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Caissa
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posted 10 October 2008 06:22 AM      Profile for Caissa     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Michelle wrote: Anyhow, this thread isn't really on topic anymore, and as you say, Caissa, this is tiresome. I'm closing this. Don't bother starting a new one unless it's on topic.


I call "bullshit."


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Caissa
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posted 10 October 2008 11:04 AM      Profile for Caissa     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's great when moderators ignore PMs with questions in them.
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Albireo
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posted 10 October 2008 11:08 AM      Profile for Albireo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I know that PMs sometimes get lost in the shuffle. Try emailing michelle@rabble.ca

Also, she probably spends more hours moderating than she's actually paid for, so it's hard to get right on top of everything that comes up.


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Caissa
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posted 10 October 2008 11:12 AM      Profile for Caissa     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think I'm being ignored. Not the first time since the FJeff House expulsion.
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Makwa
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posted 10 October 2008 12:25 PM      Profile for Makwa   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Caissa:
I think I'm being ignored. Not the first time since the FJeff House expulsion.
As well you should be given your need to dominate discussion which has nothing to do with you.

GV:

quote:
Originally posted by George Victor:
When one of the people involved in piling on old downtime admits that, perhaps, they were being, maybe, just a tad insensitive to what another human being was trying to express - and being really tribal about it (ganging up on the guy, and not one voice challenging the others) - I'll know that I'm corresponding with people who take their expressions of sensitivity beyond semantics. ... And Makwa, as one who has enjoyed many a meal of muskrat (spring) and frogs legs, may I suggest that you stray into the world of tic-mo with your injured sensibility?
You had to throw the 'tribal' shit out again didn't you, after my expression, of my dismay, which I though was reasonably polite, and which was even followed by regret over my mild satire? You just couldn't resist, no matter what?

I don't give a flying fuck how many rats, toads and other vermin you have consumed, nor do I give a damn about the 'world of tic-mo' whatever that is. Such claims do not make you 'down with the people' as much as you may fantasize it otherwise.

Please be advised that from now on you may not post in the FN nor anti-racist forum while I mod. Do I make myself clear?


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Slumberjack
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posted 10 October 2008 12:33 PM      Profile for Slumberjack     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Some advice if you're open to it...just move on to the topics at hand that might interest you. There's really no gain to be had in aggravating yourself, while at the same time becoming an irritant towards people who dedicate far more of their valuable time with this thing than they'll ever be compensated for.
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Slumberjack
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posted 10 October 2008 12:47 PM      Profile for Slumberjack     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Makwa:
I don't give a flying fuck how many rats, toads and other vermin you have consumed

It's disgusting in so many ways, but I find ketchup overcomes practically anything.


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Makwa
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posted 10 October 2008 12:59 PM      Profile for Makwa   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Slumberjack:
It's disgusting in so many ways, but I find ketchup overcomes practically anything.
Quite right you are SJ, on all counts, but I must admit I am fond of Mr. Gouda's Red Pepper Sauce to get the bad taste out of my mouth. Peace.

As an aside, I am pleased to see that the Mr. Gouda co. has teamed up with the local Billy Bee in some of their tasty products. I am a big fan of the Billy Bee not merely because of the grade school visits to the local cannery (whereby I declared that I wanted to be a Billy Bee packager when I grew up, because it looked like such fun), nor because I insisted on reading the Billy Bee storybook for storytime, much to the sneering dismay of the substitute teacher, but because my much loved English granny had a Billy Bee coin bank which fascinated me as a wee lad, as it were. 'Twas so adorable, like a little hive, with a few tiny ceramic bees bouncing about on little springs on the side. Sigh.

Enough tribulation, we have many more important issues to vex ourselves with. Thank you SJ for the much needed perspective. Meegwetch.

[ 10 October 2008: Message edited by: Makwa ]


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bagkitty
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posted 10 October 2008 01:31 PM      Profile for bagkitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Makwa:
... I don't give a flying fuck how many rats, toads and other vermin you have consumed, nor do I give a damn about the 'world of tic-mo' whatever that is. Such claims do not make you 'down with the people' as much as you may fantasize it otherwise.

Please be advised that from now on you may not post in the FN nor anti-racist forum while I mod. Do I make myself clear?


