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Re: How to make a healthy vibrant forum?
« Reply #120 on: 11 January, 2021, 05:25:10 PM »
One of the problems is how too debate with someone because I might have the best intensions but somehow I have offended someone that is not even part of the debate. We then try to give a neutral answer which does not help a healthy debate

As a newcomer to the forum, I have to say that I've generally shyed away from too much engagement because of my relative new-ness. I'd be happy to debate, disagree and explore ideas with people I know, but years of exposure to the internet shows me that the pitfalls of engaging with those you don't know so well are numerous. An attempt to strike up a debate can be easily interpreted as a challenge and lead to all sorts of issues and I'm not really interested with actually arguing with anyone at all on the internet.

I wouldn't have started posting here unless I thought the atmosphere was both comfortable and interesting, but it's a case of waiting not until I know you guys (as I was a longtime lurker) but more until you know me.

In my experience as a newcomer, it's a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and I was certainly made to feel welcome, so something's definitely going right.
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Re: How to make a healthy vibrant forum?
« Reply #121 on: 11 January, 2021, 05:35:33 PM »

Jump in, Bootsie - we don't bite.

Some of us occasionally suck, though...
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Re: How to make a healthy vibrant forum?
« Reply #122 on: 12 January, 2021, 09:41:22 AM »
Ha! You, Sharky, are someone I both fear and look forward to debating with when I do get into the politics thread.
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Re: How to make a healthy vibrant forum?
« Reply #123 on: 12 January, 2021, 10:07:26 AM »

Fear? Don't be daft, I'm a pussycat really. Isn't that right, guys?





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Re: How to make a healthy vibrant forum?
« Reply #124 on: 12 January, 2021, 02:24:45 PM »
Barrington - when conventions are once again taking place, or even one of the boards meet-ups, come along. I've met many of these folks in the real world and it is never anything less than entertaining.

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Re: How to make a healthy vibrant forum?
« Reply #125 on: 12 January, 2021, 02:28:56 PM »
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Re: How to make a healthy vibrant forum?
« Reply #126 on: 12 January, 2021, 02:53:27 PM »

Fear? Don't be daft, I'm a pussycat really. Isn't that right, guys?





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Re: How to make a healthy vibrant forum?
« Reply #127 on: 12 January, 2021, 03:26:51 PM »
In the olde forum someone would definitely have posted on this thread by now that everyone's a c...


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Re: How to make a healthy vibrant forum?
« Reply #128 on: 12 January, 2021, 04:08:49 PM »
In the olde forum someone would definitely have posted on this thread by now that everyone's a c...

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Re: How to make a healthy vibrant forum?
« Reply #129 on: 12 January, 2021, 05:37:06 PM »
In the olde forum someone would definitely have posted on this thread by now that everyone's a c...

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Re: How to make a healthy vibrant forum?
« Reply #130 on: 12 January, 2021, 05:44:39 PM »
Sweet Violets

There was an old sailor who sat on a rock, teaching the children to play with their
Toys and marbles in the old days of yore, when along came a lady that looked like a
Decent young lady - she walked like a duck and said she could teach them a new way to
Educate their children, to read and to write, while the boys in the cow shed were shoveling the
Muck and the mire, and the Lord in the manor was pulling his
Horse from the stable to go to the hunt, and the Lady in her boudoir was powdering her
Cheeks and arranging her vanity box - it was a long time since she'd had a dose of the
Sweet violets.
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Re: How to make a healthy vibrant forum?
« Reply #131 on: 12 January, 2021, 06:06:48 PM »

"...after which, the Reverend Spooner was blacklisted from ever again addressing the ladies of the Carey Hunt."

Albert Einstein's Big Fun Encyclpoaedia of Bollocks, (Wibble & Poon Press, 1929).

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Re: How to make a healthy vibrant forum?
« Reply #132 on: 12 January, 2021, 06:27:35 PM »

Fear? Don't be daft, I'm a pussycat really. Isn't that right, guys?





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Re: How to make a healthy vibrant forum?
« Reply #133 on: 25 February, 2021, 10:08:54 AM »
I know it probably won't make the forum vibrant and healthy, but it could be nice if a user can modify his/her comments that go way beyond around five minutes limit or delete comments.

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Re: How to make a healthy vibrant forum?
« Reply #134 on: 25 February, 2021, 10:50:50 AM »
We’ve had too many incidents in the past where actionable content was posted here, albeit from a very small number of accounts and users. On that basis, the existing edit function was the biggest compromise Rebellion was willing to take, at least giving people the chance to read over their post and make corrections.

Should anyone want a post removed or edited, they can contact an admin and it might be dealt with accordingly. (For example, if someone accidentally posts a duplicate or mucks up some quoting, we will likely fix it.)