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Old 08.09.2020, 12:25
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Why leave, I'm having fun here. Asking people to leave seems quite common in your posts.

Yeah you dont care about the deletion, sure.....



Sorry not biting, try harder.
I said you're welcome to leave if it bothers you, but you stick around to, as you put it, whine. You seem to have reading comprehension problems. You like to inject your own stuff into other people's comments. That much is clear.
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can we please make st2lemans a mod?
I don't post all that much, I try to be helpful when I do, I occasionally lurk, and follow some interesting debates (even contributing every so often) that get clouded by annoying catfights.

I think the mods do a fantastic job.

And, by far, my favorite poster on this forum since I joined about 10 years ago has been st2lemans.

Just piping in from the back of the room.
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Old 08.09.2020, 12:29
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I can't become a Mod, I'd have to get rid of all of my motorcycles and buy a Vespa!

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Old 08.09.2020, 12:38
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I said you're welcome to leave if it bothers you, but you stick around to, as you put it, whine. You seem to have reading comprehension problems. You like to inject your own stuff into other people's comments. That much is clear.
Yes you are right, I should have written: "offering people to leave", thank you for pointing that out.

Still projecting? Bringing own stuff, e.g proplems with libertarian relatives, into other peoples comments seems to be your thing.
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Old 08.09.2020, 12:39
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I can't become a Mod, I'd have to get rid of all of my motorcycles and buy a Vespa!

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sometimes you have to take one for the team. just ask Sarah Sanders.
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Old 08.09.2020, 12:40
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As soon as that person realized that I do not support Trump, their behavior toward me did a complete 180 and that person began to treat me the very opposite of how they had treated me before. I tried repeatedly to make peace with that person, but to no avail, and began to repeatedly notice that that person was using their position as a mod to try to 'punish' me in a rather passive-aggressive manner..
Pancakes - I think I am this "person" you are talking about. Demonstrate where you were targetted by me as a mod. I simply did not agree as a member with some points you vehemently repeat and invest yourself in. I do it politely. Mods as you noticed share their opinions but somehow you decide to point me out and not other mods in the same debate. Why you call my opinions passive aggressive because they happen to disagree with yours, strange . I have never given you a negative rep, nada. I always knew your poltical opinions but dissociated that from parenting we agreed on and shared tips on. You however stooped down to publishing my child's name online and not offer an apology after being edited.

I thanked people who fully share some points with me but that's all. These people I thank aren't ever uncivil.

You bringing in some diagnosis of your political oponents...or rather people you disagree with in a friendly and annonymous political chitchat...have bothered quite a few members. I don't see it as trying to keep peace.

Anyways - we need to have diverse modship and membership. I can promise on my behalf to think more about the effect my opinions will have in threads for sure (I did not think my opinions mattered much, tbh, at all) and not mod when in a debate, though practically it gets tough, mods are active on EF as members.

I think the community is lovely. Don't think about leaving, you belong to it, people appreciate you, me too. Leavers or flouncers are a bit like door slammers. We get it and it's part of some stuff but still..
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Old 08.09.2020, 13:11
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Pancakes - I think I am this "person" you are talking about. Demonstrate where you were targetted by me as a mod. I simply did not agree as a member with some points you vehemently repeat and invest yourself in. I do it politely. Mods as you noticed share their opinions but somehow you decide to point me out and not other mods in the same debate. Why you call my opinions passive aggressive because they happen to disagree with yours, strange . I have never given you a negative rep, nada. I always knew your poltical opinions but dissociated that from parenting we agreed on and shared tips on. You however stooped down to publishing my child's name online and not offer an apology after being edited.

I thanked people who fully share some points with me but that's all. These people I thank aren't ever uncivil.

You bringing in some diagnosis of your political oponents...or rather people you disagree with in a friendly and annonymous political chitchat...have bothered quite a few members. I don't see it as trying to keep peace.

