Do you know?

Posted by: Moderator

Do you know? - 05/22/08 08:21 AM

I know some here know who I am. And if you do, please don't spoil it. I'll just have to delete your post really fast! <br><br>Since we are closing down (and who knows when!), I don't care who knows who I am.<br><br>Chances are that I won't be going to any new forums anyway. With that said, if anyone cares, guess below and I'll answer later on.<br><br>
Posted by: margadagio

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 08:23 AM

Is that you, ichi?<br><br>
Posted by: SgtBaxter

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 08:24 AM

Larry the Cable Guy? :P<br><br><br>Hey I'm an F'n Jerk!®
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 08:27 AM

José Jimenez?<br><br>(yes, I'm an old fart!)<br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 08:28 AM

I'm guessing either Greenme or SteveG... with an edge toward Steve. <br><br>
Posted by: Jashue

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 08:32 AM

NTO1?<br><br>
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 08:35 AM

Swatty.<br><br>------>#1 - JD's Trivia game<br><br>------>#2 - MM-MCF Trivia game
Posted by: Pete

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 08:36 AM

No clue. Maybe staring at this pulsating futon will help me remember.<br><br><br><br>[color:red]Work With ____!</font color=red>
Posted by: John_Lasruk

THE SHADOW KNOWS - 05/22/08 08:36 AM

Nyah-hah-hah!<br><br>(Also known as Shadowskeedeeboomboom)*<br><br><br><br><br>*Really ancient Mad Magazine stuff.<br><br>[color:blue]Laz, OFI[/i]<br></font color=blue>[color:green]<br>Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others. — Groucho </font color=green>
Posted by: MattMac112

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 08:44 AM

OO! OOOO! OO! OO! OO! OOO! OOO!!<br><br><br><br><br><br>***********************<br><br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK6l2Sfb7I4<br><br>
Posted by: trey

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 08:46 AM

I always assumed you were Greenme.<br><br>
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 08:52 AM

Akula?<br>IntellectInside?<br>Marge?<br><br><br>
Posted by: MicMeister

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 08:59 AM

I'm guessing Lea.<br><br>
Posted by: Lea

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 09:10 AM

I know, but MacBabes aren't spoilers.<br><br>However, I would like to express my feelings for your job well done.<br><br><br><br><br><br>Thank you, and please, please reconsider your decision to leave the fora life behind. Please?<br><br><br><br>LoveLea<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:white]xx</font color=white>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 09:20 AM

I'll think about it, but it's probably for the best that I don't add any new favorites.<br><br>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 09:21 AM

For those who guessed: Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz wrong answer.<br><br>
Posted by: Jashue

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 09:27 AM

Oooo... I know!!<br><br>BGainey?<br><br>
Posted by: lesh

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 09:45 AM

Well, that saves me from posting my guess of greenme.<br><br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 09:45 AM

I'm betting it's Pete. That's why he stopped doing the Trivia . . . too much time moderating!<br><br>[color:red]&#63743;</font color=red> [color:orange]&#63743;</font color=orange> [color:yellow]&#63743;</font color=yellow> [color:green]&#63743;</font color=green> [color:blue]&#63743;</font color=blue> [color:purple]&#63743;</font color=purple>
Posted by: zwei

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 09:53 AM

My money is on Pete too <br><br>zweisoft<br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 09:55 AM

Who else is so reasonable, right? <br><br>edit: If I follow the logic of what Lea says, though . . . Peter, don't you stop participating in forums!<br><br>[color:red]&#63743;</font color=red> [color:orange]&#63743;</font color=orange> [color:yellow]&#63743;</font color=yellow> [color:green]&#63743;</font color=green> [color:blue]&#63743;</font color=blue> [color:purple]&#63743;</font color=purple> <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by yoyo52 on 05/22/08 12:56 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Posted by: trey

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 10:08 AM

Well, are you this guy?<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 10:10 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Is that you, ichi?<p><hr></blockquote><p>ichi? Are you freakin kidding me? The "Moderator" manages to put together complete sentences - he/she is obviously coherent - not in a coma while typing. That pretty much leaves ichi out. <br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 10:12 AM

It's YoYo or TreeBeard. Fess up - before the place closes down.<br><br>
Posted by: starmillway

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 11:01 AM

TreeBeard<br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 11:07 AM

None of the above. I say it's Gizmo!<br><br><br><br><br><br>my photos
Posted by: Moderator

