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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:I was wondering if there was anyway that the moderators could add a brief explanation of why particular topics are closed. I find it a bit traumatic when topics are closed without explanation.

I have tried to PM moderators to get explanations on why my topics are closed but they refused to answer my PM.

If this HoPs policy, then I'm confused by it's intent.

Since a topic is closed, it's impossible to ask why on that topic, and without any form of communication I find it arbatrary and confusing.

I do understand that the moderators are grossly overworked and underpaid... But even a "Guys, please use PM (topic closed)" is better than just finding that a topic has just been ended.

Many topics which violate the HoP guidelines are allowed to thrive while other topics are stopped mid-conversation.

It would also be great if this topic could be a conversation, and not just locked.

It's not my site, it's not my rules, it's not my job, it's just a suggestion.

Thanks!


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onewheeldave
Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: sheffield
Member Since: 28th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3252
Posted:Have many topics been closed?

Which ones?

I'm not aware of this happening here, but if it is I can fully understand your frustration.

I recently posted on the David Blaine forum and found that whole threads were being arbitrarily removed with no explanation.

I tried to initiate a thread asking why and it got taken off, again with no explanation.

I basically stopped using that forum because of it. It's a waste of my time to work on a thread only for it to dissapear with no explanation.

I am pretty surprised that this happens on HOP, I've always found the moderators to be communicative, helpful and willing to explain their decisions.


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But you can make the Bastard work for it."

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Rozi
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:It does happen, but mostly I think it is an oversight, or sometimes a feeling that it might even be self-explanatory. Sometimes I think the mods also handle it privately, pm'ing the people who initiated the thread or the part of the discussion that is causing a problem.

It is just NYC with his insatiable need to know You are not a Gemini by any chance deary?

Actually, I will quietly admit that I sometimes wonder about it too...


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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Why? Am I doing geminiey stuff?

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mrFlibble
Ghostbuster
Location: York, UK
Member Since: 1st Mar 2003
Total posts: 455
Posted:wasn't there a thread about that robin hood show from the 80's ? i can't seem to find it...

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onewheeldave
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Location: sheffield
Member Since: 28th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3252
Posted:quote:Originally posted by mrFlibble:
wasn't there a thread about that robin hood show from the 80's ? i can't seem to find it... Here it is: -

http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=006289


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"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32


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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:quote:Originally posted by NYC:


I do understand that the moderators are grossly overworked and underpaid... Hmmm.....


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:So which topics are you referring to NYC?

If you don't get any response from the proper mods then you could try PMing this unofficial one...

He'll reply. Promise.

In fact check your PMs soonish (give me time to write to you first).


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Rozi
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:quote:Why? Am I doing geminiey stuff?
Apparently it is a very gemini trait to just need to know every single thing that goes on.

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It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:Strange how no moderators seem to be replying to this thread.......

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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vanize
vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:yes, they do seem to be conspicuous in their absence.

Or are they...

It is a little know fact that well over 1500 of the so called 'members' of HoP are actually alternate characters taken on by the moderators. While I have some notion that NYC is not one of them (having actually met Cassandra and knowing that she has met him and trusting her word), I am willing to bet that onewheeldave is in fact a subpersona of some moderator or other. clearly he is trying to misdirect and distract with his post, which is what one might excpect from a moderator in disguise. Rozi and C@antus seem to be suspect as well....


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Cassandra
Cassandra

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Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:nope have met Rozi and Cantus too so you can trust me on that one ... you on the other hand .. i am not sure anymore if you were not a product of my imagination ...

Would be helfpfull if you did give infos on which threads you are referring to.

I am sure after the week end you will get your answers too

shine on
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vanize
vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:I'm not sure how it happened, but apparently I, vanize, have now been subsumed by the Cassandra persona. This leads me (and evidently some part of Cass) to the conclusion that many so called members out do not in fact fully realize that they are mearly subpersonas of moderators or other heavily posting HoPers.

