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My rant

donnydude Avatar
8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
I think I could be getting banned soon for standing up to a "moderator" (this term is used loosely) in the FS/Trade Forum.
I think when the layout of this site changed, so did the ethos! (Or was that always simply to line the pockets of the site operators, cleverly using us forum monkeys to direct the cash towards them?)
I think from now on, I will just sit back and watch everybody get scammed in the FS/Trade forum. The "mods" don't seem to give a flying scheisse so why should we?
Rant over, countdown to deletion begins...............now!
donnydude Avatar
8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
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#1
It was a reasonable request from Edi IMHO. If you believe people are getting scammed then please report the posts. We don't sit back and let it happen, although we do ask people to use some initiative and check out buyers/sellers before trading, as we always have done.

And also, some of your arguments in this post are totally irrelevant ("forum monkeys"?).

Good night, sir. Let's hope tomorrow is a better day. :)

(Link to so donnydude "standing up against" edi - and I use that term loosely)
banned#2
awwww we all have bad days, me more than good ones, im sure you posted with the right intent:thumbsup:
#3
sassie
awwww we all have bad days, me more than good ones, im sure you posted with the right intent:thumbsup:


Yep

(also sassie you need a display picture :thumbsup:)
banned#4
dandoc2
Yep

(also sassie you need a display picture :thumbsup:)


yeah i know, but not seen one i like :x
#5
I will just sit back and watch everybody get scammed in the FS/Trade forum. The "mods" don't seem to give a flying scheisse so why should we?


So by asking you to post a pic, the mods don't seem to give a ...

If they didn't care, why ask for a picture?

[SIZE="3"]"I've been a naughty boy"[/SIZE] A real rebel without a cause. :)
#6
yes i am having a bad day but it just pisses me off looking through all the fs threads of these new members with no interception from any mods. have a look through and count how many times you see a mod requesting a pic!
#7
So would you like them to stop asking? :?

Maybe it's time for a nap.:lazy:
#8
thesaint
So by asking you to post a pic, the mods don't seem to give a ...

If they didn't care, why ask for a picture?

[SIZE="3"]"I've been a naughty boy"[/SIZE] A real rebel without a cause. :)


What does a picture prove? They can take a picture and then not send the item, or even just find a picture on the internet.
#9
I have changed my thread title accordingly you will be pleased to see thesaint.
Insomnia!
#10
thesaint
So would you like them to stop asking? :?

Maybe it's time for a nap.:lazy:


the point is that they aren't asking for pics only in my thread!
banned#11
well to be fair i bloody well agree. i have not seen a mod in their since the change over, you seen how many new members have signed up and not one picture, yet donnydude been a member for a while and pretty well known gets asked to post a pic, back to that one rule for one and one rule for another
#12
kelly_o_fanatic
What does a picture prove? They can take a picture and then not send the item, or even just find a picture on the internet.


A picture doesn't prove a thing, neither does a land-line etc.

I would expect the failure rate of deals are lower with all the guidelines followed though.

So many people complain of being scammed, and then when a mod does something positive people complain. :thinking:
#13
sassie
well to be fair i bloody well agree. i have not seen a mod in their since the change over, you seen how many new members have signed up and not one picture, yet donnydude been a member for a while and pretty well known gets asked to post a pic, back to that one rule for one and one rule for another


thankyou sassie thats what im getting at (sorry I am tired)
banned#14
thesaint


So many people complain of being scammed, and then when a mod does something positive people complain. :thinking:


on one bloody thread, behave:roll:
1 Like #15
duckmagicuk2
It was a reasonable request from Edi IMHO. If you believe people are getting scammed then please report the posts. We don't sit back and let it happen, although we do ask people to use some initiative and check out buyers/sellers before trading, as we always have done.


Whilst I don't necessarily agree with the way donnydude worded their post, I have to agree with the sentiments behind his complaint to do with the For Sale/trade forum.

As you know, before the change to the site, a moderator would post a set of rules into every thread and if the regulars didn't pick up the seller/buyer on things like including a price or including a picture, then the mod would do that too. This made it feel like somebody was watching over the forum and IMHO discouraged a lot of scammers.

