an open letter to the mods from Whiney G. Weingarten

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stfu dan you like granny weatherwax ffs.

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:33 (eleven years ago) link

ur on shaky ground as it is

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:34 (eleven years ago) link

k3vin k. using posters real names when shit gets heated

am0n, Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:34 (eleven years ago) link

oh hey look everyone i just told brute mod hi dere to stfu guess i'm about to be permabanned, cos that's what this dude is like, right?

Rmde

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:35 (eleven years ago) link

this is a good one to let go, send buffy dvds

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:36 (eleven years ago) link

ban darraghmac

am0n, Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:36 (eleven years ago) link

wondering where some dude is taking this w/ his dn tbh

dayo, Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:36 (eleven years ago) link

That display name is at least a couple of days old, I assume it has nothing to do with anything happening here.

lol tea partiers and their fat fingers (HI DERE), Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:37 (eleven years ago) link

yeah it's due for a change anyway

Danble Perritration (some dude), Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:39 (eleven years ago) link

better?

Danble Anal Perritration (some dude), Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:39 (eleven years ago) link

peritonitis wd be better i think

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:41 (eleven years ago) link

If Whiney comes back and continues to be an abusive ass with a secret "oh but it's hust jokes, I really love you guys FUCK YOU haha I'm a scamp!" thread on 77, I will permaban him. ILX does not need that shit.

― lol tea partiers and their fat fingers (HI DERE), Thursday, November 4, 2010 9:44 AM (49 minutes ago) Bookmark

feeling the futility of all this now that the ultimate verdict has been cast

i don't think whiney is the biggest asshole on the board, imo there are much bigger and more gaping assholes, he's just the most visible because he posts a lot and often in all caps

samosa gibreel, Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:44 (eleven years ago) link

I "like" whiney fine but surely part of being a big asshole is related to the frequency of yr posts?

I raise this in a philosophical, probing-at-definitions fashion, not cos I've got a pony in this race.

Owner of a Homely Face (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:47 (eleven years ago) link

i'd say visibility is the "big" part of "big asshole"

call all destroyer, Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:48 (eleven years ago) link

whineys problem imho is mostly that he has no taste

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:49 (eleven years ago) link

Anyway, caek and some dude have a point; their distrust in me and my judgment is going to make whatever I do as a moderator seem suspect and making mistakes like letting someone who is actively attempting to frustrate me succeed reinforces that.

I am, for better or worse, firmly of the opinion that actively attempting to frustrate and annoy a moderator (Note: not a poster; in this particular instance, I was, as a site mod, asking a poster to change a display name that others, including Whiney, had found offensive, and Whiney was spending his time derailing his own thread and making the situation worse than the offensive display name was. I have not and have never used moderation powers against someone who was arguing with me poster to poster and, aside from the entirely unlikely case of people suddenly deciding to drop n-bombs at me, I never will.) opens you to having moderation action taken against you. If you disagree with that and feel you have a better way, I offer you my moderation powers (pending approval from the other site mods).

lol tea partiers and their fat fingers (HI DERE), Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:50 (eleven years ago) link

the g. stood for goatse all along

faux-naif vs concern troll deathmatch (buzza), Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:50 (eleven years ago) link

an open letter to the mob from hi dere imo.

Personally can't think of anyone i'd want to take over, as well to say that as i'm sure there'll be plenty naysayers with 2c each

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:53 (eleven years ago) link

Dear Roxy,

Why did you lock the diarrhea diarrhea thread on 1p3 iirc?

~Whiney

am0n, Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:54 (eleven years ago) link

Suggest rolling "ILXor's Top Mod" competition.

Owner of a Homely Face (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:55 (eleven years ago) link

caek 4 mod!

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:55 (eleven years ago) link

maybe there should be a rotating monthly mod spot, just to see what it 'feels like'

dayo, Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:56 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribune

Owner of a Homely Face (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:56 (eleven years ago) link

make caek and al shipley mods

max, Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:57 (eleven years ago) link

^^^^^

http://rtfitch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/fireworks.jpg

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:58 (eleven years ago) link

GOOD LUCK ILXORA

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:58 (eleven years ago) link

I just wanna say that in about 90% of cases I completely agree with Dan's mod decisions. While I don't necessarily agree with him in this case, apparently 51+ people did. This kinda astounds me because I don't really see anything offensive about WGW's style of posting, but there have been loud protests in the past against SBeanings that I thought were completely justified. Guess it takes all kinds to make this community. I don't have a conclusion for this thought. Peace.

