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    Jeez, it's as if I've become the new Godwin's Law!

    But enough about me.

    I'm sure Edahn or Oberon would love for a thread to be about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nottaprettygal View Post
    You can't regulate the number of PMs people send. As for the modbox, 95% of what is said in there is forum business cafe posting porn. It's not particularly either too exciting or too juicy. So. . . no.
    More honester now.

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    Nice post, Jen.

    I take back everything I said about you.

    Erm . . . Okay, half of what I said.
    "The only time I'm wrong is when I'm questioning myself."
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    Quote Originally Posted by digesthisickness View Post
    exactly. we're all free to have personal opinions. it's whether or not they get in the way of decisions being made that those opinions truly matter as far as "job description" goes.

    and from what i've seen, those opinions haven't effected anyone's job except for the brat's that started all of this, and he was fired.

    people would bitch if true thoughts were made public OR if they were kept private if those thoughts weren't glowing.

    had they been talking to one another in a private setting and saying how wonderful everyone is, no one would have a problem. and, apparently, many assumed that's what they did. well, welcome to the real world. mod's jobs are to be nice to your face.
    This is also more complicated because of the social nature of the forum. There is not a dividing line between moderators and friends. It isn't like employer/employee and other environments where the boundaries are well defined.

    There is a potential issue of the slippery slope when a subjective group think is indulged by those who have the power to act. I did see some of the contents and was surprised. I also am glad to know, but am disappointed as to how I had to come about knowing. I'm not necessarily suggesting a change, but offering something to think about. There is the element of "blowing off steam" and each person having a "right" to do that no matter how much shit talking that implies. There is also the right to withhold trust. Backbiting provides one individual with their right while thwarting the other individual to make an informed decision to not trust. There is a power dynamic present whenever someone is talked about behind their back whether or not that is a conscious intent. You can indulge their information, influence or indulge others' negativity towards that person without them having a voice or possibly an advocate. There may be ways to justify negative talk behind others' backs, but it is an act of social power over that person.

    Compartmentalism is an underlying value in Western European culture, and we see that ideal in scenarios like this one. There are some people who can compartmentalize and those people can usually recognize when to withdraw from a decision. It is idealistic to assume that people can compartmentalize to a strong degree with consistency. Those who can are especially valuable in leadership positions. There are assumptions and conclusions that can creep in to decisions, or it can simply influence how they address someone out of the blue with less respect when doing forum business.

    Zergling certainly broke the mod's trust and the social etiquette of the forum, but he didn't break a law. He was punished appropriately to the extent this type of violation called for. That individuals had the capacity to do what he did left it open for it to eventually present itself as a possibility. So while it was a "private" forum, reason would suggest that it wasn't a rock solid privacy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nottaprettygal View Post
    You can't regulate the number of PMs people send. As for the modbox, 95% of what is said in there is forum business cafe posting porn. It's not particularly either too exciting or too juicy. So. . . no.
    Quote Originally Posted by ThatsWhatHeSaid
    More honester now.
    That last one of Don really crossed the line, I think. Still, it's amazing how many marshmellows he could fit in his mouth in that position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nottaprettygal View Post
    That last one of Don really crossed the line, I think. Still, it's amazing how many marshmellows he could fit in his mouth in that position.
    It's amazing how motivated a man can be under the right circumstances.
    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by nottaprettygal View Post
    That last one of Don really crossed the line, I think. Still, it's amazing how many marshmellows he could fit in his mouth in that position.
    I was wrong. The modbox should be kept private.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nottaprettygal View Post
    Still, it's amazing how many marshmellows he could fit in his mouth in that position.
    It's also amazing how no animals were injured in that making of that film. Kudos.

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    Part of me really wants to take up the challenge of trying to come up with a post that you find interesting Edahn. But a larger part of me wants to pick my nose instead, so I guess we'll never know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatsWhatHeSaid View Post
    It's also amazing how no animals were injured in that making of that film. Kudos.
    Who handled the special effects work?

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