Uncleskinny: Complaints?

Discussion in 'Site Feedback / Suggestions' started by Orson Swells, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. davidt

    davidt Administrator Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    Thanks for providing actual links. I would put these in the category of 'personal dispute'. I don't recall the full details but I believe there is a bit of history that goes back years as they are related to the person who runs the Blue Rose Society / Morrissey's world blog / Twitter that has attacked Uncleskinny several times and as I recall went so far as to post personal details. So there is provocation. I can understand why someone would be angry if they did that to me, can you understand? The actual posts you quoted have harsh language and the surname of the person behind the site. I don't wish to see such posts on the site but when there are people who abuse the anonymous posting options and looking at the details of this personal feud I understand the anger. I liken it to the "Fuck Harvest Records" shirts / Steve Barnett feud. I personally feel there could be better ways to express the anger but I understand it and want to know how people feel - I wouldn't call for it to be censored.

    As far as moderating, yes there are some mistakes from my view but he has listened to and taken in the feedback and moderated the site appropriately.

     
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  2. Orson Swells

    Orson Swells Well-Known Member

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    Two mild examples from an exchange with me. They may not be as extreme as the above examples, but I still think they are unacceptable and contravene the terms of service by being abusive, offensive, and objectionable. I really don't think it's appropriate for a moderator to swear at and denigrate site members. He's participating in the very behaviour he is there to moderate. Similarly, the way he constantly tells people to "fuck off" or calls them "unthinking drones" shows he has absolutely no respect for the members of the site. It's just not appropriate behaviour.
     
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  3. Eustace Walks

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    I'd just like to say that I'm new here, and I really love the community as a whole. The amount of sharing and interest is really wholesome, and it's a thoroughly nice outlet for fans to communicate and share new material/info etc. etc.

    Skinny seems to be a fairly major contributor - I've read and can see that he's responsible for lots of good content. But, even if my brief, superficial view of things is such - he has a really rather poisonous way of infiltrating innocuous chatter, and the aggression feels quite uncalled for. I do think that it should be the job of other moderators to rescind the privileges of someone behaving that way, but that is purely my opinion.
     
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  4. davidt

    davidt Administrator Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    I see how the lines can be blurred between 'moderator' and 'registered user', but please try to separate those two. If it's a case where I need to find users that will moderate the site for free on a daily basis while either not being allowed to freely post or they are not interested in posting - there aren't that many and in the past I have tried to incorporate those with similar attributes but in my experience they move on after a brief period so it's actually a lot of work to manage.

     
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  5. davidt

    davidt Administrator Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    One of the side effects of a free system is there are likely some posts that you find disagreeable. General advice is pick and choose what to read and try to ignore items that bother or distract you. I will continue to look at warnings / bannings / removing privileges to users as well as mods as I have in the past.

     
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  6. Peterb

    Peterb Well-Known Member

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    As Brummie has correctly stated, Uncle Skinny gives as good as he gets.
    We all know that this not about rudeness or aggression. It's about his consistent and clear position on Moz.
    Blimey, I was labelled a troll simply for a single sentence of support for him and I fully expect this post to get the same.
    Skinny is a sharp, witty and incisive contributor who'll not stand for any shite.
    For this, the mob will converge.
     
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  7. Orson Swells

    Orson Swells Well-Known Member

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    There is no mob, Peter, just some people on the site who are tired of being abused by the moderator. Personally, I hate online bullies. I don't care about his views on Morrissey - though they do represent a clear conflict of interest when a moderator is supposed to be impartial, of course. He is aggressive, antagonistic and instigates most of the spats he gets into. He also seems to have no respect for anybody else's point of view. This is a moderator who behaves like a troll. It's frankly ludicrous.
     
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  8. Peterb

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    Orson, it was unfair of me to refer to a 'mob'. You, and alot of the others on this thread, do not deserve that description. My apologies.
     
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  9. Charlie Cheswick

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    I go on a politics forum and the moderators on there get into spats with people all the time, it's the nature of the beast. Their policy is that moderators are there to deal with shit that most of us don't see, inappropriate stuff like porn or spam but what they post is up to them. I think it's the same here. I'm ok with that. Obviously some online sites have the idea that moderators are there to keep things civil but I don't think that's their job on here, or on the other forum I was talking about.
     
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  10. Anonymous

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    Not what the TOS states. Perhaps the TOS should be ripped up and flushed down the toilet as they serve no useful purpose. Wtf can an anon post that can be any worse than Skinny calling everyone a nazi and threatening them with a vile end? Yet he is 'approving'
    anon posts. If someone would tell you the story of whats going on here you wouldnt believe you thing he was on drugs.LoL Just take the TOS and deposit in the garbage pail.:highfive:
     
  11. Anonymous

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    The P C snowflake generation has spoken, laugh my arse off.
    Basically they like to give it big time but can’t take it when it comes back at them. How naughty of Skinny to reply/respond with his own views and naughty 4ck nugget gems.

    Keep up the good work Skinny.
    No complaints from me David T.

    While I’m here David how about a merch shop selling 4ck Dorrissey T Shirts and shit ?

    Benny-the-British-Butcher :greatbritain::knife:
     
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  12. Irish blood Irish heart

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    He approves benny/ brummie posts, enough said
     
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    skinnies not had his nat king cole in years that why he takes it out on us,poor bastard.
     
  14. bhops

    bhops Last of the famous international screw ups.

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    I think you are in the vast vast minority who believe this Peter. If you want a witty and incisive troll then Brummie is your guy, that is unless you think Skinny's stock standard response of 'fuck off you cunt' is witty and sharp :lbf:
     
  15. Anonymous

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    And you approve killing innocent children in cold blood out buying Mother’s Day cards/presents don’t you Angus.
    Warrington 26/2/93
    Get back under your stone and next time you tuck the kids in at night take a good look at them and how precious they are to you and the missus won’t you.

    RIP Johnathan Ball aged 3, Tim Parry aged 12.

    Benny-the-British-Butcher :greatbritain::knife:
     
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  16. Peterb

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    Well, yes.
    I sound a bit self righteous and I know you'll hate me for it, but I am very uncomfortable with that insult. I think it's genuinely nasty and upsetting.
    So, of course I don't approve of that. But I see the sin as venal.
    (I know this looks like double standards and understandably so but please let's not go there. There'd be a lot of to and froing. A lot. This is still a lot of fun.)
    But look, its not for me to argue with you about whether he's a git or not.
    I just thought there were so many nasty posts about him.
    Christ, there's 2 threads!
    I wanted it known that there is another opinion.
    There is just one of him.
     
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    bhops Last of the famous international screw ups.

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    Sorry I'm confused, what part was venal and nasty? The profane response? That is just me quoting Skinny's favourite phrase, he uses it A LOT, and I certainly wasn't aiming it at you.
     
  18. Anonymous

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    you see the sin as 'venal'? WTF? do you think you are the Pope?:crazy:

    Dude how come you didn't speak up about the venal sins of that poor Blue Rose guy? LOL Skinny had no mercy with the poor dude.:rock: Let me remind him that he happens to be a FING MOD at a Moz site. I suppose that is 10 steps above running a Moz blog. LOOLLLLLLL

    Anyways, advice to the readers, DON'T LIKE your own posts. TOS says NO . LOLLL:laughing::laughing:
     
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  19. Irish blood Irish heart

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    Same old same old, brummie
     
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  20. Peterb

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    Hilarious!
    Wonderful post.
    Emoticons placed to perfection.
    You madam, are a wonderment.
     
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