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How do you contact a moderator? Aside from posting useless vanities?
Self | May 20 | Self

Posted on 05/19/2006 11:16:05 PM PDT by Richard Kimball

I made a screwup, and need to contact a moderator. A guy signed up with the screen name Dr. Richard Kimball. I posted to him, asking him to pick another name, as there might be confusion as to which of us had posted. He was very nice, and did. After making two posts with his new screen name, his privileges were revoked. I think it was because of signing up with multiple screen names.

I feel badly about it, because he seems like a nice guy, and I think I accidentally got him banned. Anyway, I didn't want to flag abuse, which is the only way I know to catch a mod's ear. I also wanted to publicly apologize to him for messing him up early in his freeping career.

Sorry!


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Boy, talk about a stupid vanity. But it's the only way I know to publicly apologize and try to make it right.
1 posted on 05/19/2006 11:16:06 PM PDT by Richard Kimball
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To: Richard Kimball; Dr. Richard Kimble

This might get their attention. Or me banned, too. We'll find out.


2 posted on 05/19/2006 11:17:13 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Richard Kimball; Admin Moderator

Just send a FReepmail to Admin Moderator. Or ping 'em. Like this.


3 posted on 05/19/2006 11:18:08 PM PDT by Allegra (Tards Rule!)
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To: Richard Kimball; Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson

Did you try just freepmailing the Admin Morderator..or even Jim Robinson??


4 posted on 05/19/2006 11:18:23 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: Richard Kimball; Lead Moderator

You could try sending a FREEPmail to Jim Robinson. That'll do more, than this vanity will, since you never pinged any of the Mods to this thread.


5 posted on 05/19/2006 11:20:04 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Txsleuth
I haven't tried the morderator, but have tried the moderator in the past. Never got a response. Hated to bug Robinson about it. He must feel like he's managing a kindergarten recess a lot of the time, anyway.

Is the Morderator a Lord of the Rings thing?

6 posted on 05/19/2006 11:20:34 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Richard Kimball

7 posted on 05/19/2006 11:21:37 PM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: pcottraux

Dang, I was hoping that was a link to the secret underwold of FR moderators, and then found out it was just a graphic.


8 posted on 05/19/2006 11:22:58 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Richard Kimball

Think of it as more of a "locked door."


9 posted on 05/19/2006 11:24:24 PM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: pcottraux

Reminds me of trying to get tech support from IBM. One of their choices was to "Press 9 and pound."


10 posted on 05/19/2006 11:27:15 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Richard Kimball

CALLING THE MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE
Hello, and thank you for calling the Mental Health Institute

If you are obsessive-compulsive, press 1 repeatedly

If you have multiple personalities, press 2, 3 and 4.

If you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, press 5 but do it
v-e-r-y- s-l-o-w-l-y and carefully.

If you are dyslexic, press 6. Now press 9. Now press 6. Now press 9.
Now press 6.

If you are delusional, press 7 and your call will be transferred to the
mothership.

If you have short term memory loss, press 8. If you have short term memory loss, press 8. If you have short term memory loss, press 8.

If you have schizophrenia, listen very carefully and a small voice will tell you the number to press.

If you have a nervous disorder, fidget with the hash key until a
representative comes on the line.

If you are co-dependent, ask someone to press a number for you.

If you are depressed, don't bother to press any numbers. No one will be able to help you anyway.

If you are paranoid, you don't need to press anything. We know who you are, we know what you want, and we know how to reach you.

If you suffer from low self-esteem, please hang up because all our operators are too busy to talk to you.


11 posted on 05/19/2006 11:31:02 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Texas Longhorns === National Champions !!!)
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To: Zeppelin
Well, heck. If the mods aren't paying attention, here's a picture of former Playboy Playmate DeDe Lind.


12 posted on 05/19/2006 11:32:53 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Richard Kimball

hahaha!

by the way, something's wrong with that picture you posted. it got cut off at the bottom...


13 posted on 05/19/2006 11:34:43 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Texas Longhorns === National Champions !!!)
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To: Richard Kimball

I dont know how anybody else does it, but I just hit "report abuse", explain my problem, and sign my name. "report abuse" gets their attention.


14 posted on 05/19/2006 11:36:31 PM PDT by Lokibob (Spelling and typos are copyrighted. Please do not use.)
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To: Lokibob
Forget it. I'm on a roll.
15 posted on 05/19/2006 11:37:49 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Richard Kimball

I FReepmailed a mod the other day by doing a "Private Reply" to a post made by "Admin Mod" but didn't get a response, either.

