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Old 08.12.2020, 09:54
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You just liked Chuffs personal attack and then asked me to look into my own behavior. See your double standards TWICE on the same page now?
I sometimes thank posts as a passive aggressive act.
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Truly Kindergarten stuff here. I can't believe all of you are on 120k!

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Old 08.12.2020, 09:58
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Thanks, I was running out.
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I sometimes thank posts as a passive aggressive act.
Some people do that a lot here.
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Old 08.12.2020, 10:03
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I have seen Chuff calling people names and making personal attacks multiple times.
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Ahh I see Urs tbe forums premier mysoginist is back to his old woman hating tricks.
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Old 08.12.2020, 10:08
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The personal attacks you throw around would have been amusing if you at least used a different word choice every once in a while, but it's copy-paste all the time. Try better next time, show is you can be at least semi-intelligent!


You just liked Chuffs personal attack and then asked me to look into my own behavior. See your double standards TWICE on the same page now?
....totally agree. Isnít it a parody, Chuff a nasty, condescending person, who likes to throw around his views on mods/moderation on this thread.

And as far as this thread goes, please consider those who have been members for years, make good contributions but stay out of trouble, who donít give a toss about all this infighting and bitchiness. We have lost many great members here and some of us have downgraded our activity because of the antics of just a few.
I think itís a boredom thing, too much hanging around on here without giving any kind of usefulness to others.
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....totally agree. Isn’t it a parody, Chuff a nasty, condescending person, who likes to throw around his views on mods/moderation on this thread.

And as far as this thread goes, please consider those who have been members for years, make good contributions but stay out of trouble, who don’t give a toss about all this infighting and bitchiness. We have lost many great members here and some of us have downgraded our activity because of the antics of just a few.
I think it’s a boredom thing, too much hanging around on here without giving any kind of usefulness to others.
You obviously give a toss if you bothered to write this comment on Chuff. I have run into disagreements with him quite a few times*, but I have never made a purpose of attacking him back. So.....who gives a toss really and who's not?

*in his defence, he didn't stalk me.
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Old 08.12.2020, 10:13
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I actually stopped using the EF for a while precisely because of Tony Clifton's constant barrage of comments in the Coronavirus thread. It had become impossible to read that thread because it was being completely dominated by his relentless pursuit to convince everyone that masks are ineffective, that people are overreacting about the pandemic, that restrictions don't help control the spread, etc. Even after putting him on my ignore list because of that, his views were still essentially dominating that thread.

Imagine going into a thread about ovarian cancer or childhood leukemia where people are trying to have informed, intelligent discussions and yet there is one guy, in particular, whose constant posts telling people that ovarian cancer is no big deal have come to dominate the thread. That's what that Coronavirus thread had become, in my opinion. And it was ridiculously frustrating to try to have to weed through all of that in order to try to find any relevant or informative or helpful information regarding COVID and this pandemic.

So then a few days ago, I came back onto the EF and was reading through the Coronavirus thread and realized that... Wow. People are actually engaging in intelligent and informative discussions in here, without Tony's contrarian views constantly dominating it like before. And then eventually I learned that he had been blocked and I realized that that's why the tone of that thread had changed so dramatically... for the better.

Anyways, that's just my thoughts on it. Sorry for the thesis.
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Old 08.12.2020, 10:15
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And as far as this thread goes, please consider those who have been members for years, make good contributions but stay out of trouble, who donít give a toss about all this infighting and bitchiness. We have lost many great members here and some of us have downgraded our activity because of the antics of just a few.
That, unfortunately
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Old 08.12.2020, 10:22
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You obviously give a toss if you bothered to write this comment on Chuff. I have run into disagreements with him quite a few times*, but I have never made a purpose of attacking him back. So.....who gives toss really and who's not?

*In his defence, he didn't stalk me here.
He is the only one on here who is so vindictive, my main argument is that he would never dare half the way he is if it was in person, a total hypocrite in other words.

