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Thread: First 2018 Advisor Town Hall

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Arrow View Post
    Happy 2018, tPF! Let's start the year off right with a town hall. This one will be a little different than past town halls, however, in that we actually have an issue we want some input on first and then the floor will be open to questions/comments/concerns. As always, concerns about specific moderators or specific moderator actions should be directed to the moderators themselves via PM or reports. We try to keep advisor town halls specifically devoted to issues advisors actually have some say in, which does include general moderation.

    Now, on to business. There will be an attached poll on this subject. With the exception of the month of December (what with the holidays and all), we have been faithful to member requests that we hold a town hall once a month. We have no problem continuing to do them once a month, if the majority of tPF would like to continue doing them once a month. We would like to know where the membership stands on that, however. The alternative to monthly town halls is to only hold town halls when a member requests one and can get a majority of membership voting in the affirmative on a poll.

    What do you all think? Let us know in the comments and please vote in the poll!

    What other comments/questions/concerns do you have?
    I am good with the present schedule and I appreciate how the usage of fake member named town halls to ridicule other members and seed dissention was shot down.

    Town halls can and should be a positive thing. Good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stjames1_53 View Post
    Crepitus is a poor example of an advisor. He needs to be replaced. Period.
    We weren't enthusiastic about Common being named either. But we left him alone, as you should have done with Crepitus.

    I'm not wild about Common flooding the forum with threads, but I think he has moderated his other behavior noticeably. If you had an open mind you'd be able to say the same about my friend Crepitus.

    Adding both at the same time was an attempt at balance.
    Last edited by Bethere; 01-09-2018 at 10:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethere View Post
    We weren't enthusiastic about Common being named either. But we left him alone, as you should have done with Crepitus.

    I'm not wild about Common flooding the forum with threads, but I think he has moderated his other behavior noticeably. If you had an open mind you'd be able to say the same about my friend Crepitus.

    Adding both at the same time was an attempt at balance.
    Common is not "flooding the forum with threads", he is actually doing part of his job description as an advisor and adding new topics for discussion. This is very much appreciated by those of us that want to see the forum succeed. If you don't like it, you are welcome to stick him on your ignore list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Arrow View Post
    Iíd say itís pretty active. We slowed a bit during the holidays of course.
    Thats great to hear. I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with to make the forum an even better place. You are a good team and I have faith that you can help us over this little "hump" we are experiencing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricia View Post
    Common is not "flooding the forum with threads", he is actually doing part of his job description as an advisor and adding new topics for discussion. This is very much appreciated by those of us that want to see the forum succeed. If you don't like it, you are welcome to stick him on your ignore list.
    I am fine with Common, as I said. But when you have 15 of the 20 threads on the first page of the happenings forum you have bumped other people's hard work into oblivion.

    Do I think that is why he is doing it? No. And at the moment he is doing well.

    Putting him on ignore is not what I want, and it wouldn't restore any of the bumped threads.

    If you were to ask him he would have to grudgingly admit that Bethere has treated him far far better than his fellow conservatives have treated Crepitus.
    Last edited by Bethere; 01-09-2018 at 10:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethere View Post
    I am fine with Common, as I said. But when you have 15 of the 20 threads on the first page of the happenings forum you have bumped other people's hard work into oblivion.

    Do I think that is why he is doing it? No. And at the moment he is doing well.

    Putting him on ignore is not what I want, and it wouldn't restore all of the bumped threads.
    Just a suggestion: when I feel a thread I have started moved to the bottom too quickly for others to have had a chance to participate fully I find something I can add to the information and give it and little bump.

    Just as an FYI I do not believe common is flooding the forum and especially not deliberately bumping threads.

    That's just not him. He don't like your thread he's gonna tell you about it, not hide from it.

    Trust me on this one, lol.
    I'm baaaaaaaaaaack!

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    possum thinks Granny would be a good moderator...

    ... although she's liable to be heavy-handed...

    ... onna lib'rals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    Just a suggestion: when I feel a thread I have started moved to the bottom too quickly for others to have had a chance to participate fully I find something I can add to the information and give it and little bump.

    Just as an FYI I do not believe common is flooding the forum and especially not deliberately bumping threads.

    That's just not him. He don't like your thread he's gonna tell you about it, not hide from it.

    Trust me on this one, lol.
    I wish we still had Rep, I would Rep this. This post has made me proud of you @Crepitus I hope that @Common sees this

    Right on Crep, speak the Truth

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    The key is civility we are in an exasperating political period in america, its not only this forum that is passionate in believing one side or the other is destroying america.

    We do not have to hate or insult each other every time we disagree with what someone posts.
    Theres no purpose or benefit to anyone that considers someone that thinks differently than they do politically as the enemy. Wouldnt it be better for everyone to interact in threads in a more civil manner showing common decency too each other, I think it would.

    It kind of sucks to come here everyday and argue and bicker with others that are here with you, everyday.

    It would be alot more enjoyable for everyone if we just stopped trying to rip each others throat out over every thread.
    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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