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Question: Should the global mods be more strict or less strict on suspending people for personal insults directed at other forum users?

more strict    
  16 (30.8%)
less strict    
  14 (26.9%)
undecided    
  3 (5.8%)
do it differently    
  11 (21.2%)
status quo    
  8 (15.4%)




Total votes: 52
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Should the global mods be more strict or less strict on suspending people for personal insults directed at other forum users?
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Reply #2 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 10:46am
 
I voted "Do it differently."  Other than in the most outrageous event which would be obvious, (real names, porn etc) I reckon there ought be public warning first  (with copy sent via PM,) and then a ban if the person persists, with public explanation left (could start a Thread in Relationships for that) as to why and length of ban.

You could also use at least one more GMod to help Setanta who seems to be the only GMod regularly here (Thursday night through to Sunday night.)  None of the others are pulling their weight.
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Reply #3 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 11:10am
 
For myself......

This is a public forum.
IMO, its purpose [in being here] is to allow people to express and exchange ideas and opinions on differing topical subjects.
IMO, persons who do not contribute to the open debate on any issue should be warned and then..... ?

What am i going on about ?
Someone(1) can present or refer to an incident that has occurred, and invite discussion and debate.
But some of the people(2) who appear here, in this forum, clearly are trying to derail any discussion and debate on said topic or issue.
Though reasonable arguments and evidences are presented, some(2) will simply denigrate any person(1) who presents a proposition, with which they(2) strongly disagree.

They(2) refuse to engage in 'argument'.  [....though they will sometimes utter absurd and wholly unsupported counter statements]
They(2) often refuse to try and mount a counter argument, to the argument and evidences already presented.
Rather, they(2) will simply engage in verbally denigrating the character of any person(1) who agrees or argues in support of a proposition, with which they(2) disagree.


If those people(2) are simply going to try to disrupt the flow of the debate here, with personal abuse and with absurd and 'distracting' and wholly unsupported statements, then i'd like to see some sanction against them.

If those people(2) want to make a statement, of their opinion/views, i'm happy for them to do that, to the best of their ability.

But if they are going to simply 'interject' in the debate with absurd,  and 'distracting' and wholly unsupported statements, then.......... what can be done ?





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Reply #4 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 12:25pm
 
Generally I feel the bannings I have had a role in have been reasonably fair.

The most frustrating thing about being banned is not knowing for "how long" and "what for" in some cases. With that in mind I think another board (Banning Notifications) needs adding that is visible to all but can only be posted on by Gmods.

Mods would use this to advise bannings and unbannings and reasons why.

A link to the actually offence(s) could be posted when the ban is applied.

This would also show the minions that action is being taken and also that the gmod is being fair and not targeting individuals or types of posts that he/she disagrees with.


Ordinary members would not be able to post on the new board to prevent it turning into a dogs breakfast of arguments. (ie. No correspondence would be entered into)

Warnings could also be put on this board.
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Reply #5 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 1:41pm
 
Come on you lot!

Has the cat got your tongues?

You all have plenty to say about this on other occasions!

Let rip!  Wink
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Reply #6 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 1:56pm
 
How about more equitable and just. Freediver's redneck mates get more latitude than others.

Denizens like Yadda should be banned for being obnoxious hate propagators and propagandists.
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Reply #7 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 2:07pm
 
Forum is for debating topics.

Personal abuse has no place.

Having said that I've been banned for calling some people names, in the end we're just people and sometimes we do get out of control when we debate topics we're passionate about............ Huh
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Reply #8 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 2:20pm
 
Unforgiven wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 1:56pm:
How about more equitable and just. Freediver's redneck mates get more latitude than others.

Denizens like Yadda should be banned for being obnoxious hate propagators and propagandists.




If i make an accusation against a moslem, or against a group of moslems, i should be able to substantiate my opinion with evidences and/or reason.

And i believe that i can.



IN A FORUM DEDICATED TO FREE AN OPEN DEBATE;

It is up to people such are yourself, to present facts and arguments and evidences, which prove that i am an unreasonable person, and that i am making an unreasonable or false argument.

Anyone at all can come to this online forum, and they can view the posts,      and they can read the arguments which i [or anyone else] make, and they can read any counter-arguments which people like yourself care to make.

And, those visitors who read our posts can make up their own mind, as to the validity of the arguments which have been presented here.


That, is the point, of free and open debate.

Free and open debate is a contest of ideas.       ------    where both truth or falsehood [on any particular matter or topic] can exposed to general scrutiny - BY ALL PERSONS.


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Reply #9 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 4:05pm
 
Well I think being provoked to retaliation ought to be considered in any court of law.
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Reply #10 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 4:12pm
 
bogarde73 wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 4:05pm:
Well I think being provoked to retaliation ought to be considered in any court of law.


Thats my excuse with a certain.....err lady... err woman ... err women on here and elsewhere!

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Reply #11 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 4:25pm
 
Redmond Neck wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 4:12pm:
bogarde73 wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 4:05pm:
Well I think being provoked to retaliation ought to be considered in any court of law.


Thats my excuse with a certain.....err lady... err woman ... err women on here and elsewhere!

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Reply #12 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 4:47pm
 
Neferti wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 4:25pm:
Redmond Neck wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 4:12pm:
bogarde73 wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 4:05pm:
Well I think being provoked to retaliation ought to be considered in any court of law.


Thats my excuse with a certain.....err lady... err woman ... err women on here and elsewhere!

Grin



What an "amusing" male person you are, BS.

Do you "control" your wife? 


No need to she has a brain!  Grin Grin Grin
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Reply #13 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 7:30pm
 
There should be a vote option for " keep the status quo"
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Reply #14 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 7:39pm
 
Vic wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 7:30pm:
There should be a vote option for " keep the status quo"


Fair enough.  But.....what is it?  What is the current Policy, Vic?
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Reply #15 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 7:45pm
 
Aussie wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 7:39pm:
Vic wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 7:30pm:
There should be a vote option for " keep the status quo"


Fair enough.  But.....what is it?  What is the current Policy, Vic?



I am merely suggesting that the poll does not cover all bases.  The addition of keeping the status quo rounds it off.   I don't understand the purpose of it in any case as it will be personality and "what happened to me" driven.  To make the poll valid, FD may like to expand on his thought processes and other material that drive a GM decision.
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Reply #16 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 7:48pm
 
Vic wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 7:45pm:
Aussie wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 7:39pm:
Vic wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 7:30pm:
There should be a vote option for " keep the status quo"


Fair enough.  But.....what is it?  What is the current Policy, Vic?



I am merely suggesting that the poll does not cover all bases.  The addition of keeping the status quo rounds it off.   I don't understand the purpose of it in any case as it will be personality and "what happened to me" driven.  To make the poll valid, FD may like to expand on his thought processes and other material that drive a GM decision.    


