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What's the point of a "get it off your chest" section...

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by Soximus, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Soximus

    Soximus Busy Member

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    ...if when you post something to get it off your chest it is then removed?

    Don't get me wrong, ANY posts that involve personal insults, bad language etc I can understand....but lately it seems threads are being removed thick and fast.
     
  2. Barcelona68

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    Try the Adult section. Some threads have been moved to there...;)
     
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    how do you get access to the adult section
     
  4. Soximus

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    I'm just trying to find that out too :D
     
  5. SteveO

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    I recall you need to ask admin for the password.
     
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    I had a thread removed earlier on tonight, and in hindsight, I should have thought before I posted it. Sometimes I need to keep my opinions to myself. Its a good thing that the forum has individuals who control input for those moments when some of us, might not have been thinking straight about the reaction our posts might cause or offend. IMO. KB1
     
  7. Barcelona68

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    It's called 'A knee jerk reaction'...;)
     
  8. Soximus

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    Or perhaps in some cases just a simple "jerk" reaction.........ONLY KIDDING..:D
     
  9. SteveO

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    On a forum I use to run in the mid 90's we had a section called 'fight club', We were happy to let members thrash it out (within the realms of decency and a few exceptions) under the proviso that it was 'left there and the door closed on the way out'

    In todays age of political correctness much of what went on there would not be considered acceptable by todays lefty liberal standards!
     
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    Lol there are plenty forums where they have a no holds barred off topic section. Everything goes but most folks offer civilised intelligent debate..With a handfull of funny and annoying trolls thrown in the mix... That's how I learnt to be very internet savvy.... Totally different from this forum.
     
  11. 1961nuffield

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    You have to consider that what you post reflects on the shooting community as a whole, kids also read your posts. First and foremost the forum is about air guns and shooting related info. There are more appropriate forums for politics and religion. I enjoy my sport and work actively that it might continue unhindered.

    HTH

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    I understand that John.

    What I don't understand is why have an Adult section which is even password protected have such heavy censorship? Surely it's an adult section where thing should be very lax but it's not so why even have it?
     
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    I PM'd admin for a password a while ago, never got a reply. :confused:
     
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    Same here -about a year ago...nothing yet...
     
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    For Grumps it has been for getting things of MY chest . mainly personal things . Disguised in humour as often as possible . For some time my x mrs , known to you lot as SWMNBN . Then my own personal struggle with mental illness The biggest was my testicular Cancer scare last year . Fwarkn scary but sharing the process on this section of the forum was beyond helpful the support and somewhat twisted humour got me through . Hey a good rant about an unjust speeding fine calmed me down :up: . Grumps does not like it when the negative vibes take over and personal insults become the main topic of the thread . would it not be nice now communication on a whole is global :eek: with a device that fits in your pocket , That our little ( in the scheme of things ) community could rise to having controversial discussions in a civilised fashion . Oh dear . where did that come from !!! Grumps is of to the cave .
     
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    I'm a member of a (unofficial) forum of the British Army called ARRSE and you can basically say anything and call anyone what you want. And it works fantastic. The topics are not all army related and people get slated for posts they put up any called the worse things you can imagine and you have to be really really bad to get banned or posts being removed. It's a delight to be able to vent your frustrations and rants in this era of pc namby pamby BS.
     
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    Yeah I've been a lurker on ARRSE for many years...;)
     
  18. 1961nuffield

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    From my own experience Barc' I've not deleted one single post in the adult section, so I don't know what you're on about!
    We try to make the main forum child friendly, we wish to encourage new users to the sport, so consider can an eight or nine year old read the posts here? If they can then if not then they go. If you want the "Get it off your chest" section to go to the Adult password protected section then make a suggestion.

    So racism, heavy politics, religion and sexism don't really have any place here, the forum is about air guns, promoting their safe use and encouraging more users to the sport.

    Ok I've just checked the adult section, four posts have been removed in the last 14 months or so, two were inappropriate content, links to fairly extreme videos. One was removed because a member complained about it, and considered it unsuitable for family viewing, and one was removed at the request of the original poster, as he considered the point of the original thread was lost, and corrupted.

    HTH

    John
     
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    John, how do you get access to the adult section?
     
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  20. 1961nuffield

    1961nuffield Honorary Member

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    I'll pm you the password.

    John
     

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