21 Feb 2007 9:39 PM
I just thought I would put my two pence in again, but this site has really went to the dogs lately.
When I first joined it was really good and informative and mostly everyone was helpful, but now it is just becoming like the school yard I left behind many moons ago.
What I have noticed though is that it is once again the same ones causing trouble, is it not time that they were barred so that people can enjoy this site again and find information that they need.
Before anyone wonders who I am on about I will say who they are, the ring leaders are Zigzag, Keiron and McManus (sorry if I have spelt any of your names wrong)for god sake get a life boys or at least go for a beer and chill out.
21 Feb 2007 11:00 PM
We all have our own opinions on things and I know that these people are your friends, but have a good look through, if you have the time, as you will see what I mean.
p.s. How come you have become a Sir since you moved to Aus lol|
21 Feb 2007 11:33 PM
|Ring leader, eh?
If you half the sense you are claiming to have then you will notice that between the lines I have done my best to try and moderate many of the ludicrous posts that have been in the past.
I will be first to admit that there was a bit of banter between myself and Jimboman a while ago, which was amicably settled away from this site, and that 'animosity' has since ben laid to rest. Permanantly.
I also 'left' the site a while ago due to what was happening and it still carried on in my absence. So how did I start those? I have chosen to return after many PMs from people I never normally heard from on this site asking for odd snippets of advice, and have so decided to 'come back'.
I will not be posting nearly as much as before but will give, as I have always tried to do, honest reliable information that is as useful as possible.
IMHO, and I'm not going to name and shame, but there have been a lot of muppets on this site in the past few months, and more and more people treating it as an open chat forum, similar to the lines of chat rooms like MSN, Yahoo, AOL, etc. This is NOT one of those 'typical' forums. There IS however a chatroom on this site that is perhaps not utilised enough.
It is an informative site for gaining/giving relevant and useful information to those wishing to move here, and some helpful advice for those already here who may just need a hand for something specific, or as a first point of contact for making new friends.
As far as 'friendships' go, Charlie, Mick, and a good many others and I are friends, theres no question there. But in that 'off forum' friendship are you implying that we actually discuss what we plan to post?? If thats so, then its YOU that needs get the life. Sorry.
Mick is a sound bloke, despite what you reed on here (!). Charlie is one of the most open minded down to earth people I know. I would have a long think about what you are implying before you start throwing accusations around. Nearly everyone I know in Aus, I know through this site, and I invite any criticism they may have on me.
Lets all stop this cr@p and get the site back to what it was originally intended for. Some people may have differing views, and its obvious tat a number are here for nothing more than to wind individuals up (I could but won't name names), but who ever is going to reply MUST consider what it is they are saying, and just because they disagree, does not mean the other person is wrong. People and their views/experiences can be very different - lets all draw on that and we may learn something.
Your post is typical of the kind of post that is begging to turn into another online cat fight. So now who's starting something?
If you have an issue with me, thats fine, lets sort it out off this forum. My PM is there for you and anyone else. Or are you one the stirrers who likes to just ruffle feathers and then disappear into the background and gloat about what you have caused....
(looking forward to my moderators sign-in!)|
21 Feb 2007 11:55 PM
|This is not 'aimed' at anyone in particular.
You dont hear much from me these days, as I am now 'self censoring' due to some words I wrote about a year ago. Whilst they were intended by me as light hearted, they caused a lot of offense to one particular person, to whom I have apologised and whom I hope has forgiven me.
The point is, think about what you write, and read it again before you post it.
There are a lot of people on this site who add a huge amount of valuable input to the site, including those named previously.
If someone writes something you find offensive, take it up with them in a PM, do not post against the topic as you keep the thread current and at the top of the list.
If you do not post, it is gone in a day or so, and the more days that pass, the further down the list it goes, with less chance of anyone else seeing what has been written, and the negative responses to the original post, and 'getting in on the act'.
And thanks to all who have put so much valuable stuff up for our consideration, and who have taken the time and trouble to answer the mriad little queries we all have from time to time.
22 Feb 2007 1:27 AM
I used your name because yes I do believe that you are as bad as the others.
I did not claim to have any sense but then again I must have as I am a woman and well you are meant to be a man and as noticed before from others as well, it is always the men who are causing the trouble.
As for the chatroom I stopped going into that when it became smutty, i.e. too much talking about sex and not enough about Aus etc.,
I did not and have not implied that you are your friends have discussed what you are going to post, that is absurd in the first instance.
As for getting a life, I have one thanks with lots of friends and relatives and when I do move to Aus I won't be like yourself and just stick with the Brits I will indeed let the Aussies have a chance too.
As you have stated Mick and Charlie are your friends so of course you will back them, but take off your rose tinted glasses and read some of their posts properly and the offence that they contain and you will see why some people are offended by them.
As for your statement of am I one of the stirrers, the answer to that is NO, have a look at my posts and you will see that I am not like that, I have better things to do with my time.
I would have thought that now you were all in Aus living the dream, you wouldn't have the time or the inclination to cause the type of trouble that you all like doing anymore, but you seem to have more time on your hands now to stir.
p.s. Thank god I won't be staying in the same State as you lot, I wouldn't want to inadvertantly mix with you at a barbie or other social event.|
22 Feb 2007 2:32 AM
|This is directed to both Jacqui and Kerin. I have been reading your post to each other and it's getting a little boring. I thought I read that both of you agreed that this site is not to be used for personal insults and yet both of you are continuing to do just that.