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Well that was random...

Just got an e-mail out of nowhere that "all SDMB signatures must be four lines or less, so please edit yours appropriately." My sig has been the same for at least a month, if not longer, and was even referenced in a Pit thread with no comment from the mods. So why am I being told this now?

Hmmm. I wonder if someone's spoiling to get me banned...

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ultress
Jul. 25th, 2003 05:24 am (UTC)
I think mine is longer than that and they didn't send me an e-mail.
esprix
Jul. 25th, 2003 10:17 am (UTC)
Perhaps that's because you haven't recently been a royal pain in the ass to the powers that be.
weirddave
Jul. 25th, 2003 06:21 am (UTC)
They did that to me, too, when they were mad at me. I'd had the exact same sig for literally more than a year ( although I rarely used it ) when they started hassleing me. Cajun Man, right?
esprix
Jul. 25th, 2003 09:19 am (UTC)
What, is he the enforcer?
weirddave
Jul. 25th, 2003 09:44 am (UTC)
He was for me. Who was your email from?
esprix
Jul. 25th, 2003 09:55 am (UTC)
Well I wasn't going to mention, but since you ask, yes, it was. I guess it doesn't matter - it could have come from any mod/admin. Still, since I've actually interacted with him in the past, I was surprised at his business-like tone. Maybe all the mods hate me now (although Ed was quite friendly when we corresponded). :(
esprix
Jul. 25th, 2003 09:55 am (UTC)
Er, that is, yes, it was Cajun Man.
weirddave
Jul. 25th, 2003 10:49 am (UTC)
Well, his tone with me about this was "By God we've found a problem and we're not going to fucking rest until you change it to MY satisfaction". He was totally unreasonable. My sig, was, and is, 4 lines long. Uh-uh, no good. CM started counting the spaces as lines. Then he said the line dividing it from the post body counted-and on and on. My sig wound up being squashed together and the only way to seperate things was to use the underline tag. It was a huge flap about nothing. As I said, my sig was 4 lines long when the whole thing started. Good luck, my friend, you're going to need it. Cajun Man is a raging asshole and unfortunately he's got you in his sights. He's going to revel in exercizing the little bit of power that he actually has.
esprix
Jul. 25th, 2003 12:38 pm (UTC)
I remember that incident with you. Ugh. I sure as hell hope not, although dropping the "Polycarp/Esprix 2004" line wouldn't kill me - I intended on taking it out eventually anyway.

But as I said in the recent Pit thread railing against my "attention whoring" sig line, they'll pry my sig out of my cold, dead hands!
drmatrix
Jul. 25th, 2003 03:30 pm (UTC)
"Well, his tone with me about this was "By God we've found a problem and we're not going to fucking rest until you change it to MY satisfaction". He was totally unreasonable."
Cajun Man wrote you a businesslike e-mail informing you that your sig was too long. There was no "tone". He did not go on and on about it. His e-mail was a total of four sentences. And that's counting the closing "Thank you". He simply stated policy and ask you to edit your sig. You decided to try to get into a pissing contest with him by starting a Pit thread. It was you who went on and on about it, not Cajun Man.

"My sig, was, and is, 4 lines long."
That's a lie. Your sig was over 4 lines. It is 4 lines now.

"Then he said the line dividing it from the post body counted-and on and on."
That is another lie. Nobody ever counted the line dividing your post from your sig.

"It was a huge flap about nothing."
Now that's the truth! But it was you who made it into a huge flap.

If you need to refresh your memory, you can check out your Pit thread: Pissed at arbitrary and stupid board rules

Moderators are there to enforce the rules. We don't go hunting for violators. When we notice a violation (or one is brought to our attention) we ask the poster to comply.

Bitch about Moderators, if you want, but your lies only hurt your credibility.

Here is the e-mail Cajun Man sent you. Please note the "tone".

Weirddave:

The Admins of the SDMB have requested that SIGs be no longer than four (4) lines (including blank lines). Yours is seven (7) lines.

Please edit accordingly.

Thank you.

Cajun Man - SDMB Moderator
esprix
Jul. 25th, 2003 04:19 pm (UTC)
OK, you two, let's keep it civil. (Hey! I get to play moderator in my own journal! Yay! :D )

My surprise was the timing and the fact that I thought CM and I were a little friendlier than a form letter, since that's almost word-for-word what he wrote me as well.
jkusters
Jul. 25th, 2003 10:30 am (UTC)
Perhaps now is the time to keep a lower profile (and not just you, but everyone). The Admins/Mods seem riled up, and may be less tolerant of anyone they think is a "troublemaker."

JOhn.
esprix
Jul. 25th, 2003 10:35 am (UTC)
Yeah, that extra line in my sig - hoo boy! REBOLUTION!

But you're right - when they start retaliating, things can't be good.

I did change my sig.
dragonblink
Jul. 25th, 2003 10:56 am (UTC)
It could just be that someone else, another Lowly Peasant (tm), got annoyed and complained to the Mods and Admins about your sig. They can't really blow it off, because the sig was over the Four Line Limit (tm).

But hey, it wasn't me.
esprix
Jul. 25th, 2003 12:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know darn well it was you. And you will pay. Oh, how you will pay...
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