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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2007, 08:50:57 AM »
I hate the KKK, they took my baby away, away from me.  :'(

That's 'cause Dunc has black blood in his big, fat body.  >:D

Why yes, yes he does  :eyebrows:

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And Callaway...
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2007, 08:52:18 AM »
Peaguy,

If you had a problem with the "Don't Prank Me List" why did you not take it up with Duncvis when he suggested it in the ground rules thread in the admin forum?  I waited a few days before I started this thread, to see whether there were any objections.

Duncvis said that such a thread would be started and that we as administrators would respect their wishes.

Since you have such great respect for Dunc and Mel, I would have assumed that you would have no problem with it.

Lisa



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« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2007, 08:58:10 AM »
Peaguy,

If you had a problem with the "Don't Prank Me List" why did you not take it up with Duncvis when he suggested it in the ground rules thread in the admin forum?  I waited a few days before I started this thread, to see whether there were any objections.

Duncvis said that such a thread would be started and that we as administrators would respect their wishes.

Since you have such great respect for Dunc and Mel, I would have assumed that you would have no problem with it.

Lisa



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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2007, 09:03:16 AM »
Queen of Darkness.  :laugh: :plus:

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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2007, 09:08:47 AM »
I just made a sexy dance video for Callaway...  :-[

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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2007, 09:10:48 AM »
I just made a sexy dance video for Callaway...  :-[

Do we not get to see that one then? Not even in a private showing? ;)

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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2007, 09:14:22 AM »


No sound, though.

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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2007, 09:22:53 AM »
Shake dat booty. :laugh:

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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2007, 11:11:14 AM »
To be honest I don't think this list goes anywhere close to addressing the concerns that the anti-prank list raises.

How do you think that we can address them better?

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Re: And Callaway...
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2007, 12:01:01 PM »
Peaguy,

If you had a problem with the "Don't Prank Me List" why did you not take it up with Duncvis when he suggested it in the ground rules thread in the admin forum?  I waited a few days before I started this thread, to see whether there were any objections.

Duncvis said that such a thread would be started and that we as administrators would respect their wishes.

Since you have such great respect for Dunc and Mel, I would have assumed that you would have no problem with it.

Lisa



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Peaguy, thanks for making the Youtube where you talk to me about what you are feeling.


I started to post what I PMed you in the "Don't Prank Me List" thread, but then I thought that might not be appropriate to talk in that thread about what Duncvis said in the the Ground Rules topic that he started in the Admin forum, so I decided to put it in a PM to you instead.  I wasn't trying to be condescending to you.

You apparently think that The "Don't Prank Me List" was my idea, but it was actually Dunc's.

I know that you saw his post because you responded to other points he raised in that post in the thread, but you did not object to such a list being made or to us as administrators respecting the wishes of members who don't want to be pranked.

I waited for a few days to start the "Don't Prank Me List" after he made that post.


I think that there is a difference between a member pranking someone by copying them or whatever and an administrator abusing his or her position to prank people who have already made it clear that they don't want to be pranked.  This is my opinion. 

Your opinion is that if someone does not like being pranked by you or another administrator, then they should just leave Intensity.   I disagree with this opinion.  You don't know how many people want to leave, you only know about the one who posted about it.  Maybe the others don't want to make themselves targets (or even more so targets than they already are) while they decide what to do.


I don't believe that I state my opinions as facts.  I believe that almost every opinion that I express has "I believe" or "I think" or "IMO" or something like that in it.

And I am not trying to turn Intensity into my "personal playground" or a support site.  I'm not trying to turn Intensity into anything at all.  I think that Intensity should be allowed to be itself, whatever that is.  I think that we are a community, and I don't think that we should be driving people away from this community.

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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2007, 12:04:37 PM »
What Intensity IS drives people away.
Whether the pranks are part of what we
are, is something that we have to consider.
But, what drives some away, makes others
happier here. I'm not convinced that admin's
using their powers for playing pranks is too
much of a draw for other people, though it
does liven up our lives.

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Re: And Callaway...
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2007, 01:03:52 PM »
Peaguy,

If you had a problem with the "Don't Prank Me List" why did you not take it up with Duncvis when he suggested it in the ground rules thread in the admin forum?  I waited a few days before I started this thread, to see whether there were any objections.

Duncvis said that such a thread would be started and that we as administrators would respect their wishes.

Since you have such great respect for Dunc and Mel, I would have assumed that you would have no problem with it.

Lisa



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Peaguy, thanks for making the Youtube where you talk to me about what you are feeling.


I started to post what I PMed you in the "Don't Prank Me List" thread, but then I thought that might not be appropriate to talk in that thread about what Duncvis said in the the Ground Rules topic that he started in the Admin forum, so I decided to put it in a PM to you instead.  I wasn't trying to be condescending to you.

You apparently think that The "Don't Prank Me List" was my idea, but it was actually Dunc's.

I know that you saw his post because you responded to other points he raised in that post in the thread, but you did not object to such a list being made or to us as administrators respecting the wishes of members who don't want to be pranked.

I waited for a few days to start the "Don't Prank Me List" after he made that post.


I think that there is a difference between a member pranking someone by copying them or whatever and an administrator abusing his or her position to prank people who have already made it clear that they don't want to be pranked.  This is my opinion. 

Your opinion is that if someone does not like being pranked by you or another administrator, then they should just leave Intensity.   I disagree with this opinion.  You don't know how many people want to leave, you only know about the one who posted about it.  Maybe the others don't want to make themselves targets (or even more so targets than they already are) while they decide what to do.


I don't believe that I state my opinions as facts.  I believe that almost every opinion that I express has "I believe" or "I think" or "IMO" or something like that in it.

And I am not trying to turn Intensity into my "personal playground" or a support site.  I'm not trying to turn Intensity into anything at all.  I think that Intensity should be allowed to be itself, whatever that is.  I think that we are a community, and I don't think that we should be driving people away from this community.
Callaway. This site is not a church, step down from the pulpit. And enjoy P's dance.

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Re: And Callaway...
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2007, 01:34:37 PM »
Callaway. This site is not a church, step down from the pulpit. And enjoy P's dance.

QFT  :agreed:

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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2007, 02:01:37 PM »
To be honest I don't think this list goes anywhere close to addressing the concerns that the anti-prank list raises.

How do you think that we can address them better?

I really don't know.  How can we enforce the anti-prank list without bringing in rules?  Its possible that good faith alone will be enough most of the time, but what do we do about the times when it isn't?  Should we even be considering such a list without a vote to see how many people really dislike the pranks?   

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Re: How to Opt Into Pranks--The Please Prank Me List
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2007, 02:08:29 PM »
What Intensity IS drives people away.
Whether the pranks are part of what we
are, is something that we have to consider.
But, what drives some away, makes others
happier here. I'm not convinced that admin's
using their powers for playing pranks is too
much of a draw for other people, though it
does liven up our lives.

I don't think anyone ever envisioned that Intensity was going to appeal to everyone and I bet that some of us even dread the day when it starts to have the appeal of WP.  And whilst the pranks no doubt are unlikely to be a draw I'm wondering if trying to ban them is just the first concession we're going to be making to those that would be better off sticking to more supportive sites.   Some of us feel almost like this place is a second home, because its somewhere we can make off-colour comments, be tactless, share porn pictures and not have to constantly worry about getting our wrists slap for not playing nice- where the fuck will we go if this place becomes IntensityLite?