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3 minutes ago, ed2 said:

Correct! I've trolled quite a lot recently. It is deliberate! I wanted it to go out of control, because then maybe someone would see that this is trolling. As the forum is now, it is either troll or be trolled. Giving warnings upon warnings, but never any penalty, means the rules have absolutely no effect on those who choose to ignore them.  I'm just doing what I have to do to survive in an anarchy. If you Moderators had managed to create a climate where we could have civil debates and disagreements, I would of course try to follow that. But right now, it is pretty much impossible to stay civil and polite in this warzone of a forum.

The other day I posted some pics from the attachment center that were posted in the private club, but not in the forums. I did this in an effort to undermine the club and try to end it with the hope of getting everyone back posting in the same place for the good of the forums and really the good of all involved. There is absolutely no rule against me doing what I did, yet I was attacked by many members and called a troll among other things in the open public forum. I had members openly calling upon all other members here to ignore me and put me down. Indeed a gang of bullies descended upon me in open like vultures at a slaughterhouse. I purposely did not attack these people or say much of anything other then to explain why I posted the pictures. All the moderators did was quietly clean up their mess. I was really hoping that this time maybe they would get punished like I have several times. Surely calling another member a troll is pretty much the worst thing you can call someone in a forum, no? It is essentially calling their whole self a fraud and a lie. There is no worse insult in a forum. Anyways, what happened to them? Not a goddamned thing that’s what. The moderators here are biased according to their own self interest. Thus, the rules are applied accordingly. A good moderator only sides with the house, never the players.    

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34 minutes ago, Amy3 said:

The other day I posted some pics from the attachment center that were posted in the private club, but not in the forums. I did this in an effort to undermine the club and try to end it with the hope of getting everyone back posting in the same place for the good of the forums and really the good of all involved. There is absolutely no rule against me doing what I did, yet I was attacked by many members and called a troll among other things in the open public forum. I had members openly calling upon all other members here to ignore me and put me down. Indeed a gang of bullies descended upon me in open like vultures at a slaughterhouse. I purposely did not attack these people or say much of anything other then to explain why I posted the pictures. All the moderators did was quietly clean up their mess. I was really hoping that this time maybe they would get punished like I have several times. Surely calling another member a troll is pretty much the worst thing you can call someone in a forum, no? It is essentially calling their whole self a fraud and a lie. There is no worse insult in a forum. Anyways, what happened to them? Not a goddamned thing that’s what. The moderators here are biased according to their own self interest. Thus, the rules are applied accordingly. A good moderator only sides with the house, never the players.    

A good moderator actually moderates, to put it frankly. The policy on CC is that everyone should just ignore insults and personal attacks against themselves.

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A forum moderator oversees the communication activity of an Internet forum. He monitors the interchange of contributors and makes decisions regarding content and the direction of threads. Moving discussions from one section to another to keep topics organized is also a common job for a forum moderator.

If the tone of a forum becomes hostile or starts to move in the direction of personal attacks, the forum moderator usually has the discretion to lock the discussion to prevent heated, interchanges. He may also be able to hide discussions he deems unworthy of further discussion. Conversely, topics he feels deserve further examination can be posted indefinitely by the moderator even if they garner no comments.

Moderator duties are as diverse as the forum topics themselves. Some moderators are virtually invisible; they surface only when situations arise that do not seem likely to resolve themselves. Other forum moderators are always there, ready to intercede at the smallest hint of discourse. Public forum moderators often have to enforce many rules of conduct and decorum, as public contributors tend to communicate without abandon, which can sometimes upset other commenters.

Private forums linked to a website or group often operate a bit differently. The forum moderator is likely to be familiar with the members, and may be more lax in enforcing rules if he is aware of bantering members and their tones. Standards differ greatly in forums, and newcomers are advised to post with caution until they get the general feel of the forum's atmosphere. Regardless of the forum topic or ambiance, most prohibit the exchange of illegal or copyrighted materials and pornography and many shun swearing or using inappropriate language or images.

