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Re: New Staff Member on board.

#21  Postby mraltair » Oct 20, 2011 5:18 pm

HughMcB wrote:Welcome aboard theropod! :wave:

Don't worry, if I can do it anyone old trained monkey can. :nod:


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Re: New Staff Member on board.

#22  Postby Paul » Oct 20, 2011 5:54 pm

So the theropod has evolved into a theromod! Congrats! :beercheers:
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Re: New Staff Member on board.

#23  Postby james1v » Oct 20, 2011 6:01 pm

The daft bugger fell for it! :lol:









only joking! :cheers:
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Re: New Staff Member on board.

#24  Postby rJD » Oct 20, 2011 9:34 pm

Jie wrote:Theropod a mod? That's so COOL!! :thumbup:

There should be a name change - Therapodamod.
I was "jd" in RDF, and am still in Rationalia.com

"Wooberish" - a neologism for woo expressed in gibberish, spread the "meme".

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Re: New Staff Member on board.

#25  Postby Calilasseia » Oct 21, 2011 12:26 am

Ah, I've been busy preparing for various forthcoming hectic real life events, so I've only just alighted upon this.

A happy day indeed ... and I look forward to seeing our new member of the officer corps buffing his boots and polishing his sidearm in the very near future. :)

As for any fear he may have about doing a "half-assed" job, or cocking things up, I'm minded to recall the words of one of my Entomology Society colleagues, who, when I joined the staff of that organisation, said to me "Look, don't worry about a thing, we're all amateurs at this game, myself included". When I tell you that the individual who uttered these words to me is a scientist with an international reputation in his field, and who has species named after him, this puts it into perspective. :)

So likewise, I'm going to say to you, old friend, don't worry about a thing, we're all amateurs at this game. :mrgreen:

Not that I consider myself to possess anything remotely akin to the reputation of the scientist I've just quoted above, who has spent the best part of 40 years diligently beavering away in his field - to match his output, I would probably need to live to the age of 110, not something I foresee happening unless I'm extremely fortunate. However, I thought I'd indulge a little bit of humour with the above. It's one of the perks of the job. :)
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Re: New Staff Member on board.

#26  Postby hackenslash » Oct 21, 2011 5:56 am

This is good news indeed. I can't think of any more suitable for the job. :cheers:
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Re: New Staff Member on board.

#27  Postby redwhine » Oct 21, 2011 6:21 am

theropod wrote:Right now I have the Who song, "You Better You Bet" running in my head.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPkKgrmgFTw[/youtube]

...and in the interests of balance...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDM469h7880[/youtube]
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Re: New Staff Member on board.

#28  Postby redwhine » Oct 21, 2011 6:35 am

Have you been issued with one of these yet?

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If so, use it sparingly...

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Re: New Staff Member on board.

#29  Postby rEvolutionist » Oct 25, 2011 3:12 pm

Congrats Theropod.

Will you still be self-suspending, as you've been known to do in the past? ;)
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Re: New Staff Member on board.

#30  Postby theropod » Oct 25, 2011 3:23 pm

rEvolutionist wrote:Congrats Theropod.

Will you still be self-suspending, as you've been known to do in the past? ;)


Yes, if I screw up again. Although now I plan on being far more careful in what and where I post. This is not to say I will become a wall flower and not expose stupid ideas, and thinking, when I see such. I will just now reflect on the responsibility of my words in light of my representation far more before clicking submit.

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Re: New Staff Member on board.

#31  Postby HughMcB » Oct 25, 2011 3:27 pm

You'd be surprised, temperament calms once you enter mod-dom. It's a rather zen like experience. :fsm:


Not that one should shy away from exposing those who espouse stupid arguments for the piles of fallacious verbage they are. :whistle:
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Re: New Staff Member on board.

#32  Postby Made of Stars » Oct 29, 2011 12:50 pm

redwhine wrote:Image

Nice guns... :)

What were talking about again?

Ah yes, about bloody time theropod. :thumbup:

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Re: New Staff Member on board.

#33  Postby ray » Oct 30, 2011 6:40 pm

Hello tripod,

Congratulations for becoming one of the bosses.

I am a True Muslim.

