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GhostDog(OD)

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About GhostDog(OD)

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    Active Level 07
  • Birthday 07/01/1962

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  • Favorite Movies
    Ghost Dog, Godfather
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    Pink Floyd, Rush
  • Favorite Books
    LOTR, Art of War, Biographies
  • Favorite TV Shows
    Babylon 5

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    florida usa
  • Interests
    gaming, ancient japan, philosophy, martial arts

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  1. Actually not true, ask Ms Terra, a post was deleted. Last post, did not see Terra's warning until now
  2. To whom it may concern: My negative vote for Beer was removed after I called him untrustworthy, deceitful and unworthy of higher office of any kind (many other words cannot remember all as it was deleted) . Question is why ? Why was it removed by the general who voted 15 points for his promotion ? (I vote four negative, can she not find someone else to dump another ten to fifteen votes to nullify my vote. What difference does it make if we have differing opinions on this promotion. I was told by Ms Terra that "people vote negative for good and bad reason? and I had to eat that on my evaluation. I feel that the removal was made by the general that voted 15 votes for his promotion, please next time have another general remove the vote so the IMAGE of fairness remains (as the last bruhaha has shown, the reality is NOT there), I feel it was removed because I dared to oppose the will of a general. To silence those who think I just vote negative I just voted positive for purple's and Moo moo's last promotion. Everything I said in my negative vote was true. Is this how votes for anything are going to continue, just go back to appointment. This looks ridiculous to me, at L:EAST make the effort to appear fair.. Regards GD PS I expect this to be just deleted or me get disabled or banned because of this post, I am sickened by the appearance of favoritism and injustice and lack of consistency. I am NOT even going to vote negative again, because, honestly, what would be the point, the powers have spoken. I am going to copy and mass mail this to all general and higher befeore this removed and people do not see the truth. (if you don't care <understandable> just delete it)
  3. Congratulations on both,, prayers for many more to come.
  4. Mr Badboi: Seemed to have lost my last post due to a connection hiccup (I hope it was not immediately deleted.) I realize that people may have listed an error in their evaluations, but the one's I have read are not very informative. I appreciate the answers to this already, Mr Compfreaks and Mr Quintin being informative. Even a "I do not want to publicly post it" is informative and instructive. I do not expect to get an answer from everyone, some are unavailable and some care not to. Others cannot admit to an error and I hope the only place people like that get power is on this board. I myself answer any question and this gets me in trouble but the trouble it gets me into here is now not as immediate to me. I appreciate the "special bond" you have with pariahs such as me and Ray but as Mr Quintin stated there is a post of every error a person has made in the general's board, Ray was correct in believing errors follow you forever (they follow you without a post but that is another story.) sorry for the declarative "I" in the above sentences, but have no time to sweeten the cadence. A question for you, as commander nothing can really touch you now, what is your greatest error? (Did people ask you to post their errors were in the general's evaluation or did you do that on your own <either is interesting to me >.) Thank you for your time GD
  5. Mr Aerineth: What a cheap lesson to learn this in a game forum, instead of something important in life. Thank you for your reply. Regards GD
  6. Mr CompFreak: Got them, Nice work. Beautiful lake, I am envious. Many Thanks GD PS Terra you could delete this post and the reply and request for the pics for clarities sake if you like for space's sake.
  7. Mr CompFreak: You have attained wisdom at a cheap price, never act out of anger or any outside stimulant, grief (death of loved ones, etc.). I wish all members of the "Powers" had obtained your insight, wise insight is a gift. Congratulations on learning this lesson in a game forum, think how destructive this error could be in real life (like with a client, etc.). Acting out of temporary angst can make life long adversaries that will wait for the right moment. If you did not apologize (sincere or not is irrelevant), silence did not mean acceptance. Good for you repairing it immediately , I am so glad the explanation was accepted instead of being ignored out of arrogance or surety of correctness. . It is not awful to recognize this. I approve of "clearing your conscience" (this might also be called karma) but when dealing with some it just invites being walked over. Never submit in your inner being, patience always brings opportunities Regards GD PS Would still love to see some phone pictures as the house is built in the woods, post them in one of the non game forums, seriously interested in such things here. If not, that's OK, I love "rustic crafts" and everything outdoors (keep an apple tree on the property, deer love them).
