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People who went up in arms about posting in the Lyceum. I always felt like jesus, this needs to be a no mans land and if you go in you should just accept that you'll learn something from smarter posters, you're going to get a horrible I am holier than though post and a few trollings and no one will actually listen. I also thought it was brilliant that you guys had Pong mod'ing because he was probably half troll in disguise. 

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Ha. That's how Brando and I are but it's usually more of a post-mortem after the fact. Our conversations have typically been "I gave so-n-so a temp ban for that thread." "Yeah...I just perma

The only thing I got from being a mod was anxiety.

So what you’re saying is Twitch kills people, am I rite?

52 minutes ago, zambingo said:

Pretty certain 99.9% of my private messages I ever sent were; “Hey, that person is messing with you so are you cool just joking or what?” “Hey, how bad did I screw up here?” “Fine, whatever you want.” “Is it possible for you to give me temp access to the video games forum so I can mod the Xi thread without needing admin help?”

The latter was never approved for whatever reason and as such Six had to mod that thread whenever I had to squeeze more data into it. lol Xi, btw, broke Nightly royally. I think it was JA that just threw his hands in the air over it and said, “Okay, Torch… you just talk to the software developers. Here’s their email.”

Afterthoughts:

For all the flack Six and I got for “just making decisions” “mall copping the Cantina” etc, no one really knows just how many messages I and likely we sent out inquiring prior to doing anything. eg. The entire Not Person trolling game easily had fifteen messages sent over it to determine where people’s skin thickness was about it. lol

Also “backs of hands” was always more about the basement dwelling filthy commentary rather than any argument over whether “backs of hands covering breasts” was porn, art, or just life. lol

Backs of hands was about people wanting to push the boundaries to show how cool they were. It was Lando in a nutshell, and has the same energy as people refusing to wear masks so they can confront the 16 year old girl tasked with enforcing the rules.

But anyone who has ever been a mod here has probably been called a mall cop at some point, because for some reason people think we get off on our limited authority. I’ve been called that and worse, on a regular basis.

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6 hours ago, zambingo said:

Pretty certain 99.9% of my private messages I ever sent were; “Hey, that person is messing with you so are you cool just joking or what?” “Hey, how bad did I screw up here?” “Fine, whatever you want.” “Is it possible for you to give me temp access to the video games forum so I can mod the Xi thread without needing admin help?”

The latter was never approved for whatever reason and as such Six had to mod that thread whenever I had to squeeze more data into it. lol Xi, btw, broke Nightly royally. I think it was JA that just threw his hands in the air over it and said, “Okay, Torch… you just talk to the software developers. Here’s their email.”

Afterthoughts:

For all the flack Six and I got for “just making decisions” “mall copping the Cantina” etc, no one really knows just how many messages I and likely we sent out inquiring prior to doing anything. eg. The entire Not Person trolling game easily had fifteen messages sent over it to determine where people’s skin thickness was about it. lol

Also “backs of hands” was always more about the basement dwelling filthy commentary rather than any argument over whether “backs of hands covering breasts” was porn, art, or just life. lol

Ha. That's how Brando and I are but it's usually more of a post-mortem after the fact. Our conversations have typically been

"I gave so-n-so a temp ban for that thread."

"Yeah...I just permabanned instead. Didn't mean to go over you."

"Oh good. I wanted to do that but thought I was overreacting."

"Fuck so-n-so and their bullshit."

"I hate this position. Why do we do this?"

"Money and fame."

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10 minutes ago, Cerina said:

Ha. That's how Brando and I are but it's usually more of a post-mortem after the fact. Our conversations have typically been

"I gave so-n-so a temp ban for that thread."

"Yeah...I just permabanned instead. Didn't mean to go over you."

"Oh good. I wanted to do that but thought I was overreacting."

"Fuck so-n-so and their bullshit."

"I hate this position. Why do we do this?"

"Money and fame."

That’s pretty much exactly it.

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Yes, even I was removed once.

Rock told me I was being ridiculous, I think I had been making fun of people crying over spoilers when they had willingly entered a thread that had been tagged as spoilers, so I told him to fuck off. And that was the end of that. Hey, the people in charge at the time did what they felt they needed to do, no worries. I felt like I earned street cred tho. LOL

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I fully agree with you on spoilers, Torch, and I even go farther to say if you enter a topic about a piece of media that’s already been released, you deserve what you get.

I’ve also gotten rid of a number of mods who just quit Nightly without telling us.

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There was also a time when ShadowDog made a huge deal in the mod forum about people abusing their powers, and the sanctity and privacy in the mod forum. Then later, when he was no longer a mod, he continued to log into the mod forum (I don't remember if he had someone else's log in info or his powers weren't taken away properly) to snoop and spy for months and months and months.

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1 hour ago, zambingo said:

Yes, even I was removed once.

Rock told me I was being ridiculous, I think I had been making fun of people crying over spoilers when they had willingly entered a thread that had been tagged as spoilers, so I told him to fuck off. And that was the end of that. Hey, the people in charge at the time did what they felt they needed to do, no worries. I felt like I earned street cred tho. LOL

I'm with you on that! I never read any threads or watch videos if they are marked spoilers. You're just setting yourself up to find out something before you see it. I didn't watch Youtube for a week until I was able to see No Way Home because I heard even video titles were giving things away!

