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Old 21.07.2021, 10:46
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If you look at a profile it shows time last active, does not work on every account ....
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How many people, other than mods, would bother to look at such stuff or even be interested by it?
I'll answer this apart from the context of the discussion in this thread.

This particular function - looking to see when last a particular user has been seen on the forum - is one I use quite often.

For example:
  • If I remember a thread in which there had been quite a lot of discussion, I sometimes go back to see whether the OP, who had first asked the question, has ever been back to read the replies.

  • On other occasions, that info about when the OP or when the last posters in an older thread were present, can help me decide whether it would be useful to resurrect an old thread. It can also help me notice if someone else (possibly a new user) is replying to someone who hasn't been around for years.

  • Sometimes, in a current thread, I link to an old one which I think is userful, and then I sometimes check to see whether, though the thread is old, the original OP is still active on the forum, and might perhaps return to to the discussion. Also, I can point out, in the new thread, that although the thread to which I'm linking is old, some of the info may still relevant.
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Old 21.07.2021, 10:56
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This post by 3wishes in the other thread makes FMF’s replies to ennui even worse in my opinion since he knew the information was no longer valid.
He certainly didn’t cover himself in glory in that exchange.


How many people, other than mods, would bother to look at such stuff or even be interested by it?
The only admin account in regular use at the time was Editor Bob, so perfectly reasonable to assume that it was still being used as the main admin account, whilst aware that the previous user of the Editor Bob account was no longer at EF.

I did not believe it was correct to share info that I had been given in confidence & had not been made public on the forum.
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The only admin account in regular use at the time was Editor Bob, so perfectly reasonable to assume that it was still being used as the main admin account, whilst aware that the previous user of the Editor Bob account was no longer at EF
Then why didnít you say that when I asked you about it.
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Old 21.07.2021, 11:04
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Then why didn’t you say that when I asked you about it.
I said contact Editor Bob, why did I need to share confidential information? That would be a big no no, if it's only available to mods in mod zone. I have noticed that a group of members do seem to be informed on various matters that have leaked. I can pretty much guess which member of the group will post next
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I said contact Editor Bob, why did I need to share confidential information? That would be a big no no, if it's only available to mods in mod zone. I have noticed that a group of members do seem to be informed on various matters that have leaked.
So you could have said, itís the same process as before, contact Editor Bob. That would have been enough. But you didnít do that, did you?
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You're not doing yourself any favours. A bit of humility wouldn't go amiss.
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Old 21.07.2021, 11:23
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So you could have said, it’s the same process as before, contact Editor Bob. That would have been enough. But you didn’t do that, did you?
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I believe you wrote to Editor Bob last time.
What I wrote is actually pretty close to your suggestion. I will try to dot the i's & cross the t's next time.
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Old 21.07.2021, 11:26
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What I wrote is actually pretty close to your suggestion.
As they say, close but no cigar. So this is banter. Keep it. Iíll make any future requests via PM and do my best to avoid interacting with you.
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Old 21.07.2021, 11:28
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The only admin account in regular use at the time was Editor Bob, so perfectly reasonable to assume that it was still being used as the main admin account, whilst aware that the previous user of the Editor Bob account was no longer at EF.

I did not believe it was correct to share info that I had been given in confidence & had not been made public on the forum.
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I said contact Editor Bob, why did I need to share confidential information? That would be a big no no, if it's only available to mods in mod zone. I have noticed that a group of members do seem to be informed on various matters that have leaked. I can pretty much guess which member of the group will post next
It was not shared here but it was known at least a month ago by the people who work at "TheLocal".
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Old 21.07.2021, 11:29
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The only admin account in regular use at the time was Editor Bob, so perfectly reasonable to assume that it was still being used as the main admin account, whilst aware that the previous user of the Editor Bob account was no longer at EF.

I did not believe it was correct to share info that I had been given in confidence & had not been made public on the forum.
You’re new so I’ll let you off this time as you’re still learning but a good mod never makes such assumptions.
A good mod would have found out what the correct procedure was knowing that the admin had changed and then come back with the correct response.
That doesn’t require breaking any confidences or sharing information and is more polite and respectful to the forum users.

As I said you’re new to the job and I’m sure you’ll learn given time but that really wasn’t your finest moment.
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Old 21.07.2021, 11:32
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It was not shared here but it was known at least a month ago by the people who work at "TheLocal".
Quite possibly, that was before it was in mod zone. As you may know, I don't work at 'TheLocal'
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Old 21.07.2021, 11:39
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Youíre new so Iíll let you off this time as youíre still learning but a good mod never makes such assumptions.
A good mod would have found out what the correct procedure was knowing that the admin had changed and then come back with the correct response.
That doesnít require breaking any confidences or sharing information and is more polite and respectful to the forum users.

As I said youíre new to the job and Iím sure youíll learn given time but that really wasnít your finest moment.
As a matter of fact, we still do not have a formal answer to "what is the correct procedure", clearly it is no longer possible to contact Editor Bob.
So has the new admin agreed we contact him or do we use the mod email team@englishforum.ch or use one of the other admin addresses?
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Old 21.07.2021, 11:49
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It was not shared here but it was known at least a month ago by the people who work at "TheLocal".
How do you know ?
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Old 21.07.2021, 11:55
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How do you know ?
Maybe he knows somebody who works at the Local?
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Old 21.07.2021, 11:58
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Maybe he knows somebody who works at the Local?
I am sure he is dyeing to tell us & post a picture of them
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Old 21.07.2021, 12:05
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Maybe he knows somebody who works at the Local?
He made the statement - he should back it up.
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Old 21.07.2021, 12:09
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He made the statement - he should back it up.
He has a big enough chorus, why would he need any proof.
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The advice given by the mod in that thread is the best that anyone could have given you really. The Mieterverband are the absolute experts and give up to the minute information which is far preferable to second hand, and possibly out of date, advice from a forum.

Again, no big deal, but I didn't ask for advice, since, as I mentioned in the post itself, I already sourced the theory. The question I asked doesn't relate to the answer the mod gave. I've no expectation that anyone reply to me, but I would like anyone doing so to respond to what I post, like I assume most people would.



Since others are now making the same mistake in assuming I asked something I didn't, or just aren't interested in answering my question, I think it's, perhaps, best to let sleeping dogs lie at this point.



It's certainly by no means the end of the world, and I've observed it to be common for people to answer questions they think were posed, or questions they are interested in answering, without checking or caring if their responses bear any relation to the questions posed.



I attended a session on this topic a few years ago - how rarely people answer questions asked, although they carry on as if they have. We're all commonly doing it, and inclined to do it, unless we check and take care, it was said.
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This tread started pathetically - and has now become much worse than a primary school playground...
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