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Marquis
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08/30/05 08:55 PM
Talking Points [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

Alright, now. It seems like applying for moderizzlehood is de rigeur at the moment, so before this whirlwind of insanity gets completely out of hand, I'd like to outline my own qualifications. Understand, this isn't exactly a bid for candidacy, more of something to fall back on as a reference should the need arise. And so, to soothe your troubled minds:

Respec', yo

For you, the common poster; for the position itself; for TW. This is what Our Man Marquis brings to the table. In all my harangues, I don't believe I've ever called for the heads of our current mods. Sure, I've disagreed or questioned, but I've also tried to make it clear that I respect their collective wisdom. I'm not out to run roughshod over the guidelines set up by Evan, Adam, and the rest of the Mod Squad - I'm out to clarify where clarity is needed, and to enforce where enforcement is needed.

Fear Thee Not, Ye Idiots

Now this, I suspect, is why eraserhead said that I would seem to be a terrible choice: I've had no shortage of arguments with any number of posters, and have been rather vocal on several occasions about banning That Certain Someone. The apt metaphor here, I think, is Armchair Quarterbacking.

See, from the safe confines of my couch, I wouldn't hesitate to put Peyton Manning back under center should he suffer a mild concussion, nor would I hesitate to start a promising rookie over, say, Rod Gardner. But the real coaches of these teams have other concerns to address - contracts, personalities, etc., etc. Control becomes a different animal altogether when one actually has some sort of power.

How does this apply? Well, you see, as a common Plebe Poster, I've got little recourse against actions like Dogz' overposting other than to harrass him at every turn and periodically plead with the powers that be to get rid of him. As a mod, though, with the power of banning at my fingertips, the decision becomes much more difficult. Better still, there are things I can do which are less severe than banning - threatening PMs, individual post deletion, thread locking - which I feel can serve to protect the integrity of the boards while still allowing plenty of leeway for the grammatically impaired to remain contributors.

Long story short: my first act as mod would not, as you might suspect, be to ban Dogz for all eternity. I would hope, rather, to use my newfound authority to get through his thick skull the notion of restraint. And, well, yeah, I'd probably delete a few "I Agree" posts for good measure.

Paying the Cost to Be the Boss

Simply put: I've put in my time here. Moreover, I've never stormed off in a huff and claimed that I was done with the place. Yes, I've had one or two prolonged periods of absence, but these were due to lack of internet, not getting fed up with the boards. Yes, there are plenty of absent posters I miss, but I'm not going to harp on about the good old days: I'm here to give TW a better present - and future!

Add this to the fact that my record of 17 Real-Life Meet-Ups is unlikely to be challenged anytime soon - or at least until you Londoners get it together - and I think you'll find that I truly am a man of the people.

Mo' Internet, Fewer Problems

In two days, I'm going to quit smoking. What does this mean for you? Well, not much. But for me, it means freeing up enough money to finally get some fuckin' internet up in this bitch (i.e. in my house). As a lazy stoner with a do-nothing job, I can promise you eternal vigilance.

What's my motherfuckin' name?

My name has been on the fingertips - and in the minds - of our Mods for some time, as evidenced by the Mod Forum threads devoted to adoring me.

Summation: Asskissing

If nothing else, this thread should serve to remind us all of the unimpeachable greatness of Adam. We come to him, all sturm and drang, with piles of grievances and unformed demands, and Adam gives us back a neat list of carefully thought-out concerns. Kudos! Accolades!

And equal props to our incumbent mods, too. I think it's no small achievement for EJ and Ohro to have become two of TWs most well-liked posters without making a habit out of feasting on newbies and other droolers. Even the much-maligned (and apparently absent?) Sysyio had his heart in the right place. And Tati? Well, she was hot, so that counts for something.

If elected to join this pantheon of genius (too much? ), I promise to approach the job with the full-bent of my seriousness, to weigh and consider, but also to take action, and above all to give careful consideration to each of my many constituents. Remember, guys, my office is always open.

Now: to sit back and hope that Dara doesn't decide to run.

