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Originally posted by G Vanin: Just to understand the pattern of mentality in determining the some policies and attitudes here
The pattern of mentality is based on Paul Wheaton who pays the monthly bills and owns the site. When you set up your own site and pay the bills you can use your own pattern of mentality (whatever that is).
Does JR have any non_US-English bartender residing in the country of his origin? I'm not entirely sure what you are asking, here. If the question is "does JavaRanch have any bartenders who (a) are not from the USA, (b) are native English speakers and (c) are living in their native land ?" The answer is yes (I am one such creature). If the question is "does JavaRanch have any bartenders who (a) are not from the USA, (b) are not native English speakers and (c) are living in their native land ?" The answer is yes. If the question is "does JavaRanch have any bartenders who (a) are not from the USA, (b) are not native English speakers and (c) are living in a non-English-speaking land ?" The answer is also yes. Why should this be of particular interest ?
So many whys? When I asked who are 2-digit members, you all were less suspicious, just gave it out. Now, Are you ashamed of something? The question insults? causes pain? I believe bartenders here have predominant American mentality: intolerance to differing point of view. Look to reaction on this question – quite innocent question causes ill reaction. Just wanted to verify it. Just it.
Nobody here is suspicious :roll: Nobody here is ashamed :roll: The question does not cause insult or pain . . . We are not particularly intolerant to differing points of view . . . we just can not possibly change to meet every possible opinion of how we should be. You think that we should be the way that YOU want us to be, and since we haven't changed to meet your expectations, WE must be intolerant. :roll: Mostly it is just that from this side it looks alot like YOU have insulted us - alot. YOU have complained, whined, bellyached and generally expressed your dissatisfaction with just about every facet of this site. You have spend an amazing amount of energy trying to get alot of personal attention - and frankly many of us are just out of patience with you. That sometimes comes across as intolerance. Frankly nobody felt like doing a research project about how many moderators are from what ethnic background. And since the question looked an awful lot like an insult thinly diguised - you got more of an answer than I thought that you would. [ January 02, 2003: Message edited by: Cindy Glass ]
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vanin, is there a point to all of this? Are you just trying to get a rise out of us? If you don't like the sight then go find another. If you like it then stop complaining. You are now officially banned from this forum. You have used up your allotment of lifetime posts to the JavaRanch forum. You may post in the other forums although if you are as annoying in those then I am sure you will be banned there as well. For a guy who claims to have only limited internet access, you certainly spend a lot of time doing trivial things. [ January 02, 2003: Message edited by: Thomas Paul ]
G Vanin, If racism is where you discriminate against somebody because of their race, what is it called when you discriminate against somebody because of what country they live in or are from? I suppose it could be a form of racism. The funny thing is that you are accusing people here of being racists, yet it appears you have no great love of Americans. I'm an American. I own this site. My heritage is a typical American story of a great mix of different cultures. In most of America, we appreciate our cultural diversity. Granted, there are exceptions. Here on JavaRanch, bartenders are carefully selected because of their generosity and good will to others. I don't think there has ever been any consideration made for what country they are in or what their heritage is.