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Old 18 November 2014, 08:35   #21
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Thanks Chris. You won't get any trouble from me, if you read my earlier post on this thread you can see I agree with your sentiments.
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Old 18 November 2014, 08:46   #22
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I am aware of one member that told me he got banned for a period of time. He doesn't strike me as a spammer or a particularly abusive person. I didn't ask the specific details.
As they say, the devil is in the details and prison is full of innocent men! I can only speculate as to who and why. Sometimes unrepentant "trade members to be" can need a little nudge (a temporary ban) if they refuse to stop posting trade material without the appropriate trade membership. Sometimes a member goes off the rails and posts a lot of unsuitable material in anger. If they won't stop, again a short ban will help them cool off and reconsider. We tend to tidy up the messy posts so you won't see much evidence on the forum. Once both types of members get over the ABSOLUTE OUTRAGE of having been silenced (think Victor Meldrew here) then they usually settle down and get on with using the forum properly.

The real bans are reserved for Spammers and Trolls* and Con artists, of which there are more than a few. We spend quite a lot of our time checking out account details and posting patterns just to flush these sorts out.

*Except Mollers, we keep him for Training Purposes - I do wish people would stop overfeeding him as he's getting quite lazy...
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Old 18 November 2014, 09:03   #23
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And yet the Admin that was (in my opinion pointlessly rude to a new poster) has not managed to post to say ' OK -maybe I was a bit too quick and abrupt on that post'

Unfortunatley its this style of posting that is pushing people away from Ribnet - its been mentioned several times now and there just seems to be head in the sand response and subtly rude posting continues as 'its just their style'......

A long standing saying -' if you say anything sensible - don't say anything at all'
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Old 18 November 2014, 09:18   #24
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It took me less than 2 minutes to find an ebay link to a tracker device similar to what many on here use and post that as an answer. If poly had to respond, would it not have been better for him to have done exactly that rather than post his sarcastic response.
No. Give a man a fish and he eats for one day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.

There is a LOAD of discussion about trackers, which as I recall highlights some issues people had with particular ones and how to spot the better of the clones etc. A quick ebay link won't highlight those issues.

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New kit coming to the market all the time so some questions are worth asking again.
And I think we would actively encourage people with updates / news on better trackers to add to to existing threads (or start a new one as appropriate) and for people who have a specific new question to ask it, perhaps referencing the old threads for the "state of the art". But by posting here you are effectively asking strangers to give up their time providing their advice / experience to you. If you wont search to do some background research that is a bit rude. I realised the OP had probably missed the search facility which is why he got a humorous reply rather than a belligerent one!

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I've now found the forum search facility! Unfortunately it doesn't work in the app on my samsung phone but it does on my laptop... There's a lot of knowledge buried in the archives!
Thanks - I see the Android App issue - I've flagged it to the techies, but it may well be a Tapatalk bug in which case since its free we might have to live with it for a while! Perhaps one of the iOS users would be good enough to confirm if search is working in the Apple version of the App?
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Old 18 November 2014, 09:18   #25
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Thanks for nothing. How politely put Poly! Only a few posts in, almost a newbie.
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Sarcasm however well intentioned to a newcomer hardly promotes inclusion or discussion.
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...it's not good when the admins start being rude to new members on the forum.
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If you are a newcomer it doesn't read as a light hearted suggestion though does it?
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Put yourself in the shoes of the new member. You ask a sensible question in a polite way and you get that sarcastic response. Not the best of ways to welcome a new person to the forum, and even worse that it came from an admin.
Really? Out of interest how long (or how many posts) should someone server before they are considered sufficiently part of the community that they can receive a little light hearted humour? Those of you who bothered to check before getting on their high horse will also note this wasn't my first response to him either.

Personally I'd see being on the receiving end (and being able to accept it - which the Lark seems to have managed with considerably more humility that those of you who are offended on his behalf) is actually important to being part of the "true community".

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Really? Is everyone so sensitive that a light hearted suggestion that a new poster uses the search facility before posting causes major offence?
Hey, maybe we should tell people about the search facility in the forum rules... oh hang on http://www.rib.net/forum/misc.php?do...ork&page=rules
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I am aware of one member that told me he got banned for a period of time. He doesn't strike me as a spammer or a particularly abusive person. I didn't ask the specific details.
I think you can count on one hand the number of genuine members who have been banned in the last 10 years - I doubt any of them are in any doubt what they did to get there as they had to work quite hard at it!
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Old 18 November 2014, 09:20   #26
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And yet the Admin that was (in my opinion pointlessly rude to a new poster) has not managed to post to say ' OK -maybe I was a bit too quick and abrupt on that post'
"RIBnet is never having to say you're sorry"

Otherwise you would have had to publicly apologise for threatening to drive to Cornwall and slap Mollers around...
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Old 18 November 2014, 09:21   #27
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And yet the Admin that was (in my opinion pointlessly rude to a new poster) has not managed to post to say ' OK -maybe I was a bit too quick and abrupt on that post'
Peter - actually I was writing a response as you wrote that. However it may have escaped your notice but the team that run your forum for you are all volunteers and have other things to do with their life than respond immediately to every thread posted on RIBnet.

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Unfortunatley its this style of posting that is pushing people away from Ribnet
Oddly I'm having the same conversations with the same people who are "leaving" but never seem to stay away.
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Old 18 November 2014, 09:29   #28
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Yes - I would still drive to Cornwall to ' slap mollers around' - your words not mine ? As despite a direct request for him to stop posting arsey comments aimed directly at me nothing was done . And yes I di apologise to JK on email about my tone but also expressed request that directly offensive comments are moderated more stringently.

Alas the tone of your posts (to me) simply highlight the arrogant approach and tone of posts that are not only tolerated by seemingly endorsed - hence why its not only me that has noticed it . How many time does something need to be raised before someone may actually believe that there could be some truth in what's being said ?

I'll let you get back to work - and lurk waiting for the missing word ' sorry' in your lengthy reply - or do you enjoy causing offence - and offence doesn't need to be intended for something to be deemed offensive .......
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Old 18 November 2014, 09:30   #29
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"RIBnet is never having to say you're sorry"

Otherwise you would have had to publicly apologise for threatening to drive to Cornwall and slap Mollers around...
Surely slappers can be hired cost effectively in Cornwall rather than spending dosh on petrol?

Any meaning read into my message is the product of your own mind...
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Old 18 November 2014, 09:48   #30
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Are we in the bilges yet ?

Isn't it clear this is all 'light hearted banter'

Has Mollers joined in yet ?
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