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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart M View Post
    Regarding the reporting system, it'd be interesting if the number of times a person was reported, appeared alongside their rep on each post...
    Quote Originally Posted by Gus View Post
    Would be also to see how many 'ignore lists' someone was on ... fair indication of how many people they had managed to hack-off.
    Quote Originally Posted by Trousers View Post
    Here's another thing

    Why is everyone (exageration is my middle name) invisible now?

    Who's scared of what ?
    So you have neg rep, you've been reported, you've had threads taken upstairs, outside and down the road, and now you're invisible.

    Who gives a fat rat's @rse?

    Let's just dance!

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Gav View Post
    So you have neg rep, you've been reported, you've had threads taken upstairs, outside and down the road, and now you're invisible.

    Who gives a fat rat's @rse?

    Let's just dance!
    Might be hard with someone who is invisible.....

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by TheTramp View Post
    Might be hard with someone who is invisible.....
    That might help me with my Going Solo thread!

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Trousers View Post
    I reckon it's a case of if you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.
    Problem with that is you end up with a kitchen devoid of chefs and filled with pyromaniacs.

    I do find it a real shame that so few teachers post here. And yes, that's largely because a lot of them have busy lives. But I also know of several who have said they've looked at the forum, seen all the bitching and thought "I don't want to be involved in this". And it's definitely got worse - there are several people whose posts I looked forward to who have either left or are now only lurkers.

    This forum gets more than 10 times the traffic of any other dance forum I follow. But there are several that I find more informative when it comes to actual dance discussion. It would be nice if we could improve the dance discussion here without losing all the other good bits.

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by David Franklin View Post
    This forum gets more than 10 times the traffic of any other dance forum I follow. But there are several that I find more informative when it comes to actual dance discussion. It would be nice if we could improve the dance discussion here without losing all the other good bits.
    Can't argue with that

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by David Franklin View Post
    It would be nice if we could improve the dance discussion here without losing all the other good bits.
    Asking for your cake and eating it there too DF

    It's a shame there's so much 'heated debate' (in terms of personal attacks) but the comfort I take from that is that people really care about things - if they didn't care they wouldn't bother to speak up.
    The good thing about the forum in this respect is that you don't *have* to join in - there's no-one forcing you to read the threads, there's no-one forcing you to type replies - so how much or little you are involved is entirely up to you.

    Other dance forums may concentrated more on pure dance discussions, but I doubt they have such a sense of community (which is one of the things I love about this forum) and I doubt they are nearly so entertaining.

    When it comes down to it this is Franck's forum. If he decided that all the 'fun' threads and all the 'heated debates' were not to be tolerated he could delete them all and impose rules accordingly. So far he hasn't done that - and maybe that is the reason why this is one of the busiest dance forums out there...?

    Last edited by Sparkles; 2nd-November-2006 at 12:17 PM.

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    There's a bunch of people on this forum – no names, I can't be bothered listing them all – who don't seem to realise that it's *people* they are communicating with, and talking about. Or else just don't care.
    Let your mind go and your body will follow. Steve Martin, LA Story

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkles View Post
    It's a shame there's so much 'heated debate'
    I blame Mrs Merton for encouraging it

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by ducasi View Post
    who don't seem to realise that it's *people* they are communicating with
    ... as opposed to?

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by ducasi View Post
    There's a bunch of people on this forum no names, I can't be bothered listing them all who don't seem to realise that it's *people* they are communicating with, and talking about. Or else just don't care.
    Go on.....Name them, then see the steam coming out of your computer. I dare you.

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkles View Post
    When it comes down to it this is Franck's forum. If he decided that all the 'fun' threads and all the 'heated debates' were not to be tolerated he could delete them all and impose rules accordingly. So far he hasn't done that...
    Franck said in the other thread that he (and the other two moderators) didn't have time to impose rules accordingly, even if he wanted to. I wouldn't read too much into these things.

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by MartinHarper View Post
    Franck said in the other thread that he (and the other two moderators) didn't have time to impose rules accordingly, even if he wanted to. I wouldn't read too much into these things.
    Yeah.... Probably expects us to behave like responsible adults!

    How foolish is that?

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by El Salsero Gringo View Post
    ... as opposed to?
    God only knows... Funny pictures on their computers that talk to them and make them laugh?
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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by MartinHarper View Post
    Franck said in the other thread that he (and the other two moderators) didn't have time to impose rules accordingly, even if he wanted to. I wouldn't read too much into these things.
    Time for more moderators?
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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Is there any way of adding a poll to this thread?

    Unsurprisingly I'm in favour of the temperature cooling down a bit.

    Read the Sofa for any length of time and it quickly becomes apparent that a lot of people go through rough times and the last thing they need is someone ripping into them for fun.

    Banter's fine, that's what the smilies are for .

    Nothing wrong with differences of opinion. It's really hard to be completely right about something as subjective as dance. But there's a big differenec between "I think what you're saying is wrong" and "I think you're wrong".

    "There is no substitute for good manners -- except fast reflexes." ~ Vlad Taltos

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    It's a loosely-moderated forum - both by culture and by time constraints.

    Obviously, it could become more strictly-moderated, if Franck wants some more people to help out. But, would that be a good or a bad thing?

    The trouble is that this type of question is always self-selective - most of the "Just noisy enough" people will of course be happy with it, whereas few of the "it's too noisy" gang will poke their heads over the parapet...

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    But there's a big difference between "I think what you're saying is wrong" and "I think you're wrong".
    I don't think that there's much difference between those. There is however a lot of difference between "I think you're wrong", and "I think you're wrong, and a complete w@nker, and a performing seal"!

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post

    Read the Sofa for any length of time and it quickly becomes apparent that a lot of people go through rough times and the last thing they need is someone ripping into them for fun.
    What a load of b0ll0cks Ghost.

    Read the sofa for any length of time and it sends you to sleep. If they can't take the heat get out of the fire. Nobody is forcing them to get involved. The keyboard doesn't type itself

    Anyway I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it my way

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    You just need to lighten up, ***!

    If you don't like the thread, go read another one.

    If you don't like what I said, you're wrong, I mean, report me or PM me or something. If I'm that bad, what the hell get me booted out. The systems are there, use them or stop whining.

    The second the forum becomes so heavily moderated that you can't speak your mind, is the second that everyone with an opinion will start using other forums instead.

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    It's almost a comedy sketch:

    Q: Does anyone else ever think the forum's got too argumentative and vitriolic?

    A: F*ck off, you t*sser!

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