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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:49 pm 
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Cosmic Rotoplooker wrote:
I think it's great that this forum will be starting over fresh. Sorry to tell you this, but overall this forum is largely a big dumpsite for the bad mental health of a few who seem to live their entire lives in here.


I'm sure they'll all go away once there's a new forum. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:55 pm 
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I'm worried about the implications if the moderation goes through - this place has bad history regarding that point. For instance, some of the discussion regarding the family feud may not be appreciated by whoever is owning this forum now (I assume that would be ZFT as run by Ahmet).

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:00 am 
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I think it's a great idea - moderation that is. Can we ban Ahmet and JayPeedSpunkInAGuysArse for being dickheads?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:26 pm 
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Everything is good in moderation except moderation itself. If there ever was a website that should not be moderated its this one. Thats my vote.

And JP doesn't bother me one bit, even though I get lambasted like everyone else.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:01 am 
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i can't read this thread.
i have everyone on ignore.

sorry guys.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:46 am 
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No mngmnt signature now, lapsde maps?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:55 am 
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oooop, thanks for the reminder.
i am taking you off of ignore first thing tomorrow morning.




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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:08 am 
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Hey Mikey, I hate to squeal on lapsed maps, but someone has been pretending to be from the mngmnt (sic) team for quiet a while now...

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:29 am 
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heh. "pretending".






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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:37 am 
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I prefer to stay unmoderated. I live in a terrible politically correct country. That's why I like this forum. :smurf:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:42 am 
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My_Name_Is_Fritz wrote:
I prefer to stay unmoderated.

this.

we are all adults here.
myself notincluded.




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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:02 am 
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I am not for censorship. I don't even ignore people.

But one thing I'll say is Frank was right when he said people can do or believe whatever the fuck they want, as long as those beliefs and actions don't impinge on someone else's rights. In my mind, we have just one extreme racist on this forum, JayP. A few racist comments is fine, we can all live with that. But his wall-to-wall consistent racist hate mongering, statements that minorities should be dead, statements of disregard for the law, and dangerously siding with white people who do harm to black people should not be ignored. History has shown us time after time that freedom of speech is not absolute, and that evil begets evil.

I know I'm in the minority saying this, but I think Frank would have ripped him a new one, based on his Franks own statements on free speech.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:59 am 
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A few thoughts:

I am looking forward to the new changes here.

Some suggestions:
The message board categories are vague to say the least!
Perhaps you could retitle them, say, 'Zappa Movies', 'Zappa Albums', 'New releases', Live Concert Discussion', and so on.
"What's Zappening", "Legends, Myths, And Fantasies", and "General Board" are way too...well....general!

I'm all for board moderation. Most of the time the threads here get hijacked by rude, self-involved folks and make the threads go way off topic. Have a little class. Don't use the "Free Speech" card as an excuse to be abrasive, confrontational, and behave like a troll. I worry about the mental health of some fans here.......
I know a lot of folks here think they are "acting as Frank might". You're not. You're being obnoxious. Frank was not obnoxious.

Best of luck. Whatever happens with the ZFT, I sincerely hope more vault music gets released if possible. So far, things have been great in that aspect.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:36 pm 
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So, ban Iranian citizens until the hostages were released = ban a whole religion until "we figure things out".


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I wish I still had that cover to one of FZ's "Society's Pages" depicting Frank with an outstretched middle finger and a speech balloon emphatically asserting, "Censorship Is Fucked!" Leave JohnnyPeeFuckadero alone to do his own shit by the same principle we use to maintain, "If you don't like what's on your fucking TV switch the channel or shut it off!"
The latest pile of "PC crap" involves "anti-hate speech" and "end bullying" which is a whole lot of moralistic "nicey-nice" hyper-slop handing brickbats to real assholes to allegedly "sensitive" creeps like Oprah, Ellen and many other pseudo-liberals who are very illiberal and as dogmatic as "right-wing Christians" who've bulldozed their absolutism for over forty years with a frightening degree of success. It all feeds into phony self-importance, it stinks and it sucks. Who benefits? Not those who are said to benefit. More stupidity Americans lust for as an ideal and the rest of the world follows. (The last time I was here [April, this year!] I used a common term that I'll have to disguise as the pun "Large Farmer" which was immediately translated as "SPAM" so maybe I'll have to tread more lightly than I'm aware that I have to.
(For those who recall less stupid days, think of the huge blast of outrage we'd be in for if there were a marathon of the sit-com of the early '70s "All In The Family" because of the words used!)

Oh, meanwhile, I haven't been able to get in here because only one computer remembered my password and it was fucked up until a week ago when I tried something "ridiculous" and, voila!, it was un-fucked! I hope the Admin can help me with that because too many tries at guessing the password only results it being told, "you have attempted to access this site too many times. Try at a later time".

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:24 am 
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TurningAgain wrote:
The message board categories are vague to say the least!
Perhaps you could retitle them, say, 'Zappa Movies', 'Zappa Albums', 'New releases', Live Concert Discussion', and so on.
"What's Zappening", "Legends, Myths, And Fantasies", and "General Board" are way too...well....general!

heh.
i wouldn't mind less board categories.
in a perfect world:

- allthingszappa
- nonzappa music
- politicsquabbles
- life. love. laughter.

i know, this would never work as there will always be overspill.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:41 am 
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How about creating a "free-for-all" section with no moderation, while changing the remainder of the forum to a moderated "no-personal-attack" zone?

8)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:14 am 
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hmm, how about a gaggle of curly breasted sebastopol geese that have the ability to morph into a romanian marching band, just add water!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:52 am 
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as opposed to your UNsafe musical craftsmanship.

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How refreshing!

I've finally put jaypfunk, also known as Johnny Tuscadero, also known as John Petitt of New Jersey, on my ignore list, which is a list of one.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:38 am 
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It's best to ignore those who add absolutely nothing to the forum except rude, irresponsible, unconnected, and borderline pathological posts.
I hope these people aren't harmful to themselves or others when not on the internet.


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Nothing wrong with blowing off a little steam. :mrgreen:


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TurningAgain wrote:
It's best to ignore those who add absolutely nothing to the forum except rude, irresponsible, unconnected, and borderline pathological posts.
I hope these people aren't harmful to themselves or others when not on the internet.

nah, i'm good.

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Mr. Nice Guy wrote:
How about creating a "free-for-all" section with no moderation, while changing the remainder of the forum to a moderated "no-personal-attack" zone?

8)

But don't forget a box that has to be checked to confirm that u r at least 5 years old before entering ;-)
(Oh sorry, then it wouldn't be free for all anymore, or would it?)

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ursinator wrote:
Mr. Nice Guy wrote:
How about creating a "free-for-all" section with no moderation, while changing the remainder of the forum to a moderated "no-personal-attack" zone?

8)

But don't forget a box that has to be checked to confirm that u r at least 5 years old before entering ;-)
(Oh sorry, then it wouldn't be free for all anymore, or would it?)


I suppose zappa.com has to comply to COPPA as well, so that won't be necessary.

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