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 11:10 AM

And still no correct answers!<br><br>
Posted by: zwei

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 11:41 AM

Trog?<br><br>zweisoft<br>
Posted by: Pete

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 11:41 AM

>> That pretty much leaves ichi out. >><br><br>And if he's fighting with and banning himself from the forum, I think it's best he's not the moderator anyway. <br><br>[color:red]Work With ____!</font color=red>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 11:52 AM

Nope. And I think I'll post the answer at 3pm.<br><br>
Posted by: RubenC

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 11:52 AM

OK, here are my guesses:<br><br>greenme1 - Alex<br>iraszl<br>Jonnycat<br><br>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 11:55 AM

the question is, does anyone really want to know? <br><br>and no, you are incorrect.<br><br>
Posted by: starmillway

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 11:56 AM

<h1>iRock!</h1><br><br>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 11:57 AM

uWrong.<br><br><br><br>
Posted by: MikeSellers

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 12:03 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>the question is, does anyone really want to know? <p><hr></blockquote><p>Why spoil things. Leave it like the end of the Sopranos. <br><br>
Posted by: margadagio

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 12:06 PM

I'd keep 'em guessing for ever. <br><br>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 12:11 PM

Don't stop...believing..hold onto that <br><br>
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 12:22 PM

Mississauga.<br><br>[image][/image]
Posted by: Moderator

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 12:27 PM

Nope<br><br>
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 12:35 PM

I only found out the big news because Poly updated as such on MM's wikipedia site; I am a really wikipedia hound these days, especially whipping the various sumo wrestling articles into shape.<br><br>Anyway, since no one has guessed it, and this is one possibility I considered long ago (crazy or not), I'll say it: Celandine<br><br>We are what we repeatedly do. -Aristotle
Posted by: walzuhair

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 12:44 PM

When all the username colors and custom titles changed back to default, only very few usernames were colored blue while everybody else was red.. I can only recall:<br><br>- RubenC<br>- OSXaddict<br><br>Hey, it's a guess <br><br>[color:blue]flick</font color=blue>[color:red]r</font color=red>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 12:57 PM

I registered back in 2001<br><br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 01:00 PM

Sean/FSM?<br><br>[color:red]&#63743;</font color=red> [color:orange]&#63743;</font color=orange> [color:yellow]&#63743;</font color=yellow> [color:green]&#63743;</font color=green> [color:blue]&#63743;</font color=blue> [color:purple]&#63743;</font color=purple>
Posted by: garyW

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 01:14 PM

Pourriez-elle probablement être VarmintBlubber?<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: lesh

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 01:15 PM

Misha?<br><br>
Posted by: Lea

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 01:20 PM

You're wrong and the fact that I've been posting for several years proves it. Well, that and nobody's blown up my house or shot my dogs. Yet.<br><br><br> <br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:white]xx</font color=white>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 01:22 PM

Squareman, is that you? Or possibly Sherman?<br><br>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 01:30 PM

Misha hasn't been around here in ages. Which is too bad.<br><br><br>[color:white]It's me, OSXaddict!</font color=white><br><br>
Posted by: RubenC

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 01:32 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>When all the username colors and custom titles changed back to default, only very few usernames were colored blue while everybody else was red.. I can only recall:<br><br>- RubenC<br>- OSXaddict<p><hr></blockquote><p>Well, the color of Blue is very near and dear to my heart, but nay, tis not I.<br><br>
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 01:49 PM

JonnyCat?<br>Here's one...lol...<br><br>Rakka Dakka?<br><br><br>sross?<br><br><br>Shooshie?<br><br><br>I'm just throwin' em' out there, now....<br><br>[image][/image]
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 01:59 PM

sross would be very judicial, wouldn't he? <br><br>[color:red]&#63743;</font color=red> [color:orange]&#63743;</font color=orange> [color:yellow]&#63743;</font color=yellow> [color:green]&#63743;</font color=green> [color:blue]&#63743;</font color=blue> [color:purple]&#63743;</font color=purple>
Posted by: drjohn

Re: THE SHADOW KNOWS - 05/22/08 02:05 PM

<embed src="http://homepage.mac.com/drjohn/.Music/Shadow.mp3" width=320 height=25 controller=true autoplay=false><br><br>Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson<br><br>
Posted by: John_Lasruk

