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    I recently went to reply to a question which someone posted in reply to a comment that I had made.
    The thread was locked , maybe it was getting a few a bit hot under the collar or whatever.
    From what I posted people will conclude that I have no time for certain subjects and will fire up and let whoever and what ever cop it .

    I have no respect for a lot of the etiquette and formality that many take for granted , this can and does get me into hot water at times , so be it .

    I am currently looking for boards and other sites which will allow heated discussion on any subject without intervention and will put any discussions pertaining to politics , royalty , and social decorum on those and attempt to keep any posts here limited to machining or other relative issues .

    There is every possibility that they either dont exist or have already been closed down by those who think that it is their duty to protect the internet from free and open discussion on any subject.

    This is in no way to be interpreted as an apology or otherwise for any comments made.

    Michael

  • #2
    In many ways I agree with you Mike as the "thought police", wanabee "brain-washers" etc. are everywhere about.



    But the role of the moderator is to keep a fair balance between not giving into vexatious complainants on the one hand and keeping a reasonable level of couth and decorum on the other with a good deal or fairness and open mindedness and at all times keeping the interests of his employer (Village Press) paramount.




    I do admire how George carries out his role and task.

    I don't think I'd want to know what he is asked and told to do "behind the scenes" - or how he responds either.

    I will be interested to see how many replies you get regarding the other BBS's that suit your needs (or alternatively how many think you would suit them).

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    • #3
      George rarely locks a good machining topic even if it gets a little heated ---

      the OT's are just that -- their little "free-bee's" I think he allows because all machine talk would just plain get boring --- but - there still OT's ----

      so it's his call when they go and I totally respect that ------- and many of them have a way of going south in a hurry...

      I cannot believe the last one went as long as it did. we behaved pretty good for the most part...

      if it was just left to be it would be a nasty free for all and allot of people would have hurt feelings and mushy stuff like that...

      GB's doing a great job - and this is a place where even the moderators have a sense of humor... that's pretty cool.

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      • #4
        I like not having to wade through miles of political/race/gun/porn posts.

        There are places where it's encouraged, or not discouraged, and I'm pleased this isn't one of them.
        Peter - novice home machinist, modern motorcycle enthusiast.

        Denford Viceroy 280 Synchro (11 x 24)
        Herbert 0V adapted to R8 by 'Sir John'.
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        • #5
          You need the rec.crafts.metalworking newsgroup

          It covers all the subjects you stated except metalwork
          .

          Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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          • #6
            Originally posted by John Stevenson
            You need the rec.crafts.metalworking newsgroup

            It covers all the subjects you stated except metalwork


            There are to many on forums and the web that believe they are LEGENDS in their own MINDS. And things have to be their way ONLY.

            There are plenty of forums and sites that will let members show off their stupidity if they care. As said I'm glad that this isn't one of them. Drama isn't needed here.

            If you get 5 people together to talk shop stuff, You will end up with 8 ways of doing the same thing!
            Glen
            Been there, probably broke it, doing that!
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            • #7
              I actually enjoy forums far more when people try to argue in a polite fashion. One mentally ill person can singlehandedly destroy a forum by chasing the knowledgeable people away.

              But I think there is a forum for you:
              http://boards.4chan.org/b/

              It's full of mentally deranged and/or juveniles, so you can blow of steam there

              Igor
              Last edited by ikdor; 06-10-2012, 03:57 PM.

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              • #8
                http://lmgtfy.com/?q=unmoderated+forums

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by John Stevenson
                  You need the rec.crafts.metalworking newsgroup

                  It covers all the subjects you stated except metalwork

                  Do they still make newsgroups? Thought they'd long gone.
                  Regards
                  Geoff
                  My place.

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                  • #10
                    Create your own forum. Problem solved.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mike4
                      I am currently looking for boards and other sites which will allow heated discussion on any subject without intervention and will put any discussions pertaining to politics , royalty , and social decorum on those and attempt to keep any posts here limited to machining or other relative issues .
                      Good luck with the porn spam bots.

                      Keep up the good work George. I too am glad I dont have to wade through piles of bs to find a shop thread.
                      "I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer -- born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in the steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow."

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                      • #12
                        I always enjoy this site, lots of talent, and lots to learn here.

                        Some of the topics can get dragged on, which gets kind of tiring, but that,s pretty minimal in my opinion.

                        Some great Banter here at times and some great humor.

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                        • #13
                          Join Practical Machinist.

                          With few exceptions that forum is not worth the time and effort to post there.

                          I had a really bad experience there as did my brother... on two different topics.

                          In many regards the owner of THAT forum is George's mirror image: He allowed the personal attacks to continued and even participated.

                          Anyway, personalitywise, the OP may fit in there better than he does here. Good luck hope you find a "home" on the internet.
                          "The Administration does not support blowing up planets." --- Finally some SENSIBLE policy from the Gov!

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                          • #14
                            the problem with looking for a heated discussion is that its usually surrounded by participants ignorant on the subject. A discussion of experts in an area tends to be calm as much less is contentious. My guess is the locked thread wasn't necessarily too high heat, but it was getting there, was off topic, going nowhere and wouldn't get any better

                            PM has a section for you if you want high heat...or you could start your own

                            George is doing a fine job fine job of letting things go until it's potentially detrimental to his mandate; making it an inviting place for people interested in metal working
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                            • #15
                              IMHO - This is one of the best moderated sites I read.
                              If you are referring to the Queen OT then I must say have you had a look at Kate and Pippa? Are you daft man? Who cares? You can take Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi and I will take those sisters. Talk about easy on the eyes, man that is nice stuff there. You might get screwed by either bunch but only one makes me smile lustfully. I would put up with the whats his goofs - charles and william to see those girls pictures on my newspaper every morning.

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