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    Pulling of discussions is out of hand (MY little rant)

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    by jdclyde ·

    I started to read the discussion “”Girl Films presents Lakai – Fully Flared”, but before I could read the replies the discussion had been pulled.

    Just because someone presses the “report as spam” does not mean something IS spam or it should be thoughtlessly pulled. I am disappointed.

    What is the difference between this guy posting his skating video and us posting music and any other off-topic subjects we go off on, or even “rant” about?

    The guy was NOT asking for money.
    The guy was NOT selling anything.
    Just because you don’t skate, doesn’t make his post a SPAM.

    The post was NOT spam, and it was [b]VERY unprofessional[/b] for it to be pulled. It was even tagged as off-topic. X-(
    [b]
    THINK PEOPLE!
    [/b]
    The poor guy is owed an apology.

    [i]
    Girl Films presents Lakai – Fully Flared
    From Fully Flared great skateboarding video part by Marc Johnson

    Part 1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKzS6RADIpM

    Part 2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojBQercjcmw

    Part 3
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGob8hKF6f8

    If you would like to watch the full video its on google video here…
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2846923150343848452&q=fully+flared&ei=LIFsSIzgJ42g4ALoh7GeDw&hl=en
    Posted: 07/03/2008 @ 01:20 AM (PDT)

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    • #2923451

      At least three of us thought it was

      by charliespencer ·

      In reply to Pulling of discussions is out of hand (MY little rant)

      Me, Boxy, and whoever beat us to button.

      • #2923439

        Please explain your position

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to At least three of us thought it was

        What exactly is it that made it spam?

        What was he trying to sell?

        Just because you don’t enjoy skating it is spam?

      • #2923409

        Hmm…

        by jellimonsta ·

        In reply to At least three of us thought it was

        I am interested in your take too Palmie.

        That does not sound like spam to me (although I did admittedly used to skate). 😀

        • #2923385

          My reaction had nothing to do with skating – Edited

          by charliespencer ·

          In reply to Hmm…

          It looked like he was advertising a movie. There’s nothing more or less to my reaction. It has nothing to do with the content or subject of the movie. His post simply looked like an unsolicited ad, and I told him so in my response to his post. I would have told him in a peer message but he doesn’t accept them.

          Oh, and besides me, Boxy, and whoever pushed the button, the PTBs (Tammy?) apparently thought it was spam too.

          Edited – I’m willing to take your word that it was tagged as off-topic. I haven’t trained my eyes to look for the tags. Until the recent update the tags were in a smaller font and I never noticed them. They’re bigger now and I don’t have that excuse any more. I’ll try to remember to check for them.

          Let’s look at your copy of the original post. Specifically, look at the first line, “Girl Films presents Lakai – Fully Flared”. Tell me that doesn’t sound like a porn film. Four barely explained links and no comments from the OP, who is a relatively new member. The first scene features a shirtless man. The second shot of him has the upper part of his torso and head in an almost diseased green color. My canned pork detector went off.

          Regardless, the button was pushed before I got there.

        • #2922548

          Will you STOP THAT??? :D

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to My reaction had nothing to do with skating – Edited

          dang it all, make a new post, not change the old one! :p

          I am not trying to dump on you for this, or specifically standing up for the OP. I just see there not being a lot of difference between his post and a lot of the normal discussions we have, regardless of politics, religion, evolution, global cooling/warming/climate shifts, carrot cake, music, weekly rants, or whatever the off-topic discussion you wish to look at.

        • #2922532

          Sorry. <>

          by charliespencer ·

          In reply to Will you STOP THAT??? :D

          If he had said more instead just posting links I wouldn’t have thought it was spam. Maybe a title like “Any skaters here?” (or even “Ny sk8rs?”. Maybe some comments like, “For you non-skaters, Lakai is …”, or “There’s a great move about two minutes into part two I’m trying to duplicate”, or “I make my own boards and attach trucks and wheels.” Maybe if he’d posted any comments at all and not just four links. The complete lack of posted comments or content definitely gave the post a porcine scent.

          The other off-topic discussions rarely start with only a few cold links and no background information, opinion, or comment from the OP.

    • #2923369

      JD, Tammy DOES check content

      by tig2 ·

      In reply to Pulling of discussions is out of hand (MY little rant)

      Hitting the spam button sends her a link to the potentially offending thread. She checks the thread against the guidelines. If it matches for spam, it goes.

