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Re: Taking Leave

Postby Ayu » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:39 pm

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
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Re: Taking Leave

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Re: Taking Leave

Postby rachmiel » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:46 pm

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily ...

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Re: Taking Leave

Postby Grigoris » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:05 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: Taking Leave

Postby Johnny Dangerous » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:20 pm

I used to think you over-moderated..then I noticed how it's basically the same set of ten or so irate, circular conversations that devolve into verbal slugging and nonsense which get moderated. You have alot to deal with. It seems like either you let people gunk up the place, or else they accuse you of censorship...kind of a rock and a hard place. I think some of the behavior appears censorial..I don't think it actually is, but it appears that way if one has no context, or hasn't observed the posting patterns that go on here.

I also felt you could be harsh personally at first, but I don't think that anymore, sometimes (especially in text) it's easy to mistake directness for harshness.

I think it's probably a nearly impossible job to do to everyone's satisfaction, and by definition being a good mod will earn you the ire of at least a few people.

Have a good time off man.
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Re: Taking Leave

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Re: Taking Leave

Postby Ayu » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:58 pm

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. -

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Re: Taking Leave

Postby rachmiel » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:07 pm

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily ...

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Re: Taking Leave

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Re: Taking Leave

Postby Grigoris » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:16 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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Re: Taking Leave

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Re: Taking Leave

Postby JKhedrup » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:32 pm

I find it ironic that Greg mentioned his background and how he reacts to badgering because of this, and then in his "taking leave" thread, people start badgering him about stuff. It doesn't seem very compassionate or understanding to me, which is also ironic, because people are asking Greg to be more compassionate.

Greg, enjoy your vacation, and email me if you are coming to Holland during it!

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Re: Taking Leave

Postby Johnny Dangerous » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:38 pm

What people on forums often forget...there is a big difference between being open and honest, and then just stirring poop to make some sort of point. The mods and people running the forum want it to continue, obviously part of that is an environment where people aren't thrown off by tone of the place, i don't envy the job and I think it's a hard balance to strike.

The people that consistently jump down his throat publicly about moderating threads that get out of hand are funnily enough just seeming to prove that at least some of his moderation is justified, the forum degrades when half the threads are complaining about mods and repeats of the same conversations where people avoid making points by making character aspersions.

The question is what exactly a mod is supposed to do, if part of his job is keep endless circular conversation from devolving into mudslinging, then he is doing his job..whether everyone likes the results or not. You could argue that sometimes he overdoes his job, or gets too personally involved..there's truth to that in places I think. However, it is hard to argue that in cases where he takes action to lock threads that no action is needed..again "open and honest" is not the same as letting people repeat the same ugly, and pointless stuff over and over.
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Re: Taking Leave

Postby purple rose » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:57 pm

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