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Old 22.06.2021, 20:20
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Sorry to disagree. We have several people who self deleted and came back, several reincarnations recently and some banned users who were unbanned only recently by the same person who banned them.

With Ennui, as an example, I am happy that she is back.

No, we cannot please everyone and that will never be possible. People‘s opinions differ too much.
I think we agree more than we disagree, however I can't think Editor Bob can be very worried by people who previously self deleted in a rage, then returned, yet are complaining once again.

It's actually vitally important to have differing opinions on a forum, Facebook has closed echo chambers where anyone with a different opinion gets booted out. Rather amusing that I was booted out first, followed by Ennui
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Old 22.06.2021, 20:34
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I think we agree more than we disagree, however I can't think Editor Bob can be very worried by people who previously self deleted in a rage, then returned, yet are complaining once again.

It's actually vitally important to have differing opinions on a forum, Facebook has closed echo chambers where anyone with a different opinion gets booted out. Rather amusing that I was booted out first, followed by Ennui
I agree it is vitally important to have differing opinions on a forum so why have the mods closed the "Trump - post Presidency thread" without any comment or discussion?
So much for the new friendly EF.
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Old 22.06.2021, 20:38
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I agree it is vitally important to have differing opinions on a forum so why have the mods closed the "Trump - post Presidency thread" without any comment or discussion?
So much for the new friendly EF.
When did that happen? nothing to do with me. Not sure if I posted or not in that thread, it was a subject I had little interest in.
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Old 22.06.2021, 20:40
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I agree it is vitally important to have differing opinions on a forum so why have the mods closed the "Trump - post Presidency thread" without any comment or discussion?
So much for the new friendly EF.
What that was closed??
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Old 22.06.2021, 20:42
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When did that happen? nothing to do with me. Not sure if I posted or not in that thread, it was a subject I had little interest in.
How am I supposed to know when it happened?
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Old 22.06.2021, 20:48
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Re: V__ is back - thanks mods!

The evidence!
Now how many of the mods are Trump fans?

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Old 22.06.2021, 20:51
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The evidence!
Now how many of the mods are Trump fans?

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I notice an ex mod posted on the first page, that may have something to do with it being closed.
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Old 22.06.2021, 21:03
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I notice an ex mod posted on the first page, that may have something to do with it being closed.
If that was the reason then for consistency you ought to close all the threads that ex-mods have posted in. Here is a helpful list of 500 posts from one ex-mod.
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Old 22.06.2021, 21:11
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If that was the reason then for consistency you ought to close all the threads that ex-mods have posted in. Here is a helpful list of 500 posts from one ex-mod.
I get 'sorry no matches' so you may have your answer
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Old 22.06.2021, 21:46
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I agree it is vitally important to have differing opinions on a forum so why have the mods closed the "Trump - post Presidency thread" without any comment or discussion?
So much for the new friendly EF.
They need more diskspace for the Conspiracy Theories thread.
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Old 22.06.2021, 22:05
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I notice an ex mod posted on the first page, that may have something to do with it being closed.
So any thread with an ex-mod's comment's can be closed for no other reason than that? Will be hundreds of thread closures if that's the case.
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Old 22.06.2021, 22:09
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So any thread with an ex-mod's comment's can be closed for no other reason than that? Will be hundreds of thread closures if that's the case.
I really have no idea exactly what is going on other than that some posts need to be deleted, the process is easier if people are not quoting said posts. This is being done by administration & is not something the moderators are involved with.

I am informed normal service will be resumed shortly.
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Old 22.06.2021, 22:10
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They need more diskspace for the Conspiracy Theories thread.
I keep misreading this word.
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Old 22.06.2021, 22:12
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I keep misreading this word.
There will be plenty of extra space as a result
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Old 22.06.2021, 22:18
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I really have no idea exactly what is going on other than that some posts need to be deleted, the process is easier if people are not quoting said posts. This is being done by administration & is not something the moderators are involved with.

I am informed normal service will be resumed shortly.
By normal service you mean the Trump thread will be restored after the posts are deleted?
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Old 22.06.2021, 22:21
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By normal service you mean the Trump thread will be restored after the posts are deleted?
The decision is above my pay grade of 0.00 CHF a month.
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Old 22.06.2021, 22:34
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I keep misreading this word.
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Old 22.06.2021, 23:22
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Re: V__ is back - thanks mods!

I think it would be an improvement, a courtesy, if mods closing a thread would consistently write the last post in the thread, stating the reason that they are closing the thread.

This is obviously not necessary where, say, a poster had written "item sold, please close thread", but would prevent confusion especially in threads that have been running for quite a while, and in which people had contributed to the discussion.

Without that final post: "I've decided to close this thread because of x...", the next user returning to the thread just faces a blank, locked door, which is like going to one's local café or pub and finding it closed, but not knowing what happened. It's a pity for the users to be stuck there with no information, when a final post (like a sign on the pub door) could at least explain what had happened.
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Old 22.06.2021, 23:30
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Your join date is February 2020, I guess Editor Bob is more interested in posters that have been loyal members for many years. If he does realise you asked to delete your previous profile a few months before you rejoined, he would realise that you are never going to be happy with how the forum is run.

You can't please everybody all the time unfortunately, we are doing our best to accommodate anyone who wishes to be a member..
Indeed. Do you know this for a fact or is this something you’ve surmised? If this is the case, I’d like to hear it from Editor Bob himself.
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It's actually vitally important to have differing opinions on a forum, Facebook has closed echo chambers where anyone with a different opinion gets booted out. Rather amusing that I was booted out first, followed by Ennui
Yup, true ‘dat.
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