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Cheers to the mods! – samw3

samw3

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From: Toccoa, GA, USA
Registered: 08-15-2006
I would like to offer a word of encouragement to the moderators of CCN. They sometimes have to make tough decisions like the recent one about warsong.

I just wanted to say I support you fully and appreciate you showing the muscle behind the mouth.

Thanks for your generous service to christian developers, your graciously tolerant policies and swift policing when appropriate.

May God bless you each richly with CCN and in all of your other endeavors.

P.S. if warsong is still lurking and happens to read this post, I am praying for you still, that you would seek friendship with God personally and be filled with His Holy Spirit.

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kenman

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From: Janesville WI
Registered: 08-31-2006
Being a mod can't be easy, there are difficult decisions. I'm sure there are times the have wanted to zap some of my comments. God bless all mods! May God bless you and prosper you greatly!
Xian_Lee

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My highest respects and gratitude to the mods!

You guys work hard to maintain order here and keep CCN a place for Christian coders to come and be productive, I'm sure.

Thanks for not banning or otherwise punishing me as well in spite of my harsh rebuttal of warsong's last thread.

Thanks for all your work.

By the way, warn me if/when I'm stepping out of my bounds; I'm not a fan of being in the wrong.

You all rock for Christ, and you are great inspirations in how to best live, work, and especially, how to behave on this forum.

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Mene-Mene

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I'm sorry that someone had to be banned, but I'm glad that they're showing, they have "muscle behind the mouth" like Sam said. If i'm stepping over the line, please let me know so I can fix it.

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Lava
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Many thanks to the mods for doing what they do with their own time and their own resources.

And to a similar note to what Xian_Lee said, many thanks for cutting me slack on this forum, even when I'm not nicest person.

Xian_Lee

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Mene-Mene, your sentence could use a period in there to show that I'm not the one that said "muscle behind the mouth." It was samw3 who said that.

But seriously, mods, thanks for all the work you put in here. I've worked moderator duty elsewhere, and it's not an easy thing to do. My deepest appreciation for you guys.

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Lava
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quote:
Originally posted by Xian_Lee:
Mene-Mene, your sentence could use a period in there to show that I'm not the one that said "muscle behind the mouth." It was samw3 who said that.


Haha

Even though I think Xian is joking, I honestly hope we don't get into a habit of correcting each other's spelling\grammar on this forum (unless it's to the point of not understanding it.)

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Mack

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If someone or something bothers you on the forum, first try and resolve it with the poster themselves. If that doesn't work then come to us right away. The best way to contact myself would be email or PM, I check both daily. I like to resolve user base issues as soon as possible so please come to us if you're in a rut, need a hand or the like.

Thank you for your appreciation, we all appreciate your guys support. One of the keys to a great site is a great user base and you guys are good to work with.

Xian_Lee

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quote:
Originally posted by LAVA:
Even though I think Xian is joking, I honestly hope we don't get into a habit of correcting each other's spelling\grammar on this forum (unless it's to the point of not understanding it.)

Sorry Lava. I just understood you to give credit to me for what samw3 said, and, while anyone reading the thread would know that I wasn't the one to have said it, I didn't want to be falsely given credit for something. I don't much care if someone's grammar is incorrect so long as the meaning is clear.

No hard feelings?

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Lava
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quote:
Originally posted by Xian_Lee:
Sorry Lava. I just understood you to give credit to me for what samw3 said, and, while anyone reading the thread would know that I wasn't the one to have said it, I didn't want to be falsely given credit for something. I don't much care if someone's grammar is incorrect so long as the meaning is clear.

No hard feelings?


I totally agree with you on that one, credit should be given where credit is due.

But yeah about the grammar, it's just that I keep seeing people more and more correcting each other on here. I just hate to see it get so bad where the next time I leave a letter out of a word I got everyone on my back, haha.

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jestermax

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quote:
Originally posted by LAVA:

But yeah about the grammar,


You started that sentence with a conjunction. (j/k)

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kenman

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Can any respecting of self coder be good grammatically. Has anyone ever shown a chunk of code to an english major! Okay, maybe not. Me not bested subject ever be grammer! (ha ha)
Mack

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Try your best when making a post, if you're unsure have someone read it over before posting it. When someone posts something and you have a hard time reading it because of numerous grammatical errors then quote the entire post and make the corrections yourself.

Don't nitpick, that's annoying.

Don't de-rail a thread, that's also annoying.

Tonnyx

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From: Indiana, USA
Registered: 08-02-2005
quote:
Originally posted by kenman:
Can any respecting of self coder be good grammatically. Has anyone ever shown a chunk of code to an english major! Okay, maybe not.

Hey now, no hating on the English majors! You have at least two of them in your midst (me and steveth45). Obviously, as you guys know, steveth is quite familiar with code, and I know a little bit - and yes, occasionally, HanClinto in a fit of excitement, will show me some code (I must confess, though, object-oriented is beyond me right now).

....But getting back to the topic at hand, cheers to the mods! I appreciate it. I certainly won't miss the banished one's raving run-on sentences.

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it's pronounced "tonics"

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Xian_Lee

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Good guidelines, Mack.

For what it's worth, code isn't necessarily human-understandable, but that doesn't mean that coders should lack grammar skills. When I took English classes in college, my professors were always impressed with my ability to write well. My code isn't always pretty, but when communicating, it is of utmost importance that there is no way to mistake my meaning because I did a poor job of communicating it.

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kenman

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quote:
Originally posted by tonnyx:
Hey now, no hating on the English majors! You have at least two of them in your midst (me and steveth45). Obviously, as you guys know, steveth is quite familiar with code, and I know a little bit - and yes, occasionally, HanClinto in a fit of excitement, will show me some code (I must confess, though, object-oriented is beyond me right now).


No offense intended. I was only trying to make fun of myself. And All of this goes to the cheers to the MODS! (The best folks I know)

Tonnyx

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From: Indiana, USA
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quote:
Originally posted by kenman:
No offense intended. I was only trying to make fun of myself.

No offense taken. I was mainly taking your post as an opportunity to point out there are actual English majors here.

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it's pronounced "tonics"

steveth45

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From: Eugene, OR, USA
Registered: 08-10-2005
As an English major, I compare code to good poetry. A great poem conveys a great deal of meaning in a small form. In poetry, as in code, the fundamental unit of meaning is the line. Just the other day, I figured out that in Irrlicht, you can attach a model to the animated node/joint of another model with a single line of code. To me, that's beautiful.

I think the aesthetics of code has lead me recently to a greater interest in Python, which is not cluttered with all the {} ; <> -> of C++.

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TallBill

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Having been a mod on another site in the past, I know of what I speak when I say that on most sites good mods are like good umpires: unnoticed, and unappreciated, they only come to the attention of users when there is a problem. It is not an easy job. It is nice to see them getting a thumbs up here.

As to the matter of poetry and, hopefully, relating obliquely to the matter of moderation:

The Fall of Lilliput
The Lilliputians dance with glee
As Gulliver finally falls
With eyes alight their laughter rings
And echoes down the halls

The great man looks with broken eyes
And locks his gaze on me
To my horror that he spies
The Lilliput in me

2006 William F. Maddock, used by permission of the author (me!)

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bennythebear

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the mods do a great job.(i stink at compliments. )

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