Nominate Moderators

Hello TKP, it's time to deputize some more moderators and I have plans for how to change the moderation system. Please nominate a TKPer you want as your moderator.

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Fireman

Open your eyes Nicholas

Seconded

gobble gobble chumps

Second.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Third

What's
Important
Now

Fourth

Can't spell DBU without Bud

Fifth

Fuller

Open your eyes Nicholas

I will allow it

"I am probably too rational to be here"

That's barstool rodeo, in case anyone was wondering.

There's a barstool in this gif?

Agreed (6)

This would be one of my votes. Active, good communicator seems to be invested in the site.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

I nominate ^^Chris^^

Is it basketball season yet?

Seconded

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

I third this one.

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

Also voting Clemson Chris for moderator.

Twitter me

Joking aside, I'd endorse Bar for mod as well. Has done a lot of interesting and thoughtful work for the site.

Yea on Chris

Fireman

Can I nominate myself as long as there are others willing to help?

HorseOnATreadmill

DCWilson

EDIT: And I'm serious. A website that has moderators need them to be from a variety of opinions/stances and frequent the website enough. If not then you get a big, ugly echo chamber (11W, tigernet, TexAg, AL, etc). Im sure Joe already realizes this and has a plan to have a balanced moderator group with set guidelines

If you want level-headed opinions, don't go on a message board or sports forums

DC🤤

Open your eyes Nicholas

The only correct answer

Correct. On a serious note, look no further than the TSL lounge. There are 4-5 regular posters on the board now, because the clique ran everyone else off.

or the cesspool their political forum turned into. It became a circlejerk of the extreme viewpoint of one side and if you even remotely disagreed, you were run off.

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

that's part of it but AH04 ran off several long time posters like photo, etc. and BW would taddle tale on everything and was contentious over all , but he was a made man. The brief format change didn't help either.

The lounge was fun, but I left because of the football board... I rarely went to the political/UWS board but it sounds like i should be happy I bolted before things really went sideways.

I used to go there to, but in general I dont argue about politics online anymore. Really dont argue about it general.

A website that has moderators need them to be from a variety of opinions/stances and frequent the website enough. If not then you get a big, ugly echo chamber (11W, tigernet, TexAg, AL, etc)

I second this

Our moderators should probably be people who don't need to be put in the penalty box for being nasty to other people when their point is challenged. Just sayin...

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

This. From what I've gathered-- the change is stemming from nastiness rhetoric. Not trying to call anyone nasty as I honestly haven't been around in the comments enough to know. Just saying it would be counter to my gathered reason for the change.

Hokie Club member since 2017

People disagree on here all the time they just aren't as dramatic about it (just look down this thread for examples). Other poster's here keep saying they "don't want to call anyone out" but I don't know how we can talk about this honestly without addressing the elephant in the room: DC is the best example of the failures of the current moderation process to properly curtail bad behavior. He's not the type of person that should be a moderator, he's the type of person that needs to be moderated. Full stop.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Jet Sweep

Counterpoint: DC knows what the road to hell looks like and is better suited to understand what it looks like when someone heads down that path. It's like hiring a parolee to teach a class of delinquents, which we probably are, on balance.

If he had some introspection about himself, sure. But that doesn't seem to be the case. To apply a more apt analogy: The fox shouldn't watch the hen house.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Jet Sweep

Seriously first two that came to mind were Gobble Gobble or Chris.

Agree with both of these.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Fireman

Gobble Gobble

EDIT: Bender (/ssssssssssssssssssssssssss)

Chris and Stineydraw came to mind first

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

I think posting RandyMarshEctoplasm.gif and an accidental nipple in the back of an Emma Watson picture automatically disqualifies me from this position.

Gobble Till You Wobble

I'd downvote you for this, but that's bad form lol. As self-appointed one-time-only President of forgiveness, I hereby absolve you of those sins and reaffirm your nomination.

Sooooo....how would one go about finding this picture you speak of?

For reference purposes. Sure, this may have been an "offense," but let the voters decide on whether or not the severity should keep you from office.

Agree on Stineydraw

DC

Fireman or vtkey

let the echos of battle ring these halls for the rest of time

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Looks like Gobble, Fireman, and Chris are receiving multiple votes here.

Is it basketball season yet?

Anyone but Alum?

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Is it basketball season yet?

Lol you know he would just be giving himself turkey legs to up his count and cancelling out his own downvotes

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

No, I agree with you. Do. Not. Want.

