Author Topic: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community  (Read 13784 times)

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Re: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community
« Reply #195 on: May 09, 2021, 10:10:26 AM »
Awww, someone who needs attention in any manner or form wants to think that this thread is all about them.

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Re: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community
« Reply #196 on: July 26, 2021, 02:05:47 PM »
With Polly taking a break since May, things have sure quieted down in some of these fora.

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Re: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community
« Reply #197 on: July 26, 2021, 02:52:30 PM »
With Polly taking a break since May, things have sure quieted down in some of these fora.

She and I had endless train-wrecks that accomplished nothing and cluttered up the Fora (and did our Fora cred no good)...but I miss Polly.

Polly was spicy.  She said smart things even if she tended to take it too far or state the obvious.
I also found her very funny.

Polly, if you are still reading, come back.  Maybe try not to get so excited or be so rude.

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Re: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community
« Reply #198 on: July 26, 2021, 04:11:30 PM »
With Polly taking a break since May, things have sure quieted down in some of these fora.

Eh, I read enough Polly_Mer to get her drift. Everyone knows preaching personal responsibility just reinforces white supremacy. Do we really need that?

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ETA: Notice she quoted down about the time Writingprof left. They were similar thinkers except he didn't care much about being popular.
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Re: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community
« Reply #199 on: September 24, 2021, 02:12:33 AM »
This place isn't the same because of the unfortunate culture war going on in the USA today and higher education's inability to  accept responsibility. Any forumite who has left for that reason, or something related to that I miss them, but hey, frankly, I'm not sure the forum deserves their contributions under the circumstances.

I expect the forum to self-select for less and less political diversity for the time being. Writingprof's 'GCF' was an obvious signifier.

Oh yeah, I miss rose-colored tulip or whatever her name was, who was never much more than a lurker, but obviously got certain things.

And my previous post of this two-fer is relevant.
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Re: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community
« Reply #200 on: October 15, 2021, 12:16:04 PM »
With Polly taking a break since May, things have sure quieted down in some of these fora.

She and I had endless train-wrecks that accomplished nothing and cluttered up the Fora (and did our Fora cred no good)...but I miss Polly.

Polly was spicy.  She said smart things even if she tended to take it too far or state the obvious.
I also found her very funny.

Polly, if you are still reading, come back.  Maybe try not to get so excited or be so rude.

I've noticed her on Reddit recently.

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Re: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community
« Reply #201 on: October 15, 2021, 03:05:13 PM »
With Polly taking a break since May, things have sure quieted down in some of these fora.

She and I had endless train-wrecks that accomplished nothing and cluttered up the Fora (and did our Fora cred no good)...but I miss Polly.

Polly was spicy.  She said smart things even if she tended to take it too far or state the obvious.
I also found her very funny.

Polly, if you are still reading, come back.  Maybe try not to get so excited or be so rude.

I've noticed her on Reddit recently.

Yeah, I talked to her a bit.  She's resentful and feels like she's been ejected by the mods.  I'm not sure she was happy to find me there.

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Re: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community
« Reply #202 on: October 15, 2021, 03:17:00 PM »
As far as I know, nobody 'ejected' anybody.
I know it's a genus.

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Re: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community
« Reply #203 on: October 15, 2021, 04:51:23 PM »
As far as I know, nobody 'ejected' anybody.

Polly didn't use that word exactly.

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Re: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community
« Reply #204 on: October 15, 2021, 07:59:23 PM »
'Ejected' is even worse than 'rejected.' It's done sooner.
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Re: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community
« Reply #205 on: October 16, 2021, 10:27:23 AM »
I can say I've had pretty much zero interaction with her. No idea why she decided to leave, but there was no "ejecting" going on, and she still has full moderation privileges. I haven't reached out, because she knows how to get in touch with me in multiple ways, and I feel like her silence is a clear sign that she's moved on or wants a break, and I'm respecting that.

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Re: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community
« Reply #206 on: October 16, 2021, 10:41:53 AM »
I can say I've had pretty much zero interaction with her. No idea why she decided to leave, but there was no "ejecting" going on, and she still has full moderation privileges. I haven't reached out, because she knows how to get in touch with me in multiple ways, and I feel like her silence is a clear sign that she's moved on or wants a break, and I'm respecting that.

So there you are. Neither one of us defenestrated her, and that's the entirety of the mod team. Shrug.
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Re: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community
« Reply #207 on: October 16, 2021, 12:47:50 PM »
So there you are. Neither one of us defenestrated her, and that's the entirety of the mod team. Shrug.

This is irrelevant, but props for "defenestrated"!

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Re: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community
« Reply #208 on: October 16, 2021, 01:22:54 PM »
Indeed.

The last time I had a chance to use that word was in reference to a 12th c. abbot who ratted out the urban movement to become a free town to the king.

After the troops left, guess how the townsfolks' riot ended?

Of course, it was never clear if he jumped or was pushed from the tower of his church (tellingly built to exactly the same specs as the cathedral, including the height of the bell tower...a-hem).

But that's the on-dit....

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