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By: whitewabit , 12:39 AM GMT on February 08, 2013

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I joined weather Underground in August of 2005 right after they opened the blogging feature. I have been a weather hobbyist since the middle 60's when I lived on the west coast of Florida, north of the Tampa Bay area. I currently live in a small community in central Illinois.

I have been through numerous Hurricanes during my life time. The worse being Hurricane Camille in August 17,1969, A Cat 5, where the eye passed over the location I was at. That being Biloxi, Ms when I was in the USAF stationed at Keesler AFB.













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Good afternoon, as you probably know by now that I am one of the blog moderators .. Some people won't want moderators to post on their blogs for numerous reason ..

If anyone would rather that I didn't post comments on their blog, I will honor your wishes !! Just drop me a short note in mail telling me ...

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93. sandiquiz
8:46 AM GMT on February 20, 2013
Are you home, heading home or thinking of heading home?

Whatever is the state of play, stay safe and warm. :)
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92. palmettobug53
1:23 AM GMT on February 20, 2013
Hey, wab....

Been thinking about you and your family. Hope your trip home is a safe one. When do you head back?

Wet here and warmer but the damp is still enough to make you feel chilled to the bone.
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91. Ylee
6:54 AM GMT on February 19, 2013
Been raining a lot here this evening; getting any rain down there?
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90. Skyepony (Mod)
2:34 AM GMT on February 19, 2013
{{{wab}}} ~ Warmed up nicely:)
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89. whitewabit
2:30 AM GMT on February 19, 2013
Quoting Grothar:
Sorry to hear of your loss, wab!

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal."


Love the quote !! Thank You !!!
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88. JNCali
12:59 AM GMT on February 19, 2013
Wabit, Sorry to hear about your brother's passing.. I have 2 older brothers and can't imagine losing one of them..
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family..
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87. RobDaHood
12:52 AM GMT on February 19, 2013
Quoting RTLSNK:
Will be praying for you and your family today Wab.



That pic is soooo sweet!

Hey Wabit.
Been a long day for me too, but not as rough as yours.
Relax, chill out, and have a peaceful evening man.
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86. whitewabit
12:42 AM GMT on February 19, 2013
Just getting a chance to sit down to try to relax a bit .. has been a trying day ..
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85. whitewabit
12:40 AM GMT on February 19, 2013
Quoting HadesGodWyvern:


oh, okay.

figured that would be something added to all the featured blogs.

30F to 60F, dang that is quite a warm up.


Yes warmed up quicker then I thought it would .. think the low tonight will be in the low 40's ..
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84. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
7:27 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
Quoting whitewabit:


We don't want to stand out .. that is not our purpose.. we are regular bloggers just like you 99.9% of the time .. only the .1% do we turn into moderators .. the blog has nicely moderated its self through the (-) sign and the (!) .. and you can ban someone from your blog or put them on ignore !!


oh, okay.

figured that would be something added to all the featured blogs.

30F to 60F, dang that is quite a warm up.
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83. whitewabit
7:01 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
Got down to 29 degrees here in Hudson, Fl .. almost as cold as back home .. Has recovered nicely now with the temp back up in the 60's ..
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82. whitewabit
6:50 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
Thank you everyone your thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated by me and my family in these trying times !! THANK YOU !!
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81. whitewabit
6:48 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
Quoting HadesGodWyvern:


ya maybe the WeatherUnderground staff will add something that stands out who the moderators are like the yellow boxes for the administrators.

first my eye did not go straight to the words (mod) in the posts until I read "Aaron's" blog and understood it was added to the site.


We don't want to stand out .. that is not our purpose.. we are regular bloggers just like you 99.9% of the time .. only the .1% do we turn into moderators .. the blog has nicely moderated its self through the (-) sign and the (!) .. and you can ban someone from your blog or put them on ignore !!
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80. Ylee
8:23 AM GMT on February 18, 2013
Oh, I see it now! Had to go to NUWU to see it, though!
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79. RTLSNK
7:42 AM GMT on February 18, 2013
Will be praying for you and your family today Wab.


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78. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
7:38 AM GMT on February 18, 2013
Quoting Ylee:
Just wanted to stop to leave my condolences on your brother's passing, and to say congratulations on your moderator status! A badge of honor, to me!

My computer only shows your posts with a blue background, not green, be it NUWU or Classic, probably because ny old junker can't process the HTML!


ya maybe the WeatherUnderground staff will add something that stands out who the moderators are like the yellow boxes for the administrators.

first my eye did not go straight to the words (mod) in the posts until I read "Aaron's" blog and understood it was added to the site.
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77. sandiquiz
7:23 AM GMT on February 18, 2013
Quoting Ylee:

My computer only shows your posts with a blue background, not green, be it NUWU or Classic, probably because ny old junker can't process the HTML!

The comment box doesn't go green, his name has a green (Mod) behind it....except when he writes on his own blog, then it doesn't!! I know, strange!

