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Got to let the mods feel like they are useful instead of the retards they are!


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The OP had requested it closed anyway.

Got to let the mods feel like they are useful instead of the retards they are!

Totally juvenile and unnecessary.

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The OP had requested it closed anyway.

I didn't see that. Considering we have that stupid rule that the OP can lock down a thread at whim, that at least makes more sense.

Calling the mods retarded was OTT.

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Yes, the topic was requested closed by the OP, but I would also like to draw your attention to this - it is the first post in the pinned thread at the top of this forum by Captain Ewok:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/322-tos-violations-and-moderator-responses/:

A thread may be locked if:

A topic goes way over the hill and has lost focus and a hopeless argument ensues. In this case please take the argument to another means of communication off this board or use PMs to discuss your personal issues. Do not create the same topic again.

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If a thread has truly ended and then becomes WAY off topic. It is suggested that members create a new topic to continue a discussion. It is confusing when a normal thread gets off topic by 4-5 pages!


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Yes, the topic was requested closed by the OP, but I would also like to draw your attention to this - it is the first post in the pinned thread at the top of this forum by Captain Ewok:

http://www.visajourn...tor-responses/:

I'd hardly think that was applicable for OFF TOPIC of all places, come on. Logic, Kathryn!

Let alone the fact that the conversation itself was still quite relevant and flowed in a natural way a discussion flows to other aspects of the same topic.

Not the first time I feel you've prematurely flexed your 'mod muscle', but whatever.

Adding: it's not like a thread was opened talking about K-1 visas and wound up talking about clouds. I think a little common sense should have prevailed in this regard.

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A topic goes way over the hill and has lost focus and a hopeless argument ensues. In this case please take the argument to another means of communication off this board or use PMs to discuss your personal issues. Do not create the same topic again.

Honestly that's what happened in said thread. Personal insults abound too, which may be enjoyable for some :lol: I have no idea why.

Something cool with the new VJ layout is that you can invite more than one person into a PM (now called conversations), making it like a little mini-thread. I have yet to try it for topic discussions, but I think when something goes way off the spectrum and into this 'zone' of personal insults / hopelessness, that could be an option to continue the conversation without possibly violating TOS.

Got to let the mods feel like they are useful instead of the retards they are!

You are mean :angry:

I don't really like that word, but anywhoo, I like to think of myself as intelligent. Not Bill Gates intelligent, but certainly not a retard my friend. Although having 3 kids does take a toll on your brain I have to say.


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Honestly that's what happened in said thread. Personal insults abound too, which may be enjoyable for some :lol: I have no idea why.

Something cool with the new VJ layout is that you can invite more than one person into a PM (now called conversations), making it like a little mini-thread. I have yet to try it for topic discussions, but I think when something goes way off the spectrum and into this 'zone' of personal insults / hopelessness, that could be an option to continue the conversation without possibly violating TOS.

I thought for such a hot issue such as abortion, all people involved were pretty level headed and imo, it was quite tame.

Eta: it wasn't locked for 'personal insults' btw. I would have nothing to say if there were loads in there, and that was the reason. "straying off topic' is ridiculous

Edited by Happy Bunny

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Please do not blame the mods for doing their job. The site allows an OP to request their topic be closed per their request. Mods only enforce the rules. They do not make the rules.


I am an Ewok. I am here to to keep the peace. Please contact me if you have a problem with the site or a complaint regarding a violation of the Terms of Service. For the fastest response please use the 'Contact Us' page to contact me.

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Please do not blame the mods for doing their job. The site allows an OP to request their topic be closed per their request. Mods only enforce the rules. They do not make the rules.

E, the thread closure said 'locked due to going off topic'

It didn't say 'locked at OPs req' it said

Since there can be no consensus due to the nature of the subject matter and the wide variety of personal beliefs and since the discussion is no longer on the original topic, I am closing this thread.

I personally don't care whether the thread is closed or not, but in principle, do you agree with a mod coming in and shut down a thread for 'veering off topic' WHILE the thread is in off-topic??? Is that the way you're running OT now?

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I have not personally reviewed the specific thread; I was talking in general (apologies for the confusion). I will review but any decision won't explicitly be posted here (thread will either be opened or remain closed).


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I have not personally reviewed the specific thread; I was talking in general (apologies for the confusion). I will review but any decision won't explicitly be posted here (thread will either be opened or remain closed).

ty.

As I said, I don't mind if that thread remains locked, (esp if the OP req it) but I just don't like the idea of mods closing down threads in off topic for going off topic, heh.

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Oh, I forgot to add.....Regardless of whether you reopen that thread or not, pls let me know if in general, you agree with using the 'off topic' excuse for a mod to lock the thread in OT. Thx!

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