So, I never got an answer to my question, which maybe someone reading here can answer.

How can an existing post be completely deleted without even a note at the space where it was?

Any ideas? Someone referred me to a post which was a reply to an earlier post. I clicked on the link to the earlier post and it wasn't there.

The number sequence just went like "Post #45, Post #47" - there was absolutely nothing where "Post #46" had been.

All I wondered was how that could happen. The poster was still active and posting, so it wasn't that everything had been made to disappear by one poster.

And of course, my replies looked really stupid, linking to "nothing" in two places, answering what had been flames to me.

Anybody know?


16 posted on 05/19/2006 11:38:34 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: Richard Kimball

Is it just me or does DeDe Lind look kind of like a guy in drag?


17 posted on 05/19/2006 11:38:37 PM PDT by Allegra (Tards Rule!)
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To: Richard Kimball
Reminds me of trying to get tech support from IBM. One of their choices was to "Press 9 and pound."

I know what you mean. I have a really screwed up keyboard. When instructions tell me to press ANY key, I look and look, but I don't have an "ANY" key on my keyboard.

I'm going to demand a refund.

18 posted on 05/19/2006 11:40:48 PM PDT by Allegra (Tards Rule!)
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To: Allegra

It's just you. Dede's hot. I was twelve when I sneaked the Playboy with her picture in it out of one of my friend's Dad's house. She moved me into puberty all by herself.


19 posted on 05/19/2006 11:41:55 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Rte66

Don't worry. I've made lots of stupid replies without the mods doing anything.


20 posted on 05/19/2006 11:43:05 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Richard Kimball
Boy, talk about a stupid vanity.

indeed.

clever screen name, incidentally -- amazing that someone else had the same idea! Like when two people independently get an idea for an invention, or a song, or something else.

Probably now no one will be able to use the name Richard Kimball or Dr. Richard Kimball, ever again. But have you ever thought of Master Richard Kimball, or Richard Kimball Esq., or Richard Kimball Jr., or The Rev. Richard Kimball?

I think there's hope if you just get a little creative.

21 posted on 05/19/2006 11:44:36 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (It takes courage to live. Hence, the "culture of death...")
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To: Rte66
All I wondered was how that could happen. The poster was still active and posting, so it wasn't that everything had been made to disappear by one poster.

It was a warp in the time and space continuum.

22 posted on 05/19/2006 11:45:51 PM PDT by Allegra (Tards Rule!)
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To: Allegra
"Is it just me or does DeDe Lind look kind of like a guy in drag?"

Could she be this guy? I've always wondered if Jeff Gordon isn't a girl in drag...


23 posted on 05/19/2006 11:46:00 PM PDT by Rokke
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To: Richard Kimball

actually, if you change the "l's" to 1's, no one will know the difference! (shhhh.)


24 posted on 05/19/2006 11:47:03 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (It takes courage to live. Hence, the "culture of death...")
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To: Rokke

Twins -- separated at birth!


25 posted on 05/19/2006 11:47:58 PM PDT by Allegra (Tards Rule!)
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To: Allegra

You're probably right - I just imagined those posts and they didn't really happen.

I just thought any time a post was deleted, it would have a note that *said* Post #46 or (whatever) was deleted.

I mean, can I make my own posts just *poof* into the ether without a note at the placemark?


26 posted on 05/19/2006 11:49:55 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: Richard Kimball

Not worried. I just joined last fall and knew for many years that there was already a "Route66" here, which is why I hadn't signed up.

Finally decided I would try, anyway, because a number of FReepers already knew my postings on another forum as "Rte66" and it had been my hat for a long time.

We preacefully co-exist and have only crossed paths once in the same thread in the 8 months I've been posting. Of course, you're more prolific and well known than I, so RK could be a problem.


27 posted on 05/19/2006 11:55:27 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: Richard Kimball

Is that Dr. Richard Kimball or just Richard Kimball in the middle? I know that on the left is Eb, and on the right is Mr. Drucker, who owns the store in the background.

28 posted on 05/19/2006 11:55:31 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (It takes courage to live. Hence, the "culture of death...")
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To: Rte66
Okay, I've had it. Either a mod answers, or the dog gets it!


29 posted on 05/19/2006 11:58:07 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Rte66

wow. first he gets a guy banned, then he threatens a puppy.


