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Kudos to the Moderators
« on: May 22, 2020, 21:18:09 »
To Our Moderators,

Thank you for the many hours you invest in our forum. Your dedication and assistance in helping Mr. Bobbitt to keep this site alive is very much appreciated. As an aside, to those who frequent ARMY.CA, please consider supporting by either subscribing, or making a donation. Every dollar helps! Thanks!

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« Last Edit: May 22, 2020, 21:41:36 by Walt »

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Re: Kudos to the Moderators
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 21:32:28 »
Thanks Walt, your support and confidence are greatly appreciated!

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Re: Kudos to the Moderators
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 21:54:51 »
I will second that! Thanks Mike and the moderator team.
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Re: Kudos to the Moderators
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2020, 19:59:58 »
In turn, I just want to personally take this time to thank our user-base and other Moderators. There wouldn’t be a need for us without your regular contributions of thought and time to this site.

But more whole-heartedly, I’d like to especially thank everyone for the last few months. We’re all experiencing varying levels of uncommon concerns. Our respective geographical locations may have us experiencing things in very different ways, both professionally and personally. Global events may be affecting some of us in ways others aren't aware of as well.

We’re all in front of our computers or mobile devices, and although many of us know each other beyond our Army.ca personas, several more of us are strangers. Sometimes it can be easy to forget that in some cases there may be a lot more behind our typed-out words than just what we’re seeing on our screens. I know I’m guilty of that.

There’s been a few hiccups here and there. But ultimately, I’ve really noticed the overall constructive candour everyone has been trying to maintain while discussing some very complicated and sensitive topics. I obviously have no idea what’s being discussed in PMs. But publicly, I personally appreciate the effort being put in to remaining calm while moving discussions forward in a productive manner.

So this is my personal thank you to everyone. I’ve enjoyed reading many differing viewpoints on sometimes controversial matters, even when I share a different opinion. There have been many responses to my own posts that I’ve wanted to address, but if I speak honestly, sometimes I just haven’t the time nor focus to dedicate to answering fully. I always ponder everyone’s comments though.

I do hope everyone, their friends, family and other loved ones are safe and healthy. These strange times have certainly been disruptive, but my hope is that some positivity will come from it all eventually.

Take care all
« Last Edit: June 08, 2020, 00:44:05 by BeyondTheNow »
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Re: Kudos to the Moderators
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2020, 16:38:46 »
And just because it's Sunday, and my turn to be audited, a wag of the finger.  If the mods are going to delete a post unilaterally, it would be helpful to know where I posted it, and what it said. I'm old and slowing down and don't keep muck of an eye on a post after it's been sent.  It's a small thing, but gets irksome, especially depending on which mod is manning the radios at any given time, as I seem to attract the ire of a certain few more than the others. No hard feelings, just a minor point.
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Re: Kudos to the Moderators
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2020, 16:48:26 »
And just because it's Sunday, and my turn to be audited, a wag of the finger.  If the mods are going to delete a post unilaterally, it would be helpful to know where I posted it, and what it said. I'm old and slowing down and don't keep muck of an eye on a post after it's been sent.  It's a small thing, but gets irksome, especially depending on which mod is manning the radios at any given time, as I seem to attract the ire of a certain few more than the others. No hard feelings, just a minor point.

I deleted your post from the PRes/Wolf thread. While I understand the comment was made in fun and there’s no formal policy wrt the content in question, it wasn’t in line with what’s considered suitable going forward. I’d be happy to discuss it further with you via PM if you wish.
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Re: Kudos to the Moderators
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2020, 16:59:48 »
I deleted your post from the PRes/Wolf thread. While I understand the comment was made in fun and there’s no formal policy wrt the content in question, it wasn’t in line with what’s considered suitable going forward. I’d be happy to discuss it further with you via PM if you wish.

Not necessary, but if you're going to arbitrarily cull a post that's a few days old, a little explanation wouldn't go amiss, as I honestly don't even remember the post.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2020, 17:03:13 by Target Up »
Apparently, a "USUAL SUSPECT"

“In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility; but when the blast of war blows in our ears, then imitate the action of the tiger; stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, disguise fair nature with hard-favor'd rage.”

 Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and start slitting throats

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Re: Kudos to the Moderators
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2020, 17:09:09 »
Quote from: BeyondTheNow
and there’s no formal policy wrt the content in question, it wasn’t in line with what’s considered suitable going forward.

Being one to skate on thin ice myself, is there policy on what's now is considered suitable and what's not? (like if it's recently been changed or something)


« Last Edit: October 25, 2020, 17:15:37 by Jarnhamar »
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Re: Kudos to the Moderators
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2020, 17:25:38 »
I’ll do my best to offer reasons for deleting of a post—but it may not happen immediately, time permitting when I’m on.

I assure you, the action was not in the least bit “arbitrary,” as in without reason, nor based on a whim. Moreover, I took action when I noted it. As you know, we’re not all on, at the same time, scanning the same content.

My intent on offering to discuss things privately with you was to remain discrete. But as you’re openly disconcerted with the way(s) in which DS moderates (I can’t personally speak to the removal of any of your other posts recently), and you say you can’t recall your post, I’ll take this opportunity to offer direction to everyone in order to avoid the removal of future posts.

