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Not been on for an age, it looks very quiet round here? Read More
MrToast Avatar
8m, 3w agoPosted 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Not been on for an age, it looks very quiet round here?
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8m, 3w agoPosted 8 months, 3 weeks ago
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HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
This particular forum skews harder right then any other I've ever seen. What that means is that there's a cabal of maybe a dozen posters who will label anyone who disagrees with their worldview a "troll".
Personally I think that shuts down debate immediately. It depends on what the owners of this site feel like misc is supposed to be on whether that's a good thing or not. Is it just a place for existing users of the site to occasionally visit, or is it supposed to drive site traffic to increase clickthrus?
But I'll be honest, I've never seen a forum where users casually say such xenophobic, mysognisitic or even transphobic things. It's like water off a duck's back for me, but I imagine that a lot of decent posters would be put off posting in that environment.
also seems to be a place for multis to come and stir up trouble eh
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Brexit
14 Likes
RossD89
Yup. When I first joined it was much more lively. It's become increasingly more quiet since then to the point where only a handful of people can tolerate me.
Sorry.
dont exaggerate... its not that many :p
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HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
I've never seen a forum where users casually say such xenophobic, mysognisitic or even transphobic things. It's like water off a duck's back for me

Of course. That's why you never get involved in those type of threads.
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Yup. When I first joined it was much more lively. It's become increasingly more quiet since then to the point where only a handful of people can tolerate me.

Sorry.

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14 Likes #1
Brexit
1 Like #2
I noticed there's a lack of minion deals as well. I think the mums are on half term.
#3
Error440
Brexit

Mentioning brexit will get a 500 page debate going for sure. Easy way no1 to get Misc less quiet.
4 Likes #4
It is very quiet, back in the day we could have some great debates on all sorts of controversial topics - not so much these days - peeps can't be bothered as they know the slightest whiff of controversy and the thread gets pulled.
10 Likes #5
Yup. When I first joined it was much more lively. It's become increasingly more quiet since then to the point where only a handful of people can tolerate me.

Sorry.
14 Likes #6
RossD89
Yup. When I first joined it was much more lively. It's become increasingly more quiet since then to the point where only a handful of people can tolerate me.
Sorry.
dont exaggerate... its not that many :p
8 Likes #7
brilly
RossD89
Yup. When I first joined it was much more lively. It's become increasingly more quiet since then to the point where only a handful of people can tolerate me.
Sorry.
dont exaggerate... its not that many :p

Ignore/tolerate

Same difference.
6 Likes #8
Agree, completely down the pan. I blame lazy mods for the amount of deals and complete threads that get pulled for little reason other than it's easier to remove rather than deal with some users.
People are also getting suspended or banned for next to nothing where others get away with constant trolling and underhanded jibes.
Not the site it once was. Wonder how long until a better alternative appears?
3 Likes #9
john184
Agree, completely down the pan. I blame lazy mods for the amount of deals and complete threads that get pulled for little reason other than it's easier to remove rather than deal with some users.
People are also getting suspended or banned for next to nothing where others get away with constant trolling and underhanded jibes.
Not the site it once was. Wonder how long until a better alternative appears?


What do you mean by that :|
Whats your problem then :|
Only been on the site 2 minutes and posts that OMG



Oh yeah I get your point X)
6 Likes #10
Hi toasty, hope you are the kids are keeping well. Its been ages since we last heard from you :( Nice of you to pop in and see us <3
5 Likes #11
Misc isn't too bad actually

It's definitely picked up since a year or so ago when it was a wasteland.

People post frequently and there is a lot of controversy :)
1 Like #12
Error440
Brexit

Don't ever mention that word, The Brexit trolls might be lurking ;).
7 Likes #13
Just waiting it out over here. And whinging. I do a lot of that.
1 Like #14
summerof76
Hi toasty, hope you are the kids are keeping well. Its been ages since we last heard from you :( Nice of you to pop in and see us <3


Its been awhile
2 Likes #15
moneysavingkitten
Just waiting it out over here. And whinging. I do a lot of that.


