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28-08-2012, 04:12 PM
Heart So long, then
Just a wee note to say bubbye.

I'm not leaving for the whims or demands of a woman (cough)Atothetheist(/cough), to reappear a few days later. So it is safe (for those of you who feel like doing so) to crack out the champagne and adorn your extremities with bunting.

Nope. I'm leaving because the moderators in TTA don't know how to moderate. Or, more correctly, some of the moderators don't know how to moderate. Erxomai... Hughsie... Deep Thought...

Give a little person just the littlest amount of power...

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...and watch them suck themselves off as they exercise it.

What exacerbated the situation was when one bad moderator made their bad decision... other bad moderators decided to pile on in on top of them. There was a discussion the other day about the definition of the word bully. Erxomai was the one who didn't understand what the definition meant. The irony of that shouldn't be lost on you, as his woeful attempts at moderation included the inability to understand what "spam" means, or "lie"... or "bait". When not on TTA, he really should grab a dictionary.

And grow an ethical spine in his spineless frame.

I'd hoped for a bit of clarity from Stark Raving today, but sadly that didn't happen. Yes, the moderators had piled into me. Yes, they can do that, because moderators are allowed to be cunts, too.

Which is a strange definition of an ideal moderator (to me, personally). You should be able to divorce your feelings from an individual when moderating, else you shouldn't be moderating in the first place.

So I'm buggering off. My desire is for a place of communication where the thoughts themselves take precedence... not where a popularity competition wins the day. I'll always lose in one of those. I don't care what people think of me. I suggest that more of you do the same, one day. Honesty is much more easily obtained if you're not hiding behind a mask of civility 24/7. But if honesty isn't your thing, then keep on hiding behind your mask.

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Time and time again, internet forums take on the appearance of a natural history documentary. I can basically hear David Attenborough narrating, half the time, as various figures manoeuvre themselves in a pecking order of authority and reciprocal grooming.

Why yes, people will stick up for a moderator. Brownie points have value, whereas telling someone stupid that they did something stupid won't win you any points. Oh no... they'll be held against you. So, choose very carefully who you do and do not award rep points to. Be mindful of whose posts you like and those you don't. Pick out the head lice of a popular person and you, too, will gain popularity.

Or you could just fucking evolve and treat someone's ideas on the basis of the actual ideas. Touch the obelisk, people...

Now, cue the comments of hatred while one chimpanzee manoeuvres them self to a higher pecking order. Someone make a crack about them getting out the champagne and bunting, while including an image of one or both of them. Or just click like on this post, as if you can prove me wrong by doing the exact opposite of your primate brain's instinctual path.

Have fun without me. TTA just became a great deal duller... and less honest.


