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Are we losing the plot?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by AndBreathe, Oct 6, 2014.

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  1. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    This is exactly the sort of situation we need to stop!
    This forum is not an exclusive club for us to boost each others' egos. There are threads that are obviously just a bit of fun, and there is a place for them, but when someone newly diagnosed or even a member with a genuine concern posts a message, then we need to respond with consideration for their feelings. I too have felt intimidated, and avoided posting on forum.
     
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    pavlosn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Believe it or not I was out riding my bike for a bit of exercise and had my iPhone in my pocket to track my progress. The forum's app was running in the background and the result are the totally random posts above :embarrassed and slightly amused:

    Apologies everyone!
     
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  3. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Only in Wales, I believe.
     
  4. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    That again is really sad .....no it is not an exclusive club , it should be a supportive one , for all...
     
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  5. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    I love this! :hilarious:
    I think I will adopt the phrase 'Your 8 oijo'. When I really feel like saying 'bullsh1t'! ;)
     
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  6. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Why?
     
  7. pavlosn

    pavlosn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Combine random (virtual) keyboard presses and predictive text and I suppose I should be grateful nothing worse was posted.

    Don't they say that if you sit a monkey before a keyboard and allow for an infinite amount of time, he will come up with the collective works of Shakespeare?

    Tonight's output was no sonnet that's for sure!

    Pavlos
     
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    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Er,............ I'm too much of a lady to explain. :sorry:
     
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    julifriend Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't post here often as I don't have a huge amount of experince in managing my diabetes having only been diagnosed less than 18 months ago but I do have significant experience posting on a hi-fi forum where flame wars can erupt. You would not believe how dogmatic some people can get over their personal preference for a certain type of material used in a speaker cable and in the past members have left the forum because of the level of heated dialogue. This is extremely sad as they often take with them a huge amount of experience which others could benefit from. However the most recent tendency has for anyone posting advice has been to qualify it with the acronym YMMV. And that's something we should all bear in mind. Something that works for me may not work for you, your mileage may indeed vary.
     
  10. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    The only reason why I mentioned bullying was because Zand mentioned it when she quoted my earlier post, I was merely addressing the issue and what action members should take if they feel they are a victim.
     
  11. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    If I can comment, taking a different tack, noblehead.

    You recommend a bullied poster hits the Report button, but what actually happens then? On the very small number of times I have felt compelled to hit the Report button, I have had absolutely no idea what, if anything, has transpired. For all I saw and experienced, I might as well have pressed my fingers together and chanted. There was silence in both word and visible action. I have no idea if the Report button does anything; if anyone picked it up, never mind if they took any action as a result. OK, there's an automated message, but that is merely coded to the action button to make the report. It means absolutely zero.

    Let's be clear, I'm certainly not asking for any sort of public, shouting or naming and shaming on threads. That achieves nothing positive, but, if I have felt sufficiently moved or disturbed to hit the Report button, I do feel it would be both polite and correct to at least have my discomfiture and concern acknowledged, by the person picking it up. I wouldn't expect it for the bots, advertising sports or other websites, but I'm sure you know what I mean.

    This isn't anything, targeting anyone, it is an attempt to put some of the things raised into context, and explain why people perhaps feel there is no point doing the things they should.

    Thanks again to everyone who has posted on here. I'm so, so impressed by our commitment and passion, and the even-handedness with which we have given or received feedback.
     
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    this is too difficult two Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    we are all ill or related to ill people. That is all that really matters surely. People use the word bully too much. I think the people calling bully are the bullies sometimes.
     
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  13. Pipp

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    I have to say I agree with @AndBreathe regarding the report button. We should know what happens next. A PM from admin would do.
    When I was feeling intimidated some time ago, it really shook my confidence. Nothing happened when I hit report button, and a PM to admin went unanswered for 10 days until I repeated the PM. Then the person who had intimidated me disappeared. So I do not know if they were banned or reprimanded or what? Maybe they just got fed up with me? It still spooks me a bit.
     
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    Maybe I should not have admitted I get spooked. Invitation to trolls, but I am a lot more 'savvy' now, so won't be intimidated.
    Would help to know what happens when we hit the report button though.
     
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    I didn'y know you were a lady;)
     
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    I would expect that any issues raised by the Report option should be addressed by a Mod or member of Admin at the very least, and if the reported posts is in need of moderating then action should be taken.

    As a rule I don't report many posts so don't know how well they are up to speed on dealing with these issues at the moment, but I'm sure these are the sort of issues you could take up with Giverny via the Conversations facility if you feel your complaints are not being addressed.
     
  17. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Well, in order to check my memory for exactly what happens when the Report button is hit, I hit it on your post. I did state it was a test, with no action required, so don't worry. But, somebody, somewhere should be alerted to your post. Hopefully, they then might read on.

    As regards asking for feedback on something, I did this once (not with Giverny) and get a response, but it didn't include specific feedback on my concern. I hope my experience was isolated, and I hadn't intended that it be discussed here, but it is relevant in the context of the current sub-topic.

    Let's be clear. Moderation is a thankless task, but that doesn't negate the need for timely communication.
     
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  18. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    I'll not worry and hope your reported post gets a response :)

    Giverny has given some reassurance that issues will be addressed in your thread so you can't say fairer than that.
     
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    Since I am up and about fairly early in the morning I used to report the kitchen ads regularly. These were usually dealt with promptly.

    Talking of losing the plot, what did the OP ask again?
     
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    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Only if you are Aberdonian/Yorkshire/Welsh:woot:<Sorry>
    (Are you shearing that sheep? : No, Get your own!:()
     
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