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User talk:Benp

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::::Merry Christmas to you too, Ben! We'll sorely miss any absences by you, but we'll be constantly improving as best we can. Enjoy this special time of the year.--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 17:00, 21 December 2009 (EST)
== Great New Year's Resolution ==
Two Founders a day ... what a great resolution!!! Happy New Year's to you! Godspeed for a good year.--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 13:17, 1 January 2010 (EST)
:Don't slack off - I didn't see any red links turn blue on New Year's Eve. ;-) --[[User:Ed Poor|Ed Poor]] <sup>[[User talk:Ed Poor|Talk]]</sup> 16:50, 2 January 2010 (EST)
::Duly kicked. :) That's two for today--thanks for keeping me on the ball! --[[User:Benp|Benp]] 16:53, 2 January 2010 (EST)
== Welcome back! ==
Welcome back, Ben! We missed you!--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 20:49, 10 January 2010 (EST)
:Thanks, Andy! Good to be back. --[[User:Benp|Benp]] 20:56, 10 January 2010 (EST)
== Superb addition ==
Thanks for your superb addition to [[Essay:Quantifying Openmindedness]]!--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 19:09, 25 February 2010 (EST)
== Your new essay ==
Just read your essay on liberalism and intelligence. It is a brilliant dissection of the average liberal psyche, well done! [[User:Myrobi|Myrobi]] 17:10, 1 March 2010 (EST)
== Founding Fathers ==
<big>Congratulations....job well-done, Ben!</big> --<big>[[User:TK|'''ṬK''']]</big><sub>/Admin</sub><sup>[[User_Talk:TK|/Talk]]</sup> 19:01, 17 June 2010 (EDT)
== Superb block ==
Superb block and reverts, Ben!--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 14:16, 13 July 2011 (EDT)
== Ben ==
Thank you for your kind words concerning reverting those egregious remarks. I greatly appreciate it.--[[User:JamesWilson|JamesWilson]] 12:03, 29 July 2011 (EDT)
== Taking It Elsewhere ==
I still don't understand your distaste for the "long time listener, first time caller". In what way is it different from a non-vote being spurred to vote because of issues that he either wants to support or oppose? The truth is, the sysops set the tone for the site and many new users model their actions after the sysops; this is not always the most productive path. [[User:KBarnett|—KBarnett ]] 14:20, 31 July 2011 (EDT)
:The truth is also that this website gets a very large number of "first time callers" who are parodists and more interested in stirring the pot than in seeing any sort of meaningful resolution. The fact that these "first time callers" tend to show up in waves when there's already discord certainly does nothing to dispel the perception that many of them are here to fan the flames. Now, I'm trying to be nice here and give you and the other "new posters" the benefit of the doubt. I'm not going to start blocking people just because I can. On the other hand, contrary to some perceptions, we're neither blind nor stupid. It's almost impossible to work at this site for any length of time and NOT be aware that there's a website dedicated to gossiping about Conservapedia, and that this dispute is currently the sole topic of gossip there.
:Suffice to say that I'm willing to give the benefit of the doubt, but my doubts are significant. --[[User:Benp|Benp]] 14:29, 31 July 2011 (EDT)
::I'm aware of the other site but am not a member. I'm just an interested observer (and now member) who has an opinion. Is that permissible? [[User:KBarnett|—KBarnett ]] 14:32, 31 July 2011 (EDT)
:::Certainly. You're entitled to your opinion, and you've voiced it. You weren't blocked for that; your opinion wasn't deleted. Now I'm asking you to leave it at that. Common courtesy prohibits the use another user's talk page as a public forum for discussion, regardless of who the user may be. --[[User:Benp|Benp]] 14:38, 31 July 2011 (EDT)
As a much longer-term editor than me, would you ''please'' move the conversation on Andy's talk page to the community portal? It's gone beyond crazy there. --[[User:SharonW|SharonW]] 15:36, 31 July 2011 (EDT)
:I agree entirely, but I'm not sure it's my place to do so. I've been here for a while, yes, but other than having block rights, I have no more authority than any other user. If it was just new users, I'd be a little less hesitant, but I really don't want to start moving Sysop messages, and they're mixed into the rest of the discussion very thoroughly. --[[User:Benp|Benp]] 15:39, 31 July 2011 (EDT)
== [[User:Ripu]] ==
Quick thought on this user's blocking. It seems that they made edits to the internet slang article that you took offense to. I'm not entirely sure that this was parody and should have resulted in a block. Their edits seem in line with other examples on the page and could have been confusing. Also, the l33t terms and 9001 are internet slang in certain circles. Just my two-cents. --[[User:MRellek|MRellek]] 15:42, 31 July 2011 (EDT)
:It's not so much the terms, it's the state-the-glaringly obvious nature of them. ("1" as slang for "one?" "l337" as slang for one thousand, three hundred, thirty-seven?") I didn't make it a particularly long block, but I really feel like he was tweaking our collective noses. --[[User:Benp|Benp]] 15:45, 31 July 2011 (EDT)
== Granted SkipCatcha ==
Ben, I just gave you SkipCatcha privileges -- which I should have given you a long time ago. Please accept my apologies for just realizing this now!--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 16:34, 21 August 2011 (EDT)
:No apology needed, Andy. To be honest, it never occurred to me to ask! Thanks! --[[User:Benp|Benp]] 18:10, 21 August 2011 (EDT)
Thanks, Ben. I expect a number of similar graffiti marks in upcoming days. --[[User:Ed Poor|Ed Poor]] <sup>[[User talk:Ed Poor|Talk]]</sup> 20:09, 2 September 2012 (EDT)
:Unfortunately, I think you may be right. No thanks necessary, Ed; glad to help out. --[[User:Benp|Benp]] 20:16, 2 September 2012 (EDT)
Block, SkipCaptcha, edit