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PolWatch
01-03-2015, 04:43 PM
It is our great pleasure to announce that Redrose has agreed to be a member of the VIPs. Redrose has consistently been an asset to the forum and a solid member. Will you join us in congratulating Redrose.

It is another great pleasure to announce that hanger4 has agreed to be the newest member of the VIPs. Hanger4 has will be a great asset to the VIP team. Will you join us in congratulating hanger4.

Dr. Who
01-03-2015, 04:45 PM
Congrats Redrose and Hangar! Welcome aboard.

PolWatch
01-03-2015, 04:46 PM
Congrads to Rose & Hangar!!

Peter1469
01-03-2015, 04:47 PM
Congrats! To both of you.

Chris
01-03-2015, 04:53 PM
It is our great pleasure to announce that Redrose has agreed to be a member of the VIPs. Redrose has consistently been an asset to the forum and a solid member. Will you join us in congratulating Redrose.

It is another great pleasure to announce that hanger4 has agreed to be the newest member of the VIPs. Hanger4 has will be a great asset to the VIP team. Will you join us in congratulating hanger4.


Congrats! Both good people.

sachem
01-03-2015, 04:58 PM
Congrats to both! :)

Peter1469
01-03-2015, 05:12 PM
A round of applause please!!!

PolWatch
01-03-2015, 05:15 PM
https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608037128943111683&pid=15.1&w=144&h=116&p=0

sachem
01-03-2015, 05:16 PM
http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/hand-gestures/hands-clapping-applause-smiley-emoticon.gif

Howey
01-03-2015, 05:16 PM
Congrats Redrose and hanger4!!!

hanger4
01-03-2015, 05:17 PM
A round of applause please!!!

Don't applaud just throw money, right Redrose ??

:applause:

Chris
01-03-2015, 05:22 PM
Don't applaud just throw money, right Redrose ??

:applause:



Oh, didn't they tell you, VIPs pay union dues.

PolWatch
01-03-2015, 05:23 PM
Oh, didn't they tell you, VIPs pay union dues.

https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608050765463094144&pid=15.1&P=0

momsapplepie
01-03-2015, 05:24 PM
Congrats to you both!

sachem
01-03-2015, 05:26 PM
Don't applaud just throw money, right @Redrose (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=1123) ??

:applause:I'll just click an ad. :p

hanger4
01-03-2015, 05:42 PM
Oh, didn't they tell you, VIPs pay union dues.

I knew it !! There's a dang catch.

Mr. Right
01-04-2015, 03:09 PM
Wow, I just saw this and I'm pleased. Congrats to both of you. Well Done.

Common
01-05-2015, 05:41 AM
Congratulations :)

Paperback Writer
01-05-2015, 07:53 AM
Is this a good thing then?

Captain Obvious
01-05-2015, 08:16 AM
Is this a good thing then?

Rose deserves VIP, she's a lovely gal, smart and a productive member.

Why hanger was chosen over far more productive and smarter members like @Common (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=659) and @Common Sense (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=1085) and a couple others is beyond me. @Safety (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=1226) is one who should be considered and @sachem (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=974).

Why @Alyosha (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=863) isn't a VIP is beyond me, maybe there's more to that story. Why @The Wash (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=906) is is also beyond me, he's never around. And @Guerilla (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=606) , rarely posts.

When active, productive members are passed by for schlocks who are chosen out of popularity or because of which way they tilt politically is only going to cause these active members who are thrown to the curb to become indifferent to the forum.

But, who am I to question.

Matty
01-05-2015, 08:22 AM
Congratulations to both Rose and to Hangar! :)

Paperback Writer
01-05-2015, 08:26 AM
Rose deserves VIP, she's a lovely gal, smart and a productive member.

...with a temper. :)




Why hanger was chosen over far more productive

Productive =/= polite or savvy



and smarter members like @Common (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=659) and @Common Sense (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=1085)

will disagree



and a couple others is beyond me. @Safety (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=1226) is one who should be considered and @sachem (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=974).


