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Old 03-31-2009   #1
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Experiment

Due to recent events, we, the active mods, have decided to try out a little experiment to see what happens.

As of tomorrow, and for the entire month of April, we are on what you might call a 'strike'.

Up to and including the 30th of April, there will be no more:

banning anyone for any offence;
deleting or editing of posts;
refereeing of, or intervention in, debates/disputes/arguments/fights;
warning any members for anything;
or any other action that comes within the remit of a moderator.

Most of us that are active will still be on every day; we just won't engage in moderator activities. We feel that this could either demonstrate to skeptics and those who complain about our actions that we do actually do a good thing for this forum; or it may show us all that the forum doesn't need as much babying as is sometimes called for (not least by members of the forum).

This is an experiment that could go two ways: horribly wrong, or just fine.

We may be open to undoing the strike if enough people around the forum feel we should begin stepping in again, but don't rely on it.

Have fun this month!

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Old 03-31-2009   #2
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well...

Since we can't get banned for starting threads questioning mod decisions (as of tomorrow)...wtf do you guys think? I don't think it's April Fool's.

Several terrible scenarios with wicked remarks will probably ensue OR prove that we don't need people constantly supervising us and won't act that way. I think probably some of the 1st.

Either way it's interesting.
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Threads merged. Let's try and keep it all in one place guys.
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Re: Experiment

What are you talking about? This thread was originally closed.
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Re: Experiment

It was originally closed; then we decided to open it up 'cause we figured you'd talk about it after tomorrow anyway, may as well keep it open. The second sentence of the post was asking other people to post their responses here rather than create threads...

though, again, after tomorrow it won't matter for one month.

And no it's not an April Fools. Call it a tax holiday!
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^^those are the things i thought, which is why i wondered why she was already telling us what to do. lol. have fun on vacation. :P
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Re: Experiment

I was thinking about breaking all the rules I haven't gotten to break since being a mod...

but then I realized I never broke rules as a regular forum member either. Tres lame.
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lol. darn
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I like shovels and spades, sometimes I will go in a chocolate factory and buy coupons for many trees and alligator spaceships. I want to go to the crocodile convention it has ipods aplenty, also there will be morbidly obese mongoose owners like at the olympics and the milk bars.
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^^U R OFFTOPIC
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Re: Experiment

good. no mods. i never needed any of them, and then when I did, they werent' even there, so, screw you guys im going home.
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Re: Experiment

I wonder how much this will be taken seriously. I can very easily see a mod, if angered enough, will ban someone anyways, regardless of the rules. What rules are in place to moderate the moderators?
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What rules are in place to moderate the moderators?
there are none. ask the fat fuck EC and the rest of his groupies..
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I wonder how much this will be taken seriously. I can very easily see a mod, if angered enough, will ban someone anyways, regardless of the rules.
Not this month! Or rather, next month, seeing as how tomorrow's the first day of the month.

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There are rules, that's all I'll say.
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I like chocolate and star shaped pizzas.
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This is my 982nd post, just thought I'd mention that.
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This is win. April 2009, NEVAR FORGET.
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Re: Experiment

Sounds to me like you have made this topic to create an incendiary reaction that will prove you need to be here. The very fact that you made this experiment public knowledge renders it obsolete in the eyes of any social experiment and serves once again to prove that nothing can be learnt from anything that is proven.

The heisenberg uncertainty principle states that outcomes will change if you study them. They will certainly change through any demographic if you tell them you are studying.

Or just April Fools.
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Sounds to me like you have made this topic to create an incendiary reaction that will prove you need to be here. The very fact that you made this experiment public knowledge renders it obsolete in the eyes of any social experiment and serves once again to prove that nothing can be learnt from anything that is proven.
Great point. I have to fight every urge within myself to make 50 threads concerning Madre's unhealthy obsession with Obama's liberal genitalia.
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