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 on: Yesterday at 11:44 PM 
Started by Mark - Last post by Aileen
Where it falls down in the UK is that our elected representitives are often chosen for other reasons. Maybe we should look at how to improve the quality of MP's as a first step?
Excellent idea - but how do you propose we go about doing that?

 42 
 on: Yesterday at 11:19 PM 
Started by Mark - Last post by Aileen
but very persuasive

 43 
 on: Yesterday at 11:10 PM 
Started by althusser - Last post by Aileen
^ WeIl my final say is that I don't think it's a wise idea for one mod to be publicly expressing their opinion of another, whatever they might think of them!

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 on: Yesterday at 09:47 PM 
Started by althusser - Last post by Joe
I know it's a turn of phrase, and trying to do three things at once can be very difficult, but unfortunately, and no doubt inadvertently, you still gave the impression that it was you who would be doing the moderating.

Anyway I think it's time this discussion stopped now that the air has been cleared regarding the matters which were raised.
 

It’s a burden to bear, having the moderator buttons on every post that I see. Some days, after a long Brexit discussion, I struggle with the urge to ban every single person on here.

JOKE

However, I would put any issues affecting me through Mark. Whether or not he’d listen is anyone’s guess, he’s so light touch that he’s gossamer.

 45 
 on: Yesterday at 09:41 PM 
Started by althusser - Last post by Aileen
It’s a turn of phrase, I was trying to eat Shreddies and drink a hot coffee at the same time as typing.
I know it's a turn of phrase, and trying to do three things at once can be very difficult, but unfortunately, and no doubt inadvertently, you still gave the impression that it was you who would be doing the moderating.

Anyway I think it's time this discussion stopped now that the air has been cleared regarding the matters which were raised.
 

 

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 on: Yesterday at 09:29 PM 
Started by althusser - Last post by Joe
So why did you say you would mod her 'to hell and back', the implication being that you would do this yourself?

As for the rest, I think @blueberryhill has made the point about mentioning family members very succinctly.

It’s a turn of phrase, I was trying to eat Shreddies and drink a hot coffee at the same time as typing.

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 on: Yesterday at 09:26 PM 
Started by althusser - Last post by Aileen
However, I stand by my point that bringing children and other family members into these arguments is not on. Caz has previous on this and I simply do not think it’s acceptable. I don’t view it as a threat to say that I would seek to trigger the modding process - something I would do via a report to Mark anyway rather than using my own mod powers directly.
So why did you say you would mod her 'to hell and back', the implication being that you would do this yourself?

As for the rest, I think @blueberryhill at 08:55 has made the point about mentioning family members very succinctly.

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 on: Yesterday at 09:14 PM 
Started by althusser - Last post by Joe
ILA asked you a perfectly reasonable question, which you could easily have answered without resorting to personal abuse.
What I think is neither here nor there, because the point I was making was mainly about your threatening attitude, something I don't find acceptable from a mod.  Fair enough you weren't at all happy about it, but at least you could have cautioned Caz in a more restrained manner,

On that I do agree and I apologise to both ILA and Caz for the way I expressed my annoyance at the issue. I could and should have been a lot calmer.

However, I stand by my point that bringing children and other family members into these arguments is not on. Caz has previous on this and I simply do not think it’s acceptable. I don’t view it as a threat to say that I would seek to trigger the modding process - something I would do via a report to Mark anyway rather than using my own mod powers directly.

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 on: Yesterday at 09:10 PM 
Started by althusser - Last post by Aileen
Duly noted. What would you like me to do?

Addition following your edit: you’ll have to explain to me how you expect me to do that when I’ve been directly posted to.
ILA asked you a perfectly reasonable question, which you could easily have answered without resorting to personal abuse.

Aileen, why do you feel it appropriate to attack me on this point? You think it’s ok to use people’s children as an emotional tool to illustrate a warped view?
What I think is neither here nor there because the point I was making was mainly about your threatening attitude, something I don't find acceptable from a mod.  Fair enough you weren't at all happy about it, but at least you could have cautioned Caz in a more restrained manner.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:55 PM 
Started by althusser - Last post by blueberryhill
It is not acceptable to bring family members into any argument. It is personalising a contentious issue which we should be discussing rationally and impersonally.
It is a line that should not be crossed.

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