Check out Skye's comment #74 and Aubie's at #70 to see the new green (Mod) sign :-)
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76. Ylee
5:49 AM GMT on February 18, 2013
Just wanted to stop to leave my condolences on your brother's passing, and to say congratulations on your moderator status! A badge of honor, to me!

My computer only shows your posts with a blue background, not green, be it NUWU or Classic, probably because ny old junker can't process the HTML!
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75. RobDaHood
5:29 AM GMT on February 18, 2013
Quoting whitewabit:


Thank yall had it shipped down because I was coming ..

Well, usually I blame Orca or Keeper but this time I think it's RTLSNK and his constant wishing for snow!

45 here 42 in town 30s in the north end of the county. So coldest night this year for us, and getting colder.
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74. Skyepony (Mod)
4:33 AM GMT on February 18, 2013
{{{wab}}}~ I think it's already the coldest night this winter here. Already 34.5ยบ


palmettobug53~ I'm just playing:) It's been more like a broom for sweeping out spam.
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73. whitewabit
2:22 AM GMT on February 18, 2013
Quoting RobDaHood:
Sorry Wabit!
Downright inhospitable of us to have this cold weather here. Or did you bring it?


Thank yall had it shipped down because I was coming ..
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72. RobDaHood
2:18 AM GMT on February 18, 2013
Sorry Wabit!
Downright inhospitable of us to have this cold weather here. Or did you bring it?
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71. whitewabit
2:14 AM GMT on February 18, 2013
Should be back home sometime Thursday so will be able to pay more attention to my blog !! Trying to out run the expect snow storm up there ..

Been cold down here .. going down to 26 degrees or at least forecast to .. believe it will be the coldest night of the year here ..
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70. auburn (Mod)
6:44 PM GMT on February 17, 2013
Sorry for your loss Wab..Have you all in my thoughts..dont worry about anything here...Sky has everyone to scared to cause any trouble...LOL
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69. palmettobug53
6:27 PM GMT on February 17, 2013
Nah, Doc... I know wab took it in the spirit it was given.

Believe me, you need a little humor to get through these rough spots. I know I did, when I was in the same situation.

Skye, you're scaring me!
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68. DocNDswamp
6:11 PM GMT on February 17, 2013
Skye, thanks gal!
Last night I reread it, found it less humorous than seemed at the time and became horrified of any unintended interpretation. Slapped a self-imposed 12 hour minimum ban from WU for it...
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67. Skyepony (Mod)
5:21 PM GMT on February 17, 2013
Doc~ That's not so brash & I love shiny stuff.

Rob~ I never planned to stop occasionally derailing your blog.

Crab~ Touched on it, members first..it hasn't changed us much.

So fear me I have a banhammer..muhaha.



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66. DocNDswamp
4:16 PM GMT on February 17, 2013
Indeed, condolences to you and family on this sad occasion, {{{Wabit}}}. Also realize WU admin announcing the moderator thing was bad timing for you personally, facing such a deep loss.

My apologies as well if my off the cuff remark yesterday #30 came off as brash, or in any way was insulting - you all have my full support in this endeavor and certainly welcome as always.

Wishing you and family strength, peace of mind m'friend.
Take care.
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65. Grothar
3:37 PM GMT on February 17, 2013
Sorry to hear of your loss, wab!

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal."
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64. Skyepony (Mod)
3:27 PM GMT on February 17, 2013
{{{wabit}}}
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63. etxwx
3:13 PM GMT on February 17, 2013
So sorry Wab... We'll be thinking of you on this sad day.
Take care.
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62. ricderr
3:02 PM GMT on February 17, 2013
ahh wab.....sorry man.....
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61. palmettobug53
2:56 PM GMT on February 17, 2013
(((Wab and family)))
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60. shoreacres
2:50 PM GMT on February 17, 2013
Wab ~ I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. My best to you and your family on this difficult day.
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59. sandiquiz
2:37 PM GMT on February 17, 2013
Quoting whitewabit:
Today is my brother's service .. please keep me in your thoughts today !

{{{Wab}}} Thinking of you and your family.
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58. whitewabit
2:34 PM GMT on February 17, 2013
Today is my brother's service .. please keep me in your thoughts today !
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57. whitewabit
2:33 PM GMT on February 17, 2013
Quoting sandiquiz:

And last night she was in Clearlakemike's blog singing drunken French songs! lol


Hummm .. better keep an eye on her ..
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56. sandiquiz
7:49 AM GMT on February 17, 2013
Quoting whitewabit:


She does get pretty rowdy when she starts running from room to room yelling " A HURRICANE IS COMING, A HURRICANE IS COMING, A HURRICANE IS COMING !!

And last night she was in Clearlakemike's blog singing drunken French songs! lol
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55. whitewabit
4:02 AM GMT on February 17, 2013
Quoting ricderr:
come on now....we all know palm is the biggest troll on the blogs.....you think she's some sweet lady...but in reality...she's a hell raiser of the nth degree.....she's swilling jack right now...planning her next caper.....LOLOL...


