Weekly news from Mod Squad, week ending 28 April 2002

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Vertical, Apr 28, 2002.

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  1. Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 27, 1999
    star 6
  2. jediguy Force Ghost

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    Jun 10, 2000
    star 5
    Oh, stop bitching. You know you love clicking that 'ban' button.
  3. Darth_Dagsy Manager Emeritus

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    Nov 18, 2000
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    Actually, Internet Controversy last login time 6:28...aparently I_C is not banned, or at leat got to hang around for a while...
  4. Ben Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Mar 27, 2000
    star 5
    You are allowed to login while banned. You can't do anything, however.
  5. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Aug 6, 2001
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    I really think the Defense Force issue is not said and done, yet DarthAttorney has posted in all of the existing Defense Forces saying that they are being moved and that ALL of the Classic Trilogy DFs are being combined.

    How can the administration combine all these Defense Forces into one? This does not make sense as people who like ESB enough to defend it may NOT want to defend ROTJ or both groups may HATE the Special Edition changes. Combining these will also tear them apart completely as people who are defending opposite sides of an issue will be in the same Defense Force.

    Besides which, if the DFs were going to end up in the Misc forum then they should have been moved there from the beginning instead of being moved to the RPG forum for a while then moved again.

    Also, why would all the threads go to Star Wars Misc except the TPM DF which would go back to the TPM forum? This makes no sense. And if the CT threads will be combined then why are we not combining the TPM DF and the AOTC DF?

  6. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    Jun 19, 1999
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    Okay, I may just be out of it here, but who's Morgaine and how long has she been an admin? And what happened to the old Communications policy of posting announcements with the appointee's name right in the title whenever a promotion is given out?
  7. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 9, 2000
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    Morgaine is the FanForce RSA of the German Speaking FanForce since about a month ago when PatJedi82 retired. Morgaine is now an RSA

    She's really cool DLM, you've got nothing to worry about, she won't eat your soul ;)

    ¤Night
  8. farraday Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 27, 2000
    star 7
    I'll field that one.

    As you no doubt remember DLM, we have many wild all night benders in Modsquad and frankly there just weren't enough females. Truthfully there aren't as many gay mods as most trolls think. And of the female mods we do have, well with both Mars and Liz batting for the other team(not that I can blame them, I mean look at the male mods.. nooo thank you) it was getting bloody, bottles, edits, and sometimes mods, were flying everywhere. So we've started a new policy of hiring only female mods until things get equaled up a bit.
    Okay?

    Or she could possibly be the German Speaking Fanforce RSA.(intruductory thread here in FF Comm)
  9. Commander Antilles Force Ghost

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    Jul 21, 1999
    star 6
    The truth was that Vert and I started fighting in Mod Squad over the female hottie mods, and the rest of the mods started getting sucked in. Why do you think PatJedi and JediGaladriel left, and SOTS and Kadue took time out? ;)
  10. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    Jun 19, 1999
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    Okay, sorry. :p Some of us never look in FanForce Communications, so it would be cool if you guys could post announcements about new Fanforce admins over here, too.
  11. Quixotic-Sith Manager Emeritus

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    Jun 22, 2001
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    What strilo said makes a lot of sense. I talked with Darth Attorney via PM after I read about the planned policy, and while I understand that there were reasons for the planned shift, I fundamentally disagree with the idea of an umbrella DF for the OT. Many of us like the OT, and not the SEs (I personally abhor them). I joined the ANHDF and the TESBDF, but not the ROTJDF, simply because I think it's the weakest of the OT. I'm not joining the umbrella DF simply because I don't want to defend every aspect of the OT. Even "factioning" in the OTDF won't address the inevitable chaos that will be found in the thread, as strilo pointed out so well.

    I dunno, maybe it was the best choice to be made given the available options. That does not necessarily mean that it was a good choice.
  12. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Aug 6, 2001
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    Interesting how Mods talk back and forth casually about their own business while ignoring a member's question. Doesn't send a very good message about communications.
  13. Kadue Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 20, 2000
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    strilo, it was decided that the three of them needed to be combined if they were to move. We can't have Miscellaneous clogged up with only social threads, line-by-line and game threads. Since the three OT DF's are really only social clubs, it means that there aren't all that many problems pooling them together. To be quite frank, members have never been as active in those three groups as they have in other DF's.

    Or as another way to look at it:

    1 TPM forum = 1 TPMDF

    1 Lit forum = 1 EUDF

    1 OT forum = 1 OTDF, not 3.
  14. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Aug 6, 2001
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    And where does the Special Edition Defense Force and the AOTC Defense Force fall into this?
  15. Kadue Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 20, 2000
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    One for the SE would have to be rolled up in the OT one. Just the way it goes.

    AotC will stay in RP until the spoiler policy is dropped, and then be moved to Miscellaneous as the only social thread allowed in AotC(SA) is the Countdown thread.
  16. Liz Skywalker Ex-Mod

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    Jun 13, 2000
    star 6
    farr - I like to think of it as appreciating what's beautiful. ;)



    ...and a mango.
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