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The forum is dead, long live the forum


When I first joined this forum it was quite lively with several posts a day and some interesting discussions.  Over time, contributors have dwindled and we are now left with a handful of regular contributors. It can be more or less a week without any posts made and both I and Doug have experienced no response to posts made this week, and in the past I have experienced the same.

Is this just the way forums are going?  I look on aweb (aimed more towards accountants) and ukbf accounting section (aimed more towards business owners) both seem reasonably busy.   

Or is it because of facebook groups?  A friend at the beginning of Covid linked me to 2 self employed forums and I've done my best to help a few folk there with SEISS and other self SA questions.  Since then I've also joined a payroll and bookkeeper forum, payroll one is quite busy (furlough playing a big part) but bookkeeper one is busier than here (albeit questions and replies are concise, I don't think you could get into a deep debate on there like you could on here.

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I've been a bit quiet due to "other things" and I admit I am guilty of browsing without commenting quite often. I notice Cheshire (Joanne) has been quiet recently, is she ok?

I'd be sad if the forum disappeared, so I'm going to make an effort to post more.

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Sadly the forum has been going this way for quite a while now, even though asking for an intro served its purpose and was a good idea when the forum was busy as it helped us all with getting to know the new member I think this is now having a detrimental effect on the forum as many do not come back and provide the information asked, I can also imagine that it may sometimes put some people off even asking a question in the first place, also regarding business owners I know that this forum is for professional bookkeepers but I do not see a problem with helping people out if all that is needed is a simple answer, obviously if they want some technical advice regarding their business then the same answer as always would be to seek help from their accountants, I have always thought that if you are doing the bookkeeping then there is no harm in seeking advice from fellow bookkeepers, after all we all use the Internet for free advice. 

Would be interesting to hear others views though



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Rachel19 wrote:

I've been a bit quiet due to "other things" and I admit I am guilty of browsing without commenting quite often. I notice Cheshire (Joanne) has been quiet recently, is she ok?

I'd be sad if the forum disappeared, so I'm going to make an effort to post more.


 I spoke to Joanne by email about 3 weeks ago.  Think she's taking a breather from forums at the moment.  There was a bit of a ruccus (sic) on Aweb when the mods got heavy handed and Joanne was caught in the crossfire. I've not seen her there or here since. I'll drop her another email just to check she's ok though.

 

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Sadly the forum has been going this way for quite a while now, even though asking for an intro served its purpose and was a good idea when the forum was busy as it helped us all with getting to know the new member I think this is now having a detrimental effect on the forum as many do not come back and provide the information asked, I can also imagine that it may sometimes put some people off even asking a question in the first place, also regarding business owners I know that this forum is for professional bookkeepers but I do not see a problem with helping people out if all that is needed is a simple answer, obviously if they want some technical advice regarding their business then the same answer as always would be to seek help from their accountants, I have always thought that if you are doing the bookkeeping then there is no harm in seeking advice from fellow bookkeepers, after all we all use the Internet for free advice. 

Would be interesting to hear others views though


Hi Doug

I am in complete agreement and see no problem in helping businesses with quick answers but to be fair sometimes you have to dig a bit deeper, and Joanne was particularly adept at doing that. (I'm hopeless lol)  

That said we still need to be pleasant to business owners/their staff and sometimes I don't think that always happens.



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Hi John, Doug

wasn't around much on Saturday but read this yesterday and have been mulling it over.

most of the time now I'm on the forum invisibly as I don't really have the time to contribute. You may notice me just from the "I'm sure that there was a thread / post there from a new poster a minute ago".

I agree with what you are saying. What made the forum was a number of strong personalities with self deprocating senses of humour and friendly sarcasm. We helped people onto the right path which often wasn't the path being sold by some professional bodies and training companies that were on the site and that really made the site with an average of over 6k unique visitors to the site each month.

