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olygirl 10.09.2021 19:48

EF is being discussed on Reddit
 
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Originally Posted by marton (Post 3346985)
In an unusual twist of events, this EF thread is now being discussed in Reddit, all nonsense of course.

Maybe somebody here would like to start a thread about reddit?

It's just like reading EF live.

vushka 10.09.2021 19:52

Re: EF is being discussed on Reddit
 
Who started the reddit thread?

My moneys on Chuff or Pancake :D

otec 10.09.2021 19:56

Re: EF is being discussed on Reddit
 
oh my

Island Monkey 10.09.2021 20:08

Re: EF is being discussed on Reddit
 
It cracks me up that people think EF is a dark and terrible place. I'm quite sensitive in general, and EF doesn't bother me at all, where as FB and Twitter have really upset me in the past. :confused::confused:

GParker 10.09.2021 20:12

Re: EF is being discussed on Reddit
 
Uffff.

And wow, an actual response, in fact multiple responses from thelocal !

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Hi all. Thanks for this post and the emails some of you have sent to us. We take it seriously and are looking into it to see what we can do. As journalists working on The Local news sites we are not involved in the forum in any way and you can be reassured our coverage of the pandemic has been dictated only by our desire to get the correct information and facts to readers. But obviously as owner of the Englishforum we need ensure if reflects our values and does not encouraging law-breaking or the spreading of conspiracy theories, while allowing a range of views to be heard (some of which will be at odds with our own). We will be discussing possible action this morning and I'll report back here. Thanks again for the post. Ben (Managing Editor)

olygirl 10.09.2021 20:17

Re: EF is being discussed on Reddit
 
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Originally Posted by GParker (Post 3347052)
Uffff.

And wow, an actual response, in fact multiple responses from thelocal !

Was this sent to you personally?

GParker 10.09.2021 20:23

Re: EF is being discussed on Reddit
 
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Originally Posted by olygirl (Post 3347054)
Was this sent to you personally?

No. TheLocManEd has responded to a number of posts on the reddit thread. I don't know how to send a direct link.

eyebeebe 10.09.2021 20:23

Re: EF is being discussed on Reddit
 
EF is moderate/right-wing? I nearly spat my beer out when I read that!

olygirl 10.09.2021 20:26

Re: EF is being discussed on Reddit
 
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Originally Posted by GParker (Post 3347059)
No. TheLocManEd has responded to a number of posts on the reddit thread. I don't know how to send a direct link.

https://www.reddit.com/user/TheLocManEd/

Found it! They go on to say...


This question was posted to the Local Editor by RambleOn79

vor 9 Stunden
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Then why did you remove the moderators who were trying to combat misinformation? Without telling them?
And this was the answer by: TheLocManEd

vor 6 Stunden
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Not sure what happened previously but we'll work to sort it out. We want the forum to be a useful resource not a haven for people pushing fake news and arguing and abusing people who disagree.
So it took a thread on Reddit before they finally took notice.

schoggiweggli 10.09.2021 20:32

Re: EF is being discussed on Reddit
 
Considering there are 10’s of thousands of forums, all with their own COVid threads, all with their own ‘anti-vaxxers’ and alternative thinkers, I can only assume EF is being highlighted by the previously removed mods (so out of spite), or by a current/ex member who doesn’t like the fact this is now a free thinking forum where all views are welcome, providing they are at least somewhat tangible.

The thread ‘my mum is Sophia Loren and my dad is President Tito’ is actually a very good example of just what a good bunch of people we are (in general).
Can you imagine that one on Reddit?

GParker 10.09.2021 20:35

Re: EF is being discussed on Reddit
 
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So it took a thread on Reddit before they finally took notice.
Quite incredible really.

olygirl 10.09.2021 20:37

Re: EF is being discussed on Reddit
 
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Originally Posted by GParker (Post 3347067)
Quite incredible really.

Disappointing to say the least. I guess they only respond to posts outside of EF.

Loz 10.09.2021 20:46

Re: EF is being discussed on Reddit
 
What a kindergarten. So a few butthurt members/former members want their friends back. Love the #hopenothate tactics, scream as loud as you can in order to try and get someone/something cancelled.

Anyway, two can play at that game folks, the email address is:

ben.mcpartland@thelocal.com

Let him know how good this place is!

p.s. LOL@Ouchboy "I don't like FMF" :msncry:

schoggiweggli 10.09.2021 20:47

Re: EF is being discussed on Reddit
 
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Originally Posted by olygirl (Post 3347068)
Disappointing to say the least.

So what’s your gripe exactly?

V__ 10.09.2021 20:51

Re: EF is being discussed on Reddit
 
TC must be the first double vaxxed antivax EF member lol

It's so funny to read most of the posters there telling OP to jog on, we are not North Korea

It's quite sad to bash EF as covid misinformation place just because you got demoded

FairDinkum 10.09.2021 20:57

Re: EF is being discussed on Reddit
 
Interesting.

Grown up people are talking about health,sex,politics,art,food,fashion......... and this is a problem ?


Meaning, if we all sit now together in a pub and we talk, fight, argue, kiss or whatever on some topic ... Someone else can go and complain of how some people over there are just talking ? :p:p:p

Are we soon going to be chipped so if you evoke some non-desirable topics or thoughts you receive some electrical charge to remind you to shut up or what ??
:msngrin::msngrin::msngrin:

GParker 10.09.2021 20:57

Re: EF is being discussed on Reddit
 
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Originally Posted by schoggiweggli (Post 3347075)
So what’s your gripe exactly?

Can't speak for OilyGirl but my gripe is TheLocal needed to make public interventions right here, in a good number of threads. An announcement about all the mod hoohaa in particular yet total silence. 1 thread on Reddit and they are all over it like flies on a big, steaming, turd loaf.

komsomolez 10.09.2021 20:58

Re: EF is being discussed on Reddit
 
The Reddit sucks, and taking this issue there is sour grapes. That said, the Corona thread here has become a weird echo chamber.

olygirl 10.09.2021 20:59

Re: EF is being discussed on Reddit
 
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Originally Posted by schoggiweggli (Post 3347075)
So what’s your gripe exactly?

I've never been comfortable with the swing towards the right that this forum took after the previous mods had been fired. It doesn't feel like a "free-thinking" forum anymore but more of a newfound home for right-thinking bullies who revel in supporting each other and attacking those who think otherwise. In all the years I've been here, I've never seen EF take on this kind of extreme atmosphere before.

Having said that, I think individually many of you would be lovely to meet in real life.

TonyClifton 10.09.2021 21:01

Re: EF is being discussed on Reddit
 
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Originally Posted by olygirl (Post 3347081)
I've never been comfortable with the swing towards the right that this forum took after the previous mods had been fired. It doesn't feel like a "free-thinking" forum anymore but more of a newfound home for right-thinking bullies who revel in supporting each other and attacking those who think otherwise. In all the years I've been here, I've never seen EF take on this kind of extreme atmosphere before.

Having said that, I think individually many of you would be lovely to meet in real life.

What swing to the right? What bullies? Seriously? Examples?

Disagreeing with someone doesn't make them far right, nor does it make them a bully. And by the way, this forum was a hot bed of bullying before the changes were made, enabled by the previous moderators.


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