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    Current forum silliness, an end

    Right, it's time for me to smack down the meter ruler on the front desk and shout 'QUIET!'.
    Now I have your attention, I'm going to lay down the rules on how EduGeek works....again.
    This is my town, and whilst many of you have set up nice houses and get on well with your neighbours, some of you have decided that you can do what you want. Mainly this is visitors to the site who have little or no respect or knowledge of the rules we use here, so I'll lay it out for you.
    We are one of the most respected IT sites in the world. EduGeek is where BIG companies come (and lurk) to get feedback and information on their products and services. What you say and do here reflects on all of us as a profession, and it goes a long way, all the way to the top in some cases. When the chairman of RM sees fit to pay us a visit on the first day of BETT, and call us 'very important', he's not saying it lightly. EduGeek is mainly a place of serious discussion, and is famed for it, humour too plays a role, but when it starts to degenerate into the net equivalent of a Friday night in Blackpool then it's time to get the big stick out.
    Yes, humour is important, but when like us, you are viewed actively in schools and by law enforcement agencies, who view your posts on school security and pupil trends with great interest, then we must watch how we behave. We've breached that line between fun 'oo'er missus' innuendo and are now posting things unsuitable for viewing in the workplace.
    So it stops. Now. Immediately. No 'ifs' or 'buts'. There are other places to be juvenile (I go to two other online communities for this type for online socialising). EduGeek is a place where your voice and comments carry far further than you can possibly imagine. Please don't spoil this rather special place we have, they are rather rare you know.

    Chris.
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    well said!!

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    Thank goodness for that, thank you. Now we can get back to our main purpose.

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    Thanks! and well said! now my inbox can have a rest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Right, it's time for me to smack down the meter ruler on the front desk and shout 'QUIET!'.
    ...

    Chris.
    Absolutely... I totally agree with all your post DB

    PS maybe that should be "shout QUIET!"

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    Well done, about time the ruler was slapped on the table.

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    Yes, humour is important, but when like us, you are viewed actively in schools and by law enforcement agencies, who view your posts on school security and pupil trends with great interest, then we must watch how we behave.
    Is that a nice way of saying people spy on us ?

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    ..yup



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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Is that a nice way of saying people spy on us ?
    Not really. They just look to us for ideas on how children can be better protected, and what online trends they may be following, and steps we take to stop them getting into trouble.

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    @Dos_Box

    Happy with what I think you're trying to say (although could have been written with "Us/Our" rather than "My/I"), but what happens when this message disappears off the homepage and isn't at the forefront of peoples minds when posting, or presented to newer members?

    If this statement is a definitive instruction detailing how this site should be used from this point on, can it not be adapted and disaplyed on new sign ups, and before the submitting of new posts.... kicking off the previously debated site rules/aup feature?

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    Excellent, the SNR was getting a little low lately. I am all for some chat to get to know everyone better but at a certain point it takes away from the tech which is the foundation of the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Not really. They just look to us for ideas on how children can be better protected, and what online trends they may be following, and steps we take to stop them getting into trouble.
    New ideas ? Can't they think for themselves then ?
    It's a shame all this protection lark, I feel alot of it is blown out of proportion thanks to media whores and companys who want to make a fast buck. In my opinion [ and stress MY opinion ] ICT in schools holds back the development of some children.
    For example you will get much better creativity out of a child by sticking some A3 paper in front of them and some crayons than some daft paint software.

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    New ideas ? Can't they think for themselves then ?
    We are obviously not their only port of call, but we often have ideas or find out things before anyone else. Thats what they look for. It's called intelligence gathering, and they are frigteningly good at it, and it's what they are paid to do.

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