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Allie Mo, SASS No. 25217

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About Allie Mo, SASS No. 25217

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  1. Twice as Grumpy

    Not even close to true; but, funny nevertheless.
  2. Sorry - Inbox was full.

    Sent ya a message.
  3. Warning Points

    Just a note to bring this thread up again. It seems that some folks didn't read it.
  4. Pop up adds

    I wish I could help. I do not see the ads. Alas, I do not know the answer. I have an Ad Blocker program too.
  5. Lakewoods Marshals - Cisne, IL

    Thank you and backatcha, Rusty! I have fond memories (except for lighting the cannon without earplugs, LOL!) of shooting in So. Illinois. Great peeps there! Allie
  6. Help! How can we make the Wire represent SASS.

    Hello Blackwater, I appreciate your candid response and using your limited computer time on it Please do not take any of the following comments personally or negatively. I like you (sorry if that ruined your standing on the forums) and appreciate your comments. I think you are a good-hearted man (even though you don't like cats ). I am just using your post as an opportunity to spill what is in my heart. I do not like all of our rules and discussion of them is always welcome. After all, we wouldn't have had a change in the dropped ammo rule or Rank Point Scoring if they had not been discussed. However, it must remain polite. If the expectation of politeness is too PC for someone, I suggest they go elsewhere as that will not change. I've mentioned this many times; when I first started shooting (1999), I came to the Wire and did not like the ambiance. I felt that rudeness was rampant. None of it was directed at me as I just lurked. However, it made me uncomfortable. When I became a Moderator, I wanted to put a stop to that. I do not want to hear that "the Wire isn't SASS and SASS isn't the Wire" anymore. It is our face to the outside world. I do not feel that being polite is PC. I believe it is just the right thing to do when you are in a world with strangers looking in. I have been criticized for over- and under-moderating. It is difficult to hit a "happy medium." I will keep trying, despite the hate I receive. It really saddens me to read about "The Cowboy Way" when some of the same people espousing that creed feel that it is okay to show hate toward the Moderators for trying to keep the forums polite and other members for disagreeing with them.. Regards, Allie
  7. Sorry - Inbox was full.

    Yep, love letters, that was it!
  8. What DID Happen to the WIRE resulting in a Mass Exodus

    PS Pat, I trust your judgment.
  9. What DID Happen to the WIRE resulting in a Mass Exodus

    Sigh! One of the complaints was that threads got locked too soon. What is a Moderator to do?
  10. Sorry - Inbox was full.

    Now it's not.
  11. Ms. Allie Mo,

    Is your mailbox full? Trying to send you a PM.


  12. I followed the link to the guidelines that you just provided to Texas Jack and it may (or may not) surprise you that I had never read them before.  I just rely on my own sense of decency to guide me and it serves me well in most cases.


    Well... I still haven't read them, 


    I got through the first 30 lines or so before just scanning the rest of the way and deciding that it was going to be way too much work for me to parse that out in a way that my brain can absorb it.  The guidelines are written in a fashion similar to the terms and conditions that many organizations publish.  In the case of Ts & Cs, they are done that way on purpose to discourage people from actually reading or truly understanding them (along with using microscopic fonts).  I don't believe that is the intent here.


    I took technical writing classes in college but that was so long ago that I cannot quote all of the rules and/or suggestions but one that I am always conscious of is: You need to provide adequate empty space between thoughts and paragraphs to give the reader a chance to catch their breath, ponder, and understand what they have just read.  The forum guidelines I just looked at are in desperate need of empty spaces.


    If you were to poll your local community, you may find someone that does technical writing for a living or sideline and might be willing to do some editing.


    Anyway,  I hope that you will accept this bit of criticism in the friendly manner in which it is intended.  I chose to present this privately in light of the current climate and didn't want to provide some folks with more stuff to rant about.


    I do want you to remember and consider that many of us truly appreciate the work that you and the others volunteer to do for the benefit of all.  I don't always agree with you but then, I never always agree with anyone.  (not even myself :huh:)     I am not trying to be sycophantic!   (I learned a new word today and I'm practicing using it in a sentence. :D)


    Now!  back away from that computer! Grab your guns and ammo and go shoot something! (inanimate, of course) 

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      Allie Mo, SASS No. 25217

      Hi Cody,


      You did not Private Message me. This message is on my profile for all to see. As is this answer.


      I agree wholeheartedly that the Guidelines are hard to read. I also agree about the empty (I learned it as white) space. I am well versed in Business Communication and Technical Writing. I have a 1998 BS (LOL) in Business Administration (Accountancy Concentration) and at my last job, took several classes in technical writing. I just do not choose to spend more time than I already do on the Wire.


      I've searched and searched; but cannot find it. Someone, rewrote the Guidelines in an easier to read format. I sent it to HQ and nothing happened.


      Thank you for your message!



    2. CodyMaverick




      It started as a private message but after typing all that and clicking send, I was informed you could not receive it.  Box full maybe?  Don't know...


      Tried it this way and I supposed it's reasonably private in that someone would have to visit your profile to see it.  It was never meant to be 'secret' just didn't want it to be 'fuel'.


      I was not suggesting that you could not do a better job of writing that stuff, in fact I was quite certain you could even without knowing your educational background.  I just wasn't about to suggest that you (personally) should because of what you just confirmed,  you do spend more than enough time with this and you've taken it on as a job.  As for myself, this is just infotainment.


      Over the few years I've come here, I have seen many people make some offense and be told to go and read the guidelines and now I wonder if the suggestion was meant as punishment.  Just kidding.:DHowever; should it ever become my turn, please just make me go sit in the corner. :(

    3. Allie Mo, SASS No. 25217
  13. What DID Happen to the WIRE resulting in a Mass Exodus

    Notes to self: Start favorites list. Add Widder, Jabez, and Jefro to list Have a martini, you need it
  14. What DID Happen to the WIRE resulting in a Mass Exodus

    Uh Oh! Oops! I meant Jabez! LOL!
  15. Help! How can we make the Wire represent SASS.

    Your points are well taken, except for the part I've bolded in red. However, you should read the Guidelines, especially the section where the following is found. "Direct public challenges to any Moderator, SASS Wire Administrator, SASS board of directors, employee or volunteer;• Leading a lynch mob." https://www.sassnet.com/forums/index.php?/topic/264105-sass-forum-guidelines/