Re: THE SHADOW KNOWS - 05/22/08 02:07 PM

That's an old clip, even by my standards.<br><br>[color:blue]Laz, OFI[/i]<br></font color=blue>[color:green]<br>Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others. — Groucho </font color=green>
Posted by: starmillway

2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 02:08 PM

Okay, now that is really narrowing down the list!<br><br>There were only 36 members those first 7 months in 2001 and many of them have been guessed already.<br><br>We're on your tail now, <br><br>cafeadmin <br>StanFlack <br>KateSorensen<br>Tim<br>ChrisN <br>TreeBeard<br>iRock <br>snag <br>KamilT<br>MacGuru<br>breed<br>sean<br>adot<br>johnengler <br>OSXaddict<br>NeilMac<br>yoyo52<br>Mac007<br>scaught<br>Chalk<br>bdog<br>siletz<br>bookrat<br>Entish<br>djohnson<br>ctt1wbw <br>ubiquitin<br>sfoalex<br>squareman<br>Mike <br>jeffhot<br>watcher<br>gnfnr2k<br>Jesse <br>apsinnot<br>eurrythmic <br><br><br><br>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 02:26 PM

quite a list there.<br><br>i left another hint.<br><br>
Posted by: John_Lasruk

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 02:26 PM

Interesting. I was a member and posted as JohnLasruk as early as May, 2001 check 4 urself.<br><br>But, no, I'm not the Mod.<br><br>John<br><br>[color:blue]Laz, OFI[/i]<br></font color=blue>[color:green]<br>Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others. — Groucho </font color=green>
Posted by: GingerBreadMan

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 02:30 PM

<br><br><br><br>
Posted by: starmillway

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 02:37 PM

<br><br>John_Lasruk registered in 2007<br><br>JohnLasruk doesn't come up in the list when searching for those registering in 2001! They must have lost you!<br><br><br><br>Moderator: I am still looking for the other clue ????<br><br>It is almost 3 p.m. on the East Coast -- unless you meant 3 p.m. 'Down Under' time . . . <br><br>Entish?<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 02:39 PM

sorry, time has slipped by quickly.<br><br>you didn't think that I would leave a hint so easily, did you?! actually, it's not a hint, it's more like saying who i am.<br><br>
Posted by: RubenC

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 03:08 PM

Sparky is that you?<br><br>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 03:18 PM

no. do you want me to send you a message? <br><br>
Posted by: Mac007

Well I know one thing for sure... - 05/22/08 03:23 PM

...you're not me. <br><br>"It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness."
Posted by: zwei

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 03:23 PM

Mom, is that you!? <br><br>zweisoft<br>
Posted by: FSM

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 03:26 PM

i haven't read the thread really yet (quick skim) . . . Misha?<br><br>no, lesh guessed it.<br><br>adot?<br>Entish?<br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by FSM on 05/22/08 06:29 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Posted by: FSM

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 03:33 PM

johnengler . . . final answer.<br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
Posted by: VarmintBlubber

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 03:33 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p><br>Pourriez-elle probablement être VarmintBlubber?<p><hr></blockquote><p>Oh LOL! The Varmint, say it not possible that moderation abilities would be of my owning. And you would, in chance, be in corrrectness! No, I wish not for honour. But, must be some other of the members at board disposal, if mind is in its place.<br><br>[color:red]_________________________</font color=red><br>[color:white]Max </font color=white><br>
Posted by: G4Dualie

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 03:39 PM

Ginny?<br><br><br>M i c h a e l (OFI)
Posted by: Moderator

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 04:06 PM

I'm also known as.....<br><br><br><br>[color:white]I'm also known as OSXaddict</font color=white><br>
Posted by: lanovami

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 04:06 PM

Is it 3 pm wherever the Mod is or what? It is 8:05 am where I am. What time is it where you are?<br><br>We are STILL what we repeatedly do. -Aristotle
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 04:08 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I'm also known as.....<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>Mr. Tease? <br><br>[color:red]&#63743;</font color=red> [color:orange]&#63743;</font color=orange> [color:yellow]&#63743;</font color=yellow> [color:green]&#63743;</font color=green> [color:blue]&#63743;</font color=blue> [color:purple]&#63743;</font color=purple>
Posted by: FSM

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 04:08 PM

would be hilarious if it was cafeadmin. <br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 04:09 PM

Come on, I am using a trick that some others here have done....it's in every post I make.<br><br>[color:white]I'm also known as OSXaddict</font color=white><br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 04:10 PM

