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Jesus, things have gotten so bad that the Dennis Olsons of the world can look down on us. No, I'm not volunteering, don't have the time.

Moderating this place would be a thankless job indeed, but I believe we need to do something. Some of the personal attacks have been unconscionable, and now this sickening garbage. Hell, I don't mind a little skin art if it's tastefully done, but this crap is just puke city.

-- Peter Errington (petere@ricochet.net), August 06, 2000


It is a physical impossibility for someone in Olson's postion to look "down" at ANYONE. (Except maybe you.)


-- cpr (buytexas@swbell.net), August 06, 2000.

(...speak of personal attacks, and look who appears!...)

The patience of Job, the wisdom of Solomon, and the hide of an elephant. I'm afraid, Peter, that what you see is what you get. The job just doesn't pay enough for a sane person.

-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), August 06, 2000.

Oh shut up ceeper. We won't be censoring you, you'll be free to ramble on.

-- not censorsip (t@t.l), August 06, 2000.

I did not go there, some friend sounded a warning. Don't need to see any ugliness, other than the stupid driver almost wipe me out today, who stupidly changed lanes without putting their directional light on first. I am not alone, in the Gate Keeper position. Stay in the Sunshine and Light.

-- Appointed Gate Keeper (tired@iwannagohome.com), August 06, 2000.


First things first;No one from the other board can look down us,it would only be in their minds and it doesn't matter anyway.

Secondly; While I'll agree that there may be an abundance of garbage etc... that in itself does not constitute the need for a sitter.Why in the world would we put ourselves in the same category of other boards? Can we not rise above what is personally deemed as offensive or disagreeable? I think we have proven this point beyond a shadow of a doubt and I applaud OTFR for having the wisdom to leave us to our own devices.

Be careful what you ask for,we just might get it and HATE IT!!!

-- capnfun (capnfun1@excite.com), August 07, 2000.

Sure, gimme the keys. I'll sysop here.

I'll run this freeking place like Torquemada. You shits won't know what hit ya.

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeed@yahoo.com), August 07, 2000.

I vote for Unk, and I hope the first one on his kill list is cpr.

Get em' Unk!

-- (tired@of.scum), August 07, 2000.

You gonna be nice to us girls unk?

-- Debra (Thisis@it.com), August 07, 2000.

No, this board does not require a moderator. All it requires is bandwidth, hard drive space, electricity...

If YOU need someone to filter the material you read beforehand, I suggest you hire someone to do the job. Thanks for raising the subject for our consideration.


-- Bingo1 (howe9@shentel.net), August 07, 2000.

Ever notice how trolls seem come and go? My guess is that most of them are bored teenagers. I suspect that the current x-rated pix phase will pass, too, hopefully before TPTB get upset.

-- (kb8um8@yahoo.com), August 07, 2000.

I can come off as a real jerk sometimes. Sorry about that, Peter. Unk has that effect on me, ya know. False bravado breeds more of the same.

-- Bingo1 (howe9@shentel.net), August 07, 2000.

Where has Louis been?

-- Maxwell (m@m.m), August 07, 2000.

I vote for FutureShock.

-- (hmm@hmm.hmm), August 07, 2000.

Just kidding.

-- (hmm@hmm.hmm), August 07, 2000.


Dennis has ALWAYS hated this forum. This is nothing new.

As for the pics, I suspect it's a teen. Summer is always a precarious time for a forum.

-- Anita (Anita_S3@hotmail.com), August 07, 2000.

"...the Dennis Olsons of the world can look down on us..."

Well, who really cares? Means nothing to me what he thinks of this board, or anything else for that matter. I agree with you that the trash posted of late is just that.....trash. But we're adults; we know to "avert our eyes".

I think we're doing just fine without a moderator. Like Anita said, it's summer and if memory serves me, this type of stuff (sans pictures) went on (at BFI and Debunker) last summer as well; though not to the extent at Debunker because you were able to see IP addresses.

This too shall pass :-) Just ignore it while it's here.

-- Patricia (PatriciaS@lasvegas.com), August 07, 2000.

My vote's for Uncle D! =)

-- cin (cin@cinn.cin), August 07, 2000.

So it was a filthy picture. Don't Look Ethel! So you were offended. Get Over It! So you don't like it. Neither did I, but I will survive. It isn't the worst thing that's happened to me. This is the Internet! And I do not spend one minute worrying about what other people look down on. Who gives a shit what Dennis the Dunce or anyone else thinks.

Censorship is a lot more offensive and insidious to me than this crap. capn' is right, be careful what you ask for.

-- gilda (jess@listbot.com), August 07, 2000.

Anyone sane enough to make a good moderator would be too sane to accept the position.

-- Brian McLaughlin (brianm@ims.com), August 07, 2000.

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