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by Carlton green
16 Dec 2020, 10:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What’s The Most useful Foreign Language?
Replies: 99
Views: 2463

What’s The Most useful Foreign Language?

When I was in Secondary School (many decades ago) Teachers tried to inflict foreign languages on me, for various reasons they did not succeed in teaching me much and what little that went into my head didn’t hang around long. Time has passed and the World(s) has changed a lot. When I was a lad forei...
by Carlton green
15 Dec 2020, 4:44pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 384
Views: 33067

Re: feedback about moderation

(Snip only for space saving) Resign if you wish, that’s your choice, but IMHO suppression is not at all what is going on here but rather, instead, simply matching moderator resources to loads on their time, etc. Suppression of polite if critical, comment isn’t even remotely an intended feature of t...
by Carlton green
15 Dec 2020, 1:14pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 384
Views: 33067

Re: feedback about moderation

I would sooner resign the forum altogether than have polite, if critical, comment suppressed. I think that I see where you are coming from and am sympathetic to your comment. However, at the end of the day this and other forums are not about individuals but rather about core topics, groups of peopl...
by Carlton green
15 Dec 2020, 12:24pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 384
Views: 33067

Re: feedback about moderation

... during that time the forum continued to decline and has now all but died. ... (My emphasis) Just so I can be clear what you are saying, did you mean "this" or "that" where you have written "the"? I have added one word to change the original to: “I’ve been an active...
by Carlton green
15 Dec 2020, 7:08am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 384
Views: 33067

Re: feedback about moderation

Now, the easy answer is that everybody should benefit from moderation, but that only really applies to the extent that it helps keep the sponsors, now CyclingUK, sort of happy, thus allowing the forum to continue. Beyond that, it's neither here not there for anybody with a thick skin and merely a n...
by Carlton green
14 Dec 2020, 10:18am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 384
Views: 33067

Re: feedback about moderation

I have seen no "misdemeanor" of any real significance on it. A number of posts have been removed. Maybe you missed that part? It is very possible. And I totally accept that. It has happened before though. Otherwise their would be nothing for mods to do!! And threads were only very seldom ...
by Carlton green
13 Dec 2020, 11:42am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 384
Views: 33067

Re: feedback about moderation

Some years ago I was a casual user of a music forum that an orchestral player of great talent and reputation set-up. The site had a lot of interesting reference material and music that the founder had added and quite a lot of interesting debate. Unfortunately it also attracted some jumped up folk wh...
by Carlton green
13 Dec 2020, 11:09am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 384
Views: 33067

Re: feedback about moderation

My thanks to Moderator Graham for the explanation and history. Much appreciated and as I’ve said in earlier posts I’m grateful for what we have. Why not try to recruit a couple more moderators? I can think of several Established Members who would be qualified That would be entirely a matter for the ...
by Carlton green
12 Dec 2020, 2:38pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 384
Views: 33067

Re: feedback about moderation

TTBOMK the moderators are unpaid and one person is paid a small amount for hosting and maintenance. Jonathan So they are just "ordinary" people? (Or just one?) They have their views, just as I have mine. But they can impose their views on the forum. I have no say about what gets edited ou...
by Carlton green
12 Dec 2020, 11:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Going carless?
Replies: 51
Views: 1323

Re: Going carless?

I can understand that driving to work and back is probably counted as two trips ........... which seems daft IMHO. I can understand that a single trip in a car with two people in it is effectively two trips ........... which also sounds daft. ............ but 986 trips a year means that the car has...
by Carlton green
12 Dec 2020, 6:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bicycle Lights on Walking Sticks
Replies: 32
Views: 1001

Re: Bicycle Lights on Walking Sticks

There's been a steady rise in the number of 'motorists' on the local social media groups complaining about walkers dressed in dark clothes (bear in mind the area is fairly well lit by streetlights). It's fairly rare now to see dogs without lights and growing numbers of walkers have lights - in fact...
by Carlton green
11 Dec 2020, 9:20pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 384
Views: 33067

Re: feedback about moderation

Personally I’m glad of what the moderators do... Me too. And we should thank them more often. Jonathan I take a different view. I cannot see (and did not see) what made the shutting down of the thread so necessary. That is no longer "moderation" but moving over into something else. This i...
by Carlton green
11 Dec 2020, 6:29pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 384
Views: 33067

Re: feedback about moderation

I suggest that members should value the forum’s moderators more and have less expectation of them. The Brexit thread and topic is pretty much poisonous and as such I welcome its removal in this any any other forum. I also welcome the removal of other threads that just prove too contentious for reaso...
by Carlton green
11 Dec 2020, 9:57am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 1316
Views: 31871

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV?

I presume that in the early stages at least, vaccination centres (hubs?) will be in large centres of population. This applies to so many things eg general hospitals. That centralisation has already taken place. That's bad news for those whose life is inevitable rural, but if somebody moves to Timbu...
by Carlton green
10 Dec 2020, 9:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynohub for Tandem
Replies: 43
Views: 1275

Re: Dynohub for Tandem

Why not consider a modern rim dynamo, and you can keep your existing wheel: https://www.cyclingabout.com/rim-dynamos-can-now-generate-more-power-than-hub-dynamos/. From what I read in the article (link above) Rim Dynamo’s are quite expensive, I can’t see sufficient value in them myself but maybe I’...