Oh good lord! John, we hardly knew ye!<br><br>[color:red]&#63743;</font color=red> [color:orange]&#63743;</font color=orange> [color:yellow]&#63743;</font color=yellow> [color:green]&#63743;</font color=green> [color:blue]&#63743;</font color=blue> [color:purple]&#63743;</font color=purple>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 04:12 PM

<br><br><br><br>[color:white]I'm also known as OSXaddict</font color=white><br>
Posted by: Lea

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 04:13 PM

<div style="font-style:bold; font-size:100px; text-shadow: E3E3E4 6px 6px 4px; font-family: arial, verdana, sans-serif; color: blue; font-weight:bold">We've got a Weiner!!</div><br><br><br><br> <br><br><br><br><br><br>Did I spell that right? It doesn't look right . . . <br><br><br><br><br>[color:white]xx</font color=white>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Lea on 05/22/08 07:14 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Posted by: MattMac112

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 04:15 PM

Yep. <br><br>***********************<br><br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK6l2Sfb7I4<br><br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 04:15 PM

How'd you find out, Lea? Did john tell you a while ago or did you guess?<br><br>[color:red]&#63743;</font color=red> [color:orange]&#63743;</font color=orange> [color:yellow]&#63743;</font color=yellow> [color:green]&#63743;</font color=green> [color:blue]&#63743;</font color=blue> [color:purple]&#63743;</font color=purple>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 04:16 PM

I only told a very few, some guessed.<br><br>[color:white]I'm also known as OSXaddict</font color=white><br>
Posted by: margadagio

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 04:16 PM

I'm shocked! John? <br><br>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 04:17 PM

I'm going to probably stay here<br><br>[color:white]I'm also known as OSXaddict</font color=white><br>
Posted by: MattMac112

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 04:18 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I only told a very few, some guessed.<p><hr></blockquote><p>And some told on themselves. <br><br>***********************<br><br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK6l2Sfb7I4<br><br>
Posted by: lanovami

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 04:18 PM

I always suspected you knew who the Mod was Lea, which is why I never humored you when you were "surmising" who the Mod might be. I figured then you were just covering for yourself or somebody else. Well, no harm done though. <br><br>We are STILL what we repeatedly do. -Aristotle
Posted by: Lea

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 04:18 PM

Cel bitched about me so many times, after the tenth or eleventeenth, very patient "cut it out" PM alaMod? I figured it out. Nobody else could of put up with all that crap.<br><br>To you, John, with AllMyLove ~ You are one Class Act.<br><br><br>LL<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:white]xx</font color=white>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br>
Posted by: FSM

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 04:18 PM

you know, when you said you left a hint i actually selected the area after your post and found nothing. i should have highlighted under the visible text instead of after it. doh. <br><br>nicely done.<br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
Posted by: starmillway

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 04:18 PM

Well, John, you did a very excellent job and I must say, fair and judicial!<br><br>Thank kew very much.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 04:21 PM

Yeah . . . but why did he get rid of the color coded names?? Was there a serious reason, John, or were you just throwing your weight around? <br><br>[color:red]&#63743;</font color=red> [color:orange]&#63743;</font color=orange> [color:yellow]&#63743;</font color=yellow> [color:green]&#63743;</font color=green> [color:blue]&#63743;</font color=blue> [color:purple]&#63743;</font color=purple>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 04:22 PM

Thanks guys. I tried to keep it fair and balanc...wait, that sounds like someone else. <br><br>Anyway, it's been fun.<br><br>[color:white]I'm also known as OSXaddict</font color=white><br>
Posted by: FSM

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 04:22 PM

so when greenme was changing everyone's color in their names, was that really you doing it and making it look like him? or did he have access? i never followed that very well and always wondered if i'd just missed how the mystery was solved.<br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 04:26 PM

Yep, I never suspected you, John R/OSXAddict, were the Mod. I even started wondering about Poly because he has been conspicuously absent during all these posts.<br>I am fairly certain I was the most vocal member against a Mod with a "dual identity" and I made several posts to that effect. But you went on to be a very fair, largely inconspicuous presence, and my doubts vanished.<br><br>I still think the "sock outing" was a terrible idea, but once the ball was rolling it happened, and we weathered it. Once again, good Mod job, John.<br><br>Glad that cat is out of the bag. I was beginning to think I was the Mod. Would explain all those headaches.... <br><br><br>We are STILL what we repeatedly do. -Aristotle
Posted by: margadagio