We have always adopted a policy of allowing the site to police itself which largely worked but at times in frustration at lack of responses and rudeness by some new posters that created to a certain extent a somewhat agressive front to the site replacing the previously welcoming one. In keeping away the bad I think that we also lost many new posters and many who would have posted responses in the past have become too fearful of lifting their head above the parapet because some people can feel very protective over a site that they love but it has to be considered that the site that people love will be gone unless new people are made to feel welcome.

We used to quip on here that such was how things happened on Aweb and many people here came to the site because of the way they were greeted on that site.

Can we get back to where we were... Yes, but I think that we need to be gentler with new posters, i.e. innocent until proven guilty.

Personally I don't believe that I have ever turned anyone away because they are a business owner asking a simple question about their bookkeeping but at the same time I always keep an eye on the level of help I give as its easy for them to misinterpret what you have said by filling gaps with assumptions that professionals would not reach.

Fully understand why people become short when they are not thanked for helping and often spoken to as if we are being paid to answer their questions. I know that its hard when one has been kicked so many times to treat each new poster as if the response to them is one's first response on the site but that has to be the way that the site moves forward using the same model as it does at the moment (Police itself with me being mostly invisible and steping in only when things get out of hand or someone makes a mistake that I deem serious and needing correction).

All the best,

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Thanks for your thoughts Shaun, I know you're a busy man so unable to contribute as much as you used to.

Hopefully the site will pick up a bit in due course.

 

 



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I think you will find that things come and go in phases. Quite a few online fora are a bit quiet at the moment. I think that reflects in part what is going on more generally (ie a lot of uncertainty).

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I have become a little disillusioned with the profession of late, perhaps been doing this for far too long and in need of a break from it all.

Certainly, lockdown has taken its toll, although I have been busy (vat returns etc., still need doing !) I have seen at first hand how Covid-19 has affected businesses and the sheer panic business owners are feeling, it is hard to switch off from their problems and issues most times. Loosing two family members to the virus has been difficult to deal with when all I have wanted to say to a few clients is `jog on` and leave me alone.

I have dipped in and out of the forum over the years, but seen a rise in the rudeness of posts / answers and cringed at the abruptness of some, so can see how this has deterred most from being active on the forum.

Think there will be an increase in start ups pretty soon and so people will stumble upon this forum for a few pointers. If I can help, I will, we all need it sometimes, whether they are business owners or not.

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haymac wrote:

I have become a little disillusioned with the profession of late, perhaps been doing this for far too long and in need of a break from it all.

Certainly, lockdown has taken its toll, although I have been busy (vat returns etc., still need doing !) I have seen at first hand how Covid-19 has affected businesses and the sheer panic business owners are feeling, it is hard to switch off from their problems and issues most times. Loosing two family members to the virus has been difficult to deal with when all I have wanted to say to a few clients is `jog on` and leave me alone.

I have dipped in and out of the forum over the years, but seen a rise in the rudeness of posts / answers and cringed at the abruptness of some, so can see how this has deterred most from being active on the forum.

Think there will be an increase in start ups pretty soon and so people will stumble upon this forum for a few pointers. If I can help, I will, we all need it sometimes, whether they are business owners or not.

Julie


So sorry to hear about your losses Julie.

I hear what you are saying and as well as business startups I am expecting a lot of new bookkeeping practices to spring up as they always do in times when many people become newly unemployed simultaneously. We saw it between 2008 and 2011. I'm expecting it again now.

Yes, on the rudeness I think that its something that needs addressing and we need to get back to being the sort of friendly welcoming site that we once were.

There will always be arguements as this isn't a profession where there is often more than one side to a debate and at times that can become heated. I don't want this to be a site where people are fearful of speaking their minds or argueing their corners. Nobody was ever banned from here for having an opinion. But the general atmosphere does need to change back to the way the site was back in 2013/14 when those who joined felt that they were becoming part of a family of like minded people.

Talk soon,

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Ha I finally managed to remember my password.

Yes it has got a bit tetchy especially for new people. I suggested a colleague of mine join up to ask a question about VAT and she basically just got shit for it.

