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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby lisab » Wed May 01, 2013 3:51 pm

john I honestly don't think you did email rob ,
Genghis , I don't like politics but the thatcher thing was never ending , but being respectful to others I never made any comment out of line. Each person has different tastes in music , activities or culture, and of course you have to respect peoples points of view ,if something offends people to a point that everybody complains then the person should stop posting, which if I had known I would have done .
I have to say there were good things on there of places that I didn't even know existed , even though I have lived here a long time. It wasn't just the weather ,football and animals. Have to take their defence for that.
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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby hesfordj » Wed May 01, 2013 5:38 pm

In all fairness, Genghis, you do have form.

The Thatcher thing was interesting. I actually thought it worked out OK in the end, although it was a subject that was clearly going to get some polarised views and overheated comments. The fact that Rob or anyone else administrating that group didn't step in and throw their weight around was a positive IMO.

The internet and social media are no different from any other aspect of life. We should all be able to accept other peoples views and tolerate their interest in something of little relevance to us but when those views are bigoted or personally offensive to others in the group or when someone goes on and on about the same thing, people are going to complain.

What I don't like about these internet groups is when people start using PMs and emails (and the phone) to complain about other members instead of just voicing their objections publicly. To me that is cowardly.
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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby serge » Wed May 01, 2013 6:05 pm

Jon, you have a pm.
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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby hesfordj » Wed May 01, 2013 7:41 pm

You did make me look :)
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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby Genghis Cohen » Wed May 01, 2013 8:16 pm

hesfordj wrote:
What I don't like about these internet groups is when people start using PMs and emails (and the phone) to complain about other members instead of just voicing their objections publicly.


Don't disagree. Except that in any group/forum associated with the PO it seems that to do so is to commit an unpardonable act. Unless you are one of the favoured few. Which takes us back neatly to why this thread started in the first place!

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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby peter » Wed May 01, 2013 8:27 pm

I just went back to the original post. It seems that the original postings and thread have been deleted.

I just don't understand why they have so many problems down there.

Facebook is taking people away from forums. Us and A-D should be encouraging intelligent discussion ?
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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby mrob343 » Thu May 02, 2013 12:11 pm

hesfordj wrote:The Thatcher thing was interesting. I actually thought it worked out OK in the end, although it was a subject that was clearly going to get some polarised views and overheated comments. The fact that Rob or anyone else administrating that group didn't step in and throw their weight around was a positive IMO.


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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby serge » Mon May 06, 2013 12:11 pm

Looks like the AD spin machine is hard at work ........
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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby Genghis Cohen » Mon May 06, 2013 10:21 pm

serge wrote:Looks like the AD spin machine is hard at work ........


Will they manage to weather the storm?

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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby serge » Mon May 13, 2013 9:36 pm

Please make them stop .......
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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby Las-Cobas » Mon May 13, 2013 11:05 pm

serge wrote:Looks like the AD spin machine is hard at work ........


I think it's missing some of the cycles :lol: :lol:
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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby Genghis Cohen » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:33 am

In an idle moment, some might say desperation, I looked at the web page. Yet again somebody has flooded their forum with rubbish posts. Whoever they have upset seems to have changed modus operandi. This time it's not kitchen units!

I guess by the time anybody reads this they will have mounted yet another clear up operation. If I were running their forum I'd be asking a few searching questions and maybe upgrading my security. These regular attacks can't be an accident.

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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby Genghis Cohen » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:03 am

I can only assume that the perpetrator got up early and read this thread! The admin have scrubbed the first lot but now there's a kitchen link instead. Probably like some exotic radioactive compound it will have a very short half life!

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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby mrob343 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:35 pm

Genghis Cohen wrote:Probably like some exotic radioactive compound it will have a very short half life!
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Half-life (t½) is the amount of time required for a quantity to fall to half its value as measured at the beginning of the time period.

I see stark relations to this thread.....

Yawn Yawn ! Genghis ! Obviously you never did physics at school did you...? hehehehe :lol:
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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby hesfordj » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:58 am

I thought a half-life was what someone who spends a lot of time creating pseudonyms and causing trouble of forums had. :lol:
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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby serge » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:27 pm

More bizarre happenings over there ........

It just seems odd (but not unexpected) that what is effectively an extension of a public forum should be set up as a closed group on FB where you have to go onto the forum first for the FB link! :lol:

Then you have to join the group to access anything. :lol: :lol:

More of the same when you get there I suspect.
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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby gurubarry » Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:01 pm

No problem ...e-mail NASA for the code ..... :D
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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby Genghis Cohen » Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:07 pm

serge wrote:More bizarre happenings over there ........

It just seems odd (but not unexpected) that what is effectively an extension of a public forum should be set up as a closed group on FB where you have to go onto the forum first for the FB link! :lol:

Then you have to join the group to access anything. :lol: :lol:

More of the same when you get there I suspect.


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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby gurubarry » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:50 pm

It's the Be'Jeusus witless' ?
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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby Las-Cobas » Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:35 am

Jingle bells, jingle bells. Happy Christmas everyone :D :D
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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby gurubarry » Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:28 pm

Except xxxx ? lol Have a gooun' GC . :drunken:
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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby ianhartley » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:48 pm

Seems they've found another Walter Mitty over the other side.

He claims to have been a world famous cyclist who competed in the olympics. He didn't.

http://forum.anglophone-direct.com/ftop ... asc-16.php

XXXX : Sanctimonious,self -righteous prigs ...
XXXX : ... patronising tosh of that sort ,jon.
XXXX : Once again, Noel totally misses the point
XXXX : ... people of the Goebbels type
XXXX : You are still only grasping half the point though.
XXXX : Hope that you salvage some of your grapes,by the way......
XXXX : ... other people who are not in full posession of the facts ...
XXXX : ... there's no "bullying", or any other silly suggestion ...
XXXX : The fact is that we've never had more active members,never had more postings/visits,and never had such a wide range of subject matter.
YYYY : I did not expect to see the nastiness of the languedoc page creep over here
YYYY : and sometimes more is excessive and makes you sick!!
YYYY : Dont be daft, only a caring, polite person with bags of humility would do that.
ZZZZ : ... I am sure the forum doesnt want to lose more of the genuine, friendly, helpful people.
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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby Las-Cobas » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:18 pm

So he has put a spoke in it then. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby serge » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:22 pm

There's a lot of legends over there .........

Usually in their own lunchtime.
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Re: XXXX is at it again ?

Postby Genghis Cohen » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:06 am

I'm amazed you spotted this item tucked away among the unbeatable offers for fitted kitchens.

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