A New Policy?

barjon

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................. A good example was the spambot thread we all jumped on in a puerile way. Was this really insulting or lavatory? Really Jon?.............

? wot was that one called - d'you remember - and was it in foyer?
 

The Leopard

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There's not much community spirit in ganging up on another member however funny the jibes might be, nor is lavatory humour particular pleasant however much kids might snigger at it behind the bike sheds.

If you're referring to Toasty Jon, I don't recall him being ganged up on. That was him and me, mano a sexpat. Most spectators seemed fairly neutral, applauding skill in a non-partisan way, but chiefly concerned that the match should go 15 rounds at least.

He also brought it all on himself, by starting the row and then following me to continue it on a new thread once the original thread was closed. It died down a few times and was quiet for a day or two, then he deliberately re-started it.

As for jibes and lavatory humour and so on, unfortunately not everyone likes to engage in reasoned debate. They will make a post, have it demolished in reply, and refuse to answer or even acknowledge this. They repeatedly post falsehoods that are the complete inversion of the truth, no matter how many times these falsehoods are exposed.

At that stage they have demonstrated that they are barbarians with no regard for the rules of civilised debate. Well, so be it.

So I don't think it is fair to use this case (if that is whom you are referring to). He has a commercial agenda and should stick to that, rather than petulantly pursuing vendettas against other members (unprovoked I might add). I don't mind it particularly if someone does pursue an unprovoked vendetta against me, so long as I am allowed to deal with them. But this shouldn't be categorised as people ganging up on another member. He initiated the situation unprovoked, asked for everything he got, ignored repeated opportunities for it to end, and as a commercial member was extremely lucky that the record of his behaviour was deleted.
 
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the hare

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? wot was that one called - d'you remember - and was it in foyer?

a) you have to realize you just changed the forum structure, and most people wont have a clue where anything should go. That isn't a criticism of the new forum structure, or the memberships intellectual capacity to make sense of those changes, its just a fact. Its entirely possible that a lulzy thread could have been in a "lulz free zone"

b) Moving a thread is a relatively trivial task, probably no more difficult than deleting a thread, and certainly easier than editing and moderating the thread.
 

The Leopard

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? wot was that one called - d'you remember - and was it in foyer?

Can't remember, but I did look for it a little while back and I think it has gone. A spam bot took a section of a post by ChocD and posted it as a new thread. The section ended randomly in the middle of a sentence.

The rest of thread was composed of variations upon around 5 original posts, including one about Splitlink's trip to Brighton some years ago, during which he consumed a fish cake (the story still makes me feel better, even now).

I can easily see people saying it was rubbish and should be deleted. But it reminded me (very slightly) of Tommy Cooper and indeed a lot of British humour. It shouldn't have been funny but it was. Very.

There is also surely something good about an online community (so to speak) that reacts in this way. The American expression about lemons and lemonade is a horrible one, but quite apt here I think.
 

barjon

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If you're referring to Toasty Jon, I don't recall him being ganged up on. That was him and me, mano a sexpat. Most spectators seemed fairly neutral, applauding skill in a non-partisan way, but chiefly concerned that the match should go 15 rounds at least.

He also brought it all on himself, by starting the row and then following me to continue it on a new thread once the original thread was closed. It died down a few times and was quiet for a day or two, then he deliberately re-started it.

As for jibes and lavatory humour and so on, unfortunately not everyone likes to engage in reasoned debate. They will make a post, have it demolished in reply, and refuse to answer or even acknowledge this. They repeatedly post falsehoods that are the complete inversion of the truth, no matter how many times these falsehoods are exposed.

At that stage they have demonstrated that they are barbarians with no regard for the rules of civilised debate. Well, so be it.

So I don't think it is fair to use this case (if that is whom you are referring to). He has a commercial agenda and should stick to that, rather than petulantly pursuing vendettas against other members (unprovoked I might add). I don't mind it particularly if someone does pursue an unprovoked vendetta against me, so long as I am allowed to deal with them. But this shouldn't be categorised as people ganging up on another member. He initiated the situation unprovoked, asked for everything he got, ignored repeated opportunities for it to end, and as a commercial member was extremely lucky that the record of his behaviour was deleted.

I was talking generally, lep, not specifically about DT, although that's an example where I think banter and criticism went over the top even if only for its constancy across the boards wherever he participated.

So far as the boards are concerned an ott insult hurled at anyone does not entitle them to hurl one back, however tempting that might be, and the action is to expunge the original insult. That may not parallel real life, but it must be for the boards to avoid unproductive warfare.
 

Trader333

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My personal view is that it might be better if all could see

This may be possible Jon, I will see if it can be done.

Would it not be possible to have a subsection of the forum - The Sand Pit, or Play Pen

Again possible TL but not sure how it would work so will look into it.
 
 
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