Seadog said:higthepig wrotea few times, it is the viewpoint of different posters that make it interesting, anything that thwarts free speech is censorship, after all it is a web site on the internet, an unofficial website at that.
So anything goes on the internet does it? No-one can attract unwanted attention for what they post/host on the internet? Where have you been? I've had a contentious post deleted by the one of the COs after a complaint from someone mentioned in the press. I'm not sure what I got wrong, the press probably did too. Either way, I was a mod at the time of deletion, no drama, took it on the chin, lesson learned.
RR is the COs' train set. So long as they let the moderators hold the controls, they must approve of what we are doing, censorship and all.
What I believe is rankling them is the manner in which you have been doing it - a tad over assertive and in some cases, I have to say, downright rude
Seadog you did not pose the question what do we want to see in current affairs so wind your neck in.
I'll give reasons for deletions where I feel the individual deserves the courtesy or the forum/thread/membership/unregistered viewers will benefit. Sometimes it takes too much time and won't make a difference so, Andym, I won't spell it out.
chieftiff said:Andy, I don't remember seeing the post that caused SeaDog to remove it but I think that continuing this argument is pointless and in all honesty flogging a dead horse, I understand your grievance as you don't think it was in any way offensive, however the forum moderator did, end of dit.
andym said:chieftiff said:Andy, I don't remember seeing the post that caused SeaDog to remove it but I think that continuing this argument is pointless and in all honesty flogging a dead horse, I understand your grievance as you don't think it was in any way offensive, however the forum moderator did, end of dit.
It was removed within seconds of posting.I actually thought i had made an error so reposted it.Thats when i found out they were deleted,with no reason given.i am inclined to agree with you that i am flogging a dead horse.However its the Principle of the thing.As a Moderator on a different site(no Military connection)i will as a matter of course AND good manners let posters know the reasons why any posts were deleted or Threads locked in Open forum.To date,in the last 3 years,the only deletion i made were to Porn Spammers,and i even gave them a reason as to why!After all its only good practise and good manners to do so.If the moderator DID fnd my post offensive then WHY didnt he say so?He has as much said he just cant be bothered!Nice attitude for a Moderator to have isnt it?I still wait in hope!Nil desperandum!
Oh dearâ€¦â€¦..another moderator applying his ego/personalityâ€¦â€¦
PartTimePongo said:I'd like topics of a sufficient gravitas.........
Current Affairs on RR is not "Just another CA board on the Internet". The intention is to have it become THE Naval related CA forum on the Internet....Arrse Current Affairs is now read by No.10 , Members of the Lords and MP's, Senior Military Chiefs and frequently quoted in the Media.Some of the contributors we've picked up, are household names in the Forces, or experten in their fields.
To get the forum, up, running and respected, which keeps the less open minded gold braiders off our backs, we need to be seen to be being adult, AND contributing items of worth, that have the Mahogany warship sailors thinking "This is an asset"
........ a forum of note, and it is going to make people proud to be associated with it, as posters are on Arrse CA.
More quality = less moderation , and the chance that the points you are making, will be picked up and acted on by the grown ups.
There are many Naval forums on the interweb, there is only ONE Rum Ration CA forum which can and will become the First and Best point of reference for matters concerning the mood on the messdecks and in the wardrooms.