Agree 100%.  It is high time we all understood what he expected of you GMods.
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Reply #17 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 8:08pm
 
I expect nothing from the Gmods.

The purpose of the poll is to get feedback that is not dominated by the most vocal.
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Reply #18 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 8:16pm
 
freediver wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 8:08pm:
I expect nothing from the Gmods.

The purpose of the poll is to get feedback that is not dominated by the most vocal.


So.....how can Members respond credibly to your Poll, if you have zero expectation of the GMods.....who.....presumably you have appointed to do something, Effendi.  What is that something?
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Reply #19 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 8:33pm
 
Aussie wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 10:46am:
I voted "Do it differently."  Other than in the most outrageous event which would be obvious, (real names, porn etc) I reckon there ought be public warning first  (with copy sent via PM,) and then a ban if the person persists, with public explanation left (could start a Thread in Relationships for that) as to why and length of ban.

You could also use at least one more GMod to help Setanta who seems to be the only GMod regularly here (Thursday night through to Sunday night.)  None of the others are pulling their weight.


I agree with a warning first, but only if the offender is persistent with his abusive name-calling.

I ticked the box for 'More Strict' - but only with those who are in the habit of almost always including a personal insult in every post.

I'm not surprised the 'Less Strict' mob is way ahead of the rest.  Grin The Usual Suspects otherwise known as the 'Gang of Four'.
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Reply #20 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 8:36pm
 
Lord Herbert wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 8:33pm:
Aussie wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 10:46am:
I voted "Do it differently."  Other than in the most outrageous event which would be obvious, (real names, porn etc) I reckon there ought be public warning first  (with copy sent via PM,) and then a ban if the person persists, with public explanation left (could start a Thread in Relationships for that) as to why and length of ban.

You could also use at least one more GMod to help Setanta who seems to be the only GMod regularly here (Thursday night through to Sunday night.)  None of the others are pulling their weight.


I agree with a warning first, but only if the offender is persistent with his abusive name-calling.


Fair enough.  Before it gets all formal, the GMods can always send an informal request via PM which I often do in Relationships.  If that is ignored, then make it formal in public.
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Reply #21 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 8:42pm
 
Aussie wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 8:36pm:
Lord Herbert wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 8:33pm:
Aussie wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 10:46am:
I voted "Do it differently."  Other than in the most outrageous event which would be obvious, (real names, porn etc) I reckon there ought be public warning first  (with copy sent via PM,) and then a ban if the person persists, with public explanation left (could start a Thread in Relationships for that) as to why and length of ban.

You could also use at least one more GMod to help Setanta who seems to be the only GMod regularly here (Thursday night through to Sunday night.)  None of the others are pulling their weight.


I agree with a warning first, but only if the offender is persistent with his abusive name-calling.


Fair enough.  Before it gets all formal, the GMods can always send an informal request via PM which I often do in Relationships.  If that is ignored, then make it formal in public.


That sounds okay to me. I don't agree with jumping on people for making the occasional "f-ck you" remark or calling someone 'idiot' and 'stupid' from time to time. It's the persistent and routine insulting and abusing in almost every post that should be acted upon.
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Reply #22 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 8:47pm
 
Unforgiven wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 1:56pm:
How about more equitable and just. Freediver's redneck mates get more latitude than others.

Denizens like Yadda should be banned for being obnoxious hate propagators and propagandists.


Grin Grin Grin

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Reply #23 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 9:40pm
 
Seems that some people need some heavenly assistance in deciding who should be banned.  Grin

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Reply #24 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 9:58pm
 
Personal abuse and vandalising thread
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Reply #25 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 10:58pm
 
Sorry, I have been a "bit busy" recently, so not much posting from me.

That said, there are some Rules which should be kept in mind, when posting here or just doing things in general and if anyone steps over the line, then there MAY be consequences.

In terms of site Rules, the following are some of those which should be kept in mind -
1) Personal criticism
Do not post personal criticism of other members.
Do not respond to personal criticism.
2) Privacy
Do not post personal information about other members.
3) Pornography
Do not post pornography.
4) Racism
Discussion of racism and race related political issues is encouraged. However, politically correct language should be used when making criticism of racial policies or groups.
5) Swearing
We have a swear word filter activated.
Please do not try to bypass this filter by misspelling swear words.
6) Signatures and avatars
No external links or URLs are allowed in signatures.

Suspensions
If you break the rules, you will be suspended. Warnings are rarely given.

Remember that children also view and use these boards & recognition of that, of the standard site Rules & of normal "Discussion Manners", should always be born in mind!

That said, different Global Moderators will have "somewhat" different views and their reactions MAY WELL VARY FROM TIME TO TIME & that is to be expected. Even the site owners reactions MAY change, from time to time, on some issues.

However, the site reactions to the standard Rules & to normal "Discussion Manners" appears reasonable on most occasions & I for one would prefer to "ALLOW THE STATUS QUO TO CONTINUE, at the moment!


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However, the site reactions to the standard Rules & to normal "Discussion Manners" appears reasonable on most occasions & I for one would prefer to "ALLOW THE STATUS QUO TO CONTINUE, at the moment!


There are so many questions I could address to you......but I'll just ask this one for now.

Why did you spit your GMod dummy?  Was the job too hard?  The Rules not clear enough?

Huh

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Aussie wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 11:10pm:
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However, the site reactions to the standard Rules & to normal "Discussion Manners" appears reasonable on most occasions & I for one would prefer to "ALLOW THE STATUS QUO TO CONTINUE, at the moment!


There are so many questions I could address to you......but I'll just ask this one for now.

Why did you spit your GMod dummy?  Was the job too hard?  The Rules not clear enough?


Huh

Cheers & Happy Easter to you as well!!!

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Reply #28 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 12:14am
 
perceptions_now wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 10:58pm:
Sorry, I have been a "bit busy" recently, so not much posting from me.

That said, there are some Rules which should be kept in mind, when posting hr the line, then there MAY be consequences.

In terms of site Rules, the following are some of those which should be kept in mind -
1) Personal criticism
Do not post personal criticism of other members.
Do not respond to personal criticism.




The forum advice appears to be ignore the trolls.

Those who vandalise threads with personal abuse while making no contribution to thread topic should be banned.
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Reply #29 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 12:48am
 
Baronvonrort wrote on Apr 18th, 2017 at 12:14am:
The forum advice appears to be ignore the trolls.


Probably the best thing to do. If you call them out for the liars that they are and post proof of this by pointing out that they are misquoting what you said, you post will be deleted, and their insults will be allowed to remain. Better to ignore them than stir them up.
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Reply #30 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 4:29pm
 
I believe in Freedom of Speech. Other than insulting people with heavy duty swearing at them I can't see the problem. If you can't handle an insult on a site like this, you shouldn't be here.

