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"Impostors!" - the latest accusation trend.

Posted on 10/17/2005 4:24:17 AM PDT by BlueHornet

It appears the latest popular way to discredit those who publish opposing views on forums is to accuse them of being impostors, not really who they claim to be, the same person posting under several names, as though no two people could possibly share the same opinions. This has happened on a variety of sites on the internet. Moderators find it an easy way of doing away with people they don't like who stay within the rules. Whether it is on a TV forum, or a political forum, the trend seems to be the same. TV Heaven, a while back, accused two or three posters of being the same person because they each didn't like the new series of Dr Who despite the moderators having praised the show. Sterlingtimes has adopted this method also, and begun banning people while claiming they were impostors sent by a rival site to cause disruption. It has become so that, on certain sites, the moderators think that they are rather god like beings who hold the only valid opinions in the universe. In many cases their behaviour is rather petty. These forums and their causes are hardly earth shattering, and it's obvious that those running them think far too highly of themselves. Maybe it is only on the internet that they can come over as being of any importance, when in the real world they are nonentities. But, I suppose, such is cyberspace. Anyone can be who they want to be. Being a site moderator is a bit like being a monarch or president. For some, it is a power trip. Thankfully, however, there are still some forums where the moderators are rational and reasonable in their approach. Long may these decent moderators continue.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: catfood; forums; idiotdotcom; impostors; moderators; podpeople; stopwhining; stuckonstupid; troll; urluved

1 posted on 10/17/2005 4:24:18 AM PDT by BlueHornet
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To: Admin Moderator

Over here.


2 posted on 10/17/2005 4:27:13 AM PDT by Rebelbase ("There are millions of mediocre Americans, and they, too, deserve to be represented in the USSC. -RH)
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To: BlueHornet

IBTZ?


3 posted on 10/17/2005 4:37:47 AM PDT by flada (They don't have meetings about rainbows.)
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To: BlueHornet
the moderators think that they are rather god like beings

Here, the moderators are god like beings.

4 posted on 10/17/2005 4:45:53 AM PDT by dinasour (Pajamahadeen)
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To: BlueHornet
Do you go to a lot of sites to b@tch about how they are run?

A person has too much time on their hands to care about such
junk as fake TV shows.
5 posted on 10/17/2005 4:46:29 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." AYN RAND)
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To: BlueHornet
How silly and uninformed ~ everybody knows that every "Dr. Who" fan likes only the FIRST Dr. Who he ever watched.

No one likes earlier or later Dr. Who actors.

That's why I suspect that the motive behind whatever it was that happened had nothing to do with Dr. Who.

6 posted on 10/17/2005 4:46:52 AM PDT by muawiyah (/ hey coach do I gotta' put in that "/sarcasm " thing again? How'bout a double sarcasm for this one)
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To: Rebelbase

Did a posting history. Apparently the hornet is a Brit. That might explain his fixation with Dr. Who, the only "superhero" fit to be on late night PBS.


7 posted on 10/17/2005 5:12:37 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: BlueHornet; Admin Moderator

What does that have to do with us? Everyone knows that OUR admods are entirely fair, balanced and administrate w/o an agenda. Really.


8 posted on 10/17/2005 5:13:34 AM PDT by Jemian (This world is not my home, I'm just a-passin' through)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

This is a general review/comment of a trend in moderation of some internet forums. Nothing personal and with no agenda. It's no different to commenting on any other subject.


9 posted on 10/17/2005 5:50:42 AM PDT by BlueHornet
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To: muawiyah

I watched Dr Who from the very beginning, but my favourite Doctor was Jon Pertwee - the third actor to play the part. So, not everyone prefers their first one. I also liked Paul McGann in the 1990's movie.


10 posted on 10/17/2005 5:52:14 AM PDT by BlueHornet
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To: Tijeras_Slim

It might interest you to know that, even today, the biggest Dr Who fanbase is in America.


11 posted on 10/17/2005 5:53:15 AM PDT by BlueHornet
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To: BlueHornet

It's a situation similar to when your best friend becomes Hall Monitor in 3rd grade and writes you up for walkingtoo fast. Some people cannot handle power or authority. Oh well.


12 posted on 10/17/2005 5:54:22 AM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (Want to be on my Civil Engineers ping list? Say the word!)
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To: Jemian

The post is not about moderators on this forum. It is a general comment relating to some areas of the internet. Isn't this site for people to post comments and observations about various topics?


13 posted on 10/17/2005 5:56:43 AM PDT by BlueHornet
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To: Rebelbase

You have a good nose.


14 posted on 10/17/2005 5:57:50 AM PDT by johnny7 (“What now? Let me tell you what now.”)
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To: BlueHornet

Oh well, if you don't like it here go to DU. The front door is always "free" and "open"....


15 posted on 10/17/2005 6:01:54 AM PDT by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death.” - Al-Qaeda / Democratic Party)
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To: BlueHornet
And now for something completely different....


16 posted on 10/17/2005 6:07:17 AM PDT by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death.” - Al-Qaeda / Democratic Party)
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To: BlueHornet

I have sen that happen in some places.


17 posted on 10/17/2005 6:15:45 AM PDT by TBP
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To: BlueHornet
It might interest you to know that, even today, the biggest Dr Who fanbase is in America.

No it doesn't.

18 posted on 10/17/2005 7:05:07 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: BlueHornet
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19 posted on 10/17/2005 7:55:38 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

I only watched one Dr. Who. It was that moron with the afro and scarf (I kept hoping for an Isadora Duncan moment) doing battle with a bunch of 5' salt shakers.


20 posted on 10/17/2005 8:09:11 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: BlueHornet

IBTZ?


21 posted on 10/17/2005 8:12:13 AM PDT by Paul_Denton (Stom ta jora Oom (Translation: Shut the F*** up UN))
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To: BlueHornet

ZOT!!!

22 posted on 10/17/2005 8:12:45 AM PDT by Paul_Denton (Stom ta jora Oom (Translation: Shut the F*** up UN))
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To: BlueHornet

Your selection is highly unusual. The BBC has lengthy public opinion polls on the matter.


23 posted on 10/17/2005 1:15:51 PM PDT by muawiyah (/ hey coach do I gotta' put in that "/sarcasm " thing again? How'bout a double sarcasm for this one)
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To: BlueHornet

C'mon, fess up. You're really the Green Hornet.


24 posted on 10/17/2005 1:17:14 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: muawiyah

Who are you talking about??


25 posted on 10/17/2005 1:21:57 PM PDT by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: sit-rep
Let's fix that to: "Who, are you talking; about??"
26 posted on 10/17/2005 1:24:37 PM PDT by muawiyah (/ hey coach do I gotta' put in that "/sarcasm " thing again? How'bout a double sarcasm for this one)
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To: muawiyah

ya, thats the ticket! :)


27 posted on 10/17/2005 1:26:54 PM PDT by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: BlueHornet
Thankfully, however, there are still some forums where the moderators are rational and reasonable in their approach. Long may these decent moderators continue.

And aren't you glad this is one of those forums?

28 posted on 10/17/2005 1:29:29 PM PDT by shezza (Bless the folks in the trenches)
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To: BlueHornet
It has become so that, on certain sites, the moderators think that they are rather god like beings

on THIS site, the Almighty Mods ARE god-like beings.

They are your Overlords.

so now you'd better stop, and rebuild all your ruins, for peace and trust will win the day in spite of all your losing...

29 posted on 10/17/2005 4:14:29 PM PDT by King Prout ("La LAAAA La la la la... oh [bleep!] Gargamel has a FLAMETHROWEEEEEAAAAAAARRRRRGH!")
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