Meldy! Meldy! Meldy!

Oi! Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeldyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy !

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16/06/2012 at 14:12

Ah, so the villain of the piece is ...

... Jeepers!

I shall have to spank you now.

(and agreed with others, the fake ID is no longer funny but I just thought I'd point out it needn't have been deleted for being spam)

Blisters    pirate
16/06/2012 at 14:19

Jeepers, I wouldn't be paranoid about the Asperger's  diagnosis. Linguistic subtleties are virtually impossible to tell in the instantaneous written word. I enjoy a bit of lively banter but am also very good at getting myself into trouble. Comments meant in jest at 23:30 with a glass or two inside seem to be quite rude at 0800 and sober.

I wonder if it's possible to Caz one of my own posts after the event?
Even self report to a moderator with a grovelling apology?
At the moment we can only edit a post if we haven't posted again. As it is I tend to run 3 threads concurrently if I'm bored.

M...eldy    pirate
16/06/2012 at 14:20

I think we need to move on  

16/06/2012 at 14:27
I like that cat
16/06/2012 at 14:48

Stevie - I'm shocked

Crash Hamster    pirate
16/06/2012 at 14:59

Not sure that we do need to move on yet...

I saw the thread title and thought 'spam', but the actual post was something along the lines of 'it's free on the BBC, without adverts, innit?'... no links, no advertising, nothing, so fairly obvious after a cursory inspection that it wasn't spam, but a joke.

I also thought it was moderately amusing. (DYSWIDT?)

I'm not happy about having hair-trigger deletion; I'm really not. Poor briefing of appointed mods by RW, poor execution by Jeepers (though kudos for owning up to it)

I am not Zhang Wee or anyone even remotely similar.

 

16/06/2012 at 15:12
Crash Hamster wrote (see)

 

I'm not happy about having hair-trigger deletion; I'm really not. Poor briefing of appointed mods by RW,

 

 


It wasn't poor briefing - their instructions were very clear.  The mistake was mine in marking as spam a thread that wasn't.

Crash Hamster wrote (see)

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 poor execution by Jeepers (though kudos for owning up to it)

.

 

I'm sorry that you think that it was poor execution.

Crash Hamster wrote (see)

 

 so fairly obvious after a cursory inspection that it wasn't spam, but a joke.

 

And that's the point that I'm trying to make, it might have been obvious to you, but it wasn't to me, I didn't realise that it was a joke.  If I had, then I wouldn't have done anything.

I'm not paranoid about being an Aspie, and hope that it doesn't come across that way, I'm just trying to explain why I thought that it was spam when everyone else seems able to see that it wasn't.

 



 

Edited: 16/06/2012 at 15:16
16/06/2012 at 15:15
Crikey, it's no big loss to the forum is it? I am not surprised someone thought it was spam, it looked like spam, in fact it was designed to look like spam. If whoever posted it wants to do it again they can ...

I for one am grateful that people like Meldy and Jeepers are prepared to spend time to keep the forum from getting overrun like it did last weekend. Everyone makes mistakes sometimes, there is no suggestion here that someone acted with other than the best of intentions. Let those without sin and all that... happy spam- free weekend people <img src='/forum/smilies/smile_smiley.gif' />
Edit: I mispelt Meldy!
Edited: 16/06/2012 at 15:17
16/06/2012 at 15:18
B wrote (see)
Crikey, it's no big loss to the forum is it? I am not surprised someone thought it was spam, it looked like spam, in fact it was designed to look like spam. If whoever posted it wants to do it again they can ...

Well, if they do, I'll now know to leave it be.

Crash Hamster    pirate
16/06/2012 at 15:33
B wrote (see)
Crikey, it's no big loss to the forum is it?

 

Yes, I think that it is. Once you start allowing forumites to acquiesce to the deletion of someone else's post because the content is 'no great loss', you might as well scrap the forum altogether; the original post was certainly not Voltaire-style important, but the principle of the deletion being the start of erosion of free speech certainly is.

I'm also not convinced that RW's instructions could have been that clear; if they'd defined 'spam' as 'something containing a link to another site, a malicious URL or similar' there would have been no prospect of Jeepers making a mistake; there was no link in the removed post.

It's the thin end of the wedge, I tell you


 

Dark Vader    pirate
16/06/2012 at 15:38

A weekend without spam..  

Result...!

Well done to the new super-mods...  

16/06/2012 at 15:56

Yep, what he said ... I was just pointing out a minor glitch, not out to start a fight.

Forum's a much better place now.

16/06/2012 at 16:00
If this is the thin end of the wedge, then I for one like it......

Well done to Jeepers and M..eldy (and any other mods we have???) I think it's great that we have people who are willing to spend their time trying to make this place better, and I think it sucks that you're being criticised and sniped at.

I didn't see the thread that is being referred to, but kudos to Jeepers for admitting to a mistake, and (with all respect to those who feel differently) I think it sounds like a massive over reaction to try and turn this into a battle against free speech FFS

Crash Hamster- I liked the "moderately amusing" line....
Hope    pirate
16/06/2012 at 16:00

Oh good. A Meldy thread!
Now I know where to come for shoe shopping advice! 

16/06/2012 at 16:05

I do think it is nice that we can have discussions about freedom  of posting and speech and what USAians would call first amendment riights, without resorting to posting youtube clips of cats. I think we're finally ...

...oh

seren nos    pirate
16/06/2012 at 16:05

what shoes should i wear to support at Outlaw???

16/06/2012 at 16:10
lol bos1, the cat vid is the best bit of this thread
cougie    pirate
16/06/2012 at 16:17
Seren - wellies ?
seren nos    pirate
16/06/2012 at 16:18
cougie wrote (see)
Seren - wellies ?

good call.but left them at the caraavan......might go looking for some new ones.....as i think it will be needed.its lashing it down again

M...eldy    pirate
16/06/2012 at 16:32

Its going to be boooootiful at the Outlaw ...

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