      I sent her an alert on a peer who was busily resurrecting zombie threads. Stuff from years ago with no value content in his postings. While that may be harmless fun to some, it reduces the usability of the forum because it pulls those old threads to the front page. And people (as we all know) don’t check the freshness date. But when it is a seven year old thread, the OP has probably gotten the answer they were looking for.

      End of the day? We, the lunatics, are not inn charge of the asylum. If you have a better solution than what is currently in place, post it. If it is something that the PTB can manage to, they may.

      I know it is frustrating. But you gotta admit, we have had fewer spam problems since we got the spam button than we had before.

      • #2923353

        A heavy hand…..

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to JD, Tammy DOES check content

        I looked at the discussion AND the links.

        Nothing in it is spam. He was just sharing his video (for free) so he wasn’t selling anything, AND it was correctly marked as “off topic”, like we do all the time with music and idle chit chat.

        Will we be the next to get smacked down?

        That was an abuse of power, unless they are planning on killing all off-topic posts?

        If that is the plan, it would be good for them to let us know that they are changing the rules.

        I play by the rules, but only if I know what they are. TR can change the rules as they see fit, but they then have an obligation to US to notify us of changes.

        Heck, the majority of the “weekly rants” have not been tech based. Should they get removed now?

        I do not believe that she even looked at the links that had been provided, and took that one at face value.

        • #2922617

          Wasn’t there so I don’t know

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to A heavy hand…..

          What I do know is that she DOES try to be fair. And she’s new in this role. That may mean that there is some growing pain. But Beth went through that too. I recall clearly someone marking one of Neil’s discussions as spam even though it wasn’t and Beth pulled the thread.

          I think that there are some changes coming and while I agree completely that communicating with the community is something that TR should get better at, so far that message hasn’t traveled as far or as clearly as it should. That said, I am all for cutting Tammy some slack until she understands us a bit better.

          It would seem that at least three people took exception to that thread and that MIGHT have been the deciding factor. I don’t know that to be true but it does seem likely to me.

        • #2922607

          Wrong, it was two.

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Wasn’t there so I don’t know

          Did I mention I never closed that discussion down?

          [i]It wasn’t me either. 🙁 NEW [/i]

          That was boxies post, that it wasn’t her that marked it as spam.

          And I posted at the start of this the original discussion, and as you can see, there is nothing spamish about it.

          I think you know I am always fair with TPTB, and appreciate what it is they do. I think I am still being fair, and that if there is going to be new rules, it is fair to ask about them. (since no one is offering to inform us)

        • #2922595

          I’m doing all I can to improve that

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Wrong, it was two.

          I think that as the finalization of the CNET sale to CBS gets closer, we will see more, not less of this. I keep harping at the PTB to communicate more, not less, with us. My guess is that it’s gonna be a bumpy ride. Hopefully they don’t make too many changes all at once and decide to tell us when a change is GOING to happen instead of wading through the angst when we get broadsided by it.

        • #2922590

          I see us

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to I’m doing all I can to improve that

          as expendable, and will be the first casualties.

          The drive-by blogs seem to be the only real concern lately. 🙁

          I hope I am wrong.

        • #2922583

          I just wonder… (a message to CBS and their management)

          by jck ·

          In reply to I see us

          Is CBS gonna carve up TechRepublic?

          Are they gonna take some of their server farm and send it to NYC where Vinny Favale can use it to store his MP3s of the Howard Stern Show? :^0

          Is CBS going to use it to track all their fans? No wait…that’d only require a 286. :^0

          Leave TechRepublic alone, CBS. I already stopped watching your network because your shows stink. Don’t ruin this website too.

        • #2922568

          CBS = See “BS”

          by locrian_lyric ·

          In reply to I see us

          I haven’t had that network on for months, at least.

        • #2922545

          CBS

          by notsochiguy ·

          In reply to I see us

          Corporate
          Bull
          Sh__

          The only thing I’ll say positive about CBS (which will change as soon as I say it, I’m sure) is that they offer their shows for free on the Comcast OnDemand system; while A(nother)B(ad)C(omedy) and N(othing)B(ut)C(rud) both charge $1.99 a pop.

          The ‘wardrobe malfunction’ really started CBS on the swirly ride down the commode.