Safety is indeed smart and polite whilst sachem posts nothing but snark.



Why @Alyosha (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=863) isn't a VIP is beyond me, maybe there's more to that story.

Trounces everyone like a political MMA fighter




Why @The Wash (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=906) is is also beyond me,

Affirmative Action




he's never around. And @Guerilla (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=606) , rarely posts.



Smarter than most on here.



When active, productive members are passed by for schlocks who are chosen out of popularity or because of which way they tilt politically is only going to cause these active members who are thrown to the curb to become indifferent to the forum.

But, who am I to question.

Who is anyone?

Paperback Writer
01-05-2015, 08:28 AM
Congratulations to both of them if this is something they desire. I've not really seen anything from the VIPs, but I'm certain they're hard at work like elves behind the scenes.

Paperback Writer
01-05-2015, 08:41 AM
If I were to create a group of VIPs it would remain at 4 who post no less than 20 posts per day and they would act as moderator oversight, nothing more. If someone had issue with moderation it would go to that group, else there's no use for them.

It would consist of people who actively donate time and money to the forum, therefore they are relevant stakeholders, and they would likewise be people who are trusted by forum members.

Currently it's a coloured label affixed to a member's name, absolutely meaningless. Perhaps they vote on board issues, perhaps, but considering most of them don't post that often I cannot see how. It is in its own way a popularity contest, whilst also being smart enough to not bring in those who are actually popular.

@Captain Obvious (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=3) asked why not @Alyosha (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=863)? I'll tell you why. Aside from her ability to disintegrate her political opponent when she's feeling moody, she's also entirely too popular to put on a VIP staff. When that happens, and it has, were she to leave others go with her. You can look at the post counts when she's online versus those post counts when she's not. People prefer to fight with her or watch her fight with others.

Aside from that, she's better as a balancing force outside the system. How often is she able to soothe two posters who are fighting when mods are unable to do so?

Captain Obvious
01-05-2015, 08:45 AM
If I were to create a group of VIPs it would remain at 4 who post no less than 20 posts per day and they would act as moderator oversight, nothing more. If someone had issue with moderation it would go to that group, else there's no use for them.

It would consist of people who actively donate time and money to the forum, therefore they are relevant stakeholders, and they would likewise be people who are trusted by forum members.

Currently it's a coloured label affixed to a member's name, absolutely meaningless. Perhaps they vote on board issues, perhaps, but considering most of them don't post that often I cannot see how. It is in its own way a popularity contest, whilst also being smart enough to not bring in those who are actually popular.

@Captain Obvious (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=3) asked why not @Alyosha (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=863)? I'll tell you why. Aside from her ability to disintegrate her political opponent when she's feeling moody, she's also entirely too popular to put on a VIP staff. When that happens, and it has, were she to leave others go with her. You can look at the post counts when she's online versus those post counts when she's not. People prefer to fight with her or watch her fight with others.

Aside from that, she's better as a balancing force outside the system. How often is she able to soothe two posters who are fighting when mods are unable to do so?

I figured as much but I'm not in the loop on much anymore.

I just think it's a mistake to try to impact the political affiliation of the forum by deciding who mods or VIP's based on political affiliation and/or popularity at the cost of slighting those members who are productive and active.

That's all I'm saying on the matter.

del
01-05-2015, 08:49 AM
i've given this the requisite amount of thought, and i've determined that, for the foreseeable future, i don't give a flying fuck.

i extend the appropriate expressions of approbation to all concerned

that is all

Paperback Writer
01-05-2015, 08:55 AM
I figured as much but I'm not in the loop on much anymore.

This is my best guess. I don't ask these types of questions because that would imply an interest that goes beyond passing and my penchant for criticism.




I just think it's a mistake to try to impact the political affiliation of the forum by deciding who mods or VIP's based on political affiliation and/or popularity at the cost of slighting those members who are productive and active.

That's all I'm saying on the matter.

Hangar and Redrose are active and the former far more polite than some of the more popular liberal posters you, yourself produced. Sachem? Really? When has she contributed more than mild snark to any given subject? You might as well ask why del is not a VIP?

