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Persilot
(acolyte)
01/30/07 11:52 AM
Some cutting discourse new [re: Wraith2]  

In reply to:

Wraith: The reason I got a custom title out of turn is that I'm awesome


So what you're basically saying is "I got what I wanted so screw everyone else." Given the 'arbitary' nature of the site, would you be upset then if someone did take away your title just like that?

In reply to:

Wraith: unfair awarding of a custom title


Ah! So you admit that you getting a custom title was unfair!

In reply to:

Stu: have you actually asked for a custom title?


Not as such no. I got drunk a week ago and when I came in I had a little bit of a whinge about the fact I was gonna have to post near to another 2000 messages to get one. I'm not sure if I deserve one, it shouldn't be up to me to say, but what I do know is that I'm disgruntled that other people with around the same number of posts as me have them and also that I think the number should be lowered a bit. I mean let's be realistic... most of us who now contribute to this site are all thats left. I'm not seeing a big influx of new members anytime soon why have it so high?

In reply to:

K:"special award" of a custom title moot.


So what you're basically saying is that as most of the posters left on here are the decent long term contributors you'd pretty much have to give everyone a custom title? Well so be it... most of them deserve it.

In reply to:

Strawie: I really do feel it's time for you to actively seek employment.


You are so right.. for so many reasons. Wanna offer me a job?

In reply to:

Which is something of a problem with the stardust savants, as they'll be stuck with that title even when they pass the acolyte status unless manually changed.


Awwwwww, tough titties. If you hadn't have gone and played favourites in the first place you wouldn't be in this mess.

You sit there in your comfort, you don't believe I'm real. But you cannot buy protection from the way that I feel!

Marquis
(wise like orangutan)
01/30/07 12:01 PM
Sittin on Chrome new [re: Persilot]  

I think Monkeyboy's got the best point so far; if he had to wait, if WildWind and Dara are still waiting, the rest of you whippersnappers haven't got a leg to stand on.

As one of the enTitled class, here's what I think about your queries, Persilot: I'd rate myself "mildly miffed" that some people didn't put in the legwork that I did to get a title. I was against it when it first happened, and I think it's probably best that whatever rules are determined are stuck to henceforth.

On the other hand, it's pretty clear from the quality of my recent posts that the fineries of the TW bylaws aren't top priority for me these days, so do I actually care what happens? No.

ognuno sta solo
sul cuore della terra
trafitto da un raggio di sole
ed subito sera


KModerator
(thunder ocean)
01/30/07 12:04 PM
Re: Some cutting discourse new [re: Persilot]  

In reply to:

So what you're basically saying is that as most of the posters left on here are the decent long term contributors you'd pretty much have to give everyone a custom title? Well so be it... most of them deserve it.


Yeah, but then the main point as said by Kirk remains: there's no point in custom titles if everyone has one.

And the point about rules still stands: there weren't rules before, there are now. Tough luck for people who didn't get a custom title before the rule was put in effect. Just because you complain doesn't mean we'd start breaking the rules.

Q: What's the difference between Michael Jackson and a plastic bag?
A: One is made of plastic and is dangerous to kids, while the other is used to carry your groceries home.


Persilot
(acolyte)
01/30/07 12:18 PM
Re: Some cutting discourse new [re: K]  

In reply to:

And the point about rules still stands: there weren't rules before, there are now


If you're going to be an arsehole about the whole thing then fine. It's not like I can fight the power. Post an apology admitting it was 'ill considered' to play favourites, say sorry and promise you won't do it again and I may let the matter drop.

You sit there in your comfort, you don't believe I'm real. But you cannot buy protection from the way that I feel!

JarethsGirl
(stardust savant)
01/30/07 12:57 PM
My final word new [re: Monkeyboy]  

I wasn't genuinely asking for a title, originally, as I realized that in this case, asking would equate to begging.. and JarethsGirl don't beg... But, pretty pleeeeeeeease can I have one, Mummy?