What happened to the PS4 thread?
2 Likes #16
MrToast
moneysavingkitten
Just waiting it out over here. And whinging. I do a lot of that.
What happened to the PS4 thread?

Still going :)http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/any-ps4-news-here-1700857

We have a PlayStation VR thread now too, which I can highly recommend X)http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/playstation-vr-psvr-thread-2474460

Just don't mention VR to Benji, it really upsets him.
#17
moneysavingkitten
MrToast
moneysavingkitten
Just waiting it out over here. And whinging. I do a lot of that.
What happened to the PS4 thread?
Still going :)http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/any-ps4-news-here-1700857
We have a PlayStation VR thread now too, which I can highly recommend X)http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/playstation-vr-psvr-thread-2474460
Just don't mention VR to Benji, it really upsets him.

Not sold on the VR yet, only got myself another PS4 a month ago
1 Like #18
MrToast
moneysavingkitten
MrToast
moneysavingkitten
Just waiting it out over here. And whinging. I do a lot of that.
What happened to the PS4 thread?
Still going :)http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/any-ps4-news-here-1700857
We have a PlayStation VR thread now too, which I can highly recommend X)http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/playstation-vr-psvr-thread-2474460
Just don't mention VR to Benji, it really upsets him.
Not sold on the VR yet, only got myself another PS4 a month ago

That's alright, it tends to get sold to you, rather than you being sold to it :3
3 Likes #19
shauneco
Error440
Brexit
Don't ever mention that word, The Brexit trolls might be lurking ;).


Muslims
#20
Trolls trolling trolls.

That's literally it.
#21
Error440
shauneco
Error440
Brexit
Don't ever mention that word, The Brexit trolls might be lurking ;).
Muslims
Oh no :(
#22
tryn2help
It is very quiet, back in the day we could have some great debates on all sorts of controversial topics - not so much these days - peeps can't be bothered as they know the slightest whiff of controversy and the thread gets pulled.

Plus they barred all the cool kids who frequented it.
2 Likes #23
gmdlogan
Plus they barred all the cool kids who frequented it.

You've just labelled everyone else, including yourself, as being uncool.
4 Likes #24
tryn2help
It is very quiet, back in the day we could have some great debates on all sorts of controversial topics - not so much these days - peeps can't be bothered as they know the slightest whiff of controversy and the thread gets pulled.
The problem is people are not interested in one
just shoving their own opinions down others throats :(
1 Like #25
This particular forum skews harder right then any other I've ever seen. What that means is that there's a cabal of maybe a dozen posters who will label anyone who disagrees with their worldview a "troll".

Personally I think that shuts down debate immediately. It depends on what the owners of this site feel like misc is supposed to be on whether that's a good thing or not. Is it just a place for existing users of the site to occasionally visit, or is it supposed to drive site traffic to increase clickthrus?

But I'll be honest, I've never seen a forum where users casually say such xenophobic, mysognisitic or even transphobic things. It's like water off a duck's back for me, but I imagine that a lot of decent posters would be put off posting in that environment.
17 Likes #26
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
This particular forum skews harder right then any other I've ever seen. What that means is that there's a cabal of maybe a dozen posters who will label anyone who disagrees with their worldview a "troll".
Personally I think that shuts down debate immediately. It depends on what the owners of this site feel like misc is supposed to be on whether that's a good thing or not. Is it just a place for existing users of the site to occasionally visit, or is it supposed to drive site traffic to increase clickthrus?
But I'll be honest, I've never seen a forum where users casually say such xenophobic, mysognisitic or even transphobic things. It's like water off a duck's back for me, but I imagine that a lot of decent posters would be put off posting in that environment.
also seems to be a place for multis to come and stir up trouble eh
#27
brilly
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
This particular forum skews harder right then any other I've ever seen. What that means is that there's a cabal of maybe a dozen posters who will label anyone who disagrees with their worldview a "troll".
Personally I think that shuts down debate immediately. It depends on what the owners of this site feel like misc is supposed to be on whether that's a good thing or not. Is it just a place for existing users of the site to occasionally visit, or is it supposed to drive site traffic to increase clickthrus?
But I'll be honest, I've never seen a forum where users casually say such xenophobic, mysognisitic or even transphobic things. It's like water off a duck's back for me, but I imagine that a lot of decent posters would be put off posting in that environment.
also seems to be a place for multis to come and stir up trouble eh