Literature is [the art] best suited to challenging absolutes of all kinds. Because it is in its origin the schismatic Other of the sacred (and authorless) text, so it is also the art most likely to fill our god-shaped holes


 
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Subject  Posted byPosted on
*The Revolutionary Post  eraserhead08/28/05 12:36 PM
.*Y'all be so cool but y'all are closet Nazis  Shelle09/08/05 02:09 PM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  AdamAdministrator08/30/05 01:17 PM
.*The First Continental Congress  Monkeyboy08/30/05 05:49 PM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  RabbitFighter08/30/05 03:44 PM
.*...  eraserhead08/30/05 04:05 PM
.*Re: ...  AdamAdministrator08/30/05 04:53 PM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  FastChanges08/30/05 03:54 PM
.*I don't think so.  White Prism08/30/05 03:58 PM
.*Re: I don't think so.  Emil08/31/05 07:15 AM
.*Re: I don't think so.  eraserhead08/31/05 07:57 AM
.*off topic  Emil09/01/05 03:46 AM
.*You don't bring me Friendsters anymore  Marquis08/31/05 10:26 AM
.*Ancient stuffs  Tin09/01/05 04:22 AM
.*Re: Ancient stuffs  EJSundayModerator09/01/05 06:02 AM
.*Re: You don't bring me Friendsters anymore  Monkeyboy08/31/05 01:47 PM
.*Re: You don't bring me Friendsters anymore  diamondogz7408/31/05 02:10 PM
.*Re: You don't bring me Friendsters anymore  Monkeyboy08/31/05 02:11 PM
.*Re: You don't bring me Friendsters anymore  diamondogz7408/31/05 02:34 PM
.*Re: You don't bring me Friendsters anymore  diamondogz7408/31/05 11:13 AM
.*Nerd Alert.....   SoulLoveChild08/31/05 07:44 AM
.*Re: I don't think so.  FastChanges08/30/05 04:15 PM
.*wow  eraserhead08/30/05 02:50 PM
.*In brief:  White Prism08/30/05 03:27 PM
.*Re: In brief:  Monkeyboy08/30/05 05:52 PM
.*Re: In brief:  Pablo-Picasso08/30/05 05:53 PM
.*Let's not exaggerate  FastChanges08/30/05 03:13 PM
.*Re: Let's not exaggerate  diamondogz7408/30/05 03:19 PM
.*Revolutionize This Hagar!   ohramono08/29/05 08:10 PM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  Claude08/29/05 07:13 PM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  Persilot08/29/05 07:04 PM
.*The Factual Post  Strawman08/29/05 12:32 PM
.*Let's kick off Campaign 2005!  eraserhead08/29/05 01:30 PM
.*Prism is open to donations for 'TW influence'  White Prism08/29/05 03:51 PM
.*I wanna be elected.  schizophrenic08/29/05 05:04 PM
.*Holding on for tomorrow  White Prism08/30/05 04:03 AM
.*Like being an over-conscious teen all over again  blacktropic8408/30/05 03:58 PM
.*Re: Like being an over-conscious teen all over aga  Monkeyboy08/30/05 05:56 PM
.*Re: Like being an over-conscious teen all over aga  Pablo-Picasso08/30/05 04:05 PM
.*Re: Like being an over-conscious teen all over aga  Persilot08/30/05 07:06 PM
.*Re: Like being an over-conscious teen all over aga  Pablo-Picasso08/30/05 07:35 PM
..Talking Points  Marquis08/30/05 08:55 PM
.*Re: Talking Points  Mxy08/30/05 10:47 PM
.*record breaking  SoulLoveChild08/30/05 10:45 PM
.*Soul Purpose  Marquis08/30/05 11:00 PM
.*Yeah, fuck you all anyways!  Monkeyboy08/30/05 11:48 PM
.*I'm not afraid of Americans....  SoulLoveChild08/31/05 00:16 AM
.*Re: Yeah, fuck you all anyways!  blacktropic8408/31/05 00:14 AM
.*Re: Yeah, fuck you all anyways!  Monkeyboy08/31/05 03:32 AM
.*Re: Yeah, fuck you all anyways!  Beltene08/31/05 12:40 PM
.*Re: Yeah, fuck you all anyways!  Monkeyboy08/31/05 01:50 PM
.*Alrighty then  AdamAdministrator09/01/05 06:04 AM
.*Re: Alrighty then  Monkeyboy09/01/05 06:35 AM
.*Re: Alrighty then  Beltene09/01/05 01:37 PM
.*Re: Alrighty then  SoulLoveChild09/01/05 08:55 AM
.*Hmpff ...  Stevee09/01/05 09:01 AM
.*Re: Hmpff ...  Monkeyboy09/01/05 03:37 PM
.*Re: Hmpff ...  Stevee09/01/05 09:28 PM
.*choo choo  SoulLoveChild09/01/05 09:31 PM
.*how many drinks can we down in one hour?  AdamAdministrator09/01/05 06:47 AM
.*Re: Yeah, fuck you all anyways!  Beltene08/31/05 00:01 AM
.*Soul Kind of Feeling  SoulLoveChild08/30/05 11:45 PM
