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My last post Ever

Post by wellstiger » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:19 am

I am concerned by many posters( not all ), who call themselves Tiger supporters that seam to endlessly shoot down genuine posters comments with slanted views and open hostility.
Cannot perceive why these posters log in daily to let fly like its the glorious or inglorious 12th. They are destined to visit the Cardiac ward.
Don't call yourselves a fan support should be positive and not negative.
Vote with your feet. Leave if you cannot find positives. I know players and staff follow these posts. How do you think comments reflect?
Open disrespect to the club.

So feel free to blast away as you always do as I shall not be returning to witness the abuse which will follow. :smt039
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Re: My last post Ever

Post by ourla » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:06 am

wellstiger wrote:I am concerned by many posters( not all ), who call themselves Tiger supporters that seam to endlessly shoot down genuine posters comments with slanted views and open hostility.
Cannot perceive why these posters log in daily to let fly like its the glorious or inglorious 12th. They are destined to visit the Cardiac ward.
Don't call yourselves a fan support should be positive and not negative.
Vote with your feet. Leave if you cannot find positives. I know players and staff follow these posts. How do you think comments reflect?
Open disrespect to the club.

So feel free to blast away as you always do as I shall not be returning to witness the abuse which will follow. :smt039
YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND SO DO OTHERS.......
That is a great flounce. See you in a couple of weeks.

As a general comment. I've not been on a forum yet where there aren't sporadic posts like this one bemoaning the "state of the nation" [the forum in question] What you have to remind yourself is that it's a forum... on the internet... and it's meant to be for amusement and fun... If you're not getting that, you're not doing it right.

Also the forum has moderators... use them... PM anything you feel is against the rules.
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Re: My last post Ever

Post by strawclearer » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:40 am

It's a shame when anyone leaves for such reasons. Imho, the only acceptable form of censorship is the right not to listen and you've exercised that right in its totality by leaving.

However, as I've found, you can exercise your right not to listen in a more selective way by using the 'Ignore / Foes' feature. By simply choosing to ignore the posts of two trolls, I've now got a much more pleasurable forum with lots of heated debate from people who can disagree without being disagreeable!

As Ourla says, reporting forum abuse to the Moderators would also be a more helpful option for those of us who choose to remain. :smt039
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Re: My last post Ever

Post by ourla » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:21 am

strawclearer wrote:However, as I've found, you can exercise your right not to listen in a more selective way by using the 'Ignore / Foes' feature. By simply choosing to ignore the posts of two trolls, I've now got a much more pleasurable forum with lots of heated debate from people who can disagree without being disagreeable.
Seconded, although I have to say I've only used this feature on other forums. Thus far, on here, I've not felt the need to do that.
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Re: My last post Ever

Post by mol2 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:40 am

Agree in part.
However there is a difference between being a fan and a sycophant.

This is discussion forum for fans and so long as comments are fair, reasoned and not simply offensive why should all comments be positive.
When any side plays well there is always likely to be areas to improve on and conversely when sides play badly there will still be areas where the side will have done well or individuals who do well.
To pretend we were great against Wasps or Sale, or to say we were terrible against Bath would be nonsense.

It's not wrong to discuss the good and the bad.
What's wrong is to only see the good or the bad and to shoot down those who don't share your views in an unreasonable manner.

It's unlikely that any on here will ever get to coach Tigers but being an armchair coach is part of the fun of following your club.

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Re: My last post Ever

Post by Soggypitch » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:39 pm

mol2 wrote:Agree in part.
However there is a difference between being a fan and a sycophant.

This is discussion forum for fans and so long as comments are fair, reasoned and not simply offensive why should all comments be positive.
When any side plays well there is always likely to be areas to improve on and conversely when sides play badly there will still be areas where the side will have done well or individuals who do well.
To pretend we were great against Wasps or Sale, or to say we were terrible against Bath would be nonsense.

It's not wrong to discuss the good and the bad.
What's wrong is to only see the good or the bad and to shoot down those who don't share your views in an unreasonable manner.

It's unlikely that any on here will ever get to coach Tigers but being an armchair coach is part of the fun of following your club.
Agreed. Sticks and stones....
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Re: My last post Ever

Post by Roly » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:51 pm

Soggypitch wrote:
mol2 wrote:Agree in part.
However there is a difference between being a fan and a sycophant.