        • #2922540

          CBS and their “talent?”

          by jck ·

          In reply to I see us

          Letterman…still funny…but for some reason, his show doesn’t do well as Leno…unless Stern goes on there…then they smoke Leno.

          Their television programming:
          Big Brother was a bust…don’t even know if it’s still on.
          Survivor: Got old years ago
          CSI: The cow they are trying to milk for all its worth…their “best” show out of all of their programming.

          Other than that, I couldn’t tell you what else they have on.

          I watch NBC in the morning for news.

          I watch cable for television enjoyment in the evening (Discovery, Science Channel, SciFi, A&E, Spike, etc), if I’m not answering emails.

          To me, the best TV network overall is Fox. They have the best sports coverage and decent specials.

          But anyways, I just hope they don’t do a hatchet job here. I like TR.

        • #2922467

          Improving communication

          by debuggist ·

          In reply to I see us

          On Tuesday morning as I was reminiscing over previous incarnations of the site with Jason, Bill, Mark, Selena and other, I asked whether we could do something to make it easier for the site’s users to know what’s going on.

          It could be a kind of site blog, which would announce changes, planned outages or report status on current problems.

          Let me know what you think with a PM or post in this discussion that I just started for this topic.
          <http://tinyurl.com/5rz376>

          Thanks,
          Doug

        • #2922588

          …nothing spamish about it.”

          by charliespencer ·

          In reply to Wrong, it was two.

          See the additional material I added to my post above to read what I found spamish about it.

          Spamish? And I understood Boxy to echoing my original regret that she, like I, didn’t get a chance to mark the original post since someone had beaten us to it. Until she weighs in, we’re stuck with conflicting interpretations.

        • #2922570
        • #2922546

          As the button had already been pushed…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to …nothing spamish about it.”

          I just added that I didn’t push it. No points for me. 🙁

          The title did tend to the lurid. But I didn’t look cuz the button had been pushed. I did look for awhile at what JD posted, but couldn’t sit through all of it. Bleah. Skateboarding with fireworks. Whatever floats.

        • #2922586

          abuse?

          by jck ·

          In reply to A heavy hand…..

          I don’t know if it’s abuse. I think it’s her job to do those things.

          And at the same time that it may or may not be spam (I didn’t read it) and was something that you think worthy of staying up here.

          You also have to realize:

          a) Tammy (i assume…maybe someone else does that duty too) is tasked with doing it.
          b) What you might find not spam and enjoy reading, maybe not everyone else wants skating videos or whatever on here.
          c) TiggerTwo made a good point: it all takes space and slows the forums. If everyone and their dog were posting links to videos all day and night, the performance here would be worse (than it already is).

          Just remember…because you didn’t like it taken off…does not necessarily mean you are right and that it was abuse of power.

          It just means no one else agrees with you :^0 :p lol

        • #2922578

          But, if the video

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to abuse?

          is linked, it would not be tasking the TR servers much now
          would it?
          It takes you ‘off-site’ to get the video.

          Just bringing up a point.

        • #2922535

          tasking the site

          by jck ·

          In reply to But, if the video

          If the document is tied into a page that is a link in the database, it tasks the server with having to maintain lists and pointers to page URL references.

          If you’ve ever seen the URL for any page on TR, they are not your typical page reference. They are generating IDs which takes time, they store them in some type of reference list which would take time to look up to generate links on pages, etc.

          So, every article here tasks the server.

          Hence, why it is someone like Tammy’s discretion to interpret the rules as she was instructed to.

          Now if she was cutting my discussions about beer and ladies…I’d be upset :^0 ]:)

        • #2922528

          I take it

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to tasking the site

          you have not looked at some of the friday nite music discussions?

          about a month ago, we topped 2500 posts. not a peep. matter of fact, sonja even joined in that one.

        • #2922506

          maybe because

          by jck ·

          In reply to I take it

          it was an organized online posting event it was acceptable to them?

          perhaps they saw some potential in it to grow the membership, which increases their user base which helps them sell ads?

          i can see a purpose in promoting that as a business-sensible thing.

          as for everyone posting links to movies, cartoons, etc…that would not be such a thing.

          but, i’ll join you one friday night to validate your little music posting thingy 😉 :^0

        • #2922497

          Sound tracks

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to I take it

          next week.

          and yes, they do go on all weekend.

