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Old 07.12.2020, 20:30
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well, one 'child' told his teacher (me) 'Move bitch or I'll headbutt you' - he was indeed suspended (last straw, other insults were aimed at others, not me).
To be fair - a lot of teachers don't deserve the respect they think they deserve.

The way some of them behave to adults with their vindictiveness - I'd hate to think how they behave to the children in their care.
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Not going to digress here - but you obviously don't know me- or the relationship I had with the vast majority of students. With dozens of them now great friends and in regular contact, some almost 40 years ago- and many of them all over the world and linguists in their own right.
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Old 07.12.2020, 20:43
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Re: Mod coup

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Re: Mod coup

If it turns out it was Editor Bob, then a mass exodus will be the only way forward: I for one would not wish to be part of this.


If an individual other than EB- then I hope they will be banned for life, and we can get on with life as normal- well normal à la EF- but that's OK.
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Old 07.12.2020, 20:55
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If it turns out it was Editor Bob, then a mass exodus will be the only way forward: I for one would not wish to be part of this.


If an individual other than EB- then I hope they will be banned for life, and we can get on with life as normal- well normal à la EF- but that's OK.
You've been a member on EF for 5 months. I salute your braveness in taking charge of which direction EF should go
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the child element was an analogy to appeal to try to bring a familiar context where the reader might recognise having to apply some sense of proportionality.

here's another one to help you: your child calls another teacher a bitch. they permanently ban the child from the school. fair and proportionate? obviously not. there are less severse measures more suited to the offence. clear now?
Again, not a good comparison.
Schools have a whole range of options to correct children.
In EF there is only banning; there are no "less severe measures more suited to the offence". I do not see EF sending the lads round to admonish the culprit.
If a short ban is applied and the breaches continue then what next?

As was already posted, in real life suspension is used by schools.
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Old 07.12.2020, 20:59
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You've been a member on EF for 5 months. I salute your braveness in taking charge of which direction EF should go
Still here
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Re: Mod coup

If I still held a ban stick, those at the centre of the furore that seems to have caused this would have been gone long ago.



The mod team I was a part of, before most of them resigned, wouldn't have stood for that kind of stuff and that person would have been reigned in or gone.
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If that’s the case it would be a rather bizarre way to treat the mods.
He expects them to practically run the show and keep it in order but he makes massive changes and doesn’t even have the courtesy to inform them. Very bizarre way to behave.
I agree ... who knows.

I kind of feel that whoever did this, was someone who had too much no no juice and in their drunken state, banned whoever they had a grudge with to see what would happen.

Today they woke up with a massive hangover and are feeling the shame & are remaining silent while trying to back track on their bad behavior and embarrassing phone texts.
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Not going to digress here - but you obviously don't know me- or the relationship I had with the vast majority of students. With dozens of them now great friends and in regular contact, some almost 40 years ago- and many of them all over the world and linguists in their own right.
My remarks were not addressed at you at all.

Apologies if you thought they were.
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If I still held a ban stick, those at the centre of the furore that seems to have caused this would have been gone long ago.



The mod team I was a part of, before most of them resigned, wouldn't have stood for that kind of stuff and that person would have been reigned in or gone.
Aha. We have found our Queen...
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Old 07.12.2020, 21:14
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well, one 'child' told his teacher (me) 'Move bitch or I'll headbutt you' - he was indeed suspended (last straw, other insults were aimed at others, not me).
spot the difference
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Old 07.12.2020, 21:17
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You've been a member on EF for 5 months. I salute your braveness in taking charge of which direction EF should go
Further more, it's still totally open what exactly has happened. Anybody is innocent until proven guilty. Luckily EF is virtual, considering how many witches have been burnt today already.

One thing I seriously do criticize: Editor Bob did show absolutely no reaction. (Unless the recipients withheld that).
I would have expected something like "oops, there is a problem, we're working on it" or if it was some kind of admin-stunt "we shall inform everybody involved in due time" (I hate that sentence but at least it's a reaction ) Unless EB is on holidays or has fallen ill with corona that's the least he could have done.

However, some mods have more work now and others can help their children to handcraft some Christmas presents ..... and that kitchen does not build itself in by itself, Ace!

Should 22 and Ace get withdrawal symptoms we got a much bigger problem at hand though.
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I agree ... who knows.

I kind of feel that whoever did this, was someone who had too much no no juice and in their drunken state, banned whoever they had a grudge with to see what would happen.

Today they woke up with a massive hangover and are feeling the shame & are remaining silent while trying to back track on their bad behavior and embarrassing phone texts.
Probably.
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Further more, it's still totally open what exactly has happened. Anybody is innocent until proven guilty. Luckily EF is virtual, considering how many witches have been burnt today already.

One thing I seriously do criticize: Editor Bob did show absolutely no reaction. (Unless the recipients withheld that).
I would have expected something like "oops, there is a problem, we're working on it" or if it was some kind of admin-stunt "we shall inform everybody involved in due time" (I hate that sentence but at least it's a reaction ) Unless EB is on holidays or has fallen ill with corona that's the least he could have done.

However, some mods have more work now and others can help their children to handcraft some Christmas presents ..... and that kitchen does not build itself in by itself, Ace!

Should 22 and Ace get withdrawal symptoms we got a much bigger problem at hand though.
me and TC aren't that important so whatever happened to part of the mod team most likely was long due and we were the last straw. We don't know the whole story
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You've been a member on EF for 5 months. I salute your braveness in taking charge of which direction EF should go

No idea who you are- but your constant groans and red rep are tiresome, but water over a duck's back. I have been on EF for a very long time- but was advised to self delete as I had been naïve enough to give too much info and used my real name. I have made NO secret about this and answered honestly to anyone who asked.
I can assure you there are many of us returners with a new name here, for all sorts of reasons. In most cases, related to moderating issues, if I remember rightly.
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My remarks were not addressed at you at all.

Apologies if you thought they were.

no harm done, no offense taken.
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One thing I seriously do criticize: Editor Bob did show absolutely no reaction. (Unless the recipients withheld that).
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Aha. We have found our Queen...

You only say that because we are in the same city
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We don't know the whole story
Neither do we.
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