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February 25th, 2011, 03:59 PM #151
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Cant wait to read this i just finished NOTW so its still fresh in my mind might have to find an ebook version or something going to be difficult to get a copy in Australia me thinks
February 25th, 2011, 04:21 PM #152
I'll tell you on thing a wise man fears: a tepid and voluble author like hegel or polus or protagoras.
February 25th, 2011, 04:27 PM #153
This comment goes for the other moderators too. Not just you Rob B
February 25th, 2011, 05:23 PM #154Originally Posted by teahupoo
I'm sorry if I'm not measuring up to your exact requirements as a moderator. If you aren't happy with all the moderators, you are free to never come here again.
February 25th, 2011, 05:57 PM #155
February 25th, 2011, 06:11 PM #156
Moderators in my personal view, annoy me. I mean I got repremanded for calling someone a hypocrite. But they can't do anything right. If they join in like humans they are then 'unproffessional', if they try to calm things down but dno't want to get authoriterian they are ''bad at their job,' and if they do close boards they are 'too harsh.' I wouldn't want to be one, seems too much like hard work.
I wouldn't finish a post about how unproffessional someone is by saying they are that way because they come from a certain region. You know what that makes you.
Also, @keatskeats-I-couldn't-get-the-username-I-wanted-so-I-tantrumed-at-my-keybaord-keats if you're going to mindlessly insult a good friend of mine and a person you don't know, please, at least use grammar so I know what the heck you're saying.
Now on a topic related note - anyone got the blurb or an overview? I'm sure It's been posted by now only I saw Kat asknig and I want to know too.
February 25th, 2011, 06:14 PM #157
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Think it might be time just to ease up a little bit here.
Apologies 3rdI for hijacking the thread just for a moment.
3rdi would you martyr yourself to be a strand of hair on rothfuss's beard so that you might hear the tale of the kingfisher roll off your divine lord's lips and not have to wait to read the story like other pitiable mortals?
Celebrating an author is fine but many of these posts are noisomely obsequious.
There are people out there who don't like Rothfuss, or indeed most other authors you or I could probably think of. That's what makes discussion interesting.
What we ask at SFFWorld is fairly simple in return, and has been for as long as I can remember. Whatever our personal views, whether we intensely love or hate a book/author/thing, we discuss things in a way that allows discussion. What that usually means is that we talk about things and we agree to disagree on occasion BUT we don't deride other members for holding their own different personal views.
Which leads me to the next point: teahupoo, yes, it's not always an exact science - if it was easy, we'd get a robot to do it - and as a result, there may be times when our decisions may seem a little arbitrary. However, the comments are usually made through concerns being made.
Staff keep it fairly simple: if posts seem a little troubling then they will point it out.
It's a moderated site: it's what you agree to when you sign up. As has been said, if you (or anyone else) don't like it, feel free to go somewhere else. Similarly, we also have the right to remove anyone we feel doesn't play by the fairly broad rules we generally follow.
And as for those rules, please feel free to have another look. They're fairly simple though: if members or staff feel that comments are a little harsh, then we will step in. And yes, that may be different to how others do it. This is how we do it.
There is a way to discuss things without muck-throwing or insults towards other members. It can be done. Unfortunately some members clearly don't get it, at least on this occasion.
Let's please return to discussing Patrick's books, or characters or thoughts on where the series is going/will go etc etc.
More of those 'other comments' will sadly lead to pulling the plug on members privileges.
Thanks again, all.
February 25th, 2011, 06:43 PM #158
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My copy of WMF just shipped, so I am very excited. I should be done with my reread of tNotW by the time the new book gets here. I think this is my most anticipated release this year.
February 25th, 2011, 10:44 PM #159
February 25th, 2011, 10:47 PM #160
February 25th, 2011, 10:54 PM #161
When I first read that I thought Third said 108 pages. XD;
February 25th, 2011, 10:56 PM #162
February 25th, 2011, 11:01 PM #163
Well said Mark, there is a clear difference between criticizing books and critizing people (whether that is the author, or the members that contribute here at SFF). And in that spirit, I will not post all of what I was going to, other than to say that I have respect for people with passion, and 3rdI has that in spades. To other individuals that sparked all of this to begin with, I will leave any message to them for the moderators to deliver as they see fit.
February 25th, 2011, 11:08 PM #164
February 26th, 2011, 01:11 PM #165
The Wise Man's Fear is currently the 4th highest selling book on Amazon.com over the last month. I suspect Pat is going to sell a ton of books. Can't believe it is less than a week away until release.