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Postby Kikapu » Sun May 01, 2011 5:18 pm

denizaksulu wrote:
Kikapu wrote:
Admin wrote:Kikapu, what you suggest can happen after the detailed rules are in place. If the banned members agree with the rules of the forum and if they understand the reasons they were banned and agree not to repeat them, then if they want they will be able to contact me at an email address I will provide and I will reconsider each ban on a case by case basis.


Just some "food for thought" for the Admin, if I may.

Of course it will be the Admins' provocative to "pick and choose" which banned members it will allow to re-join the "new CF" and which ones are not, which will of course not have the "principles of Amnesty" to apply to ALL banned members by doing so and also not to have the danger of not being seen by others for the Admin to be playing favouritism in it's choices as to who can return and who cannot.


I would have said, 'prerogative'. :oops:

Sorry Kiks.


That's what I would have said also, Deniz, but once in a while I get a "brain fart" and write down the wrong word with different spelling. Funny enough, I knew my mistake after I left the computer and the house for few hours to spend by the lake, but it was too late already. :lol:
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Postby bill cobbett » Sun May 01, 2011 5:22 pm

yialousa1971 wrote:
bill cobbett wrote:If may have a tuppence worth please Beloved and Wise Admin ...

Pleased to hear old posts will be archived cos CF is quite a resource for all things CY, particularly Cyprob of course and, leaving aside Yialoser's posts, there is a lot of top-notch, brill stuff up there.

One thing, however, that did catch my attention on ways forward was this notion of pre-moderation. Of the view that live chat is one of the appeals of a forum, and that queueing posts for approval or pre-moderation would detract from this spontaneity.

Thank You


Trying to bait me again! I think you need to read the rules. :wink:


Not in the least old boy,... not in the least... comment was very clearly directed at your posts and not you personally.... :roll:
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Postby denizaksulu » Sun May 01, 2011 5:25 pm

Kikapu wrote:
denizaksulu wrote:
Kikapu wrote:
Admin wrote:Kikapu, what you suggest can happen after the detailed rules are in place. If the banned members agree with the rules of the forum and if they understand the reasons they were banned and agree not to repeat them, then if they want they will be able to contact me at an email address I will provide and I will reconsider each ban on a case by case basis.


Just some "food for thought" for the Admin, if I may.

Of course it will be the Admins' provocative to "pick and choose" which banned members it will allow to re-join the "new CF" and which ones are not, which will of course not have the "principles of Amnesty" to apply to ALL banned members by doing so and also not to have the danger of not being seen by others for the Admin to be playing favouritism in it's choices as to who can return and who cannot.


I would have said, 'prerogative'. :oops:

Sorry Kiks.


That's what I would have said also, Deniz, but once in a while I get a "brain fart" and write down the wrong word with different spelling. Funny enough, I knew my mistake after I left the computer and the house for few hours to spend by the lake, but it was too late already. :lol:


I am far from perfect Kiks, as we all know. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Upcoming Changes to the Forum

Postby yialousa1971 » Mon May 02, 2011 3:25 am

Admin wrote:Admin note: This topic is split from another thread.

Cap wrote:The average number of posts are dropping considerably.
Battle hardened veteran legends have virtually all disappeared. Oracle, Malapapa, Miltiades, Talisker gone... those that have remained, their output is noticeably less, GR, VP, Kiks, Bill, Yiallousa, Figs, STUD, Insan, B25. Danni,
Hermes, boulio, DT, Quattro, CBBB, Deniz, Kuru, apc, Bana lagging in performance.

ZoC and antifon are still keeping this place partly alive. Although Antifon is now becoming a one hit wonder.

I personally stuck around because of the high intellect content (mostly anyway) of the Forum.
I'm not being entertained anymore!
I used to look forward to high quality wit, revelations and intellectual mind fu** debates!

Only Top guns used to survive on this forum, now they're slowly going extinct.


Hello,

The era of the Cyprus-Forum being a "battle ground" is coming to an end.

Some of the forum members you mentioned were banned, while others were given strict warnings regarding bringing those "battles" in the general sections of the forum. This is a process initiated by me a few months ago and which will conclude within this month (May) with the planned upgrade / redesign of the forum which will also include a new set of rules and a new way of managing the forum.

I understand that the current active members of the forum are people who enjoy the "battle ground" atmosphere and that many of them will not be satisfied with the change. But as ZoC said, "it's all been done to death".

The forum was created in 2002 and due to the events of 2003-2004 it was turned, without this being my intention, into a mostly political forum. At that time there were new ideas and the hope that people could get together and succeed to solve a problem that politicians failed to solve for decades.

Unfortunately this didn't happen, a common ground was not found, people were disappointed and eventually were polarized into separate camps with the aim to support and propagandize the position of their own side. These "battles" became more and more intense and spread in all parts of the forum in various forms. While this might be entertaining for some it had to be stopped as it was damaging for the forum.

