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post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 
Just a suggestion.

I've noticed several insults from admins or mods toward the membership recently.

During the maintenance just now, the front page said something like: "To prepare for you idiots."

At the top of future hardware, there is currently a snide comment about where to post threads.

Someone needs to control himself. There are plenty of morons here. Being anonymous makes it easy. But don't go down to their level.

That sort of thing will just make the morons worse and the non-morons not want to come back.

Again, just a suggestion.
post #2 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by BRussell:
<strong>Just a suggestion.

I've noticed several insults from admins or mods toward the membership recently.

During the maintenance just now, the front page said something like: "To prepare for you idiots."

At the top of future hardware, there is currently a snide comment about where to post threads.

Someone needs to control himself. There are plenty of morons here. Being anonymous makes it easy. But don't go down to their level.

That sort of thing will just make the morons worse and the non-morons not want to come back.

Again, just a suggestion.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Well i just read it , and i take it for what it supposed to be : a joke.
Perhaps it was not the joke of the year, but nothing very important indeed.
post #3 of 38
I don't think people should go around calling other people idiots. First off I've seen my son say some mean things to others on here and I hate to think he's picking up bad habits around here.

Hopefully powerdoc is right and it was a joke, though.
post #4 of 38
BRussell, haven't you been here long enough to know that the style of this BB is very informal?

It was obviously meant as a joke.

J :cool:
post #5 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by EmAn's Mom:
<strong>I don't think people should go around calling other people idiots. First off I've seen my son say some mean things to others on here and I hate to think he's picking up bad habits around here.

Hopefully powerdoc is right and it was a joke, though. </strong><hr></blockquote>

It takes more than a few letters to be mean to another person so I very much doubt that EmAn has been rude to anyone here.
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post #6 of 38
The way BRussell phrased the topic sentence makes it sound like a common thing.

The Future Hardware people are idiots, I think the truth just hurts.
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post #7 of 38
I´m with the Rat on this. FH is becoming further and further away from reason (strangely enough with the last few weeks as the exception)

One could hope that the most "out there" FH people would start insulting the mods. Too many flower in the garden. We need to thin out
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post #8 of 38
The above was certainly NOT targeted at you BRussell.

Damn damn DAMN flood control
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post #9 of 38
Bullsh!t. I've seen insults from mods in other forums besides future hardware.
That's all fun and dandy for the mods to be assholes when they want to be and pawn it off as just "jokes."
But then you have mods sending private messages about "rereading the rules" of the forum, and how being insulting is not allowed and how "a warning" has been issued.
I've been at this board for quite some time, and I can say that the moderation at this board now, sure shows no intent on using a "modicum of good taste."

For those of you that missed it.
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post #10 of 38
Shanny's sig says:
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The site changed, but the idiots stayed the same...

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A little ironic, dontcha think?
post #11 of 38
The question at hand is the mods. I'm not a mod, so I am not at the heart of this thread. Idiot.
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post #12 of 38
Jesus, man, it's a joke.

See what this smiley is doing? <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> Do that and relax. Now is the time for Maclots to come together, it's keynote time.

It's got to suck being a mod and dealing with all the lameness, especially at this time with a keynote coming up. It's a joke.
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post #13 of 38
Thread Starter 
OK I'm lightening up.

I've had a bad week. I got pulled over by a cop Monday and bitten by a dog on my bike on Tuesday. Then to top it off, the admins at AI are crabby.

I mean really, how much can one guy take?
post #14 of 38
1.

It's a joke. Poor taste perhaps, but I had just come from locking up a thread about the iCheese.

iCheese.

Do you not find that a bit idiotic?

The breakneck speed of posting was also idiotic. It's MacWorld for christ's sake.

Shanny, i'm sorry i hurt your feelings.

BRussell, i don't mean to be crabby. It was meant as a joke about the way that things get around here at MW time.

Note the title of the category that the 'MWNY' forum is in: another joke. I don't mean y'all are insane, i mean that the whole place is insane.

Accept my apologies, i didn't mean to offend anyone.

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post #15 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by BRussell:
<strong> Then to top it off, the admins at AI are crabby.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I'll have you know that I do not have, nor have I ever had, crabs, thankyouverymuch.

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post #16 of 38
If you don't have thick skin you shouldn't be posting in forums anyways. Since we all have different opinions on just about every subject that hits this forum. You have to expect to get slammed once and awhile.

It's not like anyone's directly calling you an idiot anyways, and if you feel that way. Then maybe it's time to look in the mirror, and you just may see an idiot looking back at you.

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post #17 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by Amorph:
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I'll have you know that I do not have, nor have I ever had, crabs, thankyouverymuch.

</strong><hr></blockquote>

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post #18 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by EmAn's Mom:
<strong>I don't think people should go around calling other people idiots. First off I've seen my son say some mean things to others on here and I hate to think he's picking up bad habits around here.

Hopefully powerdoc is right and it was a joke, though. </strong><hr></blockquote>

Shut up mom, you're embarrassing me!

post #19 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
<strong>

Shut up mom, you're embarrassing me!

</strong><hr></blockquote>

You should have more respect for your mom
post #20 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by powerdoc:
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You should have more respect for your mom </strong><hr></blockquote>

Nah.
post #21 of 38
Personally, I liked it when the caption to Future Hardware read: Set phasers to 'stupid' upon entry...

I think we should be thanking the mods... they make me laugh
post #22 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by SQUÅSH:

If you need a skirt, my wife may have an extra <hr></blockquote>

No thanks..she left it here the other night :eek:

[quote]Originally posted by Groverat:
It's got to suck being a mod and dealing with all the lameness<hr></blockquote>


hehe..check your email and title..
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post #23 of 38
Speaking of dealing with all the lameness...

it already sucks!