Moderators are sometimes encouraged to join in discussions, especially if they have expert experience or advice to contribute. Other forums prefer their moderators to remain totally objective and mainly serve as impartial enforcers. Occasionally a forum moderator will pose as a contributor to steer a discussion in another direction or offer input without fear of posing a conflict of interest.

In addition to acting as the parent or guardian of forum content, forum moderators are also responsible for maintaining the integrity of the forum in other ways. This requires knowledge of HTML and acuity at moving, merging, adding, and deleting text, graphics, and links. Contributors will often ask moderators to assist them with technical problems with site access and posting.

Supplementary duties of a forum moderator may include relocating discussions to more appropriate sections, closing or locking threads based on dwindling interest or lack of recent activity, editing posts for clarity or content, and deleting threads. Thread deletion can either be temporary or permanent, depending on the wishes of the forum moderator.

If an abusive contributor refuses to cease unacceptable behavior, the forum moderator usually has the discretion to ban the user. If the offender continues to post and eludes the ban, the moderator may opt to access the user's IP address. This enables the moderator to ban the address instead of banning the user by name or email address.

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Was anyone punished in any way for what that angry mob did to me? I don’t consider deleting their hateful words as punishment really. In what forum is a mob allowed to run amuck on a forum and publicly insult other members in the open forum and nothing happens to them?  I did not violate ANY rules! I wonder what would happen to me if I followed someone around constantly calling them a troll. No need to answer, I already know. 

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On 5/17/2020 at 6:46 PM, Amy3 said:

Was anyone punished in any way for what that angry mob did to me? I don’t consider deleting their hateful words as punishment really. In what forum is a mob allowed to run amuck on a forum and publicly insult other members in the open forum and nothing happens to them?  I did not violate ANY rules! I wonder what would happen to me if I followed someone around constantly calling them a troll. No need to answer, I already know. 

Although this forum is member-driven (not Moderator-driven -- we are all unpaid members, after all), there are things that happen here that you don't see, sometimes relating to your complaints. Members are responsible for their posts, and the Ignore Function should be used when trolls show up, since these creatures should never be fed.

I think Mods should all wear ModCams, so you folks can see how much fun we have cleaning up these childish food-fights.

It sucks.

Keep the Apartment threads clean and sparkly, and Foamy will be a happy squirrel.

This moderator opinion is meant for ALL MEMBERS! It is not particularly directed to any member in particular.

 

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I learned something maybe sinse one,two years in cc ago,people that dont let you express your opinion and just insult you instead of saying,rebating in logical way..dont wait for mods,sinse i joined cc i had to defend myself most of times and fine with it..so i imediatly put those users in ignore list..have about a dozen users there and dont regreat it for a single second.

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4 hours ago, Foamy T. Squirrel said:

Although this forum is member-driven (not Moderator-driven -- we are all unpaid members, after all), there are things that happen here that you don't see, sometimes relating to your complaints. Members are responsible for their posts, and the Ignore Function should be used when trolls show up, since these creatures should never be fed.

I think Mods should all wear ModCams, so you folks can see how much fun we have cleaning up these childish food-fights.

It sucks.

Keep the Apartment threads clean and sparkly, and Foamy will be a happy squirrel.

This moderator opinion is meant for ALL MEMBERS! It is not particularly directed to any member in particular.

 

What is a troll to one is not always a troll to another. The ignore feature is a tool used by influential members of a forum to bully dissenting views and other disliked members. It is a weapon used by them to insist on their point of view being the only point of view deemed worthy of being acknowledged. Comply or be outcast and shunned into a nothing. You moderators don’t mind because it makes for a more peaceable kingdom, but what is lost is a variety of posters and a variety of viewpoints and styles. They do leave. Your forum is designed to be a rather boring, vanilla platform meant mainly for like minded followers who maintain an attitude consistent with the most influential members.  
 

When I was suspended for a month it was because I was “too negative”, and I was pretty much only posting in the rants topic and my own profile. A couple of weeks ago I was viciously attacked by Jabbath and his mob of cronies in the open forums and all you moderators did was clean up the mess. Absolutely nothing happened to them in any way shape or form. You tell me what would happen if I followed another member around here and called them a troll over and over again. But they do that to me and you guys don’t do shit. In fact, it’s worse, you blame me for it too cause I deserve it right! It’s my fault that I make them do it, right? Fuck that!

