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    JG has requested to be promoted from his current moderator position to that of a regular member. This was entirely his decision and he is welcome to his old job back whenever he wants it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370 View Post
    JG has requested to be promoted from his current moderator position to that of a regular member. This was entirely his decision and he is welcome to his old job back whenever he wants it.
    Pity, I think he did a good job. But it must take its toll, I imagine, so not something one wants to do indefinitely.

    A shame there's no way to buy him a virtual beer over the internet.


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    I would like to thank John Galt for his services as a moderator to this forum and I hope he has more time to contribute his own thoughts as a regular member in a non-official capacity.


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    Cheers for all the hard work you put into it John, your efforts were very much appreciated.
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    This is really bad news. Don't know what else to say . . . . except that I hope it is better for you John.
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    I personally think you have done a great job JG. Thanks you for patience and diligence as a moderator. I hope you continue to be involved with this forum as a member as you add excellent content to this forum and it would be a great loss to see you go entirely.

    It seems that we are saying more goodbye's than hello's at the moment for some of the more active members here such as Marcus and JG. We need a forum sausage sizzle.

    "I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello" :-))
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    Thanks for all the hard work John! When I came back to this forum recently I was glad to see that you were still here. I hope you continue to be active here, you're one of the people here that makes this site worth visiting.
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    It will be interesting to hear from the man himself what the issue really was. In my opinion he was trying far too hard in the few weeks since his long time away. There was something behind the scenes more than just our usual bickering.
    I just hope he recovers, but I have tried to express sympathy but he'll still turn on you like a wounded bull. He takes no prisoners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robittybob1 View Post
    It will be interesting to hear from the man himself what the issue really was. In my opinion he was trying far too hard in the few weeks since his long time away. There was something behind the scenes more than just our usual bickering.
    I just hope he recovers, but I have tried to express sympathy but he'll still turn on you like a wounded bull. He takes no prisoners.
    If he wants us to know he will tell us. Jeez. Why don't you worry about your own numerous flaws.

    If I was a healthy unharmed bull I would turn on you and mash you into the ground -- and be really pleased with myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucknorium View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Robittybob1 View Post
    It will be interesting to hear from the man himself what the issue really was. In my opinion he was trying far too hard in the few weeks since his long time away. There was something behind the scenes more than just our usual bickering.
    I just hope he recovers, but I have tried to express sympathy but he'll still turn on you like a wounded bull. He takes no prisoners.
    If he wants us to know he will tell us. Jeez. Why don't you worry about your own numerous flaws.

    If I was a healthy unharmed bull I would turn on you and mash you into the ground -- and be really pleased with myself.
    You are more like a .... I won't say.

    I've got nothing against you Chuck.
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    I hope he behaves himself.
    Sometimes it is better not knowing than having an answer that may be wrong.
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    John Galt is awesome.

    I truly appreciate him.

    He was the first to welcome me and had the sense of humor when I told him, that when I saw, "JOHN GALT WAS HERE" on a bathroom door that I thought of him.

    He might not always agree with me, and that is fine, because he was always honest and fair!.

    SIR JOHN GALT! You were and are one amazing man.

    Whatever reason you made this decision, I am sure it was made with the wisdom and clarity you have often provided this theatre whore with when explaining things.

    Thank you. Mahalo nui loa and hui hou.
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    I honestly do not know what to say. It feels to me like this forum just lost something.
    "The only safe rule is to dispute only with those of your acquaintance of whom you know that they possess sufficient intelligence and self-respect not to advance absurdities; to appeal to reason and not to authority, and to listen to reason and yield to it; and, finally, to be willing to accept reason even from an opponent, and to be just enough to bear being proved to be in the wrong."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito Ergo Sum View Post
    I honestly do not know what to say. It feels to me like this forum just lost something.
    He hasn't left, just hasn't got the hassle anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
    Mahalo nui loa and hui hou.
    We don't use Martian on this forum.
    Stick to English!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    Mahalo nui loa and hui hou.
    We don't use Martian on this forum.
    Stick to English!
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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
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    Mahalo nui loa and hui hou.
    We don't use Martian on this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robittybob1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito Ergo Sum View Post
    I honestly do not know what to say. It feels to me like this forum just lost something.
    He hasn't left, just hasn't got the hassle anymore.

    In a sense, he has left. Member John Galt was one of the earliest members on this forum, which gave him much experience on how to handle delicate situations, such as arguments between two or more respected members, members who clearly suffered from a mental disorder, etc. His recent statement (cf. post #2) that he wanted to act more strictly, and be less forgiven for members who decreased the quality of this forum, was very promising; it was supported by several members (including me). Hence his choice to step down feels like a loss, since I hoped that his approach would be fruitful for this forum. I am certain that, whatever motives he has for his decision, we ought to respect his choice for coming down from an authoritative position, despite him being irreplaceable.
    "The only safe rule is to dispute only with those of your acquaintance of whom you know that they possess sufficient intelligence and self-respect not to advance absurdities; to appeal to reason and not to authority, and to listen to reason and yield to it; and, finally, to be willing to accept reason even from an opponent, and to be just enough to bear being proved to be in the wrong."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Implicate Order View Post
    It seems that we are saying more goodbye's than hello's at the moment for some of the more active members here such as Marcus and JG.
    I am still here I did recently resign from The Physics Forum though, in an effort to reduce the overall time I spend online, and to be honest I am glad of it since it was starting to become stressful. Being a moderator can be a very thankless job at times since you have to reconcile many wildly conflicting interests while trying to remain as impartial as possible; since I started moderating forums I have been called pretty much every name under the sun, have been threatened with legal action, and have once ( not here though ) even received personal threats. It is easy to become disillusioned with it, since we are doing this as a hobby only. However, out of all places I used to be active on, I still enjoy moderating this one here the most; I have just reduced my overall activity to be able to focus on my studies more.

