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Old 02-03-2009, 07:49 PM   #31
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:01 PM   #32
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but without ever resorting to being bitchy or hurtful to other posters, insulting people, or using what I would consider "inappropiate language".


Right, and when you call other people a bitch (just to use one example of the insults I've seen you use to describe certain MTF'ers), this is appropriate because you're such a sensitive soul and people are just mean so you're only venting innocently, right?

If you don't like mudslinging contests, don't get caught with mud in your hands. Just a suggestion.
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Would you be willing to sacrifice most of your posting activity on GM for the moderating role?
I rarely engage in fanbase fights.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:20 PM   #35
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Default Re: A suggestion; take it any way you wish

we're not looking for any moderators at the moment, so it doesnt really matter does it?

where is this thread going to ?
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:27 PM   #36
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Default Re: A suggestion; take it any way you wish

One of the mods in GM deleted a post of mine from the Phelps thread for no reason that I can think of. I called them both druggies which was obviously sarcastic but somebody either reported my post as offensive or one of the trigger-happy mods deleted it on the spot. In any case, I think the mods are having a hard time understanding the difference between moderating and babysitting.
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we're not looking for any moderators at the moment, so it doesnt really matter does it?


Please keep me in mind for next recruitment drive.

I would also be willing to take on Tennis Serbia or the Fed forum if Jess or NYCTennisFan ever want to step down

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I would also be willing to take on Tennis Serbia or the Fed forum if Jess or NYCTennisFan ever want to step down
of course ..... maybe not...
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:29 PM   #39
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Default Re: A suggestion; take it any way you wish

Here's my thought about how to make GM a little bit better and it's a suggestion, not that I am stuffing anything down anyone's throat. You can take it or leave it, no skin off me. And if you disagree, please disagree with my comment here, not what I had post, is posting or will post or what you perceive me as a person.

There's a Chinese proverb and unfortunately, I am a terrible translator. It basically means, one step ahead, you hit the end of the world, one step back, you can see the whole universe.

Lots of time on GM and even in other forums, posters get trapped in the heat of the moment and ended up with all sorts of words flying without even notice what they are doing. I admit this has occurred to me too, lost my perspective and ended up arguing with others incessantly. I would suggest whenever we reach the point that we believe we are absolutely right, posters who are not agreeing are morons and the only way to response is calling the persons out (in a funny way or not), we step back and get out of the internet.

We may not be able to do the stepping back all the time, but may start with once in a while.

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Old 02-03-2009, 10:18 PM   #40
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One of the mods in GM deleted a post of mine from the Phelps thread for no reason that I can think of. I called them both druggies which was obviously sarcastic but somebody either reported my post as offensive or one of the trigger-happy mods deleted it on the spot. In any case, I think the mods are having a hard time understanding the difference between moderating and babysitting.
Just because you meant it sarcastically doesn't mean it's going to get taken sarcastically by everyone who reads it.

Not everyone "gets" you and if I left it there my inbox would be flooded with complaints by tomorrow morning.

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boyfiend - Freudian slip there
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I don't think that it has changed this much over the recent years but perhaps you could shrug it off more easily in the past?

It's been ugly when Roddick and Hewitt were competiting for the big titles on a regular basis, when Nadal came up, when Novak won his AO title. I don't quite understand (genuine question) why it's changed for you so much all of a sudden (or perhaps not all of a sudden but it's only recently I see you posting about it)

I do think that it's still possible to get a non-trollish conversation going in here with your not so immature friends. It's just impossible in GM.



That's me told.
Sorry, that's usually your department.


Seriously, I didn't mean it to be patronising.
Ok thanks for responding kindly. It bothers me now because it is different. I don't find the trolling that occurs as funny as it once was. And trust me I laugh a lot and like to And I did here once. It was easy to have a go at each other and it was all in good fun. That aspect is absolutely gone. And I am talking about 2005 and 2006. For the most part the trolling was hysterical and we all took it that way. At the moment I find a lot of GM titles ridiculous and discussions around them more so. And there are posters here who seem to feel the need to attack others. What is the purpose in that?
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You do know that one of the conditions of being a mod is that you should avoid getting into disputes and arguments between fanbases, right?
Yep, as in avoiding sending badreps with personal insults to posters you don't even know but guess they belong to a certain fanbase. You for sure can give us a few lessons of what a good mod should be like
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:48 PM   #45
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Yep, as in avoiding sending badreps with personal insults to posters you don't even know but guess they belong to a certain fanbase. You for sure can give us a few lessons of what a good mod should be like


Do you expect me to act like a mod when I haven't been one anymore for over a year? Alternatively, do you expect GWB to keep acting like a president now that Obama has been elected?

Btw, never seen a person whine so much about a simple bad rep. Time to get over it, no?

And it's not about guessing, as it's always been quite clear what fanbase you belong to. The one of fans of everything Spanish.
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