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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:I just received a PM by a new member telling me that I am vindictive, mocking and should hone my raw talent into being a lawyer or some other bloodsucking thing.



I realise that I haven't been as nice on the boards for the last 6 months, and I must admit that I sometimes struggle with the multitude of personalities on Home of Poi and may come across as unnecessarily harsh.



So, I put it to all of you who put up with me on a frequent basis - have I turned into the mean moderator? Do I present myself in a way which indicates that it is time I handed in my resignation?



Please note that this in no way reflects the thoughts/feelings of site admin or any other mods.


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BamBam
BamBam

Pooh-Bah
Location: London
Member Since: 1st Dec 2001
Total posts: 1810
Posted:hug2 Flash this person doesn't speak for HOP.

ubbrollsmile

Smiles, love and happy dust smile

Lisa
xx


A kiss blown is a kiss wasted, the only kind of kiss is a kiss tasted.

I'm a woman. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating and not just a LITTLE bit scary.

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Glåss
Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 8th Nov 2001
Total posts: 2523
Posted:she dances in a ring of fire and throws off the challenge with a hug hug

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ado-p
ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:I dont talk get a chance to talk to you much flash but I love you all the same. smile



Wouldnt be the same without you.



hug


Love is the law.

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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:being a moderator of any community will always mean you're the focus of a bit of rage here and there, but until 50% of the people are PM'ing you telling you you're a vindictive blood-sucker, i seriously wouldn't worry, especially if the accusee is a new member



I do think the mods are meanies in general thou, for not letting me start threads with voting in tongue


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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:Thanks BamBam, adop & flid and Glass smile The PM did not upset me, it has (along with a series of things from the last year or so) caused me to question my M.O.



I'd just like to add that I haven't started this thread as some weak attempt at ego fluffing. I am genuinely concerned that I am not interacting with our community in a positive and constructive way.



I am here, in part, to serve Home of Poi. I want to do that in a way which is best for everyone.


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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:BamBam is right, I doubt this is the view of anyone else here.

Keep up the good work hug clap kiss


There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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BamBam
BamBam

Pooh-Bah
Location: London
Member Since: 1st Dec 2001
Total posts: 1810
Posted:You're also here as a friend to all who needs you honey..... that's a part of the job that not everone gets to see.

Stay Beautiful Princess Flash ubbangel

Lisa
xx


A kiss blown is a kiss wasted, the only kind of kiss is a kiss tasted.

I'm a woman. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating and not just a LITTLE bit scary.

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Posted:Honestly, you do sometimes come across as harsh. But then you are doing your job. hug hug hug I personally wouldn't want it.

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mech
mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:flash, you have helped me, talked to me, and been a mod and a friend when i have needed them

i missed you in oz, for which i am sorry, but never think that you are not wnated here

this new member, is a new member, if they are having a go at you, they dont undretsand why this community is here,and what your role is...

you are lovelry, as are all the mods, you have been chosen, by mal and the rest of teh mods, not ona whim, but becuase you can be taht hard as sto make dessicions and sove problems, but inside you there is a loving soul, and a wonderful person.

trust in that......... hug


Step (el-nombrie)

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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 992
Posted:We can not be nice all the time. Even I get overly angry at people and short fused. We're all human I think (ie not purrfect.. unlike cats who have retractable claws).
You're doing a great job really, keep it up.
I know most people appreciate your assistance with the site.
Much love

Malcolm


"May your balls always burn"

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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:I love and respect you, you already know my feelings towards you both as a person and as a moderator.
You do a fantastic job here, keep it up and ignore the minor imature members of the board.


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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Seven - The Cat
Seven - The Cat

Pooh-Bah
Location: New Zealand
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 2055
Posted:I love you too. I think you would make a good cat.

Resistance is futile
I have retractable claws

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vanize
vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:for what it is worth, I love you FF, and I know you were being lighthearted, but I did read a post in a thread yesterday that you you closed that might have seemed a little inimidating to a newbie. I know you didn't mean anything by it, but I might have had my feelings hurt too if I was inexperienced and didn't know any better. Not everyone has experience with other forums the first time they come to HoP you know.



But even moderators are (supposedly) human, and personally I like FF's style. (ie. - I voted positively for her in the pole wink )


-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:you know what i think of your moderating skills miss flash hug2

i do not perceive a 'mean moderator' on this board.

although that opinion may change since i heard that josh has a vendetta against otters... umm


cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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Pink...?
Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There
Member Since: 6th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6140
Posted:hug

I don't think you are mean at all! Maybe a little harsh, but sometimes you need to be harsh to be nice... Or however that saying goes.


Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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strugz
strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly...
Member Since: 6th Mar 2002
Total posts: 3964
Posted:Harsh but fair Pink, harsh but fair biggrin

Flash - you do a fine job - keep it up biggrin

hug


"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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spritie
spritie

Pooh-Bah
Location: Galveston, TX
Member Since: 9th Sep 2001
Total posts: 2014
Posted:I'm with the masses. I think you do a great job, FF. Do you send the people PM's with an explanation of why you close a given thread? Maybe you could look at the explanation given to see if you could reword them to make them seem less negative?

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:OK Flash, time to be totally honest.

1) You are moderating a site with a small but sizable population of totally irresponsible, egocentric, immature, ignorant misfits who have rejected most sense of logic and normalsy in their society and therefore find home here. [Some are, in fact, so egocentric that they will immidiately think I am talking about them. You can watch and see who overreacts to my previous statements both publicly and privately as a bit of a 'test' to see who I'm talking about.]

2) You are logical, honest, straight forward, and intelligent.

Do you see how #1 and #2 are naturally going to conflict?

OF COURSE some of the members are going to attack you because some members are rebelling against EVERYTHING in their life. And they're going to pick on you because you are the most noticably active moderator. You're not passive/aggressive, you're honest.

You are not a vindictive blood sucker. You are one of the very few voices of reason and logic in a sea of immature chaos. You are doing a fantastic job and I appreciate you.

And now, for your added pleasure, you can sit back and giggle as everyone twists my words, takes my sentiments out of context and calls me names. biggrin


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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vanize
vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:immature chaos.... interesting.

-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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MiG
MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG
Member Since: 16th Apr 2004
Total posts: 3415
Posted:Well, you've never pissed me off.
So i dont think you're a vindictive blood sucking lawyer.

really honestly smile


"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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The Real Fryed Fish
God's illgitament son
Location: state of confusion
Member Since: 2nd Jun 2004
Total posts: 1489
Posted:I think you do what you are supose to do, and do it well

You can't avoid pain by fencing yourself from it.
Some times you need the help of others more than anything else
But you have to let them close enough to help......
People want to be needed, I found that out too

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grasshoppah
grasshoppah

HoP is teh suxor.
Location: Tampa, Florida
Member Since: 4th Nov 2003
Total posts: 425
Posted:blah blah blah

Once in a while you get shown the light
in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

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Noddy
Noddy

Toe Poking Bad Boy
Location: Lake District UK
Member Since: 25th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2865
Posted:you do a great job whatever anyone says biggrin

hug hug


Remember.........YOU LOSE!!!

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Bird
Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall
Member Since: 25th Aug 2003
Total posts: 6086
Posted:The job of moderator can't be an easy one, I really have no idea how much work goes on behind the scenes by the admin team, but no matter what you do, you're never going to please everyone all the time, and why should anyone expect you to!?

From what I personally have seen, you do a hard job, and you do it well (as do the other mods :kissingasssmiley: ) and everything I have seen, only has the interests of HoP and the community spirit that has been built here!

keep up the good work, we need you (because I wouldn't want to do it wink )

hug


My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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Posted:Well based on the fact that I was able to vote more than once..... suggests opinion polls count for nothing! Besides Seven voting shows how much this really makes a difference. Its not the users you have to impress, rather its Malcolm. He's the autocrat here! And anyone who thinks otherwise is fooling themselves!!!

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Posted:The point of my previous post is that I for one think Flash is doing the job given to her. If anyone wants to bitch they should direct it towards Malcolm, not her!

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Puk
Puk

Sweet talented nutter
Location: Brisbane Oz
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2002
Total posts: 2615
Posted:Im totally with Nyc miss flashfire at the moment we do have a lot of immature hoppers that don't know how to behave .

Your just doing your job (if people think your mean they should work for my forman).

But i think your a wonderful woman (after all who did help me on one of my trips down to sydney ?) annyway a non dropbear hug for you. hug


that shrewd and knavish sprite

Called Robin Good Fellow ; are you not he that is frighten of the maidens of the villagery - fairy

I am the merry wander of the night -puk

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Posted:Well, is anyone going to stop the immature HoPers from buying from the store? Everyone is entitled to their opinion! Especially those of us who pay Malcolm's rent and for HoP!
Cheers!


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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 992
Posted:Everyone is entitled to their opinion, however when posting on this site they must also follow our site rules .



Quote:

"When to contact the Administrator....



....You have an official complaint. Direct these only to the site administrator.

...or when

You have been threatened or attacked in the forums by another user "



All complaints to me please. I like complaints, makes me think up ways to make things bettter smile


"May your balls always burn"

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Dentrassi
Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 9th Apr 2003
Total posts: 3044
Posted:well, apart from when threads about non-psytrance music pop up, id say you always acting very professionally.
hug

you know, we really should catch up sometime...


"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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