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Old 03.01.2023, 09:14
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Re: Englishforum Bullying

English Forum is nothing more than a virtual pub. You can walk in and out any time you like and join in conversations at your own risk. Some of what is said is true but there is a lot of BS and unverified statements. And you need at least a partially thick skin to deal with the regulars. I helped Mark build this forum, and it would be good to see it be a "reputable establishment".

If you walk into EF like walking into a Pub, you shouldn't have any problems. Oh, and the beer is free, always has been
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Old 03.01.2023, 09:47
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Just to be clear one one thing - totally unrelated to the previous 100 or so messages - you become a forum 'veteran' or 'legend' simply by posting a lot - it has zero to do with voting, nominations, a special club - and what you post doesn't even have to be useful....



But it does take a fair effort to get past 2500 posts.... you can check out who is around, who is inactive and who are the obsessive commentators using the 'community' option at the top of the forum and you can pull down the member list....and also how long those people have been around....
And having done so, some of the active Veterans / Forum Legends:
markalex
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ch2013
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ZuriRollt
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litespeed
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Jim2007
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A diverse bunch!

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And having done so, some of the active Veterans:
markalex
Biro
ch2013
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litespeed
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Ouchboy
Jim2007
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A diverse bunch!
…and me…

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Old 03.01.2023, 10:18
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Re: Englishforum Bullying

Have never bullied any EFer. Perhaps only put em straight when need be.
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Old 03.01.2023, 10:31
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Itís all about playing the ball, not the player. Specifically staying with the subject and not resorting to personal insults.

A forum legend called me an idiot when I posted something s/he didnít like. Didnít attempt to discuss or argue the point, just insult.

Ya, ya sticks and stones and all that but I was displeased that a poor attempt to shut me up was aloud to go unchallenged. I subsequently ignored them and donít see their childish posts anymore.

Perhaps my own fault as I didnít complain directly but just put a comment on the thread.

This place is often called toxic, for good reason.
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Old 03.01.2023, 10:36
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Old 03.01.2023, 10:41
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Itís all about playing the ball, not the player. Specifically staying with the subject and not resorting to personal insults.

A forum legend called me an idiot when I posted something s/he didnít like. Didnít attempt to discuss or argue the point, just insult.

Ya, ya sticks and stones and all that but I was displeased that a poor attempt to shut me up was aloud to go unchallenged. I subsequently ignored them and donít see their childish posts anymore.

Perhaps my own fault as I didnít complain directly but just put a comment on the thread.

This place is often called toxic, for good reason.
You should report it if that happens. We donít see every post on every thread, there are some threads I rarely look at as itís not a topic that interests me but other mods have different interests and are involved in those threads.

If you report it all mods receive it in an email and one if them can act when itís appropriate to do so even if they havenít seen the post.
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And having done so, some of the active Veterans:
markalex
Biro
ch2013
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ZuriRollt
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litespeed
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This is completely wrong. I am neither a Veteran nor “obsessive”.
And I, personally, always check my facts before posting a misleading post
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Old 03.01.2023, 10:50
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This is completely wrong. I am neither a Veteran nor ďobsessiveĒ.
How did you get ďobsessiveĒ from "active"?

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How did you get ďobsessiveĒ from "active"?

Tom
It's a slippery slope....
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You should report it if that happens. We donít see every post on every thread, there are some threads I rarely look at as itís not a topic that interests me but other mods have different interests and are involved in those threads.

If you report it all mods receive it in an email and one if them can act when itís appropriate to do so even if they havenít seen the post.
Iím not even sure how to do that.

A further thought is that two mods, after consulting, should be able to issue a yellow card. Said yellow card serving as a warning, nothing else. Three (or possibly five) should be able to issue a red card including a 48hr cooling off period.
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Old 03.01.2023, 11:22
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If you walk into EF like walking into a Pub, you shouldn't have any problems. Oh, and the beer is free, always has been
Sometimes you enter a pub that you have never been in before and the locals give you an evil stare and treats you with contempt.
Some forum veterans treat most newbies like that.

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Itís all about playing the ball, not the player. Specifically staying with the subject and not resorting to personal insults.

A forum legend called me an idiot when I posted something s/he didnít like. Didnít attempt to discuss or argue the point, just insult.
That was me, I believe. Your argument was wrong but that wasn't the problem - your apparent utter contempt for cyclists (which you tried to pretend you didn't have) was the problem.
It wasn't the ball - it was the player. It was you.

Having seen car drivers use their cars as weapons against cyclists and heard of some horror stories on the same theme, I took you to task.

But if you want to act all adult about it - how about you apologise for your attitude and then change it?
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How did you get ďobsessiveĒ from "active"?

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From the original post that the comment was derived from :

https://www.englishforum.ch/3454390-post80.html
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Old 03.01.2023, 11:36
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I’m not even sure how to do that.

A further thought is that two mods, after consulting, should be able to issue a yellow card. Said yellow card serving as a warning, nothing else. Three (or possibly five) should be able to issue a red card including a 48hr cooling off period.
You click on the red warning triangle at the top of the post and then type your message in the box.
Hit send and your message is sent as an email to all mods.

We have the infraction system which was introduced briefly for a time and was one of the reasons FMF was made a mod which then ultimately led to the big forum overhaul.
We could potentially look into reinstating it with clear guidelines in place. We currently use short cooling off bans for that purpose which also require the agreement of two or more mods.

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And having done so, some of the active Veterans:

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A diverse bunch!
Half or more of them are Legends...
I'm both happy and saddened to be left out.

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Just to be clear one one thing - totally unrelated to the previous 100 or so messages - you become a forum 'veteran' or 'legend' simply by posting a lot - it has zero to do with voting, nominations, a special club - and what you post doesn't even have to be useful....


But it does take a fair effort to get past 2500 posts.... you can check out who is around, who is inactive and who are the obsessive commentators using the 'community' option at the top of the forum and you can pull down the member list....and also how long those people have been around....
It's interesting to see the post per day stats as well. Some of the "legends" are less active than they used to be, some members hit veteran after less than a year of posting.
Then to confuse issues there are returned posters, one of who is a legend again posting 5 times a day.
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you're allowed to tat but the other person cannot tit-for-tat back.
So only tat on EF, and no tits?
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Old 03.01.2023, 11:55
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Have never bullied any EFer. Perhaps only put em straight when need be.
It's another irregular verb, quite similar to
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A forum legend called me an idiot when I posted something s/he didnít like. Didnít attempt to discuss or argue the point, just insult
Personal insults is one of the things we're trying to eliminate.

The infraction system can work quite well. It keeps a clear record of infractions and the post for which they were handed down.
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Oooooh. Just checked and Iím a veteran.
When do I get my splurge gun?
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Personal insults is one of the things we're trying to eliminate.
How about adding a Yellow Card to the emojis?
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How about adding a Yellow Card to the emojis?
I want penalties!

Seriously, don't the mods have enough tools and can just apply as they see fit? We can of course try to implement some social credit scheme, but seeing on what tech this fine forum here generally runs, maybe we should stick to what we have.

And I wonder what system would have been able to track the "bullying" the OP had to suffer from.
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