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    Red face New Moderator on the "Other side"

    I have just learnt that "Mrs Blorenge" Lucilla has taken on the mantle of forum moderator on the UK groundspeak forums.
    Perhaps the Yanks won't poke their nose in so much anymore.....or is that just wishful thinkingh34r:

    Congratulations.......i think!!! Lucilla

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    Good luck in your new role, Mrs B, and I hope you'll have little or nothing to do over there...!
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    God help anyone causing trouble now!!! removal of tea and biscuit rights!!

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    Thanks, Terry, Bill, Nobby

    Is it still OK for me to drop in here from "the Other Place"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wadders View Post
    Perhaps the Yanks won't poke their nose in so much anymore.....or is that just wishful thinkingh34r:
    Congratulations.......i think!!! Lucilla
    I was thinking about that comment above... You know, I wish that some of the GSP lackeys would drop into the UK Forum more often to add useful and/or humorous contributions to some of our Topics. It seems as though we get to see their posts only when there's a "problem" that needs attention from someone high up in Groundspeak. I've only dropped into their Moderators' Forum a few times over the last week since I started this new post and I was pleased to discover that they're not all faceless lackeys and some (maybe all!) have a sense of humo(u)r.

    I'm aware of some of the past history of re. the whole Charities/Commercial Topics and I'm truly sorry that it lead to the resignation of two excellent UK Reviewers. As I've said in my Topic "Mandarin quacks" over there, it would be good if I can help UK cachers enjoy posting to the Forum and, where necessary, do a bit of 'preparing the ground' if there's some tricky situation that needs a bit of diplomatic intervention before knickers get in a twist.

    I guess time will tell whether these are realistic goals or not.

    Lucilla

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    Mrs Blorenge wrote:
    Is it still OK for me to drop in here from "the Other Place"?
    As long as you supply the tea n biscuits I keep hearing about...

    Yes, I agree that it would be good if the GSP lackeys posted more often in the gc.com UK forum - to most of us most of them do indeed appear as faceless, and if we "knew" them better they'd make their own lives easier when things do blow up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D (wwh) View Post
    As long as you supply the tea n biscuits I keep hearing about...

    Yes, I agree that it would be good if the GSP lackeys posted more often in the gc.com UK forum - to most of us most of them do indeed appear as faceless, and if we "knew" them better they'd make their own lives easier when things do blow up.
    Here here!!! (To the bit about GSP lackeys)
    But the policy seams to have changed to "Doesn't matter what they ask.....don't answer them!"
    If i treated my customers that way, i am sure i would lose them hand over fist.

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    Perhaps you could persuade more people to post here ? as forum mod ?
    "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning."

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    <MrsBlorenge puts lunchtime tea and sandwiches on the GAGB table...>

    It was good to see the Mod Michael posted on Us 4 and Jess's "Help!" thread on the "other side" last night.

    Also, with a bit of facilitating , nobby nobbs has got his Topic up about the assistance needed for a proposed Treasure Hunt in London. It's a nice, simple post and anyone who might be able to help can easily find out more details over on "this side".

    Help yourselves to the tea...

    (Can we have a Tea smilie, please?)

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    :coffee::coffee::coffee:

    There ya go...! I must have overlooked that one when I imported the extra ones I'd added to the old forums.
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    :coffee: Ian grabs a mug and a sandwich.opcorn:

    Nice one Mrs B, its good to see you smoothing the waters behind the scenes and common sense prevailing
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    Quote Originally Posted by markandlynn View Post
    Perhaps you could persuade more people to post here ? as forum mod ?
    (Remember, this is Mrs Blorenge's opinion...)

    Mandarin is acting as the UK Forum Mod to see that those Forum Guidelines are upheld to the satisfaction of Groundspeak. I'd be surprised if mandarin actually went as far as to recommend that UK geocachers use this GAGB site. However, as I (Mrs Blorenge), use both sites regularly I can see how a nicely symbiotic relationship could be developed. That's a good word, isn't it? I like the way that GAGB have made space for details of UK Events where "additional" information can be communicated, so I can see how some posts on the UK Forum will naturally bring geocachers onto this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Blorenge View Post
    (Remember, this is Mrs Blorenge's opinion...)

