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*IMPORTANT* A decline in forum conduct that needs addressing!

Discussion in 'Comments, Suggestions and Announcements' started by ZBOYD, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. The Cupra Kid

    The Cupra Kid A member since the start!

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    Just come back off my hols and thought I'd give the site a once over...OMFG!!!!

    Admin... TOP WORK and a huge thumbs up :)

    I've been a member of this site roughly from its birth when Lee was running it as a passion, and it takes alot of time and effort to keep it running. I've noticed a few nasty comments from various members which are designed to cause tension, we dont need people like is on the site. The site will and has suffered from a small amount of members, and i'm glad Admin has addressed it.

    If you don't share a passion/interest in the "product" then find a site to suit your needs, dont bring this "respected" site down to the gutter.

    We dont need "my cars better than yours" and get the arse cos someone says otherwise... so what! This site is a totally invaluable source of information with some great memebers, let not let a few bad apples ruin it!

    Keep up the good work Admin :)
     
  2. Feel

    Feel Veedubya 'velle

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    Yep, it's working well. Accepted the new rules last week just before I went away - didn't expect to be "checking in" while I was away as it became tiresome scrolling through pages of dross whilst on GPRS.

    Anyway, the forums seem to have headed back towards the "good old days" of technical detail and people helping people out.

    Nice one :D
     
  3. m0rk

    m0rk sarcasm comes free
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    I think that posts sums it up Phil...!
     
  4. stpete

    stpete Senior Member

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    Just logged on for first time after two week hols and I am so glad this has been done, was startin to get realy hacked off with threads that went nowhere and silly bragging! maybe as Leon is gettin older and prices are dropping some slightly younger more err brash types are findin the forum but whatever the cause well done for sortin it!!!
     
  5. ZBOYD

    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!
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    I'd just like to bring this topic to the forefront again. As some people are slipping a little in their conduct and use of the forum. (if you don't know what i refer to, look at the first post of this thread)!!

    This a friendly reminder that it is NOT accepted behaviour.

    I also feel a few people should curb their comments too, if you don't like something for example, your free to post your opinion of it but don't add an insult or condemnation to the comment.

    The bottom line is, think a little, take a little time to gloss over your responses and try and pre-empt any kind of avoidable friction.

    If you feel you have been abused, or insulted. Don't take the moderation into your own hands by attacking the other person back.

    If you do that, your no better than they are, and you take us out of the equation, we won't protect people who can't help sticking their oar in.

    Speech ends.
     
  6. Kris

    Kris ESTATE! I'm Getting Old!

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    After reading a few threads on here recently I thought this thread would come up again!

    Come on Boys & Girls lets sort it out!
     
  7. croakey

    croakey Guest

    hang on though can i just say it appears several members on here have issues regarding the attitude of one particular user...and it would appear moderators will not do anything to kerb the attitude

    i came on here to talk to fellow people, and share ideas, so far it seems i'm being labelled the baddie for A) posting my pictures B) returning comment on criticisms, and trying to explain my reasonings, and C) for making it clear sexist, abusive derogatory comments towards my girlfriend are not acceptable

    to top it off it appears i have a cyber stalker who is tracking my posts, only to post a childish immature bitchy little comment underneath

    sort it out moderators...its your job title :)
     
  8. ZBOYD

    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!
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    Firstly its not our job to play nanny state to people (adults) who should know better.

    Secondly you gave as good back in that thread, so you fall headlong into exactly why i've posted the above. Take it unto yourself and reap what you sow. Next time bring it to our attention so we can deal with it. (REPORT POST) >> [​IMG]

    And thirdly no-one is labelling anyone, Im telling EVERYONE including yourself. If it was specifically aimed at you, I would of sent it to you and you alone.

    Non of us are going to bang our heads against walls reading through a thread that has decended into a slanging match. Simple answer for us is to close the thread.

    Heavy handed maybe, but it works, if people can't be civilised and discuss things in a civilised manner, then you forfeit the thread.

