And now, the end is near ...

Off Topic Messages

Moderators: Moderator5, Moderator3, FECC-Moderator, Site Mechanic


User avatar

ColinB
Posts: 29384
Registered for: 20 years 10 months
Location: Gravesend, UK
Has thanked: 73 times
Been thanked: 101 times

Re: and now,

Post by ColinB »

John from Woodley wrote:
Pete Dube wrote:
ColinB wrote:
TALLHAIR 2 wrote:Narek, is it true, in your country they still buy women with goats?
I guess a woman with a goat is better than no woman at all....
Who needs a woman when you have a goat? :)
At least you can cook it.
Ha ha [even weaker laugh]


Colin B
Judge a man not by his answers, but by his questions - Voltaire

User avatar

Cryogenic
Posts: 5996
Registered for: 18 years 1 month
Has thanked: 713 times
Been thanked: 445 times

Post by Cryogenic »

Some of you guys are being very unfair on PEP, who has personally invested a lot of his time in this site. I do think a solution other than complete deletion should be pursued, and in the other thread, PEP at least indicated he agreed with the idea of keeping the board intact, albeit frozen. But it may not even come to that. Without wishing to sound like a broken record, warnings and (temporary-permanent) suspensions could be given to repeat offenders, letting everyone else continue as we have been. On the other hand, posting to a MB is a privilege, not a right. We also all need to remember that.



User avatar

JEFF d
Posts: 6553
Registered for: 20 years 10 months
Location: Live from Elvis Presley Blvd. USA
Has thanked: 1304 times
Been thanked: 540 times

Post by JEFF d »

kuenzer wrote: Speaking of the real world: If you are in a pub and don't behave (I mean, if you really get obnoxious, not just dropping a bad word here or there, and not just having a negative opinion on something the majority thinks positively about), you get warned and then thrown out. If you come back and continue to stir up trouble, you might even get kicked out forever.
Amen... whole heartedly agree.

This messageboard is a private owned board... last time I checked NONE of us have to pay to be here, we are guests in here.

Is it easier to build bridges or burn them...

JEFF d
EP fan


JEFF d
EP fan
Image

User avatar

Gregory Nolan Jr.
Posts: 10373
Registered for: 20 years 10 months
Location: U.S. of A.
Has thanked: 671 times
Been thanked: 59 times

Post by Gregory Nolan Jr. »

I've missed the "controversy" but it's nothing like the wild place this was just a few years ago - and even then, I felt that most of it was manageable. I'm inclined to agree with Tallhair's Dutch (and American) perspective that free speech tends to take care of itself.

So moderators have been adopted from time to time, but let's not get carried away - this place is a lot saner than ever before. ("Graceland Gardy" - we hardly knew ye! " :lol: )

Seriously, most of us only have time to check in from time to time and may miss some of the brushfires mentioned. A few years ago, nearly every thread was polluted -that's hardly the case today.

Hat's off to anyone who decides to be a moderator or is nominated as such, but like many here, I put myself out there as a nominee before such a drastic step as shutting it down is taken. Rob, do I see a hand...? :D

Pep, take a break and you'll come back ready and roaring to go. Don't sweat it and feel free to use the penalty box where needed.


ImageImage
Image
http://rewoundradio.com/
On the Edge of Reality

User avatar

Narek
Posts: 2376
Registered for: 20 years 8 months
Location: Armenia
Age: 40

Re: and now,

Post by Narek »

TALLHAIR 2 wrote:Narek, is it true, in your country they still buy women with goats?
Your ignorance and manners never cease to amaze me. Will someone buy this guy an encyclopedia and a calendar :smt044 :smt044


He's the King. No matter what you think.


Luuk

Re: and now,

Post by Luuk »

Narek wrote:
TALLHAIR 2 wrote:Narek, is it true, in your country they still buy women with goats?
Your ignorance and manners never cease to amaze me. Can you please write everything you know about various countries, so that we all will have one great laugh at your ignorance. :smt044 :smt044
The (Dutch) humor obviously totally escaped you.
Elvis had a great sense of humor. Why is that lacking with so many of his fans?