    We need a forum sausage sizzle.
    I'm flexitarian
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    I think people should not be defined by the position they hold - JG is still a ( hopefully ) active member, and will have much more to contribute to this community, without having to deal with the drama. To me it doesn't feel like he left !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus Hanke View Post
    I am still here I did recently resign from The Physics Forum though, in an effort to reduce the overall time I spend online, and to be honest I am glad of it since it was starting to become stressful. Being a moderator can be a very thankless job at times since you have to reconcile many wildly conflicting interests while trying to remain as impartial as possible; since I started moderating forums I have been called pretty much every name under the sun, have been threatened with legal action, and have once ( not here though ) even received personal threats. It is easy to become disillusioned with it, since we are doing this as a hobby only. However, out of all places I used to be active on, I still enjoy moderating this one here the most; I have just reduced my overall activity to be able to focus on my studies more.
    Good to hear that you will still be around a bit. You are very much a big part of this community.

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    I'm flexitarian
    Then an occassional offerring from a beast or two is Ok then.....provided we throw in a few of those pesky vegetables?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Implicate Order View Post
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    I'm flexitarian
    Then an occassional offerring from a beast or two is Ok then.....provided we throw in a few of those pesky vegetables?
    Only if they're free-range vegetables...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Implicate Order View Post
    Then an occassional offerring from a beast or two is Ok then.....provided we throw in a few of those pesky vegetables?
    Yup...I eat seafood as part of my diet, and very very rarely ( once every few weeks or so ) I would still have a little bit of meat as well - I have chosen to be flexitarian not because of any ideological reasons, but simply because I feel better doing it, so I choose to retain the flexibility of making exceptions to the rule every so often. Obviously I cannot speak for others, but this works well for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by tk421 View Post
    Only if they're free-range vegetables...
    Yes, and only if the number of feet does not exceed 42
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    Quote Originally Posted by tk421 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Implicate Order View Post
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    I'm flexitarian
    Then an occassional offerring from a beast or two is Ok then.....provided we throw in a few of those pesky vegetables?
    Only if they're free-range vegetables...

    tk421.....soo funny!

    Marcus is a keeper too. He has been so good about explaining things and I truly appreciate it.
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    Class Act are you Red Panda!!!

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    Your button is absolutely wonderful.
    You promised never to discuss that in public!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPanda View Post
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    Your button is absolutely wonderful.
    You promised never to discuss that in public!!
    PUSH PUSH PUSH!!!

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    Okay, John, you're a tough negotiator. What if we offer to DOUBLE your pay!
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    Quote Originally Posted by flick montana View Post
    okay, john, you're a tough negotiator. What if we offer to double you pay!


    and i promise not to write in an old lipstick in the bathroom stall "john galt was here" in bathrooms!!!
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    I bet John Galt is not his real name, any more than Ophiolite.

    But hey, Och Aye John. I respect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post
    I bet John Galt is not his real name...
    Correct. He has said that it is not his real name.

    His real name is Bridget.*
    But only at weekends and Bank Holidays.*

    * Not true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post
    I bet John Galt is not his real name,.
    Check out the Ayn Rand book Atlas Shrugged.

    John Galt for President!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucknorium View Post
    John Galt for President!!!
    Who is John Galt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPanda View Post
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    John Galt for President!!!
    Who is John Galt?
    I don't know. Eddy or Dagny may know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus Hanke View Post
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    Only if they're free-range vegetables...
    Yes, and only if the number of feet does not exceed 42
    What is the meaning of 42?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    What is the meaning of 42?
    You can't be serious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucknorium View Post
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    What is the meaning of 42?
    You can't be serious.
    i was making a joke relevant to the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. Instead of "what is the meaning of life?" I substituted for "42" as a tangent to the quoted post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
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    What is the meaning of 42?
    You can't be serious.
    i was making a joke relevant to the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. Instead of "what is the meaning of life?" I substituted for "42" as a tangent to the quoted post.
    Oh, sorry. I should have known. You're thinking is several levels deep. Good one.

    (I'm lucky to think on one level. Also, I've been encountering too many Robbity posts.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucknorium View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucknorium View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    What is the meaning of 42?
    You can't be serious.
    i was making a joke relevant to the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. Instead of "what is the meaning of life?" I substituted for "42" as a tangent to the quoted post.
    Oh, sorry. I should have known. You're thinking is several levels deep. Good one.

    (I'm lucky to think on one level. Also, I've been encountering too many Robbity posts.)
    if I have seen far, it is because I've stood on the shoulders of highways, for highways are straight and unobstructed. Thanks for the compliment chuck. Tangent: I also hope mr.Galt continues to post, I valued his wit and input as much as his moderation.
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