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 04:30 PM

I hate keeping secrets. phew... glad that one is out of the bag. <br><br>Thanks again John. You did a fine job. <br><br>
Posted by: Lea

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 04:33 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Anyway, it's been fun.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Oh, suuure, you say that now . . . <br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:white]xx</font color=white>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br>
Posted by: lesh

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 04:39 PM

Oh my my my...I must say, (and don't take this the wrong way) the better use of the English language threw me off. <br><br><br>
Posted by: MikeSellers

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 05:15 PM

Not only did you give the hidden hints, walzuhair was 50% correct and only Ruben denied it. THAT should have been a big honkin' clue right there. <br><br>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 05:30 PM

heh, yeah, there were times.<br><br>[color:white]I'm also known as OSXaddict</font color=white><br>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 05:32 PM

<br><br>I was hoping that I could pass that off. Actually, I think my English 102 class really helped me out.<br><br>[color:white]I'm also known as OSXaddict</font color=white><br>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 05:36 PM

I would love to see the reactions of some of the people here.<br><br><br><br>[color:white]I'm also the Moderator here</font color=white><br><br>my photos
Posted by: Lea

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 05:40 PM

<br><br><br><br><br> <br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:white]xx</font color=white>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br>
Posted by: Celandine

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members *DELETED* - 05/22/08 05:43 PM

I'm am not going to put up with personal attacks, even if we shut down in an hour or whenever. - Mod<br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Moderator on 05/22/08 08:48 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 05:45 PM

Not true at all. <br><br>You are lucky that I won't be dragging out the PM's. Now, like I said before, stop provoking people.<br><br><br><br>[color:white]I'm also the Moderator here</font color=white><br><br>my photos
Posted by: Celandine

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 05:48 PM

But you don't think what she just said was provoking?<br><br>[color:green]"...or am I a butterfly that's dreaming she's a woman?"</font color=green> <br>MacFora.com
Posted by: lanovami

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 05:48 PM

C'mon Cel, let's end on a good note, Yeesh.<br><br>We are STILL what we repeatedly do. -Aristotle
Posted by: Moderator

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 05:50 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>But you don't think what she just said was provoking?<br><p><hr></blockquote><p><br>What are you talking about?<br><br>[color:white]I'm also known as OSXaddict</font color=white><br>
Posted by: watcher

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 05:55 PM

^ I think I am still a member there. ;)<br><br>
Posted by: Celandine

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 05:56 PM

"What are you talking about?"<br><br>PLEASE Deny it AGAIN! LOL<br><br><br><br>[color:green]"...or am I a butterfly that's dreaming she's a woman?"</font color=green> <br>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 06:01 PM

I'm finished with arguing with you. Move on.<br><br>[color:white]I'm also known as OSXaddict</font color=white><br>
Posted by: GingerBreadMan

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 06:57 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I still think the "sock outing" was a terrible idea, but once the ball was rolling it happened, and we weathered it. Once again, good Mod job, John.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Wasn't there a thread where the Moderator outted the Dusty puppet and OSXaddict was totally surprised. <br><br>Oh the irony of that thread. The biggest sockpuppet being the moderator. <br><br>I sent the moderator a PM at that time and embedded an image hosted on my server, that's when I figured out it was John. I just figured everyone else was smart enough to figure it out after awhile.<br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 06:59 PM

Yeah yeah yeah. <br><br>And if I hadn't, then it would have looked suspicious. Oh, and it was Stan that banned Sam apparently. I had unbanned him awhile ago.<br><br>[color:white]I'm also known as OSXaddict</font color=white><br>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 07:03 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Thank you, and please, please reconsider your decision to leave the fora life behind. Please?<br><p><hr></blockquote><p><br>I just checked out that other forum and I don't know, I'm still leaning towards not going.<br><br><br><br>[color:white]I'm also the Moderator here</font color=white><br><br>my photos
Posted by: GingerBreadMan

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 07:14 PM

"And if I hadn't, then it would have looked suspicious."<br><br> <br><br>Clandestine Moderating 101 Lesson 12<br><br>When and when not to reply to yourself in a thread.<br><br>------------------<br><br> <br><br>btw - I never had a problem talking to my sockpuppets - but only if they posted something interesting to reply too. <br><br><br><br>
Posted by: Lea