I abhor censorship
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Reply #31 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 4:39pm
 
Lord Herbert wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 8:47pm:
Unforgiven wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 1:56pm:
How about more equitable and just. Freediver's redneck mates get more latitude than others.

Denizens like Yadda should be banned for being obnoxious hate propagators and propagandists.


Grin Grin Grin

How about Ayaan Hirsi Ali? Would you be happy to have her as a member here? You won't be happy until OzPolitic resembles the ABC's Q&A with a stacked panel and a stacked audience all mouthing Leftwing platitudes.

F-ck you!  Cool


Thank you for the kind offer. However I must respectfully decline.

Try Denizen Bobby.
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Reply #32 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 5:26pm
 
There should be another category with the poll choices:

"Don't give a rat's arse."
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Reply #33 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 6:41pm
 
Vic wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 7:30pm:
There should be a vote option for " keep the status quo"


The current status quo is to completely ignore the thread and only appear after some dobber or sissy-pants has a cry-baby fit. Then they can unilaterally rule or ban or whatever with complete disregard, disinterest and ignorance on the context of the thread.

Of course Light should be the first to go for a total complete ban simply because he spams so many threads with massive amounts of garbage, usually the exact some conspiracy nonsense every time.

But no... Mods are ineffective because they are largely never around. At all. Ever.
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Reply #34 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 7:06pm
 
freediver wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 9:58am:
Should the global mods be more strict or less strict on suspending people for personal insults directed at other forum users?

I've noted on other forums with strict controls, the quality of posts and discussions are greatly improved.
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Reply #35 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 7:50pm
 
The "more strict" vote has suddenly lept ahead.

I have added a "status quo" option
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Reply #36 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 8:30pm
 
freediver wrote on Apr 18th, 2017 at 7:50pm:
The "more strict" vote has suddenly lept ahead.

I have added a "status quo" option


Bit late for that for us that have voted unless change is an option!
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Reply #37 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 9:09pm
 
Gordon wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 9:58pm:
Personal abuse and vandalising thread


I suggested this to Freediver ages ago to act as a cess-pit for all the tiresome pillow-fighting that leaves so many threads depleted of any further interest.

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Reply #38 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 9:10pm
 
Lord Herbert wrote on Apr 18th, 2017 at 9:09pm:
Gordon wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 9:58pm:
Personal abuse and vandalising thread


I suggested this to Freediver ages ago to act as a cess-pit for all the tiresome pillow-fighting that leaves so many threads depleted of any further interest.



So, I guess you voted that the GMods be more strict?
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Reply #39 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 9:12pm
 
NorthOfNorth wrote on Apr 18th, 2017 at 7:06pm:
I've noted on other forums with strict controls, the quality of posts and discussions are greatly improved.


Well, durrrr ....  Grin Grin Grin

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Reply #40 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 9:18pm
 
Aussie wrote on Apr 18th, 2017 at 9:10pm:
So, I guess you voted that the GMods be more strict?


I voted that the mods intercede where someone is obviously mainly interested in baiting and heckling the effortful members of this forum board as an idle amusement to pass away the time.

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Reply #41 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 9:24pm
 
Lord Herbert wrote on Apr 18th, 2017 at 9:18pm:
Aussie wrote on Apr 18th, 2017 at 9:10pm:
So, I guess you voted that the GMods be more strict?


I voted that the mods intercede where someone is obviously mainly interested in baiting and heckling the effortful members of this forum board as an idle amusement to pass away the time.



Which Poll option was that?
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Reply #42 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 9:44pm
 
Let people say what they want....It is not like we really care what anyone else thinks anyway!!!

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Reply #43 - Apr 19th, 2017 at 1:43am
 
Aussie wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 10:46am:
I voted "Do it differently."  Other than in the most outrageous event which would be obvious, (real names, porn etc) I reckon there ought be public warning first  (with copy sent via PM,) and then a ban if the person persists, with public explanation left (could start a Thread in Relationships for that) as to why and length of ban.

You could also use at least one more GMod to help Setanta who seems to be the only GMod regularly here (Thursday night through to Sunday night.)  None of the others are pulling their weight.



In addition to "real names and porn" Aussie, how about adding your chronic baiting of certain members here with your innuendos and blatant lies to your list of offences? Then, of course, with Aussie, one has to consider what a "real name" is:  Aussie has claimed 4-5 first names as "his" as well as at least two surnames ... Furthermore, Aussie has labelled art, in a museum, "filth" and "porn." So, whatever you do, don't let Aussie have a say in anything and please do not "start a Thread in Relationships" as it would give him the opportunity to abuse and threaten members even more than he does now.
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Reply #44 - Apr 19th, 2017 at 6:33am
 
AiA wrote on Apr 19th, 2017 at 1:43am:
In addition to "real names and porn" Aussie, how about adding your chronic baiting of certain members here with your innuendos and blatant lies to your list of offences? Then, of course, with Aussie, one has to consider what a "real name" is:  Aussie has claimed 4-5 first names as "his" as well as at least two surnames ... Furthermore, Aussie has labelled art, in a museum, "filth" and "porn." So, whatever you do, don't let Aussie have a say in anything and please do not "start a Thread in Relationships" as it would give him the opportunity to abuse and threaten members even more than he does now.


Aussie? - consider yourself busted!  Grin
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Reply #45 - Apr 19th, 2017 at 8:58am
 
freediver wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 9:58am:
Should the global mods be more strict or less strict on suspending people for personal insults directed at other forum users?

Redmond Neck wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 12:25pm:
Mods would use this to advise bannings and unbannings and reasons why.

I have posted these to clarify the terminology. Some people are using the terms "suspend" and "ban" interchangeably and this is not correct.

IMO, a suspension is distinct from a ban. Suspensions are temporary. Bans are permanent.

Now, in light of that clarification, here is my view on the matter. To clarify, I voted for the more strict option.

There should be a distinction between someone who calls someone some kind of mild insult as a part of an on-topic post, and someone who posts a more substantive personal attack as their entire post. The latter does not advance the topic of discussion and should attract a suspension at the mods' discretion.

The period of suspension should initially be short, say a few days or one week. Further suspensions should be for longer terms, increasing with each suspension. Records need to be kept so the repeat offenders can be identified more easily.

Anyone who is proven to be disruptive by repeatedly posting personal attacks even after multiple suspensions should be upgraded to a ban after receiving one warning that this will occur. The warning would most likely be given when they are suspended for an infraction. This needs to be consistent, but could be as few as two or three (such as a "three strikes" rule).

Anyone whose sole contribution to the forum is personal attacks (with none of their posts making an attempt to address the topic) should receive an immediate ban after 20 posts or some other similar threshold of posts without any substantive contribution, regardless of warning history.

Anyone who is spamming should be banned immediately, without a warning, and all of their posts and threads deleted. The forum does not allow the posting of links for new accounts, but one kind of spam that is sometimes seen is the copying and pasting of text that is obviously posted from elsewhere and is offtopic. A simple internet search can identify such spam. This is posted for completeness; the forum rules are not well defined on this topic.

