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Old 18th Sep 2012, 13:47
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The fact that this thread is still live and has not been locked or deleted says to me that changes have happened or at the very least, someone is not as confident in their position as they were. I thought that when the flyer thread took off this would all get sorted quite fast but that has not happened. You would have thought that 4 pages of critical comment, hosted beyond PPRuNe control and indicating that many posters are moving forums would have encouraged a solution.

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Old 18th Sep 2012, 13:52
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Angry At the risk of being extremely cynical....

The business model of the forum is to sell advertising as real estate on the site and click throughs. Real estate is valued by the number of people who view the page. This issue has created At least 3 topics and heading for a hundred posts, god knows how many hundreds of page views. This is all beneficial to the site owners.

Maybe the best way of getting GTE reinstated is to just stop talking about it and going elsewhere until we hear ( over there) that he is reinstated with all his previous posts and a public appology!

No traffic here means no revenue.

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Old 18th Sep 2012, 13:54
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Vino - they did issue a statement on one of the closed threads, essentially stating the matter was under further investigation and giving a little background to their reasons. That may, or may not, suggest once they have completed their investigation more will follow.

It seems to me "odd" that without knowing any of the facts we are so critical. It seems to me entirely reasonable that the owners should have time to properly investigate whatever it is that has taken place. I would hope the owners of the forum will publish a statement and then comment might well be warranted. It just like some of the discussions about accidents - of course we can speculate all we wish, but it is just that, "speculation" until or unless the facts are known, and as interesting and sometimes as useful as that might be, reality is sometimes stranger than even the best fiction.

I don't personally know Genghis but FWIW I have always found his posts well informed and fascinating. I know nothing of what might have given rise to the "ban" other than the conjecture here and his "statement" on Flyer.
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Old 18th Sep 2012, 14:45
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by Genghis the Engineer Tue Sep 18, 2012 14:11
For people's information, it's obviously not sorted out over on PPRuNe yet, but I am still talking to Internet Brands.

I'm unclear what the reasons for the slowness in moving forwards are, but equally we don't appear to be going backwards either.

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Old 18th Sep 2012, 16:37
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No offence intended here: is this all not a little bit ridiculous? Other than the breach of privacy, surely said user could create another username and continue as per... or pack it in altogether! After all, the weeds do need attending to.
There is life beyond this abundance of yellow.........

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Old 18th Sep 2012, 16:44
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No offence intended here: but is this all not a little bit ridiculous? Other than the breach of privacy, surely said user could create another username and continue as per...
There is life beyond this abundance of yellow.........
This thread was started about the breach of privacy, others have engaged in thread drift.

Let's focus back, is it acceptable for a poster to have his name revealed by a mod, when the mod wrote in the same piece about the importance of confidentiality?

I think not and I think GTE deserves an apology.

That is why this thread was started.
 
Old 18th Sep 2012, 16:51
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I don't mind the thread drift, so long as we do not lose the original point.

Seems silly to have multiple threads.
 
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For me this is about all of us forum members and mediators sticking to prunes code of conduct and not using that code of conduct as a weapon while mediators ignore the code of conduct because it suits their own agenda to do so!
The code of conduct should be there for all mediators and forum members to respect and adhere too.
Mediators should be mediators ie unbiased!
There is far to much thread locking with excuses of things we do not know about which cannot be discussed!
I am also sceptical with politicians too
I do not know the facts but there has to be confidence in what we are told and maybe that confidence is on the wane

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Old 18th Sep 2012, 17:50
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Soaringhigh650 deleted his own post, before any moderation was required.

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Old 18th Sep 2012, 17:58
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...and....?

Was there perhaps something else you wished to comment on?
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Old 18th Sep 2012, 20:45
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I am still coming to terms with a moderator with 2 posts to their name. Where is the experience of the forum that should be expected from a Mod.
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Old 18th Sep 2012, 20:50
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Don't expect any response. The sock puppet account is related to a bad case of LMF...
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Old 18th Sep 2012, 21:02
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Soaring650's crystal ball appears to be in full working order.
What did he say to get banned? You can always post in on the Flyer thread...

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Old 19th Sep 2012, 06:43
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Nice one moderators. You've banned one of the few contributors who's posts were really worth reading and "outed" his real name in the process. it's not Gengis who should be sitting on the naughty step.
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Old 19th Sep 2012, 07:29
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Not that I suppose it matters, but I think I'll be bowing out from PPRuNe. Call it evolution, but I'm not sure I want to be part of this place any more.

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Old 19th Sep 2012, 08:38
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This thread is doing wonders for PPRuNe revenue hits. No publicity is bad publicity........
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Old 19th Sep 2012, 09:42
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About time!

So they removed the offending post after leaving it for days. I presume that they finally noticed it as a result of this thread. But having read this thread, they didn't see the need to apologise, nor to sort out the situation nor to make any public comment whatsoever.

That's very dissappointing.
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Old 19th Sep 2012, 09:53
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Sorting the situation as you put it is not a matter of reinstating G as a forum contributor and not a moderator which I am sure will happen! but dealing with the "problems" G is the straw that broke the Camels back.
The problems will remain and it will be back to business as usual.

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