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    VIP Statement

    Members,

    It was decided among the VIPs that, in light of recent threads about the VIPs, we should clarify what it means to be a VIP and how VIPs are chosen. VIPs are nominated by other VIPs, moderators, and members. The nomination is discussed, and then voted on. If the nominee doesn't pass with 70% of the votes, the nomination is dropped and the poster is not told they were nominated. If they pass with 70% or more of the vote, they are notified and promoted to VIP. If members wish to nominate someone to serve as a VIP, they should pass that nomination on to a VIP via PM. Nominations on the open forum will not be moved forward.

    VIPs exist to help write rules and policies, and put those rules into place. If existing rules or policies need to be rewritten or revoked, we rewrite or revoke them. When moderators are considering new enforcement methods, they ask the VIPs for feedback. We also exist to uphold a certain standard of behavior and conduct and are supposed to emulate that standard in our own posting.

    If further questions about VIPs need answers, PM me and I will do my best to answer them. We want to be receptive to member questions and concerns, but can't do anything about those questions and concerns unless they are brought forward.

    Thank you for your cooperation,

    Green Arrow
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    That clarifies much. Thanks Green Arrow. I always wondered about the process. Do you guys send opinion to Mods for suspensions and the like for disciplinary actions to the Mods for particular posts and/or members poor posting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyz View Post
    That clarifies much. Thanks Green Arrow. I always wondered about the process. Do you guys send opinion to Mods for suspensions and the like for disciplinary actions to the Mods for particular posts and/or members poor posting?
    Generally speaking, no. We just report posts that we think violate the rules and standards of the forum and let the mods take it from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Arrow View Post
    Generally speaking, no. We just report posts that we think violate the rules and standards of the forum and let the mods take it from there.
    Ah so. IMO members may be somewhat threatened by your group and its influence. Thankfully I dont see VIPs as a threat but an enhancement. Thanks for your work here in our community brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyz View Post
    Ah so. IMO members may be somewhat threatened by your group and its influence. Thankfully I dont see VIPs as a threat but an enhancement. Thanks for your work here in our community brother.
    You bet. Thank you for your support.
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    "Promoted"?

    So, what has been done by the "VIPs" in the last couple of years to actually improve the forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyz View Post
    Ah so. IMO members may be somewhat threatened by your group and its influence. Thankfully I dont see VIPs as a threat but an enhancement. Thanks for your work here in our community brother.
    Why would anyone see them as a threat?

    Most of the members here just ignore them. The only time they get noticed is when they remind everyone that they are "VIPs". If they didn't feel the need to say so, nobody would know... or care.

    It is just another little clique. They form on all forums. These guys just gave themselves a title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    Why would anyone see them as a threat?

    Most of the members here just ignore them. The only time they get noticed is when they remind everyone that they are "VIPs". If they didn't feel the need to say so, nobody would know... or care.

    It is just another little clique. They form on all forums. These guys just gave themselves a title.
    It did not sit well with me when Ethereal posted that Standing Wolf denigrated members in the VIP forum.
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    I have known Standing Wolf for a long time. We agree on some issues and disagree on others, sometimes vigorously.

    He is a straight up guy. He tries to be diplomatic, but he is going to tell you what he thinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    I have known Standing Wolf for a long time. We agree on some issues and disagree on others, sometimes vigorously.

    He is a straight up guy. He tries to be diplomatic, but he is going to tell you what he thinks.
    He's a major defender and enabler of liberal trolling. I'm sure in real life he's cool, but in the VIP room, he is a wildly inconsistent partisan, among other things.
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