Hey I'm just offering suggestions to the OP's query. He's suggesting that it's been in the time you've been here that the site has faltered, so maybe you'd have some suggestions. If you disagree with me then that's fine. Successful forums thrive by building a community spirit, where friendships are formed, people meet up and all views and peoples are welcome.

You've been here for the best part of a decade and post a fair bit. Would you describe this place in that way?
6 Likes #28
Same debate, same topic, same members, same comments, different day. Gets rather boring. (_;)

Darkies threads have helped the past couple of weeks though. X)

Edited By: Aiden1512 on Nov 02, 2016 08:33
7 Likes #29
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
brilly
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
This particular forum skews harder right then any other I've ever seen. What that means is that there's a cabal of maybe a dozen posters who will label anyone who disagrees with their worldview a "troll".
Personally I think that shuts down debate immediately. It depends on what the owners of this site feel like misc is supposed to be on whether that's a good thing or not. Is it just a place for existing users of the site to occasionally visit, or is it supposed to drive site traffic to increase clickthrus?
But I'll be honest, I've never seen a forum where users casually say such xenophobic, mysognisitic or even transphobic things. It's like water off a duck's back for me, but I imagine that a lot of decent posters would be put off posting in that environment.
also seems to be a place for multis to come and stir up trouble eh
Hey I'm just offering suggestions to the OP's query. He's suggesting that it's been in the time you've been here that the site has faltered, so maybe you'd have some suggestions. If you disagree with me then that's fine. Successful forums thrive by building a community spirit, where friendships are formed, people meet up and all views and peoples are welcome.
You've been here for the best part of a decade and post a fair bit. Would you describe this place in that way?
sure - just offering opinions ;)
nothing to do with a multi taking a chance to have a dig at his 'adversaries'
actually the time you have been posting has coincided pretty closely with the ops changed view of misc - hmmm
#30
brilly
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
brilly
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
This particular forum skews harder right then any other I've ever seen. What that means is that there's a cabal of maybe a dozen posters who will label anyone who disagrees with their worldview a "troll".
Personally I think that shuts down debate immediately. It depends on what the owners of this site feel like misc is supposed to be on whether that's a good thing or not. Is it just a place for existing users of the site to occasionally visit, or is it supposed to drive site traffic to increase clickthrus?
But I'll be honest, I've never seen a forum where users casually say such xenophobic, mysognisitic or even transphobic things. It's like water off a duck's back for me, but I imagine that a lot of decent posters would be put off posting in that environment.
also seems to be a place for multis to come and stir up trouble eh
Hey I'm just offering suggestions to the OP's query. He's suggesting that it's been in the time you've been here that the site has faltered, so maybe you'd have some suggestions. If you disagree with me then that's fine. Successful forums thrive by building a community spirit, where friendships are formed, people meet up and all views and peoples are welcome.
You've been here for the best part of a decade and post a fair bit. Would you describe this place in that way?
sure - just offering opinions ;)
nothing to do with a multi taking a chance to have a dig at his 'adversaries'
actually the time you have been posting has coincided pretty closely with the ops changed view of misc - hmmm

Adversaries?

