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by Manders
Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:58 pm
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Open Site Blathering (formerly Advice from iridium ITT)


Hey, Sapph'll get to it when he can. :p
by Manders
Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:46 pm
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Tom Servo » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:46 pm wrote:It's not hard to believe that it's nothing new.

Oh, I'm sure.

I just like anecdotes. :D
by Manders
Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:46 pm
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Open Site Blathering (formerly Advice from iridium ITT)

Manders » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:40 pm wrote:
Tom Servo » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:35 pm wrote:
SapphireTri » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:08 pm wrote:Its sad cause I got accused of being anti trans and such. So i figured I needed to lay it out.

This is the new standard. You can not be critical of Teia as a mod without being accused of having an anti trans agenda. Sometimes you can't even mention Teia without being accused. They have a new sacred cow.

This is nothing new. Hold on, I should be able to find proof....

nOh, fuck that, I'll just tell you.

Over a year ago, on Sally, there was a discussion in RLA. I don't remember what the topic was, but Cyan, who's a friend of mine, posted that the OP should consider lowering his standards and get with a chubby girl because they're more appreciative of the attention. Teia went into the thread rampaging about how sexist that was or whatever the fuck he was saying, I don't really remember. I went in there and told him he was retarded because, generally speaking, chubby girls ARE more appreciative of a good man because, honestly, they likely never thought they'd find anyone. I was then accused of being homophobic for posting an opinion against his.
by Manders
Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Blathering Archives
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Open Site Blathering (formerly Advice from iridium ITT)

Tom Servo » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:35 pm wrote:
SapphireTri » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:08 pm wrote:Its sad cause I got accused of being anti trans and such. So i figured I needed to lay it out.

This is the new standard. You can not be critical of Teia as a mod without being accused of having an anti trans agenda. Sometimes you can't even mention Teia without being accused. They have a new sacred cow.

This is nothing new. Hold on, I should be able to find proof....
by Manders
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:53 pm
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Kaitscralt » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:06 am wrote:He cybers with Manders

Hahaha.

KS, I only got mad because it was you that said it and we had beef at the time.
by Manders
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:14 pm
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Shalako » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:21 am wrote:Seppel a furry right?

That's biased Manders for sure.

Seps himself is not a furry, no. He just created a card game to appeal to them. He does appreciate the art, though.

Long story short, Seppel don't dress as a squirrel, but he's cool with 'em. (And any other kind of animal.)
by Manders
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:12 pm
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Kaitscralt » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:25 am wrote:
Manders » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:35 pm wrote:There's nothing wrong with non-retarded furries, K8.

The ones I've met were really cool.


I hoped when I awoke this would have been a dream.

I'm not sure why you hoped that, dear. You know I have fond feelings for some very, VERY furry people.
by Manders
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:11 pm
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Dane » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:30 pm wrote:
Kaitscralt » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:13 pm wrote:My god, Dane's a furry.


Fuck THAT noise.

I mean, seriously...yiffing?

And as mentioned, I HAVE cats. Lots of them. Thus, I've had a lot of experience with cats.

I'd never voluntarily try to emulate a species as willingly stupid as cats. I swear, I love em to death, but people say cats are smart and dogs are dumb? They've never met any of the mental marvels that zip around my house all night long.

And, see, I've never met a dumb cat. My Mr. Mason that I have now is incredibly intelligent.
by Manders
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:35 am
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Open Site Blathering (formerly Advice from iridium ITT)

There's nothing wrong with non-retarded furries, K8.

The ones I've met were really cool.
by Manders
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:00 am
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King Spam » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:50 pm wrote:The only staffer I hit on is Manders because she sent me this picture of her:

Image

:rofl:
by Manders
Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:28 pm
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Blackhound » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:27 am wrote:
Azrael » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:01 pm wrote:
Sene » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:37 pm wrote:I'll try to quickly explain what's up, mmkay.

The reason why the thread was closed (I talked with Galspanic) was because it was a question that was answered. Had it not been full of vitriol and passive aggressiveness, having it as a thread discussing that rule might have been useful, but it was drowned under trolling and spamming. Borderline stuff that was previously deemed okay in CI isn't necessarily considered okay anymore. Were doing stuff differently in that regard. Heck, in August the site felt so much in the hands of the users that I somehow felt compelled to plea to the users to stop being mean. So yeah, when CI threads are a mess of spamming/trolling/bullshit, then they are much more quickly closed now than in the past.