  8. Ms Terra: I understand wanting to keep it secret. The courtesy of the reply was enough. I did not ask to embarrass or shame anyone (how rude that would be.) DO NOT PM the error, if it got out I would be blamed even if innocent , I want people honestly to confess an error they have made, we learn more from errors of character then from success, we see the true face of a person when things do not go well. Thank you for your polite reply. (Also people when drunk are usually forgiven much in my culture. I wonder how many will read this and ignore the post, at least it will quiet things down, an unintended benefit perhaps ? ) Be Well GD PS I also understand the fear of people using an error against you, in OD there is NOTHING I am sorry for even when an insincere apology is demanded (very Asian that, I approve, shame is a powerful motivator).
  9. To All The Powers That Be (generals of all stars and Commanders please though active senior officers that wish to share are welcome.): I have wondered the following question (actually linked with a common theme.) because of the recent bruhaha and the past bruhaha (yes I like this word): What is your greatest error or mistake concerning OD ? (just OD, real life is irrelevant in this case and if you have made no errors I congratulate you on perfection and your intellect, I wish I had your judgement.) How long did it take you to realize you made an error? Did this error harm the clan ? If so, how ? What was your reasoning for the error (everyone believes that what they did was right at the time.)? After you realized this error, how long until you corrected it (how was this done if complex) , if possible (some things cannot be repaired. ) and if you did not correct it why not? I realize no one likes to admit to errors so I expect scant responses and a possible deletion but I have been wrong and surprised before. (Not all surprises are pleasant, betrayal is a great surprise to the betrayed for example.) Confession is good karma, but for those that do not believe I know that honesty increases respect while deceit is contemptible. Be aware what you share is here forever (unless Ms Terra deletes it, a chat board is NOT a free speech area) so be aware some things should remain asleep. If you do not want to say anything, just say that, better to say nothing then pretend you did not read this and ignored it. I ask these questions due to a appearance of imperiousness and non communication by the powers that be. (I see this, others may have other opinions as I do not know every power and wish to understand all.. Others may have other opinions on the approachability, veracity and judgement of the powers and that is their right. THESE ARE SERIOUS QUESTIONS, do not think I ask them to be a gadfly.) Who dares to be honest and speak? Honesty is one of the hardest virtues in the world. Interested and eager for a serious response. GD
  10. Mr CompFreak: On a completely unrelated note (Ms terra please do not delete this request) can you please post pictures of this or do you have a facebook where you are showing the house in progress. I am fascinated by "pioneer crafts" and ancient arts, I LOVE cabins, hunting, fishing (I field dress and eat anything I hunt by the way, meat comes from animals not the magic supermarket fairy) etc. (save the scrap wood for a Franklin stove). Another post in the community section would be excellent if convenient for you. I wanted to be "Jeremiah Johnson" as a child (old person movie reference) You did make it yourself. A remnant of the past. Regards GD PS Technically this is a question of the leaders.
  11. Mr CompFreak: I realize any bureaucracy has a tremendous inertias, but as Ray pointed out (I do not care for him but I serve truth and try to improve things and in some ways he is correct). Some things are of the immediacy of five breaths and some can be done in the future. OD seems to be in a crisis right now, resignations, unhappy people, sniping arguments and hatred, Certain things need to be prioritized and it is human nature to tackle easy problems first, Who decides what is important and what is irrelevant trivia? In a meeting a study showed that over half the time is wasted on the trivial. I meant to include you in my above post so please read it, at least the summary, but as my little dog was scratching at my leg as I wrote this demanding a cookie and I forgot. No discourtesy was intended. Regards GD PS Ms Terra Please inform me if this is an abuse.
