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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by AntiM » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:35 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:they chipped you too, huh.
Oh yes. Fortunately, I was spayed when I got here. (No, really).

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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:39 pm

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all of a sudden, Camp Mankind Research Unlimited seems not only viable, but perhaps a possible solution to discord amongst the emerging "democratic" Non-Profit BORG.

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maybe this wont be such a bad thing, at least we can narrow down the beverage list at center camp to just one drink and no one will have a problem with it...

grape flavored, of course.
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by Mojojita » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:44 pm

I loves me some Simon - so many times I am biting the back of my hand or wanting to shut my fingers in a drawer to keep from saying exactly what he says. It was everything I could do to not snark it up over the "pagent hair" freakout. I know....it is essential to a sweet girl and the professional reputation of another very nice person.....but oh hell's bells REALLY?????? Just goes to show it takes all of us with our very different agendas to make a good fruit bowl....
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by Elderberry » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:47 pm

trilobyte wrote:What I believe happened is that one of the other moderators was reading another thread, saw Simon's responses as a bit harsh, and messaged him privately to ask him to tone things down and possibly cut the OP some slack for one reason or another. I believe that moderator had the best of intentions, and don't believe that the intention was to either play favorites, give anyone special treatment, censor the boards, or any of the other things it could have been construed as. Simon was rightfully and understandably upset about that, which is where things are now. I'm sorry for the way that was handled, we (as a team and individually) will work on that.
Which always reminds me that: "The road to hell is paved with good intentions."
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by Dr Helix » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:49 pm

jkisha wrote:
trilobyte wrote:What I believe happened is that one of the other moderators was reading another thread, saw Simon's responses as a bit harsh, and messaged him privately to ask him to tone things down and possibly cut the OP some slack for one reason or another. I believe that moderator had the best of intentions, and don't believe that the intention was to either play favorites, give anyone special treatment, censor the boards, or any of the other things it could have been construed as. Simon was rightfully and understandably upset about that, which is where things are now. I'm sorry for the way that was handled, we (as a team and individually) will work on that.
Which always reminds me that: "The road to hell is paved with good intentions."
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by Elderberry » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:51 pm

I tend to agree with Simon on this. An individual post can't be "moderated" out of context and without considering the responses of others replying to the post as well. I think moderators have to suppress any gut reaction to moderate an individual post based on their personal feelings and wait to see how a thread develops and how it is perceived by others before jumping in and "moderating" it.
Simon of the Playa wrote:i think a Bakunist methodology might be the best....if collectively, something appears over the line, the other eplayans will let that person know, and respond accordingly, therefore insuring that the STANDARD will be based on the community, and not some town in Iowa.

public shame works great, especially to those that value the Burning Man Community.

if someone is about to be stoned for no reason, i am quite certain that there will be somebody, if not many who stand up and demand that those with glass houses had better be ready to be judged for R- Value.

yeah, how's that for a mixed metaphor?

anyway, as yogi berra said, "i knows it when i sees it" and i trust the eplayans to do the same.

when this does not work, and only then, this is when the deux-a machina of the Mods should step in.
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:37 pm

Eric wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:usually?

USUALLY?!!!

ARE YOU SAYING YOU DON'T LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF MY GODDAMN POSTS???

yeah, pretty much, but hey, it's better than "occasionally"!
And way better than "twice."
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:39 pm

ygmir wrote:I don't see how Simon's "stripper" comment, was a personal attack.
I guess my quarrel, as far as it goes, is any frat boy could have made the stripper comment, and the target.
We all know that Simon can be a lot funnier and a lot more creative than that. And tattoogoddess is possibly a little brittle.
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by oneeyeddick » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:50 pm

Personally,I have more respect for hard honest working girls with talents than I do for girls who think they are prettier and better than those around her and are willing to fight over it.
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.

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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by ygmir » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:51 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
ygmir wrote:I don't see how Simon's "stripper" comment, was a personal attack.
I guess my quarrel, as far as it goes, is any frat boy could have made the stripper comment, and the target.
We all know that Simon can be a lot funnier and a lot more creative than that. And tattoogoddess is possibly a little brittle.
could be......
I think you're assuming too much, perhaps lunging at the obvious, instead of the undercurrent. I'd bet, there is much more behind that, and, a point to be made, and effect sought. But, that's just me thinking out loud, in small type.
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by junglesmacks » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:59 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
ygmir wrote:I don't see how Simon's "stripper" comment, was a personal attack.
I guess my quarrel, as far as it goes, is any frat boy could have made the stripper comment, and the target.
We all know that Simon can be a lot funnier and a lot more creative than that. And tattoogoddess is possibly a little brittle.

Honestly, that was one of the funniest things I've seen on eplaya in a long, long, lonnnng time. If not ever.