As for the RLA rules thing in particular, I expect we'll be talking about that... but in the Mod Lounge, sheltered from users who feel like making a drama storm over it. Had it been a reasonable discussion, CI would have been fine. But the policies we used to have in CI - they didn't work. We'd give up to people who yelling, and as expected, that meant they were yelling even louder next time. The users were too entitled. Now we're trying to make up for it by changing stuff for the better (in the making), make better & fairer rules, but also make it clear in CI that staff's in charge and won't be browbeaten into submission. That's going to be better for everyone, I
think.


Everyone knows you're in charge. Your authority isn't at issue. The wisdom of some of your decisions are at issue.

When that's the case, you don't get anywhere by standing on your authority and position. If you do that, a la Extremeicon, you build up an increasing reservoir of discontent which will eventually bubble over.

Constructive advice is often being taken by the staff - that's good - but if something said is negative (or said in an angry tone) it's often discounted.The users aren't "entitled" - the staff has ignored userbase criticisms more often that not! They're starved for attention, for people who will listen to them, and hear them out when they have an issue. That's hardly unreasonable, and so long as the group-think in the ML is that people criticizing the staff is the problem, instead of a symptom of the occasional bad decision, you're going to be slip back into the perpetual drama cycle that haunted the iridium since its inception.

nOlder staff tried the approach you're implementing now, and it back-fired on them, hard-core, year after year after year. It. Does. Not. Work.

If you have a topic brimming with vitriol and passion, and you just close the thread - the negative feelings don't disappear. They fester, and become grudges, until you're dealing with a fresh crop of angry people lurking in CI, waiting for an opportunity to give you a piece of their minds.

You want to disarm the negativity? Listen to them, calm them, take action.

Azrael making us all look like uncouth animals again.

:D
by Manders
Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:13 pm
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But...but... :cry:

REAVERS WERE RAPISTS, TOO!!!
by Manders
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:24 am
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Open Site Blathering (formerly Advice from iridium ITT)

Oh, guys! I had the best idea for a new nickname for the ban/appeal subforum.

Reaver territory. :rofl:

Get it? Heh? Haha
by Manders
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:06 am
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Open Site Blathering (formerly Advice from iridium ITT)

All I know is....my posts look way cooler now. :D
by Manders
Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:57 am
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That whole helpdesk has become so sad.
by Manders
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:41 pm
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And that smilie is awesome. :D
by Manders
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:41 pm
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I have never played any FF game.

:fourhorsemenoftheapocalypse:
by Manders
Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:23 pm
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Wait, who are the monkeys?
by Manders
Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:23 pm
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iamabadman » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:19 am wrote:
Shalako » Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:26 am wrote:Anyone going to see Oz the Great and Powerful?

I was going to but now that I know Zach Braff is in it I'm not so sure.



saw it last night, was pretty cool.

omg I can't wait to see that. It looks so amazing.
by Manders
Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:16 pm
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Enizzle » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:32 pm wrote:Gonna try it myself first. Ooohhhh it feels like the first time I ever did ride a bike. Lts hope it works.

I'm sure you'll do fine.
by Manders
Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:22 am
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Open Site Blathering (formerly Advice from iridium ITT)

PM me it, and the pic you want, and I'll do it for you, Enizzle.
by Manders
Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:55 pm
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Blackhound » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:33 pm wrote:Why the fuck did Promatim say that anyway.

Because he's an idiot.

'Nuff said.
by Manders
Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:55 pm
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( G_R ) » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:35 pm wrote:And this boys is how a community moderates itself without resorting to red text or punishment. GJ.

Hear hear!

Enizzle, editing a pic for an avvy's easy. I'm a computer idiot, but I can do it. I can show you if you want. PM or AIM me. :D
by Manders
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:43 pm
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I really liked TDKR, but that's not surprising since I'm sure I like a shit ton of movies you guys couldn't give two shits less about.

I LOVE The Avengers, but hated seeing it in 3-D. That'll never happen again. Fuck 3-D.

baguy'll let anyone suck his dick, hahaha.
by Manders
Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:15 pm
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Looks like they're still learning.
by Manders
Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:51 pm
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Open Site Blathering (formerly Advice from iridium ITT)

In a more retarded tempo, many song lyrics are much more discernible to me.