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

What did I do???? :)

Macgruber

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Rip

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

MacGruber has been gone for a while. I thought I had noticed a significant lack of butt jokes on here...

I nominate myself and HokieMacho and HokieSlice and DMVbeaver and VPIVMI15 and Fireman as the Olympic sports dudes😂

Open your eyes Nicholas

KingJames

What?!?! that guy is an a-hole

EDIT: well that backfired, now I dont know if people are up voting because they think I'm funny or an a-hole ... oh well either I'll take the legs.

Seconded

I nominated you because I think you're rational

Well thank you. I feel honored that some one thinks that.

Hard pass because of the weird pickle stories

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

It was one story, and it was a cucumber!

All of you pushing for Fireman are dooming me to the banhammer when I start giving him hell again over the damned paper airplanes!!!

/

Edit: Look at all y'all giving me a turkey leg cushion for the inevitable.

In the immortal words of Pacman Jones via Tom Segura, "Tell that motherfucker I 'preciate it."

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

Throw in how archaic the Hokie Club is right now and watch the TKP burn!

"Nah, man... I mean you can donate to the Hokie Club if you want, but they've got it pretty good there, and they can deal if you decide not to"

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

I will be withholding my endorsement until after the conclusion of the primary season, at which point it is moot but will somehow be a topic of discussion by several national media outlets. I have enjoyed my interactions with all the candidates named to this point and look forward to a spirited debate.

GuitarMan RN

I'm already crafting several forum topics and general comments that fall into the gray area of acceptability. Finalists will be challenged with what they would do in response.

I'm creating another thread that is just a series of increasingly creative insults on Alum07 under the guise of this system.

You did great while you had time to do it. Good job.

"I am probably too rational to be here"

Very kind of you, thanks. I'll still be around somewhat, and with the semester here at VT scaling back quite a bit, I might actually be around for a little while! But I have long agreed with Joe that since my time is generally limited, we need more help in making sure things run smoothly. I can't be the sole person any more.

If anybody bribes me with a bottle of coke I'll change my vote👀

Open your eyes Nicholas

I do hereby nominate SaladHokie. I'm FullOWhiskey and I appreciate the drunken perspective. /S

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

Definitely chumps

I'd ask somebody to nominate me, but I don't TKP hard enough these days so it probably wouldn't be that great an idea.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Leonard, obviously

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

Leonard. Duh.

I nominate AssPocketFullOWhiskey, for obvious reasons. And DannyCoaleIsMySpiritAnimal, though he will probably give me all the hell for doing so.

I nominate FlippinHokie and DannyCoaleIsMySpiritAnimal.

Mainly because if they ever break up, the infighting between mods would be hilarious to watch

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Looking in the mirror for these "obvious reasons"...

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

All of you pushing for Fireman are dooming me to the banhammer when I start giving him hell again over the damned paper airplanes!!!

To level the playing field, of course.

Well, that makes sense I guess. I was thinking there are so many ways she could be going with this but wasn't sure what you were getting at. LOL.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

Little Bobbies Tables!

What's
Important
Now

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Moderator sounds like a thankless job

Let the children run amuck.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

bar1990, VT_Fencer, and gobble gobble chumps come to mind. There are a whole lot of thoughtful, quality posters who don't post that frequently so it's hard to know if they'd be interested.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

bar1990 is a great choice as well!

What's
Important
Now

Agree with Bar

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Third yes on bar

It should be somebody that doesn't want it but willing to do it.

"I am probably too rational to be here"

What's
Important
Now

Dany was just misunderstood. Do you think King's Landing has to worry about coronavirus? NO.

Geez! Sanitize an entire city and what do they do? Murder you for it!

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

Fire was a good sanitation device.

On the other hand, Dany overdid it.

Did she? Or did she make sure there were no viral hide and seek champions in the nooks and crannies of the capitol?

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

I'm on here pretty frequently. I'd be willing to help out.

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

AssPocketFullOWhiskey

Born in Charlottesville, Reborn in Blacksburg

I demand a trial vote by combat!

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

I demand a trial vote by combat!

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Click here to destroy wall.

I nominate Gobble gobble chumps, Chris, and DC!

VT 2016
Go Hokies

We should bring in an outside consultant. I nominate the Bobs.

What's
Important
Now

bar

DC and Alum

That wouldn't have the impact you think it will.