        • #2922479

          sounds cool

          by jck ·

          In reply to I take it

          but next weekend (July 11-13) I will be in Melbourne FL with 5 of my cousins and their families and my parents celebrating my aunt and uncle’s 61st wedding anniversary.

          Well, the night of the 11th I’ll be out hopping around with my 3 cousins…one of whom is an internationally know blues musician…the other is a big manager at LAX airport, and the other is a veteran Hollywood video production head.

          Ah yes…i’ll be showing the big wigs from CA around Cocoa Beach. Fun fun fun. Might even get up on stage with Bob (blues cousin) and play some music and sing.

          I dare anyone to find me and send pics to Sonja!!! lol :^0

          (And if they do, Sonja…I want *two* of EVERY swag item u got in order to publish my photo/image/identity :^0 lol )

        • #2912599

          retraction…

          by jck ·

          In reply to I take it

          Sorry, but I’m taking the offer off the table about the pic thing.

          I thought about it, and if my biker cousin doesn’t want his pic taken he might not be too friendly about someone coming up and taking a pic of me with him in it. lol :^0

        • #2922565

          If it does not violate posted rules, it is abuse

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to abuse?

          And there was nothing in the post that violated ANY of the stated rules.

          That is abuse.

          It isn’t that I care about this particular discussion, because I don’t. It is the idea that the rules are changing without ANY notification to us, the users.

          As scummy posted, they were links to youtube and yahoo, so they do NOT take up any extra bandwidth, and was no more out of line than the friday nite music posts, or Tammy’s own weekly rant.

          Being a topic you or I might be interested in or not has nothing to do with if it is spam or not, and he did label the links.

          http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g92/jdclyde/RemovedDiscussion.jpg

          or go back to the first post of mine for the working links. Just skateboarding. Nothing offensive or inappropriate there, and NOTHING that violates ANY of the TR rules.

        • #2922534

          at the same time

          by jck ·

          In reply to If it does not violate posted rules, it is abuse

          Posted rules to the public are not necessarily the whole entirety of TR’s rules.

          I imagine TR has more rules than what they show us.

          Do you happen to have those, jd? Just curious if you’ve been kept in the loop via internal memos and TR policy.

          If so, I’m gonna be jealous 😉

        • #2922526

          I would fill you in

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to at the same time

          but that would be a violation of rule #53252.

          sorry. B-)

        • #2922517

          JD, you forgot to add

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to I would fill you in

          sections 1-12 and 26-35 to get more specific

        • #2922498

          you know that…

          by jck ·

          In reply to I would fill you in

          90% of statistics are made up lol

        • #2922495

          you know that…

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to I would fill you in

          99% of constipated people don’t give a crap? :0

        • #2922482

          i really wouldn’t know…

          by jck ·

          In reply to I would fill you in

          i guess i don’t spend my time up everyone else’s butt like someone who might know that fact lol 😉 :^0

    • #2922571

      I did not see this post before it was pulled, but

      by dadspad ·

      In reply to Pulling of discussions is out of hand (MY little rant)

      I will give my opinion. I looked at the Part 1 video you posted. I agree that, overall, it is in-offensive, but, I look at these at work. That video started out with a guy with no shirt on and the title did not explain anything. If I had clicked on this, I would have shut it off immediately, judging it might be inappropriate for the work environment. I took your word that it was innocent and watched it. I would not have clicked the spam button, just went on to another post.

      • #2922561

        The first line of his post did explain what it was

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to I did not see this post before it was pulled, but

        “From Fully Flared great skateboarding video part by Marc Johnson”

        You just saw it posted in my post.

        Here is a screen capture of the original, and while he could/should learn to be more descriptive, he DID clearly say it was a skateboarding video.

        http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g92/jdclyde/RemovedDiscussion.jpg

        And then it was links to youtube and google, not embedded video that would take up server space or bandwidth.

        And it WAS correctly labeled as off-topic.

        I don’t see the violation.

    • #2922541

      Skate Video Too Technical for Tech Republic?

      by dissectsound ·

      In reply to Pulling of discussions is out of hand (MY little rant)

      I guess maybe I should have posted up some technical djing videos instead…

      DMC USA Finals 1999 – DJ Spictakular – 2nd Place
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRQAIXNPeWg

      You might also want to check out 1st place dj ptrix.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP08MxG8Xo0&feature=related

      • #2922523

        I think now would be a good time

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to Skate Video Too Technical for Tech Republic?

        for you to give a little background on yourself and your original discussion.

