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Old 13 April 2015, 14:37   #11
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Sadly John I have to agree with Biffer, it's getting harsh on here. It's no good just telling people to "sling their hook" when a long time contributor steps slightly out of line. It's the variety of members and the subjects covered that make it a useful and interesting place to visit, it shouldn't be the domain of a small select group. It defeats the object!
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Old 13 April 2015, 14:43   #12
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It's no good just telling people to "sling their hook" when a long time contributor steps slightly out of line.
You're right. And we don't do that. It's exceedingly rare for anyone to get banned.

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It's the variety of members and the subjects covered that make it a useful and interesting place to visit, it shouldn't be the domain of a small select group. It defeats the object!
Agreed, and long may it continue to be a useful and interesting place for as many people as possible.
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Old 13 April 2015, 14:46   #13
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it shouldn't be the domain of a small select group. It defeats the object!
mmm I think the defination is "clique", now I am sure that has come up before
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Old 13 April 2015, 14:54   #14
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No it's not.

A small minority seem determined not to play by the very few rules that we have here. That means they need to find somewhere else to play.
That would be the small minority ( out of what seems to be an ever decreasing majority) that were regularly posting/replying making it interesting for hundreds of others to join and participate in R.Net?

Shame....

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Old 13 April 2015, 15:25   #15
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mmm I think the defination is "clique", now I am sure that has come up before
It certainly has and your use of the word reminds me that things are getting very RIBnetish over on Facebook tonight too - which cheered me up no end

Simon Axcell: I still "lurk" on Ribnet... mainly when I have to satisfy a certain call of nature, and find it quite funny now, it's mainly the admins and a few persistent northerners that seem to pat each other on the back everytime a post is replied to... shame but at the end of the day " the king is dead, long live the king"!!

Chris Moody: I am a big fan of lifejackets & kill cords myself, but lighten up a bit guys. It's a cracking photo. Let's leave the safety police bit to RibNet.

Peter Down: I'd quite like the chance to resolve whatever issues they have with me but there's no way to contact them now and it would appear they are going to stick to their guns again. It's crazy. Could somebody message john and ask him to contact me please on askboatsandoutboards4sale@sky.com or 07930 421007 this is silly

I read the first two comments with a wry smile and didn't feel the lack of a "Reply" button

To Peter Down (Boatsandoutboards) I'd just say this: It's all very nice to be able to protest your innocence and shock in the secure knowledge that no-one on the RIBnet mod team will EVER discuss your track record on here (despite having kept ALL of your past PMs) OR the matter of your ban but I also suspect that a return to the fold might have been easier had you not posted PMs from a RIBnet Mod on Facebook

I've said it before, this has gone beyond silly. The Facebook haters should focus on enjoying boating and running a nice Facebook page - forget RIBnet if it bothers you. I'm VERY chilled about your Facebook activities - I look in every now and then for a read and a giggle.

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Old 13 April 2015, 15:36   #16
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Just sayin' but..... I don't see the two forums as being mutually exclusive....

And whilst we're sharing, I stick my nose in on Boatmad occassionally too
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Old 13 April 2015, 15:38   #17
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Just sayin' but..... I don't see the two forums as being mutually exclusive....

And whilst we're sharing, I stick my nose in on Boatmad occassionally too
I concur completely. I'm a MEMBER on Boatmad. I've even posted over there - on the QT, natch! Wouldn't want a ban
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Well I'm on Facebook and boat mad , ford truck forum, old tractor forum, does this make my membership to RIBnet in jeopardy, it doesn't seem to be a problem with any of the other forums that I'm on RIBnet, it clearly grips a number of people on RIBnet that there is a breakaway group on facebook


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Well I'm on Facebook and boat mad , ford truck forum, old tractor forum, does this make my membership to RIBnet in jeopardy
When I said "wouldn't want a ban", I meant that I might get banned over there. Johnny Puller can be somewhat capricious....

Oh yeah, and I haven't got PMT, you old git - I'm cranky and unreasonable ALL the time!
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When I said "wouldn't want a ban", I meant that I might get banned over there. Johnny Puller can be somewhat capricious....
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