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

I'm honestly thinking reintroducing moderators now may be too late.

You want a China-style reaction? That's how you get a China-style reaction!

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Hahaha. Just saying. It seems to be spiraling out of control even faster lately.

In AlumKeyPlay, you don't leg a post, the post legs you!

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

I just like the thought of moderators. I think TKP has become big enough that multiple would be required.

Joe, one time you posted who had handed out the most turkey legs over the past year and it inspired me to be more active in passing around some kudos to solid points (not opinions) that help build the discussion. Care to refresh those stats and share again?

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

I'd like to nominate Living4Fall.

"Tajh Boyd over the middle . . . and it's caught for an interception! Michael Cole, lying flat on his back, ARE YOU KIDDING???"

jreynolds06

But only when he's tailgating.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

Everybody Nominate Everybody!

Duh, Leonard.

"Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not yet completely sure about the universe.” -Einstein

Seth Dooley. For obvious reasons.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

That process when you slowly realize nobody nominated you /s

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

I think you'd make a good mod fwiw Esh.

I don't. So unpredictable...

you must not be looking at the Euro ensemble

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

I can confidently say I did not Command+F "RealDiehl"

Jk I kinda did

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

It's cause you're on PC and you hit Ctrl+F isn't it?

(add if applicable) /s

I would like to officially nominate Steve Spurrier to moderate the recruiting thread:

Is it basketball season yet?

That Bud Foster guy isn't doing anything these days. No one on this board would dare go against his word.

We put the K in Kwality

SoupHokie's brother

Should this be limited to when he is drunk?

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

Kevin

It's pronounced Keavienne.

We put the K in Kwality

Everybody's busy nominating their BFFs and I'm just sitting here trying to think of a caucus joke

Recruit Prosim

You said cauc.

Kevin

That's AWESOME!

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Mark from Winchester

Jake from State Farm

uva - the taint of the ACC
XL Jockstraps 34 - Ascots 31
#15 Straight

Chris, Gobble Gobble.

No offense to Fireman, DC, or alum, as they're all active posters with insightful comments (usually), but I feel like those guys get a bit too stuck in devolving arguments, etc. I think a moderator should be someone who is active, but also can act in a more aloof manner rather than get sucked into drawn out debates on various personal opinions. Voting purely on activity is a bad way to go, IMO.

El. Psy. Kongroo.

I've been a mod before, on a much smaller forum. One this size would be a daunting task, as that one kept me busy enough (relative to my usage of the site). Definitely going to be a tall order for whoever it is, if they have other life obligations.

I nominate myself. If mods get to selectively determine what political content is allowed (although all of it violates the community guidelines) than I'd like to have a hand in that as well

"We were at the pinnacle, and we did it for years," Foster says. He pauses, nods, takes a deep breath. "And I did it with the best guy in the business."

Butch Jones

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

I'll do it. I got free time. Does it involve washing cars?

Can we get Kenny Blankenship as one too?

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

We would need to figure out the transition from turkey legs to a life points system.

The turkey legs board informs this decision. These are the people who have put their blood sweat and whiskey towards the success of the site. The top ten
Alum07
hokie07ME
Hokie Fireman
VTGuitarMan
VT_Fencer
Vtkey
gobble gobble chumps
Chris
HorseOnATreadmill
fernleyhokie

Just outside the top ten are IllinoisHokie, (IIRC the proprietor of firebryanstinespring.com) as well as the honorary #65 for our favorite outta whack JasonInArlington, both who have gone down in Hokie history for their ... roles ... in Hokie folklore.

DCWilson has also been a firebrand, which is actually a critical role for a community like this. Every team needs a DCWilson. But no teams can have two. He's number 59 on the big board. And a popular debate contributor. I've considered that this might be Joe's alt account. Which would, naturally, disqualify him from being a moderator.

For my votes, I'd go for the most engaged people who love the community and have a bit of historical significance:
Fireman
Fencer and spouse (or am I mixing up people? I forget, sorry)
gobble gobble motherfuckers
DCWilson
IllinoisHokie
JasonInArlington

Though they are limited by the number of legs and/or saddles they may have, they do have all my confidence. The list above is in no significant order.

EDIT a reload sees a downvote. Does the downvoter want to say why?

