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    Default Re: closing threads

    Stepping out of my trailer, I never encounter words like Sepo, Bollocks, or 'er indoors. I am very unfamiliar with the funny talk and clever quips of rugbyref posters.

    Please consider this, Mr Burns may have asked for Mediators, but "moderators " was the desired job duty that was heard.

    Incoming refs need to know all the arguments and every side of each argument, as they will encounter all the arguments on the park.
    Incoming refs are smart enough to learn to make their own decisions. They can determine what is BS

    The is the folly of the game, every Saturday will be different. Sit back and observe fans, coaches and refs and players. The game is really just a goofy game. When you die, no-one will give an F what you thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fat View Post
    I really think that sometimes there are threads that just decend into the kind of crap you get on the Rugby365 public forums etc and simply end up helping no-one and in some cases are quite destructive. At some point, I think a Mod should be able to lock such threads.
    That's just my honest opinion on the matter.
    I liken chat rooms like this to a cocktail party (but without the cocktails).

    Pockets of conversation start up & end and people are free to join & leave as they see fit. If you get sick of a conversation or the manner in which it is being conducted, bid farewell and move on. Sometimes the conversation runs out of steam and everyone moves on. Sometimes, a couple of diehards want to keep at it. So be it. Knock yourselves out, boys.

    What I'm not so keen on is someone making unilateral decisions about which conversation can and can't continue. Remember, supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

    You may be interested to know that Robbie asked me to be a moderator several years ago, to some degree because he saw me as reliable (well, I'm always here, aren't I?) but mainly because my time zone meant I could detect and delete spam before you guys saw it. I need to remind myself sometimes that just because I wear my undies on the outside, doesn't mean I can jump off tall buildings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Kurt Weaver View Post
    Gentlemen, gentlemen,

    Can't we all just get along? It is Christmas time, please be filled with joy and forgive others.

    If this is politically incorrect in your country, Happy Holidays you effin grinch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickie E View Post
    ..just because I wear my undies on the outside, doesn't mean I can jump off tall buildings.
    Stop it!. Just stop it!

    A short(ish), hairless Australian wearing daks outside his trousers is one of those things that, once visualised, cannot be unvisualised. I didn't need that just a few days out from Christmas!
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    Meanwhile OB.. has posted AGAIN on the closed thread
    So thats three moderator posts after the post was closed (Ian deleting his)
    It does seem like this is a topic where the moderators feel that there is still more to say.. but not by anyone else

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    Meanwhile OB.. has posted AGAIN on the closed thread
    So thats three moderator posts after the post was closed (Ian deleting his)
    It does seem like this is a topic where the moderators feel that there is still more to say.. but not by anyone else
    IN post #19 Phil; E announced that he had closed the thread. A post from you appeared at #23, and I replied to that.
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    Default Re: closing threads

    My fault, I moved the answers on here to the closed thread to try and avoid this thread becoming an extension of the closed one.
    As everyone (well one or two really) seems intent on continuing an argument that has been gone through several times already I will reopen the thread and you can knock yourselves out.

    I would just like to say though that there is a lot of experience on the forum, but many times now less experienced people seem determined to buck the status quo and insist they are right even when shown differently, or even when told "the law ain't perfect, but thats the way we do it in RFU land" (insert country of preference).

    By all means have a debate, but not over and over again droning on in some personal crusade. The only thing this achieves is to totally confuse new referees who, if they want to move up the ladder, will need to follow convention.

    It never used to be like that on here.....now it seems the lunatics are intent on taking over the asylum!

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    Shrug , if it's a topic that's still open for debate then I will join in. If it's closed for debate I'll shut up
    If it's open for debate but only on specific threads,i will keep to those threads.

    The mods just need to make up their minds

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmeejDad View Post
    What's a Mod?
    Mods were a subculture, that began in the United Kingdom in the 1960s and spread, in varying degrees, to other countries. A small number of them appear to have chosen RRF to make their last stand.
    "We demand strict proof for opinions we dislike, but are satisfied with mere hints for what we’re inclined to accept."
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    Default Re: closing threads

    Just to speak up as a new member and referee:

    I often search for old threads on topics on which I need advising, and often this is very beneficial, but it does tend to take a lot of muddling through complicated debates. Often the thread will start with a simple answer to a question, which would be satisfactory to me, but then descends into a complicated debate - all of which I feel compelled to read through fear of misinterpretation and shoddy law application during a match. If there was a way of retrospectively highlighting what the general consensus is on the thread so that new members could direct themselves straight to it that would be really beneficial... even if everyone just gives it a load of likes? I don't know how this would work.

    I must say though that, the site as a whole, has been the most valuable recourse I have come across since taking up the whistle and I really value the support and advice from all members. So thank you!

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