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  • Erin is Resigning

    There won't be much left to discuss here very soon. the H/J board erupted into a sharkfest (see the "Ciao" thread--resignation is on p.30) and Erin and the other moderators are resigning tomorrow morning at 9am.
    "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein

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  • #2
    Originally posted by Erin View Post
    seriously, if THIS is what gets your blood boiling, then I don't know what the heck kind of rock you've been hiding under for the last, oh, six years or so. Iraq, global warming, Abu Ghraib, torture... THOSE are things to get riled up about. Your friend getting called on the carpet for acting like an ass on a BB? Not so much.
    This has got to be THE best comment ever made on a horsey BB.

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      #3
      Yeah, it's a great comment, but the harbingers to come for the entire board over the next 24 hours are no laughing matter. Most of us don't want to see it close down, but with no moderators they won't have a choice.
      "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein

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      • #4
        wow...I've been watching that, but I didn't realize it had erupted into THAT big of a deal!
        Oh boy...
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          #5
          I was so offended by the whole thing I was wishing it was stripped. Then again, maybe it's best we can see just how nasty things can get. Still, the thought of no one being here anymore is too depressing to contemplate. A little help here?
          "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein

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          • #6
            All I have to say is that I've skimmed that trashy thread in the last couple of days while procrastinating, and if THAT nonsense is what shuts this board down, then it was on shaky ground to begin with. 6 or so obnoxious people out of how many members of this board have the power to shut down the board and make Erin resign?? The thread should have been locked. The slanderous posters should have been kicked off, repeatedly-as alters come up. Who cares if they don't like it and complain. Feeding the trolls just keeps them coming around - we all know that. Hopefully Erin will change her mind by the morning.

            It's almost sad that you brought this up here, Chief2, because it will only encourage more people to go read that trash.

            J.
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              #7
              I know, but it's gotta be done. It's not just Erin who's going. They're all looking at quitting and no one is willing to take it over.
              "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein

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              • #8
                Originally posted by J-Lu View Post
                All I have to say is that I've skimmed that trashy thread in the last couple of days while procrastinating, and if THAT nonsense is what shuts this board down, then it was on shaky ground to begin with. 6 or so obnoxious people out of how many members of this board have the power to shut down the board and make Erin resign?? The thread should have been locked. The slanderous posters should have been kicked off, repeatedly-as alters come up. Who cares if they don't like it and complain. Feeding the trolls just keeps them coming around - we all know that. Hopefully Erin will change her mind by the morning.

                It's almost sad that you brought this up here, Chief2, because it will only encourage more people to go read that trash.

                J.
                It was locked. Wheatherford locked it and Erin choose to unlock it.
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                • #9
                  Gee, I just joined, and was starting to get around here, and now this, I am glad that there is another forum, that is civil, that I can go to, even though I found this one to be a bit of fresh air....maybe Erin will reconcider in the morning, when she goee to work...
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                  • #10
                    I am just sad.

                    I like this BB. I only go to a few of them, and this is one of my favorites.

                    There are always idiots and childish pigs on BBs, as there are in life.

                    The idea that this has become "Lord of the Flies" and a few bullying fat pigs have managed to create such havoc... well, not sure what to say.

                    To Erin: just want to say, you have been a superior mod all along--and this is not the first or second time I've said that.
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                    • #11
                      Maybe they'll hire someone else who won't get so involved with the topics. Maybe they'll get someone who will just close things down and then PM people, rather than arguing back and forth with them (or publicly chastising them) on the board. *shrug*

                      I can't see it as a reason to kill the board. COTH would be cutting off their nose to spite their face if they did that. This is still a source of revenue for them, and it's also advertising.

                      I wouldn't jump to any conclusions. I also wouldn't jump to the one that Erin is actually quitting.
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                      • #12
                        Well, I'm sad to see it happen, but frankly, I am not suprised.

                        The "openness" and "lack of moderator control" that makes this forum so attractive also requires some SELF-control. In the past, the nastiness was directed mostly at other unfortunate members of the forum who dared post something. I have often mentioned the snarkiness that can run rampant here. More than once I have read "If you don't like it, don't post here"

                        Now, that snarkiness and nastiness has been directed at Erin.

                        She does not deserve it.

                        Perhaps some more "moderator control" actually IS necessary to keep the I***diots in line.??

                        So sad.
                        So sorry, Erin.

                        It's like laws. Most of us don't need the laws against murder or burgulary. Unfortunately, there are aspects of society that do need the rules, and the punishments that come with them. It's the same, IMO, on these internet forums. Mosto f us do not need the rules. There are those, however, who must be reined in because they have no sense of community and no self control.


                        Loretta

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                        • #13
                          I hope not.
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                          • #14
                            Everyone seems to fear change, but a change in moderators may be a positive thing for this bulletin board. Seriously!!
                            http://www.talloaksfarm.net ---"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts." --- Winston Churchill

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                            • #15
                              So, Talloaks, does that mean that you're going to be one of the moderators?

                              Seriously, the moderators do not get paid (I believe). Why would anyone in their right mind put up with all of the crap that was posted on that thread?
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Posting Trot View Post
                                So, Talloaks, does that mean that you're going to be one of the moderators?

                                Seriously, the moderators do not get paid (I believe). Why would anyone in their right mind put up with all of the crap that was posted on that thread?
                                And not just that thread, but gazillions of emails and PMs every day, constant lawsuit threats, years of people being unable to listen to directions, personal phone calls from unhappy people, people going to your boss and whining when the rules are applied to them- it's about a lot more than that one thread, I think.
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Velvet View Post
                                  Maybe they'll hire someone else who won't get so involved with the topics. Maybe they'll get someone who will just close things down and then PM people, rather than arguing back and forth with them (or publicly chastising them) on the board. *shrug*
                                  I completely agree with this (although absolutely nothing against Erin!)

                                  I think that moderators should be relatively anonymous.
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                                  • #18
                                    Is it possible for the mods to just delete a thread like that and block the posters?
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                                    • #19
                                      Wouldn't they prefer to take them out with a trained sniper?

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by EdwynEdwyn View Post
                                        I completely agree with this (although absolutely nothing against Erin!)

                                        I think that moderators should be relatively anonymous.
                                        There's value either way ... I"ve been both kind of moderator and to my mind, the personal touch is well in keeping with the whole equestrian business of knowing who is who. I like it. It seems fitting.

                                        For those of you who really want to send a message to CoTH that the BB is valuable -- pay for a premium membership.

                                        In fact, I was going to post that in response to everyone who cancels a magazine subscription if two people buy premium memberships, given the cost of paper publishing, I think CoTH might actually come out ahead as a business.
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