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Pancakes 16.07.2021 18:10

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Originally Posted by Talk to you later (Post 3328595)
We like the smell of our own fart, but everyone else's farts stink. That is basically EF in a nutshell :)

I like the smell of your farts. :)

Landers 16.07.2021 18:10

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Originally Posted by parnell (Post 3328600)
If it's the post about the Germans then Germans are not a race - nor are the Irish for that matter so ease off on the soy.

Whether they are or they aren't isn't the problem. Just because something doesn't fit an exact definition *does* make the discrimination equally socially unacceptable.

PS I also have no idea what "ease off on the soy" is supposed to mean but sounds a bit suss in the context of this thread.

eyebeebe 16.07.2021 18:16

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Originally Posted by Treverus (Post 3328601)
I am the user who actually reported the post in question and I can confirm that you deleted it within a few minutes. Before that was it around for 12 hours or so and multiple users complained about it in the thread instead of reporting it.

I guess what Jim and frankly I are missing are consequences from the mod team. If a user goes too far, he should get a day or week off... and well, this seems to never happen anymore no matter how hostile, racist or insulting the post is. This post is just one example - the tone and aggressiveness on EF is clearly higher than it used to be.

Unlike others do I not blame you for it, but you took on the role to moderate the forum, so please do so some more...

I strongly considered reporting it, but actually thought it better to leave it there for more people to see what an obnoxious post it was.

Treverus 16.07.2021 18:16

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Originally Posted by fatmanfilms (Post 3328606)
Bizarrely 2 posters reported it within 1 minute of each other.

Due to the contents of the PM, I decided the matter was now out of my hands, the other mods presumably agreed as they were sent a copy. The Administrators may or may not be seeking legal advise before any action is taken.

Im not talking about the PM, I am talking about Toms post. What are you gonna do about it? Nothing? Thats what it looks like and that's what has annoyed several folks on here more than a bit... (Except of Parnell, who is a prime example of a user who makes EF worse and does not add the slightest bit of value to the original idea of this site.)

parnell 16.07.2021 18:20

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Originally Posted by Landers (Post 3328609)
Whether they are or they aren't isn't the problem. Just because something doesn't fit an exact definition doesn't make the discrimination equally socially unacceptable.

Of course it does ! Where have you been for the last 20 years ? Calling white people gammon or crackers is entirely socially acceptable or which celeb can you cite has been cancelled for the same ?

Also racism is something specific despite many people wishing to label every possible slight as racist.

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Originally Posted by Landers (Post 3328609)
PS I also have no idea what "ease off on the soy" is supposed to mean but sounds a bit suss in the context of this thread.

It means "don't be so delicate"

parnell 16.07.2021 18:21

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Originally Posted by Treverus (Post 3328611)
Im not talking about the PM, I am talking about Toms post. What are you gonna do about it? Nothing? Thats what it looks like and that's what has annoyed several folks on here more than a bit... (Except of Parnell, who is a prime example of a user who makes EF worse and does not add the slightest bit of value to the original idea of this site.)

Personal attacks are forbidden on this site - so I'm now caling for your banning - preferably with a little tarring and feathering first. Also hypocrite!

Tom1234 16.07.2021 18:22

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Originally Posted by parnell (Post 3328613)
Personal attacks are forbidden on this site - so I'm now caling for your banning - preferably with a little tarring and feathering first. Also hypocrite!

That's not a personal attack.

A personal attack would be calling you a racist twat.

parnell 16.07.2021 18:26

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Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 3328614)
That's not a personal attack.

A personal attack would be calling you a racist twat.

You should perhaps learn English before posting but I see that you prefer a complete lack of wit to get by.

HickvonFrick 16.07.2021 18:28

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I want to see the PM now...

schoggiweggli 16.07.2021 18:39

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Originally Posted by HickvonFrick (Post 3328618)
I want to see the PM now...

Someone said the Germans were all nasties, and everyone has got out of their prams.
Only Brit bashing is tolerated here.

bowlie 16.07.2021 18:41

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I’m taking a break, this place has become toxic.

jacek 16.07.2021 18:55

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We all are not perfect, we are humans. Sometimes, even I overreact to certain events and use those angry words in various contexts. Today one of my posts was also edited for using the “tabu word”. I didn’t even realize it has slipped thru my personal radar.

However, it’s not the reason to be pussy about it and leave the EF. We have to learn how to deal with our own weaknesses.

nickatbasel 16.07.2021 19:08

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Originally Posted by fatmanfilms (Post 3328589)
The forum seems very much friendlier than it was earlier this year, hence the return of posters & even a moderator who had avoided posting.
I have had PM's from people I would have never expected to approve of the changes thanking me for my hard work.

How many more on-side racist trolls, QAnon nutcases and all-round Karens do you plan to unban to prove your point?

fatmanfilms 16.07.2021 19:22

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Originally Posted by nickatbasel (Post 3328627)
How many more on-side racist trolls, QAnon nutcases and all-round Karens do you plan to unban to prove your point?

I have not unbanned a single person, I pretty sure you know that.

Blueangel 16.07.2021 19:29

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Originally Posted by fatmanfilms (Post 3328628)
I have not unbanned a single person, I pretty sure you know that.

Then who has?

komsomolez 16.07.2021 19:31

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So this is indeed just about Tom's nonsense with the Nazis and then the AC/DC video? I mean, who would take that seriously?

Blueangel 16.07.2021 19:36

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Originally Posted by jacek (Post 3328623)
We all are not perfect, we are humans. Sometimes, even I overreact to certain events and use those angry words in various contexts. Today one of my posts was also edited for using the “tabu word”. I didn’t even realize it has slipped thru my personal radar.

It was taboo in the 1930s and hideous in the context it was written. I made the huge mistake of reading it to my OH who lived his first 40yrs in Jo'burg, and he was freaking livid.

fatmanfilms 16.07.2021 19:43

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Originally Posted by Blueangel (Post 3328629)
Then who has?

Editor Bob, same person who made the changes to the moderation team both last year & more recently.

Do you honestly believe a single moderator acting alone could unban people who were permanently banned & get away with it on any day other than April 1st?

Blueangel 16.07.2021 19:47

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Originally Posted by fatmanfilms (Post 3328633)
Do you honestly believe a single moderator acting alone could unban people who were premaritally banned & get away with it on any day other than April 1st?

No, but I do know that a single mod's decision can be outvoted and over-ridden by the group.

CliiniMuus 16.07.2021 19:50

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I'm missing something. What's the reason Fatmanfilms is being accused of it, out of curiosity? Last time I checked, loads of people are mod's. Why's Fatmanfilms being singled out please?


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