Anyways - we need to have diverse modship and membership. I can promise on my behalf to think more about the effect my opinions will have in threads for sure (I did not think my opinions mattered much, tbh, at all) and not mod when in a debate, though practically it gets tough, mods are active on EF as members.
I do take a strong interest in psychology (my best friend is a professor of psychology and we talk almost every day), but I have never brought in any kind of diagnosis for any of my "political opponents" here, as you said. I had, however, once mentioned that numerous psychiatrists have said that Trump has the characteristics of a psychopath (don't "shoot the messenger" for that). Or perhaps you are referring to the time that Urs Max had mistakenly accused me of calling him (her?) a psychopath? After which I had copied and pasted that string of comments to clear that up and to prove that I had in fact never once called him or her a psychopath. I had simply stated that emotions are necessary in moral decision making because a lack of emotions such as empathy is a characteristic of psychopathy. So please tell me where exactly I have diagnosed any of my "political opponents" here, as you suggest that I have?

You know what you were doing, MC. You even went so far as to post and imply that I had been bothering you with messages when in fact it was you who first messaged me out-of-the-blue last winter and then asked me how I was doing and then we began to discuss our kids, etc. We were being very friendly and decent toward one another, but then as soon as I expressed the fact that I do no like Trump in posts here, your attitude toward me shifted dramatically. Once I began to notice that, I attempted to make peace with you and to express that I didn't think badly of you simply because we have different political opinions, but you continued to try to groan every post of mine that you could -- even when it wasn't a political post -- and edit my posts and even accused me of having "bad behavior" here without elaborating on that. I don't think it's pure coincidence that your behavior toward me dramatically shifted here (in fact, it did a complete 180) once I expressed in posts that I am not fond of Trump. And you yourself just stated that you think me expressing the fact that I don't like Trump is considered "bad behavior" in your mind.

So no, it isn't you simply expressing your opinions that has made me say that you were being "passive aggressive." It's your targeting of people who do not share your political opinions and then using your status as a mod to try to belittle them, etc. as well as to accuse people of having "bad behavior" for simply expressing their own political opinions.

Again, I had done my best to try to make peace with you -- even wishing you and your family well -- which you then took as a means to try to belittle me by editing that post and then accusing me of having "bad behavior" but not elaborating upon that accusation.

Listen, I don't care that we don't get along anymore. It's fine. One I was forced to realize that making peace with you was impossible, I've been doing my best to ignore your posts in order to avoid any confrontations and to spare any of the other members here of having to endure "catty drama." I don't come onto this forum to fight with people. It's not something I enjoy doing. I also don't enjoy feeling that someone who once acted like a friend here is now targeting me because I express the fact that I am not a Trump supporter.

Take care.

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Old 08.09.2020, 13:16
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Mods can't be ignored...
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Old 08.09.2020, 13:24
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Some started this thread on the funniest, weirdest thread on EF.

I nominate this one as the most boring thread...
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Old 08.09.2020, 13:36
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Some started this thread on the funniest, weirdest thread on EF.

I nominate this one as the most boring thread...
Please, post more then, seriously. I mean, don't post seriously but more.

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Mods can't be ignored...
Of course we can be ignored. But nobody will do it for you. People mostly manage to ignore us, which is probably a good thing . But then it seems that (some) our opinions seem to have heavier weight so we are asked to not share them or thank people. So there is this mixed message going on: "please can I ignore you".." answer all my questions now!". It gets a bit confusing at times

Anyways, we gotta pull Romandie (and FR) meet up together but I can't rememver the limit now..100? 500 people gathering allowed? Where are we gonna find them awesome Romandie folks..
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I do take a strong interest in psychology (my best friend is a professor of psychology and we talk almost every day), but I have never brought in any kind of diagnosis for any of my "political opponents" here, as you said. I had, however, once mentioned that numerous psychiatrists have said that Trump has the characteristics of a psychopath (don't "shoot the messenger" for that). Or perhaps you are referring to the time that Urs Max had mistakenly accused me of calling him (her?) a psychopath? After which I had copied and pasted that string of comments to clear that up and to prove that I had in fact never once called him or her a psychopath. I had simply stated that emotions are necessary in moral decision making because a lack of emotions such as empathy is a characteristic of psychopathy. So please tell me where exactly I have diagnosed any of my "political opponents" here, as you suggest that I have?

