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P_L_E_A_S_E:...........STOP SNIPING!!!!!!

7up
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P_L_E_A_S_E:...........STOP SNIPING!!!!!!

I'm not a moderator... But can you lot not see just how involved they've been with us lately? - Silence from all of them.

Threads have vanished. Replies have been deleted. Members have gone quiet for short periods.

But the mods are NOT interacting with us.

Do you not see that they're now in full observational mode having effectively given up warning people to cease and desist?

Mav has warned plenty of times that General Chat will be closed if this back biting, sniping, trolling and bickering doesn't stop. The mods no longer socialise with us, don't reply to being tagged etc. This is the calm before a VERY BIG STORM.

There is little point me or anyone else mentioning names. You know who you are, you know you get a kick out of it, you know the damage you are doing.

I've tried reasoning with you, i've tagged some of you to avoid replies (and worsening spats) it's all being ignored.

STOP THE BICKERING..

It's THIS SIMPLE: If you don't like what someone else has said, don't say anything back - it's called sniping, trolling, back biting, attacking...  but the main point is it will wind up the other person and cause them to further reply to you with more negativity. Instead IGNORE IT and move on. The old saying goes "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it". This forum has always been okay with making points diplomatically but just lately the snipers seem to be taking great pleasure in doing that as much as possible - just don't say anything. Let the dust settle before it all breaks down again.

If you don't like this forum, you don't have to take part. It's that simple - don't do something you don't like or enjoy. 

Stop the political agendas, the snowflake pettiness (yes some points are valid - like global warming and racism), the constant negative-only replies and only replying when you have something hostile to say. If you don't like this forum, go be negative elsewhere. Some of us prefer the social side of this place but there are some of you who never post your own topics and only reply negatively to others.

It really is simple. This forum is the digital equivalent to sitting in the garden with a teapot, cup of tea and a cake on a sunny sunday afternoon (yes i know many of us don't have such luxuries and i don't even drink tea - but you get the drift). It's about having a bit of nicety. You wouldn't go and sit in the garden with your teapot and tea to have a blazing row with a total stranger - so why do it here? We like novelty topics, topics about the news, putting the world right (dangerous just lately and hardly worth it), technical stuff etc. 

Nobody needs to leave or be banned but this rotten attitude of disruption, constant sniping and only replying to topics of no real interest with negativity must stop.

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twocvbloke
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Re: P_L_E_A_S_E:...........STOP SNIPING!!!!!!

Using your garden analogy, the events over the past several months have been the equivalent of someone just wandering into the garden uninvited and sitting there with a megaphone bellyaching about things they have no control over but insist everyone gets annoyed by, and when told to naff off, they quite rules that they've broken themselves to justify their nonsense, ignoring their trespassing onto private land...

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@7up wrote:

It's THIS SIMPLE: If you don't like what someone else has said, don't say anything back - it's called sniping, trolling, back biting, attacking...  but the main point is it will wind up the other person and cause them to further reply to you with more negativity.


But this is exactly what you, @7up , are doing when you tag my post with the word ‘nasty’. The fact that you have done it via tagging doesn’t make it any less an example of ‘sniping, trolling, back biting’ or ‘attacking’.

shutter
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Re: P_L_E_A_S_E:...........STOP SNIPING!!!!!!

@Anonymous  I refer to a previous post.... Which gave the advice.....

If you don`t like the content of a post or thread... then you have the option to report to moderator.

 

 

7up
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@Anonymous wrote:

@7up wrote:

It's THIS SIMPLE: If you don't like what someone else has said, don't say anything back - it's called sniping, trolling, back biting, attacking...  but the main point is it will wind up the other person and cause them to further reply to you with more negativity.


But this is exactly what you, @7up , are doing when you tag my post with the word ‘nasty’. The fact that you have done it via tagging doesn’t make it any less an example of ‘sniping, trolling, back biting’ or ‘attacking’.


So stop sniping at everyone for everything then.

If you (along with others) didn't keep posting such hostile replies to everyone then i wouldn't need to.

Oh and if you re-read my opening post you'll see that yes, I ADMITTED to tagging several of you to try and sway your thinking - not that it's made any difference.