All bans should include a ban by IP to make it harder for them to create a sockpuppet account so they can continue their disruption.

One final point, these suggested rules are still very lax compared to the rules on some sites. BigFooty (an AFL discussion forum) has very strict rules that sees their mods handing out bans very liberally. Any infraction that would attract a warning or suspension here would attract an immediate ban there. The forum is a popular forum so such bans do not make a material impact on the traffic volume.
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Reply #46 - Apr 19th, 2017 at 10:08am
 
What really scares me are the 'Undecided' people. The 'Don't know' people. I don't know how these people manage to stand up straight without a backbone.

Invertebrate people who can't decide which side to butter their toast should be put out of their misery.
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Reply #47 - Apr 19th, 2017 at 10:35am
 
Lord Herbert wrote on Apr 19th, 2017 at 6:33am:
AiA wrote on Apr 19th, 2017 at 1:43am:
In addition to "real names and porn" Aussie, how about adding your chronic baiting of certain members here with your innuendos and blatant lies to your list of offences? Then, of course, with Aussie, one has to consider what a "real name" is:  Aussie has claimed 4-5 first names as "his" as well as at least two surnames ... Furthermore, Aussie has labelled art, in a museum, "filth" and "porn." So, whatever you do, don't let Aussie have a say in anything and please do not "start a Thread in Relationships" as it would give him the opportunity to abuse and threaten members even more than he does now.


Aussie? - consider yourself busted!  Grin


Feedback is not the place for personal attacks like that Herbert, so there will be no response from me here.

A very clear trend is emerging, undeniably.   As at the time of this post, 28 Members want there to be a change (either more or less strict or done differently.)

28
want change, Effendi, only 1 supports the status quo.

Of that 28, 39.29% want more strict, 32.14% want it done differently,  28.57% want less strict.

Not a landslide, but a very obvious preference for more strict and ~ that things be done differently.
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Reply #48 - Apr 19th, 2017 at 3:40pm
 
Lord Herbert wrote on Apr 19th, 2017 at 10:08am:
What really scares me are the 'Undecided' people. The 'Don't know' people. I don't know how these people manage to stand up straight without a backbone.

Invertebrate people who can't decide which side to butter their toast should be put out of their misery.


LOL I voted "more strict".  Wink

I thought somebody mentioned having a thread somewhere announcing who was "suspended" and for how long, that ONLY GMods (and Freediver) can use?

Some GMods do PM you with the reason and for how long you have been suspended but .... you don't have that information until AFTER you can log in again.  A great idea but rather useless.

Searching your last 10 posts, once you can log in again, is pretty useless too.  I have mostly received a suspension for calling Aussie "Santa Clause" or "The Jolly Green Giant" (he'll claim both as his REAL NAME), believe me!!!  Grin

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Reply #49 - Apr 19th, 2017 at 4:07pm
 
Just looking at the figures as at the time of this Post, Effendi ~ A total of 33 Members have voted, and only 3 made a vote consistent with leaving things as they are.  A whopping 91.91% of your members who have voted so far want change, and the great majority want things to be more strict (the Rules enforced more strictly) and the method of bannings made different to the current system.

Quite a dramatic outcome so far, Effendi.
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Reply #50 - Apr 19th, 2017 at 4:43pm
 
Aussie wrote on Apr 19th, 2017 at 4:07pm:
Just looking at the figures as at the time of this Post, Effendi ~ A total of 33 Members have voted, and only 3 made a vote consistent with leaving things as they are.  A whopping 91.91% of your members who have voted so far want change, and the great majority want things to be more strict (the Rules enforced more strictly) and the method of bannings made different to the current system.

Quite a dramatic outcome so far, Effendi.



WHY don't you start your own Political Forum, Arsie, and get everyone from here to join up.  Then you can be Hitler and Lord it over all and sundry?
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Reply #51 - Apr 19th, 2017 at 4:53pm
 
Neferti wrote on Apr 19th, 2017 at 4:43pm:
Aussie wrote on Apr 19th, 2017 at 4:07pm:
Just looking at the figures as at the time of this Post, Effendi ~ A total of 33 Members have voted, and only 3 made a vote consistent with leaving things as they are.  A whopping 91.91% of your members who have voted so far want change, and the great majority want things to be more strict (the Rules enforced more strictly) and the method of bannings made different to the current system.

Quite a dramatic outcome so far, Effendi.



WHY don't you start your own Political Forum, Arsie, and get everyone from here to join up.  Then you can be Hitler and Lord it over all and sundry?


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Reply #52 - Apr 19th, 2017 at 9:02pm
 
Lord Herbert wrote on Apr 18th, 2017 at 9:12pm:
NorthOfNorth wrote on Apr 18th, 2017 at 7:06pm:
I've noted on other forums with strict controls, the quality of posts and discussions are greatly improved.


Well, durrrr ....  Grin Grin Grin


Yes, you'd think it wouldn't have to be said... Or even need a thread to discuss it...

But there's no guarantee the quality of posts on this forum would improve.

Not sure this forum would survive stricter controls... Many posters here seem to be posting angst...

You'd have to say that it's more about the limbic system here than the cerebral !

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Reply #53 - Apr 19th, 2017 at 9:19pm
 
Aussie wrote on Apr 19th, 2017 at 4:07pm:
Just looking at the figures as at the time of this Post, Effendi ~ A total of 33 Members have voted, and only 3 made a vote consistent with leaving things as they are.  A whopping 91.91% of your members who have voted so far want change, and the great majority want things to be more strict (the Rules enforced more strictly) and the method of bannings made different to the current system.

Quite a dramatic outcome so far, Effendi.


The majority have indicated a preference for either one of those two Aussie, but not necessarily both. I anticipated the "do it differently" vote would mostly be from people who don't really want it more or less strict.
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Reply #54 - Apr 19th, 2017 at 9:24pm
 
In the last hour a poster had accused 3 people of being excited by sex between a grown man and a 9 year old girl,  and accused one person of being investigated over child porn. 

Surly that's ban worthy?
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Reply #55 - Apr 19th, 2017 at 9:31pm
 
I am somewhere between status quo and do it differently.

There is so little information about who is banned and why that an intelligent assessment is difficult, we seem to have had examples of people who have been banned and others let off based on their political persuasion.

All in all it would be better is nobody needed to be banned.

Banning in my view should be fair, transparent and little used.
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Reply #56 - Apr 19th, 2017 at 9:39pm
 
NorthOfNorth wrote on Apr 19th, 2017 at 9:02pm:
Yes, you'd think it wouldn't have to be said... Or even need a thread to discuss it...

But there's no guarantee the quality of posts on this forum would improve.


