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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Forum' started by Happy Camper, Dec 15, 2020.

  1. Happy Camper

    Happy Camper DI Senior Member Restricted Account Infamous Showcase Reviewer

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    I joined this Forum back in May 2017, it was full of useful information about living in Dumaguete, surrounding areas and even the Philippines and the Island in general.

    I am sorry to say that it has deteriorated in many aspects. It has now become political on almost every thread. Some have actual good posts of information, but the likes of some and a certain moderator have made it a mess. You are threatened with losing privileges because you dare to disagree with the Great and Powerful Oz. I am sure many of you know whom I speak of.

    I am not sure who originated this Site, but you really need to get rid of moderator status for a certain one, he should not be allowed to moderate anything.

    He has driven many from this site, some of which I personally know. I will be joining their ranks soon. If I want a constant barrage of political crap I can go to any website and get it. I live here because I choose to I want Dumaguete Information, not political commentary from the likes of Rich D, who has to do it daily or his life would end along with some others, including a "Moderator".

    I have had good information passed on in the past, but I now believe I can get it else where or learn on my own. I am in agreement with the last to leave, Danbandana, who was always even keel and had some good info for us.

    I might check in from time to time, but for now, Good Bye. I hope you go back to what I joined in 2017, if not, enjoy what you have lost.
     
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  2. SkipJack

    SkipJack DI Senior Member

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    Do you know that you can opt out of specific threads? (topics) The content you are complaining about is contained in threads that you can opt out of. Simply choose ignore thread at the upper right. (Controversial section, Humor, Off Topic, etc.) This way you would only see the information relating to Dumaguete.
     
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    I owned, operated, administrated and moderated the forum in 2017. lol
     
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    cabb DI Forum Patron ✤Forum Sponsor✤

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    I get there are certain subjects that we don't like and views from others that differ from ours. Some people are able to just ignore them, while others don't seem to have that ability. I chose a forum that is diverse, not driven by censorship because someone disagrees and doesn't have the ability to just ignore it. Personal attacks are the exception and should not be tolerated. We are all given the tools to not see particular members posts or to ignore threads. I don't understand why censorship has to be the answer.
     
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    Cerne DI Forum Adept

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    Um, er..I’m in two minds about this. The forum owner seems to be more proactive of late and that seems to me to have lifted the tone somewhat. I’d been at the end of one or two stinging personal attacks a few years back (they just stung, bit surprising, no harm done other than to the ego for 5 minutes) and putting a stop to that imho has improved the general tone.

    At others I’ve thought some moderator actions have been a little harsh and outside my comprehension. I own that, maybe there’s some stuff I don’t know about going on in the background. He’s the mod, he owns the d*mn thing and has to live with the ball ache. But overall, not a bad and probably un rewarded job. General win I reckon.

    As for the political stuff, I welcome views n opinions, I might learn from them to change my set in their ways outlook. I think the freedom to express them without pillory or personal attack is just as important as me commenting on those I disagree with to the same standards. Racist etc views being the exception. No place for that.

    so Mod/Admin, not a bad job, thanx for the space, guess we could all a thing or two, huh?
     
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  7. Cerne

    Cerne DI Forum Adept

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    Could all learn....typo.
     
  8. cabb

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    I'm thinking that tone/language is part of the issue. A discussion can go down in a civil way and a non-civil way. There is a reason that certain words can't be posted on the forum. If you can't write the f word, does coming up with a creative word to represent that word make it ok?

    If I say all (pick a person) followers are f'in idiots. How is that different from a personal attack? In other words, is it ok to attack a large group of people but not ok to attack an individual?
     
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    As I now get attacked by a small minority of members because I happen to know a bit about virology and they may be envious, I will answer this one.

    Any attack on a member of the Forum should NOT be acceptable, nor to refer to that person's friends in the attack. If the person is not on the Forum, perhaps is a political figure, then best to avoid being critical as it is bound to please some and annoy others and that is not the purpose of this Forum as I see it. National news media seems a more appropriate choice.

    Going back to the Forum specifically, if people cannot write civilly then perhaps they should leave the Forum and write somewhere else - preferably in a personal note book and keep it to themselves. Even better, after writing a rant in their personal note book about a person they know very little about, they should then flush it down the toilet. You see, I wrote that without any reference to any person and think I will not have offended anyone.
     
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    The effects of lockdown have taken their toll in different ways.....for some its a noticable loss of memory, others depression- loneliness and some are frustated or angry.
    Don't bite my head off....I'm just sayin!
     
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