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« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2018, 09:04:25 pm »

What a ridiculous comment

That's nothing TG. You should see the name calling and questioning of my manhood that devonexpress wrote in a PM to me. Hilarious.  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2018, 09:19:21 pm »

Oh dear bit of a problem here that neednít be. This is a friendly forum where we all get on even when we donít always agree with each other.

devonexpress, bignosemac has been a part of this forum for many years, some as a moderator, so is well known to many. He has his viewpoints, sense of humour and is knowledgeable. Just what we want to see here.

Please try not to be offended when being a part of a forum and donít take everything that gets written personally. Believe me this is a friendly place compared to some forums out there.

I donít know the contents of PMs between the two of you. Please sort it out between yourselves and start again. Thanks.
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« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2018, 10:19:36 pm »

I also disagree with many points which people make in this forum, however I do not see the need for an argument to get to such extent that name calling is happening and an argument occurs every post. I joined this forum as it came across more friendly and a ďcommunity spiritĒ as such appealed over other forums based on more facts.
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« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2018, 11:36:52 pm »

Oh dear bit of a problem here that neednít be. This is a friendly forum where we all get on even when we donít always agree with each other.

devonexpress, bignosemac has been a part of this forum for many years, some as a moderator, so is well known to many. He has his viewpoints, sense of humour and is knowledgeable. Just what we want to see here.

Please try not to be offended when being a part of a forum and donít take everything that gets written personally. Believe me this is a friendly place compared to some forums out there.

I donít know the contents of PMs between the two of you. Please sort it out between yourselves and start again. Thanks.

Let me get this blinking well clear, I did not say anything about his manhood, I said he was a bully, and a spoilt brat. I don't give a damn how long he's been on the forum, hes rude, arrogant and insulting.  He accused me of being disabled following a typo error, and then turned it around on me when I questioned him on it.   Im not the first one he's done it too i've had several people privately message me about him and his attitude, some have permanently left the forum purely because of him.   I've been a member of this form myself for 2 year with 0 trouble.   But let me get this clear If he messages me, replies to any post of mine on this forum again, I will be have no choice but to walk.    I've already told him of my circumstances in relation to a bereavement, he had show 0 sympathy or compassion and continues to bully me!!!!!
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« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2018, 12:07:59 am »

I also disagree with many points which people make in this forum, however I do not see the need for an argument to get to such extent that name calling is happening and an argument occurs every post.

Totally with you on that, CharlieGCR.

A new day has started ... let's see if we can spend it without anyone lowering themselves to personal attacks.

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I joined this forum as it came across more friendly and a ďcommunity spiritĒ as such appealed over other forums based on more facts.

That is exactly the intent - and it's heartbreaking for the admin and moderator team when it doesn't work out. And frustrating when members concerned don't accept the requests to "please move on".

A new day - a new leaf, please. 

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« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2018, 02:36:07 am »

I can't move on while the misinformation in post #18 is allowed to stand unchallenged.

No accusations of being disabled have been made to anyone. Where exactly did I make such an accusation? I asked by PM (in reply to an intemperate message) if the typos were a result of disability. If they were I said I'd consider an apology. Look at the context in which I highlighted the typos though. Following a post where those in disagreement with devonexpress were labelled "uneducated". I found the pretence amusing. devonexpress attributed the typos to tiredness. Not yet a disability as far as I'm aware.

Questioning the size of one's testicles ("grow a pair" as written in the PM) - part of one's manhood surely?

The name calling has now occurred in public. In private I was happy to laugh it off. I won't stand for it in public. As such abuse is now public I'm left with no choice but to forward the PM to the admins.

Unsure about the 'bereavement' comment. It was mentioned in passing. General sympathies to anyone who has lost a close relative in recent months. Can't really offer more to someone I know nothing about. No mention of it in the PM or my reply.

Robust, forthright debate with a difference of opinion on a range of points. Cut and thrust. Good clean fun. If that's bullying, harassment and being a spoilt brat with no testicles then heaven help us. If its a little too much cut and thrust for your tastes then report it. Don't resort to name calling and baseless accusations.


Oh dear. I think I've replied...


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« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2018, 05:39:01 am »

I can't move on while the misinformation in post #18 is allowed to stand unchallenged. ..

Oh dear. I think I've replied ...

It was probably too much for me to ask.

I thank you for the copies of the a personal message or two showing the flavour of what's been going on and has spilled out into public.

I'm reminded of the saying "It takes two to tango" although the two are not necessarily equal partners in the dance, and indeed the first can be proactive against a resisting and unfaultable second.

I wake this morning to ask myself the question "what am I supposed to do".  But perhaps the question has been answered for me already.

I've been a member of this form myself for 2 year with 0 trouble.   But let me get this clear If he messages me, replies to any post of mine on this forum again, I will be have no choice but to walk.

Always sad to see a member leave. As put that has a finality, and is a decision that devonexpress is perfectly able to make outwith any inputs from elsewhere.  I hate the finality; we all say things and make decisions - especially at times of tension.  So I am locking the account for a period for everyone to reflect on.



I don't know what I'm going to do further - what's in place may be interim and no criticism or judgement of any party should be read from it.   It gives me and the moderator team time to think on  a permanent route forward.  I am now - headed to write what I'll be saying at today's event - to be long remembered after the name calling that's been going on has been forgotten.
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