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Author Topic: Darth Grievous' "Tyrannical policies and double standards"  (Read 8843 times)
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« on: June 07, 2006, 02:37:55 AM »

I have been been accused of 'tyrannical policies and double standards'.

In reality, it was simply because I refused to run the board the way he wants it. Among the 'wants' were: absolutely 'no moderation' (and no deletion) of posts and most important, allow him to have multiple IDs, even when he did not have the courtesy to inform me first when he created them. That's not mentioning how he has repeatedlywent on to threaten me about leaving the board several times, on MSN Messenger!!

All I have to say is my 'tyrannical policies and double standards' refers my guidelines of postings, to my insistence to remove postings which are in nature of no value at all to an ongoing discussion and the use of multiple ids. So if Chuang Shyue Chou wants to leave, so be it, along with his pack of goons, cronies and lackeys. I have no time for his childish tantrums and I have no tolerance for people telling me what I can do on a forum I set up with my own time and money. (And it's not like I took any of his stinking money for starting or mainting this forum.)


Let me explain my stand:

1) Guidelines on postings

Having gone to a few other forums I noticed that there are some who would just reply indiscriminately. A post might contain an entire page of quote from the previous poster and just a 'heehehee' or 'I agree', or a page full of smileys. It simply make things difficult to read and in the end whatever information that is being shared is buried in tons of chit-chats which is of no value at all. As such, my intention of posting the guidelines is simply to first appeal to the poster to exercise some personal responsibilities and give their responses some thoughts before posting. And like I have said before, it was NEVER my intention to use those guidelines as justifications to remove postings or to ban posters indiscriminately.

In other words, I would rather the forum having a low post count, then having discussions buried in loads of chattering or meaningless posts. I am quite sure people who tries to search for information on the Internet inadvertently come across postings listed on the search engine as containing the words of the topic being search for, and yet could hardly find anything useful in all the forum posts. (The same would apply for many USENET threads.)

That is the reason why I implemented the 'Ignore User' mod to the forum software, in the event that some throw the guidelines to the four winds and just post as if they are responding in a chat. The mod was supposed to allow every user to turn off postings they do not wish to read and thus minimise any need for me to delete postings or to lock topics.


2) Removal of postings

Postings of the following nature will be removed. There will be no compromise on this.

  • defamatory, slanderous or libellious in nature;
  • vulgar postings meant to hound another poster (i.e. a vulgar posting is made after one posted by another user);
  • pornography - This is hosted on a Singapore server. I have no intention to cause my hosting company - ran by friends - any distress. I will leave links to sites or matter of pornography alone, because it is still a personal choice to click on those links. The only exception will be links that will display pornography directly in the post.)

Should I decide to add more to this list in the future, I will make a proper accounting of that before I do so.


3) Multiple IDs

I must admit that I had agreed initially to multiple IDs when the forum was in the early stages. It was to serve the purpose of generating some traffic and also meant to encourage new signups to post. I also expect to be informed prior to their creation. I simply do not expect to be confronted with "I told you I'm creating multiple accounts. For flaming. If you don't like that, I leave for good." when I raised the issue.

All remaining goodwill evaporated when I saw this threat, and it is one threat that has been repeated twice since Monday.

On hindsight, I should never have agreed with the use of multiple IDs. And since this had come to a head, I will now make my stand on this clear, NO multiple IDs.

Should anyone be afraid of being held responsible or liable for something, then don't post it, because the decision to post is yours, and so are the consequences.


On the matter of the 'degeneration' of this forum

It is unfortunate that the forum is indeed tilting towards a anti-ruling party stand - even though that is my stand as of now.

I will leave it to others to decide if this is 'not far from what you see on the newsgroup soc.culture.singapore anyway'.

It was never my intention or that of anyone else for the people who are posting to only post against the government and the ruling party. In fact, it is acknowledged by members of the ruling party that the a large proportion of the Internet (perhaps 75 -80%) is for the opposition. Anyone is welcomed to present a pro-government viewpoint and no one here, least of all I - who was once the infamous Redclaw on soc.culture.singapore, once accused of being a government lackey - will go all out to flame you or to curb your posts.