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Re: P_L_E_A_S_E:...........STOP SNIPING!!!!!!

Can't anybody see that all the posts in this thread (including this one) are examples of sniping?   🙄

 

 

 

 

 

RobPN
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Re: P_L_E_A_S_E:...........STOP SNIPING!!!!!!

People have differing opinions, but I wouldn't actually consider your post to be sniping @ffox 

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Re: P_L_E_A_S_E:...........STOP SNIPING!!!!!!

If you have nothing better to do with your time...then perhaps you could consider giving me a bit of help....

Trying to install Windows 10 using Rufus......

No problem in getting the installation window to appear, select language, install...and then what...

A media driver is missing !

No indication of which media driver is missing, done loads of searches and some weird and wonderful solutions posted but nowt works...

using usb 2 instead of usb3 ...installed of different usb sticks but still problem remains...

OK this is a technical problem posted in the wrong place but for the right reasons...

 

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TTman
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Re: P_L_E_A_S_E:...........STOP SNIPING!!!!!!

@7up  The answer is STOP FEEDING THE TROLLS....If they get no reaction they will soon disappear. No matter how provocative DONT reply!!!!Thumbs_Up

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@gleneagles 

Maybe relevant or maybe not, but I remember having difficulties installing Win7 from a USB stick onto a modern motherboard a couple of years ago.  After enabling USB legacy support in the BIOS (as I believe you've discussed elsewhere), I can't remember the exact details, but I then found out the installation source was missing some USB driver or other.

The solution was to 'slipstream' the missing drivers into the Win7 image and re-make the installation USB installation stick.

HTH (slightly)

 

Edit :  if you don't already know of it, this place is good for the type of problem you're experiencing  https://forums.mydigitallife.net/

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@TTman wrote:

@7up  The answer is STOP FEEDING THE TROLLS

Tagging other people’s posts with ‘nasty’ *IS* trolling!

Alex
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Yes, I agree with @7up 

I really don't know what has happening here recently.

I've already said on another thread that my 6 year old niece is better behaved than some people on here.

Yes we're all different and have different opinions - it is life, and it would be far more boring if everyone were the same and had the same opinion on things.

I just treat what I post if I were talking to someone in person. You would dare talk to people in that situation. If you worked in retail or say a pub you would refuse to serve them. In most jobs you would refuse to help someone.

Right that is my 2p, as they say. Right, back to a bit of reality and pleasance (for a change):

@gleneagles 

I have never used W10. So I can't help too much on this. I take it your mouse is working, is something not working? (I am thinking your keyboard?).

Are you getting any error messages, if so can you post the details.

Or a screenshot removing any personal details.

Sorry I don't know why I am telling you this, as like me you've been here a while. I don't mean to be partronising.

Someone who knows W10 better than me (i.e. more than zero) will be able to help you.

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Re: P_L_E_A_S_E:...........STOP SNIPING!!!!!!


@7up wrote:

It's THIS SIMPLE: If you don't like what someone else has said, don't say anything back - it's called sniping, trolling, back biting, attacking...  but the main point is it will wind up the other person and cause them to further reply to you with more negativity. Instead IGNORE IT and move on.


Well said, and absolutely right - it really is that simple.

When we were in a similar situation a few years back I likened General Chat to popping into your local snug bar for a chat with your mates. If a stirrer comes in and gets a reaction, it can easily end up in an unseemly brawl, and the landlord quite rightly throws everyone out.

If the troublemaker is unable to elicit any kind of response, he'll go away and try somewhere else.

The older I get, the earlier it gets late.

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@198kHz wrote:

When we were in a similar situation a few years back I likened General Chat to popping into your local snug bar for a chat with your mates.


But it seems when the brewery took over the pub they decided to do some structural alterations, and the snug bar was incorporated into the public bar, open to non regulars who weren't even required to buy a drink.

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@198kHz Perhaps our landlord(s) should be more pro=active against the rabble rousers, just spoiling for a fight whenever they post ANYTHING. Which just spoils the atmosphere on here for everyone else.