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After reading some of the crap on this board in the last 4-5 days, I think the staff should start insulting the membership.
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post #24 of 38
Too late..we are already insulted! :eek:

What's up with deleting the Silicon Alley thread..you know, the one where I took responsibility of taking it down?
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post #25 of 38
john, you must have better things to do with your time than trying to piss me off.


it gets old very quickly.


so, in short, stop being an idiot here, or I will stop you.
post #26 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:
john, you must have better things to do with your time than trying to piss me off.

it gets old very quickly.

so, in short, stop being an idiot here, or I will stop you.<hr></blockquote>

Yeah..right. Ok. So tell me jonathan, exactly how am I being an idiot?

By trying to have fun in the AO forum and egging on Groverat, only to have those locked before he could respond..or deleted??

Or..exposing Silicon Alley yet again? A place where only the select few are invited by PM or if you are lucky, you check the "Today's Active topics" link and find Silicon Alley listed there? Heck, all I did was put that link that is listed in there in a couple of different threads and not very noticeable..some are still not found.

Jonathan, surely you have better things to do than to get pissed off about what is posted on a message board, I hope.

Ban me, block me, do whatever you gotta do Jonathon, but if you do, I hope that you leave this so that others see the stupidity of giving this message board such importance as to threaten to "stop me" over dumbstuff. Heck, even Jamie threatened to ban me (claiming it would be easier!) cause I was "trolling AppleOutsider". Tell me, how do you troll a "Life beyond the internet... yes, it exists." forum? Uh..by saying that ..damn, I can't even come up with an example!

If what I did today was deemed to be offensive to anyone, then I apologize, but please show me where I was offensive!!

All I did was just make you all have to do some work and I ruined your little secret...sorry kiddo.

I know that this post will no doubt be deleted and if it is seen by anyone before such deletion, I invite you all over to <a href="http://www.orangeinsider.com" target="_blank">www.orangeinsider.com</a> were we welcome you all with open arms. Course I'm speaking for myself...

/JK lobs the ball over the net...

your turn Jonathan.
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post #27 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by TOOL:
<strong>
/JK lobs the ball over the net...

your turn Jonathan.</strong><hr></blockquote>

OMG. What age are you??

It's a shame you feel the need to take these fits of idiocy John because otherwise you're actually quite a nice guy.

Believe me, no one here wants to ban you.

Jamie
post #28 of 38
*sigh*

You mean to tell me that my last comment...a reference to saying that the ball is in his court..confuses you? It was a comment made in jest, so perhaps I should include

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> :cool: just tell me when to stop. Course I was half-serious when I wrote the post...but I'm not at this state: and I doubt I will get there cause it's stupid to get mad over this.

But...dude, you are being insulting when you suggest I'm "having these fits of idiocy"...fits right in with this thread I guess. Please..insult me more, it only makes you look better. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
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post #29 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by TOOL:
<strong>*sigh*

You mean to tell me that my last comment...a reference to saying that the ball is in his court..confuses you?</strong><hr></blockquote>

No it certainly doesn't confuse me, I just find it childish <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />

I'm not trying to insult you. The purpose of insulting you would be to make you look like an idiot and you're doing a fine job of that yourself.
post #30 of 38
You know what Jamie, if the only arguement that you have over all this is that the phrase "the ball is in your court" and variations of it that goes over your head, then fine...I'll speak in plain English.

Jonathan, I was done up there and now it is up to you wether to respond or ignore it. Either way I don't care. I'm done with it.


But see, Jamie, all you can do is go after that little bit...nevermind that what I did..my "childish" and "idiotic" behavior...was just what I said before:
[quote]By trying to have fun in the AO forum and egging on Groverat, only to have those locked before he could respond..or deleted??

Or..exposing Silicon Alley yet again? <hr></blockquote>

I would hazard to guess that 70% of the people here wouldn't know what I was talking about and it is only when you all make a big deal then all this blows up it seems.

So, Jamie, since you have stuck your nose here, tell me..in regards to what is in the quotes..what exactly did I do that is sooo wrong?

You want to know what's childish? Is to actually get all upset over a little secret being exposed.

And what's funny is, you aren't saying a word now to me on AIM...guess you take all this personal eh? <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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post #31 of 38
Keep on cool , Tool , there is no need to mount in your high horse. By purpose you, provocated a new mod aka Groverat, and you have been locked. Your test have succeed like you expected it.
There is nothing to complain about. Now if your only goal here is to attack the staff, you'd better find a better place where your special sense of humor will be appreciated.
post #32 of 38
JK, I think the problem is that not everyone knows about OI so when you carry OI over here (i.e. - screwing with me) they don't see our pre-existing relationship over there. Or maybe they do see it and think it's inappropriate for this particular board.

Remember, not everyone is OI.

Everyone: calmness.
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post #33 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>

Everyone: calmness.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Calmness? I'm always abso****inglutely totally ****ing *******ing ****ing-well calm. Except when I'm on these damn pills...
post #34 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by Jamie:
<strong>

Calmness? I'm always abso****inglutely totally ****ing *******ing ****ing-well calm. Except when I'm on these damn pills...</strong><hr></blockquote>
The blue ones ?
post #35 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by Powerdoc:
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The blue ones ?
</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah, that's the ones!

J :cool:
post #36 of 38
Dunno if this is the right place for it...

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Thx for letting me know.

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post #37 of 38
Groverat is the best mod out there...aside from Belle

I propose giving him even more powers...give him another forum!
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post #38 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan Brisby:
<strong>Dunno if this is the right place for it...
</strong><hr></blockquote>

It's not really, no. If you have any comments about the new Mods please forward them to Jonathan, you'll find his e-mail address in his profile.
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