Posted 29 March 2003 - 05:02 AM
With regard to posters who complain at length about having their posts moved, edited or deleted, and start shouting about having their "right of free speech" violated, here's how I handle them at my own board;
I remind them that they have no rights, but only privileges, in boards that are paid for and operated by other private persons.
I remind them that the Adminisrator is not elected, but self-appointed by reason of his initial and continuing expenditure of money, time and effort toward providing such a service to posters and readers free of charge.
I remind them that only the administrator is responsible to the parent company for the unlawful or rules-breaking conduct of Moderators and Members of his board.
I remind them that these boards are not built along democratic principles.
I remind them that, as the owner, operator and responsible party, I reserve all rights to myself while extending privileges to others.
I remind them that anybody and everbody is allowed to start one of these boards, even for free if they want just the basic features, and that, having done so, they are then imbued with the rights that they feel they are somehow entitled to at the boards of others.
All that I expect, demand and enforce of my members is identical to what I expect, demand and enforce of visitors to my own home in real life. And I enforce the rules of my board just as I enforce the rules of my home, which is evenly regardless of whether the visitors are friends, strangers, or devoted enemies of mine.
Now as to this Pravdaboard, the only Moderator who I've had the (eventual) great pleasure of communicating with is Adrian. As anyone who has followed my postings in this board can attest, I am not a "popularity seeker," nor am I a respecter of credentials. My respect is reserved for only people who earn it from me (and others) by their actions. Not only do I "like" Adrian for his easily discernible good-heartedness, but I now have the greatest of respect for him as both a fellow poster AND as a moderator. As I frequently tell my 45-year-old son; "Dammit, I'd like you even if you weren't related to me," I say the same about Adrian. Adrian and my son have something nearly in common. My son works for the California Prisons System, and has great authority over the inmates, but he is well liked by the inmates because he doesn't abuse his powers over them. Adrian is in roughly the same position with regard to this board and its denizens, and yet he remains compassionate in his administration of his powers. The way I see it, anyone who doesn't like and respect Adrian has a real personality problem of his own. I'm freaking serious!
Posted 29 March 2003 - 05:31 AM
What is the global forum of the internet............'FREE' for most..yet you want to take your part private just because you pay a fee to bear the cost of that same freedom you deny to a chosen few???
PLSEK should exclude herself...from any banning due to her obvious inability of self opinion control as a dotRU moderator!
Tell me I am wrong!
Why can't the plsek answer my simple questions????
Posted 29 March 2003 - 05:43 AM
Did you get my PM?
>>"Where are the rules for ALL MODS anyway!"
The instructions that I got was to remove posts that were obscene, rude, contains too much of dirty
language, or if it is insulting against other posters.
I am not to delete a message where the poster expressed an
unusual, weird, or unconventional opinion.
>>"How many Mods do we have?"
There are Adrian, Zhurnalist, VikingAmerincan and myself.
>>"What is this dotRU forum???"
I'm not sure what you are asking here?
I am turning in. Have a good night.
Posted 29 March 2003 - 12:37 PM
You are a fine & worthy moderator.
All genie does is follow 4 people around & insult them,
Only 1 in 20 of genies posts add relevant comment with the insult.
It's a serial pest, I would of shoved a cork in it's bottle long ago.
Your patience & restraint are clearly demonstrated by allowing genie to remain.
Posted 30 March 2003 - 07:54 PM
[Archaic] Intermittent mental derangement associated with the changing phases of the moon.
Suffering from lunacy
Synonym for lunacy
Synonym for lunatic
A person of profound mental retardation having a mental age below three years and generally being unable to learn connected speech or guard against common dangers.
A person of mild mental retardation having a mental age of from 7 to 12 years and generally having communication and social skills enabling some degree of academic or vocational education.
A s s hole
1. The anus. 2. A thoroughly contemptible, detestable person.
Posted 30 March 2003 - 07:56 PM
An individual with behavioural disorders marked by disregard for social rules, poor impulse control."
Diagnostic criteria for 301.7 Antisocial Personality Disorder
A. There is a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others occurring since age 15 years, as indicated by three (or more) of the following:
(1) failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest
(2) deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure
(3) impulsivity or failure to plan ahead
(4) irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults
(5) reckless disregard for safety of self or others
(6) consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations
(7) lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another
Posted 31 March 2003 - 07:53 PM
An intelligent person will use his/her own Oligarch-hero's name for his/her signature. Don't use Mao's name to defend your Oligarch's interest.
I know I can't make you but it shows that you are a coward if you keep on using Mao's name.
This is the quote as appears in your signature as at 1st April 2003
"Change must come through the barrel of a gun." - Mao Tse Tung
Posted 31 March 2003 - 08:28 PM
MAO SUCKS! The quote below is the only sensible thing he ever said.
Sorry, Och, but this ain't mainland China, and you can't keep me from saying what I want and how I want it, like this:
MAO SUCKS! MAO SUCKS! MAO SUCKS! MAO SUCKS! MAO SUCKS! MAO SUCKS! MAO SUCKS! MAO SUCKS! MAO SUCKS!
Posted 31 March 2003 - 08:43 PM
MAO SUCKS! MAO SUCKS! MAO SUCKS! MAO SUCKS! MAO SUCKS! MAO SUCKS! MAO SUCKS! MAO SUCKS! MAO SUCKS! >>
he he I'm not from mainland China. The country where I reside is democratic. You just make me laugh.
Thanks for the entertainment.
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