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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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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:Flashie, I have never had a problem with the way you Mod. You are honest and straightforward and totally down the line, which are qualities I look for in my friends. Its an added bonus to have those qualities in a Mod as well.
I hold you close to my heart hunny and I think your doing a wonderful job.

I wish farts upon those who say any different.


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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Sir_Sheep
Sir_Sheep

old hand
Location: Chester, UK
Member Since: 1st Mar 2003
Total posts: 725
Posted:Do all lawyers suck blood? eek

Spoiling Christmas for small children since 2003.

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Rozi
100 characters max...
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:Enough of the licky-bum-bum-sucky-up-posts!!! wink I know you far too well and now is the time to dish the dirt!! wink

The problem with you, Mistress-Flash, is that you care far too much about this place. So you do your job. And you do it with flair and a little flourish that is just you. And it ain't always gonna win you friends.

The people here are fairly varied, and whilst some may be immature, there are going to be times when you even offend the mature ones. This is simply because no one can be in agreement the whole time.

You are also gonna push buttons, even with the even-tempered and calm HoPPers. This is because you can't predict what will affect some people, and also you have all the usual yuk involved in communicating just in text.

When we first met in person, I found you scary, and I think you found me a bit weird and freaky too. But we became friends and got to know one another a lot better.

You will become friends with some people on HoP. But some you will just have to deal with cos it is your job. And they don't have to like it, and you don't have to like them. Just be as fair and even-handed as it is possible for one normal human being (with thoughts and feelings) to be. smile


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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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:I think you are perfect.



and obviously, as im so important, you will know my opinion is the only one that counts, so you dont need to listen to anyone else.



wink



hug2



Can the Mods or Admins tell which answer each member voted for? umm ubbangel


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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:I dunno Jon? You reckon they can tell who the secret posters are too?

oops! ubbangel


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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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:secret posters?

where?

how many users named 'unregistered' have over 7000 posts?

just our little jonnny angelblue


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Exactly.

unless someone called Unregistered has created another Word association game and posted over 7500 replies overnight....and somehow made the original one dissapear

wink


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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:exactly! It could've be anyone ubbangel wink

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Well... it couldn't be ANYONE.

They'd have to be Unregistered right? And clever to get all those posts up and down before anyone noticed. Well, if not clever, at least fast....

Unregistered, Clever, Or Fast.

Nope, nobody I know. wink


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

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PyroWill
PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines
Member Since: 4th Aug 2004
Total posts: 4437
Posted:I think your great Flash, especially when getting my ex's of the site biggrin

Some may think you are harsh, i dont, and it seems the majority think the same, your great, but then again I like girls with attitude wink


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duballstar
duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2003
Total posts: 2216
Posted:ditto what valura said...

you've never been nasty to me in anyway though... i'm feeling left out! wink

s'probably just a sign that anyone you have told off deserves it. without you mods the community on this site wouldn't be as nice as it is... i guess you guys are the ones that end up coming into contact with all the stupid little idiots that send people nasty pm's so we don't have too! thank you... smile hug


It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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Posted:Currently the poll has 11% saying Yes and 88% saying No. Wonder what happened to the other 1%? eek confused

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:6 yes and 46 no.

Somehow the poll thinks that 11.53% rounds down.

This is unacceptable. I want my money back.


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

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Mint Sauce
veteran
Location: Lancs England
Member Since: 7th Sep 2003
Total posts: 1453
Posted:somtimes meen somtimes nice. you can be a bit on the harch side with some of the newbies they dont know any better took me quite a wile to get into this sight.

but on that i supose you need to be that is what modding is all about hummm im confused.??????


before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:Thanks all so much for taking the time to let me know how you feel about me. I really appreciate it and will think on much you have said - Rozi, NYC, Valura I really value what you have said and think you're right on the money. But Rozi - you were actually scared of me when we first met?! *incredulous look on face* Can't imagine why.

My initial thoughts, on looking back on this thread, are that I do need to go a bit easier on the newbies, at least until they understand my tongue-in-cheek sense of humour and I should be a bit more gentle with people when I close their threads.

To those who have voted that I need to "reasses my role" and potentially resign from the position of moderater, I'd really appreciate some form of constructive criticism from you, or at least an explanation. I know that I gave the option (hence opening can-o-worms), but it's pointless telling me I suck as a moderator unless you can offer some points on which I can improve. On the other hand, if you just plain don't like me, then that's fine. I don't need an explanation. However, personal bias should not be a deciding factor when casting judgement. If that was the case, I'd have banned dozens of you ages ago tongue <- that was tongue-in-cheek humour, in case you were wondering.

