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Old 18.11.2015, 00:56
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Re: st2lemans banned

Ah, internet drama.

Serious business!
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Old 18.11.2015, 01:09
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Re: st2lemans banned

It's gone midnight - the ban's over!
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Old 18.11.2015, 02:22
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Re: st2lemans banned

Knew it wasn't a good idea to log-in after midnight. Anyway, am sure this nightmare is gone by morning.
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Old 18.11.2015, 03:38
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Mods, what was the infraction?
In the case of st2lemans, he was given a 24-hour time-out for repeated, unwarranted groaning despite being asked via PM to tone it down.

That's nothing new as far as st2lemans is concerned, I hear you say. Well, we're trying hard to clean the forum up and make it more inclusive, so that it's much more welcoming to newbies and much less intimidating for those seeking help or any information on living in Switzerland. Remember, just about all of us were in that position once, and EF has a great deal to offer -- as long as people feel comfortable to come on in. Just because some people have been getting away with obnoxious behaviour until now doesn't mean that they'll be allowed to continue.

In general, we ask that posters respect the right of others to hold opinions. It's absolutely fine to disagree with others on the forum -- even to disagree with everything everyone else says -- but it's not OK to show your dissenting opinion by groaning everything others post. Just state that you disagree. If that's too difficult, copy/paste the following:

I disagree.
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Old 18.11.2015, 05:26
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Re: st2lemans banned

my twopence worth, i know being a mod isn't easy but bannng DB, Italian Tom and Tom 1234 seems a bit odd

What they've posted is quite harmless compared to much of the vile crap posted on the Paris thread.

Not that I'm advocating banning anyone btw.
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Old 18.11.2015, 07:43
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It's gone midnight - the ban's over!
Bans run until approximately the same time as they were set.
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Re: st2lemans banned

Just a thought.

Have you considered removing the groan button?

It seems an unecessary option. Ask for negative feedback and unfortunately, human nature generally gives you 10 times as much as positive comments.

I'm a mod on two other forums, we don't have a dislike function, and we don't have such a big issue with negativity.

Wholeheartedly support the attempts to make this forum a more positive experience for all, btw.

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Old 18.11.2015, 08:24
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Just a thought.

Have you considered removing the groan button?

It seems an unecessary option. Ask for negative feedback and unfortunately, human nature generally gives you 10 times as much as positive comments.

I'm a mod on two other forums, we don't have a dislike function, and we don't have such a big issue with negativity.

Wholeheartedly support the attempts to make this forum a more positive experience for all, btw.

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I think it was originally intended to show appreciation of bad, corny jokes.
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Old 18.11.2015, 08:32
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Just a thought.

Have you considered removing the groan button?

It seems an unecessary option. Ask for negative feedback and unfortunately, human nature generally gives you 10 times as much as positive comments.

I'm a mod on two other forums, we don't have a dislike function, and we don't have such a big issue with negativity.

Wholeheartedly support the attempts to make this forum a more positive experience for all, btw.

Regards

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I agree fully! The mods have raised this issue on many occasions -- also proposing the scrapping of the rep system, for the same reason -- but the proposals have fallen on deaf ears.
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Old 18.11.2015, 08:35
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I think it was originally intended to show appreciation of bad, corny jokes.
"Drive by groaning" really lowers the tone on the Forum. I look upon it as the equivalent to spitting at someone.
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Old 18.11.2015, 08:40
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A reverse ban for good and civil behaviour... I think that's called "being promoted to moderator"?
Hah! No that's a punishment reserved for the very worst offenders.

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This is why one should always attack the content of a post, not the poster. ...
Ah - stick it up your nose, hippy.
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Old 18.11.2015, 08:47
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"Drive by groaning" really lowers the tone on the Forum. I look upon it as the equivalent to spitting at someone.
Many groans seem to originate from non-prolific, periodic posting members, who nobody recognises, creeping briefly out of the woodwork - so hardly worth getting upset about ...... empty vessels and all that.
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Old 18.11.2015, 08:51
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Re: st2lemans banned

Not always
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Old 18.11.2015, 08:55
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Go on - back into the woodwork, with you.
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i don't think so, I think someone like you just thinks your contribution is more valid than others, you even think you are smart and your criticism of the mod in another thread for trying to wake you out of your self-righteous, crass and bullying stupor shows who you really are. At least DB is funny, let's get it straight you are not at all and way up your own jacksy.

Anyone who spends as much time on here but writes such rubbish astounds me. I wouldn't put you down as one of the worst but I am sure other people don't at all appreciate your condescending bigoted tones like me...
I cannot express how little your sentiments mean to me, considering the feelings are completely mutual. Take a look through your own posts and you'll get a good impression of why I have zero issue with responding the way I do to the minority of members of your ilk.
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Old 18.11.2015, 09:03
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I cannot express how little your sentiments mean to me, considering the feelings are completely mutual. Take a look through your own posts and you'll get a good impression of why I have zero issue with responding the way I do to the minority of members of your ilk.
I disagree
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When I saw the warning of a timeout, I had to chuckle at the immaturity of it all. That these three infants then got banned is the icing on the iceberg.
Thank you mods, for cheering me up after the tragic news of Jonah.
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Old 18.11.2015, 09:09
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Re: st2lemans banned

I have nothing to say on the matter, so I won't say it.
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Old 18.11.2015, 09:13
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Italian Tom
You're going to get a groan for calling him that when he's back.
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When I saw the warning of a timeout, I had to chuckle at the immaturity of it all. That these three infants then got banned is the icing on the iceberg.
Thank you mods, for cheering me up after the tragic news of Jonah.
Didn't even know warning shots had been fired across the bow.

TiMow's rule of thumb - when a hot topical thread reaches multi pages and three-figure postings, stop reading it ..... unless you're constipated and stuck on the bog and have an effective b/s filter.
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