So, after numerous people who had been posting here for years have asked Todd to make a change, the best he can come up with is giving the finger to the spammer, and posting the ip addresses of the proxy servers the spammer uses.
I'm sure the spammers feelings aren't hurt. I'm sure the providers of proxy servers will not care.
Todd says he "won't make a change because of whatever". Well, the "whatever" in this sentence is an outcry from the people who have supported him (in many ways) for years!!
So, to this I say "whatever". It's your board that's become a festering heap. You can keep it exactly as it is. I come here because my friends come here. But my friends are standing ankle deep in someone elses shit because you refuse to shut the door.
Whatever. I know. I've made my share of messes here in the past. I also cleaned up my act and in many cases said my apologies. So the first person who feels the need to point out my history should look up the word "whatever" to see if I care.
I guess the "whatever" response shouldn't be a surprise. But I expected Todd might actually get it. Apparently I was wrong.
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I would suggest calming down first off and then second I would take a look at what is really the issue. Surely it can not be a chat board troll that would warrant such emotions? I mean skip the posts and take a nap grouch!
So riddle me this - what does he owe YOU? You come here for free. Your friends come here for free. You're all pouting because he won't cave in to the 10,000th request to run this place the way YOU want it run? That's almost as amazing as the dedication of the Deng Moron. I don't think you're really considering tOdd's actual role here - he is the creator and the talent behind a character. He didn't intend for this board to happen. What do you gain by punishing him? So you all move to Facebook, or you start a new board somewhere else. Then what? This board becomes a cesspool of Deng Morons and anonymous attacks. So what do you lose? Listen to yourself. It's not fair, what you're saying. tOdd owes you no more than he owes the Deng Moron. He just happens to like and appreciate all of you, but that's not enough. Apparently.
It's got to stop, all of it. Delete it. Post stuff you want to read. You got the "power" to delete for a reason. Use it and move on. It will eventually go away, just like every other annoying asshole has for the last 10 years.
I'm not yelling at tOdd or anything, and I reject that characterization because I have an opinion here. I try every so often when this comes up, but because I just don't get what others think is at stake?
This is all I think the 'moderated board' crowd wants:
If you want to post here, you have to send an email to someone, who then turns on posting for you. You can make up any name in the world when you do that, you just can't have 10 names.
That's it. Not moving the board, not moderating content any more than banning someone who did the above who started to be a dick in serious ways, that's it.
How is that the end of freedom or creativity? What would stop happening?
All the bluster seems weird to me? It's so easy to fix this and nothing is lost? What's lost?
I'm not mad at tOdd. I respect him greatly. He got laid off from a b.s. dot-com bubble job, and subsequently got a decade out of being silly in ways that made me laugh very hard. He's not a Saint for that, but I like him a bunch for it!
Here is a suggestion Squid and 8 start your own board have your own rules and stop spouting off how you think the innertubes are unfair. Seems like a win win to me. You both could control content and move on.
Jesus Tru, first off I wasn't talking to you second off, wouldn't it be great if we came came together and started having fun despite the morons, and just like every other person on this board, I can offer suggestions and comments, take them or not, whatever, but Jesus.
I don't think you're being a whiner, Squid. I think you are persisting to get an answer to a question. You totally have that right. Maybe more productive to ask Todd offline? Eh. (Like when you and Appy had a disagreement and you hammered it out offline.)
YES YOU DID APPY! Squid even posted after something to the effect of "I'm glad we were able to work that out Appy".
ETA: I didn't want to add "but you can obviously post about it here because everyone can post whatever they want as I am not the content moderator" - but I figured that was a given. I was thinking not about pristine bored but about actually GETTING an answer and the direct route may be the most fruitful. Tis all.
Squid 2:07 - that is the biggest bunch of bullshit I've read yet. You're just trying to manipulate the situation to get what you want, and a bunch of double-talk about he's my fwiend but he better do THIS or ELSE? Question mark? Some friend you are.
He deleted my posts before he started posting the other threads. He was deleting them as soon as I posted them. I see who's logged in. He's the only one that would have done it. And he didn't like what I was saying.
And I can't show you b/c they were deleted. I posted under Ginny's something like - seems pretty easy, doesn't it? I posted that Squid or one of his minions is deleting me. I posted that I felt sorry for tOdd for having to put up w/ crap from all directions. Deleted. I can't show you, though.
Oh well. Just so you know - not everyone is sticking to your policy.
To answer your question that was supposedly deleted, Cate - I have delete power and no, it's not that easy. It's a giant pain in the ass to delete an entire page of posts. It is very tedious and takes quite a bit of time to delete that many. I appreciate people who are deleting pages and pages of crap that I don't have to wade through.
I'm having a very hard time believing that. There's nothing I can do about it, but I do believe he was censoring me because he doesn't like what I was saying. They were gone as fast as they went up. I respect your support of him, and I know I'm unknown. Still an asshole thing to do, "mystery person."
Some loon tried to claim that I deleted its' thread yesterday. I maintain that that person was deliberately misrepresenting the facts in order to cast dispersion upon people trying to maintain the bored. You're not that person, are you Cate? Congratulations on your new login. Welcome!
But wow! I've already got my own anon. Wow. I..don't know what to say. I'd like to thank the Academy, and especially all the wonderful people without whom I wouldn't be who I am today. But special thanks to you, Anon, for making the world a shittier place. Without you, I'd never appreciate a new puppy or a perfect sunset, because I'd never know the opposite of everything beautiful and right. And that is you. Thank you!
Cate, maybe you replied to a post or reply that got deleted?
If so, when the post or reply gets deleted, all replies attached to it get deleted too - which can lead to more confusion.
Which is why I'm against deletion. I can easily avoid a thread that is titled with Hall and Oates lyrics in caps, it is much harder to make sense of a thread in which half the replies have been edited or deleted.