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#1 kinkywithknives

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:37 PM

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Hello friend,

 

      I recently discovered the following quotation embedded in the signature of a forum moderator. The community as a whole should be made aware of it:

 

"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."

 

      The quote is most likely misattributed to Mark Twain through a combination of memes and internet regurgitation; the authorship therefore made foolishly invalid. The context in which it's being used however deserves further examination.

 

      The "quote" directly insinuates that the War Thunder forum users are generally "stupid people," which I think at the very least is a difficult position to be held by a moderator of that community. Policing the forums demands respect for it's users, which is clearly not given here. These attitudes are both pervasive, systemic, and a causal influence in the health of this forum, it's discussions, and the user/moderator relationship.

 

       The marked deterioration that this community has experienced, taking place over the past months is a symptom of these behaviors.

 

      I would end by saying that this demeanor is both graceless and embarrassing, and wholly beneath the position of a moderator on these forums.

 

     I look forward to hearing your views on the signature and it's attitudes in the comments below.

 

All my love,

 

- Kink


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#2 Ryan97226

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:40 PM

oh boy this is going to get locked.


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#3 H4uhau

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:40 PM

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BigBawsBarabus (24 August 2014 - 09:49 PM):
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#4 Hammer_Troll

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:41 PM

no the quote insults stupid people. if your not stupid don't be offended


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#5 Reaganomics

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:41 PM

This thread is going places.


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#6 ColorCopycat

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:41 PM

don't question mods, we are mere peasants


BigBawsBarabus (24 August 2014 - 10:03 PM):
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#7 Zahnfee

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:42 PM

1.1.10. Openly argue with a moderator or administrator or complain/discuss about their actions - send a Private Message.

 

 

Guess what happens next. ;)


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#8 Yewhew

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:42 PM

"People said that I was dumb, but I proved them!"

 

-Philip J. Fry


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#9 Warpig777

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:43 PM

This is just stupid desperate...


BigBawsBarabus (24 August 2014 - 09:52 PM):
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#10 Reaganomics

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:44 PM

don't question mods, we are mere peasants

 

Peasant implies a degree of ownership and rights. Serf would be more appropriate


BigBawsBarabus (24 August 2014 - 10:03 PM):
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#11 Retry

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:47 PM

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I'd link to a video with hundreds of questionable mod posts contained within a two minute video, but that's probably an offense punishable by death.  Or at least a banhammer.


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#12 Yewhew

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:49 PM

I'd link to a video with hundreds of questionable mod posts contained within a two minute video, but that's probably an offense punishable by death.  Or at least a banhammer.

Somebody got so upset he compiled a video of hundreds of mod posts?  That's kind of disturbing.


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#13 *App4that

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:50 PM

"Here, take this weapon. I wouldn't want the guards to mistake you for the common rabble."


BigBawsBarabus (24 August 2014 - 09:56 PM):
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#14 Dell_BlackCatZ

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:53 PM

Guess who's signature was that.

 

 

But you shouldn't be offended by it if you're not stupid 


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#15 BigBawsBarabus

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:54 PM

This thread is now closed due to consistent rule breaking and derailment.

 

 

1.1.7. Engage in moderating unless you're entitled to - use the reporting function to report rules violations.

1.1.34. Making non-constructive posts, or posts with non-constructive topics.


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