#387: “8 rules for dating my teenage Weblog”

*** Now talking in #suburbansenshi
*** Topic is '-= Now listen very carefully, I shall say this only once =-'
[02:31] <[ Dr_Xadium ]> We've all seen the elephantine trainwreck of a burly brawl that's splattered itself willy-nilly all over the chatbox like a popped zit at 5 minutes before the big Prom date...
[02:33] * FireFly_9 groans at the tortured-unto-death mixed metaphors

[02:33] <[ Dr_Xadium ]> Now several hours from now I am going to wipe the chatbox clean so we can all start over and be NICE to each other.
[02:33] <[ Dr_Xadium ]> I usually stay hands-off because I like letting people be free to express themselves (and, of course, be challenged for their expressions) in a free and open forum.
[02:34] <Mdm_Maestro> Populist fool.
[02:35] *** [ Dr_Xadium ] has kicked Mdm_Maestro from #suburbansenshi (REASON: Hypocrisy )

[02:35] <[ Dr_Xadium ]> Now-- this having been said-- This madness must cease. It's irking the good peace-loving folk who visit here every day. I admit I may have had a hand in some of the seeds of this when I had the Sub. Senshi tear apart the Genvid forum rules, but it was all in good inter/intra site rivalry fun... then things got heated on other fronts, and... -sigh-.
[02:37] <[ Dr_Xadium ]> Now, I'm gonna have to step in. One school of thought says that since users don't pay anything for site access, they shouldn't have any right to be argumentative or possessive of the site's direction or policies, i.e. "you're a guest in someone else's house, be nice to them".
[02:39] <[ Dr_Xadium ]> And I understand this. But it's not exactly how I see it as applying to my corner of the site (which is, I admit, not mine). I believe the vast majority of Suburban Senshi readers do give me a form of "consideration" (lawyer-speak for something given in exchange for something else) which is most valuable indeed. And I don't mean hits, or impressions, or whatever. But I will get to that in a moment.
[02:40] <[ Dr_Xadium ]> I started (and still do run) Suburban Senshi for my own amusement. If the rest of you are amused, I'm very glad-- if not, I'm sad to see it and I wish you well on your web travels elsewhere. No hard feelings, no recriminations. I have always said that if it gets too annoying or aggravating, I'd have no compunction packing up shop and logging off for good. And that's still my policy today-- no name-calling, no teary ranting goodbye from me... just "NO CARRIER".
[02:43] <[ Dr_Xadium ]> (I reserve the right to issue forth a non-teary rant, however) But-- this position has modified a bit... because you who are seeing this have invested something here. Not money-- *Time*.
[02:45] <[ Dr_Xadium ]> Irreplaceable moments of your lives, which you could have spent watching TV, or surfing Fark, you chose to spend just stopping by, checking out this little IRC blog and hopefully having a chuckle or two along the way. That is high, meaningful praise unto itself. (It in no way confers a controlling interest in what I do, but it does evoke in me a certain sense of responsibility)
[02:45] * [ Dr_Xadium ] raises a fist to the sky

[02:46] <[ Dr_Xadium ]> Your sacrifice, must not-- WILL NOT be in vain!!!
[02:47] <.'~SugaBB_2999~'.> ROR R U tying 2 facking sike dem pu 4 a batel R sumtin?!1 hshshshshshshs!
[02:47] *** [ Dr_Xadium ] has kicked .'~SugaBB_2999~'. from #suburbansenshi (REASON: Go garnish some Ramen or something )

[02:48] * [ Dr_Xadium ] grabs a mic, his eyes full of stars and watery tears

[02:48] <[ Dr_Xadium ]> For the sake of the peace... I ask you all... set aside this bitterness... this vitriol... (KIRK MODE) This--OVERwheming! NEED to! BE...Right!! (/KIRK)
[02:49] <--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Or at least take it to E-Mail, punks
[02:49] <[ Dr_Xadium ]> So when I clear the chatbox, I want to see no traces of this argument there anymore. Or, like I said there, the Suburban Senshi will mock *both sides*, friend or foe-- ruthlessly and completely.
[02:51] <// J_Daito //> Great... from Dark General to kidney stone to attack dog
[02:51] <[ Dr_Xadium ]> Because I see banning as a defeatist manoeuvre, but at the same time I won't let people's time or bandwidth be wasted by a flame war-- If the poor quiet masses who suffer in silence do have to hear The Bitching Bicker of Infinite Argumentation ad Nauseo ad Inifinto, they might as well be amused by it.
[02:52] <[ Dr_Xadium ]> So it is written and so it shall be done-- remember, I love all you guys and want you to be able to come here and have fun
[02:54] <--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> But *BEHAVE*Or we're gonna MiSt yer ass from one end of creation to the other
[02:54] <FireFly_9> Like a bidet, Haruka-poppa? _;
[02:55] <--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Dammit you KNOW what I meant!
[02:55] <[ Dr_Xadium ]> This has been Hama Chis..ahh, Dr. Xadium.
[02:55] <♥ Cést la Vie ♥> She's rubbing off!!
[09:48] <[ Dr_Xadium ]> ADDENDUM....
[09:48] * [ Dr_Xadium ] grasps a star trek communicator with white-knuckled fury

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