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Old 11.06.2021, 09:44
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An email to thelocal management... please read and send it asap!

Ok guys, I don't know about you but the time for screwing around is over. This is getting beyond a joke and the recent events where the forum mod team are being dismantled and remade is no longer something we can collectively ignore.

I just sent the following email to thelocal:

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To: ALL of the email addresses on this contact page https://www.thelocal.ch/contact/

Subject: Urgent thelocal management attention needed at Englishforum Switzerland!

Dear thelocal,

I am a member of The English Forum of Switzerland as seen here https://www.englishforum.ch/forum.php

In the recent months the membership have been subject to a series of extremely erratic decisions from the administrator and member known as “Editor Bob”. He has, seemingly on a whim, demoted and promoted member of the moderating team, demoting long-standing and respected moderators and promoting members to moderators seemingly at random and without any explanation. The most recent incidents can be read here: https://www.englishforum.ch/forum-su...d-shakeup.html and the previous incident can be seen here https://www.englishforum.ch/forum-su...-mod-coup.html

Each time, Editor Bob has caused discord and chaos by making changes to the moderating team without discussing it with those moderators. This is not, and never will be, acceptable.

We ask that the leadership team within thelocal please review this erratic and unconstructive behaviour and help to stop this deconstruction of our once-pleasant community. This destructive and unreasonable behaviour from the forum administrator Editor Bob has to stop before it gets out of control.

Sincerely,

Chuff, a forum member since 2009.

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Get sending those emails, changing whichever bits you want. If we send enough emails to those addresses, experience tells me that they will have to listen and take some kind of investigative action.

Cheers,

Chuff.

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Old 11.06.2021, 10:02
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Re: An email to thelocal management... please read and send it asap!

Nothing happened last time, nothing will happen this time.

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Old 11.06.2021, 10:05
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Nothing happened last time, nothing will happen this time.

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Last time I believe that no-one sent email to the thelocal management team, including the senior editor. Enough emails and this will be at least be investigated as it constitutes potential misconduct (however minor) by the forum admin. Often, senor management teams do not like to see this kind of turbulent stuff in communities that then starts coming back to them. Make some noise.
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Re: An email to thelocal management... please read and send it asap!

Be careful for what you ask for.
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Be careful for what you ask for.
Why?
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Old 11.06.2021, 10:19
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Why?
Could decide the forum's no longer worth the hassle and close it down, simple.
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Old 11.06.2021, 10:21
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Could decide the forum's no longer worth the hassle and close it down, simple.
Please don't talk rubbish, of course they are not going to shut a busy forum down. To even use that as a reason for not complaining about a situation is daft.
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Old 11.06.2021, 10:23
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Re: An email to thelocal management... please read and send it asap!

It’s been a while since there’s been an ‘uproar’ to generate forum traffic, The Local are probably revelling in it.
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Old 11.06.2021, 10:27
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Nothing happened last time, nothing will happen this time.

Tom
Last time we tried to wash our dirty laundry "in family", I don't think it has been reported to The Local etc.

I might be wrong though. As for EB I thought he's on something..or something, these decisions seem erratic to me.
Whatever.
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Old 11.06.2021, 10:35
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Re: An email to thelocal management... please read and send it asap!

I would add Paul at the local to the list.

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I would add Paul the list.
Paul?
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Old 11.06.2021, 10:45
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I would add Paul the list.
and Jason, too. don't forget Jason!
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Paul?
Paul at the Local I imagine.
He was the one who got involved when there was all the furore about the T&Cs.
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Old 11.06.2021, 10:56
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Paul?
Paul at the local. he visited us in 2011


https://www.englishforum.ch/members/...the-local.html




EDIT: he is no longer working at the local.

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Old 11.06.2021, 13:29
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We should have yearly awards. I nominate this thread to "Karen of the year"
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Old 11.06.2021, 16:58
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Re: An email to thelocal management... please read and send it asap!

People who use email in 2021 probably hang out in 90s style vbulletin online forums for fun...

Just write to the CEO on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-savage-thelocal
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Old 11.06.2021, 17:58
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People who use email in 2021 probably hang out in 90s style vbulletin online forums for fun...

Just write to the CEO on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-savage-thelocal
Or we just prefer them over other things. And no, I'm not joining LinkedIn just to send a message when I can already do it here.
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Old 11.06.2021, 18:06
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What's in it for me?
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Old 11.06.2021, 18:10
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Or we just prefer them over other things. And no, I'm not joining LinkedIn just to send a message when I can already do it here.
That’s a Karen thing to say...
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Old 11.06.2021, 18:22
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Please don't talk rubbish, of course they are not going to shut a busy forum down. To even use that as a reason for not complaining about a situation is daft.
If you look at the local front page there is no obvious link to the EF or attempt to drive traffic here.

The forum only exists because it's always been here and more or less runs itself.

So I don't see much evidence that anybody over there actually cares about this forum or wants to see it grow.
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