30 posted on 05/20/2006 12:00:09 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (It takes courage to live. Hence, the "culture of death...")
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To: the invisib1e hand
That's HANK Kimball, not to be confused with Hank Hill.


31 posted on 05/20/2006 12:00:30 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Rte66
I mean, can I make my own posts just *poof* into the ether without a note at the placemark?

Only if you are granted special powers.

Really special people can make other people's posts go *poof* into the ether. Just wait 'til I've earned that power.

I still have a couple of levels of difficult testing to get through before I can do that, though.

32 posted on 05/20/2006 12:02:08 AM PDT by Allegra (Tards Rule!)
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To: Allegra
I figured out what happened to the mod.

He's dead, Jim.

33 posted on 05/20/2006 12:09:27 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Richard Kimball

Umm, I don't know how you just picked *my late puppy's* picture out of the whole universe of puppy pictures numbering in the billions, but you made me cry. Thanks a lot. Abuse!


34 posted on 05/20/2006 12:14:35 AM PDT by Rte66
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To: the invisib1e hand

That's *my* puppy, too!


35 posted on 05/20/2006 12:15:31 AM PDT by Rte66
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To: Allegra

When you get to "Clear" or "Delta" or whatever level it is, will you ping me and show me the empty spaces where the posts were?

You understand, there can't be *anything* at all where the post was; no note, no post #, nuttin', nada. Just a ping and I'll be in appropriate awe.


36 posted on 05/20/2006 12:17:45 AM PDT by Rte66
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To: the invisib1e hand
Oh well, I'm giving up for the night.

Tomorrow, I'll begin the quest, again.

37 posted on 05/20/2006 12:18:57 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Richard Kimball

Seems DR. means that one is a doctor and you are not.

I think we will respect you both and figure who's who.

How many versions of Thomas Paine do we have posting around here right now?


38 posted on 05/20/2006 12:20:13 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

I just thought it might be confusing, and since he'd just signed up, I thought it would reduce confusion to change names before he got in. It wasn't THAT big a deal, just something that I thought might be easier for both of us. I didn't want to get him banned. It's like downloading songs off the internet. You don't know the damage you've done until you find out that Brittney Spears had to get a Gulfstream 3 instead of a Gulfstream 4 because of people downloading her songs.


39 posted on 05/20/2006 12:24:08 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Rte66
When you get to "Clear" or "Delta" or whatever level it is, will you ping me and show me the empty spaces where the posts were?

Sure. And when I get my super-secret top clearance and the special decoder ring, I can even show you what the posts said at one time.

40 posted on 05/20/2006 12:25:18 AM PDT by Allegra (Tards Rule!)
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To: Allegra
I already know what the posts said. It's hidden below:

B-E-S-U-R-E-T-O-D-R-I-N-K-Y-O-U-R-O-V-A-L-T-I-N-E

41 posted on 05/20/2006 12:28:43 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Richard Kimball

I knew you were going to give the secret away.


42 posted on 05/20/2006 12:29:39 AM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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To: jazusamo

Maybe I should have posted it in "Breaking News".


43 posted on 05/20/2006 12:32:09 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Richard Kimball

Just ring up the Mod, he'll take care of it. :-)


44 posted on 05/20/2006 12:33:29 AM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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To: Richard Kimball

I found in a 20 second search that there has been at least 5 versions of Paine already.

I think you already post in such a high quality way that is unique to you that you won't have a problem.

That is just my opinion though.


45 posted on 05/20/2006 12:42:02 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Richard Kimball
I already know what the posts said. It's hidden below:

{GASP!} I can't believe they said that!!

46 posted on 05/20/2006 12:48:09 AM PDT by Allegra (Tards Rule!)
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To: A CA Guy

Really hate to think what would've happened to my puppy if the new poster's screen name had been "One-Armed Man."


47 posted on 05/20/2006 12:48:36 AM PDT by Rte66
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To: Rte66

I think your puppy would be running around with a prosthetic arm in it's mouth, unless it is a runt of course!


48 posted on 05/20/2006 12:49:50 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Richard Kimball
He's dead, Jim.

I'll be out on the golf course trying to find the real killers.

49 posted on 05/20/2006 12:50:24 AM PDT by Allegra (Tards Rule!)
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To: Allegra
I'll be out on the golf course trying to find the real killers.

I thought he hired a PI to do that with the money he saved by bootlegging cable TV.

50 posted on 05/20/2006 12:59:49 AM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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