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And please, if you're going to flounce, it would be nice to have a chance to say goodbye first. There are some posters I definitely would miss were they to leave.
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Great start to being a moderator FMF - and you should know better Ace1.
Can I plead the "extreme provocation" card please?

In any case, I feel it important that people see just how petty an issue it was, FMF's posts implying that it was something much more, what was it? oh yes, "absurd decision" and "bullying".
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Old 11.06.2021, 10:07
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isn't it Friday everywhere except Alaska and Hawai'i ?
I thought it's always Friday on Hawaii.

Except when it's Saturday.
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maybe everybody should calm down a bit and see how things go. i think fmf will be a good mod and provide some balance to the mod team.
There is no "mod team".

Roegner's just told me she can no longer access the Admin Control Panel at all...
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Old 11.06.2021, 10:09
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Can I plead the "extreme provocation" card please?

In any case, I feel it important that people see just how petty an issue it was, FMF's posts implying that it was something much more, what was it? oh yes, "absurd decision" and "bullying".
You were not provoked in any way, you just became too self important.
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You were not provoked in any way, you just became too self important.
I was talking in relation to the specific post, after you had first threatened to make the Infraction exchange public.

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not to mention that fmf has provided a lot of valuable contributions over the years on EF on a variety of topics including investment, pensions etc. that have helped a lot of people.
I couldn’t agree more. It was largely due to the above that I became a member after many years of viewing the forum as a guest.
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I couldn’t agree more. It was largely due to the above that I became a member after many years of viewing the forum as a guest.
I have no issue with FMF at all, but I don't think it is wise to take away mod rights from someone and then immediately give them to the person who reported them. That is a rather bold statement - and I think mods should be about keeping things mostly fair and even keeled.
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Old 11.06.2021, 10:17
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Can I plead the "extreme provocation" card please?

In any case, I feel it important that people see just how petty an issue it was, FMF's posts implying that it was something much more, what was it? oh yes, "absurd decision" and "bullying".
Absolutely not. From the forum rules:

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Any communication sent via Private Message or Reputation Comment must not be posted or quoted in any publicly viewable area without the permission of the sender."

What you and FMF have done would be an instant permanent ban anywhere else.
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Old 11.06.2021, 10:19
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Re: Mod shakeup



At least a proper Friday thread.
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Old 11.06.2021, 10:19
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Absolutely not. From the forum rules:

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What you and FMF have done would be an instant permanent ban anywhere else.
Only Ace has posted a PM

What I was asking permission to post was neither a PM or rep comment.

I also asked & got permission from the sender, who then published a PM!
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Old 11.06.2021, 10:21
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Absolutely not. From the forum rules:

"Expectation of Privacy
Any communication sent via Private Message or Reputation Comment must not be posted or quoted in any publicly viewable area without the permission of the sender."

What you and FMF have done would be an instant permanent ban anywhere else.
FMF din't do anything! He merely offered to.
Who posted to calm down? He's right.

Too bad an ex-mod breaks all the rules minutes after losing the job.
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Old 11.06.2021, 10:22
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maybe everybody should calm down a bit and see how things go. i think fmf will be a good mod and provide some balance to the mod team. it's good to have a mix of differing views.

not to mention that fmf has provided a lot of valuable contributions over the years on EF on a variety of topics including investment, pensions etc. that have helped a lot of people.

and remember, instead of fmf, you could have gotten Tom for a mod
To follow up on this, I'm not sure if people are aware just how many members have been banned for having the "wrong opinions". Almost always by the same moderators. Furthermore, how many members have deleted their profile. I've even had people reach out to me about starting up a rival forum!!!

I think bringing some balance to the team was long overdue.
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Old 11.06.2021, 10:23
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Re: Mod shakeup

Would someone please tell me how people become mods here?

1)Do you ask EB for the job?
2) Does someone on the mod team recommend a poster?
3) Is your name pulled out of a hat?
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Old 11.06.2021, 10:24
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and remember, instead of fmf, you could have gotten Tom for a mod
Or perhaps in addition to?

Now where's my ban button?

Tom
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To follow up on this, I'm not sure if people are aware just how many members have been banned for having the "wrong opinions".
How many? And who?

Trolling isn't an opinion, by the way.

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I've even had people reach out to me about starting up a rival forum!!!
In your dreams...
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To follow up on this, I'm not sure if people are aware just how many members have been banned for having the "wrong opinions". Almost always by the same moderators. Furthermore, how many members have deleted their profile. I've even had people reach out to me about starting up a rival forum!!!

I think bringing some balance to the team was long overdue.
That has been done a decade ago. Didnt work.
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Old 11.06.2021, 10:24
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Would someone please tell me how people become mods here?

1)Do you ask EB for the job?
2) Does someone on the mod team recommend a poster?
3) Is your name pulled out of a hat?
All of the above.
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Old 11.06.2021, 10:25
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To follow up on this, I'm not sure if people are aware just how many members have been banned for having the "wrong opinions". Almost always by the same moderators. Furthermore, how many members have deleted their profile. I've even had people reach out to me about starting up a rival forum!!!

I think bringing some balance to the team was long overdue.
A group of former posters actually created a rival forum and had it up and running. Unfortunately, there just wasn't enough interest so it all led to a lonely road with little traffic and no real significance.
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Old 11.06.2021, 10:26
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Re: Mod shakeup

Seems the clowns have taken over the circus.
Or maybe EB is a closet bicep fan.
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