    Mandarin is acting as the UK Forum Mod to see that those Forum Guidelines are upheld to the satisfaction of Groundspeak. I'd be surprised if mandarin actually went as far as to recommend that UK geocachers use this GAGB site. However, as I (Mrs Blorenge), use both sites regularly I can see how a nicely symbiotic relationship could be developed. That's a good word, isn't it? I like the way that GAGB have made space for details of UK Events where "additional" information can be communicated, so I can see how some posts on the UK Forum will naturally bring geocachers onto this site.
    I think you may just work out. :coffee::cheers:opcorn::socool::wacko:
    "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning."

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    ahh Mrs B working for the darkside now eh! I guess she's got more of a darkside than them so good on her.

    no doubt I'll be hearing tons from her coz I don't know the rules the other side play with anymore.

    though I believe my posts will be done by proxy if I need to post anythign.

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    I don't know the rules the other side play with anymore.
    I think the rule is:
    If the UK cachers seem to be getting along, make a rule up, and then say they are breaking the rules!







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    Quote Originally Posted by Wadders View Post
    Here here!!! (To the bit about GSP lackeys)
    But the policy seams to have changed to "Doesn't matter what they ask.....don't answer them!"
    If i treated my customers that way, i am sure i would lose them hand over fist.
    Maybe if the more vocal Uk forum mebers were less insular they'd encounter these folks anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear and Ragged View Post
    I think the rule is:
    If the UK cachers seem to be getting along, make a rule up, and then say they are breaking the rules!







    h34r:
    LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by uktim View Post
    Maybe if the more vocal Uk forum mebers were less insular they'd encounter these folks anyway?
    Lost me Tim.........What do you mean? Encounter what folks?:wacko:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wadders View Post
    Lost me Tim.........What do you mean? Encounter what folks?:wacko:

    You appeared to support the notion that "groundspeak lackeys" should visit the UK forum so that the more insular inhabitants of that forum could meet them. I suggest that these insular inhabitants should get out more and visit other forums

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    or just come here where the lackeys are very friendly and we don't mind if you want to be insular or otherwise.

    It's like your favorite pub, if you're comfortable and happy with those people around you, why would you go down the road to the other pub where they all talk about guns and other weird stuff that means nothing to you.
    Strange that those people don't like us being able to say what we want to in our pub though isn't it? Then they stand outside the pub and quietly tell the landlord to stop certain topics.
    We often invite them in. Hoping that maybe they'd see how relaxed and good it is inside and how much they'd like it but they never seem to want to risk it.

    :cheers:

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    Quote Originally Posted by uktim View Post
    You appeared to support the notion that "groundspeak lackeys" should visit the UK forum so that the more insular inhabitants of that forum could meet them. I suggest that these insular inhabitants should get out more and visit other forums
    What I meant Tim, and perhaps I did not word it very well, was that if the Mods from over the water, were regular visitors and not just popping in when they had to wield the stick and tell us off or close threads, perhaps the relationship would be a lot more civil and understanding.
    They would understand our ways and the language we use, it would help them interpret the way we say and do things.
    I dont mean that in a derogeratory way at all either.hmy:

    I think that is something that MrsB will bring to the forum, in that we all know her reasonably well, and she us.

    Terry

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobbynobbs View Post
    or just come here where the lackeys are very friendly and we don't mind if you want to be insular or otherwise.

    It's like your favorite pub, if you're comfortable and happy with those people around you, why would you go down the road to the other pub where they all talk about guns and other weird stuff that means nothing to you.
    Strange that those people don't like us being able to say what we want to in our pub though isn't it? Then they stand outside the pub and quietly tell the landlord to stop certain topics.
    We often invite them in. Hoping that maybe they'd see how relaxed and good it is inside and how much they'd like it but they never seem to want to risk it.

    :cheers:
    Well put

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    Let me continue the Pub analogy in a response

    Quote Originally Posted by nobbynobbs View Post
    or just come here where the lackeys are very friendly and we don't mind if you want to be insular or otherwise.

