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    Quote Originally Posted by stjames1_53 View Post
    VIP.............it creates animosity between the "elites" and the rest of the forum. It is used to shelter those who should otherwise hang by their own words.
    Mods are a group onto themselves and are needed to regulate what would otherwise turn into a series of brawls.
    If I understand it, the VIP is being used to move, politically, against other members. File a report against a VIP and it gets ignored. IF it is handled, it is done so out of sight to the rest of the forum. I have yet to see a VIP get the can when their actions far outdo the regular forum members. What would get me banned, for example, will go unpunished to them.
    They can troll, insult, demean, and cause discord among the "troops"....in other words, they are protected and suffer no consequence, yet they are given the authority to act against any member they target by holding private meetings to determine who they get to f*&k with next. There is no reprisal allowed from the trenches.
    So, my question is, since they serve no valuable service to the forum, why have that position at all?
    This is supposed to be a member-run forum. That is the internet claim. In the final analysis, that hardly seems the case, since the fox is guarding the henhouse.
    This^ If it is input from the forum to improve the forum, let the forum tell the mods and ADMIN as a whole​ hold weekly town halls.

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    I humbly suggest having no VIP members whatsoever. I'd also prefer no moderators. If words on a computer screen from anonymous people upset you that much, use the ignore feature or log off.
    "An army, great in space, may offer opposition in a brief span of time.
    One man, brief in space, must spread his opposition
    across a period of many years if he is
    to have a chance of succeeding"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalkin View Post
    I humbly suggest having no VIP members whatsoever. I'd also prefer no moderators. If words on a computer screen from anonymous people upset you that much, use the ignore feature or log off.
    Moderators are a must to maintan decorum and enforce the rules, Vips are not
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

    GROUCHO MARX,

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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    This^ If it is input from the forum to improve the forum, let the forum tell the mods and ADMIN as a whole​ hold weekly town halls.
    A town hall type thing isn't needed on a weekly basis. Maybe monthly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    A town hall type thing isn't needed on a weekly basis. Maybe monthly.
    I agree
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

    GROUCHO MARX,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    I see a couple of children, a couple of Marxists, a communist, some socialists..

    I see one person I believe to have integrity, wisdom, and foresight.
    Thanks, but I'm not a VIP.
    How crazy alt righties got pwnd by a conervative web site:
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/berlins.../#3b7ecb78e9b5
    il·lib·er·al
    i(l)ˈlib(ə)rəladjective1.opposed to liberal principles; restricting freedom of thought or behavior
    "illiberal and anti-democratic policies
    • synonyms: intolerant, narrow-minded, unenlightened, conservative, reactionary;


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    I see one person I believe to have integrity, wisdom, and foresight.
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Zero View Post
    Thanks, but I'm not a VIP.
    You can relax. You will always be safe from the comment above.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


    I pledge allegiance to the Constitution as written and understood by this nation's founders, and to the Republic it created, an indivisible union of sovereign States, with liberty and justice for all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    Moderators are a must to maintan decorum and enforce the rules, Vips are not
    I prefer a free market approach, with an ignore feature for those who are easily offended. What rules really need enforcing?
    "An army, great in space, may offer opposition in a brief span of time.
    One man, brief in space, must spread his opposition
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    ~RZ67~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalkin View Post
    I prefer a free market approach, with an ignore feature for those who are easily offended. What rules really need enforcing?
    Kalkin seriously? without mods the forum would be a Rage and hate and insult fest with some really low class members talking about others mothers and daughters and families in general.

    I dont know of a single forum that does not have moderation
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

    GROUCHO MARX,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Zero View Post
    Thanks, but I'm not a VIP.
    If you were, that would be an indictment of the program. A VIP should be someone who is a positive addition to the forum. Someone who rarely engages in baiting or trolling comments. Someone who contributes substantive comments which further a discussion. Obviously, that's not you.

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