    If you don't like the way we run the place, then you know where the log-off is.

    When the Admins and Mods are 'paid' to run this place, then you can tell us how to run it. Until that day, im afraid its our way or the highway. Your always welcome to offer comments, but don't demand or tell us how we should deal with this site, we've been at it for a very long time now. ;)
     
  9. croakey

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    lol..what a grown up well structured unbiased uninflammatory reply...

    thanks...nice to know you care

    fair enough in future i will use the report tool...but like you said its your way or the highway...and baring in mind several other people have mentioned how much of an attitude a certain member has,they also mention how little or nothing is ever done.


    my comment on it all...is stop working around the subject. you know, i know, everyone knows,who it is that is causing tension...can i make a suggestion then (as you said i was allowed to) that maybe something is done about it ??

    thank you :)
     
  10. WW_VRS

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    I guess I've not spotted some of the threads that are being referred to ;) That said I usually seem to automatically skip those kinda threads or not reply.

    You get the same on most car sites every once in a while, I'm a site admin/owner of a non-car site and the moderation needs flare up there too.

    From my personal perspective I think this site & briskoda.net where I am a fairly active poster ;) due to my car, are both excellent and have a nice balance between useful & banter posts. May it long stay that way :)
     
  11. ZBOYD

    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!
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    I don't care! What made you think i did. :D

    As for grown up, im not the one being argumentative and one sided here.

    But I am so glad your catching on. :)
     
  12. Molehill_Mike

    Molehill_Mike Rollin' on 20s

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    :shrug: I have no idea who or what is going on,

    All I know is this forum is superb, helpful, and above all tells the truth, I for one like the difference of opinion, as long as it is done in an adult, grown up way.

    Keep it up Admin, lets keep this site Number #1!

    :clap:

    Mike
     
  13. DPJ

    DPJ ...........

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    I was going to post a poll asking if everyone was happy with the way this site was run...

    Are you happy with the way SeatCupra.net is run?
    • Yes
    • Yes

    What do you think. :D (I'm happy)
     
  14. Molehill_Mike

    Molehill_Mike Rollin' on 20s

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    Sounds good to me ;)
     
  15. ZBOYD

    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!
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    I wouldn't say its perfect, but name somewhere that is. There are lots of things we would like to do, to make improvements. But these all take time to do.

    We all work full-time and have built this place up in our precious free-time. Its a hobby not a career. Some folks need to get that through their heads obviously.

    But we know the vast majority of members are good people, and add useful informative content and structure to this forum.

    Its a fine balance of moderation, your too heavy handed and your criticised, your not heavy handed enough and your criticised.

    We do still have some faith that many of the people here are adult enough to moderate themselves, and we rarely have to get involved. Banning people should be a last resort.

    Its easy to just ban people and not actually confront the problem. And the problem isn't always as clear cut as some people think it is.
     
  16. croakey

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    i can agree whole heartedly, but i just feel addressing the actual issue itself may in fact be the best option.

    its all fair and well saying people should behave like adults, when some quite clearly cant do that there needs to be a system to deal with this!
     
  17. ZBOYD

    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!
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    From my point of view there is no issue to address, I go back to the fact that, both parties gave as good. Next time come to us sooner, and don't retaliate.

    Now its just a 50:50 situation for us, which ultimately means were not spending time fishing out all the bad posts from a thread, its easier to just chuck it in the bin.

    Have a gloss over the rules then you will know our policy. Section 3 especially covers much of what I have been outlining.

    http://www.seatcupra.net/forums/faq.php?faq=scn_faqrules_item#faq_scn_rules_mod1

    I'm not saying you were not wronged by another party, but I'm not punishing a person when you've waded into them just as hard.
     
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  18. m0rk

    m0rk sarcasm comes free
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    I'd actually be interested to know what we could do better (in an open discussion) or at least an idea's thread
     
  19. DPJ

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  20. croakey

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    hmmm...
     

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