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Old 07.12.2020, 23:16
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Unless it was one of a small handful of a certain group of people on here, the combination of people again makes it unlikely. Plus if admin weren't involved in the events something would have happened by now imo.
If admin were involved then they should have issued some sort of statement by now along the lines of "the Politburo has decided".
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Old 07.12.2020, 23:19
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If admin were involved then they should have issued some sort of statement by now along the lines of "the Politburo has decided".
I'm still waiting for Trump to concede. Perhaps Covid19 has mutated into a computer virus.
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Old 07.12.2020, 23:19
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How do you poison a butt-blocking flight?
What do you want? A comma before the but? I though your were a teacher?
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If admin were involved then they should have issued some sort of statement by now along the lines of "the Politburo has decided".
Maybe they've realused now they've pissed off most of the regular posters and are trying to work out hiw to get out of the mess they've made?
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Old 07.12.2020, 23:21
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I just want roegner to get her rep-function back. Because sometimes she throws them my way.
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What do you want? A comma before the but? I though your were a teacher?
A very, very, very tired teacher who was just trying to figure out what you were talking about.
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Old 07.12.2020, 23:23
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A very, very, very tired teacher who was just trying to figure out what you were talking about.
Never mind. It would involve reading newspapers.
Just have a nap.
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Maybe they've realused now they've pissed off most of the regular posters and are trying to work out hiw to get out of the mess they've made?
Xmas is coming soon, so you never know
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That makes you a troll who laughs in the face at the misfortune of others & who actively goes out of their way to poke fun at them... not just a disagreement or act of free speech. You should have been banned, you took it too far.
To you he was trolling, to others he was only rubbing your own double standards under your nose.
You exhibit the typical female victim mentality with that.
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Old 07.12.2020, 23:40
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You exhibit the typical female victim mentality with that.
What a nasty comment
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To you he was trolling, to others he was only rubbing your own double standards under your nose.
You exhibit the typical female victim mentality with that.
That's pretty sexist. I wouldn't be too proud of owning that comment, lying around on the interwebz.
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Old 08.12.2020, 00:02
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I don't know why we can't just all get along...

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Old 08.12.2020, 00:15
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You exhibit the typical female victim mentality with that.
What a hideously mysogynistic comment. I'm sure the usual suspects will be clapping you on the back for that one.

Why bring gender into it at all?
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Old 08.12.2020, 00:27
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What a hideously mysogynistic comment. I'm sure the usual suspects will be clapping you on the back for that one.

Why bring gender into it at all?
cause that is what urs max does? are you guys just noticing?
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Old 08.12.2020, 00:28
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I've arrived to this thread late and am too lazy to read all eleven pages. Can somebody post a mid-thread management summary please?

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Some users are mods and some are not.
The alphabetical list of the current mods is here: https://www.englishforum.ch/showgroups.php
There are 6: 3Wishes, Castro, lost inbroad, Mirfield, MusicChick, roegner.

All mods are not equal.
Mirfield has fewer superpowers than other mods, having laid some of them down upon leaving Switzerland, some time ago.

Up until yesterday, there used to be 2 more mods: 22yards and Ace1.
They both have been blocked/demoted, and various of their superpowers stripped.
Roegner is still a mod, but has also had some of her superpowers downgraded.
22yards, Ace1 and roegner did not receive and notification of this going to happen to them, and they do not know who did it. It shocked them.

Having tried various things, Ace1 started this thread, to sound the alarm, and to be able to communicate, again, since he suddenly couldn't even send or receive PMs. Since then, however, Ace1 found out that non-mods have a much smaller PM inbox allocation than mods, which is why, when he lost his mod status, his inbox was suddenly full. He's now cleaned up his [much smaller] inbox, and can once again at least send and receive PM.

There has been considerable speculation about what might be going on and why, and whodunnit, for example: Editor Bob, another mod, a hacker(s), or worn-out, creaking software.

This whole matter was preceded by some users, of whom Tony Clifton was one, having received a permanent ban.
Tony Clifton, however, wrote to Editor Bob who lifted the ban and re-instated his profile, pretty much immediately.

Some people think that this banning, and others, or the lack thereof in some cases, is a too heavy-handed or too lax, as the case may be, a use of the mod powers.

Many people are annoyed, some of those remarking that things to do with modding and/or in the forum in general have been rumbling in trouble for some time, and some think that there should at least be some offical statement, by the mods or by Editor Bob, that the matter is being attended to, or some explanation given. Others say that people take the Forum too seriously or spend too much time here, and thereby take the time, themselves, to post along those lines. Several called for better behaviour, in general, or specifically. Others said that if a user's posts bothered one, one could simply add them to one's "ignore" list [a function that is not possible towards a mod].

Some of 22yards, Ace1 and roegner, and several other users, have written to Editor Bob, variously to ask what is going on, and who it was who cut the superpowers and why, and for them to be re-instated.
Editor Bob has not replied, it seems, to anyone who has enquired about this downgrading.

Lost inbroad has posted briefly to say he does not know what is going on.

Neither 3Wishes nor MusicChick has posted about this, but then, neither of them has been active on the forum since yesterday. This leads to the suspicion that they might each secretly have a Real Life.

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Old 08.12.2020, 00:43
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cause that is what urs max does? are you guys just noticing?
Correct, though it's not really the only thing. Someone's gotta do it after all.
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cause that is what urs max does? are you guys just noticing?
No it's been clear for a while.

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Correct, though it's not really the only thing. Someone's gotta do it after all.
Someone has to make outrageously mysogynistic comments just for shits and giggles? Right then.

You're clearly proud of yourself, but I suppose someone has to be.
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Old 08.12.2020, 01:48
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Maybe this is clearing the way for a return of Jrspet again? In some sort of WWE undertaker type thing
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Old 08.12.2020, 02:31
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To you he was trolling, to others he was only rubbing your own double standards under your nose.
You exhibit the typical female victim mentality with that.
The incel is strong with this one...
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cause that is what urs max does? are you guys just noticing?
Well, he also plays victim so artfully, I basically picture him being in the clutches of a female gorilla wearing very sensible shoes and "jazzy" multicoloured streaks in her fur. He is also clearly upset that you see more real action than John McClane on a trip around Christmas time.

Those two aspects help distract from the fact that he regularly breaks the forum code of conduct. This thread did go on remarkably long without him attempting to bring it back to himself and his reactionary beliefs.
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Correct, though it's not really the only thing. Someone's gotta do it after all.
Well, it's not like there's a mad dash to do you, so I suppose you had best do what you can.
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Old 08.12.2020, 03:33
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Neither 3Wishes nor MusicChick has posted about this, but then, neither of them has been active on the forum since yesterday. This leads to the suspicion that they might each secretly have a Real Life.
Partly correct, 3W was really busy at work and did not have a chance to check the forum.
Not posting also does not have to be that one hasn‘t seen it?
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