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Where has Ernie been???

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Sunrise, May 4, 2009.

  1. Sunrise

    Sunrise Guest

    I mean ZigZag?? I haven't seen him post anything in ages..Nothing nada...Just curious what he has been up too...IF anyone can say..in PM or Public or not at all :D

    Thanks.

    Dancing :danceb: with Ale for all
     
  2. Lord Sir Scott

    Lord Sir Scott Lore Keeper
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    The price of Zig Zag went up with the Smokers Tax in april... Doubtful EA Can Afford.....
     
  3. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    He's semi-retired from Stratics now..... He's passed his administrative positions to others (Petra, etc.) and is acting more as a consultant than staff, now.
     
  4. Kaleb

    Kaleb Lore Master
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    Does the happy dance now to loose a couple more and get unbiased ones in. :p
     
  5. Petra Fyde

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    If you have a problem with a moderator send it to [email protected], we'll look at it.

    However, there is no such thing as an 'unbiased' moderator because any and everyone who moderates will be accused of it at some point. I read a post and think 'no, you can't say that, that's a personal attack'. I look at who's said it and give that person a warning, unless his infraction record shows he's been warned many times before, in which case I give an infraction. They scream at me in a pm claiming I hate them and I'm biased against them. No, most of the time I don't even know them, they simply broke the RoC.

    I get an email screaming 'he banned me for (insert petty offence)' I investigate and find, no the moderator didn't ban him for that, he simply gave the appropriate number of infraction points for the offence, however when added to the already accumulated total of infraction points it resulted in an automatic 24 hour ban.

    I get 'you let [insert name] say that and didn't remove it, why am I punished for it?' I look and think 'oh heck, I didn't see that one!' No I didn't 'let' the other poster get away with breaking the rules, I'm just not capable of reading every single post that goes on the boards. I'm human, sometimes I miss seeing an offence. Of course if I then punish the poster when the post has been up for several hours, maybe even a full day, then I get a message from that poster claiming I'm picking on him.

    On one momentous occasion I had 2 icq conversations happening at the same time. In one conversation I had demands to know why I was favouring person 'A' and not punishing him for perceived infractions, in the other I had that same person 'A' asking why I was picking on him!

    The admin team has received several accusations of bias, we look at them all and most of the time find it not to be true. On the occasions we feel that a moderator has misunderstood the situation, or over reacted, we reverse the infraction.

    We do have several posters who are incapable of recognising when they have broken the rules.
     
  6. Sarsmi

    Sarsmi Grand Poobah
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    I do not miss being a mod! Well, except for free doughnuts on tuesday. Mmm mmm powdered!
     
  7. kittykat

    kittykat Journeyman
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    doughnuts? what doughnuts?

    \/ \/ \/ \/​
     
  8. Petra Fyde

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    With apologies the current Managing Editor confesses to no knowledge of a responsibility to provide the staff with doughnuts and sadly resides in an area that precludes distribution of such with the possibility of them arriving in edible condition.

    :lol:
     
  9. Magdalene

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    That's a very professional disclaimer, sister.
    :D
     
  10. Vallend

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    **Wanders in eating a Tuesday staff doughnut yet one of the best perks for writing for Stratics** So whats up today everyone? :D
     
  11. Petra Fyde

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    :D It isn't often I get an opportunity to flaunt my vocabulary on Stratics, allow me to indulge myself a bit.

    To answer the OP. Zigzag handed over the UO section of the site to the admin team and wandered off elsewhere. The current staff list can be found here: http://uo.stratics.com/php-bin/show_content.php?content=28117
     
  12. *spits a ball of fire off to the side*


    *munches on an old fashioned, chocolate covered donut*
     
  13. _zigzag_

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    Awww... I feel all warm and fuzzy :)

    I'm lurking....always. :D
     
  14. kelmo

    kelmo Old and in the way
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    Did you bring the donuts, ziggy?
     
  15. Kaleb

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    With Slipknot being #1 on the US charts he figured he better work on his side project and make some easy cash.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InZNBcJTmWs
     
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