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I would suggest that part of the problem is the arrival of numerous Facebook groups which are rather more user friendly
than this one.

If people are already looking at their Facebook pages, it's so much easier to just join a group and have a look at what goes
on there, whereas accessing this group seems to need a little more conscious effort. I also think those Facebook groups
are less scary. The people who respond on here are all very knowledgeable and I'm sure some people are frightened to
ask a question if they think they are going to get shouted down.

Just my ha'pennyworth, I could be completely wrong!

Eunice

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Rhianrach wrote:

Ha I finally managed to remember my password.

Yes it has got a bit tetchy especially for new people. I suggested a colleague of mine join up to ask a question about VAT and she basically just got shit for it.


Hiya Steve,

welcome home matey biggrin

Looks like we're getting the band back together... Right, where's Spam Kebab... And "There or there abouts" Rob?

Yes, we're going to stop the newbie crucifictions. Can't guarantee that I'll catch every one but if you see anyone getting shit that I miss just drop me a pm and I'll sort it out

All the best,

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Bucks Bodger wrote:

I would suggest that part of the problem is the arrival of numerous Facebook groups which are rather more user friendly
than this one.

If people are already looking at their Facebook pages, it's so much easier to just join a group and have a look at what goes
on there, whereas accessing this group seems to need a little more conscious effort. I also think those Facebook groups
are less scary. The people who respond on here are all very knowledgeable and I'm sure some people are frightened to
ask a question if they think they are going to get shouted down.


Ah, but Facebook hasn't got me biggrin



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And that's their loss, I'm sure, Shaun!



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Bucks Bodger wrote:

And that's their loss, I'm sure, Shaun!


Well, when Mr Zuckerberg joins our forum I might think about joining his. Just plain rude expecting people to sign up without reciprocating.... And don't even get me onto Jack Dorsey not inviting me to join his Twitter cult.

Even Boris Johnson finds the time to write to me asking me how I'm doing... Of course, he normally signs off asking me for a £25 donation the lil tike. But Zuckerberg and Dorsey. Not a peep. Damn rude I say. biggrin

You just post here bab. We care abbout our members wink

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Awreet Shaun. I've been stalking for a while now but though I would log in and offer support :)



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Hi all, how strange that Googling something brought me back here today! I used to post quite a bit many moons ago, and always thought it was such a nice forum especially compared to places like UKBF and Aweb. Unfortunately it became exactly the same and although I lurked around a bit from time to time in the intervening years all I saw was people getting slaughtered for asking anything, and to be fair having had a bit of a scroll through today, I'm still seeing it, although some of the names have changed. The forum is a valuable resource and it would be a shame if it was lost, so it would be great if it got back on track. I will try to make the effort to check in more regularly as well and see how it goes smile

 

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edited for typo's



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Hi Jenny,

good to hhave you back again.

hopefully the posts that you mention were from before Johns initial post which has to be classified as a wake up call by putting into words what many of us had been thinking.

Think now we should have a division of P.JP an A.JP (Pre Johns Post and After Johns post).

All the best,

Shaun.

 

 

 



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Here's to a new future AJP!

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I am doing an online event about Questions and Answers relating to MTD ITSA. If the forum would like to make it a joint event where I say it is in conjunction with the forum and put a link to the forum on my event I would be happy to do this. I am going away on Wednesday last week. Hence I can put a reference to the forum on the event page if asked to do so before then.

It might be a way to get more book keepers to get involved with the forum.


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Very kind John,

I think that I can also speak for Steve when I say thankyou and it would be really apreciated,

kindest regards,

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What would you like me to say and which URL should I link to?

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Hi John,

Ooh, now, there's the question.

For a landing page I believe the best one would just be the forum home page: www.book-keepers.org.uk/

As for what to say, I don't think that any hard sell is necessary. Knowing that we exist is probably enough to get them to visit then its just a matter of not frightening them away.

