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    So this thread was an interesting enough thread, with a good question to start it off, and some back and forth on the nature of tactical advantage, which is almost always an interesting topic. No one was getting heated.

    but then in the middle of it we got post #27 where Ian says that any ref making a certain advantage call would be "Mr Gotcha" a "clever dick",a "rhymes with hunt", "rhymes with anchor"

    it's just name calling isn't it? and the sort of language that could earn a RC on a rugby pitch?

    I'm not upset about it - but would like to ask the MODS, is that post within the guidelines/code of behaviour of the site? is the tenor of that post type of discussion/argument that the mods want to have on the site?

    (I did hit the report post button but got no acknowledgement, so asking here)

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    I didn't read it the way that you did if I'm honest.
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    I didn't think it was particularly polite, but I don't think calling out a forum member in this way is appropriate either.

    If you're not happy contact the mods direct, if they feels it's appropriate they will issue a sanction. There's no need for a whole thread in this to try and name and shame people.

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    He did contact the Mods, as he makes clear in his last sentence.

    I can't speak for the others, but I took NFA because, as I said, I had no issues with the post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paule23 View Post
    I didn't think it was particularly polite, but I don't think calling out a forum member in this way is appropriate either.

    If you're not happy contact the mods direct, if they feels it's appropriate they will issue a sanction. There's no need for a whole thread in this to try and name and shame people.
    I did contact the mods direct, but got no response, and Ian, of course, is a mod

    Mods lead, presumably, by example. I was asking if that post is represents the type of discourse the Mods want and encourage on Rugby refs.
    I guess I got an answer to my question

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    I think - speaking personally - you got the reaction that I disagree with your diagnosis.
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    I didn't respond to the mod pm either as I didn't see anything to respond to.
    Ian can be abrupt and direct sometimes, and I suspect that's what you really don't like, but he didn't use any offensive words, so I saw nothing to deal with.

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    so it's only naughty words that we should be offended by? and we can circumvent that by saying, for example, duck off? or stop being a total anchor?

    i don't have a particular view on the original incident, just that it's ok to say or do whatever you like as long as you don't use any naughty words. i believe this is the premise that the South Park film was based on...
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    OK so we have a benchmark - Ian's post is acceptable to the mods

    So then please - genuine question - can the mods explain this mod warning

    http://www.rugbyrefs.com/showthread....l=1#post317118

    where staffs_ref was told to moderate his language. How is staffs_refs language worse that Ian's?

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