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1 hour ago, Darth Krawlie said:

There was also a time when ShadowDog made a huge deal in the mod forum about people abusing their powers, and the sanctity and privacy in the mod forum. Then later, when he was no longer a mod, he continued to log into the mod forum (I don't remember if he had someone else's log in info or his powers weren't taken away properly) to snoop and spy for months and months and months.

I really liked ShadowDog, but he definitely did some shady stuff. And I ended up cutting him off when I still had Twitter because of his hardcore “If you don’t see Captain Marvel in the theater you’re sexist” stance. Anyone who wasn’t seeing it was the enemy, and I wasn’t going to see it because I don’t have time or money to see every movie, so I was his enemy.

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I think for some reason when I de-Admined myself I kept Mount Olympus access or Supporter access for awhile (probably Supporter) because of some bad overrides on my permissions (I was not fabulous at the control panel) but there was nothing exciting going on anyway. Honestly, I stepped down mostly because I didn't see eye to eye on JA's vision for this place, and got frustrated with his haphazard attention (sorry JA, if you're reading this, don't delete this place). I thought being Admin was more of a committee thing and it wasn't, he just told us ahead of time what he wanted to do.

At this point I'm pretty sure Spam is an honorary Lyceum mod, she's just smart enough not to take that on. At this point I think this place maybe needs 2 Admins and that's about it. Most of us are well behaved and don't need too much moderation, but not sure how bad the spam registration is. That was pretty bad when I was Admin.

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Oh if we're talking out of school... Rock and Shadowdog were two guys I considered friends. We drifted over the years, but both of them were rage-a-holics, and for very similar reasons. In fact, I had to limit my exposure to their social media because of how negative they were... and to be honest, how they would talk about women. Rock lost his mind over Harry Potter spoilers and threatened to permaban anyone who said anything before he had a chance to read the latest book.

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1 hour ago, Tank said:

Oh if we're talking out of school... Rock and Shadowdog were two guys I considered friends. We drifted over the years, but both of them were rage-a-holics, and for very similar reasons. In fact, I had to listen my exposure to their social media because of how negative they were... and to be honest, how they would talk about women. Rock lost his mind of Harry Potter spoilers and threatened to permaban anyone who said anything before he had a chance to read the latest book.

I considered Rock a friend for years and one day he randomly defriended me on Facebook.  When I PMed him here to ask why, he ignored me.  In one of our Zoom chats, Jocob theorized that Rock possibly blamed me for something that happened in his personal life that I knew nothing about.  If true, that pissed me off because I always sent him money (and an ipod) whenever he said he was evicted or lost his job or whatever.

Really, I don't care if he did think it was me, I am just curious why he thought it was me.  Like, did Jacob just roll me and say "It was Ender" to him.  I don't care...I JUST NEED TO KNOW!!!

 

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ShadowDog never liked me. Honestly, I think we were just oil and water. I just had very different tastes than he did and he decided that meant I had zero sense of taste and humor.

Rock unfriended me, too, and I was a little sad about that. But knowing I wasn't the only one makes me wonder what else was going on. I always assumed it was me.

Edit: oh wait, someone ratted him out to that woman he was obsessed with, and it didn't go well, did it? My guess is he assumes one of us did it. I SWEAR IT WASN'T ME. But I admittedly kind of saw that coming when she found out.

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26 minutes ago, Destiny Skywalker said:

ShadowDog never liked me. Honestly, I think we were just oil and water. I just had very different tastes than he did and he decided that meant I had zero sense of taste and humor.

Rock unfriended me, too, and I was a little sad about that. But knowing I wasn't the only one makes me wonder what else was going on. I always assumed it was me.

Edit: oh wait, someone ratted him out to that woman he was obsessed with, and it didn't go well, did it? My guess is he assumes one of us did it. I SWEAR IT WASN'T ME. But I admittedly kind of saw that coming when she found out.

Oh, I didn't know he defriended a bunch of people from here.  That kinda makes me feel better but on the other hand I kinda liked being a prime suspect of a crime I didn't commit and it was up to me to figure out if someone framed me...kinda like Harrison Ford in The Fugitive and Jacob is the One Armed Man. 

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1 minute ago, Darth Krawlie said:

I definitely did not blame you for anything to rock or anyone, Philip. He might’ve thought it, but I didn’t say so.

I know...just giving you shit. 

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There are some people who posted here in the day when it was super popular that I miss the hell out of. There was a guy who posted in the comics forum I adored and have met multiple times in Louisville KY because he was so smart and quirky and I tooo THIS DAY miss Pong. But there were others I was like, damn, your life is a hot mess and I am going to keep your business at arms length because you're going to be endlessly getting fired, evicted, lost or in general sick because I live that life already with my family. Basically they were hell bent on things because of a mental imbalance and I wasn't going to support that and be an enabler. Get your shit together or endlessly have trouble. I got my own issues. DUDE. Message boards were the kind of let it all hang out because it was anon so people could act a fool but then that stuff happened with Tank and I was like I am glad I keep my personal stuff kinda separated.

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I sometimes wonder if there are members that passed.  Didn't Carmack have cancer?  I know we had a few older members that weren't in the best health, like jedibobs and Bonnie, whom just randomly stopped posting.

Now I am getting sad. 

 

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