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    Quote Originally Posted by MY63 View Post
    Why do people with 1 post keep popping up in topics like this
    Because after the first post they no longer have one post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazoolaw View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MY63 View Post
    Why do people with 1 post keep popping up in topics like this
    Because after the first post they no longer have one post?
    That's certainly true enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazoolaw View Post
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    Why do people with 1 post keep popping up in topics like this


    Because after the first post they no longer have one post?

    That makes no sense as a response to the question asked.

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    Douglas Adams (great stuff) might've borrowed a bit from Thomas More (1520 or so), though perhaps even More wasn't first...

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    I act as a moderator on another fairly large site (Brothers of Briar) and was drafted into the position pretty much against my will. We have five moderators. Some have areas of specialization. Mine is what we call the Trading Post.

    Two things. 1) On that site, anyone that publicly calls out a moderator is immediately banned. That includes arguing with, complaining about, etc. Pretty much anything is fine via PM, but public comments are strictly monitored. And no...we don't have many problems with it. 2) Absolutely... anyone that volunteers for or requests to be or even hints at being a moderator in a public area on the site should be avoided like a leper with anthrax.

    Just sayin'.

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    Blackhorse:

    1. You're going to get a lot of responses to that point. Most will be referencing FPN and the reason several are active on FP Geeks, not there.

    2. Amen

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    Eric, I intend to seize power.

    Now that the other horse is too deep in the K-hole to continue his campaign, nothing shall stand in my way. I shall wrest for myself absolute authority, and my wrath shall rule over the weak with a rod of iron. This is not to say I shall behave as a tyrant; random.org will be used to impartially choose a scapegoat for any given issue.

    Tell me who to smite, and they shall be smoten!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flounder View Post
    Eric, I intend to seize power.

    Now that the other horse is too deep in the K-hole to continue his campaign, nothing shall stand in my way. I shall wrest for myself absolute authority, and my wrath shall rule over the weak with a rod of iron. This is not to say I shall behave as a tyrant; random.org will be used to impartially choose a scapegoat for any given issue.

    Tell me who to smite, and they shall be smoten!
    Damn, that does sound good. I would like to be the first to throw my support behind the just and benevolent Flounder.

    On the other hand, I do have dragon eggs gestating in the garage. So watch out. If Flounder is assassinated, or the body count gets too high, I could still enter the fray later and stake my claim to the Iron Throne. I will be neither just nor fair. But I will not equivocate and I will be heard. Also, I'm not batshit crazy, so that's a plus.

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    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

    ~ Benjamin Franklin

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    Ha ha. You folks just don't get it, do you? I've already seized control and have been moderating for months. My takeover was so subtle and complete that nobody even noticed. I've already banned numerous people; Jon Szanto and Mike Hosea were both banned a while ago for being inveterate wiseacres, and I banned everyone between 40 and 60 latitude and 80 and 10.5 longitude just to capriciously display my incredible power. Again, all done with such craft and finesse that not even they noticed.
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    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

    ~ Benjamin Franklin

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    The internet is serious business, Jon
    Online arguments are a lot like the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
    As soon as the audience begins to participate, any actual content is lost in the resulting chaos and cacophony.
    At that point, all you can do is laugh and enjoy the descent into debasement.

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    Smoten?

    Wow...not even Monte Python would use that. Hmmm.

    I see the mods here as trotting around on wooden horses, followed by guys with cocoanut shells, making the clip clopping sounds. Their gleaming helmets have big plumes that are actually quill pens.

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    All I want to know is when is the red wedding? There are some folks who need to be smoten.
    Show me a shiny blue fountain pen and I will probably buy it.

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    Well they certainly wouldn't invite me: after a fortnight the place would be renamed Mabie Todd Geeks Forum.

    C.

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    Here's a summary of my supreme rulership philosophy. We'll also have Spaghetti Tuesdays every Wednesday.

    Last edited by Dreck; July 5th, 2015 at 03:56 PM.
    Online arguments are a lot like the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
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    I wouldn't want to be a member of any forum that would let me be moderator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlc View Post
    I wouldn't want to be a member of any forum that would let me be moderator.
    Well played, Carl.

    Online arguments are a lot like the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
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    The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.

    Oops sorry, wrong Marx.

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    I think I can safely say I wouldn't want to be a member of a forum that let 'Special K' be a moderator

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