To Create Or Preserve?

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#1 Apr 17, 2012
During the Democratic Convention of '68, the late Chicago Mayor, Richard Daley famously said:

"The police are not here to create disorder. they are here to preserve it".

So, are Topix Mods here to create disorder or to preserve it?

Thoughts?

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#2 Apr 17, 2012
You wouldn't need to whine about mods not getting involved if you and your buddies would just grow up, Ferrerman.

Sue, Kevin, myself, and others have asked you all many times to just move on. You simply don't want to, which is fine be me - it provides ample dunking opportunities.

Do you really think the mods are going to get involved and save you, when you start so much trouble?
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#3 Apr 17, 2012
Sublime1 wrote:
You wouldn't need to whine about mods not getting involved if you and your buddies would just grow up, Ferrerman.
Sue, Kevin, myself, and others have asked you all many times to just move on. You simply don't want to, which is fine be me - it provides ample dunking opportunities.
Do you really think the mods are going to get involved and save you, when you start so much trouble?
You old poop!

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#4 Apr 17, 2012
Sublime1 wrote:
You wouldn't need to whine about mods not getting involved if you and your buddies would just grow up, Ferrerman.
Sue, Kevin, myself, and others have asked you all many times to just move on. You simply don't want to, which is fine be me - it provides ample dunking opportunities.
Do you really think the mods are going to get involved and save you, when you start so much trouble?
What the hell are you talking about??

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#5 Apr 17, 2012
Would you want them to remove stuff like:

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/TIVHRN0...

?

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#6 Apr 17, 2012
ArtGal wrote:
Would you want them to remove stuff like:
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/TIVHRN0...
?
Naw. Those are a dime a dozen- literally- and then die off on their own, quickly.

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#8 Apr 17, 2012
Ferrerman wrote:
During the Democratic Convention of '68, the late Chicago Mayor, Richard Daley famously said:
"The police are not here to create disorder. they are here to preserve it".
So, are Topix Mods here to create disorder or to preserve it?
Thoughts?
Daley thought it sounded impressive at the time and probably thought people would believe him. That all turned out so well, didn't it?

The Mods are in the lofty position of playing judge and jury based on reporting from posters, but if the posts I've just read from earlier today are any indication it's no wonder this place descends into bedlam. Take, for instance, the posters who continually whine about having "stalkers". Goodness! They're so terrified they continue to use their real pics, tell people their names and even put up videos of their children. Who are the Mods to believe? These irrational posters who cry wolf? I suppose if they whine long and loud enough, they'll get someone to believe their nonsense eventually.

Anyway, great idea for a thread and interesting responses;) Talk to you later, Ferrerman!

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#9 Apr 17, 2012
The mods do their job why are you complaining?

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#10 Apr 17, 2012
She loves me. =)

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#11 Apr 17, 2012
I dont blame her.

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#12 Apr 17, 2012
Almost Satisfied wrote:
I dont blame her.
Me either....

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#13 Apr 17, 2012
dem no goods darn gurnit!

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#14 Apr 17, 2012
Hegel wrote:
<quoted text>Daley thought it sounded impressive at the time and probably thought people would believe him. That all turned out so well, didn't it?
The Mods are in the lofty position of playing judge and jury based on reporting from posters, but if the posts I've just read from earlier today are any indication it's no wonder this place descends into bedlam. Take, for instance, the posters who continually whine about having "stalkers". Goodness! They're so terrified they continue to use their real pics, tell people their names and even put up videos of their children. Who are the Mods to believe? These irrational posters who cry wolf? I suppose if they whine long and loud enough, they'll get someone to believe their nonsense eventually.
Anyway, great idea for a thread and interesting responses;) Talk to you later, Ferrerman!
Many posters do defeat the porpoise by going out of their way to put out bait. There's something fishy about that.
Posthumously Yours

