Will the recent bans on certain types of conversations be lifted and will certain previously banned users like TV’s Frink be allowed to return?
Any donations made should not have conditions or strings attached.
I assume that now Anchorhead and Silverwook are officially in charge.
Viva Silverwook and Anchorhead!
Or: The Admin is dead! Long live the Admins!
Have you looked at normal threads throughout the “old” OriginalTrilogy? They’re littered with “banned” symbols. History tells us that, in a change of power, one of the first things the new administration does is to free the prisoners of the old regime (who were mostly political dissidents, or otherwise “accused” before a “kangaroo court”). Even TV’s Frink, well known as a free-reigning trouble-maker (just look at his post history), also deserves that same clean slate.
Or: Down With Proposition #3,204
The second thing the new administration does is to strike down the myriad of old laws, which were a never-referenced excuse for arbitrary tyranny anyway, and replace them with brief basic principles.
So, I SECOND THE MOVE for amnesty, or jubilee, to remove ALL old banned status from the old OriginalTrilogy, for the new OriginalTrilogy. Regarding donations, there are always strings on donations, both plus AND minus, so that’s a pseudo-argument. Finally, I finish with a reminder, and good luck to us all:
It’s been over a year since the political dissidents in question were banned, and it’s been almost a year since the changing of the guard. If they were ever gonna be allowed back, it would’ve happened by now. Also, the mods have made it adamantly clear that it’s unlikely their bans will ever be lifted, even with Jay no longer calling the shots.
I continue to detest the verdict, and I believe it’s effectively killed Off-Topic, but them’s the breaks.
Frankly, I don’t think they care. Really the only reason this site still exists is the preservation section. They don’t give a shit if the rest of the forum is a ghost town or not.
I have lurked here for years, but only joined up of late, and I must disagree with this claim.
The moderation team have provided the About, Help, Welcome, How To, Site project links, Site Timeline, GL: Unreliable Narrator threads, and Indexes for nearly every forum on the site - with regular updates as well.
They help many users with queries and point them in the right direction - in all forums of the site.
And are firm with people here who look to cause hassle or trouble with others.
In this modern day fandom and internet attitude, the work they do here (it is unpaid, as volunteers, yes?) is no mean feat. And also maintain the the security and integrity of the site given the underground and delicate nature of what happens on here.
They also ‘stepped up’ (this is the correct saying?) when Jay felt it was time to ‘step down’ after many years of service here. They also manage the twitter and donations to keep the site running. I do not think there would be a site without them - so how they not “give a shit if the rest of the forum is a ghost town or not” (outside of the Preservation forum).
Words and actions.
They are people of action. People of words look to knock them down - without merit or reason.
Eight/nine years of effort and dedication from two of the moderation team - and you claim they do not give a shit if the forum becomes a ghost town! Why?
I apologize if my words offend, but this is how I feel when I read your post.
You may know more than me about the history of this place - but I think you are wrong to say that about this website and the moderation team.