Hectic Days

I peeked at the finals schedule that is being drawn up…I couldn’t help myself! Anyway, it looks like I’ll be working three days in a row. Ugh! Of course, I worked three days in a row last semester, so it really isn’t that huge of a deal. Basically, it’s 4-Closing Thrusday and Friday, open-close on Saturday. I’ll get to sleep/pack/study(ha, me study) on Sunday, and then it’s three days of finals! Yay. Don’t ask me the dates of these things, however.

In my creative writing class there is a girl who went to my junior high, and I just recently found out there’s a boy who I was friends with in elementry school. Sine! Lord…he remembered my name. It is a pretty unique name. I recognized him by his eyes, but only when he said something. It’s just so…weird.

There is a forum I saw the birth of and pretty much knew things were going to go bad. I said nothing in the beginning although I am letting my voice be heard now. It wasn’t done on purpose: They simply wanted to start something for fun (or should I say to continue the fun), and didn’t really know too much about it. There was no point in leading them to TAZ. Is that my fault? I don’t know. I honestly believe my words would have fallen on deaf ears. They’ll just have to learn the hard way. I suppose I could try and be more active and become a voice of “reason”, but I fear there is not reasoning with some of these people. I can think of one who would listen (who is also one of the few adults) but the teens and the teens at heart are the mob, and if there is one thing Rome has taught us it’s that the mob rules the city.

On my own forum I try to be fair, but you know what? It’s MY FREAKING FORUM. I’m so sick and tired of the “democracy” speech. I wasn’t voted the admin. I paid for the forum/space/bandwidth and thus, became the admin. I am the Empress and what I say goes. It’s like school. Sure, you have rights, but half of those disappear when you walk on campus. Same thing. You have the right to not visit or post. Everything else depends on me.

That’s how it is in the admin’s world. You have to balance fairness with reality. The reality being you are the supreme ruler. What kind of ruler you want to be is up to you, but no forum would survive if it was a republic. Period.

10 thoughts on “Hectic Days”

  1. Hello !

    Marie, a Forum -any forum, but especially yours… judging from the way you described it- Must be kept under control, or else soon or late it goes crazy or it simply dies

    You should see the kind of madness and total chaos that has always reigned in the AOB Forums !!! !

    The old Teenage Heaven forum was a constant mess of fights and death threats, not to mention the sort of things that happened in the Forum of the next website and then the things we write in the present day forum… .

    And you know why is it like that ?

    No control at all… Admins must rule the Forum with Iron Fist !

    Eeeeeeks, now I’m sounding kind of Fascist… Sorry !

    If you have to work so much, I hope you’re saving money and I would recommend you a Silver Investment… There’s nothing like the feeling of good and heavy Silver coins in your hand, better than any credit card

    I made my first Silver Investment nearly a year ago -each coin costed 104 pesos- And today each has a value of 192 pesos… next year they could reach 300, and they will keep like this

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    Silver Rules

    Sheila

  2. Closing sounds awful. *sympathizes*

    You’re right about being Empress of your forum. In the early days of handling my site, I used to agonize over some comments I got in my blog where I didn’t like the careless way people typed or the kind of language they used. I pondered about their freedom of expression and that my blog should seem fair. Then it struck me, I paid for the bloody thing. Nothing I disapprove of goes in it!

    Of course, trouble with a forum is, people see it as a platform of sorts, and not as someone’s personal space, paid for and worked on by them! I’m not saying I’ll never argue with you if I think you’re being despotic 😉 but yes, you ARE god in MW!

  3. Hi again !

    If I had a website of my own, with a Forum, of course I would be 100% despotic… IRON FIST is the only way of keeping nutters under control, Yes !

    At least, it is in Internet… the Iron Fist system has never worked well in the real world

    but in Internet, control is needed !

    That’s why I cause problems in today’s aob forum… I even have a thread to discuss the Plague, and other dedicated to Myself… and I talked about a combination of Sasha Cohen, Emily Hughes and Claymore swords in other thread -too scary to describe here- so… .

    Yes, a good Forum MUST be kept under control

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    Sheila

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