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I have just been on RangeRovers.net and I notice that Richard_G is now a super moderator !!

What goes round comes around. I wonder if Gilbertd has an opinion on that ?

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You've noticed then. When RRTH sent me a PM suggesting that I should become a mod (after I'd complained that it took over a day for spam to be deleted) I replied that it might not be appropriate that someone that had previously been banned for life and had been one of the most vocal in my criticism of the new site should be a mod. He replied saying he had put a request in for me to be upgraded. It's taken them 2 weeks to do it, moderation is the most confusing process I've ever seen but I can now edit and delete posts. Time for the fun to start......

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What ?? Toad recommended you !!! I've heard everything now. Ha Ha.

Do you have to learn to be a moderator on Rangerovers.net ? .... Insulting all newbies and those that ask dumb questions?
or saying "do a search". Hope it doesn't end up like Landyzone.

Seriously you are one of the most helpful guys on here (and there) with long and detailed answers that go beyond the call of duty.
You and Marty of course.

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Ha. Didn't see that coming.

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that's hilarious. who said yanks don't understand irony

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that's hilarious. who said yanks don't understand irony

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Gilbertd wrote:

When RRTH sent me a PM suggesting that I should become a mod

The hell...? :-D You need to get him on here! Someone signed up with RRToadHall years ago on here and I messaged him at the time but he swore up and down it wasn't him. I've always maintained that he would be a welcome and valued member of the rrpub community if he did.

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dave3d wrote:

I have just been on RangeRovers.net and I notice that Richard_G is now a super moderator !!

What goes round comes around. I wonder if Gilbertd has an opinion on that ?

Modding is fun..

I was a Mod on Mini2 for a while

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Yep! I suspected he would take the bait and be lured onto the dark side!
I am sure Richard / Gilbert will be a benevolent overlord.........
"Time for the fun to start......" ........I distinctly detect an "Bwahhhh Ha Ha Ha Ha......." after that statement!
Oh, for the record, (most) Yanks do indeed understand Irony......In this case though, it is the Canuks Eh'?!
Now, let's have a contest to see who can get themselves banned for life by their freshly minted Mod! FUN!!!

Once we have been banned, perhaps we too can be a mod and get the BIG BUCKS!.......

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Congrats Richard! Maybe I need to follow .net a little more now. I rarely go there theses days, unless I'm a little bored.

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It's no better, it's still mostly inhabited by new members that don't have a clue and/or ask stupid questions. I go on there to poach a few UK based newbies over to here and help the odd one that asks a sensible question and are unlikely to get a sensible answer.

A few weeks ago there were a number of posts started in the wrong forum, so I reported them but knowing that not a lot seemed to be being done about them, replied telling the poster they'd posted in the wrong forum. That got me a PM from RRTH telling me that rather than replying I should report them. I pointed out that I was reporting them but it seemed like naff all was being done anyway and that posts from new members used to be held to make sure they weren't spam or posted in the wrong place. His reply was:

The new owners do not believe in holding new member's posts for moderation. I have pointing out how many posts are in the wrong place and they just don't grasp how serious the issue is.
We used to hold the first three posts. Then no posts were being held. Then even "Lifetime" and "founders" were having their posts held up.
Say. I have an idea. Would you be willing to be a moderator? As active as you are and your vast experience, It'd be great for you to be able to move all the erroneous posts you see.
Myself and at least one of the other moderators are being bumped to double security log-ins with extended account accesses.

I replied to him with this:

It also made me think again about your very kind, and very unexpected, suggestion of becoming a moderator. As mentioned, I'm already a mod on two forums and ordinarily would agree immediately. However, as someone that was banned for life by the 'owners' under my more commonly used username (Gilbertd), have been one of the most vocal in my criticism of the castration, sorry upgrading, of this site and was jointly responsible for setting up an alternative, UK based, forum, it almost feels like I'd be working for the enemy.

So he requested that I was upgraded anyway......

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Always remember, being a mod is about helping users. I've seen too many people regard it as a "promotion"!

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A number of guys that have been banned on RR.net over the years have gone on to join this forum.

Are they going to be let back in on RR.net ? A slap on the wrist and told don't be a naughty boy again?

I was also going to ask if Toad is still alive and kicking. He doesn't contribute anything these days on the p38 forum. He obviously must be though.

A bit like Mark Twain "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated".

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One downside with being a mod that I have noticed so far is that I still see deleted threads. Someone posted 19 threads in Chinese in the .net P38 forum. I reported the first couple but couldn't be bothered to report them all and, after only 23 hours, they all disappeared. After being upgraded to mod status they have re-appeared for me but with a line through the titles and a note to say they were deleted by RRTH. So I get to see stuff even after it has been deleted (although I do seem to have the option to undelete it too).