View Poll Results: Is the forum too heated in your opinion?

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  • Yes, too hot!

    14 30.43%
  • No, could do with more heat!

    2 4.35%
  • It's just fine as it is.

    28 60.87%
  • I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure!

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    to temper the possible insults taken from the last post - the rest of you are bastards as well...


    ...er...

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadful Scathe View Post
    to temper the possible insults taken from the last post - the rest of you are bastards as well...
    Awww. There there. Have a hug. We all love you too .

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by straycat264 View Post
    Awww. There there. Have a hug. We all love you too .
    aww

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadful Scathe View Post
    ES "heres something fools havent considered" G
    It's not the fools I worry about (which should give you a measure of personal comfort, DS) - but everyone else.

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadful Scathe View Post
    I didnt mention MY arguments at all, its rarely me that posts the most in any thread. Its a toss up between David "let me explain it to you in a careful non-denominational way" James , ES "heres something fools havent considered" G or Barry "want some disdain with that?" Schnikov
    Excellent, I needed a new sig

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidJames View Post
    Excellent, I needed a new sig
    While we're at it, can you please tell us what it says on your avatar? (Assuming you know, that is!)

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by El Salsero Gringo View Post
    While we're at it, can you please tell us what it says on your avatar? (Assuming you know, that is!)
    "Come let's make a date, to Tango till late, And when we get Tired, We'll just Hesitate"

    It's an eye test, maybe you need spectacles...

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn View Post
    Eh? Marc only registered a few months ago, so he hasn't even been on here a long time yet. Rachel used to post a lot more.
    Quote Originally Posted by El Salsero Gringo View Post
    I see Marc's registration; but I could have sworn I'd read posts from him from three or four years ago.
    Lynn's right, Marc registered for the first time a couple of months ago. He'd not even seen the forum before then, as we didn't have internet access at home.

    He'll be back posting again though at the moment, he's still in the throws of excitement at being able to download music. Every spare minute at home is taken up with this.

    However, the forum must be pretty scary when you don't know the people on it. Or worse, when you think you should know the people but don't recognise their forum alias!

    I still come on the forum from time to time mostly for PMs and to look at the what's on when polls (I love them! Alongside Lyndaslist they're the quickest way of finding out what's happening at the weekend.)

    Work's too busy for me to post more on the forum right now. I normally just post before weekenders when I'm too excited to get my head round work anyway.

    Rachel x

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Its very cool in the forum these days!

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadful Scathe View Post
    Its very cool in the forum these days!
    I know, it's very boring, I haven't infracted anyone for, ooh, hours and hours now.

    I notice the "too hot" votes are creeping up though...

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidJames View Post
    I know, it's very boring, I haven't infracted anyone for, ooh, hours and hours now.

    I notice the "too hot" votes are creeping up though...
    I think those are from the people who think the whole "infraction" thing is making them hot under the collar.

    From my own point of view the heavy-handed moderating I've seen of late is raising the temperature and reducing the fun. The days when Franck was a God-like voice who occasionally stepped in to say "play nice" are long-gone and I regret their passing Today I received a headmaster type ticking off from David James - my temperature was 110F!!!

    I, for one, am now continuing to participate in the Forum out of habit and because I've met some nice interesting people through it. But I'm on the edge and am resigned to the fact that the Forum is a lesser place due to this high-minded and high-handed approach

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy McGregor View Post
    From my own point of view the heavy-handed moderating I've seen of late is raising the temperature and reducing the fun. The days when Franck was a God-like voice who occasionally stepped in to say "play nice" are long-gone and I regret their passing Today I received a headmaster type ticking off from David James - my temperature was 110F!!!
    Maybe you should start to play nice then Andy!

    The forum cannot be like it was then as we have ten times the volume of posts and I cannot step in to cool things down often enough. All the moderators are doing is enforcing the rules I have set and with my full endorsement.
    All moderating decisions are automatically posted in a "Mod & Admin" forum and are discussed as a result with moderators questioning whether each sanction was appropriate.

    Infractions are unpleasant to receive but are a great way to make everyone aware of when they've crossed a line and should cool down or take perspective.
    Franck.

    There's an A.P.P. for that!

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Franck View Post
    Maybe you should start to play nice then Andy!
    People aren't always nice, it's the way of the world. Now we've got rules saying that being nice is compusory. I'm afraid of the massive saccharine attact that the new rules will create

    And it seems that now we're expected to leave out criticism. I believe that the biggest mistake on a dance forum is to allow bad advice about dance. I also believe that people who give that bad advice should have it deleted and receive negative reputation, possibly infractions if they persistently give bad advice, especially if that advice could cause injuries. However, it seems that you can give bad advice freely. But you will receive infractions if you disagree with that bad advice, especially if that bad advice is given by somebody new to the Forum.

    On the chit-chat side, the thing that persistently annoys me is whinging about the mood/temperature/etc of postings on the Forum. Again, there seems to be nothing wrong with whinging - the mistake you can make is to disagree with the whinger, especially if they are someone 'returning' to the Forum.

    We have different styles of disagreeing. Mine is combative. It's not especially personal, I disagree with what people say and I state my case in a way that I hope most people will find entertaining and/or funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by Franck
    The forum cannot be like it was then as we have ten times the volume of posts and I cannot step in to cool things down often enough. All the moderators are doing is enforcing the rules I have set and with my full endorsement.
    Then maybe we should join a smaller forum. Anybody fancy starting one?

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy McGregor View Post
    Then maybe we should join a smaller forum. Anybody fancy starting one?
    Go post on the MJDA one Andy. I'm sure that they'd love to see you!

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