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Offline jpendle

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Re: Rates icons on thread posts
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2022, 11:22:12 PM »
Hi,

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I clearly misunderstood your original post, inferring that you were annoyed by pointless threads, rather than pointless replies to threads.

Whether we like it or not there are clearly members of this forum who treat topics as if they were having a conversation at a club, or down the pub, and perhaps address members of this forum as they would an old friend.

I also find the conversational replies somewhat superfluous unless they are in a conversational topic.

However, as long as the original poster of the thread doesn't mind then I don't think the rest of us are in any real position to moan.

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« Last Edit: July 28, 2022, 01:15:12 AM by jpendle, Reason: Typo »

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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2022, 12:07:32 AM »
I freely admit to having posted "I don't know the answer but am sure someone will be along who can" but only to newbies posing their first question. My post is purely so they don't think no one is 'listening'. Anyone else, I point to a thread or tag a person who will know.
I find this far more polite than just replying with "Use the 'Search' function"
Possibly it is partly the perceptions we develop of certain members Mick, but my recollection of you posts is far more of the helpful "XYZ is the man to help" form, with a tag so XYZ is alerted to the thread...

Yeah, if it helps Mick Iíve never noticed you doing that. Iím sure many of us read threads like this and think ďdo I do thatÖ?!Ē. I agree itís different with new members.

Iíve no issue with how members address each other I must say. I think it can make it feel a bit more cliquey, as you need to know who such and such is, but I think this forum, by virtue of having a comparatively small active membership, treads that line anyway. Doesnít seem to put people off. ĎIn jokesí are a real pain though, definitely find that disengages me.

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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2022, 01:54:30 PM »
ĎIn jokesí are a real pain though, definitely find that disengages me.

I understand. One of the rare disadvantages of being young  :)

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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2022, 02:05:33 PM »
Iíve no issue with how members address each other I must say. I think it can make it feel a bit more cliquey, as you need to know who such and such is, but I think this forum, by virtue of having a comparatively small active membership, treads that line anyway.

One difficulty (for recent newbies) in addressing other members is knowing their name! Forum handles are all very well, but a human name is friendlier. Sometimes you can find out by viewing a member's profile, but it's dead easy to stick it in your signature so it appears in every post.
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« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2022, 06:15:14 AM »
I know of several members over the years who have been reluctant to reveal their real name, for assorted reasons.

I've never had an issue with it, personally.

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« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2022, 07:33:15 AM »
I know of several members over the years who have been reluctant to reveal their real name, for assorted reasons.

I understand that George, but, to clarify, I like to have a first name by which to address people rather than just using a forum handle like Bealman. I don't need to know anyone's full name. Or even their real name.
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« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2022, 09:52:15 AM »
My call sign on the NGF is Webbo. My real last name is Webster and Webbo is a nickname that I have had for many years along with a couple of others that I'm not going to divulge. To me, being referred to as Webbo is in fact less formal than being referred to by my true first name which is Ian. . Each to his own with respect to what they like to be called I suppose.

With regards to banter on the forum I'm fully in agreement with JPendle on this topic. I don't really like it when it goes on for more than a reply or two amongst forum insiders. Life is too short to be reading stuff that is not particularly relevant to model railway questions and thoughts.

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« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2022, 10:02:45 AM »
On ya Webbo Ian!  ;D
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« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2022, 02:55:05 PM »
I don't have much of a problem with 'pointless' posts - they can be amusing, or else I just ignore them. What I find more upsetting is not being given thanks for what you hope might be a valuable contribution. I don't know much, so when I ask for help on a particular topic, I always try and at least hit the thumbs-up button, or give a fuller reply if it needs it. On the rare occasion when I have, I hope, been able to answer somebody's question or provide information I find it a bit galling not to receive any acknowledgment.

Cheers,

Chris

 

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