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Old 19 March 2015, 04:51   #1
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Well there is a big difference between say having to carry a life jacket, and having to be qualified if the person you are quoting wasn't able to define or differentiate those then it sounds like he is just making noise (either because it's what he wants to do or what his audience want to hear).

Why don't you invite the person who said it's coming to post on here so I can tell him he's talking pish directly?
Haahaa.... Flying the flag for Rib.net once again!!

Poor Ian was merely passing on information and expressing an opinion based on knowledge he acquired by ACTUALLY attending the meeting with the MCA and look what happens!!

No wonder there was a thread not too long ago mentioning the fact that many people had "left"!!

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Old 19 March 2015, 06:50   #2
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Haahaa.... Flying the flag for Rib.net once again!!

Poor Ian was merely passing on information and expressing an opinion based on knowledge he acquired by ACTUALLY attending the meeting with the MCA and look what happens!!

No wonder there was a thread not too long ago mentioning the fact that many people had "left"!!

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Old 19 March 2015, 06:58   #3
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Many of us on here are interested to hear about it so dont give up, alternatively post to the facebook site on ribs where many ribbers have now gone.

It is an interesting subject.
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Old 19 March 2015, 08:31   #4
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Haahaa.... Flying the flag for Rib.net once again!!

Poor Ian was merely passing on information and expressing an opinion based on knowledge he acquired by ACTUALLY attending the meeting with the MCA and look what happens!!
but he wasn't really passing on "information" he was effectively sharing a rumour, from a "source". If people want to share rumours that's great, but they can't really be surprised if others question the credibility. I mean you might even think that posting no information about a known controversial topic (and seemingly having done nothing to ask the obvious Questions) was just trolling!

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No wonder there was a thread not too long ago mentioning the fact that many people had "left"!!
You do realise the irony with those sorts of threads is the people who complain are still here?
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Generally we are here to get the occasional answer to questions that we might not get elsewhere. But I (and others, it seems) don't post half as much as we used to because certain members go out of their way to be belligerent in answering "good faith" posts.

It makes it worse when these members are "Admins", who are then backed up by the site owner despite it being the reason for people posting less.
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Generally we are here to get the occasional answer to questions that we might not get elsewhere. But I (and others, it seems) don't post half as much as we used to because certain members go out of their way to be belligerent in answering "good faith" posts.

It makes it worse when these members are "Admins", who are then backed up by the site owner despite it being the reason for people posting less.
yes +1 on that
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Generally we are here to get the occasional answer to questions that we might not get elsewhere. But I (and others, it seems) don't post half as much as we used to because certain members go out of their way to be belligerent in answering "good faith" posts.

It makes it worse when these members are "Admins", who are then backed up by the site owner despite it being the reason for people posting less.
C2 RIBS passed on something he had heard which is fair enough. Poly and others have said that they think it's unlikely to actually be true and given their reasons. It all seems reasonably polite to me, and I certainly don't see anyone being attacked.

If people feel that they don't want to post on RIBnet in case someone disagrees with them then that's a shame, but it is OK for people to disagree. If we all thought the same as each other there wouldn't be much discussion going on.

It has always been this way. Have a look at the posting guidelines: General posting guidelines

They have been the same for over a decade, and have been around a lot longer than most of the people posting in this thread!
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John, there's a difference between disagreeing and being downright rude about it. As an Admin I would have thought it prudent to be cleaner than clean, not to be the person guilty of being belligerent regularly. And it does seem that you, as site owner, back that person every time without ever acknowledging that he is being harsh to people who are genuinely trying to help others or seek advice.

It is a shame because whenever he decides to be helpful, he is just that!

C2 RIBS has taken this post elsewhere and has continued it in an environment that he won't get shot down for passing on information, an environment that RIBNet used to be itself.


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