    It's like your favorite pub, if you're comfortable and happy with those people around you, why would you go down the road to the other pub where they all talk about guns and other weird stuff that means nothing to you.
    Sometimes it's just nice to have a change of scenery, a change of discussion. Yes, you might end up in a new Pub and discover that it's the haunt of the local Taxidermy Association who are all enthusiastic and would like to spend the evening explaining how they spend 4 weeks stuffing a pigmy shrew but then again (in another one of the same Pub chain) you might find the locals discussing Topics you're familiar with such as "What they did when they were new to the game", "What're the best things to put in this little plastic box?" or "I found this odd coin with numbers on the other day. Does anyone recognise what it is?". :socool:
    In these circumstances you might find you spend a pleasant few hours there, exchanging views and discovering that although there are differences of opinions, the games are played in a similar way and you can contribute useful comments to the general conversation.

    Strange that those people don't like us being able to say what we want to in our pub though isn't it? Then they stand outside the pub and quietly tell the landlord to stop certain topics.
    There's not that much that you can't chat about in your local Pub but it's part of a large, World-wide chain. The owners have a few rules that they would like to see enforced throughout all their establishments. So they ask their local Landlords to try and ensure that these are upheld fairly consistently in all outlets. If you're drinking in one of their branches and you discover that the beer isn't exactly the same as what you've been used to in the branch down the road then you can always report it to the Landlord and get him to sort it out. If he doesn't do that to your satisfaction then contact the owners direct.

    We often invite them in. Hoping that maybe they'd see how relaxed and good it is inside and how much they'd like it but they never seem to want to risk it.
    :cheers:
    As I've said elsewhere, I'd be quite happy to see the Owners drop in to our local more regularly. They may be encouraged into trying it. If they do, I'd like to think they'll find a Pub with a good atmosphere, a pleasant greeting and won't be cornered by a few locals only concerned with telling them how much better it was in "the good old days".

    Over the last 6 months or so I have visited several of those other Pubs - not all, because some are a bit specialist for me (What do I know about the Website place? ) I've got used to some of their different characteristics and, although I'll always feel most at home with the crowd in my own "local" (because they're mostly a great crowd of people :wub: ) I enjoy the broader atmosphere from time to time.

    OK, folks - The next round's on me By the way, this place is obviously not part of any chain - Just a good independent local hostelrie

    :cheers:
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    Nicely put MrsB. When I was "Landlord" I hope I helped maintain the particular local "flavour" to the UK Arms. I'm sure it will go from strength to strength now although be careful to watch out for those intent on turning it into their own view of what a corporate theme pub should be h34r:

    I love my local with all its quirks and eccentricities (or is that just the clientele?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Blorenge View Post
    Let me continue the Pub analogy in a response

    ... There's not that much that you can't chat about in your local Pub but it's part of a large, World-wide chain. The owners have a few rules that they would like to see enforced throughout all their establishments...
    Didn't one of the big banks run a series of TV ads about how different parts of the world had different customs and how important it was not to ignore that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amberel View Post
    Didn't one of the big banks run a series of TV ads about how different parts of the world had different customs and how important it was not to ignore that?
    I remember those. My son (studying in the UK) tried to open an account with them. He was told he wouldn't be able to have a cheque book or a deposit account because he's "not normally resident in the UK". Obviously "the world's local bank" knows, from their extensive experience of international customs, that foreign types are shifty and can't be trusted with cheques or interest, and so, by association, are any UK citizens who might live near those shifty foreign types.

    That's probably why they're called "HSBC", and not their original name of "Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation", which sounds awfully foreign and shifty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sTeamTraen View Post
    Obviously "the world's local bank" knows, from their extensive experience of international customs, that foreign types are shifty and can't be trusted with cheques ...
    Sounds right to me .

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    I reckon she is doing very well at the split-personality thing I hope you are enjoying your new role Lucilla

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cache Hoppers View Post
    I reckon she is doing very well at the split-personality thing I hope you are enjoying your new role Lucilla
    It's OK, so far, thanks I shall just learn how it works, gradually...
    I can always ask for advice and if do make a c*ck-up (or even a drake-up) it's not the end of the world. Someone will help me sort it out!

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    Mrs Blorenge's tea trolley must be groaning under the strain of all the extra cups she now needs spending more time on the forum...:coffee::coffee:
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    I thought she would have been on her way to the Mega event by now - her tea trolley must be in demand and stopping her from getting away! :coffee::coffee::coffee::coffee::coffee: White, one sugar please MrsB! Unless you got any :cheers:

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