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To the Mod….

Mickey_HandMickey_Hand Posts: 804 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

….who removed my last thread.

I wonder whether you can explain what was so objectionable about it.



  • Mickey_HandMickey_Hand Posts: 804 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    edited March 1


    You must be a gutless wonder who would rather hide among the rest of the Mods instead of explaining your actions.

    If you think that there are subjects which are out of bounds when it comes to humor you should just DV or justify your actions, instead of taking an action which makes you appear to be a pompous, judgmental, anal-retentive, p.r.i.c.k.

  • TeddyTeddy Posts: 3,261 mod

    What was the thread about?

  • umoonerumooner Posts: 845 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
  • Mickey_HandMickey_Hand Posts: 804 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    A motto on a t-shirt worn by Brett Seither's Mom. There was nothing dis-respectful about it.

  • ghostofuga1ghostofuga1 Posts: 2,620 mod

    We have Mods????

    I know some were being considered, but it looks like DN is making a move......

  • RPMdawgRPMdawg Posts: 1,899 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Teddy is one right? Or not yet

  • Mickey_HandMickey_Hand Posts: 804 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    I don't know about that, but SOMEONE has the ability to remove threads.

  • JRT812JRT812 Posts: 2,927 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    It’s all good Mickey bro. Not saying for this is the reason, but it could just be this site. It hasn’t really been up to par in my opinion since the last major “upgrade”

  • RPMdawgRPMdawg Posts: 1,899 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I participated Mickey. Thought it was alright. There wasnt any mention of waste disposal bodily functions at least.

  • RPMdawgRPMdawg Posts: 1,899 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited March 1
  • levanderlevander Posts: 4,481 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Well, this is good news for the crew who has been hopping around, desperate for someone to set rules they have to follow.

  • RPMdawgRPMdawg Posts: 1,899 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I have no problem staying in bounds, if I know where the boundaries are. That is the really confuuusing part

  • levanderlevander Posts: 4,481 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Yeah, good luck having that happen on an internet message board. Well defined boundaries never happen. There’s always quite a bit of interpretation involved.

  • RPMdawgRPMdawg Posts: 1,899 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Take your word for it. My one and only message board. No other social media either. More of a listener than a talker anyway. I'll just stick to my own boundaries and hope they work

  • levanderlevander Posts: 4,481 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Just think about it. It’s defining rules for speech.

    As an easy quick example, Say you outlaw talking about politics. Well you realize the state of Georgia only exists as a political body? Georgia as a state does not exist in nature, Common sense tells you can can talk about Georgia without it being considered political. But an entirely valid, rational argument could be made that you can’t talk about Georgia if you can’t talk about politics.

    So you refine the rule further. And you say that only controversial political talk is outlawed. Well what’s controversial? That the political media isn’t trusted by 75% of Americans is a poll that’s been reproduced several times in the last few years. But it wasn’t that long ago I’d irritate the hell out of a couple of people making references to how untrustworthy cable news is, To me it’s not the least bit controversial... It’s just that there are some **** people...

    Anyway, you should see where I’m going,

    There’s always a lot of interpretation involved when making rules for message boards.

    Like I personally wouldn’t have deleted Mickey’s thread. But I can see why it was.

  • TeddyTeddy Posts: 3,261 mod

    I’m not a mod. Sentell may have DM’d me about being one. I might be one if the “I’ll say it” threads come back 😉

  • BamaDawgBamaDawg Posts: 2,024 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited March 2

    I would like to know what the guidelines would be for picking a Mod.

    Is it longevity? I joined January 17. I know a few joined around the same time. Is there anyone who has been here longer?

    Is it level? I'm a graduate. Is there a higher level?

    Is it the number of posts? I'm on here almost everyday, just dont post as much anymore due to the all the experts on here already.

    Is it bowing to certain certain people? I'm not good at that.

    Is it avoiding certain controversial topics, or only voicing certain opinions on said subjects? Not good at that either.

    Giving anyone the secret ability to affect free speech will lead this site to go down hill quickly. I did not get the opportunity to see @Mickey_Hand 's OP, but short of it having some type horrible vulgarity in it, I can't see a reason to delete it. And even then without definitive rules about what can and can not be posted it will be left to the opinions of the Gods, oops I meant Mods.