Thanks again,

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I have updated the page as follows:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/questions-and-answers-about-making-tax-digital-income-tax-and-vat-tickets-114522333382

I need to get my son from Holiday Camp now. Hence if you want any changes it will take a bit of time.

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johnhemming wrote:

I have updated the page as follows:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/questions-and-answers-about-making-tax-digital-income-tax-and-vat-tickets-114522333382

I need to get my son from Holiday Camp now. Hence if you want any changes it will take a bit of time.


Many thanks John,

Thats perfect just the way it is.

 



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Some positive vibes here, I'm encouraged.

Welcome back Eunice, Steve and Jenny, I remember all 3 of you. Hopefully you can keep dropping in from time to time, the more the merrier.

Sorry to hear of your losses Julie, it can't have been easy having to work through that.

John H, I've signed up for the webinar, should be interesting.  I've never done a zoom meeting before (got my first one on Tuesday for a speed awareness course )



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Leger wrote:
got my first one on Tuesday for a speed awareness course

Tut, not been doing at speed hand brake turns into tight parking spaces again have you. wink

 

 

 



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Haha Shaun, sussed.

It was so flaming stupid. Tootling down the motorway at a steady 70 ish when it dropped to 50 and normally I'm very obedient when that happens.  Saw the 50 sign but somehow it didn't compute to my brain properly and although I slowed down, it was nowhere near enough, so bang to rights.



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Lol John, thats some serious parking skills in that video...

video fixed. Youtube seem to have been playing around with their formatting again so now wanted the whole URL but still had to take a bit out and now starts from the beginning.

Ouch, I feel you matey. When in the past I've been caught whilst it hasn't always seemed fair for what I was caught for I always figure its just delayed karma for those where they didn't catch me.

Up until March I was working sixty miles from home and the one that always made me worry was where the gantries changed speed limit just as you're going under them. You see the double flash but then think "Was that me?", "Was the car behind close enough that they didn't catch my plate?".

I reccon those camera flashes are damned dangerous. The number of times that the shock of the flash has almost made me drop my sandwich, lol.



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Thanks for fixing that link Shaun, I couldn't work out how to do it.

I remember coming up to a gantry once and the speed suddenly changed but I wasn't close enough so was able to reduce my speed, but I did think what if?

I reckon they will have some sort of timing allowance which kicks in for so many seconds after a speed change, but I've recently had a dash cam fitted so will now save the clip if it happens again, just in case.



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Rachel19 wrote:

I notice Cheshire (Joanne) has been quiet recently, is she ok?


 I spoke to Joanne by email about 3 weeks ago.  Think she's taking a breather from forums at the moment.  There was a bit of a ruccus (sic) on Aweb when the mods got heavy handed and Joanne was caught in the crossfire. I've not seen her there or here since. I'll drop her another email just to check she's ok though.


 Got an email from Joanne yesterday, she's fine, just got lots going on at the moment (in a positive way)  I'm sure we'll be hearing from her when things are less hectic.



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Shamus wrote:

Up until March I was working sixty miles from home and the one that always made me worry was where the gantries changed speed limit just as you're going under them. You see the double flash but then think "Was that me?", "Was the car behind close enough that they didn't catch my plate?".


 According to the guy doing the course yesterday, the cameras power down for 1 minute after a speed change. Good course, my first time on Zoom, weird but interesting.



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Interesting post. I still visit the forum from time to time but no longer get involved (till now) as I got tired of going over the same arguments re certain qualifications, where there will never be any concessions from either side. There is definitely an 'unfriendliness' within many posts and the forum certainly does not live up to the reputation as expressed in the 'about' link. The attitude toward the ICB qualifications in particular has alienated many potential users where, going back a few years, there were many ICB members who were regular contributors.

A couple of months ago there was a gent of mature years looking for some guidance and one of our students felt compelled to respond as a few years ago his starting position was almost identical. All he got for his efforts was a tirade of negativity from Shaun, even going as far as predicting his drop in clients and offering this page as his salvation when his business failed. I'm pretty sure he'll never post here again.

