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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should there be a like/dislike button (or equivalent) on the Atlas Forum? on: July 31, 2015, 03:45:56 pm
1 and 3.
It would probably help slow this forums descent into irrelevance.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Moderator changes: 2015 edition on: July 31, 2015, 02:27:08 pm
I'm just a humble old YaBB God once again, just like the rest of those worthless proles.


Whoops, I guess without access to the Mod board any more I'll just have to 'vent' out here.
Now that your not one of them anymore I can like you again. Tongue
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Which Republican will do best among African-Americans? on: July 31, 2015, 12:03:00 pm
" The blacks like Trump™"
4  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The Big City Areas vs The Rest of the State Round 1: New York on: July 31, 2015, 11:36:25 am
If you consider Rockland county upstate I would go with that.
5  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Donald J. Trump on: July 29, 2015, 12:20:43 pm
Scumbag.
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Effect of Puerto Rican Statehood on: July 28, 2015, 11:17:58 am
Three more sure D electoral votes.
That's why it won't happen anytime soon unfortunately.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does your family know about the infraction point system? on: July 28, 2015, 11:11:39 am
My husband has an account here, so I guess he does.
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which Disney Princess do you most prefer the politics of? on: July 28, 2015, 11:00:56 am
9  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Eugene, OR vs. Tucson, AZ on: July 27, 2015, 12:01:13 pm
One of my great uncles disappeared looking for the lost Dutchman mine north of Tucson, It is a nice place to visit, but Eugene would be a much better place to live.
10  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What term to you prefer for Great Britain, Ireland and surrounding islands on: July 27, 2015, 11:40:20 am
I call it the place I stop to get duty free booze.
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Japanese Foreign Policy under PM Shinzo Abe on: July 27, 2015, 11:38:18 am
I'm somewhere in the middle on this one, The revisionism going on in Japan is awful, But with Russia and China getting more and more cozy every day it would be nice to have Japan beef up a bit to help counter that.
12  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Wisconsin on: July 27, 2015, 11:30:07 am
My 18 years there were great, When Whitewater was redistricted out of CD-1 into CD-2 I was so happy. lol
13  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: How's the communication going now? on: July 24, 2015, 08:53:18 pm
Moderators should certainly be active posters, but I agree with Alcon that it is an important strength of the moderation team that they are specifically not part of the social community of this forum for the most part. Being a mod should have a certain distance from the stupidity and cliquishness that pervades certain parts of Atlas' community. Being well liked is not, and should not, be a job requirement. If the job was all about pleasing people, nothing would ever get done.

I agree that a mod needs to rise above the cliqueishness and popularity contest of Forum culture, at least in their moderating duties. That said, we shouldn't try to seperate ourselves from Forum culture like a monastic cult afraid of being spiritually corrupted by the world. to the extent that's happened already it has alienated much of the community by making the mods seem remote, eletist and disconnected.

anyone who can't separate the modding from who they like or dislike shouldn't be a mod, period , but that doesn't mean mods should socially cloister themselves. it's a bad idea, not to mention. means missing out on what the community has to offer. Smiley
All of the talk about mods avoiding cliques on the forum is nice, But what about cliques among the mods themselves?
Also the part I bolded, I may be wrong since I know little about how one becomes a mod, But I do get the impression that one or two current mods are able to effectively blackball prospective mods based simply on past grudges or dislikes regardless of whether or not the person is qualified to be a mod.

In my time as a Mod, I have never seen as to the bolded bit happen. In general, the selections are very much by consensus. It is true, that a current Mod has particular influence as to selections of Mods for Boards that they currently moderate. And I think that is as it should be, since co-mods of a Board need to have a good rapport.

o.k. thanx.
14  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Are you a "moderate hero" on any issues? on: July 24, 2015, 07:53:14 pm
I blew a perfect -10.00/-10.00 matrix score because I'm a moderate on gun control. :/
15  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: If the rumors are true and Atlas Forum gets shut down... on: July 24, 2015, 07:46:12 pm
What rumors? Huh

Mainly on AAD.  Yes, I know that rumors are rumors, but still.  Tongue

LOL, that's literally like saying there are rumors that Obama is a Muslim because you heard it on Fox News.
HAH!
16  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: How's the communication going now? on: July 24, 2015, 07:17:58 pm
Moderators should certainly be active posters, but I agree with Alcon that it is an important strength of the moderation team that they are specifically not part of the social community of this forum for the most part. Being a mod should have a certain distance from the stupidity and cliquishness that pervades certain parts of Atlas' community. Being well liked is not, and should not, be a job requirement. If the job was all about pleasing people, nothing would ever get done.

I agree that a mod needs to rise above the cliqueishness and popularity contest of Forum culture, at least in their moderating duties. That said, we shouldn't try to seperate ourselves from Forum culture like a monastic cult afraid of being spiritually corrupted by the world. to the extent that's happened already it has alienated much of the community by making the mods seem remote, eletist and disconnected.

anyone who can't separate the modding from who they like or dislike shouldn't be a mod, period , but that doesn't mean mods should socially cloister themselves. it's a bad idea, not to mention. means missing out on what the community has to offer. Smiley
All of the talk about mods avoiding cliques on the forum is nice, But what about cliques among the mods themselves?
Also the part I bolded, I may be wrong since I know little about how one becomes a mod, But I do get the impression that one or two current mods are able to effectively blackball prospective mods based simply on past grudges or dislikes regardless of whether or not the person is qualified to be a mod.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Lewis Trondheim/minionofmidas on: July 24, 2015, 03:19:59 pm
I always liked Lewis but apparently it wasn't reciprocated. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should Mr. Moderate be de modded? on: July 23, 2015, 03:52:51 pm
...?
Don't even bother. lol
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The cause of the Trump surge. on: July 23, 2015, 12:35:42 pm
The Republican base is full of a bunch of angry and crazy people.
This sums it up nicely.
20  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who would get your vote out of the following? on: July 23, 2015, 12:25:27 pm
Gravel.
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Montreal v Toronto on: July 23, 2015, 12:25:01 pm
Montreal.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: POST HERE IF YOU WANT TO BE CONSIDERED AS A MOD on: July 23, 2015, 11:51:44 am
Ernest is a conservative leaning independent
Dallasfan is a conservative leaning independent
Andrew CT is a Republican
Torie is Republican [a DINO]
Badger is Republican (sort of)
MasterJedi is a Republican (but has gone)
Muon is an elected Republican

Fixed.
The political leanings of the mods shouldn't really matter for them to do a decent job.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: POST HERE IF YOU WANT TO BE CONSIDERED AS A MOD on: July 22, 2015, 09:43:43 pm
i'd be happy to help out as well. i don't really have any specific qualifications that other people haven't listed (a long and active posting history, a non-american timezone, the ability to be impartial when necessary, ...) but i have no life and therefore plenty of time to devote to moderatorly duties.

of the previous applicants i think crabcake, türkisblau and cathcon are the best choices. preferably crabcake, as the mod team in its current state is significantly to the right of the forum as a whole

The current mod team is significantly more British than the forum as a whole also.

Afleitch and Peter (who is inactive)?
Peter actually appeared recently, It was like Haley's comet, very exciting.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Infraction Point System Poll on: July 22, 2015, 04:38:34 pm
Given the childish antics of some mods recently maybe they should not have this power.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Petition for a Constitutional Convention, that would reform Atlasia on: July 22, 2015, 04:36:15 pm
Guess I will join the other "terrible Atlas loyalists" Cheesy

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