You know what you were doing, MC. You even went so far as to post and imply that I had been bothering you with messages when in fact it was you who first messaged me out-of-the-blue last winter and then asked me how I was doing and then we began to discuss our kids, etc. We were being very friendly and decent toward one another, but then as soon as I expressed the fact that I do no like Trump in posts here, your attitude toward me shifted dramatically. Once I began to notice that, I attempted to make peace with you and to express that I didn't think badly of you simply because we have different political opinions, but you continued to try to groan every post of mine that you could -- even when it wasn't a political post -- and edit my posts and even accused me of having "bad behavior" here without elaborating on that. I don't think it's pure coincidence that your behavior toward me dramatically shifted here (in fact, it did a complete 180) once I expressed in posts that I am not fond of Trump. And you yourself just stated that you think me expressing the fact that I don't like Trump is considered "bad behavior" in your mind.

So no, it isn't you simply expressing your opinions that has made me say that you were being "passive aggressive." It's your targeting of people who do not share your political opinions and then using your status as a mod to try to belittle them, etc. as well as to accuse people of having "bad behavior" for simply expressing their own political opinions.

Again, I had done my best to try to make peace with you -- even wishing you and your family well -- which you then took as a means to try to belittle me by editing that post and then accusing me of having "bad behavior" but not elaborating upon that accusation.

Listen, I don't care that we don't get along anymore. It's fine. One I was forced to realize that making peace with you was impossible, I've been doing my best to ignore your posts in order to avoid any confrontations and to spare any of the other members here of having to endure "catty drama." I don't come onto this forum to fight with people. It's not something I enjoy doing. I also don't enjoy feeling that someone who once acted like a friend here is now targeting me because I express the fact that I am not a Trump supporter.

Take care.
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Old 08.09.2020, 13:50
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Some started this thread on the funniest, weirdest thread on EF.

I nominate this one as the most boring thread...
I guess it's a matter of subjectivity as to whether someone finds this thread boring or pertinent. There are often threads on the EF that I find a bit boring or irrelevant to me, personally, and that's when I choose to ignore them and find something that does resonate.
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I can't become a Mod, I'd have to get rid of all of my motorcycles and buy a Vespa!

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Correct that's all we can afford for the non-existent salary . Though maybe rep points will one day pay in Migros (Aldi for my budget) and if you keep talking about rotten meat, Tessin and your lovely wife, you'll have a monster rep in no time!

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Old 08.09.2020, 13:53
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Mod rhymes with God, just saying.

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also God backwards is dog. Just sayin'....
And mod backwards is dom. Coincidence? I think not!

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I pretty much agree with your points except this - but I understand why it seems like it. I am far from a right winger.
I've been accused in the same single thread of being both hard left and hard right.

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Some started this thread on the funniest, weirdest thread on EF.

I nominate this one as the most boring thread...
Nah - I'm on my second bag of popcorn.
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I've been accused in the same single thread of being both hard left and hard right.
So cancel those two opposites and that's what you get.



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Old 08.09.2020, 14:06
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So cancel those two opposites and that's what you get.
I've recently learned that that makes you a libertarian which I've been told is akin to stepping in dogshit while wearing wooly socks.
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I nominate this one as the most boring thread...

actually i'd like to claim that honour
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I've been accused in the same single thread of being both hard left and hard right.
Isn't that the same thing? More or less?
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Correct that's all we can afford for the non-existent salary
Umm, that is NOT the reason.

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