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Contempt For The Community Will Be Encouraged

Postby O.J. » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:51 am

As long as the admin thinks that you drive traffic to this site, any and all discretions on your part will be overlooked. Just thought I'd update this for you, Isthmus, to clear up the confusion. You're welcome.
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Re: Contempt For The Community Will Be Encouraged

Postby snoqueen » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:58 am

Why don't we all just sit on the scanner and post pictures of our butts?
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Re: Contempt For The Community Will Be Encouraged

Postby scratch » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:58 am

"scratch, I'd like you to show specific examples of my posts that you believe show "contempt for the community", "are insulting", "or combative". But not in this thread. This thread is titled "Monovox guitarist, Paul Heenan, Killed by Madison Police". Let's try to stay on topic, shall we?"

Somebody please tell Larry I wasn't addressing him-- unless he's joined Jason as admin.
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Re: Contempt For The Community Will Be Encouraged

Postby mrak » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:09 am

Trolls do more to drive traffic to the site than you do.

Therefore, Isthmus values the trolls more than they value you.

Accept it.
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Re: Contempt For The Community Will Be Encouraged

Postby jjoyce » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:15 am

I'm not banning Meade.

Far from contempt for the Forum, his actions only demonstrate his incredible love and admiration for Forum. He obviously can't stay away. If I was his wife, I'd be jealous; he clearly spends more time here than on her site. And the reason why is clear: The reactions of his fellow posters energize and embolden him. On many days, he's the first to arrive and the last to leave. When a customer is this loyal, you don't kick him out, especially when he attracts other customers.

We are in the content business and Meade provides a lot of content, for which we pay $0. Better yet, that content is consumed. There's a market for it. We serve advertising from local businesses on the pages where that content appears and that's what our business is all about.

So, in conclusion, we have someone providing content at no cost, attracting a decent-sized audience that is highly interactive with that content. Very smart people have been celebrated for writing business plans about such an arrangement. The big difference is, they actually pay for the content. We're not.

Meade's biggest crime seems to be that many find him to be a jerk. Well, he hasn't cornered the market on being a jerk. There are many jerks out there. If we booted all the jerks off TDPF, there wouldn't be a TDPF.
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Re: Contempt For The Community Will Be Encouraged

Postby jjoyce » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:19 am

One more thing: pjbogart's eloquent statement on the Paulie Heenan thread is one of the best things I've read on Forum. Would he have written it were it not for the jackassery that went on in that thread?

The trolls vs. non-trolls choice isn't based in reality. Nobody else sees the numbers or hears from the readers like I do. On election night, I talked to a smart, funny, successful local business person who has been lurking here for years. "I can't wait to see the Forons put Meade in his place tomorrow," he told me.
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Re: Contempt For The Community Will Be Encouraged

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:24 am

Then why was Genie banned?
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Re: Contempt For The Community Will Be Encouraged

Postby Meade » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:26 am

jjoyce wrote:If we booted all the jerks off TDPF, there wouldn't be a TDPF.

True. Plus, there would be no one left to be administrator.
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Re: Contempt For The Community Will Be Encouraged

Postby rabble » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:29 am

Henry Vilas wrote:Then why was Genie banned?

I was thinking the same thing. She annoyed certain people, but I never figured out exactly what they were annoyed about. To me it sure looked like plenty of other forons were being way more insulting, much less informed, and a lot less tactful than she.
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Re: Contempt For The Community Will Be Encouraged

Postby O.J. » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:29 am

jjoyce wrote:One more thing: pjbogart's eloquent statement on the Paulie Heenan thread is one of the best things I've read on Forum. Would he have written it were it not for the jackassery that went on in that thread?


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Re: Contempt For The Community Will Be Encouraged

Postby narcoleptish » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:31 am

The day I need a site function to ignore somebody will be the day I need to "Like" something to like it.

There are several names here that I routinely just skip over and a couple of them are forum favorites that I just find jaded and boring. It's not that difficult.
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Re: Contempt For The Community Will Be Encouraged

Postby mrak » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:34 am

Yesterday, jjoyce wrote:
Bland wrote:This is heartbreaking.

Agreed. I'm sorry for my role in it, sincerely.

Today, jjoyce wrote:One more thing: pjbogart's eloquent statement on the Paulie Heenan thread is one of the best things I've read on Forum. Would he have written it were it not for the jackassery that went on in that thread?

What a difference a day makes.
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Re: Contempt For The Community Will Be Encouraged

Postby jjoyce » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:02 pm

Do I contradict myself?
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Re: Contempt For The Community Will Be Encouraged

Postby Meade » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:08 pm

Jason is large. He contains multitudes.
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Re: Contempt For The Community Will Be Encouraged

Postby O.J. » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:08 pm

jjoyce wrote:Do I contradict myself?


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