telic wrote: This board is part of the official Mint website. In the absence of written guidelines, appointed staffers set the local community standards by example of their own conduct.
Yes, and now what? You want to say that I was soooo "bad"? LOL
As I once wrote in another posting: Some people reach their limits sooner than others.
I set "examples of my own conduct" by solving other people's technical problems for free ... plus or minus the sarcastical remark here and there
telic wrote: This is the way the real world operates.
In the real world you'd be spending hours and hours on the hold because someone like me put you there
telic wrote: You accepted a title.
I didn't accept /dev/null ... I was asked to help out keep the forum in order and delete spam messages when I see them before the forum gets cluttered with it. That's it.
There ain't no "titles" here
telic wrote: You just don't want (or are unable) to accept the social responsibilities that accompany administrative authority.
My "social responsibility" is to delete spam messages here because spam messages are considered very "anti-social" here. The rest is old silly me as always before. You didn't really think I'd change over night just because I received the admin powers to delete unwanted spam messages and to move topics into the right sub-forums here and there? Don't be naive. This is still "community" as good or as bad as it gets. My focus is to solve other people's technical problems, let them profit for free from my knowledge for which they otherwise would have to pay large sums. That is very "social" I'd say. My sarcastic remarks here and there ... oh well, that's old silly me. And you're totally over-reacting
telic wrote: Freedom and power without according accountability.
Knowledge and Know-How for free
telic wrote: A professional is identified by their high personal standards,
Yes, but I am not here as a "professional". I don't work for Mint, not for clem, and especially not for you
This is Linux. But I have no code to share, so I share my knowledge, as good as I can. Whatever stuff you write up there is tip top and you may talk about this with your employees as long as you wish
telic wrote: especially at times when they aren't demanding cash payment just to be civilized to the public.
You're acting as if I had written God-knows-what up there. Dude, take a cold shower, yes? Sometimes it helps
telic wrote: Professionalism isn't a title, nor is it a paycheck, it's a code of conduct that's part of one's character.
And my "code of conduct" tells me that discussions with bizarre people like you aren't worth my spare time ... While reading and replying to this stuff you write here I could have helped other people ...
telic wrote: Your appointment as a staffer here implies that you properly represent the Mint agenda.
Yeah, right, whatever makes you happy
telic wrote: The mercenary disregard ...
That's OK ... being mercenaries and all that is good old Swiss tradition
"Title" or not, I am still myself. You want me to sing "halleluiah" and be all nice and fluffy like my new avatar? Pay me. Unless I get a paycheck from you, you will have to make do with the way I am
... and sometimes I am a bit (too?) cynic and even sarcastic.