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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 27 Jan 2009 3:55 pm

With some discussion off the main board, this thread has been reinstated by Plavt and twista88's original post has also been replaced by me even though he deleted it. (easy to do as I had quoted it in my original reply). As far as the rest of the crap..... as long as it stay in this sandbox I don't care. I have also changed the title to something a wee bit less offensive. :wink:

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Re: I hate expats

Postby sierra2469alpha » Tue, 27 Jan 2009 5:37 pm

banana wrote:some people simply have the mindset and resources to be unreasonable twats.


I'm not talking about people here - but I do like that line Banana :cool: - permission to use it?

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Postby twista88 » Tue, 27 Jan 2009 6:15 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:With some discussion off the main board, this thread has been reinstated by Plavt and twista88's original post has also been replaced by me even though he deleted it. (easy to do as I had quoted it in my original reply). As far as the rest of the crap..... as long as it stay in this sandbox I don't care. I have also changed the title to something a wee bit less offensive. :wink:



Would really appreciate if you could remove my whole post, the content is still offensive although the title isn't.

Yesterday I had posted an apology on the forum after thinking about what some of the expats had to say about my post, they made some good points to be considered.

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Re: I hate expats

Postby banana4 » Tue, 27 Jan 2009 6:41 pm

sierra2469alpha wrote:
banana wrote:some people simply have the mindset and resources to be unreasonable twats.


I'm not talking about people here - but I do like that line Banana :cool: - permission to use it?

Ms. C


go ahead, it's a free universe.

pardon me for having to reply as a clone, as apparently Plavt feels calling him a shit stirrer is a "blatant insult" that warrants account deactivation.

and twista88, i thought your original post was rather balanced if emotional. which is understandable considering what you had to put up with. it's no more offensive than some of the sweeping generalisations certain members seem to have the liberty to make.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 27 Jan 2009 7:29 pm

So... banana4, aka banana3, aka banana2, aka banana... you want to talk about 'shit stirrers' be sure to put your name in the hat. Yes, we as mods put this thread back... but don't think it's a pat on the back for you... it isn't... near as I can tell you've added nothing of substance... while attacking others with your name calling.

So, you're back... what now?

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Postby banana4 » Tue, 27 Jan 2009 7:51 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:So... banana4, aka banana3, aka banana2, aka banana... you want to talk about 'shit stirrers' be sure to put your name in the hat. Yes, we as mods put this thread back... but don't think it's a pat on the back for you... it isn't... near as I can tell you've added nothing of substance... while attacking others with your name calling.

So, you're back... what now?


has anyone in this spin off thread added anything of substance at all? right from the beginning, this was an attempt by Plavt to start a lynch mob. all i have done is to defend the poor boy who is so in awe of the histrionics of an opportunistic bunch.

why would i see this as a pat on my back? it really doesn't mean that much to me. however, it did amuse me no end to see how hypocritical certain members are. they will tolerate and even initiate insults as long as it is directed at locals. they will lambast the local political system while engaging in the same tactics. it goes beyond censorship or spinning, it is practically rewriting events and denying any event that puts them in a bad light.

is "shit stirrer" an insult? more so than "stupid boy Pike"? i would think the former is a rather accurate description given the sequence of events. and a common, if un-PC, term. besides, Plavt was quite happy to sit back and watch the unfolding drama (notice the popcorn emoticon?) until he realised he was going to be called out.

this whole exercise has been nothing but a display of hypocrisy and abuse of authority by a few very insecure people. if you can't take it, don't dish it out.

so, i throw the question back at you SE. what now? are you going to sweep the indiscretions of a fellow moderator under the rug? brush it off with "we're only human"? just like always?

