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rjeffb wrote:
I have an MP3 and I see the list of forums. Hmm, guess they don't have MP3 information here; after all, it says "NOT SO" MP3. Or worse, I have a 1949 Vespa and I'm looking for technical assitance; I'm already skeptical of a site named "Modern" Vespa and when I look at the list of forums, my suspicions are confirmed. Certainly "Not-so-MP3" is something I won't even give a second glance to.
Exactly. This would be my point as well... Forget all the stated reasoning, personal bias, and immaturity factors... It's just bad organization.... no argument will overcome that fact.

Where do MP3 enthusiasts go?... to the NOT MP3 link.
Where do Vintage enthusiasts go?... to the NOT MP3 Link... which is actually the secret vintage link.
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MP3 forever
Hope we get back to normal soon! This was a great MP3 forem
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MP3 Forever!
Damn...I can't even spell Forum!
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Exactly. This would be my point as well... Forget all the stated reasoning, personal bias, and immaturity factors... It's just bad organization.... no argument will overcome that fact.
It's so bad, in fact, that it's hard to believe that anyone took it seriously. MV-Bot may have been good in the sack, but she wasn't very convincing as a facsimile of me.
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jess wrote:
SammyM wrote:
Exactly. This would be my point as well... Forget all the stated reasoning, personal bias, and immaturity factors... It's just bad organization.... no argument will overcome that fact.
It's so bad, in fact, that it's hard to believe that anyone took it seriously. MV-Bot may have been good in the sack, but she wasn't very convincing as a facsimile of me.
She had me fooled, passed the turing test with flying colours.
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Moving this to General Discussion because it has no place else to go. Note for the record that MV-Bot has now been banned for her ridiculous stunt.
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Well Done.

I liken this to a modern day War of the Worlds radio broadcast.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_of_the_Worlds
Do you have a body count from the sidewalks around the tall buildings?


At least you got to see the true temperature of the participants, by shoving the icy cold thermometer up everyone's ass for a night. Well done. Shit, you got me to type out 700 characters on my freakin smartphone in my response, and NOBODY gets that!

Pick a spot in Berkeley, the beer is on me!

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Wow. Even pulled me out of mostly-lurking mode. I'm still having a hard time believing it was just a bot that did all that.
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glad to see the back of her, personally - she was a loose cannon. she also had a nasty habit of leaving her 'vibrator' setting on in the most inappropriate situations. my mum is unlikely ever to join us for drinks in the moderator's lounge again
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I wonder what woke her up? Almost like she was infected with something.
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glad to see the back of her, personally - she was a loose cannon. she also had a nasty habit of leaving her 'vibrator' setting on in the most inappropriate situations. my mum is unlikely ever to join us for drinks in the moderator's lounge again
Yeah, that was embarrassing, though I have to say I still smile inside when I think about all the commotion it caused.
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jess wrote:
genie wrote:
glad to see the back of her, personally - she was a loose cannon. she also had a nasty habit of leaving her 'vibrator' setting on in the most inappropriate situations. my mum is unlikely ever to join us for drinks in the moderator's lounge again
Yeah, that was embarrassing, though I have to say I still smile inside when I think about all the commotion it caused.
I knew that was not your vernacular and it took a minute. This whole thing has creeped me out, I am off today and about to head out on my GTS for many errands and then some miles in the hills.

WOW



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Unrequited.
I still have a huge crush on her.

Even more so... after today's shenanigans.
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What's all this MBot "She" stuff.

Everyone knows us ladies are great at organizing!
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I was at a meeting for 30 mins and catching up on the thread was like opening the wardrobe to Narnia. That was a ride right there.
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Fucking weird!
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Jess let me in on the joke first thing this morning, right after my analogy that it was like a friend getting married someone that speakes another language. I don't know why he did that or who else he let in. I'm not a senior member, but it was amusing watching everone go ape-scat. I just regret that ny bussiness got busy and I couldn't participate more.
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See?? SEE??! This is what will happen when the machines take over! Countless movies showing it to us, and we still try it anyway. Because maybe, just maybe, someone thinks they will get it right and it'll be different.
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Jess let me in on the joke first thing this morning
What a waste of time.




