Discussion in 'Whatever' started by chimmychazz, May 1, 2019.
>cough< kiss-arse >cough<
Purely for balance and neutrality - I think it sucked balls!
>cough< arsehole >cough<
Exactly! Now yer gettin' it, Possum! Good on ya.
So is he still banned or does he just not come here anymore? I enjoyed lurking in old Glenn’s threads.
I guess someone with nothin' more major to worry about has still got their panties in a bunch about his antics . . . at this stage it just seems like a power trip!
Feels great to be back - I can't really comment too much on what the whole deal was (as much as I wish I could tell the whole ridiculous story) but after months of discussing/arguing things over with the few mods that I was lucky enough to have contact with outside of the boards it looks like the ban has been lifted... for now (I have a bunch of 'conditions' to stick to). Let me just say this ban was placed without warning and I was cut off from all possibility of contacting the current mods through skullbrain and cut-off from my PMs here which at first was extrememly frustrating given the curcumstances.
Huge huge HUGE thanks to the members that defended me in this thread.. I haven't had time to sit down and read through it properly but I really appreciate guys like @Rich and @eckotyper and @chimmychazz for sticking up for me when it all went down. It meant a lot knowing that you guys saw through the bullshit and recognised what a crummy decision was made. Just to be clear that last sentence was not sarcastic/coded or any of the other conspiracy related bullshit I've been accused of - I am thankful for you guys and the other members who defended me.
I know I'm an asshole and I always will be, maybe just not as much around here on the boards anymore I guess... for now
Knowing is half the battle.
@badteethcomics now that you’re back, go fix that “L” it looks soooooo bad!
I just shit myself in anger.. either that or it was the iced coffee I had for breakfast!
Good to have you back Glenn
I’ll chime in a little here. I back the actions that were taken by the mods. In their eyes (and in mine having seen the posts and discussions related to this situation), some of Glenn’s posts crossed the line from just voicing an opinion to open personal attacks. They asked him to stop, but Glenn felt as though his posts didn’t cross any lines, so those types of posts continued. Consequently, they issued a ban because it appeared that the offending posts wouldn’t be stopping anytime soon.
The reason for the length of the ban was because they don’t have the ability to revoke a ban, and I’ve been sadly absent. That’s 100% on me.
After talking with the mods and with Glenn, I’m hoping he’s at a place where he understands where the line is. So the ban has been lifted in hopes of moving forward from this situation with the board being a better place in the end.
Thank you to everyone who has expressed opinions and concerns on both sides of the issue. Please understand that the orange-named people are moderating out of a place of caring deeply about this community. They agreed to step into their roles as mods after being asked by me, and I personally think they do an excellent job actively tending to this place. Waterbear was completely correct in saying that half of the people who have opinions about mods think that the mods don’t do enough, while the other half think that they do too much. It’s a difficult position to be in, but they carry out their roles admirably.
This place is a forum for toys. Incredible toys made by artists with a ton of passion, to be sure. We don’t need to turn that passion into fuel for vitriol. Like what you like, dislike what you dislike, but if everyone could please not take things to a personal level, that would make the whole place a lot easier to palate.
I’ll end with this bit from what I sent to Glenn via DM on Instagram: “I do believe that you want to be a positive force in the world of Sofubi / Kaiju… I think some things have gotten twisted, but I think we can get it all back on track.”
Are you talking about the new Star Wars trilogy?
Getting in here before somebody gets trigger-happy again..
Get told "Shut the fuck up" by a mod @toothaction and let's see if I disappear again because of whatever issues he's got going on.. i thought these guys were supposed to be neutral?
You commented and someone didn’t like your comment. They thought you were being chill after telling people to chill. I didn’t take your comment as a threat, but I could see how someone who doesn’t already like you could take it.
Just relax a bit. Like all things, it’ll blow over.
What happened now???
Just covering my own butt before a mod goes all Charles Bronson again
Yeah, I didn't know your dad was a brainer !!
But seriously, I was surprised by that sort of talk openly coming from a mod as well. Surely that was abuse of power?
We could all potentially get banned for talking to another member like that. Which is a tad hypocritical, and i reckon he owes you an apology.
@animator @TiredChildren @ultrakaiju Do you agree with @The Moog? I'll take my licks if you do. An abuse of power, I'd say, would be this imaginary ban that Glenn keeps saying he's trying to avoid, not, albeit coarsely, calling him out for trying to get the last stick of the pitchfork in right after it was announced that the hog roast had been cancelled.
I don't see any 'debate' here and calling other mods into this seems rather slippery of you, sir.
How can a 'moderator' telling a member to 'shut the fuck up' be cool?
Its just not. You're in the wrong, sorry.
You think? I see it as wholly appropriate to ask my fellow orangshirts what they think, as I acted alone and publicly, but with my vest on, when I cursed Glenn out for yet another poorly timed and incendiary comment. Yes, I could have just PMed him to tell him to knock it off, but I thought my previous message in the thread was perfectly clear; cool it, everyone. Glenn seemed to take it as an invitation to comment further, hence, a wee crack of the whip. I figured the pet name and the cuddly kitten that followed might temper the severity of my admonishment. Guess not, for some!
Mate, I'm not arguing the how and why. I'm just arguing about the use of language, and how other board members would be reprimanded for talking to another member like that. But its OK for a mod to bad mouth?
You guys are always saying we shouldn't directly abuse other members personally. Your choice of language seemed very much like an abuse of power, sorry.
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