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Postby Global Citizen » Tue, 27 Jan 2009 8:51 pm

banana4 wrote:

has anyone in this spin off thread added anything of substance at all? right from the beginning, this was an attempt by Plavt to start a lynch mob. all i have done is to defend the poor boy who is so in awe of the histrionics of an opportunistic bunch.

why would i see this as a pat on my back? it really doesn't mean that much to me. however, it did amuse me no end to see how hypocritical certain members are. they will tolerate and even initiate insults as long as it is directed at locals. they will lambast the local political system while engaging in the same tactics. it goes beyond censorship or spinning, it is practically rewriting events and denying any event that puts them in a bad light.

is "shit stirrer" an insult? more so than "stupid boy Pike"? i would think the former is a rather accurate description given the sequence of events. and a common, if un-PC, term. besides, Plavt was quite happy to sit back and watch the unfolding drama (notice the popcorn emoticon?) until he realised he was going to be called out.

this whole exercise has been nothing but a display of hypocrisy and abuse of authority by a few very insecure people. if you can't take it, don't dish it out.

so, i throw the question back at you SE. what now? are you going to sweep the indiscretions of a fellow moderator under the rug? brush it off with "we're only human"? just like always?




I'm in agreement with Banana here.

Plavt, changing the title of the thread to something as provocative as "I hate expats", was meant to incite and it did. While I may understand your motivation, I certainly don't agree with it.

Further, deactivating Banana's account because he called you out on it, c'mon! Sorry but a mod putting out popcorn to watch the ensuing fracas is fanning the flames, hardly putting the fire out.
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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 27 Jan 2009 9:07 pm

Global Citizen wrote:I'm in agreement with Banana here.

Plavt, changing the title of the thread to something as provocative as "I hate expats", was meant to incite and it did. While I may understand your motivation, I certainly don't agree with it.

Further, deactivating Banana's account because he called you out on it, c'mon! Sorry but a mod putting out popcorn to watch the ensuing fracas is fanning the flames, hardly putting the fire out.


So... it is always possible for humans to make mistakes... including board moderators. Plavt was overruled.

But, I have no sympathy for banana... and I sympathize with Plavt. Banana attacks without discretion, asserts his righteousness to do so, while we as moderators try to define a line that constantly changes.

So, while I was one that disagreed with Plavt, I absolutely support his right to moderate. And again, banana wants to attack, to be right... and under the rules of this forum... just be thankful you are not on the angry board... you wouldn't be here at all, nor this post... you get to post your drivel.

But be clear banana... none of us like your crap. So post on... we put up with you because there is always a turd in the punchbowl and you're it.

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Postby Global Citizen » Tue, 27 Jan 2009 9:08 pm

bigfilsing wrote:

Without us you'd struggle to be Bintan ( at best) and JB ( at worst) Asia couldnl't organise a piss up in a brewery. Not my opinion just facts. If you could we wouldn't be here ....go figure .


And if all that zooms above your head maybe you'd like to disscuss when Singapore will be given back to Malaysia ( it's rightful owner) much like HK and Macau.


I find your comments totally offensive, insulting and over the top! You are obviously in need of some history lessons here and if all that zooms over your head, - well, you need your ego checked in at the door!
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Postby banana4 » Tue, 27 Jan 2009 9:27 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
Global Citizen wrote:I'm in agreement with Banana here.

Plavt, changing the title of the thread to something as provocative as "I hate expats", was meant to incite and it did. While I may understand your motivation, I certainly don't agree with it.

Further, deactivating Banana's account because he called you out on it, c'mon! Sorry but a mod putting out popcorn to watch the ensuing fracas is fanning the flames, hardly putting the fire out.


So... it is always possible for humans to make mistakes... including board moderators. Plavt was overruled.

But, I have no sympathy for banana... and I sympathize with Plavt. Banana attacks without discretion, asserts his righteousness to do so, while we as moderators try to define a line that constantly changes.

So, while I was one that disagreed with Plavt, I absolutely support his right to moderate. And again, banana wants to attack, to be right... and under the rules of this forum... just be thankful you are not on the angry board... you wouldn't be here at all, nor this post... you get to post your drivel.

