Forum shutdown, Mid November, Open again Start of February, nothing happening except a lot of arguing.
Also happy to help out as a mod if required am on here 6 days a week and keep an eye on here most nights.
I think we need to avoid a big brother style governance of speech and thought. There should be basic rules on a public forum. First and foremost comes freedom of expression. And we must remember that a vast majority of men, women and children, know how to swear, hear swearing on a daily basis and participate in swearing on a daily basis. Why we must propagate some superficial standard that no one really subscribes to themselves is confusing to me.
Inherent within the freedom to express ones-self comes the risk that we may insult or offend others. That's part of the deal.
That said, there's a difference between light hearted banter and geniune inquiry, and actually going out of your way to be a **** to other people. Or to go out of your way to damage the social capital of this public forum, which is, at the end of the day, someone elses property
I would encourage the mods not to overthink in sesrch fpr some miracle remedy of Governance, but rather, take a passive role. Delete things which shouldnt have been posted. Warn people. And if necesarry, ban people
I for one think it’s the best it’s been.
I think there is some really great members at the moment.
Billy there is no hate for you buddy. I for one voted you member of the year last awards and I’m sure others would have too.
If people do not like the forum then leave. Sometimes people get a roasting but I don’t think it’s personal.
Thanks for your efforts mods.
I also think this place is pretty good. People are going to disagree, the line should be drawn where it becomes personal.
Today for whatever reason, a seemingly innocent conversation turned quite nasty for virtually no reason.
The mods here do a good job, but I recommend them not taking these outbreaks too much to heart, it's not a personal attack on the forum or yourselves.
People will fight every now and then. Hand out warnings, infractions, temp ban maybe and move on.