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  • khawaja

    Joined Travelfish
    9th March, 2011
    Posts: 6

    I posted lots of useful info then get banned for making a joke about picking up in 7/11 and didnt even use any rude words. Very very strange.

    If you want to grow the website excessive moderation isnt the way to go. Only makes the place dead.

    This forum has been quiet for years. Now I know why.

    #1 Posted: 9/3/2011 - 06:57

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  • somtam2000

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    21st January, 2004
    Location Indonesia
    Posts: 7046
    Total reviews: 24
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    At least 113

    Just a thought - perhaps people don't find your jokes funny.

    Thanks for the advice on growing the forum - I'll be sure to take that on board.

    #2 Posted: 9/3/2011 - 08:07

  • eastwest

    Joined Travelfish
    17th December, 2009
    Posts: 771

    khwaja's last post was a great joke as well and again he didn't use rude words.

    Apparently the site is busy enough for him to take offence in being banned and even posting that. He must be out of places to post.
    Only shows that the moderation policy is just fine.

    #3 Posted: 9/3/2011 - 09:01

  • exacto

    Joined Travelfish
    12th February, 2006
    Location United States
    Posts: 2380
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    At least 98

    in the five years i've been contributing to this board, i've only seen a very few people get booted. in every case i know, the banned person pointedly refused multiple requests to post per the forum rules. i have a great deal of confidence in somtam's fairness and judgement, and if i had to choose between him and khawaja/krabiman/travelrock, it is no contest. somtam wins hands down every time. cheers.

    #4 Posted: 9/3/2011 - 09:33

  • MADMAC

    Joined Travelfish
    6th June, 2009
    Posts: 6255
    Total reviews: 10

    I didn't think Bruce should have been banned, as he had a tremendous amount of experience. Sure, he could be caustic, but he was also very well informed on a lot of travel experience. Wilko has been allowed to roam and insult at will (not that I care - I don't) far in excess of anything Bruce ever did. Otherwise, though, I agree that Stuart has done a very good job.

    #5 Posted: 9/3/2011 - 10:54

  • somsai

    Joined Travelfish
    1st March, 2006
    Location United States
    Posts: 563

    Picking up? Is that some kind of knock knock joke? I think Bruce's sin was arguing with the mods, usually a bad idea.

    Is there a fall off in postings and by extension tourist traffic to SEAsia?

    #6 Posted: 9/3/2011 - 11:37

  • CrankyCarrot

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    24th March, 2010
    Location Thailand
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    Wait, how do you pick up in 7/11?

    I thought Robinson's was supposed to be the place to go?

    #7 Posted: 9/3/2011 - 23:42

  • MADMAC

    Joined Travelfish
    6th June, 2009
    Posts: 6255
    Total reviews: 10

    Cranky, you're killing me man!

    #8 Posted: 10/3/2011 - 09:00

  • CrankyCarrot

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    Location Thailand
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    BAH! Scoff all you want, naysayers...

    Price of admission
    Tiger Nightclub: 150 baht
    Seven Eleven: Free

    Yeah!

    #9 Posted: 10/3/2011 - 14:55

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