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    We moderators can't all be here at the same time. Aragorn has many commitments. Elen currently has computer issues. Kathy would normally be over at Eye-Rise but for the ineptitude of the folks handling her technical issues.

    Malc has managed to accumulate people who stay with him and his forum for what seems to be an extraordinarily long time for such a forum. He's a good dude.

    And, as has been noted many times, the forum likely wouldn't be here at all but for the support Malc has received, especially from Aragorn.

    The above comments may also go away for the sake of continuity.


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    Gio, you're out of line. Take a breather for now.

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    Quote Originally posted by giovonni View Post
    That's the problem with being a moderator ...
    It's difficult to have it both ways.

    My question; why do we need all these
    moderators for this tiny forum?
    Because you don't want a Putin impersonator to handle all things and have the other 2 moderatoes watch from the sidelines uncapable of saying anything o make any top level choices? ... I guess..

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    10 people might show up on a daily basis and we can't get along. I left my elementary days behind a loooong time ago. My opinion is that if people want a personally possessed thread then the first post to the thread should have the rules for any would be visitors like I did on the Chaos thread. I have thoughts to think about, not rules ...

    i suggest we reserve the 1st post on each thread that requires it ... to save, copy & paste the rules on each new page...that would help prevent posting missteps.
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    Quote Originally posted by Malisa View Post
    Because you don't want a Putin impersonator to handle all things and have the other 2 moderatoes watch from the sidelines uncapable of saying anything o make any top level choices? ... I guess..
    So now I'm a Putin impersonator? And there I was, thinking I'm just a dirty Euro-commie-wannabe.
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

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    Well this thread took some unexpected turns..
    Cancel culture... Who would have thought....

    Maybe there is just no escaping it. Every one of us accepts and cancels different things from our imagination.
    It happens so fast we often don't see it's origin, but just react on some perceived event and take part or witness the outcome..

    anyhow....
    That rather wraps up this thread for me...

    You guys have fun.
    Be kind to each other ok?
    Have a great day today

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    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    So now I'm a Putin impersonator? And there I was, thinking I'm just a dirty Euro-commie-wannabe.
    Lmao, nooo I'm sorry, meant to say something different...

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    Thanks to all mods from me, i have made it a wee bit difficult with sharing my world view and others of same ilk in fashion and also has been very difficult for me seeing no comprehension of corruption, election fraud, cv19 positive data etc etc but cmon, we have all got this far, this forum is a time stamp that will by many in the future be reviewed, Malc, Aragorn, Gio, Wiz, Elen etc etc will be picked apart and anaprized-lised by people not born yet.

    And thanks Catz for allowing this exploration.

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    So what was the objection to my post. It was merely a metaphorical description of the dynamic that exists among most people on the right? Was it so accurate that people freaked?
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    Sorry Cats, it just keeps happening.

    The roiling waters take a bit of time to calm and flow again in a direction.

    I didn't think you meant Aragorn was a commie, Malisa, I just thought you were making a silly joke.

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    "Thanks to all mods from me, i have made it a wee bit difficult with sharing my world view and others of same ilk in fashion and also has been very difficult for me seeing no comprehension of corruption, election fraud, cv19 positive data etc etc but cmon, we have all got this far, this forum is a time stamp that will by many in the future be reviewed, Malc, Aragorn, Gio, Wiz, Elen etc etc will be picked apart and anaprized-lised by people not born yet.

    And thanks Catz for allowing this exploration."

    lol ... I'm purrfectly satisfied with the ending. What better way to demonstrate the foolishness of the entire concept of cancel culture than to end it with cancellation, Aianawa?
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    If Cats is done with the thread, that's OK. He has created a small forum of discussion on the current cancel culture issue which can continue.

    Hopefully he won't ask to have the thread closed. But if he were to make such a request, no problem.

    Because we are still free to discuss cancel culture in another thread.


    Various folks have tried to cancel me at this forum. Bsbray was the first. I won't name the others as that would be bad etiquette. I have been called many names here, accused of being Orwellian, extreme, and more.

    The main reason for the desired cancellation, imo, is that I cannot be ignored as a mod.

    We have an ignore feature. You can ignore another member, not see their posts.

    It's a kind of mini-cancellation.

    But you can't cancel a mod.

    Drat!



    The 'extreme' thing is the most funny to me because, of all the ways I might be characterized by those who actually know me, extreme would likely be the last word anyone would use. They'd laugh if they heard it.


    And we all have eyes to look away with...

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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    I didn't think you meant Aragorn was a commie, Malisa, I just thought you were making a silly joke.
    The commie reference did not come from her. It is what Europeans ─ and especially those with even as much as a whiff of a left-wing persuasion ─ have repeatedly been referred to by an unadulterated hard-right American bigot on Usenet, and for that matter, it wasn't even in a political discussion group. He may even still be doing it today ─ I don't know, because I have his posts filtered out of my feed.

    As the matter of fact, Vladimir Putin is most definitely not a communist. He's more of a fascist, really ─ he serves the oligarchs.
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    Well, Dt, me being me ... I was the token of cancellation. A worthy recipient. Grammarly, Grammarly, Grammarly failed me. I should have added 'a' to my phrase of cancellation. I really don't mean to stir up things, all of the time ... . I was walking and the thought occurred to me as to the why to your and my question was the because I posted. It's all that is left <snicker> to answer the dilemma. And as impolitic as the post might have been, I believe it to be the truth. Self-imposed misery by the strictures of their own worldview. It happens to all of us in one fashion or another.

    As to Gio, my problem on his thread has always been when I post I can't tell if it is the last ''space'' on the page and most times I never look back so I miss what has happened. As for your and my tag-teaming that is a result of our being online at the same time in the morning. It's all pretty silly in my estimation but anyway, is there a way to tell when I post if that is going to be the last post on the current page? It happens on my threads of interest all the time and because they are threads of interest when I stumble upon the examples I just pull back a page and catch up. What's the big deal?
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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    Well, Dt, me being me ... I was the token of cancellation. A worthy recipient. Grammarly, Grammarly, Grammarly failed me. I should have added 'a' to my phrase of cancellation. I really don't mean to stir up things, all of the time ... . I was walking and the thought occurred to me as to the why to your and my question was the because I posted. It's all that is left <snicker> to answer the dilemma. And as impolitic as the post might have been, I believe it to be the truth. Self-imposed misery by the strictures of their own worldview. It happens to all of us in one fashion or another.
    I have no idea what you're rambling on about. Is it Aianawese by any chance?

    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    As to Gio, my problem on his thread has always been when I post I can't tell if it is the last ''space'' on the page and most times I never look back so I miss what has happened. As for your and my tag-teaming that is a result of our being online at the same time in the morning. It's all pretty silly in my estimation but anyway, is there a way to tell when I post if that is going to be the last post on the current page? It happens on my threads of interest all the time and because they are threads of interest when I stumble upon the examples I just pull back a page and catch up. What's the big deal?
    Two things...:


    1. Just because the default is 15 posts per page doesn't mean that everyone is using that default. In one's account settings, one can change the number of posts that one wants to see displayed on the same page.

    2. That's exactly why you should be replying with quotes. It's a forum, not SMS or IRC.
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