There are many other groups offering support every bit as technical as here, but in a far friendlier way, and that is why I would no longer direct our student base  here, as I did previously. I sincerely hope the group finds its way again, but it needs to change.

 

 



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Until this forum gets rid of the bullies it will never change.

The Bullies are:

Cheshire Cat
Caron
aided and abetted by Shaun.

I was banned from this forum for:

1) Praising ICB. Why would a bookkeepers forum belittle the largest bookkeeping body in the UK? Reason, to enjoy bullying and, belittling. Incidentally, the petty owners of this forum are jealous of how ICB has flourished? In another thread one of the bullies asked what is ICB, knowing full well what it is, and the moderator (I dont think he knows the meaning of the word moderator), joined in to belittle ICB. No ICB bookkeeper would come to this forum to be abused and belittled, for their hard earned qualification.

2) Cloud computing - Need I say anymore! The moderator is still in 18th Century touting Excel - laughable. Guess what even the Cheshire Cat is using Indian developed Tax Filer in the cloud, when not long ago, she would have spouted out some bile about safe harbour. Hypocrisy is laughable.

3) Calling out the bullies on here.

The moderator aided by his bullies chose to ban me.

The forum will be dead, until you get rid of the bullies, all three of them. No ICB member should ever come here, because you will be bullied and belittled, and the "moderator" will join in, because in their eyes, only AAT can teach you bookkeeping. I know of so many AAT qualified bookkeepers, that an ICB member would run rings around.

In fact, the moderator will steer you away from running your own bookkeeping business and send you on wild goose chase to get AAT and go in to employment and on to ACCA! Really in a bookkeeping forum. It's a joke. The moderator is not a Bookkeeper, and has no clue about running a bookkeeping business, and his preferred tool is excel for any accounting process, when the real bookkeeping world has moved on.

Funny, the Cheshire Cat got some of her own medicine on AWEB, and was told to f off. Rightly so, no Shaun to hold your hand and hide behind there.

Also noticeable, there are no comments on this thread from the two of the biggest culprits, Cheshire Cat and Caron! Reason, they have been caught out, and are in hiding.

There are some nice people here namely, John and Artois, but I ask you why do you associate yourself with bullies?

This will be my only post on here, because I suspect I will be banned again by the bullies, for saying what everyone is thinking.

The reason I came back and posted this is we must stand up to bullies, if we dont who does?

If you have an ounce of humanity in you, you would leave this forum until the bullies are kicked out.

Shaun, I challenge you to do something about the bullying and belittling on the form. I challenge you to be a moderator, in the truest sense of the word. But, I suspect from past form, you can't straighten a dogs tail!

Over and out.

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Oh, we were doing so well with sorting out the issues that the forum has had.
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Until this forum gets rid of the bullies it will never change.

The Bullies are:

Cheshire Cat
Caron
aided and abetted by Shaun.

Nobody is being got rid of

I was banned from this forum for:

I don't remember banning you? hang on a sec... Oh, I remember. You were the one who called me a racist in this thread : https://www.book-keepers.org.uk/t62744677/vt-run-time-error-when-posting-in-universal-data-input/

1) Praising ICB. Why would a bookkeepers forum belittle the largest bookkeeping body in the UK? Reason, to enjoy bullying and, belittling. Incidentally, the petty owners of this forum are jealous of how ICB has flourished? In another thread one of the bullies asked what is ICB, knowing full well what it is, and the moderator (I dont think he knows the meaning of the word moderator), joined in to belittle ICB. No ICB bookkeeper would come to this forum to be abused and belittled, for their hard earned qualification.

Now that wasn't why you were banned. was it.

2) Cloud computing - Need I say anymore! The moderator is still in 18th Century touting Excel - laughable. Guess what even the Cheshire Cat is using Indian developed Tax Filer in the cloud, when not long ago, she would have spouted out some bile about safe harbour. Hypocrisy is laughable.

