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messagese23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by se23 exile 05 December, 2009 11:04

Congratulations on a lively and interesting forum. Iím an exile from se23.com, and the forum there is dull and slow-moving, with petty and heavy-handed admin.

I don't know who the moderator is (I'm assuming it's a he). I haven't argued with him; let's just say that he takes things a little too seriously.

For example, there's a strange aversion to new threads on topics similar to those posted previously, so threads get mind-numbingly long.

If say you want to start a new thread on swimming, your message will get dumped into the 'Forest Hill Pool (Continued)' thread, which is currently running at 1,255 posts.

Any post asking for recommendations of local traders, restaurants, etc, gets dumped in the Trading Post section. This is a grave-yard, as what you can post here is strictly limited and the rule is you can only reply by private message.

I realise a forum administrator needs to exercise some control , but with a ban on any kind of discussion of the admin, thereís a North Korea-like feel to the forum. I'm posting here and wondering if any other se23 locals want to comment.

Personally I think forums like this one make a really valuable contribution to the community. I think it's a shame there isn't a better forum for your neighbours to the east!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2009:12:05:11:04:47 by se23 exile.

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by Keef 05 December, 2009 11:20

Do you know the wolf? He shares your feelings.

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by Administrator 05 December, 2009 15:06

se23 exile Wrote:
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> Congratulations on a lively and interesting forum.

Thank you, however I am going to move this post to the Lounge because this section (About this forum) is just about this forum.

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The Administrator
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messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by HonaloochieB 05 December, 2009 21:11

I think the above post proves beyond any doubt that our Admin could have the se23 Admin in a fight.

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by Brendan 05 December, 2009 21:18

I always thought SE23 was somewhere in North Korea.

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by Sue 06 December, 2009 01:18

Yes, the Goose has had words with the SE23 forum admin.

I shall say no more, but my other half had these words to say:

f****** p****

big grin

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by SteveT 06 December, 2009 20:08

Our admin is bigger an''arder than their admin...nar nee nar nee narnar



Our admin is lighter of touch than their blundering heavy footed admin nar nee .....etc.



Our forumistas are funnier and more perceptive than their etc.


Our forumistas possess greater modesty and humility etc.

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dickensman

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by se23 exile 06 December, 2009 21:45

HonaloochieB Wrote:
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> I think the above post proves beyond any doubt
> that our Admin could have the se23 Admin in a
> fight.

Really? I hear they fight like girls ... but I'm happy to be proved wrong if they're up for it.

If the running dogs of se22 wish to help liberate my oppressed homeland, I'd be delighted to collaborate on a rival forum!

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by se23 exile 06 December, 2009 21:47

Brendan Wrote:
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> I always thought SE23 was somewhere in North
> Korea.

The dogs are much tastier in se23.

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by malumbu 03 December, 2010 20:27

SE23 exile makes a good point. But he also, inadvertently, demonstrates the weakness of this site.

To start with the subject matter. I similarly used to post on SE23 but gave up due to the draconian controls. Posts being delayed, amended, or just not put on at all. Threads being moved to the 4 O'clock in the morning slot, where no one will ever read them. New threads being started from an existing discussion by the webmaster, and killing a conversation dead. The forum appears to be run as a personal Fiefdom by someone who does not understand (or have any) sense of humour or fun. And is not open to any challenge either via the site or by personal communication. This is therefore not a community thread

The has led to a turgid and unimaginative site, obsessed by train times and house prices, and dominated by a few individuals with too much time on their hands. Most of the creativity of a few years ago appears to have gone. I guess from my knowledge exile you may be Baboonery, Bigbadwoolf or Toffee Jim.

Now this forum is in deed much more exciting. But too often you go off track into banal and/or juvenille discussions totally off thread. Witness this above as you go quickly off thread. Censorship (as with SE23.com) is out of order, but I don't know why you lot act so childish at times (queue a new thread). And from the disrespect to women there seem to be a lot of Liam Gallagher disciples out there.

Perhaps the Sydehham Town Forum has got the right balacne between moderation and free speach.

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by Loz 03 December, 2010 21:54

malumbu Wrote:
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> And from the disrespect to
> women there seem to be a lot of Liam Gallagher
> disciples out there.
>

That's all we need round here - another bloke fishing for a shag...

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by chrisbeach 29 May, 2016 12:57

Disclosure: this is my website.

Just wanted to put out a mention of the new forum for SE23: [se23.life]

It's only two weeks old, but growing really fast (5000 pageviews/day) and getting loads of positive local input (about 100 posts / day at the moment). Our approach of going out and meeting people in real life to "Verify" their profiles is working well to build a trusted online community.

SE23.life is based on best-of-breed open-source forum software and is mobile-friendly, real-time updated and community moderated. As users build their reputation on the forum, they unlock new features, including some moderator privileges.

It's a fresh approach, and the growth indicates a lot of pent-up demand in the area. Check it out and let me know what you think:

[se23.life]

Chris



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit was 2016:05:29:13:00:38 by chrisbeach.

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by kersplosh 29 May, 2016 18:03

Hi everyone,

I joined this forum some time ago for many of the reasons given earlier in this thread and I'd just like to point any other se23, exiles in the direction on Chris's link above. I'll still pop in from time to time, as people have been friendly on here but happy to have a more local place to go too.