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 07:15 PM

That's the beauty of leaning. You can always be swayed. Really.<br><br>We would all miss you, John.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:white]xx</font color=white>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 07:16 PM

No, not all. I think that some might, but definately not all.<br><br>but that's ok.<br><br><br><br>[color:white]I'm also the Moderator here</font color=white><br><br>my photos
Posted by: MattMac112

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 07:35 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I sent the moderator a PM at that time and embedded an image hosted on my server, that's when I figured out it was John. I just figured everyone else was smart enough to figure it out after awhile.<p><hr></blockquote><p>I had my suspicions so I sent both John and the Mod PMs late one night. Next morning, both PMs were read one right after another: 6:14 am & 6:16 am. First the Mod then OSXaddict. <br><br>***********************<br><br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK6l2Sfb7I4<br><br>
Posted by: Lea

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 08:17 PM

Never sell short. <br><br><br><br>Really. <br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:white]xx</font color=white>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br>
Posted by: watcher

Re: Do you know? - 05/22/08 08:23 PM

I dunno about others but selling isn't my portfolio and I know nothing about the meaning of short selling unless you mean by underwear?<br><br>hmm but why?<br><br>Some phrases just elude me.. maybe it is because I don't adhere to the definition as an actuality?<br><br>
Posted by: walzuhair

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 10:42 PM

Hehe, I should have done a "select all" to see the hidden text in the moderator's messages..<br><br>My remaining thought, will I have time to increase my postings to a new title before we all go away?<br><br>[color:blue]flick</font color=blue>[color:red]r</font color=red>
Posted by: MikeSellers

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/22/08 10:46 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>My remaining thought, will I have time to increase my postings to a new title before we all go away?<p><hr></blockquote><p>I have the greatest confidence in you. Follow your dream. <br><br>
Posted by: polymerase

Re: Do you know? - 05/23/08 04:52 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Oh my my my...I must say, (and don't take this the wrong way) the better use of the English language threw me off. <p><hr></blockquote><p>Glad you said this first. I knew from the first couple of posts that the moderator was John. Sounded just like him. But I think he tried to mask it by using the Queen's english. Didn't even have to check my IP tracking which would have been easy since his day job domain name was a cinch to link up to him.<br><br>To John, I apologize for going red line jackass when you deleted religious posts from the political forum when you first started moderating. You had a steep learning curve with the moderation job and did very well with only that misstep. <br><br>The sock puppet outing job you did was masterful. With humor and grace you pulled the rug out from under the liars and frauds. It was like retaking Psychology 101 realizing that there were people who had sock puppets that raged and screamed at a sock puppet on their other hand. It can never be calculated all the ill will generated by them and the newbies who stuck their toe in the MacMinute water only to have it bitten off because everyone of course thought them a sock puppet but your outing put an end to it. Too bad we only had a short time to enjoy the sock puppet free MacMinute. It is amazing what a difference it made. For people who are not going to MacCentral Cafe because politics might be spoken I wish you would check out the last year's posts in the political forum here. Not one person has been called a name. It is wall to wall intelligent conversation. Honest.<br><br>If Soultomy had only one rule at the new MacCentral Cafe I hope it would be that sock puppets should not be tolerated. Someone makes one for fun and they should be told it just is not a good idea no matter how much fun it seems. Mean sock puppets should be banished. Even the fun ones can cut the heart of trust out of any good forum. We will never know how good MacMinute could have been. The longest conversation I had with Stan was the problem of sock puppets and how much they totally sucked. Stan was much more forgiving than I would have been. But I'm head jackass.<br><br>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: Do you know? - 05/23/08 05:40 AM

Thanks for saying that. It's weird how posting can "sound" like someone. I wonder if Mikesellers and DLC think I sound the same now after meeting them.<br><br>I know that from now on I'll "hear" them when they post, which is different than what I had in my head before.<br><br>Yeah, I had a steep learning curve since I had no experience nor any type of training or anything. Stan just made me one and let me loose.<br><br><br><br>[color:white]I'm also the Moderator here</font color=white><br><br>my photos
Posted by: margadagio

Re: Do you know? - 05/23/08 06:09 AM

I think it is different after you've met the person. There's no way Alec can disguise himself from me. Same with carp.<br><br>Even without meeting a person I can sometimes tell who it is posting, even under another name. We all have a certain way of phrasing things. <br><br>
Posted by: MikeSellers

