Town hall meeting

Discussion in 'Town Hall' started by Professur, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Professur I'm just a fungii. Well-Known Member

    Due to the abject failure of the admin/mod staff to show up for work, I hereby petition the owners of OTC.com to close all forums who's moderators have not logged in within the last 30 days until such times as new moderators can be appointed. At that time, I propose opening the floor to nominations for replacement staff who will appear and do their jobs. I would also like to suggest a rule to manage admins/moderators who put their own agendas before the good of the board.

    I ask for seconds for these motions before any action is taken, but that action be taken upon receiving those seconds.
  2. ResearchMonkey Bigoted homophobic white supremacist trailer trash Well-Known Member

    Interesting but complicated. i formally object.

    The ability to inhibit free speech in not something anyone here is qualified to do. I have yet ever see a forum where moderators have been able to act as a robot.

    I say keep it legal in accordance with US laws which is much easier to moderate. Keep the heated stuff in the RW where one can avoid it if they choose to do so.

    I do not prescribe to the rules of politically correct speech, I believe that politically correct speech is nothing more than a tool to limit free thought, ideas and opinion.

    We are but peasants of the larger world and as such afforded the luxury to speak freely.
  3. Dave Well-Known Member

    I second that.

    Not for limiting free speech but parts of the forum are in obvious need of a babysitter because people can't be trusted to moderate themselves.
  4. ResearchMonkey Bigoted homophobic white supremacist trailer trash Well-Known Member

    Objection -- Subjective, call for this to be stricken from the record.
  5. MrBishop Fuckin' Idealist on Holiday. CYA Well-Known Member

    Thirded - but not because posts need to be moderated in order to remain civil (although that is a very good reason, it seems), but additionally because the basic maintenance of the individual fora needs to happen. Between dealing with spammers, moving/merging threads and basic upkeep, there is enough work to go around.
  6. Dave Well-Known Member

    I offer the vast majority of RW threads as evidence. Haven't seen a serious debate in there for a long time. The majority of threads denigrate into lib/con name calling.
  7. ResearchMonkey Bigoted homophobic white supremacist trailer trash Well-Known Member

    It not the floor of the house, which is barely any better.
  8. catocom Person of Interest Well-Known Member

    I will remain neutral for possible conflict of interest purposes.
  9. 2minkey كافر bootlicker

    cato would be a good mod. he's fair.
  10. catocom Person of Interest Well-Known Member

    I would have to respectfully decline in this case.
    Same reason as above.

    I am open for counsel though.
  11. ResearchMonkey Bigoted homophobic white supremacist trailer trash Well-Known Member

    Spike and Mark for RW mods.
  12. randomJACKASS The Controversial One established April 2002 Banned

    No way in hell unless the Job pays, and since it doesn't I will never do it anywhere. Besides in my opinion the best way to moderate a place like the RW is not to post at all just moderate.

    I'm not sure how I feel about the whole thing. The RW is kind of an exception, and I feel the tide turning a bit. I have decided to try to ignore Wink in earnest, even to the point of putting him on ignore though I rarely use that feature. I think just in the past couple of days RM and I both have been becoming more civil toward each other. In many waysthis place is a lot more honest than the game of politics in government because of it's heated moments.

    I do agree I think catocom would be very good if he was willing. I think prof would be good if he would do it. I actually think Bish might not be bad either.

    I think Gonz said this well in a recent PM and I am hoping he doesn't mind me quoting, I'll take the chance anyway....

    Just my two cents, and I really don't care what anyone says about me offering an opinion. Until I am kicked out I am a member and have a right to speak.

    I really think I will have a much easier time no matter what though, unless there is going to be retroactive sanctions.
  13. MrBishop Fuckin' Idealist on Holiday. CYA Well-Known Member

    Prof's done it before and he was pretty good. A certain event soured the whole deal for him as I recall.
    I've modded/adminned at several other places, though not here.
    Cato is pretty good, but I don't think that he'd enjoy it all that much.

    If there's to be an election or changing of the guard, a tabula rasa would most likely be in order re: past incidents
  14. 2minkey كافر bootlicker

    hey man that's not funny. besides, though they both may bug YOU, there is a substantial difference between them.
  15. catocom Person of Interest Well-Known Member

    not much at all.
    I've put enough judging on ...myself...as it is.
  16. ResearchMonkey Bigoted homophobic white supremacist trailer trash Well-Known Member

    Yes, they bug me for substantially different reasons.

    o_O - Leslie
  17. spike New Member

    I support this idea. Fourthed.
  18. randomJACKASS The Controversial One established April 2002 Banned

    Why bother?!?
  19. MrBishop Fuckin' Idealist on Holiday. CYA Well-Known Member

    To change the situation you seem to be protesting against using copy/paste all over the board?
  20. ResearchMonkey Bigoted homophobic white supremacist trailer trash Well-Known Member

    Can you clarify "the situation"?

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