It would guarantee that the small gang of graffiti artists wouldn't keep arriving in threads to harass, heckle, insult-and-abuse, and generally vandalise and derail threads in which people are making a real effort to express an opinion on serious issues.



NorthOfNorth wrote on Apr 19th, 2017 at 9:02pm:
Not sure this forum would survive stricter controls... Many posters here seem to be posting angst...

You'd have to say that it's more about the limbic system here than the cerebral !


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We don't make it transparent for privacy and to stop it becoming a dramafest with people campaigning to get certain members banned.

I am open to the idea of making it public. Perhaps that's another poll idea.
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Reply #58 - Apr 20th, 2017 at 8:25am
 
freediver wrote on Apr 19th, 2017 at 9:19pm:
Aussie wrote on Apr 19th, 2017 at 4:07pm:
Just looking at the figures as at the time of this Post, Effendi ~ A total of 33 Members have voted, and only 3 made a vote consistent with leaving things as they are.  A whopping 91.91% of your members who have voted so far want change, and the great majority want things to be more strict (the Rules enforced more strictly) and the method of bannings made different to the current system.

Quite a dramatic outcome so far, Effendi.


The majority have indicated a preference for either one of those two Aussie, but not necessarily both. I anticipated the "do it differently" vote would mostly be from people who don't really want it more or less strict.


How did you come to that conclusion.

In any event, the pattern is clear, so what will emerge now from your Thread and your Poll?
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How about you make it so people can change their vote FD?
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Reply #60 - Apr 20th, 2017 at 9:14am
 
why fix something that aint broke?

don't give in to the people who bait others to get a response so that they can then run to the mods to get that person banned...

you know the ones I'm talking about..
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In any event, the pattern is clear,


No it isn't Aussie. Using your slippery logic you could also misrepresent it as saying a majority want it less strict. If you stick to what people actually say with their vote, there is no clear majority support for any option.

Quote:
How about you make it so people can change their vote FD?


I don't think that is an option.
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I have allowed people to remove their vote. You can change it by removing your vote then voting again.
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I have allowed people to remove their vote. You can change it by removing your vote then voting again.


If I had the option, my vote would have been more strict and do it differently.
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Aussie wrote on Apr 20th, 2017 at 11:49am:
freediver wrote on Apr 20th, 2017 at 9:17am:
I have allowed people to remove their vote. You can change it by removing your vote then voting again.


If I had the option, my vote would have been more strict and do it differently.


The 'Do it differently' clause means what exactly? With flowers and chocolate?
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Lord Herbert wrote on Apr 20th, 2017 at 3:24pm:
Aussie wrote on Apr 20th, 2017 at 11:49am:
freediver wrote on Apr 20th, 2017 at 9:17am:
I have allowed people to remove their vote. You can change it by removing your vote then voting again.


If I had the option, my vote would have been more strict and do it differently.


The 'Do it differently' clause means what exactly? With flowers and chocolate?


I explained that up there ^^^^^^^ somewhere.
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freediver wrote on Apr 20th, 2017 at 9:17am:
I have allowed people to remove their vote. You can change it by removing your vote then voting again.


It works.  I changed my vote from "more strict" (shouldn't that be "stricter"?) to "undecided", in other words "fence sitting" or "swaying in the breeze".  Wink
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freediver wrote on Apr 20th, 2017 at 9:17am:
I have allowed people to remove their vote. You can change it by removing your vote then voting again.


If I had the option, my vote would have been more strict and do it differently.


Why not just vote "undecided"?  Tongue
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Neferti wrote on Apr 20th, 2017 at 3:38pm:
freediver wrote on Apr 20th, 2017 at 9:17am:
I have allowed people to remove their vote. You can change it by removing your vote then voting again.


It works.  I changed my vote from "more strict" (shouldn't that be "stricter"?) to "undecided", in other words "fence sitting" or "swaying in the breeze".  Wink



Jesus Christ.

Come on Neferti! - 'undurcided' is very Low Vibration for wanting others to decide the poll's outcome for you.
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So, Effendi, do you agree that according to your Poll (and you can see if has been impacted by socks....you know who voted for what) that 89.47% of your Members want the current position to change?

Where to from here, or was there some other reason you arranged the Poll of the Members?
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Aussie wrote on Apr 20th, 2017 at 3:49pm:
So, Effendi, do you agree that according to your Poll (and you can see if has been impacted by socks....you know who voted for what) that 89.47% of your Members want the current position to change?

Where to from here, or was there some other reason you arranged the Poll of the Members?


I wish to advise that I DID NOT vote with one of my dozens of "socks" ... nor did IQ. Did anyone check Aussie's multitude of "socks"?
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freediver wrote on Apr 20th, 2017 at 9:17am:
I have allowed people to remove their vote. You can change it by removing your vote then voting again.


It works.  I changed my vote from "more strict" (shouldn't that be "stricter"?) to "undecided", in other words "fence sitting" or "swaying in the breeze".  Wink



Jesus Christ.

Come on Neferti! - 'undurcided' is very Low Vibration for wanting others to decide the poll's outcome for you.


There wasn't an "I don't care" one to tick, Herbie. Life goes on, regardless.  Wink
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Neferti wrote on Apr 20th, 2017 at 4:12pm:
There wasn't an "I don't care" one to tick, Herbie. Life goes on, regardless.  Wink


If you durn't care, then tick the 'status quo' box or be accused of being a low vibration egg-laying reptile sleeping on a warm rock in a semi-comatose state of DUR low energy complacency.  Tongue

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Is anything to come out of this Thread/Poll, Effendi?
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Yes Aussie. The members have given their feedback on how strict they think we should be.
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Reply #75 - Apr 26th, 2017 at 6:28pm
 
freediver wrote on Apr 26th, 2017 at 6:26pm:
Yes Aussie. The members have given their feedback on how strict they think we should be.


So.....what changes do you have in mind now, Effendi?
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None, as a result of the feedback anyway. It looks like an almost exactly even split.
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freediver wrote on Apr 26th, 2017 at 6:30pm:
None, as a result of the feedback anyway. It looks like an almost exactly even split.



Did you not notice the 10 votes for 'do it differently?'

How about you Poll those, and ask them something specific?

.....and only FIVE want things to stay as they are.
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So you keep saying Aussie, but you are yet to make a point. Even if 100% of respondents wanted a change, it would not be a mandate for change if they had mutually exclusive views on what the change should be.
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freediver wrote on Apr 26th, 2017 at 6:44pm:
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So you keep saying Aussie, but you are yet to make a point. Even if 100% of respondents wanted a change, it would not be a mandate for change if they had mutually exclusive views on what the change should be.


Correct Effendi.  We agree.