This is discussion forum for fans and so long as comments are fair, reasoned and not simply offensive why should all comments be positive.
When any side plays well there is always likely to be areas to improve on and conversely when sides play badly there will still be areas where the side will have done well or individuals who do well.
To pretend we were great against Wasps or Sale, or to say we were terrible against Bath would be nonsense.

It's not wrong to discuss the good and the bad.
What's wrong is to only see the good or the bad and to shoot down those who don't share your views in an unreasonable manner.

It's unlikely that any on here will ever get to coach Tigers but being an armchair coach is part of the fun of following your club.
Agreed. Sticks and stones....
Tell that to the bloke who was seriously injured by a falling large print version of the English Dictionary.
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Re: My last post Ever

Post by mightymouse » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:34 pm

I only ever come on here to discuss rugby, and not interested in anything else but there does seem to be some very odd people who seem to have enough time on their hands to come on to wind people up and get up the noses of others.
It is a strange occupation but if they get pleasure from it, get on with it! I prefer to just ignore the idiots... generally the rule of thumb is if the thread has got beyond about 4 pages it is only the lunatics on either side still winding each other up ...steer clear and let them knock themselves out, they deserve each other!

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Re: My last post Ever

Post by Roly » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:21 pm

Having been a member of this forum for nearly seven years, I think I can say with some confidence that there isn't a single one amongst you who can afford to claim a moral high ground against any other poster, especially, for example, whilst classifying them as 'idiots' or 'lunatics' based on their opinion (however that may be presented).
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Re: My last post Ever

Post by BengalTiger » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:33 pm

Fully support the recommendation to use the ignore option, it has stopped me from quitting the forum which a certain poster was spoiling, they may still be spoiling it for others but at least I don't get to read the bile they post.

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Re: My last post Ever

Post by Noddy555 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:28 pm

Sorry Wellstiger but as a thinking adult with a good brain I find your post offensive. Whenever I find a reason to be positive I'm the first to the forum,
However I would be shirking my duty as a loyal fan since 1975 if I didn't point out areas that need improvement such as our shocking defensive record at the beginning of this season. I never have been and never will be a lemming happily committing suicide over a cliff just because others do.

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Re: My last post Ever

Post by Maidman » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:19 pm

wellstiger wrote:I am concerned by many posters( not all ), who call themselves Tiger supporters that seam to endlessly shoot down genuine posters comments with slanted views and open hostility.
Cannot perceive why these posters log in daily to let fly like its the glorious or inglorious 12th. They are destined to visit the Cardiac ward.
Don't call yourselves a fan support should be positive and not negative.
Vote with your feet. Leave if you cannot find positives. I know players and staff follow these posts. How do you think comments reflect?
Open disrespect to the club.

So feel free to blast away as you always do as I shall not be returning to witness the abuse which will follow. :smt039
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Re: My last post Ever

Post by jgriffin » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:23 pm

I've felt like that a couple of times but hung on (though I guess some like Welshy08 wanted me to sod off). The 'foes' function is great, I have 4 whose posts I don't see and the abuse level has fallen massively.
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Re: My last post Ever

Post by Maidman » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:24 pm

Noddy555 wrote:Sorry Wellstiger but as a thinking adult with a good brain I find your post offensive. Whenever I find a reason to be positive I'm the first to the forum,
However I would be shirking my duty as a loyal fan since 1975 if I didn't point out areas that need improvement such as our shocking defensive record at the beginning of this season. I never have been and never will be a lemming happily committing suicide over a cliff just because others do.
A little off topic I know, but . . . . . lemmings don't actually commit suicide. This wisdom was created by the BBC who filmed some lemmings migrating and as they made their way along a cliff some of them fell into the sea. This was interpreted as suicide. Actually, it has been shown not to be the case. One of a number of widely held wisdoms that aren't actually true. (The Great Wall of China isn't the only man made structure visible from space.)

I think the forum is a broad church rich in comment and diverse opinion. It does get a bit silly sometimes, but that only serves to make it more entertaining!

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Re: My last post Ever

Post by Maidman » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:25 pm

Just a minute! I can't believe we are talking about this rather than the rugby!!

Urgh!

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