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An EF Moderator!

Today I was starting a new thread,

The moderator moved the thread that was quiet Ok for me, it is great to have the forum clean and well planned.

After a while the moderator edited a youtube link I was putting by making it embeded, I was not so happy about that - at the end I understood and respected his concern, however I had some hard feelings due to the following:

- During our discussion, I had the impression that he wants to send me a hidden message, telling that he is a strong IT engineer and he knows what he is doing, he can even see where I am now by tracing my IP address and embedding my location in his messages in a sentence that doesn't require stating location - by the way, he did not state the right location because I was using VPN.

- I also got another impression that he wanted to tell me that I should be thankful for being an EF member, especially when he told me that my first post was marked as a spam, and a lot of people wanted to have this post deleted but the EF generously did not.

Well I am not writing here to blame him or having him blaming me, I think there is no one mistaken here he was simply doing his job - and I have to respect this, maybe I feel he lacks attitude a bit during the discussion, but it is just my personal feeling - and I am sure it is a referal thing, also none of us has English as a mother tongue so conflicts can easily arise due to language bariers.

I am writing here, because after this discussion, I don't feel much that I would like to contibute in the english forum, living alone in Switzerland for a couple of years - then discovering this forum, was really a great point consuming part of my social life in the past couple of months.. but that guy really bothered me and I wanted to share the whole story with you - not to ask who is mistaken but just to get out some of the negative energy I had from the discussion.

Thanks for your time reading that issue, and greetings to the EF moderators.
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Old 19.02.2012, 18:20
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Today I was starting a new thread,

The moderator moved the thread that was quiet Ok for me, it is great to have the forum clean and well planned.

After a while the moderator edited a youtube link I was putting by making it embeded, I was not so happy about that - at the end I understood and respected his concern, however I had some hard feelings due to the following:

- During our discussion, I had the impression that he wants to send me a hidden message, telling that he is a strong IT engineer and he knows what he is doing, he can even see where I am now by tracing my IP address and embedding my location in his messages in a sentence that doesn't require stating location - by the way, he did not state the right location because I was using VPN.

- I also got another impression that he wanted to tell me that I should be thankful for being an EF member, especially when he told me that my first post was marked as a spam, and a lot of people wanted to have this post deleted but the EF generously did not.

Well I am not writing here to blame him or having him blaming me, I think there is no one mistaken here he was simply doing his job - and I have to respect this, maybe I feel he lacks attitude a bit during the discussion, but it is just my personal feeling - and I am sure it is a referal thing, also none of us has English as a mother tongue so conflicts can easily arise due to language bariers.

I am writing here, because after this discussion, I don't feel much that I would like to contibute in the english forum, living alone in Switzerland for a couple of years - then discovering this forum, was really a great point consuming part of my social life in the past couple of months.. but that guy really bothered me and I wanted to share the whole story with you - not to ask who is mistaken but just to get out some of the negative energy I had from the discussion.

Thanks for your time reading that issue, and greetings to the EF moderators.
was it 22 yards?
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Old 19.02.2012, 18:21
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Re: An EF Moderator!

No, it was me regarding a Youtube video embed which I fixed and apparently the OP did not like the edits, all explained over PM.
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No, it was me regarding a Youtube video embed which I fixed and apparently the OP did not like the edits, all explained over PM.
tsk tsk. naughty mod.
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Today I was starting a new thread,

The moderator moved the thread that was quiet Ok for me, it is great to have the forum clean and well planned.

After a while the moderator edited a youtube link I was putting by making it embeded, I was not so happy about that - at the end I understood and respected his concern, however I had some hard feelings due to the following:

- During our discussion, I had the impression that he wants to send me a hidden message, telling that he is a strong IT engineer and he knows what he is doing, he can even see where I am now by tracing my IP address and embedding my location in his messages in a sentence that doesn't require stating location - by the way, he did not state the right location because I was using VPN.

- I also got another impression that he wanted to tell me that I should be thankful for being an EF member, especially when he told me that my first post was marked as a spam, and a lot of people wanted to have this post deleted but the EF generously did not.

Well I am not writing here to blame him or having him blaming me, I think there is no one mistaken here he was simply doing his job - and I have to respect this, maybe I feel he lacks attitude a bit during the discussion, but it is just my personal feeling - and I am sure it is a referal thing, also none of us has English as a mother tongue so conflicts can easily arise due to language bariers.

I am writing here, because after this discussion, I don't feel much that I would like to contibute in the english forum, living alone in Switzerland for a couple of years - then discovering this forum, was really a great point consuming part of my social life in the past couple of months.. but that guy really bothered me and I wanted to share the whole story with you - not to ask who is mistaken but just to get out some of the negative energy I had from the discussion.

Thanks for your time reading that issue, and greetings to the EF moderators.
don't worry, the mods seem to have too much time doing pointless things. once, one of my thread was moved 3 times by different mods to different places!

i just turn off the notifications so that i don't see where the delete/close/edit my stuff.

things have improved a lot now that vwild1 and economisto have stopped modding.
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Old 19.02.2012, 18:33
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Re: An EF Moderator!

Your post puzzled me and I have tried to work out what you are complaining about ...

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The moderator moved the thread that was quiet Ok for me, it is great to have the forum clean and well planned.
Good. We all like a clean and tidy forum.

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the moderator edited a youtube link I was putting by making it embeded, I was not so happy about that - at the end I understood and respected his concern
OK - sounds like you were not happy with the action but happy with the explanation for the action .. is it a big deal to not embed something? So much so that you don't want to contribute to the forum again? No, surely not.

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he told me that my first post was marked as a spam, and a lot of people wanted to have this post deleted but the EF generously did not.
Well that sounds like pretty good moderating if your first post was indeed not spam.

