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    Town Hall - Monday, Nov 13

    A town hall will be run by the Advisors on Monday, November 13th. Please think about any input you might have and we will open this thread for discussion on that date. This is a heads-up to give members the time to think about any concerns or comments.

    Thanks.

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    Town hall is now open.

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    A question for those of you who have access to ask the mods or admin... Why don't they respond when asked a question per established procedure when they screw up and make a bad call, sometimes violating their own rules?

    Instead of offering an explanation, they hide and hope the issue will go away.

    Maybe if you guys ask, they will actually answer. I have tried discussing the issue with them off the open forum to no avail.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    A question for those of you who have access to ask the mods or admin... Why don't they respond when asked a question per established procedure when they screw up and make a bad call, sometimes violating their own rules?

    Instead of offering an explanation, they hide and hope the issue will go away.

    Maybe if you guys ask, they will actually answer. I have tried discussing the issue with them off the open forum to no avail.
    I'll take it to them. In the meantime, off the top of my head I can tell you part of any delay is the fact that there are only four of them and they all four lead very full lives outside of this forum.
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    - Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), American social activist and First Lady of the United States

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    Is there a way to get quote notifications without getting a private message here? Most sites it is just a drop down but it seems contrived here unless I have my setting wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    A question for those of you who have access to ask the mods or admin... Why don't they respond when asked a question per established procedure when they screw up and make a bad call, sometimes violating their own rules?

    Instead of offering an explanation, they hide and hope the issue will go away.

    Maybe if you guys ask, they will actually answer. I have tried discussing the issue with them off the open forum to no avail.
    Honestly, if the MODS did what you asked and started enforcing things more efficiently, you'd be one of the first members to fall under the ax, since you cannot disagree without insulting other members. So I'd be careful what you wish for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kacper View Post
    Is there a way to get quote notifications without getting a private message here? Most sites it is just a drop down but it seems contrived here unless I have my setting wrong.
    Unfortunately, I don’t think that’s possible. But let me do some digging and I’ll get back to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Honestly, if the MODS did what you asked and started enforcing things more efficiently, you'd be one of the first members to fall under the ax, since you cannot disagree without insulting other members. So I'd be careful what you wish for.
    Please let’s not turn this into a bicker-fest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Honestly, if the MODS did what you asked and started enforcing things more efficiently, you'd be one of the first members to fall under the ax, since you cannot disagree without insulting other members. So I'd be careful what you wish for.
    I've said this before and I'll say it again; it's OK to disagree on various topics discussed in here, just don't make it personal as much as frustrating as it may be to you when disagreeing. If you feel that your getting frustrated, simply move to another thread or take a break; it's a simple as that. The main idea here is to have constructive debate within reason and not to fire off invective's at one another.
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    Over the past few days, I tried to avoiding bickering and the like. I told myself I would only concentrate on substantive and topical commentary. And while I was doing this, I noticed that several threads contained mostly pointless bickering about hypocrisy and other forms of personal disputes. I found myself scrolling past entire pages of content that had nothing to do with the actual thread topic. I imagine most people who show up here, who have no investment or interest in past grudges, do the same thing. This is what tPF has become. Nowhere was this more apparent to me than in a Veterans Day thread where I was chided, berated, and insulted simply for posting my political opinion. A political forum that doesn't focus primarily on discussing politics is unlikely to succeed in the long run.
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