If you have any questions about God, let me know.

I represent Him.

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Re: New Staff Member on board.

#34  Postby Matt8819 » Oct 30, 2011 8:37 pm

ray wrote:Hello tripod,

Congratulations for becoming one of the bosses.

I am a True Muslim.

If you have any questions about God, let me know.

I represent Him.

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Re: New Staff Member on board.

#35  Postby LucidFlight » Oct 30, 2011 8:51 pm

Who is tripod? :ask:
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Re: New Staff Member on board.

#36  Postby theropod » Oct 30, 2011 8:53 pm

ray wrote:Hello tripod,


Hi ray!

You'll note, however, that my user name is theropod. It is a violation of the FUA (Forum User's Agreement) to purposefully, or knowingly, mutilate another members name in one of your postings. Perhaps you were unaware of this prohibition, or maybe you were just being cute. I would appreciate it very much if, in the future, you would use my name as it appears. Thanks. :thumbup:

ray wrote:Congratulations for becoming one of the bosses.


Being the junior member of the moderation team I'd say that I'm far from what one could reasonably call a "boss". The only real "boss", and this will piss him off for my saying so, is the person owning this web site. I've yet to see this person act in any way like a tyrannical and stereotypical "boss". If seeking consultation, and advice, at every turn is being a boss I wish I'd had a few more like him in my professional career. I don't think I, or any other member of the moderation team, deserve to be slurred in this ever-so-thinly-veiled manner. I don't think I have, as moderator, acted in any way that dishonors this forum or members. If you feel otherwise you are more than welcome to open a feedback thread and provide examples where I behaved anything like a "boss".

I happily, believe what you will, accept your congratulations. Being respected enough to be allowed to serve this forum with due diligence is an honor I do not take lightly. I will fight to protect you under the FUA as I would any member.

ray wrote:I am a True Muslim.


That's interesting. Can you tell us what a "True Muslim" is, or what it takes to be a "True Muslim? I am truely interested.

ray wrote:If you have any questions about God, let me know.


No problem ray! What a splendidly Gracious Offer®. OK, I have a little something I've always wanted to know about God. Can you, or any other person of faith, provide empirical evidence of a nature that, when tested independently, returns consistent results which directly establish the existence of any proposed God? If you can't provide this evidence I'll suppose all questions about God, your God, the Mayans God, or anyone's God, is really just a talk about red and green-stripped unicorns and other myths. Without that evidence we are playing head games with everyone.

ray wrote:I represent Him.

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What a wonderful honor this must be for you. Color me skeptical. See my little rant about evidence above. If you think this is so I have some questions. I'd really like to know if God told you this directly, and/or did another human confirm this? The moment you became aware of this must have been awesome! That would have made a great video to put on You Tube®!

Since you claim this ambassadorial position you shouldn't have any issues here. If you can obey the "10 Commandments" we will know that you are a person of your word. Do not lie to us. Do not seek to harm any of us. You get the picture. You already agreed to not violate the FUA, and as a representative of God you sure wouldn't want to openly break not only our rules but those of the very God you represent.

You'd be very surprised how very many folks here have studied the holy texts so please don't assume the instructors role just yet.

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Re: New Staff Member on board.

#37  Postby Made of Stars » Oct 31, 2011 11:18 am

ray wrote:Hello tripod,

Congratulations for becoming one of the bosses.

I am a True MuslimTM.

If you have any questions about God, let me know.

I represent Him.

.

Fixed. :grin:
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Re: New Staff Member on board.

#38  Postby Durro » Oct 31, 2011 10:20 pm

LucidFlight wrote:Who is tripod? :ask:


Theropod's new nickname.

Actually, I saw him getting out of the shower in the Mod Staff bathroom recently and I can assure you that his nickname is well earned.

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Re: New Staff Member on board.

#39  Postby Weaver » Oct 31, 2011 10:28 pm

Of course, his legs are only two inches long - but it's still an impressive sight.
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Re: New Staff Member on board.

#40  Postby Fallible » Oct 31, 2011 10:29 pm

:shhh:
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If I hear that fucking phrase again, this baby's gonna blow
Into a million itsy bitsy tiny pieces, don't you know,
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