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Poll Question: How to we feel about it?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jul 10 at 9:53pm

If the forum wasn`t pretty easy going & was modarated in a heavy handed manner,The chances are that you wouldn`t have been able to post the poll in the first place.

So I am quite happy as it is.

 

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Forum moderation is a nightmare. I think Mark and Mags have it spot on.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Contender 541 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jul 10 at 7:58am
I have no complaints and think that self / peer moderation is the best (and hardest) to maintain
When you find a big kettle of crazy it's probably best not to stir it - Pointy Haired Boss

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stefan Lloyd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jul 10 at 8:15am
SA exists for those who are prepared with deal with a rough crowd (and personally I am but under a screen name). There is no point in Y&Y acting as an SA clone - it has to do something different to survive. GRF seems to moan about the SA moderation and moan about the less than rapturous reception he gets on SA. Can't have it both ways.

As for SA being in decline: the dinghy section is weak but for keelboats of all description, the quality of information available is way above and beyond what can be found here. Provided you can deal with the bullsh*t and the lunatic fringe, there are some very acute observations from designers, top sailors and leading administrators in the sport - none of which exists here, at least as far as keelboats are concerned.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Norbert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jul 10 at 8:46am
FWIW i think it is essential that you can be rude to other
people and hurt their feelings if you feel that they
deserve it. How do you marry that without it becoming
stupid?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote William H Frump Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jul 10 at 9:19am
The right to offend is more saccred than the right not to be offended. IMHO
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Norbert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jul 10 at 9:30am
Originally posted by William H Frump

The right to offend is more
saccred than the right not to be offended. IMHO


Really? That's the most stupid thing I've read on this
thread!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Laser 173312 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jul 10 at 9:47am

Originally posted by rogerd

Forum moderation is a nightmare. I think Mark and Mags have it spot on.

Totally agree with Roger for 2 reasons.

1. The forum is viewable to all without registering.

2. Children are able to register as contributors.

Just because SA has some foul mouthed lunatics doesn't mean Y&Y have to allow them. And at the end of the day Y&Y provide the forum and can set the rules as they like.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote G.R.F. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jul 10 at 10:03am
Originally posted by Stefan Lloyd




GRF seems to moan about the SA moderation and moan about the less
than rapturous reception he gets on SA.


That's an interesting perception Stefan.

Yes I moan about moderation, coming from the old school that believe in
freedom of speech and views and not mollycoddling the weak minded
who cannot learn to ignore what offends them. The banning of Doug Lord has
for example turned out to be hypocritical and detrimental to that forum imv.

As for the alleged 'concern' I might have about my own 'reception' I'd
suggest that is more an indicator of your own insecurities.

There is, or should be no concern about a 'persona' on an internet forum,
if one feels that insecure, then become anonymous - simples. They are
purely a recreational medium for information and socialising on a wider
scale than one might normally achieve. One would think from your
position that they might be regarded in some far more serious light.

I post on any number of forums in a variety of hobby/sport interests
ranging from kites to bikes, and this forum is by far the most anal and
coincidently sparsely populated, it has a distinct lack of ribald humour
that one would come to expect elsewhere in webworld for instance and a lack
of new characters to enage with.

That's as it may be, to take my own advice, one can take it or leave it and
it appears most do, given the numbers of participants in sailing over the
numbers that participate here that is clearly the result when you compare
against other minority sports.

The 'spat' that took place yesterday was absolutely trivial from the brief
glimpse I got of it, and it could have developed into an entertaining mid
day diversion. Something we all seek from places like this as an escape
from the drudgery of day to day existence between sailing or whatever the
interest of the particular group that forums develop around.

But no, not to be, moderator says no.

Of course you all wouldn't know that, because its been censored, like
quite a lot of entertaining stuff that we may have no idea about because its also
been censored.

It's a pity

- oh and you're a dick Stephan, just thought I'd add that - so you can get
this post censored if you like.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote ex laser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jul 10 at 10:50am
cool down boys.

think before you type, or this will end in tears again.
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