FORUMS ARE FIXED

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    Re: FORUMS ARE FIXED

    In response to WhatNowDoYouWant's comment:
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    In response to -V-'s comment:
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      NOT A GOOD SUGGESTION TO POST NAMES.

     

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    Why would you not want to know who is reporting posts?

     

    Oh, wait, unless.... 

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    I can offer several good, logical reasons for not posting names.

     

      But, first ...

    Why don't you tell me and everyone just what you mean by implying ...

     "Oh, wait, unless"

     

     
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    Re: FORUMS ARE FIXED

    In response to WhatNowDoYouWant's comment:
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    In response to -V-'s comment:
    [QUOTE]I can offer several good, logical reasons for not posting names.

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    Then do it instead of asking questions to try to change the subject.


    Seems to me that the only reason a poster would say that they do not want BDC to list who reported each post is that the poster is the one reporting posts and doesn't want anyone to know it.


    Don't try to tell me you don't report posts but are now feeling some kind of sympathy for unidentified post reporters?

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      Why does this matter sooo much to you?

      The 'NASCAR 500' big race is this week-end ...

      Too bad you can't be here ...

     

     
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    Re: FORUMS ARE FIXED

    In response to WhatNowDoYouWant's comment:
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    In response to -V-'s comment:
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      NOT A GOOD SUGGESTION TO POST NAMES.

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    Why would you not want to know who is reporting posts?

    Oh, wait, unless.... 

    [/QUOTE]

    ... First things first ....
    "Oh, wait, unless....".. WHAT?

     
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    In response to WhatNowDoYouWant's comment:
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    I guess the answer is yes then.

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    Guess all you want for all I care.

    You 'never' answered the first question in this series of your questions.

    Have an enjoyable holiday.

    I'm off to the 'Nation's Oldest City' for mine ...

     

     
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    Tonite, the 'word censor' kept blocking posts for words that were not even in the intended post.

      Sometimes this forum is simply a big waste of time ...

     

                                             ~ Little Fluffy Clouds ~

                             http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTxg-15TfHg

     
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    Tonite, the 'word censor' kept blocking posts for words that were not even in the intended post.

      Sometimes this forum is simply a big waste of time ...

     

                                             ~ Little Fluffy Clouds ~

                             http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTxg-15TfHg" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTxg-15TfHg

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    Over the past few years
    To the traditional sounds of the English summer
    [Incomprehensible]
    [Incomprehensible]

    What were the skies like when you were young?
    They went on forever and they, when I, we lived in Arizona
    And the skies always had little fluffy clouds
    And they moved down, they were long and clear
    And there were lots of stars at night

    And when it would rain it would all turn, it, they were beautiful
    The most beautiful skies as a matter of fact
    The sunsets were purple and red and yellow and on fire
    And the clouds would catch the colors everywhere
    That's neat, 'cause I used to look at them all the time when I was little
    You don't see that

    Layering different sounds on top of each other
    Layering different sounds on top of each other

    Little fluffy clouds and little fluffy clouds and
    Little fluffy clouds and little fluffy clouds and

    What were the skies like when you were young?
    They went on forever and they, when I, we lived in Arizona
    And the skies always had little fluffy clouds
    And they moved down, they were long and clear
    And there were lots of stars at night

    And when it would rain it would all turn, it, they were beautiful
    The most beautiful skies as a matter of fact
    The sunsets were purple and red and yellow and on fire
    And the clouds would catch the colors everywhere
    That's neat, 'cause I used to look at them all the time when I was little
    You don't see that

    Little fluffy clouds and little fluffy clouds and
    Little fluffy clouds and little fluffy clouds and

    When I, we lived in Arizona
    And the skies always had little fluffy clouds
    And they moved down, they were long and clear
    And there were lots of stars at night

    And when it would rain it would all turn, it, they were beautiful
    The most beautiful skies as a matter of fact
    The sunsets were purple and red and yellow and on fire
    And the clouds would catch the colors everywhere
    That's neat, 'cause I used to look at them all the time when I was little
    You don't see that, you might still see them in the desert

    The most beautiful skies as a matter of fact
    Purple and red, purple and red and yellow on fire
    And red and yellow on fire
    The clouds would catch the colors

    Songwriters

     

    Read more: The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds Lyrics | MetroLyrics



     
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    In response to ZenArcher's comment:
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    Over the past few years
    To the traditional sounds of the English summer
    [Incomprehensible]
    [Incomprehensible]

    What were the skies like when you were young?
    They went on forever and they, when I, we lived in Arizona
    And the skies always had little fluffy clouds
    And they moved down, they were long and clear
    And there were lots of stars at night

    And when it would rain it would all turn, it, they were beautiful
    The most beautiful skies as a matter of fact
    The sunsets were purple and red and yellow and on fire
    And the clouds would catch the colors everywhere
    That's neat, 'cause I used to look at them all the time when I was little
    You don't see that

    Layering different sounds on top of each other
    Layering different sounds on top of each other

    Little fluffy clouds and little fluffy clouds and
    Little fluffy clouds and little fluffy clouds and