Oh, and an extra special hug and bubbye to those of you who made this place special. I'd say that you know who you are, but you probably don't... which is why you're extra special. Will miss you.
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So long, then - Red Celt - 28-08-2012 04:12 PM
RE: So long, then - cheapthrillseaker - 28-08-2012, 04:17 PM
So long, then - Erxomai - 28-08-2012, 04:18 PM
RE: So long, then - Atothetheist - 28-08-2012, 04:18 PM
RE: So long, then - FSM_scot - 28-08-2012, 04:21 PM
RE: So long, then - ddrew - 28-08-2012, 04:21 PM
RE: So long, then - GirlyMan - 28-08-2012, 04:24 PM
RE: So long, then - lucradis - 28-08-2012, 04:24 PM
RE: So long, then - GirlyMan - 28-08-2012, 04:34 PM
RE: So long, then - N.E.OhioAtheist - 28-08-2012, 04:25 PM
RE: So long, then - Question - 28-08-2012, 04:32 PM
RE: So long, then - Logica Humano - 28-08-2012, 04:34 PM
RE: So long, then - N.E.OhioAtheist - 28-08-2012, 04:37 PM
RE: So long, then - Logica Humano - 28-08-2012, 04:39 PM
RE: So long, then - Chas - 28-08-2012, 05:55 PM
RE: So long, then - kingschosen - 28-08-2012, 04:39 PM
RE: So long, then - N.E.OhioAtheist - 28-08-2012, 04:42 PM
RE: So long, then - Logica Humano - 28-08-2012, 04:43 PM
RE: So long, then - FSM_scot - 28-08-2012, 04:44 PM
RE: So long, then - ddrew - 28-08-2012, 04:57 PM
RE: So long, then - bemore - 28-08-2012, 04:57 PM
RE: So long, then - Jeff - 28-08-2012, 04:58 PM
RE: So long, then - FSM_scot - 28-08-2012, 04:59 PM
RE: So long, then - N.E.OhioAtheist - 28-08-2012, 04:59 PM
RE: So long, then - Atothetheist - 28-08-2012, 05:02 PM
RE: So long, then - FSM_scot - 28-08-2012, 05:04 PM
RE: So long, then - Atothetheist - 28-08-2012, 05:08 PM
RE: So long, then - Logica Humano - 28-08-2012, 05:07 PM
RE: So long, then - Seasbury - 28-08-2012, 05:07 PM
RE: So long, then - FSM_scot - 28-08-2012, 05:09 PM
RE: So long, then - Atothetheist - 28-08-2012, 05:13 PM
RE: So long, then - Logica Humano - 28-08-2012, 05:17 PM
RE: So long, then - Stark Raving - 28-08-2012, 05:19 PM
RE: So long, then - GirlyMan - 28-08-2012, 05:48 PM
RE: So long, then - Atothetheist - 28-08-2012, 05:49 PM
RE: So long, then - lucradis - 28-08-2012, 05:53 PM
RE: So long, then - TrulyX - 28-08-2012, 06:04 PM
So long, then - Erxomai - 28-08-2012, 06:13 PM
So long, then - Erxomai - 28-08-2012, 06:15 PM
RE: So long, then - Chas - 28-08-2012, 06:25 PM
RE: So long, then - Leela - 28-08-2012, 06:25 PM
RE: So long, then - Humakt - 28-08-2012, 06:39 PM
So long, then - Erxomai - 28-08-2012, 06:41 PM
RE: So long, then - ddrew - 28-08-2012, 07:10 PM
RE: So long, then - aurora - 28-08-2012, 06:50 PM
RE: So long, then - Magoo - 28-08-2012, 06:58 PM
RE: So long, then - Anjele - 28-08-2012, 07:03 PM
So long, then - Erxomai - 28-08-2012, 07:18 PM
RE: So long, then - Buddy Christ - 28-08-2012, 10:07 PM
RE: So long, then - earmuffs - 29-08-2012, 12:42 AM
RE: So long, then - Erxomai - 29-08-2012, 07:21 AM
RE: So long, then - earmuffs - 29-08-2012, 08:45 AM
RE: So long, then - BnW - 29-08-2012, 11:19 AM
RE: So long, then - frankiej - 29-08-2012, 07:26 AM
RE: So long, then - DeepThought - 29-08-2012, 12:57 AM
RE: So long, then - fstratzero - 29-08-2012, 01:09 AM
RE: So long, then - earmuffs - 29-08-2012, 01:09 AM
RE: So long, then - ddrew - 29-08-2012, 04:54 AM
RE: So long, then - frankiej - 29-08-2012, 06:46 AM
RE: So long, then - Filox - 29-08-2012, 07:32 AM
RE: So long, then - frankiej - 29-08-2012, 07:34 AM
So long, then - Erxomai - 29-08-2012, 08:47 AM
RE: So long, then - Stark Raving - 29-08-2012, 08:50 AM
RE: So long, then - Chas - 29-08-2012, 08:54 AM
RE: So long, then - earmuffs - 29-08-2012, 09:00 AM
RE: So long, then - houseofcantor - 29-08-2012, 09:15 AM
RE: So long, then - lucradis - 29-08-2012, 09:59 AM
RE: So long, then - legendoflink - 29-08-2012, 11:22 AM
RE: So long, then - earmuffs - 29-08-2012, 09:29 AM
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