What type of person speaks like that? X) maybe the problem is that it's too adversarial rather than people talking to each other like they're a human being, and treating people with respect?
9 Likes #31
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
brilly
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
brilly
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
This particular forum skews harder right then any other I've ever seen. What that means is that there's a cabal of maybe a dozen posters who will label anyone who disagrees with their worldview a "troll".
Personally I think that shuts down debate immediately. It depends on what the owners of this site feel like misc is supposed to be on whether that's a good thing or not. Is it just a place for existing users of the site to occasionally visit, or is it supposed to drive site traffic to increase clickthrus?
But I'll be honest, I've never seen a forum where users casually say such xenophobic, mysognisitic or even transphobic things. It's like water off a duck's back for me, but I imagine that a lot of decent posters would be put off posting in that environment.
also seems to be a place for multis to come and stir up trouble eh
Hey I'm just offering suggestions to the OP's query. He's suggesting that it's been in the time you've been here that the site has faltered, so maybe you'd have some suggestions. If you disagree with me then that's fine. Successful forums thrive by building a community spirit, where friendships are formed, people meet up and all views and peoples are welcome.
You've been here for the best part of a decade and post a fair bit. Would you describe this place in that way?
sure - just offering opinions ;)
nothing to do with a multi taking a chance to have a dig at his 'adversaries'
actually the time you have been posting has coincided pretty closely with the ops changed view of misc - hmmm
Adversaries?
What type of person speaks like that? X) maybe the problem is that it's too adversarial rather than people talking to each other like they're a human being, and treating people with respect?
hence inverted commas but to answer your question probably your previous incarnation did

anyway ive said my piece so in answer to op : hotenglishandwelshdeals happened :{

Edited By: brilly on Nov 02, 2016 08:39
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Error440
shauneco
Error440
Brexit
Don't ever mention that word, The Brexit trolls might be lurking ;).
Muslims

You've got to say it three times before certain members appear.

Edited By: teh arn on Nov 02, 2016 08:44
1 Like #33
Half term is over, all the kids are back at school.
5 Likes #34
teh arn
Error440
shauneco
Error440
Brexit
Don't ever mention that word, The Brexit trolls might be lurking ;).
Muslims
You've got to say it three times before certain members appear.

If you look in the mirror and whisper TV license three times Graham Hunter appears behind you.


Edited By: dtovey89 on Nov 02, 2016 09:41: .
1 Like #35
dtovey89
teh arn
Error440
shauneco
Error440
Brexit
Don't ever mention that word, The Brexit trolls might be lurking ;).
Muslims
You've got to say it three times before certain members appear.
If you look in the mirror and whisper TV license three times stuarthanley appears behind you.
I'd say Graham rather than me but nice that I'm in your thoughts.
banned 2 Likes #36
dtovey89
teh arn
Error440
shauneco
Error440
Brexit
Don't ever mention that word, The Brexit trolls might be lurking ;).
Muslims
You've got to say it three times before certain members appear.
If you look in the mirror and whisper TV license three times stuarthanley appears behind you.

Ah, was a classic line until the end. Graham would have been much more fitting.
14 Likes #37
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
I've never seen a forum where users casually say such xenophobic, mysognisitic or even transphobic things. It's like water off a duck's back for me

Of course. That's why you never get involved in those type of threads.
1 Like #38
Not enough xenophobia
#39
deeky
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
I've never seen a forum where users casually say such xenophobic, mysognisitic or even transphobic things. It's like water off a duck's back for me
Of course. That's why you never get involved in those type of threads.

There's a difference between not being offended by something, and not challenging something.
#40
MrScotchBonnet
dtovey89
teh arn
Error440
shauneco
Error440
Brexit
Don't ever mention that word, The Brexit trolls might be lurking ;).
Muslims
You've got to say it three times before certain members appear.
If you look in the mirror and whisper TV license three times stuarthanley appears behind you.
Ah, was a classic line until the end. Graham would have been much more fitting.


stuarthanley
dtovey89
teh arn
Error440
shauneco
Error440
Brexit
Don't ever mention that word, The Brexit trolls might be lurking ;).
Muslims
You've got to say it three times before certain members appear.
If you look in the mirror and whisper TV license three times stuarthanley appears behind you.
I'd say Graham rather than me but nice that I'm in your thoughts.

Stuart / Graham - same thing!

X)

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