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Gd has died

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LabR@t, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. MrWhippy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 15, 2005

    Posts: 1,369

    can't see the point of premoderation myself.
    if the rules are breached, temp or perma ban.
    otherwise, game on.
     
  2. FoxEye

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 17, 2006

    Posts: 19,918

    Location: Cornwall

    The thing that most often kills GD for me is the number of members who are allowed to come into threads and purely make attacks against the character of other posters.

    I could name names but I won't.

    They aren't interested in raising points, refuting arguments, or adding to the discussion. But they want you to know that "Z is just another thicko Brexiter who doesn't understand anything."

    Or "Z is just a bigot. Hopefully all his kind will die out."

    "Z probably reads the Daily Mail and lives in a basement in his parents house."

    And those are often one-line responses to complex issues where other posters are expressing in a thoughtful and carefully worded manner the topic at hand.

    And some numpty comes along and thinks "This will show him!" and posts a ridiculous personal attack.

    I hopes others find this tedious as I do. I'd be very disappointed if many people were impressed by this kind of posting. I mean it's great if all you want is a circle jerk in every thread.
     
  3. ultralaser

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 7, 2014

    Posts: 888

    I agree with the comments about the age of the members, forums where for the 00's. The modern day is facebook, Instagram and Twitter - sucks but that's the way it is.
     
  4. EVH

    Don

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 26,503

    Too many snowflakes tbh

    ;)
     
  5. FoxEye

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 17, 2006

    Posts: 19,918

    Location: Cornwall

    I'm going to start using "flowsnakes". Filter that one out I dare ya ;)
     
  6. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 11,230

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    We've debated in the past, so I'll respond to this.

    Firstly, the forum is a community. And just like any other community, if you're not consistent then people will question what you say, whether that's from a comment that's related partly, wholly or maybe from a day, a month, a year or whenever ago.

    You clearly have an issue with it, as in a partly related thread you've posted the statement what kills GD for me, and made it personal.

    There's far too much latitude in SC compared to where it used to be a few years ago (oddly, since Brexit) but there are some people who complain when the standard of scrutiny in one part of the forum is applied to another. I think that it is mostly a few people trying to be one thing in one place, and something else in another and then complaining when their own contradictions catch up with them. If you're going to be personal with your views on here, then you're going to take the debate personally as well.

    And I think that the mod team are pretty good for the most part, and see an awful lot more that they choose not to respond to than they do.
     
  7. ultralaser

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 7, 2014

    Posts: 888

    :( :p
     
  8. FoxEye

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 17, 2006

    Posts: 19,918

    Location: Cornwall

    I don't even understand how this is a reply to what I posted.

    I don't recall popping into threads to make personal attacks against posters. Nor do I try to make any of my posts purely attacks on other posters, but rather the ideas and beliefs being held. I've never called anyone (eg) a basement dweller to attempt to discredit them. I don't think such tactics work on anyone with an ounce of intelligence.

    I'm afraid some of your post here I simply can't understand. "In a partly related thread you've posted the statement what kills GD for me, and made it personal." Not sure what this means.
     
  9. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 11,230

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Maintain the denial then. It was an attempt to be more open and help.
     
  10. Yadda

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 19, 2009

    Posts: 2,235

    Location: Baa

    I imagine the decision to pre-moderate was based on "a thousand cuts" rather than one belter but if not then a link would be dandy.
     
  11. Maccapacca

    Don

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,204

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Moderation of posts is meant to encourage quality posts, we rather the contribution of many members :)

    It's quite simple, when posting quality improves moderation is removed. There's plenty of outlets for poor quality posts like *****
     
  12. [FnG]magnolia

    Pancake

    Joined: Aug 29, 2007

    Posts: 25,672

    Location: Auckland

    The mods need severe provocation before they move to pre-moderation being a requirement. There are many closures of threads, editing/removal of posts, and warnings prior to this being put in place. To get to that stage you've had to be unwilling or unable to change your posting behavior to a way which fits within the forum guidelines. It's an awkward and uncomfortable position to be in but is fully deserved.

    Source: me.
     
  13. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 83,910

    Location: South Coast

    90's what though??
     
  14. Yadda

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 19, 2009

    Posts: 2,235

    Location: Baa

    Sounds like Soros' work to me.

    :p
     
  15. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Mar 29, 2003

    Posts: 48,631

    It's true, I posted this on Sunday and it's just appeared.
     
  16. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: Jan 15, 2006

    Posts: 29,067

    Location: Tosche Station

    Just LOL if you're a definitely bonkers but somehow loveable member of an Internet community from a bygone era explaining what being put on moderated posting is to in a calm, collected and self deprecating manner as if it justifies your continued definitely bonkers but somehow loveable actions now you've been taken off moderated posting.
     
  17. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 11,230

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Noob

    :D
     
  18. Malevolence

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 21, 2011

    Posts: 12,272

    Oops, think I misread the thread title.

     
  19. FoxEye

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 17, 2006

    Posts: 19,918

    Location: Cornwall

    We're not bygones... are we???
     
  20. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: Jan 15, 2006

    Posts: 29,067

    Location: Tosche Station

    *bigones