Moderator and poster are different skill sets. Picking a moderator by number of turkey legs will not necessarily result in a good moderator. A moderator, in my opinion, should be a person who can look impartially at a comment and decide whether posting that comment benefits the thread as well as fitting in with the overall tone Joe wants for this community. I don't know how you find that guy; but I'm pretty sure it's not by number of turkey legs.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

By the way, I was not the down voter. Just noticed my reply kinda looked like an answer to why you were downvoted.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

All of this is fair. The skill sets are indeed different.

I'd argue that the most passionate of us will also be the most responsible of us. I'd also argue that turkey legs are not a definitive measure of capability but I would argue that legs are a reasonable estimator of dedication, hence the inclusion of legs as a component (but not definer) of my recommendations. This is why some non-top-ten-ers are on the list.

I was going to post something to this effect. Impartiality is huge when moderating heated arguments. It's a little easier to police when someone is an outright asshole, but don't see that too often on here. It probably helps if the mods are really respected as well. To me it generally seems like Gobble Gobble, Chris, and Fernley are pretty objective/impartial, rational, and respected.

I agree, that jackal at the top of the big board is a pretty big asshat

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Such modesty will only get you more legs! ;>)

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Fencer and spouse (or am I mixing up people? I forget, sorry)

It's just me. My wife doesn't post.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Sh!t, sorry. Who am I thinking of?

Lancerhokie and hokie enginerd?

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

RIGHT! LANCER, not FENCER!

As a teacher, I deal with enough whining and people being trifling on a daily basis.... Thanks though

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

So you're saying that Enginerd is Lancer's spouse, not vice versa?

That checks out.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

We claim each other. However HOAT probably put me first because I am usually the one who mentions that we are married and it seemed that HOAT couldn't remember who I was married to.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

As long as you (and he) remember, that is all that matters.

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

It's "chumps", chump

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Maybe consider changing, especially if you're promoted to mod? You know, power trip /s

I thought it was Kevin?

"Don't go to, go through"

i keep it pg for the children

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

"It's chumps chump" anagrams to "Itch chum's pumps".

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

I've considered that this might be Joe's alt account.

This is so diabolical that it can only be true.

These are the people who have put their blood sweat and whiskey towards the success of the site.

...and no APFOW nod?

/

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

In the words of Heavy D, I got nothin' but love for ya honey.

No worries, HOAT. I was only cracking on you.

In all seriousness, I appreciate the nominations (although, I may question everyone's sanity in doing so), but even if I wanted to be a/the mod I just don't have the bandwidth these days to be on here enough to justify having the job. If you haven't noticed, I don't comment on much of actual substance these days. Lately, I've been all about the OT nonsense here just to give the ol' brain a break.

So, while I appreciate the love...

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

I tend to agree with the above sentiment about no to Fireman, Alum and DC. Gobble Gobble Chumps and Chris get my vote.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

Andy Bitter!

The only answer... whats he going to do this Spring anyway?

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

Maybe do something like have a top 6 and use a modified accountability board like Jafar has up for the wide receiver room to whittle down to 2 or 3?

I'm going to use this thread as proof for my wife that my TKP'ing has not been as much of a timesink lately.

Click here to destroy wall.

I nominate:

KICK17

Let's Go

HOKIES

I could get onboard with GGChumps or Fireman. besides Guitarman, Horse would be my top choice but not sure he has the time.

Well it does take at least a few minutes at a time to search for situation-appropriate animated horse images.

Thanks fernley. I didn't initially nominate you because I estimated that you didn't have the time as well.

Hear me out. This stupid virus has robbed us of March Madness, but the obvious substitute is staring us in the face. This should be our tournament. This should be our March Madness. We can do the the seeding, the voting...hell, the betting.

How else are we to fill the void? Work? Ha!

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

We should absolutely do this.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

I have my moments.

But seriously, this would be
A. Fun
B. Distracting
C. Accomplish Joe's goal of finding a moderator

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

How would we seed them? Let's figure this out and then make a thread for it.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

By number of votes in this thread? Game 1 gobble gobble against DC?