        Remember, when dealing with fellow propeller heads, they will want some information before they start clicking links.

        What is your relation to the video?

        • #2922514

          tech forum

          by dissectsound ·

          In reply to I think now would be a good time

          I don’t think thats needed. Right? I think this is the last post I will put up. Sorry I caused issues on this forum. Those video’s were very technical IMO, and I thought this place was for tech ppl…thats my reasoning. I tried to post up other stuff relating to pcs, etc, but I don’t think it was received well I think that maybe this forum isn’t for me thanks for taking the time to look at my posts though. best regards

          EGOS DESTROY THE WORLD!

        • #2922505

          When the going gets tough…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to tech forum

          If you want to appear less troll like, you may want to include some form of personal verbiage or opinion in your post.
          Just my 2 cents. Good luck.

        • #2922500

          Don’t leave just because of one disagreement.

          by charliespencer ·

          In reply to tech forum

          You didn’t cause any issues. We get wrapped around issues like this one all the time. While it didn’t promote the discussion you intended, the removal of your original post certainly did stir up the natives.

          Please don’t leave just because of this one issue. Everybody here steps on some toes sooner or later, and eventually gets their own stepped on.

        • #2922499

          As you wish

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to tech forum

          you would be best served to read ESR’s write up on how to post in a tech forum though.

          http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

        • #2922484

          Ya Know

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to tech forum

          I am split on the decision here. Should I care or not?
          On the one hand, we are discussing the issue at hand,
          and you found it and join in 🙂 Good start.
          Your next post is kind of wussy-like and kind of suggests
          that you are telling us all off, which makes me think FU!

          If this is all it took for you to go running and whining,
          maybe we are better off without, however, maybe, just
          maybe if you stick around and add substance to your
          posts you will be better received!
          I suggest taking a look at JD’s recommendation and
          joining the board(s) here, however, if you are just troll-
          like, then begone now or you will surely be cryin in the
          corner later

        • #2922474

          Either way

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Ya Know

          no big deal I guess. We each have to choose what we want, right?

          And THIS discussion was never really about him, but just using him as an example of how things seem to be changing around here, and not for the better.

        • #2922452

          I know

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Either way

          I just wanted to reply to his post because it kinda irked me.

        • #2922367

          I’m in agreement

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to tech forum

          that your thread shouldn’t have been pulled.

          With that being said..if you want to leave, why announce it? Just leave. It just seems petty, bitchy and juvenile to announce you aren’t going to post any more. Who cares???

        • #2908022

          I’m in agreement

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to I’m in agreement

          😡

      • #2922504

        No, your post was too lean.

        by charliespencer ·

        In reply to Skate Video Too Technical for Tech Republic?

        While I wasn’t the one who tagged your first post as spam, I was tempted to.

        It’s not the content; skating is welcome as any other off-topic subject. It’s your posting style. You just stick up a couple of links without explaining why you like them, why you think anybody else would like them, why they might appeal to non-skaters, why you like the posted clips better than other skating clips, something about your own skating experience, an explanation of skating terms used in the clips for the non-skating majority of the membership, equipment you might use, etc. I don’t even skate and I can come up with half a dozen things you could have said to motivate someone else to follow your links.

        What’s ‘DMC’ or ‘DJ Spictakular’ or ‘dj ptrix’? 1999 Finals of what? A post with just links and a single line description isn’t going to encourage many here to click on them. Tell us what these clips mean to you. While off topic posts are often welcome, expect to have to explain the topic if it isn’t IT related, or if the topic is out of the mainstream, especially for some of our international members.

        I’m not criticizing you. You’re certainly free to use any posting style and off topic subject you like. I’m just want to explain why your original post looked like spam to me.

    • #2922472

      I guess that means the “Feedback” tag is no longer paid attention to?

      by jdclyde ·

      In reply to Pulling of discussions is out of hand (MY little rant)

      Because no one replied with an official reply.

      • #2922471

        Well…

        by jellimonsta ·

        In reply to I guess that means the “Feedback” tag is no longer paid attention to?

        I seem to have seen this issue with you before JD. I think they just like to ignore you! :p

        • #2922436

          I guess it happens when one

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Well…

          whines and complains every other week! Sooner or later,
          they just get ignored and shat upon :^0

      • #2922451

        Look up the thread

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to I guess that means the “Feedback” tag is no longer paid attention to?

