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    Formerly Wigferth Ironwall Senior Member Philippus Flavius Homovallumus's Avatar
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    Who's going around merging distinct threads into this big unorganised mess?

    The Thread on Brexit negotiations has been merged into the "Brexit Thread" and the one I started on the Turkish Referendum has just been merged into the "Turkey thread."

    How is clumping all this stuff together helpful, especially when you may well be crossing several conversations over and muddling everything up?

    I can't imagine that makes it easier to moderate, quite the contrary because you'll get people discussing different topics in one thread.

    Consider me officially annoyed.
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    I blame Husar
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    I suspect Beskar.
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    Technically, the topic would be related to the umbrella of Brexit, instead of 4 different topics on Brexit, which are essentially the same arguments and points. Though as I say that, the thread discussing Brexit Negotiation is currently discussing Italian Arms Industry, NATO, Syria, and you calling Montmorency obtuse... so you got a point about merging that with a topic on Brexit being a bad idea as people are indeed discussing many other topics within it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beskar View Post
    Technically, the topic would be related to the umbrella of Brexit, instead of 4 different topics on Brexit, which are essentially the same arguments and points. Though as I say that, the thread discussing Brexit Negotiation is currently discussing Italian Arms Industry, NATO, Syria, and you calling Montmorency obtuse... so you got a point about merging that with a topic on Brexit being a bad idea as people are indeed discussing many other topics within it.
    We are actually discussing the exit now though, it is a different topic.

    I think you're suffering from backwards thinking.

    Instead of splitting the thread after Article 50 is triggered and the negotiating positions begin to coalesce you react to a member's attempt to re-start a coherent discussion by merging the new thread back into the old mess.

    It's about as sensible as telling a drunk he can't get sober and locking him in a brewery unsupervised.

    Sorry, but that's honestly about as much sense as this makes to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beskar View Post
    Technically, the topic would be related to the umbrella of Brexit, instead of 4 different topics on Brexit, which are essentially the same arguments and points. Though as I say that, the thread discussing Brexit Negotiation is currently discussing Italian Arms Industry, NATO, Syria, and you calling Montmorency obtuse... so you got a point about merging that with a topic on Brexit being a bad idea as people are indeed discussing many other topics within it.
    I suggest blending everything into "Discussing things" thread. After that we won't need moderating any more.

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    PFH for moderator!

    Down with tyranny of B and H.

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    I believe, as Jehovah is my witness, that this whole thread is going to be shuffled off to the Watchtower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus Fermanagh View Post
    I believe, as Jehovah is my witness, that this whole thread is going to be shuffled off to the Watchtower.
    Only if the moderators are Awake!

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    Moderation is like the immune system, if it gets too bored because there are not enough nasty posts to edit and warning points to be handed out, it develops allergies and begins to attack things that aren't really problematic. The real problem is that all of you don't get angry enough to collect warning points. You only have yourselves to blame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Just merge everything into one whole thread and have live reloading on 20 different screens viewable from a VR headset like in Ghost in the Shell. I want my future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarmatian View Post
    PFH for moderator!

    Down with tyranny of B and H.
    As flattering as this may be, I seriously doubt you'd enjoy my Dictatorship more - no swearing, no snarky comments...

    Besides, I know how much Strike wants the job and I could never take it before him.
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    As your resident absentee admin, I would be more than happy to turn up the tyranny if you would all like. I mean might as well play the part, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus Fermanagh View Post
    I believe, as Jehovah is my witness, that this whole thread is going to be shuffled off to the Watchtower.
    It might happen that the Watchtower is gonna be shuffled somewhere or blended with something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philippus Flavius Homovallumus View Post
    As flattering as this may be, I seriously doubt you'd enjoy my Dictatorship more - no swearing, no snarky comments...

    Besides, I know how much Strike wants the job and I could never take it before him.
    Don't tempt me, I will make both of you moderators, just to see what happens.

    I think that explains why God gave mankind free-will. he was bored and he just liked to see what kind of things we would get up to when he left people to their own devices in his personal playpen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilrandir View Post
    It might happen that the Watchtower is gonna be shuffled somewhere or blended with something.
    Actually, I was punning. The Watchtower is a Jehovah's Witnesses publication. As is Awake, hence Pannonian's riposte.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus Fermanagh View Post
    Actually, I was punning. The Watchtower is a Jehovah's Witnesses publication. As is Awake, hence Pannonian's riposte.
    Should have suggested moving the thread to the Frontroom, the Kingdom Hall of Love and Peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Husar View Post
    The organs don't need to be connected for it to be a system, what are you talking about?
    You sound like you're saying the human body is not a system because the left foot is not directly connected to the right foot.
    They are - via bones and muscles. In case of "immune system"organs, no such chain is in evidence.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pannonian View Post
    Should have suggested moving the thread to the Frontroom, the Kingdom Hall of Love and Peace.
    Knowing your obsession with Orwell I would guess you consider Backroom the Hall of Truth.

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    It's fantastic how this evolved from a thread about moderating to science.
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