But be clear banana... none of us like your crap. So post on... we put up with you because there is always a turd in the punchbowl and you're it.


but SE, i'm not looking for sympathy. all i wanted to do was to let the boy know he doesn't have to cower in the face of unreasonable people. and i have achieved that beyond my expectations because Plavt had poor impulse control.

i understand that the line is always changing. but i was under the impression that it changes with the masses, not the whims of a moderator. clearly i was wrong eh?

you have yet to tell me how i was overboard and "only wants to attack". as i said, "shit stirrer" is merely a descriptive term. and why would Plavt respond to it in public as if he got the joke and PM me a threat at the same time? that tells me this has nothing to do with moderation but face saving and ego.

you want us normal members to accept that moderators "are only human and make mistakes" without so much of a whimper. yet when we do anything that is not necessarily one but perceived as by one of yours, you come down with the righteous fury of gods. clearly you want it both ways.

face it buddy. one of yours screwed up and screwed up bad. it only makes you look worse trying to make me bear his cross.

PS: thanks for the vote of confidence GC.

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Postby ksl » Tue, 27 Jan 2009 11:30 pm

Full moon was on the 26th Of January :lol:

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 27 Jan 2009 11:41 pm

banana4 wrote:face it buddy. one of yours screwed up and screwed up bad. it only makes you look worse trying to make me bear his cross.

PS: thanks for the vote of confidence GC.


Give it a rest. This is not a nuclear incident gone awry. The only person looking 'worse' here is you. But, rant on... it is your right... on this privately owned forum.

Like I said before, banana, there is always a turd in the punch bowl and you are filling the role in spades.

Cheers.

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Wed, 28 Jan 2009 12:18 am

Ok I'm going to stick my neck out for Twista and Banana here.

Twista was given a lot of grief for something he didn't say. The title "I hate expats" was obviously Plavt's and not his. Twista's original post was negative but also sincere in making specific points. Even then, he apologised very completely, and a few times too, for what he did say although he is perfectly entitled to his view. I have seldom seen such humility on this board. Perhaps we have learnt to be a 'gracious society' after all and can now set an example for expats, some of whom have been unbelievably rude, arrogant and downright offensive on this thread.

Banana was right to call Plavt on the highly irresponsible title, and he was merely standing up to what he saw as bullying. Name-calling was not necessary but he is also right that expat posters get away with a lot worse without their accounts being suspended. How come SE gets to call Banana a "turd in a punch bowl" twice? Isn't that blatant and unwarranted name-calling? Whereas Banana was right that Plavt did stir up some shit on this thread.

So I'm with GC on this, and stand firmly on the two boys' side. Something smells bad around here.
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Postby banana4 » Wed, 28 Jan 2009 12:26 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
banana4 wrote:face it buddy. one of yours screwed up and screwed up bad. it only makes you look worse trying to make me bear his cross.

PS: thanks for the vote of confidence GC.


Give it a rest. This is not a nuclear incident gone awry. The only person looking 'worse' here is you. But, rant on... it is your right... on this privately owned forum.

Like I said before, banana, there is always a turd in the punch bowl and you are filling the role in spades.

Cheers.


heh sure why not? i'm having a ball. SE, why are you serving your guests punch with turd in it? and insisting they put the turd there? it's not good business SE.

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Postby Plavt » Wed, 28 Jan 2009 12:39 am

Should somebody take a disliking to something I have said or feel it is erroneous in some way they are perfectly free to PM me and I will happily change words. At least one well known poster here does that and has done more than once. As for the name calling, that was unprovoked, I did intend to let posters have their say without getting involved hence the popcorn icon as I am sure some would have complained if I had stopped or deleted the thread. On the other hand there are others who will remain nameless choose not to take any notice when they are requested to refrain from making provocative comments. However, I do not take kindly to being called what I was called especially I did not call anybody else a name.

However, my apologies if the title upset people particularly twisa that was never my intention but I would like to point out that when a moderator splits a thread it leaves the subject title-less which the poster may change if he so wishes.. The more observant of you will have noticed twista subsequently did.

However, these are just words on a website which eventually disappear and be forgotten so can we just leave it at that? Thank you all.

For Banana: I have re-enabled your account, as I said if you don't like something I have said or done then PM me, what do you say?
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