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Hi John,

Just wondering why it seems ok for people to gang up on me for merely pointing out the rules? Seems a bit strange to have rules, not stick to them and then back people up when they abuse me for merely pointing out the rules of the forum..... Feel free to censor this post like you did my earlier one today!

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Why don't you write a private message?
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Because it doesn't seem to help, it seems that because I've been here for a while it's ok for me to be the whipping boy and the rules fly out the window.
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Hi Daniel

Quote Originally Posted by 306maxi View Post
Just wondering why it seems ok for people to gang up on me for merely pointing out the rules?
Having just reread all the deleted posts, I'd say the consensus view of the rank & file membership is that pointing out the rules isn't your job and you overstepped the mark.

Quote Originally Posted by 306maxi View Post
Seems a bit strange to have rules, not stick to them
It's not always that black & white. We've had a lot of serious posts lately, and having something lighthearted was a refreshing change that didn't deserve to be immediately stamped on just because it didn't fit exactly with the rulebook. IMO tagging it as 'off-topic' was all that was required.

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Feel free to censor this post like you did my earlier one today!
This one can stay. No one is above the rules, and I'm not going to censor criticism of my moderating - you can discuss it publicly here in this thread if you wish.

But I won't let that discussion spoil Ashley's thread, which is why I deleted your earlier post.

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Having just reread all the deleted posts, I'd say the consensus view is that pointing out the rules isn't your job and you overstepped the mark.



It's not always that black & white. We've had a lot of serious posts lately, and having something lighthearted was a refreshing change that didn't deserve to be immediately stamped on just because it didn't fit exactly with the rulebook. IMO tagging it as 'off-topic' was all that it required.



This one can stay. No one is above the rules, and I'm not going to censor criticism of my moderating - you can discuss it publicly here in this thread if you wish.

But I won't let that discussion spoil Ashley's thread, which is why I deleted your earlier post.

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OK I get that, but why not say to people "listen, he's right, I'm going to allow it but don't be dicks to him, k?"


Try and understand it from my point of view, you're just pointing out the and people feel that they're allowed to gang up on you.....
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And not to be funny, if it's not my job to point out what's right and what's wrong, why are others being allowed to tell me what I can or can't say? Double standards....
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If this post is offensive let me know and i will remove it because it is not meant to be,
I have posted snotty messages after reading a few of your posts, when i should not have done that,

My opinion is that you can be a very helpful and knowledgable member, and the fourm would lose out if
you decided to quit, but some of your posts lack tact and can be read as offensive.

This is a very friendly and helpful forum and it is a shame when we all decide to be keyboard warriors.
And that has to put off newbies.
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I understand that, but the message to a newbie is totally different if people choose to have an argument with me in a thread rather than saying "Nice car <insert name here>, but he's right, it's best to put your posts in a members motors thread which is what we do on this forum"

If people did that then there wouldn't be an issue. Why have rules if we're simply not going to follow them?
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Where a person posts is not as important as what a person posts. If the section mod(s) deem(s) it to be more appropriate in another section, they will move it and advise the OP. If you feel a thread should be elsewhere, reply as if it was where it should be and report it. The thread will get moved and all the replies will remain relevant, it makes the mod teams job a lot easier. There's nothing I hate more than deleting peoples posts because - as you've said - it feels like censorship.
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The think I I'd feel a bit of an arse reporting what is obviously a well intentioned post and thought "Ooh I know what I'll do, I'll gently point out this sort of post is meant to be in members motors"
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Maybe, but the only people who'll see that are John and Stuart and they know you're an arse
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To me the report button just seems like an "annoy Stewart and John on a Sunday" button.
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Well, it is Sunday But when it comes down to it, they both volunteered to mod the section so if anything is in the wrong place, that's the best way to get it moved or in this case re-prefixed.
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Hi Daniel



Having just reread all the deleted posts, I'd say the consensus view of the rank & file membership is that pointing out the rules isn't your job and you overstepped the mark.



It's not always that black & white. We've had a lot of serious posts lately, and having something lighthearted was a refreshing change that didn't deserve to be immediately stamped on just because it didn't fit exactly with the rulebook. IMO tagging it as 'off-topic' was all that was required.



This one can stay. No one is above the rules, and I'm not going to censor criticism of my moderating - you can discuss it publicly here in this thread if you wish.

But I won't let that discussion spoil Ashley's thread, which is why I deleted your earlier post.

Regards

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I know rules are there to be followed but as I said earlier it's not the end of the world if something is put in the wrong section of the forum. The important thing is that ppl are interested in the forum and posting in it in the first place. Jeez. Thank for you sticking up for my post though 👍
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I know rules are there to be followed but as I said earlier it's not the end of the world if something is put in the wrong section of the forum.
I have to disagree with the above statement, while it might not be the end of the world on its own, its the start of the end. When has it gone far enough? While maxi may not be as subtle as some, his heart is in the right place.

If one person is allowed to break the rules then more will follow and there lies anarchy.
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