Here is a list of all the postings Pete B - Moderator has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Forum - just a thought|
I'm no legal eagle but I'm pretty sure the GDPR trumps the T&Cs......
I'll just repeat what I posted in the thread linked to in posts above:
Just to be clear, the only posts a moderator would remove are those which would breach the Code of Conduct. I cannot think of any circumstances where we would arbitrarily delete a member's entire posting history - we know only too well how much it disrupts the flow of threads. Deletion of content is only ever at the specific request of the member - and, believe me, we always try to dissuade them....
That principle still stands. On the (fortunately very rare indeed) occasions when we are left with no alternative but to ban a member, the default position is that all that member's posts remain intact and remain available for all to view. Most just walk away and put it behind them but a few, either through principle or spite or for whatever other reasons, demand that their contributions to the forum be obliterated. As I mention above, we do try to dissuade them and give them some time to think it over, but where they are adamant we have no choice.
The deletion process is multi-step, with checks built in, so it cannot happen by accident. It's not something we take pleasure in doing, but that's the way it is. The 'Former Member' posts which remain are annoying but when you realise that there may be many hundreds, or even thousands of posts, from a prolific member, deletion of each individual post is unrealistic.
In respect of missing photos, I recall many threads being disrupted a few years back when Photobucket, which hosted a lot of forum pics, introduced an unrealistic subscription fee and we lost many thread photos. That too was beyond our control.
|Thread: Weasel Carr|
Great to see you back, Weasel!
|Thread: All things model flying except for raising a smile.|
Great question! My take on it is that it's ultimately the members here. If greater numbers didn't like or accept the level we have to set, we'd soon see an exodus, or at least a steady drifting away and we see no evidence of that. People don't hang around places that don't suit them.
No, we don't always get it spot on but it would seem most folk are content. We are very grateful for the support we get whenever moderation comes into question, be assured.
When you say 'a few dour faced individuals' I hope you're not referring to we mods, Kevin, as I can assure you that's far from the reality - we enjoy a good laugh as much as anyone else
The fact is, 99.5% of threads on the forum require no moderation whatsoever and the overwhelming majority of contributors respect the simple rules of keeping things clean, relevant and polite. The other 0.5% of threads require an inordinate amount of attention as, unfortunately, some folk can't constrain themselves, don't think before they post or try to push the bar higher and higher.
The funnies thread has had a very long run and has amused many of us but recently some posts have pushed the limits of what we are now expected to tolerate. Like it or not, the world has changed and some humour which was unremarkable in years gone by now attracts criticism, adverse comments and complaints to the mods.
That gives us little choice in our efforts to keep the forum on an even keel.
We've put things on ice for now and will look again at the situation in time.
There is plenty of other entertainment and useful information here, I'm sure, so do think twice about leaving, please
|Thread: New mod's|
If I could award you a ROFL, I would
|Thread: Import tax/VAT from europe.|
Am I right in recalling that Parcelforce used to add about £14 handling charge to imports which were subject to Duty, no matter how little the duty was? It's been a while since I had deliveries to the UK, so my memory might be a bit hazy....
|Thread: New mod's|
Keeping an eye on this thread, I'm reminded of the following 'Dad's Army' exchange:
Notebook in hand, pencil poised, the German officer says "Vot is your name?"
"Don't tell him, Pike!"
|Thread: Changing thread titles|
As kc says, Matt, PM a moderator and we'll be able to edit it for you
|Thread: Fantasy Formula 1|
Best I can do with the emojis we have available, Chris
I'd like to see Checo there but i think Pierre Gasly may have done enough this year to get his Red Bull seat back. The teams think long-term, rather than emotionally. It's a tough business....
Another great result for Charles - your winning run came a bit late in the season, unfortunately
Thanks, gents - it's been another, memorably entertaining (against the odds) F1 season, with plenty of 'ifs', 'ands' and 'buts' when agonising over the predictions - and a usefully large slice of luck on occasions
Congrats to Chris, Ade and John for pushing me all the way and thanks to everyone for battling your way through the season - 16 players is a respectable field
Last and by no means least, massive thanks to John P for your dedication in running the league once again!
I don't know if anyone else noticed but Lewis looked really fatigued and washed-out on the podium. I hope he doesn't have any long-term consequences after his bout of the virus.....
Anyway, looking forward to next season already. I'll be on the back foot for inside information next year as I haven't yet worked out how I'm going to get the motorhome to Bahrain for the test days in February....
That's quite achievable, Chris - look at the scores yesterday! I'll be pedal to the metal all the way to the chequered flag...
I'm sweating a bit, John. As yesterday's results show, I can't afford to relax for a moment as a hatful of points can disappear in a flash or a bang.....
Excellent result for Charles
A great shame for George but so very pleased to see Checo on the top step at last.
Bonne chance to everyone for the final race!
|Thread: How to contact the site moderators!|
Striking the right balance between what to allow and what to intervene in is always the most difficult part of moderation. We mods have our own views on life, of course, but try not to let that colour our decisions. We'll often discuss decisions between us before applying the axe or otherwise. We also deal with the waves of spammers who attempt to access the forum daily, too - all stuff that happens behind the scenes.
The extreme comments are easiest to deal with, naturally, but there are also many marginal posts which, if arbitrarily deleted, disrupt the flow of a thread or leave the poster frustrated that their (in their mind, perfectly reasonable) comments are being unjustly censored.
You have remember, too, that this forum represents a commercial interest and is aimed at all ages, not just adults who can make up their own mind about comments. We have to be mindful of a catholic readership but equally, we shouldn't have to 'nanny' grown people who are sometimes too-easily offended and choose to make an issue of something, rather than just scrolling by.
The reality is 'You can please some of the people all of the time and etc.....'
All noted - as mentioned earlier, the 'Report' flag is present at the bottom of each post for use if necessary.
|Thread: Covid Vax......club passports?.|
We all differ and have to accept that other views may differ from yours.
Whether you agree with them or not, falling out with each will solve nothing.
I think everyone has had a chance to air their views, we'll lock this off now, folks.
|Thread: New scam alert!|
I've removed the link in EarlyBird's post but left the image for information.
Now I've approved this first post from you, Sean, have a look and see if your Inbox has contents and let us know the result, please
|Thread: Log in problems|
The techies are busy with the setting up of the new forum framework, gents, so if you could bear with us for now and hopefully it will be sorted when we're up and running
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