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#1 29-09-13 12:03:32

Evan
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If topics or members pee you off

Rather than get involved in arguments with people and have to send reports because something comes up you may not agree with, it may sometimes be better to just ignore the thread and look at another topic.

Recent events have escalated into lots of bad feeling over topics which are emotive and these can be avoided if no reply is given. It's also worth remembering that if you post a loaded comment, it's no good complaining when you don't get the answer you want or it seems a bit terse. There are probably people on here I have upset with my comments, however if we adopt an adult, "Fit and Proper Person" type attitude, I am sure most differences can be talked out on the boards, rather than having them nosedive into pettiness and point scoring.

Over the years I have enjoyed sharing experiences with most of you, I have learned lots of different approaches to the job we do, i have used the forum as a staff room to offload problems and also listen and try to help others with theirs.

So let's all try to move on and get things back to way they were with constructive postings and mutual respect for each other. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Ev

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#2 29-09-13 12:42:28

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Re: If topics or members pee you off

Absolutely Evan. There have been certain views on here recently posted by certain individuals which I strongly disagreed with but could see that a response would not help so I keep out of them.


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#3 29-09-13 12:44:05

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Re: If topics or members pee you off

Very true Evan, well said.  smile

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#4 29-09-13 13:14:47

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Re: If topics or members pee you off

Hi
Quite agree, but it is extremely difficult when threads are hijacked by those with their own agenda.
Then there are those who are never wrong!!!!!Cant argue with them roll
Then the fanatics come back in another guise hmm  gets confusing.
But, in principle you are spot on.
Peter


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#5 29-09-13 13:23:00

sofasurfer
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Re: If topics or members pee you off

I'm not saying anything  smile

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#6 29-09-13 15:01:14

kaf
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Re: If topics or members pee you off

What we need is a 'block' button, so we can block all posts from certain people.

Starved of the oxygen of publicity they would soon sidle off.

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#7 29-09-13 15:15:09

sofasurfer
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Re: If topics or members pee you off

It would be possible to check the IP address of new members to prevent people who have been banned from re-joining under a different name. Multiple usernames could also be picked up in this way.

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#8 29-09-13 15:50:04

kaf
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Re: If topics or members pee you off

sofasurfer wrote:

It would be possible to check the IP address of new members to prevent people who have been banned from re-joining under a different name. Multiple usernames could also be picked up in this way.

This will work sometimes, but some ISPs utilise dynamic IPs don't they?

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#9 29-09-13 17:42:41

AUTAX
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Re: If topics or members pee you off

There are some posters that have an MO in their composition that repeats itself each time they post.

When a person is banned and then comes back under a new username, it usually only takes a few posts before it becomes clear and obvious that Such & Such is back.


Be Fear-less, go GEAR-LESS!

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#10 29-09-13 17:42:53

sofasurfer
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Re: If topics or members pee you off

Yes, it's not 100% effective solution but unless the member has a server at home or has set their router up to provide dynamic ISPs it would at least give an opportunity to identify a new member. A forum like this probably doesn't use a server with dynamic ISPs as the service would be unstable. No doubt a moderator will come along in a minute and correct me :-)

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#11 29-09-13 18:12:39

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Re: If topics or members pee you off

AUTAX wrote:

There are some posters that have an MO in their composition that repeats itself each time they post.

When a person is banned and then comes back under a new username, it usually only takes a few posts before it becomes clear and obvious that Such & Such is back.

Members who aren't genuine also tend to slip up when they forget what they posted previously.   I was looking back through some posts earlier of a member who joined last year  suggesting he was a new ADI who was hoping to get some good professional advice.   Within 3 weeks the same poster appeared to be an expert in part 3  and checktests   big_smile

Strangely all their posts and ID has now disappeared!

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#12 29-09-13 21:23:33

MAZ
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Re: If topics or members pee you off

Evan wrote:

Rather than get involved in arguments with people and have to send reports because something comes up you may not agree with, it may sometimes be better to just ignore the thread and look at another topic.


Ev

Exactly, if you don't like a topic, don't read it, if a thread starts going in a direction you don't like, get off it. What's the point of continuing to read a thread you find offensive, and then complaining about it.

Reminds me a little of Mary Whitehouse!!

Maz.

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