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Strip zikzak of his editor status?
Yes 29%
No 48%
Who? 22%

Votes: 27

 Confessions of an editorial tyrant

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Oct 27, 2001
Because there's nothing more entertaining than listening to someone defend their own actions.

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Who are we?
I have a certain degree of power on this website that was bestowed upon me for what are, at best, arbitrary reasons. The proper use of power is to wield it gently, always being aware of how your elevated status, no matter how insignificant, can be abused. Power brings a certain, unavoidable sense of responsibility with it. To act with disregard torwards that responsibility always ends badly for the tyrant.

But the tyrant sure can have a lot of fun in the meantime!

I will continue to harass people on this website who irritate me through their actions. And until my editorial powers are stripped from me (which I assure you is quite possible), I will also continue to abuse those powers in service of my harassment. You are free to petition for my removal.


skippy's plight (5.00 / 2) (#1)
by osm on Sun Oct 28th, 2001 at 02:56:16 AM PST
reminds me of the "sound of music". you remember the scene where the von trapp kids sing the goodnight (or maybe it was goodbye. i can't remember) song? you have to dig those von trapp chicks.

you are no von trapp chick, skippy. you butthole.

Ah, the memories (5.00 / 2) (#7)
by zikzak on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 03:39:31 AM PST
There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall
And the bells in the steeple too
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird
Is popping out to say "cuckoo"
     Marta, Gretl, Brigitta:
     Cuckoo, cuckoo

Regretfully they tell us
     Marta, Gretl, Brigitta:
     Cuckoo, cuckoo
But firmly they compel us
     Marta, Gretl, Brigitta:
     Cuckoo, cuckoo
To say goodbye . . .
     Marta, Gretl, Brigitta:
. . . to you.


So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night
I hate to go and leave this pretty sight
Marta skips upstairs to playful music

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu
Adieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieu
Friedrich skips upstairs to playful music

So long, farewell, au revoir, auf wiedersehen
I'd like to stay and taste my first champagne
     Liesl to the Captain:
     The Captain:
Liesl pouts and goes upstairs

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye
I leave and heave a sigh and say goodbye -- Goodbye!
Kurt goes upstairs
I'm glad to go, I cannot tell a lie
Brigitta goes upstairs
I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly
Louisa goes upstairs
Gretl Tired and singing slowly as she backs up the stairs on her little rump:
The sun has gone to bed and so must I
Gretl falls asleep on the stairs, Liesl comes down to collect her

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye
Children wave to guests
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
Guests Waving back:

Oh, good show. (none / 0) (#2)
by Anonymous Reader on Sun Oct 28th, 2001 at 02:57:36 AM PST
Believe me, the more the rabble learns of the intrigue, infighting, squabbling, and petty grievance of the editors, the better. It's terrific entertainment.

This little attempt to give your personal "editorial stance" a public vetting is a nice first step; I do hope that visible full-scale editorial brawls will soon follow.

Oh, I almost forgot-- thanks for getting rid of Inden. I didn't want to resort to referring to the primates of Madagascar.

I do not see the problem here. (5.00 / 1) (#3)
by tkatchev on Sun Oct 28th, 2001 at 06:14:19 AM PST
What is wrong with dictatorial editorial policies on a *personal* web site? The way I see it, strict *personal* control of content only serves to promote democracy and a wide range of views -- simply because if not curtailed, groupthink tends to fill all available space. Witness and There should be more sites with stricter control; that way, we can pick-and-choose the information we want, including controversial views that might be shunned in "society".

Peace and much love...

Well Said. (none / 0) (#4)
by TheReverand on Sun Oct 28th, 2001 at 04:10:25 PM PST
As an editor with similar problems as Zikzak, I completely agree with your statements.

At some point though, the overly-left wing ran editorial staff will boot us off of here, and drive us from this site like the right-wing dogs we are.

Ahh well.

I agree with this (none / 0) (#6)
by seventypercent on Sun Oct 28th, 2001 at 09:32:48 PM PST
As a member of the moral community, I have always been a bit disturbed by the leftivist editorial imbalance on However, I am heartened a bit to realize that the moderation queue remains open to all editors, not just the liberal ones. Therefore I do not forsee a future in which your doom-and-gloom scenario will come to fruition, unless the current policy changes. If that happens there will be hell to pay.

Red-blooded patriots do not use Linux.

Is there no place for right-thinking individuals? (5.00 / 1) (#8)
by Adam Rightmann on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 06:46:53 PM PST
I have high hopes that I would use this site to open the eyes of the fuzzy minded secular humanists, but I fear that many of the editors (particularly those of an English nature) may attempt to thwart my plans (as one Welsh editor is want to do). Please. like minded editors, let us keep our eyes open for a fallback site, and fight the good fight in the meantime.

A. Rightmann

Spelling Naziism (none / 0) (#9)
by Anonymous Reader on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 08:21:01 PM PST
You mean "is wont to", not "is want to."

Thank you for correcting my spelling (none / 0) (#10)
by Adam Rightmann on Tue Oct 30th, 2001 at 08:05:26 AM PST
and I don't consider a like of proper grammar or spelling Naziism.

A. Rightmann

there are disturbing levels of meta-commentary (1.00 / 1) (#5)
by Anonymous Reader on Sun Oct 28th, 2001 at 05:02:19 PM PST
in the diaries.

I think inden and monogram should have their IP addresses banned for a week.

(iden says he won't be back but i don't trust him one little bit. he should have his IP banned for a month just to keep him honest)


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