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  1. Tension113's Avatar
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    Aug 5, 2007, 9:39 PM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #26

    I always thought the idea of "The Dent" was great.. A good way to say what needs to be said without anyone looking like the bad guy/girl.. Personally, I always thought it was Mirax.. She seems to be the most rational one around here.. Not that it matters.. Mystery is more fun..

    Regardless of who or what "The Dent" is, this is one of the best moderated and friendly forums, I have ever been on.. Good work people
  2. I helped at SDCC '08 NovallTalon's Avatar
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    Aug 5, 2007, 9:54 PM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #27

    I have to agree with just about everyone here. Does it really matter who The Dent is? No. I don't think it would give anyone a warm fuzzy, nor would it serve to quell the conspiracy theories, because we all know that those will be around no matter what. It has definitely worked well for this community, and I applaud the present system for it's success. I hope that it continues for many years to come =)
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    Aug 5, 2007, 10:13 PM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #28

    But knowing is half the batte
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    Aug 6, 2007, 12:46 PM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #29

    Quote The Dent said: View Post


    No, but from time to time the admins threaten a coup if I don't take my turn cleaning the staff restroom.
    Watch your step Dent.
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    Aug 6, 2007, 1:13 PM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #30

    Quote The Dent said: View Post
    This is a tired subject for me and the rest of the administration but it seems that this question has once again been brought up and there are those who seem to feel that our lack of revealing the identity of the Dent indicates a deep dark secret among the administration and an effort to play cloak and dagger games with the membership. This couldn't be further from the truth.

    We have never made this public knowledge, although we have shared it with most who have asked, but seeing that some seem to be completely consumed with discovering the "truth" of the matter, we will share a bit more info about the Dent.

    The Dent is a title and position, much like the PresiDENT of the United States. That position is occupied by a single individual, again like the Presidency, but over time, the person occupying that position may change. Unlike the President of the United States, the Dent, who is appointed, not elected, is not made publicly known, and there is not a public notice when the Dent changes. Only two people have occupied the position of the Dent in the past 5 years.

    The Dent is the owner of the board and forums, but the Dent is NOT the owner of thedentedhelmet.com. As anyone can see from a WHOIS search, Brak's Buddy owns the website, but the website is a separate entity from the board. There has been great confusion about this in the past, so I want to make sure this is clear. Brak's owns the website. The Dent owns the board.

    So, why don't we share the identity of The Dent? There are a couple of reasons. First, we do not want members to treat the person occupying the office of the Dent differently than any other member. Second, we don't want those who might know the person occupying the office of the Dent to show disrespect to the Dent simply because they know the member on a personal level. We are all flawed and all have our weaknesses. However, here on TDH, the Dent has the final word and regardless of who fills that office, the Dent is to be shown respect. Please do not think this means the Dent is to be shown reverence or expects some sort of worship. This couldn't be further from the truth. We simply aren't interested in falling into deep debates over decisions made by the administration as that is not the point or purpose of this board.

    TDH's administration is setup as a monarchy. While the Dent has the ability to act unilaterally, we strongly believe that there is wisdom in a multitude of council and each administrator is often given an opportunity to voice his or her opinion before a final decision is made. We do not vote and I have the final say on any decision, but I always take the rest of the administrations' counsel into account when making a decision. Even though the administration is comprised of individuals, when we have our "admin" hats on, we are a unified group and our voice is one, even though we might not always completely agree with one another on a personal level. Contrary to what has been stated by uniformed members, I am the only person with access to the Dent account and no other admin posts for me. If my posts mirror those of others in the administration, it is because we are a very tight-knit group. Many members might find this form of administration troubling, but so far, it has worked for us, and there has been less fighting at TDH than at virtually any other board we know of. This also cuts down on red tape and allows decisions that will benefit the membership to be made much more quickly.

    As mentioned above, the administration of TDH has been setup with a single leader as we have seen the failings of boards who vote and get deeply entangled in politics and do not wish for TDH to become politically polarized. Is our approach the best? It is doubtful but it has worked for us very well and outside of a few dissidents who have a false sense of entitlement to both information and authority, it has worked almost flawlessly. We are well aware that everyone will not agree with this approach but we are committed to it until we find something better and all that we ask is that you respect it while you are here. You don't have to agree and you don't have to change your personal beliefs, but we are growing very weary of the constant grumblings and sideswipes from a disenchanted minority. If those who bark so loudly are in such disagreement with the way this board is run, there are plenty of other boards run in other fashions that might be more to your liking. They are but a google search away.

    On a final note, as we have always said, the purpose of the administration is to serve the interests of the membership (as a whole) of TDH. We are here to help make your experience in your quest for a Boba, Jango, Zam or Variant costume as good as can possibly be. While we will not be dictated to or intimidated, we have always been and will always be open to constructive criticism. Many of the changes we have made in years past have come directly from the suggestions of our members. If your interest is in making general complaints, you will find us fairly unreceptive. However, if you have specific recommendations or disagree with a particular decision we have made, please feel free to PM, email or even post a thread about it.