They don't come to post on politics, they come for personal amusement. Nothing wrong with that. Those that come to post on politics are more engaged and usually write a paragraph at least, albeit small, in a particular discussion.

del
01-05-2015, 09:02 AM
This is my best guess. I don't ask these types of questions because that would imply an interest that goes beyond passing and my penchant for criticism.



Hangar and Redrose are active and the former far more polite than some of the more popular liberal posters you, yourself produced. Sachem? Really? When has she contributed more than mild snark to any given subject? You might as well ask why del is not a VIP?

They don't come to post on politics, they come for personal amusement. Nothing wrong with that. Those that come to post on politics are more engaged and usually write a paragraph at least, albeit small, in a particular discussion.

:rofl:

as marx so aptly put it, i wouldn't join a club that would have me as a member.

Paperback Writer
01-05-2015, 09:04 AM
:rofl:

as marx so aptly put it, i wouldn't join a club that would have me as a member.
del

but is that not the truth? You don't come here for any great discussion. You're (prolly) a retiree who has fun just jabbing at idiots. We all have our motivations.

It's a rarity that I post my actual opinion on anything here. I just like to point out where everyone's wrong.

del
01-05-2015, 09:12 AM
@del (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=770)

but is that not the truth? You don't come here for any great discussion. You're (prolly) a retiree who has fun just jabbing at idiots. We all have our motivations.

It's a rarity that I post my actual opinion on anything here. I just like to point out where everyone's wrong.

of course it's the truth; i've said so myself more than once.

arguing politics on the internet is unlike cleopatra; age stales and custom withers its quite finite variety.

The Xl
01-05-2015, 09:59 AM
I have no idea why some members get their jimmies rustled over being left out of what's essentially a popularity contest. This isn't some special group at your job or something of that nature, it's a forum on the internet, you aren't being left out from going to the movies with the rest of your boys on a Saturday, it isn't that cereal.

Paperback Writer
01-05-2015, 10:04 AM
I have no idea why some members get their jimmies rustled over being left out of what's essentially a popularity contest. This isn't some special group at your job or something of that nature, it's a forum on the internet, you aren't being left out from going to the movies with the rest of your boys on a Saturday, it isn't that cereal.

I care not about being a VIP. I responded to Captain's issue with Redrose and Hanger.

Captain Obvious
01-05-2015, 10:09 AM
I have no idea why some members get their jimmies rustled over being left out of what's essentially a popularity contest. This isn't some special group at your job or something of that nature, it's a forum on the internet, you aren't being left out from going to the movies with the rest of your boys on a Saturday, it isn't that cereal.

You're another one.

I know you have no fucks to give on this matter, but you're approaching 10k posts and have been a pretty model member.

I dunno, I don't get it.

Fuck it

The Xl
01-05-2015, 10:09 AM
I care not about being a VIP. I responded to Captain's issue with Redrose and Hanger.

I mean, it's true.....if we're talking about intelligence and contributions to the forum in terms of civility and post quantity, there are a lot of people in there who should be out and a lot of people out who should be in, but it doesn't seem to be that way, it seems to be a popularity contest, like most things in life that are voted on by a majority.

If those butthurt saw that for what it actually is, there may be slightly less butthurt. I'm not saying Cap is butthurt specifically, just a general statement.

Captain Obvious
01-05-2015, 10:09 AM
I care not about being a VIP. I responded to Captain's issue with Redrose and Hanger.

I don't have an issue with Rose - she should have been in a long time ago IMO.

The Xl
01-05-2015, 10:11 AM
You're another one.

I know you have no fucks to give on this matter, but you're approaching 10k posts and have been a pretty model member.

I dunno, I don't get it.

Fuck it

I don't know if I'm a model member, I do fight a lot, lol. Thanks for the compliment tho.

But yeah, I don't really care. Last time I was a VIP on Trinns site, it was a pain with too much drama. I'm sure it's not that bad over here, but I'm here to talk politics and that's about it, so being a peasant is fine with me.