        DougofCBS did address the subject of improving communications.

        Regardless of what anyone says at this point, the thread is gone and they can’t get it back. That is just how it is.

        But I can ping Sonja and see if we can get a dialog started about the rules of the game. I will also make a point of asking Tammy to join that conversation. I am NOT an employee so they have the option of telling me to STFU.

        • #2922446

          Option…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to Look up the thread

          Tig, do you really believe ANYONE has the option of telling you to STFU??? 😀

        • #2922435

          Well, the option is always there

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Option…

          however people have a feeling about ‘living’ and not being
          ‘deceased’, so it woul dbe rarely used against Tig!

        • #2922393

          It would not be wise

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Well, the option is always there

          Remember what Tig did to that kid a year ago…. :0

        • #2922434

          Sure

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Option…

          How far they get with that is questionable but the option is always there. 😀

        • #2922429

          One of these days

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Look up the thread

          these New Balance Trainers are gonna walk all over you…

          Anyone tells you to STFU and you refer them to me. Assuming you leave any bits big enough.

          Neil 😡

          How is the training going? I’ve taken to walking home from work once a week. Eleven miles and no blisters cos I have Wrights Socks. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

          Thanks.

        • #2922427

          I just got two new pair

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to One of these days

          I can get my Wright Socks at Expo that have pink ribbons on them so I got two new pair.

          I also just got my new shoes for the walk. I’m not sure how I feel about them- they updated the design and turned them PURPLE!!!

          This week we start the serious ramp up- 12/8, 13/9, 14/10, 15/11. So far, the ladies I am training are doing good. No foot problems and everyone is hydrating.

          I’m really very proud of you for taking on that 11 mile walk once a week. That is some tough walking after a long day! Good on you mate, you do me proud!
          😡

        • #2922396

          Looking up

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Look up the thread

          and Dougs post was after mine.

          As I have said (repeatedly) my point is not worrying about that specific discussion, but rather how the changing winds will effect us.

    • #2922431

      Since you asked…

      by Tammy.Cavadias ·

      In reply to Pulling of discussions is out of hand (MY little rant)

      JD,

      The TR forums for the most part are a bit more laid back than what is allowed on the sister sites as well as the parent site. For the most part we do have a general code of conduct with leeway granted.

      You asked for the reason behind the pulling of this thread so I’ll tell you, you may not agree, but at the same time I may not agree with something you may feel should not be in these forums.

      I read this post, and going by the comment itself alone – which leads one to believe its more on the X-rated side. I also did watch the first couple secs of the video. Lastly I looked at this members profile (date of membership and current posts), they are rather new to the site and based on past experince the combination of all screams spam.

      You don’t have to agree with that decision and that’s ok, we can discuss, however it would have been better served and more respectful had you brought it to me directly.

      I do listen to what everyone has to say and I do tend to be open-minded and try and place myself within their shoes. When I’m wrong I’m the first to apologize. After all I am human and as such mistakes can be made.

      -Tammy 🙂

      • #2922428

        Conduct

        by jellimonsta ·

        In reply to Since you asked…

        I consider this forum a resource for ‘tech professionals’. This does not mean to infer that all participants must be employed in the tech sector. But rather, participants should act professional and civil.
        While I grant you not all posts are professional and civil (mostly unprofessional from JD… just kidding :p), most participants should be adults. Therefore, I feel the ‘leeway’ is warranted and we shouldn’t feel the need to cry into our cornflakes if someone says something we don’t like.
        You know what, I don’t even know what the point of my post was… it has been a BADDD day!! :0 :p

        • #2922421

          Stirring the pot

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Conduct

          I know how you think Jelli. You should go home and have a beer and put the bad day behind you. You’ll feel better!

          Long weekend coming up!

        • #2922412

          Stir the pot well

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Stirring the pot

          you want consistency when making ‘special’ brownies 😀

        • #2922405

          Aww….

          by Tammy.Cavadias ·

          In reply to Conduct

          I’m sorry you’re having a bad day, care to talk? Believe it or not I actually do have a great listening ear 🙂

          Or how about a cookie! Cookies always make me feel better :p

          -Tammy 🙂

        • #2922403

          Chocolate…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to Aww….

