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    This and That...

    My first topic on This and That is about people who run forums. I'm sure that this forum is properly moderated, as all good forums are But some people who take on the running of a forum and then find that they've no time to moderate it or give it 100% commitment, well they would surely need some help from forumites who read every word and can give constructive criticism, yes? Er, no. It seems that you will just get banned and be called childish because the receiver of said constructive criticism can't be arsed to check on what you are pointing out to them and just sees you as a pain.


    It would really be great if everyone got along with each other on forums and there was no need for moderation, but that will never happen. So I would say to anyone wanting to take on the responsibility of running a forum that they should realise that it will eat into their spare time a fair bit and if that does not suit then they really shouldn't even think about it, or if they go ahead but then find that they can't cope then they should pass it on to someone who can.

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    This bit made me laugh:

    The forum relies wholly on the goodwill of its members and, despite best efforts of a very few, I think we retain that goodwill. I hope/think we are fair regarding moderation and, I suspect, I am a bit TOO fair on occasions, there is always a tricky judgement on where the line between spiky debate and unacceptable, personalised attacks lies. As I've said before, when it gets overtly personal or when things veer towards bullying behaviour is when I feel we should be stepping in.
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    Yet the same guy does nothing when you email him about personal abuse. Poor!

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    The sad part about forums that aren't moderated properly is that good people like myself can be dragged down to the level of the abusers. I can't edit or warn them about their vile outbursts so I end up looking as bad as them

    Certain posts on another forum that have not been removed just show how badly managed it is. Whoever is responsible for it should hang their head in shame.


    Still, these places should never be taken too seriously

    Goodnight and thank you for your time, even though you may feel it wasted

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    Keep taking the crack mate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BennyB View Post
    Keep taking the crack mate.


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    Last edited by harry; 15th August 2014 at 7:10 AM.

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    Should stick to Gladiators I reckon.


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    Alba Gu Brath!

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    Quote Originally Posted by simmo View Post
    Not sure that I'd call him that, simmo, but he certainly shouldn't be running a forum, Imo.

    Thanks for your support

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    Quite chilly these nights for the time of year.

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    Go for a run, you'll soon warm up.
    I thought you were a tad unlucky to get the boot, any sort of personality clash with the man who holds the hammer is only going to end one way in the end.

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    I'm not bothered mate, he's clearly not up to the job and I'd never try to join again unless someone who could run it properly - like Craig did - takes over the reins. I'm keeping in touch with Moe and hope we can all meet up at Exeter in the not too distant future. Cheers

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    Deffo, will need to get the date early to book time off as I think it's a week day (Friday)?

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    She's not said which day yet but expect it will be one of these:

    Thursday 9th October Seasons Curtain Raiser 2.20pm
    Tuesday 21st October Best Mate Novice Chase Day 2.10pm
    Tuesday 4th November Bet Victor Haldon Gold Cup 1.50pm
    Wednesday 12th November Student Raceday 1.10pm
    Sunday 23rd November Devon Day 1.05
    Friday 5th. December 1.05
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    Why do so many people say 'it's' when it should be 'its' ?

    Even Ian Davies in the other place is at it and he used to be a journo!

    So much for the person that said he was much more erudite than Mr. Pilsen


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    Copy of this crime:


    'Has anyone ever noticed racing journalism has a language and etiquette that is all it's own?'


    **** Poor

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    it bad that

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    2 write

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    I saw Deaf Jon today and we might be going to Newton Abbot on the 30th of this month but I wont know for sure until this Saturday.

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