That doesn't compute at all. It really doesn't. One example springs to mind; during my altercation with Ambassador Pony, you were very critical of me by PM speaking as Agga (you said you were surprised I wasn't in the ER, remember?), yet totally supportive of me by PM as Mod_11. What... er.. why... er.. how...?
Yup. That's as good an example as any. I acted a role as a mod and took on a different mindset, seeing things from two points of view simultaneously, but both were honest from each point of view
. As a mod I had a job to do and spoke to you from that persona. As your mate I told you that I thought you were a twat.
There are many examples in the ER where I did the same.
I found it quite easy to separate Eleven from Agga and be detached from each personality, depending on my role at that time. However, I did all with as much integrity as possible and never lied to anyone.
I suppose you do a similar thing when you're doing your job, as it requires a professional facia at the time.
Likewise, in my old job, there were people that I really felt like helping because they were nice people who were just trying to get by claiming benefits that they weren't entitled to, but as an investigator I had to come down on them like a ton of bricks. As 'Alf' I've got a soft heart, but as 'Officer Murphy' (yes yes.. place jokes about that title on the waiting list with all the other's)
I took on a much more serious, professional persona.
And you joined the Hatch after me... but you must have known about it all along... so your surprise and gratitude for being invited in was all a charade?
Actually, no. I knew
about it as soon as I became a mod, but I was genuinely surprised that I was voted in as a member (because I'm a bit of a twat myself), so that was sincere. In fact everything I did was sincere as I wasn't really 'me' (Alf/Agga) when I used my mod account. As a member I'm a lot more jovial and relaxed. And cheeky. But that's Saaarf Laaandaaaners for ya, pal.
Well. I'm not angry or anything... and I'm not hurt by the deception because I accepted back in August that the system involved a little white lying... and I'm not feeling tooo stupid for having no idea about you....... I just didn't think that I would unlucky enough to make friends with one of the Global Moderators.
Heh! We were mates long before I became a mod. Don't feel even slighty stupid mate. Some people were convinced that Eleven was Hermes (a few, in fact). I've already had some hate PM's now that the veil's been lifted.
Hopefully you'll come to realise that I didn't deceive you. If you think I have we should probably talk about it some time as I pride myself on being a pretty honest bloke.
And we are kind of friends, aren't we, Agga? That is your real name you sent me, and your real telephone number? (Not that I've given you my number yet - I'm slow to trust, Agga. Ya wonder why? )
Yep that's my real name and phone number. What's the worst you could do with it? I suppose you could start telephone stalking me, but I could change my number. You seem like a trustworthy enough bloke, anyway, and you've been through the mill lately.
Bottom line is, I'm glad you don't need to do any of that charade anymore.
Me too. I'm glad I haven't got to mod the forum anymore, too, as the amount of shit you have to take (especially as a GM) is a bit wearying. Still, it's probably best that I resigned because HAL can make the changes he wants without having the hassle of dealing with my outrageously irritating questioning skills.
Happy New Year, mate.
Yeah you too palster. It's 04:30 and I've woken up with a major hangover, so I'm just waiting for the Alkaseltzer and Anadin to kick in before going back to sleep.
Cheers for ya nice PM by the way you lucky, lucky boy.