I donít give a toss really, even in its vbulletin format EF is a great thing, so useful, so informative and I am great supporter but I do wonder about the direction it goes sometimes. Without going into detail I have seen many changes over many years and I see clearly that just a very few mods and members have (almost) ruined it for everyone.
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Imagine going into a thread about ovarian cancer or childhood leukemia where people are trying to have informed, intelligent discussions and yet there is one guy, in particular, whose constant posts telling people that ovarian cancer is no big deal have come to dominate the thread. That's what that Coronavirus thread had become, in my opinion. And it was ridiculously frustrating to try to have to weed through all of that in order to try to find any relevant or informative or helpful information regarding COVID and this pandemic.
I actually do know what that is like ... I had a short battle with cervical cancer and I regularly had to deal with people who were anti-HPV vaccine, screamed that I should have remained chaste until marriage and said I could have cured my cancer with a few mushrooms. It is VERY frustrating and the similarity with the COVID-19 thread is strong.

I do believe everyone is entitled to their opinion, but the callousness and provoking attitude of the banned users is uncalled for. They do not seem to take into account the many users on this forum who have been personally affected by this crisis. I know there have been several on here who have lost loved ones and it is severely lacking in empathy to keep going on the way they do.
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Old 08.12.2020, 10:26
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I think the intention is to bore people into submission on this topic.

What they have underestimated is that most of the people posting in this thread are already bored.....
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Old 08.12.2020, 10:29
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I think the intention is to bore people into submission on this topic.

What they have underestimated is that most of the people posting in this thread are already bored.....
I thought that you died recently.

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V__, you are the only one who thanked my Hitler EF video. Wasted 15mins of my time in the middle of a deadline. Either it was not funny or you gave it kiss of death by being the first one to thank it. You are really loved around here
I could not get it to play from the original link, It's the funniest one I have seen
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Old 08.12.2020, 10:30
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I actually stopped using the EF for a while precisely because of Tony Clifton's constant barrage of comments in the Coronavirus thread. It had become impossible to read that thread because it was being completely dominated by his relentless pursuit to convince everyone that masks are ineffective, that people are overreacting about the pandemic, that restrictions don't help control the spread, etc. Even after putting him on my ignore list because of that, his views were still essentially dominating that thread.

Imagine going into a thread about ovarian cancer or childhood leukemia where people are trying to have informed, intelligent discussions and yet there is one guy, in particular, whose constant posts telling people that ovarian cancer is no big deal have come to dominate the thread. That's what that Coronavirus thread had become, in my opinion. And it was ridiculously frustrating to try to have to weed through all of that in order to try to find any relevant or informative or helpful information regarding COVID and this pandemic.

So then a few days ago, I came back onto the EF and was reading through the Coronavirus thread and realized that... Wow. People are actually engaging in intelligent and informative discussions in here, without Tony's contrarian views constantly dominating it like before. And then eventually I learned that he had been blocked and I realized that that's why the tone of that thread had changed so dramatically... for the better.

Anyways, that's just my thoughts on it. Sorry for the thesis.
As I said, I no longer hang too long and wouldn’t have noticed the Tony Clifton thing therefore but the Coronavirus thread was/is super helpful to me, an example of ‘insider’ knowledge which was well appreciated, I also felt the same about the border thread. I read between the noise but sure, on such important information it would have been great to straight read it.
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V__, you are the only one who thanked my Hitler EF video. Wasted 15mins of my time in the middle of a deadline. Either it was not funny or you gave it kiss of death by being the first one to thank it. You are really loved around here
It really is the funniest thing

Some members are still in their denial stage so can't appreciate the humor
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Isnít that what always happens?
There is some kind of forum Ďcrisisí which generates a lot of attention for a while and then it dies down and things go back to how they were.
It wouldnít surprise me if the Local didnít have a hand in it every time time as it clearly generates more traffic for the site.
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It's quite amusing to see you rant about double standards when you have exhibited them on countless occasions in various threads. Yes, there are double standards: people tend to fall into groups and tend to associate with certain people stronger than with others. Mods are people thus mods have much stronger feelings towards some members. It's funny you constantly complain about a certain mod but you don't realize that you and your friend have been given a free ride on multiple occasions by the two mods who were demoted now.