I was planning an upgrade and a change to this forum for more than a year now. Unfortunately I didn't have the time. Now the redesign / upgrade is almost complete and currently I am thinking about the new rules and the processes that will help carry the forum into its second decade.

My aim for the "Cyprus Problem" section is to limit the "battles" by creating a private section of the forum visible only to members who opt-in for it. This will allow members to continue to be free to say whatever they want on this subject, but at the same time will discourage the propagandists since posting propaganda in a non-public section of the forum will not be very effective for them.

The forum will also have a public "Cyprus Forum" section with strict rules which will require high quality posts with content that will be positive and helpful for the unification of the island. Posts made in this section will become publicly visible only after being approved by me or a "Queue Moderator". I understand that we might have very few such posts but this is something I actually prefer over having a lot of low quality unhelpful posts.

More about the upgrade / redesign and the new rules will be published gradually during this month, before and after the upgrade takes place.

Thank you


Can I be the Queue Moderator?
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Re: Upcoming Changes to the Forum

Postby denizaksulu » Mon May 02, 2011 11:17 am

yialousa1971 wrote:
Admin wrote:Admin note: This topic is split from another thread.

Cap wrote:The average number of posts are dropping considerably.
Battle hardened veteran legends have virtually all disappeared. Oracle, Malapapa, Miltiades, Talisker gone... those that have remained, their output is noticeably less, GR, VP, Kiks, Bill, Yiallousa, Figs, STUD, Insan, B25. Danni,
Hermes, boulio, DT, Quattro, CBBB, Deniz, Kuru, apc, Bana lagging in performance.

ZoC and antifon are still keeping this place partly alive. Although Antifon is now becoming a one hit wonder.

I personally stuck around because of the high intellect content (mostly anyway) of the Forum.
I'm not being entertained anymore!
I used to look forward to high quality wit, revelations and intellectual mind fu** debates!

Only Top guns used to survive on this forum, now they're slowly going extinct.


Hello,

The era of the Cyprus-Forum being a "battle ground" is coming to an end.

Some of the forum members you mentioned were banned, while others were given strict warnings regarding bringing those "battles" in the general sections of the forum. This is a process initiated by me a few months ago and which will conclude within this month (May) with the planned upgrade / redesign of the forum which will also include a new set of rules and a new way of managing the forum.

I understand that the current active members of the forum are people who enjoy the "battle ground" atmosphere and that many of them will not be satisfied with the change. But as ZoC said, "it's all been done to death".

The forum was created in 2002 and due to the events of 2003-2004 it was turned, without this being my intention, into a mostly political forum. At that time there were new ideas and the hope that people could get together and succeed to solve a problem that politicians failed to solve for decades.

Unfortunately this didn't happen, a common ground was not found, people were disappointed and eventually were polarized into separate camps with the aim to support and propagandize the position of their own side. These "battles" became more and more intense and spread in all parts of the forum in various forms. While this might be entertaining for some it had to be stopped as it was damaging for the forum.

I was planning an upgrade and a change to this forum for more than a year now. Unfortunately I didn't have the time. Now the redesign / upgrade is almost complete and currently I am thinking about the new rules and the processes that will help carry the forum into its second decade.

My aim for the "Cyprus Problem" section is to limit the "battles" by creating a private section of the forum visible only to members who opt-in for it. This will allow members to continue to be free to say whatever they want on this subject, but at the same time will discourage the propagandists since posting propaganda in a non-public section of the forum will not be very effective for them.

The forum will also have a public "Cyprus Forum" section with strict rules which will require high quality posts with content that will be positive and helpful for the unification of the island. Posts made in this section will become publicly visible only after being approved by me or a "Queue Moderator". I understand that we might have very few such posts but this is something I actually prefer over having a lot of low quality unhelpful posts.

More about the upgrade / redesign and the new rules will be published gradually during this month, before and after the upgrade takes place.

Thank you


Can I be the Queue Moderator?


You better get in the queue for that. There are those more qualified for that post than you will ever be. :evil:
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Postby repulsewarrior » Wed May 04, 2011 4:12 am

...another "Forum" (see "Home page") on this site may allow for the free expression which is so valuable to us, (within them) as writers. readers when exposed to the hyperbol, or polyphonics, see (the challenge).

yet, it is disruptive to the Problem when its debate becomes a racist like intolerance, added to the cynacism, of those who comment regularly, when they feel uninspired for what seems a long time. if we are committed to a cause; that cause Mankind's betterment and the love we have for this little island, under such a circumstance, i would enjoy commenting on the social and political perspectives of these motives in a manner where others, as well, learn.

..dry is good, so too juicy.

...why not free expression, anonymous; no signature, no avatar (must be a member): ranting allowed, anything allowed, let's get freaky as citizens of this medium like, abuse will likely be judged as abusively. however ugly, this tolerance results in the truth's exposure, and in that inspiration may be found.
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