    Maybe @JeffSentell or @MikeGriffith could explain the methodology of picking a mod and the reason @Mickey_Hand 's post was deleted.

  • levanderlevander Posts: 4,481 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    BamaDawg: “Giving anyone the secret ability to affect free speech will lead this site to go down hill quickly. I did not get the opportunity to see @Mickey_Hand 's OP, but short of it having some type horrible vulgarity in it, I can't see a reason to delete it. And even then without definitive rules about what can and can not be posted it will be left to the opinions of the Gods, oops I meant Mods.”

    It wasnt horribly ****. Some lady who’s a Mom of one of the recruits was wearing a t-shirt that was a twist on the old “Team is more important than me” cliche. It said, “Team Over Me”. And Mickey’s OP was like, “Oi Vey! You’re giving me nasty ideas about you Mama!” The OP wasn’t that explicit. But I’m not gonna take the time todo a better example. The result of the double entendre was in your mind you were picturing an attractive older blonde lady in a gangbang with the football team.

    I’m being lazy though and not wording everything kind of subtle like Mickey did. It was worded well enough, when I saw it, deleting it crossed my mind. But I probably would have left it. My concern was if that lady sees that she’s gonna be terribly embarrassed and insulted. At the extreme like if that lady saw it and complained even a little bit, I would have taken it down.

  • Mickey_HandMickey_Hand Posts: 804 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    @Teddy , @JRT812 , @levander , @RPMdawg

    It was an innocuous and somewhat lame attempt at mild humor. I can’t believe that even Brett or his parents would have found it offensive even if they didn’t find it even mildly amusing.

    Something I hate to do is explain a joke, because if it was lame to begin with, explaining it makes it even more so. But at the risk of having another thread disappeared, I’ll explain it and then paste a copy of the initial post.

    The point of the “Joke” was the juxtaposition of two t-shirt mottos which mean the same thing, but one of which might be interpreted differently when worn by a woman:

    “Big TEAM little me” as opposed to “Team over me”.


    “In the first place, in Jeff’s article 3-4 days ago about Brett Seither, I’m not sure whether the lady shown is his Mother or Sister. Either way, she is a beautiful, beautiful lady. And even though the t-shirt she’s wearing are Brett’s High School Colors, and the message is essentially the same as “BIG TEAM little me”, the powers-that-be at DawgNation should quickly get her a shirt that says THAT instead of the one she’s wearing which could conjure up unwholesome images in a twisted, prurient mind – like mine 😉.”

  • levanderlevander Posts: 4,481 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Mickey_Hand Yeah, I was a little lazy explaining it. It is possible you were subtle enough if they lady was kind of liberal, she wouldn’t have been insulted.

  • Mickey_HandMickey_Hand Posts: 804 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Well, you and I differ slightly. I don't believe that even Billy Graham would have found the post controversial. 😃

    But no biggie -- it's all good.

  • SoFL_DawgSoFL_Dawg Posts: 4,194 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    just check the profile, it will say who’s a mod or not.

  • amjadawgsamjadawgs Posts: 1,218 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Same boat... Same questions? A little explanation would be nice

  • RPMdawgRPMdawg Posts: 1,899 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Sorry guys I cant @. I understand both sides. Mickey, got no problem with your original OP. A joke is just a joke. Problem is some dont care for jokes especially at the expense of someone else. It happens though. I'm around it every day.

    Setting is the kicker. You dont conduct yourself the same , say at a funeral vs at a bar shooting pool. Where do we fall on the forum. I think closer to the latter, but i may be wrong. I enjoy kidding around and "giving one another trouble". I'll continue on here while trying not to be offensive. Just will have to find that boundary

  • Bulldawg1982Bulldawg1982 Posts: 866 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I participated in your thread and the worst thing said on it was when i said that "she looked good for an older women". That's it. I'm surprised it was deleted.

  • levanderlevander Posts: 4,481 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    What I wonder is if the mod who deleted it was more turned on by the picture of the lady and that thought in his head than even the average guys is. And he was all like “ahh no, no, no, we can’t have this!”

  • BamaDawgBamaDawg Posts: 2,024 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
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