Found 12th Aug 2008
On reading various threads in the "Misc" section recently, it appears that there are a lot members generally unhappy with the overall feeling in the section. People are mentioning cliques, whilst others are stating that they are afraid to post in this section for fear of being flamed by the "regulars".

Because of this I have decided to start a HUKD Honesty/Amnesty thread where members can come forward and speak out and say how they feel. In this thread people are asked to submit any gripes or grievances that they have so that people can understand their feelings and help to make this a better place.

MODS: if you do not find this thread to be acceptable then please feel free to delete it, but I feel that this thread could be very constructive if people do not abuse it by turning it into personal attacks against other members. So please do not turn this into an argument thread.

I willstart the ball rolling by saying that generally I feel that this is a very helpful place and there are a lot of genuine posters who are funny, and always willing to help out.
But I do feel that there is an awful lot of spam/nonsense type threads occuring regularly by posters. For example no one wants to know what you had for breakfast, or who cares if you just broke a nail that was growing for the past 2 years.

Another thing that annoys me personally is the please help threads. Do people not know that "Google" is there for a reason. If most of these people would use Google first then it would solve a lot of their hassle.

Please feel free to add to this thread and again I ask to please refrain from personal attacks.

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Banned

i give it 10 minutes before it goes down hill badly, but good luck x

Banned

I think help threads are a good thing...I also think nonsense is for anything..so my gripe is wioth people who moan about nonsense threads in the nonsense section

makes no sense to me

good thread. lol probably wont last long though.

i think it fab and hlpful choc and anothe rmember helped me loads lat night. i have made great friends. but one member in perticular gets on my nerves, and is such a waste of time, too much spam and trouble making.

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jennie-jack;2731186

good thread. lol probably wont last long though.i think it fab and hlpful … good thread. lol probably wont last long though.i think it fab and hlpful choc and anothe rmember helped me loads lat night. i have made great friends. but one member in perticular gets on my nerves, and is such a waste of time, too much spam and trouble making.



thanks jj.....:oops:

I reiterate the above, whilst most members are really helpful there are a couple that are quite sarcastic to newbies, people make mistakes so always worth pointing them in the right direction rather than making spiteful ambiguous comments

Some users are better at searching for deals than others so see no offence with the 'please help' threads, I like a challenge

I think the misc section is needed for everyone to post whatever they like as long as it's in line with the HUKD member rules, why else would there be a misc/nonsense section ?
..... what's wrong with that ? Not hurting anyone ?
If anyone sees something that they dont like then all they have to do is 'skip it' !
it's as simple as that ... what may not be interesting/useful/amusing or whatever to one person may be very important to another ............... live & let live ............. or in this case post & let post !

This forum does get clogged up with lots of trivial threads but thats what it is here for. It would be useful to have a seperate help forum and this has been suggested many times in feedback but its never happened....

Admin

..Ok, no offense guys, but this kind of thing is what "non-regulars" get upset about.
Someone has posted a valid discussion topic, and the first page is filled with a small group of members quoting one another and back patting. It's so difficult for others to get involved when threads get like this.

i have people i see on here by avaters that i instantly know if i like or not, i know this is wrong especially when you all change your pictures. but seriously it is more my problem than other but its nice when threads like this show im not the only one that gets fed up sometimes.

sorry that people thinkit is kleeky. i would think yes the pub one and stuff but people make good clicks and if that stopped it would be the same place.

for the record i dont have a kleek

juliet_bravo;2731328

..Ok, no offense guys, but this kind of thing is what "non-regulars" get … ..Ok, no offense guys, but this kind of thing is what "non-regulars" get upset about.Someone has posted a valid discussion topic, and the first page is filled with a small group of members quoting one another and back patting. It's so difficult for others to get involved when threads get like this.



Well if we cant chat on topic about others responses in teh actually thread where can we chat JB.

Supermod

I like the idea of help threads. Its a "misc" forum so I think that they belong.
Some people moan about others but in my opinion all they should do is ignore them or just humour them instead of biting (which is exactly what they want you to do).
I have found the people here great and I really enjoy talking to most people. Its a great section of the site.

the back patting to me looks nice and friendly and gives that impression. they need to stop the people who diss and belittle new members when they need a bit of guidance or help.

plastering fail or spammed on their posts isnt going to help.

be nice if they could explain and then leave it.

Admin

Ok, I've already said to keep this thread on topic. Just deleted some more posts- keep the "Banter" to one of your other threads please. Threadspoiling is against forum rules and you will be suspended if it continues,

Admin

DIVA1977;2731373

Well if we cant chat on topic about others responses in teh actually … Well if we cant chat on topic about others responses in teh actually thread where can we chat JB.



Saying to Harltzer "You're funny, that's what I like about you" isn't on topic.

juliet_bravo;2731328

..Ok, no offense guys, but this kind of thing is what "non-regulars" get … ..Ok, no offense guys, but this kind of thing is what "non-regulars" get upset about.Someone has posted a valid discussion topic, and the first page is filled with a small group of members quoting one another and back patting. It's so difficult for others to get involved when threads get like this.



If its the thread I think that is being referred too is it appropriate for a family forum to be discussing sex lives (or lack thereof)? (or is this off-topic too?)

