Change to forum admin organization

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by fury, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    I'm not sure what secret society you speak of. Everybody with admin or mod priveledges is shown on the staff members tab. Xenforo allows some people to hide their activity on the "Members Online Now" and "last and seen on" protocols. Some people elect to use this tool. That doesn't mean they are a secret. It just means you [plural] don't know when you [plural] are being watched and that you [plural] should behave at all times, lest you [plural] get your hand slapped and posts deleted before non-meaningful or improper comments are seen by the rest of the general public users.

    I can't explain it any better than that. Bottom line is that we do have people watching the forums, you know exactly who it is, and we aren't going to put up with comments that read outside the terms of service, regardless of contributing member or not.

    This isn't politics nor pay-to-play. Contribution helps keep the lights on, but it's not a free pass to use foul language or imagery.
     
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  2. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    Ok dude, used to be we always could see the old mods when they were on, now they are in stealth mode. Seems kind of odd that is the way it's going down now, why the need to be stealthy?
     
  3. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    Because SOME people liked to abuse the forum when they knew nobody was looking. Some house cleaning and stealth mode implementation (as you put it) put a dent in these behaviors from multiple users.

    TRL was the ringleader. With her stepping down, now you get to deal with the rest of us. Not all of us are as nice as TRL. Not all of us are sweet little grandma/great-grandma's. So don't expect that.
     
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  4. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    I don't really care to be honest as long ther is no bias, which seems to be going on quite frequently, the use of stealth mode is silly , but if it makes you think this place will run better...go for it.
     
  5. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    Mags is super fair, hes a lot like TRL but don't dis dodge trucks doing drag racing ;)

    I for one welcome our magnethead overlord.
     
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  6. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    Thanks. She is a retired teacher, and I currently work in the education system. I am actually wearing a suit right now.

    Sometimes, dealing with forum folk is alot like dealing with students.
     
  7. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    OMG a suit???? That would be an image for sure.,...did you drive the dodge to work?

    A fellow wearing a suit driving a drag truck. awesome!
     
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  8. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    Haha, I have a more mellow dodge for a daily driver.

    But yes, the race truck and the firebird do both appear in the parking lot at times. My boss has even rode in the race truck.
     
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  9. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    film, we need film of that. :p
     
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  10. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    She didn't know I still had AC in it. Other than the firm shifts, she acknowledged that it's a great sleeper, even riding in it.
     
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  11. Whizzer

    Whizzer Retired entrepreneur

    :XXROFL:
     
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  12. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster


    I think @TexasRaceLady has said his! :D
     
  13. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Yes. 30 years of 7th graders is good training.
     
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  14. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    That's what my wife said about teaching 6th graders being good training for a cat herder. Same thing.
     
  15. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    The problem with some people is they fail to read what is posted. Probably because they are really interested in their own posts.
    Go back and read
    https://racing-forums.com/members/magnethead.2578/
     
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  16. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    Don't forget to change clothes before you work on your race car engine when you get home.:)
     
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  17. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    I didnt know mags had a day job. now he can buy more racecar parts.
     
  18. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    Ha! Yes, been in the school system pretty much since I graduated college. Spent 6 months in a school district as a sub, went to manage an auto shop for a year, then worked for the gov't for 8 months as a contractor, been at the current school district for 2 years.
     
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  19. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    I did, who are the other mods?
     
  20. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    Do you know more than I know? You act like there is a secret squadron....checkmate, there's not.
     
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  21. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    If you are the one and only this place is in trouble...checkmate back.
     
  22. Michfan

    Michfan Team Owner

    *facepalm*
     
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  23. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    I'm not the one and only. You can see the staff list, you know who's around.
     
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  24. lisa

    lisa Kurt Busch fan


    Why the big deal? If we all behave ourselves it shouldn't matter.
     
  25. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    Lisa is right. Now that @fury has banned Mopardh9 from the R-F forum, I hope others whose agenda is to attack and belittle other members and disrupt/hijack on-topic discussions will also be dealt with by site management.
     
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  26. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Does having a different opinion fall under “disrupt/hijack on-topic discussions?”
     
  27. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    It never has before. a discussion board is built on discussing things. but take issue with the substance of the post, not the person.
     
  28. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    Of course not, don't be silly. Arguing different facts and different opinions is the muscle and bone of a forum.
     
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  29. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I wasn’t being “silly.” I’ve been here a while and actually witnessed people getting flak for disrupting the thread with an unpopular opinion.
     
  30. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Friends, seems to me this is getting a little intense.
     
  31. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    A lot more than different opinions were involved with Mopar. He attacked on a personal level
     
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  32. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Yes but I’ve seen and experienced flak for not being fully supportive of everything positive about NASCAR.
    Let’s be honest, negative opinions about the direction of the sport are frowned upon in the NASCAR section.
     
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  33. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Yep, but so do four others here If you disagree with them. They'll try to hound you into submission and if you don't comply they'll keep it up out of spite.
    It doesn't bother me, I just laugh and go about my business.
     
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  34. muggle not

    muggle not Team Owner

    Thanks TRL for being a great moderator. Also thanks to magnethead and fury for their significant contributions to the forum. And I still miss kat as she was also a big part of the forum many years ago.
     
  35. IanMcVittie

    IanMcVittie Team Owner

    Who is online and who may or may not be a mod has never concerned me. It is the same thing with deleted or edited posts as you can’t worry about them. I did like the way ib007 handled things in the old days at TR as you always knew where you stood.
     
  36. IanMcVittie

    IanMcVittie Team Owner

    It doesn’t matter to me if people post positive or negative stuff about Nascar as the forum is plenty big enough for both sides. Some people are intolerant of ideas and opinions that don’t line up with what they think.
     
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  37. MAGICMILER

    MAGICMILER Bistol..Then,Waffle House.

    Thanks Texas Race Lady for all you have done.!!!
    I've been on here for 10 years, still a rookie compared to some !!!! Have not posted much lately, as a newer, snarkier breed has infested RF. Last spring I called some racist poster out, and I was made out to be the bad guy. Don't need that. Came back to look , thinking Christmas might have altered some outlooks, opinions and posts. I was right. Altered for the worse. I empathize with TRL,and all the other Admins here. Babysitting entitled people is a chore. Once again, hats off to you TRL, enjoy the freedom. And good luck to the Admins stepping up.
     
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