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    VIP System Town Hall

    It's time for another Town Hall. This Town Hall has a specific focus, the VIP system. This is a fairly unique system, and we (Mods and VIPs) are taking a serious look at it and were wanting input from the membership.

    What are your general thoughts on the VIP system?

    What ways would be beneficial for improving member input on forum management? Examples would include a suggestion box, Town Halls, ease in becoming VIPs, etc.

    What are some ideas that you have for the VIP system?

    Now, as this Town Hall has a specific focus, there are some ground rules that need to be set. The focus is the VIP system, and off-topic posts will lead to threadbans. The focus is not specific VIPs or former VIPs, and trying to make them a focus will lead to threadbans. With those warnings out of the way, let discussion commence.
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    VIP's are dropping like flies and I understand VIP activity is minimal outside of $#@!ing.

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    Have the VIPs selected by the general membership.
    "All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void." Marbury Vs. Madison, 5 US (2 Cranch) 137, 174, 176, (1803). "Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them." Miranda Vs. Arizona, 384 US 436 p. 491.

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    Aside from reading other member's opinions about specific VIPs and the VIP system in general I've not had the existence of a VIP forum or specific VIP members overtly affect me on tPF. I do understand they direct policy changes and probably have input in membership punishment.

    I do second Cletus' idea that VIPs elected by members is a good idea. We could have a length of term and a good rotation of VIPs.

    Do VIPs resign or are they elected out by the VIP membership?

    Its difficult to opine on a sub-membership who's inner workings are secret.
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    I don't give the VIP's much thought. I don't know how they benefit the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal Jordan View Post
    It's time for another Town Hall. This Town Hall has a specific focus, the VIP system. This is a fairly unique system, and we (Mods and VIPs) are taking a serious look at it and were wanting input from the membership.

    What are your general thoughts on the VIP system?

    What ways would be beneficial for improving member input on forum management? Examples would include a suggestion box, Town Halls, ease in becoming VIPs, etc.

    What are some ideas that you have for the VIP system?

    Now, as this Town Hall has a specific focus, there are some ground rules that need to be set. The focus is the VIP system, and off-topic posts will lead to threadbans. The focus is not specific VIPs or former VIPs, and trying to make them a focus will lead to threadbans. With those warnings out of the way, let discussion commence.
    Whatever you guys decide you need to 1) introduce a democratic element into a decidedly undemocratic process, and 2) protect the minority , which at the moment is endangered/seriously under siege.

    Thanks for listening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethere View Post
    Whatever you guys decide you need to 1) introduce a democratic element into a decidedly undemocratic process, and 2) protect the minority , which at the moment is endangered/seriously under siege.

    Thanks for listening.
    "Protect the minority" from what. Who is the minority? Why is "protection" needed on a political discussion board? Does the perceived minority need "protection" from words or ideas counter to theirs? That does not seem like how a board should be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethere View Post
    Whatever you guys decide you need to 1) introduce a democratic element into a decidedly undemocratic process, and 2) protect the minority , which at the moment is endangered/seriously under siege.

    Thanks for listening.
    If the VIP system is going to remain in place, I don't care how they are selected.



    I don't know which minority you think is endangered or under siege or how the VIP system addresses that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyz View Post
    "Protect the minority" from what. Who is the minority? Why is "protection" needed on a political discussion board? Does the perceived minority need "protection" from words or ideas counter to theirs? That does not seem like how a board should be.
    See #6.

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