TALLHAIR 2

and now,

Post by TALLHAIR 2 »

I do know the 2 guys in charge of FECC a little. And I dont think Im way off,
if both gentlemen are a wee bit tired, after quite some hardworking years,
running the site. Yes, I would miss it for the simple reason, some of the best
informed fans available post here regularly. A lot of loonies too, not excluding
myself for 100%. But we've had a lot of interesting discussions here, one
wont find anywhere else. Vibrators and goats aside.
There's nowhere else to go. Not for me anyway. I dont wanna drown in a sea
of belts and capes talk. There's been many topics on the 50s on FECC in
recent times. And I for one, finds it important the younger ones learn about
when and how things started, over half a century ago...




Deleted User 930

Re: and now,

Post by Deleted User 930 »

TALLHAIR 2 wrote:I do know the 2 guys in charge of FECC a little. And I dont think Im way off,
if both gentlemen are a wee bit tired, after quite some hardworking years,
running the site. Yes, I would miss it for the simple reason, some of the best
informed fans available post here regularly. A lot of loonies too, not excluding
myself for 100%. But we've had a lot of interesting discussions here, one
wont find anywhere else. Vibrators and goats aside.
There's nowhere else to go. Not for me anyway. I dont wanna drown in a sea
of belts and capes talk. There's been many topics on the 50s on FECC in
recent times. And I for one, finds it important the younger ones learn about
when and how things started, over half a century ago...
Amen brother!

I guess that we (the Dutch) don't take things as serious as others do and have a different sense of humor.

Allthough some of you must have Dutch ancestors.




Scarre
Posts: 5171
Registered for: 20 years 10 months
Been thanked: 1377 times

Post by Scarre »

Yes...kick them out of here. Alot a good threads have been destroyed by some members who post a comment just to stir things up, always pointed at the same person.
Then the original topic is gone.
PEP, why is it so hard for you to kick these members out? That I don´t understand.
Fine, a warning first, but then it´s out. Very simple indeed.




TALLHAIR 2

and now

Post by TALLHAIR 2 »

Maybe you would do well in a country run by dictators?!
KICK THE BASTARDS OUT! SHOOT 'M ! KILL DEMOCRACY!



User avatar

TJ
Posts: 7143
Registered for: 19 years 8 months
Has thanked: 27 times
Been thanked: 854 times

Re: And now, the end is near ...

Post by TJ »

PEP wrote:I'm going to try and make this as clear as possible, I have the feeling more threads are going to go in the future, Not because any One member has requested a thread to be deleted, but because as a example the latest thread that went this morning was all my doing, I will No longer Tolerate anyone not getting along, if I see this happening and I feel I do not have time to edit or waste my time going through PM's all day, I will just delete the thread and be done with it
You will no longer tolerate people not getting along? That does sound a little ridiculous to me. You can't police how people feel about each other. You're talking about deleting threads where no one has even complained?That seems like over-reaching and making work for yourself. Sure, take action where really abusive and offensive language is used, but not when it's simply people forcefully disagreeing.
PEP wrote:
Anyway this coming weekend I will be having a chat with the other administrators, my vote in going in for closing the board down, because No matter how hard I try some just do not get it...
This moderating has become a job for me instead of it being fun.
And would you be suggesting the board should close if you weren't the moderator? It seems that your vote is more about relieving yourself of the stress of moderating. There's an easier way to do that - just quit and go back to being a regular contributor. If it really has ceased to be fun, that's the best option.

I agree with the three strikes idea, but strikes should be reserved for truly abusive behaviour, not simply to police personality clashes or differences of opinion.



User avatar

kuenzer
Posts: 1541
Registered for: 16 years 10 months
Location: Parchment Farm

Re: and now

Post by kuenzer »

TALLHAIR 2 wrote:Maybe you would do well in a country run by dictators?!
KICK THE BASTARDS OUT! SHOOT 'M ! KILL DEMOCRACY!
I remember a case where you (under your former screen name) have been harassed by someone on this message board. You asked the admin to take action, and you complained that it took him so long to do so.

