Hey Clutch

This is a part of our Cambodia forums to chat about anything Cambodia-related. This discussion forum is at the top of our site because it's usually the busiest part of the expat community chatter with random topics on just about everything, including expat life, Khmer politics, Cambodian blogs we have or have come across, or whatever else our members want to discuss. Whether you're an expatriate, tourist, Cambodian or random traveler just passing through South East Asia, you are welcome to talk about anything or start new topics yourselves.
User avatar
Kung-fu Hillbilly
Expatriate
Posts: 3197
Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 11:26 am
Reputation: 3329
Location: Behind you.
Australia

Hey Clutch

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly »

A few of us were waiting for a response to the question bellow which you seemed to have missed. Wondering if you wouldn't mind addressing it. Thanks.
Hey, Clutch. how does a proven compulsive liar/troll who annoys everyone and wastes their time with his repeated bullshit not get flicked from CEO? Are you waiting until it descends into a complete shit show around here where we all get jacked of it and start playing up ourselves?
The idea that seeing the world is going from place to place to look at obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds.
User avatar
GMJS-CEO
Expatriate
Posts: 767
Joined: Wed May 21, 2014 10:34 pm
Reputation: 393
United States of America

Re: Hey Clutch

Post by GMJS-CEO »

Not read everything here but I would guess it's Gavin or Seawolf. OK, found it, the Seawolf is boring/annoying.

KFH, you do seem a rather high maintenance forum member....but can't argue that SW is painful to read.
User avatar
clutchcargo
Expatriate
Posts: 4825
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:09 pm
Reputation: 3025
Cambodia

Re: Hey Clutch

Post by clutchcargo »

Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote: Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:07 pm A few of us were waiting for a response to the question bellow which you seemed to have missed. Wondering if you wouldn't mind addressing it. Thanks.
Hey, Clutch. how does a proven compulsive liar/troll who annoys everyone and wastes their time with his repeated bullshit not get flicked from CEO? Are you waiting until it descends into a complete shit show around here where we all get jacked of it and start playing up ourselves?
A valid question and I did note it. After I locked the topic in question, I posted this issue for discussion on the mod forum.

I feel this matter needs to be referred there for a considered decision as I'm still the new kid on the block so to speak. Personally, this is the first time I've come across such an issue so I would like to seek advice and experience of the other more experienced mods and the General on this occasion.

Not withstanding that, I would just make these observations:

Isn't the nature of the internet/forums such that we don't know what is truthful or not?
OK, this member has admitted to some story telling..in part it is claimed..and that has affected his credibility on the forum going forward. So members will form their own views. Does that warrant banning?
To my mind, there are many shades of grey when it comes to the definition of trolling...if it is to provoke a reaction..then many of our posts could be considered as such.
Having said that, I do think the intent of the post needs to be considered ie is the intent malicious or not?
Do other members reply and/or engage in associated discussions (ie feeding the troll or not?) or just ignore it?
Has the member called out other members and is civil?

Whatever the decision, I'm not sure this is the best place to discuss for all members to see or better dealt with via PM.
Anchor Moy
Expatriate
Posts: 11426
Joined: Wed May 28, 2014 11:37 pm
Reputation: 2586
Tokelau

Re: Hey Clutch

Post by Anchor Moy »

Yeah, not sure why this needed a thread addressed to Clutch on open forum instead of a PM or sending a report to the mod team.

Another thing is that mods also have lives (yes they do), and you cannot expect their immediate attention on something or someone that is annoying you.

It' s been said before, but if you (forum members) have a complaint, then the most efficient way to deal with it is to send a report to mods/admin.
User avatar
frank lee bent
Expatriate
Posts: 11330
Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 4:10 am
Reputation: 2089
United States of America

Re: Hey Clutch

Post by frank lee bent »

Image
explorer
Expatriate
Posts: 2417
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:37 pm
Reputation: 766
Australia

Re: Hey Clutch

Post by explorer »

Different people notice different things. While Clutch is doing his best, it would be better if there were more active moderators to share the load. Another moderator may have picked up on something he missed.

This would also be beneficial from a time perspective. When one moderator is busy, another one may be reading the forum.
## I thought I knew all the answers, but they changed all the questions. ##
User avatar
frank lee bent
Expatriate
Posts: 11330
Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 4:10 am
Reputation: 2089
United States of America

Re: Hey Clutch

Post by frank lee bent »

isnt it the case that there is one poster using 2 handles?
User avatar
Kung-fu Hillbilly
Expatriate
Posts: 3197
Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 11:26 am
Reputation: 3329
Location: Behind you.
Australia

Re: Hey Clutch

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly »

frank lee bent wrote: Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:44 pm isnt it the case that there is one poster using 2 handles?
It seems obvious to some of us.
The idea that seeing the world is going from place to place to look at obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds.
User avatar
SternAAlbifrons
Expatriate
Posts: 4229
Joined: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:31 am
Reputation: 2483
Location: Gilligan's Island
Pitcairn Island

Re: Hey Clutch

Post by SternAAlbifrons »

Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote: Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:46 pm
frank lee bent wrote: Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:44 pm isnt it the case that there is one poster using 2 handles?
It seems obvious to some of us.
Only 2??
Ha!
User avatar
The Seawolf
BANNED
Posts: 333
Joined: Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:33 am
Reputation: 78
Vietnam

Re: Hey Clutch

Post by The Seawolf »

If I may be so bold I would like to add my own opinion on this matter.

Forums are a free for all, a binary speakeasy, attracting all sorts of people who use forums for all sorts of reasons; a source of sound information and advice, a place to vent, to debate about politics, seek friends, banter or just pass the time of day.

I don’t think my posts warrant banning. I have already admitted I lied in a short blast of posts on one thread. The rest of what I have written is true and has been backed up with many facts on my behalf.

If you think I am a dickhead well that’s an opinion you are entitled to and I have absolutely no problem with.

But to ban someone for that reason or because the tone of their posts doesn’t fall in line with the general forum is not only draconian but it will ultimately be to the detriment of the forum as variety will narrow and the forum will become insular, unwelcoming, cliquey and self reverential.

(This applies to real life which is why I am a fan of multiculturalism and tolerate cultures I think are absurd existing within my own culture, like sharia law mongering burqa clad Muslims in Birmingham. British culture is richer with them than without them.)

Banning offenses on all forums should be limited to spamming the board with multiple topics or posting politically insensitive or extremely offensive content.

Inappropriate, boring, daft, infantile bollocks should be allowed.

Obviously if I am banned I am banned. I will just return under another handle. Finally take a load off and try not to be so serious - remember- no one is forcing you to read my posts.

:dm:
Locked Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post