"Degree Mills" Argument Dump Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Johnny Aloha, May 3, 2012.

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  1. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    I think I've almost got it figured out. Go to the user's profile. Next to the user's name, there is an icon of a pencil. Clicking on this brings up "Edit User Profile." On the user profile, you'll see the words "Registered User" (with a dot inside the bubble) and "Custom User Title" (without the dot in the bubble). This puts the words "Registered User" in an editable box. Delete "Registered User" and type in "Distinguished Senior Member" or "God of Distance Learning" or whatever Rich wants. The only thing I can't seem to figure out is what button to push in order to put the newly bestowed title into effect.
  2. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    Where can I find this backlog of people wanting titles bestowed?
  3. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    What is WITH some moderators? Where did this come from?
  4. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I'm not one of them. In fact, I joked about it in this thread and someone named "Maniac Craniac" decided post something stupid. Weird.
  5. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, what a terrible guy that Maniac Craniac is. He probably has it out to get you. I'd say, before things get out of control, its probably best to lay low for some time. It might even be a good idea to never come back for about another week while he cools down. The man is a loose cannon. Rubber duckies, even :borladuck:
  6. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Instead of cooling down, perhaps "he" would be better off smartening up? Or is that inappropriate for someone moderating a board ostensibly about education?
  7. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator

    Ok, Rich. Time to tone it down.
  8. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Oh, no. Kizmet has set that standard. I'm grateful!

    If Moderators moderated moderately, there would be far fewer disagreements such as this. But when they use privileged statuses as bully pulpits, I don't intend to accept that. But if they did (and we're only talking about one seriously and one slightly, right?), there would be no conflict. I don't make it a point to attack moderators, but neither will I accept their bullying.

    I'll play it either way.
  9. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator

    It's a warning, Rich. Tone it down.
  10. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Oh, no. Kizmet set the standard. Look within before accusing others.

    If he/she/it would stop unilaterally attacking me, then I'll stop--I would have no reason to respond. If not, you'll have to decide if the tone Kizmet sets is what you want for this board. And seeing that I've been here since its inception, I'd like to think I have a little bit of insight into that. Just sayin'.....
  11. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator

    Why don't you let it stop with you? I think you are a bigger man than that. I respect you and your intellect and I think you can rise above. I will speak to all of the moderators and ask them to do the same. Fair enough?
  12. Chip

    Chip Administrator

    I will repeat this one more time.

    Kizmet is a moderator. If you have an issue with the way Kizmet is moderating, or you feel that Kizmet is singling you out or otherwise treating you unfairly, please PM Kizmet or PM me individually and raise the specific concerns you have. The reality is, our moderation team (myself included) can get snarky at times, but I think all of us are adult enough to own it when it happens and make necessary corrections to our behavior.

    But it is absolutely not appropriate for you, Rich, to bring up such things within a thread. Those are off-topic to the thread, and have no business in the public forums at all.

    While I agree there is some snark within this thread that isn't necessary, I really need to ask everybody to just cut it the fuck out. Jesus. There's really no need for this, and shouldn't be any need for me to step in and say this either.
  13. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    It cuts both ways, Chip. Read what Kizmet posts unilaterally, without provocation. Routinely OT and personal, using a position as Moderator as a club. Enough said, I'm sure.
  14. Chip

    Chip Administrator

    I won't say this again. If you have an issue with it, take it to PM, either to the mod in question, or to me. Further failure to follow that policy will not yield a happy result.
  15. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I shall.

    I would ask that the moderators take the same tack, and be civil about it.
  16. Thor's hammer!!! Forgive me, I watched Avengers yesterday. :)
  17. ryoder

    ryoder New Member

    Please don't take our Lord's name in vane.

  18. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    Please understand that Jesus is not everyone's lord.
  19. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator

    Too much said, actually.
  20. NMTTD

    NMTTD Active Member

    Exactly. But Im wondering if this will turn into a holy war now. -.-
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