Sexual innuendo of any type is not considered appropriate from users during the course of posting.

Again, I understand that you weren’t intending any particular/specific offence towards anyone. But we aim to maintain an environment which remains as inviting as possible to any/all who may visit this site.

Edit to add: While this is an ‘unofficial’ site discussing military topics & culture among other things, this is an open/public website and attitudes expressed are still representative of those in uniform. We have to consider that all audiences are taking note of all of our content.


« Last Edit: October 25, 2020, 17:38:13 by BeyondTheNow »
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Re: Kudos to the Moderators
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2020, 17:32:50 »
Being one to skate on thin ice myself, is there policy on what's now is considered suitable and what's not? (like if it's recently been changed or something)

Mike goes into detail here,

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https://navy.ca/forums/index.php/topic,24937.0.html

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How to engage in political discourse on Army.ca 
https://navy.ca/forums/index.php/topic,127903.0.html

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Re: Kudos to the Moderators
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2020, 17:43:47 »
Thanks MM, just wasn't sure if there was a change or not.
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Re: Kudos to the Moderators
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2020, 17:47:24 »
I’ll do my best to offer reasons for deleting of a post—but it may not happen immediately, time permitting when I’m on.

I assure you, the action was not in the least bit “arbitrary,” as in without reason, nor based on a whim. Moreover, I took action when I noted it. As you know, we’re not all on, at the same time, scanning the same content.

My intent on offering to discuss things privately with you was to remain discrete. But as you’re openly disconcerted with the way(s) in which DS moderates (I can’t personally speak to the removal of any of your other posts recently), and you say you can’t recall your post, I’ll take this opportunity to offer direction to everyone in order to avoid the removal of future posts.

Sexual innuendo of any type is not considered appropriate from users during the course of posting.

Again, I understand that you weren’t intending any particular/specific offence towards anyone. But we aim to maintain an environment which remains as inviting as possible to any/all who may visit this site.

Edit to add: While this is an ‘unofficial’ site discussing military topics & culture among other things, this is an open/public website and attitudes expressed are still representative of those in uniform. We have to consider that all audiences are taking note of all of our content.

Oh, that post, gotcha. Wow, the goalposts have really been moved here, haven't they? There was no "innuendo" in the context of the photo, that I also assume was jettisoned. I own a male pitbull and rub his belly every day. There is no innuendo in that, sexual or otherwise. You really need to lighten up, Francis. Not everything is aimed at demeaning anyone, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
Apparently, a "USUAL SUSPECT"

“In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility; but when the blast of war blows in our ears, then imitate the action of the tiger; stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, disguise fair nature with hard-favor'd rage.”

 Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and start slitting throats

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Re: Kudos to the Moderators
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2020, 17:56:34 »
Oh, that post, gotcha. Wow, the goalposts have really been moved here, haven't they? There was no "innuendo" in the context of the photo, that I also assume was jettisoned. I own a male pitbull and rub his belly every day. There is no innuendo in that, sexual or otherwise. You really need to lighten up, Francis. Not everything is aimed at demeaning anyone, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

I was polite and professional with you, TU. Nice try. If that’s the game you want to play, you’re not going to win. I don’t take kindly to blatant disrespect and condescension when undeserved. Further, your comment in the context it was framed, along with the accompanying content was 100% laden with sexual innuendo, no question. I’m not going to argue this further with you, so you can take some time to rethink your posting style.
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Re: Kudos to the Moderators
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2020, 08:40:06 »
And just because it's Sunday, and my turn to be audited, a wag of the finger.  If the mods are going to delete a post unilaterally, it would be helpful to know where I posted it, and what it said. I'm old and slowing down and don't keep muck of an eye on a post after it's been sent.  It's a small thing, but gets irksome, especially depending on which mod is manning the radios at any given time, as I seem to attract the ire of a certain few more than the others. No hard feelings, just a minor point.

Target Up, please take a moment to read this thread for the "official" response to the oft asked question "why did my post disappear?"

https://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,90250.msg888219.html#msg888219

Happy to discuss if you still have questions.
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Re: Kudos to the Moderators
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2020, 05:36:06 »
Well, I am less active these days.. for many reasons.. regardless I still love this site, mainly, because of how well moder er lets say regulated it is ^^

Keep the good job up guys ^^
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Re: Kudos to the Moderators
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2020, 11:25:21 »
Well, I am less active these days.. for many reasons.. regardless I still love this site, mainly, because of how well moder er lets say regulated it is ^^

Keep the good job up guys ^^
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Yes, good job to those who manage the site. I understand I may stress test the system from time to time with my contrarian views, but I never set out with the intent to "attack" anyone.  And if it is determined that I strayed across the bounds of civility, I'll happily take the Sergeant Major's punishment over the CO's.
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Re: Kudos to the Moderators
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2020, 11:46:54 »
Yes, good job to those who manage the site. I understand I may stress test the system from time to time with my contrarian views, but I never set out with the intent to "attack" anyone.  And if it is determined that I strayed across the bounds of civility, I'll happily take the Sergeant Major's punishment over the CO's.

It's not that you're contrarian.  You're just wrong.   ;D

Kidding.  I don't actually mind when we sparr.

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