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Old 12.09.2021, 06:02
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I am against bans in general. I am for as little moderation as possible. May be lift Tom's ban or reduce it to 1 day instead of 2 weeks?
Some of us wear the scars from bans as Medals of Honor! Tom will come back stronger than ever and then Chuff won't be chuffed!
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Old 12.09.2021, 07:55
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Re: EF is being discussed on Reddit

Wanted: new members who believe in science, equality and respectful conversations. Also looking for mods who have the courage to stop any bullying, can be objective in their modding decisions and are even willing to stand up to other mods who demonstrate discrimination and promote biased modding.

Our present modding team is painfully one-sided and those who strive for more equality and objectivity on the board are out-numbered and aware they can be removed from their duties at any time.

The current members who are trying ensue respectful conversations, no matter their opinion, are frustrated with the myriad of bullying and hostility shown and allowed on this board.

There’s something wrong when standing up to bullies and mods who actively show biases has become a badge of honour here. There’s something wrong when the bullies, some who were banned in the past, look at themselves as victims and yet continue their bullying untethered. There’s something wrong when some mods support this bullying.

There’s a growing group of frustrated members here who still care too much for this place and its original mission of offering help and advice to the English-speaking community in Switzerland. Help us to make this board a kinder, safer place.
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To the current mod team, some of you must be frustrated at the moment and I feel for you. There are some of you who are actively trying reinstate a balance but itís just not enough. Have the courage to stand up to the bullies and bring a positive change to this place. The current temporary bans are of members who are frustrated with whatís going on. The Reddit thread is another venting of frustration. Many of us just donít know what else to do.
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Old 12.09.2021, 08:06
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Help us to make this board a kinder, safer place.
It's much better than before and likely will be even better in the future. I certainly don't miss the abusive and biased mods from the past.

And yes, the forum IS helpful, just move out of the few heated topics and people are still asking questions and these questions are being answered.

The fact that people don't agree with you doesn't make them bullies, please stop throwing the term around as if any disagreement with you is bullying. It's not.
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Old 12.09.2021, 08:07
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You donít have to agree but many of your own posts which are filled with accusations and insults have led to the current situation.
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Old 12.09.2021, 08:17
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Is this some kind of parody??

Where we talk about science people like TC, terrifisch,svenca, amogles , me.. have been posting information, links, opinions we are constantly under different attacks, .. Constantly been told how we are with a mental disease, should be banned, ridiculed etc... you have not participating in any way, never read a link and gave a constructed opinion but instead what we have is:

hundreds of topics where we talk about how these mods are no good.. how the previous ones were better, how todays topics are bad before it was -great-... and so on ..

Before people would be banned for just saying a word.. or "the mask scratches me" and you guys just wont stop trying to get rid of todays mods and annoying members , next step is RTS 1 and go on a tv talk show (wish there was a jerry springer like show here in CH so a big forum fight can happen and fix our problem here)
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Old 12.09.2021, 08:22
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Is this some kind of parody??

Where we talk about science people like TC, terrifisch,svenca, amogles , me.. have been posting information, links, opinions we are constantly under different attacks, .. Constantly been told how we are with a mental disease, should be banned, ridiculed etc... you are not participating in any way, never read a link and gave a constructed opinion but instead what we have is:

hundreds of topics where we talk about how these mods are no good.. how the previous ones were better, how todays topics are bad before it was -great-... and so on ..

Before people would be banned for just saying a word.. or "the mask scratches me" and you guys just wont stop trying to get rid of todays mods and annoying members , next step is RTS 1 and go on a tv talk show (wish there was a jerry springer like show here in CH so a big forum fight can happen and fix our problem here)
You are so wrong that it hurts. You have accused me and others of things that have been untrue, as demonstrated on this thread. A bit of self-reflection on your part would help in creating a kinder board.
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Old 12.09.2021, 08:29
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Re: EF is being discussed on Reddit

Last year you'd get a ban for constant nagging, not contributing to topics but incessant victimization, dramatic accusations..

If only this energy and time was spent on some constructive talk (and reading) about science and all that then it would be a kinder board.
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Old 12.09.2021, 08:35
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Last year you'd get a ban for constant nagging, not contributing to topics but incessant victimization, dramatic accusations..

If only this energy and time was spent on some constructive talk (and reading) about science and all that then it would be a kinder board.
No, I wouldn't. I've been active on this board for 15 years and there has never been this much active bullying as now.

