Originally Posted by Melllvar
My point being that it's a direct contradiction when some claim to extensively monitor the forum and everything that goes on, including researching individual members to the point where they would believe they're being stalked, plus extensively logging conversations they were not even part of, then Cavallier makes the statement that "I find it humorous to think some of our members believe we give enough of a shit to actually monitor every post that's made. Lulz. I've got a life you know?" So which is it then?
No wait actually I don't really care, this really isn't how I intend to spend my night, but some statements are just too laughably contradictory for me to resist pointing it out.
Since it's rather obvious you're referring to me, I suppose I should elaborate on this.
I have never "researched" anybody unless I suspect they're a duplicate account or a previously banned member. I do, however, recall a fair bit of information that I read on the forums and on IRC, something I casually do most days. It has never required extensive effort or personal interest, my mind simply catalogues certain types of information rather well, and that's it. If anything I would say many of the older Admins are getting apathetic, rather than obsessive, as you seem to think; which is part of why we brought in new ones.
As for logging conversations, all conversations on IRC are logged and can be logged by anybody be they an Op or a normal member (I personally log everything when I'm online), if you're resourceful you can get a hold of logs when you need (or want) them, even if you aren't online there often. Sometimes I read stuff from IRC to pass time and check if anything interesting was said there (and I don't see this as any different than lurking a forum for interesting conversations or links).
This is, again, neither stalking nor personal interest, and there is no contradicton from what Cavallier said, since I think most of us put minimal concern into anything other than daily upkeep on this forum.
You'll realize we're actually pretty laid back if you don't allow yourself to get swept away in paranoia and conspiracy.