So what was the point of you, the Owner here, commencing this Thread/Poll if it was not to have any impact whatsoever?
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Neferti wrote on Apr 20th, 2017 at 3:38pm:
It works.  I changed my vote from "more strict" (shouldn't that be "stricter"?) to "undecided", in other words "fence sitting" or "swaying in the breeze".  Wink


'More strict' is better English as spoken by the more educated middle classes.

And that should be 'swinging in the breeze'.

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Aussie wrote on Apr 26th, 2017 at 6:46pm:
freediver wrote on Apr 26th, 2017 at 6:44pm:
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.....and only FIVE want things to stay as they are


So you keep saying Aussie, but you are yet to make a point. Even if 100% of respondents wanted a change, it would not be a mandate for change if they had mutually exclusive views on what the change should be.


Correct Effendi.  We agree.

So what was the point of you, the Owner here, commencing this Thread/Poll if it was not to have any impact whatsoever?


Do I really have to explain it to you Aussie?
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Reply #82 - Apr 26th, 2017 at 8:11pm
 
freediver wrote on Apr 26th, 2017 at 8:08pm:
Aussie wrote on Apr 26th, 2017 at 6:46pm:
freediver wrote on Apr 26th, 2017 at 6:44pm:
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.....and only FIVE want things to stay as they are


So you keep saying Aussie, but you are yet to make a point. Even if 100% of respondents wanted a change, it would not be a mandate for change if they had mutually exclusive views on what the change should be.


Correct Effendi.  We agree.

So what was the point of you, the Owner here, commencing this Thread/Poll if it was not to have any impact whatsoever?


Do I really have to explain it to you Aussie?


Why just to me?  42 of your Members co-operated with you in this Thread/Poll.  Where to from here?  Does anything change even though only five of them want to keep things as they are?
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Go on - spoil him. Taxi drivers are people too. Taxi drivers matter.
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Aussie, none of those 42 others need this explained to them. There will be no action because the outcome was split so evenly, not because the poll was pointless. If it makes you feel better, the result did have an 'impact' because it corrected a misconception I had that there was strong support for a certain change. This poll was not the start of a committee, it was just a poll to get some feedback.
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freediver wrote on Apr 26th, 2017 at 8:39pm:
Aussie, none of those 42 others need this explained to them. There will be no action because the outcome was split so evenly, not because the poll was pointless. If it makes you feel better, the result did have an 'impact' because it corrected a misconception I had that there was strong support for a certain change. This poll was not the start of a committee, it was just a poll to get some feedback.


Last from me, Effendi.  Five members want things to stay as they are and you are smart enough to just ignore that.

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Yes Aussie I can see the results myself. Still waiting on you to make a point.
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Last from me, Effendi.  Five members want things to stay as they are and you are smart enough to just ignore that.

Cheers.


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Aussie wrote on Apr 26th, 2017 at 6:37pm:
freediver wrote on Apr 26th, 2017 at 6:30pm:
None, as a result of the feedback anyway. It looks like an almost exactly even split.



Did you not notice the 10 votes for 'do it differently?'

How about you Poll those, and ask them something specific?

.....and only FIVE want things to stay as they are.


That's SIX now. As a conservative, I usually vote for the status quo
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freediver wrote on Apr 26th, 2017 at 8:45pm:
Yes Aussie I can see the results myself. Still waiting on you to make a point.


The ONLY point Ozzie has is at the top of his head.

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I still wonder why I got banned a few years ago?
No Mod owned up to it.
I took a guess that it was because FreeDumb and myself had a falling out after becoming good friends both on and off the Forum. A case of another female (Mod) chiming in on her behalf.


I hardly ever offer 'personal insults' unless its an obvious 'spammer' or 'troll' that turns up out of the blue just to bully someone.
I rarely use 'slang' against someone.

I do have the tendency to bowl Googly's and Wrong'uns, let alone Bouncers & Yorkers - just to rattle a discussion with another angle that is outside the box or circle. But that's me - I look at the subject from all four sides, before coming to a final decision or understanding.


...I do admit that I am the archetypal 'opposite' of It_Is_the_Light. I'm the Bad guy from the Dark Side that has faith in people that they deserve and can deal with the cold, scary, hard 'reality' and 'world' of ...the other side.

I am a racist. But I make sure I am so against 'every race' equally - just to put things into perspective.
It's a case of ...long ago, the lands were all 'one' Supercontinent called Pangaea. Then they 'separated' into many. Until we can accept the 'differences' - we will never see the 'one' again (to which the lands will eventually become one 'supercontinent' again).

Anyway - why was I banned?
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.JaSin. wrote on Jun 16th, 2017 at 11:57pm:
I still wonder why I got banned a few years ago?
No Mod owned up to it.
I took a guess that it was because FreeDumb and myself had a falling out after becoming good friends both on and off the Forum. A case of another female (Mod) chiming in on her behalf.


I hardly ever offer 'personal insults' unless its an obvious 'spammer' or 'troll' that turns up out of the blue just to bully someone.
I rarely use 'slang' against someone.

I do have the tendency to bowl Googly's and Wrong'uns, let alone Bouncers & Yorkers - just to rattle a discussion with another angle that is outside the box or circle. But that's me - I look at the subject from all four sides, before coming to a final decision or understanding.


...I do admit that I am the archetypal 'opposite' of It_Is_the_Light. I'm the Bad guy from the Dark Side that has faith in people that they deserve and can deal with the cold, scary, hard 'reality' and 'world' of ...the other side.

I am a racist. But I make sure I am so against 'every race' equally - just to put things into perspective.
It's a case of ...long ago, the lands were all 'one' Supercontinent called Pangaea. Then they 'separated' into many. Until we can accept the 'differences' - we will never see the 'one' again (to which the lands will eventually become one 'supercontinent' again).

Anyway - why was I banned?
Actually, don't bother - that's in the past now.
Good to be back.  Smiley


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Should the global mods be more strict or less strict on suspending people for personal insults directed at other forum users?


More strict.  You should be presenting arguments/opinions of the issue, not other people.  Go elsewhere and troll.
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stunspore wrote on Jun 29th, 2017 at 10:29pm:
freediver wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 9:58am:
Should the global mods be more strict or less strict on suspending people for personal insults directed at other forum users?


More strict.  You should be presenting arguments/opinions of the issue, not other people.  Go elsewhere and troll.


You can't tell FreeDiver to go elsewhere and troll.
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If anyone should be banned.
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No other person on this Forum (inc Trolls)
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.JaSin. wrote on Jul 5th, 2017 at 9:11pm:
If anyone should be banned.
It should be It_is_the_Light !

No other person on this Forum (inc Trolls)
is as weird and freakily scary as that crazed lunatic.
Even a Huntsman spider dropping from a sun-visor during a drive hasn't got a hairy leg on this member.  Shocked



I checked my visors before getting into the car for nearly 6 months after that happened to me...

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we should have a banned sub forum..

when you get sin binned for a day or 3 you can go to the sub form and see who is banned and for how long...
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More strict.  You should be presenting arguments/opinions of the issue, not other people.  Go elsewhere and troll.