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I think there is no one mistaken here he was simply doing his job - and I have to respect this,
Great, so no one was in the wrong. That's the sort of disagreement we should have more of ...

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I feel he lacks attitude a bit during the discussion, but it is just my personal feeling - and I am sure it is a referal thing, also none of us has English as a mother tongue so conflicts can easily arise due to language bariers.
So you are saying that it was probably just a language mishap thing .. as opposed to a real issue?

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I am writing here, because after this discussion, I don't feel much that I would like to contibute in the english forum, living alone in Switzerland for a couple of years - then discovering this forum, was really a great point consuming part of my social life in the past couple of months.. but that guy really bothered me and I wanted to share the whole story with you - not to ask who is mistaken but just to get out some of the negative energy I had from the discussion.
You see now, from what you've told us above, your conclusion just doesn't make sense to me or - to put it more precisely - it seems out of proportion to the complaints (if they are such) you are making.

What is your intention behind this post? I mean, you say it is to unload some negative energy but is it really? Because it seems an odd way of going about it.

Go out for a walk, get some fresh air. Try a different way of unloading your negative energy perhaps?
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Re: An EF Moderator!

I think he was not complaining, and possibly if we complicated our answers we may bother him more.

If i were him an answer like Phil_MCR's will help me to relief, as it has no advice or philosophy, he is just sharing the feeling.

but sorry an answer like ecb, may make me still bothered, he simply shares an experience he had, and mentioned that he doesn't feel apetit to write more posts and he hopes to fix this because it was a good tool for him to socialize, also he is not putting it in the complaint sector.

Hope it is ok to share my opinion that way, no offense.
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I think he was not complaining, and possibly if we complicated our answers we may bother him more.

If i were him an answer like Phil_MCR's will help me to relief, as it has no advice or philosophy, he is just sharing the feeling.

but sorry an answer like ecb, may make me still bothered, he simply shares an experience he had, and mentioned that he doesn't feel apetit to write more posts and he hopes to fix this because it was a good tool for him to socialize, also he is not putting it in the complaint sector.

Hope it is ok to share my opinion that way, no offense.
No offence taken and I understand that you do not think this thread should be "encouraged" by treating the points made in the post with any credulity (well no - you don't say this - but your answer has this effect!) but there is one flaw with your approach .. this is a forum .. it's where people comment. If you do not want comment, do not post.

There now, I am done. I will not encourage this thread any more (as in my opinion, it certainly does not deserve it).
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Old 19.02.2012, 19:21
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No, it was me regarding a Youtube video embed which I fixed and apparently the OP did not like the edits, all explained over PM.
No idea what the OP's IP address has to do with anything though
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Old 19.02.2012, 19:22
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I am writing here, because after this discussion, I don't feel much that I would like to contibute in the english forum, living alone in Switzerland for a couple of years - then discovering this forum, was really a great point consuming part of my social life in the past couple of months.. but that guy really bothered me and I wanted to share the whole story with you - not to ask who is mistaken but just to get out some of the negative energy I had from the discussion.

Thanks for your time reading that issue, and greetings to the EF moderators.
This is really so boring...
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This is really so boring...
Might be a bit change of the topic, with my very limited experience joining EF, I see that in this forum there are great kind wonderful people - you feel they are like angels, and possibly others that do not much care about their words.

But I agree on what ecb said, it is a forum, made so that all can say what they want, and if you don't want people to comment then simply don't post.

I see EF is a small model of the world, has the good and the bad, the kind and the rude - and all have to see and deal with all as long as they are onboard.
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Old 19.02.2012, 19:46
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Re: An EF Moderator!

It's hardly the end of the world - it's only a forum - not real life.

Write what you want, where you want, with whatever attachments, it'll either get deleted, moved, edited or it'll remain in tact, as intended.

You'll also get thanked, groaned at and positively and negatively repped - again it all doesn't matter in the real world.

This is fantasy land, inhabited by fantasy characters with varying ideas as to what makes an interesting, helpful or humorous contribution, and policed by cyber warriors.

Take it all with a very large pinch of salt ...... life's to short.
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Re: An EF Moderator!

Anybody else wish that Natasha would pop by and comment in her own inimitable style?
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Re: An EF Moderator!

come on misr, don't be offended, I like your thread! now you've made me want to start learning arabic again don't let me hang out there...

the moderators are just doing their job and that's to help with the technicalities. and yes, for us "non mother tongue speakers" sometimes it's difficult to get the undertone but mostly I'm sure they just mean well.

see on you the arabic thread
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Re: An EF Moderator!

I would not be pleased if a mod, here or elsewhere, made a point out of telling me that he knows where I am located. That would be way out of line for me and I would write a serious letter of complaint to the owner of the site.
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I would not be pleased if a mod, here or elsewhere, made a point out of telling me that he knows where I am located. That would be way out of line for me and I would write a serious letter of complaint to the owner of the site.
Which would probably do nothing. Because, well.... You know...
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I would not be pleased if a mod, here or elsewhere, made a point out of telling me that he knows where I am located. That would be way out of line for me and I would write a serious letter of complaint to the owner of the site.
As your stated location is Zug , it hardly takes inspector Closeau to tell you your living in Zug.
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Re: An EF Moderator!

And we don't know what was really said, we don't ave the mods version.
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As your stated location is Zug , it hardly takes inspector Closeau to tell you your living in Zug.
A mod can check Locations via IP addresses and some often like to comment to people in threads that he/she knows their location to be elsewhere even if their location states Zurich for example - no idea why it's relevant really unless an obvious spammer or troll
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Re: An EF Moderator!

The mod in question has commented in this thread and did not deny that he did what the poster claimed he did. I interpret that as that the op is restating the facts accurately.

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And we don't know what was really said, we don't ave the mods version.
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