          It’s OK, I just got chocolate!! 😀

          Plus, I am going to blow this pop stand regardless of what is left to do (here I come long weekend!!) 🙂

          You can have a cookie if you want though Tammy. 🙂

        • #2922401

          Thank you…

          by Tammy.Cavadias ·

          In reply to Chocolate…

          I think I will :::munch munch:::

          -Tammy 🙂

      • #2922422

        Thanks for that feedback, Tammy

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Since you asked…

        Sounds to me like you made a command decision. I can see your reasoning- especially in light of the fact that you also work on the sister sites. Makes sense.

        Sounds like you would prefer if people would just email you if they have a conflict? I think that we can all manage that.

        Appreciate the input! 😀

        • #2922409

          R U Sure???

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Thanks for that feedback, Tammy

          Sleeping Dawg seems to be having some serious issues with
          this site as of recent, and there seems to be a lot more
          threads FOS popping up by other members too (not always
          the new ones).
          I think a few people need a ‘time out’! Awwww, what’s the
          use. Spankings didnt keep me in line, what the heck would a
          ‘timeout’ really do ?:| Well, cept give me another smoke
          break 😀

        • #2922402

          Sometimes…

          by Tammy.Cavadias ·

          In reply to Thanks for that feedback, Tammy

          I actually find it much easier one on one to get to the heart of the matter 🙂

          My door is always open so to speak 🙂

          -Tammy 🙂

        • #2922398

          Is the Coffee On?

          by dawgit ·

          In reply to Sometimes…

          :^0 :p -d

        • #2922388

          Coffee’s on…

          by Tammy.Cavadias ·

          In reply to Is the Coffee On?

          cookies laid out, and for something stronger there is tequila with some salt and lime on the side 😀 If we can’t solve the problem we can at least forget it for a little while :p

          -Tammy 🙂

        • #2922383

          Hmmm, I guess the open door is good

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Coffee’s on…

          as long as passers by dont mind :0

          Get me wired, drunk, and full o sugar — :0
          I’ll have something on my mind, and likely not a problem —
          well, cept how to get someone naked 😀

        • #2922378

          Scummy, down there, they’ll shoot you for that.

          by dawgit ·

          In reply to Hmmm, I guess the open door is good

          then they let the ‘gators clean up. -d

        • #2922380

          Thanks

          by dawgit ·

          In reply to Coffee’s on…

          but the rest is PM material. -d

        • #2908018

          Salt and lime :0

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Coffee’s on…

          is only for cheap nasty tequila.

          A decent tequila is drank neat, because you don’t HAVE to [b]cover[/b] the flavor.

          Kids there daze, you can’t take them anywhere….. ;\

          And tequila doesn’t make you forget the problem, just not care about it! B-)

      • #2908043

        Those sound like many of the same reasons I thought it was spam. (NT)

        by charliespencer ·

        In reply to Since you asked…

        .

      • #2908014

        Tammy

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to Since you asked…

        This discussion was about a topic that effects everyone in the water cooler, which is why I put this out publicly instead of a peer. It was not intended to be disrepectful going public like this.

        [i]Have already cleared much of this via peer now, but still felt I owed a reply here.[/i]

        Just got a new set of boots…. 😀

    • #2922408

      jd…

      by dawgit ·

      In reply to Pulling of discussions is out of hand (MY little rant)

      a post, 1 post. What’s up?
      Lead item:
      Problem #1 “Girl Films” automatic Red Flag
      Problem #2 “Presents Lakai” what in the hello is a “Lakai”, new encryption method?
      Problem #3 “Fully Flared” are we talking car fenders here, or the nose of that wild animal chasing you?

      Now, after the fact, you (not the poster) tell us it’s about Skate(boards?) Ok, it was labeled “Off Topic”. I’ll take your word for it. But JD, think a min. here. Think about the demongraphics here at TR. (meaning us, the members) That’s not just “Off Topic”, That’s Off Planet.

      In all fairness though, Had this post been up front about things, and maybe had this been about a Rocket Powered Skateboard, Piloted by a Squirl. That would have been different. :^0 -d

      • #2922387

        Actually, it was in the original post

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to jd…

        his words, not mine, about the skateboarding.

        Having boys that are into that sort of thing, I saw beyond the name of his group “girl films”.

        somewhere in here, I posted a screen shot of the original post, and you can decide for yourself. of course, you will see that I am correct, as always…. B-)

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