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  1. Jun 29, 2007 #21

    Claude Mathis

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    Forums are set up so only those with permission may see and/or enter them. There are Administration forums here that only the Moderators can see. The same thing could be done with any forum or group of members.

    For example, let's say you had someone who could not post in particular forum without being antagonistic, making it impossible to have a civil discussion, they would simply be moved into a "group" that has no access to that particular forum.

    This happens on other forums, but I was hoping that it wouldn't be necessary here. So far, we've been blessed with members who have been able to police themselves, but as we grow, things may change.

    This is the most unpleasant aspect of running a forum. You want everyone to be able to "be themselves", yet you have to try and ensure a friendly atmosphere.
     
  2. Jun 29, 2007 #22

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    Removing access to certain sections would work, but it would be unfortunate if it came to that. It would be akin to making someone sit in the corner for bad behavior. But maybe it's necessary in some cases. It would be nice if people would just use their common sense and not post offensive material.
     
  3. Jun 29, 2007 #23

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    This ol boat has stayed afloat so far as is sure we lose people but it's going to happen anyplace, leave it alone and if it starts to go down then :shocked2: PANIC!! FRED's 2 cents
     
  4. Jun 29, 2007 #24

    tom hargrove

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    a private forum for the upper crust ,humm! yea, that should do it :shake:
     
  5. Jun 29, 2007 #25

    Claude Mathis

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    Or the lower crust. That all depends on who wants in. :wink:
     
  6. Jun 29, 2007 #26

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    umm, there's something about a thin crust and a thick crust.. couldn't help it..that puts me in the crust where?(shoot probably deep!) :confused: RC (all in all, this whole situation is pretty sad..i'm sure no one was/is out to hurt or belittle anyone..it's just humor..or it was suppose to be..) imho! RC
     
  7. Jun 29, 2007 #27

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    Personally, I prefer deep dish.


    Is that directed at me? It wasn't my idea. I'm just a spectator in this arena.
     
  8. Jun 30, 2007 #28

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    I'll take the filling in between crusts! :blah:
     
  9. Jun 30, 2007 #29

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    Claude and all,

    I find it very sad that Undertaker has left. If anyone is in contact with him off forum, I would ask you to please invite him to return. He always seemed to be well received from all of the posts that I have read. If someone with an agenda caused him to leave, then Undertaker should ignore that poster's "contributions" to the forum.

    Regarding the political discussions - this is one of the things that I raised in my thread that the times are a changing. There will always be folks putting a little politics into the discussions, but I think that the former format was a little more friendly (Undertaker's leaving is an example of what I mean...) If we are going to have political discussions, then I think that Claude's idea is a great one. Make it a separate forum that requires an additional login to get to it. On another board that I go to, they block out a fair number of the "better" sections until you have been a member for a while and posted X number of times. They do this to limit the squirrels and trolls from ruining things. It seems to work.

    Regarding offensive humor - other than Southern white American males between 18 and 64 years old, any joke that is told is considered offensive. For some reason us poor Southern white males are the legal prey for jokes. If a joke is told with no malice, I have no problem with it. I have seen some that I did not think were all that funny, and I went on with my life. In the final analysis, what someone posts here under their definition of humor will never affect me or my life...

    Just my view from the peanut gallery...
     
  10. Jun 30, 2007 #30

    Claude Mathis

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    I'm in contact with him.
     
  11. Jun 30, 2007 #31

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    Claude:

    Sorry if it came across like I was saying that you banned him :surrender: I did not think that was what happened and was only asking what happened..

    No offense intended.

    I am sorry to see him go, though.

    Doc :v
     
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    UT had posted a joke about Mexicans.

    Nothing to do with Germany.

    Doc
     
  13. Jun 30, 2007 #33

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    I tryed your site to see what this was all about and got "Your membership level does not allow you to be here, or the page you are looking for is no longer here." Hang my head huh. FRED :( :rotf:
     
  14. Jun 30, 2007 #34

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    FW,
    :hmm: Same here!
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  15. Jun 30, 2007 #35

    Claude Mathis

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    Yes, that link was removed.
     
  16. Jun 30, 2007 #36

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    Unfortunately, the internet has allowed folks to post virtually anything they like without consequence. For most of us it has allowed rudeness creep back into conversations where rudeness would not have been tolerated in person to person conversations.

    I've cringed reading some of the stuff on other forums and that's why I mostly hang out here now. We have been Policing ourselves quite well. My standard for posting is this, "If it's something that I wouldn't say face to face in civil conversation then don't write it."

    Anyways that's my .02 cents.
     
  17. Jun 30, 2007 #37

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    He guys.
    The reason why i leave the forum (at the moment) is, that i got emails from some guys with a fake addressor.
    They call me a Racist and a Nazi and so on.I don't know at the moment, who these guys were.But i have a friend who is a hacker specialist who works for the government.
    And he is more than good.So i will find out the real names.
    I got these emails to me email address that only a handful guys know.

    I have nothing against a disscussion between friends.And i wrote to some of you guys in a pm, that i call some of you friends,although we never met.

    I hope, that Claude will not close the Non-ML-Forum.When i'm the reason for the closing, i must apology.But i found the jokes only funny.They have nothing to do with[url] racism.In[/url] my factory where i'm working, over 60% are 'Non-Germans'.When i remember correctly we have over 50 different nationalities in our factory.Some of my best friends are Turkish,Poles,Englishman,Irish,Scottish,Afghans,Russians,Ghanaian
    Spanish.And everyone has jokes about the other nations.So i didn't think, that i, in my mind, i make a racism joke.

    Greetings from Germany

    Andreas
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  18. Jun 30, 2007 #38

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    Andreas, glad you are still around. Do the forum a favor and stay. You are one of the GOOD GUYS. :grin: You contribute a lot to the forum, and a lot of us would miss you here. And it isn't your fault the non muzzleloading forum was closed. It was the fault of a Few Narrow minded people. Sorry to hear about the e-mails you received though, but don't pay any attention to what a few Fools say.
     
  19. Jun 30, 2007 #39

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    Yeah what Rebel said Andreas, you better not leave!
     
  20. Jun 30, 2007 #40

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    I don't understand. What does that have to do with leaving the forum? If you don't know who they are...?
     

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