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 Post subject: Easdale People
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:04 pm 
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Has anyone else had any experience of posting comments on the Easdale People website which don't ever appear?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:28 pm 
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A short answer for you - No


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:40 pm 
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A short answer for you - No

Jim, how do you know?

Or do you just mean 'I haven't'?

I wasn't really looking for 'no' answers from individuals, as these are presumably going to be the vast majority of people who read this.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:47 pm 
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Jim, he's such a pedant, isn't he? It's obvious you were just referring to your own experience. Nick, do you agree that you're a bit of a pedant? ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:39 pm 
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Nick, do you agree that you're a bit of a pedant? ;)

Tush Mona, I'm merely a stickler for insignificant detail and pointless precision.

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I have never experienced any problems in posting to the Easdale community website, Easdale People although they site appeara to have experienced a problem which resulted in some of their articles disappearing.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:13 pm 
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I have never experienced any problems in posting to the Easdale community website, Easdale People although they site appeara to have experienced a problem which resulted in some of their articles disappearing.

I am referring to the moderators' apparent refusal to approve comments of mine or to engage in any discussion of the issue. I am still waiting for a comment I made on 18th August to be approved.

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Maybe he's an even more pedantic website guardian than you are? ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Easdale People
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Surely a website which has a moderator or editor is a bit like a newspaper where articles of all types are submitted, but only some actually get to grace the pages.
I myself have submitted numerous letters both erudite and witty to the Oban Times, but only about half appear to make the grade. Some have admittedly been critical of the Oban Times itself, and I suppose that they are not in the business of publicising their shortcomings.
However I must say in defence of our moderator that I have never been refused an airing on this particular site.
But then controversy is probably what makes it worth a read.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:21 pm 
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I myself have submitted numerous letters both erudite and witty to the Oban Times, but only about half appear to make the grade. Some have admittedly been critical of the Oban Times itself, and I suppose that they are not in the business of publicising their shortcomings.
However I must say in defence of our moderator that I have never been refused an airing on this particular site.
But then controversy is probably what makes it worth a read.

A forum or blog isn't a newspaper, and the generally accepted etiquette is that all posts/comments are published unless they contravene some fairly basic rules that are usually set out clearly and unambiguously. These tend to cover things like personal abuse, libel, foul language etc. Not publishing posts or comments simply because they contradict your point of view on a subject is a rather different matter.

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 Post subject: Re: Easdale People
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:28 pm 
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I am referring to the moderators' apparent refusal to approve comments of mine or to engage in any discussion of the issue. I am still waiting for a comment I made on 18th August to be approved.


Are you talking about the post about an independent Scotland's automatic (or not) membership of the EU in the Post Office thread ?

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NickB wrote:
I am referring to the moderators' apparent refusal to approve comments of mine or to engage in any discussion of the issue. I am still waiting for a comment I made on 18th August to be approved.


Are you talking about the post about an independent Scotland's automatic (or not) membership of the EU in the Post Office thread ?



No . . . although I did post a comment on that thread as well yesterday just to see if it was personal, and that has yet to appear as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Easdale People
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:19 pm 
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Perhaps the site works in a different manner to this one. Not illegal is it?


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Minimum wrote:
Perhaps the site works in a different manner to this one. Not illegal is it?

What do you mean by 'works in a different way', Minimum?

If you mean 'only publishes comments representing viewpoints the editorial team agree with' then yes, it definitely does work in a different way to this site.

It should perhaps make this clear though instead of presenting itself as an open discussion forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Easdale People
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Well, I could be wrong, but it looks as if the posts on the Easdale People are not put up until they have been moderated whereas on this site they seem to go on immediately. If this is the case then perhaps whoever moderates it isn't glued to the computer as much as you are.

Only a suggestion.


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Minimum wrote:
Well, I could be wrong, but it looks as if the posts on the Easdale People are not put up until they have been moderated whereas on this site they seem to go on immediately. If this is the case then perhaps whoever moderates it isn't glued to the computer as much as you are.

Only a suggestion.

And quite a reasonable one. All posts on Easdale People are moderated before appearing.

However . . . my comment on the 'Royal Mail' thread has now been published, but my comment of 18th July on the 'New Server ' thread is still 'awaiting moderation' for some reason.

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If I recall correctly, did you have a posting on the Easdale People that disappeared? If so, how did it get on and get taken off? Seems a bit strange.


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Minimum wrote:
If I recall correctly, did you have a posting on the Easdale People that disappeared? If so, how did it get on and get taken off? Seems a bit strange.

I don't recollect a post appearing then disappearing.

The post that has been in the moderation queue since 18th July is now gone, but so is the post it was in response to, so I guess honour is satisfied.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:15 pm 
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This is really getting bogged down in Moderator's perceived injustice at not getting some of his aired on Easdale People.
To a rank outsider who does not wish to get involved in Easdale Politics, it would appera that Easdale People is the voice of the silent majority on Easdale island who are unhappy about the clique who are currently running the show. All well and good as it is a free country and everyone should have their say. However their editorial stance is hardly likely to publicise anything that might encoutrage the clique to ride even more roughshod over the inhabitants.
I do not know what our moderator was on about in his posts to Easdale People (he was not very forthcoming on the subject) and it may be that he is up in arms about a site which does not conform to his own high ideals


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