Deleting of Posts!

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I think PTP has made some good points there, I'm new to RR and Arrse and I think by and large if you fcuk up fellow members will tell you so, not everyone knows the rules inside out, I dont want to start any arguments with anyone but of what I have experianced in my short time so far, the mods have a job to do and do it in a pretty light handed way, like I say I class myself as new to these forums and am still learning.
 

UncleAlbert

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PTP

Oh dear……..another moderator applying his ego/personality……
That might be the way YOU want RR to end up but there’s no doubt that to achieve it you have to apply censorship and that is wrong.

If you want credibility for current affairs you don’t achieve it by deleting and moulding threads so that they end up voicing YOUR personal opinion and that’s what Seadog is doing and that’s what everyone is complaining about.

Carry on deleting posts and most heated interesting debate will be out of the window…
Then we`ll be left with “gardeners question time†- Is that seriously what you want?


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chieftiff

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I agree wet_blobby, PTP has stated his policy and it sounds good to me. Whilst I post all over RR I enjoy the debate on Current Affairs most of all. I think that serious debate has to occasionally be broken up by some humour and am as guilty as most of sometimes being inappropriate with that humour, when I am, I don't mind being told so!

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.

This isn't the first time this has happened, not long ago there was a rebellion against The_Matlow I have no idea why as I wasn't involved but the whole thing got very childish in my opinion and dragged on for longer than I would consider a healthy period, I suspect there was a hidden agenda, some stirring which I wasn't privy to?

I think the point is this: the moderator moderates under the authority of the site owners, as Sea Dog says if you aren't happy mail them. If you still don't like it go elsewhere because there is no where else to go!

Now I don't want you to go because I like your humour and your input is in my opinion valuable and intelligent, but can we let this go......please! Then maybe people will start to use the Current Affairs forum again, I have noticed the Quarterdeck is currently being used for current affairs issues, it's sad :sad:
 

andym

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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!
 
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!

Chill mate, I'm sure you have a reason to be angry, and I'm equaly sure seadog has a reason for pulling your comments, when seadog explains to you perhaps we can all learn where the line is. I doubt very much he has any kind of agenda against you, what little I've seen of you, you are witty and informative, you have certainly helped me and I am grateful for that, I think through PTP we now have a clearer idea of what the end product of CA is desired by the mods.
 

PartTimePongo

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Oh dear……..another moderator applying his ego/personality……

Sorry Albert, I switched off after that, as I've seen this dit before.

CheifTiff, I do like a well made and humourous thread on CA , in between the serious bits.

The Kofi Annan Bounty thread, and the mystic dwarves featuring the good Judge involved his own self on Arrse CA are like oases. There is always room for a good chuckle :)
 

F169

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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.
PTP

Bugger Me! and I thought this was the "very unofficial website of the RN" for "Rumour gossip intrigue and bullshit" how wrong I was..............
 

slim

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PTP[/quote]

Bugger Me! and I thought this was the "very unofficial website of the RN" for "Rumour gossip intrigue and bullshit" how wrong I was..............[/quote]

If its gonna be official I'd best go and find me cap, cos I'm certainly going to need it for defaulters.
 
F169 said:
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.
PTP

Bugger Me! and I thought this was the "very unofficial website of the RN" for "Rumour gossip intrigue and bullshit" how wrong I was..............

Ah, but PTP makes a good point. I have referred colleagues to interesting and informative items on this site. The CA forum will lose its credibility and any gravitas it acquires through inappropriate or ill considered postings. It is useful to have fora on RR that are serious and over time develop gravitas, leaving our other favourite fora for the general very free and very open discussion many of us have grown to cherish, such as DLs. I concur with the point made earlier that perhaps a Tabloid News section with a moderation policy akin to DLs would be well worth considering for all those chatty items that wind us liberals up! :wink: I nominate Slim as our Tabloid Editor with Andy as our new Medical Forum/Agony Nursey Editor! :lol:
 

slim

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I rarely post in the Current affairs section. My main posts are either in The Quarterdeck or Diamond Lills. As Steve says I am more of a tabloid poster. However I do believe that if and when a post is deleted the deleter should be responsible enough to inform the poster of why the post has been deleted. There have been occasions when posts seem to vanish for no reason.
As for posts being moved from CA to other titles, I have no problems with this.
 
No, its fair enough if posts get moved or deleted, but a "this has been moved to..... because" or "this has been deleted because....." would be helpful, what would be even better is "this will be deleted if you dont......" or "please be advised lads this is straying from the forum topic because......" it's a communication issue, if some of the older hands knew the pit falls they would warn us newbies off, thus reducing the moderaters work surely?
 
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