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  • Just that. Without reading it, I guessed it would be closed within four pages.

    Kevevs
    Member

    I love a party with a happy atmosphere.[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J7zSjvvmns&feature=player_detailpage[/video]

    clubber
    Member

    I’m wondering who mark hit with the ban stick as per his twitter post…

    don simon
    Member

    I don’t see this one lasting that long.
    Linky clubber?

    clubber
    Member

    Can’t access twitter here but:

    iDave
    Member

    It was worth it for this…..

    cynic-al
    Member

    *takes “singletrack-cynic-al” handle*

    Circle of life innit? For once it wasn’t me that got banned…

    EDIT as an aside> Mark tweeted this:

    “Ban stick wielded for the constantly argumentative big hitting egos. It’s boring and ugly. The grown ups would like to use the forum now”

    Grown-ups can simply ignore the argue-threads, I steered clear of that one no probs…and the forum otherwise just gets on with it.

    don simon
    Member

    Can’t access twitter here but:

    http://twitter.com/singletrackmark
    Isn’t there a certain irony in calling the internet forum arguments childish then telling everyone what you’ve done on Twitter?

    clubber
    Member

    Not really. What’s wrong with that?

    don simon
    Member

    OK, not wrong, just a bit ironic, I think it’s a bit odd to be publishing to the world what you’ve done in a look at me kind of way while criticising those on the forum who argue in a look at me kind of way.

    clubber
    Member

    I don’t think that’s what he was saying though. I read it as a criticism of those looking for arguments all the time rather than attention seeking (even if that may be the cause). And I suspect it was a warning of sorts to those who maybe didn’t get banned (banned? hidden message, I assume…)

    scuzz
    Member

    I love meta-forum-mechanics-threads which reak of reverential failure.
    The mods are awesome on here, I couldn’t put up with reading half the stuff they’re required to.

    don simon
    Member

    I don’t think that’s what he was saying though. I read it as a criticism of those looking for arguments all the time rather than attention seeking (even if that may be the cause). And I suspect it was a warning of sorts to those who maybe didn’t get banned (banned? hidden message, I assume…)

    But the Twitter page is playing to a different audience, I think. The final thread closing post is directed at the forum and Twitter at a different group. That’s just my feeling.

    clubber
    Member

    Maybe. I don’t really know who or how many people follow Mark on twitter but it only takes one (eg me in this case) to cross post onto here so that people are aware of it.

    DS

    What, you mean that people say different things in different forums, sometimes aimed at different audiences, but that sometimes they say the wrong thing in the wrong place, or it just comes over wrong?

    Crikey, that could create a right palaver.

    don simon
    Member

    What, you mean that people say different things in different forums, sometimes aimed at different audiences, but that sometimes they say the wrong thing in the wrong place, or it just comes over wrong?

    Exactly. 😛

    yunki
    Member

    dear god I hope this thread makes nine pages too.. there’s already some good stuff being put forward..

    keep it up folks

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Crikey, that could create a right palaver.

    You just have to say ‘Where did I say that?’ for your next 200 posts and it’s as if it never happened.

    Junkyard
    Member

    The meta analysis is pointless and it is his forum he can do as he pleases…not sure who got banned but surely it was better to say that on the thread rather than on twitter?

    I was surprised it lasted as long as it did tbh

    cynic-al
    Member

    Junkyard – Member
    it is his forum he can do as he pleases

    Does he not hold himself out to be consistent and following his own rules though?

    Junkyard
    Member

    Dont care we are all hypercritical to some degree …pretty sure that thread proved that if nothing else.

    He/STW makes the calls it is not like this forum will ever agree on anything and [ if i were him] I would not care much what we thought as you certainly wont please all the people even some of the time on here

    I certainly would not engage in debate with the forum about my decisions either …..imagine what would happen then.
    I probably would not allow threads like this either so on balance I think they and the mods do rather well tbh

    Unmoderated forums are dire IMHO.

    clubber
    Member

    Junkyard – Member
    The meta analysis is pointless and it is his forum he can do as he pleases…not sure who got banned but surely it was better to say that on the thread rather than on twitter?

    I agree actually – aside from anything it at least makes clear what is and isn’t considered acceptible since it’s often not black and white (unintended, oops…)

    That said, I can also see that they must get utterly fed up with having to manage the forum when it’s being spoilt by some people who seem incapable of playing nicely..

    bikebouy
    Member

    I’m glad it was shut down, good stuff Mods (in this instance anyrate) Squabbling kids and toys and dummies.

    There seemed to be no real merit to the thread, just another “I’m right, You’re wrong” piss fight.

    Edit:

    And it was good to see some kind of reasoning from the Mods as to why it was shut down..”highly commended”

    Premier Icon teamhurtmore
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    Today’s Matt cartoon in the Torygraph wraps the whole issue up nicely. Took me a few seconds to appreciate the real humour first thing in the morning.

    Glad the thread was closed, it became almost hypnotising to go back and see how many roundabouts and dead ends could be driven in one go. Too easy to waste time reading it.

    Premier Icon teamhurtmore
    Subscriber

    Is one of the culprits back today under a pseudonym ?

    cynic-al
    Member

    The thread did seem to be about personalities arguing rather than points being discussed.

    Is one of the culprits back today under a pseudonym

    Yes.

    zokes
    Member

    Is he talking properly, or was it not the keyboard-impedimented one?

    There seemed to be no real merit to the thread, just another “I’m right, You’re wrong” piss fight.

    Might as well shut the forum down then.

    Junkyard
    Member

    why all this is one back and then more digs ….is this not more of the same stuff that was objected to?

    Jamie
    Member

    Awww….ain’t that sweet.

    Premier Icon binners
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    That Matt cartoon is genius! 😆

    Here Mark you’ve added **** to the list, but if I type the two words the other way around…

    don simon
    Member

    Junkyard – Member
    it is his forum he can do as he pleases

    I’m not sure I wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment.
    WWGD?

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