But of course such action should be restricted to cases where someone is here just to spam etc., and not be applied for just having an opinion, be it a strong one or not, and neither for occasional bad language.

The threads where I advocated free speech, such as the first Elvis religion thread, or the the-avatar-has-to-show-Elvis-in-a-positive-light-thread have all been deleted. Maybe I'm too liberal?




Pete Dube
Posts: 7713
Registered for: 20 years 10 months
Location: South Carolina
Has thanked: 84 times
Been thanked: 530 times

Re: and now,

Post by Pete Dube »

ColinB wrote:
Pete Dube wrote:
ColinB wrote:
TALLHAIR 2 wrote:Narek, is it true, in your country they still buy women with goats?
I guess a woman with a goat is better than no woman at all....
Who needs a woman when you have a goat? :)
You're kidding !
I kid you not Colin. Think of the benefits. All the goat cheese you could ever want, and you'll never have to mow your lawn again!



User avatar

kuenzer
Posts: 1541
Registered for: 16 years 10 months
Location: Parchment Farm

Post by kuenzer »

Gregory Nolan Jr. wrote: Rob, do I see a hand...? :D
Ehm, would that mean being banned for misspelling Ci ... Cin ... a city in Ohio or for skipping an FTD soundboard?




TALLHAIR 2

and now

Post by TALLHAIR 2 »

Whoa! Wait a minute, Kuenzer.
I remember exactly to which topic you refer to. There was this fruitcake
lady from Holland who had me mixed up with somebody else ( how the
hell is that possible?) , and she rambled on and on in a very distorted
way. It came to my attention she was mentally ill, and I asked the moderator
to remove her - which he didnt, because he was never around- so it went
on and on and.... I dont mind people disliking me. But because she mistook
me for somebody else, I did mind.



User avatar

kuenzer
Posts: 1541
Registered for: 16 years 10 months
Location: Parchment Farm

Re: and now

Post by kuenzer »

TALLHAIR 2 wrote:Whoa! Wait a minute, Kuenzer.
I remember exactly to which topic you refer to. There was this fruitcake
lady from Holland who had me mixed up with somebody else ( how the
hell is that possible?) , and she rambled on and on in a very distorted
way. It came to my attention she was mentally ill, and I asked the moderator
to remove her - which he didnt, because he was never around- so it went
on and on and.... I dont mind people disliking me. But because she mistook
me for somebody else, I did mind.
Yes, that's the incident I mean. And you were perfectly right to ask the admin to stop her from posting.

The point I'm trying to make is that there should be someone who decides whether it is still a normal heated quarrel about EIC on DVD or whether it is harassing, spamming etc., and takes action in the latter case.

Which would be my answer to your question: "Why in the first place, Pep, would you waste your time playing referee?"



User avatar

The Purple Gang
Posts: 1191
Registered for: 19 years 1 month
Been thanked: 1 time

Post by The Purple Gang »

PEP 8) wrote:...I feel I do not have time to edit or waste my time going through PM's all day,...
This moderating has become a job for me instead of it being fun ...
From PEP's remarks it sounds like he's getting a lot of PMs from members either complaining or asking him to sort something out on the mb. Obviously, he feels he has to respond in some way even if it's only to check through a thread. Playing referee like this and trying the impossible of being fair and keeping everyone happy must be a thankless task [unpaid too!].


No sig.


TALLHAIR 2

and now

Post by TALLHAIR 2 »

But I do wonder WHO these people are, keeping Pep out of his sleep,
by mailing him and complain about me, and ( hopefully?) others?!
They dont dare to come here, on this thread, and speak their mind.
Well, save one or two... So, who are we up against? Middle aged fans
with hormon problems, extreme lonely people, who have only Elvis to
care about? People who can not stand anything bad said about their
godlike Elvis? WHO? Speak up whiners ! If you consider, only 100-200
fans regularly post on this site, all others just read. C'mon Pepsi,
what the hell are we dicussing here?! Are we gonna bite the dust because
of those sad whiners? Mail their crap to me, and see how fast the buggers
will shut up.



