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Old 06.08.2020, 09:45
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Re: GDPR and EnglishForum

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I think flouncing in real life has the meaning of acting impatiently and in an exaggerated angry manner in order to get attention. But on the internet, if someone nukes their account they can't exactly get the attention they want, so their only option is to loudly declare they're quitting multiple times.
So, kinda like a slamming a door a few times, just in case?

People leave, people come - it has been a nice flow. Most come back, understandably. So far it feels like a fun bar for some, a disco for others, a needed therapy room or legal office for somebody else, a busy kitchen or a garden for other people, a concert hall, old family friends hang out...or a classroom when people push a teacher ruler in our hand and we gotta pretend an evil eye, a church, a garage, a gym, another planet...you name it. The definition and quality depends on all of us.

Dissing the EF comes and goes too, so does the urge to discourage the community, to inspire members to selfnuke or never come back.

We have seen it all and it feels that each catharsis is helpful and constructive in a way.
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Dissing the EF comes and goes too, so does the urge to discourage the community, to inspire members to selfnuke or never come back.
EFers are adults and allowed to their own opinions and to their own decision making process. I don't think people get inspired or discouraged that easily.
Knowing all the rules/rights here - registering/de-registering etc is neither inspirational nor anything else. There were repeated calls to make this thread technical as to avoid motivating/demotivating other people. (if that is the case)
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So, kinda like a slamming a door a few times, just in case?

People leave, people come - it has been a nice flow. Most come back, understandably. So far it feels like a fun bar for some, a disco for others, a needed therapy room or legal office for somebody else, a busy kitchen or a garden for other people, a concert hall, old family friends hang out...or a classroom when people push a teacher ruler in our hand and we gotta pretend an evil eye, a church, a garage, a gym, another planet...you name it. The definition and quality depends on all of us.

Dissing the EF comes and goes too, so does the urge to discourage the community, to inspire members to selfnuke or never come back.

We have seen it all and it feels that each catharsis is helpful and constructive in a way.
And some use it as the speaker's corner and get upset when the crowd stops going "hear, hear".

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EFers are adults and allowed to their own opinions and to their own decision making process. I don't think people get inspired or discouraged that easily.
Knowing all the rules/rights here - registering/de-registering etc is neither inspirational nor anything else. There were repeated calls to make this thread technical as to avoid motivating/demotivating other people. (if that is the case)
This "do not talk about what I don't want to read here" has also become the new normal. I've even read "get off my thread" a couple of times.

I guess the technical part of GPDR and EF has been fully discussed. So what do we do now? Ask the mods to close the thread?

I find it quite interesting what influence the GDPR and it's possibilities had on EF.

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My post was taken as a lead to close this thread. Which means this strange notion of some that only the technical side of GDPR may be discussed won and everybody else got shut up. I should have packed in all those emoticons as my question mark got ignored.

However, I was given the rare opportunity to clarify this and I would have been very interested in a discussion according to the actual thread title: "GDPR and English Forum", as GDPR had a big influence on EF - the former Hotel California - and the behaviour of some members.
Missed chance for an interesting discussion. Let's do better next time.
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Re: GDPR and EnglishForum

Thanks, curley.

We'll update when we know more.
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I guess the technical part of GPDR and EF has been fully discussed. So what do we do now? Ask the mods to close the thread?
Yes, I've asked myself the same question. Alternatives would be to delete anything that's not specifically about GDPR, or move it all to yet another thread about flouncing and leaving, which would clearly overlap this one in no time whatsoever. Either way it wouldn't please everybody, I'm sure.
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