bluchez wrote:Josephus, your idea of breaking down each post into individual statements amuses me, but I will try to address the entire purpose of the conversation instead of trying to select pieces to argue specific points.
and to shan24:
What I was referring to is that I don't believe jamescho84 IS getting preferential treatment, especially in comparison to Josephus (as was implied by the poster I responded to). I was NOT arguing that you guys got preferential treatment, but I was arguing that there isn't any realistic reason that this particular user would be treated preferentially with respect to the design he was commenting on. During the time that woot messed up and gave everyone access to the mod and staff forums, I happened to notice that there were non-moderators there, specifically Josephus and shan24 (noone else that I noticed). This was not information that I knew before, and it struck me as odd.
I am seriously not trying to say that you guys get preferential treatment, but I certainly don't think that any other user gets more preferential treatment than you guys. That was my point, nothing more.
And for what it's worth (which, I know according to Josephus, is nada), all of the interesting conversations happen in the mod forums, the staff forums are relatively bland from what I saw, discussions of write-ups, etc, so don't feel left out on that one.
Evidently I didn't read what you intended to be read from your post. So, I'm sorry.
I agree, I don't really think James gets preferential treatment from woot, I never really thought much about that, myself. I'm confident that I don't either, and that was what I inferred from your post, was that you thought I did get some sort of advantage.
I didn't get to see those pages when they were open to anyone looking at them, which means that I am left wondering what they were talking aobut on the staff pages. I never even knew that there were staff pages- I knew there was something, because of the empty space beside the moderators tab that suggests that another tab ought to be there. I am disappointed that the staff pages are more dull than the moderator pages, as they are relatively dull too. There's some entertainment there, but really not as much as the EBW pages have most of the time. Most of what shan and I do there is to discuss our contest picks, and where they ought to be placed. Oh, and we get to frustrate the mods, because they cannot edit their posts there, oddly, and for some reason, we can edit our posts. pretty exciting stuff, huh?