What surprised me is how quickly he gave up on both shows. He never really gave either a chance. In the past he always ,maybe grumpily stuck with it. He left B7 before even finding out who the " Seven" were, and before the antagonists entered. It's like giving up on Star Trek before the Klingons turn up. He seemed to have it in for B7 from the start. By episode 2 he was using specifications of fictitious craft from shows made decades later, to prove B7 had got it wrong about the size of the galaxy.The running away is one thing.
The unexpectedly coming back here to patronisingly troll us for the vengeful sake of it (presumably because Brimfin has quit and the PARADOX board is consequently fizzling out) is another matter.
And reflects really quite sadly on Mad-Pac.
He genuinely has my pity.
And why would I reply to a highly inflammatory post (I presume)? What you want is to see @ant-mac and I argue over water under the bridge while you comfortably watch it on your armchair. Very devious.And still we are waiting for you to reply to this - in my opinion - highly accurate post, Mad-Pac.....
I could make this a long post, but frankly my boredom threshold regarding Mad Pac is quite low, so I'll make it brief.
In a private conversation MP told me he was excited at the prospect of a new intake into The Sages. That excitement presumably wore off when he realised that British shows were likely to be the diet for the foreseeable future. Not his cup of tea, fair enough. But as Co - ordinator he should have stayed with B7/Well, if you seriously do want to revisit the ghost Christmas past, I have to say that no, I shouldn't even have started with Blake's 7. I listened to you and let you convince me and that was my serious mistake. I should've stood firm and said, "No, I'm sorry, we don't do long shows, so Blakes 7 is out" (same thing we told you several times in IMDB when we rejected Blakes 7 and Doctor Who more than once.) And I should've added that if you guys wanted to make a Blakes 7 conversation group, by all means, the more the merrier, but you shouldn't use the work of the Sages for that because we didn't do long shows and you knew that. Why m orph our little thing into something else when you can perfectly create your own thing, especially considering that a Blakes 7 board already existed and was full of synopses and comments already? The whole incident is totally bizarre. And, by the way, expect people who are having a miserable time to remain goes totally against the spirit of the Sages, which was all about people having a good time, that's all.
Are you distorting the account of the events on purpose? I did stay on Catweazle. I only left Catweazle because Doctor Omega took over, started to dictate rules, like we had to use his summaries for the introduction of each episode, started making his own polls and nothing else remained for me to do.and Catweazle
And still remain in good faith doing whatever they want on those shows boards. So you have no point.and constructively criticized using reasoned arguments, it would have been part of the fun. He had new willing members who voted in good faith for those shows.
The funny thing is that when you ran away several times on IMDB when you didn't like something, that was OK (And it really was, because nobody accused you of anything, just welcomed you back when you returned.) Again, Blakes 7 should never have started as a Sages project, and in Catweazle Doctor Omega took over rather forcibly.But instead he ran away, couldn't be arsed with it, taking those he could to another board, I call that running away . First time probably, a show chosen he couldn't relate to, and I get that, but he ran away!!
I think people are perfectly able to decide what is necessary for their needs. From my experience if you become an outsider you're called a troll, so separate groups seems like a good idea.Now on a broader point, the whole of IMDF is a sort of melting pot of ideas, show reviews, comments etc, so having a group within a group is probably unnecessary,
Our little experiment lasted almost ten years, so I call it a success. But everything ends one day, so there's nothing extraordinary here.so I can't see The Sages or similar being revamped, unless MP wants to try elsewhere
Shame it didn't survive longer here,
The way you always twisted your nose to non-British shows and kep complaining we wouldn't pick British shows (which was totally untrue) makes you sound like a hypocrite. And you're mistaken. A group works successfully with sound principles not a leader that serves your particular needs. Remember when we discussed whether a show should be selected because it had more golds (first-place preference) or more votes in general? You defended that the winning show should have more golds, and this would satisfy die-hard fans andforget people who didn't care about the show or hate it. I, on the other hand, defended that a show should be picked if it had been remembered as an option by the most people, even if not on the first place. That means nobody would hate the show. My conclusion after doing this business for several years is that the chosen show should be welcomed by everybody whenever possible. It makes no sense to please a couple die-hard fans and exclude others, giving them a terrible experience. That will never last.what we needed was a commited and flexible and galvanizing co-ordinator willing to grasp the nettle of shows maybe not of his liking, for the sake of the group, we didn't get it,
Well, you're in charge now. I can barely wait for the new golden age that awaits us.Brimfin on the other hand gave both shows a go, reasonably enjoyed them,.....pity he wasn't in charge.
It wasn't a moderator, it was an administrator. Me.It was obviously a moderator. Can someone please change my user name back and permanently ban the lowlife moderator who did it? Thanks.