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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. Triple D

    Triple D Guest

    Oh dear,seems i have really got on the wrong side of somebody :(:givein:



    Suppose i should realy oppologise for causing,or for making arguments over srcastic comments, and trying to antagonise the situation.

    All the stuff i put in the pm above that Mr Croakey above so kindly posted i feel are true.
    Yes we both said things, and yes it was immature.

    Sorry people for causing this pain and childish behaviour, seems i have upset a few people.

    :givein:
     
  2. m0rk

    m0rk sarcasm comes free
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    Now you know that's a bannable offence..............
     
  3. Triple D

    Triple D Guest

    But also isnt posting PM's???? hence why they are called PM
     
  4. m0rk

    m0rk sarcasm comes free
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    I can't find that rule.

    I can find the one on every page saying

    "PLEASE NOTE - PERSONAL ABUSE, ABUSE AGAINST THIS OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE OR ANY COMPANY WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. OFFENDERS WILL BE MODERATED OR EVEN BANNED."
     
  5. Triple D

    Triple D Guest

    Ok well fair doos, if you want to ban me then i only have myself to blaim thats all :shrug: Sorry
     
  6. mark sheerin

    mark sheerin DUNLOP academy wanabee

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    Well I cant say anything as I know more than anyone I was guilty of many of the above..

    I was the thread twister , twisted thread twister..(sung to the tune of prodigy's firestarter).

    I tried to be entertaining..and failed and everyone knew to avoid my posts if neccessary. But I never ventured into arguments or mud slinging or racism etc..
    sure I have some very deep views that I aired in the name of reasoned argument..

    However is the problem with the new members txt speak and general lack of respect indicative of a lowering of the age and social status of new members.

    When the Leon surfaced in MK 1 form it was a new car only within the reach of the generally young professional conscienceous worker...

    now that the cars can be bought from as little as 5k upwards for a Leon Cupra have we now found an insurgance of a different social grouping.

    I apologise if that makes me sound snobbish but it isn't meant to be Its just an observation of how the mechanics of forum evolution may be occuring.
     
  7. croakey

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    tripleD i wasnt aiming on make a scene with that PM...just making the attitude i was getting public (as i was told this was what i had to do)

    end of the day i cant be arsed to argue...lets just drop it and get on with life
     
  8. DPJ

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    I think there has always been a good proportion of 'blue collar' owners of new Cupras, Mark.

    It's the owners of bronze T reg dodgems that worry me. ;)
     
  9. croakey

    croakey Guest

    lol..i aint no blue collar worker...i'm a student...working is over rated :)
     
  10. Saul

    Saul <b>SCN Admin</b>

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    having had time from my "blue collar job" to look at where this went i can see you still really havent got the hang of this, Zboyd didnt say make it public he said report it to us (the admins), contacting us privately and discussing the PM you received would have been the preferred course of action

    Also, contacting Admins via PM and complaining about having your thread deleted is a big no no.

    Hope you re read the rules you agreed with upon joining as was suggested and enjoy your stay
     
  11. OLDOILER

    OLDOILER Full Member

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    Agree, why don't you operate three strikes and your out - soon clear the dross away or improve content?!
     
  12. joonspoon

    joonspoon 175hp. 275lbs/ft.

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    I'm a relatively new SCN member (18-11-2006).
    I ended up here when the "Seat Car Club" forum closed down.
    I like this site and anything that makes it better can only help all users.
    I hope everything I post is honest, not offensive, reasonable and maybe helps someone.
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    Here's my take on this.

    Seems to me that a lot of people posting in this thread have lost sight of what was said in post #1.
    It's about general conduct not specific matters!
    You want to complain about something do it in a different thread.
    Guy.

    Note to ZBOYD. Should have sent #1 as a PM or e-mail to all registered users.
    That way everyone has a copy so no excuses for not seeing it! :)
     
  13. ZBOYD

    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!
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    You see, I do still have faith that at least some of you do get the point :)

    Like i say in post #1, its really a minority issue.
     
  14. joonspoon

    joonspoon 175hp. 275lbs/ft.

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    And on that happy note I'm going to bed. Goodnight. :sleeping:
    Off topic? :whistle:
     
  15. m0rk

    m0rk sarcasm comes free
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    there's software built in to allow for 'totting up' of offences, but we've not played with it yet, and don't really want to accidentally ban people (yet)
     
  16. DPJ

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    :D You could have members' penalty points showing beneath their avatar - but invisible to the offender themselves.;)
     
  17. UncleFester

    UncleFester Grumpier by the day!

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    I'd just operate it like driving license points - but the point is that we shouldn't need to resort to doing this.

    If i had one golden piece of advice for anyone on forums it's this, "imagine if you were sat side by side with the person you're replying to, if you'd have been more tactful, polite, less offensive or more diplomatic then you need to think twice before you hit the reply button".

    I think everyone should remember that on a medium such as this, you are judged purely on how you present yourself and that's solely down to the quality of your posts and you alone are the person responsible for how you are percieved.
     
  18. m0rk

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    it does operate just like penalty points, you set the # of points per infraction, and a time duration.

    it's just hard to fairly apply it.
     
  19. m0rk

    m0rk sarcasm comes free
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    I'm really getting frustrated with the txt spkers now

    It ranges from:

    2 = to
    u = you
    cud = could
    now = know

    I mean, how hard is it to write in english? I mean we've got no end of members who's 1st language isn't english and they put 'you' to shame.

    I can't decide on the way forward... should I just edit their posts, or ritually take the piss?
     
  20. mrcoyote

    mrcoyote See no evil...

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    And how is option two any different from normal? :p You can guess which way I'm leaning towards... ;)
     

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