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Inviting back... certain GEI posters

Should former posters be invited back?  

54 members have voted

  1. 1. Please vote for those "old" posters who should be invited back (multiple choice)

    • Romans Holiday (left voluntarily)
      46
    • Halcyon (left voluntarily)
      43
    • CDSwamp (banned)
      17
    • Other (please give name)
      4
    • No, I cannot think of anyone who should be invited to return to GEI
      3
  2. 2. Please vote for those "old" posters who should NOT be invited back, at least not yet (multiple choice)

    • Romans Holiday (left voluntarily)
      3
    • Halcyon (left voluntarily)
      6
    • CDSwamp (banned)
      27
    • Other (please give name)
      0
    • No, I cannot think of anyone who I would not want invited to return to GEI
      24
  3. 3. To keep these sort of posters onboard, we need to... (multiple choice)

    • Be more tolerant and respectful to other posters
      35
    • Have tighter moderation
      7
    • Have looser moderation
      3
    • Have more moderators, especially in the European timezone
      13
    • Have a set of rules, with quick 1-2 day bans, if broken
      19
    • More ideas - see my post
      0
    • Nothing needs changing, some folks are too thin-skinned
      12
    • None of the above / or No opinion
      4


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People just need to be more tolerant of other people's opinions and that's the end of it IMO. The door should be left open to anyone that can respect the temperament of this forum.

 

The only change I would like to see here, is intolerance to porn/overtly graphic images posted on GEI. I look at this site in front of my son and when I'm in the office and now I have to be extremely careful, I would welcome an official stance on this.

 

I agree. I personally don't mind a bit of mild bad language as long as it's used between posters who know each other well.

 

I stil think it all came to a head when gold made it's big moves. A lot of people on this site are very upset imo as they are starting to realise they have probably made a mistake of epic proportions, hence a speedy re-stance. ;)

$600 gold. :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

not doing very well on my "I'm not posting anymore" am I. :unsure::rolleyes:

 

 

 

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Did I just get suspended?

 

forum acting all funny then I get a message saying "your posting privelidges have been removed"

:huh:

 

that's like a poster on hpc who once replied to a post with:

 

"I can't post anymore" ;)

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FWIW

 

You supported me on the definition if fiat and i appreciated that and as i recall you supported me on another occassion when it was appreciated

 

But there seems to be a tag team running around involving a few people here and when you say something others then support you. I am not expecting people to support me but members of the tag team seem happy to watch me deal with stupidity until you support me and then back you up while continuing to be stupid about me.

 

If the board was working better this kind of tribalism would not be present and all people would be ensuring that stupidity was discouraged.

 

I am not really talking about you here but rather the tribe or tag team that seems to be present around where you post in those areas that interest you

 

I'm a straight forward kinda guy - if something is wrong, and I am confident in myself, then I will say so. Even though I disagree with a lot of your posts/thoughts it does not stop me from calling a spade a spade, and as evidenced by you I will support the TRUTH.

 

If there are people that 'back' me up - it is not a conspiracy - just that they also agree with what I said and maybe, just maybe they want to hear the TRUTH.

 

Regards,

 

fwiw

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It's all pretty simple.

 

1) If people with strong/diverging opinions start leaving, the forum dies. You may feel a slightly fuzzy and warm feeling of satisfaction when your internet arch enemy leaves, but the truth is that most likely you just exasperated him to death which is hardly an achievement.

 

2) It's about being respectful. Extremely respectful and tolerant. And no swearing, that's the best way you keep things under control, as you may have realized in real life.

 

3) Have clear rules or you risk misunderstandings. Accepting a 24/48 hr ban (or whatever punishment you are given) is much easier if you know exactly which rule you broke. Also, this way, whoever administers the ban won't look like a moody dictator but more like a cop.

So rules (or, to use a term you guys probably understand better, REGULATIONS)

 

4) List all offences and consequent punishments in a nice, tidy thread where only administrators can post.This is good cos a) it's always good to keep records when to comes to potentially inflaming stuff like forum posts on the internet and b ) everyone knows what's happening.

 

Very good post and relevent. I might use this as a basis of discipline for my two year old!!! What does that tell you all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This thread seems rather infantile to me.

 

Can someone tell me exactly when UK interest rates will rise, which is I assume somewhat dependent on whether QE is continued. And also when is gold due a correction (so I can buy some more).

 

Laterz.

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that's like a poster on hpc who once replied to a post with:

 

"I can't post anymore" ;)

First it would let me click "add reply", and fill in a post, but when I clicked to post it, it would take me to the index page and post nothing.

Next it came up asking me to log in when I posted

Then it came up saying "Your posting privelidges have been removed"

Then it wouldn't even allow me to log in.

 

posted that when it decided to let me log in.

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I'm beginning to wonder if AAK and Halcyon are one and the same? Kinda Jekyll and Hyde personality. Anyone else felt this?

