What's happening behind the scenes.
> A recipe for a dull and anodyne forum IMO
No need for it to be dull or anodyne. You just need to be a bit more imaginitive.
If you met me, you'd know that I swear like a trooper. However, like most people, I moderate that language when I know that there are people around who might take offence. And, in an open-access, public forum, there may well be people who will take offence. And, given that I don't like to give offence, I will moderate my language.
I also don't see the point in trolling, flame wars, or starting fights. There's enough grief in the world without deliberately going around causing aggravation for fun.
The Windy thread has a long history, and Jon has, I think, taken the attitude that it's the forum's 'anything goes' thread. But I'd prefer to see the language in it not creep out into the rest of the forum. Yes; you and I might be big boys who aren't bothered by a few words, but not everyone on the forum will be.
It's really about consideration for others.
And, as Kate has pointed out, OM does have a code of conduct that isn't much different from the walkingforum.
captain paranoia wrote (see)
Perhaps....bit if you reduce conversation to acceptable to the blandest common denominator then many will be ennuied.
A bit like the entire table being served the korma and pasanda....some prefer a little more spice.
It's all about a little more tolerance of difference.
That bastard Skip wrote (see)
I said earlier that one of the joys of OM is the light touch that allows freedom of debate and the sort of language many of us use every day.
twiglegs wrote (see)
Jon Doran wrote (see)If someone bans Jon i'll give em £20. I can do that repeatedly at £20 per time. I reckon £100 so far...And there's proof beyond doubt mods abuse their powers. I take it all back, let's have a free for all and fight with Gucci handbag.
Jon Doran wrote (see)
If someone bans Jon i'll give em £20. I can do that repeatedly at £20 per time. I reckon £100 so far...
And there's proof beyond doubt mods abuse their powers.
I take it all back, let's have a free for all and fight with Gucci handbag.
Include a little history in your walks. Pecsaetan - Ancient Derbyshire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire - http://pecsaetan.weebly.com/
Thanks for the bump SHH, I missed this thread back in July as I was in Snowdonia for a fortnight's walking.
Just spent an enjoyable few minutes reading through and being entertained by some of the comments.
May be I'll think of something constructive to say myself.
(May be not)
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