:D
by Manders
Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:12 pm
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Open Site Blathering (formerly Advice from iridium ITT)

Kaitscralt wrote:
Teia Rabishu wrote:I can't think of any positive use for the word "retarded."

I can think of a few.


:rofl:
by Manders
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:41 am
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Hahaha, let us know how that works out for you! :p
by Manders
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:07 am
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Just be like, "You can't laugh at this video, then deny my appeal!"

hahaha
by Manders
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:43 pm
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Hahaha, again, Saphs? I can't watch it right now, though. :(
by Manders
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:31 pm
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That video was fucking ridiculous, Saph.
by Manders
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:31 pm
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SapphireTri » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:05 pm wrote:Playing train simulator bitches

TRAIN SIMULATOR GOGOGO
by Manders
Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:44 pm
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Shalako » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:52 pm wrote:I suck at making Cakes so much.

Anyone have anytips?

Perhaps I should have used a Mixer instead of doing it by hand. I used a strainer to catch the large clumps though.

Not having a mixer was the problem. If you're baking anything and don't have a mixer, you have to mix it about twice as long by hand.

Other than that, my best advice is to let it cool before you try to frost it. It'll just fall apart if you don't.
by Manders
Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:02 am
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ExarionUniverse1 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:39 pm wrote:
Manders » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:32 pm wrote:
ExarionUniverse1 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:10 pm wrote:
Thrillho » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:01 pm wrote:
ExarionUniverse1 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:56 pm wrote:
Thrillho » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:50 pm wrote:onar, i'm not sure if you're aware, but yanni is only marginally more intelligent than most non-leafy vegetables

cole, i know what yanni is capable of doing and what he can't more than you think.

now if you call this drama , i don't know what to say : You guys are being deliberately goated or targeted, and yet this thread remains open?

"deliberately goaded or targeted" by people who have seen basically all of us rouse rabble in the past and with people who are intentionally walking into bee hives with rocks and then spinning is a circle while windmill tossing said rocks 360 degrees around.

yes, penalties and biases are probably way too harsh for what they should be, but how many times do you need to have the discussion "teia shouldn't be a mod and i shouldn't have an infraction" before you just move on from the area where both of those things are
happening?


then close this thread , ban blackhound if you absolutely have to and tell the said individuals to stop fighting.

Manders : What the hell do you gain from vilganteism?

How am I being a vigilante, Onar?

I told you before. If I've got something to say, I'm going to say it. If that makes me a vigilante, then let's hope I don't AzWolG anyone.



can't you say it here without getting in trouble?

G_R :
sí por favor

Saying it here defeats the purpose of saying it, Onar. But, don't worry. I won't be getting into any trouble.
by Manders
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:33 pm
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Kaitscralt » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:13 pm wrote:Okay then type something that requires Belgareth saying that he and Hannes are good friends and Belgareth will find Hannes about this problem and then Hannes never comes because Hannes doesn't answer PM's or emails from staff from 10 years ago any faster than anyone else

Oh, ok. :D
by Manders
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:32 pm
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ExarionUniverse1 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:10 pm wrote:
Thrillho » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:01 pm wrote:
ExarionUniverse1 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:56 pm wrote:
Thrillho » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:50 pm wrote:onar, i'm not sure if you're aware, but yanni is only marginally more intelligent than most non-leafy vegetables

cole, i know what yanni is capable of doing and what he can't more than you think.

now if you call this drama ,
i don't know what to say : You guys are being deliberately goated or targeted, and yet this thread remains open?

"deliberately goaded or targeted" by people who have seen basically all of us rouse rabble in the past and with people who are intentionally walking into bee hives with rocks and then spinning is a circle while windmill tossing said rocks 360 degrees around.

yes, penalties and biases are probably way too harsh for what they should be, but how many times do you need to have the discussion "teia shouldn't be a mod and i shouldn't have an infraction" before you just move on from the area where both of those things are happening?


then close this thread , ban blackhound if you absolutely have to and tell the said individuals to stop fighting.

Manders : What the hell do you gain from vilganteism?

How am I being a vigilante, Onar?

I told you before. If I've got something to say, I'm going to say it. If that makes
me a vigilante, then let's hope I don't AzWolG anyone.

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