FYI or, To Whom It May Concern: 

 
Nhoj Morley
 
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18 July 2018 19:29
 

How dangerous are these forum admins anyway? Is there any cause for worry?

We can see your IP addresses. This is helpful in sorting out spammers and sock-puppets. We can ban addresses from accessing this site. Short of being geeks, we could play them as lottery numbers but not much else. IP’s are private and we will respect your privacy.

Admins have the same access to patrons’ email addresses as everyone else. It is the same invisible proxy method that everyone else gets. My patrons’ email address collection is wholely voluntary. We have no access to any further personal information unless a patron posts it for all to see.

Above us are the Super Admins or ‘Ubers’. They can see your email address and anything inputed to the site. They do not share any of this with the Plain Admins nor would we have any interest in or use for it.

We have sharp words and prickly points in our whoops-quivers. Tremble before them. It is all we got.

Dissatisfied patrons can go over our heads and entreat the ubers but it will land on my desk anyway.

[ Edited: 21 July 2018 21:53 by Nhoj Morley]
 
 
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28 July 2018 07:43
 

We genuflect in your general direction!

 
 
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28 July 2018 09:22
 
icehorse - 28 July 2018 07:43 AM

We genuflect in your general direction!

You are healed… now go forth.

 
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28 July 2018 13:03
 

I work in a large corporation. We bow and scrape to authority, then sneak around and do what we want. It’s the way of the world. Same here.

 
Nhoj Morley
 
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28 August 2018 22:44
 

Greetings, Mr. Cat.

Your PM box reads as full and we would like you to feel free to open it up again. So I’ll address your problem here.

I know who this is and he was warned. This is not the first time he has been a PM menace. The IP will be PNG. All fifteen of them, in fact. Alas, poor Irfan.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

 
 
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12 October 2020 11:20
 

Nihoj, will you do me a favor and cancel my ,membership to this forum website?  I’ve said at least all that I meant to.

My turning off notifications wouldn’t be enough. If my membership is cancelled, that clarifies unmistakably that any non-reply is because I’ve completely left the forum.

 
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12 October 2020 13:02
 
8262014 - 12 October 2020 11:20 AM

Nihoj, will you do me a favor and cancel my ,membership to this forum website?  I’ve said at least all that I meant to.

My turning off notifications wouldn’t be enough. If my membership is cancelled, that clarifies unmistakably that any non-reply is because I’ve completely left the forum.

Hi there.      ,

I can tell you the same as Nhoj if that’s ok?

We have a few options open to us as Admins.

We can - Suspend a members account which leaves all posts intact.
This we tend to do if you have infringed “Da rules”, it can be permanent or temporary. But we don’t really do this on request, we leave it down to a patrons own willpower to not respond to posts, otherwise it comes over a bit like “whip me… whip me admin!!”, and I don’t want to flay you, it’s a bit creepy.

We can also - Delete member account and remove all posts.
(This option is permanent and cannot be undone!) But we like your thread, people might want to refer to it at some point, hey I don’t know!?..
and an option to Ban all IP addresses associated with your account. Bit heavy handed, saved for spam.

So there you go, log out and unsubscribe, it’s much easier. Unless Nhoj has any other ideas, that’s all we got.

 

 
Nhoj Morley
 
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12 October 2020 17:28
 
8262014 - 12 October 2020 11:20 AM

Nihoj, will you do me a favor and cancel my ,membership to this forum website?  I’ve said at least all that I meant to.

My turning off notifications wouldn’t be enough. If my membership is cancelled, that clarifies unmistakably that any non-reply is because I’ve completely left the forum.

Our ban options are not visible to patrons. It will look like you left the forum anyway. I suggest that you turn off notifications in your profile. The thread will remain as an enduring lesson to all of us. Thank you for your participation.

Interesting spelling.