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Daniel James Sanchez Posted: Mon, Feb 1 2010 12:39 PM

The LvMI Forum moderators have decided to make the MVP badges (a non-functioning, honorific account setting) a rotating monthly honor.

For outstanding posts in the month of January 2010, the badges go to (in alphabetic order):

 

  • adam knott
  • ClaytonB
  • DD5
  • Esuric
  • filc
  • liberty student
  • Sage

 

Congratulations and keep up the thoughtful, informed, educational, creative, eloquent, and civil posts!

Members, please quote your favorite posts by these MVPs in this thread!

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It's a bit long, so I'll refrain from quoting it, but one of Adam Knott's significant contributions to "The Ancient Chimera of Universal, Absolute, and Objective Value."

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Esuric replied on Mon, Feb 1 2010 5:15 PM

J. Grayson Lilburne:

The LvMI Forum moderators have decided to make the MVP badges (a non-functioning, honorific account setting) a rotating monthly honor.

For outstanding posts in the month of January 2010, the badges go to (in alphabetic order):

 

  • adam knott
  • ClaytonB
  • DD5
  • Esuric
  • filc
  • liberty student
  • Sage

Cool

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From Esuric, a tail-end excerpt from a brilliant post here.

Marxian agitation/propaganda turns people against each other and unleashes mans most evil faculties--jealousy being one of them. Some people are so jealous that they would willingly compromise their own economic welfare in order to destroy the wealth of others. They call this "social justice."

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One day I will get the MVP badge, and I will like the way I look, I guarantee it.

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Sieben replied on Mon, Feb 1 2010 7:29 PM

We should totally make it a habit to post links to awesome posts/threads in the MVP of the month thread. I saw the link to Esuric's post, and I was very glad I clicked on it.

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Hey, can someone please tell me what happened to liberty student? It says his account is closed. WTF?

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Snowflake:

We should totally make it a habit to post links to awesome posts/threads in the MVP of the month thread. I saw the link to Esuric's post, and I was very glad I clicked on it.

Definitely. Posters on Mises can come up with some real doozies. I usually end up emailing them to sympathetic friends and family; they're good enough to be shared Geeked

Speaking of which, this quote from DD5 in a recent thread sounds like it came from Mises himself Stick out tongue

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Hey, can someone please tell me what happened to liberty student?

Yes, I would like to know too.

 

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My dear friend Liberty Student has decided to move on, much to our tremendous loss. Posts of his quoted here will therefore perform a second function of honoring his contributions as a way of saying farewell.
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AJ replied on Tue, Feb 2 2010 4:05 AM

I second Adam Knott's post here.

On Liberty Student's departure, I hope he is just thinking things over and does not stay away long. His presence will be missed.

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AJ:

 

On Liberty Student's departure, I hope he is just thinking things over and does not stay away long. His presence will be missed.

Yes.

I mean why would he leave? For what reason would he abandon these forums altogether iinstead of just going to another forum more often or doing whatever he is now. Why close his account in order to do this?

Srry I'm really uspet over this, LS was awesome.

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I. Ryan replied on Tue, Feb 2 2010 1:17 PM

J. Grayson Lilburne:

My dear friend Liberty Student has decided to move on, much to our tremendous loss. Posts of his quoted here will therefore perform a second function of honoring his contributions as a way of saying farewell.

Wait, what? What happened? Why did he close his account? Most people who "move on" slowly decrease the frequency of their posts, not just unexpectedly disappear.

If I wrote it more than a few weeks ago, I probably hate it by now.

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Indeed, it seems rather peculiar that LS would just disappear like that. Even though I lurk more than post, I can say that his contributions were some the most influential in directing towards the ancap philosophy. I don't think I'm alone in this regard, he will be missed.