Assuming this is not a mistake, I personally will miss Ace1 who although banned me when i wasn't the offending party at least showed decency in the exchange after. I will not miss 22 Yards who banned me for posting a groan on his post and later in the day disagreeing with him on a private exchange. He should never been mod on the first place. So in average, it's not a bad move
You do realise that you do this too? Rant and rave and insult those you don't agree with.


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I assume you were talking about MC amongst others? I have not been here long enough to know what the deal is with MC and some of you. I disagree with half the things MC says but I have not had any direct run-ins with her.

Now my questions to you is, is it unfair and double standard only when people you like or agree with get banned/demoted? Ace1 clearly demonstrated similar traits that you accused MC of. Yet, I don't see you complain about that. Is that because he bans people you don't like? I have seen Chuff calling people names and making personal attacks multiple times. His posts are left intact while other people get banned for less. I did not see you say "double standards" then, why?

This is my problem with some of you snowflakes! Too partisan and too blinded by your ideology! If the accusations against MC are same as what I have observed about Ace1, then in my view both are wrong and not objective enough!

For the record I did not have any real runs ins with Ace1 or any Mods in general, I just don't like when anyone gets permanently banned for having different POV. I don't even agree with 90% of the things Tony, V_ etc say.

Btw, when I joined I was accused of being a Troll too because I don't think exactly like the "IN" crowd
The very fact you are apparently obsessed with an "in crowd" speaks volumes. Want to be at the "cool kids'" table so much you'll just become one of the mean ones? Jesus. Are you 12?

If by snowflake you mean unique then have at it. From where i stand the only folk who appear to be melting are the ones who can't get those who disagree with them to STFU. You talk a good game of equanimity but... really you're Violet Elizabeth Bott.

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Here you are

https://www.englishforum.ch/forum-su...-mod-post.html

You don't seem like the type who doesn't make a huge deal out of other people's misdemeanours.

Yes, if one is constantly attacked one might decide to respond one way or another. If that's being "snowflake" then so are you, so are the others/everyone here.

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The personal attacks you throw around would have been amusing if you at least used a different word choice every once in a while, but it's copy-paste all the time. Try better next time, show is you can be at least semi-intelligent!


You just liked Chuffs personal attack and then asked me to look into my own behavior. See your double standards TWICE on the same page now?
The double standards of an insult within a complaint about an insult.... so very meta it hurts...


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He is the only one on here who is so vindictive, my main argument is that he would never dare half the way he is if it was in person, a total hypocrite in other words.

I don’t give a toss really, even in its vbulletin format EF is a great thing, so useful, so informative and I am great supporter but I do wonder about the direction it goes sometimes. Without going into detail I have seen many changes over many years and I see clearly that just a very few mods and members have (almost) ruined it for everyone.
Hard agree.
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I think the intention is to bore people into submission on this topic.

What they have underestimated is that most of the people posting in this thread are already bored.....
I think I use the EF as a diversion, actually... I'm usually sitting here writing my book and then peek on here now and then just to break my mental pattern so I can then go back and re-read what I've written with a different mindset (more objectively).

But let's face it... This place can be bloody addictive. It's designed to be.
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Woohoo, meltdown No.2 incoming from the forums other "goes-off-on-angry-rants-and-insults-everyone-then-later-plays-victim" specialist! Make it a good one!
You see, he’s off again... passive aggressive to the max, funny though just as I have to go, I’m so grateful it’s like that and I’m not the one sat there alone at breakfast in my dressing gown with my hand down my underpants glaring at the screen and happy he can wield his copy/paste vitriol again. I don’t want to sound facetious but I’m so happy I’m me.

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