For the record, Obany has been
stripped of OP status on the IRC chat room
A fair bit happening now. First #Zetatalk, due to some internal wrangling was handed over to what the Zeta faithful term as "debunkers" effectively destroying the chat group. So they hastily set up #Zetatlk_crisis so Nancy could continue uninterrupted. However this caused a bit of internal hassle on the TT-groups when Obany was effectively booted as Op (moderator.)
Good for you Mike, you're going up in my estimation, not much, but just a bit. Which obviously caused some very hasty back scene manoeuvring and bullying before QueenVee showed up to set the membership straight. (Never at any time did Gerard Zwann (Obany) turn up to voice his opinion in Mike's statement and neither did he apologise for making the mistake in the first place. Obviously there was some sort of falling out. Zeta crisis is obviously aptly named.)
From: Duane Elderkin <duanee@c...>
Date: Fri May 16, 2003 4:42 am
Subject: Zetatalk channel hostile takeover
#Zetatalk appears to be under new management. New ops and its all the
From: "Jeremy Rogers" <jeremy.rogers1@b...>
Date: Fri May 16, 2003 8:47 am
Subject: Re: Zetatalk channel hostile takeover. I don't know the full story behind this little charade, but I all can say to the perpetrators is that they are a bunch of childish, cowardly, adolescent idiots who get a kick out of attacking other peoples religous beliefs. I used the term religous beliefs as an
analogy for believers in ZetaTalk. Disagreeing with the rules of conduct or premise of a chat group is no excuse to invade and effectively destroy it. In the real world outside of cyberspace, if you didn't like the issues discussed at a weekly meeting at a local club (for example) then you should simply choose not to attend.Now we have such characters as 'fluffycat' and a fake Nancy running the show there.
One unconfirmed explanation for the coup is that GregB handed over control to Valmont who in turn removed all the existing operators and installed known troublemakers as ops in their place.
I should add that the people who pull off these stunts very often remain anonymous and don't have any courage to stand up and reveal their true identity.