Author Topic: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off  (Read 15845 times)

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It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« on: September 21, 2007, 08:51:53 PM »
A lot of people here on APS think that Mike Irwin is running some sort of one-man show, locking threads based upon his whims.

Sorry, but that's not the case. Ever since the Political forum was created, every moderator has been bombarded with complaints about one post or another that's offensive.

Sometimes, the person complaining may be simply looking for a way to strike back at his "adversary." More often than not, though, the person complaining has a legitimate beef.

The APS Political forum exists because the Legal and Politcal forum on The High Road simply got out of control. It was the belief of the APS moderators, based upon the past conduct of APS members, that such a situation would not happen here.

Well, it did. Othewise well-respected and congenial members have engaged in conduct that can hardly be termed "polite."

APS only exists because of Oleg Volk's generosity. And, if the forum deteriorates into the same sort of cesspool that resulted in the Legal and Political forum being removed from THR, well, that can happen here as well. In fact, the entire APS forum could disappear.

If you disagree with another poster's position, that's fine. But don't phrase your statements in words that you wouldn't say to that person's face.

IOW, think twice, post once.

It would be a shame to see APS go away.






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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2007, 09:03:36 PM »

Might be wise just to nuke Political forum now.
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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2007, 02:56:49 AM »
No need for that.

I suspect that 10% of APS members are causing 90% of the problems.  Get those 10% under control (or booted) and most of the problems are fixed.

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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2007, 03:43:44 AM »
I suspect that 10% of APS members are causing 90% of the problems.  Get those 10% under control (or booted) and most of the problems are fixed.

We've already started that.

And, in all fairness, the percentage of trouble makers is much, much less then the 10% you guestimate.

With rare exception, it's the same lovely 3-4 people in 99% of the threads.

It's just that those few do such a wonderful job of being a problem.

Personally, it's getting old.
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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2007, 03:54:28 AM »
Ex-MA Hole, you're just mad because you can't blame this situation on me.  Tongue 
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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2007, 04:36:25 AM »
Don't worry fistful, you're gonna be part of the next wave of beatings. Wink

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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2007, 07:15:22 AM »
This is why I stayed out of the political forum on THR, and why I shy away from the one here.  I don't want to get caught up in the mass culling.

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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2007, 07:33:42 AM »
"I don't want to get caught in the mass culling"

I seriously doubt that there will be any mass cull simply because most posters here have shown a remarkable propensity for maintaining level-headed discussion.

As long as you can do that, you have nothing to fear.

There are numerous threads in which I could get down and dirty and really into a no hold barred debate. I simply walk away from them now when they start to heat up, secure in my knowledge that I'm right and that the other person is wrong.
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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2007, 07:37:07 AM »
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I simply walk away from them now when they start to heat up, secure in my knowledge that I'm right and that the other person is wrong.

Funny, I do the same thing.  It's amazing how often we're right. Wink

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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2007, 07:38:08 AM »
You guys can't always be right, cause I'm always right. 

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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2007, 07:48:27 AM »
You guys can't always be right, cause I'm always right. 

What if you're BOTH right ?!?!?!  shocked
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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2007, 08:21:40 AM »
Impossible.

EVERYONE knows that Mike is always right.

And that no one ever agrees with him.

Dasmi- There is to be no mass culling.  The mods got together and realized that almost all of us had given "one last warning" to a couple of particualr posters.  We decided that these people had enough "last warnings".

This is not based on one, two, or even three warnings.  But instead, on many, many warnings.





Now to more important business:  How can we blame this on Fistful?
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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2007, 09:06:17 AM »
ex-ma,

We could use the old tried and true communist method. We have determined you are to be guilty of something, so you are.

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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2007, 09:39:17 AM »
Now to more important business:  How can we blame this on Fistful?

Waterboarding, stress positions, sensory deprivation, and suspension of habeas corpus.   If that does not work, we lock him in a padded room and turn on the Yanni.
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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2007, 09:43:48 AM »
Ex-MA Hole, you're just mad because you can't blame this situation on me.  Tongue 

In all fairness, no he can't.

But you're the forum scapegoat so we're just gonna assume that somehow, it's your fault.  grin
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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2007, 11:07:04 AM »
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I simply walk away from them now when they start to heat up, secure in my knowledge that I'm right and that the other person is wrong.

Funny, I do the same thing.  It's amazing how often we're right. Wink

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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2007, 11:33:06 AM »
Impossible.

EVERYONE knows that Mike is always right.

And that no one ever agrees with him.

Dasmi- There is to be no mass culling.  The mods got together and realized that almost all of us had given "one last warning" to a couple of particualr posters.  We decided that these people had enough "last warnings".

This is not based on one, two, or even three warnings.  But instead, on many, many warnings.





Now to more important business:  How can we blame this on Fistful?


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Have we thought about maybe making the Politics hole only accessible to "friends"?
Or, unmoderating it and leaving it to burn?
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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2007, 11:41:51 AM »
I can't remember if we considered the Friends Only politics forum or not.  As for unmoderating it and letting it burn, that's the quickest way to get this entire forum shut down. 

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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2007, 03:09:56 PM »
Well, I am certainly no saint.  I hope if I say something y'all don't like, you will tell me promptly.  Smiley

I did notice a few threads locked that had been going on all week.
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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2007, 04:00:21 PM »
You mean people were banned, and I missed it?  Drat! 
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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2007, 06:31:37 PM »
Now to more important business:  How can we blame this on Fistful?
Waterboarding, stress positions, sensory deprivation, and suspension of habeas corpus.   If that does not work, we lock him in a padded room and turn on the Yanni.

All were tried on one particularly tough terrorist.  All failed, though Yanni did get him to sweat a bit.

Then an enterprising interrogator downloaded some particularly nefarious ditty onto his iPod.  All he had to do was show the terrorist the LCD, scrolling the words of the artist:













Zamfir...
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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2007, 06:47:54 PM »
Who's zamfir?
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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2007, 07:30:09 PM »
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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2007, 08:30:13 PM »
You could just make him watch that .gif of Hasselhof in a speedo Charby posted. [/shudders]
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Re: It's not just Mike Irwin who's ticked off
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2007, 10:24:30 PM »
"Have we thought about maybe making the Politics hole only accessible to "friends"?"

No.
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