Captain Obvious
01-05-2015, 10:14 AM
I don't know if I'm a model member, I do fight a lot, lol. Thanks for the compliment tho.

But yeah, I don't really care. Last time I was a VIP on Trinns site, it was a pain with too much drama. I'm sure it's not that bad over here, but I'm here to talk politics and that's about it, so being a peasant is fine with me.

And hangar is the model member in this sense?

Yeah, sure.

I'm probably pissing a lot of people off but whatever.

Paperback Writer
01-05-2015, 10:14 AM
I don't have an issue with Rose - she should have been in a long time ago IMO.

:)

I'd be more apt to vote Hanger over Rose, although either are just fine. She's got a temper and he seems to enjoy more light-hearted jesting.


However, it is detracting to their "good news", if it is that, to say that either of them are undeserving. They're both lovely people as are most on here.

Captain Obvious
01-05-2015, 10:15 AM
:)

I'd be more apt to vote Hanger over Rose, although either are just fine. She's got a temper and he seems to enjoy more light-hearted jesting.


However, it is detracting to their "good news", if it is that, to say that either of them are undeserving. They're both lovely people as are most on here.

So, how much are they paying you?

The Xl
01-05-2015, 10:17 AM
And hangar is the model member in this sense?

Yeah, sure.

I'm probably pissing a lot of people off but whatever.

He's popular, I think

I get where you're going with this, I just don't know if it's worth the effort, tbh

Paperback Writer
01-05-2015, 10:17 AM
And hangar is the model member in this sense?

Yeah, sure.

I'm probably pissing a lot of people off but whatever.


There are no model members here. Just people. I think, perhaps, though you confuse Hanger with Mac.

Paperback Writer
01-05-2015, 10:19 AM
So, how much are they paying you?

Redrose and Hanger? Twenty quid each. Hopefully they'll remember to send that cheque, but I'm a little apprehensive as they said "it's in the mail".

Captain Obvious
01-05-2015, 10:19 AM
There are no model members here. Just people. I think, perhaps, though you confuse Hanger with Mac.

No, trust me, I'm not confusing them. Mac is a complete slug.

I wonder if he's the next VIP announcement. He does a lot of pretending to be a conservative.

Paperback Writer
01-05-2015, 10:23 AM
No, trust me, I'm not confusing them. Mac is a complete slug.

I wonder if he's the next VIP announcement. He does a lot of pretending to be a conservative.

Very few of the VIPs participate with regularity aside from those two. Nic's not often around. Impress Polly saves up all the posting normals do and then creates a dissertation no one reads. Wash comes on special holidays. Guerilla is a guerilla poster. And of the mods it's a rarity that I see adelaide post.

I don't think that participation has anything to do with it. It is, in its own way, a popularity contest and wisely done for appearances.

Captain Obvious
01-05-2015, 10:26 AM
Very few of the VIPs participate with regularity aside from those two. Nic's not often around. Impress Polly saves up all the posting normals do and then creates a dissertation no one reads. Wash comes on special holidays. Guerilla is a guerilla poster. And of the mods it's a rarity that I see adelaide post.

I don't think that participation has anything to do with it. It is, in its own way, a popularity contest and wisely done for appearances.

hangar's rarely around also, you his brother or something?

I think he's more active on Trinns board.

I just think there were better picks that would have made the forum look better. If the message is "it's purely a popularity contest and you're not popular enough for us" to the otherwise more active and participatory members then they succeeded.

PolWatch
01-05-2015, 10:28 AM
This thread was to welcome Hanger & Rose on as VIP's. They have both agreed to give freely of their time to help others enjoy the forum. Do I see y'all standing in line, agreeing to be a VIP or mod? Its voluntary, no pay and all the criticism you want. Any takers?

del
01-05-2015, 10:29 AM
hangar's rarely around also, you his brother or something?

I think he's more active on Trinns board.

I just think there were better picks that would have made the forum look better. If the message is "it's purely a popularity contest and you're not popular enough for us" to the otherwise more active and participatory members then they succeeded.

tissue?

