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You missed the point.

Author: SM_007 ()
Date: 2000-05-14 00:00:00

I forgot. I do have a lot of other things on my mind when I'm getting ready to go away then micromanaging user permissions.

And that's fair. I didn't say you can't make mistakes. I just figured that you'd done it for a reason. Might as well consider it a compliment, since I've never seen you make many mistakes or forget to do things and the like.

No, its a question of why. Any permission is a question of why, and not why not. You don't think "well why not give the guest account read access to everything?", or "why not give the users local admin rights?", or "why not do anything". You always think *why*. "Why does user X need this?"

But I've already discussed the "Why?" aspect of it and made my arguments. Since I am trustworthy and compitent (and besides, if I ever proved myself anything but that, you'd bust me right back down to normal user anyway, I assume and hope), what would the major harm be? So in that sense, I am asking "Why?" but I am asking "Why not let me be an Administrator?" I'm not just saying, "Well, why not? Seems like a thing to do, hyuk hyuk." I have reasons.

And in this case, user X doesn't need it. That you even ask the question "why not" again, after how many times we've gone through this, is simply another answer I can give. If you had the philisophy I want in someone running the place on a long term basis, the question wouldn't keep coming up.

Hmmm. I honestly only remember us speaking about it once, and I honestly just wanted to get feedback from the forum, positive or negative, on whether they'd trust me enough to be an Administrator. Now, the fact that so far 6 out of 8 people who voted don't have much faith in my abilities is disappointing to a certain degree, but I'm more interested in what you said right here. If I had the philosophy you looked for? What does that mean? Please explain.

Also, I just wanted to add that I've been watching carefully since day one, and I began to see a lot of how things work in here, and what kind of forum people want/ Basically, I've learned; not that there was a general lack of knowledge before, but now I know how to assess any situation in a manner that the people who post here want (and that's basically what Riptide is about). Little things like deleting posts are unessecary (a philosophy that SideWinder sort of went against, meaning I had to adapt) and the fact that you can handle forum-related stuff while I handle site- and staff-related affairs are beginning to fall into place so things are more effecient. So, I just hope you aren't assuming that I would go and make decisions that contradict a decision you made, or would go against Riptide's principles in any way.

That is all.

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why does a forum with 20 ppl need 2 admins? - Az Templar Of Evahl - 2000-05-14 00:00:00
-Replies...very...slowly...and...clearly... :) - The Lord DebtAngel - 2000-05-15 00:00:00
-Lemme make this a little clearer. And stuff. - SM_007 - 2000-05-14 00:00:00
-The real point is that Tridus is not always around. - -=General=- - 2000-05-14 00:00:00
--yeah, and I'm supposed to be reminded to bump up the access when I go away. - Tridus - 2000-05-14 00:00:00
---Well... - SM_007 - 2000-05-14 00:00:00
----when your delaing with security stuff, the question is always 'why?', and never 'why not?' - Tridus - 2000-05-14 00:00:00
-----You missed the point. - SM_007 - 2000-05-14 00:00:00
------then we're both missing the point. - Tridus - 2000-05-14 00:00:00
-------Well, then at least we're both babbling and missing points, hehe. - SM_007 - 2000-05-14 00:00:00
--------by that idea... - Tridus - 2000-05-14 00:00:00
---------No, because it's been proven that we don't need more than two Administrators. - SM_007 - 2000-05-14 00:00:00