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  • rdfeil
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    Milacron, in his truest form

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  • Davo J
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    I got a laugh out of that one .
    Dave

    Originally posted by torker
    Three threads locked in one day on HSM???
    LOL!
    Sorry George...I know yer just doing your job.
    I knew you'd lock my Muslim post...but what the hey...we're all buds here and we actually do talk about things other than makin chips.
    That's why I like my extended "family" here so much.
    Russ

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  • Bguns
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    Big Complaint here..

    Tattoomike's language would shock a Marine

    Time to boot him...

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  • motorcyclemac
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    Originally posted by Fasttrack
    Hahahaha - "Milacron".
    Yeah some think he's is an a**hole,
    Uh...now can't we just refer to him as a BIG "open space surrounded by a sphincter muscle"? Perhaps a "cranium owned by a man named Richard"? Maybe a "brain housing unit filled to max load with excrement"?

    Joking aside...it is nice to have a PROPERLY moderated site. I have been coming her for a LOT of years and never saw any heavy handed unjust moderation. Of the many forums I belong to this one is very much the best of the best. Thanks George...for a first rate operation.

    Cheers
    Mac.

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  • andy_b
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    I think George does an EXCELLENT job of moderating. I really only ever see him lock two types of threads. Ones that really get personal and nasty with a lot of name-calling, and ones that could start turning offensive (this forum is available world-wide, not just in predominantly the UK and its former colonies). Don't get me wrong, I have no problem contributing to some of them.
    If you notice, most of the OT threads die off rather quickly. Even the swine flu thread has pretty much finally died.

    andy b.

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  • Black_Moons
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    Originally posted by Michael Moore
    How many different fora are there on the Internet? 50,000-500,000 or even more? If you need to rant about something can't you use Google and find someplace (or maybe 100 "someplaces" depending on the topic) that caters to that particular rant and actively encourages it?

    There's certainly nothing bad about some occasional light social chat that is only tenuously related to a main forum topic. There's too few places a person can go and talk about metalwork with people who share that interest, so why clutter up the on-topic discussion with off-topic stuff, especially when the latter falls into the category of ranting?

    cheers,
    Michael
    I don't want to talk off topic stuff with people I don't know. I want to talk off topic stuff with people of like minds in my own 'social group'. However you are very right in that the off-topic 'posts' should not clutter up the places people go to talk about metalwork/etc, and hence the suggestion of a subforum so there is only a single link to not click to avoid seeing ALL offtopic posts, as opposed to dozens on every actual forum.

    After all, how long do you spend at the forum selection page, and how long do you spend looking at threads in that forum?

    People will allways wander with offtopic posts, it seems to be human nature, a single 'Offtopic/rants/etc' forum can greatly cut down on the noise in the other forums by provideing an outlet that can be very easily ignored by those who dislike offtopic, and easily viewed by those who do like off topic.

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    Originally posted by Black_Moons
    Id say this forum is well run. Last forum I left because the mod started getting all upity at me for saying things like 'Mild steel generaly cuts with a ****ty finish' as apparently he thought he was a sware filter bot and not a human being with thoughts and decision making abilitys.

    Enable filters for the swears you want gone, and object to the things that are objectionable, But don't have a human doing a blind word filters job. thats a waste of everyones time and energy and an insult to human intelligence.

    Also, censoreship in the name of 'not possabley offending some highly offendable person who just might exist but has not come forward or been proven to exist' goes to far.

    That said, the threads iv seen locked today are likey best locked as they where only degradeing into flamewars and started offtopic to begin with. But maybe we could use an 'offtopic' subforum for the members of this forum to 'rant' to eachother about stuff. Not for those 3 threads mind you, but for the other OT ones.

    PPS: To bad swear filters are not 'user' side. As in, options in each users 'profile', The posts could be dynamicly altered by your profile settings to include/exclude swear words when you view them. Hell, It would even let the users import there own swear list. Personaly I would leave mine disabled.
    An off topic forum is too complex and smart for the goofballs here, its too logical and simple for them to understand. the little boys with tiny feelings that get hurt wont understand they wont need to be part of them.

    For a noob Black_Moons you are way cool

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  • mechanicalmagic
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    Most civilized forums need rules and moderators to enforce those rules.
    If you doubt that, please drop by the yahoo 7x10 lathe group:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/7x10minilathe/messages
    or RCM:
    http://groups.google.com/group/rec.c...pics?lnk=gschg
    both are basically un-moderated.
    I prefer to avoid caustic folks, if possible.

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  • Fasttrack
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    Hahahaha - this one is going to get locked too. There seems to be a fascination with "Milacron". I've never had any personal issues with him, but I don't hang out there often; takes too long to load.

    But seriously - drop it already guys. Yeah some think he's is an a**hole, some think he is just doing his job ... whatever. Let's try not to go off on him again, not for his sake but for George's sake.