Haha... It's really not that big of a deal to me, one way or the other.. I'm just saying, keep an open mind. I haven't been paying that close attention, but it seems like the only two people asking right now are Persilot and me. Even in the unlikely case that your giving us what we want would set a precedent that'd result in some mad influx of requests for custom titles, couldn't you just as easily do what you're doing now? All you'd have to say is - we made a bad decision, then changed our minds, then made another series of bad decisions, but we're better now.

Crikey, you guys have got all your rules and "standards.." Whatever happened to being a rebel rebel?

I have a lot invested in this MB. (Come on.. I posted my vagina. Not because I'm particularly enamoured with it, like Beltene, but because things were getting boring and vaginas look hilarious, [especially mine.])

It's not even about recognition for me. I just want it to say "slap that baby" under my name, because that'd make me smile.. and that'd make it a rather thoughtful gesture on your part, considering all the ridiculous, "unruly" shit I do to make others grin around here...

Anyway, I agree with what Princess Mononoke-boy said, 100% percent... However, Danny Boy's never posted his vagina, and we all know deep within our hearts (and loins) that he's got a gash that goes on for days.

"And don't call us Maltesers." - Marquis

White Prism
(stardust savant)
01/30/07 01:12 PM
To the point new [re: K]  

In reply to:

In addition to my being reluctant to retroactively apply current rules to decisions made before the rules were created, this also has a technical problem: to my understanding, once a user is given a custom title any title given to him afterwards is treated as a custom one by the software and hence the user is stuck with it. Which is something of a problem with the stardust savants, as they'll be stuck with that title even when they pass the acolyte status unless manually changed.


There are no stardust savants with custom titles.

Now, change 'em back!

Mormons are the worst because, much like telemarketers, they're not allowed to fuck off until you tell them to. -- Wraith2

Dogz
(grinning soul)
01/30/07 01:23 PM
Re: To the point new [re: White Prism]  

In reply to:

There are no stardust savants with custom titles.



You noticed that too?



White Prism
(stardust savant)
01/30/07 01:47 PM
Title-ist new [re: Starlite]  

Starlite, I think what we've learned here is that the ubergay moderators (Ohro excluded) are all too willing to bestow titles on posters they consider spunky and twinky, but none at all to the fora's loyal, witty ladies who, in terms of regular, high-standard contributions, are more than their equal.

For instance, it's no secret that Adam, a man of unusual tastes, always got hot and sweaty thinking about DukeWhite. Besides being many years his junior, DukeWhite held the same passionate love of Bowie that only Adam himself possessed and they could often be found in the News forum comparing the size of their setlists. (I have it from a very good source that in PM conversation he always referred to DukeWhite as his 'Eve' . . . .)

Although pictures of Dice are scarce, I believe he once had an avatar of his profile that, at a certain angle, may be described as twinky. Again, I understand Adam was responsible here, and I will refer anyone to Adam's drunken confessions that he wanted to be a crossdresser to confirm my theory.

PENIX ingratiates himself among the mods so often that his title changes practically every week. K's part in this is not to be underestimated.

K, at Wraith2's request, granted his title so quickly that I could barely say 'Keep your cock in your trousers for God's sake you oversized sasquatch', before it was changed. Furthermore, I believe he has saved to harddisk those photos from years ago of Wraith cuddling his dog and airbrushed himself on to the dog's head.

Mormons are the worst because, much like telemarketers, they're not allowed to fuck off until you tell them to. -- Wraith2

Wraith2
(killer in chic)
01/30/07 01:49 PM
Screams go unheard new [re: Persilot]  

In reply to:

Given the 'arbitary' nature of the site, would you be upset then if someone did take away your title just like that?


Not especially.

In reply to:

So you admit that you getting a custom title was unfair!


Totally. But remember: I'm awesome.

You know who else makes creatures? Satan.

Strawman
(chameleon, comedian, corinthian and caricature)
01/30/07 01:55 PM
Re: Title-ist new [re: White Prism]  

In reply to:

K, at Wraith2's request, granted his title so quickly that I could barely say 'Keep your cock in your trousers for God's sake you oversized sasquatch', before it was changed. Furthermore, I believe he has saved to harddisk those photos from years ago of Wraith cuddling his dog and airbrushed himself on to the dog's head.








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