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  1. Rye83

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    Both the personal attacks and antagonizing conspiratorial/trolling posts are going to come to a stop soon. If anyone sees these posts report them (I do not have time to read every post made on the forum), do NOT feed the trolls. Feeding the trolls is about to become a violation worthy of points as well. I see very clearly who the troll is. The account will not be around much longer if this behavior continues. I already see 3 posts from the troll that could have points issued. Anything other than helpful and courteous posts from that member will receive points moving forward.
     
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  2. Liverpool fan

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    Sure I would like that, it was Andyflip who called another a dickhead, then I post others are "punished" for less, my post deleted and the thread moved to of topic. Honestly, if not this with Notmyrealname came up, I was not spending time on this. I find this site good in many ways, I gain a lot of info from all around, food, restaurants, doctors/dentist, car parts, places to visit, and much more. I will do the same in this site as I do in real life, if I find people annoying, I move my @ss to another place. I enjoy living here in the Philippines, and will not let me get disturbed by that kind of bagatelles, have a nice and sunny day everyone
     
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  3. Notmyrealname

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    I know your style is not to delete but to reply, rate or ignore. That is fine.

    I am not sure why you wrote that posts have "every right to be deleted" - surely that must depend on the post. In my case my post was no more off topic than the moderator @DavyL200, who may have chosen to delete my post in reply to his - I cannot apportion blame as yet as no-one is telling me who deleted them. The moderator's post was writing about "drivel" and "people having nowt better to do" on a thread about relocation! On topic??? Really!

    "I think it best not to push back too hard on this issue" is really a not too subtle warning to me not to say anything about having posts unfairly deleted but to just shut up. But I am not the man to kowtow when I am being treated unfairly. So delete me if you wish, but others here will understand why. Then I join the list of those who either were deleted (we do not know) or those who gave up, for various reasons.

    Being a moderator has responsibilities of fairness and the ability to look at things from a moderator's perspective and not take things personally - if people are told to accept everything and just shut up then it seems we are being treated as children.

    Rather than being warned or banned, I should receive an apology.
     
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  4. Notmyrealname

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    This will always be the case with communication - whomsoever owns and/or moderates it has to maintain a set of standards. These standards may be in part enshrined in law, so that communication does not become illegal. With privately owned forms of communication, such as this Forum, it is entirely up to the owners and moderators to set their own standards - it gives us two choice: 1) Follow those standards 2) Find another Forum.

    I am sure this Forum was never designed to become a means of anonymously attacking other people. Also, it is not a monopoly as anyone can set up their own Forum and allow personal attacks if they wish - I am guessing that within a short time it would consist of a mere handful of members, all of whom derive joy from being nasty to each other. All the decent members, who seek information, share common ideas and hobbies, etc., would have left because that would not be why they joined.

    I think we are fortunate to have this Forum and must respect its rules - going outside the Forum if we think we cannot post here as we please.
     
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  5. Mark K

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    Why are you always so rude/ aggressive/ confrontational when someone disagrees with you or makes a comment you don't like? It's really rather obnoxious behaviour. Time and again you have done this. Show a bit of respect to other members of this forum.

    Comments such as "idiot" "hide behind your dictionary" "well-below average IQ" etc are childish and unnecessary.

    I thought people are supposed to chill out more when they age.......?
     
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    well i agree that moderators in general should be diplomatic. what i read is that moderators in general should strive to increase membership in their forum and do what they can to help users enjoy coming to the forum i would imagine most of us have more pros then cons here or we would not stay. i just want to state my general support for NMRN observations and i also consider the post of davy whatever to be in appropriate, trite, et cet. not befitting his role here.
     
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    Dumaguete has been greatly damaged by publications like Forbes who are saying its the number #1 retirement place in the world,, it is not. There are a lot of people here investing in property with those claims in mind. Rooms and studio apartments on the beach near Dumaguete have been running around 9,000 to 12,000 a month for years and like places in the hills and further out of town were renting for 6,000 to 8,000 a month.. Due to the big hype about living at higher elevations for a cooler climate these are now apartments are no going for 16,000 to 25,000 per month.
    Property's that were 150 to 200 peso's a sqmtr in the hills are now going for 1,200 to 1,500 a sqmtr. With no legal right of way overloaded water and electric systems in the vicinity if their are any at all within a 500 meters of the property.. Come with open eyes and look around before making a commitment here..
     
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  8. Always a Poppy

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    This thread is another one that started as a completely different (and interesting) subject and has degenerated into another argument about 'the virus'. Personally, I'm sick to the back teeth with pointless off-topic rants about Covid-19 going back and forth with opposing views on something that none of us know what will be the final outcome of. As we say in UK, 'Give it a Rest'. What will be, will be.
     
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    Having read through these replies re trolling, and followed some other posts on this subject of calling someone "stupid", it appears to me that I am the one being referred to as a troll. For using the word "stupid" I am sorry for using that word. It was in the heat of the moment and on reflection, I think "misinformed" may have been the word to use. I do feel strongly on the matter of precautions to be taken by everyone who chooses to go out and about in the community taking the risk of infecting others particularly as the infection cannot readily be seen on oneself for quite some time and of course, catching the infection from others and in turn passing it around. I wont go any further except to reiterate that Corona 19 is dangerous and I apologize to those I offended.
     
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  10. Rye83

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    There is a very clear difference between trolling and expressing a different, and sometimes unpopular, opinion. Trolls consistently take those unpopular opinions, usually state them as fact and then utilize antagonizing and provocative language to get a rise out of other members in an attempt to get them to lash out and break forum rules. Trolls contribute nothing to forums as their only goal is to stir sh*t and rarely, if ever, contribute anything useful. Most forum moderators and admins can quickly identify these types as we deal with it way too often.

    As for free speech, your definition is incorrect: you have no freedom of speech on or in privately owned property, and that could be a person's or a business' property (this includes social media and websites). Free speech means the government cannot restrict your free speech, not private entities. You think you could walk into Robinson's Mall, a Seven Eleven or someone's private property and walk up to people that aren't interested and start yelling and screaming a bunch of nonsense just to get a reaction? You would be escorted off the property in short order and possibly arrested for harassment for practicing your "free speech". The same applies to websites. You only have a right to free speech on government property...unless you are a foreigner in the Philippines, then your free speech is extremely limited. If you don't believe that then I challenge you to go down to the boulevard and partake in some political activism. Let me know how that goes.

    With that being said, this is not a debate. Your definition of what a troll is is completely irrelevant and unneeded. The forum moderators and admins here know what one is and they will remove them regardless of your opinion on it. Have a good one.
     
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