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Re: New Admins, Mods and SpamHunters

Postby sickpig » 2019-07-24 11:25

Chirs's display pic rocks! Congratulations, but I miss the bird.
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Re: New Admins, Mods and SpamHunters

Postby golinux » 2019-07-24 14:32

sickpig wrote:Chirs's display pic rocks! Congratulations, but I miss the bird.
Looks like Garry has left the forum. This in his profile:
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Reason: Profile details changed
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Re: New Admins, Mods and SpamHunters

Postby golinux » 2019-07-24 14:40

golinux wrote:
sickpig wrote:Chirs's display pic rocks! Congratulations, but I miss the bird.
Looks like Garry has left the forum. This in his profile:
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Reason: Profile details changed
Actually his last post was on the 20th several days ago. So something must have happened around then for him to go away.
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Re: New Admins, Mods and SpamHunters

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-07-24 16:58

golinux wrote:something must have happened around then for him to go away.

He did post a thread in which he explained his reasons but it has been deleted since — a few of our newer members criticised him repeatedly for posting links to lmsptfy and man pages and he took it to heart and decided to leave :cry:
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Re: New Admins, Mods and SpamHunters

Postby Bulkley » 2019-07-24 17:06

I'm going to miss Garry. He put his heart into his forum activity.
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Re: New Admins, Mods and SpamHunters

Postby HuangLao » 2019-07-24 20:23

Things change for people. However, if you keep having/allowing SJW snowflakes run the show and make demands then this is the natural result. Qualified people leave and your left with twits holding their knickers up. Debian is but a pale shadow of its former self, and that affliction is spreading to a distro near you. :roll:
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Re: New Admins, Mods and SpamHunters

Postby golinux » 2019-07-24 21:09

HuangLao wrote:Things change for people. However, if you keep having/allowing SJW snowflakes run the show and make demands then this is the natural result. Qualified people leave and your left with twits holding their knickers up. Debian is but a pale shadow of its former self, and that affliction is spreading to a distro near you. :roll:
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Re: New Admins, Mods and SpamHunters

Postby sickpig » 2019-07-24 21:52

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
golinux wrote:something must have happened around then for him to go away.

He did post a thread in which he explained his reasons but it has been deleted since — a few of our newer members criticised him repeatedly for posting links to lmsptfy and man pages and he took it to heart and decided to leave :cry:


i criticised him once and am feeling awful about it. he even mentioned a temp ban on me. Garry I will self ban myself if it brings you back.
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Re: New Admins, Mods and SpamHunters

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-07-25 15:30

HuangLao wrote:Debian is but a pale shadow of its former self, and that affliction is spreading to a distro near you.

Yeah and nostalgia isn't what it used to be, eh? :mrgreen:
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Re: New Admins, Mods and SpamHunters

Postby vbrummond » 2019-07-26 00:01

Hopefully he comes back. :)
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Re: New Admins, Mods and SpamHunters

Postby KitchM » 2020-05-25 15:33

If you want to keep good moderators and active admins, then the forum must have consistency with everyone on the same page.

The first rule must be to assume the best:
    Assuming someone is being unreasonable or hard to work with because they are willing to display their frustration is a terrible thing. It is being exclusive instead of inclusive. Such a situation is a time for deep sympathy rather than ridicule. Too many hurt feelings are generated because of short tempers or ego. No one is always right; and that means you and me.

    Poor use of the English language is no excuse to ignore or eliminate people.

The second rule is to work hard at understanding what the OP needs. When you don't know, ask in a nice way. When you don't get the answer you want or think you need, then ask in another way. If you care, don't give up. Sometimes multiple choice questions work wonders to clarify the situation.

The third rule is not to use the word troll to label someone. It is difficult to prove because of two reasons; one is that you probably don't understand the definition and two is that you cannot read minds. Wikipedia puts it this way:
In internet slang, a troll is a person who starts flame wars or upsets people on the Internet by posting inflammatory and digressive, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses and normalizing tangential discussion, either for the troll's amusement or a specific gain.

The fact is that this is rare. Do not give emotional responses. Remember that anyone may interject a good idea into an existing thread, even if only they see it as good. See rule 1.

Following these rules is extremely important but only if the desire is for a vibrant and active forum. Take this from someone who has decades working in the computer industry and who has been on both side of the equation. We either are a part of the problem or a part of the solution. There is no middle ground.

People are willing and able to do so much more in an environment of welcoming and thankful participation.
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Re: New Admins, Mods and SpamHunters

Postby 4D696B65 » 2020-07-28 04:07

Congratulations to cuckooflew who is now cuckooflew
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Re: New Admins, Mods and SpamHunters

Postby cds60601 » 2020-08-02 17:15

Congrats cuckooflew!!!
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Re: New Admins, Mods and SpamHunters

Postby cuckooflew » 2020-08-02 18:14

Thanks, I am not very active, but sometimes I am, especially at night, can't sleep well, so any way,..thanks for the "welcome"
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Re: New Admins, Mods and SpamHunters

Postby 4D696B65 » 2020-08-06 20:54

Congratulations to Head_on_a_Stick who is now Head_on_a_Stick
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