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Old 08-26-2010, 12:11 PM
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I believe I am the second longest surviving Mod here on THT. But as of today, I will not longer be donating my time to THT and IB. Those of you who have been spanked by me for bashing, profanity, and other objectionable behaviors can jump for joy. The lead Mod I leave behind prefers the new age parent metaphor "Johnny, please don't do that" over spanking for willful rules violations by members who are experienced enough to know better. So be it. That fundamental disagreement is the primary reason I'm hanging up my Mod hat. I have enjoyed protecting controversial threads from ruination by trolls and the like. I've always thought the OP is the focal point of a thread, and deserves respect in all replies. And forum rules are forum rules; there for a reason and to be enforced. In my departure I remain concerned about what I perceive as a growing loss of civility in posts across THT. I do not think the deterioration can be halted without more stringent moderation. I observe this is not really a big a concern for IB; they are a business and their primary concern is numbers of hits and posts, and less so the content of them. That's the reality and I trust you can understand this has had me asking myself, Why am I donating my time to a for profit business??? So adios and best wishes to all of you as Mod 3. I'll still be hanging around under my "other" handle.
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You're a good dude, I don't care what anyone else says. Good luck and best wishes to you.

What will be your new handle now that you are throwing in the badge? ;?
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Dude, yer asking a question to someone who has left the building


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Mod 3,
I know we have had our differences, but what 2 humans don't? Hell, the wife threatens to kick me out once a week (I guess that would be the House Band...). But life goes on, and it is to short to worry about shit from the past...

Buenos Suerte, mi amigo!
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Come on Big Al, the green light is on,,, he's hanging around to see who cares!
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With 159 posts, exactly what was THT MOD 3 "moderating"?, or was he/she, heshe, a "delete"-first "moderator"?
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Originally Posted by THT Mod 3 View Post
That's the reality and I trust you can understand this has had me asking myself, Why am I donating my time to a for profit business???
the fact that IB has gotten away with free moderators for this long is stunning...
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Best of luck, and thanks for the help.
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I'd say so long but the Mod green light is off.
I'm sure he/ she is watching under their other User Name. What negative would it be to reveal yourself now? Thanks for your efforts.

How many Mods are left?
Role call!
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Buh Buh now.

See ya in real life!
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post

What will be your new handle now that you are throwing in the badge? ;?
I believe it will be Jack Sparrow The Tird!
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By the way Mod 3 - if someone else had posted this thread in the Boating forum ya would have spanked 'em right?
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Sentimnet completely understood.

Also agree with Cgrand.
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Originally Posted by Menzies View Post
I believe it will be Jack Sparrow The Tird!
To clarify will it be, "The Terd" or "The Third?"
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Wow thats the first Mod suicide note i've seen.

Good luck to you.
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I don't get it? IB makes money, yet the Mods do it for free? Where can I get help like that?
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What happened, Mom take away your internet access?
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I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on some of the contributions made by THT Mod 3...



08-19-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 357 Physician faces trial, was at helm of boat that cut off scuba diver’s legs in Martin
Views: 18,698 Posted By THT Mod 3
Warning: Bashing and inappropriate language has occurred here, and will not be tolerated. When I catch you, you will earn a 3 day ban for it. No discussion.


Forum: Dockside Chat 07-25-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 23 Gun control working in Australia?
Views: 858 Posted By THT Mod 3
Okay guys. The thing is political discussion is not allowed in Dockside. The OP is generally within the guidelines, but I am pruning a couple of political assertions. Monsoon's reply is on the hairy...


Forum: The Boating Forum 04-23-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 475 Contender warranty/Privity must suck
Views: 19,900 Posted By THT Mod 3
Gentlemen,
Reminding you that posts that do not speak directly to the thread topic, and I do mean directly, are deleted or edited. 6 pruned today.


Forum: Dockside Chat 04-22-2010, 07:00 AM
Views: 491 Posted By THT Mod 3
Smiley face removed. I trust nobody objects.

Forum: The Boating Forum 04-21-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 475 Contender warranty/Privity must suck
Views: 19,900 Posted By THT Mod 3
Be advised to check the Boating forum guidelines in the sticky at the top of the forum before posting here. Posts that are trolling, insulting, or off topic will be deleted.

Forum: The Boating Forum 04-20-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 475 Contender warranty/Privity must suck
Views: 19,900 Posted By THT Mod 3
A heads up to the OP and frequent poster: The purpose of a THT thread is to convey new information, present a new point of view, or continue a discussion as the thread progresses. It is not to copy...

Forum: The Boating Forum 04-20-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 475 Contender warranty/Privity must suck
Views: 19,900 Posted By THT Mod 3
As stated in the closing message of the old thread, it was closed because it had become unmanageable. The OP was welcomed to start a new thread and link to the old one.

Forum: The Boating Forum 04-20-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5,807 Contender waranty must suck
Views: 211,444 Posted By THT Mod 3
Thread has too many OT posts. Closed. OP is welcome to open another thread and refer to this one. Thank you.

Forum: The Boating Forum 04-18-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 175 Such BS, and makes me laugh look at this E-tec vs Yamaha video
Views: 4,695 Posted By THT Mod 3
Gentlemen, Enough already. The forum rules found in the sticky at the top of the forum are quite clear regarding bashing, trolls, insults, and off topic posts. I am taking action not as a result of...

Forum: The Boating Forum 04-09-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 33 Chrysler 55 information
Views: 620 Posted By THT Mod 3
Please respect the gentleman's question and stay OT. Bashing and off topic replies have been deleted. Have a nice day.

Forum: The Boating Forum 04-08-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22 300 HPDI Problem (HELP)
Views: 1,461 Posted By THT Mod 3
It is bad form to bring back a thread from almost a year ago. Start a new thread, referencing the old one if you need to.


God I am gonig to miss that guy...
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
I don't get it? IB makes money, yet the Mods do it for free? Where can I get help like that?

Kids, till they go off to college. ;? No wait a min...mine are eating me out of my house..never mind.

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