    It's just not very professional or respectable to keep beating a dead horse, so to speak


    George Bulliss - a fine job as usual! Thanks for putting up with my antics.

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  • isaac338
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    Originally posted by Michael Moore
    How many different fora are there on the Internet? 50,000-500,000 or even more? If you need to rant about something can't you use Google and find someplace (or maybe 100 "someplaces" depending on the topic) that caters to that particular rant and actively encourages it?

    There's certainly nothing bad about some occasional light social chat that is only tenuously related to a main forum topic. But if people want to talk about religion/sports/politics/their favorite soap opera why do they insist on going to a machining or motorcycle or knitting forum and then complain that the forum owners haven't given them a place to talk about off-topic stuff? It is like going into a steakhouse and moaning about how none of the food is vegan.

    You can easily get free or low cost forum software. If you want to have a forum that caters to non-metalwork discussion by metalworkers then start one and maybe you'll become one of the hot places on the Internet.

    There's too few places a person can go and talk about metalwork with people who share that interest, so why clutter up the on-topic discussion with off-topic stuff, especially when the latter falls into the category of ranting?

    cheers,
    Michael
    I agree - I will only add that there is a large number of off topic threads here, which seem to remain until they die off of their own accord; that is, nobody deletes them.

    People shouldn't be discussing off topic crap at a machining forum, but they -are-, and it seems to make sense to have a place to put that discussion so that folks who are actually here to read about/discuss machining don't have to wade through the off topic crap to get there.

    Note this isn't meant as a jab, I find some of the off topic stuff interesting, to say the least (especially the arguments and rants!).

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  • DFMiller
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    And I missed them. George you do a great job here. It a nice place to hang out.
    But seriously guys, Leave the good threads for the weekend. :-)

    Dave

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  • Michael Moore
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    Originally posted by Black_Moons
    But maybe we could use an 'offtopic' subforum for the members of this forum to 'rant' to eachother about stuff.
    How many different fora are there on the Internet? 50,000-500,000 or even more? If you need to rant about something can't you use Google and find someplace (or maybe 100 "someplaces" depending on the topic) that caters to that particular rant and actively encourages it?

    There's certainly nothing bad about some occasional light social chat that is only tenuously related to a main forum topic. But if people want to talk about religion/sports/politics/their favorite soap opera why do they insist on going to a machining or motorcycle or knitting forum and then complain that the forum owners haven't given them a place to talk about off-topic stuff? It is like going into a steakhouse and moaning about how none of the food is vegan.

    You can easily get free or low cost forum software. If you want to have a forum that caters to non-metalwork discussion by metalworkers then start one and maybe you'll become one of the hot places on the Internet.

    There's too few places a person can go and talk about metalwork with people who share that interest, so why clutter up the on-topic discussion with off-topic stuff, especially when the latter falls into the category of ranting?

    cheers,
    Michael

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  • Black_Moons
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    Id say this forum is well run. Last forum I left because the mod started getting all upity at me for saying things like 'Mild steel generaly cuts with a ****ty finish' as apparently he thought he was a sware filter bot and not a human being with thoughts and decision making abilitys.

    Enable filters for the swears you want gone, and object to the things that are objectionable, But don't have a human doing a blind word filters job. thats a waste of everyones time and energy and an insult to human intelligence.

    Also, censoreship in the name of 'not possabley offending some highly offendable person who just might exist but has not come forward or been proven to exist' goes to far.

    That said, the threads iv seen locked today are likey best locked as they where only degradeing into flamewars and started offtopic to begin with. But maybe we could use an 'offtopic' subforum for the members of this forum to 'rant' to eachother about stuff. Not for those 3 threads mind you, but for the other OT ones.

    PPS: To bad swear filters are not 'user' side. As in, options in each users 'profile', The posts could be dynamicly altered by your profile settings to include/exclude swear words when you view them. Hell, It would even let the users import there own swear list. Personaly I would leave mine disabled.
    Last edited by Black_Moons; 12-11-2009, 09:37 PM.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Originally posted by tattoomike68
    you rock dude.

    geoge does a good job but must have has lips firmly planted on dons butt, no big shocker.

    I dont like over moderated forums and tend to troll the hell out of them, its just too easy. when that goes on I just move on down the road. my next ID will be much worse.

    Sure, I can agree that over modulation is annoying but you need some form of moderation or the original purpose of the site can get lost.

    For example, the unmoderated newsgroups on Google are smply impossible to follow. I speak of rec.motorcycles.harley, alt.rec.guns, rec.crafts.metalworking and the like. There's literally anything and everything on there so they're a total waste of time.

    It seems that this site stays on point with a few reasonable OT's added in that are often interesting.

    No complaints here.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Originally posted by tdmidget
    Don's fair too. Treats everyone like s--t.

    Yes, even tempered, too. Grumpy all of the time. LOL.

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