    While we know even this "admission" will not satisfy those with a constant ax to grind and we realize the majority of the membership is not even concerned with such trivial issues, we hope this information has helped ease the minds of those in the middle who have always been curious about how the administration is run and who the Dent is.

    D
    So what you are really saying is:

    Even "The Dent" doesn't know who "The Dent" is...



  6. Aug 6, 2007, 1:17 PM - I believe #31

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    Aug 6, 2007, 1:38 PM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #32

    Your Jeremy Bulloch aren't you?
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    Aug 6, 2007, 1:47 PM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #33

    I always kinda wondered but didn't really care. I'll file it in my brain under "useless information that's good to know that may make good conversation starters at parties"

    In all seriousness that answers alot of my questions that I didn't care if they every got answered. Thanks
  9. Aug 6, 2007, 1:59 PM - The true identity #34

    After reading this thread more closely, I came across a quote from The Dent that I believe reveals his true identity once and for all;

    Quote The Dent said: View Post
    The Dent account is only used for administrative posts. I use my regular account for all other posting. Sniff on my brother, Sniff on.
    There can be no doubt.
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    Aug 6, 2007, 2:06 PM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #35

    no wonder I haven't seen him post in awhile. He's busy owning the board
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    Aug 6, 2007, 2:17 PM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #36

    the dent debate just seems so silly to me.

    who cares who runs the show? someone gets the glory and glamor of dealing with all the cruft we hate to see, and if s/he is really lucky, gets to pay the bills AND deal with software updates and security patches.
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    Aug 6, 2007, 3:49 PM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #37

    ahhh...yes...the dent...he is fair and full of wisdom but remains a mystery to us all

    all hail the dent

    in reality...i never gave it musch thought either...but this thread was interesting non-the-less...

    and i always thought the dent wasn't like the presiDENT...but more like the imperfection in boba's helmetthat doesnt mean that i think the dent is not perfect in his handing down of carbonite punishments...
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    Aug 6, 2007, 9:08 PM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #38

    Okay. I have absolutely nothing to do with running this board and would like to be hereby be known as "The Bump". Which brings me to my next subject. I am starting Bump City...

    Sorry, could not resist - been some weird stuff on the board lately.
    Last edited by Bubba Fett; Aug 6, 2007 at 10:22 PM.
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    Aug 6, 2007, 10:21 PM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #39

    I thought The Dent was that 'thing' in Boba Fetts' helmet that the board was named after. Is it something else?
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    Aug 7, 2007, 10:25 AM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #40

    The title IS a reference to Fett's dent. The PresiDENT was an analogy.
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    Aug 7, 2007, 11:01 AM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #41

    I know. I was just being facetious. Sarcasm doesn't translate too well through the keyboard. More often than not, one just comes across as dim, as was the case in my previous post.
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    Aug 7, 2007, 3:19 PM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #42

    I liked it much better when we didn't know Boba Fett's identity, what he looked like, where he came from etc. I like the fact that we don't know who the Dent is. A little mystery goes along way.
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    Aug 7, 2007, 4:01 PM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #43

    Quote KidAkira said: View Post
    I liked it much better when we didn't know Boba Fett's identity, what he looked like, where he came from etc. I like the fact that we don't know who the Dent is. A little mystery goes along way.
    wait? the dent is really a clone of temeura morrison????
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    Aug 7, 2007, 4:12 PM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #44

    Quote tk7602 said: View Post
    wait? the dent is really a clone of temeura morrison????
    Aren't all of us?
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    Aug 7, 2007, 4:49 PM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #45

    Quote GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Aren't all of us?
    lol. That was great..
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    Aug 7, 2007, 11:55 PM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #46

    the name is the important thing for inspiring the necessary fear. You see, no one would surrender to the dimple.
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    Aug 8, 2007, 10:01 AM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #47

    In reality guys, does it really matter who the Dent is? As long as he/she continues to supply us with this awesome resource for everything Fett, who cares who it is.
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    Aug 8, 2007, 11:02 AM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #48

    I care....
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    Aug 8, 2007, 11:31 AM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #49

    Quote GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Aren't all of us?
    Aside from face, hair, voice and build, I'm a dead ringer for him!
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    Aug 8, 2007, 6:36 PM - Re: Who/what is THE DENT? #50

    ALL HAIL THE DENT!!! :thumbup

    (j/k)

    I always was confused at a point on WHO The Dent actually was, knowing later on about the truth and my speculation...pretty much as THE DENT just said (and will still remains in secret) 8) ....I just didn't know there were different people within 5 years occupying that position, though.

    Actually, I didn't pay much importance to that, as long as there is equal respect to the mods, because you'll never know "who's who".......just my 2 cents.

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