I personally love reading other opinions that are presented in an objective manner and offers food for thought. There are many posters here who I may not agree with but enjoy reading what they've got to say. In fact, some of their information presented has even led me to readjust my own opinions. If we had more of that kind of communication, I'd say.

if this is the music of love, play on......
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Old 12.09.2021, 08:57
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Last year you'd get a ban for constant nagging, not contributing to topics but incessant victimization, dramatic accusations..

If only this energy and time was spent on some constructive talk (and reading) about science and all that then it would be a kinder board.
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Old 12.09.2021, 09:02
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Last year you'd get a ban for constant nagging, not contributing to topics but incessant victimization, dramatic accusations..

If only this energy and time was spent on some constructive talk (and reading) about science and all that then it would be a kinder board.
Because two mods have liked your post, I'd like to add:

I am probably closer now to getting banned than ever before.
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Old 12.09.2021, 09:10
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@FMF, you are very silent. Care to enlighten us what Mr Bob (if he exists) is doing after this alleged statement on Reddit? Or have you already concluded that all is fine and there is nothing to see here? Then we can go back to discuss matters in a bipartisan spirit
@FMF, so what is going on? Bob seemed to have said on Reddit that they would take the accusation seriously, would look into it and report back. I am not on Reddit and don't care about the article, but given the developments here with an apparent mismatch between the claimed "tolerance" culture and a good number of questionable bans in the last 48 hours - maybe some form of statement would be warranted.
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Old 12.09.2021, 09:14
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No, I wouldn't. I've been active on this board for 15 years and there has never been this much active bullying as now.

Sorry, but just no. Look at people like Tony Clifton, Loz and others who were always perfectly polite and never bullied anybody but who were constantly hounded by a certain group of very nasty posters who enjoyed a special level of mod protection. That was the regime the old mods created or at least tolerated.

That's what leads to a sour atmosphere and an unpleasant forum.

Ok, I'm not accusing you of having been part of that group, but surely you must have noticed it was happening? Do yo really want that to come back?

One unpleasant thing you do keep on doing is going after MC and finding fault with her if she does one thing and then finding fault again if she does the complete opposite. I don't know what happened between you two, but wouldn't it be nice to leave whatever it was in the past and leave personal stuff off the forum?

And then spend that time discussing interesting stuff?
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Old 12.09.2021, 09:19
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olygirl, so you see this is where you are wrong at.

Instead of counting likes and keeping a log file about who liked who.. you should have noticed by now how no mod is sending you threats, deletes your posts , none of us here insult you or report you

I mean if you are not starting these talks (over and over) with your frustration about MC and then to dramatize you add me in the formula no one would notice you or me
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Because two mods have liked your post, I'd like to add:

I am probably closer now to getting banned than ever before.
Why are you playing the victim?
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Old 12.09.2021, 09:22
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Because two mods have liked your post, I'd like to add:

I am probably closer now to getting banned than ever before.
This is just demonstrating your victim complex.
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Although I didn't wish her banned she was constantly aggressive and rarely seemed to get out of fight mode.
This was pointed out to her on numerous occasions.
Is it just me, or is it the females (she/her), that seem to have the most issues getting along in the forum?
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Sorry, but just no. Look at people like Tony Clifton, Loz and others who were always perfectly polite and never bullied anybody but who were constantly hounded by a certain group of very nasty posters who enjoyed a special level of mod protection. That was the regime the old mods created or at least tolerated.

That's what leads to a sour atmosphere and an unpleasant forum.

Ok, I'm not accusing you of having been part of that group, but surely you must have noticed it was happening? Do yo really want that to come back?

One unpleasant thing you do keep on doing is going after MC and finding fault with her if she does one thing and then finding fault again if she does the complete opposite. I don't know what happened between you two, but wouldn't it be nice to leave whatever it was in the past and leave personal stuff off the forum?
I disagree with your assessment simply because the hounding is now happening on the other "side" and the atmosphere is still very much sour. I have not mentioned MC by name for months now but I still stand by my opinion of her and now LiB. I truly think FMF is trying his best to keep things objective which leaves one other mod, who is outnumbered.

There are people here who are bullies and I have a huge respect for those posters who call out their bullying or disrespective posts. It's what lends them credibility when they take part in engaging or controversial topics. Turning a blind eye when seeing rude or hurtful posts just because you may agree with them on the topic is empowerment.
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Old 12.09.2021, 09:27
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Why are you playing the victim?
Because of LiB's actions and remarks towards me. Otherwise I wouldn't feel this way at all.
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