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Nil 23.12.2011 10:27

A minimum of respect please?
 
English forum has great people contributing in here. Lots of those people did give moral support, help and guidance to everyone who asked for it.

When someone decide to leave the forum for personal reasons and want to inform the members of their decision and why, the minimum respect to give to them is to accept their decisions and their reasons.

I am very disappointed of the mod who took the decision to trash Porsch's farewell yesterday. It is disrespectful and bad manner. I waited to see if the thread would have been back where it belongs after some members mentioned it but nope, still nothing.

If long time members are treated this way, what does it says about the forum?

The forum is what it is because of the members.

Mud 23.12.2011 10:33

Re: A minimum of respect please?
 
Where's porsch's farewell thread?

Guest 23.12.2011 10:35

Re: A minimum of respect please?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mud (Post 1441231)
Where's porsch's farewell thread?

In the Trash area, here.

lost_inbroad 23.12.2011 10:37

Re: A minimum of respect please?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nil (Post 1441226)
English forum has great people contributing in here. Lots of those people did give moral support, help and guidance to everyone who asked for it.

When someone decide to leave the forum for personal reasons and want to inform the members of their decision and why, the minimum respect to give to them is to accept their decisions and their reasons.

I am very disappointed of the mod who took the decision to trash Porsch's farewell yesterday. It is disrespectful and bad manner. I waited to see if the thread would have been back where it belongs after some members mentioned it but nope, still nothing.

If long time members are treated this way, what does it says about the forum?

The forum is what it is because of the members.

The thread most likely closed because people couldn't leave it to be a farewell thread, but much rather had to instigate and involve useless banter such as Paul etc. Also, on the subject of a little respect, we are using this forum for free and are allowed to pretty much do anything given, we play within the rules. Do you therefore, find it acceptale, to trash Paul, the rules or the new terms and conditions every chance we get?

Guest 23.12.2011 10:43

Re: A minimum of respect please?
 
It was closed because it is forum policy to close goodbye threads.

It was trashed because the existence of another forum was acknowledged, and that isn't allowed by some bloke in Munich who tells lies about our friends. :)

Nil 23.12.2011 10:44

Re: A minimum of respect please?
 
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Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 1441234)
The thread most likely closed because people couldn't leave it to be a farewell thread, but much rather had to instigate and involve useless banter such as Paul etc. Also, on the subject of a little respect, we are using this forum for free and are allowed to pretty much do anything given, we play within the rules. Do you therefore, find it acceptale, to trash Paul, the rules or the new terms and conditions every chance we get?

To trash Paul? No. To ask him to keep his promises? Yes.

Instead to close the thread, mods could have ask to stay on topic. They could have done some moderation instead to close it and drop it in the trash.

Swiss Cheddar 23.12.2011 10:51

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It was closed because it is forum policy to close goodbye threads.

It was trashed because the existence of another forum was acknowledged, and that isn't allowed by some bloke in Munich who tells lies about our friends. :)

LOL


It was quite interesting looking at the list of 'rep rankings' and seeing that there are still many forum legends quite high on the list even though they were banned/left many moons ago (Lob, DaveA, gregv, peachy just to mention a few) after the first major change after Mark passed away. Also many of these peoples threads still live on today.


cheers
SC

Guest 23.12.2011 10:54

Re: A minimum of respect please?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Swiss Cheddar (Post 1441247)
It was quite interesting looking at the list of 'rep rankings' and seeing that there are still many forum legends quite high on the list even though they were banned/left many moons ago (Lob, DaveA, gregv, peachy just to mention a few) after the first major change after Mark passed away. Also many of these peoples threads still live on today.

Indeed. And everyone you mention is still sharing his knowledge, experience and wisdom with the world - just not here. :)

Nil 23.12.2011 10:57

Re: A minimum of respect please?
 
The point is Porsch had the respect of a lot of people in here. To trash his farewell est degueulasse (for lack of better English word)

Swiss Cheddar 23.12.2011 10:58

Re: A minimum of respect please?
 
Where is gregv??????????


He was a quality mod in the old skool days.


Also i met him a couple of times.........really genuine nice guy !!


cheers
SC

Guest 23.12.2011 10:59

Re: A minimum of respect please?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Swiss Cheddar (Post 1441253)
Where is gregv??????????

He's talking somewhere, but not in German.

Swiss Cheddar 23.12.2011 11:05

Re: A minimum of respect please?
 
Quote:

He's talking somewhere, but not in German.

LOL cheers....


Shame that not alot of people seem to be shooting the breeze but instead seem to be talking not in german.........much prefer the layout and general ethos of STC than ET.

cheers
SC

Guest 23.12.2011 11:05

Re: A minimum of respect please?
 
I bet our friend in Munich wishes he could close the Viadukt, Facebook and Swiss telephone companies and send them all to trash. :p

There'll be a few of us at the Viadukt this evening, if anyone is interested. :)

amogles 23.12.2011 11:07

Re: A minimum of respect please?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nil (Post 1441226)
The forum is what it is because of the members.


Do you really think so?

I thought it was the timely and though-provoking analysis from The Local that keeps us coming back.

Nil 23.12.2011 11:10

Re: A minimum of respect please?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by amogles (Post 1441267)
Do you really think so?

I thought it was the timely and though-provoking analysis from The Local that keeps us coming back.

Well, it is for sure the best journalism we saw since the beginning of this century.

Castro 23.12.2011 11:39

Re: A minimum of respect please?
 
Quote:

I bet our friend in Munich wishes he could close the Viadukt, Facebook and Swiss telephone companies and send them all to trash. :p

There'll be a few of us at the Viadukt this evening, if anyone is interested. :)
DB, I used to really enjoy reading your posts.. well written and full of wit. Now its just rancour. I don't mean to be unwelcoming, but if you find EF so offensive why not just take a break from reading/posting. I care very little for inter-forum politics, but I do care about maintaining a friendly atmosphere on here, and constantly sniping at people doesn't help. The point has been made, can we please move on now?

Cheers

Nil 23.12.2011 11:45

Re: A minimum of respect please?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Castro (Post 1441304)
DB, I used to really enjoy reading your posts.. well written and full of wit. Now its just rancour. I don't mean to be unwelcoming, but if you find EF so offensive why not just take a break from reading/posting. I care very little for inter-forum politics, but I do care about maintaining a friendly atmosphere on here, and constantly sniping at people doesn't help. The point has been made, can we please move on now?

Cheers

So Castro, would you mind to explain to us why a farewell is put into trash?

lost_inbroad 23.12.2011 11:46

Re: A minimum of respect please?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nil (Post 1441308)
So Castro, would you mind to explain to us why a farewell is put into trash?

Because it was a shit thread.

Swiss Cheddar 23.12.2011 11:49

Re: A minimum of respect please?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 1441310)
Because it was a shit thread.

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Ouchboy 23.12.2011 11:58

Re: A minimum of respect please?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 1441310)
Because it was a shit thread.

It's not shit when someone decides to quickly say farewell when living EF.

This on the other hand...


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