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Jokes

PostedCOLON Tue 03 Mar, 2015 7:10 pm
by SpiritBoxAlan
A/Z

Re: Jokes

PostedCOLON Tue 03 Mar, 2015 8:32 pm
by jim
Might I politely suggest that you are on the wrong site for your interests. The majority of those using SL are concerned with bricks, mortar, and substantial material, Perhaps you may find more accepting readers elsewhere.

Re: Jokes

PostedCOLON Tue 03 Mar, 2015 8:56 pm
by anthonyw
I took your advice, did a box of spirits and slept like a log.

Re: Jokes

PostedCOLON Wed 04 Mar, 2015 5:35 pm
by j.c.d.
SpiritBoxAlan wroteColonA/Z



I love jokes but don't get this "A to Z" even after it was edited ? ...... is it me ? could someone explain please.

Re: Jokes

PostedCOLON Wed 04 Mar, 2015 6:41 pm
by buffaloskinner
j.c.d. wroteColon
SpiritBoxAlan wroteColonA/Z



I love jokes but don't get this "A to Z" even after it was edited ? ...... is it me ? could someone explain please.



I think he has removed all his posts :o Someone spooked him off :twisted:

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Re: Jokes

PostedCOLON Wed 04 Mar, 2015 10:02 pm
by j.c.d.
buffaloskinner wroteColon
j.c.d. wroteColon
SpiritBoxAlan wroteColonA/Z



I love jokes but don't get this "A to Z" even after it was edited ? ...... is it me ? could someone explain please.



I think he has removed all his posts :o Someone spooked him off

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Thanks for the explanation. Perhaps he is Demon strating his ability to appear and disappear

Re: Jokes

PostedCOLON Thu 05 Mar, 2015 7:59 pm
by BarFly
I find it a little sad that a potential member was so easily put off. However, I have tried to read as much of this site as I can and I find that this is an extremely friendly site, Yorkshire Humour included, with all sorts of members who hold all sorts of opinions.
I suppose some of the jokes about the supernatural could upset somebody? But this is, by far, the most civilised and polite forum I have come across on my travels of the internet.

Re: Jokes

PostedCOLON Thu 05 Mar, 2015 9:00 pm
by francof
Sorry Barfly, must disagree. This highly conservative site has a history of being quite suspicious towards new potential members who are judged as "eccentric" or God forbid, veer away from anything that isn't purely to do with Leeds. The most recent example of this (SpiritBoxAlan not included) is JonLeeds who contributed some excellent threads but seemed for some reason to irritate certain members. Where is he now? This site should welcome and embrace new members, not put them off . Lord knows it needs them.

Re: Jokes

PostedCOLON Sat 07 Mar, 2015 2:29 am
by cnosni
francof wroteColonSorry Barfly, must disagree. This highly conservative site has a history of being quite suspicious towards new potential members who are judged as "eccentric" or God forbid, veer away from anything that isn't purely to do with Leeds. The most recent example of this (SpiritBoxAlan not included) is JonLeeds who contributed some excellent threads but seemed for some reason to irritate certain members. Where is he now? This site should welcome and embrace new members, not put them off . Lord knows it needs them.

Hello Francof.

Just a couple of points

Firstly with regards anything that isnt purely to do with Leeds,can i refer you to the opening line of the Secret Leeds "About" stanza-
"SecretLeeds is dedicated to investigating quirky, unusual or mysterious aspects of the built environment of the city of Leeds, both past and present."

So as you can see it is about Leeds and we try and keep to Leeds and its environs otherwise things can, and have in the past got out of hand and, way off topic,with this thread being a case in point

Secondly Its one thing embracing new members but its another thing where you get new or current members forcing their philosophy/views/beliefs down other peoples throats and then they start berating, or as has occurred in the past physically threatening others because their views are either challenged or have an innocent joke played at their expense.

We have had many many instances in the past where there have been huge disagreements that have blown up form nothing more than a casual comment or an aside.

Quite frankly we (the Mods) have wasted enough weekends trying to sort out petty squabbles and even downright online wars and as in the past its normally me and Chameleon who have to deal with it on a day to day basis, calling in Duncan where necessary, then we try to nip potential trouble in the bud,hence my message to SpiritBoxAlan,which i believe was a reasonable message .

As for Jonleeds well i cant speak for why he no longer posts, a long term member indeed,with some great contributions,but as you say he did upset some people with some comments.Though Jon assured me those comments were tongue in cheek they could on occasion verge on inflammatory if not read in the context which he stated he had posted them.
I hope Jon comes back but he is not alone in no longer contributing to the site. There have been a number of members leave for various reasons but probably the biggest one is when there has been what was tantamount to All in Wrestling on the site, who on earth wants full blown arguments?

Im sorry if you think the site is conservative, and quite possibly to a degree it is, but at least its not some mud slinging shambles of a website with draconian moderating.
This site belongs to Duncan Scobie, and the Moderators do their task based on his guidelines which Duncan has posted and reposted on numerous occasions,these are his rules on his site.

Re: Jokes

PostedCOLON Sat 07 Mar, 2015 6:58 am
by francof
Fair comments csnosi, well put and thanks for your reply. No one wants a long pointless online "war". We've all suffered the fallout those kind of explosions can cause However the site does say dedicated to the quirky, unusual or mysterious aspects of Leeds. So maybe at times we should expect quirky and unusual people to be drawn to this place. It does sadden me however when a new poster is told that the majority of people on the sight are concerned with "bricks and mortar" and told politely to look for more accepting readers elsewhere what kind of message does that send out to potential new and interesting contributors?