Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Anything about use of this forum : NOT about cycling

Should the Mods take a Holiday over the Festivities?

Poll ended at 24 Dec 2016, 8:28pm

Yes
3
12%
No
22
88%
 
Total votes: 25

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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby landsurfer » 14 Dec 2016, 9:40pm

Psamathe wrote:Oh, and delete this thread as well (the subject was fully discussed only a few days ago). And maybe block these serial subject starters from starting any more threads in the Tea Shop.

Ian


100% in agreement .... all aspects of the post !
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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby roubaixtuesday » 14 Dec 2016, 10:12pm

Just to note my appreciation of the mods.

Thank you for your time.

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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby landsurfer » 14 Dec 2016, 10:15pm

I have been on the receiving end of the moderators stern gaze ....... and it's always been "a fair cop" .... come on you lot do some moderating ...lol
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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby bovlomov » 14 Dec 2016, 10:23pm

landsurfer wrote:I have been on the receiving end of the moderators stern gaze ....... and it's always been "a fair cop" .... come on you lot do some moderating ...lol

Some self-moderating wouldn't go amiss around these parts - but I hope you're not inciting the immoderate to apply for the job of moderating the rest of us.

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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby landsurfer » 14 Dec 2016, 10:32pm

LOL ... good point , well made .... good evening bovlomov .. :)
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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby Edwards » 14 Dec 2016, 10:34pm

I think that the moderation on this forum is very good and the volunteers do a brilliant job even when provoked by the "Freedom of Speech" thing. So I feel it is a good idea to let them decide what threads go or stay.
I for one would be glad to see some threads moved but accept the decision is not mine to make.
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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby landsurfer » 14 Dec 2016, 10:39pm

So "page 2" are all in agreement ... it's almost a poll .... lol :) :)
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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby pete75 » 14 Dec 2016, 10:40pm

SpannerGeek wrote:The vote for no Politics over the festivities was 6-0 in favour of a 'time out'. It seems some people feel ill at ease with the democratic process.


6 people bothered to vote out of how many registered members? What basis is that for any action?

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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby landsurfer » 14 Dec 2016, 10:42pm

pete75 ... don't add fuel to the fire ...lol
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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby Psamathe » 14 Dec 2016, 10:46pm

pete75 wrote:
SpannerGeek wrote:The vote for no Politics over the festivities was 6-0 in favour of a 'time out'. It seems some people feel ill at ease with the democratic process.


6 people bothered to vote out of how many registered members? What basis is that for any action?

Maybe we need a new poll asking a slightly different question ? :roll: (and I was not in favour so I have my doubts about the 6-0 result, except maybe that was talking about a different poll ...). But all these polls have totally irrelevant results yet they keep appearing.

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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby gaz » 14 Dec 2016, 10:50pm

Perhaps we could have a poll about banning polls? Who cares about the result, we could do it for the sense of irony :wink: .
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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby pete75 » 14 Dec 2016, 10:58pm

gaz wrote:Perhaps we could have a poll about banning polls? Who cares about the result, we could do it for the sense of irony :wink: .


And it should ask "Should we or should we not ban polls on this forum" - then a yes or a no vote could be counted as favouring a ban :wink:

Though really the old anarchist saying "don't vote it only encourages them" is most appropriate here.

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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby gaz » 14 Dec 2016, 11:03pm

Then we could try to find 200 forum members to support a demand for a Poll of the Whole Forum to challenge the result :wink: .
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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby landsurfer » 14 Dec 2016, 11:20pm

pete75 wrote:Though really the old anarchist saying "don't vote it only encourages them" is most appropriate here.


There is a 60's Si Fi story about a stable anarchist society whose only tender is "myob" , my obligation.
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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby Vorpal » 14 Dec 2016, 11:34pm

SpannerGeek wrote:
Graham wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
My advise, keep your head down :mrgreen:

Could we have a poll on that ?

"Right to free speech" !! What's all that about then ??

This forum is paid for by Cycling UK.


And who pays for Cycling UK? We do, the members, the users. WE pay for the upkeep of the forum, therefore we the members have a say in how it's run, AND how it's moderated. I'm sorry but your sanctimonious attitude absolutely stinks.

People power said 6/0 to no political threads over the festivities, but because that goes against YOUR sensibilities you casually delete the entire thread.

Explain yourself please?


The thread wasn't deleted. It was combined with the other thread about banning politics viewtopic.php?f=15&t=111000&hilit=xmas&start=195#p1079723

Sanctimonious attitude? This forum isn't a platform for free speech. Graham's point was that this forum is primarily for matters relating to Cycling UK, which means cycling, bikes, campaigning, and related topics. There have been no particular objections to other topics in The Tea Room, and that has been largely left up to forum members and moderators.

If you don't like it, please complain to the national office, but stop starting threads about the moderation. They will be combined.
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