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

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Total votes: 25

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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby bovlomov » 14 Dec 2016, 11:35pm

landsurfer wrote:
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.
If some one does something for you, you must do something for them ...
Do you think we can slip this past the trustees ...????

I like that - but I prefer "someone does something for you, and you do something for someone else". In other words, the 'debt' is to the community rather than to the person who did you the favour. I speak as a pragmatic anarchist,

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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby Tangled Metal » 15 Dec 2016, 10:04am

There was a film about a school kid in.America who did good deeds for people then asked them to "pay it forward". Basically that created a domino effect of good deeds without rewards. You do a good deed in the knowledge you will not get anything back.directly for it. No thank you nothing but the satisfaction of doing good.

It was a heart warming film but I can't remember the name of it. I seem to remember the kid was going through a hard time when he was doing this. Also the pay it forward started a movement in that small town America which spread across USA i believe. All a story though.

Personally I've done good deeds kind of like that and you do get something back. It feels good to do good without acknowledgement or gain.

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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby meic » 15 Dec 2016, 10:10am

There are networks and activities that work on this basis.

Warmshowers, hitch-hiking, leaving wood at a forest cabin, stopping to help a fellow cyclist/motorcyclist/driver who has broken down.
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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby thirdcrank » 15 Dec 2016, 10:19am

If we needed a trendy name for this we could call it Alt Ruism

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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby Audax67 » 15 Dec 2016, 11:08am

I've chafed a few times from moderator intervention, usually for using over-expressive terminology.

However, I can only applaud the CTC oops CUK for even having a forum: when I suggested the same thing to the FFCT's Departmental Committee years ago the reaction was (paraphrase) "Good God no! People could criticise us!"

Providing a platform for discussion and informal exchanges is a sign of a (relatively) healthy organisation, whether or not you agree with its policies or the callous junking of a name with a long and noble history**.

**you'll gather that I don't. My father's pre-WW2 CTC badge is one of our prized heirlooms.
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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 15 Dec 2016, 11:33am

Hi,
Audax67 wrote:I've chafed a few times from moderator intervention, usually for using over-expressive terminology.

However, I can only applaud the CTC oops CUK for even having a forum: when I suggested the same thing to the FFCT's Departmental Committee years ago the reaction was (paraphrase) "Good God no! People could criticise us!"

Providing a platform for discussion and informal exchanges is a sign of a (relatively) healthy organisation, whether or not you agree with its policies or the callous junking of a name with a long and noble history**.

**you'll gather that I don't. My father's pre-WW2 CTC badge is one of our prized heirlooms.


But we should be allowed to criticise freely without the Fear of excommunication................... based on the rather undemocratic power?
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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby Vorpal » 15 Dec 2016, 12:34pm

thirdcrank wrote:If we needed a trendy name for this we could call it Alt Ruism

:lol: :lol: :lol:

You'll rue that one...

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby Vorpal » 15 Dec 2016, 12:37pm

Audax67 wrote:I've chafed a few times from moderator intervention, usually for using over-expressive terminology.


I'm sure I've heard somewhere that chafing probably means you need to adjust your saddle ;)
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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby bovlomov » 15 Dec 2016, 12:40pm

thirdcrank wrote:If we needed a trendy name for this we could call it Alt Ruism

Very good! This post deserves a wider audience.

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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby Audax67 » 15 Dec 2016, 12:44pm

Vorpal wrote:
Audax67 wrote:I've chafed a few times from moderator intervention, usually for using over-expressive terminology.


I'm sure I've heard somewhere that chafing probably means you need to adjust your saddle ;)


Chambers inquit:

Chafe:

3 intrans (also chafe at or under something) to become angry or impatient o chafe at the rules.
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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby Vorpal » 15 Dec 2016, 12:54pm

Audax67 wrote:
Vorpal wrote:
Audax67 wrote:I've chafed a few times from moderator intervention, usually for using over-expressive terminology.


I'm sure I've heard somewhere that chafing probably means you need to adjust your saddle ;)


Chambers inquit:

Chafe:

3 intrans (also chafe at or under something) to become angry or impatient o chafe at the rules.

That was meant as a joke :oops:
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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby thirdcrank » 15 Dec 2016, 3:06pm

Vorpal wrote:... That was meant as a joke :oops:


And I for one am pleased that you are able to have a laugh in spite of the nastiness.

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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby pete75 » 15 Dec 2016, 7:49pm

Vorpal wrote:
Audax67 wrote:I've chafed a few times from moderator intervention, usually for using over-expressive terminology.


I'm sure I've heard somewhere that chafing probably means you need to adjust your saddle ;)



Quite right. Brooks name saddles after birds like the Swallow but maybe they should name one after this well known insect - the Cockchafer
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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby Si » 16 Dec 2016, 9:09am

Is there not already an audax named after the wee fellow?

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Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Postby mnichols » 16 Dec 2016, 6:47pm

I think the Romans invented the Forum

They also said "Moderation in all things"

I haven't seen any threads about cycling being deleted