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Re: What Secret Leeds subject surprised you the most?

Posted: Sat 22 Aug, 2020 4:42 pm
by jma
Looking at this the other way round, it's a forum about Leeds.

Re: What Secret Leeds subject surprised you the most?

Posted: Sat 22 Aug, 2020 5:32 pm
by tilly
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.

Re: What Secret Leeds subject surprised you the most?

Posted: Sat 22 Aug, 2020 8:07 pm
by volvojack
Hello tilly, it has been very gratifying to see the members posting in support of reinstating the Joke page but in truth i do not hold out much hope, Cheers Pal

Re: What Secret Leeds subject surprised you the most?

Posted: Mon 24 Aug, 2020 10:35 am
by hicklingmick
jma wrote:
Sat 22 Aug, 2020 4:42 pm
Looking at this the other way round, it's a forum about Leeds.
yeah and like it says on the heading "Culture"

Surely part of Leeds Culture is joke telling?

Re: What Secret Leeds subject surprised you the most?

Posted: Mon 24 Aug, 2020 11:15 am
by jim
It's only Leeds culture if the jokes have a Leeds connection!

Re: What Secret Leeds subject surprised you the most?

Posted: Mon 24 Aug, 2020 12:36 pm
by dsco
Did you hear the one about the self-entitled old bigot and the snowflake?

The snowflake designed, built and maintained a local history discussion forum for over 14 years, securing initial funding, seeding the content, rebuilding the site architecture once, redesigning the frontend twice, and then hosting and maintaining it independently for eight years after the council abandoned it, purely because he thought it was an important resource about Leeds' built environment and culture.

The self-entitled old bigot was politely asked to stop posting crap jokes about minorities because this is 2020 and most ordinary people are genuinely sick of it. He ignored that because he thinks he's special and other people's rules don't apply to him. So he was politely asked again. Inevitably he threw his dummy out of the pram and flounced out like 'a big girl's blouse' because he's the most sensitive, delicate, special little flower in the entire world. Then he came back because he's got literally nothing else to do with his life. Then he flounced out again. Then came back again.

Then eventually he got banned because the snowflake was so sick of listening to the self-entitled old bigot's whinging and moaning when he couldn't get EVERYTHING his own way ALL the time. No one really gave a toss though because the bigot never contributed anything of relevance or interest anyway. Several people actually clapped.

Badumptish.

TL;DR - VolvoJack is permanently banned because I'm sick of him and his nonsense. I'll be keeping an eye on various other folks as well. If anyone else wants kicking out, please feel free to whinge on about 'free speech' in the usual self-entitled old bigot manner and I'll get that sorted for you directly. If you don't like the rules here, build your own bloody website :lol:

For clarity:
- WarringtonRhino, your cartoons are excellent and always very welcome, as are your other many and varied contributions
- for anyone with jokes that aren't based on mocking or humiliating other people, especially women, non-white people, religions other than CofE, people who aren't straight, Irish people, gypsies/travellers, and basically anyone else who's not a white British old man: please feel free, knock yourself out

Re: What Secret Leeds subject surprised you the most?

Posted: Mon 24 Aug, 2020 12:58 pm
by dsco
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.

Re: What Secret Leeds subject surprised you the most?

Posted: Mon 24 Aug, 2020 2:30 pm
by warringtonrhino
I am going to remove all the posts in the garden, in case they cause a fence. :D :D :D
I have just completed one of my cartoons which is a Leeds theme. where does it go now?

Re: What Secret Leeds subject surprised you the most?

Posted: Mon 24 Aug, 2020 2:44 pm
by buffaloskinner
Start a new thread in General Chat, and call it Cartoons :D

Re: What Secret Leeds subject surprised you the most?

Posted: Mon 24 Aug, 2020 2:50 pm
by jma
There's always a lot more going on than meets the eye and mine have been opened today.

Leaving the joke thread completely aside, I'll be sorry to lose volvojack, even though I now understand it was inevitable.

I like hearing other people's reminiscences and he certainly had some. I also ramble on, but declaring an interest as a 75 year-old man, that's how it is. It's not easy to judge how what you write online affects others; the golden rule is to err on the side of caution. Another is that when there is feedback, heed it.