Re: Do you know? - 05/23/08 06:23 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I know that from now on I'll "hear" them when they post, which is different than what I had in my head before.<br><p><hr></blockquote><p>I have to remind myself that, unless you know the person who's "speaking", you can't discern tone of voice on a message board. I don't like having to use too many smilies and winkies, but I rarely mean anything in a malicious way and that's the only way to diffuse a comment that could be misinterpreted. Naked words on a screen can appear mean or hateful when they're absolutely not. Been bit on the butt by that a couple of times.<br><br>I never gave too much thought to who the mod was here but I can see why Stan chose you. [insert butt-kissing emoticon here]<br><br>
Posted by: polymerase

Re: Do you know? - 05/23/08 06:26 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I think it is different after you've met the person.<p><hr></blockquote><p> I bet for someone like yoyo the word is what betrays the owner. We all have grammar and phrases we use even if we don't know it. I make the stupid mistake of putting an "of" instead of "have" that likely stick out like sore thumbs. Carp couldn't run a sock puppet for one post without a Carpism betraying him.<br><br>Meeting people puts a real voice to the words. When that happens it always surprises me how the voice in my head I matched to a poster is exactly the voice they have when I meet them for real.<br><br>Which I will now throw in a side track: If anyone visits the new Glass Cube Landmark Apple Store in Boston without notifying me so I can meet you at the door I will hunt you down and depants you like a Mississagua avatar.<br><br>I can be there in five minutes.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: Lea

Re: Do you know? - 05/23/08 06:48 AM

I can only add my compliments and deep, abiding affection. Before I figured out it was you, I was still really impressed with how well "The Mod" handled those PMs I got asking me to lay off. Hey, would I have settled down otherwise? Not. <br><br>That you've done such an outstanding job is obvious in the congratulations you're deservedly receiving now. And this is coming from a MacBabe who hates hates moderation. You did good, John. It was worth it after all, huh? <br><br>LL<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:white]xx</font color=white>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: Do you know? - 05/23/08 06:59 AM

Thanks. Perhaps I'll see a bigger Christmas bonus this year! <br><br><br><br>[color:white]I'm also the Moderator here</font color=white><br><br>my photos
Posted by: DLC

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/23/08 07:00 AM

Thanks John- GREAT JOB... I would have never known if we hadn't met with MikeS at Taco Mac a few weeks ago. Please lets us know when you come back and hopefully you'll bring the Mrs'. I gotta try those raging burritos before the price of gas goes up too much ! <br><br>Thanks again !<br><br>David (OFI)
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/23/08 07:02 AM

Oh man, Raging Burrito! Damn, I gotta have another one!<br><br>And you haven't let me know the name of the beer yet!<br><br><br><br>[color:white]I'm also the Moderator here</font color=white><br><br>my photos
Posted by: macbeemer

Re: Do you know? - 05/23/08 08:15 AM

Bigger bonus, and give yourself a raise, while you're at it. <br><br>I haven't a clue how much is involved in being a moderator, but I guess you can make of it what you will. <br><br>Don't be too hasty about the one forum. Integrity of the community is much more important that the address. <br><br><br>The Bill of Rights doesn't grant us our rights, it merely enumerates them.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Do you know? - 05/23/08 09:38 AM

I thought so too, except it felt decidedly one sided.<br><br>Should have figured I already had a strike against me<br>once I called John "the Forum Nanny" when he'd throw <br>a hissy every time someone posted in what John decided <br>was "The WRONG Forum" It hit the fan after he shut down<br>the discussion I was trying to initiate about my best friend.<br><br>Funny thing was, I was the one defending the Mod's decisions<br>when other people were railing against him/her. ...Go Figure....<br><br>[color:green]"...or am I a butterfly that's dreaming she's a woman?"</font color=green> <br>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/23/08 11:12 AM

Sorry, just saw this one. Nope, it was me. Alex played along with me. <br><br>As for changing it back, I had gotten a note from Stan.<br><br>[color:white]I'm also known as OSXaddict</font color=white><br>
Posted by: Moderator

Re: Do you know? - 05/23/08 11:13 AM

.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Moderator on 05/23/08 05:29 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Do you know? - 05/23/08 11:16 AM

He-he. Alpha-female battles aside, I have no issues with any of the MacBabes here. <br><br>
Posted by: Krasni

