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jim wrote: ↑
Mon 24 Aug, 2020 11:15 am
It's only Leeds culture if the jokes have a Leeds connection!
Not really Its the culture of Leeds that make people tell jokes.
Also From dscos post
for anyone with jokes that aren't based on mocking or humiliating other people, especially women, non-white people, religions other than CofE
that says you can mock CofE but no other ,isnt that discrimination?
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dsco wrote: ↑
Mon 24 Aug, 2020 12:58 pm
tilly wrote: ↑
Sat 22 Aug, 2020 5:32 pm
What ever way you look at it it has at times kept the site active 64 pages and over 200,000 views so what is the problem.
The problem Tilly (and I say this knowing you've been a valued and active member of the site for many years with lots of useful contributions) is that the joke thread frequently contained content that mocked and humiliated minorities and people who are not white straight old British men. That sort of thing makes people feel excluded from contributing. Ultimately it's just rude and inconsiderate of other people.
If you don't like it I'm sorry, but those are the rules. I don't take a heavy-handed approach to moderation by any means, but equally I'm not paying to host Paddy and Mick jokes on my servers.
It must also be said that fair warning was given on more than one occasion, by more than one person - it was consistently ignored and so here we are.
Speaking as a bit of an outsider (neither born, nor now living, in Leeds) who is a moderator on another (birmingham) locally-based forum and who has to deal regularly with some who think it is a dumping ground for useless, sometimes racist or bigoted, posts with no real relationship to Birmingham history or present day events, I have a great deal of sympathy with the mods here. This sort of behavior seems to be much more evident recently , and while it may (?) be appropriate in the deeper sewers of Facebook, are surely not suitable for places such as this.