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What happened in the other neighborhood

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  1. gophert

    gophert Active Member

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    Some people occasionally ask about certain policies of the site (there are many compared to here). The straw that broke the camel's back was this thread (at least for me).

    http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/threads/what-is-the-point-of-the-warning-if-this-happens.120023/

    A policy has existed for some time that old threads are not locked but, if a new member posts to the thread, the thread is instantly locked and the new member is chastised for posting to an old thread. Then his question/comment is rolled into a new thread (whether or not appropriate context is in his question/comment).

    The question was asked, what type of comment/question not result in a locked thread. Instead of an answer, there was plenty of chest poundign and insulting people as "just members" rather than "moderators" and chastize those discussing the situation for trying to rock the boat. Various theories were proposed as to why the bazar policy of the site and, yet again, more chest pounding. So, rather than support AAC as "just members", I left (and so did some others). Some are likely hovering between the two sites but, I think there will be some more traffic around here for a while.

    I was pleasantly surprised how many people from AAC were already here. I would list them but I would be afraid to leave someone off.

    Other's are welcome to tell their own stories.
     
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    spec Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    How odd,

    The division of the company I worked at for 36 years caught managementitus which caused many people to jump ship. In the end the division folded.

    Just noticed the sex of the moderator in question- that explains all :arghh:
     
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    strantor Active Member

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    You only know the half of it ;)
     
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    This thread was inspired by AAC's policies. http://www.electro-tech-online.com/threads/thread-hijacking-and-necro-posting.145116/

    The moderators over there really enjoy their jobs. There used to be a ban on anything automotive. Even asking about a tail light bulb would be locked with very unfriendly remarks. I just shake my head and try to ignore all of the locked threads so I don't get aggravated.

    Someone asked about lawn mower ignition. A new Asian moderator may have not understood completely but he very enthusiastically chastised the OP for violating the automotive rule.
     
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    He/She is why I left...
     
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    I left because of several of the moderators acting like they were better than everyone else, triggerhappy with their moderating tools, and becoming hopeless megalomaniacs. That combined with the owner of the site selling out to commercialism (whether he is still owner or not) led to the forum going down the toilet.
     
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    May be going through the "change", in more ways than one. :):confused::D:oops::rolleyes:
     
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    spec Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    I know now :facepalm:
     
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    It's an identity issue alright.

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    Hey, I know that avatar. How are you doing? Well I hope. I liked the other site but unfortunately did not see eye to eye with some of the thinking of the site owners and staff. Then too, it is their site to manage and run as they please. When I took the hit for going off on some kid with a mouth much larger than brain I figured it was time for me to depart. I have looked in a few times but really have no desire to hang out there. I was originally here, long before there and have always found this place to be, simply put, more comfortable. All forums need some moderation but when moderation gets carried away and a little heavy handed it is time for me to leave before I do something I'll regret and get tossed out. :)

    Finally, while I have no problem with an individuals sexuality when a thread was started so a moderator could come out of some closet that for me helped push me out. Look at me I feel the entire world should know I am a transsexual. Like I need to know that in an electronics enthusiast forum? It wasn't just the thread it was the comments. Those who embellished the change it seemed were praised but those who felt differently were not quite as well liked by staff. Again, it's their forum to run as they please. Best of luck with the place.

    Anyway, I believe at one point you mentioned meeting in Youngstown with another member from here, shortbus that would be you. Should you guys ever put that together please let me know.

    Ron
     
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    I have no problem with Bill/Wendy writing the post and coming out. Sometimes people like that need reassurance from others that they are still cared for, especially if they had severe depression. Encouragement from others at times like that could save a life, you never know. I think she (now Wendy) had every right to describe the problems she was facing, and why she was acting differently (and changed the username).

    However, what bothers me is that she was one of the most power-hungry mods. I don't know if it was her medications and/or supplements, or what happened but she changed from someone I highly respected to a moderator drunk with power. The other moderators didn't even have that as an excuse.
     
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    I made my comments and suggestions with the best of intentions and pushing the mods to see how stupid their policies were. I was unable to get a clear answer. All I got was Wendy parroting the policy that she always chants - not even addressing the question - just chanting her I-have-power-and-you-don't-so-live-with-it mantra. I was thinking, "these mods are going to ruin AAC if some people and policies aren't changed". I even sent Little Ghostman a PM for fear that he will be banned again by the overly aggressive mods.

    Luckily, Little Ghostman told me that he didn't give a sh!t and neither should I and he invited me over here. I sat back and realized that a 15-year-0ld kid from Scotland was way smarter and less stressed about life than I was. I took his advice. As I left, I noticed another member getting pretty worked up and sent him a PM as well. When I got here, I realized how slow I was to move on and look for some fresh cheese.

    Anyhow, for all of those members who have not spent time at AAC, I hope you don't mind us invading your space suddenly. We will likely carry-over some of our traditions & behaviors for a while. Some will wear off and some might change the culture here a bit. Hopefully the best of both worlds will merge here. Hopefully the worst was left over at AAC.

    Cheers!
     
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    I'm still learning the feedback buttons. Enjoy the trophies I'm handing out, or whatever they are.
     
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    It doesn't seem like many people use them here. All the posts Audioguru has and only a handful of "Likes". One of the things that the AAC crowd might bring to the table. I really like the selection of clickies here!
     
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    Well, AG is kinda an @-hole.

    (One that I happen to be a fan of)
     
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    I am and always have been a big fan. A straight-talking audio genius.

    Read his recent posts, thought. I wonder if someone stole his moniker on this site. This audio guru is just way too nice and not nearly as entertaining as he was on AAC:(. I haven't seen a conversation where he bashed a design (or a designer) or a noob yet. I can't wait to hear him say "a lousy 741".
     
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    Don't worry, he still has a downer on 741s

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    I like audioguru, but, the reason he dislikes the ancient lousy 741 is the reason they still use it in the school systems. When you talk about slew rate, the beginner can see it clearly on the 741 vice giving them one where they would have a difficult time operating the oscilloscope (if they don't have the one button do all feature) to discern the slew rate slope on a newer opamp.

    As far as the incidents at AAC. stuff like that happens. It wasn't that long ago that there was a minor uprising here at ETO.
     
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    We all just enjoy when he does call it lousy and unloads a can of whoop-ass on the Op for using it. :D
     
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    That may be all fun and games, but the OP who only has a 741 and is restricted to using one by their professor doesn't deserve such grief in the homework section. In the project section, that's another story ... AG can get his rant on with a vengeance extolling the poor characteristics of the ubiquitous 741.
     
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