Debate

Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by screwfix.peter, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. screwfix.peter

    screwfix.peter Administrator Staff Member

    Hi

    Over the weekend I had to remove a number of threads as these became out of control with name calling, forum member not respecting others.

    I have taken action directly with a number of members.

    Please respect each other, others have different opinions, if users start name calling, does not mean you can do the same.

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    Should this continue, further action will be taken to stop this!!!

    Peter.

     
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  2. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

  3. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    Attack the ideas, not the person.
     
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  4. longboat

    longboat Well-Known Member

    We all would have voted remain if we knew this would happen.
    Damn you brexit.
     
  5. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Well-Known Member

    Has someone been ostracized
     
  6. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    Not sure yet.
     
  7. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    If he has, he's not saying (well at least not to me)
     
  8. HarDeBloodyHarHar

    HarDeBloodyHarHar Active Member

    I see Screwfix and Devils Antagonist have completely destroyed the forums!
     
  9. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    All a storm in a tea cup... Whatever it is!
     
  10. Je ne regrette rien.

    Yes, I was given a warning about my language (no doubt following it being reported :rolleyes:), but I am as certain as a certain thing that my comments did not lead to the threads being pulled.

    Fairly certain, at least.

    Ok, less than 50:50 chance - and that's my final offer.

    After all, my descriptions of certain folk were truthful and technically accurate.
     
  11. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    Truth and accurate are no excuse these days.
     
  12. Millennium Estates

    Millennium Estates New Member

    :) Good. You should Ban all members which not follow communities polices .
     
  13. And you shood learn to speak england.
     
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  14. facilities

    facilities Guest

    He or she should learn to speak English so as to make it easier for forum members to understand their post, is that racist ? or are you making a clumsy attempt to stir the pot ?
     
  15. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    Why oh why would someone's first post, especially someone from another country, engage in tittle tattle and forum protocol?!
     
  16. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Well-Known Member

    Perhaps they have been one of those peeps that just "lurk" on forums for years and suddenly decide to actually join.
     
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  17. I presume that was an attempt at light-hearted humour?

    Because if you were implying that the reason ME couldn't speak proper English is cuz he wuz foreign, then you are the whatsit.

    Case whatsitted.

    (If it helps, the reason why I thought he was grammatically ignorant wuz cuz he was a Leaver, innit.)
     
  18. HarDeBloodyHarHar

    HarDeBloodyHarHar Active Member

    Don't you try turning this to me. I have read your(mostly) derogatory posts and you start on this person for not speaking proper English.
    You don't know this person, whether he is foreign, intellectually challenged, dyslexic, uneducated, English born foreign speaking, or Jack's brother, so at the outset you challenged his use of the English language - implying at least one of the above. It is not on.

    You, it is you that should apologise for the above reason.

    Since when was it your place to state that proper English must be used on a forum such as this, in a country that is supposed to be tolerant of all races and languages and abilities?

    Seems to me that the standards you attribute to 'leavers' are closer to home than you profess.

    I would suggest that you take a long hard look at yourself and your self-imposed royalty, and realise you are completely mistaken - a fraud.
     
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  19. I can assure you he is not my brother. :rolleyes:
     
  20. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    Possibly mate. I have noticed over the last couple of years how certain peoples 'new mates' pitch in when someone is vehemently making a point and their ego reaches new highs.
     

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