And that isn't why you were banned although the fact that Excel has now become Power BI the worlds foremost business information tool should be making you eat your words.

3) Calling out the bullies on here.

And even that wasn't why you were banned.

The moderator aided by his bullies chose to ban me.

The moderator doesn't actually need any help or support from anyone in making decisions.

You were actually banned for being an obnoxious halfwit were'n't you

Didn't even ban you straight away but you persisted in keep digging that hole until you gave me no choice.

The forum will be dead, until you get rid of the bullies, all three of them. No ICB member should ever come here, because you will be bullied and belittled, and the "moderator" will join in, because in their eyes, only AAT can teach you bookkeeping. I know of so many AAT qualified bookkeepers, that an ICB member would run rings around.

Yep, many of them trained by the ACCA who couldn't get an ACCA practice certificate. The IAB, IFA and AAT also have loads.

In fact, the moderator will steer you away from running your own bookkeeping business and send you on wild goose chase to get AAT and go in to employment and on to ACCA! Really in a bookkeeping forum. It's a joke. The moderator is not a Bookkeeper, and has no clue about running a bookkeeping business, and his preferred tool is excel for any accounting process, when the real bookkeeping world has moved on.

Bookkeeper of the year 2012. Ran my own bookkeeping practice and now with ACCA credentials I service the management information needs of some of the words largest companies. I've got nothing against bookkeepers, only against people newly unemployed being taken for a ride.

Funny, the Cheshire Cat got some of her own medicine on AWEB, and was told to f off. Rightly so, no Shaun to hold your hand and hide behind there.

Oh Joanne doesn't need any hand holding... A leash, maybe... but not hand holding.

Also noticeable, there are no comments on this thread from the two of the biggest culprits, Cheshire Cat and Caron! Reason, they have been caught out, and are in hiding.

No they're not, they're busy saving companies in very worrying times.

There are some nice people here namely, John and Artois, but I ask you why do you associate yourself with bullies?

Cos they love me biggrin

This will be my only post on here, because I suspect I will be banned again by the bullies, for saying what everyone is thinking.

Think that your clairvoyant skills need improving. Not saying that you won't be banned again on the basis of your first ban rather than this diatribe. But just that I don't think that you actually speak for everyone else.

The reason I came back and posted this is we must stand up to bullies, if we dont who does?

The moderator

If you have an ounce of humanity in you, you would leave this forum until the bullies are kicked out.

Have you read why you got banned?

Shaun, I challenge you to do something about the bullying and belittling on the form. I challenge you to be a moderator, in the truest sense of the word. But, I suspect from past form, you can't straighten a dogs tail!

I don't think that there is evidence of Bullying. Frustration, yes, annoyance at freeloaders, yes, questioning the legitimacy of peoples statements in a manner that might be considered a little too enthusiastic, yes. But bullying. Not really seeing it.

Over and out.

Not yet but you're certainly working on it.


 



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Glad you brought up racisim.

I DARE you to put up the image you used for your profile/post when I called you out as a racist.

Sterotyping a Black Man with a Gun to make a stupid/idiotic comment.

Show everyone, what the shaun truly believes in. A closet racist is stlll a racist.

Let everyone judge if it is appropriate or not, especially in the current debate of BLM. Once again I DARE you to show everyone the image you used.

To the OP - sadly as you can see there will be no change. No one taken to task, and really why should there be, the moderator is one of the culprits and actually gets a kick out of it.

To the owners of the site - Having a moderator that is closet racist, bully and belittler - shame on you! I suggest you grow a pair and do something about it.

Again, to everyone (and especailly to all ICB members), if you have an ounce of humanity you will leave this site for good, or at least until the 3 vile culprits are out.

PS. Apple is doing great - Trillion Dollar Company and Xero is doing great to - A Billion Dollar company. How's VT doing?



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MrGreen2 wrote:

Glad you brought up racisim.

I DARE you to put up the image you used for your profile/post when I called you out as a racist.

