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You'd make a lovely team along with Musak-Suppenhuhn.
Thanks for making me laugh with that name.
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Old 07.12.2020, 12:10
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Re: Mod coup

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I'm hesitant to raise this in public, but it seems that I have no choice. I hope that it gets resolved quickly and removed from public view.

Something is not well in the moderator team.

A decision that was taken after consultation to ban certain members has been reversed.

22 yards, who proposed the ban, and myself, who supported it, have been removed from the moderator group. Not only that, but our ability to send private messages has been artificially revoked, so we can't even message the other mods.

Another mod who is still a mod has contacted me to say she's been locked out of certain mod action. I can't reply though.

There are three possible culprits.
1. Another mod.
2. Editor Bob.
3. A hacker.
Trying to get to the bottom of this.
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Old 07.12.2020, 12:11
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Since there is clearly space for 2 new Mods I propose myself & st2lemans.
Wouldn't it be better to have moderators here who are not very active members (i.e. very rarely post)? I would think that would make it easier for a moderator to be more objective and emotionally distanced.
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Trying to get to the bottom of this.
Nice cover story Castro. Can you account for your whereabouts in the last 24 hours please?
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objective and emotionally distanced.
if that's what you want, i can be mod. just ask my gf.
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Old 07.12.2020, 12:22
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Trying to get to the bottom of this.
the bottom of that is

3. A hacker

That's like the "dog ate my homework" excuse
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Old 07.12.2020, 12:27
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Old 07.12.2020, 12:28
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the bottom of that is

3. A hacker

That's like the "dog ate my homework" excuse
I still blame it on LOB!

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3. A hacker

That's like the "dog ate my homework" excuse
I like to give the benefit of the doubt...
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Trying to get to the bottom of this.
There's only one mod I can think of who I feel is crazy enough to do this and who in addition likes everything TonyClifton posts... lets see if my suspicions prove correct.

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Why have a code of conduct if you are not going to enforce it?
I completely agree with this. Some people have relentlessly spread a LOT of false information and propaganda and have done all through the COVID and Trump/Biden threads. Some of it is really mind boggling to read.
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Old 07.12.2020, 12:31
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I still blame it on LOB!

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I think LIB is still a mod.
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Old 07.12.2020, 12:32
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SOme people spread a lot of false information and propaganda and have done all through the COVID and Trump/Biden threads.
It's the internet, EVERYTHING is false information!

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I think LIB is still a mod.
Yes, not been very active as such for quite a while. Not been online for a few weeks either, last time I was able to look.

Oh, and I just noticed that I don't seem to be able to give rep any more. Someone's really done a number on us.
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Old 07.12.2020, 12:33
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I think LIB is still a mod.
But LOB isn't.

I will ask LiB (I have his phone and email). LOB's as well, I think.

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Old 07.12.2020, 12:34
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Same for me
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I still blame it on LOB!

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FAKE NEWS!
This cannot be. I think there was a lot of frantic checking as to whether some kind of backdoor had been left upon departure but I have it on good authority that none was present and the new-found freedom was enjoyed by LOB.

It's highlighly likely the email in the DB and the password are completely random and unknown to anyone
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You think the hacker saw all the red blobs and passive-aggressive comments you left on my posts? I didn't rat you out, I swear.
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Wouldn't it be better to have moderators here who are not very active members (i.e. very rarely post)? I would think that would make it easier for a moderator to be more objective and emotionally distanced.
Unless they are active, who would be sad enough to mod a forum they have no part in specially as unpaid.
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You think the hacker saw all the red blobs and passive-aggressive comments you left on my posts? I didn't rat you out, I swear.
Maybe if you didn't devote your entire forum energy since some months now to spreading BS and misinformation about COVID, then you wouldn't get so many red blobs and passive aggressive comments. I'd say that you deserve all of them.
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Maybe if you didn't devote your entire forum energy since some months now to spreading BS and misinformation about COVID, then you wouldn't get so many red blobs and passive aggressive comments. I'd say that you deserve all of them.
I wouldn't worry about it. Another mod gives him so much green it all cancels out.
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