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Old 12.06.2021, 20:55
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Re: Mod shakeup

There is no such thing as bad publicity.

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Old 12.06.2021, 21:02
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Tom I think you should be a mod.

I see baboon has deleted his account.
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Old 12.06.2021, 21:06
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When I first joined WF EF the modding was much harder and such random comments were stamped on. Today modding is much lighter but people still complain.

There is no pleasing some people.
I think the moving posts to the correct subforum, fixing broken quotes, removes duplicate posts is useful. Hard moderating is bloody annoying and imho not really necessary here. You don't notice the mods here - a good sign.

I really wouldn't get too overly bothered about who is an who isn't a moderator. Some things aren't worth getting upset about.

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Old 12.06.2021, 21:07
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Indeed. This probably ok meant but at the end negative talk of "they are all after our money" is really misguided. It is our community and we need to preserve it. Takes no cash nor special wit to navigate our internet and build our community as a platform for all civilly expressed opinions and for different needs of expats and locals.

I know I sound very ecumenical, but there..
It's not simply saying that "they are after our money." It's acknowledging the fact that this forum generates revenue via ads, and in order to secure advertisers, you need traffic. If you go to The Local's website, there is even a link on the bottom of their main page that says "Advertise With Us," and then if you click on that, it mentions on that page that they have a large volume of traffic on their sites, etc. Facebook also likes to present itself as being a place for friends to keep in touch, etc., but in truth, it's just a way for Facebook to make money.

How To Make Money With a Free Forum
https://smallbusiness.chron.com/make...rum-28017.html

And then of course, The Local manages to convince mods that they are "special" when in truth it's just The Local's way of getting people to essentially manage their money-maker for them so they can sit back and profit without having to put much energy into it. But then they clearly won't hesitate to treat mods like they're expendable despite the fact that those mods had essentially invested a lot of their own time and energy into working for that forum for free.
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Old 12.06.2021, 21:11
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Tom I think you should be a mod.

I see baboon has deleted his account.
Thanks, someone has to deal with the riff-raff!



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Old 12.06.2021, 21:14
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Tom I think you should be a mod.

I see baboon has deleted his account.
Darn it.
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Old 12.06.2021, 21:22
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Darn it.
What, you forgot to apply for the job?

Did you at least get your vote in for tomorrow?

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Old 12.06.2021, 21:27
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For the owners, the conflicts about the mods are useful. The mods and the non-mods alike are just instruments of income-generation.
Outside of this thread EF has gone very quiet, not good for income generation?
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Old 12.06.2021, 21:40
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What, you forgot to apply for the job?

Did you at least get your vote in for tomorrow?

Tom
My reply was a reaction to Baboon's leaving.
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Old 12.06.2021, 21:49
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Indeed. This probably ok meant but at the end negative talk of "they are all after our money" is really misguided. It is our community and we need to preserve it. Takes no cash nor special wit to navigate our internet and build our community as a platform for all civilly expressed opinions and for different needs of expats and locals.

I know I sound very ecumenical, but there..
Let this be noted. Yes, please.
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Old 12.06.2021, 22:10
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My reply was a reaction to Baboon's leaving.
Baboon just renamed himself Parnell!

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Old 12.06.2021, 22:20
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Baboon just renamed himself Parnell!

Tom
Only ever had and will only have one account here - there was simply no point in posting while Ace was a mod.
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Old 12.06.2021, 23:13
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Outside of this thread EF has gone very quiet, not good for income generation?

-Weekend
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-Some people grieving the loss of their beloved mod(s)


As long as EB does not pull the plug on EF, it will outlive all of us!
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Old 12.06.2021, 23:36
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Yep good riddance.
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Old 13.06.2021, 00:13
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Yep good riddance.
I wasn't a fan of the individual nor of his modship but let's not kick the person too much while they're on the ground. Wish him and others the best of luck as long as he's/they're not censoring views differing from his/their own.
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Old 13.06.2021, 01:11
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Indeed. This probably ok meant but at the end negative talk of "they are all after our money" is really misguided. It is our community and we need to preserve it. Takes no cash nor special wit to navigate our internet and build our community as a platform for all civilly expressed opinions and for different needs of expats and locals.

I know I sound very ecumenical, but there..
I never said they're after our money. i think on the contrary we are not the money spinner some people here think we are.

This forum hanging off the end of The Local is probably just a a marriage of convenience. They don't care much about what we do and we don't care much about what they do.

I don't know how much this forum costs to host but I don't think it can be very much. If The Local wants to push us off we could probably find an alternative way to keep it going. But I don't think we should be discussing this scenario here or now. Don't burn bridges when you don't need to.
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Old 13.06.2021, 01:26
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I never said they're after our money.
Indeed. I was being facetious since it is probably impossible to guess who creates what value and by what exactly, anyway.
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Exactly.

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Old 13.06.2021, 02:20
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Outside of this thread EF has gone very quiet, not good for income generation?
I see that the Trump and Biden threads have been neglected lately..
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Old 13.06.2021, 02:22
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I see that the Trump and Biden threads have been neglected lately..
Because mods matter more than evil orange men and senile bathroom furnishings.
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Old 13.06.2021, 02:44
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Because mods matter more than evil orange men and senile bathroom furnishings.
How do you know I am not orange? I could make a couple of weird combovers from my hair, hmmm.

Senile bathroom furnishings? My bathroom has a lot to desire. I have missed your reference.

Eta - I had to sleep on it. Hahahahaha. Noooooooop.

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