Captain Obvious
01-05-2015, 10:34 AM
tissue?

Hell, you would have even been a better selection than hangar.

At least you're honest.

Paperback Writer
01-05-2015, 10:35 AM
hangar's rarely around also, you his brother or something?

Curious now as you are quite aggressive on the topic of "Hanger", why are you so against him? He seems a normal poster.



I just think there were better picks that would have made the forum look better. If the message is "it's purely a popularity contest and you're not popular enough for us" to the otherwise more active and participatory members then they succeeded.

Who ought they to have put in their places? I don't see who they could have.

Matty
01-05-2015, 10:39 AM
No, trust me, I'm not confusing them. Mac is a complete slug.

I wonder if he's the next VIP announcement. He does a lot of pretending to be a conservative.



What does "Mac is a complete slug" mean?

Paperback Writer
01-05-2015, 10:41 AM
What does "Mac is a complete slug" mean?

That he's a bothersome person.

Guerilla
01-05-2015, 10:41 AM
Rose deserves VIP, she's a lovely gal, smart and a productive member.

Why hanger was chosen over far more productive and smarter members like @Common (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=659) and @Common Sense (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=1085) and a couple others is beyond me. @Safety (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=1226) is one who should be considered and @sachem (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=974).

Why @Alyosha (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=863) isn't a VIP is beyond me, maybe there's more to that story. Why @The Wash (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=906) is is also beyond me, he's never around. And @Guerilla (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=606) , rarely posts.

When active, productive members are passed by for schlocks who are chosen out of popularity or because of which way they tilt politically is only going to cause these active members who are thrown to the curb to become indifferent to the forum.

But, who am I to question.

It's not like we sit around constantly reviewing members for VIP. Once someone is in, no ones really going to kick them out unless they go dumb all over the forum or they completely stop posting. KC only got taken off because he asked. Posting a lot is not a criteria, as far as I know. A lot of the time a new VIP is suggested to attempt to balance the politics in the VIP room because of pressure from members always bitching about it being a popularity/political persuasion contest.

I'm pretty sure sachem and alyoshas name have been tossed around, I don't think alyosha cares enough to accept the invite. Some members get the invite and don't want it.

Don't look into things too much.

I didn't put a vote on hanger because he's probably cool, but I don't hardly see him, because I don't think we are interested in the same threads. Some people probably see each other on the forum more because they are interested in the same subjects. I voted for redrose, I think she wants honest conversation. I don't care if she has a temper, if anything, I think more members need to get abrasive sometimes. This is politics, not light discussion with tea and krumpets. (unless your british, then everything is light discussion with tea and krumpets :tongue:)

Cheers to both of them.

Captain Obvious
01-05-2015, 10:43 AM
Curious now as you are quite aggressive on the topic of "Hanger", why are you so against him? He seems a normal poster.



Who ought they to have put in their places? I don't see who they could have.

I'm really not trying to trash the guy to be honest. I've taken shots at him and vice versa, he did get personal with me once by bring my family into it but aside from that he's average at best. Kind of a RW hack, knows and repeats all the standard rhetoric, etc.

Awesome - so choose him over more solid members because he's a right winger.

That's like picking Mark Sanchez as your FF team's starting QB when Tom Brady is still available.

Captain Obvious
01-05-2015, 10:44 AM
That he's a bothersome person.

That was a loaded question, Matty is less dumb than she comes off as.

del
01-05-2015, 10:45 AM
Hell, you would have even been a better selection than hangar.

At least you're honest.

ahh, i think we've gotten to the nub of it.

Matty
01-05-2015, 10:48 AM
you should relieve your questioning mod decisions by posting some animals fucking!

Captain Obvious
01-05-2015, 10:48 AM
you should relieve your questioning mod decisions by posting some animals fucking!

Who's questioning mods?

I thought you were banned.