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Sad Kangaroo wrote on Jul 6th, 2017 at 11:23am:
.JaSin. wrote on Jul 5th, 2017 at 9:11pm:
If anyone should be banned.
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I checked my visors before getting into the car for nearly 6 months after that happened to me...

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The Mechanic wrote on Jul 6th, 2017 at 9:14pm:
we should have a banned sub forum..

when you get sin binned for a day or 3 you can go to the sub form and see who is banned and for how long...


I have no prob with that with the provision that it's just statements of fact and anyone who uses information in that subforum against members is instantly added to the list.

But I don't make the rules.
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Where are these Rules?  People seem not to know what is expected.  Is there some Rule about referring (even in a neutral way and actually quoting them) to a Member's Family?
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Where are these Rules?  People seem not to know what is expected.  Is there some Rule about referring (even in a neutral way and actually quoting them) to a Member's Family?


Here's a clue, if you are civil, you will in all likelihood, never get a ban.
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Setanta wrote on Jul 6th, 2017 at 11:18pm:
Aussie wrote on Jul 6th, 2017 at 10:57pm:
Where are these Rules?  People seem not to know what is expected.  Is there some Rule about referring (even in a neutral way and actually quoting them) to a Member's Family?


Here's a clue, if you are civil, you will in all likelihood, never get a ban.


Oh, okay....civil.  And what happens if you are not 'civil?'  And can you tell me where that word....'civil'.....is mentioned in the Rules.

Come on Setanta......civility went out the window here decades ago.

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Aussie wrote on Jul 6th, 2017 at 11:26pm:
Setanta wrote on Jul 6th, 2017 at 11:18pm:
Aussie wrote on Jul 6th, 2017 at 10:57pm:
Where are these Rules?  People seem not to know what is expected.  Is there some Rule about referring (even in a neutral way and actually quoting them) to a Member's Family?


Here's a clue, if you are civil, you will in all likelihood, never get a ban.


Oh, okay....civil.  And what happens if you are not 'civil?'  And can you tell me where that word....'civil'.....is mentioned in the Rules.

Come on Setanta......civility went out the window here decades ago.



Unfortunately. Lets give it a try and we'll lead by example eh?
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No Rule.

Cry

Yet people get banned....for breaching non existent Rules.

Pretty hard to cope with as a Member.

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No Rule.

Cry

Yet people get banned....for breaching non existent Rules.

Pretty hard to cope with as a Member.

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   You should try dealing with all your(general not personal) pitiful behaviour as a mod! There are quite a few of you who should just grow TFU and stop acting like kindy kids. If you caught your own kids acting like some you, they'd be in for it.
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Sad Kangaroo wrote on Jul 7th, 2017 at 7:06am:
There are rules, but many don't come close to being enforced, especially those around racism.


What racism?

The racism as described in my day in the 50's which referred to colour only, or the re-jigged 'racism' that was later custom designed by the Far Left to protect Third World immigrants from justifiable criticism of elements of their cultural practices, religion, and attitudes peculiar to their national ethnicities?
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Lord Herbert wrote on Jul 7th, 2017 at 7:15am:
Sad Kangaroo wrote on Jul 7th, 2017 at 7:06am:
There are rules, but many don't come close to being enforced, especially those around racism.


What racism?


The rules state,

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Discussion of racism and race related political issues is encouraged. However, politically correct language should be used when making criticism of racial policies or groups. Racism will be judged in a similar way to pornography – that is, is the criticism necessary to get a point of view across, or is it a gratuitous attack on a racial group? Note that race is treated differently from religion, which is a matter of choice and is open to the same criticism as political ideology.


The use of racial slurs is rampant and doesn't fit within even the very broad strokes of the rules, you even do it yourself. 

Panther, Valkie, Hammer just to name a few throw them out there as if they're nothing, and they must be in the eyes of the mods because they never get moderated.

I've asked the question before and the consensus is that the mods don't care and the conduct even if against the rules is condoned by them and in turn OzPol.

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The racism as described in my day in the 50's which referred to colour only, or the re-jigged 'racism' that was later custom designed by the Far Left to protect Third World immigrants from justifiable criticism of elements of their cultural practices, religion, and attitudes peculiar to their national ethnicities?


We're no longer in your day.  Get used to it.

That said, nobody is saying that you can't debate legitimate issues such as you have described, but if you start blaming the victims of racism because they look different, speak another language, wear different cloths rather than those being racist and attacking them because of those differences, or start talking about only taking issue to people on the bus or a doctors office talking in another language rather than anyone being rude and talking loudly or when you refer to them or their racial group using a well defined slur (that might have been ok in the 50's) don't be surprised if you get called a racist today.

You're entitled to your opinion and not all of the above falls foul of the forum rules (common decency and respect on the other hand...), but the use of racial slurs does.

A quick search using the forum search tools and google (using site:www.ozpolitic.com <slur>) shows countless examples.

Take your pick.  Many of your posts come up too.
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Sad Kangaroo wrote on Jul 7th, 2017 at 8:44am:
We're no longer in your day.  Get used to it.


We're still alive. Get used to it.

Everything today rests on the shoulders of yesteryear.

The West of today is a self-made shambles of mass-immigration and flaky Leftwing idealism as never seen before.

We've had race-riots and suicide-bombings involving immigrants as could never have been predicted by those Brits who fought against Hitler's hordes.

Our schools are now incubators for politically correct, self-demeaning mantras for the benefit of migrant children who learn that being an Anglo-Australian is something to be ashamed of by association with the past.

'Multiculturalism' became the catch-cry of our politicians and Leftwing academics when they realised immigrants don't arrive here to become Anglo-Australians, but that it's all about improved economic circumstances for them, and they couldn't give a rat's arse about 'assimilating'.

Sad Kangaroo wrote on Jul 7th, 2017 at 8:44am:
... don't be surprised if you get called a racist today.


I'm no more surprised about being called a racist than I am surprised that dictionary definitions have since the '50' been tweaked to accommodate Leftwing deceit and political correctness to protect our Third Worlders from fair criticism.

I'm guessing you're a tinted fellow, and that's why you feel driven to write dissertations and treatise on the subject of 'racism'.

To his credit, Karnel has confessed to being a toasted aborigine from the bulrushes of the Ganges of the Indian subcontinent.

How about you?



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Reply #110 - Jul 7th, 2017 at 9:44am
 
Lord Herbert wrote on Jul 7th, 2017 at 9:15am:
Our schools are now incubators for politically correct, self-demeaning mantras for the benefit of migrant children who learn that being an Anglo-Australian is something to be ashamed of by association with the past.


Despite my best judgment and fear of delving off topic, I'll bite.

It's still nothing to be ashamed of, but many like you see the equality for others even if they are here perfectly legally and have done nothing wrong as oppression of themselves. 

