C_W & a Question

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Re: C_W & a Question

Postby Wombaticus Rex » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:34 am

Project Willow » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:33 am wrote:I can ping Jeff via FB if that helps.


Or just be that 2nd vote and I'll get this taken care of today!

Are you cool with me doing the announcement?
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Re: C_W & a Question

Postby Project Willow » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:47 pm

Okay Wombat.
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Re: C_W & a Question

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Re: C_W & a Question

Postby Project Willow » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:40 pm

This whole forum has now been turned into a discussion about posters instead of content. I want that poll moved to the ask admin sub-forum. Asking for input here.
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Re: C_W & a Question

Postby Wombaticus Rex » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:47 pm

Yes, both my announcement thread and the poll itself should be moved to Ask Admin. I agree.
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Re: C_W & a Question

Postby DrVolin » Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:30 pm

I've never been in favour of public discussion of moderation. As they say in the army, we're here to protect democracy, not to practice it.
all these dreams are swept aside
By bloody hands of the hypnotized
Who carry the cross of homicide
And history bears the scars of our civil wars

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Re: C_W & a Question

Postby Project Willow » Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:56 pm

^ As rare as this sort of situation is, maybe ban announcements like this should be limited to the ask admin forum as well, and questioners can be directed there.

Am I drunk on teh power already? ;)
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Re: C_W & a Question

Postby DrVolin » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:49 pm

all these dreams are swept aside
By bloody hands of the hypnotized
Who carry the cross of homicide
And history bears the scars of our civil wars

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Re: C_W & a Question

Postby Wombaticus Rex » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:14 pm

Eerie synch: I watched that again last night.

Wombaticus Rex » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:58 pm wrote:Definitely - I was about to propose a poll thread. I was serious about the "not a Junta" part. Would you be willing to start that? Seems appropriate, you're usually a great source of actual moderation and communication.


That was not smart. That was a pivotal mistake of a post. I apologize for that.

Edit: A point is made. It's fair enough.

solace » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:25 pm wrote:Essentially this is a vote of non-confidence in the mods. You are all Morsi now!


Followed by thread #2 - should hmw be unbanned?

Personally, I'm fine with Democracy. It's just exhausting. I guess something like this was inevitable in the Dog Days of 2013, according my almanacs and elders, but I do wish I wasn't contributing in such a foolish role in it.
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Re: C_W & a Question

Postby Project Willow » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:22 pm

I've banned rollingstone for outing C2W's real identity. I also deleted the post.

I just wonder now how many times we're going to be revisited by C_W in proxy disguise?
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Re: C_W & a Question

Postby Wombaticus Rex » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:33 pm

Perelandra was bringing this up earlier today and it worries me, too. It's against the rules for RI members to engage in socket puppetry, but we really don't have the tools to enforce that.

We simply got lucky when rollingstone registered the first two posts from a naked IP.

I think it's safe to say we will no be so lucky when rollingstone comes back.
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Re: C_W & a Question

Postby Project Willow » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:37 pm

Yeah, who approves new members and how is it done? It seems apparent C_W is determined to carry out some destructive retribution. Can we put a hold on all new memberships for a couple weeks?
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Re: C_W & a Question

Postby Project Willow » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:45 pm

I also think any C_W threads should be locked now, and all of it shut down wherever possible.
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Re: C_W & a Question

Postby Bruce Dazzling » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:42 am

Project Willow » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:37 pm wrote:Yeah, who approves new members and how is it done? It seems apparent C_W is determined to carry out some destructive retribution. Can we put a hold on all new memberships for a couple weeks?


Jeff and possibly drew approve new members.

I think that a temporary hold on new memberships is a terrific idea. In the meantime, maybe drew can figure out a way to put some ip-based preventative measures into place.
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