Thanks again guys. I hereby proclaim, for the record, that I will try to be gentler and more tolerant.


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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:I'd also like to thank everyone who sent me PMs of love and support. biggrin It's people like you, yes even you UCOF, that keep me coming back!

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Yes, sweetie. You are a vindictive blood sucker.

But you're OUR vindictive blood sucker and we wouldn't have you any other way. hug2 wink

(Seriously...whoever sent that PM is the true mean-spirited blood sucker and YOU, my beautiful soul, are not any sort of a thing!) hug


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Does any one remember Pele's "Everyone Attack Pele" thread?



Had a similar spirit to this one.







Written by: flash fire
To those who have voted that I need to "reasses my role" and potentially resign from the position of moderater, I'd really appreciate some form of constructive criticism from you, or at least an explanation.





erm redface



one of them was possibly me. I think i pressed it by mistake the other day. But i can't be sure....



If it was then sorry!!!



Please don't hate me (any more than you do already)....


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

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Posted:Cool thing is... yes I can still vote! ubblol ubbloco ubblol ubbloco wink

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:thankx devil

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:Just incase you haven't figured it out yet, young Patrick here keeps voting me out. At least 3 times now, I'd say... ? And the strange thing is, I don't find it any funnier than I did the first time round.... tongue

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Posted:But I do! tongue

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munkypunks
munkypunks

enthusiast, but not enthusiastic
Location: Los Angeles, California
Member Since: 21st Jan 2005
Total posts: 367
Posted:I 'am' a lawyer, and I can assure you that vindictive and mocking are not necessarily traits that will get you far in this business. And the only blood I ever suck is my own, and that's usually to extract some sort of poison or prevent myself from bleeding on my clothes. So this person is misinformed in general, not just about your moderating abilities. wink

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Pyrolific
Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Member Since: 10th Jan 2001
Total posts: 3288
Posted:Flashy was just covering for me since I was off galavanting around the countryside doing silly amounts of twirling and juggling and generally having a super awesome summer. After all, who was going to slap ppl about if I wasnt? Someone had to. Im sure she will chill out now that Im coming back into active duty.

Newbies beware.

wink

Josh

PS that was a joke.


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Help! My personality got stuck in this signature machine and I cant get it out!

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ben-ja-men
ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 12th Jun 2003
Total posts: 2474
Posted:hes lying its not a joke dont believe a word he says

*cringes out of fear of being hit yet again*

after all what sort of hippy would you be if you didnt slap ppl tongue


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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:heh heh threads like this never cease to surprise me about the gulf between how much a moderator thinks they are valued....and the truth.

M-WAH!


Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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Zim
Zim

Former Raver Invader... Not sure what i am now...
Location: Southern California, USA
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 284
Posted:the only thing i know about flash fire is that the one time this.... THING spoke to me it was ANGRY, VINDICTIVE, and BLOOD-SUC- juuuuuuuuuust kidding biggrin

yeah i haven't had too much experience PERSONALLY with the flasher of fire... but from what i've seen the flaming flasher has definitely been chillaxed about most things. That being said, i feel that the flash of flames should not be removed from their RIGHTFUL position as the only real fire-slinging flashist in the HoP arena.

On that note i'm not sure if the right word to call the person who PM'd you is hilarious, or bastard.... but either way.... um... i think i'm gunna end this very unintelligent post...

thank you...
-much loved for the fired flashinator
~Z


Clean for 6 months and counting... ah yeah, that's nice.

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:ubblol

Thanks Zim smile


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animatEd
animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:*Bump*

Look what I found!!

I'd thought I'd bring this up again in case you're getting tired of dealing with all our rants etc...

Well, it's a bit late, but they do say better late than never...

I think you do a wonderful job, and I for one like the way in which you moderate. Many would have lost their patience a LONG time ago.

clap hug ubblove


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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Sporky
Sporky

addict
Location: Glasgow
Member Since: 25th Jul 2005
Total posts: 663
Posted:Agreed. Flash, and all of the mods, do a fantastic job here and they must have the patience of a saint to deal with morons like me tongue I know I'd have ended up killing someone by now.

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't

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