.*Re: Soul Kind of Feeling  96dbFreak09/06/05 00:31 AM
.*Soul Love  SoulLoveChild09/09/05 00:39 AM
.*Re: Soul Kind of Feeling  Monkeyboy08/30/05 11:50 PM
.*Re: Like being an over-conscious teen all over aga  Monkeyboy08/30/05 05:57 PM
.*Re: Holding on for tomorrow  Pablo-Picasso08/30/05 04:10 AM
.*His 'n' hers  White Prism08/30/05 04:25 AM
.*Re: I wanna be elected.  Lorenzo08/29/05 06:58 PM
.* I wanna be eaten alive!  Hannibal_Lecter08/29/05 05:37 PM
.*Re: Prism is open to donations for 'TW influence'  Pablo-Picasso08/29/05 03:53 PM
.*Re: The Factual Post  diamondogz7408/29/05 12:40 PM
.*Re: The Factual Post  Pablo-Picasso08/29/05 12:37 PM
.*Hunkered in the Bunker  Marquis08/29/05 11:28 AM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  EJSundayModerator08/29/05 09:54 AM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  carsten08/29/05 03:47 PM
.*This is serious  eraserhead08/29/05 05:03 PM
.*Re: This is serious  carsten08/30/05 05:44 AM
.*acceptance and rejection  SoulLoveChild08/30/05 03:04 AM
.*go emil  Emil08/30/05 08:19 AM
.*Re: go emil  diamondogz7408/30/05 08:42 AM
.*We're used to it, we're Bowie fans  Monkeyboy08/30/05 03:39 AM
.*Re: We're used to it, we're Bowie fans  SoulLoveChild08/30/05 04:12 AM
.*Re: We're used to it, we're Bowie fans  Monkeyboy08/30/05 04:18 AM
.*Old vets can do anything  Pablo-Picasso08/30/05 07:49 AM
.*Moderating With One Hand  poorsoul08/30/05 08:54 AM
.*Re: This is serious  Monkeyboy08/29/05 05:36 PM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  Beltene08/29/05 11:57 AM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  Tin08/29/05 03:48 AM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  FastChanges08/29/05 04:44 AM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  RabbitFighter08/29/05 08:53 AM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  Pablo-Picasso08/29/05 09:11 AM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  diamondogz7408/29/05 09:45 AM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  Pablo-Picasso08/29/05 09:53 AM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  diamondogz7408/29/05 09:57 AM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  Monkeyboy08/29/05 03:25 PM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  diamondogz7408/29/05 03:56 PM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  Monkeyboy08/29/05 04:50 PM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  diamondogz7408/30/05 07:31 AM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  Pablo-Picasso08/29/05 10:00 AM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  diamondogz7408/29/05 10:07 AM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  Monkeyboy08/29/05 03:26 PM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  FastChanges08/29/05 08:59 AM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  Pablo-Picasso08/29/05 09:13 AM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  FastChanges08/29/05 09:25 AM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  diamondogz7408/29/05 08:27 AM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  FastChanges08/29/05 08:32 AM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  diamondogz7408/29/05 08:38 AM
.*Your Place Is A Mess  poorsoul08/29/05 03:56 AM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  Persilot08/28/05 06:27 PM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  Pablo-Picasso08/28/05 06:29 PM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  diamondogz7408/28/05 02:18 PM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  FastChanges08/28/05 02:28 PM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  diamondogz7408/28/05 03:02 PM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  Claude08/28/05 03:04 PM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  schizophrenic08/28/05 03:52 PM
.*Modswap  White Prism08/28/05 01:59 PM
.*Re: The Revolutionary Post  Beltene08/28/05 01:16 PM
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