Sometimes it's because of little things such as "I can't call them X anymore! Political Correctness gone mad!" or simply blaming them for all the problems in the country rather than actually bothering to learn the legitimate causes or consequences of their ridiculous "they turk our jarbs!" solutions.

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I'm guessing you're a tinted fellow, and that's why you feel driven to write dissertations and treatise on the subject of 'racism'.

To his credit, Karnel has confessed to being a toasted aborigine from the bulrushes of the Ganges of the Indian subcontinent.

How about you?


Not that it should matter but I'm as white as they come.  My grandparents on my mother's side are English and Irish, and my father's side Scottish and Irish but I am only the 2nd generation to be born here.  I think many generations back there may have been some Greek introduced because I'm pretty damn hairy...

I've spent a big chunk of my adult life traveling for work (I've worked IT for mining companies for 10 years) a lot around Australia but also years abroad.

I've encountered more culture than what we have here.  Perhaps my eyes are more open then some?  You don't need to be identified by the colour of your skin as you're trying to do to justify opinions.

There are some things you and I agree on especially around some cultural differences (yes, I understand the difference between a race/ethnicity, culture and religion.  Shock horror!) but you may not even be aware because it's so ingrained in you that far too often your argument breaks down to a discrimination against another group of people because of their differences, specifically around their race and ethnicity.

It's not against the rules and you nor anyone else who share those opinions should be silenced on here nor banned, but you also have to be accountable for the things you say.  When you start using racial slurs no matter how acceptable they may have been in the 50's expect to get a serve in reply.
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I see something very wrong when way more than half of Australia does not want any more Muslim immigration, and yet our political representatives who run policy won't hear a bar of it.

And there's most definitely something very wrong when the government proposes spending $64 millions on asking the public if they agree with buggery being sanctioned by marriage between gays ....  when alternatively there are so many other questions they could be asking that are relevant and pertinent to the concerns of those 98% of Australians who aren't into an anal-centric life-style.



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Sad Kangaroo wrote on Jul 7th, 2017 at 9:44am:
Not that it should matter but I'm as white as they come.


Of course it matters.

You wouldn't swap your white skin for quids.
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Lord Herbert wrote on Jul 7th, 2017 at 10:44am:
Sad Kangaroo wrote on Jul 7th, 2017 at 9:44am:
Not that it should matter but I'm as white as they come.


Of course it matters.

You wouldn't swap your white skin for quids.


Of course not.  Being a young(ish) middle class straight white male in this day and age has been like winning the lottery.  But I don't kid myself about the realities of the situation and I understand how lucky I am.  These circumstances shouldn't give me an advantage through no actions of my own over other people, but it does.

I want everyone to be treated the same as I do and not have people like you, consciously or otherwise limit their opportunities or discriminate against them because of the colour of their skin.

Equality for all if anything at worst means people within my group or similar (such as yourself) can no longer take advantage of the rest.  We don't "lose" anything else.  I know you might feel that way which is evident in how you post, but it's simply untrue.

You have a bias towards valuing people with white skin more than others.  You're a product of your generation and time.  I've worked with people like you before.  Hell I've been on site and had the staff talking about the local Nig Nogs, I hate it, but for years I've had to keep my mouth shut and I'm embarrassed that I've put my own interests first in front of these people and just gone with it.

Point is just because I wouldn't want to change my situation doesn't mean I don't want equality for others.  The two aren't mutually exclusive.

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Sad Kangaroo wrote on Jul 7th, 2017 at 11:51am:
Being a young(ish) middle class straight white male in this day and age has been like winning the lottery.  But I don't kid myself about the realities of the situation and I understand how lucky I am.


Hoooold it right THERE!

It hasn't been 'luck'.

Your 'luck' has been by design upon the shoulders of those who came before you. Those SWINE from the Left of the polity would have you believe that your guilt is justified because your peers who have grown up in other societies are not enjoying the same benefits as yourself.

Sad Kangaroo wrote on Jul 7th, 2017 at 11:51am:
These circumstances shouldn't give me an advantage through no actions of my own over other people, but it does.


Hoooold it right THERE!

You're making me sick, and I'm sure Aquascoot has collapsed into a heap and will need urgent defibrillating the moment the ambulance arrives.

You have every right to benefit from the efforts of those of your countrymen who came before you ~ their industry ~ their invention ~ their culture of endeavour and innovation ~ their insistence on a basic education for all ~ their battles to have us living in a secular democracy instead of a theocracy ~ the wars they fought to keep despotism and tyranny from the national door ... and their many efforts to ensure our national wealth remained as First World upon the auspices and principles of humanitarian capitalism.

You are the latest offspring of generations before you who suffered and toiled so that you might live as you do today. Don't let any Leftist swine try to tell you that your privileges and advantages as an Anglo-Irish Australian are 'unfair' because the vast majority of people beyond our shores have been condemned by their previous generations to live in circumstances greatly reduced to your own.

Don't allow yourself to be morally blackmailed into believing you deserve no more than how they are living in bankrupt and impoverished basket-case backwater countries such as Greece and Italy.

Should the children of responsible parents who decide to forgo spending their income on frivolities so as to have the means to give their children a good education - end up feeling guilty because the neighbour's parents didn't do the same for their children?

Of course not. i
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Reply #115 - Jul 7th, 2017 at 1:05pm
 
Sad Kangaroo wrote on Jul 7th, 2017 at 11:51am:
Point is just because I wouldn't want to change my situation doesn't mean I don't want equality for others.  The two aren't mutually exclusive.



Equality for others is all very fine and high-minded, but let them achieve this in their own country and NOT come stampeding over our borders to set up their Ethnic Communities while raiding our larders.

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Reply #116 - Jul 9th, 2017 at 8:12pm
 
Setanta wrote on Jul 7th, 2017 at 1:43am:
Aussie wrote on Jul 6th, 2017 at 11:43pm:
No Rule.

Cry

Yet people get banned....for breaching non existent Rules.

Pretty hard to cope with as a Member.

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If something is said that I think is unacceptable, you may well wear the consequences, there is an easy fix, don't blame me or other mods because it is not specifically proscribed, just be a bit more civil, learn when to stop. If you can't draw your own lines, they will be drawn for you.

   You should try dealing with all your(general not personal) pitiful behaviour as a mod! There are quite a few of you who should just grow TFU and stop acting like kindy kids. If you caught your own kids acting like some you, they'd be in for it.

Absolutely right setanta.
The behaviour on here at times by individuals leaves a lot to be desired.

There are rules - however a simple common sense one should always see people not banned.

Most of those I have suspended have behaved like total and utter tools.

Behave normally, don't abuse people, post your points and you'll find yourself never banned.

Not hard is it?

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Tell me about your Mother Andrei. Hicks
It's been a while since our last session years ago.
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