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Doc Marten20/05/2019 22:31:49
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Why?

Can we not be allowed some healthy, robust debate without the thread being prematurely closed!

john stones 120/05/2019 22:35:45
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face 1 Pick a topic I'm game, can we have some optimism, maybe a bit of humour ?

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator20/05/2019 22:50:03
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I’m sorry if you think the model railway thread was closed prematurely.

It had already been reported by other members & from long experience on the forum we know these debates at best go around in circles & at worst degenerate into a slanging match.

Frankly we Mods have better things to do with our time so before any serious nastiness developed the decision was taken to close the thread.

I hope you understand

SR 7120/05/2019 23:57:42
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Typical of this this forum, why be surprised

trebor21/05/2019 07:38:09
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Dam, did I miss all the action again !! Did anyone get a telling off ?

Kevin 21621/05/2019 07:58:18
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Time to lock this thread before it becomes a 'bun fight!' smiley

Doc Marten21/05/2019 07:59:49
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Posted by john stones 1 on 20/05/2019 22:35:45:

face 1 Pick a topic I'm game, can we have some optimism, maybe a bit of humour ?

I just have........ until it gets reported, then it'll get slammed shut.

Andrew Ray21/05/2019 08:24:03
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ken anderson.21/05/2019 09:25:14
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Mods....rule in doing what sometimes for them must be an awkward job, which they do on our behalf....keep on doing it the way you do,and thanks from me...

Ken Anderson...ne...1...mod support dept.

Dai Fledermaus21/05/2019 09:25:35
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Perhaps the answer is more aeromodelling and less pontificating. wink

Andrew Ray21/05/2019 09:42:59
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I agree Ken but I do think this forum is over moderated although they don't moderate on my behalf but because they have a responsibility. Steve says he has better things to do with his time, sums it up really, don't be a moderator. The Traplet discussion was shut down with a very heavy hand I suppose because of the commercial connection and yet we modellers were concerned about the wealth of plans and resource that potentially might have been lost.

Nuff said.

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Cuban821/05/2019 10:26:27
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I don't believe we're being over-moderated, on the whole the balance is about right. Keep it clean, keep it polite & keep it legal free and of politics. At my club's meeting last night, I was surprised that so many were refering to subjects posted by us on here, and by how closely threads were being followed, although those reading were not registered and had no interest in posting themselves. We have a valuable resource with a much wider reach and impact than we perhaps realise.

Edited By Cuban8 on 21/05/2019 10:28:07

Bob Cotsford21/05/2019 10:33:29
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Doc, unfortunately not everyone who reads this forum has a robust sense of humour or fully understands the term 'banter' and the place is meant to be family safe work safe and diversity approved As a result the mods sometimes have to be what some might see as overly PC. If you want to participate you have to accept the need to be very very careful how you phrase responses, as I've come to find out (RIP BEB). Some readers compulsively read every thread and not surprisingly now and then they find something to get offended about. C'est le vie.

There are other discussion sites, it pays to visit several and take the elements of each that appeal and ignore watever you don't like.

Doc Marten21/05/2019 10:39:35
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Posted by Cuban8 on 21/05/2019 10:26:27:

........ We have a valuable resource with a much wider reach and impact than we perhaps realise.

Edited By Cuban8 on 21/05/2019 10:28:07

....and that's the crux, the opinions on here should be allowed to be seen by that wider audience to maybe influence or inform them, do we really want to become like the BBC et al and be drip fed selected information that doesn't oppose or disagree with those at the helm?

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Doc Marten21/05/2019 10:42:37
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Posted by Bob Cotsford on 21/05/2019 10:33:29:

Doc, unfortunately not everyone who reads this forum has a robust sense of humour or fully understands the term 'banter' and the place is meant to be family safe work safe and diversity approved As a result the mods sometimes have to be what some might see as overly PC. If you want to participate you have to accept the need to be very very careful how you phrase responses, as I've come to find out (RIP BEB). Some readers compulsively read every thread and not surprisingly now and then they find something to get offended about. C'est le vie.

There are other discussion sites, it pays to visit several and take the elements of each that appeal and ignore watever you don't like.

It's hard to disagree with this Bob and your last paragraph should be studied carefully by those that find the need to report such replies.

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Edited By Doc Marten on 21/05/2019 10:43:16

john stones 121/05/2019 11:14:32
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Posted by Doc Marten on 21/05/2019 07:59:49:
Posted by john stones 1 on 20/05/2019 22:35:45:

face 1 Pick a topic I'm game, can we have some optimism, maybe a bit of humour ?

I just have........ until it gets reported, then it'll get slammed shut.

Yes you did, my apologies, never reported a thread myself, I leave that to the mods to deal with. Seen umpteen threads on here that have been feisty and strong opinions posted, many not been closed, BMFA ones being one example. Mods do a good job, I've no complaints.

Bob Cotsford21/05/2019 12:12:13
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Posted by Doc Marten on 21/05/2019 10:42:37:
Posted by Bob Cotsford on 21/05/2019 10:33:29:

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There are other discussion sites, it pays to visit several and take the elements of each that appeal and ignore watever you don't like.

It's hard to disagree with this Bob and your last paragraph should be studied carefully by those that find the need to report such replies.

......0

Edited By Doc Marten on 21/05/2019 10:43:16

but not too closely as I can't type 'whatever' laugh

Callsign Tarnish21/05/2019 12:22:27
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From an outsider looking in it does seem that it is over moderated compared to other forums I have used, almost excessively so. I assume there is a reason though?

Don Fry21/05/2019 12:40:31
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There is little common ground on any topic except aircraft. On that subject we argue.

gangster21/05/2019 13:53:45
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This is an open forum visible to the world. It is not just a bunch of mates slinging mud round a pub table. It is run by a business and any unsavoury comment cannot help but but reflect on that organisation. In my mind it is then acceptable for the organisation to moderate as they see fit. Remember if you don’t like the heat get out of the kitchen and maybe even start your own forum if the rules of this one do not suit .

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