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Old 17 December 2007, 15:15   #41
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I, as someone who is not in the industry, would rather people were entitled to (or encouraged to) include a reference to their commercial interests than being in the dark. That is of course most important for new (or unregisterred) users who haven't quite got to grips with the whos who of ribnet.
Absolutely .. well I hope you gents don't feel that you wish to post less around here, as I have found this forum to be a highly informative reference point and if experienced 'hands' fail to contribute, for what ever reason, that can only be a negative thing for all of us. As mentioned, it is many things, to many people but, there is little substitute IMO for an 'almost' live and informed debate.
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Old 17 December 2007, 15:26   #42
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Yes a link to a website is generously allowed but some of the sig lines are full blown adverts so every post becomes an advert. Maybe this is acceptable for paid up trade members but not for non trade members and, anyway, I don't think its within the spirit of the rule.
That's something I've been meaning to address for a while. Thanks for the reminder.

Signature length is now limited to 4 lines, and no more than 300 characters. This should be ample, whilst avoiding sigs taking up more space then the actual messages. I haven't made it retrospective for now, but it will come into effect when a sig is edited.

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Old 18 December 2007, 06:47   #43
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As far as I can see, RIBnet continues to go from strength to strength and is at least as good as it has ever been. Sure, there may be some fine tuning to do, but I don't think there's a major problem is there?

Are you sure this isn't more to do with a personality clash between you and some of the other trade (or not!) members?

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It's no secret that i dislike Jon Brooks and Jono Garton but that wasn't the reason for my post. I would have thought you knew me well enough to know that I am quite happy to argue with someone individually rather than generalise. Most of the people I am complaining about are buddy's or aquaintances.

I have repect for most of the trade memebers, what irritates me, and this ain't restricted to trade members is the definite slide towards self interests in posts, and the way the membership is being manipulated, if you don't think that's happening that's your call. But I think it's ruining this forum.

After you with the rose coloured glasses.

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Old 18 December 2007, 09:49   #44
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I would have thought you knew me well enough to know that I am quite happy to argue with someone individually rather than generalise.
But you are generalising though, and to say that the forums are being ruined is a fairly hefty claim!

Like I said, I don't agree that there is anything that is ruining the forums. People have made dire predictions in the past, but so far all the evidence indicates that the forums continue to go from strength to strength.

Maybe I've got rose tinted lenses, but I don't think so. I am generally pretty watchful when it comes to the wellbeing of RIBnet.

You're welcome to send me some links to any posts or threads that you reckon are causing problems and I'll have a look. Same goes for anyone else BTW.

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Old 18 December 2007, 10:19   #45
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anything with the name leeway in
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Arguements that are allowed to go on an on and on and on and on Like the Venturers thread that I see has pulled pulled in over 7,000 views so may be people like the bitching

It's like a kids playground here sometimes.
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Arguements that are allowed to go on an on and on and on and on Like the Venturers thread that I see has pulled pulled in over 7,000 views so may be people like the bitching

It's like a kids playground here sometimes.
Nah, reality TV... hasn't got to Jerry Springer status yet though (unless we can persuade timw to marry a horse?)
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Old 18 December 2007, 14:47   #48
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Arguements that are allowed to go on an on and on and on and on Like the Venturers thread that I see has pulled pulled in over 7,000 views so may be people like the bitching

It's like a kids playground here sometimes.
Sometimes its nice to see others hanging their dirty washing out in public
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Old 18 December 2007, 17:01   #49
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subliminal advertising...

Guess the rules are simple. If a member is trying to get money for services via RIBnet then IOHO they should declare vested interests by paying up for trade membership thereby gaining respect from the leisure ribbers/other trade members for making relationships/standpoints very clear!

We have the greatest respect for the 'upfront' trade members

& The RIBnet ethos is sound

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Old 20 December 2007, 07:08   #50
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The offer in my original post was very simply that, an offer. The course did run and was going to run anyway. I have never tried to hide my intentions just an offer and if you had got in touch in any way then you might have got it cheaper.

I know a number of others who are trade members and they have always said to me it was negotiable to be a trade member, i have always said until i get something from it i did not see the point. I have now had something from it, in the form of storage and will quite happily pay to be a trade member.

Clearly i can now offer all the services that i offer in my company and considering that i have three Scorpions and another two on order for early next year and the other three that i manage, i might have something to sell... See the trade announcements section

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