I joined another group of local like minded bushcrafters just over a year ago, at the time we were given a pretty rough ride by the mod team here and accussed of being underhanded and having alterior commercial motives and as a result of this I am one of the very few who chose to remain here on bcuk and keep posting (sorry everyone I an NOT going into details to rake it up again, the above is all you diplomaticly need to know to understand the below).andyn said:I don't pretend to have all the answers, but i do hope that other people can come forward with opinions that will be listened to and taken on board. I feel that most people post and come forward with these opinions because they care and are trying to help, not destroy.
I think in some ways it is the informality, or at least what is perceived by non-mods as informality, that is the problem. There needs to be a stuctured set of rules and disciplinary measures which are known to everyone.scanker said:Nice idea, but I doubt circumstances are ever as clear cut that the card system would work. I guess that's the sort of system that takes place now anyway, albeit not so formalised.
Good post - couldn't agree more!Wayne said:..Interesting post Abbe. I posted my views in the orginal thread posted by Adi. Adi is a friend of mine. I publicly stated in the thread that his tone was losing the arguement he was trying to make. That is a shame as I think he and Andy both have an interesting point [snip]....
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...[/snip] Sorry about the long rambling but i think that the direction of the forum has a great importance to the readership than what colour socks Mors wears on a wet friday.
I so want to argue comparative philosophy with you Abbe, however, unfortunately, this is neither the time, nor the placeAbbe Osram said:"You are ok and I am ok". I found out in life that this is only wish thinking the reality of nature is: I am a "rotten skunk and you are a rotten skunk " but this can be ok if we give respect and space to each other.
as being directed at you. I didn't. There were some specific examples that leapt to my mind, but they were nothing to do with your post....some of them have a loud voice, an agenda and an axe to grind. Sometimes we hear their voices, comming through other people.
Hiya Chris, Martyn, Wayne, Andy and all. I think that this actually cuts close to some of the issues that we've been experiencing.C_Claycomb said:The problem, and it cuts both ways, with conspiracy, is that if you believe it to be there you will find evidence to back it up, whatever it is.
Bigman. I hope you can make the moot in July make sure you come and say hello. No one really minds the number of repeat posts. We can accept that is inevitable. I often get new info from some of the repeated questions.Bigman said:I am new to BCUK and what I thought I knew about bushcraft is in fact nothing.
Now I expect the more experienced members probably think,
Not another question on the same subject that was covered a few months prior, but I wasn't a member then!
My thoughts are that a site like bcuk is to encourage and help people whether experienced or not to enjoy bushcraft.
I'm disabled and have huge issues with walking, bending, lifting but i'm determined to do some of the topics covered on this forum.
I like being a member on here and will shortly become a full member plus I'm hoping to come to the Moot at the end of July.
We've thought about it Wolfie and there are quite extensive rules, but we have decided to opt for less rather than more and place more responsibility on moderators discression. Why? well because it's not always possible to apply one rule to a set of similar circumstances. You could end up having to blindly follow the rule, locked into a path when you know the best option would be to exercise some discretion.Wolfie said:I think in some ways it is the informality, or at least what is perceived by non-mods as informality, that is the problem. There needs to be a stuctured set of rules and disciplinary measures which are known to everyone.
Mods please don't think I'm having a go. You've got a tough job. To use football as an example again no-one likes the referee or the linesmen, thay hardly get any praise when they get things right, but without them the game just wouldn't be able to be played.
Womble said:Forums are living things, they change constantly, they wax and wayne, peak and trough.
Does Wayne know he's waxing a forum?