Paperback Writer
01-05-2015, 10:51 AM
It's not like we sit around constantly reviewing members for VIP. Once someone is in, no ones really going to kick them out unless they go dumb all over the forum or they completely stop posting. KC only got taken off because he asked. Posting a lot is not a criteria, as far as I know. A lot of the time a new VIP is suggested to attempt to balance the politics in the VIP room because of pressure from members always bitching about it being a popularity/political persuasion contest.

I'm pretty sure sachem and alyoshas name have been tossed around, I don't think alyosha cares enough to accept the invite. Some members get the invite and don't want it.

Don't look into things too much.

I didn't put a vote on hanger because he's probably cool, but I don't hardly see him, because I don't think we are interested in the same threads. Some people probably see each other on the forum more because they are interested in the same subjects. I voted for redrose, I think she wants honest conversation. I don't care if she has a temper, if anything, I think more members need to get abrasive sometimes. This is politics, not light discussion with tea and krumpets. (unless your british, then everything is light discussion with tea and krumpets :tongue:)

Cheers to both of them.

There is no way that the women of this forum would vote for Alyosha for VIP and I doubt that the invitation was extended. If it was, I'd eat my hat.

As for Sachem, I would believe that her name came up and I would not doubt that someone of her standing could be voted in. She's the exact sort of poster like Hanger that leaves only the barest of impressions, which is what a VIP staff would/could need.

Matty
01-05-2015, 10:52 AM
Who's questioning mods?

I thought you were banned.
Well, I am banned!

Chloe
01-05-2015, 10:52 AM
There is no way that the women of this forum would vote for Alyosha for VIP and I doubt that the invitation was extended. If it was, I'd eat my hat.

As for Sachem, I would believe that her name came up and I would not doubt that someone of her standing could be voted in. She's the exact sort of poster like Hanger that leaves only the barest of impressions, which is what a VIP staff would/could need.

I would vote for alyosha. I would give up my VIP spot for several people here actually.

PolWatch
01-05-2015, 10:54 AM
The topic is Welcome to Hanger & Redrose. Please take your arguments to PM

Paperback Writer
01-05-2015, 10:55 AM
I would vote for alyosha. I would give up my VIP spot for several people here actually.

She's too alpha. It wouldn't happen.

Captain Obvious
01-05-2015, 10:55 AM
There is no way that the women of this forum would vote for Alyosha for VIP and I doubt that the invitation was extended. If it was, I'd eat my hat.

As for Sachem, I would believe that her name came up and I would not doubt that someone of her standing could be voted in. She's the exact sort of poster like Hanger that leaves only the barest of impressions, which is what a VIP staff would/could need.

There was some question about what the role of the VIP was, which is why I'm not a VIP any longer. There was a push from some former mods/VIP's to have VIP's be "model citizens" or "role models" for the rest of the form and since that's like a complete contradiction to what I actually am I was asked to leave. But face it, it's really just an exclusive club. There's nothing going on behind the scenes that needs a forum Congress of sorts.

But you just don't want people in there based on post count either, there are a lot of intangibles, or should be. I guess that went by the wayside.

Alright I'm done, somebody threadban me.
PolWatch ?

Coup de gras please.

del
01-05-2015, 10:56 AM
exclusive club

:rofl:

PolWatch
01-05-2015, 10:57 AM
Thread bans for further questioning of mod...last chance children

Paperback Writer
01-05-2015, 10:58 AM
There was some question about what the role of the VIP was, which is why I'm not a VIP any longer. There was a push from some former mods/VIP's to have VIP's be "model citizens" or "role models" for the rest of the form and since that's like a complete contradiction to what I actually am I was asked to leave. But face it, it's really just an exclusive club. There's nothing going on behind the scenes that needs a forum Congress of sorts.

But you just don't want people in there based on post count either, there are a lot of intangibles, or should be. I guess that went by the wayside.

Alright I'm done, somebody threadban me.
@PolWatch (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=1099) ?

Coup de gras please.

If you were to have been threadbanned for questioning moderation it ought to have been several posts ago. She can't ban you now after warning you.

Paperback Writer
01-05-2015, 10:59 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOe9PJrbo0s

Chloe
01-05-2015, 11:00 AM
She's too alpha. It wouldn't happen.

