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General EduGeek News/Announcements Thread, Current forum silliness, an end in EduGeek Stuff; Originally Posted by elsiegee40 Oh for goodness sake. Of course general chat can be used. What DB has asked for ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Oh for goodness sake. Of course general chat can be used. What DB has asked for is restraint and that general mucking about dosan't overtake the tech support this site was founded for.

    I get it. Why can't anyone else?
    The fact is, people do. What I don't get is the over-reaction over a couple of threads. I find it to be a bit of a kill-joying but I'm not making the rules, so I don't mind what mods/admins do. Telling people to be over-cautious is just as bad as not having any rules.

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    Except that it wasn't "just a couple of threads"

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    Indeed. Silliness spreads. It's a bit like the profanity problem we had a while back. Once one person starts, everyone then thinks it's OK. Well, it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leco View Post
    Except that it wasn't "just a couple of threads"
    Fair enough. But if it's the same people that are creating threads inappropriately across the site; isn't that a lack of moderating/managing those individuals (even if the posts arent malicious or offending)? The OP is pretty generic and doesn't spell out anything new (or the situation if there was any) to what the rules are or the atmosphere is already (which is very sensible and informative down to the general nature of the people working in that industry).

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    The problem was it happend over 2 periods.

    1. BETT, when we were all very busy in Olympia.
    2. Last Friday afternoon when most of us were doing other things!

    And if our backs are turned we sometimes ge caught out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    The problem was it happend over 2 periods.

    1. BETT, when we were all very busy in Olympia.
    2. Last Friday afternoon when most of us were doing other things!

    And if our backs are turned we sometimes get caught out!
    I can understand you aren't always around, however I don't get last Friday being an issue apart from a couple of noted frictions between a couple of members. The thread was in the right section, it was light, fun and just busy because of a bit of attention on one particular member.

    I'm going to be a bit controversial here, but it clearly showed the sites disapproval of female presence when the member was posting nothing malicious. It was a silly thread I must admit, but it didn't break any rules (AFAIK!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tunster View Post
    I can understand you aren't always around, however I don't get last Friday being an issue apart from a couple of noted frictions between a couple of members. The thread was in the right section, it was light, fun and just busy because of a bit of attention on one particular member.

    I'm going to be a bit controversial here, but it clearly showed the sites disapproval of female presence when the member was posting nothing malicious. It was a silly thread I must admit, but it didn't break any rules (AFAIK!).
    it was a silly thread but light hearted - but I get the rules now - so wahoo! Chris you were menat to call me this morning!

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    As Dos_Box said in his original post - there is a difference between 'oh-er-missus' and the sort of stuff that was being posted, and indeed asked for recently. That seems to be what people don't get.
    As for saying the site has an issue with females -I am definitely qualified to answer the question: "does edugeek disapprove of females". as is elsiegee, little-miss, jax,aggy, etc etc and the answer is a resounding 'NO'
    As for the mods and admins question: I have often thought that something I really want to say as an individual becomes something quite different when posted by a mod - and have not posted on occasion because of this. Perhaps there is a way of saying that we have got our 'mod' or 'admin' hat on?

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    Chris - your comments are spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danielle View Post
    it was a silly thread but light hearted - but I get the rules now - so wahoo! Chris you were menat to call me this morning!
    I'm at home ATM, nursing a family with a vomiting bug. Some things will have to wait I'm afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I'm at home ATM, nursing a family with a vomiting bug. Some things will have to wait I'm afraid.
    It really doesnt matter now anyway.

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    This announcement came to late as usual

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcuk View Post
    This announcement came to late as usual
    Clarification please?

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    Someone said earlier "Its just a website". But its not. From DBs original post EG is (or is becoming) a force in Educational IT with the big players taking us seriously. Its a golden opportunity to make an impact in the profession that we toil away at day in day out.

    However, the impression we give out recently is that its a place to swap thinly disguised innuendo and yet more videos of cats playing the piano. Is that going to increase our credibility?

    As I think I have said before, I would rather have Admins and Mods addressing important things like developing things that actually help us rather then spending their time breaking up pointless fights that benefit nobody.

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    sparkeh I agree, I think we all need to realize that we're making an impression here that could come back to haunt us if we're not careful...



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