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View Poll Results: What would you personally prefer to happen?
I want the UK to stay in an ever-closer union 49 23.11%
I want the UK to stay in a loosely connected EU 68 32.08%
I want the UK out because the EU is bad for the UK 22 10.38%
I want the UK out because the EU is a bad thing 23 10.85%
I want the UK out because this would be good for the rest of us 17 8.02%
I don't really care 33 15.57%
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I think I hurt his ex-public school feelings. No judgement, FMF, I've worked in both sectors. It must have been dreadful for you. *

*sarcasm. HTH.

People in glass houses should not throw stones.

I thought only the crap teachers teach in public schools? I picked that up from this forum, no idea if it's true.
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Where have I bullied anyone? Disagreed, yes, been sarcastic, yes, found stuff ridiculous, yes. You are the one constantly being antagonistic for some reason.
I think he misunderstood your reference to public school bullies e.g. BJ and other politicians of this sort (David Cameron etc). For some reason FMF thinks it's all about him?
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People in glass houses should not throw stones.
True. Which glass house are we talking about, flower? I've got a lovely one I grow tomatoes in.


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I think he misunderstood your reference to public school bullies e.g. BJ and others. For some reason FMF thinks it's all about him?
Ah. So... public school embarassment? Privilege? Entitlement?
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Old 05.01.2020, 18:40
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Ah. So... public school embarassment? Privilege? Entitlement?
Chip on the shoulder.


Seriously though, these things shouldn't matter. The kind of politicians I like have usually 0 chances to win any elections.

Where did things become so bad and the public so easily manipulated, I have no idea. I thought it was more specific to weaker democracies, but no. It's a global trend.
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No offence, but itís an anonymous forum so you can say whatever suits you about your virtual prowess. You could be an unemployed single mother in Barnstaple with a gambling habit or you could have been born with a silver spoon in your mouth and had family money helping smooth over your life. Who knows?

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Old 05.01.2020, 18:42
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Ah. So... public school embarassment? Privilege? Entitlement?
Why would it be an embarrassment to go to a public school? No entitlement or privilege it's either paid by your parents or gifted by the school. Less so now as foreign students were charged at least double fees, however that was outlawed by discrimination laws.

Have you got a chip on your shoulder?
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Why would it be an embarrassment to go to a public school? No entitlement or privilege it's either paid by your parents or gifted by the school. Less so now as foreign students were charged at least double fees, however that was outlawed by discrimination laws.

Have you got a chip on your shoulder?
Itís privilege whoever picks up the tab.

Thought we covered this in another thread.
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People in glass houses should not throw stones.

I thought only the crap teachers teach in public schools? I picked that up from this forum, no idea if it's true.
Did you? There you go! Well done you. A brilliant start.


Depends on on the public school. Depends on the kids and their parents. You must know, right? There must have been some kids at yours with even bigger issues than yours.

Right. Back to the aptly named Johnson being a proper bellend. ..
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Old 05.01.2020, 18:58
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People in glass houses should not throw stones.

I thought only the crap teachers teach in public schools? I picked that up from this forum, no idea if it's true.
Nah, I strongly advise you take everything on the internet with a pinch of salt..
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Old 05.01.2020, 19:09
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I think he misunderstood your reference to public school bullies e.g. BJ and other politicians of this sort (David Cameron etc). For some reason FMF thinks it's all about him?
This.

Quite an eye-opener off the back of a misunderstanding, though.
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Old 05.01.2020, 19:24
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Itís privilege whoever picks up the tab.

Thought we covered this in another thread.
Itís a disadvantage it you listen to the noise here
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Itís a disadvantage it you listen to the noise here
Only because it narrows the mind. Some folk manage to rise above it though. Others wallow.
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Itís a disadvantage it you listen to the noise here
I guess anything you disagree with is Ďnoiseí, right?

Some bang-on points in that thread, though.
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Why would it be an embarrassment to go to a public school? No entitlement or privilege it's either paid by your parents or gifted by the school. Less so now as foreign students were charged at least double fees, however that was outlawed by discrimination laws.

Have you got a chip on your shoulder?
It's privilege if your parents can afford c. 25k a year. That's more than the average UK salary. To argue that it isn't is naive in the extreme. As for the schools paying.... scholarships are very scarce and rarely pay the full whack. But if your parents can afford the fees without wincing and cutting back elsewhere I guess you grow up not really understanding how the rest of the world works.

No chips here. Why do you ask? You seem intrigued by me. Are you flirting? You are, aren't you. You rogue, you. Well... since you didn't ask...


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Reported for another foul personal attack yet again supported by a mod.
As you've seen fit to share your report, I'll share the response here.

1. Saying that you've been involved in bullying may be unfounded (or not) but it's not what I view as a personal attack. I think the other mods would agree, but no, I don't speak for anyone but myself here.
2. MC's thanks is perfectly fair - as has been said so many times there's no reason at all why she shouldn't thank or groan wherever she wants to. Being a mod has nothing to do with it.

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As you've seen fit to share your report, I'll share the response here.

1. Saying that you've been involved in bullying may be unfounded (or not) but it's not what I view as a personal attack. I think the other mods would agree, but no, I don't speak for anyone but myself here.
2. MC's thanks is perfectly fair - as has been said do many times there's no reason at all why she shouldn't thank or groan wherever she wants to. Being a mod has nothing to do with it.
What report have I shared?

Ok. So what do you view as a personal attack? I'm keen to understand.
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As you've seen fit to share your report, I'll share the response here.

1. Saying that you've been involved in bullying may be unfounded (or not) but it's not what I view as a personal attack. I think the other mods would agree, but no, I don't speak for anyone but myself here.
2. MC's thanks is perfectly fair - as has been said do many times there's no reason at all why she shouldn't thank or groan wherever she wants to. Being a mod has nothing to do with it.
Interesting.

I thought policy (mentioned by mods on here several times) was always to deal with these things behind the scenes and never bring them into the open - and rarely to ever reply in person.

Really poor show, this Ace - new year, same old ways.
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What report have I shared?
The fact that you reported the post as a personal attack.
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Ok. So what do you view as a personal attack? I'm keen to understand.
There's been plenty of examples, I'm sure you agree.
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I thought policy (mentioned by mods on here several times) was always to deal with these things behind the scenes and never bring them into the open - and rarely to ever reply in person.
Did you?

We don't run on fixed policies, as has been made very clear recently. If a user chooses to bring a PM, a post report, or whatever else, into the public forum, then it may sometime deserve a response in public too, for transparency's sake if nothing else.
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The fact that you reported the post as a personal attack.

There's been plenty of examples, I'm sure you agree.

Did you?

We don't run on fixed policies, as has been made very clear recently. If a user chooses to bring a PM, a post report, or whatever else, into the public forum, then it may sometime deserve a response in public too, for transparency's sake if nothing else.
Plenty of instances of people saying they've reported a post. No? But you single me out. Why?

Clearly what I think is unacceptable is different to what you think is unacceptable. So, examples please.

Why did my reported post deserve a public response? Others don't. Again, this feels personal.

So no fixed policies. A suck-it-and-see approach depending on the mod mood?
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Did you?

We don't run on fixed policies, as has been made very clear recently. If a user chooses to bring a PM, a post report, or whatever else, into the public forum, then it may sometime deserve a response in public too, for transparency's sake if nothing else.
If you don't run on fixed policies, then this is even worse. Stop picking out single users - given that you have the power on here, that is actual bullying.

Saying "I will be reporting you" isn't the same as sharing the contents of the report, you know this.

Also, start having some policies, this approach is ridiculous.
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