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post Sun 14th February 2010, 11:20am
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While I'm waiting for Somey to make me the sole moderator and overlord of "The Wikipedia Annex," I am taking the opportunity to edify my eager subjects with a few important posting guidelines.

FOUNDING PRINCIPLE: If you post in "The Annex," you are by definition a fucking moron who loves Wikipedia. Embrace and own up to this deviant predilection (I do!), but do not expect to be taken seriously, especially on the Wikipedia Review.
  1. If a thread bores me, I will close it. Let's keep things moving and keep things lively.
  2. Anything you post here can and will be edited "mercilessly" by ME. I assume you've heard of a certain online encyclopedia that "anyone can edit." This forum is kind of like that... it's the message board that OBESITY CAN EDIT. I will employ this awesome power to frame my enemies, manufacturing online confessions for such crimes as shoplifting and methamphetamine distribution. CROSS ME AND YOU WILL GO TO JAIL. I also reserve the right to append the phrase "o ya, also i suck cocks, LOL" to any post for any reason.
  3. There are civility restrictions, just like there on Wikipedia. You have to me nice.... TO ME, but u can be mean to everyone else, LOL. Pay obeisance to Obesity. All users of this subform must also show proper respect to Daniel Brandt, to my brother who posts here occasionally (he has 2 accounts), to my friend Paul who posts here as Ceoil, to emesee, and to Pumpie, if he ever shows up on WR. Even the faintest hint of impertinence directed toward any of the above characters will result in... in... well let me think on that and get back to ya. But insult my toadies at your own peril. srsly
  4. If the unlikely event that you post something INTERESTING or worthy of discussion, I will contact a real WR staff member to move it to one of the forums that isn't a complete joke (i.e., not Jon Awbrey's forum). I don't expect this situation to arise particularly often.
  5. The following is an example of an appropriate post to the Wikipedia Annex: "duhhhh.... errr derr... I heard asluihdasluidhfhaiusdhfl63 is up for his 3rd RfA in as many months. wish him luck, it looks like an uphill battle!!!!! popcorn.gif LOL, it looks liek Elonka is already opposing, as if we didnt see that coming< LOL!!!!!! o btw, i also suck cocks LOLOLOL" Any post that strays from the above model in either tone or content will be subject to severe moderation. If you're unsure what to say or what to do, just copy and paste uninteresting crap from AN/I.
  6. I alone reserve the right, with Gomi's blessing, to create several "alternate accounts" from which I will post relentless abuse directed toward you and your styoopid wikifriends as well as lame jokes at your expense. These alternate accounts are sanctioned for use in THIS FORUM only and will be easily identifiable because most of them are named after medical conditions that I find amusing (e.g., if "Gigantomastia" makes fun of you, that's probably me).
  7. Anti-WP stalwarts like Jon Awbrey, Glassbeadgame and Kato are welcome to post here as often as they like, but they are not to be addressed, engaged, insulted, praised or acknowledged in any way. Ignore them, and they will go away. This forum is for people who LIKE Wikipedia as well as for masochists who had their feelings hurt on WP last week and wish to expose themselves to additional derision and abuse.
  8. Our general stance toward white supremacists, /b/tards, psychopaths and sexual perverts of all stripes is somewhat more lenient than in WR's main forums
  9. If I ban u from this forum (or temporarily "ground" you for acting liek a bozo), try not to post in this forum for the duration of your punishment. It's the the Honor System. I don't actually have the technical ability to revoke anyone's posting privileges.

There are a great many other rules that are not to be revealed to the world at this time, but are to be had in the Holy Temple of God.
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post Sun 14th February 2010, 11:27am
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QUOTE(Obesity @ Sun 14th February 2010, 11:20am) *

While I'm waiting


I think the Annex is very amusing. Actually you should be a moderator i think you would be very good.

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post Sun 14th February 2010, 3:48pm
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I am still waiting for [ahem] consensus to emerge among the mods as to whether this forum should have a formally designated moderator equipped with Awesome Powerz. However, in the meantime, I think that Obesity has demonstrated a capacity simply to lead by moral example.
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post Sun 14th February 2010, 3:53pm
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Proven Leadership. Obesity.

Paid for by the Obesity for Annex Moderator Committee.
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post Sun 14th February 2010, 4:05pm
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QUOTE(One @ Sun 14th February 2010, 10:53am) *

Proven Leadership. Obesity.

Paid for by the Obesity for Annex Moderator Committee.

How much do ads cost? I'm thinking of standing up another candidate so that the election looks all democratic and stuff... haven't decided who yet. Send your suggestions!

