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The fighting stops now-this is a moderated forum

This is a moderated forum. I am your old moderator with a new attitude.

The fighting stops-NOW.

There may not be peace in the Middle East-but there will be at least a truce in the BFTP until Halloween.

Until then all Graf-Seles fighting threads will be closed, and attacks of a personal nature will cease.

Those who wish to fight are urged to seek out greener pastures in general messages or ask the admins to create a Graf-Seles fight forum.

If you don't like it-tough cheese.
BCP reminded me that Brian and I created this forum. BCP
Others have reminded me that leaving was just making matters worse.

Joan Rivers gave me assertiveness training.

And finally Brian Stewart asked me to reconsider.


So forgive me as I "pull a Martina" and continue as your mod.

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You're forgiven. Welcome back, sheriff!
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Over 5,000 entries & the best Rollo posting so far!

Rollo this is wonderful news, as a few of us were seriously contemplating heading for the hills. "Pull a Martina" anytime you wish, for as I write this, I'm beginning to appreciate her legend all the more I used to think it was silly when people used the bowing sign - but what the heck, I'll use it for you. Welcome back
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Thumbs up

I think all these famous comebacks from retirement are becoming old hat now, but for once this is a welcome one.
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This is a moderated forum. I am your old moderator with a new attitude.

The fighting stops-NOW.

There may not be peace in the Middle East-but there will be at least a truce in the BFTP until Halloween.

Until then all Graf-Seles fighting threads will be closed, and attacks of a personal nature will cease.

Those who wish to fight are urged to seek out greener pastures in general messages or ask the admins to create a Graf-Seles fight forum.

If you don't like it-tough cheese.
BCP reminded me that Brian and I created this forum. BCP
Others have reminded me that leaving was just making matters worse.

Joan Rivers gave me assertiveness training.

And finally Brian Stewart asked me to reconsider.


So forgive me as I "pull a Martina" and continue as your mod.
Hey, Martina did it, Billie Jean did it, Margaret did it, Maria did it, and before that, I'm a little too green to remember who else, but I'm sure it goes all the way back to Lottie Dodd. Nothing better than circling the wagons once in a while on your way to the gold coast. Good to have you back, friend!

There is nothing more beautiful than Evonne Goolagong in full flight moving across a tennis court.
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This is great news indeed Rollo! Thanks for all that you do for the BFTP forum.
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post #7 of 43 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 2004, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for coming back HanaFanGA-we wondered where you'd got off too

Thanks for all the love folks.
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Welcome back Rollo - the voice of reason!!
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Madam (but you can call me Andy) is overjoyed at this change of heart.

Traits Gandhi considered the most spiritually perilous to humanity.
*Wealth without Work * Pleasure without Conscience

*Science without Humanity *Knowledge without Character

*Politics without Principle *Commerce without Morality

*Worship without Sacrifice
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Madam (but you can call me Andy) is overjoyed at this change of heart.

OK, Andy-baby!

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OK, Andy-baby!

and maybe you can too, Cali, when you grow up into a nice Big Boy

Traits Gandhi considered the most spiritually perilous to humanity.
*Wealth without Work * Pleasure without Conscience

*Science without Humanity *Knowledge without Character

*Politics without Principle *Commerce without Morality

*Worship without Sacrifice
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I'm glad you're staying Rollo.
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I am new around here. So, forgive me for a minute if I pull a Ross Geller (character in the "Friends" sitcom) and don't contribute my $20 to the maintenance man's retirement gift. After all, I just moved in.

I have no real trouble with your closing certain threads that had degenerated into personal arguments. And, I have no trouble with your calling for a cease-fire on personal attacks.

I do have a problem with your showing a favoritism, whether intentional or not, for a certain poster who in the last go-round might have been the one who incited the conflagration. No need to mention names.

I hope it goes without saying that one does not need to call someone a name like "plagiarist," "stupid," etc. for the claim to be construed as a personal attack. By definition, an ad hominem argument is any argument that calls into question the motives of an interlocutor. In the last go round, the problem began when someone called into question Calimero's motives in posting.

As a moderator, I would except you to have the forsight to see how any post, the piety of its language notwithstanding, that explicity calls into question the principles, interests, and passions of another poster, has the potential to be the match that starts the next fire.

It goes without saying that you cannot police bias or interest. It is a foregone conclusion that selfinterest is embedded in most forms of human communication. (May you rest in peace, Jacques Derrida.) Nevertheless, when that selfinterest reveals itself in a series of questions concerning another poster's reasons for posting, you should realize that no good can come of that. To ignore the consequences of such statements is to put an enormous burden for upholding the standards of rational discussion and debate on the shoulders of the person whose motives are being questioned. And, though it should go without saying that we all bear a burden to uphold the standards of rational discussion and debate, if the discussion is to be truly open and truly rational, no one party to that discussion must bear a heavier burden than anyother. Only in those societies where the burden to uphold those standards is evenly distributed is politeness not another word for tyranny.
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