Miami, FL

#15 Apr 17, 2012
Sublime1 wrote:
You wouldn't need to whine about mods not getting involved if you and your buddies would just grow up, Ferrerman.
Sue, Kevin, myself, and others have asked you all many times to just move on. You simply don't want to, which is fine be me - it provides ample dunking opportunities.
Do you really think the mods are going to get involved and save you, when you start so much trouble?
Who are you to say who should "move on?" So, you're another bully.
And why are you people so dependent on the moderators? You act like children on a playground. During your endless recess on Topix, the moderators are the stocky, yard duty matrons with shrill whistles.
Posthumously Yours

Miami, FL

#16 Apr 17, 2012
Ferrerman wrote:
During the Democratic Convention of '68, the late Chicago Mayor, Richard Daley famously said:
"The police are not here to create disorder. they are here to preserve it".
So, are Topix Mods here to create disorder or to preserve it?
Thoughts?
I think they are here to preserve disorder by simply ALLOWing disorder by allowing the most troublesome posters to continue. These whiners and bullies are not only tolerated, but catered to by the moderators. The moderators must reward them with their candy: deleted posts and bans, because their job is to keep posters posting.
It's all about money. Actually moderating a forum and making thoughtful decisions is of secondary importance.
A forum where the tedious and troublesome are weeded out may become boring and die from attrition. That's also the point of the gamification system - to provide incentive to post.

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#17 Apr 17, 2012
Posthumously Yours wrote:
<quoted text>Who are you to say who should "move on?" So, you're another bully.
And why are you people so dependent on the moderators? You act like children on a playground. During your endless recess on Topix, the moderators are the stocky, yard duty matrons with shrill whistles.
Indeed, mean girls.

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#18 Apr 17, 2012
Posthumously Yours wrote:
<quoted text>I think they are here to preserve disorder by simply ALLOWing disorder by allowing the most troublesome posters to continue. These whiners and bullies are not only tolerated, but catered to by the moderators. The moderators must reward them with their candy: deleted posts and bans, because their job is to keep posters posting.
It's all about money. Actually moderating a forum and making thoughtful decisions is of secondary importance.
A forum where the tedious and troublesome are weeded out may become boring and die from attrition. That's also the point of the gamification system - to provide incentive to post.
It's akin to letting the town bullies run things- the devil you know vs. the devil you don't know.
Posthumously Yours

Miami, FL

#19 Apr 17, 2012
Hegel wrote:
<quoted text>Daley thought it sounded impressive at the time and probably thought people would believe him. That all turned out so well, didn't it?
The Mods are in the lofty position of playing judge and jury based on reporting from posters, but if the posts I've just read from earlier today are any indication it's no wonder this place descends into bedlam. Take, for instance, the posters who continually whine about having "stalkers". Goodness! They're so terrified they continue to use their real pics, tell people their names and even put up videos of their children. Who are the Mods to believe? These irrational posters who cry wolf? I suppose if they whine long and loud enough, they'll get someone to believe their nonsense eventually.
Anyway, great idea for a thread and interesting responses;) Talk to you later, Ferrerman!
I think the "stalker" allegations are the most humorous as many are guilty of following other posters around. That's not stalking, it's just following other posters around. These posters absolutely must have dissention in their Topix lives and that's all it is. There are several steps, but to simplify it, it starts with snooping (following), then baiting, then fighting, then reporting to the moderators, then sniveling. They withdraw, and the cycle begins again.
Anyone who reveals their true identities, including photographs and information about their own families on the Internet are utter fools and deserve all that comes to them. It's also indicative that they are losing touch with reality. It makes one wonder how they behave when it's time to walk away from the computer.

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#20 Apr 17, 2012
Posthumously Yours wrote:
Anyone who reveals their true identities, including photographs and information about their own families on the Internet are utter fools and deserve all that comes to them.
Someone has anger issues.

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#21 Apr 17, 2012
lol Could you imagine topix with only a bunch of Hegels and Ferreman posters? lol Well actually it would only be about 10 people talking about what your allowed to talk about. lol

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