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Old 03-13-2011, 15:52   #1
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I sent Kevin a PM

inquiring over gossmans thread locking.
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Good. Now play nice.
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Originally Posted by gossman View Post
Good. Now play nice.
I and nobody else have done anything wrong.
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Then you have nothing to worry about.
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Originally Posted by gossman View Post
Then you have nothing to worry about.
Then stop locking threads and flipping out over nothing, we were having a fine day until you showed up in a rage.
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Old 03-13-2011, 17:22   #6
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Gossman its clear that you are on the side of the liberal/progressive people here. You call yourself a moderator, why dont you do your job without being on one side. There are people here you let get by with flaming, name calling and just pure meanness and hatred. If you are going to moderate, why dont you do it fairly? Why are you moderating when its clear you are against the conservative's here. I think its a shame that we cant even have a discussion without name calling, being hateful, and abusing ones authority.
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No rage, just moderating. Kevin will look at the threads I locked and the two I moved and will either leave them or reinstall them. There has been little I have locked other than some that were running off kilter. I am not promoting either side, just asking for some level of restraint in accusations, nothing anti-1st Amendment about it. Again, Kevin will look and make the decision.
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Originally Posted by qwman68 View Post
Gossman its clear that you are on the side of the liberal/progressive people here. You call yourself a moderator, why dont you do your job without being on one side. There are people here you let get by with flaming, name calling and just pure meanness and hatred. If you are going to moderate, why dont you do it fairly? Why are you moderating when its clear you are against the conservative's here. I think its a shame that we cant even have a discussion without name calling, being hateful, and abusing ones authority.
Thank you, my thoughts exactly.
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I've been plenty fair. I have shown no favoritism to either side, and there has been little done in way of moderation. Kevin will decide and that should be enough.
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Im not trying to start anything I just think a political forum should be about ways to help and solve problems. Not come here and start fights becouse you dont like someones point of view. We should be looking at ways to help our countrymen, not **** them off. I honestly dont see how some of you could honestly say that you are a proud american, who loves this country. Or call yourself and american period. come on guys, we are losing this country and argueing amongst each other isnt doing anyone any good.
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It may be best for all if gossman were to mod in another section since the general discussion/political section seems to upset him so much.
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Originally Posted by qwman68 View Post
Im not trying to start anything I just think a political forum should be about ways to help and solve problems. Not come here and start fights becouse you dont like someones point of view. We should be looking at ways to help our countrymen, not **** them off. I honestly dont see how some of you could honestly say that you are a proud american, who loves this country. Or call yourself and american period. come on guys, we are losing this country and argueing amongst each other isnt doing anyone any good.
True. Realize the the founding fathers of America had major disagreements in how they saw this country and it's direction. Both sides are needed to maintain the royal road. Freedom is always a bumpy ride. But I have little doubt that most here love their country. I love my country, I volunteered and served, I do my best to help maintain the freedoms that are in place. But being an American is not walking lockstep, no matter which side one walks on.
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Originally Posted by gossman View Post
True. Realize the the founding fathers of America had major disagreements in how they saw this country and it's direction. Both sides are needed to maintain the royal road. Freedom is always a bumpy ride. But I have little doubt that most here love their country. I love my country, I volunteered and served, I do my best to help maintain the freedoms that are in place. But being an American is not walking lockstep, no matter which side one walks on.
I agree with you. I served 8yrs. in the army. I have alot of friends still serving.I understand that we arent all going to agree on everything. thats fine becouse this is america. Things have been twisted and distorted over the years, but overall this is still the greatest country in the world. I think if we work instead of fight we can all be happy to call this our country and our home.
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Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
It may be best for all if gossman were to mod in another section since the general discussion/political section seems to upset him so much.
From what I've seen gossman has been trying to steer the threads away from wild-eyed ranting and towards adult conversation. Seems pretty reasonable to me.
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I've been on this board for several years, and Gossman has never been quick to lock a thread or ban users. When he sees a thread go from legitimate discssion to rhetoric/mudslinging/name calling, that's when he shuts things down. Doesn't matter who/which side is doing it. He's always been fair. Moderating is not an easy thing to do, so I suggest that you give him the benefit of the doubt. If you're unsure of why he does something, send him a PM and ASK.

I'm all for increased membership and participation...I just don't want to see this board slide from being a great resource with good debates to becoming a ranting, rhetoric-strewn mine field. That's not what brought me to this site, and once I see things going that direction, I'll be gone.
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I sent a PM about mod Tabi( on the other site)...she lets some folks flame and disparage other folks and call them names, yet bans other folks for standing up to them. Obviously shows favoritism......
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Originally Posted by moonie42 View Post
I've been on this board for several years, and Gossman has never been quick to lock a thread or ban users. When he sees a thread go from legitimate discssion to rhetoric/mudslinging/name calling, that's when he shuts things down. Doesn't matter who/which side is doing it. He's always been fair. Moderating is not an easy thing to do, so I suggest that you give him the benefit of the doubt. If you're unsure of why he does something, send him a PM and ASK.

I'm all for increased membership and participation...I just don't want to see this board slide from being a great resource with good debates to becoming a ranting, rhetoric-strewn mine field. That's not what brought me to this site, and once I see things going that direction, I'll be gone.
Well he sure has changed because he calls me names.
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Originally Posted by Drache Teufel View Post
Well he sure has changed because he calls me names.
Gooseman got banned for that, lousy mod too.
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name calling is always bad on a forum

thats why I like this forum becuz the admin likes freedom and freedom of speech. just the way a forum should be!!
Ahh your post contradicts itself ? And welcome to the asylum !

You picked an odd thread to start out on lols
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lols I was told when I got here freedom of speech didn't apply because its a private owned forum or some crap they said. I don't get it American citizens running a forum like communist ??
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Originally Posted by Drache Teufel View Post
lols I was told when I got here freedom of speech didn't apply because its a private owned forum or some crap they said. I don't get it American citizens running a forum like communist ??
It is a private forum that you signed an agreement to join. Therefore the owner can ban whoever he wants, the 1A doesn't apply here just as it wouldn't in your own home where you make the rules. But the only real rule is you can say anything about anyone other than Kevin or his forum( for that he does ban)
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I know I was just telling them, read the post. Damn you still hounding me.
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Originally Posted by Drache Teufel View Post
I know I was just telling them, read the post. Damn you still hounding me.
I was commenting on your last sentence. No one allowed to comment on your comments?
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Originally Posted by gossman View Post
I was commenting on your last sentence. No one allowed to comment on your comments?
You need to read them as a whole sometimes. I just was restating my opinion, but am still following the rules, yet you comment on me. Try the others that are not following the rules. You that dense ? And yes you can, but really was pointless to go after me when I have followed the rules since my return, which you haven't all along.
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Originally Posted by Drache Teufel View Post
You need to read them as a whole sometimes. I just was restating my opinion, but am still following the rules, yet you comment on me. Try the others that are not following the rules. You that dense ? And yes you can, but really was pointless to go after me when I have followed the rules since my return, which you haven't all along.
And I was just clarifying how speech is looked on in a privately owned forum. Put me on ignore theni won't offend you.
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