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#1 4 years ago

[SIZE="1"]Forums are great, aren't they? I mean, it's a place for people from all over the world to come together and share ideas and information. A place to learn about other cultures, other people, other ways of life.

I've been in and around forums for a long time, it seems, and I stumbled upon this and would like to make an observation. I'm not attempting to "troll" or cause bad blood, I just think you all should have a think about this, my observation, and consider whether this is a welcoming environment or not.

I posted an introduction here: New Guy. Then I posted a reply to a thread here: Jeff with a beard.

What's interesting is this: A moderator deleted my reply to the Jeff's beard thread. That same moderator couldn't be bothered to write a reply to my introduction.

Now, I'm not saying I am entitled to expect a response to an introduction, and I'm not saying the decision to delete my beard post was wrong. It's just very interesting that the action of the moderator who made the deletion appears to be designed to make this new member feel not welcome. When instead he/she could have scrolled to the top of the frontpage, seen a new member had posted, and made him feel welcome.

Let's consider the priority. Let's consider how welcoming that action - and inaction - was. [/SIZE]




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#2 4 years ago

hummm


[color=#000000][size=2][b][i]Heralds of the coming doom, Like the cry of the Raven, we are drawn, This oath of war and vengeance, On a blade of exalted iron sworn, With blood anointed swords



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#3 4 years ago

Hello Linden Holder,

Forums are indeed a wonderful place. It truly is a shame the social networks have taken over the more traditional way of communication on the internet.

My apologies if one of the staff members have offended you. I checked out the link you provided, but was unable to find the post, nor was I able to locate a notification as to why the post was removed. Either way, I feel you should know that the staff members treat others honestly. I am quite confident to assume that the deleted post has been removed with reason.

Hope you will stick around, despite the rather negative introduction to this wonderful place.


Formerly known as Graeme and Arld.



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#4 4 years ago

Arld;5742447.

My apologies if one of the staff members have offended you. I checked out the link you provided, but was unable to find the post, nor was I able to locate a notification as to why the post was removed.

I'm think it was glitch because I couldn't find it either, perhaps the post just simply didn't post.


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#5 4 years ago

There's nothing in the thread log of moderator activity concerning a deleted or removed post.




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#6 4 years ago

Yeah, it's pretty easy to think you've posted something when you actually haven't on vBulletin, I've done it myself a few times.

Normally unless you've posted spam links or gone ape-shit at somebody, the moderators tend to leave the post and just have a friendly word instead, certainly if they did have to delete anything they'd explain why. :)


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#7 4 years ago

Linden Holder;5742435[SIZE="1"]Forums are great, aren't they? I mean, it's a place for people from all over the world to come together and share ideas and information. A place to learn about other cultures, other people, other ways of life.[/SIZE][/quote]

Prepare to have your dreams shattered!

What's a Linden, anyway?

[QUOTE=Arld;5742447]It truly is a shame the social networks have taken over the more traditional way of communication on the internet.

They haven't. This place is just in the middle of an implosion. There are plenty of forums out there that are doing decent business, new and old.

Social networks are just where the rapscallions, celebrities, and celebrity stackers have gone. You see, there are six ages of the Internet:

1) In the beginning, there were nerds. They saw that the Internet was good, and made it their home. Rapscallions had no awareness of this series of tubes at this point.

2) The nerds created Usenets and bulletin boards and chat rooms and forums and porn. They coexisted in peace and harmony. The rapscallions learned of this virtual haven and understood not; in their jealously, they judged the nerds and heaped scorn upon them.

3) To remove any need to go outside, the nerds created Internet Commerce. Goods were browsed, purchased and delivered with no physical interaction. Once again the rapscallions were jealous; they put their toes into our cyber waters curiously, but it was still too cold and they retreated.

4) At long last, computers were made colorful and simple enough (thanks a lot, Windows XP) for the rapscallions to engage in a full colonisation effort of our digital heaven. Despite mocking us for using it before, they soon found the Internet to be good too, and forgot the scorn they once piled upon those who used it.

5) Alarmed at the influx of 'normals', the nerds commissioned a 'rapscallions containment system', also known as social networking. The rapscallions flocked into this trap, and were not seen outside of it again.

6) The nerds reclaimed their forums, and the Internet was good again




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#8 4 years ago

[COLOR=Blue]I must agree here. I too see no record of a post ever existing. I have seen glitches where vBulletin somehow completely misses posts. It is not as common as it used to be, but it still happens to me every now and then. I have gotten used to it, so I just re-do the post.[/COLOR]

Mr. Matt;5742550What's a Linden, anyway?

[COLOR=Blue]It is a surname variant of "Lindale." So apparently, the new guy holds me. And that too is......well......an......Interesting Observation. [COLOR=White](See what I did there?)[/COLOR] :rolleyes:[/COLOR]


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#9 4 years ago

I would like to buy a bunch of Lindales please, or perhaps just a single set. I do not have a wonderfull container or other receptical to store them in though :(

I don't hope such contraptions are to be found where this mistery post went, as I cannot locate any evidence of such a thing ever having excisted.

Perhaps if I sit by the side of the road or sidewalk with a smile and a nice lost & found poster around my neck somebody will come to me aid. :)