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    2 Wheeled Troubador oldhway's Avatar
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    I'm ready for more jokes.

    Unfortunately I hadn't checked in on the old thread recently and some of the members had pushed the content way outside of forum guidelines.

    There was some great stuff in there but there was too much that needed to be deleted so it is closed and gone.

    You folks all know the guidelines but basically, keep it PG (The kind of thing you would see on primetime TV is fine), and if you want try again.

    And for those who like to push the limits, please don't mess this up for everyone else.

    Thanks.
    Steve Marquardt, 2004 R1150RT

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    I should have visited more often. I never read anything 'off colour'. Maybe my 'I'm offended' meter is set too high!
    Let's laugh!

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    Although I thought a few of the jokes were getting "edgy," I don't think it warranted removing the thread. Couldn't it have been "cleaned up" and monitored a bit more? I enjoyed it and had only gotten through about 12 pages. Can we start it again?

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    I stuck what could have been an offensive (but funny) joke up yesterday - sorry if I overstepped the mark.
    The removal of the whole thread is overkill. This rigid moderating is is hurting this forum.
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    will this be possible???




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    Overkill

    We are all adults on the forum and even if a few (and that means very few) of the jokes were a little off color, the removal of all was overkill.
    At all the many rallies and gatherings I have attended woth the MOA I have hearrd a lot of language that "the church lady" would blush from. We are not the "church lady".
    Please put it back as it was!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post


    Please compare this to the guidelines here
    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=44880

    As I read them I have no problem with the post. Of course you probably would want to consult the original poster of those guidelines...

    Oh wait, that was you /

    We are adapting those guidelines somewhat to say basically if it would play on Prime Time TV, it is ok here. I rea;ize that is less strict than originally intended but we are trying to lighten up a bit here. that would be ok wouldn't it?
    Steve Marquardt, 2004 R1150RT

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    Quote Originally Posted by walterK75 View Post
    Although I thought a few of the jokes were getting "edgy," I don't think it warranted removing the thread. Couldn't it have been "cleaned up" and monitored a bit more? I enjoyed it and had only gotten through about 12 pages. Can we start it again?
    Probably the easiest for me to respond to.

    I reopened a thread with the same name so it could get started again. Please do, there was a lot of very funny stuff there.

    I went to do a clean up and realized there were way to many posts to get through.
    I am sorry but all of the moderators are volunteers and to go back through and reread the whole thread is beyond what I had available for time I tried and after 1/2 an hour decided to make the decision to close the thread and start it again.
    Steve Marquardt, 2004 R1150RT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhway View Post
    Probably the easiest for me to respond to.

    I reopened a thread with the same name so it could get started again. Please do, there was a lot of very funny stuff there.

    I went to do a clean up and realized there were way to many posts to get through.
    I am sorry but all of the moderators are volunteers and to go back through and reread the whole thread is beyond what I had available for time I tried and after 1/2 an hour decided to make the decision to close the thread and start it again.
    what started the reaction? did someone complain?

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    Saving ourselves from complaints from a minority by killing content from the majority.

    Seems odd in a place that is defined by discussion and content; i.e. a forum. Oh well, I'm not offended by anything, and I'm not a mod.. so it doesn't really matter how I view things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodag View Post
    what started the reaction? did someone complain?
    There were several including the final one that pointed out a trend towards getting further and further out of guidelines.

    I enjoyed the majority of what was on there. I was not happy to close it. Unfortunately, without the membership being somewhat self-moderating things like that will occaisionally happen since the mods only have so much time to spend here.

    If everyone would play by the rules and remind each other if things get a little hinky, it would prevent stuff like that.

    On the one hand folks in this case seem to want the mods to monitor every post and only act on the individual ones (which we try) and on the other hand when we do that we are accused of nannyism. The forum participants are grown ups here and pretty much know what's expected. If a member or several members get carried away trying to see how far they can push things and something like this happens, maybe the fault is not with the mods.

    In the several years I have been involved in the mod team, I have had less than a handful of people volunteer to be mods but I can't count how many folks are willing to complain about moderation (That is not directed at you Hodag, it is a general statement).

    The mod team is willing to discuss forum guideliens and moderation with anyone who is serious about doing so. The Forum guidelines are controlled by the members and completely seperate from Club Leadership. If someone really wants change and is willing to put their time where their mouth (keyboard) is, PM me.
    The only agenda we have is to make this place the best possibble for the majority of the members, and we do it because we support and believe in this forum.
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    old joke, but...

    I haven't heard any new ones in a while, but I have found a new (to me anyway) way to tell them:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OKh0aIp63k
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    The following is supposedly an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term.

    The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.

    Bonus Question:

    Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

    Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

    One student, however, wrote the following:

    First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving.

    As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell.

    Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell.

    With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially.

    Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

    This gives two possibilities:

    1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

    2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

    So which is it?

    If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, "it will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you," and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number 2 must be true, and thus I am sure Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct...leaving only Heaven thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting "Oh my God."


    THIS STUDENT RECEIVED THE ONLY "A"
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    There is a new virus. The code name is "WORK".
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