I, the Tyrant have finished dictating my decree, and the choice on whether to use the forum or not, is always yours. If you do not like my 'tyrannical policies and double standards', I thank you at least for having spent the time to read this, and I pray that you will find greener pastures in other parts of cyberspace.

Regards,

Darth Grievous
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2006, 03:47:42 AM »

In all cases, this matter should be over and we should move on. Looks like our postings count will begin dropping from today.

Frankly, I don't understand why some people can't flame using one account. Why must people hide behind another account to flame someone.

It beats me.

I guess at the end of the day, we qualify ourselves as adults only if we know how to play by the rules and people who cannot figure out will have the suffer the consequences of being disenfranchised in this modern world.

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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2006, 04:19:12 AM »

Yes, there will most likely be a dearth of postings. And perhaps even the departure of a few other people.

And if by next May post counts continues to be dismay, I will just close down the board when the hosting expires.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2006, 04:47:48 AM »

Very strange -- I thought my ignore settings had been saved. Never mind, I'll amend that after I reply.

Anyway, it's voting with feet. It's your board after all. Up to you what you want to do with it.
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2006, 10:05:55 AM »

I must have missed the flame wars on here. I did not even get the impression there was a flame war.

Who, may I dare ask, are the users creating multiple IDs and using them to flame?

Regarding joining this forum, I am here because SC (or he was), Anthony, Brian, Willy, are on here. I thought it was an invite-only forum. And I confess I think it should have been an invite-only  forum.
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2006, 10:12:44 AM »

I must have missed the flame wars on here. I did not even get the impression there was a flame war.

Who, may I dare ask, are the users creating multiple IDs and using them to flame?

Regarding joining this forum, I am here because SC (or he was), Anthony, Brian, Willy, are on here. I thought it was an invite-only forum. And I confess I think it should have been an invite-only  forum.

There wasn't a flame war. This was a reuslt of some disagreements over MSN over the issues I have listed above.

And no, it wasn't an invite-only forum.

As for the matter of multiple IDs, we can talk about that in PM (private messages).
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2006, 02:45:55 AM »

Quote "vehement anti-government fare, anti-PAP tirades"

Lothlorien has no political agenda and does not promote either pro nor anti government views. You are free to express your political, sexual, bestial, racial or alignment tendencies.

Translation - it doesn't matter if you are lawful good or chaotic evil, Comstar or Wobbies, Corp or runners. We welcome and encourage you to share your views. However, do note that people (orcs and trolls are people too!) of opposite alignments are also free to express their own views.

We want to keep this board as open as possible and do not wish to delete any posts. However, I will step in and knock someone on the head with my +5 Holy Avenger Long Sword if things go overboard.

The Precentor Martial has spoken. So there!

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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2006, 09:22:33 AM »

Wow ! A paladin !!!

Thankfully, Holy Avengers are now cold iron longswords and less effective against devils.

Whew !

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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2006, 03:06:31 PM »

Wow ! A paladin !!!

Thankfully, Holy Avengers are now cold iron longswords and less effective against devils.

Whew !

Regards

Damn, thanks for noticing that! No wonder the Magic Item Black Market seller had that shifty look about him. Should've used my detect truth spell on him! I'm heading back to buy that +5 pure adamantine Holy Avenger Bastard Sword. Yeah, definitely biggerr than the Long Sword. The runes on it sure looks powerful too, I think it translates to something like "My one is longer than your one". Strange runewords, but it sure is manly!
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2006, 01:31:05 AM »

Homey, don't bring swords to gunfights...
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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2006, 06:24:55 AM »

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2006, 10:08:40 PM »

erm... gunfights? doh! looks like i'm a couple of generations behind Tongue
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2006, 02:21:02 PM »

Think Indiana Jones... Cool

Anyway, since Grievous has given me this task, I will follow up without using too much violence.
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