Oh, and NFW is Brandt Obesity's toadie. Brandt toadies for no one and nothing (except a mirror) and don't you forget it.
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post Sun 14th February 2010, 5:29pm
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QUOTE(Herschelkrustofsky @ Sun 14th February 2010, 3:48pm) *

I am still waiting for [ahem] consensus to emerge among the mods as to whether this forum should have a formally designated moderator equipped with Awesome Powerz. However, in the meantime, I think that Obesity has demonstrated a capacity simply to lead by moral example.


To use the Fat Man's own words; This guy is HUGE trouble. tongue.gif

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post Sun 14th February 2010, 5:35pm
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QUOTE(TungstenCarbide @ Sun 14th February 2010, 12:29pm) *

QUOTE(Herschelkrustofsky @ Sun 14th February 2010, 3:48pm) *

I am still waiting for [ahem] consensus to emerge among the mods as to whether this forum should have a formally designated moderator equipped with Awesome Powerz. However, in the meantime, I think that Obesity has demonstrated a capacity simply to lead by moral example.


To user the Fat Man's own words; This guy is HUGE trouble. tongue.gif


I believe you were told you are in HUGE trouble...

as you will be in this subforum, if you don't behave.

I take my role very seriously.

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post Sun 14th February 2010, 5:46pm
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QUOTE(Obesity @ Sun 14th February 2010, 5:35pm) *

QUOTE(TungstenCarbide @ Sun 14th February 2010, 12:29pm) *

QUOTE(Herschelkrustofsky @ Sun 14th February 2010, 3:48pm) *

I am still waiting for [ahem] consensus to emerge among the mods as to whether this forum should have a formally designated moderator equipped with Awesome Powerz. However, in the meantime, I think that Obesity has demonstrated a capacity simply to lead by moral example.


To use the Fat Man's own words; This guy is HUGE trouble. tongue.gif
I believe you were told you are in HUGE trouble...

as you will be in this subforum, if you don't behave.

I take my role very seriously.

trouble? moi? huh.gif

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post Sun 14th February 2010, 6:15pm
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You know, Obesity - can I call you Jeffery - much as I would like to see you rule with an iron fist, I think I am the evil of the two lessers, and I just cant let that be. If you are interested in a power struggle, on what ever medium, with whatever you have, or your friends tell you they have, and whenever, bring it on, child.
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post Sun 14th February 2010, 6:26pm
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I think Obesity's list of rules is excellent, and would be happy to make him section mod, once somebody tells me to and I can be arsed to get around to it.
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post Sun 14th February 2010, 8:48pm
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QUOTE(Ceoil @ Sun 14th February 2010, 6:15pm) *

You know, Obesity - can I call you Jeffery - much as I would like to see you rule with an iron fist, I think I am the evil of the two lessers

So lets get this straight. Obesity is Professor Jeffrey Lesser of Emory University?

http://history.emory.edu/Faculty/lesser.html

Ceoil is his evil twin?


QUOTE(Lar @ Sun 14th February 2010, 4:05pm) *

I'm thinking of standing up another candidate so that the election looks all democratic and stuff... haven't decided who yet. Send your suggestions!

We want Lar! We want Lar! We want Lar!
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post Sun 14th February 2010, 8:53pm
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Those rules are fine. Make it so.
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post Sun 14th February 2010, 9:05pm
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I still strongly support victim of censorship. He's the person who will lead the decorum of this subforum by example. I'm fine with the post being shared between VoC and Obesity.
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post Sun 14th February 2010, 9:05pm
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QUOTE(Herschelkrustofsky @ Sun 14th February 2010, 9:48am) *

I am still waiting for [ahem] consensus to emerge among the mods as to whether this forum should have a formally designated moderator equipped with Awesome Powerz. However, in the meantime, I think that Obesity has demonstrated a capacity simply to lead by moral example.

Obesity's rules work for me.
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post Sun 14th February 2010, 10:05pm
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I feel by demonstrating his love and gratitude for the existence of this subforum, that our esteemed colleague Greg Kohser be appointed Head Spamlord of Thee Annex.

Certainly His Girth or VoC, WikipEIda Enthusiast are both fine candidates as well.

Let's throw them all in a pit, and first one to eat the others wins!
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post Sun 14th February 2010, 10:12pm
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post Sun 14th February 2010, 10:16pm
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QUOTE(Obesity @ Sun 14th February 2010, 3:20am) *
FOUNDING PRINCIPLE: If you post in "The Annex," you are by definition a fucking moron who loves Wikipedia. Embrace and own up to this deviant predilection (I do!), but do not expect to be taken seriously, especially on the Wikipedia Review.

1) If a thread bores me, I will close it. Let's keep things moving and keep things lively.