Your timing and delivery was superb, old chap. Bravo, my dear man. Brav-oh.




you know the really hilariously ironic thing about this whole thread is that.. hmm.. it all sounds so.. recently familiar.. http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=51673
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:00 pm

*sigh*
Once again that tiny type goes over my head.

Can we drift in the thread? are all the ruffled feathers smoothed over and crisis is done?
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by ygmir » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:05 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:Personally,I have more respect for hard honest working girls with talents than I do for girls who think they are prettier and better than those around her and are willing to fight over it.
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by Bin Noddin » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:05 pm

ygmir wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
ygmir wrote:I don't see how Simon's "stripper" comment, was a personal attack.
I guess my quarrel, as far as it goes, is any frat boy could have made the stripper comment, and the target.
We all know that Simon can be a lot funnier and a lot more creative than that. And tattoogoddess is possibly a little brittle.
could be......
I think you're assuming too much, perhaps lunging at the obvious, instead of the undercurrent. I'd bet, there is much more behind that, and, a point to be made, and effect sought. But, that's just me thinking out loud, in small type.
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by ygmir » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:05 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:*sigh*
Once again that tiny type goes over my head.

Can we drift in the thread? are all the ruffled feathers smoothed over and crisis is done?
since when has it not been ok to drift?...........
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by Bob » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:07 pm

The group hugging is making me vomit.
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Post by unjonharley » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:11 pm

Bob wrote:The group hugging is making me vomit.

I get the big chunks..

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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:13 pm

Hey!

Ive Dated PLENTY of strippers, i dont see what the hub-bub is about.
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Post by tamarakay » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:15 pm

Hey, where did my post go!

I had this whole post typed out about being brittle and some off-color off hand comment made me laugh and get over myself etc.

I sounded so damned SMART in that post. I even said something about missing others who've left, but not so much a couple of them, one not at ALL (not you spec, i kinda do miss you, weird). But it was kinda group huggy and slightly too sticky sweet.

As it is now, I'm with old Bob here. I'll just sit on this old couch here and wait for the snarkers to come back. Good to see you Neon Tetra. It was almost a relief to see you take your obligatory swipe at Simon.
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:18 pm

tamarakay wrote: (not you spec, i kinda do miss you, weird).
So do I, but not when he's in that boring old event bashing personna. He can be so much more.
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Post by junglesmacks » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:22 pm

tamarakay wrote:As it is now, I'm with old Bob here. I'll just sit on this old couch here and wait for the snarkers to come back.
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:25 pm

Goddammit! I want a snark scale. It can be logarithmic. I need to know just how much more snarky Simon is than me.

Also, we should work on getting his old log-ins back.
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by ygmir » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:25 pm

tamarakay wrote:Hey, where did my post go!

I had this whole post typed out about being brittle and some off-color off hand comment made me laugh and get over myself etc.

I sounded so damned SMART in that post. I even said something about missing others who've left, but not so much a couple of them, one not at ALL (not you spec, i kinda do miss you, weird). But it was kinda group huggy and slightly too sticky sweet.

As it is now, I'm with old Bob here. I'll just sit on this old couch here and wait for the snarkers to come back. Good to see you Neon Tetra. It was almost a relief to see you take your obligatory swipe at Simon.
*noting happy Bob*

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Post by Bin Noddin » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:50 pm

Bob is gone. Foxfur gave him what-for:
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by Savannah » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:55 pm

I am so jealous of Foxfur right now. :o

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Post by Bin Noddin » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:02 pm

Jealous? Because he's sitting on Bob? Nah . . .

But that's my favorite burner picture EVER of the thousands I've seen - and it wasn't even take at Burning Man.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:08 pm

Bin Noddin wrote:Jealous? Because he's sitting on Bob? Nah . . .

But that's my favorite burner picture EVER of the thousands I've seen - and it wasn't even take at Burning Man.
I think it proves that he ate some nasty chili the night before.
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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by Savannah » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:12 pm

Bin Noddin wrote:Jealous? Because he's sitting on Bob? Nah . . .

But that's my favorite burner picture EVER of the thousands I've seen - and it wasn't even take at Burning Man.
Sittin' on Bob, hahaha. (I wasn't aware he flamed, or I would've made an appointment!)

Naw . . . it's because I wasn't even aware of how much I would like my photo taken on a burning couch until I saw Foxfur doing it, and now I'm biting my fist in envy.

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Re: LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.

Post by unjonharley » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:24 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Bin Noddin wrote:Jealous? Because he's sitting on Bob? Nah . . .

But that's my favorite burner picture EVER of the thousands I've seen - and it wasn't even take at Burning Man.
I think it proves that he ate some nasty chili the night before.
All this cuz an old sofa barfed?

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