassing things about Listkeeper, such as the fact that he has called some Wordforgers rapists will be closed? That was a pretty free ranging thread, and I can't see how it really touched on anything appropriate for the helpdesk.

    This is not the best way to convince people that rational decisions are being made.
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  2. Cervantes

    Cervantes Fighting windmills

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    Especially considering that the thread he linked to for continued discussion is locked...

    I'm sorry, but this just seems like a really poor decision.

    Of course, Uncle Albert agreed with it, though.
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  3. Pylades

    Pylades Louder & Prouder

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    I assume Tamar will be along shortly to undo this. :)
    (Let's see whether I can get this post in before Listy closes this thread too! :soma: )
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  4. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    In the old days at Trekbbs, folks used to try to get that last post in, with simply the word tits!

    :tits:
  5. Mr. Plow

    Mr. Plow Fuck Y'all

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    TITS!
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  6. markb

    markb Dirty Bastard

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    And WordForge's resident flamethrower does it again!

    Oh yeah, TITS! :banana:
  7. BearTM

    BearTM Bustin' a move!

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    The item linked to is not there for continued discussion.

    There is exactly one authoritative answer on the CheekyMonkey debacle, and that's it.
  8. Cervantes

    Cervantes Fighting windmills

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    Look, Listy, I haven't flamed you. I haven't trolled you. I haven't really rocked the boat on these Mod Vs. Poster debates. Hell, I think rather fondly of you for so vociferously telling people I'm not actormike.

    However, I just don't get what's going on here. Has Elwood asked you to close threads in the RR pertaining to recent "teh drama!" events?
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  9. Uncle Albert

    Uncle Albert Metal health

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    I agreed with the choice of people to piss off, and look foreward to more closures in the future.

    :nyer:
  10. markb

    markb Dirty Bastard

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    And we didn't know this already, pet? :rolleyes:
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  11. BearTM

    BearTM Bustin' a move!

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    Like I said, the drama threads end today. Too many people are of the mind that they're free to engage in abuse rather than discourse, and their delusions aside, Wordforge is NOT about abuse.
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  12. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    So censorship begins in earnest, now?
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  13. Caedus

    Caedus Fresh Meat Formerly Deceased Member

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    I agree! The abuse is getting to be a bit much, first with Borgs and now with Elwood, when will everyone learn that they just need to keep silent and trust in the owner?
  14. Elwood

    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    I have asked The Listkeeper to dial it back dramatically, but as for the rest of our correspondence, as I have said from day one, I will never discipline a staff member in the public fora. Again, that has been a constant and repeated fact since day one.

    Also, I have not pressed the issue, but I believe I've been a very gracious victim to this point. Oh, let us not forget that is it I that was wronged and many of you are only throwing more and more and more fuel on that fire.

    I've tried to be stern but fair to this point, but if we continue to push against each other, somethin' gonna have to give eventually and it ain't gonna be the guy paying the bills.
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  15. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    In English, please?
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    markb Dirty Bastard

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    So, do you really think it's helpful to threaten to permaban?

    We ARE coming full circle then.:(
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  17. Elwood

    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    Okay.

    I have asked The Listkeeper to dial it back dramatically, but as for the rest of our correspondence, as I have said from day one, I will never discipline a staff member in the public fora. Again, that has been a constant and repeated fact since day one.

    Also, I have not pressed the issue, but I believe I've been a very gracious victim to this point. Oh, let us not forget that it is I that has been wronged and many of you are only throwing more and more and more fuel on that fire.

    I've tried to be stern but fair to this point, but if we continue to push against each other, somethin' gonna have to give eventually and it ain't gonna be the guy paying the bills.
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  18. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    Hi, Lisa!
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  19. Cervantes

    Cervantes Fighting windmills

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    I'm still not sure if you mean you asked him to close those threads, or asked him not to...

    Honestly, I really am confused here.
  20. markb

    markb Dirty Bastard

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    Maybe it's time to have another board sale then.
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  21. Elwood

    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    [SIZE=-1]
    Speaking softly has not worked to date. That's why you also carry the big stick. [/SIZE]

    What I don't understand is all this talk about WF dying, coming full circle, or what have you. Everyone is bored. As soon as there's some national controversy or international tragedy this will all be forgotten about until the next time certain people get bored. :shrug:
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  22. Quest

    Quest Liberty and Justice Staff Member Administrator

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    Looks like the offending material in that thread was nothing about CheekyMonkey.

    It was about you. :garamet:

    Conflict of interest much?
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  23. phantomofthenet

    phantomofthenet Locked By Request

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    As far as I recall, nobody's said a bad thing about you, Elwood, and there's been, other than a few valid questions, nothing but sympathy.

    Much of the fighting since hasn't had anything to do with you and the Monkey situation, but with Listy being the Second Coming of Neroon...or more to the point, these days people are saying to Neroon, "Dude, you are acting like another Listkeeper."
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  24. Elwood

    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    I've bent over backwards, had my name dragged through the mud, been lied about more times than I can count, and yet I've stood by silently knowing that it'd all work out in the end. However, some people will just not let this go and, evidently, they resent that I'm not transparent in with my real life.

    Well, that's just to goddamned bad.

    :bergman:
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  25. Quest

    Quest Liberty and Justice Staff Member Administrator

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    [SIZE=-1]
    In addition to your big stick, I would recommend a short leash.


    [/SIZE]
    So that's the official story? "Certain people" are bored?

    Trolls causing trouble for its own sake, nothing more? :(
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  26. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    Perhaps. But then, if boredom leads to this topic, while stimulate with authoritative measures?

    And I still don't understand your statement above -- repeating it doesn't change that fact. Will the threads be re-opened? Are you turning over listkeepers articulated policy regarding teh drama threads? Or are you just asking him not to be an asshole as he implements the policy?
  27. Elwood

    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    Oh no, do a search for my name, excluding posts I've made, in The Red and Gray Rooms. I've been called everything but a white man by many people, some I thought I trusted.

    If this was just about Bear's behavior, I can handle that simply enough, but it ain't.
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  28. markb

    markb Dirty Bastard

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    I think the most I have said about you is that you where a fool for getting involved with someone on the internet. Seeing how ugly that has turned out time and time again, I stand by it.
    If I have said anything else, I apologize.

    This is not personal Elwood, I consider you a friend still, even if you do not, this is about policy.
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  29. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    I've seen a lot of sympathetic statements toward elwood about the personal life side of this. Complaints have been about board management.

    ETA: most of us don't believe Cheekey Monkey's version of events anyway, and we've said that all along.
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  30. phantomofthenet

    phantomofthenet Locked By Request

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    Well, E, I can't speak for everybody, but whoever's been calling you this and that - I ain't one of them.

    And seriously - at this point, it's not even about you anymore, but the high handed way Listy's been acting lately
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