Nominations in this thread
(in order of appearance in the thread)

Hokie Fireman
gobble gobble chumps
Chris
Horse on a Treadmill
dcwilson40
Bender (with /sssssssss)
Stineydraw48
vtkey
APrimusHokie (self nominated)
HokieMacho
HokieSlice
DMVbeaver
VPIVMI15
KingJames
SaladHokie (with /s)
Leonard
AssPocketFullOWhiskey
FlippinHokie
DannyCoaleIsMySpiritAnimal
Little Bobbies Tables
bar1990
VT_Fencer
07Hokie (self nominated)
AlumVT
Living4Fall
jreynolds06
Kevin (is there a poster named this?)
weavez22
LancerHokie
HokieEnginerd
IllinoisHokie
jasoninarlington
Andy Bitter
KICK 17
VTGuitarMan

That's 35 nominations. However, two were nominated with a /s (or /sssssss....), so I think we can safely throw those out. Also, I looked in profiles for a Kevin and didn't find one (didn't think I would, but I still checked anyways), so I think we can throw that one out, too. That would leave 32 nominations, including those self-nominated, which is perfect for a single-elimination tournament.

Now we just need to figure out how to seed them. Let's not start the thread until we figure out how to seed them and how the voting will progress.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Did Joe say how many he was looking for? I don't think he did, so I'd guess 2-4. So we could do single elimination with the last 2-4 as elected mods. Match based on number of votes in this thread, then for each "game" everybody votes on their favorite of that "game" winners advance. Is that what we're thinkin?
Edit: We could do 2 "regions" of 16 or 4 "regions" of 8.

I like 4 regions of 8. And we take it all the way to the Champion, because that's what we do in March Madness.

Gotta fix breakfast for the kids (they asked for breakfast for dinner, so I'm like that works), but I'll try to look at seeding after that.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

I agree with going to a champion - should have specified. Just meant that we'd take the last 2-4 after determining a champion.

Starting to get more and more offended that I haven't been on one single list.

///////////Ssssssssssssssss

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

You would be awesome. Just don't turn every thread into NASCAR :-p

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Meanwhile, I'm over here trying to figure out why I'm on multiple.

TKPing while drinking is all I can think of.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

Does anybody know how to run the numbers by turkey legs per comment?

Edit: Sorry about the awful resolution, but here's a couple of ideas for generating brackets.

It seems like the best way to seed is by using turkey legs. More legs, higher seed. Simple.

Folks highlighted in red haven't posted a while and might not be prime moderator candidates.

The ratios aren't split evenly, but if we're looking for ways to shoehorn our peers into handy generalized categories, I came up with five:

Desserts (lots of you pie freaks out there)
Location
Occupation &/or Major
Graduation
Avatars

I don't know if it matters, but my dog is female, so "good boi" is incorrect.

Also, youngest TKPer on the list!

All puppers are the goodest bois

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

First of all, how dare you lump my CHEM degree in with "Engineers" 😤

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

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It's Chemical Engineering, isn't it?

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

You can always divided total turkey legs by (number of comments + number of posts), but that's a laborious process in looking through profiles.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Here's what a sample bracket would look like (if we were going on straight turkey legs).

I have the bottom two leg-getters (HokieSlice and VPIVMI15) as play-ins for an 8 seed, and the self-nominated (APrimusHokie and 07Hokie) Playing in as a 4 seed.

I left out Shayne Graham, as his only real activity is his AMA, and he already provided us with the Miracle in Morgantown. No sense asking him to come back and police everybody.
Dessert Bracket
Location Bracket
Career Bracket
Avatar Bracket
Graduation Bracket

Ugh I got gobble gobble in my region. End of days.

Hate to do this but guitarman already being a moderator should his spot go to next person on the list? Also jreynolds won't be coming back since that is Mook's dad.

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This was only meant to be fun; I would think Joe would still use his own judgement to determine his moderators.

I was going to either leave Shayne Graham or Mook's dad off the list to make the numbers work. Mook's dad represents a player parent (don't think we have another). We already have a former player represented in the bracket.

Is Guitarman still a moderator? It doesn't say it in his header anymore.

I am still a moderator. With the update a while ago to everyone having a customizable header, it looks like those of us who had previously had some kind of designation no longer do. Maybe that will change back when there are several mods.

Yeah, I think we're good to go. I had a few in mind, and the community overlapped with my thinking. Going to go with a couple now, and increase as necessary down the road. The bracket was hilarious though.

If you're ready to implement, I don't want to get in the way! I had a slow night shift and I was responding to AssPocketFullOWhiskey's Quaratined plea:

Hear me out. This stupid virus has robbed us of March Madness, but the obvious substitute is staring us in the face. This should be our tournament. This should be our March Madness. We can do the the seeding, the voting...hell, the betting.
How else are we to fill the void? Work? Ha!