I was just saying that I personally would be ok with it and would happily give up my spot for her or several other people here that I think would do a good job.

Green Arrow
01-05-2015, 11:00 AM
Rose deserves VIP, she's a lovely gal, smart and a productive member.

Why hanger was chosen over far more productive and smarter members like @Common (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=659) and @Common Sense (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=1085) and a couple others is beyond me. @Safety (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=1226) is one who should be considered and @sachem (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=974).

Why @Alyosha (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=863) isn't a VIP is beyond me, maybe there's more to that story. Why @The Wash (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=906) is is also beyond me, he's never around. And @Guerilla (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=606) , rarely posts.

When active, productive members are passed by for schlocks who are chosen out of popularity or because of which way they tilt politically is only going to cause these active members who are thrown to the curb to become indifferent to the forum.

But, who am I to question.

They were chosen based on merit, not popularity or political tilt.

PolWatch
01-05-2015, 11:01 AM
Paperback Writer was thread banned several posts back. Please do not respond to his posts

del
01-05-2015, 11:01 AM
:rofl:

Matty
01-05-2015, 11:04 AM
:biglaugh:

Chloe
01-05-2015, 11:08 AM
Matalese i'm sure you weren't very happy with the FSU vs Oregon game, but how do you think FSU will do next year without Jameis Winston as your teams quarterback? He was the main reason that FSU was able to stay in as many games as they did this year from what I've heard.

Matty
01-05-2015, 11:11 AM
@Matalese (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=796) i'm sure you weren't very happy with the FSU vs Oregon game, but how do you think FSU will do next year without Jameis Winston as your teams quarterback? He was the main reason that FSU was able to stay in as many games as they did this year from what I've heard.
I am unable to discuss that matter as it is off topic!

Chloe
01-05-2015, 11:14 AM
I am unable to discuss that matter as it is off topic!

Sorry I just haven't seen you on here since that Oregon game and so I didn't want to create a whole new thread topic just to ask that question. Nevermind then.

Matty
01-05-2015, 11:15 AM
Sorry I just haven't seen you on here since that Oregon game and so I didn't want to create a whole new thread topic just to ask that question. Nevermind then.
Isn't there a sports forum in which to ask it?

Chloe
01-05-2015, 11:16 AM
Isn't there a sports forum in which to ask it?

There is it's just since you were already looking in this thread I just thought i'd ask. It's no problem I can just go to the sports forum.

Green Arrow
01-05-2015, 11:18 AM
del has been banned from this thread. Don't respond to his posts.

The topic is a well-wishing for hangar4 and Redrose. If you don't want to wish them well, get out of the thread.

Matty
01-05-2015, 11:18 AM
​Congratulations RedRose and Hangar! :)

Common
01-05-2015, 01:01 PM
This is my best guess. I don't ask these types of questions because that would imply an interest that goes beyond passing and my penchant for criticism.


Hangar and Redrose are active and the former far more polite than some of the more popular liberal posters you, yourself produced. Sachem? Really? When has she contributed more than mild snark to any given subject? You might as well ask why del is not a VIP?

They don't come to post on politics, they come for personal amusement. Nothing wrong with that. Those that come to post on politics are more engaged and usually write a paragraph at least, albeit small, in a particular discussion.


Who is impolite, being set upon and reacting, aside

Common
01-05-2015, 01:10 PM
...with a temper. :)



Productive =/= polite or savvy



will disagree



Safety is indeed smart and polite whilst sachem posts nothing but snark.



Trounces everyone like a political MMA fighter



Affirmative Action



Smarter than most on here.



Who is anyone?

So youre saying common sense and myself are dumb? I think you think waaaay to much of yourself

Alyosha
01-05-2015, 08:14 PM
What a mess!

Everyone who turned this thread into a discussion on the new VIPs, the staff, and each other are clods and should be ashamed of themselves!

TrueBlue
01-07-2015, 12:26 PM
Congrats Redrose and hanger4 ! :)