Banned

juliet_bravo;2731384

Ok, I've already said to keep this thread on topic. Just deleted some … Ok, I've already said to keep this thread on topic. Just deleted some more posts- keep the "Banter" to one of your other threads please. Threadspoiling is against forum rules and you will be suspended if it continues,



sorry JB, but this an honesty/amnesty thread, and your deleting everyones posts, hardly in the spirit of an honesty/amnesty thread

this place isnt as good as it used to be only a few months ago but not sure why, well i do know why but if i say will get banned so i wont bother

andy108uk;2731395

this place isnt as good as it used to be only a few months ago but not … this place isnt as good as it used to be only a few months ago but not sure why.



i agree. there used to be a great feel tot he place then suddenly it went away. maybe people move on or maybe they got fed up of being spammed

Admin

sassie;2731393

sorry JB, but this an honesty/amnesty thread, and your deleting everyones … sorry JB, but this an honesty/amnesty thread, and your deleting everyones posts, hardly in the spirit of an honesty/amnesty thread



The point of the thread is to see what people think with regards to Modoc's post. Not to see who likes Harltzer. :roll:

Admin

harlzter;2731389

If its the thread I think that is being referred too is it appropriate … If its the thread I think that is being referred too is it appropriate for a family forum to be discussing sex lives (or lack thereof)? (or is this off-topic too?)



If you're offended by the content of that thread, then report it and we'll take a look

Supermod

Without sounding like a brown nose...but JB is right.
It doesnt take a minute to start another thread on a matter you want to discuss. I read the title that you can come here and discuss amicably any gripes you have with the misc section which is what we should be doing. It would be nice to hear how people get put off but the section and try and welcome them without them being intimidated.
Obviously I am only speaking for myself.

juliet_bravo;2731387

Saying to Harltzer "You're funny, that's what I like about you" isn't on … Saying to Harltzer "You're funny, that's what I like about you" isn't on topic.



juliet_bravo;2731422

The point of the thread is to see what people think with regards to … The point of the thread is to see what people think with regards to Modoc's post. Not to see who likes Harltzer. :roll:




Whoa whats going on here? I didnt ask to be entered into a popularity contest. Why am I being dragged into this?

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jennie-jack;2731382

they need to stop the people who diss and belittle new members when they … they need to stop the people who diss and belittle new members when they need a bit of guidance or help.plastering fail or spammed on their posts isnt going to help.be nice if they could explain and then leave it.



I have been guilty of this in the past, doing it as a joke just to get a bit of a laugh. :oops:
But tbh I will now try to refrain from doing this.

modoc i dont mean you i jut mean i joined ages before i dare post as other posts got laughed at or ripped to bits without any explanation. of point out to a newbie that they need to do this or even read rules but dont laugh and say fail then spam.

its hard to fit in at first but people here are pretty accomadating. if your sound they will see that.

Supermod

jennie-jack;2731453

magic jay you make a fair pointmy gripe with misc is that half the posts … magic jay you make a fair pointmy gripe with misc is that half the posts get expired or spammed. if it is nonsence then why would there be a need to spam it, yes bg1 i do mean you here.i understand that if it is rude or offensive, but you post wind up posts and spam others.



This post of yours is bang on what the OP intended to bring about :thumbsup:
....and I agree totally.

juliet_bravo;2731422

The point of the thread is to see what people think with regards to … The point of the thread is to see what people think with regards to Modoc's post. Not to see who likes Harltzer. :roll:



Show me one thread in the history of this forum that hasnt gone off topic at some point for some length of time..........good luck :whistling:

Banned

forums sucks over zealous mods etc

also why on earth do ordinary members have the power to expire threads obv just fall out from the new skin that was implemented a while back but still

Original Poster

I understand and agree 100% with what you both say, but please try not to make it personal against certain members. This thread has generated good discussion so far, but it would be a shame to have it pulled. Try to generalise any issues you have rather than singling out individuals. :thumbsup:

yes of course. although pleased im not the only one. i agree name calling will just result in the thread being pulled.

i also think to combat the above problems that one member shouldnt be able to expire alone. some people always take this to their heads and then it becomes competition.

maybe two or three full powered might be better

Banned

To be honest the way I see it is its new members fault if they dont get involved....was the same when I started...just get in there and post

Its like people that go to a party...dont know anyone and just stand there....then everyone else has to integrate them...

Its a forum, not real life....get involved and the ones that dont help when you have problems are idiots anyway, cause the VAST MAJORITY on here will help


Hell...talk to me...I'll talk to anyone...at least then you will get the idea....

Ladies...DEFINITELY should talk to me 1st

my thread has gone again

you could have told me to edit his name as it was still a vallid point

I like many others are sick on the inequality on here, certain cliques of people post what they want. Where they want and in a manner they want. Never get suspended A few good people slip up once in awhile get carried away in the moment and get permanently banned. Mods have never explained this as far as i know , im sure other like me have reported offensive threads made by certain individuals and as i get no response and the fact they still here not suspended , leaves me to the conclusion that my reports are ignored.

I would like there to be a permanent ask a mod thread. So everything can be done publically out in the open for us all to see the what , whys and wherefores

my gripe with misc is that half the posts get expired or spammed. if it is nonsence then why would there be a need to spam it,

i understand that if it is rude or offensive, but you post wind up posts and spam others.

jennie-jack;2731622

my thread has gone again


everything ive posted on this thread has been pulled looks like im on bad list now:roll:

i have a feeling that we said a forbidden word.


well made it personal anyway. but i could have edited mine to get rid or the name.

Banned

Actually...I hate people selling cars on here...I really think its the wrong site to be honest

I hate it when people have the nerve to haggle over prices when the FS thread is for charity.....its for charity you want it pay the asking price:thumbsup:

is that a misc thing odb
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