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The Spuffure respect thread.

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Respect is earned. You keep saying you understand that you shouldn’t make these threads and then you make them anyway.

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Respect in this section is subjective to some at best, don’t let em get you down.

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Jetrell Fo said:

Respect in this section is subjective to some at best, don’t let em get you down.

I do get rather annoyed with your constant antagonizing of TV’s Frink. You have accused him multiple times of picking on you, yet whenever you get the chance, you say something obnoxious in reference to him. For instance, Spuff’s threads are clearly inappropriate, and even though Frink politely gives him advice, you feel some self-righteous need to justify Spuff’s threads and criticize Frink. You need to get a new hobby. You’ve made it your personal quest to get offended by every word some folks type, and your calling in life to bring your version of order to Off Topic. Please, for the love of all that is good, put your sheriff’s badge away and stop trying to moderate this place.

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darth_ender said:

Jetrell Fo said:

Respect in this section is subjective to some at best, don’t let em get you down.

I do get rather annoyed with your constant antagonizing of TV’s Frink. You have accused him multiple times of picking on you, yet whenever you get the chance, you say something obnoxious in reference to him. For instance, Spuff’s threads are clearly inappropriate, and even though Frink politely gives him advice, you feel some self-righteous need to justify Spuff’s threads and criticize Frink. You need to get a new hobby. You’ve made it your personal quest to get offended by every word some folks type, and your calling in life to bring your version of order to Off Topic. Please, for the love of all that is good, put your sheriff’s badge away and stop trying to moderate this place.

It was not at shot at him though it was in response to what he said. We have members that clearly want to be respected but are particular about whom they show it to in return. I tend to be more general now to avoid said issue. As for moderating anything, please, I’m encouraging him to not let some get him down. You read too much in to what I’ve said without asking first.

Being annoyed is your business but there is no reason I cannot try to encourage a member to not let some get the best of them. I was plainly given similar advice that I have been trying to make more use of by making fun of myself publicly and other little adjustments.

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Reading that post and this one immediately after

Jetrell Fo said:

The “Frink’s OT Twitter Thread” is rather sucktacular.

seems to indicate to me that you don’t allow for any commentary that might dampen anyone’s spirit. Look, there is a culture here as much as there is in real life. In a way, interaction in this culture requires some adherence to cultural norms. When someone violates those norms, it is okay to point it out. We don’t have to bend over backwards to make sure we don’t hurt someone’s feelings. On the other hand, we don’t have to be insulting. Sometimes a little humor and a little correction can help someone get in line. But you are hellbent on changing the culture to fit your concept, often directly or indirectly attacking Frink. Even if you do so generally, it is obvious that you are referring primarily to him.

He and I agree on little politically, religiously, or in other areas. You and I have more in common than he and I. But I get along well with him because I think in general he is a nice guy who makes silly jokes that aren’t usually intended to offend. Your perception of him as some horrible bully is inaccurate in my mind. Maybe he should tone it down at times so as not to inadvertently hurt some sensitive soul like Spuffure, but I don’t for a moment believe he would truly intend to cause him emotional pain.

I can tell you in all honesty, though, that Off Topic was far more enjoyable before you came in here like Wyatt Earp, acting like it was up to you to clean up this town. I honestly believe you are a nice guy with the best of intentions, but you take everything so personally, are inflexible in your beliefs, and unwilling to concede that you might be wrong about some things. You are obsessive about particular topics, and anyone who challenges your views is offensive to you and you dismiss them as another bully. I have seen many people attempt to engage with you productively, but you irrationally shut them down. And at the end of the day, you still act as if you are being wronged, always trying to frame yourself as the noble one, but to any outsider, you are seen as the primary antagonizer.

Sometimes, it’s just best if you keep your thoughts to yourself, instead of injecting your overly opinionated thoughts into the discussion. Often, I feel the need to reply to something I disagree with. Then I think about it and decide against it. You seem to be unable to ever do this.

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Jetrell Fo said:

Being annoyed is your business but there is no reason I cannot try to encourage a member to not let some get the best of them. I was plainly given similar advice that I have been trying to make more use of by making fun of myself publicly and other little adjustments.

You added this paragraph while I was typing. I want to give you credit for doing far more to get along with everyone, and your efforts have not gone unnoticed. I do appreciate it.

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darth_ender said:

Jetrell Fo said:

Being annoyed is your business but there is no reason I cannot try to encourage a member to not let some get the best of them. I was plainly given similar advice that I have been trying to make more use of by making fun of myself publicly and other little adjustments.

You added this paragraph while I was typing. I want to give you credit for doing far more to get along with everyone, and your efforts have not gone unnoticed. I do appreciate it.

I’m not really getting this feeling with the other posts you’ve just made.

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I have noticed an improvement in your behavior. But what I saw that prompted my posts was evidence of what I’ve been suspecting for the past few days, which is a return to previous behavior. But I assure you, the improvements I’ve noticed are real and appreciated.

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darth_ender said:

I have noticed an improvement in your behavior. But what I saw that prompted my posts was evidence of what I’ve been suspecting for the past few days, which is a return to previous behavior. But I assure you, the improvements I’ve noticed are real and appreciated.

Everyone in this section has let slip at some point recently after the new rules. I do appreciate you bringing your concern to my attention.

Thank you.

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I believe you meant to spell A-M-E-N. But you were close 😉

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darth_ender said:

I have noticed an improvement in your behavior. But what I saw that prompted my posts was evidence of what I’ve been suspecting for the past few days, which is a return to previous behavior. But I assure you, the improvements I’ve noticed are real and appreciated.

You are the only one to have said so, and publicly on top of it, welcome to the minority my friend.

LOL

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Jetrell Fo said:

darth_ender said:

I have noticed an improvement in your behavior. But what I saw that prompted my posts was evidence of what I’ve been suspecting for the past few days, which is a return to previous behavior. But I assure you, the improvements I’ve noticed are real and appreciated.

You are the only one to have said so, and publicly on top of it, welcome to the minority my friend.

LOL

Actually that’s not true, I did as well. And then a couple of people agreed with me as well. It probably got buried because it was that day Ender was doing his “Enderspeak”. I actually think I just said it and Ender agreed in his talk.

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Possessed said:

Jetrell Fo said:

darth_ender said:

I have noticed an improvement in your behavior. But what I saw that prompted my posts was evidence of what I’ve been suspecting for the past few days, which is a return to previous behavior. But I assure you, the improvements I’ve noticed are real and appreciated.

You are the only one to have said so, and publicly on top of it, welcome to the minority my friend.

LOL

Actually that’s not true, I did as well. And then a couple of people agreed with me as well. It probably got buried because it was that day Ender was doing his “Enderspeak”. I actually think I just said it and Ender agreed in his talk.

I have to give credit where it’s due, thanks Possessed, thanks Duracell. I guess I’ve been a bit absent minded and I am sorry.

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Dek Rollins said:

It doesn’t need a description because it doesn’t need to exist.

Since I now realise this, years later…

Let’s rename this thread to ‘Stage 6’ for an equally pointless reference.