    What were the skies like when you were young?
    They went on forever and they, when I, we lived in Arizona
    And the skies always had little fluffy clouds
    And they moved down, they were long and clear
    And there were lots of stars at night

    And when it would rain it would all turn, it, they were beautiful
    The most beautiful skies as a matter of fact
    The sunsets were purple and red and yellow and on fire
    And the clouds would catch the colors everywhere
    That's neat, 'cause I used to look at them all the time when I was little
    You don't see that

    Little fluffy clouds and little fluffy clouds and
    Little fluffy clouds and little fluffy clouds and

    When I, we lived in Arizona
    And the skies always had little fluffy clouds
    And they moved down, they were long and clear
    And there were lots of stars at night

    And when it would rain it would all turn, it, they were beautiful
    The most beautiful skies as a matter of fact
    The sunsets were purple and red and yellow and on fire
    And the clouds would catch the colors everywhere
    That's neat, 'cause I used to look at them all the time when I was little
    You don't see that, you might still see them in the desert

    The most beautiful skies as a matter of fact
    Purple and red, purple and red and yellow on fire
    And red and yellow on fire
    The clouds would catch the colors

     Songwriters

     Read more: The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds Lyrics | MetroLyrics

     

       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdMs7eqMvNg" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdMs7eqMvNg

     

           Where you been?

     

     
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    Re: FORUMS ARE FIXED

    -V-,

    Gee, did somebody write something they should not have about me in the above post? 

     
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    Re: FORUMS ARE FIXED

    In response to WhatNowDoYouWant's comment:


    Why don't you tell us?



    To Us:

    I would not be asking the question if I knew the answer.


    I just spent 15 minutes trying to unscramble the back and forth between you and ron in the thread about global warming so I could post something of value. I do not need to waste my time asking questions to which I know the answer.  Not to mention I am also trying to follow the World Cup Soccer Match in the background.


    1-0 Germany in Overtime right now.

     
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    Oh, and nice to see you too.  

     
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    Re: FORUMS ARE FIXED

    In response to BDCDottie's comment:



    Please let me know if you encounter any other problems.



    Your broken system allowed a safely anonymous person to get yet another account banned. Disable post reporting or something.


    I believe you previously said you'd tell the moderating company to actually make sure that posts violate TOS before they're pulled, but, whatever you did it didn't work. Maybe 5% of reported posts pulled here arguably violated anything.


    I get that this is free, but ideally a free service inspires people to pick up the paying service. A broken free service will do the opposite.

     
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    The service may be free, but every time a poster logs in, boston.com makes money. Those with just the "free" service get very little news for their time.


    As for the deleted posts, I agree the actual percentage that should have been deleted is really quite low. As for suspensions, not only does BDC not usually tell the suspended poster why they were suspended I believe they should me mandated to tell the whole forum as well as give the suspended poster a suspension and then re-instate them. 


     


    This forum had has been bleeding posters the last few years until now it is down to just a handful of regular posters.


     


    As the poster above stated, BDC continues to make promises, and they continue to ignore them. I think the promises were just to placate the forum members.


     


    On the macro level, unlike the success that has gone with the change with the Sox forum...BDC kicked out Both the outside mods as well as the Head of Articles and forums... this forum has continued to deteriorate.IMO either this forum needs to be changed, and changed quickly to the Sox set-up OR another major overhaul needs to be effected. 


     


    The way it is set up now the combination of the anonymous outside moderators and the not anonymous Head of Article Comments and forums have absolute power and it shows. It has become incredibly corruptive.


    It is trite and old but " Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely".


    Lastly, I do not know who is the latest suspended poster, but good luck trying to get an answer as to why you were suspended nevermind asking to be re-instated after a period of time.


    As long as this forum is saddled with an anonymous outside moderation company AND a Head of Article Comments and forums, both of whom seem to be accountable to nobody, nothing is going to change.


    At the very least, a start would be making those moderators a little less anonymous. In the Sox forum, there are two...Mod. 1 and Mod. 2. Here, each moderator could be given a number. Mod #1-X.


    Every time a post is pulled, the space would read, "this post was removed my Moderator #X. That would give us an idea which moderators are doing the most pulling...esp. those who are not reading the posts. For example, the posts that are pulled that are just articles with links. Now they would have a Mod's number attached to the removal.


    Also. poster X was suspended by Moderator#X.


    In addition, BDC needs to have a sort of ombudsman for the posters. Someone who is clearly on the posters' side. Someone who will make sure certain things are done much better...not just lip service.


    If changes are not made, I am fairly sure this forum is going to dwindle to nothing unfortunately.


     

     
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    Re: FORUMS ARE FIXED

    Also, your filter thinks "l!ve" with an i instead of ! is a curse word.

     
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    In response to NowWhatDoYouWant's comment:
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    Also, your filter thinks "l!ve" with an i instead of ! is a curse word.

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    The developers have done that before with other ordinary words.. My personal opinion is BDC does not pay any attention to this thread. To get that fixed I think someone has to either send this problem into to BDC on a feedback form OR go to the SOX forum and report it on their BDC thread which they do pay attention to.

     

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