[Quote edited to contain those passages I wish to address]

I realize that I am running the risk of getting into the middle of someone else's pissing match, but what the hey, I'm doing laundry today anyway...

Makwa, one of the fallback tropes of the xenophobe is to accuse the "other" of eating disgusting things. Give the intensity of your reaction to the use of the word "tribal" in the previous thread, you should have given some thought as to whether you were being baited into using a response that was demonstrating xenophobia on your part -- if that was GV's intent (and I do not know what the actual intention was), it may have been successful -- the use of the term vermin was questionable at best.

As to the territorial display (I also thought about describing it as chest beating or penis waving -- I want to be clear that I disapprove, but decided I didn't want my disapproval to be discounted because it was phrased in stereotypical gender terms so settled on the above as a compromise, albeit with problems of its own) by the overt threat of preventing someone from posting if and when you had the ability to do so, I can only respond by saying you were clear, but I am not impressed the ease with which you slip into an authoritarian role.


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Slumberjack
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posted 10 October 2008 01:42 PM      Profile for Slumberjack     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Makwa:
Meegwetch.

You're welcome. In case you're wondering, yes, I had to google meegwetch. I live a five minute walk from where a similar language is spoken, and I had to google it, which in itself suggests that I could do with a walk every now and then.

[ 10 October 2008: Message edited by: Slumberjack ]

[ 10 October 2008: Message edited by: Slumberjack ]


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Slumberjack
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posted 10 October 2008 02:13 PM      Profile for Slumberjack     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by bagkitty:
...you should have given some thought as to whether you were being baited into using a response...As to the territorial display...by the overt threat of preventing someone from posting if and when you had the ability to do so, I can only respond by saying you were clear, but I am not impressed the ease with which you slip into an authoritarian role.

The first time could have been perceived as such, and the second time in itself could have justifibly bought about some degree of concern as to the original intent. Someone directly affected by it would know better, I could only imagine. It seemed to me at least, through those references to culinary sterotypes, all doubt was removed. But hey, there's a nifty sounding handle..Makwa the Authoritarian.

ETA: Ooops, there's an obvious one..sry bout that mate.

[ 10 October 2008: Message edited by: Slumberjack ]


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Makwa
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posted 10 October 2008 03:32 PM      Profile for Makwa   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by bagkitty:
Makwa, one of the fallback tropes of the xenophobe is to accuse the "other" of eating disgusting things. Give the intensity of your reaction to the use of the word "tribal" in the previous thread, you should have given some thought as to whether you were being baited into using a response that was demonstrating xenophobia on your part -- As to the territorial display (I also thought about describing it as chest beating or penis waving -- I want to be clear that I disapprove, but decided I didn't want my disapproval to be discounted because it was phrased in stereotypical gender terms so settled on the above as a compromise, albeit with problems of its own) by the overt threat of preventing someone from posting if and when you had the ability to do so, I can only respond by saying you were clear, but I am not impressed the ease with which you slip into an authoritarian role.
Wow - things that make you go hmmm.

bkitty, I am agog. Gobsmacked I am.

You have a way with language and thought that simply makes me want to fall on my ass and think for a change. I hope you post a lot. Cheers.


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Cueball
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posted 10 October 2008 03:35 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
See they don't like it when you act on your authority. It's instinctive.
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RosaL
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posted 10 October 2008 03:48 PM      Profile for RosaL     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Makwa:
Wow - things that make you go hmmm.

bkitty, I am agog. Gobsmacked I am.

You have a way with language and thought that simply makes me want to fall on my ass and think for a change. I hope you post a lot. Cheers.


Makwa, you surprise me sometimes with your willingness to think. As the Brits (purportedly) say: "Respect!"


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jas
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posted 10 October 2008 03:51 PM      Profile for jas     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Makwa:
[QB] I am a big fan of the Billy Bee not merely because of the grade school visits to the local cannery (whereby I declared that I wanted to be a Billy Bee packager when I grew up, because it looked like such fun),

Gosh, Makwa, were you ever able to realize this dream?

I am a fan of anything cute and pudgy.