Re: 2001 36 MM Forum Members - 05/23/08 01:01 PM

I had no idea you were the moderator, anyway thank you very much for your effort.<br><br>
Posted by: squareman

Re: Do you know? - 05/23/08 10:58 PM

John! Well no wonder you pinged me a few times as to why I wasn't around. Why didn't you just say so (that you were moderator)? So, finally, here's the reasons.<br><br>Well, things did get rather nasty here for a while and when a fine gentleman like Yoyo couldn't take it any longer, neither could I. <br><br>Turns out the Café was kind of a distraction from actually getting things done too, so it was kind of kicking a bad habit. Nothing personal in that regard. I just knew I didn't want to get back into it even when I did see in one of my every-few-months lurking that folks like Yoyo had returned. <br><br>I definitely popped back in to give condolences when the news of Stan's passing was posted on daringfireball.net. <br><br>What had originally brought me to the Café ages and ages ago was mac support in here. It was a great high-signal to noise place to get good mac advice (at the time). I then got into the social aspect of it. <br><br>Since then I've rarely found people that know more about Macs than I do (I'm often teaching the Java engineers where I work all the hidden tricks of the platform). So I didn't need to come here for that anymore. As far as an online social community, the ComedySportz forums (private) had really become much more active internationally and that was a community much closer to me both in cyberspace and meatspace. On top of that, family took a lot of time and so did work. <br><br>Now I also work for a company where a lot of time is willingly given. It's a company where when they decide to hire you they ask, "desktop or laptop? windows or mac? hoppy beer or stout?" Our primary product is social collaboration software: Clearspace. It's the stuff that powers the forums at Macworld. Yup that one. Not that I spend any time there either. I did meet the guy that customized the templates for it at An Event Apart last year in San Francisco. I digress. Anyway, between the constant blogging, forums and collaboration going on in that company, and ComedySportz forums, I figured I'd stick to getting at least a few hours of sleep a night. ;)<br><br>Kind of an odd feeling, even with me not participating in the last few years to see MM and MMcafé go bye-bye. I won't even have a place to lurk anymore. <br><br>Well, Pete, you know my ICQ/.Mac id. Where I work the network is wide open now (in contrast to being locked down to nearly nothing at all for two years at a health organization) and my IM is always on during biz hours. <br><br>Others can find me. There's not too many folks worldwide with Lascurettes as a surname running around. <br><br>EDIT PS: and the company I work for also makes the piece of forum software that powers the discussions in a certain fruity company's support area. I just can't say who. But it was pretty cool to work on that as one of my first jobs at my company.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Do you know? - 05/23/08 11:23 PM

I'd say I'm sorry my taking off led to your taking off too . . . except that you've clearly done yourself proud. Me, on the other hand . . . like Richard II says just before he's murdered, "I've wasted time, and now doth time waste me."<br><br>[color:red]&#63743;</font color=red> [color:orange]&#63743;</font color=orange> [color:yellow]&#63743;</font color=yellow> [color:green]&#63743;</font color=green> [color:blue]&#63743;</font color=blue> [color:purple]&#63743;</font color=purple>
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Do you know? - 05/24/08 02:00 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>"I've wasted time, and now doth time waste me."<p><hr></blockquote><p>Huh! How 'Bout Dat?<br><br>That's the opening line from another favorite writer...<br>and I never knew where HE'D gotten it from... until now.<br><br>I Wasted Time<br><br>Boy, am I ever gong to miss YOU! <br><br>[color:green]"...or am I a butterfly that's dreaming she's a woman?"</font color=green> <br>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: Do you know? - 05/24/08 04:10 AM

wow! Thanks for that post there, Squareman! Good to see you back, but I totally understand about getting away from here.<br><br>I was wondering if my emails were getting through. Well, now that I know why you left, I won't be bothering you any more. Sounds like you are busy busy busy, which isn't always a bad thing.<br><br><br><br>[color:white]I'm also the Moderator here</font color=white><br><br>my photos
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Do you know? - 05/24/08 08:40 AM

Lots of Shakespeare quotes in there, Cel!<br><br>[color:red]&#63743;</font color=red> [color:orange]&#63743;</font color=orange> [color:yellow]&#63743;</font color=yellow> [color:green]&#63743;</font color=green> [color:blue]&#63743;</font color=blue> [color:purple]&#63743;</font color=purple>