User avatar

Little Darlin
Posts: 14015
Registered for: 16 years 10 months
Location: Being Entertained By Grammy Nominated Artist Adam Lambert.
Been thanked: 12 times

Re: and now

Post by Little Darlin »

TALLHAIR 2 wrote:But I do wonder WHO these people are, keeping Pep out of his sleep,
by mailing him and complain about me, and ( hopefully?) others?!
They dont dare to come here, on this thread, and speak their mind.
Well, save one or two... So, who are we up against? Middle aged fans
with hormon problems, extreme lonely people, who have only Elvis to
care about? People who can not stand anything bad said about their
godlike Elvis? WHO? Speak up whiners ! If you consider, only 100-200
fans regularly post on this site, all others just read. C'mon Pepsi,
what the hell are we dicussing here?! Are we gonna bite the dust because
of those sad whiners? Mail their crap to me, and see how fast the buggers
will shut up.
HAHA

Go Ger Go .. I for one have NEVER complained about anyone so count me out :wink:


I saw Elvis live in concert the year before he died. Even then, he was bigger than life, and had amazing charisma. Haven't seen anything like it since, ....until Adam.........Nocturnal 2010
No matter how old you are, no matter who you sleep with, no matter what color your skin is, we can all party together.” - Adam Lambert 2010


Mike S
Posts: 4144
Registered for: 16 years 10 months
Has thanked: 30 times
Been thanked: 308 times

.

Post by Mike S »

.
Last edited by Mike S on Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.



User avatar

PEP
Posts: 4602
Registered for: 20 years 10 months
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 205 times

Post by PEP »

First off I going to have to apologize I made this out to be more than it what it was or is out of frustration, mainly I guess only because of a couple of members who should know better, plus because of me having to put in too many hours at my own company as I did over 80 hours this week.

So all in all this response of mine was also from a lack of sleep as I normally have more patience with this sort of thing. So for that I apologize for.

95% of this board has been going all good in my opinion, tho there are always little bump's along the way which is expected.

Still I along with the administrators are always looking at ways of improving and keeping this board positive.

My personal frustration right now is with a few members of this board because of the fact Number One, Two that come to mind play a big role in the Elvis World in my opinion and on this board and really I like them both for different reasons, yet I know neither any better than the other or really personally.

Yet, I know and I know some of you members know they obviously do not like each other and never will, by the looks of things, which is what it is, still whatever they do, doesn't need to effect the board.

However, I realize too, that if either One were deleted not too many people would be happy on both sides of the fence, at the same time the message board could certainly continue without them, because in reality it would not be the end of the world, still it would be a shame if it did come to that, meaning to have to delete either of their accounts.

But there just has to be a way where they get the hint and just stay on topic without the back and forth insults, One does it a little bit more dimplomatic or cold while the other just kinda spills the beans, and threaten's others out of the blue, who are doing nothing but maybe agreeing with the One this person doesn't like, so that makes him the enemy by default.

So again that is another good reason that everyone should stay on topic and keep the personalities out it.

Anyway if this continues between them, which I'm guessing it will, One of my idea's is to just lock the thread instead of delete, after locking the thread I will point out who was responsible for locking the thread, so all can see.

I think this might work out better then just deleting the whole thread, because I found once it's out of sight out of mind everyone forgets and then it just continues, however I feel that if they continue to be seen that they have been selfish enough to continue their feud on their own and have caused too many thread's to be locked because of what they have done for all to see, they may finally get the hint that what they are doing is wrong and it should have been best to stay on topic all along instead of taking something away from the other members who were enjoying the topic at hand.

For example if there is one person coming up all the time and everyone can see it, I think most of you won't be too happy with this person in the end and it will help prove who is the problem.

Now I have PMed these members at different times where I have stressed that they stay on topic plus explained if there is a problem they PM me before they respond to what they are offended about, they like any member here needs to PM me first, direct me to the thread or post with a link directly to the post or thread they want me to look at and explain what is going on plus explain what you(meaning anyone) expect me to do. Also you may have to point out what rule you think that person is breaking to avoid confusion on my part. I usally respond fairly quickly as I'm always near a computer through out the day almost 24/7.

