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    Default Man's inhumanity to man ..or all that's bad on a forum!

    As a newbie have thoroughly enjoyed trawling through posts and learning quite a lot. However have been astounded by some of the nastiness and bitterness of a few of the posts. An incredible example of this was the thread entitled " That 400 lb catch from the Trent". Wow, talk about vitriol flying here, there and everywhere.

    It went on for over 50 pages and my first thought was to wonder why the
    Moderator Graham didn't close the thread. However after a bit of thought I came to the conclusion that he had played a blinder by giving some of the people enough rope to hang themselves. Think the tone of some of the posters changed towards the end of the thread when they realised what was happening with a couple of them wanting the thread withdrawn. However I suppose it's there for all to see for the duration and perhaps a warning against going OTT

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    Default Re: Man's inhumanity to man ..or all that's bad on a forum!

    I presume that you mean this thread?

    I'd suggest that it was around the height of what is now called "The Barbel Wars". Best to be aware but keep well out of it. However, it does go a long way to explaining why some folks still harbour grudges against each other. It also hints at why agreeing with the wrong person can lead one side to believe you might be one of "them".

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    Default Re: Man's inhumanity to man ..or all that's bad on a forum!

    Tone, that thread was from, when, 2006?

    It was a long, long time a go in a galaxy that time forgot, geeze, it even had a very 'flattering' picture of my good friend Graham Marsden in his avatar . . . . . . . .

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    Default Re: Man's inhumanity to man ..or all that's bad on a forum!

    Thanks Sam and Peter for reply. Just seen long threads and arguments
    about Ron Clay.

    Think I'm better off without all this hassle which doesn't seem that
    connected with the wonderful sport of angling.
    As soon as this weather gets better I'm off fishing which is what its all about.

    Best of luck to the moderators ...seems like a horrendous job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tone1 View Post
    Thanks Sam and Peter for reply. Just seen long threads and arguments
    about Ron Clay.

    Think I'm better off without all this hassle which doesn't seem that
    connected with the wonderful sport of angling.
    As soon as this weather gets better I'm off fishing which is what its all about.

    Best of luck to the moderators ...seems like a horrendous job.
    I mod our shooting forum and its a nice place no hassle but i do agree some mods do get loads of grief a d you cant keep everyone happy

    Andu
    You really dont want me to open this can of whoopass

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    Default Re: Man's inhumanity to man ..or all that's bad on a forum!

    Quote Originally Posted by tone1 View Post
    Thanks Sam and Peter for reply. Just seen long threads and arguments
    about Ron Clay.

    Think I'm better off without all this hassle which doesn't seem that
    connected with the wonderful sport of angling.
    As soon as this weather gets better I'm off fishing which is what its all about.

    Best of luck to the moderators ...seems like a horrendous job.
    It was lovely meeting you.
    Just be careful the door doesn't hit you on the back on your way out.

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    Default Re: Man's inhumanity to man ..or all that's bad on a forum!

    You can choose what you wish to join in with.

    It looks to me that you are looking for the worst aspects of the site and then complaining when you have found them.
    Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.

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    Default Re: Man's inhumanity to man ..or all that's bad on a forum!

    Was it really 6 years ago, doesn't time fly when you're enjoying yourself.

    And still today there are those who harp back to "Barbel Wars", when in fact it was nothing of the sort!!

    Prompt for the searchers to go looking!!

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    Default Re: Man's inhumanity to man ..or all that's bad on a forum!

    tone1

    or

    Tone R?
    PaSC Junior Development Officer ><((((°>

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    Default Re: Man's inhumanity to man ..or all that's bad on a forum!

    I have to say I thought that at first but nah!
    He's got a life ban, so it couldn't be.

    Could it?

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