What happened to this Black Swan character?

Shakone

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Forum advisors is a bit like politics. The ones who want to do it (unpaid in this case) are usually exactly the type of people you don't want doing it. Why would anyone give up their free time without remuneration to supervise a bunch of idiots on a forum, or people who just want to push it to the limit for lulz? When it's far more enjoyable and relaxing to just sit on the sidelines and watch the chaos and the mudslinging.

The only reason why you do something like this, is that you're a genuine good guy (Barjon type) or that you plan to use/abuse the position in some way.

Whatever you think of Black Swan (and I've accused him of being a fraud myself before) he was certainly provoked into getting banned here, and after that, I wouldn't blame him for not returning.

The good members (mr.marcus, thebramble, gammajammer etc) all seem to disappear, and the lulzmeisters never seem to leave.
 
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In fact, he was a Forum Guide - which was a very different role.
;)
The getting started article, states there are 3 categories of people who support the day to day running of t2w, staff, moderators and forum guides. It describes the role of the staff and moderators, and even lists who they are, but I cant find any information at all about the guides.

I remember that there where where a couple of guides who where know vendors, and a couple who belonged to the vendor without badge of shame category. I just checked, and those individuals at least are no longer flagged as guides (I've just be re readng the post where you argued there was no conflict of interest in a vendor being a guide) .

Who are the current forum guides ?
 

timsk

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Hi the hare,
When the Forum Guides ceased to be (old, old news - about a year and a half ago now), I edited that post accordingly. It appears that I didn't do a very thorough job - thanks for bringing this to my attention - I'll amend it now!
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Tim.
 
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Hi the hare,
When the Forum Guides ceased to be (old, old news - about a year and a half ago now), I edited that post accordingly.
I must have missed that particular announcement ! do you have a link ?
 

timsk

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I must have missed that particular announcement ! do you have a link ?
Given that you're pretty active on T2W most days, I'm a tad surprised that it appears you've only just spotted that there are no longer any members proudly sporting a 'Forum Guide' badge. Endearing nonetheless, in an odd sort of way!
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Given that you're pretty active on T2W most days, I'm a tad surprised that it appears you've only just spotted that there are no longer any members proudly sporting a 'Forum Guide' badge. Endearing nonetheless, in an odd sort of way!
;)
I spotted that a couple of the vendors who where selling their 100% a month systems where no longer guides, but nievely assumed that someone had finally acknowledged the clear conflict of interest. :whistling

Of course most of the little badge things stopped working (including the vendor badge of shame) during the last site upgrade...

And lets face it, quite a few of the guides are no longer active participants for one reason or another.

I do remember cygnus noir hanging up his forum guide boots. I think I might have even asked him why he jumped. How intriguing to know he was pushed :LOL: perhaps you should explain why and nip the inevitable speculation in the bud.
 

timsk

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Hi the hare,
Okay, I'll play your game of raking over (dull) history with one last post - and then you must allow me to get on with some work - pretty please!
I spotted that a couple of the vendors who where selling their 100% a month systems where no longer guides, but nievely assumed that someone had finally acknowledged the clear conflict of interest. :whistling
There was never a conflict of interest while the Forum Guide project was live, IMO. No doubt, you'll beg to differ on that, we'll just have to agree to disagree.

Of course most of the little badge things stopped working (including the vendor badge of shame) during the last site upgrade...
I'm sorry to inform you that your observational powers have let you down again: the Forum Guides were withdrawn a long time prior to the last upgrade.

And lets face it, quite a few of the guides are no longer active participants for one reason or another.
Agreed.

I do remember cygnus noir hanging up his forum guide boots. I think I might have even asked him why he jumped. How intriguing to know he was pushed :LOL: perhaps you should explain why and nip the inevitable speculation in the bud.
His conduct on the forum became incompatible with the role of Forum Guide, end of story.
Tim.