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Regarding the fact that Liberty Student's departure was not a "tapering off" affair, let me just say that LS is not a capricious fellow.  He makes conscious, rational decisions, and then he follows through with them.  He made this decision a while ago, and now he is following through with it (although I would note that I and others pleaded for him not to).  But, you should all know, that before he left, he expressed optimism about the future of this Forum.  LS's departure is a huge, painful loss to the Mises Community (especially for me, as I consider him one of my best friends), but he didn't want his leaving to be a big deal.  So let's respect his wishes, and instead of getting too upset about it, let's follow the example of this month's MVPs (including LS himself) and continue the recent improvement in the level of discourse on this Forum in order to make it a true oasis of reason, civility, and learning, and a place Liberty Student would, someday in the future, want to come back to.

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Grayson:

For outstanding posts in the month of January 2010, the badges go to (in alphabetic order):

  • adam knott
  • ClaytonB
  • DD5
  • Esuric
  • filc
  • liberty student
  • Sage

As I mentioned a month ago, the MVP badges are going to be a rotating honor.  To keep things fresh, members won't get MVP two months in a row.  So I hope the January MVPs won't be too surprised when they find their badge gone tomorrow.  Please know that it is absolutely NO reflection on your quality of posting; again, it's just about keeping things fresh and dynamic.

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Marko replied on Sun, Feb 28 2010 11:52 AM

Grayson:

As I mentioned a month ago, the MVP badges are going to be a rotating honor.  To keep things fresh, members won't get MVP two months in a row.  So I hope the January MVPs won't be too surprised when they find their badge gone tomorrow.  Please know that it is absolutely NO reflection on your quality of posting; again, it's just about keeping things fresh and dynamic.

How egalitarian of you.

 

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Marko:

Grayson:

As I mentioned a month ago, the MVP badges are going to be a rotating honor.  To keep things fresh, members won't get MVP two months in a row.  So I hope the January MVPs won't be too surprised when they find their badge gone tomorrow.  Please know that it is absolutely NO reflection on your quality of posting; again, it's just about keeping things fresh and dynamic.

How egalitarian of you.

 

Yeah. WTF. That is socialist redistribution of wealth.Big Smile

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Marko:

Grayson:

As I mentioned a month ago, the MVP badges are going to be a rotating honor.  To keep things fresh, members won't get MVP two months in a row.  So I hope the January MVPs won't be too surprised when they find their badge gone tomorrow.  Please know that it is absolutely NO reflection on your quality of posting; again, it's just about keeping things fresh and dynamic.

How egalitarian of you.

Yeah. WTF. That is socialist redistribution of wealth.Big Smile

No, no, no! You're doing it wrong! It would have made sense if you said "capitalistic redistribution of wealth." Anyway, to everyone: stay on topic.

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B-man replied on Sun, Feb 28 2010 5:09 PM

Will miss Liberty Student's contributions here. Still one of my favorite posts from the LvMI Forum came from LS:

"When you see that the state creates nothing, and can only re-allocate, then you realize that it is strictly an argument between command economy vs. market economy.  And then the question is, who knows better than you how you should spend your money?  What you value, and what you do not?

Legally, the state is a fiction.  There is no such thing as a state, only a gang of thieves.  With sovereign immunity, they are not compelled to deliver on any portion of their half of the social contract, most of us did not and would not sign anyways.

Welcome to anarchism."

A belated thank you for the welcome!

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Has the announcement of this month's MVPs already happened?

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Justin Spahr-Summers:

It's a bit long, so I'll refrain from quoting it, but one of Adam Knott's significant contributions to "The Ancient Chimera of Universal, Absolute, and Objective Value."

That post should be made into a Mises Daily article or something.

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I certainly hope that LS does come back; he had some very insightful posts, and I am curious as to what drove him to leave. In my own case, mental illness flares up and causes me post less and less (or not at all) for a while, though the biggest change comes in the chat room, where I have been involved much more frequently than on the forums. There is one bright side: now that LS is gone, there is a niche that is left unfulfilled for us to battle over. May we be up to the challenge.