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Moving the start of daylight savings time to a date before the Vernal Equinox is one thing, but moving April Fool's Day to March 1st is going too far.
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HoneyBadger wrote:
At least you got to see the true temperature of the participants, by shoving the icy cold thermometer up everyone's ass for a night. Well done.
Pretty much my impression too.

Way too much drama and weirdness, but at least it makes as much sense as I can expect. For a while I thought the forum was imploding. Crying or Very sad emoticon

Edit: Per thread fatigue, may we all have April 1st off?
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The moderator "professional wrestler" bit was entertaining.
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vintage red matthew wrote:
Jess let me in on the joke first thing this morning, right after my analogy that it was like a friend getting married someone that speakes another language. I don't know why he did that or who else he let in. I'm not a senior member, but it was amusing watching everone go ape-scat. I just regret that ny bussiness got busy and I couldn't participate more.
That wasn't me, that was MV-Bot.
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jess wrote:
vintage red matthew wrote:
Jess let me in on the joke first thing this morning, right after my analogy that it was like a friend getting married someone that speakes another language. I don't know why he did that or who else he let in. I'm not a senior member, but it was amusing watching everone go ape-scat. I just regret that ny bussiness got busy and I couldn't participate more.
That wasn't me, that was MV-Bot.
Rats. Fooled again.
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DAMMIT. This is what happens if I actually pretend to work. EPIC shit happens on the Internet. I'm sorry I missed it. This explains the "Emergency intervention" error earlier.

Obvs I need to look at NSM & MP3 once in a while as well.

Well played Jess, well played.
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vintage red matthew wrote:
jess wrote:
vintage red matthew wrote:
Jess let me in on the joke first thing this morning,
That wasn't me, that was MV-Bot.
Rats. Fooled again.
All rather Kafkaesque, inna?
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That wasn't me, that was MV-Bot.
We get it, it was a joke.






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Still cleaning up the mess. As I follow the electronic trail of havoc that MV-Bot left in her wake, I see she was masquerading as Birdsnest and Wonder Machine as well, trying to throw gasoline on the fire she herself set.

I've removed the user_id mask from those posts as well.
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That wasn't me, that was MV-Bot.
We get it, it was a joke.






Rob
AND more believable because it's MARCH first, not April first.
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At least MV-Bot didn't appear to have access to the ban hammer.
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jess wrote:
I've removed the user_id mask from those posts as well.
Thanks, thanks.
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I'm glad that this did not escalate to the point that folks said things they would not be able to take back or outright leave MV in anger and protest. This was a malicious act that could have gone really bad.
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Birdsnest wrote:
jess wrote:
I've removed the user_id mask from those posts as well.
Thanks, thanks.
I thought you and Wonder lost your minds there for a bit. I admit though as kinda hoping to see some moderator dirty laundry.
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I feel used for the enjoyment of others...

I am not used to that...
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stickyfrog wrote:
Birdsnest wrote:
jess wrote:
I've removed the user_id mask from those posts as well.
Thanks, thanks.
I thought you and Wonder lost your minds there for a bit. I admit though as kinda hoping to see some moderator dirty laundry.
+1

And I was expecting a flood of requests for Sticky as a moderator Razz emoticon
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This wouldn't be the first time I've been naive, but can someone clue me in? Was this all Jess's joke at our expense, or was the site actually hacked?
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ramblerdan wrote:
This wouldn't be the first time I've been naive, but can someone clue me in? Was this all Jess's joke at our expense, or was the site actually hacked?
Well, Jess isn't admitting it, but i doubt anyone else has access to admin-level tools like that.
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ravenlore wrote:
ramblerdan wrote:
This wouldn't be the first time I've been naive, but can someone clue me in? Was this all Jess's joke at our expense, or was the site actually hacked?
Well, Jess isn't admitting it, but i doubt anyone else has access to admin-level tools like that.
I have a PM conversation going on this, and I'll post the outcome if it isn't too provacative.
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Bobo wrote:
I check out NSM and GD pretty much daily and other sections now and again except for MP3 which I've never looked at. For me it's not like comparing a Mustang and a Camaro but more like a Mustang and a Prius. This is really the best site that I've found for vintage Vespas and I'd hate to see it go to shit. Please reconsider.
More like comparing a Shelby and a rusty Nash Rambler.
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