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Old 15.06.2021, 17:16
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The keyboard player (Brian Cox) got his PhD in particle physics and now does shows on BBC when he's not teaching at the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester!

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Can't stand the cheeky chirpy chappy (my aim in posting the video was to inflict pain and suffering - and then some people like him!). Jim Al-Kahlili is the one for me. Such a mellifluous voice. I love it when he says mellifluous...

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More like Lord Of The Flies.
So, who's Piggy?
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I agree with your post but it would be good to make clear which new joiners you are representing.
Hopefully new joiners? Like new new?
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Old 15.06.2021, 17:27
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Re: Mod shakeup

I do feel for any newbies that are judging EF based on this thread... It will get better as there are plenty of helpful people here including many of the contributors to this thread who simply feel quite strongly about the current state of EF.

That being said, there has been somewhat of a tradition of introducing yourself as an EF newbie describing how you might have gotten to CH, what you like to do and what immediate questions you might have. I can guarantee that you would get plenty of attention and feedback.

So jump on in and say hello! Maybe someone will even suggest a Talacker evening. I won't be there, as I left Zurich 10+ yrs ago... but I still pop in to the EF now and again.

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It's noteworthy how absent us new joiners are from the thread here. It's other-worldly to read, as a new joiner, because I think we'd probably like the whole team to be replaced with a different group, in the hopes of there being more empathetic team-players in the role, as it pertains to the treatment of new joiners. That's not to say we'd be right, but our perspective would be very different to those on this thread, undoubtedly.



Not 1 mod was either friendly or welcoming to us recent new joiners, and us new joiners find their behaviour (spiteful, mean-spirited, cutting messages, and liking nasty posts that mock us and our posts) at odds with how we'd like them to handle matters.



Of course, it goes without saying, that there'll always be a whole host of different thoughts on whether the role of a mod should extend beyond policing, whether they should draw clear boundaries between their behaviour as a mod v's poster, and posters who've been here a long time will, perhaps, be more generous in trying to understand the mod's, than we're inclined to be, having had a poor first impression.


It'd be nice to see the level of care from current and former mod's about themselves on this thread, extended to being courteous and thoughtful to new joiners, and appreciative of the handful of posters who consistently add decent content to the forums to help others.
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I do feel for any newbies that are judging EF based on this thread... It will get better as there are plenty of helpful people here including many of the contributors to this thread who simply feel quite strongly about the current state of EF.

That being said, there has been somewhat of a tradition of introducing yourself as an EF newbie describing how you might have gotten to CH, what you like to do and what immediate questions you might have. I can guarantee that you would get plenty of attention and feedback.

So jump on in and say hello! Maybe someone will even suggest a Talacker evening. I won't be there, as I left Zurich 10+ yrs ago... but I still pop in to the EF now and again.
I don't think new joiners judge EF based on this thread. I think they judge it based on how they're treated.
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Old 15.06.2021, 17:30
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Can't stand the cheeky chirpy chappy (my aim in posting the video was to inflict pain and suffering - and then some people like him!). Jim Al-Kahlili is the one for me. Such a mellifluous voice. I love it when he says mellifluous...

So, who's Piggy?
You can't Miss Piggy:



(See what I did there? )
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Old 15.06.2021, 17:35
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Who were you before JackieH?
That is obvious; JackieG
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Can't stand the cheeky chirpy chappy (my aim in posting the video was to inflict pain and suffering - and then some people like him!). Jim Al-Kahlili is the one for me. Such a mellifluous voice. I love it when he says mellifluous...
Don't think you can honestly complain when the pitchforks are out ...

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Old 15.06.2021, 18:13
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So, who's Piggy?
Chuff.

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Old 15.06.2021, 18:17
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Has anyone had a reply from EB? Don't worry modpeople, not asking for content, merely yay or nay. Just wondering if he's practising wholesale or selective ignorering...
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Old 15.06.2021, 18:25
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Has anyone had a reply from EB? Don't worry modpeople, not asking for content, merely yay or nay. Just wondering if he's practising wholesale or selective ignorering...
Nope, not this time, not last time.
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Old 15.06.2021, 18:33
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Nope, not this time, not last time.
'Tis what I thought....
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Old 15.06.2021, 19:33
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Has anyone had a reply from EB? Don't worry modpeople, not asking for content, merely yay or nay. Just wondering if he's practising wholesale or selective ignorering...
Never ... which is all I’ve ever written to him about. I asked him to at least write privately to the mods he defrocked, but nada I guess. I think silence can be deafening in the right circumstance, but in this one, it is just cowardice or he doesn’t give a flying f@@k.
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Old 15.06.2021, 20:24
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Don't think you can honestly complain when the pitchforks are out ...

WTF. lol.

I don't know if the drugs were better or worse back then...
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Old 15.06.2021, 21:11
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WTF. lol.

I don't know if the drugs were better or worse back then...
I like this song!

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Old 15.06.2021, 21:45
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I like this song!

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A couple of my favorites, from that era...



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Old 15.06.2021, 22:13
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Re: Mod shakeup

So good.
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Old 15.06.2021, 22:31
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Re: Mod shakeup

If we never have to see the likes of this again, any change is, IMHO, great news:



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Old 15.06.2021, 22:48
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Re: Mod shakeup

I was so glad this poster was banned. He was indeed rude, homophobic and trollish. Good riddance!
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Old 15.06.2021, 23:00
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I was so glad this poster was banned. He was indeed rude, homophobic and trollish. Good riddance!
Yes. Of course. But he was at it for 13 years. That was the reality of the English Forum as it then was. "Incorrect" opinions, especially from long standing members, were tolerated. Now, only conforming opinions can be voiced. Let's see how long that lasts.
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Old 15.06.2021, 23:03
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Yes. Of course. But he was at it for 13 years. That was the reality of the English Forum as it then was. "Incorrect" opinions, especially from long standing members, were tolerated. Now, only conforming opinions can be voiced. Let's see how long that lasts.
He was banned on and off for 13 years until he got a final ban. Many other have been banned as well. I once had a freak who even stalked me years ago which the mods thankfully banned.

There's a difference between voicing opinions and being rude, trollish, harrassing and disrespectful. We need mods who can see the difference and are courageous enough to do something about it.
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