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Grayson:
As I mentioned a month ago, the MVP badges are going to be a rotating honor.  To keep things fresh, members won't get MVP two months in a row.  So I hope the January MVPs won't be too surprised when they find their badge gone tomorrow.  Please know that it is absolutely NO reflection on your quality of posting; again, it's just about keeping things fresh and dynamic.

For outstanding posts in the month of February 2010, the MVP badges go to...

 

  • AJ
  • Brainpolice
  • Conza88
  • Merlin
  • Stranger

 

Congratulations, and I invite forum members to quote their favorite posts by these 5 MVPs.

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Grayson:

  • AJ
  • Brainpolice
  • Conza88
  • Merlin
  • Stranger

Congratulations, and I invite forum members to quote their favorite posts by these 5 MVPs.

Ah, I guess my deleted post (last minute nomination) did not go un-noticed :D

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chloe732 replied on Wed, Mar 3 2010 10:32 PM

Grayson:
For outstanding posts in the month of March

for February?Confused

 

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Fixed, thanks.

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All very good choices.

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Hard Rain replied on Wed, Mar 3 2010 11:37 PM

What!? I posted a thread linking to Cracked.com. Where's my imperial triumph!? Stick out tongue

Well done to all Geeked

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Merlin replied on Thu, Mar 4 2010 4:38 AM

Thanks fellas'!

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filc replied on Thu, Mar 4 2010 3:01 PM

Grayson:

  • AJ
  • Brainpolice
  • Conza88
  • Merlin
  • Stranger
  • It would be really nice if we had a link to some of their contributions. I must have missed something of value on some of these members.

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    filc:

    Grayson:

  • AJ
  • Brainpolice
  • Conza88
  • Merlin
  • Stranger
  • It would be really nice if we had a link to some of their contributions. I must have missed something of value on some of these members.

    If you want, follow up on Nitroadict's comment above.

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    filc:
    It would be really nice if we had a link to some of their contributions.

    this

    p.s. I think Nitro's right. ; D

    p.s.s. nothing against "some" as filc pointed out.

     

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    Esuric replied on Thu, Mar 4 2010 3:56 PM

    filc:
    It would be really nice if we had a link to some of their contributions. I must have missed something of value on some of these members.

    Here.

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    Conza88 replied on Thu, Mar 4 2010 6:01 PM

    Grayson:
    LvMI Forum moderators have decided to make the MVP badge

    How exactly does the decision making take place? Behind close doors obviously. Is there a vote? Debate? Or is it one person simply handing out badges for the month.

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    Conza88:

    How exactly does the decision making take place? Behind close doors obviously. Is there a vote? Or is it one person simply handing out badges for the month.

    Hmm... sounds a lot like the Fed. Perhaps we need a bill to audit this process Stick out tongue

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    Esuric:

    filc:
    It would be really nice if we had a link to some of their contributions. I must have missed something of value on some of these members.

    Here.

    Next time, I will link any examples to future nominations (if i have any).

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    Hard Rain:

    Conza88:

    How exactly does the decision making take place? Behind close doors obviously. Is there a vote? Or is it one person simply handing out badges for the month.

    Hmm... sounds a lot like the Fed. Perhaps we need a bill to audit this process Stick out tongue

    Yes, we came up with this 3 years ago, and agreed to it while most moderators were out on vacation this past Christmas. :p

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    filc replied on Thu, Mar 4 2010 7:43 PM

    So we get to post some of our favorite quotes? Sounds grand. *evil grin*

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    Hard Rain:

    Conza88:

    How exactly does the decision making take place? Behind close doors obviously. Is there a vote? Or is it one person simply handing out badges for the month.

    Hmm... sounds a lot like the Fed. Perhaps we need a bill to audit this process Stick out tongue

    Yes, we came up with this 3 years ago, and agreed to it while most moderators were out on vacation this past Christmas. :p

    The ants.  Stop speaking to them. Wink

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