What if mod was one of us? (kkvgz), Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:00 (eleven years ago) link

ice cr?m for mod

am0n, Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:01 (eleven years ago) link

we all scr?m for ice cr?m

Harrison Buttwhistle (NickB), Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:03 (eleven years ago) link

no no come on u guys we all know i would make dan look like *attempting to think of a well known reasonable politician*

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:06 (eleven years ago) link

think of an attractive one, plz

lol tea partiers and their fat fingers (HI DERE), Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:07 (eleven years ago) link

I don't want to be ugly

lol tea partiers and their fat fingers (HI DERE), Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:07 (eleven years ago) link

http://i36.tinypic.com/wbvxv5.gif

am0n, Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:07 (eleven years ago) link

lol xp

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:07 (eleven years ago) link

jjjusten for mod

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:20 (eleven years ago) link

fuck you man I aint no screw

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:22 (eleven years ago) link

i think i should be mod mod not mod

caek, Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:24 (eleven years ago) link

we should have a knockout poll tournament after a nominations thread.

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:27 (eleven years ago) link

if modding's gonna be an arbitrary popularity contest then fuckit, lets get real on dis ting

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:33 (eleven years ago) link

I do love how people nominations for mod are "let's have a mod who would never ban an awesome bro no matter what he said" -- great look, that

honkin' on joey kramer (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:39 (eleven years ago) link

i think we would all ban whiney permanently given the chance. no one is disagreeing with that.

caek, Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:42 (eleven years ago) link

lol

honkin' on joey kramer (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:43 (eleven years ago) link

aerosmith for mod

samosa gibreel, Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:43 (eleven years ago) link

yeah see dan acknowledging that you're gonna send people to their rooms if they annoy mod-hat hi dere is the kind of paternalistic bs that ppl legitimately have beef with - adopt a more even-handed perspective or please stop being a mod

xp aero no one is saying that, and most of the noms are jokes. al would be an excellent mod I think

wakafledia (k3vin k.), Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:43 (eleven years ago) link

my first act as mod will be to auto-embed coroner songs into every thread

honkin' on joey kramer (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:43 (eleven years ago) link

Since peeps are bringing up the idea that whiney is not necc the biggest asshole on the site, just the most visible, this is prob a good time to bring up that the same thing kinda applies to whatever mod is the "problem" mod at any given point. the problem is that dudes want mod actions to be visible and explained, but when we do that, it normally turns into a bunch of accusations of hardmanning or meanness or snarkiness or whatever. it'd be WAY easier to just mod without transparency, and lots of sites do exactly that, but thats not how ilx works or should work. this same thing applies to the circling the wagons deal - if we didnt try to explain why a mod action was taken or how certain systematic stuff works, no one would think that, because youd never hear any explanation in the first place.

tbh im not crazy about tying this further into this thread since i think its counterproductive to talk about sorta the big mod concerns in a poster/situation specific thread, but i would be totally down with starting a general mod concerns thread or some such if peeps want to hash some of this out.

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:47 (eleven years ago) link

not knowing all that being a mod really entails i would be into a tryout period to see if i like it or would do an acceptable job but i'm not gonna actively campaign for it or anything, i don't sincerely thing regime change is the only answer here

some dude, Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:49 (eleven years ago) link

i got an open letter from the weingartenment the other day

am0n, Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:53 (eleven years ago) link

i think dan was pretty clear i explaining this tempban. If mods are taking crap for no other reason than being mods, why the fuck should they react as a normal poster?

Have zinged jj and dan many's the time and there was no 'paternalistic' repercussions. Maybe if you dont act like a brat you dont get sent to yr room i dunno seems p fuckin reasonable.

Reject hi dere's offer of resignation, ban kevin k.

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:54 (eleven years ago) link

yeah see dan acknowledging that you're gonna send people to their rooms if they annoy mod-hat hi dere is the kind of paternalistic bs that ppl legitimately have beef with - adopt a more even-handed perspective or please stop being a mod

I read this as "Be better than we are, and never EVER show anger." You know, it's a nice ideal, and it IS the ideal -- it's what we shoot for. But you're not going to get it 100% of the time. Sorry.

Seriously, if you know of a messageboard with more even-tempered mods, please post a link -- I would love to see it and study it.

Unfrozen Caveman Board-Lawyer (WmC), Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:55 (eleven years ago) link


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