 

Apologies to both of you if I am way wrong. Just a feeling, not merely a Finland connection.

 

I'm beginning to wonder if AAK and Halcyon are one and the same? Kinda Jekyll and Hyde personality. Anyone else felt this?

 

Apologies to both of you if I am way wrong. Just a feeling, not merely a Finland connection.

 

i have a soft cuddly toy as my avatar which i used to create images for a magazine publishing stories about a dog like person that children enjoyed reading.

 

My Profile name was chosen because 'alive and kicking' was used to describe the vibrant good health of babies as far as i knew and yet it also has a play on words. babies of course enter the world knowing very little and we are all learning if we want to move forwards in our lives. To learn we have to realise we dont know or understand at this point in time. The beginning point of learning is to be humble or empty and yet it seems in this life that if you just lie down and take it then people will walk over you abusively.

 

Halcyons profile has:

 

"I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever." - Krishnamurti

 

and:

 

“We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.” - Richard Feynman

 

So maybe we are similar. Halycon says the path is pathless and yet he says he is using a method or path towards truth. Somewhat contrary. And I like to be nice to people but sometimes find that difficult.

 

 

 

 

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i have a soft cuddly toy as my avatar which i used to create images for a magazine publishing stories about a dog like person that children enjoyed reading.

 

My Profile name was chosen because 'alive and kicking' was used to describe the vibrant good health of babies as far as i knew and yet it also has a play on words. babies of course enter the world knowing very little and we are all learning if we want to move forwards in our lives. To learn we have to realise we dont know or understand at this point in time. The beginning point of learning is to be humble or empty and yet it seems in this life that if you just lie down and take it then people will walk over you abusively.

 

Halcyons profile has:

 

"I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever." - Krishnamurti

 

and:

 

“We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.” - Richard Feynman

 

So maybe we are similar. Halycon says the path is pathless and yet he says he is using a method or path towards truth. Somewhat contrary. And I like to be nice to people but sometimes find that difficult.

 

As i said, 'no offence'. I may be way off the mark and hope I am just that I find some similarities which go beyond Finland. Maybe you two are akin in a kind of way. Two faces of the same coin kind of thing. I am no doubt reading too much into your posts, said in a very Japanese way. For example you both have a seemingly demonstrable way of splitting hairs though granted in very different ways.Thus my Jekyll and Hyde analogy. You both never fail to respond in similar ways to an argument trying (it sometimes seems to me) to encourage a certain complicity and argument for nought sake except division. I see no 'agenda' of Dr Bubb. Nor Goldfinger. Sure he has his very well researched opinion, as we all do perhaps.

Perhaps I have had too much sake and just smell the Finnish air between you. I mean no harm to either of you. In fact I am considering deleting all this as I write it but just out of courtesy I feel I should reply after your trouble to reply to me.

 

I hate to see the forum disintegrating into squabbles of late. It has been so very good. Respect and manners are key. And it is worth remembering that their are as many opinions as there are men (and women).

 

Best to all.

 

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I'll from now on ban any poster who directs a swear word (or something similarly offensive) directly at another poster for at least 24h if it gets reported to me. Examples: f*** you, you idi*t, @$$h*le, etc.

 

I'd also like to keep the forum readable in front of minors, so I will delete anything graphic. Examples: inappropriate body parts, even if they're considered art.

 

I hope that's OK with everyone. Maybe other mods want to comment.

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I'll from now on ban any poster who directs a swear word (or something similarly offensive) directly at another poster for at least 24h if it gets reported to me. Examples: f*** you, you idi*t, @$$h*le, etc.

 

I'd also like to keep the forum readable in front of minors, so I will delete anything graphic. Examples: inappropriate body parts, even if they're considered art.

 

I hope that's OK with everyone. Maybe other mods want to comment.

Does this count?

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;)

 

(WARNING WARNING WARNING- NOT WORK SAFE)

 

Perhaps we can agree on a way of insulting people without actually causing upset?

 

I vote for rent fairy.

 

Or bleeping bleepy bleep.

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I would like to see more of RH, cgnao, pluto, bigtbigt and others who used to be regulars.

 

The key thing is to be polite to each other and "do not treat others how you would not like to be treated".

 

I would welcome back Romans Holiday. He always spoke well with an interesting and well reasoned point of view. His view was to have a core gold possition but hold some dollars (as well as some other currencies) as dry powder in the expectation of a dollar rally. The dollar has tanked and gold has rocketed but he might still be right, but I prefer GF and cgnao strategy of buy and hold.

 

i agree 100%, and with modi(whatever is name was) and msparks and GF above.

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I'll from now on ban any poster who directs a swear word (or something similarly offensive) directly at another poster for at least 24h if it gets reported to me. Examples: f*** you, you idi*t, @$$h*le, etc.

