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MichaelHarold care to come back and answer some of the open questions? Maybe add some meat to the bone as to why you've done what you've done? Clearly there's a good sized proportion of the community who either think what you've done wasn't necessary or hasn't been done with any balance.

Same goes for the de-modded Mods, care to share your side of the story as to what's happened to you? Why you were removed and not the inactive moderators who've contributed very little in recent years?
Probably the case of “some questions are better not asked” and most likely “don’t call us, we’ll call you” will apply too
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Old 23.09.2021, 16:14
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MichaelHarold care to come back and answer some of the open questions? Maybe add some meat to the bone as to why you've done what you've done? Clearly there's a good sized proportion of the community who either think what you've done wasn't necessary or hasn't been done with any balance.

Same goes for the de-modded Mods, care to share your side of the story as to what's happened to you? Why you were removed and not the inactive moderators who've contributed very little in recent years?
Careful, if LIB sees this you could get banned for "incitement"
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Old 23.09.2021, 16:18
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Probably the case of “some questions are better not asked” and most likely “don’t call us, we’ll call you” will apply too
This is what I figured, however unless it is addressed now then it'll just roll on and on. It's perfectly easy for others to make a scene on Reddit, or whatever other platform too. I think we all know what the endgame is if this isn't dealt with properly.
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Careful, if LIB sees this you could get banned for "incitement"
Those were the days
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Old 23.09.2021, 16:20
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Re: Update regarding the forum

I would just like to say, that if something like that shut down happens again, maybe an obvious notice could be put on the forum?

I was clicking "new posts" and getting nothing, wondered if forum was down. Then I realised by going into the individual forums sections, that I couldn't post. I only found out what was going on by sending a PM to a moderator. I saw the post about the shut down in announcements later, but it wasn't easy to see if you didn't even know what was going on.
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I would just like to say, that if something like that shut down happens again, maybe an obvious notice could be put on the forum?

I was clicking "new posts" and getting nothing, wondered if forum was down. Then I realised by going into the individual forums sections, that I couldn't post. I only found out what was going on by sending a PM to a moderator. I saw the post about the shut down in announcements later, but it wasn't easy to see if you didn't even know what was going on.
Fear not another shutdown – after all, the great clean-up was successful, right? Was away for a few days myself and as all the last posts were dated xx:xx 16.09.2021 when I checked in again, it was pretty clear something was amiss. There was an initial announcement under support, which is something all of us need….
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Old 23.09.2021, 16:31
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As for the remaining mods' activity, how likely are you to be an active mod when you haven't posted for two years and returned to the UK, like mirfield? Occam's razor applies.
Just 'cos you can't see me, doesn't mean I'm not here. I had my reasons for not posting. My mileage may vary.
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Old 23.09.2021, 16:35
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Just 'cos you can't see me, doesn't mean I'm not here. I had my reasons for not posting. My mileage may vary.
Show us your muddy wellies (and their mileage) and we might believe you
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Old 23.09.2021, 16:38
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Wow! If what you are saying is true, then that is a really despicable! Some people are really hollow inside and power/influence/ego driven

Such a post:
https://www.englishforum.ch/3347670-post245.html


Another such post on a different thread:
https://www.englishforum.ch/3342767-post28.html
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Old 23.09.2021, 16:40
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Just 'cos you can't see me, doesn't mean I'm not here. I had my reasons for not posting. My mileage may vary.
So, are you claiming that you were involved in mod-work at least once a week, or at least multiple times a month, during those two years?

Did you know that a poster's most recent on-date shows when you search for the nick? Even if the poster has the personal details hidden.
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Old 23.09.2021, 17:01
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So, are you claiming
I'm not claiming anything.
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Did you know that a poster's most recent on-date shows when you search for the nick? Even if the poster has the personal details hidden.
Yes I did. Do I get a biscuit?
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Old 23.09.2021, 17:02
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I'm not claiming anything.
Yes I did. Do I get a biscuit?
Get back to racing whippets and growing enormous black puddings.

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Old 23.09.2021, 17:06
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The mods in question were already removed at the beginning of the week. I must assume Harold is a very fast reader.

I wonder what he spent the rest of the week reading though?
If you have read the first announcement on 16 Sept. about closing the forum you would have seen "however, we've seen plenty of content that doesn't reflect these core values." so clearly your claim "Harold is a very fast reader" is not based on fact.
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Old 23.09.2021, 17:11
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If you have read the first announcement on 16 Sept. about closing the forum you would have seen "however, we've seen plenty of content that doesn't reflect these core values." so clearly your claim "Harold is a very fast reader" is not based on fact.
They've patently failed to pick up on, and in fact poured fire on, the real problem with this forum, which is partisanship.

The idea that homophobia is a problem here is ludicrous. The discussion of the referendum was respectful and moderate. It's 2021. Most of us are well educated professionals. We don't care about who you want to have sex with.
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Old 23.09.2021, 17:17
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FMF told me September 17 that he, MC, and LiB had been demodded. The forum got closed the day before.

As for the remaining mods' activity, how likely are you to be an active mod when you haven't posted for two years and returned to the UK, like mirfield? Occam's razor applies.
The magic of the internet; you can perform the mod job from other countries like the UK or even Malta.
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The magic of the internet; you can perform the mod job from other countries like the UK or even Malta.
I've nothing against mirfield as individual. Before today he had posted not even once in my entire period in Switzerland (came late Feb 2020).

But I do think you should post rather more often than that to moderate - we should all know who moderates us.

I'm not saying he should be fired. Rather that he should himself choose between engaging more and stepping back.
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I'm not claiming anything.
Yes I did. Do I get a biscuit?
not before you show us your wellies!

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I've nothing against mirfield as individual. Before today he had posted once in my entire period in Switzerland.

But I do think you should post rather more often than that to moderate - we should all know who moderates us.

I'm not saying he should be fired. Rather that he should himself choose between engaging more and stepping back.
and showing us his wellies
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Old 23.09.2021, 17:32
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I've nothing against mirfield as individual. Before today he had posted not even once in my entire period in Switzerland (came late Feb 2020).

But I do think you should post rather more often than that to moderate - we should all know who moderates us.

I'm not saying he should be fired. Rather that he should himself choose between engaging more and stepping back.
It's a fair comment. I have more reason to be around now.
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If you have read the first announcement on 16 Sept. about closing the forum you would have seen "however, we've seen plenty of content that doesn't reflect these core values." so clearly your claim "Harold is a very fast reader" is not based on fact.
If that content was so bad then why is still here? Why are the people who posted it still here?

We all know it’s not about the content.

A bit of honesty and transparency would be appreciated
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Old 23.09.2021, 17:40
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It's a fair comment. I have more reason to be around now.
A target bonus for mods?
Anyway, welcome back!
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