Sterotyping a Black Man with a Gun to make a stupid/idiotic comment.

Show everyone, what the shaun truly believes in. A closet racist is stlll a racist.

Let everyone judge if it is appropriate or not, especially in the current debate of BLM. Once again I DARE you to show everyone the image you used.

To the OP - sadly as you can see there will be no change. No one taken to task, and really why should there be, the moderator is one of the culprits and actually gets a kick out of it.

To the owners of the site - Having a moderator that is closet racist, bully and belittler - shame on you! I suggest you grow a pair and do something about it.

Again, to everyone (and especailly to all ICB members), if you have an ounce of humanity you will leave this site for good, or at least until the 3 vile culprits are out.


 Oh grow up. Don't you have some statues you want to go pull down.

using an image of a character from Pulp Fiction is no more racist that me using an image of a Jewish guy in my current avatar or some having had an Irish guy in theirs.

You are just trying to make a mountain out of a molehill... Actually, I don't even think that the picture used warranted so much as a molehill.

Anyone who reads the link imagine my avatar as Jules from Pulp fiction.

Now stop trying to take this thread off track.

.... By order of the peaky blinders



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FFS STOP - men behaving badly, just like the bloody playground !

This sort of `banter` is making a mockery of the whole forum - GET BACK TO BASICS for goodness sake, helping each other through the trials and tribulations of running practices.

Not impressed with the way this is going, STOP IT.

Julie

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FFS STOP - men behaving badly, just like the bloody playground !

This sort of `banter` is making a mockery of the whole forum - GET BACK TO BASICS for goodness sake, helping each other through the trials and tribulations of running practices.

Not impressed with the way this is going, STOP IT.

Julie


What have I said?

Go up and reread that unprovoked, unneccessary, personal attack and then go read the thread to which it relates.

 



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Yes, I have read it all - agree unprovoked etc., but not going to enter into he said this, he said that. We are adults, professionals . rise above it.

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Until this forum gets rid of the bullies it will never change.

The Bullies are:

Cheshire Cat
Caron
aided and abetted by Shaun.

Mr Green!  Welcome back.  I think bullies is too strong a word, but there was a tendency to jump on newbies. I called Caron out on a couple of occasions, one justified (imo), one where the attack was against someone I hadn't realised was a freeloader (even so, I think we can still be polite)

I think in Joanne's case  (and possibly Caron's too) we can misinterpret the tone.  Joanne in particular has helped many people on here over the years and deserves credit for that.  I've met her in real life and she is a lovely person, definitely not a bully.  I suspect I've met you as well, and if you are who I think you are, you're a lovely person too. if I'm right then I suspect this isn't about memes but about a previous upset.

I was banned from this forum for:

1) Praising ICB.   No

2) Cloud computing  No

3) Calling out the bullies on here. No

4. Calling Shaun a racist over a profile pic, and totally missing the point of the meme. If you knew Shaun's personal history, you would not be calling him a racist.


Also noticeable, there are no comments on this thread from the two of the biggest culprits, Cheshire Cat and Caron! Reason, they have been caught out, and are in hiding.

I can't speak for Caron, has she hasn't posted since I last called her out, which is a pity, because all it needs is just to adopt a more friendly tone.  Joanne is mega busy and taking a breather from all forums, but has told me she will be back at some point.

There are some nice people here namely, John and Artois, but I ask you why do you associate yourself with bullies? See below, but there are lots of nice people on here, not just me and Doug (Artois) 

If you have an ounce of humanity in you, you would leave this forum until the bullies are kicked out. That's a bit silly don't you think, and counter productive.  If we all pee off the forum will die.  It's me who started the thread, and Shaun added his support to it, hardly the actions of a man aiding and abetting the "bullies"


 I suggest you bury the hachet, draw a line in the sand and come and join in.  Have a discussion about AAT,  ICB and IAB. Have a discussion about cloud computing.  WE don't have to agree with each other, but we can keep it friendly surely?



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