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Old 03.08.2010, 14:55
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The EF "Circle of Trust"....

....ok, hopefully this will be interesting and not too "trite" responses will flow

A couple of days ago I got a very nice PM from somebody asking if I was somebody else.....somebody who used to post on here (I'm not by the way!). It was a perfectly nice message but when I answered "No. Why?", the response was something to the effect of "Well, you got involved in a recent episode of EF politics that a newbie wouldn't do". Good and reasonable answer and the answer is - of course - that I'm just a gobby and self opinionated person, not the reincarnation of EF past.

However.....made me think......apart from the written rules of etiquette here (intros, etc) and the obvious non written ones (thanks etc), I'd be really interested if anybody has the minerals to say what criteria they apply in their own mind to posters on here....

eg.....is it OK to comment on general threads from day 1, but you really shouldn't comment on mods etc until you have 100 posts? Or you shouldn't comment on a Legend until you've been to an event? How many posts should I have posted before I weighed in to THAT thread? etc etc

What are your own personal filters that you apply to a post before deciding if its appropriate or worthwhile or just rude that you apply to the "top right box" of info?

Hope that makes sense
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Old 03.08.2010, 15:08
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Re: The EF "Circle of Trust"....

Same rules as in life, say what you like but try not to be a total spanner.
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Old 03.08.2010, 15:19
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Same rules as in life, say what you like but try not to be a total spanner.
Well....thats obvious......but is spannerhood more easy to fall into as a newbie? Or would you forgive spannerness in somebody with more than 20 posts??
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Old 03.08.2010, 15:19
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Re: The EF "Circle of Trust"....

I agree with Planthead. I say what I want when I want, get arsey and lose my temper with rude posters, argue with people when they are out of line, compliment and encourage nice people and talk a load of sh*te. And I have done since day one regardless of being a newbie.

The only rule I have is I don't post when I'm drunk.....just like I try to watch my big gob in real life when I'm drunk

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Well....thats obvious......but is spannerhood more easy to fall into as a newbie? Or would you forgive spannerness in somebody with more than 20 posts??
I actually find it funny when someone is a spanner so I don't care if they are newbies or veterans.
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Old 03.08.2010, 15:20
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Well....thats obvious......but is spannerhood more easy to fall into as a newbie? Or would you forgive spannerness in somebody with more than 20 posts??
Bloody hell....thats was my "Senior Member" post....I was trying to save that occasion for something more grand than spannerosity
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Old 03.08.2010, 15:22
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Re: The EF "Circle of Trust"....

No worries. You'll sort yourself out, one way or another, in time to come. Look at I-B-Deborah - she had three red blobs at the start of her 'career' here. Just look at her today.
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Old 03.08.2010, 15:27
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Re: The EF "Circle of Trust"....

/me smiles quietly at one of the above comments....
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Old 03.08.2010, 15:28
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No worries. You'll sort yourself out, one way or another, in time to come. Look at I-B-Deborah - she had three red blobs at the start of her 'career' here. Just look at her today.
Nooooo......you misunderstand.....I'm not worried and the conversation was fine.....

It was more just an interesting thought about IN GENERAL how people view and evaluate people on here in an unwritten way....it was a bit more deep than "nobody loves me"
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Old 03.08.2010, 15:33
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/me smiles quietly at one of the above comments....
TOOOO deep....explain please?
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Nooooo......you misunderstand.....I'm not worried and the conversation was fine.....

It was more just an interesting thought about IN GENERAL how people view and evaluate people on here in an unwritten way....it was a bit more deep than "nobody loves me"

You misunderstand too.
OK, if I see a newbie posting with presumption, I'd just think that she/he hasn't found her/his footing yet. I'd give it some time to see how his/her online personality develops or pans out. I'd value posters with strong but educated opinions but generally dislike w@nkers (small wonder).

So the suggestion from the others as well to be yourself from day one works out.
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Re: The EF "Circle of Trust"....

Interesting article, will help you understand the circle of "Trust" - Works on here as good as anywhere else.

http://hubpages.com/hub/Kissing-Ass-is-an-Art
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Old 03.08.2010, 15:58
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Re: The EF "Circle of Trust"....

A newbie poster that gets beat up and comes back smiling gets my vote and respect.
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Old 03.08.2010, 15:59
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A newbie poster that gets beat up and comes back smiling gets my vote and respect.
That was you, if I remember rightly.
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Old 03.08.2010, 16:02
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That was you, if I remember rightly.
Moi ? I behaved didn't I ? Damm, time to get another username, this one is tainted.
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Old 03.08.2010, 16:13
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Re: The EF "Circle of Trust"....

The person who PMed you is clearly an idiot
PlantHead said it all...
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Old 03.08.2010, 16:18
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Re: The EF "Circle of Trust"....

I think the spanners are those who try to change the forum culture - demanding things be done their way - or who bitch and moan about something that's been endlessly bitched and moaned about already, or who exhibit rather obnoxious racist/xenophobic/parochial views.

It's an irregular noun though:

I have strong opinions
You are an idiot
He is a spanner.
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Old 03.08.2010, 16:21
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I think the spanners are those who try to change the forum culture - demanding things be done their way - or who bitch and moan about something that's been endlessly bitched and moaned about already, or who exhibit rather obnoxious racist/xenophobic/parochial views.

It's an irregular noun though:

I have strong opinions
You are an idiot
He is a spanner.
My understanding of spanners is they are just a bit dumb and say something stupid. People who bitch and moan aren't spanners....they're twats and deserve hitting with a bag of spanners
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Old 03.08.2010, 16:23
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Re: The EF "Circle of Trust"....

OK,

I have strong opinions
You are a spanner
He is a complete twat
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Old 03.08.2010, 16:23
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The person who PMed you is clearly an idiot
Dunno.......forgot who it was......not very memorable
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Old 03.08.2010, 16:40
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Re: The EF "Circle of Trust"....

For me it is a combination of time and number of posts (ie Up the Hatters, you don't average 7 posts a day without getting a feel for this forum pretty quick ) It is like starting a new job, take your time before (STRONGLY) expressing your opinion otherwise you will be lableled a w*anker and no one (especially here) will come to your aid or even worse give you some advice which might save your butt in this funny old country we live in. A newbie jumping in too quick deserves jumping on, if we don't do it here, god forbid it might happen in the real world..........
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