Since the change to the site, this hasn't been happening and it is very rare for a mod to post anything on the forum. Whether it is the case or not, it now *feels* more like a free-for-all with no one monitoring the posts and I don't think it's hardly surprising that there has been a vast increase in the number of new members selling Wii's, etc.

I know that posting in each thread must be a lot of work, and I know the For Sale Forum is an added bonus to HUKD rather than a core component of the site. I am also well aware that Admin and the Mods can't actively vet sellers/buyer's etc. So understand I am appreciative of your efforts, however, from a users point of view, there has been a noticable change in atmosphere on the forum since the change to the site/this change in mod activity, and it's not for the better. :oops:
#16
sassie
on one bloody thread, behave:roll:


Let's say Admin told edi that the 'For Sale' forum is a bit lawless, and can he go back to the old way of asking for piccies. Someone had to be 1st(In this case donnydude).

Why would HUKD gain anythhing by having one rule for one and another rule for another on the 'For Sale' forum.

PM Admin, maybe he will remove the offending post.

You are either a part of the solution or part of the problem.

thesaint


Maybe it's time for a nap.:lazy:


I'm taking my own advice now. :)
#17
personally i think it is because of a comment i made earlier today regarding the lack of interference from mods in the forum, thats why i was "picked on"

night night saint
banned#18
thesaint
Let's say Admin told edi that the 'For Sale' forum is a bit lawless, and can he go back to the old way of asking for piccies. Someone had to be 1st(In this case donnydude).

[COLOR="Red"]the first and the last, so not really worth arguing that point eh[/COLOR]

Why would HUKD gain anythhing by having one rule for one and another rule for another on the 'For Sale' forum.

[COLOR="red"]As i aint hukd i wouldnt have a clue,[/COLOR]

PM Admin, maybe he will remove the offending post.

[COLOR="red"]what offending post, i never saw anything offensive in that thread, a bit of honesty maybe by donnydude but nothing offensive[/COLOR]

You are either a part of the solution or part of the problem.

[COLOR="red"]I used to post alot in the for sale threads becuase i felt i was doing my biy for hukd, but gave up when you could report threads and hours later there still there, whilst mods chat away elsewhere, surely reported threads should be a prority[/COLOR]

I'm taking my own advice now. :)


[COLOR="red"]good, cause of late it sounds like you hoping to become part of HUKD's team[/COLOR]:roll:
#19
nightswimmer
Whilst I don't necessarily agree with the way donnydude worded their post, I have to agree with the sentiments behind his complaint to do with the For Sale/trade forum.

As you know, before the change to the site, a moderator would post a set of rules into every thread and if the regulars didn't pick up the seller/buyer on things like including a price or including a picture, then the mod would do that too. This made it feel like somebody was watching over the forum and IMHO discouraged a lot of scammers.

Since the change to the site, this hasn't been happening and it is very rare for a mod to post anything on the forum. Whether it is the case or not, it now *feels* more like a free-for-all with no one monitoring the posts and I don't think it's hardly surprising that there has been a vast increase in the number of new members selling Wii's, etc.

I know that posting in each thread must be a lot of work, and I know the For Sale Forum is an added bonus to HUKD rather than a core component of the site. I am also well aware that Admin and the Mods can't actively vet sellers/buyer's etc. So understand I am appreciative of your efforts, however, from a users point of view, there has been a noticable change in atmosphere on the forum since the change to the site/this change in mod activity, and it's not for the better. :oops:


Good post , agreed :thumbsup:
#20
thanks for understanding guys, i was beginning to feel slightly paranoid. like you lot, i simply want to try and make the forums a safer place to trade, but when i get singled out through (from what i can see) a retaliatory statement, it pisses me off when i'm trying to help people!
off to bed now anyway:lazy:
#21
cant we all be friends?
#22
muffin247
cant we all be friends?


Only if we get paid $1 million per episode. :thumbsup:
#23
nightswimmer
Only if we get paid $1 million per episode. :thumbsup:



Lol. Think of the tax :-(
#24
Can you post a pic of the thread?
#25
Dudley
Can you post a pic of the thread?



I believe you want a link to the thread. It's in the 1st reply in this thread.

Or you can do an advanced search on 'donnydude'.

I don't think he's had his afternoon nap as he seems to be sarcastically turning up in threads asking for piccies. :)

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