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Question IS IT JUST ME, OR ....

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by stevemandm, May 31, 2014.

  1. stevemandm

    stevemandm Honorary Member

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    is there more members on here trying to wind others up ? there seems to be an increasing number of folk who seem intent on winding others up, being confrontational or just disagreeing for the sake of it with no validation whatsoever. i understand that this is an open forum, with many intelligent and experienced members, and by this nature, we must appreciate that not everyone will agree with all posts and subjects. as such, we must be prepared to have folk who both agree and disagree with many posts written - thats how forums work, move forward and flourish. critisism is good, as long as its constructive and relevant, but to critisise without any facts backing up your argument is wrong.

    we have a good mix of experience, newbies and youths on here, so cant we all play nice ?
     
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    Human beings don't have a good history of playing nice
    that said I have been surprised by the rash of overheated threads recently and a few people taking an enforced holiday.
     
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    Agree ... things seem to have been getting v personal at times and running completely 'off thread' after a few posts. Constructive criticism = GOOD : Slagging People Off = BAD :mad:
     
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    You just have to take a look at the naughty step; some very experienced members in there atm. I have noticed a less polite society on here lately but these guys should know better. I enjoy good argument and banter but the insults is where I bow out whereas I used to get in the thick of things. One thing I think is unforgiveable is seeing members threatened with violence. For me that constitutes a life ban but I ain't a mod.
     
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    It is just you m 8 I don't know what your on about.

    Calling everyone on the forum a bunch of w*nkers whats your problem m 8??!

    Bet you wouldnt be so gobby if you werent hiding behind a screen :rolleyes:
     
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    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    I've said it before, some take a difference of opinion as an insult to them, their family, household pet......

    somtimes the best reaction is no reaction, personally I let them throw their toys about and read another thread:)
     
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    Lend me your brain steve, I'm building an Idiot.
     
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    I've not been here long and it's like a breath of fresh air. :)
    A VW forum I frequent is rather prissy to say the least.
    The above is slightly tongue in cheek, but I do like the openness on here.
     
  10. stevemandm

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    cant mate ..... it may be as new, but its the only one i have !
     
  11. JD

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    Well if its new, you can't be using it, and once its gone, your not going to notice the difference anyways. LOL
     
  12. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    You can have mine, but all it thinks about is,

    What's for tea:)
     
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    Use your own,it's sitting idle. :p
     
  15. stevemandm

    stevemandm Honorary Member

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    cant argue with that ..... pm me your address mate
     
  16. JD

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    I can't build upon perfection. ; )

    I'd ask for yours, but its all abit crabby patty Matty. lol
     
  17. mattyts

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    I know you can't,that's why I didn't offer mine. :)
     
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    Haha just looked at the picture again and I can now see who your on about.. I think your definitely onto somthing there JD
     
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    Basically, chaps and chapesses, it goes like this:

    Play by the rules = a long, welcome tenure.

    Don't play by the rules = no room at the inn.

    I know it can look a bit heavy-handed having a handful of members on the temporary banned list, but each ban and the length thereof is discussed at length by the moderation team. One thing is for sure, and that is if a temporary ban does not lead to a change in behaviour then a perma-ban WILL follow before too long.

    It's really frustrating sometimes when you have to e-restrain grown men who are kicking, screaming and flinging dummies everywhere and giving it the "he said / she said" all over the place; after all, this is the internet - it doesn't matter that much!
     

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