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bucknuts moderator

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by USCemper, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. USCemper

    USCemper The bicycle thief

    While visiting BN on different occasions, I noticed the active participation on various threads of the moderator who goes by the name of riptide, I believe.

    What surprised me is that he admonishes and corrects posters for having opinions that might differ from the "accepted" and most prevalent view-points, such as the petty difference between the West Coast Offence and the multiple offensive set.

    I am not trying to be critical, just curious. Is that something that is widely accepted on BN?

    I ask this because I have never noticed such an involvement at WeAreSc.
  2. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    A lot of people over there and over here have mentioned the same thing.

    I've never had much of a problem with Rip though.
  3. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    I like Rip myself, but he does express strong opinions and polarizes a lot of folks.

    Bucknuts has always let the moderators express their opinions (as is the case here as well - and as it should be IMO). Which is not to say you can express any opinion over there.

    Try saying something positive on Bnuts about Buckeye Planet and see what happens to your post.
  4. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear....

  5. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    I personally like Rip's posts for the most part... although some folks don't seem to get along with him... he's just trying to keep order over there...
  6. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    I've always liked Rip...He does alot of the dirty work for BN
  7. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Be careful or he'll have you arrested. :lol:
  8. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    I have NEVER had a problem with RIP on any level. But, others do claim to have had less than stellar encounters with him (to put it mildly). As Oh8ch points out, BNs encourages their mods to just be normal posters and in the course of browsing the boards, do some moderating work if they see something that needs it. I think the problem stems more from the inability to determine if RIP is posting as a morerator (now and administrator) or as just a normal poster on some of the threads. IMO, it is sometimes difficult (lately) to tell if RIP is just disagreeing with certain points and having a normal debate, or if he is saying your opinion/post won't be tolerated on Bucknuts.

    RIP does do much of the "dirty work" over there, and sometimes there's a lot of work to do.

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