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  1. smellyloo

    Forum Behaviour

    It is seemingly very easy to take offense when none was intended, I guess that's why this thread came about. The mod team have explained what criteria are applied when moderating posts and unless an attack is made on a specific person , if the post can be interpreted as not having the intention to offend an individual then that post is deemed OK. So sadly it seems the only way to respond to aggressive posting is to respond in like fashion being mindful to not target an individual which would most certainly be bullying. So in essence do as advised and grow a thicker skin, that is me not you.
  2. smellyloo

    So You Can Go Swimming!

    It is a shame Mel felt hounded out by aggressive contributions as if she had been treated with a bit more respect she may have been able to provide a much more detailed explanation of what has actually happened. But we're would be the fun in that?
  3. smellyloo

    Forum Behaviour

    I think the problem that the moderators have when contributing/policing a contentious debate is that if they have a passionate support for one side it is very difficult to be objective when asked to judge if the TOS has been violated. In many ways it might be helpful if moderators has two handles, the official Nbn one and their own. This would enable them to like postings without the misconception that a post is moderator supported.
  4. smellyloo

    So You Can Go Swimming!

    OK, we will never know but since unsubstantiated logic seems to be perfectly acceptable do you really think the same arguments would not have been presented were the swim to have been destined for norwich? JM would never allow anything that suggests a restriction to navigation (sandford) to pass without complaint, and his mistrust of the BA is legendary. I'm not at all sure this debate is purely about safety as once again the assumption here is that the organisers have discarded safety concerns in favour of profit.
  5. smellyloo

    Forum Behaviour

    The fact that you are aware that they post elsewhere under the same name suggests that you also take an interest in things elsewhere. It follows that you can judge whether their arguments are consistent in both places, if not then assuming an ulterior motive to their posts is a reasonable assumption.
  6. smellyloo

    Forum Behaviour

    If somebody is made to feel their opinion is worthless to the extent that they no longer feel able to make further postings then that could be considered bullying. Now I hear cries from the brave stating that they should grow a thicker skin because that's how forum discourse takes place. However my last statement is also bullying designed to make the unfortunate target feel even more worthless. One of the previous posters, sorry I forget who, stated that the onus is on us all to call out bullying posts so that hopefully nobody has to be made to feel worthless whilst participating on nbn. To make the glib statement that those who have been brave enough to raise the topic are guilty of crying foul to sabotage a thread are just reaffirming that bullying exists.
  7. smellyloo

    Forum Behaviour

    Now I am really confused I have no clue what you are referring to.
  8. smellyloo

    Forum Behaviour

    I thought this thread was started by grendel to divert discussions of behavior from the original thread.
  9. smellyloo

    Forum Behaviour

    Whilst their was some genuine, well thought out arguments against the swimming event there were pages of repetitive dogma rubbishing the event with categorical claims that safety was being compromised in favour of profit. The fact that this thread has been started confirms that the few supporters felt that their input was being held in contempt and being disregarded out of hand. So sadly I felt the swimming thread was being hijacked by the ....... I refuse to share my broads with anybody that hasn't paid for the privilege. A debate it certainly was not ..... just page after page of repeated outrage.
  10. smellyloo

    So You Can Go Swimming!

    Sadly some of the posts that can be interpreted as bullying are posted by mods. I commented on one but I guess this was deemed to be incorrect.
  11. smellyloo

    So You Can Go Swimming!

    Sorry Vaughan I have great respect for your views but I think it is justified to raise these concerns on the thread that spawned the issue.
  12. smellyloo

    So You Can Go Swimming!

    Previously I have seen accusations of bullying and wondered where. However this time I have been on the minority side supporting the swimming event and I have seen how some posts can make you feel that you shouldn't be expressing such a foolhardy view. Almost a feeling of ridicule. Now I should make it plain that there are a few well argued, eloquent posts expressing their concern, the bullying style posts tend to be posted by followers of these. I don't for one moment think these individuals mean to be bullies but the wording is clumsy and can be interpreted as such. I actually don't care what people say to me and the bullying comments make me even more compelled to have my say but I couldn't let the concerns raised by others be dismissed is such an off hand way. Maybe we should all stop and think ...... are we sure that we show the correct respect to those who express opposing views
  13. smellyloo

    So You Can Go Swimming!

    Let's hope the organisers of the event are not seeking legal advise re: some of the wild accusations made against them.
  14. smellyloo

    AQUAFIBRE MOULDS

    Sad that you lost an old friend but this illustrates the opportunities that will be denied to us when we wave sad farewells to our European cousins.
  15. smellyloo

    So You Can Go Swimming!

    So, with complete dismissal of others opinion you claim your view to be of such importance that it is the only one that merits consideration. We have been told that the organisers entered into discussion re these maters with several respected bodies and got approval for the event. I, and others who support the event have been accused of having little regard for safety. When I am told that the safety aspects surrounding this event have been considered I believe them. That may be naive but I feel it is better than imagining untold catastrophes that may befall the swimmers, the safety boats, the emergency services etc etc. If you have proof that the organiser has disregarded safety concerns then that is a different matter however I have read nothing more than speculation that this has been so.
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