Author Topic: Just got kicked off another site!!!  (Read 20337 times)

oldpro

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Re: Just got kicked off another site!!!
« Reply #60 on: January 31, 2016, 08:17:53 PM »
Manny watch people will bad mouth me and maybe this forum right here on this forum but I wont ban them I believe everyone should speak their mind UNLESS it becomes personal than those people should take it to the chat room and work it out like adults.

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Re: Just got kicked off another site!!!
« Reply #61 on: January 31, 2016, 08:38:45 PM »
If threads are left to run their course sooner or later the cream comes to the top and phonies, people with agendas, and so on will get eventually exposed,

better to let healthy discussions do the culling than delete posts, delete threads and ban people.

Natural selection will do the job  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Just got kicked off another site!!!
« Reply #62 on: January 31, 2016, 08:45:56 PM »
Going on a little tangent,

I just heard from a dead on reliable source that Ted sold the site to the Admin.
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Re: Just got kicked off another site!!!
« Reply #63 on: January 31, 2016, 08:54:05 PM »
Good move on his part

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Re: Just got kicked off another site!!!
« Reply #64 on: February 01, 2016, 10:35:43 AM »
If threads are left to run their course sooner or later the cream comes to the top and phonies, people with agendas, and so on will get eventually exposed,

better to let healthy discussions do the culling than delete posts, delete threads and ban people.

Natural selection will do the job  ;D ;D ;D ;D

I suggested to Michael that they follow the GTA model and allow moderators to moderate, but once the thread goes completely off the rails just move it to a 'backroom' where people can kvetch all they want.  That really is the best option that I've encountered.  It removes the 'censorship' accusations and makes it a matter of re-categorization. (ie you've abandoned the original topic, so we'll move this thread to the appropriate area.  Please feel free to keep arguing amongst yourselves...)  It quickly makes you realize who the crazy people are and how unbalanced some people are.
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Re: Just got kicked off another site!!!
« Reply #65 on: February 01, 2016, 11:04:59 AM »
I agree, just moving a thread to an "Unproductive Posts" board is normally enough to settle it down.... or should be for reasonable people....

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Re: Just got kicked off another site!!!
« Reply #66 on: February 01, 2016, 12:04:54 PM »
I have a different perspective....  Freedom of speech does not apply to a private forum.  Many people don't seem to realize these forums are 100% private and they run on privately owned servers and networks.  Just because you have access from the internet does not protect your speech.  Forums owners have the right to moderate, stifle, remove, edit, etc content in any form they wish.  Of course overly moderated forums become closed cliques and will quickly fade from the public eye.  Like all things, there is a balance between free speech and appropriate speech for a private forum.  That balance is the personality of the forum and will ultimately determine the forums success.

Members are the opposite.  They are not owned by any one forum are free to migrate, test, move, etc. to find their home or home away from home.  Quality content and focus on that content is key to keeping a member.  Wholesale removal of quality content because it doesn't meet your point of view will cost forum members.

It all boils down to Troll management.  Let the Trolls have their free speech; your beloved forum will simply deteriorate to a forum of discontent.  And to refer to other forums as NAZIs is to diminish the horrors the Nazzis inflicted on the plannet.

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Re: Just got kicked off another site!!!
« Reply #67 on: February 01, 2016, 12:42:34 PM »
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Re: Just got kicked off another site!!!
« Reply #68 on: February 01, 2016, 01:11:48 PM »
Good points, Tom.... There is a balance to be struck on every Forum.... In general, the more commercialized the Forum, the narrower will be it's vision, and the more restrictive its Moderation.... That commercialization can be because it is owned by a company only interested in promoting its products.... or because the Forum owner is interested in supporting his paid advertisers (understandable), and excluding those who don't pony up.... That's not to say those are bad Forums, but personally I tend to stay away from them because I like to be able to mention people and products I deem worthy, and I wouldn't last 10 minutes where that isn't allowed.... It is therefore my choice not to participate on those.... On the other hand, I won't try and dictate policy to them, either....

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Re: Just got kicked off another site!!!
« Reply #69 on: February 01, 2016, 06:20:33 PM »
Some very good points made in this thread,my take is just this! Some forums need to make money and when money is taken then those vendors have "protection". This means when someone makes a statement or asks a question about said product that forum is almost obligated to " hide" the situation. I read and participate in forums to learn and share the best I can,sometimes it may be confused with being rude or slandering. To erase a post when nothing has been said other than to ask a polite question or state a personal experience with a product is just wrong. Information is so important and in some cases is very critical in helping a product become better. Just my thoughts 8)
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Re: Just got kicked off another site!!!
« Reply #70 on: February 02, 2016, 04:51:39 PM »
Why heck young-un you'd make a hell of a grandson if that means anything ;)
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Re: Just got kicked off another site!!!
« Reply #71 on: February 02, 2016, 05:00:49 PM »
I love Airguns more than anything,some of you on here are my friends! We are all a group of people who may not normally mix,the airgun topic brings us together. I've been called stupid on other forums and all kinds of nonsense,my point is I'm still here because this is my life! It's a good life at that. 8)

I'm thinking I may love pure red heads if they can prove it ;D, but they are very close to air guns.
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Re: Just got kicked off another site!!!
« Reply #72 on: February 02, 2016, 06:55:03 PM »
 Bob you are the Bees Knees I dont care what your wife says.. ;D

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Re: Just got kicked off another site!!!
« Reply #73 on: February 02, 2016, 07:05:55 PM »
Aw shucks.  That sucks :P

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Re: Just got kicked off another site!!!
« Reply #74 on: February 02, 2016, 07:22:51 PM »
Bob my friend give me a call sometime(not now LOL) I miss our talks.