2) Anything you post here can and will be edited "mercilessly" by ME. I assume you've heard of a certain online encyclopedia that "anyone can edit." This forum is kind of like that... it's the message board that OBESITY CAN EDIT. I will employ this awesome power to frame my enemies, manufacturing online confessions for such crimes as shoplifting and methamphetamine distribution. CROSS ME AND YOU WILL GO TO JAIL. I also reserve the right to append the phrase "o ya, also i suck cocks, LOL" to any post for any reason.

3) There are civility restrictions, just like there on Wikipedia. You have to me nice.... TO ME, but u can be mean to everyone else, LOL. Pay obeisance to Obesity. All users of this subform must also show proper respect to Daniel Brandt, to my brother who posts here occasionally (he has 2 accounts), to my friend Paul who posts here as Ceoil, to emesee, and to Pumpie, if he ever shows up on WR. Even the faintest hint of impertinence directed toward any of the above characters will result in... in... well let me think on that and get back to ya. But insult my toadies at your own peril. srsly

Eeeeeeeeexcellent.

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post Sun 14th February 2010, 10:59pm
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It's an interesting proposal... let's just review it, item by item.
QUOTE(Obesity @ Sun 14th February 2010, 5:20am) *
1. If a thread bores me, I will close it. Let's keep things moving and keep things lively.
We've considered this in the past, but closing threads only causes people to create new ones to say the same thing, doesn't it?

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2. Anything you post here can and will be edited "mercilessly" by ME.
This strikes me as the most problematic part, but luckily we have the ability to prevent forum-level mods from editing posts (it's an ACP feature). Frankly, it's bad enough that *I* can edit posts, and I would never dream of adding potentially embarrassing oral sex references to them. Unless of course I thought it might actually lead to me getting oral sex from someone I would actually want it from, and let's face it, that's not gonna happen.

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3. There are civility restrictions, just like there on Wikipedia. You have to me nice.... TO ME, but u can be mean to everyone else, LOL.
Fair enough, assuming you keep up your end! (And I don't mean that literally.)

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4. If the unlikely event that you post something INTERESTING or worthy of discussion, I will contact a real WR staff member to move it to one of the forums that isn't a complete joke (i.e., not Jon Awbrey's forum). I don't expect this situation to arise particularly often.
You'll be able to do that yourself, actually. It would probably be the most important part of the job, from "our" perspective.

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5. Any post that strays from the [blah blah blah] model in either tone or content will be subject to severe moderation.
It's probably good to spell that out, but since it will never actually happen, no problem there.

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6. I alone reserve the right, with Gomi's blessing, to create several "alternate accounts...
Again, I'm afraid only "staff" mods can create accounts, but it isn't out of the question fr you to have such accounts, particularly if they're restricted to this forum.

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Anti-WP stalwarts like Jon Awbrey, Glassbeadgame and Kato are welcome to post here as often as they like, but they are not to be addressed, engaged, insulted, praised or acknowledged in any way.
How is this different from the current situation? huh.gif

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Our general stance toward white supremacists, /b/tards, psychopaths and sexual perverts of all stripes is somewhat more lenient than in WR's main forums
Well now, that could be a problem! I would have thought the stance in this forum would be more stringent, not the other way around.

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If I ban u from this forum (or temporarily "ground" you for acting liek a bozo), try not to post in this forum for the duration of your punishment. It's the the Honor System. I don't actually have the technical ability to revoke anyone's posting privileges.
There's an extension we could install that would allow for individual-forum bans by forum-level moderators... we were talking about using that on Moulton at one point, maybe even Nobs before him, but we decided it wasn't really necessary.

Anyway, one thing we could do, I suppose, would be to set up a "trial subforum" of this forum, which we'd call "The Forum That Never Came Back," and just see what happens?
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post Mon 15th February 2010, 2:24am
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I don't know that it is appropriate to take the Big O's pronouncements literally as a statement of intent. I prefer to see them as his striking a dashing, debonair pose, consistent with all other elements of his online persona. In a way, I think it might be a mistake to actually give him gnarly powers, because I think it might in some way diminish the moral power of his leadership. Would the example of Mahatma Gandhi be as moving, if he had possessed an army to enforce his policies, instead of merely his own personal self-sacrifice? Would his victory have been as durable if it were imposed by force? I think not.
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post Mon 15th February 2010, 9:55pm
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QUOTE(Herschelkrustofsky @ Mon 15th February 2010, 2:24am) *

I don't know that it is appropriate to take the Big O's pronouncements literally as a statement of intent.

Im sure HK is right. Obesity is not one to take himself seriously and I expect he doesnt want anyone else to do so either. But can HK and Somey please beat each other up in private in future? Not in front of the children!

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