She does get pretty rowdy when she starts running from room to room yelling " A HURRICANE IS COMING, A HURRICANE IS COMING, A HURRICANE IS COMING !!
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54. palmettobug53
2:20 AM GMT on February 17, 2013
Bug blows raspberry at ric: Blllllllllbbbbbbbbb......
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53. ricderr
12:18 AM GMT on February 17, 2013
come on now....we all know palm is the biggest troll on the blogs.....you think she's some sweet lady...but in reality...she's a hell raiser of the nth degree.....she's swilling jack right now...planning her next caper.....LOLOL...
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52. palmettobug53
12:08 AM GMT on February 17, 2013
Quoting whitewabit:


We are more like little brothers trying to get everyone from fighting ..


Referees! Do you get uniforms with that?

Wab, my door is always open for you, you know that.

Moderators don't scare me, either. I'm a good girl, so I have nothing to worry about.

Well, I admit I do have a tendency to go slightly beserk when 'cane season starts on June 1st but, mostly, I'm a good girl.

(Bug hums "Singing In The Rain" as she wanders off.....)
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51. whitewabit
10:44 PM GMT on February 16, 2013
Crab .. Your right I have not changed in any way, and will continue my high standard as I have always done ..

And also being friends before of a Moderator doesn't help if someone crosses the line .. As I said before we have a strict set of rules we follow and no one is exempt from being banned the Moderators included .. if one of us were to cross the line we would be banned just like any other member and would no longer be a moderator .. We are watched very carefully by members of the Admin team !!! Many times bans are discussed by our team before any action is taken, other times the offense is such that you would be gone in a NY second .. and so would the posts ..
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I don't see that becoming a moderator changes you or anyone else in any way; You're a WU member first, and still the same Wabit I've known for years.

Put another way, prior to becoming a mod, if you saw something that was outside of the Rules of the Road, I would bet that you alerted on it. Being a moderator doesn't mean that you belay having an opinion, it means that you help enforce the written policy, and maybe even help with some of the growing pains of new members.

If I cross the line, I don't expect a pass from anybody, because it's ME that crossed the line, and every time I've come close to the line, I've known it and made my choices.

Put another way, if a person seeks the edge of what is acceptable, they loose the right to whine about it if they find it.

See how brief I've become since my verbositis therapy? It really works! [insert annoying smiley]
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Quoting sandiquiz:

You have been a welcome visitor to my blog for over six years...a change of title is not going to make one "ha'porth of difference", you will still be very welcome:-)

After all, I am chief admin of a large wildlife group on Flickr, (nearly 11,000 members) and have ten moderators working with, and for, me ....... so moderators don't scare me! lol


Thank You Sandi for your support !! It means a great deal to all of us moderators ..
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Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:


sorry


No problem.
I didn't quote and wasn't specific.
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Quoting RobDaHood:

No, I meant Wabit...you slipped in between.


sorry
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Quoting RobDaHood:
You know you are the 2nd person that I've heard that from.
I would be very disappointed if you didn't post on my blog because you are a moderator. Same goes for the rest.

While it might not be to everyone's taste, I try to run a tight ship and hold my crew to higher standards than the WU guidelines. I've never been banned. My blog has never been banned. As far as I know no one has ever been banned for something posted on my blog.

If trolls want to raid my blog because a moderator posts there...bring it on. We'll zap them together!

That said...I don't think it's an issue.


Thank You Rob !!

Some people will not want any green badges on their blog, others like you who are out standing members of the WU Community welcome a visit ..

But the WU community should not fear us as they will have nothing to worry about ..
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Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:


you meant me being the 2nd person that......???

I have just gotten banned twice ever on Dr. Masters'. I like the tight measures you plan. I hope there is more moderation everywhere.

No, I meant Wabit...second mod I've heard that from. You slipped in between.
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Quoting RobDaHood:
You know you are the 2nd person that I've heard that from.
I would be very disappointed if you didn't post on my blog because you are a moderator. Same goes for the rest.

While it might not be to everyone's taste, I try to run a tight ship and hold my crew to higher standards than the WU guidelines. I've never been banned. My blog has never been banned. As far as I know no one has ever been banned for something posted on my blog.

If trolls want to raid my blog because a moderator posts there...bring it on. We'll zap them together!

That said...I don't think it's an issue.


you meant me being the 2nd person that......???

I have just gotten banned twice ever on Dr. Masters' in two years.
I like the tight measures you plan. I hope there is more moderation everywhere.
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Quoting whitewabit:
Good afternoon, as you probably know by now that I am one of the blog moderators .. Some people won't want moderators to post on their blogs for numerous reason ..

If anyone would rather that I didn't post comments on their blog, I will honor your wishes !! Just drop me a short note in mail telling me ...

Wabit ...

You have been a welcome visitor to my blog for over six years...a change of title is not going to make one "ha'porth of difference", you will still be very welcome:-)

After all, I am chief admin of a large wildlife group on Flickr, (nearly 11,000 members) and have ten moderators working with, and for, me ....... so moderators don't scare me! lol
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