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Old 11-08-2004   #31
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And anyway, talking about the weather can be so dull you know?!!

What a lovely evening, btw

No, seriously, I understand and accept what you are saying - at least we have some formal guidelines to follow now.

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I'd have to say that threads do wander off topic both in and out of the Leisure Lounge - I may have added to this myself on occasion - but agree wholly with Ben that the topic should be followed where possible.

The smut does go on, and on occasion crosses the line: now this has been brought up I'm sure people will realise and it'll be kept sane. Personally I think the majority of the posts are really funny - it's just the odd few that need a nudge back into line.
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Being fairly new to this forum i can say i donīt mind the occasional wondering off topic as long as itīs not on every post.I admit i havenīt personally seen any problems with the posts lately(yes i read them all, took about 10min to read this one ).I do think if someone is searching for answers they will look in the specific forum or search(since it works now!! ). One problem i did notice was lots of posts have titles like "help", canīt people be more specific, if your posting a question chances are itīs asking for help!! So at least relate to the problem in the title. Sorry about this long winded reply but i think i have a point somewhere in there
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Threads have been getting worse lately. I have had to delete/edit some obscene material recently.

I think the acceptable use policy posts in LL and LTF are fair and do not stop people having fun. Read them and comment if you think otherwise.

The thing to remember is that this forum is also for the thousands of members who do not post regularly. It is not a chat room for the few of us who are regulars.

The role of a moderator is simply that, to keep the posts moderate. I like a laugh as much as anyone and certainly won't be deleting posts just for fun. All we want is a bit of thought before you post.

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I have missed this for today so will just my two penn'orth in as I see it. LL is for posting banter and having fun so let's not be too harsh on it. I agree that car related posts in the various sections should be kept on track and sensible as far as possible. If someone's not happy with something I post could they please say something as like Stu I am not psychic (I have to tell my customers this every day - do I have to mention it here as well?) and although i try to stay light and not offend I realise sometimes I may. Certain things offend a me a bit too, I just ignore them and read around them or don't load the offending pictures. If you wish to make guidelines, may I suggest they are patrolled be some light, relaxed and polite moderation (I realise moderation is a voluntary position having done it myself on other forums before but it's important that moderators retain a presence and personality on the forum and if not, bring in moderators who are prepared to do this). If things go off topic, smutty or way out then these moderators can gently being things back into line without being heavy handed - it works in other places. Will come back to you if I think of anything more useful to say
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I have to agree that some threads get carried away but all the regulars on here no how to take all the jokes and banter! I agree with ben to it doesnt look good if guests come on and read all the banter that they dont understand so maybe sammis idea of a locked forum for members might be good and that the moderators take an extra watch on the leisure lounge maybe even bring in more mods to just watch the lounge as there is bond to be someone on at any given point in the day!

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i think more moderators are needed if u want too keep everything in order cause by the sound off it its only polecat, fixit and ben that are speaking up and doing anything about it, but i dont know whats goin on behind the scenes

maybe an update off moderators is needed aswell cause i dont reconigse a few names on the mods list
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Quote Originally Posted by gaz_wrexham
only polecat, fixit and ben that are speaking up and doing anything about it
Some of us never even knew about it being a problem to begin with, tbh.
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That's the point Gaz, good moderation should be seen to be effective, not just behind the scenes .
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i didnt know there was a problem either, but these are the ones who have spoke up and brought it too our attention
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Sorry Gaz, I mis-interpreted you to begin with

Yes, those 3 you mentioned are very good, active moderators, no problems there
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TBH i dont see any problems on the forum! but those who have brought it up must be seeing something wrong what do the other mods think and what thread has caused this thread to be written? There must be one that ben has thought thats it i need to do something! at least then we can see where the limit is.
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we should have smutty sammis corner for posting cool stuff in members only sammi could mod it, so its only smutty no damb right crude stuff
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Just been reading this thread, and thought id had a cpl of comments of my own, though being a newbie, my opinion prob dosent count for much.
i have to say though, i havent yet seen anything that has offended me, most off the threads in ll have had me laughing out loud - this is what first attracted me to ff.
there have been some valid points though, and i agree there is a time and place, sammis idea of a members only section seems a natural solution, as this would allow members to decide if they wanted to partipitate or not, anyway thats my bit over with for now.. cheers
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Just been reading this thread, and thought id had a cpl of comments of my own, though being a newbie, my opinion prob dosent count for much.
i have to say though, i havent yet seen anything that has offended me, most off the threads in ll have had me laughing out loud - this is what first attracted me to ff.
there have been some valid points though, and i agree there is a time and place, sammis idea of a members only section seems a natural solution, as this would allow members to decide if they wanted to partipitate or not, anyway thats my bit over with for now.. cheers
newbie comments welcome, its nice to get an idea of what new people think of the site, thanks
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