Listen, I don’t want to help you keep the forums clean and sparkly so that you don’t have to do anything. I want to be able to speak my mind about the site and the tenants, without influential members of the forum dictating a standard. The truth is that the VHTV forums will always be at the level of Jabbath’s ability to tolerate other people’s comments and the barometer for moderator action will always flow based of this threshold. The VHTV forums are run by an arrogant, selfish bully and his gang. Clubs, the ignore feature, the connection to VHTV, the managers, the tenants, and the influence they have over the moderators here all go into making your forum a rather pitiful one dimensional experience. In a word, it’s boring. All you moderators actually do is enforce widespread boredom. 

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3 minutes ago, ze81 said:

I learned something maybe sinse one,two years in cc ago,people that dont let you express your opinion and just insult you instead of saying,rebating in logical way..dont wait for mods,sinse i joined cc i had to defend myself most of times and fine with it..so i imediatly put those users in ignore list..have about a dozen users there and dont regreat it for a single second.

I don’t ignore anyone. I routinely walk right past the comments of others. If I do see or even read things I don’t care to see or read it has no impact on me whatsoever. I don’t need to wear blinders to be content with being in a public. I have no need to create a safe space by ignoring anyone. 

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I'm just here because I'm all out of new jig saw puzzles.So I'll just leave this beer:

 

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I haven't banned any members in a long time, come to think of it.

I suppose I need to recharge my squirrely wrath.

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58 minutes ago, Foamy T. Squirrel said:

I'm just here because I'm all out of new jig saw puzzles.So I'll just leave this beer:

 

Squirrels should not drink--cause they can't spell when they do 😏

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1 hour ago, Foamy T. Squirrel said:

I'm just here because I'm all out of new jig saw puzzles.So I'll just leave this beer:

 

So my takeaway from this nice little video is that the best forum is one where no one says anything at all. It'll be great! You moderators will love it cause then you're truly have nothing to do at all. Bliss! Keep fucking up idiots! Think I'll go download some porn.

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1 hour ago, Amy3 said:

So my takeaway from this nice little video is that the best forum is one where no one says anything at all. It'll be great! You moderators will love it cause then you're truly have nothing to do at all. Bliss! Keep fucking up idiots! Think I'll go download some porn.

Actually, I'm one of the original free speech guys. And I hate the rules. We shouldn't be in a position that we would need them. But I think that cuz I'm old school, and learned forum etiquette on Usenet. I'm the nice, warm, fuzzy and tolerant Mod. So be sweet to me, and I'll be sweet to you. Especially if you can send me a 1,000 piece jig saw puzzle to pass away my quarantine time cuz RLC's been pretty slow lately and somebody else has been hoarding all the pecans from Walmart...

 

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I promise to ban myself tomorrow for being off topic. That will prove that I'm a hard ass for banning people for breaking the rules, and everyone will fear my wrath and will know that I take this place very seriously.

So here goes for you bored ass quarantined folks who are non-essential and want to perfect your artistic abilities:

https://www.wikihow.com/Type-a-Bunny

 

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6 minutes ago, Foamy T. Squirrel said:

Actually, I'm one of the original free speech guys. And I hate the rules. We shouldn't be in a position that we would need them. But I think that cuz I'm old school, and learned forum etiquette on Usenet. I'm the nice, warm, fuzzy and tolerant Mod. So be sweet to me, and I'll be sweet to you. Especially if you can send me a 1,000 piece jig saw puzzle to pass away my quarantine time cuz RLC's been pretty slow lately and somebody else has been hoarding all the pecans from Walmart...

 

If I can get put out for a month for being negative in the rants section that is not even supposed to be moderated, then I would think that a fucking mob personally attacking me in the open forums should get some form of punishment for that too! But they got nothing cause you guys are one sided when it comes to me. You guys blame them attacking me on me too. So excuse me if I don’t think very highly of you people anymore. 

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