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Old 15.04.2010, 16:11
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Re: Why was the complaint thread "Aldi are an absolute joke!" removed?

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Old 15.04.2010, 16:23
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Re: Why was the complaint thread "Aldi are an absolute joke!" removed?

What happened to the times where people would go to the pub have a beer or 10 and tell every person they didn't know about how crap their life was??

Oh and shouldn't we all be more concerned about the big volcanic ash cloud creeping up over lovely old blighty causing disruptions and mayhem for all the monkeys trying to get out of the "zoo"?? hehe

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Old 15.04.2010, 16:42
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Re: Why was the complaint thread "Aldi are an absolute joke!" removed?

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Old 15.04.2010, 16:56
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Re: Why was the complaint thread "Aldi are an absolute joke!" removed?

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Yes, i got that too. Probably get a touch of deja-vu in a moment.

Back OT, perhaps the OP has a point. However a life may be more useful.
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Old 16.04.2010, 10:23
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Re: Why was the complaint thread "Aldi are an absolute joke!" removed?

Sorry if I was a bit aggressive at the beginning of this thread but at first I thought that there was a more sinister motive, like the owners of the EF not wanting to p!ss off potential future sponsors.

At least I seem to have kept plenty of people entertained

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Your worries are unfounded, that thread has had a total of 10,225 views to date far outpacing all but one other thread recently. With it being placed is such a high profile thread you can be assured that it will be noticed and read,
I very much doubt that when a small thread is merged with a 20+ pages thread it gets half the attention it would have if it hadn't been merged. From your stats you'd have to start by subtracting the number of views that the big thread already had before the merge then subtract the statistics for the people who just go to the last page (and don't bother reading through the other 20 pages). I think you'd arrive at a number very close to 0.
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Old 16.04.2010, 10:39
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Re: Why was the complaint thread "Aldi are an absolute joke!" removed?

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...I very much doubt that when a small thread is merged with a 20+ pages thread it gets half the attention it would have if it hadn't been merged. From your stats you'd have to start by subtracting the number of views that the big thread already had before the merge then subtract the statistics for the people who just go to the last page (and don't bother reading through the other 20 pages). I think you'd arrive at a number very close to 0.
You'd be surprised what entertains people
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Old 16.04.2010, 11:48
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Sorry if I was a bit aggressive at the beginning of this thread but at first I thought that there was a more sinister motive, like the owners of the EF not wanting to p!ss off potential future sponsors.

At least I seem to have kept plenty of people entertained



I very much doubt that when a small thread is merged with a 20+ pages thread it gets half the attention it would have if it hadn't been merged. From your stats you'd have to start by subtracting the number of views that the big thread already had before the merge then subtract the statistics for the people who just go to the last page (and don't bother reading through the other 20 pages). I think you'd arrive at a number very close to 0.
The fact that your thread complaining about the other thread hasn't been removed or heavily moderated is reasonable evidence that the previous action wasn't motivated by malice or sneakiness. (I love that word.)

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Old 16.04.2010, 11:50
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Re: Why was the complaint thread "Aldi are an absolute joke!" removed?

I was just thinking the same thing. Martin, you've had lots of lovely attention on two threads. Enough now, surely?
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Old 16.04.2010, 11:58
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I was just thinking the same thing. Martin, you've had lots of lovely attention on two threads. Enough now, surely?
Ahh, but if the thread gets shut down now, that's even more unfair - innit?

If you want, give me mod powers for 2 minutes and I'll shut the thread for you.

And people say I'm not generous...
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Re: Why was the complaint thread "Aldi are an absolute joke!" removed?

I look forward to the hundreds of "i dont love my husband", "Im getting divorced"l, "I do love my husband, do you", "my girlfriend doesnt love me", "yes she does", "well not enough" threads all getting merged into one thread concerning relationships.
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Re: Why was the complaint thread "Aldi are an absolute joke!" removed?

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I look forward to the hundreds of "i dont love my husband", "Im getting divorced"l, "I do love my husband, do you", "my girlfriend doesnt love me", "yes she does", "well not enough" threads all getting merged into one thread concerning relationships.
It would make perfect sense wouldn't it as 22 yards seems to be in some sort of merge-crazy mood

The "Absurd Swiss prices" thread is so much more readable and well organised now...erm.
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Old 16.04.2010, 12:33
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I look forward to the hundreds of "i dont love my husband", "Im getting divorced"l, "I do love my husband, do you", "my girlfriend doesnt love me", "yes she does", "well not enough" threads all getting merged into one thread concerning relationships.
Don't tempt me.
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Old 16.04.2010, 12:38
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Re: Why was the complaint thread "Aldi are an absolute joke!" removed?

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It would make perfect sense wouldn't it as 22 yards seems to be in some sort of merge-crazy mood

The "Absurd Swiss prices" thread is so much more readable and well organised now...erm.
Glad you noticed.

To the guy who originally complained about some threads being merged and others not, maybe the "Absurd Swiss prices" thread will give you an inkling of why moderator actions appear inconsistent sometimes.

As for merge-craziness ... just giving the people what they want! (But can I stop now, please?)
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Re: Why was the complaint thread "Aldi are an absolute joke!" removed?

slighlty surprised that this thread hasn't been padlocked yet...
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Old 16.04.2010, 12:52
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Re: Why was the complaint thread "Aldi are an absolute joke!" removed?

This thread should be merged ;)

Merging of threads
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Old 16.04.2010, 13:08
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Re: Why was the complaint thread "Aldi are an absolute joke!" removed?

A nice point at which to call a close to proceedings.

I look forward to the forthcoming "Why was the 'Why was the complaint thread "Aldi are an absolute joke!" removed?' thread closed?" thread.

Check it, it's grammatically and punctuationally perfect!
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