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Suggestions and feedback forum being closed
« on: February 05, 2004, 03:01:34 PM »
As of tomorrow, the suggestions and feedback forum will be closed.  Originally intended to be a place to discuss positive suggestions and feedback, it has very quickly degenerated into a "slag off on the Moderators at every opportunity" area.  

I find it very sad that both the intelligence and maturity level of a few individuals has once again ruined what was intended as a positive step towards opening up a dialog for the betterment of this site.  In the future, we will simply have a feedback form on the site instead.

For all those who actually contributed to those threads in a constructive manner, thank you.  To those of you who are continually petty and critical of this site and its' VOLUNTEER staff, please feel free to exercise your right to visit other sites and remove this one from your bookmarks.

We offer this site as a free service and we encourage free RESPONSIBLE speech, but there are limits to the things you can get away with here.
 

Offline Jose

Re: Suggestions and feedback forum being closed
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2004, 04:02:58 PM »
I haven't been following the latest developments but why not just moderate it ? :-?
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Offline DanDude

Re: Suggestions and feedback forum being closed
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2004, 04:11:25 PM »
Have you guys looked into deleting abusers' accounts?

For you trolls and other abusers out there:
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Offline Linchpin

Re: Suggestions and feedback forum being closed
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2004, 04:18:36 PM »
Maybe trolls is something we have to live with...

Just closing everything is just going to make things worse.. after all isnt that what they want?
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Re: Suggestions and feedback forum being closed
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2004, 04:22:16 PM »
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Jose wrote:
I haven't been following the latest developments but why not just moderate it ? :-?


Oh, The irony :lol:

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Re: Suggestions and feedback forum being closed
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2004, 06:21:21 PM »
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LinchpiN wrote:
Maybe trolls is something we have to live with...

Just closing everything is just going to make things worse.. after all isnt that what they want?
what they want is to be noticed and talked about.
i've seen this on plenty of other sites. it always works the same way.
they are attention whores.
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Offline Cyberus

Re: Suggestions and feedback forum being closed
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2004, 06:33:18 PM »
But alas there will always be those who reply to the trolls...
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Offline Linchpin

Re: Suggestions and feedback forum being closed
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2004, 06:39:53 PM »
And thats exactly what they are getting. I mean, ok trolls do your head in but this is worse. I agree that the feedback forum is a great idea, but we need to acgnowledge ( < bad spelling ) that these people are here and its gonna happen. I think closing the forum is a bad move... why must we all suffer? Just leave it open and ignore the trolls - job done.
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Offline that_punk_guy

Re: Suggestions and feedback forum being closed
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2004, 06:45:47 PM »
Wayne,

Perhaps you just need to let things settle down for a while. When people see there's suddenly a designated place for making suggestions or bringing up issues where there hasn't really been before, they'll bring up things that have been nagging doubts or whatever. But once that's dealt with...

Having the forum here shows that you're willing to listen to ideas from the Amiga.org community, rather than have people resort to flaming mods in Talk-about. At least here people don't have the "but this is the DMZ!" argument to fall back on if they get modded for crossing "The Line."
 

Offline sir_inferno

Re: Suggestions and feedback forum being closed
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2004, 06:50:38 PM »
oh well  :-(

it was worth a try
 

Offline Linchpin

Re: Suggestions and feedback forum being closed
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2004, 06:51:48 PM »
What??
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Offline seer

Re: Suggestions and feedback forum being closed
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2004, 06:55:33 PM »
As of tomorrow, the suggestions and feedback forum will be closed.

Eh.. I guess I missed the opening ?

I find it very sad that both the intelligence and maturity level of a few individuals has once again ruined

No, what's sad is that those said individuals have won this one.. I understand the decision, but I do hope you reconsider. It could have given you (or the site) a good place for ideas and input..
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Offline Linchpin

Re: Suggestions and feedback forum being closed
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2004, 06:58:06 PM »
@ seer
100% agreed.

Wayne please take note :-)

dont close!!! (or if you do, make a suggestions@amiga.org email adress (or is ther already one??))
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Re: Suggestions and feedback forum being closed
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2004, 07:04:59 PM »
Everyone's given me a bit to think about with this one, and some valid points have been made.  I'll consider how to best handle this issue.  I already have a few ideas.  

I'm just dismayed at the amount of people who have apparently had some deep-rooted hatred of the site and staff here, but have either never said anything, or are operating on some complete mis-presumption of rumors.  

I honestly feel at this point that there are a lot of things we can do to advance this site, but if people aren't happy, they simply shouldn't be here.  While I'm all for an open dialog, I am (and I'm sure my staff agrees) no longer interested in being beaten up for providing a free service.

If you have a grudge with me or my staff.  Be a man and tell me privately.  If you want to be a whiny bitch, might I suggest you go elsewhere.

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Re: Suggestions and feedback forum being closed
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2004, 07:08:45 PM »
Be a man and tell me privately.

Isn't that a bit of a, how do you say, contradiction ? Like military intelligence ? If I had a problem with somebody I'd say it to them, not their friends/manager.. If I can't work things out with him/her, then I would go to you or Kees or another moderator.. But hey, who am I.. :-P  ;-)
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