Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Forum Confidential Litmus Test (Scylla Likes It)

Given the lengthy threads I've seen on more than one forum about how participation and enjoyment in and of Forum Confidential is a kind of litmus test for the many who read, but don't post, I could not resist grabbing this for a bit of a mischievous wink and nod.



Links:
http://slconfidential.blogspot.com/2011/09/under-duress-fc-confesses.html
http://www.secondcitizen.net/Forum/forumdisplay.php?f=100
http://gotvirtual.net/community/search/242982/?q=forum+confidential&o=date
http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Lifestyles-and-Relationships/NO-MORE-SECRETS/td-p/960281/highlight/true
http://community.secondlife.com/t5/General-Discussion-Forum/Interesting-web-site/td-p/1084193

p.s.
Did the "Interesting website" discussion get pulled off of SLF?  Bummer.

26 comments:

  1. Yes. The 'Interesting website' thread was pulled in part (I am guessing) due to the hypersensitive rantings of a LWL after one of her posts was removed.

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  2. Lee, you overstate the case. I said that there are "occasions" when I like FC.

    It's going to require some serious work from the Ts to bring it up to a fully "Scylla Approved" certification. For one thing, there needs to be a specific "All Scylla, All the Time" channel on the blog.

    Until such time as my demands for reform are met, I will continue to alternate between smiles and scowls.

    *smile*

    *scowl*

    *smile*

    *scowl*

    Like that.

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  3. @Venus: As I recall, there were no members of the LWL participating in that thread, and it was ultimately pulled because Nacy and Mickey were having a go at one another.

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  4. Scylla Rhiadra said...
    "Lee, you overstate the case. I said that there are 'occasions' when I like FC."

    @ Scylla: I disagree regarding the overstatement. I did not say "Scylla likes it all the time" and beyond the title (which can get clunky quickly with words like "occasion") all I really did was quote you with a screen shot, so you spoke for yourself.

    The context I posted this in had a lot to do with the "Interesting website" thread on SLF (and threads and posts like that one on other forums) in which some, not all, people seemed to suggest that it was meaningful to them to see who posted on FC. I've posted there. Ima has posted there. Venus and Caity have posted there. And you have posted there. I personally do not see FC posting as a kind of litmus test, but some people apparently do, and Scylla, you have posted there and on occasion, even liked it.

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  5. I am sure, however, that much like the administrators of websites who receive Pep's "demands for reform" prior to possible Pep certification, that the Ts will give your strident feedback a great deal of thoughtful consideration.

    ;)

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  6. /me reemphasizes the "mischievous wink and nod" for effect.

    /me then realizes that with the current readership, FC reactions could look a lot like this:

    *smile*

    *wink*

    *scowl*

    *nod*

    *smile*

    *wink*

    *scowl*

    *nod*

    *smile*

    *wink*

    *scowl*

    *nod*

    The Ts must be delighted.

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  7. Didn't I see someone say they were saving some of the SLF threads on pdf because of the frequency of thread disappearing acts on SLF?

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  8. How dare you! I never make demands, merely point out inconsistencies and discrepancies between forum administrators' claims, or their published rules/guidelines, and the actual conduct of moderation. It isn't difficult, although I must say that FC's lack of any rules (other than "anything posted by Gypsy MUST be spam") makes it a little difficult for me to identify anything to complain about.

    Pep (Laurin's blog is a repository of several oldy-goldy threads archived as PDFs, as well as links to those Jive threads that managed to survive to be officially archived)

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  9. Pep said...
    "How dare you!"

    With mischievous glee and a wink and a nod, natch.

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  10. So where's the link to Laurin's blog?

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  11. Given the title, "Forum Confidential Litmus Test (Scylla Likes It)," it's a small wonder no one has made any comment about Scylla liking the litmus test rather than the FC.

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  12. lol

    "Strident" feedback?

    I suppose I could underline some of the many markers in my post here that signal its overt use of "irony" in its supposed "stridency" -- and would love to know how my comment on FC reproduced above, which was nothing more than a statement of personal opinion (and couched as such), could be considered "strident feedback."

    But what would be the point? If you think I'm strident . . .

    Why then Ile fit you. Scylla’s mad againe.
    Datta. Dayadhvam. Damyata

    ;) right back at ya'!

    Peace be with you. Shantih shantih, and all that.

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  13. And I love the smell of litmus. It smells of rhetoric.

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  14. Scylla Rhiadra said...
    "And I love the smell of litmus. It smells of rhetoric."

    I'm going to quote you. Would you care to qualify your remarks? ;p

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  15. /me notes Scylla's hot-buttons...

    1. like
    2. strident
    3. reform
    4. smells

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  16. Publish and be damned, in the immortal words of that guy who beat Napoleon.

    I stand by my litmus. Till death do us part.

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  17. Btw, has anyone noticed that colleen has been passing around a petition to get Linden Lab to let people choose their first and last names again?

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  18. This:

    "Do you want to bring back the old styles of surnames to Second Life where everyone had a chance to chose an individual last name to create an instant unique identity that no-one else could share? If you do, go here and vote for last name options! http://bit.ly/oohW6U And to re-enforce your vote, you should also add your name to the “Watch” list. Please note: But we are not suggesting that Linden Lab should abandon the display name system for people that really want it. What we are asking is that Linden Lab should let people CHOOSE whether they want to be Residents, or whether they want a full user name. For more information, please read these articles in the Prim Perfect blog: * We can create a new style resident with an old style name – so why is Linden Lab reluctant to let us? bit.ly/r8OHlX * What’s in a (Sur)Name? http://bit.ly/r7gwmp And elsewhere: * Display names just can’t cut it http://bit.ly/qiU6q5 Second Names for Second Lives! http://colleencriss.wordpress.com/ on Come on, colleen (over to the dark side of blog commenting)"

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  19. @LeeHere: If this continues, I will have no choice but to call you an alt of L=Dead Seicher.

    Litmus-Logorrhoea

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  20. @Lee: I sincerely doubt that!

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  21. Lee asked: "So where's the link to Laurin's blog?"

    Pep answered: It's What A Waste Of Time on the blog links from my blog.

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  22. @Ima: I could be wrong--would not be the first time--but I believe that Maryanne posted on that thread a couple of times.

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  23. LOL

    "*Cries* I don't speak sarcasm? Who knew?"

    http://lolsorbet.blogspot.com/2011/09/cries.html

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