 

I'd also like to keep the forum readable in front of minors, so I will delete anything graphic. Examples: inappropriate body parts, even if they're considered art.

 

I hope that's OK with everyone. Maybe other mods want to comment.

****

 

only kidding ;)

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I'll from now on ban any poster who directs a swear word (or something similarly offensive) directly at another poster for at least 24h if it gets reported to me. Examples: f*** you, you idi*t, @$$h*le, etc.

 

I'd also like to keep the forum readable in front of minors, so I will delete anything graphic. Examples: inappropriate body parts, even if they're considered art.

 

I hope that's OK with everyone. Maybe other mods want to comment.

Sounds reasonable.

 

Ad hominems have been the worst problem of the last few weeks.

 

They quickly descend into catfights which can make threads hardly readable.

 

It might be an idea to post a thread with your warning, so most will see the warning.

 

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Yes I agree, any potty-mouthing should be punished.

EDIT: I just wanted to say potty-mouthing! :lol:

 

OT discussions which detract from the thread topic have also been a problem. Perhaps a gentle "Move discussion elsewhere" nudge could be applied if it goes too far?

 

 

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Yes I agree, any potty-mouthing should be punished.

EDIT: I just wanted to say potty-mouthing! :lol:

 

OT discussions which detract from the thread topic have also been a problem. Perhaps a gentle "Move discussion elsewhere" nudge could be applied if it goes too far?

 

I don't think I'll ever be the same again after watching that.. :mellow:

 

 

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I'll from now on ban any poster who directs a swear word (or something similarly offensive) directly at another poster for at least 24h if it gets reported to me. Examples: f*** you, you idi*t, @$$h*le, etc.

 

I'd also like to keep the forum readable in front of minors, so I will delete anything graphic. Examples: inappropriate body parts, even if they're considered art.

 

I hope that's OK with everyone. Maybe other mods want to comment.

 

Thanks for sticking up for decency Goldfinger.

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I'll from now on ban any poster who directs a swear word (or something similarly offensive) directly at another poster for at least 24h if it gets reported to me. Examples: f*** you, you idi*t, @$$h*le, etc.

 

I'd also like to keep the forum readable in front of minors, so I will delete anything graphic. Examples: inappropriate body parts, even if they're considered art.

 

I hope that's OK with everyone. Maybe other mods want to comment.

Ok I have been warned, don't worry it was a one off ;)

 

 

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Welcome Back, to Romans Holiday and Halcyon

 

"DrBubb" has sent out the following message to Romans Holiday and Halcyon:

 

QUOTE

Hi Romans Holiday,

Hi Halcyon.

 

I was sorry to see you leave GEI. I am sure you had your reasons, although I cannot say that I understand what they may have been.

 

Since I always regarded you as a "valued regular poster" and see your departure as something that is not good for GEI, I would like to take the unusual step of writing this PM/email to invite you to return.

 

Apparently, I am not the only one who has missed you as a poster. I am not alone in my desire to have you return. I took a poll, and xx of the 47 responders - that's a very high 9x% wanted you back. That's an overwhelming endorsement, as far as I can see !

/see thread: http://www.greenenergyinvestors.com/index.php?showtopic=8248

 

It has become obvious that GEI's traditional tolerance (and ideal of enlightened self-regulation) has not been working properly. We have been seeing too many squabbles, too much bickering, and too much disrepect for the points of view of other posters. I believe that you have experienced this "disrespect" first hand. So I am asking you to help out (temporarily) as a moderator to fight the abuse and disrespect.

 

/see: http://www.greenenergyinvestors.com/index.php?showtopic=8262

 

I will soon take a poll, to see who are those most acceptable to GEI members as moderators (and I will nominate you as one possible new mod.) In the meantime, please help out as a temporary moderator.

 

Very best regards, Michael / "DrBubb"

UNQUOTE

== == ==

 

After certain adjustments, our line-up now is as follows:

 

Moderator/Administrators:

G0ldfinger

No6

halcyon (temp)

romans_holiday (temp)

 

Super_Admins

DrBubb

Steve_Netwriter

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GEI's Reign of Terror - Tigger-happy Mods takeover

I'm frigging tired of receiving PM's like this !

===================================

 

Watch out, the first 24 hour banning is about to happen - Your could be next ! So watch out, dear member

 

I'm fed up to the fekking back-teeth of receiving PM's like the following one (see below,) And so I am going to initiate a reign of terror on GEI, asking the moderators to start dishing out 24 hour bans, whenever they see fit.

 

aa1gif.jpg

 

/see New Thread :: http://www.greenenergyinvestors.com/index.php?showtopic=8262

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After certain adjustments, our line-up now is as follows:

 

Moderator/Administrators:

G0ldfinger

No6

halcyon (temp)

romans_holiday (temp)

 

Super_Admins

DrBubb

Steve_Netwriter

 

Putting the fox in charge of the hen-house does not generally end well for the chickens.

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