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Thread: And I thought the recent Groundspeak antagonism was over!

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    Default And I thought the recent Groundspeak antagonism was over!

    Well it's my own fault I suppose! hmy:

    I thought of posting my new thread on this forum but chose the other side as there has been little traffic here over the last few days. How wrong I was; I hadn't realised that Dave had joined the Grumpy Old Men brigade. He's closed it as "nothing even remotely to do with geocaching"!

    Personally I can't see why collecting foodstuffs whilst out geocaching is any less to do with our hobby than nettles, the cost of fuel, who lives in a house like this, what's in your caching bag and so on........ not forgetting the The All New All New Groundspeak UK Pub Quiz which even has the gall to a) claim to be 'off topic' and b) mention a pub which I thought Groundspeak feel to be a commercial concern!:cheers:

    Not that I'm looking to get these other threads closed - I'm NOT. Rather I think that by closing these threads they are taking away the soul of the UK forum.

    More power to this GAGB

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    Just to make it interesting I've added another thread to the UK forum (7:47pm BST). I wonder how long until it's pulled?
    Last edited by FollowMeChaps; 26th May 2008 at 06:57 PM.

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    Well, obviously you're welcome to post the original question in our Off Topic forum, and for that matter I don't think anyone would object if you posted it in the General one.

    And I don't mean to imply any criticism of Dave - he's got to follow GS rules, and I'm sure it's sometimes difficult to know where to draw the line.
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    All I'll say on the mater is that I posted a specific link to this forum when I closed the topic.
    My post is my personal opinion and as such you do not have my permission to quote me outside of these forums!

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    Thanks Dave, I hadn't read the topic in question when I posted earlier, so I didn't know you'd provided that link.
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    shame that dave had to do it because of the rules but excellent that he pointed people this way as we're more than happy to have it

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    Sigh! This is the sort of thread which, while possibly somewhat off topic, we would have allowed in the GSP UK forum a month or two ago. The phrase "start another thread sharing country recipes we could gather whilst out caching" would have made me think that it was harmless and would interest Geocachers in this country. The alternative would have been to post it in the GSP "Off Topic" thread where Premium Members could have seen it.

    Of course the danger there is that it would have been flooded with American recipes using ingredients unavailable here.

    While it is great that it can be shared here I find it immensely frustrating that GSP are still using either the big stick or intimidation to keep our UK moderator in check.

    Plus ca change

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D (wwh) View Post
    - he's got to follow GS rules, and I'm sure it's sometimes difficult to know where to draw the line.


    But his new and absolute insistence of the minutiae of each guideline can only be the result of constant harassment from a small group of fanatically purist general moderators from elsewhere.

    Yes, a criticism of part of the GSP management team and not Dave, I hope the combined will of the new reviewing/moderating team, as and when it comes on line, is able to take the fundamentalists on and move the UK forum forward into the 21st century and not let it flounder in the past.

    And I am well aware that some of those I speak of lurk here - so please take it to heart.

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    Hi Robin,
    As suspected nothing over there has changed . Its much friendlier over here.
    Mark

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    Second guessing Dave for a moment, and purely speculation........

    Perhaps the reason that thread was closed, whilst other recent examples (moth and nest identification) have been allowed is purely because someone saw fit to click the "report" button?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaz666 View Post
    Second guessing Dave for a moment, and purely speculation........

    Perhaps the reason that thread was closed, whilst other recent examples (moth and nest identification) have been allowed is purely because someone saw fit to click the "report" button?
    If they did, I strongly suspect it wasn't a UK cacher. There again I have no knowledge of the background so maybe it's just my paranoia talking h34r:

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    I noticed the car boot topic had been moved a while back. I don't have time to trawl through the relevent forum, which I expect is full of American adverts.

    How long before requests for help on GPS and software is moved to the relevent forum? Again, time is a factor.

    The UK forum should be for everything UK.

    Oh well, at least we have the GAGB forums for everything Groundspeak won't let us talk about.

    Just for future reference, which forum should be used for sales / wanted adverts?
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    ivanidea wrote:
    Just for future reference, which forum should be used for sales / wanted adverts?
    I think this one, the General forum, is the best place. If we get a lot of them, though, then we'd probably put on a Car Boot forum just for those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ivanidea View Post
    Oh well, at least we have the GAGB forums for everything Groundspeak won't let us talk about.

    Why do it that way? surely it's just easier to use these for everything

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    Sorry folks just to put one conspiracy to bed it was a UK cacher who complained and not Groundspeak.

    The Car Boot was moved on the instructions of Groundspeak, but if you look in the multiple pinned topics at the top the GC UK forum you'll find a permanent link to it.

    The topic which started off all this angst had a link to this forum in my post when I closed it and not to the main Off Topic Forum on GC.

    To be honest I hardly read the GC Forums any more but do have to reply to Report to a Moderator. Including inane Report to a Moderator from Troll accounts [would the owner of SOCK making today's RTaM care to stand up and own up to being the owner?].

    I've done probably over 1,000 caches this month alone, so do people really think I've got the time or inclination to be a hard a**ed forum moderator. Which from the angst caused by one topic being closed, you would believe so! Especially when the owner of that topic comes on here bragging that he's started another topic, with the aim of stirring it.

    Sorry Folks I put up with a mountain of s**te piling on top of me at the start of all of this, I personally do not feel the need to carry on taking more of the same. If you wish to see a truly hard a**ed approach to the modding of the UK GC forum, I'm quite willing to pull completely out of Moderating on there, and concentrate solely on Reviewing UK caches
    My post is my personal opinion and as such you do not have my permission to quote me outside of these forums!

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