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jacobsen

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Thank you, Doc-Tor [Smile]

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Caissa
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Admin and hosts opposition to TITCH threads is both arbitrary and gratuitous but they know that and don't seem to care about the feedback of shipmates on this topic.
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Karl: Liberal Backslider
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quote:
Originally posted by RooK:
Sadism and masochism are closely related.

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Ohher
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quote:
Originally posted by Caissa:
Admin and hosts opposition to TITCH threads is both arbitrary and gratuitous but they know that and don't seem to care about the feedback of shipmates on this topic.

With respect, Caissa, is that quite fair? The current TICTH remains open, and I seem to recall that this thread has spurred some backstage discussion of possible solutions.

Also, it's worth keeping in mind that those of us without experience as a volunteer Host or Admin may not be well-situated to fully appreciate the annoyance value of TICTH for those who are / have been.

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RooK

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quote:
Originally posted by Caissa:
Admin and hosts opposition to TITCH threads is both arbitrary and gratuitous but they know that and don't seem to care about the feedback of shipmates on this topic.

Alternatively, Admin and Hosts opposition to TICTH threads is both arbitrary and gratuitous - intentionally so that we can gather round at the pub and laugh at the Shipmates pain.

Not suggesting that it is so, just wondering why you didn't finish your extrapolation there.

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quote:
Originally posted by Caissa:
Admin and hosts opposition to TITCH threads is both arbitrary and gratuitous but they know that and don't seem to care about the feedback of shipmates on this topic.

I Thought This Was a Democratic Website!

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RooK

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Way to 1-up the ITTWACW.
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mousethief

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I upped my acronym. Up yours!

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Wet Kipper
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I Thought This Was An Ecumenical Website !

okay, who's doing F ?

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Caissa
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If this was truly a place of "unrest anything would go in Hell.
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lilBuddha
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quote:
Originally posted by Caissa:
If this was truly a place of "unrest anything would go in Hell.

The definition of that word” doesn’t include totality.

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quote:
Originally posted by Caissa:
If this was truly a place of "unrest anything would go in Hell.

That appears to equate "Unrestful" with "personally abusive". Personally I don't make that equation.

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Caissa
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Let's cut to chase, those in charge make the rules and they have little regard for Shipmates' opinions on such minor issues as the nature of Hell threads. Styx is supposed to be for discussing rulings etc. but the powers that be only pay lip service to this role. And, since it's their site that is their prerogative. Happy sailing!
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quote:
Originally posted by Caissa:
Let's cut to chase, those in charge make the rules and they have little regard for Shipmates' opinions on such minor issues as the nature of Hell threads. Styx is supposed to be for discussing rulings etc. but the powers that be only pay lip service to this role. And, since it's their site that is their prerogative. Happy sailing!

I beg to disagree. The Admins and Hosts always seem to weigh the pros and cons of decisions, and there's apparently a lot of discussion in the Hosts' lounge (where the GIN is kept). I think we should double their pay again.
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Ohher
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quote:
Originally posted by Caissa:
Let's cut to chase, those in charge make the rules and they have little regard for Shipmates' opinions on such minor issues as the nature of Hell threads. Styx is supposed to be for discussing rulings etc. but the powers that be only pay lip service to this role. And, since it's their site that is their prerogative. Happy sailing!

Sure. That's why neither RooK nor Alan Cresswell could be bothered even to acknowledge, much less respond to, your post, and why the current TICTH thread in Hell is now permanently shuttered, locked, and abandoned. Heartless, soulless tyrants, the lot of them. What's got up your nose, Caissa? You clearly have a complaint to lodge. Complaints are more readily dealt with when made plain, though.

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lilBuddha
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quote:
Originally posted by Caissa:
Let's cut to chase, those in charge make the rules and they have little regard for Shipmates' opinions on such minor issues as the nature of Hell threads. Styx is supposed to be for discussing rulings etc. but the powers that be only pay lip service to this role. And, since it's their site that is their prerogative. Happy sailing!

They get it wrong at times, yes. One could find flaws in some of the applications, yes. But any serious reading of Styx and the results of such don't support your conclusion.
This isn't a "rah, rah, yea for the hosts" post. As I said, they get it wrong sometimes. But they do make the effort.

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jacobsen

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quote:
Originally posted by Wet Kipper:
I Thought This Was An Ecumenical Website !

okay, who's doing F ?

I Thought This Was A Freaking Website

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Alan Cresswell

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A good selection of freaks

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quote:
Originally posted by Caissa:
Let's cut to chase, those in charge make the rules and they have little regard for Shipmates' opinions on such minor issues as the nature of Hell threads.

To the contrary, some Hellhosts actually pay quite close attention to what the people want. I know I certainly did. That way, I knew I was pissing off as many unworthy minions as possible.

"Arbitrary and Capricious" is sometimes our prerogative, always our goal.

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Rossweisse

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Perhaps "Arbitrary and Capricious" should be their automatic taglines?

I'm quite fond of them, though.

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quote:
Originally posted by Caissa:
Happy sailing!

Does this mean you're leaving?

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jacobsen

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Will there be a flotilla of welcoming vessels?

The vessels concerned could be hand-held, containing suitably mood-changing liquids. Mine's red, though we notice that others prefer GIN.

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