Ks

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by P.O.U.S.theWonderCat 29 May, 2016 21:23

Ah, the famous Chris Beach! I've watched your posts with interest - particularly on the topic of how Enoch Powell was a good egg. Even the Syndenham forum has heard of you.

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by Sue 30 May, 2016 21:14

P.O.U.S.theWonderCat Wrote:
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> Ah, the famous Chris Beach! I've watched your
> posts with interest - particularly on the topic of
> how Enoch Powell was a good egg.


Care to copy some of these Enoch Powell related posts to here?

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by ratty 31 May, 2016 07:01

Ooh just had a look at him. Seems to be very scared if Islam.

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by P.O.U.S.theWonderCat 31 May, 2016 09:27

Sue: [www.se23.com]

Another highlight of his performance garnered him fame with other forums was, after berating a woman for not having enough money when she had a kid, telling her that it was better to abort a foetus than to wilfully bring a child into disadvantage: [www.se23.com].



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messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by Over_the_Pond 31 May, 2016 15:52

chrisbeach Wrote:
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> Disclosure: this is my website.
>
> Just wanted to put out a mention of the new forum
> for SE23: [se23.life]
>
> It's only two weeks old, but growing really fast
> (5000 pageviews/day) and getting loads of positive
> local input (about 100 posts / day at the moment).
> Our approach of going out and meeting people in
> real life to "Verify" their profiles is working
> well to build a trusted online community.
>

Hmm interesting idea about 'verifying' members? Slightly stalker-ish feeling to that for some reason.

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by red devil 31 May, 2016 16:15

My thoughts exactly. And if Mein Fuhrer doesn't think your face fits, then what?...

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by Otta 31 May, 2016 16:29

Looking at those links I'd say way too obvious.

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by red devil 31 May, 2016 16:38

Yep, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em start up your own smiling smiley...

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by Sue 31 May, 2016 18:22

P.O.U.S.theWonderCat Wrote:
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> Sue:
> [www.se23.com]
> &page=5
>
> Another highlight of his performance garnered him
> fame with other forums was, after berating a woman
> for not having enough money when she had a kid,
> telling her that it was better to abort a foetus
> than to wilfully bring a child into disadvantage:
> [www.se23.com]
> &page=3.


Christ. I'm almost sorry I asked.

Shan't be using his forum. I feel like going for a shower now I've read some of his posts sad smiley

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by NewWave 31 May, 2016 22:55

I'm a member of se23.com as thats where I live.
But agree...its a very dull forum and so I tend to look and post on here more.

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by Seabag 31 May, 2016 23:50

It's HIM

If not him, then another HIM

They live amongst us and build buildings/ drive buses/ resent their fathers

And seethe behind keyboards

Though they don't often get the chance to procreate

Be thankful of small mercies

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by P.O.U.S.theWonderCat 01 June, 2016 09:03

This one has. He's also filmed an argument with his neighbour and posted it online too. I'm thankful of the mercy that at least he doesn't try to hide who he is so I know who to avoid in the street!

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by Otta 01 June, 2016 11:32

Is that legal (filming people without their consent and posting it online)?

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by emilyr0se 01 June, 2016 11:40

.



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messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by Saffron 01 June, 2016 11:50

Otta Wrote:
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> Is that legal (filming people without their
> consent and posting it online)?

Generally yes, afaik. However, it depends on the circumstances. If the person can be said to have a reasonable expectation of privacy (such as in their own home), then no, it is not legal. If the material is used for commercial purposes without consent, that is also not legal.

Still a weird and unneighbourly thing to do though, even if it's legal. :-/

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by Sue 01 June, 2016 12:37

Saffron Wrote:
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> Still a weird and unneighbourly thing to do
> though, even if it's legal. :-/



Must be a bundle of fun living next to him sad smiley

messageRe: se23.com - an exile speaks out!
Posted by malumbu 02 June, 2016 11:51

malumbu Wrote:
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> SE23 exile makes a good point. But he also,
> inadvertently, demonstrates the weakness of this
> site.
>
> To start with the subject matter. I similarly used
> to post on SE23 but gave up due to the draconian
> controls. Posts being delayed, amended, or just
> not put on at all. Threads being moved to the 4
> O'clock in the morning slot, where no one will
> ever read them. New threads being started from an
> existing discussion by the webmaster, and killing
> a conversation dead. The forum appears to be run
> as a personal Fiefdom by someone who does not
> understand (or have any) sense of humour or fun.
> And is not open to any challenge either via the
> site or by personal communication. This is
> therefore not a community thread
>
> The has led to a turgid and unimaginative site,
> obsessed by train times and house prices, and
> dominated by a few individuals with too much time
> on their hands. Most of the creativity of a few
> years ago appears to have gone. I guess from my
> knowledge exile you may be Baboonery, Bigbadwoolf
> or Toffee Jim.
>
> Now this forum is in deed much more exciting. But
> too often you go off track into banal and/or
> juvenille discussions totally off thread. Witness
> this above as you go quickly off thread.
> Censorship (as with SE23.com) is out of order, but
> I don't know why you lot act so childish at times
> (queue a new thread). And from the disrespect to
> women there seem to be a lot of Liam Gallagher
> disciples out there.
>
> Perhaps the Sydehham Town Forum has got the right
> balacne between moderation and free speach.

I was really impressed with the above posting and even more surprised that it was from me. Sadly six years later you lot still go off thread so quickly, as I am doing here. Good post though Malumbu

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