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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Whilst I agree with your sentiment, this post does seem rather antagonistic and as such is highlighting the issue raised in the OP.


    If we all took a few seconds to think about how we conducted ourselves here, (me included) there would be less aggravation.
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    Treat people as you wish to be treated.
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    I think alot of us do conduct ourselves correctly. Me, I broke the rules and am now paying for them, and NO before anyone mentions it, I am NOT playing the pity card,but it does not mean to say that I don't conduct myself accordingly ( some may say otherwise ), but when afew members on here throw stones we are not going to sit back and let that happen. We will throw them back.

    Like I have said before, we do have afew bully boys on here, like it or not, just admit the fact, that do gang up on individuals of late and have began to run riot in Eddie's absence and have become power crazy. We are all meant to be grown men for god's sake.

    There is no need to get into a disussion by effing and jeffing and dropping in the ' C ' bomb. Or is this the norm.

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    Whatís wrong with these people ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
    Like I have said before, we do have afew bully boys on here, like it or not, just admit the fact, that do gang up on individuals of late and have began to run riot in Eddie's absence and have become power crazy. We are all meant to be grown men for god's sake.
    Id be interested to know who you see as bully boys ganging up on people. By PM would probably be best.

    I see that there are characters and there are certain people with grudges against each other but I donít actually notice any ďganging upĒ on people. Certainly when an individual tries to defend, deflect or otherwise divert attention from their rule breaking, a group (and Iíll include myself in that) will join the discussion, but thatís not ganging up per se.

    Neither do I see any ďpower crazinessĒ as, even with Eddie being absent, thereís no one with any more power or authority than anyone else.

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    It's funny that certain people see it as ganging up, what I see is the opinion of members agreeing on a subject, take the recent watchmaker saga, plenty of people had their say, most agreed that he was acting an eejit, no ganging up, just alike opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seadog1408 View Post
    It's funny that certain people see it as ganging up, what I see is the opinion of members agreeing on a subject, take the recent watchmaker saga, plenty of people had their say, most agreed that he was acting an eejit, no ganging up, just alike opinions.
    But to play devils advocate...
    I can see how it could seem to be a Ďganging upí by a person on the receiving end.
    That said I agree with you I donít think there is a gang mentality but a more a common understanding on what is acceptable and what is not. As such people that have strong views voice them.
    However if the person who is on the receiving end acted in line with the few rules the forum has there would not be an issue.
    (MADDOG for clarity I am not digging you out but looking at the wider issue )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    But to play devils advocate...
    I can see how it could seem to be a Ďganging upí by a person on the receiving end.
    That said I agree with you I donít think there is a gang mentality but a more a common understanding on what is acceptable and what is not. As such people that have strong views voice them.
    However if the person who is on the receiving end acted in line with the few rules the forum has there would not be an issue.
    (MADDOG for clarity I am not digging you out but looking at the wider issue )
    Yes I agree with the ruling point of view totally.

    What I meant by gang, is that it's always the same few members that are overly opiniated and this could be perseved as ganging up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
    Yes I agree with the ruling point of view totally.

    What I meant by gang, is that it's always the same few members that care enough to not let it go unchallenged and this could be perceived as ganging up.
    FTFY.

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    There does seem to be a fair bit of saltiness on the forum at the moment . BTW is ďSaltyĒ an Australian term? Iím annoying myself how much I use it.
    There was a recent infamous double thread where people were queuing up. Whatever the rights and wrongs of the original placement of the post, if you actually stood back a little . It just looked plain weird and definitely a gang up . One or two were spluttering hysterical anger.
    In regard to the OP Iíd say look how the site ebbs and flows, join in conversations you think are interesting and might even be educational and just plain ignore keyboard battles.
    Iím a bit experienced with forum wars as I happen to support a certain football club from North London with a notoriously split fanbase . Ultimately 3 posters got banned . Since then that forum has been like a tea party.
    Iím sure things will settle down again here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M4tt View Post
    There bloody well is moderation. Eddie has been perfectly clear about how he wants the place to run and expects us to behave as adults. He very very rarely actually has to do very much, but that's just effective moderation. The slip in standards while he is away is telling.
    Quite :-

    Quote Originally Posted by M4tt View Post
    So what the actual f*** are you doing moaning about how someone describes a ******* massacre, rather than directly responding to the ******* obscenity of yet another example of the American attitude to guns and the general availability of guns. Where the **** is your moral compass? What are you going to do now? complain I swear too much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by genesos View Post
    Quite :-



    Follow the few rules set out by the host
    Treat people as you wish to be treated.
    Itís that simple
    Firstly, that was in the Bear Pit, where such language is perfectly tolerated, secondly, if I ever attempted to be an apologist for the NRA after yet another massacre then I really hope that someone would treat me exactly like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M4tt View Post
    Firstly, that was in the Bear Pit, where such language is perfectly tolerated, secondly....

    It was taken from the Bear Pit, and should be deleted from this thread - there is no place except the BP to be quoting other people's post there - to me that's unacceptable!
    It's just a matter of time...

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    No need to quote what people said in the BP, we have enough obsessive and vindictive fruitcakes who would follow you around open parts of the forum and call you all sorts simply because they do not like you.

    Remember, whatever you post here just donít swear.
    'When you attack the person and not the argument, youíve already lost the argument' - Leon Trotsky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark lowman View Post
    There does seem to be a fair bit of saltiness on the forum at the moment . BTW is ďSaltyĒ an Australian term? Iím annoying myself how much I use it..
    No, I use it too.

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    I suggest that the people whining about 'what's the forum become' go read a few of the older threads (such as Lampoc's excellent 'For Dummies' sticky series).

    You'll soon see that most of the things you're complaining about are nothing new and have been the case on the forum for at least 5-10 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2ore View Post
    So I am fairly new here but I have been aware of this forum for some time, I decided to sign up and have been more and more interested in watches lately, my point here I s why are some people on this forum just down right rude idiots ? Is it since Eddie has been away ? Or has it always been hostile here ?
    I canít be bothered with instances btw but i do have a few
    Iím well aware this will attract the idiots that are ď hard as nails from their arm chairs ď but I just donít see
    The need for all of it although I am sure sometimes it is justified why canít people just be cool ?
    Plain sensible threads just turn into abuse ?
    Iím sure thereís plenty of sensible people here but WTF is it with the keyboard warriors ?

    Is it just me ?
    Donít take it personally mate, sit back and enjoy the ride. You have to remember that some folk on here are a tad out of order, just be kind to them.

    Some of them have been Ďtouchedí inappropriately by AD,s when they were at a low point, after the realisation that the Daytona they dreamed of has been sold to a man in China, or Watchfinder, they can only find solace by being cruel to Newbies....

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