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    What happened to programming, funny(not stupid) and random news topics?
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    .... for spamming? and opposing the reich?
    I have issued an arrest order based on your sloppy capitalization of "Reich". We will not tolerate such a rude and irresponsible behaviour on these boards


    When coming here for the first time, it might be a bit hard to accept that this is not a democracy. This forum's control system is a lot like a mediaval court. There's a king ( Webmaster ), some knights ( moderators ) and a lot of pawns. The knights keep control. This is absolute power. No three tier system like modern states, with executive, legislative and judicative systems keeping each other in check. A moderators decision is final. You can complain in the kings court, but that' unlikely to succeed. We try to be "good" knights, but "good" is a subjective point of view and though we try to be fair and enforce the rules, it won't always look that way. We know the older members by name and though the rules are the same for all, it's easier to tolerate a spam thread per hundred from a trusted member than it is to tolerate 3 spam threads from someone we don't even know.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ober
    And Thantor is right. We do have a code of ethics at ES. It goes something like this:

    "Do or Do Not. We don't give a flying ****."

    i thought it was "don't <insert slang term for urination that begins with 'p' and ends with 's'> off the mods or admins."

    :disbelief:

    o, wait, no disbelief smiley here...
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    Well, that's one of the "unspoken rules"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrakkenKorin
    i thought it was "don't ........ off the mods or admins."
    buy?

    toss?

    switch?

    fall?
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    Silly Rob. It's "barter".
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvoigt
    When coming here for the first time, it might be a bit hard to accept that this is not a democracy. This forum's control system is a lot like a mediaval court. There's a king ( Webmaster ), some knights ( moderators ) and a lot of pawns. The knights keep control. This is absolute power. No three tier system like modern states, with executive, legislative and judicative systems keeping each other in check. A moderators decision is final. You can complain in the kings court, but that' unlikely to succeed. We try to be "good" knights, but "good" is a subjective point of view and though we try to be fair and enforce the rules, it won't always look that way. We know the older members by name and though the rules are the same for all, it's easier to tolerate a spam thread per hundred from a trusted member than it is to tolerate 3 spam threads from someone we don't even know.
    The attempted comparison with a mediaeval court breaks down at inception: there are no elections in a feudal system - kings and nobles are 'born' to their privileged positions, not elected. An arguably better, but perhaps less flattering descriptor, might be oligarchic collective, after a marxist-leninist model: there is a party chairmain (webmaster), a loyal coterie of single-party leaders (mods) and occasional elections where the proletariat are permitted to participate by nominating and electing vetted party members to the party leadership.
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    BWHAHAHAHA... brilliant.
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    No. No it wasn't.
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    What do you call a black pilot?

    A pilot...racist
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobMcGee123
    What do you call a black pilot?

    A pilot...racist
    Haha, a joke that is both funny AND relevant!

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