  12. Mr snicker66 : The whole internet need not see it BUT I believe if something involves a person that person should be able to see it. How can one defend against an accuser when they do not know who it is, and who made it, a crazy comment on a vote MIGHT be true or it may just be hateful venom. Likewise an overly glowing vote might just be for friendship's sake) If there is NO COMMENT on the vote that vote should be disallowed. What if the person who made it is a declared non friend (I soften the word here in the interest of pleasing certain people). A secret accusation should not surprise the person when they log on and a punishment should not be applied until the person has been asked to explain (this is common in court unless a person pleads guilty.) Shoot first and ask questions later? Also what ranks can disable on their own initiative ? I have noticed instability in some of the "powers that be" and feel this ability should be ONLY in the hands of commanders, a general is too low and too biased in my opinion. If a general is upset due to their life outside of OD (we are all human and outside events effect judgement, some are IRRATIONAL) I believe they easily can misuse their power. This is known as "hate transference" in psychology. For this reason only commanders should be able to disable (golden rule, he who has the gold <pays the bills> makes the rules.). Theoretically the commanders want to delegate but realistically I have yet to see a general over ruled (granted I do not know everything, those closed forums again.) I have also noticed that division heads tend to stick together, preferring peace over justice, realistically there is no appeal. I am astonished my disablement was reversed (too bad townkill is IA and cannot defend, amazing he disabled me when he was NOT a d2 division head without asking POPS or DBZ) but I was demoted I am sure as a compromise. A general from a different division, without asking me about anything, disabled me. That general definitely had too much power. Justice should have no compromise, collusion or no collusion, obstruction or no obstruction. The power to disable instantly at general rank is too low.. On a lighter note, I hereby make a bid to reinstate Ray at his old rank, his demotion caused too much grief and drama. FREEZE his rank for six months and let him reapply and be revaluated *if he wants to, he seems very stubborn and does not take advice. He is young and second chances should be extended to the young (full disclosure, I cannot stand ray's manners or personality but believe in justice tempered by mercy for everyone. I do not beleive in holding grudges to the end of time <as has been done to me but it is irrelevant for me now > How is this procedure done and who decides a offer of reinstatement? Is there an official procedure or is it done by fiat ? To sum up in few words. Allow access to secret communications about the person involved to the person involved. What ranks disable, I believe generals having the power is too much power not enough responsibility. Or perhaps make it only certain generals, those who investigate fully. Consider reinstating Ray. EVERYONE deserves another chance (this is NOT for me , I no longer consider guild rank an attractive option for me. ) Regards and eagerly awaiting response GD PS Ms Terra would you consider this post an abuse ?
  13. Mr CompFreak: On your suggestion of demotions, would it be possible to put someone up for a "negative promotion" ?If someone deserves it , the community could be rallied against those who might deserve it (i am not so vain as to not include myself)I. Just like Aerineth (forgive misspelling) mentioned earlier, it would be possible to require twice the amount to demote on a vote. Even a close vote would be an interesting lesson. Ranks currently are "sticky" , when someone gets to general it seems they stay there forever, or catastrophically flame out when they got to change tier. Also it is interesting to see how someone reacts when things do not go their way, not handling defeat is a serious character flaw.. Regards and eager for the reply GD
  14. Mr Aerineth: I love this idea, Is it possible? What negative issues do you see? A completely secret vote OR secret until time has passed and all votes have passed seems ideal, seems to me has positive aspects. Would it be possible to have a clan wide vote on how the system works or is that too egalitarian ? (This is not being snarky, the founding fathers in the US hated pure democracy which is why there is a republic, to stop the tyranny of the masses. I have always thought that higher ranks getting more votes was a bit of a 'super delegate" conundrum but it is what it is.) I know that secret voting does not guarantee impartiality, there will always be "clique blocks" but it would be an interesting change from the system that encourages group think, don't you think ? Regards GD
  15. I despise the M*A*S*H* theme, a childhood friend killed themselves to it with a Nitrous Oxide overdose after his girlfriend dumped him.. He was found with the tank and the book opened on the piano (it is remarkably easy to play but the lyrics are depressing as hell.) No note, no children thank god, but suicide never hurts the person to die, it always hurts the survivors. We eventually one day play the losing card.
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