If you (meaning anyone) can't take the time to do this, why should you(meaning anyone) expect me to take the time to correct the problem without any help from you(Meaning anyone). The funny thing is too, that one of the members does take the time to show me where the problem is and what rule is being broken, thus the other member more times than not has not done this, so ireturn if he is complaining about the other member he needs to show me what this guy was doing so wrong before hand not after the fact when it now looks like he is causing the problem, by not helping me I cannot help you(meaning anyone) plus then I hear excuses of favoritism. You(meaning anyone) can't have it both ways.

If you (meaning anyone) get into it with the other member by the time I get there that may be all that I see and even if you (meaning anyone) comes to me after the fact and says "well, why didn't you do something when he was there doing something to me in the other threads", well the question would be for me "why didn't you come to me first?, an point out what was wrong then to Not allow it to happen in another thread that You(meaning anyone) feel now you can get your revenage" As all I am now seeing, is what your doing to the other member now, which doesn't help me if I knew nothing about any other thread, it doesn't look like the other party is doing anything as far as I am concerned, but here you are (meaning anyone) who now is really being the One that I see breaking the rules at that point.

Crying over spilled milk after the fact doesn't help anyone's case if you haven't proven your own case for the thread or post that could be in questioned at that point.

Because like I have said before, many time's before in PM's as well as in other posts and threads, I do not read each and every thread nor do I read each and every post, I respond to complaints more times than not.

But I find it really frustrating and a waste of my time when it appears to be the same group or people all the time when they have been told in detail to not break the rules nor continue with the personal attacks.

So, here's the deal the message board will not be closing, I and the administrators still have more work to do, there could be more threads locked in the future instead of being deleted or edited with keeping in mind I will be leaving information pointing directly at who cause the thread to be locked.

This I hope will make the member or members think at little bit more before posting an screwing it up for everyone else because of being just plain selfish with their own personal little feud that they may have.

Anyway I going to try doing it this way for now and see how it goes, So this idea goes into action with any New thread or post, not anything I have locked prior to this post or prior to this date, October 12th 07.

If in the long run this doesn't appear to work and help change the attitude of some of these members, then the other option maybe to finally delete their accounts to keep the peace.

PEP 8)
Last edited by PEP on Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:21 am, edited 4 times in total.



User avatar

kuenzer
Posts: 1541
Registered for: 16 years 10 months
Location: Parchment Farm

Post by kuenzer »

PEP wrote:So, here's the deal the message board will not be closing, I and the administrators still have more work to do, there could be more threads locked in the future instead of being deleted or edited with keeping in mind I will be leaving information pointing directly at who cause the thread to be locked.
Good idea, let's see how it works.




Rob

Post by Rob »

PEP wrote:the message board will not be closing
Now I have to cancel my weekend plans.

Damn it!



User avatar

Little Darlin
Posts: 14015
Registered for: 16 years 10 months
Location: Being Entertained By Grammy Nominated Artist Adam Lambert.
Been thanked: 12 times

Post by Little Darlin »

Rob wrote:
PEP wrote:the message board will not be closing
Now I have to cancel my weekend plans.

Damn it!


GMHO


I saw Elvis live in concert the year before he died. Even then, he was bigger than life, and had amazing charisma. Haven't seen anything like it since, ....until Adam.........Nocturnal 2010
No matter how old you are, no matter who you sleep with, no matter what color your skin is, we can all party together.” - Adam Lambert 2010

User avatar

Topic author
Rich_TCB
Posts: 5737
Registered for: 20 years 10 months
Location: New Jersey
Has thanked: 795 times
Been thanked: 1149 times
Age: 52

Post by Rich_TCB »

PEP wrote:So, here's the deal the message board will not be closing, I and the administrators still have more work to do, there could be more threads locked in the future instead of being deleted or edited with keeping in mind I will be leaving information pointing directly at who cause the thread to be locked.
smt131

Great news, PEP.

And I think your idea may work pretty well.

Rich


ImageImageImage
Image