So far, it has only been established that Cassandra, NYC, C@ntus, and Rosi (presumably in addition to the moderators) are fully independant (or at least dominate) HoP personalities. But even this is without independant confimation. I thought could attest for a few others like Arashi, but not so if I am just a figment of Cass's imagination.

I suggest all of you take a good long look at yourselves in an effort to establish your autonomy.


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onewheeldave
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Posted:quote:Originally posted by vanize:
... I am willing to bet that onewheeldave is in fact a subpersona of some moderator or other. clearly he is trying to misdirect and distract with his post, which is what one might excpect from a moderator in disguise... quote:Originally posted by vanize:


I suggest all of you take a good long look at yourselves in an effort to establish your autonomy. I feel real, but I guess I could be merely the twisted dream of some moderator.
What can I do to establish that I exist as an independant entity?


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vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:Don't ask me - I've only recently discovered I'm a figment of Cass's imagination, and I'm still dealing with that!

Perhaps Cass can tell you...?

Cass... Oh Cass?!?

Agh... where is your prime persona when you need her?!?


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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:I have always been under the impression that my current reality is just a dream. Otherwise I'd be trying harder.

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:I'm actually a bit dumbfounded that this hasn't been responded to yet...

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vanize
vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:Haven't you been listening?!?
It has been replied to! onewheeldave is clearly some sort of authoritarian spin doctor or misinformant. And you have to beleive me because I am part of Cass, and you belive her, don't you?



Don't you???

(see there, that proves it! Cass uses those love emoticons. Would vanize ever do that if he was acting of his own volition? I think not!)


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Seven - The Cat
Seven - The Cat

Pooh-Bah
Location: New Zealand
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 2055
Posted:Malcolm has just got back from Hospital - has had eye drops in his eyes and cannot see very well at the moment. He will look into this when he is better able to see.

Resistance is futile
I have retractable claws

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Hope your eyes are feeling better Malcolm!

I remember when I had an eye infection in High School and I was amazed at how helpless I was without my vision.


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Posted:quote:Originally posted by Seven:
Malcolm has just got back from Hospital - has had eye drops in his eyes and cannot see very well at the moment. He will look into this when he is better able to see.


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Rozi
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Total posts: 2996
Posted:hey you malcolm

hope you are better soon


It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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[Nx?]
[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 3749
Posted:What a strange thread.....

This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:
thats just for you mr malcolm...feel better soon


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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mech
mech

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Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:i though i hadnt seen mal in a while, GWS (get well soon) dude, we all miss you!



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DeepSoulSheep
DeepSoulSheep

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Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
Total posts: 2617
Posted:@ vanize. You're very funny if indeed you do exist....

Hope you're better soon Malcolm....


I live in a world of infinite possibilities.

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Pink...?
Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There
Member Since: 6th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6140
Posted:get well soon Malcolm.

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:If it helps any Vanize, I was in fact a moderator for a few months.


had to give it up though to allow me to go back to being extremely sarcastic to those deserving of it.....


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Cantus
Cantus

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Location: Down the road
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Total posts: 15965
Posted:Onewheeldave definitely isn't a mod though. he's just some juggler-come-lately from Sheffield/rotherham who can juggle 7 balls but only one wheel (unless I've misunderstood his current name)

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onewheeldave
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Location: sheffield
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Posted:quote:Originally posted by C@ntus:
Onewheeldave definitely isn't a mod though. he's just some juggler-come-lately from Sheffield/rotherham who can juggle 7 balls but only one wheel (unless I've misunderstood his current name) 7 balls? I've improved a lot recently then!

Are you sure you're not confusing me with '7 ball dave', also of Sheffield? cos he can do seven.

My official juggling designation was originally 'three ball Dave' cos I was good at 3-ball tricks.

Confusingly, despite the fact that I can now do 5 balls, I am not known as '5 ball Dave', but as 'onewheeldave'.

I don't come from Rotherham either.


"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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Cantus
Cantus

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Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:So are you or are you not the slightly balding bloke that was in the year above me at Scotland Street?

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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