That's up to y'all. If you do move forward, keep it contained in a single thread so it doesn't take over the "Active Discussions" list. Thanks!

Asks our input, decides before March Modness tournament even starts. SMH. What, do you think you run this place or something?

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

While I appreciate the double seeding, I probably shouldn't be in more than one bracket,

Or should I?

In other news, I've made the top 40, somehow. When does it air? I gotta get my tape recorder so I can record Kasey Kasem announcing me at number 39.

Good work, though, brockman.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

All the nominees are in all of the brackets! I made a bunch to give us options.

While in the top-25, NitWhitt University elected you not attend this years tournament. Our high academic standards require our players to stay home and take their exams.

We put the K in Kwality

First thought: Sweet! I got seeded higher than my girlfriend!
Second thought: I'm up against Wasnick in round one. OH SHIT AND THIS MAN HAS A BULL WHIP AT HIS DISPOSAL.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

can we have a discord debate among nominees? Can we come up with campaign slogans and posters? Can people start making attack ads? If so, I'm willing to offer my services to the highest bidder.

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Wait, is there a TKP discord out there?

This could be a thing. Trust me, dc's rants are much, much funnier when you can hear them. ;^)

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Love the posts by all these peeps, but a moderator should have the ability to remove him/herself from the argument and look at things objectively. Gobble Gobble Chumps has my vote. He has demonstrated patience, added insight, defused situations, and offered takes on both sides of many arguments.

I seriously enjoy all the banter among the greats of this forum, the opposing viewpoints, the passion and energy that are put into their individual positions on any given topic. A moderator should avoid extremes, and Gobble Gobble Chumps is one of the best at this.

Fireman, DC, AssPocketFullOWhiskey, Hokie07, HorseOnATreadmill, Chris, Alum07, Heuplek, KingJames - keep doing what you do! The value of this forum is the insight you all provide (and many others).

FWIW, Chris and KingJames would have my endorsement as well.

I'm just here to sling some legs

Headley: You said KingJames Twice

NOTE: probably not the place for the original quote.

A good moderator isn't just about having good insight or agreeing with the crowd - they have to understand what's being said in a conversation and be a calming influence on the board. They need to know when to intervene, when to let it go a bit further, and when to just weigh in a little and calm things down. It's knowing where the buttons are, but choosing not to push them.

VTGuitarMan is a master at this. I've seen no equal on this or any other board.

That said, many of those mentioned would do at least a decent job.

GobbleGobbleChumps seems to have a pretty even-handed grip on things, so that would be a good choice. HOAT also, but prepare yourself for a lot of horse gifs.

I agree with your assessment on the qualities needed for a good mod. That's why I'm flummoxed that Fernley hasn't been nominated yet. Of all the regular posters here, he seems to be the most rational and level-headed of the recognizable names here. How has he been overlooked, other than probably not wanting the 'job'?

“You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.”
― John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

"If elected I will not serve..."

Most here are to young to get this.

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Im not...although i wasnt born till '68...

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Thanks everyone for the discussion and nominations. To start, Chris and gobble gobble chumps have been deputized. Everyone nominated merited consideration because of their contributions to the community. I only wanted to add a couple this time around, and then see what the need might be down the road.

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

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SPEECH! SPEECH! SPEECH!

BUT DO IT IN A HAIKU!

gobble gobble chumps
gobble gobble gobble chumps
gobble gobble chumps

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

See? He always has the right words for the occasion.

This is going to make his Mod comments very confusing.

We put the K in Kwality

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

I'm sure that I was
Considered, but hopefully
Not for very long.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

I didn't execute.
It's an exhibition website anyway.
gobble gobble gets all the calls.
I'm a young poster.
Seriously, not one senior on the roster. Only one junior.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

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After careful consideration, I am pleased to offer my endorsement to Chris and gobble gobble chumps when it is totally unnecessary, as promised. I am confident they will serve our community well.

This is BS! I was robbed of my chance to beat APFOW in March Modness! I've been training. I constructed a joust arena in my backyard to practice, what am I going to do with that now? I pissed off my wife with my constant playing of Eye of the Tiger. All for nothing. I'm going to go sulk at the lack of chance at glory.

There there, buddy. It wasn't all for NOTHING. Now you're about to go through a mandatory quarantine with a pissed off wife. The comedic value of that alone is priceless.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

Why haven't I been nominated?

*Looks back at six months worth of comments*

Carry on.