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Makwa
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posted 10 October 2008 04:43 PM      Profile for Makwa   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by jas:
I am a fan of anything cute and pudgy.
Gosh, jas, you're making me blush! Sadly, no, the dream of packaging jars of honey at low wage for hours at a time still remains out of reach, yet hope springs eternal. Unfortunately, in grade 4 I hadn't the foresight to enquire about unionization.

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al-Qa'bong
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posted 10 October 2008 06:05 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Please be advised that from now on you may not post in the FN nor anti-racist forum while I mod. Do I make myself clear?

How tall are you?

Just wondering.


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Makwa
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posted 11 October 2008 05:11 AM      Profile for Makwa   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by al-Qa'bong:
How tall are you?
Just wondering.

    a) None of your business.
    b) What's it to you?

[ 11 October 2008: Message edited by: Makwa ]


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Jullrah
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posted 11 October 2008 09:36 PM      Profile for Jullrah     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Its 1:33 a.m. Mebbe thats why all I got outta this thread hadda do with flying fucks, toad and bat eating and cute pudgy thaings being asked about honey!!
I'll visit this thread again tomorrie.......

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Slumberjack
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posted 12 October 2008 04:39 AM      Profile for Slumberjack     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Jullrah:
....all I got outta this thread hadda do with flying fucks, toad and bat eating and cute pudgy thaings being asked about honey!!

Besides all that, what you’re really sensing is a bundle of unrequited passion. Well, perhaps not so much unrequited, but passion nonetheless.


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Caissa
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posted 14 October 2008 05:06 AM      Profile for Caissa     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Makwa's attack on my perceived culinary predilections was egregious to say the least and vulgar in the extreme. An extremist might suggest he be forbiden from posting in rabble reactions.
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Catchfire
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posted 14 October 2008 06:04 AM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Isn't there a media black-out on these threads?
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Caissa
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posted 14 October 2008 06:17 AM      Profile for Caissa     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Nah, they just close them and ignore PMs discussing their decisions.
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Caissa
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posted 14 October 2008 09:45 AM      Profile for Caissa     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What does it take to get a moderator to respond to a PM?
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Slumberjack
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posted 14 October 2008 10:03 AM      Profile for Slumberjack     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Caissa:
What does it take to get a moderator to respond to a PM?

You want the real secret to the enchanted portal? Click your heels together three times, while oinking.


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Caissa
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posted 14 October 2008 10:07 AM      Profile for Caissa     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That's worked for you has it, Slumberjack?
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Slumberjack
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posted 14 October 2008 10:10 AM      Profile for Slumberjack     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Caissa:
That's worked for you has it, Slumberjack?

Yes, but in all honesty, I suspect it was just coincidental. I'm sure they change it up every once in awhile.


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KenS
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posted 26 October 2008 03:24 AM      Profile for KenS     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
??

[maybe i should have taken that what is post-modernist course]


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KenS
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posted 26 October 2008 03:33 AM      Profile for KenS     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Moderators volunteer or get minimally paid to make judgement calls.

If they were to debate even a fraction of the time people want to question said judgement calls, the time drain would be impossible and they would have no choice but to quit.

Guess what it would be like around here with no judgement calls, instead of judgement calls that might at times be less than perfect.

[Leaving aside relevant but secondary questions such as whether having more perfect judgements would be feasible even if more time were invested, whether the mod judgements that are objected to tend to be the ones that were 'less than perfect', etc.]


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posted 26 October 2008 10:27 AM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Makwa:

As an aside, I am pleased to see that the Mr. Gouda co. has teamed up with the local Billy Bee in some of their tasty products. I am a big fan of the Billy Bee not merely because of the grade school visits to the local cannery (whereby I declared that I wanted to be a Billy Bee packager when I grew up, because it looked like such fun), nor because I insisted on reading the Billy Bee storybook for storytime, much to the sneering dismay of the substitute teacher, but because my much loved English granny had a Billy Bee coin bank which fascinated me as a wee lad, as it were. 'Twas so adorable, like a little hive, with a few tiny ceramic bees bouncing about on little springs on the side. Sigh.

Memories of my very own Billy Beehive bank caused me to look Billy Bee up on Google.

And now I'm pissed off and depressed. WTF is wrong with this country?


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