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21) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658708)
Posted 10 hours ago by Sirius B
We are aware of your exercise. Still unable to control the boards, so we see the same BS every so often.

What has driving hours got to do with this thread?

If 1 has to go, then all go. I mean: - grown men drooling over boats & trains[surprised there isn't a plane spotters thread). there is much much more to pick holes in, but pointing them out even though the information was made public, will only be seen as a personal attack.

Personally, some people are not worth the hassle.
22) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658702)
Posted 11 hours ago by Sirius B
Or worse, bug Ageless on the Boinc boards :-)
23) Message boards : Politics : 50 days to go (Message 1658700)
Posted 11 hours ago by Sirius B
46 out of 650. We need to get it in proportion, but the media and tabloid press just look for shock horror headlines to stay in business.

WHY?

Forget your hatred of the tabloids, it should be 0 out of 650, don't you agree & if not WHY?
24) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658698)
Posted 11 hours ago by Sirius B
Wasn't the answer from the 1st "survey" good enough for you?


To be fair attitudes change over time, so do the moderators.

I can see no harm in asking this question now and again.

It also allows the current moderators to see how people feel, which is important.

That's a fair point. However, when the question itself is loaded in referring to a statement from the past to close down just one section when what was stated was the closure of all sections.

It was asked of Janne in what would he do if the politics board was shut down, there's an even better question for Mr S: -

"What would you do every day if the boards where shut down completely?"
25) Message boards : Politics : Cricket 2 (Message 1658695)
Posted 11 hours ago by Sirius B
You've already got them, we're going to take them back :-)
26) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658683)
Posted 12 hours ago by Sirius B
I think it was reasonable to ask the question about it's validity, and the answer so far is a majority view to keep it going. Fair enough by me.

This isn't the first time you've done this, so what really is your agenda?

Wasn't the answer from the 1st "survey" good enough for you?
27) Message boards : Politics : Cricket 2 (Message 1658672)
Posted 12 hours ago by Sirius B
Don't worry about what an individual cruncher says or does - It's what the project says that matters. So, Australia takes the World Cup.

We'll see you at the Ashes in the summer :-)
28) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658665)
Posted 12 hours ago by Sirius B
Maybe it's time to shut the whole thing down after 15 yrs no ones found anything so the whole thing is a waste of time

1-1/2 million people would disagree with you Glenn! We are only discussing one forum not the whole project.

And I am sure there are many who would not be participating in the crunching if not afforded the luxury of these forums.

So far only 11 people out of 1-1/2 million active crunchers have shown enough interest to reply to the poll. 3 say yes, 7 say no, 1 says close it temporarily. That bears out what Eric said all those years ago. There are two ways of looking at it, one says that the level of opinion is 2:1 in favour of keeping the forum, the other says that just 7 people all over the whole world actually want it. That is what I more or less expected.

That is why I posed the original question, that given the hassle that the politics forum causes, which needs an International team of 7 volunteers to monitor, is it more trouble than it is worth? Three moderators say that they are happy to continue to deal with it, but that isn't surprising, they might not have a job otherwise :-)

Yes there is a risk that some of the angst could spill over into the cafe and other places, and keeping it all in one place does makes it easier to deal with, I do accept that. I still reckon that if it was shut for a month as an experiment the majority of people would soon find somewhere else to vent their anger.

But some people only look in once a week, so I'll leave this open for a while yet to give all users a fair chance to contribute. I have to say that it is refreshing that the question has been allowed to be asked, and with the tacit approval of the Mod team.

That is the most abysmal lump of B/S you've ever posted. Why was that said?

It seems you still haven't learnt! It's time you woke up & realised there's a big wide world out there with many holding views of their own which will at times, disagree with yours. You want them shut up permanently because of that differing view?

This is 2015, not 1933.
29) Message boards : Politics : 50 days to go (Message 1658453)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Oh dear...

1 in 14 giving the country the "Bird"
30) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658427)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Here we go again, the same old faces demanding the politics board is shut down.

There's only one problem that needs fixing which will clear up many issues on these boards - Deactivate the PM system.

There is more trouble instigated via that than there is flaming/baiting on the boards.

More B/S & serious issues occur in real life behind closed doors - what makes one think it does not on Net boards?

I'll repeat what I said on the last "Annual Event" - this board is much more humorous than what the Café ever will.


Can't we all get along?

If we did, this thread would not exist.
31) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658408)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Here we go again, the same old faces demanding the politics board is shut down.

There's only one problem that needs fixing which will clear up many issues on these boards - Deactivate the PM system.

There is more trouble instigated via that than there is flaming/baiting on the boards.

More B/S & serious issues occur in real life behind closed doors - what makes one think it does not on Net boards?

I'll repeat what I said on the last "Annual Event" - this board is much more humorous than what the Café ever will.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1657890)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Most truckers that drive for a living know the capabilities & limitations of the vehicle they drive. Many, as seen by our annual "Truckfest" & MATS in the States, take good care of their vehicles & know everything there is to know about the truck.

Unfortunately, & I have come across these types, there are those who just want to drive without any regard for the vehicle they're driving or other road users. It is those that needs to be taken off the road.

Truckfest

MATS

I'm lucky in that I live only 6 miles from the East of England showground where Truckfest is held :-)

Would love to visit a MATS show one day.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1657850)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Again, in that case, the drivers themselves should know the limitations of the vehicles they drive. Are you saying that our standards are much better than those in the US?

Shock, horror :-)
34) Message boards : Politics : US versus Europe The nice version (Message 1657837)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Yep, it's about time we rocked. For too long the politicians have rocked while they "rolled" us, so it's time we rocked & "rolled" them :-) (puns intended).
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1657834)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
It wasn't my intention to denigrate foreigners. Unfortunately, have too much experience with them & when objecting to their "discrepancies" I get the "Racist Card" thrown my way.

A true example that occurred 16 days ago...

...attending the funeral service of a friend & with no vehicle spare on hand to drive to the crematorium, I travelled by bus. On asking the driver (there are two bus routes to that area of town, with each covering one half), if he went to the Crematorium...

...his reply...

"I go to bus station, Westwood & Bretton" in pidgin English. I later found out that he's been driving that route for a little over 4 years & he still does not know the areas he covers...

...What does that tell one?
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1657823)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Of course it did. Professionalism at work :-)

In which case explain this! How many in the last 12 months? If they don't know their route and they can't read bridge height signs, they shouldn't be behind the wheel in the first place. No wonder Eddie Stobart is so fussy about who they take on.

Another bus ....

I think the problem is, most drivers and almost everyone else, doesn't know how tall a given truck type is, so the signs aren't really helpful, unless one knows the total height of the truck being driven.

In that case, they can't be called "Professional". most drivers I know & worked/work with, know the limitations of the vehicles they drive.
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1657816)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Of course it did. Professionalism at work :-)

In which case explain this! How many in the last 12 months? If they don't know their route and they can't read bridge height signs, they shouldn't be behind the wheel in the first place. No wonder Eddie Stobart is so fussy about who they take on.

Another bus ....

That's a question you should be asking of the bosses employing foreigners who do not know the country they're driving in.
Edit: As you're in the UK, watch Fake Britain Series 5 Episode 2 on the BBC's iPlayer. There's a huge wakeup call waiting there for you.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1657790)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Some light relief...

No fork Lift or loading bay so, professionals at work

Hey, it worked.

Of course it did. Professionalism at work :-)
39) Message boards : Politics : Extradition policies (Message 1657776)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
True, but the UK has, so makes one wonder what else is in play here...
40) Message boards : Politics : 50 days to go (Message 1657772)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Tax avoidance is legal so your point in posting the above is?


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